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2024 OVEB Meeting and Event Schedule

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Saturday
January 13th
OVEB Planning Meeting at Bennett's Publical - 11:00AM
We enjoyed a nice working lunch at Bennett's Publical Family Sports Grill in Miamisburg while planning our activities for 2024. All of those events can be viewed below.
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Sunday
February 18th
Lunch at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Rookwood - 1:00PM
23 members turned out on a crisp, clear February day for an enjoyable lunch at BJ's Brewhouse at Rookwood.
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Saturday
March 23rd
Tour of the Model T Ford Museum, Richmond, IN - 11:00AM
We had a great time touring the Model T Ford Club of America Museum in Richmond, Indiana to learn about the history, lore, and skills needed to maintain the car that put the world on wheels. Over 40 vehicles are displayed in two buildings.
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Wednesday
March 27th
Rumpke Recycling Center Tour & Lunch - 11:30AM
OVEB members learned what happens to our recycling items after Rumpke picks them up during our tour of the Rumpke Recycling Facility at 5535 Vine Street in Cincinnati's St. Bernard neighborhood. The facility serves 4.5 million people and has the capability of processing more than 55 tons of recycling per hour.
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Saturday
April 20th
Tour of the Fernald Preserve Visitor Center Exhibits, Harrison, OH
We started with a leisurely lunch at the Market Street Grill in Harrison, OH followed by a vist to the Fernald Preserve Visitor Center. The Fernald Preserve is located on the site of the former Feed Materials Production Center, a uranium processing facility that produced high-purity uranium metal products for America's nuclear weapons program. Fernald's mission then changed to environmental remediation. The property's natural features have been restored using native plants and grasses, creating one of the largest man-made wetlands in Ohio. The site's varied and unique habitats are accessible from a 7-mile network of trails.
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Thursday - Saturday
May 9th - 11th
Overnight Excursion to Auburn, Indiana
On Thursday, May 9th, a number of OVEB members joined together in Auburn Indiana to visit some of the nicest Automobile Museums anywhere.
We started off on Thursday at the Early Ford V8 Museum - "Flatheads Forever" - seeing some beautiful examples of the 1932 through 1953 Fords.
On Friday morning we visited the Auburn-Cord-Duesenburg Museum where we wandered through the museum's seven main galleries that display the museum's automobile collection. In addition to these galleries, we saw the restored Auburn Automobile Company offices along with technology, art, and design exhibits.
After lunch at Mad Anthony's Auburn Tap Room we visited the National Auto & Truck Museum. This museum had a fine collection of cars and trucks from the early 1900s up thru the 1990s.
The highlight of the National Auto & Truck Museum is the GM Futurliner #10. This was one of 12 built by GM for the Parade of Progress tour in the 40s and 50s.
#10 was donated to the museum in the early 90's and was restored by the museums dedicated volunteers.
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Sunday
June 23rd
Belle of Cincinnati Dixieland Brunch Cruise
There is nothing quite like a relaxing Sunday Brunch, especially one as delicious as this one! Enjoy a great meal, live entertainment of the Dixieland Jazz Band, and splendid scenery as the Belle of Cincinnati riverboat cruises the Ohio River. Take in the sights, linger in the sun, and even visit with the captain!
Organized By: Amanda & Gayle C.
Saturday
July 20th
Tour of Ohio Caverns, West Liberty, OH @ 11:00AM
Please join us for a fun spelunking adventure when the Ohio Valley Early Birds tour Ohio Caverns and visit the nearby Dragonfly Vineyard & Wine Cellar. Everyone should meet in the designated area of the Ohio Caverns parking lot at 10:45AM. Our tour is set for 11:00AM and will last for approximately one hour. The address is 2210 East State Route 245, West Liberty, Ohio 43357. The cost is $24 per person. (If over 20 people attend, the fee is reduced to $20 per person).

Following our tour, we'll drive to the Dragonfly Vineyard and Wine Cellar Winery for a wine tasting and lunch. The winery address is 710 Herr Road, Urbana, Ohio. The Dragonfly winery is owned by Connie and Kent, friends of Cathy and Art. Additional details to come later.
Organized By: Cathy & Art B.
To let Cathy & Art B. know you will be coming Click Here.
Click Here for the event flyer.
Click Here to learn more about Ohio Caverns.
Click Here to learn more about the Dragonfly Vineyard & Wine Cellar.

Saturday
August 10th
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Stadium Tour
We'll visit the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and tour Great American Ballpark. We'll also enjoy a meal in one of the nearby restaurants in Cincinnati's The Banks neighborhood.
Organized By: Tom A.
To let Tom A. know you will be coming Click Here.
Saturday
September 21st
Driving Tour to Rabbit Hash KY & Dinsmore Homestead
We'll visit colorful Rabbit Hash KY and tour the Dinsmore Homestead in Burlington, KY. We'll also enjoy a great meal at the Toussey House Tavern in Burlington.
Organized By: Ed F.
To let Ed F. know you will be coming Click Here.
Wednesday - Friday
October 2nd - 4th
Overnight Excursion to Lake Erie Wineries in Geneva, OH
We'll explore some of the many wineries and restaurants located along Lake Erie near Geneva and Madison, OH. We'll arrive in the area late Wednesday afternoon in time to enjoy dinner at the Grand River Cellars Winery and Restaurant. On Thursday, we'll board a tour bus that will take us to multiple wineries in the area. For our dinner Thursday night, we'll visit Debonné Vineyards. Please book your hotel room at the Holiday Inn Express in Madison, Ohio at the special OVEB room rate of $125/night. You can call the hotel at 440-307-4449 or use the direct booking link below.
Organized By: Gary and Jan G.
To let Gary and Jan G. know you will be coming Click Here.
Click Here for the event flyer.
Click Here to reserve a hotel room at the Holiday Inn Express Madison at the special OVEB rate.
Click Here to learn more about the Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant.
Click Here to learn more about Debonné Vineyards.
Saturday
November 23rd
Behringer-Crawford Museum & Devou Park, Covington KY @ 11AM - Please Note Revised Date
Our day will include a stop at the Devou Park overlook to enjoy a spectacular view of downtown Cincinnati. We will then visit the nearby Behringer-Crawford Museum from 11:00AM - 12:30PM to celebrate the warmth and spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas. No antique Christmas is complete without the huffing and puffing of holiday toy trains. A holiday tradition since 1992, the exhibit features eight O-gauge Lionel model trains circling over 250 feet of track, chug chugging beside thirty moving accessories. Following our museum visit, we will proceed to Brio's Italian Grille at Newport on the Levee for lunch at 1PM.

Please note that this event had originally been scheduled for November 16, but had to be moved because the Behringer-Crawford vintage Christmas displays would not have been open on the earlier date.
Organized By: Irv & Luann Z.
To let Irv & Luann Z. know you will be coming Click Here.
Click Here to learn more about the Behringer-Crawford Museum.

Saturday
December 7th
OVEB Christmas Party - Heritage Pointe Clubhouse, Mason OH
We'll return to the Heritage Point Clubhouse in Mason, Ohio for our annual holiday gathering. This popular OVEB tradition provides a great meal, relaxed conversation and a chance to reflect on our many 2024 activities.
Organized By: Gayle C. & Gail C.
To let Gayle C. & Gail C. know you will be coming Click Here.

Other Events of Interest

Friday - Sunday
May 31st - 2nd
Carlisle Ford Nationals Y-Block Reunion - Carlisle PA
Come to the largest all-Ford show in the world which features Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Euro Fords on the 3,200+ National Parts Depot Showfield. Ford Cars, Trucks and performance products will be on-site with offerings ranging from installations to special displays. Cars, parts, tools, memorabilia, collectibles and more will be for sale in the world's largest Ford Automotive Flea Market, as well as the latest and greatest products within the Manufacturers Midway. This year the event will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Ford Y-Block V8, the engine that powers our classic Thunderbirds. The show will be held at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA. Be sure to mention the "International Thunderbird Club" when registering for the show and when booking your hotel reservation.
Lodging information and the schedule of ITC Thunderbird events can be found in the flyer linked below.

2024 Carlisle Ford Nationals Flyer with Lodging and Event Schedule Click Here.
Carlisle Ford Nationals websiteClick Here.
Saturday
June 15th
The Lincoln and Continental Owners Club 12th Annual Summer Picnic at Lime Rock Farm, Milroy, IN
The annual summer picnic for the regional Lincoln and Continental Owners Club included many participating car clubs including: The Lincoln and Continental Owners Club - Hoosier & Southern Ohio Region, The Earlybirds of Hoosierland, The Ohio Valley Early Birds, The Vintage Thunderbird Club of Indiana, The Cadillac & LaSalle Club - Indiana Region, The Classic Car Club of America - Indiana Region, The Professional Car Society of Indiana, The Rolls Royce & Bentley Owners Club - Hoosier/Kentucky Racing Region and The Avanti Owners Association - Indiana Chapter. The picnic starts at 12:00PM. Please arrive In your SPECIAL VEHICLE. If you have more than one, bring them all! RSVP deadline is Tuesday, June 11. A box lunch from Linne's Bakery & Cafe, Shelbyville, Indiana, will be available to ORDER BY TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2024, to be PAID FOR AT THE DOOR on the day of the Picnic. $22.50. ALL GUESTS are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch if so desired. COLD soft drinks, water, Beer, tableware, paper goods and SEATING will be provided by the hosts.Pictures of event
Tuesday - Sunday
August 20th - 25th
CTCI International Convention - Des Moines, Iowa
The 2024 CTCI International Convention will be held in Des Moines, Iowa from August 20 through August 25, 2024. For additional details (posted on the CTCI website) click the "Event Schedule Information" button below.

For Event Schedule Information and Lodging Click Here.

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