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2018 OVEB Meeting and Event Schedule

DOWNLOADABLE 2018 OVEB CALENDAR: The downloadable PDF version of the Ohio Valley Early Birds event schedule is now available. Click hereto download current schedule

Sunday
January 7th

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Planning Meeting at Bravo in Dayton
We had a great turnout for our 2018 planning meeting at the Bravo Restaurant in Dayton. Even though we had 2 members that couldn't show up because they were under the weather, 19 members showed up to have a great lunch and to hash out ideas for excursions in 2018. We will continue to update this page as more details become available, so please continue to check back here for the latest information and updates.
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Sunday
February 18th

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Lunch at Houston Inn
We had a great late lunch/early dinner at The Houston Inn on Sunday, February 18th. Twenty two OVEB members came together and enjoyed the food (some even had the Houston Inn's famous frog legs).
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Saturday
March 24th

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Event Rescheduled
Due to uncertainty of the weather on this day the tours of EnterTrainMent Junction and the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting have been rescheduled to Saturday, May 19th.

Sunday
April 29th

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Sharonville Car Show and Lunch Meeting
We had beautiful sunny weather for the 41st Sharonville Classic Car Show on Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Downtown Sharonville. After enjoying the many outstanding classic cars on display, OVEB members gathered for an informal lunch meeting at The Blue Goose Sports Cafe in downtown Sharonville.
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Saturday
May 19th

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Tours of EnterTrainMent Junction and the National Voice of America Museum
We had 19 members that had a wonderful tour of the EnterTRAINment Junction. We met at EnterTRAINment Junction in the morning and toured the facility which houses the largest train display in the world! After lunch 24 members headed down the road to the Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting to stroll through the fascinating displays and exhibits.
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Sunday
June 24th

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Belterra Park Gaming and Horse Racing
Come on down to the track to catch all of the action of the live Horse racing and the 1,300+ slot games. We'll have lunch and enjoy the afternoon of fun and games. Belterra Race Track and Casino is located at 6301 Kellogg Rd, Cincinnati, just to the east of River Bend and Coney Island. Please meet at the My Choice Awards booth in the casino at Noon to receive your free buffet lunch voucher and $10 slot card.
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Saturday
July 21st

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and Dallara Factory Tour
Join us as we travel on a day trip to the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Dallara IndyCar Factory. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is located just five miles northwest of downtown Indianapolis on the grounds of the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is recognized as one of the most highly visible museums in the world devoted to automobiles and auto racing. Down the street from the Speedway is the Dallara IndyCar Factory. Located just 1/3 of a mile southwest of the Speedway it offers visitors the chance to explore 23,000 square feet of interactive and hands-on exhibits centered around the engineering and technology of the world's fastest sport! We will get the chance to see IndyCars being made before our eyes when they open the doors to the factory! We will meet at the Dallara IndyCar Factory at 10:00 AM. After a morning of exploring the factory we will have lunch and then meet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to take a 90 minute tour. Our journey includes visits to places normally open only to officials, drivers, and teams during race events. Those typically include the timing-and-scoring suite in the Pagoda, the Media Center, Victory Podium, Gasoline Alley garages and one of the typical hospitality suites.
This was originally scheduled to be a day trip but some member are staying overnight. Join us for the day or overnight. be sure to RSVP soon if you will be staying overnight.
Organized By: Bill C and Jill
To let Bill C and Jill know you will be coming Click Here.
For more info on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Click Here.
For more info on the Dallara IndyCar Factory Click Here.
Detailed Event Flyer and Maps Click Here.

Sunday
August 5th

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Cabana on the River
Come join us at 3PM for Food and Fun at this west-side hotspot, Cabana on the River! Eat outdoors along the banks of the Ohio River in a casual, fun, friendly atmosphere.
Organized By: Pat

Saturday
September 8th

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Lunch at Golden Lamb and Visit Warren County History Center Museum
Join us as we explore the many exhibits at the Warren County History Center Museum. We plan on having lunch at the Golden Lamb in Lebonon, OH and then visiting the Museum. More details are coming soon.
Organized By: Cathy B
For more info visit the Warren County History Center Museum Website.

Friday - Sunday
October 5th - 7th

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South Bend, Indiana Weekend
Travel wiith us up to the northern part of Indiana on a long weekend trip to South Bend. We plan on visiting the Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum, the RV & Motorhome Hall of Fame, and the Studebaker National Museum. More details are coming soon.
Organized By: Bill C

Saturday
November 17th

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Lunch and Tour of Doscher's Candy Company
We'll have lunch at the Urban Grill on Main in Newtown and then tour Doscher's Candy Company. Doscher's French Chews and candy canes have been a favorite for well over 100 years. The French Chew is so creamy, so chewy and so unique and every candy cane is handmade specialy and uniquely for you to enjoy. More details are coming soon.
Organized By: Gayle
For more info on Doscher's Candy Company Click Here.

Sunday
December 2nd

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OVEB Holiday Party
More details are coming soon.

Other Events of Interest


Saturday - Saturday
June 16th - 16th

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Jericho Bike Ride & Classic Car Cruise-In
The John Wesley United Methodist Church invites all classic car lovers to their Jericho Bike Ride & Classic Car Cruise-in on Saturday, June 16. The cruise-in will be held in the church parking at 1927 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH. Arrive at Noon and enjoy grilled hot dogs and snacks with your friends and get a chance to meet some of the Iron Samaritans. Free tickets for door prizes. DJ Mark Fyffe will be playing music. For more information contact Gary Robbins at irishrobbins@gmail.com
Organized By: Mike & Marilyn
For more information about the cruise-in click here.

Wednesday - Sunday
August 15th - 19th

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CTCI International Convention in Knoxville, TN
Caravan down with us to the CTCI International Convention that is being held in Knoxville, TN the week of August 15th - 19th. We plan on having a lot of fun, so please join our motoring adventure to Knoxville! Click here to view the Registration Package from the sponsoring Smokey Mountain Classic Thunderbird Club.

Saturday
September 8th

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14th Annual Cruisin' Saturday Night Car Show, Racine, OH
This annual event is scheduled for September 8, 2018 in Racine, Ohio. Hosted by Hill's Automotive Classic Car Restorations, Hill's Thunderbird Center, Martin Senour Paint, Napa Washington, & Home National Bank this is a fundraiser for the local scholarship fund. Again this year, the town of Racine will host the ninth annual "Party in the Park" the same weekend. This 2 day festival brings food, various kinds of music, local artists, and rides for the kids. Since the "Party in the Park" is going on at the same time and has a tremendous attendance of approximately 4,000 people it makes for an awesome attendance for the car show. Registration will begin at 12 following the parade thru town. We have 50 goody bags to give out during registration; we will also be having door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Judging for the car show is to start at 2pm; we have a total of 45 trophies to award during the close of our evening at 5pm. Any questions please call Melody at 740-949-2217.
For more information about the show click here.

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