100918: Kanikapila SitRep: Friday=Elks, Saturday=UFOHQ

BOT:

Aloha Ka Kou,

We’re at the Elks this Friday at our usual time of 7pmish to 9pmish. Dinner will served around 6:30pmish and Brudda Joe Tato’s got a local kine Mini-Luau plate lunch lined up with some kind of delicious fish, Kalua Pig, Rice, Mac-tato (that’s tay-tow, not tah-tow) Salad. Mahalo Joe and to the Elks for hosting us once again. As usual, BYOGear, BYO$$ (for dinner) and BYAloha!

Click below last Friday’s Kanikapila.

Saturday we’re at the UFOHQ for our Kanikapila ʻAuinalā (afternoon kanikapila), 2pm – 4pm. BYOB&S (beverages and snacks). Text me at 4153007804 if you want to RSVP a seat.

Oh, did I mention that we came back with 100 lbs of Vintage Hawaiian Wear?

Btw, it’s Lā Hoʻomākaʻukaʻu (Halloween) Month! So Nohea has asked that everyone put on their thinking caps, masks, makeup, costumes, alter egos, etc. to get ready for our annual Hoʻolauleʻa lā hoʻomākaʻukaʻu (Halloween/aka Come As You Aren’t/Party) on October 26th! For inspiration I’ve posted some photos from Last Year’s HP . . .

Hmmm, I’m thinking maybe something really diabolical this year . . . . like . . .  a Supreme Court Justice? Sorry, I slipped there, broke one of my own UFOhana protocols . . . anyway, I hope to see you folks this week sometime!

UkEkU
quiet simple act,
emotion shared without words,
we stand in the glow.

Aloha Hui Hou!
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

I’m going as a cat pillow . . . z z z z z z . . .

:EOT

 

100218: We’re at Campbell Hall this Friday

BOT:

Aloha Ahi Ahi Ka Kou,

We’re b-a-a-a-ck . . .  from our trip from Hawai’i.

We’ll be meeting at Campbell Hall, in Sausalito, for this Friday’s Kanikapila, gathering at our usual time of 6:30pm to 9:pm-ish. BYPotluck, BYMusicStands and that great ‘Ohana Style Aloha.

No Saturday Kanikapila this weekend. Have a Great Fleet Week(end) everyone!

On behalf of Linda and myself, we wish to send a very sincere Mahalo Nui Loa to Marion and Sandy for keeping the Kanikapila running during our absence and to all of you that helped with supporting the Shark-tober-fest Fundraiser. Brudda David was very grateful as well. We’re truly honored and blessed to be part of such a supportive and caring ‘Ohana.

So, before we left we were invited to Kani at the Napa Valley Aloha Festival . . . click below to see images of that great event. Mahalo to the Manaleo ‘Ohana for hosting us!

I know it’s kind of like having to sit in front of a slide projector of a family trip to Disne . . . well you know what I mean, for those of you with nothing better to do,  click below for images from our trip.

  

   

   

 

   

   

Ok, gotta do that 4 letter thing tomorrow . . . work, take care everyone. Hope to see you this Friday!

UkEkU
trades winds kiss the leaves,
trees softly dancing in time,
Manoa beckons.

Aloha A Hui Hou,
-=Del+Linda+Jake=-

Jake-Cousteau

:EOT

091918: Friday Kanikapila at The UFOHQ Annex, No Saturday Kanikapilas

BOT:

Aloha from Pearl City,

Just a reminder that Marion and Sandy will be hosting Friday Kanikapila at their home (aka UFOHQ Annex), this and next Friday. You folks know the routine, BYPotLuck, BYOGear and especially BYAloha. If you need an address text me at 415-300-7804.

There are no Saturday Kanikapilas until we return. Mahalo to Marion and Sandy for keeping the Kanikapila Fires burning.

Btw, don’t forget about the Sharktoberfest event on the 29th. It’ll be at the same time (11am to ???) and location as before, I’ll post details at a later blog. Sandy will be running the event in my absence, please  lend him a hand and support this important and meaningful event.

Mahalo Nui Loa to the Maunaleo Foundation for hosting us at the Napa Valley Aloha Festival and to all the UFOhana members for their support and for sharing your Aloha with the event goers.

On the home front, Mom and Dad are down with the flu, but are in good spirits, we’re trying hard not to bring it home with us so we’re doing air hugs and kisses for now. Thankfully our live-in RN, my sister, has been giving them a lot of TLC.

Hope to have some photos uploaded soon of last Friday and Saturday events. Maybe some Hawai’i away team photos?

UkEkU
a fire red sunset,
mountains with indigo sky,
kiss of soft trade winds.

Malama Pono,
-=SqL+Nohea=-

As you can see I’m a little tanned though I’ve lost a little weight, hair, my eyesight and switched to an Apple . . . naaaah! I’d never switch to an Apple!

:EOT

091118: Kanikapila this Friday=Elks, Saturday=Napa Aloha Festival

BOT:

Aloha All,

We’re meeting at the Elks this Friday. Usual time of 7pm – 9pm-ish. It’s a special night in that there will be a Teddy Bear fund raising event for Keikis that night. Joe Tato’s menu is Pasta, Marinara or Pesto, Meatballs or Sausage, Salad, Garlic Bread and a dessert. As usual BYOGear (music stands and lights), a little $$$ for dinner and a some extra Aloha to share with our Elks Ohana. Mahalo, once again, to Elks for hosting us. Click collage below for online album . . .

And below for the Saturday Kanikapila . . .

This Saturday we’re at the Napa Aloha Festival, 2p-4p, see below for location details. I understand that there will be signs directing you to the Kanikapila Building. Please bring your UFOGigBooks, music stands and lot of extra Aloha to share with everyone there. Oh, and maybe a chair just in case. Mahalo to the Manaleo Foundation for hosting us and to Glenn, Sue, Joe, and Carolyn for supporting the UFOhana in this FUN-tastic event!

As most of you already know Nohea and I will be away visiting family. In our absence Marion has volunteered to host the 9/21 and 9/28 Kanikapilas during our Away Mission to the Home Planet of O’ahu. I’ll post information as the dates come up so stay tuned. Mahalo to Marion and Sandy for keeping the UFOhana Strumming!

I also want to remind you all of the following from last week’s posting.

From Madison . . . .

Hey Del,

Here is the link to my GoFundMe: Click here to support Marin Youth Symphony Orchestra Tour organized by Madison Sneath

I also made a YouTube video of me playing my audition piece on Saturday so anyone who wasn’t there can listen to me play: Madison Sneath Playing Fantasy by Francis Thomé Thank you so much for supporting me!

I also have all of my concert dates already so all of you guys can mark your calendars extra early to hear what you’re helping me do 🙂 

All of our concerts are held in the James Dunn Theater at the College of Marin in Kentfield. December 2nd is our Winter Concert from 7-9.May 5th is our Spring Concert from 7-9.June 19th is a concert put on the day before we go off to Europe from 7-9.  This means so much to me, thank you for helping me spread the word and for all the support you’ve given me through the years! See you next Saturday! 🙂

Again, let’s all pitch in, visit her go fund me page today and help Madison continue her musical journey of discovery  . . . Mahalo Nui Loa . . .

. . . and for all you Hokulea Fans and sailing enthusiasts out there note the following forwarded from our Hawaiian favorite Song Bird, Faith Ako . . .

Unko Del,
If anyone might be interested to kokua time from your group?
Should be fun, mahalo!!

Faith Thompson Ako
Greater Bay Area’s Premier Songstress
Traditional/Contemporary Hawaiian Music
www.faithako.com

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The following part is from Suzie Kagami (a supporter of the UFOhana), I know it coincides with the Napa Aloha Festival, but just in case some of you are looking for something else to do . . .
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Dear Friends, 

Please forward to our community as we are searching for 50+ volunteers for this historic 2-day event. ~ Mahalo!

The Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce of Northern California and the Polynesian Voyaging Society are hosting a historic event in the Bay Area welcoming Wayfinder and Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson at Capuchino High School in San Bruno on September 15, and the Hikianalia welcome ceremony on September 16, 2018 in Aquatic Park in San Francisco.  

A great service project to fill school volunteer hour requirements, church or community service projects, this is an excellent educational event helping to support our Bay Area Polynesian community broadening our vision of Earth Sustainability, ancient way finding navigation, and cultural community.  We are looking for volunteers for the following shifts to help us host this event and would be honored if you could join us.  

Saturday, 9/15

An Afternoon with Wayfinder and Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson

Cappuccino High School, San Bruno, CA

https://hccnc.org/events/2018/9/15/an-afternoon-with-wayfinder-and-master-navigator-nainoa-thompson

2:00 – 4:00 pmLobby Attendants (need 4)
2:30 – 6:30 pmTheater Ushers (need 12)

Sunday, 9/16

Hikianalia Voyaging Canoe Welcome Ceremony
Aquatic Park, San Francisco, CA

https://hccnc.org/events/2018/9/16/hikianalia-welcome-ceremony

10:00 am – 2:00 pm  Ushers (need 18)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Ushers (need 18)

Please feel free to email with questions, or respond with your name, organization and email if you can attend. We are hoping to fill all positions by this Monday if possible. It will be a historic event not to miss. 

Mahalo,
Susie Kagami
susie_kagami@mac.com

Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California
Event Coordinator

Cell: 650-888-5010

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Ok, once again sleep beckons . . .

UkekU
walking in silence,
cerulean blue above,
morning sun smiles down.

Aloha A Hui Hou,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

“Hey there baby wanna . . . woa! Squirrel!”

:EOT

 

090718=Campbell Hall, 090818=UFOHQ

BOT:

Aloha Kakou,

Sorry for all the confusing posts as of late. Something happened to the blog. Looks like my provider had restored an old copy after an update went bad. Anyway, I’m hoping this will put us back on track. Thanks to Allan Goodman for pointing out the problem.

So, Friday we’ll be at Campbell Hall, BYPotluck and BYOMusicGear, I can sure use help with setting up chairs and tables if anyone’s available. We should be there around 5:45PM or so, much appreciated. Mahalo Nui Loa to Reverend Chip for hosting us once again!

I also want to say Mahalo Nui Loa to all for your Birthday Gifts and Hauoli La Hanau wishes and to my Ukulele Sister Charlotte, hope you had a Happiest of Birthdays and Mahalo! I am so blessed to have such a wonderful ‘Ohana, you warm my heart.

Click here for Friday Night Album . . . and what I night it was! Btw, see if you can find the “E Tutu E” hula by Ralph and Dolores, amazing! And then there’s Sandy and his unbelievable “In A Canoe!” Not to mention Hula Dancers with Dangerous Implements in close quarters! But wait, there’s more . . . . well actually there’s not.

This Saturday we’re at the UFOHQ at our usual 2-4pm time. BYOB&S (Beverages and Snacks). TEXT me at 4153007804 if you’ll be attending so I can save a seat for you.

Click here to view Saturday Album. Featuring Madison and her trumpet!

Speaking of Madison, please make note of our UFOhana Keiki’s request for help below . . .

Hey Del.

Here is the link to my GoFundMe: Click here to support Marin Youth Symphony Orchestra Tour organized by Madison Sneath

I also made a YouTube video of me playing my audition piece on Saturday so anyone who wasn’t there can listen to me play: Madison Sneath Playing Fantasy by Francis Thomé Thank you so much for supporting me!

I also have all of my concert dates already so all of you guys can mark your calendars extra early to hear what you’re helping me do 🙂 

All of our concerts are held in the James Dunn Theater at the College of Marin in Kentfield. December 2nd is our Winter Concert from 7-9.May 5th is our Spring Concert from 7-9.June 19th is a concert put on the day before we go off to Europe from 7-9.  This means so much to me, thank you for helping me spread the word and for all the support you’ve given me through the years! See you next Saturday! 🙂

. . . please, let’s all pitch in, visit her go fund me page today and help Madison continue her musical journey of discovery  . . . Mahalo Nui Loa . . .

Another note for all you Hokulea Fans and sailors out there, forwarded from our favorite Song Bird, Faith Ako . . .

Unko Del,
If anyone might be interested to kokua time from your group?
Should be fun, mahalo!!

Faith Thompson Ako
Greater Bay Area’s Premier Songstress
Traditional/Contemporary Hawaiian Music
www.faithako.com

—————————————————————————
The following part is from Suzie Kagami (a supporter of the UFOhana), I know it coincides with the Napa Aloha Festival, but just in case some of you are looking for something else to do . . .
—————————————————————————

Dear Friends, 

Please forward to our community as we are searching for 50+ volunteers for this historic 2-day event. ~ Mahalo!

The Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce of Northern California and the Polynesian Voyaging Society are hosting a historic event in the Bay Area welcoming Wayfinder and Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson at Capuchino High School in San Bruno on September 15, and the Hikianalia welcome ceremony on September 16, 2018 in Aquatic Park in San Francisco.  

A great service project to fill school volunteer hour requirements, church or community service projects, this is an excellent educational event helping to support our Bay Area Polynesian community broadening our vision of Earth Sustainability, ancient way finding navigation, and cultural community.  We are looking for volunteers for the following shifts to help us host this event and would be honored if you could join us.  

Saturday, 9/15

An Afternoon with Wayfinder and Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson

Cappuccino High School, San Bruno, CA

https://hccnc.org/events/2018/9/15/an-afternoon-with-wayfinder-and-master-navigator-nainoa-thompson

2:00 – 4:00 pmLobby Attendants (need 4)
2:30 – 6:30 pmTheater Ushers (need 12)

Sunday, 9/16

Hikianalia Voyaging Canoe Welcome Ceremony
Aquatic Park, San Francisco, CA

https://hccnc.org/events/2018/9/16/hikianalia-welcome-ceremony

10:00 am – 2:00 pm  Ushers (need 18)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Ushers (need 18)

Please feel free to email with questions, or respond with your name, organization and email if you can attend. We are hoping to fill all positions by this Monday if possible. It will be a historic event not to miss. 

Mahalo,
Susie Kagami
susie_kagami@mac.com

Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California
Event Coordinator

Cell: 650-888-5010

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. . . and speaking of the Napa Aloha Festival . . .

. . . and finally, Marion has volunteered to host the 9/21 and 9/28 Kanikapilas during our Away Mission to the Home Planet of O’ahu. I’ll post information as the dates come up so stay tuned.

Ok, it’s been a long day, so you tonight!

UkEkU
shifting moon shadows,
undercover of darkness,
the lone one beckons.

Aloha A Hui Hou,

“Heh? What? Why I ought to smack . . . oh, sorry, I thought you were that Pilipino House boy!”

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

082818: Kanikapila this Friday & Saturday @ UFOHQ

BOT:

Aloha All,

Though Leslie did offer a last Kanikapila at what was once Bogie’s Cafe. We’ve decided to keep close to home this week and hold both Kanikapilas at the UFOHQ. 7-10 on Potluck Friday and 2-4 on BYOBS Saturday. Mahalo to Leslie and Michael for all the years of hosting the UFOhana at their establishment. I’ve assembled about 400+ photos of our Nights (and some days) at their wonderful Cafe.

Click below for a collection of past Kani’s at Bogie’s . . .

 

082218: Kanikapila Friday=Elks, Saturday=Sonoma

BOT:

Aloha All,

We’ll be at the Elks this Friday, Dining Room, 7 pm-9 pm-ish. We were thinking about the Terrace, but the evenings have been way to cold for us Senior Ukulele Pilots (sorry Joe, sorry Monica). Dinner will be available for a small fee. I believe Jerk Chicken and some healthy preparations of veggies are on the menu! Mahalo to the Elks for being such gracious hosts.

Below, no that’s not Sandy playing the Air Bass, he’s actually doing “In A Canoe” hula with Charlotte!!!!! Click below to be amazed . . . see more . . . OMG!

Click above to see Sandy doing In A Canoe . . .

Btw, I fogot to post this the first time . . . sorry Joe . . . sorry Monica!

Saturday we’ll be at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club, 2pm – 4pm, BYOGear (music stands), some $$$ to donate at the door and for Beverages. Mahalo to Na Wahine Mahina na Awaawa (Women of the Valley of the Moon) for hosting us once again.

Click below for last week’s Saturday Kanikapila . . .

On a sad note, as some of you may be aware, Bogie’s Cafe, a favorite hangout of the UFOhana, and probably the only other Ukulele Friendly establishment other than the Elks in San Rafael closed it’s doors this past Sunday. Click below for images from Sunday and today’s Aloha Oe to Bogie’s.

But Wait! Leslie wants the UFOhana to hold one last Kanikapila at Bogie’s August 31st, Friday, 7-9pm-ish, BYPotluck, BYOChairs and Music Gear and of course, BYOAloha! Let’s give Leslie, Michael and Bogie’s a great send off!

Ok time to go lay down . . . two more sleepy times before Ukulele NIght . . .

UkEkU
Recalling good times,
This was home away from home,
Mahalo Bogie’s!

Malama Pono All,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

081518: Friday = UFOHQ, Sat = UFOHQ

BOT:

Aloha Kakou!

We’ll be at the UFOHQ this Friday and Saturday. Friday, 7-10p, BYPotluck, Music Stands and those Good Vibes. Saturday we are also at the UFOHQ 2-4p, similar to Friday’s BY’s except BYOB&S (Bevs and Snacks).

Mahalo once again to the Elks for hosting us last Friday, for the great dinner and the great sense of Aloha from all. Click below for online album of last Friday. Hauoli La Hanau to all our Leo Keiki’s! Wait there’s two just below!

Saturday Kanikapila we were introduced to a “Special Guest” . . . wink, wink Madison? Btw, nice hair cut Madison and welcome to the ‘Ohana Tyler!

And what a great weekend it was and will be. Btw, text me at 4153007804 if you want to RSVP a seat for either day(s).

UkEkU
darkness of anger,
slowly move into the light,
return to reason.

. . . . From the New Yorker . . .  works for me!

Okidoki, hang in there, we’re almost at the EOW.

Spok-U-Bom-Bye!

Aloha A Hui Hou,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

080818: Elks Friday, UFOHQ Saturday . . .

BOT:

Aloha Everyone,

We’re meeting at the Elks for our Friday Kanikapila. Usual start time of 7p – 9:30ish. Joe Tato’s got a Local Kine menu in mind (for a nominal fee) with Pork Adobo, Huli Huli Chicken and Stir Fry Veggies. Ono-licious! BYOGear (lights and music stands) and a little $$$ for Dinner and Bar goodies. Mahalo to Joe and the Elkders for hosting us once again.

Saturday we’ll be at UFOHQ. 2-4PM, BYOB&S (that’s Beverages and Snacks . . . of course), BYOMS (Music Stands), we’re good for chairs. Please TEXT me at 4153007804 if you want to RSVP a seat for Saturday.

For those that attended last week’s Maritime Fundrasing Kanikapila a big Mahalo Nui Loa! Your support of the Galilee Harbor ‘Ohana did not go un-noticed. Click below for images of that event.

Click below for Friday’s Kanikapila at the Campbell Hall.

UkekU
we wander through life,
with a dim blurred consciousness,
rushing to the light.

-=SqL+Nohea+Nancy=-

These Boots are Made for Uke-in’ and that’s just what I’ll do . . . are you ready Ukes? Staaaaart Strumin!

:EOT

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