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Dunton Taylor Kitemaking Workshop on Saturday, June 23rd

posted Jun 15, 2018, 6:48 PM by Dean Murray   [ updated Jun 15, 2018, 7:14 PM ]

Dunton Taylor Delta kite
What:  Kitemaking workshop
When: Saturday, June 23, 2018  10am - 5pm
Where: Ken's Place, 3018 Idaho Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55427

Let's get together and make some kites! We'll have some fellowship, learn some things and have some new kites when we are finished.

We're going to meet at Ken's home, we'll have a pot luck lunch so bring something to share.

The kite we are going to make is the Dunton Taylor Delta. Click on the link below to download the plans if you want to get a head start.

Cost of the project: $38 to cover supplies. (includes carbon sticks, fittings, dacron leading edge, edge binding (I have black and some white). Fabric is not included in the $38.

The club just got some fabric donated by a past member. We can provide fabric for the workshop if you are okay with these colors. There is blue, neon yellow, raspberry, some neon orange.and small amounts of black and white.  Dean has black and white and some other colors including some rainbow print. Email Dean at dean@mnkites.org or call him and let him know what color you want..

Please email us at flywithus@mnkites.org and let us know if you are interested in coming.

Ken's phone for more information is  (7 6 3)  2 2 1 - 9 2 7 4.

Hope to see you there!

30th Annual Kiwanis Kite Fly on Saturday!

posted Apr 23, 2018, 9:21 PM by Minnesota KiteSociety   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 9:39 PM ]

30th Annual Kiwanis Kite Fly

Pack a picnic lunch, bring your lawn chairs and watch the kites take flight. Or, bring your kite and fly it with members of the Minnesota Kite Society. The event is for al ages. Free kites for kids while supplies last. 

Fee: free, no registration required

Join us for a meet and greet with kite artist Olivier Raymond!

posted Apr 15, 2018, 2:01 PM by Minnesota KiteSociety   [ updated Apr 15, 2018, 2:04 PM ]

HEY, Minnesota kite makers/flyers!

Kite-maker Olivier Reymond from Lausanne, Switzerland, will be visiting a friend in
Minneapolis and is making time for a meet and greet Thursday, April 19th, 3pm to 5pm.

He is coming to Minnesota from Boston where he has been doing a workshop and will
participate in a Kite Festival in Maine.

He plans on bringing 5 of his kites.

Olivier is a member of the American Kite Society and has exhibited his kites in the USA and

Please join us for a meet and greet 3- 5 pm Thursday (April 19th) in the Entertainment room at Loring Green West Condos downtown Minneapolis. There is guest parking available. If you park in the garage you need to register the parking spot.  The entertainment room is near the main atrium. The security desk can direct you. Open to whomever is interested in kitemaking and applique.

Loring Green West is at 1235 Yale Place Minneapolis 55403. Click for directions.

Take advantage of this incredible opportunity! Hope to see you Thursday.


Some pictures of Olivier's amazing applique.



Let's fly some kites with the Wisconsin Kiters!

posted Apr 12, 2018, 3:50 PM by Minnesota KiteSociety   [ updated Apr 12, 2018, 3:59 PM ]

Tomah Kite Fest 2018

Color the sky at the First Annual Tomah Kite Fest in 2018! Join us on June 2nd at the Tomah Soccer Complex (1801 Bow St) for a fun, free day full of kites and activities.

Bring your blankets, chairs, sun glasses and umbrellas for this relaxing day in the sun. The festivities will feature Wisconsin Kiters Club giant show kites and precision stunt kite demonstrations.

Other activities include kite decorating, kite sales by Unique Flying Objects, kids' activity tent, and so much more. This event is FREE and open to the public!

Click Here if you are on Facebook.

Click on this link (Tomah Kite Fest 2018) for Event information by Organizer

Click on this to add to your calendar: iCal

Free shuttle bus to the event!

Join us at the Tomah Kite Fest!

MKS Annual Meeting is on Sunday, March 25th!

posted Mar 8, 2018, 1:13 PM by Minnesota KiteSociety   [ updated Mar 9, 2018, 7:52 AM ]

We had postponed our Annual meeting, banquet and auction last month because of a winter storm.

The makeup date has been set. Join us Sunday, March 25th at Casper's Cherokee in Eagan (4625 Nicols Rd, Eagan, MN 55122).

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.

Not a member? You can join at the meeting.

We'll review the year, elect a new board, pass out awards and have our annual auction. (see event agenda below)

Dinner pre-reservations:
Dinner: $30/person
At the door: $35/person
Pre-registration deadline Feb 20.
Send your reservation (Made out to MKS) to:
   John Kaulbars
   8446 16th Ave S
   Bloomington, MN 55425
   952 854-0985

A couple of the items donated for the auction include: Gift Certificate from Unique Flying Objects and tickets for the Chanhassen Dinner Theater.

If you have items to donate for the auction please contact Dean Murray at Dean@mnkites.org

3:00p - Arrive and setup (board and volunteers)
4:30p - Social Hour and Silent Auction
5:30p - Dinner
6:00p - Meeting
    * Review the year
    * Awards
    * Elect new board
           Proposed Slate of officers
           President: Ken Wilkowski
           V Pres: Dean Murray
           Secretary: David McKeen
           Treasurer: John Kaulbars
6:30p - Auction

Annual Meeting, Banquet and Auction Postponed

posted Feb 23, 2018, 6:10 PM by Minnesota KiteSociety

Because of a coming winter storm, we have postponed our Annual meeting. At our next board meeting we will choose a make up date. We are currently thinking mid/late March.

More details to come.

Thank you!

Silverwood Park Winter Play Day!

posted Jan 9, 2018, 5:57 PM by Dean Murray

Monday, January 15, 2018     11am - 4pm

Three Rivers Park District - Silverwood Park
2500 County Road E W, Saint Anthony, Minnesota 55421

Make a kite indoors and then fly it out on Silver Lake. First 40 kite-making kits are free, otherwise they are $6/kit. Ages: All
*First come first served

Join the Minnesota Kite Society on Silver Lake for a winter kite fly. Be a spectator or bring your own kite and join the fun! FREE Ages: All

Also at Silverwood Park that day:

Get creative building a snowman, snow-woman, or snow monster. Bring shovels, props, and natural materials to accessorize. Enter as a team or individual. Judging at 3 PM; Trophies and certificates awarded at 3:30 PM. After, enjoy marshmallow roasting and an indoor concert. FREE. Ages: All.

THE ROE FAMILY SINGERS in Concert, 3:30 pm
Following the snowman contest award ceremony at 3:30 PM, enjoy marshmallow roasting and an indoor concert. FREE. Ages: All.

Flying Colors Kite Fly in Bloomington on Saturday, Sept 23rd

posted Sep 16, 2017, 2:43 PM by Minnesota KiteSociety

MKS's Flying Colors Kite Fly
WhenSat, September 23, 2017   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!

July updates

posted Jul 13, 2017, 10:57 AM by Minnesota KiteSociety

The Delta kitemaking workshop for Saturday, July 15th has been postponed. We did not receive RSVPs for it so we are going to schedule for a later date when there is interest.

There is an MKS Fun Fly at Lake Elmo school on Sunday, July 16th.  Click on the Event Calendar to find more details.

The Bloomington Kite Day event that was cancelled because of weather last May has been scheduled for July 22nd. Click on the Event Calendar to find more details.

Keep you eyes on the skies!  Remember, Kites are cool!

MKS July Kitemaking Workshop Postponed

posted Jun 2, 2017, 9:01 AM by Minnesota KiteSociety   [ updated Jul 13, 2017, 10:49 AM ]

Kite Workshop - Goodwin 6ft Cumulus Delta
6ft. Cumulus Delta Kite

When:  Sat, July 15, 11am – 4pm TBD

  Brunswick United Methodist Church, 6122 42nd Ave N, Crystal, Minnesota 55422 map


The workshop has been postponed because we have not received RSVPs. We will reschedule for a later date when we have more interest.
It is time to get together for another workshop and socializing!

Student level: Beginner to Advanced

What to bring:
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing notions (thread, bobbins, scissor, etc)
  • Lunch money (TBD by the class where to have lunch, usually at Sweet Taste of Italy across the street)
  • We request that people supply their own fabric, we will bring wood dowels. If you want carbon please supply yourself. If you want us to provide fabric, let us know and tell us your color choices. We cannot promise colors we'll see what we have.

Cost: There is a $10 cost to help offset expenses. Also, if you want fabric from us there will be an extra cost TBD for fabric.

If you plan to attend or have questions please let us know at flywithus@mnkites.org . 

Also, here is the list of materials (click on pictures to enlarge)

Here is a picture of Ken's practice kite for the workshop in progress.

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