Corvettes of PA - - 2017 Activities

Wed Jan 11:  7:00 PM. Membership Meeting @ Wright Chevrolet, 3800 Ohio River Blvd. Baden, Pa. 

                      Food will be provided.

Sun Jan 15:  Sunday Brunch @ Shakespeare’s Restaurant, Ellwood City, PA

                     Cost is $16.95 per person + beverage + tax & tip. Shakespeare’s will issue separate checks.

                     We will meet at the restaurant at 10:00 AM when they open.

                     In case you have never been to Shakespeare’s, or have forgotten, their Sunday Brunch 

                     consists of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, various breakfast items 

                     (pancakes, french toast, etc) an omelet station, a waffle station with all the toppings, a large                                                      selection of donuts and other breakfast sweets, plus their lunch selections such as prime rib carving station,                              chicken, seafood selection, shrimp, pasta, and vegetables etc. topped of by their huge desert table. 

                      A sign-up sheet will be available at the January 2017 Membership Meeting or contact

                      Dale & ‘Tricia Keller at 724-452-8558 or e-mail at [email protected]  to confirm your attendance.

Wed Jan 18: 9:00 AM-Retired Men's Breakfast @ Rainaldi's Restaurant located at the Beaver Valley Mall beside the 

                      Hampton Inn. Confirm your attendance to Jack McCandless ([email protected])

Sat  Jan 21:  Pittsburgh World of Wheels- at The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd. 

                      Doors open at 10:00 AM. General Admission is $18.00 per person.

                      Members are asked to arrive at the show as early as they like to take in the sights. Members, 

                      Mike & Jean Safreed, and their son Jason, are working hard to get their ’68 Convertible ready for the show. 

                      We will meet at Safreed's restored Corvette at 5 PM for a group photo and a discussion of the car by the proud                         owners. From there, we will decide where to go for dinner. 

                      A sign-up sheet will be at the January 2017 Membership Meeting, or contact Jim Kinest at 

                      724-375-0205 or e-mail at [email protected] to confirm your attendance.

Thur Jan 26:   9:45 AM-Retired Lady's Breakfast @ Freedom Square Cafe by the Cinemark Theater in Center Twp

                       Confirm your attendance to Karen Coberly ([email protected])

Sat   Jan 28:

Sun  Jan 29: 

Sat   Feb 4:

Sun  Feb 5:    Super Bowl

Wed Feb 8: 7:00 PM. Membership Meeting @ Wright Chevrolet, 3800 Ohio River Blvd. Baden, Pa

Sat  Feb 11:

Sun Feb 12:  

Wed Feb 15:  9:00 AM-Retired Men's Breakfast @ Rainaldi's Restaurant located at the Beaver Valley Mall beside the 

                       Hampton Inn. Confirm your attendance to Jack McCandless ([email protected])

Thur Feb 16:   9:45 AM-Retired Lady's Breakfast @ Freedom Square Cafe by the Cinemark Theater in Center Twp

                       Confirm your attendance to Karen Coberly ([email protected])

Sat  Feb 18:

Sun Feb 19:

Sat  Feb 25:

Sun Feb 26:

Sat   Mar  4:

Sun  Mar  5:

Wed  Mar 8: 7:00 PM. Membership Meeting @ Wright Chevrolet, 3800 Ohio River Blvd. Baden, Pa

Sat  Mar 11:

Sun Mar 12:   Daylight Savings time Begins--Turn your clock AHEAD one Hour.

Wed Mar 15: 9:00 AM-Retired Men's Breakfast @ Rainaldi's Restaurant located at the Beaver Valley Mall beside the 

                      Hampton Inn. Confirm your attendance to Jack McCandless ([email protected])

Thur Mar 16:   9:45 AM-Retired Lady's Breakfast @ Freedom Square Cafe by the Cinemark Theater in Center Twp

                       Confirm your attendance to Karen Coberly ([email protected])

Sat  Mar 18:

Sun Mar 19:  

Sat  Mar 25:

Sun Mar 26:  

Sat  Apr  1:

Sun  Apr 2:

Sat  Apr  8:  Our Club has been invited to visit Tom Henry's New 8-Stall Garage aka "The Man Cave". 

                    We will meet at noon at a yet to be determined location for lunch, then proceed to "The Man Cave"

                    Details later. 

Sun Apr  9:  Palm Sunday 

Wed Apr 12: 7:00 PM. Membership Meeting @ Wright Chevrolet, 3800 Ohio River Blvd. Baden, Pa

Sat   Apr 15: 

Sun  Apr 16:  Easter Sunday

Wed Apr 19:  9:00 AM-Retired Men's Breakfast @ Rainaldi's Restaurant located at the Beaver Valley Mall beside the 

                       Hampton Inn. Confirm your attendance to Jack McCandless ([email protected])

Thur  Apr 20:   9:45 AM-Retired Lady's Breakfast @ Freedom Square Cafe by the Cinemark Theater in Center Twp 

                       Confirm your attendance to Karen Coberly ([email protected])

Sat  Apr 22:   

Sun Apr 23:

Sat   Apr 29:

Sun  Apr 30:  Quaker Steak & Lube Spring Rally 

                      Meet just beyond the first Toll Plaza on Rt. 376 W (formerly Rt. 60 N) 

                      at 10:00 AM & caravan to Quaker Steak & Lube. There is a $ 5.00 fee for parking. 

                      Members from the North Hills area can meet up as our caravan passes the Turnpike interchange on I-376 or                             meet at Quaker Steak & Lube in Sharon. 

                      Confirm your attendance to Jim Kinest ([email protected]A sign-up sheet will be available at April's                             Membership Meeting.

Sat   May 6:

Sun  May 7:  

Wed May 10: 7:00 PM. Membership Meeting @ Wright Chevrolet, 3800 Ohio River Blvd. Baden, Pa

Sat  May 13:

Sun May 14:   Mother"s Day

Wed May 17:  9:00 AM-Retired Men's Breakfast @ Rainaldi's Restaurant located at the Beaver Valley Mall beside the 

                         Hampton Inn. Confirm your attendance to Jack McCandless ([email protected])

Thur  May 18:   9:45 AM-Retired Lady's Breakfast @ Freedom Square Cafe by the Cinemark Theater in Center Twp

                        Confirm your attendance to Karen Coberly ([email protected])

Sat  May 20:   

Sun May 21:  

Sat  May 27:  Midway Bar & Grill Reunion Cruise--Starts @ 12 Noon @ Raccoon Twp Volunteer Fire Dept.

Sun May 28:

Mon May 28:  Hookstown Memorial Day Cruise: Members should be on the grounds before 11:00 AM 

                       or you will have to wait until after the long parade. Lunch is from 11 to 2:00 PM.

                       Car cruise is from Noon to 3:00 PM. Dash plaques for the first 50 cars. 

                       Contact Jim Scott at 724-573-9044 for cruise details.

Sat   Jun  3:   CORE-Vettes Day @ Center for Organ Recovery and Education, 204 Sigma Drive, 

                      RIDC Park,, Pgh, PA 15238

                      9:45 AM--Dapart from Jason's Deli (formerly Kings Restaurant) Rt 19 North, Cranberry Twp

                      and caravan to the CORE facility. 

                      Coffee and donuts will be provided, followed by a  presentation by a CORE Community Outreach 
                      Coordinator, a donor family, and a transplant recipient.

                       A tour of CORE’S facility will follow,

                      To complete our CORE-Vettes gathering, we will caravan for lunch. 

                      Sign-up by contacting Cindy & Joe Molokach at 724-869-3075 or at [email protected],                                                     or Jim Kinest at [email protected]

Sun  Jun  4:

Sat  Jun 10:  Happy Days Car Cruise, Beaver Falls, PA 1:00 to 9:00 PM.

Wed Jun 14: 7:00 PM. Membership Meeting @ Wright Chevrolet, 3800 Ohio River Blvd. Baden, Pa

Thur Jun 8:   9:45 AM-Retired Lady's Breakfast @ Freedom Square Cafe by the Cinemark Theater in Center Twp 

                       Confirm your attendance to Karen Coberly ([email protected])

Wed Jun14:  9:00 AM-Retired Men's Breakfast @ Rainaldi's Restaurant located at the Beaver Valley Mall beside the 

                     Hampton Inn. Confirm your attendance to Jack McCandless ([email protected])

Sat  Jun 17:  Nuclear Powerr Plant tour

Sun Jun 18:  Father's Day

Sat  Jun 24:

Sun Jun 25: Wine & Dinner in the Field @ Freedom Farms Event Center,  440 Overbrook Road, Valencia, PA 16059

                     Liimited Availablity Tickets can be purchased on a first-come-first-served basis 

                     at www.freedomfarmspa.com/

                     Cost is $35.00 per ticket. Dinner begins at 6:00 PM. Appetizers served prior to dinner so it is suggested 

                     that Members arrive earlier to obtain group seating and enjoy available appetizers. Dinner is served 

                     buffet style in outdoor pavilion shelter, Dinner generally ends around 8:00 PM.

                     Rain or Shine.

Sat  Jul 1:     Midway Bar & Grill Reunion Cruise--Starts @ 12 Noon

Sun Jul 2:     Club Picnic & Membership Meeting at Hopewell Park.

                      Volunteers are needed to take charge of planning and coordinating. Others are needed to                                                 bring the side dishes, desserts, utensil and paper products, and anything else that is needed                                                     for another enjoyable picnic. 

Mon  Jul  3:   Midland Car Cruise.  Line up will be at 5:00 PM at the West end of Midland Avenue near Murry Trucking Co.  

                     The cruise down Midland Avenue to the Park will begin at 6:00 PM.  Cars will be lined up in the Park until                                  whenever.  There will be entertainment and refreshments in the Park.  Dash plaques to the first 100 cars.


Tues Jul 4:    Midland 4th of July Parade. Line up will begin at 9:00 AM. Cars will line up at the West end of Midland Avenue                       near the beer distributor.  The Parade will begin at 10:00 AM and will proceed up Midland Avenue and circle up                         around Lincoln Park.  Corvettes of PA will be entered in the Parade and will be recognized as we pass the                                 reviewing stand.  The Parade will take approximately 1 1/2 hours.  Everyone in the Club is invited to                                         participate. Bring lots of candy to toss to the kids. Fireworks at 10:00 PM.

Sat Jul 9 & Sun Jul 10:  Pittsburgh International Race Complex

                      We will meet and depart from just beyond the I-376 Toll Plaza in Chippewa at 9:00 AM both days. 

                      We will have the club’s canopies available for some shade. Admission is $15 per day or $25 for the weekend.                           Kart racing, lunchtime ride-alongs and Autocrossing will also be featured. All proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh                             Vintage Grand Prix charities, the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.

                      See you at the Tool booth, or just stop by anytime during the day. We plan on parking again by the water tower.                       Contact Jim Kinest if you plan on attending so we can bring enough shade.

Mon Jul 10: Invitational Car Cruise on Walnut Street 5:00 to 9:00 PM.

                     Show cars by invitation only. Free to spectators


Tues Jul 11: Waterfront Car Cruise. 5:00 to 9:00 PM. $5.00 donation is requested.


Wed Jul  12: 9:00 AM-Retired Men’s Breakfast at Rainaldi’s Restaurant located in the Beaver Valley Mall beside the                                      Hampton Inn. Confirm attendance to Jack McCandless.


Wed Jul 12:  PVGP Downtown Parade and Car Display 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

                     Grand Prix Tune-Up @ Atria’s @ PNC Park, downtown. 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

                      Live Entertainment and Car Show on the Clemente Bridge $40./ Person.


Thur Jul 13:  9:45 AM-Retired Lady's Breakfast @ Freedom Square Cafe by the Cinemark Theater in Center Twp 

                     Confirm your attendance to Karen Coberly ( [email protected])


Thur Jul 13: Countryside Tour hosted by Coventry Inn 10;00 AM to 3:00 PM.


Fri   Jul 14:    Forbes Ave of Speed-Race Car Parade & Car Show in nearby Squirrel Hill

Sat Jul 15 & Sun July 16:

                     Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Racing in Schenley Park and huge car shows both days. 

                     We will depart from the parking lot at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant at the Pointe in Robinson Twp. at 

                     9:00AM on both Saturday and Sunday. We will be parking in the American Car Display area and the 

                     cost is $35 per car for the weekend if you preregister by July 14th ($40 the day of the show), which provides a                          parking space and a race program. Saturday involves practice and qualifying and Sunday is the racing. 

                     Food booths and tents sponsored by local groups are available for lunch. Bring a chair and a cooler. 

                     An amazing display of cars will be present all weekend. A sign-up sheet will be passed at the 

                     July Membership Meeting.

Sat   Jul 22:  Wright Chevrolet Car Cruise;

Sat   Jul 29:   Midway Bar & Grill Reunion Cruise--Starts @ 12 ulon

Sat   Jul 29:   Gervasi Vineyard, Canton, Ohio--Tenative

                      We will meet at and leave from Toys R Us in the Beaver valley Mall at 9 AM. The 75-mile-trip will be on Ohio                             backroads and will take about 2 hours. A free winery tour is available, as well as wine tasting. As a group                                 that day, we will decide to dine at either the Crush House (featuring indoor and outdoor seating), or at the 

                      Piazza Outdoor Patio. After our meals, we will stroll to the Marketplace, and relax by the spring fed lake.

                      An Ice Cream stop at Taggart’s Ice Cream Parlor, also in Canton is included.

                      A Signup Sheet will be at the July meeting, or contact Jim & Mary Kinest . Don’t forget your radios.

Sat   Aug 5:  Beaver Cruise--Hot Summer Nights aka 'Beaver Fever" 

                        9:00 AM Meet at the Toy R Us in the Beaver Valley Mall.   Our usual parking spot is in the park between the                             large pavilion and the Post Office (entrance is up the sidewalk at the intersection in front of the PO). 

                        We will do breakfast to discuss where and when we will do lunch. And to top it off, there is an Ice Cream store                         in the middle of the business district. You can usually come later if you like and still park with us, but it can get                           congested as the day goes on. Bring your chairs to join us in the shade.

Sun  Aug 6:

Wed Aug 9:   9:00 AM-Retired Men's Breakfast @ Rainaldi's Restaurant located at the Beaver Valley Mall beside the 

                      Hampton Inn. Confirm your attendance to Jack McCandless ([email protected])

Thur Aug 10:  9:45 AM-Retired Lady's Breakfast @ Freedom Square Cafe by the Cinemark Theater in Center Twp

                       Confirm your attendance to Karen Coberly ( [email protected])

Sat Aug 12:  Wings & Wheels Fly-In/Drive-In @ Venango Regional Airport, Franklin, PA.

                      Dinner @ Primo Barone's.

                      This event is sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)  #988. This is a car cruz if you drive-in,                         an airplane cruise if you fly-in. One of the runways will be blocked off for the event, with airplanes parked on                             one end and cars parked on the other end.

                      There will be food vendors, music, helicopter and airplane rides available. A shuttle is provided to transport                               visitors from one end of the runway to the other.

                      We will meet at and depart from the parking lot of the former King's Restaurant in Cranberry Twp. Rt. 19 North                         at 9:00 AM and travel to the Airport at Franklin, PA. Bring your lawn chairs, canopies, if possible, good                                       walking shoes, and plenty of sunblock.

                      Late lunch/early dinner will be at 2:00 PM at Primo Barone's Restaurant located in the airport building.

                      Sign-up sheet will be available at the July Membership Meeting or contact Dale Keller (724-452-8558) 

                      or e-mail ([email protected] ) to confirm your attendance.


Sun Aug 13:  Membership Meeting

Wed  Aug 16  thru Sun Aug 20: : Woodward Cruise, Pontiac Michigan--

                       Ed Armstrong has reserved (10) rooms at the Somerset Inn and (8) rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy,                              Michigan. Info on rates and additional details later.

                       If you are planning to go on this trip, please notify Ed as soon as possible so he can make sure we have                                  enough rooms. 

                       Contact Ed at 724-452-7868 or e-mail at [email protected]

Wed Aug 16:   9:00 AM-Retired Men's Breakfast @ Rainaldi's Restaurant located at the Beaver Valley Mall beside the                                     Hampton Inn.  Confirm your attendance to Jack McCandless ([email protected])


Thur Aug 17:  9:45 AM-Retired Lady's Breakfast @ Freedom Square Cafe by the Cinemark Theater in Center Twp.

                       Confirm your attendance to Karen Coberly ( [email protected])

Tues Aug 22 thru Sat Aug 26: Hookstown Fair, Daily 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

                      Ticket Prices: Pre-Sale $8., $10 @ the Gate

        Tues Aug 23: Senior Day-60 and over get in Free

                              Garden Tractor and Stock Tractor Pulls

        Wed Aug 24: Stock Tractor Pulls

        Thur Aug 25: Motocross

         Fri   Aug 26: Demolition Derby

         Sat  Aug 27: 9:00 AM--Horse Pulls;

                              2:00 PM--4x4 Truck Pulls,;

                              7:00 PM-- Smoker Tractor Pulls

                   Local Bands & Singers on Stage Daily.

                   For additional info, contact Jim [email protected] [email protected] or 724-709-9888

Thurs Aug 24 thru Sun Aug 27: Corvettes @ Carlisle--Individual Particapation

Sat  Aug 26:  Midway Bar & Grill Reunion Cruise--Starts @ 12 Noon
                      At the Raccoon Township Fire Hall and benefits the Raccoon and Potter Volunteer

                      Fire Departments

Sun Aug 27:

Sat  Sept  2:             

Sun Sept  3: 

Sat  Sept 9: Somerset Mountain Craft Days-Somerset Historical Center, 10649 Somerset Pike (Rte 985), 

                    Somerset, PA.  10 AM to 5 PM 

                    7:30 AM--Meet at and leave from Jason’s Deli on Rt 19 Cranberry Twp.

                    Admission is $ 9.00 per person. Free Parking

                    http://www.somersethistoricalcenter.org

Sun Sept 10: Membership Meeting

Tues Sept 12: 6:30 PM--Visit to Elmcroft Assisted Living Center, Chippewa, PA-

                        Meet at the Walgreen's Parking Lot, Rt 51 Chippawa for the short drive to Elmcroft. A stop at Handel's                                       Homemade Ice Cream following our visit at Elmcroft.

Wed Sept 13: 9:00 AM-Retired Men's Breakfast @ Rainaldi's Restaurant located at the Beaver Valley Mall beside the 

                        Hampton Inn. Confirm your attendance to Jack McCandless ([email protected])

Thur  Sept 14:   9:45 AM-Retired Lady's Breakfast @ Freedom Square Cafe by the Cinemark Theater in Center Twp.

                        Confirm your attendance to Karen Coberly ( [email protected])

Sat  Sept 16:

Sun Sept 17:

Sat  Sept 23 thru Sun Sept 24th: All Aboard for the New Tygart Express

                      7:30 AM depart from the Bridgeville Rest Stop, I-79 South, and travel to Elkins WV.

                      11:00 AM we will board the “New Tygart Express” for a delightful 4-hour, 48 mile rail journey through the                                   beautiful West Virginia mountains, with an interim stopover at the “Overlook of High Cheat Falls”.

                      A cold sandwich buffet-style luncheon, including coffee, tea, lemonade and wine, will be served in our private                           dining car provided we have 20 + people.

                      Returning at 3:00 PM to Elkins allowing ample time to stroll the shops of Elkins & check into the Holiday Inn                             Express to freshen up for a buffet-style dinner at the Gandy Dancer Diner Show. Dinner is at 6:00 PM, show is                         @ 7:00 PM.

                      To reserve your ticket (s) for the New Tygart Express contact Matt @ 877-686-7245, ext 109. Price is $ 116.00                          per person which includes dinner.

                       Note: Ticket Reservations for the New Tygart Express are Guaranteed until Sept 1, 2017. If you are                                           planning to go on this trip, make sure to confirm your credit card reservation before

                                  Sept 1, 2017 or  the reservation deposit ( $ $ $ )will be lost.

                       Hotel reservations: 6 Queen and 4 King Size rooms are being held until

                       Sept 1, 2017, under the name Corvettes of PA @ Holiday Inn Express, 50 Mountain St, Elkins, WV. 

                       Contact Bill @ 304-630-2266. Room rate is $120.00 per night including breakfast.

                       Sunday morning: meet at 9:30 AM and depart for an 11:00 AM tour of the Greenbank Observatory, 

                        home of the largest mobile telescope in the world. Tour fee is $ 5.00 per person.

                        Lunch at the Green Café (not included ) before starting for home.

                        For additional informaiton, contact Kaye Carr @ 724-869-4018 to sign up.

Sat Sept 30: Les Haymond Picnic—Baden, PA.

                     Les has invited Corvettes of PA to attend his picnic. This is "Family Affair" and is by Invitation Only.

                     The picnic starts around 2:00 PM.  Les will furnish the hot dogs and the lemonade. Bring a covered dish to 

                      share with others. 

                      Dale & 'Tricia Keller have a sign-up sheet for attendees to indicate what covered dish they will bring. 

                      Contact Dale or 'Tricia at [email protected] or 724-452-8558.

Sun  Oct  1:

Sat   Oct  7: 

Sun  Oct  8:  Membership Meeting

Wed Oct 11:  9:00 AM-Retired Men's Breakfast @ Rainaldi's Restaurant located at the Beaver Valley Mall beside the 

                      Hampton Inn. Confirm your attendance to Jack McCandless ([email protected])

Thur Oct 12:   9:45 AM-Retired Lady's Breakfast @ Freedom Square Cafe by the Cinemark Theater in Center Twp. 

                      Confirm your attendance to Karen Coberly ( [email protected])

Thur Oct 12 thru Sun Oct 15, 2017: "Free State Weekend Cruise @ Ocean City, Maryland--

                    Ed Armstrong has reserved (10) rooms at the Crystal Beach Hotel, rates averaging approx. $ 118.00 plus tax.                           Additional details later. If you are planning to go on this trip, please notify Ed as soon as possible so he 

                    can make sure we have  enough rooms. 

                    Contact Ed at 724-452-7868 or e-mail at [email protected]

Sat  Oct 14:  Fall Leaf Tour

Sat  Oct 21:

Sun Oct 22:

Sat  Oct 28:

Sun Oct 29:   Sunday Brunch, Wilson Lodge @ Oglebay Park from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. --

                      Neetz Armstrong will organize. More info later.

Sat  Nov  4:

Sun Nov  5:  

Wed Nov 8:  9:00 AM-Retired Men's Breakfast @ Rainaldi's Restaurant located at the Beaver Valley Mall beside the 

                       Hampton Inn. Confirm your attendance to Jack McCandless ([email protected])

Thur Nov 9:   9:45 AM-Retired Lady's Breakfast @ Freedom Square Cafe by the Cinemark Theater in Center Twp 

                       Confirm your attendance to Karen Coberly ([email protected])

Sat  Nov 11:

Sun Nov 12:   Membership Meeeting 

Sat  Nov 18:

Sun Nov 19:

Sat  Nov 25:

Sun Nov 26:

Sat   Dec  2:

Sun  Dec  3:

Fri  Dec  8:   Annual Club Christmas Party

Sat  Dec 9:

Sun Dec 10: No Membership Meeting in Dec.

Wed Dec 13:  9:00 AM-Retired Men's Breakfast @ Rainaldi's Restaurant located at the Beaver Valley Mall beside the 

                       Hampton Inn. Confirm your attendance to Jack McCandless ([email protected])

Thur Dec 14:   9:45 AM-Retired Lady's Breakfast @ Freedom Square Cafe by the Cinemark Theater in Center Twp. 

                       Confirm your attendance to Karen Coberly ([email protected])

Sat  Dec 16:

Sun Dec 17:

Sat  Dec 23:

Sun Dec 24:  

Mon Dec 25:  Christmas Day 2017

Sat Dec 30:

Sun Dec 31:

Mon Jan 1: 2018