• 2019 Season Opener Cars and Coffee Southern Pennsylvania

    Thanks to Dean DeSantis for allowing CM to Partner with Cars & Coffee of Southern PA at their 1st event for 2019. Bring your MINI for a little "bench racing" with fellow car enthusiasts and later we can quench our collective thirst with a trip to GearHouse Brewing or Roy Pitz! https://www.facebook.com/events/616704008757694/ We'll meet at the Sheetz Market, 493 N U.S. 15 · Dillsburg, PA at 7:30 AM, take the scenic route to Chambersburg and then park together at the Panera. thanks to our hosts at Cars & Coffee Southern Pennsylvania If you want to meet us at the event here is the location. Starts @ 8:00 AM https://www.google.com/maps/place/Panera+Bread/@39.9405303,-77.6277234,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xad6a2bcbca6ed529!8m2!3d39.9405303!4d-77.6277234

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  • Diner Day at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

    This is a joint run with the LANCO MG Club. We will be leaving from the Columbia PA Burger King (Rts 30 and 441) around 9:30 AM for an approximately one-hour drive to Boyertown. Or, you can meet at the Museum around 10:30 AM. Diner Day is one of the Museum’s most popular events. With the price of regular admission [Adults $10; Seniors (60+) or AAA $9)], guests are able to sit inside the beautifully preserved Fegely's Reading Diner and enjoy coffee and homemade pie. Coffee and pie are available for purchase at 1938 prices--that means a nickel for a cup of coffee and a quarter for a slice of pie! Can’t beat those prices! The Museum address is 85 S Walnut St · Boyertown, PA. The Museum website is http://boyertownmuseum.org/

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  • The Glen Opening Weekend - 2019

    Watkins Glen International

    Annual pilgrimage north to The Glen for Opening Weekend. More to follow - we'll be coordinating with The Watkins Glen Jobbers Opening Day Heisters again this year. OPENING DAY HEIST SCHEDULE...APRIL 5TH, 6TH & 7TH ATTENTION ALL CREWS COMING TO WGI OPENING DAY WEEKEND FOR THE HEIST...(PARTICULARLY THOSE COMING FROM OUT OF TOWN FOR ITEMS 1 & 2)...I HAVE SOME NEWS... 1) WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A WELCOME DINNER FRIDAY NIGHT, THE 5TH IN WATKINS GLEN...... I GOT A RESERVATION AT JERLANDO'S RISTORANTE & PIZZA COMPANY (400 N FRANKLIN ST) FOR 20 AT 7:30 ON FRIDAY... 2) RCM WILL BE HOSTING A RALLY ON SATURDAY APRIL 6TH ALONG WITH MEMBERS OF WCC. THE RALLY WILL BEGIN IN WATKINS AFTER THE 5K, AND WE WILL MEET UP AT THE LODGE RIGHT AFTER THE 5K...THEN RALLY TO DUNDEE TO THE CLASSIC CAFE FOR BREAKFAST...THEN WE WILL DO LEG 2 OF MINI TAKES THE LAKES...KEUKA LAKE, WANETA LAKE, LAMOKA LAKE...WE WILL BE STOPPING AT THE CURTISS MUSEUM IN HAMMONDSPORT FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR... OR MORE DEPENDING...AND THEN ON TO SENECA FARMS IN PENN YAN FOR ICE CREAM...THEN BACK TO WATKINS GLEN...FOR DINNER AT SENECA LODGE...OPENING PARTY... 3) THE RALLY FROM ROCHESTER ON THE 7TH WILL BE ANNOUNCED CLOSER TO THE DATE, BUT IT WILL MOST LIKELY BE THE USUAL STARTING TIME AND THE USUAL ROUTE...ON THE THRUWAY TO EXIT 42...COST IS $1.70 IF YOU DON'T HAVE A THRUWAY PASS... 4) IF YOU ARE RALLYING FROM OTHER POINTS...MEETUP AT TORREY RIDGE IS AT 10:15-11:45...RALLY TO WGI GATE 3 IS AT 12:15...LAPS START AFTER LINEUP AT GATE 3 AT APPROXIMATELY 1PM. 5) AFTER PARTY AT THE SENECA LODGE AT APPROXIMATELY 2PM OR WHENEVER LAPS END...IT WILL LAST UNTIL 5PM. THERE WILL BE A $10 COVER CHARGE PER PERSON...KIDS FREE...THE BAR WILL BE OPEN...CASH...ALL THE REST WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE GOOD FOLKS AT MINI OF ROCHESTER AND ROCCityMINI...WE WILL SEE YOU THERE...LOOKING FORWARD TO IT... IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE WAY...JUST FOLLOW THE CAR IN FRONT OF YOU... 6) QUESTIONS? PM ME DIRECTLY. OR ASK ON HERE... HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE... ROB LOUDEN PRESIDENT RCM Check out the "The Watkins Glen Jobbers Opening Day Heisters" Facebook for updates! https://www.facebook.com/groups/406303706458324/

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  • MINI FOR A CAUSE

    MINI of Montgomery County

    CARLISLE MINI: The lunch / ice cream stop for this charity event is about 70 miles / 1.25 hours from Carlisle if you can't make the MINI dealership Meet and Greet. Get a few MINIs together and find some fun roads to make your way to Frederick for some lunch and ice cream with C3M and DC Metro MINIs for a good cause! MINIs FOR A CAUSE – About: MINIs FOR A CAUSE is an event that Norm and Jess Nelsen (MINI owners in CA who lost their home and several MINIs in the Paradise, CA fires last summer) are organizing with Chico Mini Cooper, Shasta MINIS, Capitol City MINIS & Mini & MINIS Int., co-sponsored with Butte Creek Country Club and Niello MINI. It is a Show & Shine MINIcar show Fundraiser for the youth of Northern California who lived through the nightmares of the Camp & Carr fires of last year. Most of these kids now have no place to go to relive their memories of childhood. https://www.facebook.com/events/1122486167906973/ Let’s show some “east coast love” to support this cause for these children! As is often the case, there’s an initial outpouring of support, but as time passes, memories fade and more current events eclipse the devastation of the past. It’s too far for a day drive, but we can help locally. Here’s how - join for all or part! Saturday March 9th, after the Meet and Greet at MINI of Montgomery County, we will take a ~ 1-1.5 hour drive to Beef – N – Buns in Paradise (get it?) in Frederick for some lunch and some fabulous ice cream. After lunch we will have a “local” 50/50 drawing with the proceeds designated to MINI FOR A CAUSE. 9:30AM: Meet and Greet at MINI of Montgomery County 621 N Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Depart (approximate):1130am Arrive (approximate): 1pm Beef N Buns in Paradise 1201 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701 (301)[masked] MINI FOR A CAUSE has raffle items (for tickets) and silent auction items. Any items bid on and won by one of our “local” MINIs will be shipped by the organizers for free. We can also buy 50/50 raffle tickets for the California based event. The list of raffle and silent auction items is available – some are unique, collectible items. If you are unable to attend the Meet and Greet at MINI of Montgomery County and/or lunch at Beef N Buns N Paradise but are interested in the donating to the charity or bidding on items, please send me a PM and I can get the list to you. Many of the items are listed on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1122486167906973/

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  • 2019 Carlisle MINI Planning Session

    Hinkle's Restaurant

    Here at Carlisle MINI we are patiently awaiting a clear sign that Spring is just around the corner. By this time in years past CM has already completed our patented Cabin Fever Run. Not so for this year. Every week presents another sort of cold weather event that's not conducive to Productive Motoring. Oh, the humanity! Bring your ideas to this Planning Session...together we can invigorate each other and make 2019 one of Carlisle MINI's best! http://www.hinklesrestaurant.com/ Some of your Fellow Carlisle MINIacs have taken some of this Winter's down time to schedule some upcoming events. Make sure to check our calendar and join us if you can.

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  • The 110th Observance of Ground Hog Day

    Alexander King Nature Preserve

    Once again, a slumbering groundhog will awaken and make his prognostication. In honor of this momentous occasion, the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge of Quarryville invites the community to its 110th observance of Groundhog Day on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Chateau in the Valley of White Rock, south of Quarryville. Known worldwide (or at least in Lancaster County) for the annual weather forecast that predicts an early spring or six more weeks of winter, the lodge will give this year's forecast from atop the Pinnacle of Prognostication (a manure spreader). Festivities will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the ceremonial parade from the covered bridge. Coffee and doughnuts will be served! https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/ddBiosUO6O8a6qqZ4u1cuOz6mKZxTZyRviqw8MvFMavnRnpZfKgEKBIts9OgFRHWDXm8tHUa7l-LnzrzkoneqveqxV28dAi4dBV-JovYeijDNpA39pHjssl8rEU-pFn5uj-RQ1bgGeokbLYT9g Making the pronouncement will be Hibernating Governor Richard M. Rankin, following consultation with Octorara Orphie, the club's groundhog mascot, and hearing groundhog sighting reports from a half-dozen observation squads. Remarks will follow accompanied by the Groundhog Marching Band. Every year, a new class of “babies” is inducted into the lodge. Those who will embark on “an odyssey into the prophetic world of Arctomanciferial Predictification. The “babies” will undergo baptism by fire and water, meaning that one lucky inductee will be dunked into the icy waters of the Octorara Creek, and then a cannon will be fired over the baby's hindmost parts. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/yrM0bFT3eGprESUp6DLO2knWKTUVPqXnA9jl951TP2t92OfosJj_nDExTsaISSnyqwTYEzdhl01bAbINbX4TdczahZtUN9dIaiY_OVM4DyP9R84quMXv7FLxbXwJyG28jW51_jnSK5bcb2od4A What will Octorara Orphie predict this year??

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  • Carlisle Mini Annual Holiday Gathering

    Majestic Theater,

    Continuing Carlisle MINI's holiday tradition of dinner and a show, please join us in Gettysburg this year to enjoy Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" at The Majestic Theatre. There are still plenty of tickets available, here's a link to the website to order. https://gettysburgmajestic.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0F0H00000cZNXZUA4 Dinner will be at Garryowen Irish Pub at 126 Chambersburg St. I recommend parking in the garage behind the theater and walking to the pub, it's just two blocks and the town's decorations are beautiful. 'Twil be a fine start to the holidays!

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  • CANCELED - MINIs Keeping (post holiday) Calm

    Gettysburg Village Stadium 10

    CANCELED: Seems that everyone has holiday weekend plans - between 2 clubs there was only one additional RSVP besides the hosts, so this event is canceled. Gather around ye MINI pilgrims for a post-Thanksgiving day of fun honoring our English roots .. When: Saturday, November 24 (half a fortnight) Half-past noon (12:30pm) First: have a gander at Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer link: https://youtu.be/mP0VHJYFOAU Meet up: Gettysburg Village Stadium 10 / The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg 1865 Gettysburg Village Dr, Gettysburg, PA We will leave Gettysburg after the movie to gallivant to Frederick, MD arriving about half past 4 to enjoy a scrummy tea (dinner) whilst we chinwag with our MINI mates at The White Rabbit Gastropub 18 Market Space, Frederick, MD https://www.whiterabbitgastropub.com/ Lastly we will wet our whistles on Boots and Bonnets seasonal brew on tap at the Monocacy Brewing Company until we are knackered out and we say Cheerio .. https://monocacybrewing.com/ Join in for all or part … *Current movie show time is at 1:15pm, however showtimes for 11/24 won’t be published until Tuesday 11/20. Post will be updated with any schedule adjustments on Tuesday.

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  • Axe Me About My MINI

    Urban Axes Baltimore

    The folks at the New Cumberland Mini Cooper Club have asked if we would like to join them on a run to Urban Axes Baltimore. https://urbanaxes.com/baltimore/ Was never there but looks like there is a charge for the axe throwing time, they serve drinks but it's bring your own food. They also plan to tour the Guinness brewery after Urban Axes. POC at New Cumberand Mini Club is Genevieve Regal at[masked]

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  • MINI Miles of Smiles

    Royal Farms

    MINI Miles of Smiles with C3M our sister Maryland MINI Club Join for all or part. RSVP by 10/15/18 and your MINI gets a Miles of Smiles decal! When: Saturday October 20 / Meet 2pm / Start Smiling 2:15pm Where: Meet at Royal Farms 1818 Baltimore Blvd, Westminster, MD https://www.google.com/maps/place/Royal+Farms/@39.5401102,-76.9342622,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x87e3cf5addc54bc8!8m2!3d39.5395145!4d-76.9306573 Who: Maryland (start) and Pennsylvania (finish) MINI friends Why: For Smiles, of course! Fun Fact: On October 20, 1998 Comedian Richard Pryor was awarded the 1st ever Mark Twain Prize for American Humour 1st Smile stop – for the camera: The Pinnacle Overlook, Holtwood, PA Maybe some fall colours? https://loadedlandscapes.com/pinnacle-overlook/ 2nd Smile stop – for the ice cream: Pine View Dairy, 2225 New Danville Pike, Lancaster Eat, Drink, and Be Dairy: Fall ice cream flavors: Pumpkin, apple crunch and Chai Stroopie https://www.pineviewdairy.com/ 3rd Smile stop … Dinner Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works 1 S Union St, Middletown, PA Veteran Owned and Operated: http://tatteredflagbsw.com/ More Smiles … The Brewery Comedy Tour* (at Tattered Flag) 8p – 9:45p Keep Smiling … all the way home! If staying for the comedy show after dinner, advance ticket purchase suggested. Tickets to the Brewery Comedy are $15 available here: https://www.universe.com/events/J7SY84?embed=open&ref=universe_facebook_push&eventref=fb_oea * Please purchase in advance to avoid the show being Sold Out. There may not be tickets available at the door. (Other venues have Sold Out in advance of the show) Join in for all or whichever part - ice cream/dinner/show - works for you!

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