120517: It’s Elks Friday!

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It’s that time of the month everyone!  The Second Friday is upon us, which means we’ll be at the San Rafael Elks Lodge this Friday. 7pm-9:30pm-ish. There will be a dinner provided (Pork Adobo and Tofu Stir Fry, I think) for a nominal fee. Dinner served 6:30p-ish. Music will be setup on the Bar and Dinner in the Dining Room as usual. Mahalo once again to the Elks for hosting the UFOhana and for their generosity.

Click below for last Friday’s  Campbell Hall Kanikapila . . .

Saturday Kanikapila will be held at the Fair Fax Christmas  Craft Fair! Yes, we’ve been invited to perform once again. We’ll be performing 11:30a – 12:30p  at the Pavillion.  Click here for more information  about the Fair.

If you have last year’s Christmas Song Books (Winter 2016 V.6.2) bring them along as we’ll be playing from them. Otherwise, I will bring extra song books to the event. Bring your music stands, and keep in mind that stage space is limited so please share your stand and music book with someone.

Click below for image from last Saturday’s Christmas Dinner / Kanikapila at the Elks . . .

Mahalo to the Elks for inviting us to come and share in all the Christmas Aloha! What a treat to have Aunty Ku’uipo share in the joy as well. Mahalo Dena to share Aunty with us.

UkEkU
Sparkles in her eyes,
Dancing with an ageless grace,
Moments frozen in . . . .

Malama Pono All!

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

Our Christmas Tree Sentinel. Forever guarding his Beanie Buddies

:EOT

112817: We’re at Campbell Hall this Friday!

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Aloha Everyone,

It’s almost a new month! Which means we’ll be meeting at the beautiful Campbell Hall in Sausalito this Friday between the hours of 6 & 9pm.  BYOGear (music stands and lights), BY(Yummy)PotLuck and some  Extra Aloha to share with your ‘Ohana. Mahalo to Reverend Chip for hosting us once again.

Before I forget, by any chance, did anyone find a small Zip Lock bag with a USB cable in our Front Porch? That was a phone charging cable  that I left out for my son. If so, could you please leave it in the little Cup (with the Koosh ball) on the metal shoe shelf? Mahalo.

Click below for Friday images:

This Saturday we will be holding our Kanikapila at the Elks Dining Room at their special dinner event below. We’ll be playing from 5pm on . . . Click the image below if your wish to RSVP for Dinner.

Click below for Saturday happenings . . .

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, onward to our next Holiday!

UkEkU
Skies draped in dark clouds,
Slowly life grows through damp earth,
Blessings from above.

Hope to see you this weekend sometime!

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

“Now where did I put that remote?”

:EOT

112017: Hana Hou T-Day this Friday at the UFOHQ!

Aloha Ahi Ahi Kakou!

The year is speeding past us and the first mile marker is Hana Hou T-Day which is already upon us! Which means, this Friday is your big chance to share your leftovers with your UFOhana at our regularly scheduled Kanikapila. We’re meeting at our usual time of 7p-10p and invite everyone to share your Homeless Turkey, Mash, Gravy, SPAM (made with Turkey) Musubi, Turkey Chow Fun, and any miscellaneous fixings.  Oh, and if you have any left over Aloha, bring some of that too . . .

Click below for Friday’s Photo Album:

Saturday Kanikapila will be held at the UFOHQ as well.  BYOB&S (Beverages and Snacks) and if you have more of the leftover A-word thing.

Almost forgot, here’s the Saturday Images:

We celebrated the 61st Wedding Anniversary of the Axelrods . . .

Btw, Linda will be having a Black Friday and 50 Shades of Gray Saturday 30% Off Sale this weekend. So come an hour early if you are in search of a some quality Hawaiian Wear and Goods.

I want to share the following from Charlotte:

Ukulele awards at Laurel Dell elementary 
Many sponsors of this award 26 Kala ukuleles with cases

Each ukulele had gold inscription of who donated.

Major donors corporate visions and Elks especially Dennis Mcnell with other individual donors plus those who participated in Bay Area Human Race on May 13 walking or playing music – Del & Linda and UFO s who stood on the corner playing for the walkers.

Mahalo to all who made this happen!! First set of ukuleles for Laurel Dell

Melann, Pauline, Gary A and Sandra,Joan Corey, Amy, Andrew Ian Flynn, Elaine and Mike steinbacher, Al Bernes, Ruby, Mary Lynn(?) and husband, Barbara and Tucker, Lynnette, Madison, Mark and Dongfen, Don Koc, Marion Boyd — Corporate Visions the sponsors of the fundraiser and all who donated.  Too many to name. Mahalo

I’d also like to say that on behalf of Linda and myself. We give thanks to our higher powers and to the UFOhana for all that you do and share with us. It has been a bumpy journey to this place we now call home. But are so fortunate to have such giving and caring ‘Ohana in you all.  We hope to return in kind to you all what you have so generously given us.  We wish you all have a . . .

See the source image

uKeKu
Warm wooden vessels,
Crafted containers of songs,
Na Ukulele

Aloha A Hui Hou,

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

111417: UFOHQ This Friday and Saturday . . .

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Aloha All,

Hope you’re all getting some rest from an action packed three day weekend. Mahalo Nui to Melann, Linda, Pauline, Marty, Marion, Sandy, Kimo, Lynnette, Susan, Wally, Nohea, Lois, Carolyn, Charlotte, and all the others that helped make the Kaiser BBQ, Joe’s Home Coming, Saturday Kanikapila and the Elks Veteran Dinner such successful and fun events! So this week we’re taking it a little easy by congregating at the UFOHQ for our Friday (7-10p, Potluck, Bring Aloha, yada, yada) and Saturday Kanikapila (2-4p, Yada, Yada) . Sorry, still a little tired from hauling a 900 pounds of gear last week . . .

Below, Joe’s Home Coming, click collage to access the online album:

Below, last week’s Saturday Kanikapila . . .

Below, the Elks Veterans Dinner . . .

UkEkU
Heaven’s dark fabric,
Light from a million years past,
A veiled Moon rises . . .

Aloha A Hui Hou Kakou,
-=SqL+Nohea+Natasha=-

“Cousin Jake Vere Rrrrrr You?”

:EOT

110617: We’re at the Elks This Friday, Sat. we’re @ UFOHQ Day & Elks Evening . . .

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All Hailing Frequencies Open!

Aloha Everyone,

Hope you’re all keeping warm and dry out there. I want to send a Mahalo Nui Loa to Rev. Chip for hosting us last Friday. Always such a pleasure to play the Great (Campbell) Hall. Click below for image album.

We have busy weekend coming up, starting with a call for Kokua (Help) from Joe Tato for the following events. Please contact Joe if you’re up for lending a hand with any of the events:


Volunteers Needed Kaiser BBQ North Bay Fires

We are thanking all the staff, doctors, nurses, assistants, janitors, security, everybody for their hard work during the North Bay Fires.

We will be serving lunch for 600 Kaiser Employees.

If you are free to volunteer for any portion between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm  on Friday, November 10th we could really use your help!

We are serving a BBQ grill lunch for over 600 Kaiser employees at the Terra Linda hospital.  Critical need for Volunteers! BBQ.

Location will be Terra Linda Hospital at the Big Turn Around by the Parking Lot.       Please contact Joe Tato


That Friday Evening we’re at the Elks for this special event:

DISTRICT DEPUTY HOMECOMING DINNER FOR JOE TATO:

 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10th

Welcome our very own, District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, Joe Tato back to his own lodge. We are celebrating his ‘whirlwind’ trip around the district to visit and experience each of the other 8 lodges in the Great Northwest District!

In usual Joe fashion, there will be a huge feast, complete with Ukulele music (that would be US!) and entertainment.

MENU:
Osso Bucco
Also *fish or vegetarian with RSVP request
Mashed Potatoes
Vegetable Medley
Salad
Dessert

$25/ per adult

Dinner served at 7 pm

Please RSVP or (415) 453- 1108


Below are images from last Saturday’s Kanikapila, small, but intimate group. We’ll be meeting at UFOHQ for our usual Saturday 2-4 pm Kanikapila . . .

. . . however Joe has asked if we could play at the following event for their evening dinner (5-8 pm, Dinner 7:30ish). . .  Btw, It’s a Free Dinner for ALL Veterans (Elks and Non-Elks).  Otherwise a Dinner (Pot Roast, Mashed Taters, veggies) is available for $11 (11/11/2017). Hope we see you there, if not for Dinner to help entertain our Veterans.

Ok, time to get ready for another action packed weekend!

UkEkU
Veiled moon hangs frozen,
Stars pierce an indigo sky,
Chilling Winter’s night

Aloha Ahi Ahi,
-=SqL+Linda+Jake=-

Jake re-enacting the (Cat) shower scene from Psycho . . . Motherrrrrrrr!

:EOT

 

103117: We’re at the Campbell Hall This Friday!

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Aloha All,

We’ll be at the Campbell Hall this Friday, 6:30p-9: ish, Mahalo Nui Loa to Reverend Chip for Hosting us once again! It’ll be nice be back in that beautiful space again.

BYPotLuck, BYOGear (Music Stands, Book Lights, UKULELE, etc.). Were good for chairs but can use help with setup. OH, don’t forget to bring some Aloha to spread around too . . .

Saturday we’ll be back at the UFOHQ, 2p-4p. BYOB&S (Beverages and Snacks). We’re good for chairs, but you may need to bring a music stand just in case and a six pack of Aloha couldn’t hurt either.

Mahalo Nui to All that made our Come As You Aren’t Kanikapila such a fun and fantastic event. Click the collage below to view the only album. Mahalo to Donna and Linda for the fun pics!

 

The following Saturday was our last Kanikapila at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club for the year. We’ll be back with our Sonoma ‘Ohana in January 2018. Mahalo to Craig and Linda for the great photos! Mahalo to the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club, Betty Ann and Hula Mai for a great 3rd year of Kanikapila in Sonoma and for the beautiful lei. We’ll miss you folks, please do visit us down South sometime!

Btw, in case anyone’s in the area . . . check out the following . . .

Hope you all had a Great Halloween. After all the years of not having any Trick or Treaters show up, we just had a hoard of Vampires, Witches, A Tyrannosaurus Rex (see below), Harry Potter and a Pirate decimate our bowl of candy. After less than1 minute a 10 pound bag of Candy was gone except for a Butterfinger and Baby Ruth. Thankfully that was the first and last group for the night!

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I wonder if this comes in XXXL?

 

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C-a-a-andy! Must have Sh-u-u-gar!!!!!!!
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This one didn’t show up, but I really like his costume! Edward Jr?

UkEkU
Day slowly fading,
Dusk surrenders its last light,
Children of the night

Hauʻoli Lā Heleuī!
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

I AM The BAT CAT . . . .

:EOT

102517: This Friday Is “Come As You Aren’t Day” at the UFOHQ . . .

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Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

Yes, that’s right it’s “CAYADCome As You Aren’t Day aka our Halloween Costume Party!

We encourage all to let loose and allow your inner whatevers to show up this Friday. Well, maybe not too loose, but definitely do come as you normally aren’t.

We’ll be gathering at our usual run time of 7pm – 10pmish, B.A.Dish (Pot Luck) to share with your Fellow Ghouls, Witches, Clowns, Pirates, you know, your regular ‘Ohana members. BYOMusicStands and as always that some of that Aloha thing . . .

Here’s a special event notice from our own Madison who will be performing at following . . . 


THE Annual Big Band Dance transforms the Novato High School Old Gym for a night to be remembered. It’s part Swing Dance, part Jazz Band performance part Marin School of the Arts Dance performance and completely fun for the entire family! This year features special guests from MSA Theatre and Vocal Music as the evening recreates Frank Sinatra Live at the Sands in its entirety.

Dress in your Halloween or Swing-era best and wear your dancing shoes! Everyone is welcome on the dance floor while family and friends gather for a good time, including sweet treats and dance contest. Tickets are $15 adults, $5 students and seniors and are available at the door and online at universe.com/bigbanddancefranksinatraliveatthesands

Event Details:
Start date: October 27, 2017
Start time: 6:00 pm
End time: 10:00 pm
Venue: Novato High School Old Gym

Please feel free to mention the above to all your friends . . .


Good luck with the Event Madison!

Joe Tato mentioned that last week was a great Fundraising Friday for the Elks. About $640 for food and over $1200 for gift card donations to the Fire Survivors. Joe also mentioned that the donations are still coming in.

Mahalo to the UFOhana for supporting this important event and to those that helped with the Quiche for Fire Fighters cook off the week before . . .

Click here for images of last Friday’s Kanikapila.

So last Saturday was Sandy’s Big 7-Oh-Oh! and CD Release Party. What great time that was! Mahalo to Marion and Sandy for Hosting the UFOhana’s Saturday Kanikapila and for the even more Funner Birthday Bash and CD release. Click Here for the Great Photos!

This Saturday we’ll be at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club. Usual time of 2p – 4p. BYOGear (Music Stands, we’re good for chairs) and again, that Aloha thing . . . just not a Kanikapila without it!

I understand that Hula Mai may be joining us, as well as other Fire Storm Survivors. Mahalo to the Wahine O’ Mahina Awāwa  (Woman of the Valley of the Moon) for Hosting us in light of this difficult time.

There’s a moon in there somewhere . . .

Last Sunday we celebrated Paul’s Life at our Kanikapila Ho’ola’a. Mahalo to Pauline, Linda, Linda and others for making this such a special Kanikapila. I felt Paul was there Dancing Hula and strumming right along with us! Click Here for images.

uKeKu
Astral Silken veils,
Hidden Heavenly jewel,
An infinite dance.

Malama Pono Ka’kou!

Hey, where’d this guy come from?

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

 

101817: Fri=Elks, Sat=UFOHQ-Annex, Sun=Elks – UPDATE

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Aloha All,

Please note the UPDATE TO SATURDAY KANIKAPILA BELOW . . .

“UFOhana the Morning After…..”

Yes, you read it right we’re at the Elks this Friday at our usual time of 7p – 10p-ish for this special dinner event below:

DD (Joe Tato’s) Homecoming Postponed!
Due to recent fire events the DD Homecoming dinner is postponed until….. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH

Here’s last Friday’s Kanikapila images . . . 10/13/17

Saturday we are at the UFOHQ-Annex, text me (4153007804) if you need address, from 3pm-5pm for Kanikapila. Then from 5pm-Whatevas-pm we are celebrating Sandy’s Birthday and CD Release (also at the Annex). Marion will be graciously providing food, but BYOBeverage and BYOMusic Stands. Here’s last Saturday’s Kanikapila . . . images 10/14/17

However, Sunday, we are holding special a Kanikapila Hoʻolaʻa (Dedicated) at the Elks, 2p-4p ,to celebrate the life of our dear ‘Ohana member, Paul Yockey.

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It’s a potluck event and we hope you join us in celebrating Paul’s life in Mele (songs) and “Talk Story” about this Kane (man) who has touched all of our lives.

Lastly, let’s keep our Friends up North in our hearts and minds, pray to our higher powers to keep them all out of harm’s way and their homes safe.

uKeKu
a brown morning sky,
still cool air greets the hot earth,
tired men battle on . . .

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

“Yeah, I’m still here.”

:EOT

101717: Friday=Elks, Sat=UFOHQ, Sun=Elks

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Aloha All,

“UFOhana the Morning After…..”

Yes, you read it right we’re at the Elks this Friday at our usual time of 7p – 10p-ish for this special dinner event below:

DD (Joe Tato’s) Homecoming Postponed!
Due to recent fire events the DD Homecoming dinner is postponed until….. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH

Here’s last Friday’s Kanikapila images . . . 10/13/17

Saturday we are back at the UFOHQ for our usual weekend 2p-4p Kanikapila. BYOB&S (Beverages and Snacks). Here’s last Saturday’s Kanikapila . . . images 10/14/17

However, Sunday, we are holding special a Kanikapila Hoʻolaʻa (Dedicated) at the Elks, 2p-4p ,to celebrate the life of our dear ‘Ohana member, Paul Yockey.

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It’s a potluck event and we hope you join us in celebrating Paul’s life in Mele (songs) and “Talk Story” about this Kane (man) who has touched all of our lives.

Lastly, let’s keep our Friends up North in our hearts and minds, pray to our higher powers to keep them all out of harm’s way and their homes safe.

uKeKu
a brown morning sky,
still cool air greets the hot earth,
tired men battle on . . .

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

“Yeah, I’m still here.”

:EOT

101217-We’re at the UFOHQ this Fri and Sat . . .

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Aloha Ahi Ahi Ka Kou,

I know it’s a been a very stressful week for everyone, for some more so than others. I’m glad to hear that most of our ‘Ohana has been making it “ok” through the Fire Storm. “Standing Tough! But Scared,”  says Faith Ako. I know it’s far from over, so let’s keep praying to our higher powers to keep everyone safe and for those affected, a speedy recovery. I know that for Betty Ann and Craig this is their “second time around”, they were also victims of the Oakland Fire.  Please send them, and our ‘Ohana up North, lots of positive mana, in hopes their homes and lives remains intact. I know it was that same mana that brought home Jake. Mahalo to you all for that and to Gary, Melann and Pauline for all the help with posting (and un-posting) the Lost Jake posters.

So this Friday, the 13th, we’re at the UFOHQ, 7p-10p, BYKaukau (Potluck), BYODakineMusicStands and as always, you know, Bring that “A” word thing! Since we’re speaking of Fridays, click here for the photo album from last week.

We’ll be back at the Elks next week Friday, October 20,  at our usual time. We’ll be celebrating Joe Tato’s “Homecoming” and there will be a special dinner available as well. Mahalo to the Elks for inviting us to participate in this special event.

This Saturday, the 14th, we’ll be back at the UFOHQ again. Same time as usual, 2p-4p. BYOB&Snacks if you need something to munch on. Click here for Saturday’s images.

Next Saturday, the 21st, we’ll be holding Kanikapila at the UFOHQ-ANNEX. Text me at 415-300-7804 or email me at kaleikoa@piko.ws if you need directions. Run time will be 3p-5p. After 5pm we will be holding a super combo “Not So Surprise” Birthday party & CD Launch party for our own Bass Commander Sandy Bailey. Marion will be graciously providing Onolicious food from Maunaloa Hawaiian BBQ, BYOBeverage and BYOVegetables if you’re . . . well, you know, if you’re into that sort of thing.

uKeKu
familiar door,
an empty darkness surrounds,
a last mournful call.

Me ke Aloha Pumehana e Malama Pono,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

. . . i’m back . . .

:EOT

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