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2019 OVEB Meeting and Event Schedule

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Saturday
January 19th
2019 Planning Meeting -- Cancelled.
Due to the bad weather we had to Cancel this event.
Saturday
February 2nd
Planning lunch and Tour of Mound Cold War Discovery Center.
Club members met for lunch at Bennett's Publical in Miamisburg to hash over ideas for this years schedule. We then had a tour of the new Mound Cold War Discovery Center just down the road.
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Sunday
March 3rd
Newport Aquarium & Pompilios Restaurant - Cancelled
Mother Nature did it to us again. The unexpected bad weather on this date caused us to Cancel this event.
Saturday
April 6th
Lunch at Dingle House (Keeneland Race Track Cancelled)
The scheduled trip to Keenland was cancelled due to lack of attendees. Instead 12 members had lunch and a meeting at Dingle House Irish Pub and Grub.
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Sunday
May 5th
Day trip to Columbus, OH
Thirteen members started the trip at Schmidt's Sausage Haus und Restaurant for lunch. After lunch we headed down the street to the Wagner-Hagan Auto Museum where our host Steve Wagner entertained us with wonderful stories about his collection of interesting and unique post-war cars and a very unique license plate collection. Lastly we visited Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
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Saturday
June 8th
Indiana Covered Bridges
On Saturday, June 8th, 16 T-Birders travelled the back roads of Indiana to see five of the 98 historic wooden covered bridges in the State. After meeting in the Remke Parking lot just off I-74 in Harrison, we headed West on I-74 towards Indiana for our driving tour of approximately 150 miles. After we traveled through (or past) five bridges we had lunch at Ainsley's Cafe overlooking Brookville Lake. After lunch we headed back toward Ohio passing by one more bridge.
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Saturday
July 13th
Annual OVEB Picnic
The club's annual picnic was held at Terry and Carol's house in Tipp City. We spent some time exploring Tipp City and then moved on to Terry and Carol's home for an afternoon picnic. We had delicious food including pulled pork, fried chicken, salads, sides and desserts. There were plenty of drinks and the back yard was set up with tents and tables to keep us out of the sun.
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Saturday
August 17th
Pedal Wagon in Downtown Cincy
Fifteen members went on an exciting 2-hour brunch adventure on the "Pedal Wagon" in Cincinnati's Over-the Rhine. They rode on an electric assisted "Pedal Wagon" to the Court Street Lobster Bar for Brunch.
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Saturday
September 21st
Lunch at Greyhound Tavern and Tour Vent Haven Museum
On a beautiful Saturday in September, fifteen OVEB members had a relaxing lunch at the historic Greyhound Tavern. The atmosphere and food was wonderful!
Next we headed down the road to the Vent Haven Museum, the world's only museum of ventriloquial figures and memorabilia. Our docent, Lisa, gave us a wonderful and entertaining tour showing us over 900 ventriloquist figures from twenty countries as well as hundreds of photographs and other pieces of memorabilia housed in three buildings at the museum.
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Saturday
October 19th
Findlay Market & Rookwood Pottery
On a sunny but chilly Saturday in October, ten members visited Cincinnati's Findlay Market. The market is Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market and one of Cincinnati's most cherished institutions. After spending some time exploring the market we strolled down the street to the Rookwood Pottery Company Factory where we had a wonderful tour of the 88,000 square foot production facility.
After the tour we had a enjoyable lunch at the Sacred Beast Diner in the Over-the-Rhine area of Cincinnati..
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Saturday
November 2nd
Cincinnati Union Terminal
Twenty-two OVEB members met on Saturday, November 2nd for a guided tour of the newly renovated national historic landmark, Cincinnati Union Terminal. We enjoyed the intricate details of the Winold Reiss mosaics, visited the Rookwood-tiled ice cream parlor, marveled at the magical whispering fountains and discovered the "backstage" areas of the terminal.
After the tour we had lunch and a short meeting at Nourish 513, the new cafe located in Union Terminal.
After the meeting a few of the members visited the rare and historic national tour of "Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission" and took in the OmniMax movie "APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition".
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Saturday
December 7th
Annual Holiday Party
Be sure to join us for the OVEB holiday party at Jill & Bob's Heritage Pointe clubhouse again this year. Saturday, December 7 at 12:00PM (Noon). Dinner will be served at 2:00PM. The Clubhouse at Heritage Pointe is located at 3972 Heritage Point Blvd, Mason, OH. The club is providing the meal plus coffee and water. Please bring your own adult beverages and soft drinks. We plan on having plenty of fun games and split-the-pot.
We will also hold a short meeting to elect our 2020 club officers. This will also be an excellent opportunity to pay your 2020 annual dues of $20.
Click on the link below for a flyer for this event.
Organized By: Lisa and Gail
To let Lisa and Gail know you will be coming Click Here.
To open the flyer for this event Click Here.

Other Events of Interest

Sunday
April 28th
Sharonville 40th Annual Car Show
The OVEB had four members bring their baby birds to this event which has been a Sharonville tradition for over 40 years. Even though the weather was quite chilly, a huge number of classic cars filled the streets of downtown Sharonville. Bob Hulsmann, one of our members, took second place in the Thunderbird class with his '57 T-Bird.
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Tuesday - Sunday
August 6th - 11th
International Thunderbird Club (ITC) Convention, Cleveland
The International Thunderbird Club (ITC), which encompasses all years of Thunderbirds (1955-1997; 2002-2005) will be having it's 2019 Convention on August 6-11 in Cleveland (Westlake), Ohio. Events: Tues evening: Welcome Party, Wed: Caravan and Ferry to Put-in Bay, Thu: Bus to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Crawford Auto Museum, Fri: Seminar & Pool Party, Sat: T-Bird & Ford Concours Show, Evening Awards Banquet.
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