2018 Meetings and Events

CVMC meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month. The location of meetings is established by CVMC volunteers and changes to a different restaurant each month.

Members gather at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy a meal and social time, which is followed by a discussion of club business and the opportunity to share news about our cars or other information of interest to club members.

Rallies are held throughout the year and provide opportunities to enjoy a group Miata drive through the beautiful Virginia countryside. Although the schedule varies, rallies are generally held on the third Saturday of each month, weather permitting.

Jan| Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec

January

Meeting: January 16

We will meet at Extra Billys on Alverser Drive. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Extra Billy's
1110 Alverser Drive
Midlothian, VA 23113
804-379-8727

Hosted by Susan and Bud

No Rally

February

Meeting: February 20

We will meet at the Capital Ale House in Midlothian. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Capital Ale House
13831 Village Place Drive
Midlothian, VA 23114
Phone: 804-897-5815

Hosted by Susan and Bud

No Rally

March

Meeting: March 20

We will meet at Candela's in Midlothian. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Candela's
14235 Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, VA 23113
Phone: 804-379-0910

Hosted by Jo Ann and Paul

Rally: March 24 - Brew Ridge Rally

Rally to the Brew-Ridge Mountains
Join us on a drive to the Devil's Backbone Brewery on the 'Brew Ridge Parkway' in Afton, Virginia.

We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the

Sheets Station
2600 James Anderson Highway (route 60),
Powhatan, VA 23139-7401
Phone: 804-598-94Ra74

The Sheets station is approximately 7.5 miles west of the 60/288 intersection. We will get on the road at 9:15 a.m. and head west. The drive to the restaurant takes approximately 2.75 hours including two 15 minute breaks along the way. Don't worry, there's a shorter route back to Richmond via I64.

Route - (This route ends at Wild Wolf Brewery. We'll actually stop at Devil's Backbone - a few miles from Wild Wolf.)

Hosted by Susan and Bud

April

Meeting: April 17

Yen Ching Restaurant
6601 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: 804-276-7430

We will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by our club meeting.

Hosted by Beverly and Glen

Rally: April 21 - Maybe it Won't Snow Rally to Ashland!

Join us on our big loop to Ashland rally. We'll meet at 9:00am at:

Fasmart (Valero)
1700 Ashland Road
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 784-2912

We'll get on the road at 9:15am and should arrive at Jake's Place Restaurant and Market in Ashland for lunch by 12:15pm assuming the cows and school buses are cooperative. Jake's Place is small, but has pretty good food.

Hosted by Pam and Bob

May

Meeting: May 15

Legends Grille
1601 Willow Lawn Drive #840
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 562-8043
(In the same big brick building as VCU Health.)

Legends Menu
Happy Hour Menu

We will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by our club meeting.

Hosted by Jo Ann and Paul

Rally: May 19 - Rally CANCELLED

SORRY... BUT BOTH THE RALLY AND THE LUNCH AT UPPER SHIRLEY VINEYARD ARE CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN, FLOODING AND DOWNED TREES ON ROUTE 5!

We drove the route Friday afternoon and the water was very high in places on Route 5 and elsewhere. Friday evening VDOT reported that route 5 is closed that night due to flooding and downed trees.

It just isn't safe out there folks. So, stay high and dry this weekend and be careful if you have to be out on the roads!

Bud and Susan

June

Meeting: June 16 - Summer BBQ

Our Miata Club June Picnic and Meeting GATHERING will be at Judy and Roger's home on Saturday, June 16 at 3:00 p.m.

The dress is very comfortable and casual.

Roger and Judy's home address is:

Roger and Judy Bennett
11019 Chippoke Place
Chester, Virginia 23831

(804) 318-1578

Please bring a Salad or Side Dish to share (Judy and Roger will provide the meats, drinks, appetizers and dessert).

Please RSVP by calling Judy no later than Tuesday, June 12 and tell her what you will be bringing (salad or side dish) and what it is your dish will be. Judy's phone number is: (804) 318-1578.

Can't wait to see you all there!

Hosted by Judy and Roger

Rally: June 23 - Rally to the Deltaville Maritime Museum

Hope you can join us for the rally to the Deltaville Maritime Museum!

We'll meet at 8:45 AM and depart at 9:00 AM.

Meeting Point: 
Sentara Therapy Center
2500 New Kent Highway
Quinton, VA

(Take the Bottoms Bridge Exit 205 off Interstate 64, turn left at the light onto Route 249 East)

We will meander through the countryside with our final destination around 11:30 AM or so at the Deltaville Maritime Museum. In addition to the museum itself (which has free admission on that day), there will be a Farmer's Market until 1 PM. You may view the F. D. Crockett, a buy boat built in 1924, which is situated on the premises on Jackson Creek. It has been named to the Virginia Landmarks Register and is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Don't miss the sculpture garden.

We will picnic at the museum - please bring a sling chair (we will also have some chairs and tables available). You may bring your lunch with you (alcohol is permitted on the premises) or you may purchase a box lunch from The Table at Wilton for $12.00 plus tax. Here's The Table Menu. Please call The Table at Wilton at 804-776-9555 by June 16 to put in your order - it must also be paid for ahead of time.

We plan to have one person pick-up all of the box lunches on the way in to the Maritime Museum. We will have a cooler of water and soft drinks.

Following the picnic there will be time to wander around before the music in the evening - or come by Anne's home at 205 Berryville Shores Drive in Deltaville to relax on the patio "at the rivah".

Groovin' in the Park (Deltaville's music scene) will feature Clayton Neal at 5 PM, followed by The Dixie Trio from 6 to 8 PM.
We have met Clayton Neal - he is quite good, and The Dixie Trio should prove to be quite good as well. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door - if you would like tickets to the concert we will be happy to purchase them ahead of time (you can reimburse us that night) - If you are undecided you can always purchase the tickets on that day at Nauti Nell's gift shop for $10.00 each.

For those of you wishing to stay for the music, we should set up around 4:30 PM. We will provide a picnic supper for everyone - please let us know by June 16 if you will be staying for the music so we will know how many people to feed and also if you would like for us to purchase concert tickets for you (by e-mail to annescorner@hotmail.com or call Anne at 804-690-6568).

We are expecting to have a fun day!

Anne & Tom

July

Meeting: July 17

We will meet at the Capital Ale House in Midlothian. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Capital Ale House
13831 Village Place Drive
Midlothian, VA 23114
Phone: 804-897-5815

Hosted by Alex and Jim

Rally: July 21 - Rally to the Table

Our July rally will be a short and sweet ride to beat the heat to get to eat.

We will meet at 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM start and we'll meander into Powhatan and Amelia Counties to get to our mid-point stop at the Sunoco/Subway in Amelia Courthouse. We'll then head back east towards Petersburg where we'll stop for lunch at the City Table Restaurant. City Table is in the historic octagonal farmer’s market building that their info says was used in Stephen Spielberg’s movie Lincoln.

STARTING POINT:
Meet at 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM start.

McDonalds
14540 Hancock Village Street
Chesterfield, VA 23832
(Near the intersection of Hull Street and Winterpock Road in the Chesterfield/Moseley area.)

MID-POINT: Circle K/Subway
15418 Patrick Henry Highway
Amelia Court House, VA 23002

EAT-POINT: City Table Restaurant
9 East Old Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 732-1220

ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST CUCUMBER TREES:

After lunch, Judy and Roger highly encourage you to go see one of the world’s largest cucumber trees at the Violet Bank Museum just a mile or so north of Petersburg in Colonial Heights.

General Robert E Lee stood on the Violet Bank grounds when the Union forces detonated over 8,000 pounds of gunpower beneath the Confederate lines in the Battle of the Crater.

Violet Bank Museum
303 Virginia Avenue
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
804-520-9395

Hosted by Judy and Roger

August

Meeting: August 21

We will meet at Angelo's Italian Restaurant at the corner of Midlothian and Courthouse Road. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our meeting.

Angelo's Italian Restaurant
11643 B Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, VA 23113
804-378-0723

Hosted by Jo Ann and Paul

Event: August 17-19 - Michelin GT Challenge IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship

Some members will be attending the Michelin GT Challenge IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia August 17 - 19. Race day packages are available on the VIR website. If you're interested in catching-up with other CVMC members going to this event, please contact Brian at sea58@aol.com.

Rally: August 25 - Rally to the Upper Shirley Vineyard for Lunch

We will meet at the EXXON station on Route 5 at 9:00 a.m. and get on the road at 9:15 a.m.

Meet at 9:00 a.m. - On the road at 9:15 a.m.
EXXON
2375 New Market Road (Route 5)
Henrico, Virginia 23231
Hint: 1/4 mile East of I-295 on Route 5

We have reservations for lunch at Upper Shirley Vineyards at 12:00 Noon. We've made reservations for 15-20 people, but will call them the morning of the rally to give them a final count.

Please email Susan at roundoor@gmail.com to let us know if you think you'll be able to join us.

Upper Shirley Vineyard
600 Shirley Plantation Road
Charles City, VA 23030
(804) 829-9463

Hosted by Susan and Bud

 

 

September

Meeting: Sept. 18

We will meet at Buz and Ned's on Broad Street. Be there by 6:30 PM for dinner followed by our club meeting.

Buz and Ned's Real Bar-B-Que
8205 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
Phone: 804-346-4227

(Southeast corner of Broad and Parham)

They have limited wait service. Please order as you come in. We will be sitting in the area to the right of the bar as you come in. It is semi-separated from the main dining room.

Hosted by Jo Ann and Paul

Rally: Sept. 22-23 - Rally to River's Rest on the Chickahominy

We checked out the rally route on Friday, September 21st and everything looks great so we're ready to go on Saturday, September 22. We look forward to seeing everyone at the rally.

We'll rally to River's Rest Marina for lunch, a Pontoon Boat ride on the river, dinner at the Blue Heron, and an overnight stay at the motel. Then, for those of us who stay overnight, on Sunday we'll rally to lunch at the Upper Shirley Vineyard! Here's the plan:

Saturday, September 22

  • Rally to the Blue Heron (9:00 - 11:45am) - We'll meet at the Valero Gas Station on Cold Harbor Road:

    Be at the Valero station no later than 9:00am. We'll leave at 9:15am.

    Valero
    7559 Cold Harbor Road
    Mechanicsville, VA 23111
    804 730-0989
  • Lunch at the Blue Heron Restaurant (Noon - 1:30pm). The restaurant opens at 12 Noon.
  • Pontoon Boat rides on the Chickahominy River
    Let us know if you want to take a boat ride so we know how many people we need to accommodate. David will captain the pontoon for us - he's a licensed "boater" We'll rent the boat from 1:30 - 5:30pm and take one or multiple trips depending on attendance and necessary 'pit-stops." Bud and I will provide snacks/drinks for the boat.
  • Swimming Pool is open on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Dinner at the Blue Heron Restaurant (6:00pm) The restaurant closes at 9:00pm.
  • Stay overnight at the River's Rest Marina Motel - We invite you to join us for an overnight stay at the motel. If you would like to stay overnight, please call the motel right away and make reservations for your room for Saturday, September 22 - 804-829-2753 $85/double - water-side of motel $75/double - back-side of motel Note: the motel's swimming pool will most likely be closed by 9/22.

Sunday, September 23

  • Quick breakfast snack - leave motel by 10:30am
  • Rally to lunch at Upper Shirley Restaurant (11:30am reservations). Let us know if you'll be there for lunch so we can get reservations.

Hosted by Susan and Bud

October

Meeting: Oct. 16

Hosted by Susan and Brian

Rally: TBA

Hosted by Susan and Brian

November

Meeting: Nov. 20

Hosted by Lisa and Brian

Rally: Nov. 17

Hosted by Lisa and Brian

December

Holiday Party: Saturday, Dec. 1, 3:00pm

Hosted by Susan and Bud

No Rally

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