January: President’s Day Weekend

SPECIAL KITE MAKING EXHIBIT
February 15, 16, 17

Beamgard Kite Making Workshop

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What: Kite making workshop for 

Beamgard Kite Making Workshop.

When: February 15, 16, 17 (Saturday Through Monday) 2014

Where: The World Kite Museum and Hall of Fame, Long Beach, WA

Rod Beamgard, a favorite kite making teacher, will teach a new quilting pattern to decorate a 6ft. (8ft 6in diagonal) diamond style kite. The kite has three fringe cut tails about 25-30 ft. long. The kite has a large wind range and flies well. It will make a “statement” in the sky! For questions and registration call 360-574-8050 or email kytfevr@yahoo.com

 

January February: Asian New Year

Asian New Year Celebration

January 31– February 12

This Saturday and Sunday, February 1st and 2nd, is the opening celebration for the 2014 Year of the Horse.  Special events during these days include block printing, Japanese Koto music plus antique women’s kimonos, making a traditional kite and children’s stories.

The exhibit enhancement will continue through the month of February.  Part of it will show the giant kite culture of approximately nine different communities.  To give you a sense of the size of these kites, some need over 100 men to launch them and often 2 ½ gallons of glue are used to hold them together.

Folding origami cranes for good luck, making kites, symbols of kite decoration and a special section on the last Edo kite maker in Tokyo will continue after the opening weekend.

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March: Spring Break Family Fun

March 22 – April 20

This yearly event during school spring vacation in the Oregon and Washington region has special games to play in the museum and coupons to collect for bargains in Long Beach businesses.
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