Let’s go fly a kite

FIRST PHOTO: Maui Toy Works owner Robert Loera flies a mylar Indian fighting kite in front of Lahaina’s Wo Hing Museum on Friday afternoon on the opening day of the two-day Chinese Kite Festival presented by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation and Hawaii Kitefliers Association. Loera said the kites that are used in battles in India are famous for their glass-coated lines. The event is scheduled to continue 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Lahaina Cannery Mall’s Open Space Lawn, starting with the flying of a 175-foot Chinese Dragon kite and concluding with a kite fighting demonstration.

SECOND PHOTO: California siblings Brooklyn Burton, 6, and Miles Burton, 8, fly their homemade kites Friday on the grounds of the Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse. Today’s event includes free kite making and flying, as well as kite demonstrations.