Railroad buffs meet
Traverse City — The public is invited to the Tuesday, Feb. 5, meeting of the Railroad Historical Society of Northwest Michigan.
The group will meet at 7 p.m. at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St. Member George Gregory will give the program.
'Poetry meets Art'
Traverse City --Reservations are due Thursday, Feb. 7, for the next lunch meeting of the Village at Bay Ridge Book Club.
The club meets at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the West Building dining room, 3950 Scenic Ridge. The program features Ann Bardens-McClellan, author of "Journey to the Centre," and artist Eileen Millard. The book pairs Millard's art with Bardens-McClellan's poems.
The cost is $6 and payment is due with reservations. For details or reservations, call 932-9455.
Cadillac — Orpheum Bell with special guest Lac la Belle will take the stage for the Saturday, Feb. 9, Gopherwood Concert.
The performance starts at 8 p.m. at the Cadillac Elks Club, 122 S. Mitchell St. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students at Toy Town, 122 S. Mitchell St. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults and $6 for students. For details, call 846-8383.
Learn about owls
Bellaire — Rebecca Lessard from the Wings of Wonder raptor rehabilitation organization will talk about owls on Saturday, Feb. 9, as part of Grass River Natural Area's Owl Month.
The program features live owls and starts at 11 a.m. at the natural area, 6500 Alden Highway. The cost is $5 per person. Reservations are required; call 533-8314 or visit www.grassriver.org.
Glacial Hills hike
Antrim County — The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy will offer a guided snowshoe hike at Glacial Hills.
The hike starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. For details, directions or to register, visit www.gtrlc.org/events or call 929-7911.
Traverse City — The Bayside Travellers Dance Society will host a contra dance on Saturday, Feb. 9, with live music by Bowhunter from Kalamazoo.