Legend: A = Auction; CWS = Children’s Workshop; E = Election; FD = Field Demo; FF = Free Fly; KC = Competition; KF = Festival; M = Meeting; MWS = Members’ Workshop
KITE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE This is the main fund raising method for putting on the Cleveland International Kite Festival. In an average year, workshops are scheduled in parks, at schools, club meetings, and events. We do not have sponsors paying for tents, park fees, sound systems, etc. So if you have wondered how this works, call Bob Lockhart, Workshop Coordinator at 216-731-3639. It takes about 20 minutes to learn how to help a kid make a sled kite. After you've done five, you are an Expert, and we need more Experts!! Call Bob Lockhart if you can help with any of the CWS at 216-731-3639
Mayfield Village Children's Workshopat the Parkview swimming pool pavilion. Call Bob Lockhart to volunteer & for more details 216-731-3639.
Tent. 4-9 pm
Fourth Annual Euclid Wind Festival, Sims Park. Stay tuned to a future issue of Down the Line and the OSEK website for details.
12 - 5
OSEK Free Fly, Edgewater Park. Theme: Flag Day/Army's 240th Birthday. Any flag or military-style kites. Field meeting for CKF.
1 - 3
OSEK Children's Kite-Making Party, Brecksville Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library. We will be pre-assembling children's'kites for the Cleveland Kite Festival.
12 - 5
OSEK Free Fly at Edgewater Park Theme: Simplicity Day, honoring Henry David Thoreau. Bring your simple, old-fashioned kites. Field meeting for CKF.
Sat 7/18 Sun 7/19
Kite Flyers Weekend at Maumee Bay S.P. (What used to be the North Coast Stunt Kite Games) Call 419-836-8828 or www.dnr.state.oh.us for camping revs
Headlands Beachfest, Headlands Beach State Park. We'll be flying kites, but we might not have music for demos. We’ll need help, please; workshops are at 12, 3 and 5 pm.
12 - 5
OSEK Free Fly at Edgewater Park Theme: OSEK's Birthday/Happiness Happens.Bring the kites that make you happiest. Cake will be served. Last field meeting for CKF.
Sat 8/22 Sun 8/23
Cleveland International Kite Festival. New dates, new format, same place - Edge- water Park. Hawaiian theme. Ka makani `olu `olu! (means "refreshing, perfect wind")
12 - 5
OSEK Free Fly at Edgewater Park Theme: International Chocolate Day. Cookout featuring S'mores. Flexi-fool competition.
1 - 5
Kites on the Lawn, Debonné Vineyards Winery. Field demo & fun. Come help us color the sky. You don't have to fly fancy--just come enjoy the day!
Sept 28 - Oct 3
2015 AKA National Convention: Enid, OK. Road trip! One needs to be a member of the American Kitefliers' Association to have full access to the field & convention activities.
Sat 10/10 Sun 10/11
10 - 5
Burton Apple Butter Festival (tent.), Geauga Historical Society. Annual event, but 2015 details are not yet firm. Theme: One Sky, One World Kite Fly For Peace.
12 - 5
OSEK Free Fly at Edgewater Park - We encourage participation in the Apple Butter festival in Burton, but if that's too far afield, Edgewater will do. Theme: One Sky, One World..
November General meeting (Cuyahoga County Public Library, location tba). No free-fly this month. Details to follow in a future issue of Down the Line.
OSEK New Year's Free Fly, Edgewater Park. No December free fly--instead, we do this crazy thing - we fly in kites in bad weather. Bring hot chocolate, bring a friend!