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This page has Posts about upcoming Club Events including Around the World Dinners (AWD), Tours, Social Events and other items of interest to members. Everyone is welcome at these events but please notify the designated Hosts by the stated RSVP Deadline.  Especially important, please let the Hosts know as soon as possible if you must cancel. Since our dinners often have 40 people, the restaurants often bring in additional staff – so we must give an accurate count.

Following are the Pages with recent updates.
Click the the highlighted page name to go to that page and when finished you can select Upcoming Tours and Posts from the main menu to return here.
Cub Calendar    (updated 10/17)
Dinner at North Pole and Greet Polar Express 12/4/18
AWD following Planning Meeting 1/6/19
Annual Planning Meeting 1/6/19
Upcoming Events Page (updated 10/17)-
Dinner at North Pole and Greet Polar Express 12/4/18
Annual Planning Meeting 1/6/2019
AWD following Planning Meeting 1/6/2019
Boo Tour 10/20/18
AWD Harry’s Steakhouse 11/13/18

Street Driving Survival Event by NEO region SCCA 10/20
Members Only Page – (requires password)(updated 10/17)

Quarterly Treasury Report  (posted 10/6)
Roster (by Name & by City) updated  10/17
Roster with Pictures updated 10/17
October Newsletter  (posted 10/1)
Past Tours & Events-2018  (updated 10/1)
Looking for Curves IV (9/23)
Mystery Tour (9/15)
Volant, PA Tour (9/5)
Miata News   (updated 10/10)
Press release on factory restoration of Gen 1 Miata
Book review on Inside story of design and development of Miata


Dinner and Greet the Polar Express – Tue, 12/4/2018

5:30 PM Dinner at Fisher’s Café & Pub, 1607 Main St (Route 303), Peninsula, OH   (click for Map)    (click for Menu)

7:00 – 7:20 PM –”North Pole” – Receive elf costumes and instructions (no experience necessary)
7:30 PM – First train arrives from Akron
8:00 PM –Second train arrives from Cleveland

Chris Van Allsburg’s 1985 book The Polar Express has been a cherished family story and a favorite holiday classic for many years.
An animated film starring Tom Hanks was released in 2004 and is televised every Christmas holiday. The story is about a doubting boy who boards a magical train ride on Christmas Eve which takes him to the North Pole where he receives a special gift from Santa. The story is heart-warming and reminds us to BELIEVE in the magic of Christmas.
This magical train ride is recreated twice a night on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad from Nov 10 to Dec 21.  Join us and make some holiday memories.
RSVP to John Embree

Fall Miata Monster Bash – Oct 25 – 28, 2018

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The Tri-Cities Miata Club of Johnson City, TN is holding their annual Fall gathering.  Several Northcoast Miata Club members have attended this event and also their Spring gathering in past years.  Some of our members have even won the costume contest.

This year’s event starts at 6:00PM  Thursday, October 25 and ends Sunday, October 28 and will include several tours through the twisty mountain roads of Tennessee and a visit to a winery.  Registration is due by October 21.  Please  go to www.zoominthemountains.com for more information and registration form.

The Hotel for the event is DoubleTree by Hilton (click for website) located at  211 Mockingbird Ln.,  Johnson City,  TN 37604 (click for map)  phone: 423-929-2000.  Reservations at a special rate at the hotel need to be made by October 4.

Around the World Dinner Nov. 13, 2018

On Tuesday, November 13, Tony Oriti will host the November Around the World Dinner at Harry’s Steakhouse address: 5654  Brecksville Road, Independence, OH, phone: 216-524-5300.   Cocktails are at 6:30 and dinner is at 7:00PM.  This is a relaxed steakhouse offering classic surf ‘n’ turf options along with steaks, prime rib and seafood.   We have room for up to 40 people.  Please RSVP by Nov. 7 to Tony by email or phone (216) 749-6786.

Weekly Cruise – Johnny’s Dinner, Hudson


Hosts:  Tony Oriti and Dan Cali

Join us for a weekly cruise every Wednesday, starting May 23, 2018, at Johnny’s Diner (click for website), 180 West Streetsboro St., Hudson, OH 44236 (in ACME Plaza).  Note that Johnny’s plans to continue this event into the Fall as long as the weather is good.  Please check their website for late details.


Either meet at Johnny’s Diner or join a group caravan leaving from The Tavern of Richfield parking lot, 3960 Broadview Road & 303, Richfield, Ohio 44286.  We will meet at 5:15 PM and takeoff at 5:30 PM and head east down RT303 to Johnny’s Diner.

2018 Holiday Party

Northcoast Miata Club
Annual Holiday Party

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Williams on the Lake
787 Lafayette Rd.
Medina, OH 44256


6-7 PM Hors d’oeuvres                                                     Cash Bar all night

Buffet Dinner at 7 PM                                            Cost $35.00 per person

Buffet includes:
            Carved Pork Loin with maple aioli sauce on the side
            Beef Tips with Red Wine
           Chicken Riesling
          Alternate Entrée: Vegetarian Entrée or Gluten Free Entrée
          Also Includes: Whipped Potatoes, Mixed vegetables, tossed salad,
rolls & butter, dessert, coffee, tea, lemonade, soda and water.

December meeting following dinner

Final Date for Reservations & Payment is December 1, 2018
Reservation & Payment options:
Please print Holiday Party Reservation Form  and either:
1)   mail the completed form with your check made payable to “Northcoast Miata Club” to:
Tiffany Fonner
5871 Springlake Rd. NW
Canton, OH 44718
2)   turn in the completed form and pay by debit or credit card at a meeting (see Tiffany Fonner)

3)   complete the steps below to Reserve and Pay using PayPal:

A.  To order two of the same entrees (Regular Buffet, or Vegtarian, or Glutten Free) make your selection, enter both guests’ name,  click the “add to Cart” button and on the next screen increase the quantity from 1 to 2.
B.  To order two different entrees select the first entrée and enter the guest’s name and click “Add to Cart”.  Then on the next screen select “continue Shopping” and “yes” to the “do you want to leave this page?”.  Then select your second entrée and click “Add to Cart”

Dinner Choices:
Enter Guest Name(s)

2019 Planning Meeting

Northcoast Miata Club Planning Meeting
January 6, 2019
1:00PM Board Meeting
2:30PM Planning Meeting
Western Reserve Masonic Community
4931 Nettleton Rd.
Medina, Ohio 44256       (click for map)

On January 6, 2019 we will hold our budget and planning meeting.   For those members who have not attended a planning meeting before , this is when the calendar for next year’s events is put together.  Such things as Around the World Dinners , drives, lunches ,picnics, etc. are discussed and dates set up.   At 2:30 PM the general planning meeting will begin following the Board Meeting.   All members are encouraged to attend and bring your thoughts and events for the up coming year.  Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Following the meeting there will be an Around the World Dinner at Brown Derby Restaurant (click for their website) 5051 Eastpoint Drive in Medina.  (click for map) this is about 1/4 mile from the Planning Meeting location.

Cruise Feb. 2019

The Northcoast Miata club is planning a 9 day cruise on the Carnival Conquest, Feb 2 – 10,  2019 leaving from Ft Lauderdale.   Click here  for the information sheet.

All members, including family and friends, are welcome to join us in escaping from the Cleveland winter to warm weather, great food and entertainment and lots of fun activities both on-board and on-shore at several Caribbean islands.

Note that prices on the information sheet are early booking prices including all taxes and Port charges; but not airfare or on-shore tours.  Please contact Steve at Steve’s Travel to make your reservations or about any specific questions on costs, travel arrangements to Ft Lauderdale and accommodations at the port (hotel information will be posted later).   Also, please “sign up” for the cruise by contacting Dan Cali or Ava Singerman so we know who will be going. Dan or Ava can also help you with other questions about the cruise. Check back here for updates which will be posted as new information is available.

The Carnival Conquest has fun spots like Guy’s Burger Joint, RedFrog Rum Bar and SkyBox Sports Bar. There is also a dance club, show lounges, comedy club plus musical shows. Of course there is great dining.   Click the following links for more information on:     On-board activities    and   On-board dining.  

No matter which kind of room you choose — whether a simple Interior or Ocean View, or going grand with a Balcony or Suite — all staterooms have a room steward on duty, an attendant you can call for room service, and more sweet perks inside. All rooms convert from 2 twins to King – your preference.  Click here for room details

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