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110315: Kanikapila At Campbell Hall this Friday

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Happy Day Light Savings All!

Hope you’re all having a great week so far. It’s the first Friday of the month which means we’ll be gathering at the Campbell Hall in Sausalito this Friday. Mahalo Nui to Reverend Chip, Linda Lee, and his congregation for hosting us once again. Play time from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. BYPotluck, BYOGear (chair’s will be provided) and, of course, BYAloha to share with everyone.

Mahalo Nui Loa to all of you that made “Come As You Aren’t Night” (aka Hollow Eves Night) such a special and fun night. The Great Pumpkin would have been proud of us. Click the collage below for an album of the amazing costumes and décor that night. Trying not to sound biased but I have to say that Nohea did a Fantastic job at decorating, did she not?

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. . . and after a frightfully wonderful night singing the night away we did it again at San Rafael Joe’s on Saturday . . .

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Complete with Sarah the Strumasaurus Punkus Rexus! Very cute Miki! Rrrrrwaaaaaaarrr!

This Saturday’s Kanikapila will be at the UFO HQ. Email me at Kaleikoa@piko.ws if you need directions to the HQ. Run time 2p – 4p. BYOWater/Drink/Etc. BYOGear, we have chairs but you might want to bring a small folding one just in case.

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Strumming in silent
Desperation, who is this
Ukulele Man?

Malama Pono Kakou!

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Oh Great, now the Zombie Rats are moving in . . . . there's goes the neighborhood!
“Oh Great . . . Zombie Rats!There goes the neighborhood!”

:EOT

102615:Kanikapila at UFOHQ this Friday

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Aloha UFOhana,

We’ll be   congregating at UFOHQ this Friday, 10/30/15. In celebration of Halloween we are asking everyone to “Come As You Aren’t”. In other words come in costume . . . if you like. Here are a few sample of “Come As You Aren’t” from days past . . . just for inspiration. We’ll be meeting  7pm to 10pm. BYPotluck, BYOChair (just in case) and of course BYLotsOfAloha to share. Email me at kaleikoa@piko.ws if you need an address for UFO HQ.

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This Saturday, 10/31/15, we’ll be jamming at San Rafael Joe’s on 4th Street. Usual time 2p – 4p. They have great lunches available in the main dining area so you may want to considering coming early to have lunch. Food and drinks are only available in the main dining area. Kanikapila will be held in the Banquet room. Invite your friends and family, I’m sure we’ll have some “Come as you Aren’t (s)” in attendance there as well . . . .

This past Friday we were invited to play at the Petaluma Elks Lodge, Mahalo to Wayne Wilson, their Exalter Ruler, for inviting us and for putting that great Pua’a Roast dinner! Hope to see you folks again soon. Mahalo to all the UFOhana members that participated in the event and made it such a happening. Below are images from this past Friday, click the collage below to view the online album. That’s Wayne below with his Parrot “Woody” . . .

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The following Saturday we were off to Sonoma for another great Kanikapila at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club . . . click the collage below for album access. Mahalo nui to Hula Mai and the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club for hosting us and for sharing the Aloha.

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UkEkU
Graceful arcs swirling,
Glowing smiles & sparkling eyes,
Flowers of Hula.

Have a great week everyone!

Aloha A Hui Hou,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-
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“…. and how long have you been waiting in line?”

:EOT

102115: WE’RE AT THE PETALUMA ELKS LODGE THIS FRIDAY…

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Attention UFOhana!

We have been invited to Kanikapila at the Petaluma Elks this Friday! BYOGear, BYAloha, I believe a special Pork dinner will be available for purchase that night. Here’s a link to their lodge: https://goo.gl/maps/vLuvr6hFWhs   Runtime of 7pm to 10pm. Keep in mind that there’s always heavy traffic in the “Narrows” on the way so start making your way down a little early. Mahalo to the Petaluma Elks for Hosting us this Friday. Let’s all do our best to share our Aloha with the Peta-Elkers (?) . . . anyway, you know what I mean.

This Saturday is Kanikapila at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club: https://goo.gl/maps/Ro8YmbrEFVB2      We’ll be there 2pm – 4pm. We’re asking for a $5 donation at the door to help with operations cost. BYOGear, chair and refreshments available.

Man, is it just me,  or are we busy or what?

Mahalo nui loa to Leslie and Michael Freed of Bogie’s Café for hosting us last week. We had capacity crowd turn out that week. We even fed a young wayward Bioneer Couple who thought the restaurant was open. Boy were they surprised to see a bunch of Ukulele Ninjas waiting for them just inside the back door. Even more surprised when we fed them! What great fun and sharing of Aloha.

Click the image below to access the album . . .

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Mahalo Nui Loa to all of those that helped with the Sharktober Fest Fundraiser last Saturday . . . David and his staff was very appreciative.  Charlotte even got to teach a Great White how to Hula and to play a Uke! What talent, huh?  We even had Kathleen Jang, our very own Surfa’ Grrrrrl, show up and do a hula for us. Click below for more images . . .

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uKeKu
A force of nature,
Forever swimming to live,
A link in the chain

Spok-U-Bom-Bye!

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“Aaaaaaah . . . this is the life . . . . a little lower . . . “

101215: We’re aT Bogie’s café this friday (Part 2)

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Aloha All,

As mentioned in a previous blog, we’ll be congregating at Bogie’s Café, in Santa Venetia, right across from the Civic Center, this Friday, 7p – 9:30p. BYPotLuck, BYGear (Chairs Provided), BYAloha (as always). We hope to dine before the Kanikapila so please bring your Kaukau early if possible. Mahalo to Leslie and Michael for hosting us this Friday!

Mahalo Nui to Brudda Jon and Sista Debbie “Rosie Da Riveter” Cyr for inviting the UFOhana to participate in the Red Oak Victory Ship fundraiser. We hope it was a successful one for the Museum. Mahalo to all the UFOhana Pilots that attended and made it such a fun event!

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And here are the images from that event, click the collages below to access the album . . .  Skipperrrrrrrrrr!

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Here are the images from Friday Kanikapila.

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And here are the Saturday Kanikapila photos . . .

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Don’t forget October 17th, Saturday, we’re going to Kanikapila (starting at 11am till when ever) at the Sharktoberfest. See below for details. Let me know if you’ll be helping out Brudda David McGuire and joining us on this one.  Help preserve an important member of our Aquatic Environment . . . Mahalo. Btw, check out our logo down below in the poster!

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Have a great week everyone, see you Friday and or Saturday!

UkEkU
Floating Gray Lady,
Art of warrior women,
Still graceful in age.

Aloha A Hui Hou,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-
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                        “SQUIRREL!”

:EOT

100615: Kanikapila at UFO HQ this Friday & Saturday!

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Aloha Kakou,

Hope this finds you all doing well. This Friday we’ll be Strumming in for a Landing at UFO HQ from 7pm – 10pm-ish. BYPotluck, BYGear, BYOBeverage and BYAloha! Saturday we’ll gather at UFO HQ 2pm – 4pm. No Food Service on this Flight, BYOBeverage. We also need Bass Players for this Friday and Saturday, if you’re available please send me an email at Kaleikoa@piko.ws . Mahalo Nui Loa to Brudda John, Ted, Fred, Kimo, Mike, Little Mark, and Sandy for keeping us on time these past years, you are the Pana (heartbeats) of our ‘Ohana.

And as a reminder, this Sunday we’ll be at the following fundraiser. Please join in if you can and help preserve a piece of our and Rosie’s history:

Hello Del and Linda,

Getting things together for the pancake breakfast on the Red Oak Victory,
Sunday October 11, 2015  9-11am we’ll get there at 830am eat then play and tour the ship.
My plan is to have PA system in place and we can just plug-in and play…
Can you give me a list of 6 songs you can lead maybe Hawaiian if some HULA dancers can come…
(I chose our favorite hulas: Red Hibiscus and Koke’e)
Then I will come up with 6 songs to lead …And the leader of Lamorinda will come up with 6 songs..
We will all sit/stand together and play together I will make song sheets/Books for everyone…
So glad UFOhana can be part of this fundraiser,

Jon/Debbie

Please let me know if you’ll be participating October 11th at the Victory Red Oak event. 
Click the image below to access the Victory Red Oak Museum Site.

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Below, Rev. Chip doing the Moloka’i Slide at our Campbell Hall Kanikapila (click image to access album):

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Below, Saturday Kanikapila . . .

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Oh, don’t forget October 17th, Saturday, we’re going to Kanikapila at the Sharktoberfest. See below for details. Let me know if you’ll be helping out Brudda David McGuire and joining us on this one.  Help preserve something just as or maybe more important than our history, our Aquatic Environment . . . Mahalo. Btw, check out our logo down below in the poster!

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UkEkU
Cold, dark and silent,
Cursed to forever swim on.
Mano Ali’i

Aloha A Hui Hou!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

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“. . . meeeeeooooowww . . . baby . . . “

:EOT

10.01.15: This Saturday Kanikapila at UFO hQ

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Aloha All,
Sorry about forgetting to post this. We’ll be meeting at UFO HQ this Saturday Kanikapila, 2p – 4p, BYOMusicStand, BYOBeverage, BYAloha to share with your fellow Ukulele Pilots. I think we’re ok on chairs, but you might want to bring a folding one and leave it in your car just in case. Email me at Kaleikoa@piko.ws or post a comment on the blog if you need an address to The HQ.

Aloha Brudda Ted, can you play Bass this Saturday? Mahalo Brudda Fred for volunteering to play bass this Friday!

Mahalo,
-=SqL=-

:EOT

093015: We’re at the campbell Hall This Friday

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Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana!

Hope you’re all doing well so far. We’ll be meeting at the  Beautiful Campbell Hall in Sausalito this Friday, 6:30p – 9:30p. BYPotLuck, BYOGear (music stands, lights, chairs will be provided) and of course BYAloha to share with everyone else. Btw, we’re in need of a Bass Player for Friday night, if you’re available please email me at kaleikoa@piko.ws . We had another busy weekend last week, helping out with Marissa’s ZBC Fundraiser, see below. Mahalo Rev. Chip for hosting us once again!  A Hui Hou!

Also want to remind you all about the upcoming Fundraiser for the Victory Red Oak Ship. See Debbie and Jon Cyr’s email below for details:

Hello Del and Linda,

Getting things together for the pancake breakfast on the Red Oak Victory,
Sunday October 11, 2015  9-11am we’ll get there at 830am eat then play and tour the ship.
My plan is to have PA system in place and we can just plug-in and play…
Can you give me a list of 6 songs you can lead maybe Hawaiian if some HULA dancers can come…
(I chose our favorite hulas: Red Hibiscus and Koke’e)
Then I will come up with 6 songs to lead …And the leader of Lamorinda will come up with 6 songs..
We will all sit/stand together and play together I will make song sheets/Books for everyone…
So glad UFOhana can be part of this fundraiser,

Jon/Debbie

Please let me know if you’ll be participating October 11th at the Victory Red Oak event. 
Click the image below to access the Victory Red Oak Museum Site.
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Below, Friday Kanikapila at UFO HQ… click images below to access the albums . . .

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Then we helped out at the Zero Breast Cancer Dip Sea Fundraiser… the Keiki were amazing! Mahalo Marissa and Charlotte for inviting us to participate in this important event. Hope you folks did well. It was a beautiful day in Redwoods and playing with the Keiki just made it that much better. Nice trumpet work Pauline!

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THENNNNNN, we rushed off to the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club house for our Saturday Kanikapila . . . whew!’

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and on Sunday . . . we all rested . . . See you folks at Campbell Hall! Oh, don’t forget October 17th, Saturday, we’re going to Kanikapila at the Sharktoberfest. See below for details. Let me know if you’ll be helping out Brudda David McGuire and joining us on this one. Mahalo All!

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UkEkU
Sun light dance through leaves,
Ancient sentinels shelter,
Keiki smile in awe . . .

Aloha A Hui Hou,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

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                                                      “mmmmmmmmm, caaaaatniiiiiip”

092415: Kanikapila at UFO HQ this Friday!

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Aloha All,

Sorry for the late notice (it’s been one of those months . . . again).

I just found out that a private party has been booked at the Elks this Friday. So we’ll be at UFO HQ instead (aka 1585 Vendola Drive, San Rafael). Run Time 7PM to 10-ish. BYPotluck, BYOGear, BYAloha!

I want to say on behalf of Linda and PIKO, Mahalo Nui Loa to all of you that participated and assisted with the PIKO Fundraiser: HELE ON UKULELE 2015. We raised almost $2000 this year in donations and entry fees.We could not have done it without the help of the Best UFOhana in (and out of) this world! Also, our eternal gratitude goes out to the best Elks Lodge (#1108) in Marin for providing such a beautiful venue and delicious lunch! If you haven’t already please consider helping out the Elks by joining the lodge. They have been so gracious, kind and generous to the UFOhana in providing us a venue for our music. Be sure to express your Mahalos to the Elk-ders when you see them . . .*****NEWS FLASH***** I just got word tonight, from Joe Tato, that PIKO was awarded a significant grant from the Elks! Mahalo Nui Loa e Me Ke Aloha Pumehana Elks!

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And speaking of grants and donations, some of you who were at Hele On Ukulele witnessed our latest donation to the Lynwood Elementary School, in the form of a Bass Guitar and Amp system, pictured above, Ms. Boosey and Amy (just barely taller than the Bass) next to the system purchased from Magic Flute.  It’s ‘Ohana like you that help make awards like these possible, helping PIKO propagate music, with instructors like Lynnette, via the Ukulele, to our youths in Marin and beyond. I have to say the Keiki Entries are getting better and better every year! Soon they’ll be competing in the Adults division, watch out!

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Click the collage above to view the online Album for Hele On Ukulele 2015.

This Saturday we’ll Kanikapila at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club. 2p-4p, donations of $5 are requested at the door to help with operating costs.
We’ve also been invited to a couple cool events in October, Red Oak Victory Ship and the Sharktober Fest and on Oct 23rd, Friday, we’ve been invited to Kanikapila at the Petaluma Elks! But I’m too tired to get into it right now, so please keep checking back here for details.

UkEkE
Trembling voices sing,
Brave Hearts filled with Aloha,
Accepted with joy.

See you folks Friday!

Aloha A Hui Hou,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-
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“Ooooh Yeah, just a little lower . . . right . . . . there”

:EOT

09.15.15: Kanikapila at the UFO HQ This Friday…

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Aloha Ahi Ahi Ka Kou,

Hope your week is off to a good start. We’re meeting at the UFO HQ this Friday, 7p-10p, BYPotluck, BYOGear (chairs?), BYAloha. Email me at Kaleikoa@piko.ws if you need an address to the HQ.

Speaking of bringing Aloha, please send good thoughts and your Aloha to the families and victims of the MIddletown Fire. I understand that there are a few of our UFOhana that had members of their ‘Ohana lose their homes in this tragic event. On behalf of Linda and myself, we send blessings and good wishes out to them all.

This Saturday we’ll be meeting at San Rafael Joe’s on 4th Street, usual time of 2p-4p, in their convention/meeting hall. Lunch and beverages will be served in the main dining room only. BYOGear (music stands, lights?).

Don’t forget about our PIKO / Hele On Fund Raiser this weekend. Not to late to enter and we’ve got a few Ukulele Vendors attending the Uku-Market so bring your $$$ and or an Old Uke to sell if you like! Thanks to Charlotte and Marissa we will be raffling off a Brand New Kala Tenor Ukulele, valued at over $300! Don’t miss the chance to win this one, it’s a beauty! We could still use extra helping hands for anyone available and will out there  . . .

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And if you’re so inclined, here’s the entry form . . .

And remember this one too!

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Mahalo Nui Loa to the Napa Valley Uke Fest Away Team. You folks certainly helped make it a fun event and thanks again to all of you for making the effort and time to get out there. Click the collage below for the album . . . Mahalo Nui to Donna Bragg for all the great photos and to Elaine de Man for allowing us to participate. Hope to see you folks next year. Btw, Elaine will be bringing her Ukulele Store to the Hele On Ukulele event on the 20th. That would be a great time to stock up on Uke Accessories.

I also understand, from Elaine, that the UFOhana Flight Manuals we brought for the event brought in good money for the Survivor Girl Ukulele Band (www.sgub.org) Organization. Laurie Kallevig’s effort to bring healing and recovery to victims of human trafficking in Kalkota via the Ukulele. Check out http://www.sgub.org/survivor-girl-ukulele-band-in-the-news/ to learn more.

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Saturday before . . . Kanikapila at the UFO HQ . . .

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Friday before . . . kanikapila at the Elks . . .

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Yes, that is Aunty Val and her daughter Debbie, joining in with us . . . .

Btw, if you’re interested in Ukulele Lessons, Tucker Spolter still has a few spots open in his Mill Valley Class. Contact him at: tspoltz@yahoo.com .

UkEkU
Hot blood orange sky,
Scent of danger in the air,
Hoping again hope . . .

Ok, I’ve got to go an re-stack some boxes for Hele On. Take care all and see you folks this weekend!

Aloha Nui Loa,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-
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  “It’s just a toy . . . must resist . . . “

:EOT