What: Kitemaking workshop for John Freeman’s Bird on The Wire.
When: February 16, 17, 18 (Saturday Through Monday) 2013
Where: The World Kite Museum and Hall of Fame, Long Beach, WA
Contact: Rod Beamguard at 360-574-8050 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Come join us for a fun weekend of kite making at the World Kite Museum. Rod Beamguard of Vancouver, WA, and Carveth Kramer of Taos, NM, will guide participants through the steps necessary to create their own unique kite, John Freeman’s Bird on The Wire. The late John Freeman loved teaching others and was a master at designing unusual kites. This kite, 8 feet tall by 8 feet wide, was the last of his projects. The kite has been assigned to a commercial manufacturer and is currently undergoing work for possible commercial production and will never be taught again in a classroom setting. Participants will need to bring a sewing machine and normal sewing supplies. A large cutting mat will be helpful (3′ x 5′ or 4′ x 8′). Course fees will include alkl fittings, rods, lines, reinforcements, and much needed humor. Class members will supply their own fabric. Please join us for a potluck on Saturday night.
This is your last chance to build this beautiful and unique kite and possibly the last of this series of workshops to be held at the museum! Register with Rod today!
The museum will be open for regular hours during spring break for all Washington and Oregon schools. We are currently hosting our Thousand Cranes exhibit in honor of Japanese Tsunami Remembrance Day, where you and your children can make your own paper crane to add to our exhibit. We will also have various spring themed craft activities and kites on display. You can make a kite and fly it in front of our museum or out on the world’s longest beach just down the road. Come celebrate the warmer weather with the World Kite Museum.
WORLD KITE MUSEUM
303 Sid Snyder Dr – Long Beach, WA
Saturday & Sunday October 13 & 14, 2012
…and always the second Sunday in October…
One Sky, One World – Long Beach, WA
One Sky, One World – Miriam Schaffler,
a regular at One Sky, One World,
shows off a ‘Lady Kite Flyer’ kite.
In 1986 during the cold war, Jane Parker-Ambrose traveled to Russia in hopes of presenting a three-foot diamond kite featuring the American and Soviet flags on each side of the globe. In Moscow Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space and the president of the Soviet Women’s Peace Committee received this kite as a symbol of efforts worldwide for peace and understanding.
This was the beginning of this annual kite-flying event celebrated not only in Long Beach but all over the globe.
Everyone-young and old, beginners and experienced-is invited to participate at the Bolstad Ave. Beach Approach between 10 am and 4 pm both Saturday and Sunday this coming weekend, October 13 & 14.
There will be kite making and kite flying lessons available for all. Experienced flyers will decorate the sky with large and varied shaped kites for everyone’s fun. Everyone flying kites can sign the worldwide register.
Here is an interview with Jane Parker-Ambrose, discussing the origins of the annual One Sky One World Kite Fly for Peace
Other questions? Call 360-642-4020 or email email@example.com
One Sky One World, International Kite Fly for Peace is held the second Sunday of October annually, around the globe.
World Kite Museum Concert Series
Featuring World Famous Ragtime Pianist Bob Milne!
Doors Open 6:00 pm – Performance Begins 7:00 pm
General Admission (seats are first come first served)
Tickets · $30 in advance , $35 at the door
Refreshments will be available by donation:
Wine & non-alcoholic beverages
The World Kite Museum is happy to announce the auspicious return of one of our favorite friends of the museum: Bob Milne. For almost a decade Bob has made an annual appearance at the World Kite Museum for an intimate evening of fun, frolic, and song. After a two year absence we are pleased to revive this amazing tradition. Seats for this event are limited so call us today to reserve yours. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event. We will have refreshments available before, during, and after the concert from area restaurants for an additional suggested donation. Bob Milne CD’s and other materials will be available for sale as well and Bob himself will also be available before and after the event to sign autographs. Tickets are available online: http://wkmbobmilne.eventbrite.com/or by phone: 360-642-4020. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Tickets are non refundable except in the case of concert cancellation.
About Bob Milne:
A living legend in blues and ragtime piano, Bob began his career playing French horn for the Baltimore Symphony. He has the distinction of being one of the two ragtime/boogie woogie pianists who have been interviewed and recorded for the Library of Congress. Bob has played all over the country for presidents and heads of state. His style of performance is unique and fluid, he creates the set list on the fly, combining standards and improv, running through blues, ragtime, boogie-woogie, and jazz interspersed with tales of his travels around the country and the rich history of his favorite musical genres. Bob usually plays concert halls filled with hundreds of avid fans. Get your tickets today to experience America’s “Journeyman piano player”!
MEET OUR FEATURED FLYER:
11 Year Old Travis Reedy!
Travis Reedy is an average kid; he likes school, church, and hamburgers. He also just happens to be one of the most talented natural indoor kite flyers we have had the pleasure to witness. Come see him perform along with a host of other amazingly talented flyers.
Come see Travis in action and learn how to perform some cool tricks yourself!
2013 12th ANNUAL WINDLESS KITE FESTIVAL
January 18, 19 & 20
Indoor Kite Flying Competition and Performances
Long Beach School Gymnasium
Washington and 4th St South
Long Beach, WA 98631
Saturday January 19th
11-12: Single Line Competition
2 pm: AKA Individual Indoor Competition
Sunday January 20th
11 – 12 am: Indoor Hot Tricks
12 – 1:30 pm: Demonstration Show
1:30 – 2:30 pm: Grand Finale
The gym is open for participant practice, demonstrations, and indoor flying lessons Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm except during Performance Times.
There’s always something to see.
Friday the 18th - gym opens at 4pm. Bring a flat kite or two to color the walls with. Friday is all about setting up and some free flying time.
Saturday morning the gym will open at 8am for more free flying time.
At 11:00 the 1st ever Open Individual Indoor Singleline competition! Judged with the same score sheet, rules, and format as the Unlimited event. An indoor competition just for the single line kites.
Then more free flying time with plenty of opportunity for people to try/learn indoor flying . We love to help people get started with a quick lesson.
At 2:00 we will have the main event. The AKA Open Individual Indoor Unlimited competition. Last year we had 22 competitors, and we expect a great showing again this year!
Registration for competition is $15 – on site only.
More free flying time until around 5:00 pm.
At 5:00 we go to the Kite Museum for the Italian Potluck Dinner.
There will be awards and a bag raffle. Bring that special raffle item, the funds raised go toward supporting the Museum. Meet the new museum Executive Director, Chelsea Libby.
Sunday the gym will open up at 8:00 for more free flying time.
At 11:00 will be the Indoor Hot Trick Shoot-out, demos and the grand finale starting around 1 p.m.
After all that you’ll get even more free flying time!
Other Kite Things to do that Weekend
- Take an indoor flying lesson
- Visit the World Kite Museum down the street at 303 Sid Snyder Drive, to experience the family fun and history of kite flying.
- Take time to view indoor flying films.
- Join the jolly local and participant groups for the Italian Potluck, Raffle and Award Ceremony Evening. Admission is a dish to pass and something for the raffle.