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78 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 6 - March 12, 1998 30th Great Delaware Kite Festival set for Cape state park April 10 The Great Delaware Kite Festi- val, cosponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation, will be held at Cape Henlopen State Park on Good Fri- stunt kite flying group, is donating two handmade commemorative kites to honor the longevity of the event. Business and community lead- ers have donated awards for awards ceremony for the after- noon competitions concludes the day's activities. The entire day's activities will be announced from a state area by two veteran masters of cere- monies - Dan Gaffney from Eagle 97.8 and Dennis Forney from the Cape Gazette. In addition to the flying con- tests, there will be food and sou- venir concessions, stunt kite fly- ing exhibitions and a kite raffle for a specially designed 30th an- niversary commemorative kite. day, April 10 (Rain date Satur novice and advanced competitors mmmlml day, April 11). This popular an- of all ages. nual event attracts kite flyers and Six special class awards will be spectators from throughout designated for superlatives, such b Delaware and the surrounding as the smallest and the most senior  states competitor Established 30 years ago when The cmpetitr s entrance fee is It L 2O7 Rhol:t h AVEn U!  r = i.. G_ the Maharajah of Bharatpur, In $1 for flyers up to 17 years old, $2 ii dia, challenged Delaware's gover for all others Competitors can al nor to a kite flying contest, the so pay an additional $2 to com P/, competition has proved to be a pete in the Highest Kite Award I' 27-1986. -l'af'P]-' crowd pleaser, category, which will take place at ) The championship continued 12:15 p.m. for all ages. There iS mnoboth Beacn ef year after year and in time people no charge to watch the compeff- began comingwiththeirown tions. There is a nominal special "I/B PIIICIg kites. Last year's festival drew event fee to enter the park, howev- record numbers to Cape Henlopen er, whichis collected per car at the State Park to watch competitors entrance to the park. vie forl8judgedprizes. Registration beginsat9:30a.m. : They also are treated to stunt The children's and teen's compe- kite flying demonstrations by pro- titions take place from 10 a.m. to  ('-,,,. fessionals, noon, followed by the awards cer- / This year will commemorate the emony for the morning comped- i i  HTUBT 30th anniversary of the festival tions. 7-', with a re-enactment of the original The adult, stunt kite, novice in- "duel" staged as part of the Ma- dividual precision and open indi- harajah's challenge, e vidual ballet competitions follow 9 p l  The Valli Boyz, a professional the highest kite competition The ! RAL b gins' ' Wendy _ Sister =-__ :-= :-___ A - _____ a video series on March 13 Come join us on Friday nights at the Rehoboth Art League to watch Sister Wendy's video se- ries, "The Story of Painting," while drinking hot cocoa and eat- ing popcorn! "So many people are frightened of art, but they shouldn't be," re- flects Sister Wendy Beckett, the BBC's venerated art historian. "Art is a window into something greater than yourself." With astonishing knowledge, insight, and passion for painting and painters, Sister Wendy whisks you along on the ultimate gallery crawl from primitive cave draw- ings to Renaissance masterpieces and culminating with the Soho scene. A PBS favorite, Sister Wendy is "the best talker on art since Lord Clark gave us Civilization," ac- cording to London's Daily Tele- graph. The first video in the series, to be shown March 13, is titled "Ear- ly Art." Other videos and thgeir screening dates are "The Renais- sance," March 20; "Baroque and Romanticism," March 27; "The Age of Revolution," April 3' and "Modernism," April 10. The videos, to be shown at the Homestead on the grounds of the Rehoboth Art League, will start at 7 p.m. and last one hour. Suggest- ed donation is $5. Learn all about color mixing at RAL beginning March 25 Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, and continuing April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 9 a.m. to noon, artist Helen Schnick will teach "Design and Color," a course designed for all levels at the Rehoboth Art League. This is a foundation course for any future medium an artist chooses to work in. The classes will cover princi- ples of design and basic co)oL With emphasis on composition, the student will be able to lay the groundwork for creating their own designs. Instruction in color mix- ing and matching will be done in tempera and can be applied later to any medium or artwork. Learn all the tips from an expert who spent one full year in art school just mixing colors. The cost is $70 for members and $80 for nonmembers. Schnick graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art and also exhibited at the Balti- more Museum of Art; the Peale Museum, Baltimore; and the Re- boboth Art League. She has also taught for the Southern Delaware Academy of Lifelong Learning. For more information or to reg- ister, call the art league at 227- 8408. SAT., MARCH 14th