We finally have a suitable main feature so Saturday September 29 will be the date for our annual night of movies under the stars. We’ll start our adventure with a drive to a feast at Moo’s Blues BBQ in Newton (the location just off the Interstate, not the downtown) around 4:30 pm. We’ll convoy to Moo’s leaving the Hy-Vee on 8th St SW in Altoona, departing at 4:00 pm. Charge up your FRS/GMRS 2 ways and bring ‘em along.
Then we’ll head to the Valle Drive-In, arriving by 6 pm so we can hopefully get in the front row. The Feature Movies are Crazy Rich Asians and The Nun.
The synopses are:
Crazy Rich Asians: This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.
Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and language.
The Nun: A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
Rated R for terror, violence, and disturbing/bloody images.
Admission is still $8 for adults, $5 for ages 5-11 (0-4 are free).
Oh and don’t forget your goodies for the drive-in, a chair and perhaps a battery operated radio for sound if you choose to sit outside (thank you Ric & Pam).
An accurate body count is needed so we can let Moos know how many MINIacs to expect. RSVP via Facebook or email to Laura by Midnight, Wednesday, September 26. Shall we overtake the drive-in?
This Drive In Run isn’t for movies; it’s for FOOD as we take over the iconic George the Chili King on August 29.The Chili King has been a Des Moines staple since 1952 and is the last remaining classic car hop drive-in in the metro. In the 50’s and 60’s it was the epicenter of the hot rod scene in Des Moines and more recently was featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” with host Guy Fieri getting one on one with George himself. You can view the episode at http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/diners-drive-ins-and-dives/episodes/oldies-but-goodies . We’ll gather at 6:00 PM and plan on filling the drive in slots with MINIs! Last year we had 38 MINIs, including some that just stopped in because they saw us having fun. This should be a fun evening for socializing and basking in the vintage vibe. We won’t need the radios, just drop in, but please RSVP via Facebook or email to Laura no later than Midnight, Saturday, August 25th so we can give George a “heads up”.
WHEN: Wednesday August 29, 6:00PM
WHERE: 5722 Hickman Road (SE Corner of Hickman, Merle Hay and Merklin Way)
304 W 2nd St, Prairie City, IA 50228
Goldie’s…it’s tradition, right? We’ll let you all know the flavor of the week as we near the date. Southeast Polk High School is a good place to meet. No city congestion to get through. We’ll head out at 6:30 pm.
Bring your 2 ways and please RSVP via Facebook or email to Laura no later than Midnight, Monday, August 13th. Don’t forget our rain date (jump to the following Thursday) as although Goldie’s does have indoor seating room I’m not sure they could accommodate all of us.
On Saturday May 5th Jeff Geist is going to lead us on an exciting run through the Iowa countryside. The latest plan is that we’ll gather at the Norwalk High School (1201 North Ave. in Norwalk) in time for an 8:15 am departure before setting off on an all day drive. We’ll be stopping for lunch in Eldon and finishing around 2-3 pm at Danes Dairy in Iowa City. Those who came out in miserable weather for last year’s Fall Color Tour may recognize some of the roads but it should be a lot more fun with better weather! Jeff also promises some interesting two lane roads for the drive back to the Metro for those who don’t want to just beeline on the Interstate. Details are still being worked out but get it on your calendar, dig out your FRS/GMRS radios, and plan on a full day of motoring fun.
Don’t forget to RSVP via our Facebook group or by email to Laura!
Ready to get your MINI spruced up for Spring? No worries about the weather because we’ll be taking over the MINI of Des Moines service area indoors on Saturday April 7th starting at 9:00 am!
You can have your MINI run thru the car wash and then spruce it up, inside and out, inside a warm, dry place. There will be vacuums available for use but bring your own cleaning supplies, rags, and whatever you use.
Already clean? Think it’s still too early? Come out anyway and hang out with your Central Iowa MINI Club friends!
RSVP’s are always appreciated. Hope you can join us!
We’ll gather indoors one last time before starting our motoring adventures for 2018. Hope you can join us on March 31, at 1 PM, at Wig & Pen Pizza Pub at 2005 S Ankeny Blvd, Suite 300 in Ankeny (Highway 69 across from DMACC). CIMC merchandise will be available AND our shirts are in (Laura will be contacting each of you who pre-ordered).
Join us on Sunday February 25 at The Great Escape, 655 NE 56th Street in Pleasant Hill from 2 – 4PM. This is a block south of East University, just west of the Highway 65 East University exit. For those that went to our last Ice Cream drive last year it’s right next to Over the Top.
Who’s ready? Skills or not, everyone can join in the fun.
$10 per person gets you 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental.
RSVP on our Facebook page or to Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org
with the number of bowlers by midnight Feb 21.
Your presence is requested on Sunday January 21 at the Wig and Pen Pizza Pub, 2005 S Ankeny Blvd in Ankeny, Iowa at 1:00 PM to partake in a very important meeting to elect the 2018 CIMC Board Members. Of course there will be socializing and good food too. And one never knows what else…
If you didn’t receive an email with details of the nominees, and other club info, then you need to go to our website and request to join the group: www.centraliowaminiclub.org
RSVP’s are needed by Midnight, Wednesday, January 17. Please respond on our Facebook page or by emailing Laura at email@example.com
A night of fun and a showing of our support for the Make A Wish Foundation.
$20 per car
On Monday December 4th we’ll meet for dinner at Perkins in Altoona at 6PM
and head to the light show afterwards.