Color the Wind on February 18, 2017 has been cancelled. The weather has not been good to us. With the recent warm-up, Clear Lake had a hard rain and 30 mph winds which has wrecked the ice, making it unsafe.
We will be back next year. Thank you.
Directions 3pm to 9pm
The premier winter kite festival in the midwest! http://www.colorthewind.org/
Join us for a kite fly at the Hudson Hot Air Affair. http://hudsonhotairaffair.com/
For MKS members only. This is our annual business meeting, banquet and auction. We'll review the year, elect a new board and have our annual auction. If you have items to donate for the auction please contact Dean Murray at Dean@mnkites.org
Not a member? You can join at the meeting.
5:30 or 6:00 - Dinner
4:30p - Social Hour and silent auction
3:00p - setup
Dinner cost: Pre-registered by Feb 10 were $25 or $30 night of. If you want to come but are not a member, you can join tonight! Annual dues are $20. Click here for more information about joining.
6:30 or 7:00 - Annual meeting7:00 or 7:30 - Silent auction ends. The Verbal (bidding) Auction
We will review 2015 for the club, have some fun and we'll have our annual auction.
Some items included in this year's auction include (but not limited to):
If you are attending tonight and have items for the auction, please bring them! Your support is appreciated.
Dave Herzig's Home-made Pizza Dinner!
Donations from Nancy Lockwood and Harry Gregory!
Dean@mnkite.org and we can connect you with Harry.
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Items from the Ken Runke estate!
Because of unsafe ice conditions, the Lake Harriet Kite Festival on January 16, 2016 has been cancelled.We are looking forward to an awesome festival next year. Keep looking up!
What: Kite Making Workshop with Barb Meyer - 4ft Tapered Rok
When: Saturday, November 14, 2015. 10am - 4pm
Where: 3018 Idaho Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55427, USA (map)
Let's have another workshop!
We are very fortunate to have Barb Meyer as a member of MKS! Barb is one the top kite making instructors in the country and she has agreed to teach our workshop.
This is a 4 foot tapered Rokkaku, sparred with carbon tubes. The complete plan and some pictures can be found here: http://kite.org/kitetalk/index.php?/files/file/323-vol037-rok-plan/
Kit cost is $35. It includes a single color kite skin; edge binding; all reinforcements; spars; fittings and all else to make a complete kite. Chose a color when you register. You must register in advance to guarantee a kit. Pay Barb at the workshop.
There is room for 10 students. Also, Barb needs time to assemble the kite kits so we would like to close registration on November 4th. Sorry about the short notice. This is an awesome project so please register as soon as possible!
Student level: Beginner to Advanced.
What to bring: Sewing machine, sewing notions (thread, bobbins, scissor, etc), You can also bring any extra decoration you may want for the kite. Lunch money (TBD by the class where to have lunch, usually at Sweet Taste of Italy across the street).
Please register by sending an email to email@example.com Please include your name, phone number and what color kite skin you want.
WhenSat, October 10, 10am – 4pm
WhereBrunswick United Methodist Church, 6122 42nd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN, 55422 (map)
DescriptionIt is time to get together for another workshop and socializing!
WhenSun, October 11, 11am – 4pm
WhereHarvest Festival & Corn Maze, 8001 109th Ave. N, Brooklyn Park, MN (map)
DescriptionTwin Cities Harvest Festival & Corn Maze is located on southeast corner of Hwy 169 & 109th Ave. N. in Brooklyn Park. For directions see http://www.twincitiesmaze.com/location.html One Sky One World (OSOW), also known as "World Kite Day", is the international day of kite flying where people all over the world fly kites annually on the second Sunday of October to promote world peace, friendship among all people, and awareness of environmental concerns. Minnesota Kite Society (MKS) is one of many organizations around the globe that will be observing One Sky One World by flying kites on that day. We will be flying in the open field east of the Harvest Festival and Corn Maze. Kite flying is FREE. But to enter the Corn Maze will require purchasing a ticket. A portion of every ticket sold is donated to the Minnesota Wild Foundation. Here is a link to the website for the Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze: http://www.twincitiesmaze.com/ For more information about the Minnesota Wild Foundation follow this link: http://wild.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=59017 The land owner will have space cleared for kite fliers to park on the NE corner of the maze, east of the parking area. In past years this was a wheat field, this year was planted with pumpkins. We will be in the field that has been harvested. There will be some pumpkins still in the field, walk around them. There are not burrs in the field this year, but we do recommend that you wear shoes, socks and long pants. See Dean on the field if you have questions about where to fly. Since the first One Sky One World event was held, millions of people all over the world have flown kites on the second Sunday of October. Please join the Minnesota Kite Society on October 11th in honoring its objectives of One Sky One World by flying a kite! For further information on the history, purpose and activities associated with One Sky One World, see website at http://www.oneskyoneworld.org/ FFI on the kite fly, contact Dean Murray at Dean@mnkites.org
WhenSat, September 19, 11am – 3pm
WhereValley View Middle School, 8900 Portland Avenue South, Bloomington, MN (map)
DescriptionThis is the Minnesota Kite Society's BIG summer kite fly! This event will take place at the lower ball fields of Valley View Middle School and Valley View Elementary School. The ball fields are located northwest of the intersection of 90th Street and Portland Avenue South in Bloomington, MN. This year Flying Colors will be a smaller kite fly event. We will not have kids kitemaking or food vendors. All are welcome to join us. Bring your kites and help us fill the sky. Please refer back to this website at http://www.mnkites.org for updates. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Join us on Saturday!
One of our favorite fields for flying is at Oak Land school in Lake Elmo. MKS is going to have Fun Flys there on August16th, October 18th, and November 15th. All dates are Sundays. Fly from . We pay for the time slot, but we can stay later.So come fly with us!
The Minnesota Kite Society, in partnership with the Saint Paul – Nagasaki Sister City Committee, is pleased to be hosting Seikoo and Akiko Nakamura from Nagasaki, Japan. They are returning for the 60th anniversary of the Sister City Committee and will be demonstrating kite flying and will provide a kite making workshop.
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 763 221-9274.
http://www.comozooconservatory.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ComoParkZooMap2013_outlined.pdf. See the Sister City website for activities that will occur: http://www.stpaulnagasaki.org/cherry-tree-celebration-and-kite-flying/. You are encouraged to put up banners at this event.
Saturday, June 6th at 2:00p - Kite Making Workshop with the Nakamuras at Conway Rec Center in St. PaulAt 2:00, Mr. Nakamura will have a kite making workshop. The event will be held at the Conway Rec Center from 2:00 until 4:00 pm located at 2090 Conway Street in St. Paul. There will be 75 kites available to be made with a cost of $5.
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