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2020 OVEB Meeting and Event Schedule

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Saturday
January 18th
2020 Planning Meeting
The OVEB planning session was a big success! On Saturday, January 18th, twenty members came together at the Bravo Cucina Italiana Restaurant in Centerville for our annual planning session. We enjoyed a delicious meal while planning our schedule of 2020 club events.
Pictures of event
Saturday
February 8th
British Transportation and America's Packard Museums
Even though the weather started out looking bad, we had a great turnout for our tour of two of Dayton's museums. We started out the day at the British Transportation Museum (BTM), dedicated to preserving the British motoring heritage through education and vehicle preservation. Our group was impressed with the selection of British cars and memorabilia. After our tour we headed to the Troll Pub at the Wheelhouse in Dayton's historic Oregon district for lunch and a brief meeting. After lunch, we traveled a short distance to America's Packard Museum, the only restored Packard Dealership operating as a museum.It houses the largest public collection of Packard automobiles and memorabilia in the world. The OVEB members were given a brief presentation explaining some of the history of the place before viewing the over 50 automobiles on display in the restored Citizens Motorcar Company circa 1917 Art Deco showroom, service department and pavilion.
Pictures of event
Sunday
March 8th
Tour Cincinnati Observatory - 3:00PM
Join us as we travel to the Cincinnati Observatory high atop Mt. Lookout to tour the National Historic Landmark buildings and the beautiful grounds that are home to the world's oldest telescope still in use nightly by the general public. Following our tour, we'll head to Allyn's Cafe for an early bird dinner.
Organized By: Jill
To let Jill know you will be coming Click Here.
For a copy of the Event Flyer CLICK HERE.
Saturday
April 4th
Butler Car Collection
The Butler Car Collection is a privately owned car collection located in Northern Kentucky. We will have a view of the 175 cars in the collection and then have lunch. More details and times are coming soon.
Organized By: Brad and Lisa
Sunday
May 24th
LaComedia Dinner Theater
Join us for dinner at LaComedia in Springboro, OH. We will rock to the Oscar and Tony-nominated musical score and soundtrack of "Footloose". To qualify for a group discount and to secure great seats, we'll need 20 people. We have put a deposit to secure our seats. We have tables of four this time that will give everyone more room to move around. We are also on row five from the stage but closer to the exits and bathrooms.
Final payment is due on April 24, 2020 so if you plan on attending please RSVP as soon as possible so we can have a final people count.
Organized By: Bill S.
To let Bill S. know you will be coming Click Here.
For more details about LaComedia's Production of Footloose CLICK HERE.
Saturday
June 27th
The Historic Loveland Castle, Schoolhouse Restaurant & Civil War Museum
Come with us to Historic Loveland Castle to learn about Harry, the man who single handedly built it. We'll explore the castle looking for ghosts (they are supposed to be there!) and maybe stop to play with the games and solve the puzzles that Harry made. There is a fine collection of period weaponry located throughout. The castle features three distinctive styles of architecture: German, French and English. After our castle tour, we'll head to the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Camp Dennison for their famous chicken. Following lunch we'll visit the nearby Christian Waldschmidt Homestead & Civil War Museum.
Organized By: Lisa
Saturday
July 18th
Annual OVEB Picnic
This year's picnic will be held at Cathy and Art's new home in Vandalia, OH. We will have more details soon.
Organized By: Cathy and Art
Friday - Sunday
August 21st - 23rd
Road Trip to Coshocton
Travel with us up to Coshocton, home of Historic Roscoe Village and Classic Auto Supply Co. Inc. (CASCO). More details and times are coming soon.
Organized By: Brad and Bill C.
Saturday
September 12th
Northern Kentucky Back Roads Wine Trail.
We take a driving tour to drive through beautiful NKY, only thirty minutes from downtown Cincinnati, to visit a few of the local wineries. We're working on the details and will have more soon.
Organized By: Gary R.
Friday - Sunday
October 16th - 18th
Canton, OH Overnight Excursion
Some of the many things to do in Canton: Pro Football Hall of Fame, Bender's Tavern - Canton's "oldest and finest restaurant", Canton Classic Car Museum, William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, Hoover Historical Center, and National Historic District in Canal Fulton.
Organized By: Gary G.
Friday
November 13th
The Bicycle Museum of America and the Airstream Factory Tour
Located approximately 2 hours north of Cincinnati the Bicycle Museum of America is located in New Bremen, Ohio and has approximately 230 bicycles on display and 900 in our total collection. We will embark on a guided adventure to learn about the history of the bicycle and how it helped shape the American landscape through innovation and design. Afterwards we will have lunch and then travel approximately 16 miles for a tour of to the Airstream Factory. Airstream travel trailers have become an American icon, turning heads on the highway since the 1930s. Stop back later for more details.
Organized By: Cathy and Art
Saturday
December 5th
OVEB Christmas Party
Once again we will have our annual Christmas party at the Clubhouse at Heritage Pointe, in Mason.
Organized By: Lisa and Gail C.

Other Events of Interest

Wednesday
March 25th
Afternoon Tea at Doscher's Tea Room OR Lunch at 50 West Brewing Company
Spend a Wednesday afternoon at Doscher's Tea Room, 6926 Main Street, Newtown, Ohio. Meet at Noon for tea sandwiches, quiche, scones, dipped strawberries, tea breads and pastries that will accompany your specialty tea from Tea Forte. Reservations Are Required for the Tea. To make a reservation click to button below or email Lisa at rsvp-tea@oveb.org.
Anyone not occupied at the tea, will meet a short drive away at 50 West Brewing Company, 7668 Wooster Pike, for lunch and a beer tasting.
Organized By: Lisa
To let Lisa know you will be coming Click Here.
For a copy of the Event Flyer CLICK HERE.
For more details about Doscher's CLICK HERE.
For more details about 50 West Brewing CLICK HERE.
Sunday
April 26th
Sharonville Annual Car Show
Join other car enthusiasts for the first big car show of the year! Come on out to the 43rd Annual Sharonville Classic Car Show. It will be held 9 AM to 3 PM, in Downtown Sharonville, Ohio. Pre-register is $15 online at the link below. Pre-registered vehicles will have a private entrance at Walnut Street off of Main Street from 8:30 AM until 10 AM. Cars to be registered and classed on the day of the show will be charged $25 and may enter from southbound Reading Rd. beginning at 10 AM. The Car Show is open to spectators from 9 AM to 3 PM. The Awards Presentation begins at 3 PM. For safety reasons, no cars are permitted to leave until the show ends at 3 PM.
For more details and to pre-register: CLICK HERE.
Saturday - Sunday
May 16th - 16th
Deerfield Town Center Annual Cruise-In
Deerfield Town Center Annual Cruise-In, Saturday, May 16 (Rain Date, Sunday, May 17). Address: 5503 Deerfield Blvd, Mason, OH 45040.
All cars, trucks, motorcycles & unique vehicles are welcome. Free Registration from 11AM-1PM. Cruise-In from 11AM-3PM. Featuring DJ, Trophies, Split the Pot & Door Prizes. Show & Shine Calendars available. For more information, call Mitchell at 513-874-3980 or Bud at 859-816-9219. Sponsored by Deerfield Town Center - Presented by the Ohio Valley GTO Association.
For a copy of the Event Flyer CLICK HERE.
Friday - Sunday
June 5th - 7th
All Ford Nationals Thunderbird Reunion
Come to the largest all-Ford show in the world in Carlisle, PA which features Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Euro Fords on the 3,200+ vehicle showfield. A special Reunion is planned for the iconic Thunderbird at Carlisle Ford Nationals. The Thunderbird spanned a collective total of 46 production years and is cherished in each of its generations by loyal owners and collectors. Bring your T-Bird and join the field!
For more details CLICK HERE.
For Hotel Reservations CLICK HERE.
Sunday
June 14th
Cabanna on the River
Join other members for an informal gathering on the banks of the Ohio River at Cabanna on the River is a Summertime favorite for casual American fare, live music on weekends & scenic riverside views. More details and times will be coming.
To go to the Cabanna website and to see a menu: CLICK HERE.
Thursday - Saturday
June 25th - 27th
Arthritis Foundation Car Show
Head up to the Metro Center in Dublin, Ohio to join in on the events at the 38th Annual Classic Car Show & Cruise-In: Thursday, Rolling Legends Tour and Community Night; Friday,Cruise-In with 100 6-foot trophies, bands and more!; Saturday,38th Annual Classic Auto Show with over 350 Awards, Bands, Kid's Zone, Special Vehicle Tent, Brashares Buick Tent and much, much more!
To go to the Event website and to see register: CLICK HERE.
Tuesday - Friday
September 15th - 18th
Thunderbird Anniversary/ITC Convention
From what we have heard, this event will be hosted by the International Thunderbird Club & Water Wonderland Thunderbird Club. We don't have any more information at this time, but will post details when available. These dates are subject to change.
To check the ITC website CLICK HERE.
Sunday
October 11th
Spring Grove Cemetery 14th Annual Car Show
The Annual Spring Grove Car Show will be held at Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4389 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH. It is open to car Models 1995 and older. There is no entry fees but they request that you please bring Non-Perishable Food Items. There will be Dash Plaques to first 200 entries, Hourly Door Prizes awarded throughout the day, and Split-the-Pot to benefit breast cancer research. There will be Mini Tram Tours of Historic Spring Grove Cemetery throughout the day. Online Vehicle Registration will be available September 12 until October 8.
For more details CLICK HERE.

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