Area briefs

Lions celebrate holidays

TROY — The Troy Christian Honors Choir provided the entertainment at this year’s annual Christmas party for the Troy Lions Club. The well-attended party was held at the Church of the Brethren in Troy and was a catered event.

The choir, which consisted of 10 singers from Troy Christian High School, sang a variety of Christmas selections before asking the Troy Lions Club members and their families to join in and sing some carols along with them.

“It was a very enjoyable evening,” said Troy Lion Fred Wackler. “It’s always nice to give young people the chance to perform like this. They did an excellent job.”

The Troy Lions Club is a non-profit community service organization serving Troy, Covington, Pleasant Hill, Piqua, Tipp City, and surrounding areas of Miami County since 1942. Their primary mission is vision health. The Troy Lions Club also provides scholarships and supports many community programs.

For more information see the Lions website or call (937) 335-7345.

P.E.E.P. session planned

TROY — Put on the snow gear and come join staff and volunteers for a tromp through the woods at Brukner Nature Center.

Through hands on exploration, P.E.E.P.ers will put on the safety gear and learn what goes on in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Unit.

Sign-ups for Brukner Nature Center’s Pre-school Environmental Education Program (P.E.E.P.) will begin Sunday, Jan. 24. The winter session runs the week of Feb. 23 through the week of April 1. This program offers a unique opportunity for children, ages 3-5, to get outdoors and learn through natural discovery. Classes run for six weeks and are offered for one day a week. Classes take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. An additional afternoon class is offered on Friday from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

The fee is $45 for BNC members and $60 for non-members. All fees are due upon registration (cash or check). Class size is limited to 12 children so be sure to sign up today.

Classes to begin at Y

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is taking registrations for upcoming basketball and soccer classes at the Piqua and Robinson branches.

Classes for both sports will be offered for youth ages 4-6 and grades first through fourth on Saturdays from Jan. 9-30. Classes will be offered in the morning at the Piqua branch and afternoon at the Robinson branch.

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