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.
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.
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.
The workshop will be held indoors. Participants then will go outside to observe the night sky with telescopes if the skies are clear. The workshop will be held even if it’s cloudy and is free; however, NMC asks visitors for a small donation. For details, call 633-1253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACME — Adventurous Traverse City area residents are needed to plunge into the icy water at the Saturday, Feb. 8, Traverse City Polar Plunge.
Plunge registration starts at 10 a.m. inside the Clubhouse at the Grand Traverse Resort. The parade of costumes at 11 a.m. will be followed by the plunge. A post-plunge party and awards’ ceremony immediately follows the plunge.
All plunge participants need is a costume and a minimum $75 donation. Anyone interested in participating, may pre-register at http://www.firstgiving.com/polarplunge/traverse2014.