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February 2018
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[South Padre Island] SPI Kite Fest ~ Indoor Kite Performances
Thurs. Feb. 1st, 2018 ~ 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
South Padre Island Convention Centre
Admission $6.00 per person
Advance tickets required ~ tickets are not available at the door. For tickets contact B&S Kites 956-761-1248
KiteMania (FL)
[Treasure Island] KITES AGAINST CANCER Auction (and fun-fly).
Kites and related items designed and made by some of the most well-known kite makers.
See Facebook "Kites Against Cancer" page for details and for on-line and event-site bidding.
       
[South Padre Island] SPI Kite Fest ~ Outdoor Kite Festival
Fri. & Sat. ~ Feb. 2nd & 3rd, 2018
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ~ Admission Free
On the flats ~ beside South Padre Island Convention Centre
Kite displays and kite performances ~ Food Vendors
[Crescent City]
         
[South Padre Island] SPI Kite Fest ~ Outdoor Kite Festival
Fri. & Sat. ~ Feb. 2nd & 3rd, 2018
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ~ Admission Free
On the Flats ~ Beside SPI Convention Centre
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KiteMania (FL)
[Treasure Island] KITES AGAINST CANCER Auction (and fun-fly).
Kites and related items designed and made by some of the most well-known kite makers.
See Facebook "Kites Against Cancer" page for details and for on-line and event-site bidding.
         
[West Chester, Ohio 45069] Come join us for the monthly PIGS Aloft kite fly, usually followed by supper at the "club house" otherwise known as TGI Friday’s. We start at Noon and fly until either the weather gets us or 4:00
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MKS 2018 (MD)
[Ellicott City] The upcoming 2018 MKS retreat in February 16th thru 19th is entitled Fur, Feathers, and Figure Kites. Again registration is limited to 35 registrants on a first come, first served basis. Don’t get left out: you will be considered registered only after your check is received.

The 2018 retreat begins on Friday evening February 16 and ends on Monday noon February 19. This year, we are featuring figure kites. Our featured presenter for our 2018 MKS retreat is Mike Shaw from Arizona. Mike will be presenting his marvelous ‘critter kites’ -- giraffe, snake, lion, and owl. You can make one or more or a different critter. Deb Lenzen will present her feather kite (first place winner in figure kites at AKA’s 2017 Ocean City convention). Joining the feather mania thang, Alice Hayden will lead a workshop on Feathers, A Kite Accessory. That’s 2 presentations on figure kites and 2 presentations on feathers. Other cool events too. Photos and more details will be up on our web site in just a few days, and then registration is open to the public.
       
[Delavan] DRESS REALLY WARM because Gift of Wings and the Lakelawn Resort are proud to announce the 5th Annual SKY CIRCUS ON ICE, the largest and most spectacular kite festival held ON ice in North America. SCOI is sponsored by GIFT OF WINGS, The City of Delavan, the Delavan Chamber of Commerce, The Kite Society of WI & IL, and Lakelawn Resort February 16th, 17th & 18th, 2018, from 10 am until 5pm with indoor performances on Friday and Saturday nights in the GREAT KITE ROOM, until 9:00 pm. This great event will take place ON THE ICE of Delavan Lake, at Lakelawn Resort, in the City of Delavan and it is all FREE. Featuring the most POWERFUL LINEUP OF KITE PERFORMERS IN NORTH AMERICA TODAY.
The Chicago Fire Kite Team, The Windjammers, Connor & Amy Doran, Jim Cosca, The Canadian Dream Team of Yves Laforest, Don Brownridge Anne Clement, and Randy, flying the Giant kites, Jean Lemire, Brett Williams, Elizabeth Gordon, Josh & Zach Gordon, Ann Vondriska, Jean lamoureux, and our kite making specialist, Jeanie Herrera as Miss Kite Lady, Mike Delfar, & Dan Newman. Indoor kite making & indoor kite flying, lessons by Jim Cosca, and a whole lot more. February 16th Amy and Connor Doran will be performing at the Schools in Delavan. Gift of Wings will be selling kites at the event.
         
[Long Beach] Workshop leaders will be Rod Beamguard and Charmayne and Bob Umbowers, well-known Northwest kite makers. During this kite making workshop participants will make the Heart Kite developed by Rene Maier of Switzerland. Participants will build 2 to 5 kites after making a choice of colors. This kite is approximately 33 inches wide and 31 inches tall and is a great flyer in steady winds of 5 to 8 mph. The framing of the kite allows the kite to be rolled into a 10 inch circle for storage. Cost will be $56 USD for the first two kites with additional kites available at $18 USD prepaid at the time colors are chosen. Color choices and payment are due no later than February 9, 2018. Contact Rod Beamguard at rokkaku345@gmail.com for color availability.
         
[Berkeley] All skill levels welcome. Dual and Quad line techniques taught by master BASKL fliers. Tricks for all levels taught by Robin Evens.
 
         
[Berkeley] Dual, quad and dual line tricks workshop for all levels.
Tricks taught by Robin Evens master trick flier.
 
         
[Clear Lake] Color the Wind is a huge kite festival bringing serious kite flyers to Clear Lake from a 9 state region and drawing crowds of 7,000 to 9,000. This year, the event will be given national TV coverage by CBS Sunday Morning! Be part of it! Come to Color the Wind!
 
         
[PADRE ISLAND] KITE MAKING(WHILE SUPPLIES LAST), KITE FLYING DEMONSTRATIONS, KITE CLUBS IN ATTENDANCE
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MKS 2018 (MD)
[Ellicott City] The upcoming 2018 MKS retreat in February 16th thru 19th is entitled Fur, Feathers, and Figure Kites. Again registration is limited to 35 registrants on a first come, first served basis. Don’t get left out: you will be considered registered only after your check is received.

The 2018 retreat begins on Friday evening February 16 and ends on Monday noon February 19. This year, we are featuring figure kites. Our featured presenter for our 2018 MKS retreat is Mike Shaw from Arizona. Mike will be presenting his marvelous ‘critter kites’ -- giraffe, snake, lion, and owl. You can make one or more or a different critter. Deb Lenzen will present her feather kite (first place winner in figure kites at AKA’s 2017 Ocean City convention). Joining the feather mania thang, Alice Hayden will lead a workshop on Feathers, A Kite Accessory. That’s 2 presentations on figure kites and 2 presentations on feathers. Other cool events too. Photos and more details will be up on our web site in just a few days, and then registration is open to the public.
           
[Long Beach] Workshop leaders will be Rod Beamguard and Charmayne and Bob Umbowers, well-known Northwest kite makers. During this kite making workshop participants will make the Heart Kite developed by Rene Maier of Switzerland. Participants will build 2 to 5 kites after making a choice of colors. This kite is approximately 33 inches wide and 31 inches tall and is a great flyer in steady winds of 5 to 8 mph. The framing of the kite allows the kite to be rolled into a 10 inch circle for storage. Cost will be $56 USD for the first two kites with additional kites available at $18 USD prepaid at the time colors are chosen. Color choices and payment are due no later than February 9, 2018. Contact Rod Beamguard at rokkaku345@gmail.com for color availability.
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U-MAKE (IL)
[Oregon] KITES AND KAMARADERIE
Usually the first weekend in March….starts Friday evening, and extends to Sunday at 4PM. Registration for 2018 will be $175 and includes dorm room lodging Friday and Saturday nights, and food from Friday evening to Sunday lunch.
A mix of kite related classes will be available, both sew and no sew. Classes will start Friday evening and continue Saturday and Sunday with some all day classes, some ½ day, some two day classes held at Lorado Taft Field Campus in Oregon, IL.
         
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[Austin] Texans celebrate the spring by flying every kind of kite imaginable and we’re doing it on Sunday March 4, 2018 in Austin, Texas. The ABC Kite Fest is an 89 year young single line competition. There is no charge to enter the contest or the Kite Festival. Kite Showcase by Go Big or Go Home will be presented 10am to 4pm. The Zilker kite event typically draws a crowd well over 20,000. Everyone is welcome whether they fly their kite or just come to enjoy the hundreds of kites in the air and a great day in a beautiful park.
Competition is for single line kites but every kind of kite is welcome. Categories include largest, smallest, highest angle, steadiest, most unusual and strongest pulling. All ages are eligible to compete in categories for youth and adults. See our web page for events and rules. Trophies are awarded to first, second and third place winners. The Oldest and youngest competitors win trophies too. All kites entered must be home made.
Come on down and enjoy “Kite Day” - an event that is uniquely "Austintatious". While you are here, enjoy the SXSW music festival and other spectacular spring happenings in the “Live Music Capital of the World”. Rain date is Sunday March 11, 2018
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