Greetings all you kite lovers out there.
Glen Rothstein here, just giving you a head's up on what's up in the sky around here.
NABX is going on at Ivanpah right now so if you're inclined, head on over there and have a blast.
The two other "major" events (besides your own fun) are Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.
4/15 marks the 27th Annual Santa Barbara Kite Festival. Every year, Dave Hefferman (& Family) along with Rakesh Bahadur (& Family) work hard to bring smiles to the faces of kids and adults alike. They're back again at SB City College to do it all over again. Please go out and support this event.
Sunday, April 22nd brings us to Santa Maria for their 3rd Annual Discovery Museum Family Kite Festival at Rotary Centenial Park. Every year, this event grows. Along with the great food, added this year are 3 Demo Quad Teams along with some Dual Line Demos as well.
The Candy Drop has a new twist (or Flap, if you will) and we're expanding the Bol Runs which got out of control last year.
There's even a Lodging Special with additional goodies above and beyond the discounted room rates.
Just up the road on the 28th and 29th, the Morro Bay Kite Festival continues to pick up steam.
The bottom line is Kiting is happening and all you need to do is get there. Grab your friends and family and make a go of if. If you can't make it, grab a kite, hit your local flying spot and share, share, share.
For further info, please contact your local kite shops, clubs or the AKA.
Best Wishes and Winds,
Glen E. Rothstein
Dawn to Dusk Flyer - Ventura County Kite Flyers
Editor’s note: For additional kite flying fun, please read the AMC Montessori Newsletter – Spring 2012 Edition - http://www.amonco.org/spring4/montessori_spring_4.pdf