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February 1, 2014

Community in Brief 02/01/2014

Railroad buffs

TRAVERSE CITY — The Railroad Historical Society of Northwest Michigan will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St. President George Gregory will present a video continuing a journey by CP Rail Budd RDC cars from Chapleau to White River, Ontario. A 1950s color film titled “Roadrailers” will follow. Vintage railroad passenger train timetables also will be on display.

Anyone interested in railroads or railroad history is welcome. Call Gregory, 946-6436, to learn more.

Acupuncture

TRAVERSE CITY — Shoreline Center for Healing is offering community acupuncture clinics in February and March.

Clinics are held from 3-5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays by appointment, at Shoreline Center for Healing, 402 S. Union St. Patients may set their own payment between $25 and $35. For details or an appointment, call 946-4325.

Women and Men

TRAVERSE CITY — Church Women United and Men will meet Thursday, Feb. 6, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1050 Peninsula Dr.

The meeting will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Those attending should bring a dish to share and table service for the fellowship luncheon. The mission project is Children’s Valentine’s, without envelopes and signed on the back, that will be placed on patient trays in nursing homes.

Anxiety in kids

TRAVERSE CITY — The Teacher Parent Educational Series continues Tuesday, Feb. 11, with a program titled “Anxiety in Children/Adolescents.”

The free program will be presented from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Central High School library, 1150 Milliken Dr., by Sander Weckstein, board certified child, adolescent and general psychiatrist. For details, call 935-0355.

Telescope tips

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will hold a telescope workshop on Friday, Feb. 7.

The workshop starts at 8 p.m. at Rogers Observatory, 1753 Birmley Road. Society members will walk participants through some steps and tips to make their viewing easier and more rewarding. Those with telescopes should bring them. The society also will have a variety of telescopes available and will demonstrate the different types, their advantages and disadvantages, what type may be best for individual backyard viewing and what to look for when buying a telescope.

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