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Upcoming Events Page
Holiday Party   12/18  (posted 8/20)
Fall Miata Monster Bash Tour  10/25 – 28   (posted 8/20)
Mystery Tour  9/15  (posted 8/17)
Leisurely Tour 10/13  (posted 8/15)
AWD JoJo Carloni’s – 10/10   (posted 8/5)

Members Only Page – (requires password)
Roster        (posted 8/15)
Cub Calendar    (updated 8/20)
Tour with Corvair Club 9/8
Leisurely Tour 10/13
Fall Miata Bash 10/25 – 28

Historical Event Log 
Historical Event Log      (updated 8/5)
Added link to a chart of events by year by type  (8/17)

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 DeadlineEspecially 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.

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.

Mystery Tour: Sat, Sept 15, 2018

Tour Leader:  John James

This late summer / early fall mystery tour will involve driving some nice back-roads in northeast Ohio.  We will end up having dinner at one of the restaurants within the region once the tour has concluded.  We will be meeting in the parking lot at the Cuyahoga Valley Park Visitor Center, which is located on Hillside Road right off of Canal/Valleyview Road (click for Map).  Please begin arriving at 3:00 PM; the tour will begin at approximately 3:45 PM.

Please note that this tour is limited to just 12 cars,  which will be done on a first come first serve basis.   There will be a waiting list for those who want to be on standby in the event of a cancellation. 

To sign-up please RSVP to John via email or by phone (216) 429-1304.  To reach John on the day of the tour please call his cell 216-548-1889.

Directions to Starting Point: 
If you are coming up from the south on I- 77 turn right on Rockside Rd and head down to Canal Road at the bottom of the hill and make a right turn onto Canal Road and proceed until you come to Hillside Road, which is located on the right.  Make a right turn and proceed 100 ft and the Cuyahoga Valley Park Visitor Center is on the left and the parking lot is right there.
If coming north on I-77 make a left turn on Rockside Rd heading east and follow the instructions above.



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

Carved Pork Loin with maple aioli sauce on the side
Beef Tips with Red Wine
Chicken Riesling
Optional: Vegetarian Entrée or Gluten Free Entrée
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 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)

Wayne County Tour – August 25, 2018

Tour Leaders:  Rod and Bev Barkley and John James.

This tour of Wayne County begin at the Smithville Inn for lunch at noon.   Lunch will be served family style and the cost will be $15.91 (tip and tax included) per person.  We will be paying separately and they do accept credit cards.  Note that this is the 200th anniversary of the Inn.  The Smithville Inn is located at 109 W Main St, Smithville, OH 44677 (click for map).

Following lunch we will caravan to The Wayne County Museum at 546 E Bowman St in Wooster.  The Historical Society will be providing us with docents to give us a guided tour of the museum.  The museum has a nice collection including the only Allerton Steam Pumper still in existence.  There is a $5 fee for the museum.

Then we will proceed on a back roads tour of lower Wayne County ending up at Hartzler’s Dairy on route 3 just north of Wooster for the mandatory ice cream stop.

Please RSVP to Rod or Bev Barkley (click for email) or by phone at 330-334-6702 by August 19th  if you plan to join the tour.  If you have a 2-way radio please bring it with you.  Rod’s cell phone for the day of tour will be 330-571-7862 and John’s will be 216-548-1889.

Meet In The Middle Picnic and Tour – August 26, 2018

Tour Leader:  Doug & Carol Leavens

The fourth Meet in the Middle Picnic and Tour will be held on Sunday August 26.   We will meet with the Buckeye Miata Club from Columbus  at noon for a great picnic at the Mohican State Park (click for website) (click for location and directions) .  We expect about 50 cars total.  There will be hot dogs and hamburgers provided (at a small charge to be determined, but should be under $5 per person).  Everyone is asked to bring a small dish to share along with beverage of their choice (no alcohol).

Doug Leavens will lead a tour to the Picnic starting at the corner of Marks Rd and Rt. 303 in Brunswick at a service plaza.  This is west of I-71 a few miles and will get us out of all the traffic lights.  We will depart at 9:30 AM in two groups for a nice relaxing two hour drive to the state park.

If you are driving directly to the picnic:  Drive to Loudonville, then take Route 3 south out of Loudonville for 2.7 miles. Turn right into Mohican State Park entrance.  But before the park gate, turn left and follow road for short distance and you will see the pavilion.

Please check back here for additional details as they are available.  Any questions please contact Doug via email or at 440.734.5632.

There is no limit on the number of cars but please signup either for the Picnic and Tour, or just the Picnic at the club meeting or via email to Doug so we can plan the food with the Columbus club.

AWD Mystery Drive and Dinner, Tuesday, Sept 4, 2018

Hosts John and Donna Garsteck

Please join us for a short tour on some back roads to the restaurant.  We will meet at McDonalds  at 3921 Wheatly Rd. Richfield , OH 44286 (click for map) (this is just west of I-77).  Please meet in the back parking lot at 5:45 PM and we will depart at 6:15 PM. Note this was rescheduled from 9/11/18.

Please RSVP by August 29 so that so we can give the restaurant a correct count.  Email John and Donna or call 440-238-9363 and please  leave a message (or cell 440-666-6993).


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Tour leaders:  Mike and Lo Kirklo

Please join us for a pleasant luncheon drive to a sleepy village nestled in the rolling hills of the Keystone state.  Upon arrival, we will be “turning you loose” to explore the variety of specialty shops, antique shops, grist mill and an Orvis store (fishing).  If you are into wine, the little winery beside the grist mill offers local wines and yummy hard cider (free tasting).  Please bring your most comfortable walking shoes- blisters are no fun!  There will be ample time to “walk- about” the village before we regroup the ponies and head off to a late lunch/ early dinner at a local restaurant.   As we drive back to Ohio, we possibly may be squeezing in the traditional ice cream stop, who knows!   To sign up for this tour click here to email Mike Kerklo. Tour is limited to (12) twelve cars.  Hope to see you all on our drive!
Mike and Lo

AWD Creekside Restaurant, Brecksville – Take Two – 9/25/2018

Hosted by Wayne Baker & Marsha Showalter

Tuesday September 25, 2018
8803 Brecksville Road
Brecksville, OH 44141 (440) 546-0555

Click here for menu and directions.

Cocktails at 6:30pm  and Dinner at 7:00 pm
We had a wonderful dinner here on 6/13/18; but the restaurant could not accommodate all that wanted to attend.  So, the AWD is being repeated with priority given to those that were on the wait list for the 6/13/18 dinner.  The limit of 24 people has been reached but you may get on the wait list by Emailing  Marsha.

Leisurely Tour & Lunch Sat. Oct.13, 2018

Tour Leaders: Greg Selby & Ron Otte

 This is  a redo of the tour on June 23 of this year.  There were many members on the waiting list for that tour that could not be accommodated,  so we decided to rerun the tour and enjoy the fall scenery traveling thru areas with lots of trees.
At this time the tour is full but please email us to get on the wait list  or call 216-780-4533.  Tour participants will be notified by email of time and location to meet to begin the drive.

AWD at JoJo Carloni, Wed, Oct 10, 2018

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Hosts:  Charles and Marlene Rodgers

Please join us for an Around the World Dinner at Jo Jo Carloni’s Restaurant in Berea.  Located at 627 West Bagley Road, Berea (click for Map) in the Helwig Whistle Stop Plaza.    Jo Jo Carloni’s is a family-owned-and-operated business serving fine, homemade Italian cuisine.   Visit their website  to view signature pastas, seafood, specialty pizza, soups, antipasti’s and more.  The trendy décor, bar, and patio invite guests to enjoy and stay awhile.   As owners, John and Jennifer, new restaurant boasts “Life’s Short. Eat Pizza: Some people say that life is short, so you should do the things you love.”
6:30 p.m. social / 7:00 p.m. dining

We are limited to a total of 26 people.  To sign up for this event, contact Marlene Rodgers  click here to email or phone 440-539-0998

Buon appetito!

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