TOUR: Alpenrose Dairy Theater (1943 Christmas From Home)
5:00 PM17:00

TOUR: Alpenrose Dairy Theater (1943 Christmas From Home)

Join for the next installment of the annual Alpenrose Dairy Theater’s WWII Saga: 1943 Christmas From Home

The 1943 Christmas From Home play is a historic reenactment of a WWII radio show from 1943 as it would have been performed live on stage in Portland, Oregon. It is the third  show in a five year series of plays (1941-45) and includes authentic sound effects, costumes, live music and sketches combined with real stories from NW troops and the local news of the day. The plays were researched and written by NW author Pat Kruis Tellinghusen.

The 1943 play highlights the 75th anniversary of events playing out in WWII. This year’s show features the story of Sgt. Kenny Saito, a young Japanese-American who left his family at the Minidoka internment camp to serve his country in the Army. Audiences will also hear the stories of Evelyn, a young war bride who became a mother while her husband was away, a zealous ration board officer who experiences his own “Casablanca”, and two young soldiers who have returned from their first mission with the 10th Mountain Division.

Meet @ Ernesto’s Italian Restaurant at 5 PM: 8544 SW Apple Way (off Hwy 10)

Play starts at 7:30pm: Alpenrose Dairy 6149 SW Shattuck Road Portland, OR 97221

Tour Leaders: Ron & Cathy Becker

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TOUR: Apple Tour to Ing's with a Twist
9:30 AM09:30

TOUR: Apple Tour to Ing's with a Twist

Apple Tour to Ing's with a Twist

It’s time again to go visit the Ings and pick some fruit. As always, we will try to vary the mechanics of the trip to make it more interesting. By vote, it was decided to take the long way around Mt Hood and approach from the South.

We will meet at the Troutdale Outlet Mall at 9:30, on Saturday the 6th of October. You may depart at any time after 9:30 on your own. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY SPECIFIC written ROUTE INSTRUCTIONS. Basically you will drive south to HWY 26, Turn left, (east), and follows 26 to 35, turn north and follow 35 to Hood River and gather at the County Museum, located just west of the entrance to the Hood River Bridge. We will travel as a group to the Packing Plant at Bingen where Ed will give us a tour and tell about the recent fire. After the tour you will be led up the steep hill to Ed and Melissa’s house for lunch (probably pulled pork fixed by Melissa) followed by fruit picking and fellowship. Be sure you bring your 2 cubic ft box to carry away the loot. A chair would be a nice item to bring also. This will conclude the Apple Core Tour 2018.

Tour Leaders: Raymond Holland

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TOUR: Washington County Backroads
9:30 AM09:30

TOUR: Washington County Backroads

Washington County Backroads

Meet at 9:30 am at Peterkort Towne Square (11070 SW Barnes Rd Portland, OR 97225) in the lot near the Orchard Supply Hardware store. Center is located north of US Highway 26 at Cedar Hills Blvd and Barnes Rd intersection. Store restrooms will be open, and there is a convenient bagel shop for those who want coffee, tea, etc.

Leave at 10:00 am for a 45 mile drive on (paved) back roads. Salad and sandwich buffet at Prime Time restaurant (4450 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116). Then drive 25 miles back to starting point, or leave on your own.

Tour Leaders: Mark & Sally Bjerke

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TOUR: Strawberry Festival Tour
12:45 PM12:45

TOUR: Strawberry Festival Tour

Saturday, June 16, 2018 (Meet: 12:45 pm Leave time: 1:00 pm)

Tour to Dixie Mountain for Strawberry Festival

Meet at the shopping center at Cedar Hills Blvd and Barnes Road (11084 SW Barnes Road, Portland). Turn North at Exit 68 off Sunset Highway 26

We will drive through the country and up the mountain to the end of the paved road. Then there will be 3 miles of natural earth road. Drive the vehicle of choice that you don’t mind having to clean up afterwards.

Leaders: Sam Williamson + Jim Schoffstoll


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2018 NW Mini-Meet "Hooray for Hollywood"
to Jun 9

2018 NW Mini-Meet "Hooray for Hollywood"

Hooray for Hollywood

June 7-9, 2018 in Chehalis, WA

“Hooray for Hollywood” is the theme for next summer’s NW Meeting in Chehalis, WA. The planning process has been somewhat fluid but we are finally beginning to pin down the major events. The Holiday Inn Express will be the "Meet Hotel" -- (360) 740-1800. Ask for VCCA rooms when booking -- 26 rooms have already been spoken for.

Previous announcements have put the judging at Thursday a.m. but that has changed to Thursday afternoon 1:00 pm). Some folks will be able to drive to Chehalis that morning, saving an overnight at the hotel.

There will be a selection of tours, the Barn Banquet is on Friday p.m. Saturday is the main event, “Hooray for Hollywood”. Our team is working to provide a registration packet by the first week in January. The dance orchestra, known as the Café Society, is practicing.

>> Please address questions to David Gowan.

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9:00 AM09:00

TOUR: Annual Tea & Tavern + Garages Tour

Annual Tea & Tavern, Garages Tour

April 21st 2018

Meet-Up: 9 a.m. at Clark County PUD (Vancouver Exit 1C off I-5) for coffee, tea and goodies. Leave at 9:30 for a fabulous countryside drive with a stop for a car-oriented demonstration and other places of interest. Then we’ll relax and visit over a hearty lunch for the Gents @ The Sportsman and Miz Myrtle’s Tea at Myrtle’s Teahouse for the Ladies. 

Ladies: Wear your tea hats, frills and finery if you please.

Leaders: Cindi Wolfe & Laura Burk

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TOUR: Puppets Around The World Tour
9:30 AM09:30

TOUR: Puppets Around The World Tour

Puppets Around The World Tour

March 24th 2018

We will split into 2 groups: 

>> The first group will meet at the Puppet Museum at 9:45am. (9:30am for those who are arriving late.) The door closes at 10:00am, as the showing is in a small room and the door will disrupt the show. The museum is in a neighborhood. Parking is on the street. You may have to park a block or two away so arrive early. The showing ends at 11:30am to allow for some questions. We will proceed to East Moreland Golf Course for lunch and meet up with second group. 

>> The second group will head straight to East Moreland Golf Course by noon for lunch. After lunch, they will proceed to the Puppet Museum for the showing at 1:30pm.


Portland Puppet Museum | 906 SE Umatilla St. Portland, 97202

We will meet over 100 puppets, from 2000 BC Egypt to the 1940’s and 1950’s TV and Movies. We will see these puppets come to life while learning their history. Each showing is limited to 30 people including children (or grandchildren). Each show is 90 minutes. More info: (Please select either the morning or afternoon showing below. The first showing is at 10:00AM. The second showing is at 1:30 PM.)

East Moreland Golf Course Buffet | 2425 SE Bybee Blvd. Portland, 97202

Lunch will be a sandwich buffet with deli trays of ham, turkey, swiss and cheddar cheese, condiments, rolls and breads. There will be green salad and either potato or pasta salad (again, we need to decide as a club), plus cookies and brownies. Lunch is at 12:15 (Banquet room opens at noon.)

>> REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 28th, 2018

Leaders: Rick & Kathy Chroninger

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TOUR: For the Love of Cars
1:15 PM13:15

TOUR: For the Love of Cars

Even though February is early in the year, we will be having a drive before we enjoy our afternoon of activities. To encourage all of you to get out the vintage CARS, we will be having the “old CAR drawing”. Depending on how many vintage CARS attend we may even have more than one! The tour will be 30 miles long. We will be driving to the Grotto Convention Center passing through some interesting neighborhoods. It will be a city route, but we have done our best to avoid traffic lights so that we will be able to keep together.

Most of us have Columbia River Region shirts of some kind, but I would bet most of us have shirts, jackets or hats from other CAR events we have attended. I am asking that we wear those instead. They can be from another tour we attended, or better yet from a CAR event such as a race, a museum, a cruise in or even an In-N-Out Burger. It will be a blast seeing where some of you have been throughout the USA and even the world in the pursuit of having fun with your CARS! Don’t worry about it even you don’t have a different shirt, wear whatever you have. Just come and have some fun.

I know some of you have collections of vintage CARS, but even those of us with just one vintage CAR probably collect something else. So I am asking you to share your collection. We will have tables set up to display them so all can enjoy looking at them. They don’t even have to be CAR related, just bring them! Please limit the size of what you bring to a 2 foot by 2 foot area or about what will fit in a shopping bag. After time to look at the displays and visiting, we will have a game to test your knowledge of music about CARS.

So the next time you listen to music on a CAR radio or at home and it has something to do with CARS give it a little more attention than usual. We also will have a 16-minute movie entitled “Inspiration for CARS”. I’m sure you will find it both funny and entertaining. There will be recorded music with what else but a CARS theme. Who knows what else I will come up with before then. Most of all, there will be time for chatting with friends, old and new.

Lastly, dinner will be a Greek inspired buffet style meal and will include a beverage and dessert. For those of you who attended our tour here a few years ago, you know the Chef comes up with some delicious food.

Schedule of Events

  • Meet at Lowe’s parking lot at 1160 N Hayden Meadows @ 1:15 PM.
  • Leave Lowes at 1:30 PM promptly. Don’t be late!
  • Arrive at the Grotto hopefully around 2:45 PM
  • Set up displays and visit. Coffee, tea and water available.
  • Games and movie around 3:45 PM
  • Buffet dinner around 4:30 PM
  • Dessert and more time to visit after dinner.

>> Reservation DEADLINE: Get it to Bonnie Clark no later than the FEBRUARY 6th Club Meeting.

Leaders: Rich Alfieri & Bonnie Clark

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TOUR: Alpenrose: WWII Saga Continues Tour
5:00 PM17:00

TOUR: Alpenrose: WWII Saga Continues Tour

Join us on Saturday, December 2, for Dinner and a Show. 

This Year’s December tour returns to the Alpenrose Dairy Opera House for the continuation of their Christmas at Home During WWII saga when families were apart with the men and women in the services overseas fighting and those at home manning the shipyards, rolling bandages, and scraping along as best they could under the rationing program devised to support the troops at war while maintaining equitable rations and supplies to families at home. Everyone was urged to tighten their belts and sacrifice here to help support those abroad. 

This radio play follows last year’s (1941), during another Christmas time while the men were away at war in 1942. The doors will open at 7 p.m. with the play beginning at 7:30 p.m. 

The tour will begin with a meet-up at Casa Colima at 6319 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland at 5 p.m. There you will enjoy a generous Mexican all-you-can-eat dinner buffet. Serving will begin at 5:30. Take time to visit and find a seat prior to that time. We will leave Casa Colima at 6:45 p.m. and drive the short distance to the Alpenrose Dairy Opera House, find parking, and get settled in our seats. If you were at last year’s December tour, you’ll realize this is much the same plan as last year.

Meet-up: 5 PM - Casa Colima Restaurant 6319 SW Capitol Hwy.

Leaders: Dave Starr, Dave Koetje, Lee Matthews

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Pizza Party & Planning Tour
12:15 PM12:15

Pizza Party & Planning Tour

Please come enjoy the pizza and sign up to lead a tour.

Coffee, tea and soft drinks included - No alcohol

Directions from North: Follow l-5  S to SW Multnomah Blvd exit 296-8. Continue on

Multnomah Blvd 2.5 miles. Destination is on right.

Directions lrom 217, Beaverton/Tigard area: Exit east  on Allen Blvd, turn right onto SW g2nd

Ave, Left onto SW Garden Home Rd. Go 1.1 miles. Turn left onto Multnomah  Blvd.

Destination is on  left.

Deadline for Registration: November 7

Cost. One coupon or $12.00 per person

Please give reservation forms to Sam Williamson by the November meeting

Or Mail to Sam before November 7th

13145 SWAragon St., Beaverton, OR 97005

lf you have any questions, call Sam: 503-577-1892

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