April 20, 2012
If you are unaware of how cool kite flying is, then you better get to Graf Park this weekend. "Go Fly a Kite!" is your chance to not only see how it's done by top fliers, but to also get tips from the Chicago Fire Kite Team and Connor Doran, who took his kite-flying skills to "America's Got Talent" and made it to the top 12. Doran, who has epilepsy, also works with Dare to Dream speaking to audiences of all ages about epilepsy and the joy of kites.
Why go: You can pick up trivia such as that the Samuel Cody kite system was used by British military for reconnaissance before World War I.
Reconsider: Looking up for all that time makes you neck hurt.
Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Graf Park, 1701 Manchester Road, Wheaton; free, registration recommended; 630-665-4710, wheatonparkdistrict.com