072518: Fri=UFOHQ, Sat=Sonoma, Sun=PorchFest!

BOT:

Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

We’ve got a busy / fun / exciting weekend coming up, starting with a Friday Kanikapila at the UFOHQ. 7p-10p, BYPotLuck, BYMusicStands, BYCoolAloha to help with da heat! Click here for last week’s Kani Album.

Saturday we’re at the SVWC (Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club) 2p-4p. BYMusicGear (we’re good with chairs) and little $$$ to donate to the SVWC and to purchase some snacks and beverages. Mahalo to the Women of the Valley of the Moon for hosting us once again! Click here for last week’s Saturday Kani photos.

Sunday we’ll be at the July 29th Napa Porchfest. We’re scheduled to perform from 3p – 5p on Lee and Miriam Hamilton’s front . . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . PORCH (of course)!

For those of you attending here’s  their address:

Lee and Miriam Hamilton
308 Franklin Street
Napa, CA 94559

And below, a view of The Porch from the street corner. Click image to access last year’s album of the Porch Fest . . .

Carolyn mentioned that last year the food lines at the Trucks were EPIC-LY LONG! So we’re suggesting a BYPotLuck, the Hamilton’s have offered up their beautiful lush backyard as a “Living” Green Room to the UFOhana. Let’s make it a full blown Kanikapila and bring lotsa kaukau for the the BYPL and BYOB!

I’m setting up 3 pop up tents this last year to provide shade in their driveway and a cool space for participants to overflow into (we all won’t fit on the porch), dance, talk story, etc. You may want to BYOChairs as well as BYOMusicGear (Music Stands, Wind Clips, Bottle of Water, etc.). We’ll be working from our UFOhana Gig Book this year, so bring ’em if you got ’em.

I understand that Betty Ann will be bringing a contingent of Hula Mai Dancers as well. Mahalo, Mahalo, Mahalo Betty Ann! Btw, does anybody have carpet runners or lauhala mats we could (possibly) lay out on the sidewalk in front of the porch so the hula dancers don’t burn their feet? Or maybe if you’re dancing, just wear your reef walkers? Next best thing to bare feet. Anyway, thought it might be nice to have the dancers out front this year instead of tucked in the driveway, just thinking out loud here.

Also keep in mind that there’s going be extra traffic from the Raceway this weekend, so adjust your travel time accordingly.

Finally . . . PLEASE WEAR HAWAIIAN ATTIRE!

For more info, here’s a link to the Napa PF website :

https://napaporchfest.org/event-map-and-list/

We’re listed under POP (?), for music type. I guess we’ve moved up from “World” or “Other” or maybe they should have a “Da Kine” classification?

Mahalo Nui Loa to Lee and Miriam Hamilton for inviting us back once again and to Carolyn for all coordinating she’s done to make this possible.

Ok, that should be enough for now. Hope you have a great rest of the week and see you at the end!

UkekU
breeze softly kisses,
gentle smile across the moon,
shadows of the night.

Nah, l look better in an A-Line, like the spaghetti straps though . . .

Aloha A Hui Hou!
-=SqL+No(cough,cough)hea+Jake=-

:EOT

071618: Kanikapila Friday = Elks, Saturday = UFOHQ

BOT:

Aloha Ahi Ahi Kakou,

We will be Kanikapila-ing at the Elks this Friday, in the Drakes Bar, at our usual time of 7pm-9:30pm-ish. I understand that Joe Tato will be whipping up his usual Ono-licious Dinner for sale to all interested. Menu is as follows; Spring Salad, Roasted Veggie, Saffron Rice Pilaf, Herb Pork Loin and a Dessert. As usual, BYOMusicStand and book lights, a little $$$ for DinDin and Libations from the Bar and of course that legendary UFOloha that you always seem to have extra to share with! Speaking of sharing click here for our Shared Friday Night Album.

Saturday we’ll be back at the UFOHQ for our usual afternoon delight Kanikapila, 2p-4p. BYOSnacks and a Cold Beverage (we’re hoping to have our new Fridge by then, but you never know). Mahalo to Will for making an Ice Run last week and help bring the Degrees down a notch. Mahalo to Carolyn for bringing that great Birthday Cake and Mahalo to Lois for having a Hauoli La Hanau! Click here for those happy images.

Btw, for those of you interested in attending the July 29th Napa Porchfest. We’re scheduled to perform from 3p – 5p on Lee and Miriam Hamiltons front . . . . wait for it . . . PORCH of course! Here’s  their address:

Lee and Miriam Hamilton
308 Franklin Street
Napa, CA 94559

Carolyn has graciously offered to take orders and pickup T-Shirts for the Porchfest on the 29th. If you’re interested, please get your orders in to Carolyn Pendry at pendry@me.com ASAP (no later than July 25th) as they ran out last year!

Shirt Details:
$20 each, bring cash please!
Kane (guys) – Fruit of the Loom, med – 3X (true to size) all 100% cotton
Wahine (babes) fitted Sun Girl, cap sleeve, med – 2X (they run on the small side)

Carolyn mentioned that last year the food lines at the Trucks were EPICLY LONG! So we’re suggesting a BYPotLuck, the Hamilton’s has offered up their beautiful lush backyard a “Living Green Room” to the UFOhana. So please do consider participating in the BYPL and BYOB.

I’m setting up 3 pop up tents like last year to provide shade in their drive and a cool space for Hula dancers. You may want to BYOChairs as well as BYOMusicGear (Stands Wind Clips, etc.). We’ll be working from our UFOhana Gig Book this year, so bring ’em if you got ’em.

For more info, here’s a link to the Napa PF website :

https://napaporchfest.org/event-map-and-list/

We’re listed under POP (?), for music type. I guess we’ve moved up from “World” or “Other” or maybe they should have a “Da Kine” classification?

Mahalo Nui to the Hamiltons for inviting us back once again and to Carolyn for all coordinating she’s done to make this possible. I understand that Betty Ann will be bring a contingent of Hula Mai Dancers as well. Mahalo Betty Ann!

Ok, pau hana time . . . hope to see all this weekend sometime.

UKE-KU
so we think we know,
yet forever forgetting,
the days of darkness.

Malama Pono Each Other Everyone!
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

071018: We’re at UFOHQ this Friday and Saturday

BOT:

Aloha All,

We’re at the UFOHQ this Friday 7-10PM, BYPotLuck, BYMusicStands and BYSomeAloha to share (of course). We ask that everyone refrain from dining in the Living Room as we’re finding food stains in some weird places. You’re welcome to dine in the Kitchen and the Patio. Mahalo for helping us keep our home . . . a home.

Saturday we’ll be at UFOHQ again, this time 2-4PM, BYOB&S (Beverage & Snacks), Yada, yada . . . oh and don’t forget your Uke!

Please text (do not email) me at 4153007804 to RSVP seats for Friday and / or Saturday.

Below, images from last Friday . . .

Click above for online album

. . . and Saturday Kanikapila . . .

Click above for online album

Btw, just a heads up. We’ve been invited once again to this year’s Napa Valley PorchFest. Stay tuned for details and mahalo to Carolyn for helping arrange the gig.

UkEkU
ghostly melodies,
dance gracefully on the winds,
rhythm of nature.

Malama Pono All,

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

In time all these memories will be lost, like tears, in rain.

:EOT

070218: Kanikapila, Friday=Campbell Hall, Saturday=UFOHQ

BOT:

Aloha UFOhana,

I want to start off by expressing, on behalf of Nohea and I, our sincerest Mahalo Nui Loa to everyone who participated at this year’s Kanikapila at the Marin County Fair. Thanks to all of you and your great spirit of ‘Ohana and Aloha, I’m told, it was our best performance yet.

Ok, well that and maybe all the practice we put in the last few years every Friday and Saturday . . . and maybe Leslie’s Pink and Dolores’ Black Spike Boots, (click the image below to view the online photo album of the event) . . .

Are you ready boots? Sta-a-a-rt walking!

. . . and maybe these cool shirts that Brudda Will made for us helped a little . . .

Na Kane O Pu’uwai – The Men of Heart . . . Mahalo Brudda Will for custom shirts!

. . . actually, I think is was E) All Of The Above.

We came, we strummed, we shared Aloha!

So before all the Sunday excitement, we shared some fun times with our Sonoma Ohana . . .

Click above to access photo album.

. . . and Friday started the whole weekend  . . .

Click above for photo album.

Oh yeah, back to where we’ll be this weekend:

Friday we’re at the Campbell Hall 6:30pm to 9ish. BYPotluck, BYOMusicGear and more Aloha to share. We’re good for chairs. Mahalo Reverend Chip for your hospitality!

Saturday we’ll be at the UFOHQ back at our usual time of 2p -4p. BYOSnacks&Beverage and BYOMusicStand. Please text me (don’t email as I don’t always check emails on weekends) at 4153007804 to RSVP a seat for Saturday.

Ok, I think I’m running out of caffeine . . . hope to see you all this weekend sometime. Happy Fourth to us all!

UkEkU
cool winds from the west,
a soft moist veil of  moisture,
sun yields to the clouds.

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

Hey, have you seen my catnip?

:EOT