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The following is the tentative agenda for the Rally. The agenda will change. Please also check the FB Rally group https://www.facebook.com/groups/darkeeclipse/ for the latest information.


As of February 7, 2024

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Arrival at the Darke County Fairgrounds, 800 Sweitzer St., Greenville, Ohio.

3:00 PM  – 5:00 PM  – A.R. Winery

Meet and Greet at the A.R. Winery, Arcanum, OH (6 or so miles from Fairgrounds) wine, beer, soda pop, and Chicago style wood fired pizza, all made on site. Darke County’s only microbrewery. See here for details on the winery.

Sunday, April 7, 2024

12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM – Pancake Breakfast Meeting

A short organizational meeting for the pancake breakfast the following morning.  Who does what, and what’s needed.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM  – Bears Mills Grist Mill

Bears Mills Grist Mill is a working (demonstration) water wheel powered grist mill. On site are tours, demonstrations, a nice gift shop, and a pottery artist’s studio and gift shop next door.  There are walking trails along the river. We will probably have wine, cheese, beverages, etc. available to share.

4:00-7:00 – Mexican Dinner

La Carreta is a Mexican restaurant located at 925 Sweitzer Street, directly across from the fairgrounds. The restaurant is walkable from the campground.  La Carreta has good Mexican food, a bar, informal atmosphere, is a fairly sizeable place that seats around a hundred or so and had reasonable prices. If you are going, go earlier for dinner (4PM or so) rather than later as it may get busy around 5:00 PM or later.

Many restaurants in Greenville are closed on Sundays (but my be open for eclipse weekend) but La Carreta will be open. Go with a group, share a table or booth and make new View/Navion friends!

Monday, April 8, 2024

Eclipse Day Activities (most will be in the Ohio Building, however the Eclipse will be outside).

8:30 AMMorning Coffee, ‘Go Life Coffee, courtesy of Winnebago.

8:30 AM -9:30 AM – Pancake Breakfast

The Pancake Breakfast will be held at the Ohio Building between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM, or whenever everyone has been served. We will be serving fresh cooked, light, fluffy pancakes, and delectable sausages and coffee.

Diners are requested to bring their own silverware, napkins, a chair and cup for coffee. Get on line get a plate, and have it filled with hot, delicious fresh pancakes and sausage. 

10:30-Noon – Tech Talks

Tech talks and other topics talks at the Ohio Building

1:53 PM – Solar Eclipse Starts

Partial Solar Eclipse begins

3:08 PM – 3:12 PM – Total Solar Eclipse

4:25 PM -Partial Solar Eclipse Ends

5:15 PM – Group picture

Gather together at the Ohio Building, bring your pets also, if you desire, for a group picture. Always a fun event.

5:30 PM – Social Hour and Beer/Wine

Gather together at the Ohio Building for refreshements. There will be  beer swap. Bring your favorite local beer and trade for someone else’s favorite local brew.

6:30 PM – Potluck

Potluck Dinner in the Ohio Building. Bring enough foor to feed 8 to 10 people or so. Please don’t feel you have to overdue it.

8:00 PM – Left-Right-Center game

Meet in the Ohio Building.  Left Center Right is a dice game. Bring $3 and make your fortune.