112817: We’re at Campbell Hall this Friday!


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!

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,

“Now where did I put that remote?”


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 . . .

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Warm wooden vessels,
Crafted containers of songs,
Na Ukulele

Aloha A Hui Hou,



111417: UFOHQ This Friday and Saturday . . .


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 . . .

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

Aloha A Hui Hou Kakou,

“Cousin Jake Vere Rrrrrr You?”


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


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:



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.

Osso Bucco
Also *fish or vegetarian with RSVP request
Mashed Potatoes
Vegetable Medley

$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!

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

Aloha Ahi Ahi,

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



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


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?

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

Hauʻoli Lā Heleuī!

I AM The BAT CAT . . . .