Kite workshop set Saturday

CityofAlexandriaBeginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, the City of Alexandria will host a kite-making workshop in the lobby of City Hall in Downtown Alexandria in anticipation of next week’s Kite Day Festival set at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, at O’Hearn Mathews Field on Bayou Rapides Road.

The class will help children learn the general principals of making their own kite at home. The class will be held in conjunction with the Alexandria Museum of Art’s Second Saturday Market and Taking It 2 the Streets.

The Kite Day Festival next Saturday welcomes children and adults. Bring a store-bought or a self-constructed kite and enter one or all of several contests. There will be medals awarded for first through third places in each category. Categories include: largest kite, smallest kit, stunt kite, tandem kite, jousting kite, most creative kite and banner-raising kite.

The first 300 children who come to Kite Day on March 15 will receive a free kite and a bottle of bubbles. Don’t miss the high-flying fun!

TREE HouseAttendance is free, but there is a $2 charge for each kite category entered. Food vendors will be on site. For more information call the TREE House at (318) 619-9394 or go to

The festival is hosted by TREE House Children’s Museum and sponsored by the City of Alexandria.