052417: We’re at UFOHQ this Friday . . .


Aloha Ahi Ahi All,

We’re back at the UFOHQ this Friday, at the usual run time of 7pm – 10pm. BYPotluck (thanks for the great healthy food last week), BYOGear and BYAloha of course! Here are some great photos of last Friday and Saturday’s Kanikapila, click the collage below to access the online photo album . . .

That’s Morgan Bailey (our Bass Commander’s daughter) with Marion . . .
The Weekend Warriors of the UFOhana . . .

This Saturday we are at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club, but don’t forget Kanikapila will be from 3p – 5p instead. For those of you who want to get an early start, some great Hula and food consider attending the Luau event just before Kanikapila . . .

Ok, that’s it for now, hope to see you this weekend sometime! Have a great Memorial Day all . . .

Azure morning sky,
Symphony of bird’s voices,
A feast on the lawn.


“awwwwww, I bet you say that to all the Handsome Puttitats!”


051817: We’re At UFOHQ this Friday and Saturday


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

Well, we finally made it to the end of the week. Sorry for the late posting, I’ve been busy with fence repairs and cutting down the meadow known as our front yard. Both Friday and Saturday Kanikapila will be at the UFOHQ. Text me with your name if you need directions to the HQ at 415-300-7804.

So Friday Kanikapila at the usual time of 7p-10p, BYPotLuck (healthy if can), BYOMusicStands, BYAloha, of course! Click here for last Friday’s Kanikapila images.

Saturday Kanikapila at the usual time of 2p-4p. BYOB&S (Beverage and Snacks if you like), BYOMusicStands. Click here for last Saturday’s Human Race photos and kanikapila. Btw, mahalo nui loa to the Away Team that performed at the Human Race and provided encouragement to the participants, 3 of which are UFOhana members. See for yourselves!

Okidoki, I’m pretty beat from hacking at 4 foot weeds, see you folks tomorrow!

Gossamer clouds drift,
Symmetry of sky and earth,
Winds of change blowing.

Aloha A Hui Hou,

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Jake! Bad Kitty! Leave the Battleship alone!


051017: 2nd Friday Means We’re at the Elks this Friday . . .


Aloha UFOhana,

It’s that time of the month, aka 2nd Friday Kanikapila, which means we’ll be at the Elks this Friday. Usual runtime of 7pm – 10pm. Tad will be manning the kitchen, so we’ll have dinner that night as well. Sadly, Joe Tato’s in Hawaii attending his Father’s Funeral. Please send your Aloha and good mana his way. We’ll be sure to sing one for his Papa . . . Malama Pono Joe!

This Saturday we’ll be at the Human Race event and we welcome all who are interested to attend and help encourage the participants with our Aloha and Meles. If we play loud enough we may even make them run faster (away from . . . us)?  Anyway, we’ll be in the area pictured below:

Avenue of Flags at the Marin Cultural Center

We’ll be playing from 8:30a – 9:30a-ish, or until there’s no one left to play for. So if you’re an early riser,  bring your coffee, breakfast bagels, flight manuals, etc. and help with this worthy cause. Bring sun gear, water, wind clips, music stands, etc. Remember that Charlotte will be raffling off two Ukuleles to help raise money their Ukulele Music instructor project.

Saturday Kanikapila will be held at the usual time of 2p-4p at the UFOHQ. BYOwnBeverate&Snacks (if you like).

Mahalo Nui to Reverend Chip for hosting us last week! As usual, we had a great time (photos). Followed up by our usual Saturday Second Chance Kanikapila (photos).

Below, a surprise guest at UFOHQ . . .

Can you see it?
There’s she is . . .
Wait, what are those behind her?
Why her ducklings of course! Let see, there’s Huey, Duey, Luey, Chuey, Ah Choo-e, Kabluey, Babalooee, Stuey, Ma-nooey and Frank.

Of course the question is, how did they get into and became trapped in the yard? Well, last Saturday Linda notice that boards on the fence had blown out nearest the school. We suspect that Momma Duck and the 10 Ducklings had snuck in while the boards were down. I then fixed the boards after they had entered. It wasn’t till later that Jake and Linda noticed Momma Duck was waddling up and down the fence line. Probably looking for the opening that’s no longer there. Linda opened the gate and she eventually noticed and lead the family home.

love ravaged by time,
hope floats on waters of life,
ashes of our loved.

We’ll see you folks soon!

Aloha A Hui Hou,

….zzzzzzz …. duck seaon! wabbit season! duck season! wabbit season … zzzzz….


050317: We’re at Campbell Hall this Friday . . .


Aloha Ka Kou,

It’s the first Friday of the month and Reverend Chip has once again opened the Campbell Hall to the UFOhana. Mahalo Rev. Chip! Run time 6:30 pm to 9 pm-ish. BYPotLuck (healthy if possible), BYOMusicGear, and Mahalos and Alohas to share with everyone.

Saturday we’ll be at the UFOHQ, 2p – 4p, BYOB&S (Bevs and Snacks), BYOMusicStand, we’re good on chairs.

I also want to remind everyone of the following Events this month:

Bay Area Human Race:

Saturday, May 13, 2017
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Directions to the Fairgrounds

5K Run • Walk • Dog Walk • Community Village • Music • Food • Kids Races

Since 1982, the Bay Area Human Race, produced by Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL), has been a critical fundraiser for many nonprofits. An established icon in the community, the race has raised over $7.7 million dollars for nearly 2,000 local nonprofits over the past 34 years. Race day features a fun and energizing 5K run/walk at the historic Marin County Civic Center lagoon park and fairgrounds, including music, Kids Races and activities, a dog walk, the Community Village Fair and a pancake breakfast. The event is open to everyone — and the entire community is invited to participate. Hundreds of volunteers, spectators and supporters donate to causes and contribute to the success.

The UFOhana will be playing 8:30a-9:20am-ish. BYOGear (books, stands, hats, clips, sunscreen, noise makers, etc.). Charlotte will be raffling off 2 Makala Ukuleles $5 / ticket, to fundraise for Ukulele Elementary Teacher Instructions.

There there’s this fundraiser for our 2nd home in Sonoma:

lease join in and help fundraise for improvements to the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club.

Last week was a pretty busy week. But, we were lucky enough to get in a Friday Kanikapila, click here for images.

Some of you may be aware that Uncle Jack (Ciardelli), a long time member of our UFOhana, has not been doing too well. But in spite of his health issues he’s managed to attend our last few Kanikapilas. I understand that his family is keeping him company at his and Joanie’s Hale, and that Barbara and Tucker even managed to sneak in a little “Maui Hawaiian Supa Man” while visiting with him the other day. Please keep in him your thoughts this week. Send Aloha and Light to this very kind and gentle man, Joanie, and his loving family. Me Ke Aloha Pumehana Uncle Jack!

Melodies wander,
A distant tapping of spoons,
Uncle Jack is back . . .

Aloha A Hui Hou,

Yo Baby! Like what you see? I work out you know . . .


042617: We’re at UFOHQ this Friday . . .


Aloha all,

We’ll it’s been a week of recovery for Nohea and the SqL. Seems we got a bad case of Hay Fever or something. We’re recovering and should be well enough for Friday Kanikapila. We’re meeting at the usual hours of 7p-10p at the UFO HQ. BYOHealthPotLuck, BYOMusicStand and BYAloha.

No Saturday Kanikapila this week as Sandy and I have a gig with Hula Mai in Sonoma. So have a great Saturday everyone.

Speaking of Sonoma click here for some photos and here for more photos, of last week’s Kanikapila. Mahalo to all that participated and to Linda and Craig for the great photos!

On a sad note . . . please send your Alohas and good mana to Sandra Figone and her family who suddenly lost their mother last week.

Me ke aloha pumehana Sandra . . .

We are all a float,
Among waves of memories,
In a sea of Love.

Aloha A Hui Hou,

. . . be good to each other neeow . . .



042017: Elks this Friday and Sonoma on Saturday . . .


Aloha All,

Another one of those weeks . . .  we’ll be at the Elks 7p -10p. I think Joe Tato mentioned, for dinner, something about Paella!!!!! Yes!!!! THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU . . . btw, did I mention I love Paella?

And THIS Saturday (for those of you who were there last Saturday, wink, wink), we’ll be in Sonoma at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club. 2p – 4p. As usual BYOGear, blah, blah, etc. oh don’t forget to bring some Aloha to both . . .

Ok, back to the grind!

Aloha la dat!

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041317: We’re At The Elks this Friday . . .


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

It’s that time of the month, which means we’ll be at the Elks this Friday, 7p-10pm-ish. Dinner server at 6:30ish for a nominal fee. BYOGear and BYAloha to share with the lodge members and guests. Mahalo Nui Loa to our friends at the Elks for hosting us once again!

Saturday we’ll be UFOHQ. 2p-4p. BYOB&S (Bev and Sanckies).

Last week was a busy week for the ‘Ohana. Along with Friday and Saturday we also had the honor of participating at the He’e Nalu Canoe Blessing and to perform with Kumu Lynn Roth’s Halau.

Click the images below to access an album of that great event . . .

Saturday we were treated to special trumpet solo by Madison. Click image for album . . .

. . . and last Friday we jammed at the Campbell Hall! Mahalo, Rev. Chip for your generosity and opening the doors to the UFOhana once again . . .

Oh, and let’s not forget about this great upcoming event . . .

Ok, that’s all for now . . .

distant chanting calls,
rising from the fog of sleep,
just another dream?

Aloha A Hui Hou!

Life is good when you’re a cute cat . . . but having a good Meowmy sure helps . . .


040517: We’re at The Campbell Hall this Friday . . .


Aloha Everyone,

We’ll be at the Campbell hall this Friday, 6:30p – 9pm-ish. BYHealthyPotLuck and BYOGear. I’m sure you all know the drill by now. Mahalo Nui Loa to Rev. Chip for keeping us rowdy Uke-ists off the streets of Sausalito. Drive safe everyone, there’s rain in forcast!

THIS SATURDAY we’ll be at the UFOHQ, 2p-4p, BYOwnSnacks & Beverages and as with all Kanikapilas bring enough Aloha to share with everyone!

THIS SUNDAY we’ve been invited to the He’e Nalu Canoe Blessing at 101 Sports in San Rafael, we’ll be there from 11am to 2pm. Bring your Flight Manuals, BYOG, Sun Screen and maybe bring a little something to add to He’e Nalu’s Potluck if you’ll be joining us for Lunch. Also, be prepared for a little au’au (rain), I don’t think it’ll be as bad as last year though . . . Mahalo Nui to Napili Bob and He’e Nalu for inviting us to participate in this opening season event that is so much a part of the Hawaiian culture. I understand that Kumu Lynn Roth will be presiding at the ceremonies again this year.

Click here for last Friday Night Images and here for last Saturday Images . . .

daggers of light pierce,
the distant sounds of spring call,
just five more minutes . . .



Wait . . . Kevin Spacey’s on “Nine Lives”  . . . I think he had botox done . . .


033017: Friday and Saturday Kanikapila at the UFOHQ This Week


Aloha Ahi Ahi Ka Kou,

Sorry for the lateness, it’s been a busy week back at work. We’ll be meeting at UFOHQ, this Friday, 7p-10p. BYPotLuck (main dishes, as healthy as possible please), BYOMusicStand and BYAloha to share with your ‘Ohana.

Saturday will also be at the UFOHQ, 2p-4p. BYOB&S (Beverages & Snacks).

It’s been a long weeks, looking forward to more quality Ukulele Time with our ‘Ohana (there’s nothing like having one) . . . Mahalo to all for the great homecoming and that warm blanket of Aloha . . .

Click here for Friday photos and Click here for Saturday’s. Mahalo to Donna and Linda for the great pixi?

as a chapter ends,
title for the next unknown,
joy of blank pages . . .

Malama Pono,

Wait a minute! I said Jake not JACK!
Thats more like it!


032217: Kanikapila at UFOHQ this Friday and Saturday…


Aloha Ahi Ahi Ka Kou,

We’ll be meeting at UFOHQ, this Friday, 7p-10p. BYPotLuck (main dishes, as healthy as possible please), BYOMusicStand and BYAloha to share with your ‘Ohana.

Saturday will also be at the UFOHQ, 2p-4p. BYOB&S (Beverages & Snacks).

It’s been a long two weeks, looking forward to some quality Ukulele Time with our ‘Ohana (there’s nothing like having one) . . .

a warm gentle touch,
softly she speak to my heart,
thankful in her eyes

Mahalo Nui to all that sent their Mana and Aloha our way! Homeward bound once again, see you folks soon . . .

Malama Pono,


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