German kite expert Bernd Halbeck will visit Heideveld on Wednesday 23 October to fly kites at the Heideveld Sports Centre ahead of the 25th Cape Town International Kite Festival. October is Mental Health month and Cape Mental Health invites people to “Let Hope Fly” at the centre on Zuurberg Road from 11:00 to 12:00.This free community flying event will also serve as a special welcome to international and South African kiters who have flown to Cape Town to attend Africa’s biggest kite festival. Everyone is welcome and there is no cost to attend. A kite decorating competition will take place on Saturday 19 October. A Community Fly event is planned for Thursday 24 October. Both these events will be held at Liberty Promenade, Mitchell’s Plain. The kite festival will take place in Muizenberg on 26 and 27 October.