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092314: Kanikapila at the elks Bar this Friday


Aloha UFOhana Pilots. Hope you all had a great break last week. It’s fancy dinner night this Friday and here’s the menu from Joe Tato (not Tate!) :

Need dinner reservation ASAP for Friday Night Elk Fancy Dinner/Ukes. Dinner will be served at 6:45
$25 pp Includes –
Garden Salad
Grilled Lamb Chops or Grilled Fish
Grilled Vegetables
Persian Rice

$15 pp for Vegetarian Plate

Please email Joe Tato at with your dinner request. Mahalo once again to the Elks for hosting the UFOhana.

Once again I’d like to remind everyone of Hele On Ukulele this Sunday:



We still have some slots open for competition so please don’t hesitate to email or fax me the forms. If want to take your chances, you’re also welcome to sign up on the 28th and we will enter you on a first come basis.

Also, if you would like to participate as a vendor at the enter please send me an email at . There no charge for the space, we can provide you with a table and a couple chairs, but you need to provide your own shade system (aka tent).  All we ask is at the end of the day if you’re feeling good about it, donate a little something to PIKO.

Btw, more on the topic of blocked emails for you Ohana members out there. If you want to start receiving emails from me again call the Comcast Security Assurance Department at 888-565-4329 and tell them you want emails from UNBLOCKED. I found out that Comcast’s anti SPAM filter is so aggressive it will block any emails that appear to be SPAM-like from ever reaching your In Box.  Which is why many of you report not seeing any of my emails even in your Junk Mail folder. Apparently there are numerous reports about Comcast blocking legitimate emails out on the internet . . . Kind of like Guilty until proven Innocent.

In the meantime please keep checking back here for updates and notices and don’t forget about Hele On!

Time waits for no one,
One life but many moments ,
And so we move on . . .

Aloha A Hui Hou,


091114: Kanikapila at the elks this friday . . .


So here I am again, late Thursday night . . . am I the only one up?

Aloha everyone. We’ll be in the Elks Bar this time around. Run time 7p – 10p, BYOGear (lights, music stands, maybe a fan to keep cool in case it gets hot again). Here’s the dinner menu for that night from Brudda Joe Tato:

Join us this Friday for Island Style menu. $10pp. No RSVP required, however we serve til we run out. Dinner served at 6:30p
Pork Adobo
Grilled Chicken
Garden Salad
Stir Fry Veggies

Mahalo Nui to Brudda Joe, Tad, Sarah and the Elks for hosting us this week and for their hospitality.

Last week Saturday we were invited to a Kanikapila at Betty Ann and Craig’s house in Sonoma. Click Betty Ann below for a photo album of that fun event:


Mahalo to Betty Ann and Craig for hosting the event on their beautiful new deck surrounded by Oak trees. The weather was perfect, the food was Ono-licious, the music was just right and the Hula just flowed. It just felt so right uke-ing and hula-ing out doors. All we needed was a beach . . . if squint your eyes you could almost hear the ocean . . . almost.

The Friday night before we were in Sausalito, Campbell Hall, strumming with Rev. Chip, Linda Lee and the UFOhana (click the photo below for an album of that night):


Above: Elaine and Mike’s Family, Matt, Sarah and peeking out behind Sarah Skylar,  Sarah’s boyfriend who survived a near fatal knife attack a few months back in Hilo.  Mahalo Nui Loa Elaine and Mike for sharing you Ohana with us and to Sarah Skylar for the Maile Leis, Kalua Pork and Haupia. What great family!

Don’t forget about our 4th Annual Fundraiser for PIKO, The Hele On Ukulele Competition! Isn’t it about time for you to “Strum Your Stuff” and show the world what you and your Uke can do? Click the entry from below image below to download a form and don’t forget to tell you friends! We will be raffling off a Guitar, Bass/Ukulele Lessons, and a Brand New Ukulele . . .


Click the image below to download / print an entry form . . .


Btw, we can certainly use volunteers for setup and break down, please email if you’d like to help us out.

Dew glistens on grass,
Jewels of the passing night,
Welcome a new day.

Aloha A Hui Hou,


090314: Kanikapila at the Campbell Hall this Friday…


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOHana! Hope you’ve all had a great Labor Day Holiday. It’s almost Friday! Speaking of which, we’ll be at the Christ Church  Campbell Hall this Friday. Run times 6:30p – 9:30p. Here’s a link for directions . As usual we’re doing a pot luck (BYKauKau). BYOGear (we do have plenty of chairs, but recommend you bring your music gear) and of course BYAloha to share with everyone. Mahalo Nui Loa to Reverend Chip and Linda Lee for Hosting us once again at their beautiful facility. Welcome back Chip. We missed you and can’t wait to see your new Ukulele!

Btw, for those of you interested, we will holding a Kanikapila in Sonoma this Saturday at 3PM. Betty Ann and Craig have offered up their new 2000 square foot deck in their fabulous home in Sonoma as a site for the 1st ever Hula Mai Monthly Kanikapila. We’re hoping to hold it every 2nd Saturday of the month. But for this month only we well be holding it on the 1st Saturday, the 6th of September. Run time is from 3pm till whenever. It’s a Potluck so we ask that you bring some kind of Kau Kau to contribute. Please feel free to pass this onto anyone interested. Also since it will be at their private residence we’re asking that you observer the protocol list below:

UFOProtocolList-Sonoma Kanikapila-1

There will still be a Sleeping Lady Kanikapila run by Rick and crew. So if Sonoma’s a little out of reach for you please do drop by The Lady. Mahalo Nui Loa to Betty Ann and Craig for allowing us into their home.

I’ve been told that many of you haven’t been receiving my email alerts, almost all have been Comcast customers. What we’ve found is that Comcast is tagging my emails as SPAM. This is because of the size of my lists. You may need to check your Junk Mail for my emails and mark the them as “Not Junk”, aka un-SPAM them. This will ‘white list’ me and should allow my emails to pass. If you don’t find anything in your Junk Mail then you may need to contact Comcast Support (or your email provider) and have them whitelist my email which is . In the meantime keep checking back here to keep up on UFOhana happenings and events. I usually update it no later than Thursday afternoon so keep checking in. In fact, this is exactly why we do the blog, because of issues with Comcast’s SPAM filters and the like.

I want to remind everyone again of this worthy cause. Marisa and Charlotte have been working hard in planning and promoting the event. Registration closes September 10th. Register by or before. The price is now $45. Charlotte mentioned that the have room for 75 more participants. Please, help them out if you can . . .

Another fundraising event coming up this September 28th:


Click and Print the entry form below if you’re interested in competing . . .


Finally, here are the Photo Links to this past week’s events:

1. Birthday Luncheon for Charlotte and Del
2. Sleeping Lady Kanikapila
3. Elks Fancy Dinner Night

Light dancing through leaves,
Blissful sunlight warms her face,
A smile greats the day.

Mahalo Nui Loa to all of you that made our Birthday Luncheon and our UFOhana so special!

Me Ke Aloha Pumehana,


082814: Fancy dinner night at the elks this Friday!


Aloha UFOhana, we’re in the Elks Dining Room (small dining area) this Friday.  If you’re interested in Dinner here’s the menu I sent around yesterday:

From: Joseph Tato []
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:29 PM
To: undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Need RSVP for Friday Night Prime Rib Dinner

If you plan to join us this Friday for Prime Rib or Salmon we need your RSVP by Thursday 5PM.
Our Elk fancy dinner will be served at 6:30PM and 7PM in the dining room (two seating’s).
The UFO’s uke club will play from 7-10PM.
Please RSVP to or 415-454-8835.
$25 pp
Roasted Prime Rib or Pan Seared Salmon (Wild Caught)
Caesar Salad
Garlic Mashed Potatoes Roasted
Roasted Veggies
Vegetarian option available for $15

I know he says to RSVP Thursday but you may try calling anyway as they may have extra dinners anyway.

Also want to remind everyone of this event:

UkuleleJammer02a Anybody remember this guy? He’s the Hele On Uke Boy!
He’ll be back this September 28th at the Second Annual Hele On Ukulele Contest. I hope you’ve all been practicing. Stay tuned for more info next week!

Alright got to go get some sleepy time . . . been another one of those weeks . . .

There’s no time like now,
Quietly sun sets again,
Stars sing to the moon,


Me Ke Aloha Pumehana,


082014: No Kanikapila this Friday . . .


Sorry UFOhana, since we couldn’t schedule a location this week,  we’ve decided to take a break this Friday. We’ll see you all at the Sleeping Lady this Saturday as usual.  In the meantime here are the links (click the collages below) to last week’s Uke Night and Sleeping Lady Albums. Mahalo to Donna and Linda for all the great photos! Also, to Linda Low for sharing her beautiful voice with us.

1-081514 Uke Night Elks Carriage House

Below: Sleeping Lady in full swing. Mahalo to the Flight Crew that carried on will the –=SqL=- was on an away mission!

1-081614 Sleeping Lady

Btw, here’s a fun event for those of you wishing to support a worthy cause. I understand there will be food and maybe even some Ukulele Music as the event!

Earth spins below us,
Clouds fly to the horizon,
Time slows to a strum . . . 

See you all on Saturday!

Aloha A Hui Hou!





Aloooha All!

We’re in the Elks Carriage House this Friday. Run time 7pm – 10pm, BYOKauKau (Pot Luck), BYOGear and BYAloha to share. Btw, if you don’t want to participate in our potluck the Elks will be serving a dinner for $10. Details below:

Our newest chef Justin will be doing this Friday night casual dinner at the bar. Dinner is served at 6:30.
No reservations required
First come first serve basis
$10 per person
See menu below:
Justin’s marinated chicken and Pulled Pork w/ Memphis-style coleslaw
Salad of Romaine w/ carrots, cucumber, and garbanzo beans
Pasta w/ pesto, cherry tomatoes, and feta
Sliced bread

It’s been a busy month of moves for us at home and at work and it’s not over yet. Anyway, I did manage to upload the following to share with you all . . . Enjoy.

Sleeping Lady Kanikapila(s):

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Uke Nights:

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Galilee Harbor Maritime Fair:


Take Care Everyone!

Aloha A Hui Hou,


080714: Kanikapila at bogie’s café this friday!

Yes, it’s true UFOhana, we’re back at Bogie’s Café (  this Friday. Run time is 7p – 10p. Michael and Leslie will be offering dinner: Teriyaki Chicken, Rice, small side salad and a dessert for $10. They will also be selling beverages. So all you got to do is bring your Ukulele Gear, your flight manuals, your appetite and your Aloha to share.

Nohea (Linda) and I would like to thank Gary, Michael, Leslie, Sandy, Charlotte, Kini,  Alan Kristal, Mike Rogers and others that helped make our house move possible and a lot easier than doing it on our own. We’re still putting things together but its taking shape and it coming along quite nicely.

Ok, I’ve got to unpack a couple more boxes before bed time . . .

Me Ke Aloha Pumehana,


072514: We’re in the elks bar tonight. . .


Aloha All,

Another busy week of moving for Nohea and myself, and this time with no Internet until next Wednesday so I’m posting this quick one while I have Internet access. If you haven’t already RSVP’d your Fancy Dinner, it may not be too late. Btw, you’re not required to purchase a dinner to participate in the Kanikapila.

Hope to back on line late next week. Mahalo Nui to all of you that make our Kanikapila(s) one of the best any where!

Malama Pono,