Aloha Ahi Ahi Ka Kou,
Well here we are heading into the last Friday of the month. Which means Fancy Dinner night at the Elks! Same time as usual 7p-10p, please RSVP ASAP, if you haven’t already, for your Fancy Dinner. Send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org , here’s a link to the Elks Site and Menu for the 28th: http://www.elks1108.org/Newsletter.html
School’s back in session which signals the end of Summer vacation for many. Though we do have one last Holiday as a last hurrah of sorts, it is kind of sad and amazing how fast this years going by. Though Summer usually is the busiest time for Ukulele Players, the UFOhana is not about to go into hibernation here’s a listing of events for the next two months . . .
1. The Wine Country Ukulele Festival – Sunday, Sept 13, 1:15 – 2:15p :
We’ve been invited to hold a Kanikapila on the last day of the event, Sunday, Sept. 13th. As I understand from Elaine de Mann, though we will need to pay admission (after all we do all need to support anything Ukulele), anyone registering for a class will have their admission fee refunded.
Click the above image for a link to the event and details. We’re slotted for 1:15p – 2:15p. I’m making up Flight Manuals for us and the public, but you may want to ‘come prepared’, i.e. BYOGear, just in case. Be there no later than 12:45p for setup. I don’t have stage specifics, I’m hoping there’ll be enough space for the UFO Away Team. I think we were there last in 2011?
Mahalo Nui Loa Elaine for allowing us to participate.
Please drop me a line of you’re thinking of participating ASAP as I need to provide Elaine with a list.
2. Hele On Ukulele 2015 – Sunday, Sept 20, 11a – 5p:
Yup, it’s that time of the year again, and our Favorite Elks Lodge is once again sponsoring the longest running Annual Ukulele Event in Marin County.
This year, along with the competition, we’re setting up an “Ukulele Flea Market” aka “Uku Market” for anyone interested in selling in selling, swapping, or show casing their Ukuleles and or their Ukulele making Luthier skills. We will provide a space free of charge, just bring down your Uke’s and setup your wares. Please leave send me a message at HeleOnUkulele@piko.ws if you’re interested. Please this on to whomever you think might be interested.
Here’s the Entry form for all you interested in participating, just right click below and select print.
We need help for this event, let us know if you’re able to assist us.
3. The Zero Breast Cancer Dipsea Hike Fundraiser:
Another worthy case for those wishing to support the Zero Breast Cancer foundation . . . sign up on line at www.zerobreatcancer.org .
Gee, those Keiki sure look familiar . . . . .
Then in October there’s . . .
1. From Jon and Debbie Cyr:
“Sentimental Journey” 2015 Sunday October 11, 2015
Save the date, Ukulele Friends Ohana , Lamorinda Strummers and H.U.L.A. ( Tickets at the door are $9 for adults and $5 for children aged 8 and younger.) are all invited to Set the tone, play sing and dance to help restoration of The Ship that Rosie Built. Ukulele players and dancers will board the ship and set up, then enjoy breakfast and play ,sing,dance and take a tour of of the ship…. Details to follow for performers as we get closer to the date.
SS Red Oak Victory
The Ship that Rosie (The Riveter?) Built!
The SS Red Oak Victory is the last surviving ships built in the Kaiser Richmond Shipyards during World War II. Today, the Red Oak Victory remains a monument to the men and women who worked in war related industries as part of the World War II Home Front. In 1998, the ship was saved from the Naval Reserve Fleet in Suisun Bay by a courageous group of men and women and has been under restoration since that time.
Pancake Breakfast aboard the SS Red Oak Victory
Join us on October 11, 2015 for a pancake breakfast aboard the SS Red Oak Victory! The breakfast includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, orange juice and coffee! Mimosa’s are available for an extra fee.
Never been to a pancake breakfast aboard the SS Red Oak Victory? Our regular patrons will tell you it’s the best deal in town for a breakfast with a million dollar view!
Tickets at the door are $9 for adults and $5 for children aged 8 and younger.
2. Sharktober Fest! October 17th . . .
SOS! Save Our Sharks! We’ve been asked to help out at the event this year again. Stay tuned for details!
And finally . . . what we did on our ‘summer vacation’ . . . we’ll at least for the last week of . . .
First we play all night last Friday . . . (click images for album access) . . .
Then we played all afternoon at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club . . .
. . . uh, wait a minute, we’ve been doing that for the last 15 years!
Endless streams of thought,
Swimming up stream over falls,
Trials of letting go . . .
Mahalo Nui Loa to all of you for making the UFOhana an ‘Ohana in the truest sense . . . a family.
“Do I look heroic enough? Wait! I think that’s my girlfriend . . . Yo! Fifi!”