Welcome to “The Chimp Tent”, Oasis #279 of The Sons of the Desert (The Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society) of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, where the Tent was foundered in December 2008.


EXTRA! FOR IMPORTANT NEWS CONCERNING LAUREL AND HARDY, PLEASE SEE THE “NEWS FLASHES!” PAGE BY CLICKING HERE

... and now, back to “The Chimp Tent”! You are cordially invited to attend our next meeting of the Chimp Tent featuring a salute to:


“The (Not So) Great Outdoors!”





When: n: SATURDAY, December 17, 2016

Where: E.T. Carson Masonic Lodge, 218 Ludlow Avenue (Clifton), Cincinnati, OH 45220.

Time: ~6:45 - 10PM?

Theme: “The (Not So) Great Outdoors!”

What to bring: Snacks, chips, water, soft-drinks, appetizers, etc. to share with others in attendance.

Cost: $5 adults; free to paid members of “The Chimp Tent”, to all children 12 years and younger, and to all ‘out of town boys’ (and girls) who are members of other ‘Sons of the Desert’ Tents

Why: To preserve the legacy of Laurel and hardy and to have plenty of laughs!

The upcoming December 17 film evening will feature classic comedy involving outdoor activities including:

   Our Gang try golf and fishing in Divot Diggers (1936) and Goin’ Fishin’ (1940)
  Paul Parrott (Charley Chase’s real-life brother!) works at golf in Golf Bug (1930)
Charley Chase and Thelma Todd practice romance at golf in All Teed Up(1922)
Laurel and Hardy breathe that good outdoor air in Should Married Men Go Home? (1928), The Hoose-Gow (1929), and Towed In A Hole (1933)
  PLUS the usual film surprises, cartoons, ingratiating company (?!) AND the “fabulous” raffle



Driving Directions that’ll lead you to our December 17 meeting:

 

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Upcoming 2016 Meetings Schedule

(Saturdays at 6:45PM):


December 17: “The (Not So) Great Outdoors” (E.T. Carson) Enjoy a nostalgic reminder of what warm(ish) weather was like as we take a gander at outdoor activities we used to be able to do - like golf (Our Gang’s “Divot Diggers”, Charley Chase’s “All Teed Up”, and Laurel and Hardy’s “Should Married Men Go Home?”, hunting (Bugs Bunny’s “Duck! Rabbit! Duck!”, fishing (Our Gang’s “Goin’ Fishin’ “ and Stan and Ollie’s “Towed In A Hole”) and more! Come join us then and feel the burn!


Time remaining until the next Chimp Tent meeting on December 17;

I can hardly wait!

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL LAUREL AND HARDY FANS, MEMBERS OF ‘THE SONS OF THE DESERT’ AND ANYONE WHO ENJOYS HAVING A FUN TIME WITH FILM FANS OF CLASSIC COMEDY!



“The Chimp Tent” is pleased to announce that we will have the honor of hosting the upcoming 21st International Sons of the Desert Convention in downtown Cincinnati during the week of July 8-15, 2018. Make plans now to attend this event, which will includes Sons from all over the world, ‘field-trips’, films, and just plain fun!


More information is available from http://www.laurelandhardy2018.com . Don’t miss this chance to meet your fellow Laurel and Hardy enthusiasts and have a ‘darb’ of a time!

Traveling from the north, going south on I-75:
1. Drive into Cincinnati and get off at exit 6 (Mitchell Avenue/St. Bernard). 
2. Make a right off the exit and immediately get into the far left lane. 
3. At the first signal (Kenard) make a left. 
4. Pass the Kroger on your right, and when this road ends, make a left onto Clifton Avenue. 
5. Travel 1.5 miles up the Clifton Avenue hill and make a left at Loraine Avenue (if you cross Ludlow Avenue you have gone too far!). 
6. Go 0.2 miles on Loraine and then make a slight right onto Brookline Drive. 
7. Go 0.2 miles on Brookline and then turn right on Ludlow Avenue. 
8. The Lodge will be on the right side of the street; turn into driveway just before the Lodge to get to parking area in rear of building.

Traveling from the south, going north on I-75:
1. Drive over the Ohio River into Ohio and get in left lane. 
2. Take exit 3 (Hopple Street) exit, which is ON THE LEFT. 
3. At signal at end of ramp make a left onto Hopple Street/US-52. 
4. Stay straight on this road, which, after the first signal, turns into Martin Luther King Drive West. 
5. Go about 0.5 miles and then make a left onto Dixmyth Avenue. 
6. When Dixmyth ends, make the left onto Clifton Avenue. 
7. Go 0.2 miles down Clifton Avenue and then make a right onto Ludlow Avenue. 
8. The Lodge will be on your left; take driveway to the right of the Lodge to get to rear parking area.

Traveling from the north, going south on I-71:
1. Drive into Cincinnati and take exit 3 toward Taft Road. 
2. Turn slight right onto William Howard Taft Rd and continue 0.5 miles until Reading Rd/US-42. 
3. Make a right onto Reading Road and go another 0.6 miles where you’ll turn left onto Martin Luther King Drive East. 
4. Go 0.2 miles and make a right onto Vine Street. 
5.  At the first signal on Vine, make the left onto West Nixon Street. 
6. Follow Nixon St for about 0.4-0.5 miles as it turns slight right and becomes Jefferson Ave, which then becomes Ludlow Avenue. 
7. The Lodge will be on the right side of the street; turn into driveway just before the Lodge to get to parking area in rear of building.

Traveling from the south, going north on I-71 (I-471):
1.  Drive north on I-471 and cross over the Ohio RIver into Cincinnati, Ohio. 
2. Merge onto I-71 North via the exit on the left. Immediately take the Reading Rd/US-42/Florence Avenue exit, exit 2, on the left. 
3.  Keep left at the fork in the ramp. 
4. Turn slight right and go onto Reading Road/US-42 North for about 1.3 miles and then turn left on Martin Luther King Drive East for another 0.6miles. 
5. Turn right onto Vine Street. 
6.  At the first signal on Vine, make the left onto West Nixon Street. 
7. Follow Nixon Street for about 0.4-0.5 miles as it turns slight right and becomes Jefferson Avenue, which then becomes Ludlow Avenue. 
8. The Lodge will be on the right side of the street; turn into driveway just before the Lodge to get to parking area in rear of building.

Questions? Comments? Please contact the Grand Sheik at:

chimptent@live.com


We look forward to seeing you at one of our film evenings; please tell your friends and family because “the more the merrier!”