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.

Image result for Paul Yockey

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

BOT:

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.

Image result for Paul Yockey

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

100417: Friday and Saturday Kanikapila at the UFOHQ this Week

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Aloha Everyone,

We’ve decided to stay close to home this week. It’s been rough week for Linda and myself. Our backs have been acting up from all the activity last week, so we’ve decided to stay close to home this time instead of trekking out to Campbell Hall, Mahalo to Rev. Chip for being so understanding . . . . and then Jake ran away . . . . See below:

We’re hoping he’s just on vacation, but please, do call the number above or send me an email if you have any information. Please feel free to spread the word about Jake.

So Friday, we’ll be starting at the usual time of 7pm, running till 10pm-sih. BYPotluck, Music stands, etc. and as usual, some Aloha to share with your UFOhana. Then Saturday we’ll do it all over again, 2p – 4p. Except BYOBeverage&Snack (if you like).

Click below to access the Friday and Saturday images from last week:

Friday Album

Sonoma Album

A big mahalo nui loa to Craig and Linda for the great photos and to John, Lois, Carolyn, Linda, Clay and especially Laura for helping out with the Band Duties! You folks sounded great! Couldn’t of done it without you all. Of course an even bigger Mahalo Nui to the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club for hosting us and to Hula Mai for all the great hula and support  of the Kanikapila. Lastly, Mahalo Lou for setting up the chairs!

Ok, we’re going to take one last look around for the little guy. Hope to see you folks around!

UkEkU
Sometimes a feeling,
As we lapse back into work,
Little minds scheming  . . .

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

“I’ll be back soon . . . “

 

:EOT