Area briefs

Indoor soccer offered

TROY — The Troy Rec will offer two sessions of indoor soccer in 2017; one for pre-k/kindergarten and the second for first/second grade students. Registration will take place at The Rec, 11 N. Market St., fro 4-7 p.m. December 5-8 and Dec. 12-15, and again from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 16.

The fee for each student is $35 and includes a team T-shirt, team picture and award. Payment is due at registration.

First and second grade session will practice and play in January/February.

Pre-K/kindergarten (4 years old through kindergarten) session will practice and play in March/April.

The Rec is a United Way organization.

Winter party of animals set

TROY — Join staff and volunteers at Brukner Nature Center for the annual Winter Party for the Wildlife on Saturday, Dec. 17.

From 6-7 p.m., enjoy refreshments, games, make a treat for your wild friends and visit with our wildlife ambassador’s. From 7-8 p.m., enjoy a nocturnal adventure along BNC’s trails. Admission is a gift from the center’s wish list just for the ambassadors.

Check out the wish list on the Wishes for Wildlife tree located at the entrance of the Critter Corner for some gift ideas. The 50-plus wildlife ambassadors worked hard this year to educate thousands of people, so join participants as they celebrate the season with BNC’s wildlife friends.

YMCA offers Santa and Me Preschool

TROY — The Miami County YMCA Robinson Branch is offering a fun morning of gym games and a visit from Santa on Dec. 15 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Participants will start out at 9:30 a.m. with a bounce house, gymnastics, and sports and Santa will arrive around 10 a.m.

This program is for 2-5 year olds and is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is encouraged at the Robinson Branch or over the phone at 440-9622.

For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or