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2019 OVEB Meeting and Event Schedule

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January 19th
2019 Planning Meeting -- Cancelled.
Due to the bad weather we had to Cancel this event.
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.
Pictures of event
March 3rd
Newport Aquarium & Pompilios Restaurant - Cancelled
Mother Nature did it to us again. The expected bad weather on this date caused us to Cancel this event.
April 6th
Keeneland Race Track - Cancelled - Lunch at Dingle House
Due to lack of attendees we cancelled the trip to Keenland. Instead 12 members had lunch and a meeting at Dingle House Irish Pub and Grub.
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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.
Pictures of event
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.
Pictures of event
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.
Pictures of event
August 17th
Pedal Wagon in Downtown Cincy -- Must RSVP by May 10th!!
Join your fellow OVEB Members on Saturday, August 17th for an exciting adventure on the "Pedal Wagon" in Cincinnati's Over-the Rhine. We will be riding on a pedal-powered (we have booked an electric assist wagon, we do not have to pedal!) adventure to Court Street Lobster Bar for Brunch.
Organized By: Jan R.

To open the flyer for this event Click Here.
September 21st
Lunch at Greyhound Tavern and Tour Vent Haven Museum
We'll start the day with lunch at the historic Greyhound Tavern. The atmosphere and food are wonderful - a great treat if you have never been. It is rated #1 of 39 places to eat in Fort Mitchell by TripAdvisor.
Next we will head to the Vent Haven Museum, the world's only museum of ventriloquial figures and memorabilia. Founded by William Shakespeare Berger, a Cincinnati businessman and amateur ventriloquist, Vent Haven's collection contains more than 900 ventriloquist figures from twenty countries as well as hundreds of photographs and other pieces of memorabilia.
Organized By: Jill H.
October 19th
Rookwood Pottery & Findlay Market
The Rookwood Pottery Company is located in a 88,000 square foot production facility in the bustling Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. This company was first founded in Cincinnati 130 years ago by pioneering artist Maria Longworth-Nichols. She quickly built the company into a world-renowned ceramics studio, attracting the attention of famed artists and ceramicists all over the world. Further Details Coming Soon
Organized By: Gayle C.
November 2nd
Union Terminal Museum
After years of planning, design work and thorough probing and analysis, the first full structural restoration in Union Terminal's history began in earnest in July 2016 and finished in November 2018. The National Historic Landmark has been fully restored to it's original splendor after removing decades of smoke, soot and grime. In addition, 22 canvas murals by Pierre Bourdelle are being returned after being retored and will be hung in their original location in the dining room. Join us as we cruise on down to the newly renovated facility and marvel at the fabulous architecture and murals. Details Coming Soon
Organized By: Pat B.
December 7th
Annual Holiday Party
We plan on having the OVEB annual holiday party at Jill & Bob's clubhouse. Further information will be posted as we finalize details.

Other Events of Interest

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.
Pictures of event
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.
For more information click here. to go to the ITC website.
Saturday - Sunday
September 7th - 8th
Grissom Air Force Base with Indiana Club
We will be joining the Early Birds of Hoosierland (EBOH) at the Grissom Air Force Base Air and Space Expo. The Air Force's premier aerial demonstration team, The Thunderbirds will be at the air show and we had hoped to have our little birds displayed on the flight line with them. However, we have not gotten permission and the plan now is to have a "mini' car show with our birds at the Grissom Air Museum. Further information will be released as we finalize details.
For more information click here to see their flyer.
October 13th
13th Annual Spring Grove Car Show
The 13th Annual Spring Grove Car Show will be Sunday, October 13, 2019 from noon to 4:00 p.m. (there is No Rain Date!)
Held at:
Spring Grove Funeral Home
4389 Spring Grove Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223

   * All Car Models 1990 and older
   * NO Entry Fees - Please bring Non-Perishable Food Item
   * Dash Plaques to first 200 entries
   * Hourly Door Prizes awarded throughout the day
   * "Hot off the Grill" Concessions
   * Split the Pot to benefit breast cancer research
   * Mini Tram Tours of Historic Spring Grove Cemetery throughout the day
On Site Registration opens at noon on day of event.
Online Vehicle Registration will be available September 14th at noon until October 10th at 4:00 p.m. on the Spring Grove website. (see link below)
Pre-Registration packets can be picked up at 11:00 a.m. on the day of the event.

To see more information and to register after September 14th Click Here.

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