Feb. 17–19  Rod Beamguard “Have a Heart” Kite Workshop, International Kite Museum, Long Beach WA.  -  Rod’s workshop features a heart shaped kite originally designed by Switzerland’s Rene Maier.  Class cost is $20 and the kite kits are about $18 and are available in a selection of colors.  Registration is open NOW. Check with the Kite Museum for further details on this workshop. http://kitefestival.com/events/beamguard-kite-workshop/

Mar. 10 (Saturday) OR Mar. 11 (Sunday)  Linda Saunders “Pixels form Down Under” International Kite Museum, Long Beach WA.  -  Build a 10 ft. pole displayable banner in one of six colorful patterns.  Linda will be teaching a technique using nylon banner fabric called ‘Fabric Leadlight’. The class cost is $100 and the banner material kits are $75.  Registration is open NOW.  For more information, check the International Kite Museum website at: http://kitefestival.com/events/pixels-down-under-class/

Mar 15 – 18  Fort Worden KiteMakers Conference, Warm Springs Conference Center, Stanwood WA.  Instructors and classes have been finalized and registration is now open.  Check the www.kitemakers.org website for details.

March 17  Entiat Rites of String Kite Festival, Kiwanis Park in Entiat along highway 97A between Wenatchee and Chelan. This community event always seems to get good weather and a good turn out.  Contact Alan Moen for details - alanmoen@nwi.net or 509-784-5101

March 24  Kites Over KingstonKingston, WA. from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Setup: 10 to 11 AM, Breakdown 3 to 4 PM). For additional information, contact Brittany VanderPol - 360-773-8047
Shoreline ‘Kite Night’ Indoor Flies – Bob Plant has kicked off this series of indoor flies in the Shoreline area.  These first of these took place on November 21st.  These flies are held at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 18826 3rd Ave NW, Shoreline, WA.  and typically run from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Watch this “Announcements” page and e-mails for future flying dates.