Area briefs

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