082818: Kanikapila this Friday & Saturday @ UFOHQ


Aloha All,

Though Leslie did offer a last Kanikapila at what was once Bogie’s Cafe. We’ve decided to keep close to home this week and hold both Kanikapilas at the UFOHQ. 7-10 on Potluck Friday and 2-4 on BYOBS Saturday. Mahalo to Leslie and Michael for all the years of hosting the UFOhana at their establishment. I’ve assembled about 400+ photos of our Nights (and some days) at their wonderful Cafe.

Click below for a collection of past Kani’s at Bogie’s . . .


082218: Kanikapila Friday=Elks, Saturday=Sonoma


Aloha All,

We’ll be at the Elks this Friday, Dining Room, 7 pm-9 pm-ish. We were thinking about the Terrace, but the evenings have been way to cold for us Senior Ukulele Pilots (sorry Joe, sorry Monica). Dinner will be available for a small fee. I believe Jerk Chicken and some healthy preparations of veggies are on the menu! Mahalo to the Elks for being such gracious hosts.

Below, no that’s not Sandy playing the Air Bass, he’s actually doing “In A Canoe” hula with Charlotte!!!!! Click below to be amazed . . . see more . . . OMG!

Click above to see Sandy doing In A Canoe . . .

Btw, I fogot to post this the first time . . . sorry Joe . . . sorry Monica!

Saturday we’ll be at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club, 2pm – 4pm, BYOGear (music stands), some $$$ to donate at the door and for Beverages. Mahalo to Na Wahine Mahina na Awaawa (Women of the Valley of the Moon) for hosting us once again.

Click below for last week’s Saturday Kanikapila . . .

On a sad note, as some of you may be aware, Bogie’s Cafe, a favorite hangout of the UFOhana, and probably the only other Ukulele Friendly establishment other than the Elks in San Rafael closed it’s doors this past Sunday. Click below for images from Sunday and today’s Aloha Oe to Bogie’s.

But Wait! Leslie wants the UFOhana to hold one last Kanikapila at Bogie’s August 31st, Friday, 7-9pm-ish, BYPotluck, BYOChairs and Music Gear and of course, BYOAloha! Let’s give Leslie, Michael and Bogie’s a great send off!

Ok time to go lay down . . . two more sleepy times before Ukulele NIght . . .

Recalling good times,
This was home away from home,
Mahalo Bogie’s!

Malama Pono All,


081518: Friday = UFOHQ, Sat = UFOHQ


Aloha Kakou!

We’ll be at the UFOHQ this Friday and Saturday. Friday, 7-10p, BYPotluck, Music Stands and those Good Vibes. Saturday we are also at the UFOHQ 2-4p, similar to Friday’s BY’s except BYOB&S (Bevs and Snacks).

Mahalo once again to the Elks for hosting us last Friday, for the great dinner and the great sense of Aloha from all. Click below for online album of last Friday. Hauoli La Hanau to all our Leo Keiki’s! Wait there’s two just below!

Saturday Kanikapila we were introduced to a “Special Guest” . . . wink, wink Madison? Btw, nice hair cut Madison and welcome to the ‘Ohana Tyler!

And what a great weekend it was and will be. Btw, text me at 4153007804 if you want to RSVP a seat for either day(s).

darkness of anger,
slowly move into the light,
return to reason.

. . . . From the New Yorker . . .  works for me!

Okidoki, hang in there, we’re almost at the EOW.


Aloha A Hui Hou,


080818: Elks Friday, UFOHQ Saturday . . .


Aloha Everyone,

We’re meeting at the Elks for our Friday Kanikapila. Usual start time of 7p – 9:30ish. Joe Tato’s got a Local Kine menu in mind (for a nominal fee) with Pork Adobo, Huli Huli Chicken and Stir Fry Veggies. Ono-licious! BYOGear (lights and music stands) and a little $$$ for Dinner and Bar goodies. Mahalo to Joe and the Elkders for hosting us once again.

Saturday we’ll be at UFOHQ. 2-4PM, BYOB&S (that’s Beverages and Snacks . . . of course), BYOMS (Music Stands), we’re good for chairs. Please TEXT me at 4153007804 if you want to RSVP a seat for Saturday.

For those that attended last week’s Maritime Fundrasing Kanikapila a big Mahalo Nui Loa! Your support of the Galilee Harbor ‘Ohana did not go un-noticed. Click below for images of that event.

Click below for Friday’s Kanikapila at the Campbell Hall.

we wander through life,
with a dim blurred consciousness,
rushing to the light.


These Boots are Made for Uke-in’ and that’s just what I’ll do . . . are you ready Ukes? Staaaaart Strumin!


073018: Fri=Campbell Hall, Sat=Maritime Day


Aloha UFOhana,

Is it just me or did we just have one hella whirlwind weekend?

I want to start by saying Mahalo Nui Loa to everyone that participated in Sunday’s Napa Valley Porch Festival.  At the risk of forgetting someone, I like to first say Mahalo to Lee and Miriam Hamilton for opening their beautiful home, their amazing back yard / “Green” Room and hearts to us. To Hula Mai Halau and Kumu, Betty Ann, and Charlotte for sharing all that fabulous Hula. Betty, that impromptu sidewalk “Hula Mound” worked like a charm! To Carolyn for setting us up with the event, the beautiful UFOhana Banner, and providing B&B services to migrant UFOhana members in need.

Click above for photo album

To Lois for the ono-licious breakfast, for helping with Linda’s Booth and sharing your vocal talents with us. To Glen for not showing up for breakfast so I can eat all his Portagee Sausage and Fried Rice. To my Hana Ali’i (Chief Roadie), Wally and all his Roadies (Ralph, Tucker, Barbara, John, Melann, Marty, Pauline, Cindy, Linda A, Gary, Sandra, ad infinitum). Who, with is hui (crew), got us setup in record time (less than 30 minutes) to meet our 3pm start time and also helped with the breakdown of EVERYTHING! To Craig and Nohea for the great photos . To our Bass Commander, Mr. Bailey, for keeping on time, channeling Ray C, and those cool pants! To all of the UFOhana Pilots that showed up, strummed, and poured their Aloha into every song and dance. And of course, to my lovely Nohea for keeping me afloat and on course through all the controlled chaos we call UFOhana Gigs.

Btw, at the end of the gig Lee walked up to me and said, “Del, Last Sunday (28th) in July 2019 I want you guys back here 3p – 5p.” Yikes! Better put that on your calendars folks!

Ok, back to this week’s events. Friday we’re congrating at the Campbell Hall at our usual time of 6:30p – 9pm-ish. BYPotluck, Music Stands and always, BYAloha.

This Saturday we’ll be at the Maritime Day Fundraising Event for Galilee Harbor (did you get that Ted?). We’ll be playing from 11pm to 1pm. BYOChairs, Music Stands, Gig Books, Wind Clips, Hats, Sunscreen, Reef Walkers (for hula dancers, the ground is lumpy), Warm Layered clothes, and anything else I may have forgot to mention . . . see below for details. Mahalo to Donna for inviting  us back once again.

Oh yeah, we did have Kanikapilas last Friday at the UFOHQ and last Saturday at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club (Mahalo to Dorothy and Pat for Hosting). Click here for the Friday UFOHQ Album and here for the Saturday SVWC Kanikapila Album.

That should do it for now, hope you all have a great week and Hui Hou!

fragile melodies,
petals gently drift earthward,
a mele blossoms

Me ke aloha pumehana,

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