- College of Southern Maryland EV Meetup
***LUNCH PROVIDED*** CSM is hosting a LEGO Championship robotics event on April 6th and they've asked us again if we could showcase some electric vehicles. If you are closer to Southern Maryland this event is for you! If not, use one of our fine charging stations in the area, before or after the event. Drinks and lunch will be sponsored by CSM (PE building, room 120B). Please join us and give back to the Community by sharing your experiences with your EV(s)! Hundreds of students and parents will be in attendance. CSM put us on their official schedule from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, but we officially start the meetup at 10:30 AM. I will be there earlier, and you are also welcome to arrive earlier. This event is a good one to get kids interested in robotics. We'll be in parking Lot 3, across from the ST Building. Campus Map (http://www.csmd.edu/about/locations/la-plata-campus/la-plata-campus-map) http://stem.csmd.edu/events_csmroboticsJunior.html
- Autobahn Indoor Electric Speedway Meetup (a Sunday Event)
Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events - Baltimore, MD/BWI
This is our first Sunday meetup to include those of you who work on Saturdays. At 60,000 sq. ft., this state-of-the-art indoor karting facility in Columbia, Maryland offers speed lovers the thrill of racing F1-inspired karts at speeds of up to 50 mph! Autobahn Indoor Speedway Baltimore (BWI) features two indoor Grand Prix-style tracks and high-speed electric Italian pro-karts for adult and junior racers. Please review the weekend pricing located on the following page: https://autobahnspeed.com/locations/baltimore-bwi-md-indoor-go-karts/ - Please review the website for age restrictions and what you should wear: https://autobahnspeed.com/karting-101/karting-101indoor-karting-faqs/ We'll do some type of contest (best time, etc.) and the winner will get 2 tickets to the Washington Auto Show in April. An annual $7.95 Speedway License is required to race; it is valid at all locations and includes: a free race the week of your birthday ($20 value, MUST opt in to receive emails), a free head sock ($4 value), use of helmets, online scoring, mobile app & access to special offers. Races are 14 laps for Adults and 12 laps for Juniors. The race ends when the winner completes their final lap. All pricing is per racer. A single race (14 laps) is $19.99, so if you want to race, minimally, with the license, it will cost about $30. Race purchases never expire, so the more you buy, the more of a discount you can get. There is a viewing area for those who choose not to race. If there is interest, we can have a late lunch at a restaurant close by after the meetup.
- "Sure plays a mean pinball" Groundhog Day EV Meetup (MOM's, College Park, MD)
Are you a pinball wizard? Given we're in the colder months now, we found something to do inside for our February meetup. MOM's will present a little introduction (at around 11 AM) about their purpose and history, then set us loose in their pinball lounge, a unique feature of this new location in College Park, MD (located in the old REI). We can also enjoy their Witches' Brew Coffee Bar and Naked Lunch All Organic Vegetarian Eatery. Refreshments are allowed in the pinball lounge, just not on top of the machines. We've always been supportive of MOM's as they have supported area electric car organizations with donations and charging stations. And just to be clear, they are still waiting on the new charging stations to be installed at this location. A listing of their many pinball selections ($.50 per play)... https://pinside.com/pinball/map/where-to-play/11547-mom-s-organic-market-college-park-md We will run a tournament starting at 11:30 AM, so you have time to practice beforehand. Tournament will be these 6 games: Medieval Madness, Twilight Zone, Dialed In, AC/DC, Wizard of Oz, and Ghostbusters.
- True Respite Brewing Co. Meetup
True Respite is an experience far more than a name. It's a conscious choice to unlock the shackles of our ritualistic busyness and to instead be mindfully present in the beauty this life has to offer. It's finding catharsis in the beauty of an isolated seashore. It's the hush of a freshly fallen snow. It's the hair-raising surge of adrenaline moments before every skydiving experience. True Respite is the pure release found in taking a deliberate moment to relax and reflect on all of the incredible things that make this crazy life so beautiful. As always, Curt will be on-hand to talk about the beer and to conduct Brewery Tours. We will also be joined by the Tesla Owners Club of the Mid-Atlantic. (http://teslamidatlantic.club/) The Say Cheese! Food Truck will be at True Respite that day, serving up delicious gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. (http://saycheesefoodtruck.com) Group Special - 10% off your Tap Room bill. Note: We can call you a taxi or UBER if necessary; please be responsible! Thank you for your consideration!
- Local Motors 3rd Annual Car Show & Food Drive
UPDATE: DUE TO LOGISTICS THIS YEAR, THEY ARE ONLY ACCEPTING CANNED GOODS AND NONPERISHABLE FOODS!!! REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED ON THIS SITE, BUT IF YOU STILL WANT TO ATTEND, EMAIL NICKI JONES ([masked]) BY FRI. 11/16 WITH THE MAKE AND MODEL OF THE CAR YOU ARE BRINGING. THANKS! Local Motors 3rd Annual Car Show & Food Drive sponsored by Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center and CarBelles, will bring together car enthusiasts to showcase their cars and fellowship with other car owners. Most importantly, we will collect canned goods and nonperishable foods to donate for the Thanksgiving holiday. Join us at this FREE event! Exotic, Electric, and Eclectic vehicles and motorcycles are welcomed. Please RSVP both attendees and drivers. To showcase a vehicle, email [masked]. Bring a donation to enter the raffle! PLEASE ALSO REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-motors-3rd-annual-car-show-turkey-drive-tickets-51232398483?ref=estwenivte001
- The Boathouse Marina Meetup
Join us for a tour of The Boathouse Marina, then lunch following at High Tides, in Colonial Beach, VA. Tesla destination charging stations were recently added as an amenity to customers. Pocahontas Schuck and I hope you can join us for this meetup in Virginia. On PlugShare... https://www.plugshare.com/location/160126 High Tides address: 205 Taylor St, Colonial Beach, VA 22443 Website: https://hightidez.com/
- UAW - GM All American Car Show
Join us for a fun event for a great cause. • All domestic, classic vehicles and EVs are invited. There is a $15 registration fee, payable when you arrive (proceeds to White Marsh Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Co.). • Food, Music, Raffles. “People’s Choice” and Plant Choice Trophies. EV category. • Everyone who registers a car will receive a free raffle ticket for door prizes! • Dash plaques will be given to the first 200 cars that register. • Judging of cars ends at 1 PM. Map to activities (from 2017) (http://bit.ly/2i8Rd0X)
- CANCELLED - Leesburg Meetup & White's Ferry Ride to NDEW Poolesville
THIS MEETUP HAS BEEN CANCELLED BECAUSE THE FERRY IS CLOSED AGAIN ON FRI. 9/14 AND WE WANT TO GIVE PEOPLE ENOUGH TIME TO PLAN THEIR TRIP IN ON SAT. MORNING. YOU WILL BE ON YOUR OWN TO GET TO THE POOLESVILLE NDEW EVENT. LATEST INFO AND DIRECTIONS CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://poolesville.green/drive-electric/pday2018info/ FERRY OPERATION STATUS CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.facebook.com/WhitesFerry/ ---------- *** You are welcome to come earlier to charge, but we are leaving at 8:45 AM sharp, with or without you! Time and staging location subject to change. *** This is an MD Volt meetup event for those who want to drive together to the official NDEW Poolesville event (which we are sponsoring) from Leesburg, VA. Sign up for National Drive Electric Week Event - Poolesville, MD (https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1203) (REQUIRED!!!), and join us at the Leesburg Premium Outlets early Saturday morning for a group drive to the Poolesville event. Let's see if we can break our record of 11 EVs on the ferry last year. The ferry can hold about 21 cars. Each attendee of this brief meetup will get a Drive Electric Car flag. Cars will leave the Outlets at 8:45 AM sharp for a group drive to the Poolesville event!!! The drive is about 11 miles with a brief wait at the river. CASH ONLY: Car round trip ($8); one-way ($5); e-motorcycle ($3) EVgo location: https://api.plugshare.com/view/location/53984
- The Dr. Mudd House Museum Tour
Our group will be given a private tour of the Dr. Mudd House before the museum opens. 2018 Admission is $7 for adults 16 and up and $3 for kids. The tour will start promptly at 10:30 AM. The tour will last approximately 30-45 min. After the tour, we will drive to Napoli Pizzeria (2728 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20601) for lunch. ---------- Samuel Alexander Mudd (December 20, 1833 – January 10, 1883) is most infamously known for his involvement in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, who was shot by John Wilkes Booth in 1865. During his assassination of the president, John Wilkes Booth broke his leg and sought the help of Dr. Mudd and stayed at Mudd’s residence until the next day. There's a lot more to the story, so come join the meetup to find out!
- Firecracker Run IV
Join us in West Virginia for a family friendly July 4th event. Register on this website, or email your plans to [masked]. Calculate your driving distance here on Google Maps (http://bit.ly/1FbB12f). This "day" event will feature a meetup in Charles Town, group drive, a parade in Shepherdstown, and picnic. ALL ACTIVITIES ARE RAIN OR SHINE! In addition to the 14 charging stations at APUS in Charles Town, there are many charging options along the way from the DC area that are listed on www.plugshare.com. *** Waiver of Liability *** By RSVPing to this meetup, you are certifying that you have current Auto Liability Insurance and Vehicle Registration on the vehicle you will be bringing. You further attest that neither you nor your heirs will hold MD Volt or any of its volunteers liable for any damage to you or your vehicle, or to spectators or to their personal property, while you are engaged in or traveling to or from this event and event activities. You also agree that any photos of you or your property as a result of this event may be used for promotion of future events. ---------- Tentative Agenda (Subject to change) Tuesday - July 3, 2018 • 7:00 PM - Cookout at Sean & Rita Palmer's house. 2043 Terrapin Neck Road, Shepherdstown, WV [masked]) - RSVP to [masked] -If you are arriving the night before the parade, please join us for a cookout and fire. They will provide burgers, brats, salad, and s’mores, and a charging station (if vegetarian meal option required, BYOV) . If it’s raining the menu may change. BYOB. Folks can arrive earlier if they want to get a jump on charging! Wednesday - July 4, 2018 • 8:00 AM - Meetup at American Public University System (http://api.plugshare.com/view/location/17451), starting at 8:00 AM -Pickup car flag if you don't have one. • 9:00 AM - Parade cars to leave APUS at 9:00 AM. -Route to Parade staging (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zoqqi3MoHP80.kwF6B5_N5qfU&usp=sharing) -Parade Map (http://files.meetup.com/2377661/2015%20Parade%20Map%20excel.pdf) -The parade will form up beginning at 9:30 AM on Minden Street (http://bit.ly/1C26tku), right off route 480. • 11:00 AM - Shepherdstown Parade (http://shepherdstownrotary.org/july-4th-community-parade-picnic.php) • 12:00 PM - Community Picnic (http://shepherdstownrotary.org/july-4th-community-parade-picnic.php) (Morgan's Grove Park (http://www.jeffersoncountywv.org/county-government/county-agencies/parks-recreation/parks-facilities/morgan-s-grove-park)), Noon-3 PM -Event organizers will be blocking off a special place for us to park. We will immediately drive here at the end of the parade route. -The picnic will include lots of kids' activities including games and a water slide! -Rotary Club members will sell burgers, hot dogs, chips, ice cream and non-alcoholic beverages. • 3:00 PM - Event end