Kite-flying weekend planned at Dangberg Home Ranch in Minden |

Kite-flying weekend planned at Dangberg Home Ranch in Minden

Something in the Wind, a free kite flying event, will take place at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, 2017.

Join us in our fourth year in celebration of the Washoe Zephyr as Something in the Wind features expert kite flyer Cameron Kauffman along with his family, of From 9:00 am until 4:00 pm both days, the Kauffman’s will demonstrate several models of their large and unusual kites, as well as answer questions. The public is also welcome to bring kites to fly and learn from the visiting experts throughout both days. A limited number of kites will be available for purchase.

Also on both days, from 10:00am until 2:00pm, elementary-school aged children can participate in several simple wind-related craft projects hosted by the Carson Valley Arts Council, and make their own kites (while supplies last) with the help of Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch volunteers. All craft supplies will be provided.

“Colorful wind banners will adorn the park and giant bubbles will blow about, as families are encouraged to bring a picnic and spend all day to play”, says Events Coordinator Kim Harris.

Something in the Wind is sponsored by Soaring NV, Douglas County, The Record-Courier, Holiday Inn Express, and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.

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This is a free outdoor event. Soft drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, 1/4 mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital.