Upcoming events

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Panera Bread 26535 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Rd SE Maple Valley, Wa 98038

    Surprise!: A PSMINI FalColors/Birthday Run

      It's that magical time of year where the air turns crisp, the leaves start to fall, and everything begins to taste of pumpkin spice. As the driving season draws to a close, we also noticed just how many fall birthdays we have in this funny little club. Like, sooo many. Even our club's Vice President and Secretary. Also, long time run leaders and club supporters like Shari Waibel. So, how are we going to celebrate a great driving year and all of those birthdays? Surprise! we're going on a fabulous Fall Colors Mini run! 

    Jeff and Shari Waibel wanted to do something fun for Shari's birthday this year and are sharing with all of us. They are mixing up their well loved Fall Colors Run and turning it into a lovely dip down south, in and around beautiful Mt. Rainier and the surrounding countryside. Your presence is the present, as we take stock of this amazing year by zipping our way through one of Washington's most beautiful spaces!

    Here are some run notes from run leaders Shari and Jeff on what we can expect for this awesome surprise run:

    We’ll start and finish in Maple Valley.

    8:30am Panera Maple Valley

    9am departure

    12:30 lunch

    Gather at 8:30 at Panera Bread in Maple Valley for a short visit while enjoying coffee & snack. 

    Following a brief driver’s meeting, we will head out at 9am to make our last trip around Mt Rainer for the year.  We will visit some vintage trains, an old church, base camp, a fire-lookout station, winding rivers, scenic vistas, a green valley, open farmland and more!

    Important Notes on this adventure:

    • Lunch will not happen until 12:30 or 1:00 PM, so please bring a snack if you may get hungry.  Or, we will be stopping a few times along the way where you can pick up a snack as well.  We will dine at  Bruno’s Family Restaurant and Bar204 Center St E, Eatonville, WA 98328
    • Weather – As of now, it says we'll have clear skies, but Mid October could go either way on weather, so please be prepared with an umbrella in case it is raining as there are a few spots to walk around a bit and enjoy some points of interest. 
    • The Drive – This drive is all about the roads and the scenery, with a few stops along the way.  Prepare for lots of driving as we cover about 200 miles, many of which are on winding roads.  Don’t worry, however, as we have planned stops including restrooms about every hour. 

    Finish Time/Location:  We estimate the return to Maple Valley to be by about 4:00 PM.  If you enjoyed a good lunch in Eatonville, you may not be starving yet, but for those that want to celebrate the end of the season with us, we will be heading to Farrelli’s -  26642 Maple Valley Black Diamond Rd SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038, where we can tip a glass of beer or wine, have an appetizer, or whatever sounds good.  

    Got all that? Cool. As always here is a handy list of things you probably should do in advance or have available in your Mini to maximize your enjoyment of the run:

         - Full tank of gas

         - FRS Radio, channel 7 sub-channel 21 (arrive early and we can help you get it set-up)

         - Umbrella and/or sunscreen (check the weather)

         - Camera, you'll want to capture the views on this one.

         - Snacks and water. Passengers get peckish, and you'd be surprised how much effort club driving can be, stay hydrated. 

         - Good shoes for driving and for getting out and looking around at our various stops.

         - A coat or jacket

         - RSVP- We know it's a "Surprise" run and all, but it still helps us to know who is coming and how many you'll be. 

    Where: Meet for our driver's meeting at the Maple Valley Panera bread location. 26535 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Rd SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038. We will be departing from there at 9:00am

    When: Saturday, October 20th, 2018

    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Donut Factory Inc 20815 68th Av W #202 Lynnwood Wa 98036

    PSMINI Donut Run #10: Donut Factory Inc. Lynnwood

    It’s a whole new month, which also means it’s time for a whole new donut spot. Come on out, and enjoy the delightful treats at a shop that encourages the world “Donut worry, be happy.” We are heading over to Lynnwood to find ourselves at Donut Factory Inc. where they are turning out all sorts of tasty treats and colorful confections. Try a cream cheese pumpkin cake or glazed pumpkin spice donut, to get a sweet taste of the fall season.  As always, we will be there hanging out from 10am until noon, chatting and laughing with all of our best Mini pals. Be there, or don’t. Just don’t expect me to save you a donut.


    Where: Donut Factory 20815 67th Ave W #202 Lynnwood Wa 98036

    When: Sunday, October 21st, 2018 10:00am to 12:00pm

    • 23 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Darrell’s Tavern 18041 Aurora Ave. North Seattle 98133

    Let’s Taco ‘Bout It: Taco Tuesday with PSMINI

    Question, what is the most perfect food? Stop talking, the answer is tacos. Well,  with that in mind, It just so happens that our club has been invited to come enjoy the tacos, drinks, lively atmosphere, and oh yeah the tacos at Darrell’s Tavern this month, Tacotober. Please join us on Tuesday, October 23rd for our first every Taco Tuesday event. 

    This group meet up was suggested and set up by  club member Marje Wild, who has also arraigned that “MINIs” be one of the categories for the weekly bar room trivia that will being going on during our meet up and visit. $1.00 tacos will be in full effect along with an accompanying topping bar for all of your taco construction needs.  Darrell’s is a longtime favorite dive in the classic style, and should provide a great venue for our brand of fun. Hope many of you can join us. Please RSVP if possible, we want to have a approximate idea of our group size.

    Important Note: This is a 21 and over event. Some of you look real young, bring your ID.

    When: Tuesday, October 23rd 2018 7pm-10pm

    Where: Darrell’s Tavern 18041 Aurora Ave. North Seattle 98133

    • 7 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Haiku Buffet 7548 164th Ave NE, Redmond WA 98052

    PSMINI November Dinner: Haiku Sushi and Seafood Buffet, Redmond

    It's the last open dinner of the year, and with so many dining options out there, how do we possibly pick what type of food our next restaurant will serve... so I'm choosing " Most of them".... Yup, what do you do when you want to make sure there are options for everyone and very few barriers to prompt service? you get your crew in gear and hit a buffet.  But not just any buffet, we are heading to one of the finest buffet restaurants in the region, Redmond's Haiku. Primarily serving sushi, seafood, and other Asian inspired delights; and conveniently located in Redmond Town Center. Haiku serves a little bit of everything, the key difference is that they are good at all of it....and they serve beer, wine, and cocktails. When it's all you care to eat, it's hard not to find something that pleases. We can't wait to see you at the choose your own adventure of dining experiences. The best parking is located in the garage directly behind Haiku and best yet, it's free! 

    pricing and other info can be found at: https://haikubuffet.com/

    Where: Haiku Sushi and Seafood Buffet, 7548 164th Ave NE, Redmond WA 98052

    When: Wednesday, November 7th. 7pm-10pm

Past events

3 Oct 2018 I Wanna Rock...Pizza: PSMINI October Dinner, Renton
23 Sep 2018 PSMINI Donut Run #9: Henry's Donuts Everett
22 Sep 2018 PSMINI Presents: The Sound to Summit Rally
16 Sep 2018 Don’t Eat the Wax: PSMINI Tech Session at Griot’s Garage
5 Sep 2018 Feeling Crabby with PSMINI; September Club Dinner: The Crab Pot, Bellevue
25 Aug 2018 All That Glitters: A PSMINI Dual Run, Gold Bar and Black Diamond
19 Aug 2018 PSMINI Donut Run #8: Dockside Donuts, Tacoma
12 Aug 2018 PSMINI Summer Picnic and Car Show 2018
8 Aug 2018 PSMINI August Dinner: XXX Root Beer Drive-In, Issaquah
29 Jul 2018 PSMINI Has A Bloody Good Time: 2nd Annual PSMINI Blood drive
22 Jul 2018 PSMINI DONUT RUN 7: Aurora Donuts, North Seattle
17 Jun 2018 PSMINI Donut Run #6: Daddy's Donuts, Kenmore
6 Jun 2018 PSMINI June Dinner: Mi Tierra Family Mexican Restaurant. Woodinville
2 Jun 2018 PSMINI Maryhill Run 2018
20 May 2018 PSMINI Donut Run 5: Mighty O Donuts: Capitol Hill
2 May 2018 PSMINI May Dinner: Sparta's Pizza and Spaghetti House; Lynnwood
22 Apr 2018 PSMINI Donut Run 4: Sunrise Donuts and Espresso, Redmond
14 Apr 2018 37th Annual Tulip Rallye with PSMINI
4 Apr 2018 PSMINI April Dinner: Duke's Seafood & Chowder Tacoma
7 Mar 2018 PSMINI March Dinner: Paddy Coyne's Bellevue
18 Feb 2018 PSMINI DONUT RUN 2
10 Feb 2018 MINIs are for Lovers: PSMINI Valentine's Wine and Chocolate Run 2018
7 Feb 2018 PSMINI February Dinner: Sam's Tavern: Redmond
8 Dec 2017 Annual PSMINI End of the Year Holiday Dinner and Gift Exchange
1 Nov 2017 Gear up for GOBBLE! A PSMINI Dinner
11 Oct 2017 MINIs & Gouls
7 Oct 2017 Dinner at Tsillan Cellars!

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