081417: Kanikapila at HQ this Friday . . .

BOT:

Aloha Ahi Ahi Everyone!

We’re at the UFOHQ this Friday 7-10pm. BYKauKau (Pot Luck Sorta Healthy), BYOMusic Stands (we’re good on chairs), BYAloha to share with your ‘Ohana and oh . . . Faith Ako! Yes, that’s right, Faith will be joining us this Friday. So come on down and help make her feel welcome!

Speaking of Fridays, Mahalo Nui to all that attended Joe’s Jewelling Ceremony  this past Friday and helped make it such a fun and Ono-licious event. Mahalo to Tad for the great food and to  Barbara, Tucker and MelAnn for helping out in the kitchen. Mahalo Charlotte and Cindy for helping with clean up too. Click below to view the online album . . .

Saturday Kanikapila will be held at the UFOHQ as well at our usual run time 2p-4p. You know the rest . . .  Click here for images of last week’s Saturday Kanikapila.

For those of you that missed it, click below to view images and videos of Andrew Molina’s Ukulele Workshop and Concert held at the Magic Flute.

Well it’s a long week ahead time to get some rest time  . . .

UkekU
Written in the sand,
A promise long forgotten,
Awash in the sea . . .

Malama Pono,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake-A-Mundo=-

Finally . . . did you get my good side?

:EOT

080917: We’re at the Elks this Friday! (Redux, Redux) . . .

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Aloha Everyone,

(Sorry to spam you folks with this, but put the wrong times for Saturday, corrected one follows:     Forgot to add in last night’s posting that we’ll be at the UFOHQ Saturday 2p-4p, Mahalo Carolyn & Cindy for catching the errors of my ways, up, posts!)

We’ve been invited to the following this Friday at the Elks:

You are cordially invited to attend the 
Jeweling Ceremony
for

Joseph Tato

District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler
of the
Northwest District

Wayne Wilson
Esquire to the District Deputy

Ernie Nunes
Auditor to the District Deputy

August 11, 2017

No Host Cocktails and PuPu’s

5:00PM
Jeweling Ceremony

6:00PM
Dinner

6:45PM
Music by UFO’s (Ukulele Friends Ohana of Marin) following dinner
we may be out on the terrace (weather permitting)

Menu: Island Favorites
Tropical Salad, Huli Huli Chicken, Ginger Poached Fish, Kalua Pig and Cabbage, Vegetable Tofu Stir Fry, Rice and Dessert
$15 Per Person

RSVP:

RSVP@elks1108.org     or  call 415-453-1108

Attire:
Hawaiian Wear

Please be sure to RSVP for dinner ASAP so Tad and crew and make sure there’s enough for everyone. Also, Tad is needing some help in the kitchen this Thursday prepping for Friday’s Feast. Please email him at: tadinouye@gmail.com if you can help out our Elks ‘Ohana. Mahalo Joe Tato and the Elks for thee honor!

Many thanks to Reverend Chip for opening the doors to us last Friday and to Leslie and crew that helped with setup and clean up. We have the best UFOhana in the County!

Last week we opened the Maritime Festival at Galilee Harbor. Mahalo to Donna for the invite and the great photos (click below for album) . . .

I want to remind you all of the following Ukulele Event at Magic Flute Happening This Wednesday!

Ok that does it for this week. See you folks at the EOW!

Uke-Ku
soaring over waves,
endless indigo oceans,
dreams of life beyond.

Aloha A Hui Hou!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

080917: We’re at the Elks this Friday (redux) . . .

BOT:

Aloha Everyone,

(Forgot to add in last night’s posting that we’ll be at the UFOHQ Saturday 12p-4p, Mahalo Carolyn for catching that!)

We’ve been invited to the following this Friday at the Elks:

You are cordially invited to attend the 
Jeweling Ceremony
for

Joseph Tato

District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler
of the
Northwest District

Wayne Wilson
Esquire to the District Deputy

Ernie Nunes
Auditor to the District Deputy

August 11, 2017

No Host Cocktails and PuPu’s

5:00PM
Jeweling Ceremony

6:00PM
Dinner

6:45PM
Music by UFO’s (Ukulele Friends Ohana of Marin) following dinner
we may be out on the terrace (weather permitting)

Menu: Island Favorites
Tropical Salad, Huli Huli Chicken, Ginger Poached Fish, Kalua Pig and Cabbage, Vegetable Tofu Stir Fry, Rice and Dessert
$15 Per Person

RSVP:

RSVP@elks1108.org     or  call 415-453-1108

Attire:
Hawaiian Wear

Please be sure to RSVP for dinner ASAP so Tad and crew and make sure there’s enough for everyone. Also, Tad is needing some help in the kitchen this Thursday prepping for Friday’s Feast. Please email him at: tadinouye@gmail.com if you can help out our Elks ‘Ohana. Mahalo Joe Tato and the Elks for thee honor!

Many thanks to Reverend Chip for opening the doors to us last Friday and to Leslie and crew that helped with setup and clean up. We have the best UFOhana in the County!

Last week we opened the Maritime Festival at Galilee Harbor. Mahalo to Donna for the invite and the great photos (click below for album) . . .

I want to remind you all of the following Ukulele Event at Magic Flute Happening This Wednesday!

Ok that does it for this week. See you folks at the EOW!

Uke-Ku
soaring over waves,
endless indigo oceans,
dreams of life beyond.

Aloha A Hui Hou!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

080817: We’re at the Elks this Friday . . .

BOT:

Aloha Everyone,

We’ve been invited to the following this Friday at the Elks:

You are cordially invited to attend the 
Jeweling Ceremony
for

Joseph Tato

District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler
of the
Northwest District

Wayne Wilson
Esquire to the District Deputy

Ernie Nunes
Auditor to the District Deputy

August 11, 2017

No Host Cocktails and PuPu’s

5:00PM
Jeweling Ceremony

6:00PM
Dinner

6:45PM
Music by UFO’s (Ukulele Friends Ohana of Marin) following dinner
we may be out on the terrace (weather permitting)

Menu: Island Favorites
Tropical Salad, Huli Huli Chicken, Ginger Poached Fish, Kalua Pig and Cabbage, Vegetable Tofu Stir Fry, Rice and Dessert
$15 Per Person

RSVP:

RSVP@elks1108.org     or  call 415-453-1108

Attire:
Hawaiian Wear

Please be sure to RSVP for dinner ASAP so Tad and crew and make sure there’s enough for everyone. Also, Tad is needing some help in the kitchen this Thursday prepping for Friday’s Feast. Please email him at: tadinouye@gmail.com if you can help out our Elks ‘Ohana. Mahalo Joe Tato and the Elks for thee honor!

Many thanks to Reverend Chip for opening the doors to us last Friday and to Leslie and crew that helped with setup and clean up. We have the best UFOhana in the County!

Last week we opened the Maritime Festival at Galilee Harbor. Mahalo to Donna for the invite and the great photos (click below for album) . . .

I want to remind you all of the following Ukulele Event at Magic Flute Happening This Wednesday!

Ok that does it for this week. See you folks at the EOW!

Uke-Ku
soaring over waves,
endless indigo oceans,
dreams of life beyond.

Aloha A Hui Hou!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

080317: Campbell Hall this Friday!

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Aloha UFOhana,

Reverend Chip has graciously opened the doors to us this Friday. Mahalo Chip! Hope you’re having a great time on the Garden Isle! Run time is 6:30p to 9pm-ish. BYHealthyDish , BYOGear and BYAloha!

Saturday Kanikapila will be at the Galilee Harbor 10a – 12p. A fund raising event for our ‘Ohana who live Makai side. I will be providing (skinny little, easy to carry) Flight Manuals for the event. Same as last year’s but with Ahi Wela Medley added, in case some of you still have it. BYOGear (music stands, wind clips, etc.). Bring Sun Gear also as there may not be enough space on the stage for all of us, folding chairs would be a great idea. I’m thinking it would be more inviting to have more of us in the audience anyway. See below for details on the Maritime Day event . . .

Mahalo Nui Loa to all who participated at the 2017 Napa Valley Porchfest. You all put on such a great performance. I have a feeling we may be back next year. Lee and Miriam Hamilton were such great hosts and appreciated our ‘Ohana and its positive energy.  Once again, I am guilty of that sin . . . pride.

Mahalo to Betty Ann Bruno and the Hula Mai members that made it out to this event. The Hula added a great dimension to the event, so heartwarming to see children and adults dancing along. Carolyn, arigatou for helping make this event possible for us and of course, Mahalo Nui Loa to the Hamiltons for making their porch available and their Hawaiian Hospitality.

Click the image below for photos of the event.

The weather was so good, even the couch potatoes were out . . . on their Lay-Z-Boys!

Mahalo Craig, Linda and Carolyn for the great photos. Btw, the portraits and more were all Craig’s artistic handy work even though my name appears on them. A bug when uploading from his emails.

Click here for last week’s Saturday Kanikapila and here for Friday’s.

Ok, I’ve got to get working on the Skinny Little Flight Manuals for Saturday. I leave you with this image,  courtesy of Wikio Image Werks . . .

The Ukes Are Out There . . .

UkEkU
A final farewell,
Friends left on a sandy shore,
Only Memories . . .

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

Jake who?

:EOT

 

 

 

072717: We’re at the Elks this Friday!

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Aloha everyone,

The Elks has once again generously offered to host another Kanikapila this Friday. We’re meeting 7-10pm, kalua pig & cabbage and shoyu chicken dinner will be available for a nominal fee.  Sounds Ono-licious!  Mahalo Nui Elks!

Speaking of Friday Kanikapila, click here for images of last week’s Friday kanikapila at UFOHQ. We had a good size gathering that night, mahalo to all that helped with cleanup and to Nohea for always being there!

Saturday we’ll be meeting 2-4pm at UFOHQ for Kanikapila. BYOMusicStands, BYOB&S (Beverages and Snacks if you need). Click here for last Saturday’s images from the Sonoma Valley Womans Club.

Sunday is the Napa Porchfest, our performance time has changed due to a scheduling snafu, so we’ll be performing 4p-5:30p instead. Our porch is located at 308 Franklin St, Napa. Please show up 30 minutes before our performance. In fact you may want to show up earlier and check out the other Bands . . . Great Local Entertainment FOR FREE! Here’s a link to the Porchfest Map and Info Graphic, Porchfest 2017 Map . Be aware that will be road closures that day as well, and here’s a link to the closure map, 2017 Porchfest Road Closures .  Car pooling would be a great idea. Leave comments here for each other if you can provide a ride or need a ride.

We’re listed at location #25. Again because of scheduling issues we’ll be the 3rd band at location #25, performing at 4pm instead of 3pm. Be sure to bring water, food (if needed), sun gear, music stands, wind clips and your Flight Manuals. Consider sharing your Flight Manuals, though it is a big porch, space is limited so we may need to overflow into the driveway, yard, etc. Oh, and don’t forget to bring some UFOhana Aloha to share with our Napa friends.

Mahalo Nui Carolyn for getting us into the the Napa Porchfest!

Well, it’s getting pretty late. Hope to see you sometime this weekend.

UkekU
curtains slowly wave,
gracious lines under moonlight,
softly her breath comes . . .

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

This is my hot cat cooling off position

:EOT

 

071917: We’re at the UFOHQ this Friday . . .

BOT:

Aloooooha UFOhana,

Sorry about the confusion last week, I mistakenly put “071717”  in the header. We are NOT at the Elks again this week, I fixed it on the blog to “071317” but unfortunately it doesn’t send updates once I publish the weekly blog. So, OFFICIALLY, this week we’re at the UFOHQ this Friday, 7p-10p. BYKauKau (Pot Luck – Healthy Stuff, if can), BYOMusicStand/Gear, BYAloha (as always!). Text me at 415-300-7804 for directions if you need.

Saturday we’ll be out the SVWC (Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club), 2p-4p. BYODonation ($5 at the door to help pay for operating cost), BYOGear (music stands), BYA (you know what that is!). For those of you interested, Nohea (Linda) is bringing a collection of her vintage clothing and wares. If you’d like to view her full collection at the UFOHQ, please feel free to call her at 415-572-1175 and schedule an appointment.

Again, a Mahalo Nui Loa to Na Wahine Mahina ʻoawa (Women of the Valley of the Moon) for their Aloha and opening their kahua hoʻolulu (Meeting Place / Club House) to us.

Also, Mahalo nui to the Elks for hosting us last Friday and to Tad for that great Dinner and to Mike for always being a great host. We are truly blessed to have the San Rafael Elks in our lives.

I got a little behind on posting images from the last two weeks so here they are . . .

Click below for last Saturday’s . . .

Click below for last Friday’s Elks Kanikapila . . .

Click below for Friday 070717 album . . . and here for Saturday 070817 album . . .

Below, a special Ukulele Event/Workshop from our Friends at the Magic Flute . . .

Del,

I hope you can share this announcement about a workshop and performance by ukulele artist Andrew Molina, hosted by The Magic Flute on Wednesday, August 9th @ 7:30pm. See the attached flyer.

The entry fee of $15 per person goes directly to the artists.

Cheers,

Christian Dean
Owner/President
The Magic Flute, Ltd.
182 Northgate One
San Rafael, CA 94903

Office: 415-479-3112
Mobile: 415-302-4182
Fax: 415-479-0130

Sounds like a cool event. Hope to see you folks there!

. . . and don’t forget about our Porchfest Kanikapila on July 30th in Napa.

Our PP (Performance Porch) is located at 308 Franklin Street, Napa. Please send in your T-Shirt orders ASAP to me as I understand quantities are limited. Be sure to indicate Size, Men or Woman Styles and Quantity. OR purchase them at Fuller Park, on the Seminary Street side, near the food trucks. All shirts
are $20.00 and help finance this FREE event. Click HERE for a map and  Event and TShirt information. Btw, we are listed as Band Number 25 on the map.

Aaaaaand thennnn we have the following event on August 5th . . .

More details to follow . . . Mahalo Nui to Donna for hosting our Kanikapila at this event once again!

Ok, I think that’s enough for now. See you folks at the end . . .

UkEkU
Like father before,
Cares of future life unfolds,
Allay the worries . . .

Me ke Aloha Pumehana,
-=SqL+Nohea+Romeo=-

Komomai Kat
sleepy time . . .
. . . good night Romeo . . .

:EOT

 

071317 : We’re at the ELK’s this Friday

BOT:

Aloha Everyone,

It’s the second Friday of July which means we’re Kanikipila-ing at the Elks 7p – 10p. BYOGear (music stands), BYO$$$ (for drinks and dinner). Here’s the dinner notice from Brudda Tad:

Hi Elks (and FOTElks),
Here is the menu for tomorrow’s
Friday Night Dinner :

BBQ chicken
Blackened shrimp
Salad and rice
Sautéed asparagus spears
Homemade brownies and ice cream
$13

RSVP Today

Such a Deal make sure you RSVP now.

Mahalo Nui once again the the Elk-ders and to Reverend Chip for Hosting our Kanikapilas!

Btw, there may be some Paramount Food trucks in the Parking Lot this Friday night so parking may be a little sparse. There’s parking in the areas at the various empty lots in the area.

Saturday Kanikapila will be the UFOHQ, 2p-4p, BYOB&S (Bevs and Snacks if you need). You know the rest.

Ok, gotta run!

Uke-ku
distant winds march forth,
rolling oceans of white clouds
makani eha.

Aloha All,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

“Mmmmeooowrrrrr”

:EOT

 

070517: We’re at Campbell Hall this Friday

BOT:

Aloha All,

It’s the first Friday of the month which means we’ll be at the Campbell Hall this Friday. Big Mahalo to Reverend Chip for hosting us once again! Run time, as usual, 6:30 – 9ish, BYPotLuck, BYOGear and as always, extra Aloha to share with your Ohana. Btw, Reverend Chip is requesting that we return the Hall to its original configuration once we’re done so it’ll be ready for the following morning’s event. We’ll need a little help from everyone on this one. Mahalo.

Saturday we’ll be back at the UFOHQ, 2p – 4p, BYOB&S (Bevs and Snacks if you like), BYOMusicStand and that Aloha thing again!

On behalf of Nohea and myself, we wish to express our sincerest Mahalo Nui Loa to all that participated in and made our Marin County Fair Kanikapila the best yet! Nohea and myself are so blessed to have an Ohana so full of Aloha and caring for each other. Mahalo to Charlotte for sharing her knowledge of Hula with us and to Marion for providing such a wonderful forum to spread the way of the Ukulele and our Ohana. Mahalo Nui Loa Kimo for keeping our heart on beat and to Leslie and Dolores for sharing their Walking Boots! Sue and Nellie we hope you’ve recovered from the heat of the event. Brudda Sandy, we missed you! Hope you’re feeling better. Malama Pono Ka Kou!

Click on the image below to access the County Fair Images . . .

Click here for our Saturday Kanikapila album and here for our Friday Kanikapila . . .

Btw, we have a July 30th event coming up in NAPA. The 7th Annual Napa Porchfest. We’re scheduled to play from 3-3:30. More details to come. Below is the T-Shirt for the event, please let me know if you’d like to order one. I’m told the supply is limited. Mahalo Carolyn for getting us into this fun event!

2017 Porchfest T-Shirt

 

Check out the bottom of the back of the shirt, recognize the Ukulele Group listed there?

UkeKu
an ocean of smiles,
bodies sway in time to song,
‘ohana takes flight . . .

Hope to see you folks this weekend sometime. Only 2 more sleepy times till Friday!

Spok-U-Bum-Bai!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

Related image
“Uh . . . I have no idea how that bag got open . . . really . . . “

:EOT

 

062817: We’re at UFOHQ this Friday and Saturday . . .

BOT:

Alooooha UFOhana,

We’re meeting at the UFOHQ this Friday and Saturday. Friday, 7p-10p, BYOKauKau (Potluck, healthy main dish), BYOMusicStands and Saturday 2p-4p, BYOB&S (Beverage & Snacks if you like), of course, always bring some extra Aloha to share with all! We will be practicing our Mele (Songs) and Hula (Hawaiian Dance) for our July 2nd, 2-2:45p, performance at the fair. I will be providing a 2017 Fair Flight Manual to all attending for the event. Mahalo Nui Loa to Maliona for allowing us to participate in this fantastic event once again!

Btw, though we are out of tickets for the event, all are welcome to participate either onstage or in the audience (we can always use the extra applause and Ukuleles out there). In fact, invite your friends and family too! Tell them it’ll make for good Youtube blackma… uh Videos. If you are participating, please meet behind the 3 Twins Stage an hour before performance (just like the last time). Please find someone to share a music stand and Flight Manual with as we may be limited in space onstage. Also, keep the front row clear for our plugin musicians and bass player. Please be kind to those around you and if possible allow our shorter Ukulele Pilots to be in front. I’m going to try and push for 8 songs this year (4 hulas and 4 mele), so the sooner we get setup the better. Please wear you best Hawaiian attire and remember, “Let the Funshine In!”

We had a busy Friday and Saturday last week, click the collages for album access:

Friday was great at the Elks, Joe Tato even cooked us a special dinner. Mahalo to Brudda Mike and Joe for opening up the Lodge to us!

Saturday it was onward to the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club, amazing there was no NASCAR traffic!

Uke-Ku
golden grass waving,
leaf shadows dances below,
a breeze plays through trees.

Take care everyone! See you soon.

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

I am, your father Jake!
Nnnnnnneeeeooooooow!

:EOT

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