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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.

Join us for a fly in Celebration of National Kite Month!

posted Apr 8, 2017, 12:02 PM by Minnesota KiteSociety

When:  Sunday, April 9, 2017   Noon to 2 pm

Where: Oak Land Junior High School, 820 Manning Avenue North, Lake Elmo, MN 55042    Directions


The Minnesota Kite Society will be hosting Sunday Fun Flies!. They will be on a Sunday each month through the Fall.

We have paid for the fields for noon to 2pm, but you are free to stay longer if the fields are not being used.

Please check back for updates! Come out and Fly With Us!

April is National Kite Month!

posted Apr 8, 2017, 11:41 AM by Minnesota KiteSociety   [ updated Apr 8, 2017, 11:50 AM ]


What is National Kite Month?
Every year in April Kite enthusiasts across North America celebrate the history and the future of the world’s favorite pastime by letting their kites fly.  It is a month to celebrate the joy and happiness that comes from letting out the line, letting your kite catch the wind, and letting that kite soar high into the sky.

Why April?
April was chosen as National Kite Month because it was the month that perfectly sympolized hope, potential, and joy.  As the first month in Spring, it is when most kite fliers are starting to bring their kites out of the closet and prepare for a summer on the beach.  It is the month that while we spring clean and dust off the cobwebs, we can look fondly back on the memories of the year before while looking towards a bright future.  April is also the month that we see the last of the snow giving way to green lawns, a month that we are eager to get outside and be active.  So why not do it with a kite this year?

Who Runs National Kite Month?
NKM is jointly organized by the American Kitefliers Association (AKA)  and the Kite Trade Association International (KTAI).  Volunteers from both organizations work together to help promote kite flying throughout the year and during NKM

What Can I do?
Go fly a kite.  Seriously, GO FLY A KITE!  That is the best part about celebrating National Kite Month, it is really easy to celebrate!  A few other suggestions can be found throughout this page, but the more you fly a kite the more you are celebrating!  So fly a kite, fly a kite often, and get those around you to fly kites with you!

Color the Wind on February 18, 2017 has been CANCELLED

posted Feb 12, 2017, 1:21 PM by Minnesota KiteSociety

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.

February 2017 events

posted Feb 2, 2017, 5:37 PM by Dean Murray   [ updated Feb 12, 2017, 1:22 PM by Minnesota KiteSociety ]

February 4, 2017 -- Hudson Hot Air Affair, Hudson, WI  noon to 3pm

Join us for a kite fly at the Hudson Hot Air Affair.  http://hudsonhotairaffair.com/

February 18, 2017 -- CANCELLED -- Color the Wind, Clear Lake, IA   11am to 4pm

The premier winter kite festival in the midwest!  http://www.colorthewind.org/

February 25, 2017 -- MKS Annual Meeting and Banquet,  Casper's Cherokee of Eagan

Casper's Cherokee of Eagan, 4625 Nicols Road, Eagan, MN 55122  Directions   3pm to 9pm

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.

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