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021318: White & Red Night at the UFOHQ!

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Aloha Ahi Ahi all,

So, since Nohea couldn’t make last week’s Red & White, I’ve decided to Hana Hou last week’s Valentines Day Kanikapila here at the UFOHQ. Except we’re asking everyone to wear White & Red this time. Ok, for you Portagees out there, we will allow Red & White as well. We’ll see you at our usual time of 7pm – 10pm, BYKauKau (Pot Luck), BYOMusic Stand, and of course BYAloha. Btw, if you want to RSVP a seat, text me at 415-300-7804 (don’t forget to tell me who you are). If you can’t text then email me at 4153007804@VText.com

Speaking of last week’s R&W, click below for images of our night at the Elks. Mahalo once again to our Elk’s Ohana for the great dinner and being such great hosts. Mahalo to Pauline for the great photos!

This Saturday we’ll also be at the UFOHQ at our usual time of 2p -4p. BYOB&S (Beverages and Snacks), again text me (don’t forget to tell me who you are) at 415-300-7804 if you need a seat. If you can’t text then email me at 4153007804@VText.com

UkekU
Crystal blades of grass,
Jewels of sunlight flickering,
Morning wakes the night.

Aloha A Hui Hou Ka Kou!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake(s)=-

I am Sparticat!

:EOT

020718: RED & WHITE NITE @ THE ELKS THIS FRIDAY! (redux)

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Aloha Kakou,

I’m reposting this because I forgot to mention that the Elks are asking for donations of gift cards for the Blue Star Moms Veterans Card Benefit. I hear that Target Gift Cards are especially desired. So please show your support for our Veterans and bring a card to donate.

Also if you will be join us for dinner at the Elks please RSVP at this link: RSVP@elks1108.org , $20 for adults and $10 for children. Thanks to Susan Rogin for pointing this out.

Yes, we’ll be at the Elks this Friday at our usual time of 7pm-10pm-ish. But unlike our usual Elks Night, we’re asking everyone to wear Red & White to help (pre)celebrate Valentines Day next week. Joe and his KauKauCrew will be offering a special Beef Stroganoff dinner that night (dinner usually around 6:30pmish). Mahalo to Brudda Joe and our Elks Ohana for being such gracious hosts. Click collage below for last Friday’s Kanikapila . . .

I want to share the photo below from Lynnette. Those are her “Bass Boyz” who now, thanks to PIKOhana, The Magic Flute, and your generous donations, each have a Bass (and Amplifier) to practice on. Mahalo Nui Loa to you all for helping bring so much joy to these children. Mahalo Lynnette for keeping the joy and discovery of music alive in our youth.

The Bass Boyz of Lynwood Elementary

This Saturday’s Kanikapila will be held at UFOHQ, 2p-4p, BYOB&S (Beverage and Snacks), music stands and the “A” word thing (you know, Aloha). Text me at 415-300-7804 with your first and last name if you want to RSVP a seat for Saturday. If you can’t text, try Emailing your RSVP to 4153007804@vtext.com, keep the message to 140 characters or less.

Click below for last Saturday’s jam . . .

And let’s not forget about this fundraising event . . .

uKeKu
Astral alignments,
Red orb hung on black velvet,
A Terran shadow.

Ok, time to get some shut eye, see you sometime this week!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

Just trying to keep her crossword puzzle safe . . . and warm . . . again . . . 

 

:EOT

020618: Red & White Nite @ The Elks this Friday!

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Aloha Kakou,

Yes, we’ll be at the Elks this Friday at our usual time of 7pm-10pm-ish. But unlike our usual Elks Night, we’re asking everyone to wear Red & White to help (pre)celebrate Valentines Day next week. Joe and his KauKauCrew will be offering a special Beef Stroganoff dinner that night (dinner usually around 6:30pmish). Mahalo to Brudda Joe and our Elks Ohana for being such gracious hosts. Click collage below for last Friday’s Kanikapila . . .

I want to share the photo below from Lynnette. Those are her “Bass Boyz” who now, thanks to PIKOhana, The Magic Flute, and your generous donations, each have a Bass (and Amplifier) to practice on. Mahalo Nui Loa to you all for helping bring so much joy to these children. Mahalo Lynnette for keeping the joy and discovery of music alive in our youth.

The Bass Boyz of Lynwood Elementary

This Saturday’s Kanikapila will be held at UFOHQ, 2p-4p, BYOB&S (Beverage and Snacks), music stands and the “A” word thing (you know, Aloha). Text me at 415-300-7804 with your first and last name if you want to RSVP a seat for Saturday. If you can’t text, try Emailing your RSVP to 4153007804@vtext.com, keep the message to 140 characters or less.

Click below for last Saturday’s jam . . .

And let’s not forget about this fundraising event . . .

uKeKu
Astral alignments,
Red orb hung on black velvet,
A Terran shadow.

Ok, time to get some shut eye, see you sometime this week!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

Just trying to keep her crossword puzzle safe . . . and warm . . .
:EOT

013118: We’re At UFOHQ this Friday and Saturday

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Aloha Ahi Ahi Kakou,

We’ve decided to give both our backs a break this week and hold Friday and Saturday Kanikapila at UFOHQ. Nohea’s recovering from an procedure on her sacroiliac and I’m just . . . recovering . . . anyway. This Friday we’ll be meeting at our usual time 7pm -10pm, BYPL (Pot Luck), BYOMS (Music Stands) and always, a little extra Aloha to go around.

Mahalo to Brudda Joe Tato, Mike, the other Elk-ders and Linda A for preparing that great dinner last Friday at the Elks. PIKOhana donated a bass guitar and two amps to Lynwood Elementary that night . . . Click here for images from that night. Mahalo to all the PIKOhana donors that made it the donation possible.

Last Saturday we were off to the Sonoma Valley Womans Club for our first Kanikapila of the year there. Mahalo nui loa the SVWC for hosting us and what a great start it was for us. Click here for photos. Mahalo to Craig and Linda for the great photos.

This Saturday’s Kanikapila will also be at the UFOHQ, 2p-4p, BYOBS(Beverage and Snacks) and you know . . . . that “A” stuff again.

Also, if you want to RSVP a seat for either days, text me with your first and last name at 415-300-7804.

Ok, so I think we’re all caught up for now. Hope to see you folks this weekend sometime!

UkEkU
We see with our eyes,
And we can touch with our hands,
But feel with our hearts.

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

“Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr”

:EOT

012418: Friday @ Elks and Saturday @ Sonoma . . .

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Aloha All,

Yes, we’re at the Elks again for the second time this month! Mahalo to Tad, Joe and the other Elk-ders for hosting us once again. Usual play time of 7-9:30 pm-ish. Dinner, usually around 6:30 pm. I understand that Moroccan Stew and Herb Crusted Pork Loin is on the menu this time around for $15. Not sure if you have to RSVP but you might want to call the San Rafael Elks at (415) 453-1108 just to be sure. Click here for images from Donna’s Birthday Kanikapila last week.

Saturday we’re having our fist Sonoma Kanikapila of the year at the Sonoma Valley Womans Club House at our usual run time of 2p – 4p. Mahalo to the SVWCs for hosting us! It’ll be nice to see our Sonoma Ohana after all this time. Click here for picture album from last Saturday’s Kanikapila.

Some sad news from an Ohana member. Please send your Alohas and good Mana to John Bowman who recently lost his son to an illness. On behalf of Nohea and myself . . . me ke aloha pumehana to the Bowmans.

UkEkU
silently drifting,
sailing the waters of life.
azure skies smile down.

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

Waiting for the Australian Open

:EOT

011618: We’re at UFOHQ this Fri and Sat . . .

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Aloha All,

Thought I’d get a jump on the blog this week so here it is . . .

Hope you’re all staying healthy, or if not, on your way to getting well. I understand there’s a new strain of Flu going around (again). Keep washing those hands, maybe a mask might help? Anyway, I hope the season’s almost done.

So this Friday, we’re at UFOHQ, 7-10pm. BYKauKua (aka Potluck), BYOMusicStands (we got lots-o-chairs), RSVP text at 415-300-7804  by 5pm Friday, if you want me to save you one (be sure to tell me who you are).

Saturday, it’s rinse, soap, wash and repeat. Except we’re meeting 2-4pm. BYOB&S (Beverages and Snacks), RSVP text at 415-300-7804  by 12pm Saturday, if you want me to save you a seat (be sure to tell me who you are).

So guess who performed at Carnegie Hall this past week?

Man! That is one huge stage!

Halau and Band
Gorgeous!

Maika’i Nui Loa to Kumu Lisa Saunders and her Halau members, Lila and ?, Sandy and Maggie. Sorry, I’m not sure who the pianist is, I think Sandy mentioned he played for the Cazimero Brothers when they performed there.

Back to last week, Mahalo Nui to Brudda Joe, Tad and their Kitchen Krew for all the great food and Aloha they share with us last week. Click below for photo album . . .

Saturday we had some old friends visit us, Lydia and Paul.

UkEkU
A Chamber of Dreams,
Pinnacles of a lifetime,
Angels in the air.

We live in times that never cease to amaze me . . .

Aloha Pumehana,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

What Geek-Cats dream of . . .

:EOT

011118: We’re at the Elks this Friday!

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Aloha All,

Sorry for the late posting, been busy with pre-flood control, putting away the Holiday Animals, re-arranging the garage, etc.

So it’s the second Friday of the New Year which means  we’re scheduled at the Elks this Friday. Start time around 7pm, dinner (pork riblets, chicken . . . )at 6:30p, end time around 9:30pm-ish. Mahalo to the Elks-ders for hosting us once again.

Click here for last Friday’s Kanikapila images at Campbell Hall.

Saturday we’ll be at the UFOHQ 2-4pm. BYOSnakNBev (if you want). Click here for last Saturday’s Kanikapila Photos.

Let’s all wish Sandy and Marion a safe trip and hoping for a great performance for Sandy and Kumu Pua at Carnegie Hall, Maika’i Sandy and Kumu Pua!

Ok, time to get back into the garage!

Aloha Nui Loa,

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

010118: Campbell Hall Kanikapila this Friday . . .

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Hauoli Maka Hiki Hou Ka Kou!

Hope you all had a great time greeting the New Year. Here’s hoping to a better one then last . . . yes, I know . . .  but, we can hope . . .

What better way to start off the New Year than a Kanikapila at the Campbell Hall in Sausalito? Mahalo Nui Loa to Rev. Chip and his congregation for opening their doors to the UFOhana once again. We will be meeting at our usual time of 6:30 pm running till 9ish. BYPotLuck, BYBeverage, BYOGear (music stands and book lights) and BYAloha.

Speaking of New Year, here are images of last Friday’s B & W Night Kanikapila. Click below for album access.

Mahalo to all that participated and “dressed up” for this fun event!

This Saturday’s Kanikapila will be held as the UFOHQ. Here are images from last week’s Kanikapila . . .

And as is if that wasn’t enough . . . here are images from our Gig at the California Academy of Sciences on January 1st.

Mahalo Nui to all that participated (especially to my volunteer stage hands, Melann, Ted, Tony, and Wikio) and to Nicolette, of the CAS, for inviting us and for making us feel so at home. Also, Mahalo to Lynnette for bringing her haumana (students), new and past, always a treat and joy having the Keiki playing with the UFOhana.

UKeKU
haunting melodies,
a circle of birds above,
i remember when.

Have a great week everyone! See you soon . . .

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

122717: Hauoli Maka Hiki Hou Night at the UFOHQ!

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Aloha everyone,

Hang in there everyone, we’re almost through the Holidays. One more night and afternoon of festivities at the UFOHQ this Friday and Saturday and we’re good for the year!

Friday is our New Year’s Eve of the Eve of the Eve (?) party. So we’re thinking how about a Black and White “Hawaiian Style” Dress up Theme? Hmmm, I wonder if they make Tuxedo Aloha Shirts?

Friday is at the UFOHQ at our usual run time of 7p-10p. Fancy Kind Potluck (though it’s always been pretty fancy with this group), BYOMusicStands, and BMAloha (BringMoreAloha). Btw, if you want to reserve a chair just text me at 415-300-7804, please be sure to include your First and Last Name in the text, just so I don’t make a mistake with your Name Placard. Please gives is us time to setup, and avoid showing up earlier than 6:45 pm. It makes things a little more frantic with extra people around while I’m setting up. Mahalo.

We’ll have our usual Saturday Kanikapila, 2p -4p, BYOSnacks&Bev. Again RSVP if you want me to save a seat for you.

Click below for albums of last week’s events.

Here’s Friday’s Ugly Sweater and or Favorite PJs NIght. Mahalo to all that were such good sports and wore their fancy gear and setup(s). There were so many creative outfits that we may need to start a Contest!

Then there was Saturday’s Kanikapila, not as crazy but just as spirited.

Btw, for those of you interested in performing at the California Academy of Sciences, January 1st. We have two sets 12pm and 2pm. We’ll be performing from our GIG BOOK so please bring that, your music stands and Ukulele. Please email me ASAP at Kaleikoa@piko.ws or text me at 415-300-7804. I misplaced my list and they are asking for a roster this year. Space is limited and I need a list by Friday.  So first come first strum…

UkEkU
Heartbeats, songs, and strums,
Hula carving graceful lines,
Time marked in laughter.

Mahalo Nui Loa Ka Kou!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake Bond=-


:EOT