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Friday – Sunday, February 16-18, 2018
Orscheln Farm & Home
1309 N Taylor Ave, Garden, City, KS
Meet & Greet with AU member Daryl Hopkins. He will share information about the racing homing pigeon hobby.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Petoskey District Library Classroom
500 E Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770
Pigeon racing involves releasing specially bred and trained homing pigeons, which then return to their homes over carefully gauged distances. "When people see the birds flying and know they will return home from 500 plus miles, a lot of excitement is generated," comments Mike
Netsky, Flying Clovers 4-H Racing Pigeon Club leader. Mike will show a film and discuss how to raise and race these special birds. All ages are welcome, the pigeons will be here too!
Event Type(s): Family Event
Age Group(s): Family
Presenter: Mike Netzky
Saturday, March 24th, 2018
Michiana Bird Society 24th Annual Bird Fair
Mishawaka F.O.P., Lodge 91
1825 E. 12th Street
Join AU member Mike Nemes as he displays his racing homing pigeons. He will have helpful information brochures to share
how-to’s on the racing hobby.
10 am - 4 pm
$4. 00 Admission
Children Under 10 Free
Questions - 574-333-2329
Saturday, March 24, 20187
8th Annual Thunderbird Fly-in
The cost for attending the Fly-in is $5 for public and adults and includes a lunch. The Thunderbird kids pay $10 for lunch and they get to pick their birds.
9:30 am -10:00 am Set up and get started and opening talk by Vicki
10:00 am - 11: 00 am Fit & Show
11:00 am - 11:45 am Demonstrations
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch
During lunch children can take a 3x5 card around and look at the baby birds. They will write down the numbers of the birds cages so they will know where to locate the birds they might like. Pick several birds in case the ones they want are already gone.
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm - Pigeon Presentation
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Drawings for pigeons
3:15 pm - Silent auction closes and people pay for items they have bid on.
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Clean up
All the auction proceeds go to the Thunderbirds and will be used for their hats and bands for their birds. Every child that joins our club receives a hat that they can put their winning pins on.
Anyone that would like to donate young birds to the kids can do so. The kids will fly the birds for young birds, take them to the fair, and then the birds if not taken home by the kids will be put into the Strand loft to be raced as old birds. Thunderbirds can watch the birds and they also get first choice of babies from their birds from previous years.
Lunch will be hot dogs, chili, potato chips, cookies, veggie tray, and homemade food.
If you have any questions please call Vicki at 360-966-4796.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Dixie Southern Shows presents the Georgia Carolina Flown Racing Homing Pigeon Show
(EWHA) Electrical Workers Home Association
6021 Ridge Road, Appling, GA 30602
JUDGING: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, AU Certified Judge, John Hundrup officiating
LUNCH: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ENTRY FEE: $5.00 per bird. (100% of all show bird entry fees paid out.)
AUCTION: 2:30 PM auction of donated birds.
Contact Johnny Hutcheson
Monday, May 28, 10:00 - 5:00
Centennial Commemoration of the Battle of Cantigny
First Division Museum at Cantigny Park - Lobby
1s151 Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189
Free with paid parking.
AU's Fox Valley Combine will sponsor a several-hundred-pigeon release at the anniversary event. There will also be a separate special release of white pigeons by Fox Valley Combine members Greg Warwick, Scott Onsen, Harry Stewart and Rick Neitzer.
Scheduled events begin at 10 AM with a ceremony, wreath laying and pigeon release. At 1 PM, costumed performers read letters from soldiers spanning from World War I to Operation Desert Storm. Available all day are a contemplative poppy display, family activities and historic vehicles with World War I reenactors.