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091918: Friday Kanikapila at The UFOHQ Annex, No Saturday Kanikapilas

BOT:

Aloha from Pearl City,

Just a reminder that Marion and Sandy will be hosting Friday Kanikapila at their home (aka UFOHQ Annex), this and next Friday. You folks know the routine, BYPotLuck, BYOGear and especially BYAloha. If you need an address text me at 415-300-7804.

There are no Saturday Kanikapilas until we return. Mahalo to Marion and Sandy for keeping the Kanikapila Fires burning.

Btw, don’t forget about the Sharktoberfest event on the 29th. It’ll be at the same time (11am to ???) and location as before, I’ll post details at a later blog. Sandy will be running the event in my absence, please  lend him a hand and support this important and meaningful event.

Mahalo Nui Loa to the Maunaleo Foundation for hosting us at the Napa Valley Aloha Festival and to all the UFOhana members for their support and for sharing your Aloha with the event goers.

On the home front, Mom and Dad are down with the flu, but are in good spirits, we’re trying hard not to bring it home with us so we’re doing air hugs and kisses for now. Thankfully our live-in RN, my sister, has been giving them a lot of TLC.

Hope to have some photos uploaded soon of last Friday and Saturday events. Maybe some Hawai’i away team photos?

UkEkU
a fire red sunset,
mountains with indigo sky,
kiss of soft trade winds.

Malama Pono,
-=SqL+Nohea=-

As you can see I’m a little tanned though I’ve lost a little weight, hair, my eyesight and switched to an Apple . . . naaaah! I’d never switch to an Apple!

:EOT

091118: Kanikapila this Friday=Elks, Saturday=Napa Aloha Festival

BOT:

Aloha All,

We’re meeting at the Elks this Friday. Usual time of 7pm – 9pm-ish. It’s a special night in that there will be a Teddy Bear fund raising event for Keikis that night. Joe Tato’s menu is Pasta, Marinara or Pesto, Meatballs or Sausage, Salad, Garlic Bread and a dessert. As usual BYOGear (music stands and lights), a little $$$ for dinner and a some extra Aloha to share with our Elks Ohana. Mahalo, once again, to Elks for hosting us. Click collage below for online album . . .

And below for the Saturday Kanikapila . . .

This Saturday we’re at the Napa Aloha Festival, 2p-4p, see below for location details. I understand that there will be signs directing you to the Kanikapila Building. Please bring your UFOGigBooks, music stands and lot of extra Aloha to share with everyone there. Oh, and maybe a chair just in case. Mahalo to the Manaleo Foundation for hosting us and to Glenn, Sue, Joe, and Carolyn for supporting the UFOhana in this FUN-tastic event!

As most of you already know Nohea and I will be away visiting family. In our absence Marion has volunteered to host the 9/21 and 9/28 Kanikapilas during our Away Mission to the Home Planet of O’ahu. I’ll post information as the dates come up so stay tuned. Mahalo to Marion and Sandy for keeping the UFOhana Strumming!

I also want to remind you all of the following from last week’s posting.

From Madison . . . .

Hey Del,

Here is the link to my GoFundMe: Click here to support Marin Youth Symphony Orchestra Tour organized by Madison Sneath

I also made a YouTube video of me playing my audition piece on Saturday so anyone who wasn’t there can listen to me play: Madison Sneath Playing Fantasy by Francis Thomé Thank you so much for supporting me!

I also have all of my concert dates already so all of you guys can mark your calendars extra early to hear what you’re helping me do 🙂 

All of our concerts are held in the James Dunn Theater at the College of Marin in Kentfield. December 2nd is our Winter Concert from 7-9.May 5th is our Spring Concert from 7-9.June 19th is a concert put on the day before we go off to Europe from 7-9.  This means so much to me, thank you for helping me spread the word and for all the support you’ve given me through the years! See you next Saturday! 🙂

Again, let’s all pitch in, visit her go fund me page today and help Madison continue her musical journey of discovery  . . . Mahalo Nui Loa . . .

. . . and for all you Hokulea Fans and sailing enthusiasts out there note the following forwarded from our Hawaiian favorite Song Bird, Faith Ako . . .

Unko Del,
If anyone might be interested to kokua time from your group?
Should be fun, mahalo!!

Faith Thompson Ako
Greater Bay Area’s Premier Songstress
Traditional/Contemporary Hawaiian Music
www.faithako.com

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The following part is from Suzie Kagami (a supporter of the UFOhana), I know it coincides with the Napa Aloha Festival, but just in case some of you are looking for something else to do . . .
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Dear Friends, 

Please forward to our community as we are searching for 50+ volunteers for this historic 2-day event. ~ Mahalo!

The Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce of Northern California and the Polynesian Voyaging Society are hosting a historic event in the Bay Area welcoming Wayfinder and Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson at Capuchino High School in San Bruno on September 15, and the Hikianalia welcome ceremony on September 16, 2018 in Aquatic Park in San Francisco.  

A great service project to fill school volunteer hour requirements, church or community service projects, this is an excellent educational event helping to support our Bay Area Polynesian community broadening our vision of Earth Sustainability, ancient way finding navigation, and cultural community.  We are looking for volunteers for the following shifts to help us host this event and would be honored if you could join us.  

Saturday, 9/15

An Afternoon with Wayfinder and Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson

Cappuccino High School, San Bruno, CA

https://hccnc.org/events/2018/9/15/an-afternoon-with-wayfinder-and-master-navigator-nainoa-thompson

2:00 – 4:00 pmLobby Attendants (need 4)
2:30 – 6:30 pmTheater Ushers (need 12)

Sunday, 9/16

Hikianalia Voyaging Canoe Welcome Ceremony
Aquatic Park, San Francisco, CA

https://hccnc.org/events/2018/9/16/hikianalia-welcome-ceremony

10:00 am – 2:00 pm  Ushers (need 18)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Ushers (need 18)

Please feel free to email with questions, or respond with your name, organization and email if you can attend. We are hoping to fill all positions by this Monday if possible. It will be a historic event not to miss. 

Mahalo,
Susie Kagami
susie_kagami@mac.com

Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California
Event Coordinator

Cell: 650-888-5010

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Ok, once again sleep beckons . . .

UkekU
walking in silence,
cerulean blue above,
morning sun smiles down.

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

“Hey there baby wanna . . . woa! Squirrel!”

:EOT

 

090718=Campbell Hall, 090818=UFOHQ

BOT:

Aloha Kakou,

Sorry for all the confusing posts as of late. Something happened to the blog. Looks like my provider had restored an old copy after an update went bad. Anyway, I’m hoping this will put us back on track. Thanks to Allan Goodman for pointing out the problem.

So, Friday we’ll be at Campbell Hall, BYPotluck and BYOMusicGear, I can sure use help with setting up chairs and tables if anyone’s available. We should be there around 5:45PM or so, much appreciated. Mahalo Nui Loa to Reverend Chip for hosting us once again!

I also want to say Mahalo Nui Loa to all for your Birthday Gifts and Hauoli La Hanau wishes and to my Ukulele Sister Charlotte, hope you had a Happiest of Birthdays and Mahalo! I am so blessed to have such a wonderful ‘Ohana, you warm my heart.

Click here for Friday Night Album . . . and what I night it was! Btw, see if you can find the “E Tutu E” hula by Ralph and Dolores, amazing! And then there’s Sandy and his unbelievable “In A Canoe!” Not to mention Hula Dancers with Dangerous Implements in close quarters! But wait, there’s more . . . . well actually there’s not.

This Saturday we’re at the UFOHQ at our usual 2-4pm time. BYOB&S (Beverages and Snacks). TEXT me at 4153007804 if you’ll be attending so I can save a seat for you.

Click here to view Saturday Album. Featuring Madison and her trumpet!

Speaking of Madison, please make note of our UFOhana Keiki’s request for help below . . .

Hey Del.

Here is the link to my GoFundMe: Click here to support Marin Youth Symphony Orchestra Tour organized by Madison Sneath

I also made a YouTube video of me playing my audition piece on Saturday so anyone who wasn’t there can listen to me play: Madison Sneath Playing Fantasy by Francis Thomé Thank you so much for supporting me!

I also have all of my concert dates already so all of you guys can mark your calendars extra early to hear what you’re helping me do 🙂 

All of our concerts are held in the James Dunn Theater at the College of Marin in Kentfield. December 2nd is our Winter Concert from 7-9.May 5th is our Spring Concert from 7-9.June 19th is a concert put on the day before we go off to Europe from 7-9.  This means so much to me, thank you for helping me spread the word and for all the support you’ve given me through the years! See you next Saturday! 🙂

. . . please, let’s all pitch in, visit her go fund me page today and help Madison continue her musical journey of discovery  . . . Mahalo Nui Loa . . .

Another note for all you Hokulea Fans and sailors out there, forwarded from our favorite Song Bird, Faith Ako . . .

Unko Del,
If anyone might be interested to kokua time from your group?
Should be fun, mahalo!!

Faith Thompson Ako
Greater Bay Area’s Premier Songstress
Traditional/Contemporary Hawaiian Music
www.faithako.com

—————————————————————————
The following part is from Suzie Kagami (a supporter of the UFOhana), I know it coincides with the Napa Aloha Festival, but just in case some of you are looking for something else to do . . .
—————————————————————————

Dear Friends, 

Please forward to our community as we are searching for 50+ volunteers for this historic 2-day event. ~ Mahalo!

The Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce of Northern California and the Polynesian Voyaging Society are hosting a historic event in the Bay Area welcoming Wayfinder and Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson at Capuchino High School in San Bruno on September 15, and the Hikianalia welcome ceremony on September 16, 2018 in Aquatic Park in San Francisco.  

A great service project to fill school volunteer hour requirements, church or community service projects, this is an excellent educational event helping to support our Bay Area Polynesian community broadening our vision of Earth Sustainability, ancient way finding navigation, and cultural community.  We are looking for volunteers for the following shifts to help us host this event and would be honored if you could join us.  

Saturday, 9/15

An Afternoon with Wayfinder and Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson

Cappuccino High School, San Bruno, CA

https://hccnc.org/events/2018/9/15/an-afternoon-with-wayfinder-and-master-navigator-nainoa-thompson

2:00 – 4:00 pmLobby Attendants (need 4)
2:30 – 6:30 pmTheater Ushers (need 12)

Sunday, 9/16

Hikianalia Voyaging Canoe Welcome Ceremony
Aquatic Park, San Francisco, CA

https://hccnc.org/events/2018/9/16/hikianalia-welcome-ceremony

10:00 am – 2:00 pm  Ushers (need 18)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Ushers (need 18)

Please feel free to email with questions, or respond with your name, organization and email if you can attend. We are hoping to fill all positions by this Monday if possible. It will be a historic event not to miss. 

Mahalo,
Susie Kagami
susie_kagami@mac.com

Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California
Event Coordinator

Cell: 650-888-5010

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. . . and speaking of the Napa Aloha Festival . . .

. . . and finally, Marion has volunteered to host the 9/21 and 9/28 Kanikapilas during our Away Mission to the Home Planet of O’ahu. I’ll post information as the dates come up so stay tuned.

Ok, it’s been a long day, so you tonight!

UkEkU
shifting moon shadows,
undercover of darkness,
the lone one beckons.

Aloha A Hui Hou,

“Heh? What? Why I ought to smack . . . oh, sorry, I thought you were that Pilipino House boy!”

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

082818: Kanikapila this Friday & Saturday @ UFOHQ

BOT:

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

BOT:

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 . . .

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

Malama Pono All,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

081518: Friday = UFOHQ, Sat = UFOHQ

BOT:

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).

UkEkU
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.

Spok-U-Bom-Bye!

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

:EOT

080818: Elks Friday, UFOHQ Saturday . . .

BOT:

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.

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

-=SqL+Nohea+Nancy=-

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

:EOT

073018: Fri=Campbell Hall, Sat=Maritime Day

BOT:

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!

UkEkU
fragile melodies,
petals gently drift earthward,
a mele blossoms

Me ke aloha pumehana,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

The printer’s out of paper again! . . . Hello?

:EOT

072518: Fri=UFOHQ, Sat=Sonoma, Sun=PorchFest!

BOT:

Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

We’ve got a busy / fun / exciting weekend coming up, starting with a Friday Kanikapila at the UFOHQ. 7p-10p, BYPotLuck, BYMusicStands, BYCoolAloha to help with da heat! Click here for last week’s Kani Album.

Saturday we’re at the SVWC (Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club) 2p-4p. BYMusicGear (we’re good with chairs) and little $$$ to donate to the SVWC and to purchase some snacks and beverages. Mahalo to the Women of the Valley of the Moon for hosting us once again! Click here for last week’s Saturday Kani photos.

Sunday we’ll be at the July 29th Napa Porchfest. We’re scheduled to perform from 3p – 5p on Lee and Miriam Hamilton’s front . . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . PORCH (of course)!

For those of you attending here’s  their address:

Lee and Miriam Hamilton
308 Franklin Street
Napa, CA 94559

And below, a view of The Porch from the street corner. Click image to access last year’s album of the Porch Fest . . .

Carolyn mentioned that last year the food lines at the Trucks were EPIC-LY LONG! So we’re suggesting a BYPotLuck, the Hamilton’s have offered up their beautiful lush backyard as a “Living” Green Room to the UFOhana. Let’s make it a full blown Kanikapila and bring lotsa kaukau for the the BYPL and BYOB!

I’m setting up 3 pop up tents this last year to provide shade in their driveway and a cool space for participants to overflow into (we all won’t fit on the porch), dance, talk story, etc. You may want to BYOChairs as well as BYOMusicGear (Music Stands, Wind Clips, Bottle of Water, etc.). We’ll be working from our UFOhana Gig Book this year, so bring ’em if you got ’em.

I understand that Betty Ann will be bringing a contingent of Hula Mai Dancers as well. Mahalo, Mahalo, Mahalo Betty Ann! Btw, does anybody have carpet runners or lauhala mats we could (possibly) lay out on the sidewalk in front of the porch so the hula dancers don’t burn their feet? Or maybe if you’re dancing, just wear your reef walkers? Next best thing to bare feet. Anyway, thought it might be nice to have the dancers out front this year instead of tucked in the driveway, just thinking out loud here.

Also keep in mind that there’s going be extra traffic from the Raceway this weekend, so adjust your travel time accordingly.

Finally . . . PLEASE WEAR HAWAIIAN ATTIRE!

For more info, here’s a link to the Napa PF website :

https://napaporchfest.org/event-map-and-list/

We’re listed under POP (?), for music type. I guess we’ve moved up from “World” or “Other” or maybe they should have a “Da Kine” classification?

Mahalo Nui Loa to Lee and Miriam Hamilton for inviting us back once again and to Carolyn for all coordinating she’s done to make this possible.

Ok, that should be enough for now. Hope you have a great rest of the week and see you at the end!

UkekU
breeze softly kisses,
gentle smile across the moon,
shadows of the night.

Nah, l look better in an A-Line, like the spaghetti straps though . . .

Aloha A Hui Hou!
-=SqL+No(cough,cough)hea+Jake=-

:EOT