Rockfish Valley Kite Festival April 10 2010

ROCKFISH VALLEY KITE FLYING FESTIVAL

APRIL 10, 2010 (THE SATURDAY AFTER EASTER)
11:00 AM UNTIL 3:00 PM

SPRUCE CREEK PARK in the big field off Glenthorne Loop (Rt 627)

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
(Suggested donation to Rockfish Valley Foundation is $2 per person)
For more details and program schedule check out www.rockfishvalley.org.

Stunt Kite demonstrations and performances set to music during day courtesy of members of Richmond Air force, one of USA’s premier kite clubs. Historical and modern kites displayed and flown. Some of the kites on display will be handmade showing unusual shapes and unique designs and color patterns.

NOON Unfurling of 1200 square foot flag by everyone in attendance with playing of the Star Spangled Banner.

11 AM and 1 PM free dual line group lessons lasting ½ hour – depending upon wind
Stunt kite instructions given, and kites can be purchased from, 2 Guy’s flying;
Children activities include – free kites and assembly to first 100 children,
running races with miniature parachutes
jugglers, a mime and other games as the Wind and participation allows; Observe the sun through telescopes in the afternoon.
BRING A PICNIC FOR A FAMILY FUN DAY
NO RAIN DATE
Food vendor is Botali’s from Staunton

SPONSORSHIP:
ROCKFISH VALLY FOUNDATION www.rockfishvalley.org
NELSON COUNTY LIFE – MEDIA SPONSOR – www.nelsoncountylife.com
Co Sponsors: Richmond Air Force www.richmondairforce.com
And 2 Guys Flying from Staunton
SUPPORTED BY NELSON COUNTY DEPT. OF PARKS AND RECREATION

AND THAT EVENING – APRIL 10 BEGINNING AT 7:00 PM – STAR WATCH WITH CHARLOTTESVILLE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY EXPERTS THROUGH THEIR TELESCOPES AT ROCKFISH VALLEY TRAIL HEAD

ALSO SUNDAY APRIL 11 AT 2 PM – AT SPRUCE CREEK GALLERY THE HISTORY OF NELSON COUNTY COUNTRY STORES – COSPONSORED BY THE OAKLAND MUSEUM AND ROCKFISH VALLEY FOUNDATION. A PANEL CONSISTING OF JIMMY WOOD, RAL SATTERWHITE, DON FAULKNER, ELIZABETH RICHARDSON and JOSEPH MORSE (AUTHOR OF VIRGINIA’S COUNTRY STORES –a quiet passing) WILL TELL THEIR STORIES