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091317: We’re at the San Rafael Elks Lodge this Friday!

BOT:

Aloha All,

We’re back at the Elks this Friday, 7p-10p, A delicious meal service will be provide 6:30ish for $12 by our Elk Ohana. Mahalo to all the Elk-ders for hosting us all these years.

Please send your mana,  thoughts and Aloha to Rev. Chip, who recovering from a myocardial infarction. I understand that he was treated well within the Golden Hour and is doing well. Let’s all wish him a speedy recovery and good health . . . Malama Pono Chip!

September’s special upcoming events:

September 16th:
Kanikapila at the Napa Aloha Festival
2p – 4p

Click image below for Event Schedule

Click above image for NV Aloha Festival Schedule . . .

Below is map of the Napa County Fairgrounds, where the event is being held. Ignore the County Fair rides, etc. We’ll be playing in Bldg A (Chardonnay Hall). I’ll be there by 1am for sound system setup and can really use help with seating setup if there’s anyone available? We’ll be playing from our “UFOhana Gig Book Vol1” so bring those along if you have them. If not, no worries just bring your current Flight Manuals.

Btw, MHCF will be taking canned food donations at the event. So come on, give up that extra can of SPAM for a good cause!

September 23rd:
Napa Elks Lodge 4p-8p

Btw, we’re actually called the “Ukulele Friends Ohana”.

September 30th:
We were supposed to be at the Sharktober Fest, But as it turns out I had double booked it with a previous event . . . 

We’re actually scheduled at the Sonoma Valley Womans Club at our usual time of 2p-4p. So we’ll see you all there instead!

Click above for Link to their Contact Page

Mahalo to Nohea for pointing that out and my sincere apologies to Brudda David McGuire and the Mano ‘Ohana. Good Luck with your event and we hope to see you folks next year!

Click the following links for Photos from last week’s Friday and Saturday Kanikapila. Saturday we celebrated Auntie Ku’uipo’s 99th Birthday! Also, captured images of the elusive Madison doing “In A Canoe” hula solo for the first time ever!

Ok, I’m just about spent. Another long day at work . . .

UkEkU
An angry sky roars,
Furious flashes warning,
Lani ikaika

Take Care All . . . see you at the EOW . . .

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

WOA! WAS THAT THUNDER!!!!!

:EOT

090617: We’re at the UFOHQ This Friday and Saturday . . .

BOT:

Aloha Ka Kou,

Another Heat Wave has past, here’s hoping for a cooler time at the UFOHQ this Friday and Saturday for our Kanikapila.

Mahalo Nui to all of you that made Charlotte and my Birthdays so special. We are so blessed to have such caring ‘Ohana. I know there are more Virgos out there, so we’ll have to celebrate probably the whole month until you all come forward! Mahalo to Gary and Charlotte for provided the delicious Birthday Cakes. They brought happiness within and outside of our ‘Ohana (just ask Cindy M).

Speaking of Hot Nights, click here for last week’s Hot Kanikapila Night of Virgos and here for an almost as Hot Saturday Kanikapila.

A reminder of September’s upcoming events:

September 16th:
Kanikapila at the Napa Aloha Festival
2p – 4p

There are no details yet on their site but you can click below for information . ..

Btw, MHCF will be taking canned food donations at the event. So come on, give up that extra can of SPAM for a good cause!

September 23rd:
Napa Elks Lodge 4p-8p

September 30th:
It’s Kanikapila at the Sharktoberfest!
11am – 4p.

Yes, we’ve been invited to play there once again. Hope some of you can help out with this worthy cause. Brudda David McGuire has asked us to play from 11a – 1p. Click image below for details . . .
Sharktober

Also, UFOGBVol1 (our UFOhana Gig Book) is now available. Just ask Linda (Nohea) for a copy at our next Kanikapila.

UkEkU
shimmering image,
earthly ghosts of heat and light,
sun slowly descends 

Aloha Ahi Ahi,
-=SqL+Linda+Jake=-

:EOT

083117: Kanikapila at UFOHQ this Friday & Saturday . . .

BOT:

Aloha all,

Yes it is the 1st Friday, and we’re usually at the Campbell Hall, but there’s street construction going on out there so we’re at the UFOHQ this Friday, 7-10pm. BYHealthy Potluck (if can), BYOMusic Stands and always, BYAloha. Mahalo to Reverend Chip for the heads up about the construction and we’ll see you next month.

Saturday, also at the UFOHQ will be held at its usual time of 2p-4p. BYOB&Snacks if you want . ..

I understand we’ll be celebrating our Virgo’s BDays this month at this Friday Kanikapila. Charlotte and I will be sharing ours on the same day with other notables such as . . .

Liliuokalani
Queen Liliuokalani
Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek

and oh, this guy . . .

Mark Harmon
Mark Harmon

. . . to name a few. I’m sure we have more Leos in ‘Ohana than just us?

Click the following links for last week’s photo albums: Friday Kani and Saturday Kani . Btw, congratulations to Cindy for winning a new Ukulele at the Saturday Kanikapila raffle. She appears with her proud new YELLOW in the Saturday Kani album.

September will be a busy month for us. Here are the upcoming events:

September 16th:
Kanikapila at the Napa Aloha Festival
2p – 4p

There are no details yet on their site but you can click below for information . ..

Btw, MHCF will be taking canned food donations at the event. So come on, give up that extra can of SPAM for a good cause!

September 23rd:
Napa Elks Lodge 4p-8p

September 30th:
It’s Kanikapila at the Sharktoberfest!
11am – 4p.

Yes, we’ve been invited to play there once again. Hope some of you can help out with this worthy cause. Click image below for details . . .
Sharktober

And finally,  our much awaited UFOhana Gig Book Volume 1  is now available. The UFOGBV1 is a distillation of favorites songs from our three UFOhana Flight Manuals. All combined into one easy to carry volume, with the purpose of being used at our various special events. It has about 270 songs, of which 57 or so, are Hulas! I can provide a Table of Contents, that cross reference the songs to their various UFOFM volumes for those that don’t mind carrying the two books. There are about 5 new songs not in the current 3 UFOFM Volumes, I believe all are Hulas. If you’re interested in a copy, check with Nohea (aka Linda) at our next Kanikapila. Btw, our current 3 volumes will continue to be available and used at our regular Kanikapilas.

Ok, time to post this to the blog. Hope to see you folks this Friday and / or Saturday.

uKeKu
a ghostly shadow,
a moon drifts into orbit,
Heavenly Hula.

Malama Pono Kakou!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

082417: Kanikapila at the UFOHQ this Friday

BOT:

Aloha Everyone,

Another long week and another late posting, but they say it’s is better late than whatever?

We’ll be here, at UFOHQ,  this Friday 7-10pm. BYOPotLuck and BYAloha. You know, the usual stuffs. Speaking of usual, what a great un-usual Kanikapila last Friday was! What a treat to have Faith share her fabulous voice, mele  and Aloha with us.  We were truly blessed, Mahalo Nui Faith! And Mahalo to all of you that made Faith feel so welcome . . .

For pictures of that fun night click here.

Saturday we’ll be at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club, 2-4p. I understand that we’ll also be graced with a contingent of Hula Mai dancers. Nohea will be bringing some of her Hana Hou Vintage clothing as well. Mahalo nui to the SV Wahines Club for hosting us once again.

We had a small but fun group last Saturday, click here to view the online album.

Ok, time to get back to our New Gig Book. It’s almost done! Hope to have it done before our Napa Aloha Festival Kanikapila . . .

UKeKU
A long bridge of time,
A circle of memories,
Return to what was,

Malama Pono Kakou,

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

081417: Kanikapila at HQ this Friday . . .

BOT:

Aloha Ahi Ahi Everyone!

We’re at the UFOHQ this Friday 7-10pm. BYKauKau (Pot Luck Sorta Healthy), BYOMusic Stands (we’re good on chairs), BYAloha to share with your ‘Ohana and oh . . . Faith Ako! Yes, that’s right, Faith will be joining us this Friday. So come on down and help make her feel welcome!

Speaking of Fridays, Mahalo Nui to all that attended Joe’s Jewelling Ceremony  this past Friday and helped make it such a fun and Ono-licious event. Mahalo to Tad for the great food and to  Barbara, Tucker and MelAnn for helping out in the kitchen. Mahalo Charlotte and Cindy for helping with clean up too. Click below to view the online album . . .

Saturday Kanikapila will be held at the UFOHQ as well at our usual run time 2p-4p. You know the rest . . .  Click here for images of last week’s Saturday Kanikapila.

For those of you that missed it, click below to view images and videos of Andrew Molina’s Ukulele Workshop and Concert held at the Magic Flute.

Well it’s a long week ahead time to get some rest time  . . .

UkekU
Written in the sand,
A promise long forgotten,
Awash in the sea . . .

Malama Pono,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake-A-Mundo=-

Finally . . . did you get my good side?

:EOT

080917: We’re at the Elks this Friday! (Redux, Redux) . . .

BOT:

Aloha Everyone,

(Sorry to spam you folks with this, but put the wrong times for Saturday, corrected one follows:     Forgot to add in last night’s posting that we’ll be at the UFOHQ Saturday 2p-4p, Mahalo Carolyn & Cindy for catching the errors of my ways, up, posts!)

We’ve been invited to the following this Friday at the Elks:

You are cordially invited to attend the 
Jeweling Ceremony
for

Joseph Tato

District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler
of the
Northwest District

Wayne Wilson
Esquire to the District Deputy

Ernie Nunes
Auditor to the District Deputy

August 11, 2017

No Host Cocktails and PuPu’s

5:00PM
Jeweling Ceremony

6:00PM
Dinner

6:45PM
Music by UFO’s (Ukulele Friends Ohana of Marin) following dinner
we may be out on the terrace (weather permitting)

Menu: Island Favorites
Tropical Salad, Huli Huli Chicken, Ginger Poached Fish, Kalua Pig and Cabbage, Vegetable Tofu Stir Fry, Rice and Dessert
$15 Per Person

RSVP:

RSVP@elks1108.org     or  call 415-453-1108

Attire:
Hawaiian Wear

Please be sure to RSVP for dinner ASAP so Tad and crew and make sure there’s enough for everyone. Also, Tad is needing some help in the kitchen this Thursday prepping for Friday’s Feast. Please email him at: tadinouye@gmail.com if you can help out our Elks ‘Ohana. Mahalo Joe Tato and the Elks for thee honor!

Many thanks to Reverend Chip for opening the doors to us last Friday and to Leslie and crew that helped with setup and clean up. We have the best UFOhana in the County!

Last week we opened the Maritime Festival at Galilee Harbor. Mahalo to Donna for the invite and the great photos (click below for album) . . .

I want to remind you all of the following Ukulele Event at Magic Flute Happening This Wednesday!

Ok that does it for this week. See you folks at the EOW!

Uke-Ku
soaring over waves,
endless indigo oceans,
dreams of life beyond.

Aloha A Hui Hou!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

080917: We’re at the Elks this Friday (redux) . . .

BOT:

Aloha Everyone,

(Forgot to add in last night’s posting that we’ll be at the UFOHQ Saturday 12p-4p, Mahalo Carolyn for catching that!)

We’ve been invited to the following this Friday at the Elks:

You are cordially invited to attend the 
Jeweling Ceremony
for

Joseph Tato

District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler
of the
Northwest District

Wayne Wilson
Esquire to the District Deputy

Ernie Nunes
Auditor to the District Deputy

August 11, 2017

No Host Cocktails and PuPu’s

5:00PM
Jeweling Ceremony

6:00PM
Dinner

6:45PM
Music by UFO’s (Ukulele Friends Ohana of Marin) following dinner
we may be out on the terrace (weather permitting)

Menu: Island Favorites
Tropical Salad, Huli Huli Chicken, Ginger Poached Fish, Kalua Pig and Cabbage, Vegetable Tofu Stir Fry, Rice and Dessert
$15 Per Person

RSVP:

RSVP@elks1108.org     or  call 415-453-1108

Attire:
Hawaiian Wear

Please be sure to RSVP for dinner ASAP so Tad and crew and make sure there’s enough for everyone. Also, Tad is needing some help in the kitchen this Thursday prepping for Friday’s Feast. Please email him at: tadinouye@gmail.com if you can help out our Elks ‘Ohana. Mahalo Joe Tato and the Elks for thee honor!

Many thanks to Reverend Chip for opening the doors to us last Friday and to Leslie and crew that helped with setup and clean up. We have the best UFOhana in the County!

Last week we opened the Maritime Festival at Galilee Harbor. Mahalo to Donna for the invite and the great photos (click below for album) . . .

I want to remind you all of the following Ukulele Event at Magic Flute Happening This Wednesday!

Ok that does it for this week. See you folks at the EOW!

Uke-Ku
soaring over waves,
endless indigo oceans,
dreams of life beyond.

Aloha A Hui Hou!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

080817: We’re at the Elks this Friday . . .

BOT:

Aloha Everyone,

We’ve been invited to the following this Friday at the Elks:

You are cordially invited to attend the 
Jeweling Ceremony
for

Joseph Tato

District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler
of the
Northwest District

Wayne Wilson
Esquire to the District Deputy

Ernie Nunes
Auditor to the District Deputy

August 11, 2017

No Host Cocktails and PuPu’s

5:00PM
Jeweling Ceremony

6:00PM
Dinner

6:45PM
Music by UFO’s (Ukulele Friends Ohana of Marin) following dinner
we may be out on the terrace (weather permitting)

Menu: Island Favorites
Tropical Salad, Huli Huli Chicken, Ginger Poached Fish, Kalua Pig and Cabbage, Vegetable Tofu Stir Fry, Rice and Dessert
$15 Per Person

RSVP:

RSVP@elks1108.org     or  call 415-453-1108

Attire:
Hawaiian Wear

Please be sure to RSVP for dinner ASAP so Tad and crew and make sure there’s enough for everyone. Also, Tad is needing some help in the kitchen this Thursday prepping for Friday’s Feast. Please email him at: tadinouye@gmail.com if you can help out our Elks ‘Ohana. Mahalo Joe Tato and the Elks for thee honor!

Many thanks to Reverend Chip for opening the doors to us last Friday and to Leslie and crew that helped with setup and clean up. We have the best UFOhana in the County!

Last week we opened the Maritime Festival at Galilee Harbor. Mahalo to Donna for the invite and the great photos (click below for album) . . .

I want to remind you all of the following Ukulele Event at Magic Flute Happening This Wednesday!

Ok that does it for this week. See you folks at the EOW!

Uke-Ku
soaring over waves,
endless indigo oceans,
dreams of life beyond.

Aloha A Hui Hou!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

080317: Campbell Hall this Friday!

BOT:

Aloha UFOhana,

Reverend Chip has graciously opened the doors to us this Friday. Mahalo Chip! Hope you’re having a great time on the Garden Isle! Run time is 6:30p to 9pm-ish. BYHealthyDish , BYOGear and BYAloha!

Saturday Kanikapila will be at the Galilee Harbor 10a – 12p. A fund raising event for our ‘Ohana who live Makai side. I will be providing (skinny little, easy to carry) Flight Manuals for the event. Same as last year’s but with Ahi Wela Medley added, in case some of you still have it. BYOGear (music stands, wind clips, etc.). Bring Sun Gear also as there may not be enough space on the stage for all of us, folding chairs would be a great idea. I’m thinking it would be more inviting to have more of us in the audience anyway. See below for details on the Maritime Day event . . .

Mahalo Nui Loa to all who participated at the 2017 Napa Valley Porchfest. You all put on such a great performance. I have a feeling we may be back next year. Lee and Miriam Hamilton were such great hosts and appreciated our ‘Ohana and its positive energy.  Once again, I am guilty of that sin . . . pride.

Mahalo to Betty Ann Bruno and the Hula Mai members that made it out to this event. The Hula added a great dimension to the event, so heartwarming to see children and adults dancing along. Carolyn, arigatou for helping make this event possible for us and of course, Mahalo Nui Loa to the Hamiltons for making their porch available and their Hawaiian Hospitality.

Click the image below for photos of the event.

The weather was so good, even the couch potatoes were out . . . on their Lay-Z-Boys!

Mahalo Craig, Linda and Carolyn for the great photos. Btw, the portraits and more were all Craig’s artistic handy work even though my name appears on them. A bug when uploading from his emails.

Click here for last week’s Saturday Kanikapila and here for Friday’s.

Ok, I’ve got to get working on the Skinny Little Flight Manuals for Saturday. I leave you with this image,  courtesy of Wikio Image Werks . . .

The Ukes Are Out There . . .

UkEkU
A final farewell,
Friends left on a sandy shore,
Only Memories . . .

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

Jake who?

:EOT

 

 

 

072717: We’re at the Elks this Friday!

BOT:

Aloha everyone,

The Elks has once again generously offered to host another Kanikapila this Friday. We’re meeting 7-10pm, kalua pig & cabbage and shoyu chicken dinner will be available for a nominal fee.  Sounds Ono-licious!  Mahalo Nui Elks!

Speaking of Friday Kanikapila, click here for images of last week’s Friday kanikapila at UFOHQ. We had a good size gathering that night, mahalo to all that helped with cleanup and to Nohea for always being there!

Saturday we’ll be meeting 2-4pm at UFOHQ for Kanikapila. BYOMusicStands, BYOB&S (Beverages and Snacks if you need). Click here for last Saturday’s images from the Sonoma Valley Womans Club.

Sunday is the Napa Porchfest, our performance time has changed due to a scheduling snafu, so we’ll be performing 4p-5:30p instead. Our porch is located at 308 Franklin St, Napa. Please show up 30 minutes before our performance. In fact you may want to show up earlier and check out the other Bands . . . Great Local Entertainment FOR FREE! Here’s a link to the Porchfest Map and Info Graphic, Porchfest 2017 Map . Be aware that will be road closures that day as well, and here’s a link to the closure map, 2017 Porchfest Road Closures .  Car pooling would be a great idea. Leave comments here for each other if you can provide a ride or need a ride.

We’re listed at location #25. Again because of scheduling issues we’ll be the 3rd band at location #25, performing at 4pm instead of 3pm. Be sure to bring water, food (if needed), sun gear, music stands, wind clips and your Flight Manuals. Consider sharing your Flight Manuals, though it is a big porch, space is limited so we may need to overflow into the driveway, yard, etc. Oh, and don’t forget to bring some UFOhana Aloha to share with our Napa friends.

Mahalo Nui Carolyn for getting us into the the Napa Porchfest!

Well, it’s getting pretty late. Hope to see you sometime this weekend.

UkekU
curtains slowly wave,
gracious lines under moonlight,
softly her breath comes . . .

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

This is my hot cat cooling off position

:EOT