We’re coming up on the second Friday of the month this week which means we’ll be Kanikapila-ing at the Elks Lodge (1108) in San Rafael this Friday. Dinner will be offered for a nominal fee, Brudda Joe Tato is going with a Local-Kine Island menu. Hulihuli Chicken, Joe’s Pork Adobo, Veggie Stir Fry (some tofu on the side for vegetarians) and Butter Mochi for Dessert. Dinner 6:30-ish, Kanikapila 7pmish to 9:30pmish. Mahalo to Joe and the Elk-ders for their hospitality!
Mahalo Nui to Reverend Chip for hosting us last Friday. It was great to be back in the Campbell Hall. Always such an inspiration to be among all the beautiful Redwood, Stained Glass and our ‘Ohana. Click Here for Friday Photo Album.
This Saturday we’ll be at the UFOHQ, 2p-4p, BYOB&S (Bevs and Snackees). Please RSVP via text to 4153007804 if you need a seat. Mahalo to those that participated last week and made it such a warm intimate event. Mahalo to Lynnette for introducing her student, Aiden and his Tutu Judy, to the ‘Ohana. Click Here for Saturday Photos.
Click this Link to see where Nohea’s walking now and this link if you like Ducks.
Click above to see what Del sees 8 hours a day Mon – Fri . . .
UkEkU A billowing spire,
Bisects a bright azure sky,
Fading mark of man.
Can you believe we’re already in May? Which means we’ll be gathering at the beautiful Campbell Hall this Friday, 6:30 – 9ish, BYPL (Pot Luck), BYMusicStand&Lights, and of course BYALOHA! Mahalo to Rev. Chip for keeping the doors open for us. I understand he’s traveling home from yet another trip this evening after surviving that harrowing flood on Kaua’i. Safe journey Chip!
Saturday Kanikapila will be held at UFOHQ, 2p-4p, BYOB&S (Beverages and Snacks if you like) and any left over Aloha from Friday night! Text me at 4153007804 if you want to RSVP a seat for Saturday.
Last week was a busy one for us and here are the images, starting with Friday Kani, Saturday Kani at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club and the Sundy Canoe Season Kick off for He’e Nalu! Mahalo to our He’e Nalu ‘Ohana for allowing us to share in the event and best of luck in this upcoming season! Imua!
Click above for He’e Nalu Canoe Season Kick Off. Click below for a relaxing walk . . .
UkEkU grass oceans swaying,
silent breeze speaks to no one,
feathered wind surfers.
Hope you all enjoyed the wonderful weather last week and it looks this week is going to be a beautiful repeat of the last.
Yes we do have a 3-fer Kanikapila this Weekend! Read on for the details.
So this Friday we’re gathering back at UFOHQ at our usual time of 7p-10p. BYOPL (Pot Luck), BYOGear (Music Stands), and BITM (Be In The Moment). Text, do not email, me at 4153007804 to RSVP a seat as I don’t read emails once I get home on Fridays, I’m usually busy cleaning and setting up the UFO Hangar.
Click below for images from last Friday’s Kanikapila.
Saturday we’ll be Kanikapila-ing with our Sonoma Ohana at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club. BYOGear (music stands), BY$5Donation to the Club, and lots of extra Aloha to share with our Sonoma Bruddas and Sistas! Click below for Saturday’s images.
Sunday we’ve been invited to participate in He’e Nalu’s Canoe Season Kick Off. 11a – 1p. We’ll be gathering at 101 Surf Sports in San Rafael. Bring a Potluck to share with He’e Nalu’s Ohana, bring your Gig Book and Music Gear. Though there won’t be a formal canoe blessing this year, we will make up for it in Kanikapila time! Hope to see you there . . . Mahalo to Nicole Sholly for including us in this fun event!
Click the photo below to access the 101 Sports website.
. . . and for those of you that missed the article(s) about Sandy in this past Pacific Sun, click below . . .
. . . then there’s this from Don. Taken at a Navajo Nation Grocery Store . . . I never realised there was so many flavors! Decisions, decisions . . . Mahalo Don!
UkEkU Time is a contruct,
Music, artful form of time,
Hula adds the life.
Hope you’re all recovering the the dreaded Inkumus-Taxitis syndrome. Just barely made the deadline this year due to IRS server crashes, thankfully Nohea rescued me from another round of late fees. I was thinking the crashes were probably the Russki’s stealing our info . . . again! If only they would pay my bills too . . . oh well, one more year’s club membership paid to Trumpland.
So this Friday we get to cruise at the UFOHQ. Meeting at our usual time of 7pm-10pm, BYOPotLuck for ʻAina ahiahi (Dinner), BYOMusicGear, and BYExtraAloha ‘cuz we can all use some right now!
Especially Kaua’i, yes that is Bison on the beach, a survivor of the big storm that blew through the islands, damaging homes, closing down roads, etc. Last time Iniki blew through it was Chickens that got set free! What’s next?
Click the image to view the news article . . .
After seeing all the destruction one has to ask, “Where is the Federal Government?” Oh yeah, Hawaii’s a Sanctuary State . . . anyway, it seems the Aloha Spirit has kicked in and total strangers are lending their Kōkua, please send your good thoughts and mana out their way . . .
Saturday we are also gathering at the UFOHQ, 2p-4p. BYOB&S (Beverage & Snacks), BYOGear, etc.
Please text me at 4153007804 to RSVP or for directions to the UFOHQ.
Mahalo to all that made last week’s Saturday Kanikapila such a fun one. I believe it was the Bestest Mista Sancho Lee role playing yet. Melann played a VERY convincing Ms. Momi Lomi Lomi, definitely “Got Pleaty Experience!”
We even had Mista Elvis Kamakawiwo’ole Bailey pay us a visit . . . “ova da Rainbow, there’s fried peanut butta papaya sandwiches . . . Some wea!”
UkEkU the last cord is cut,
drifting onward to the light,
an ocean of thoughts . . .
Second Friday of the Month coming up this week, which means we’ll be meeting at the Elks this Friday. Start time 7:30pm (a little later because we’ll be on the heels of an Elks Event), End Time 9:30pm-ish. I understand that Joe and his Kaukau Krew will be providing a local ‘kine dinner that night as well. Mahalo to Joe and the Elks for once again, being such gracious hosts. Mahalo to Reverend Chip for hosting us last Friday.
“Mr. Concepcion . . . got plenty Fighting Chicken . . . but he no gives to me . . . an’ he’s just one mean old Pilipino m-a-a-annnnnn!”
This Saturday we’re gathering at the UFOHQ at our usually flight time of 2p-4p. BYOBS (beverages and snacks), BYOUkulele (yeah, it does happen sometimes) and BYAloha to share with your fellow Ukulele Pilots.
On a sad note, please send your heartfelt Aloha and healing Mana to Robin, Joe and their ‘Ohana. Frank Sembenini, Robin’s Father, passed on a couple weeks while ago. That’s Frank below with Robin at one of our Elks Kanikapila.
I’m told that Uncle Sembenini served in Hawaii during the war, fell in love with a local girl and never left until he passed on at 94 years old. Loved music and jamming with the Keiki at the Local Park. Mahalo Robin for sharing your father with us, we are so honored to have known him.
We’ll miss you Uncle Frank . . . Me Ke Aloha Pumehana, Aloha Oe.
UkEkU light and wind dances,
a warm memory of love,
Malama Pono everyone. Hope to you all at the end of the week sometime!
Hope you all had a great Holiday. It’s the the first Friday in April everyone which means we’re meeting at the beautiful Campbell Hall in Sausalito, 6:30p – 9:00p. Please bring a dish to share with your ‘Ohana if you’re joining us for dinner, BYMusicGear (stands, book lights, etc.) and as much Aloha you can spare. Mahalo to Reverend Chip for hosting us once again.
Here are images from last Friday’s Kanikapila. Mahalo Donna for the great photos!
Saturday Kanikapila will held at the UFOHQ at our usual time of 2p-4p. BYOS&B (Snacks and Beverages). Please text me at email@example.com to RSVP for either Friday or Saturday.
Mahalo to Faith Ako, the Elks, Magic Flute and to all that made the Elks Ukulele Fundraiser such a great success this last Thursday. Congratulations to Charlotte and her crew for a job well done!
UkEkU eyes wander skyward,
soft blue skies etched by swift clouds,
a first star winks down.
We’re meeting at UFOHQ this Friday, 7pm-10pm and Saturday 2p-4p, our usual gathering times. Friday, BYOPotLuck, something yummy to share with your Ohana, BYOMusicStands and of course, BYAloha to share as well. Saturday BYOBS (beverage and snack) if you like. Please text me at 4153007804 if you want to RSVP a seat.
I’d also like to remind you all of the following Fundraising event tomorrow evening. Be sure to bring your ukulele, music stands and UFOhana GIG BOOK for the Kanikapila with Faith Ako at the end! Please come out and help support this worthy cause.
Mahalo Nui Loa to all that helped celebrate our 18th Year of Kanikapila last Friday. To Gary and Charlotte’s Cake Hui and the Ohana. Thank you for making it such a special night for Nohea and myself. We are truly blessed to have such a caring Ohana filled with so much Aloha. Mahalo Me Ke Aloha Pumehana.
Saturday we got share the Cakes with our Sonoma Ohana. Mahalo to Craig and Nohea for the great photos!
UkEkU bright glowing faces,
an ocean of Ohana,
Sorry for the short email last week. I was very busy with Computer Repairs and “other stuff”. I got everything up and running so we’re good to go for this week.
We’ll be at UFOHQ this Friday, 7pm -10pm, BYPotLuck, BYOMusic Stands, and of course BYAloha. Last week Friday was our 18th Year of Friday Night Kanikapilas, which I forgot to mention because I was so distracted, so I’m thinking we’ll celebrate our 18th Anniversary this Friday (Hana Hou)! Text me at 4153007804 to RSVP a seat, be sure to identify yourself in the text. Doors open at 6:45pm.
I did some calculations adding up the Friday (52×18) and Saturday (52×5) years of Kanikapila we’ve jammed roughly 1,196 times and that’s not including “Special Events” like the County Fair, Maritime Day, Shark-tober-fest, etc. I can’t even begin to calculate the number of strums we all must have put on our Ukulele! Is there an Epidemiologist in the house?
Here are some images from last week Friday . . .
I had mentioned being distracted by “other stuff” last week, check this out. A group of us Kanikapila’d with Ms. Bosey’s 4th and 5th graders. 123+ Ukulele players, there’s even a video of them singing Koke’e . . .
I think Uncle Dennis would have been proud. Mahalo Nui Loa to Lynnette for making all this possible and creating such a nurturing environment for these wonderful Keiki! Maika’i! You make it all so worthwhile and what a way to strum in our 18th year of Kanikapila.
Since we’re on the subject of support Ukulele in our Schools, don’t forget about this . . .
Remember that there will be a Kanikapila with Faith Ako at the end, plus she’s bringing some of her CDs to sell. So bring your Ukes and Flight Gear with you.
Saturday we’ll be at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club , at our usual time of 2p – 4p. Please consider bringing friends and giving a little donation at the door to the SVWC for hosting us. Mahalo.
Here are the Saturday photos, we actually had a hula from Cindy RosVis. Doing her timeless Can’t Help Falling in Love . . . check below you’ll understand . . . Mahalo, mahalo very muuuch . . .
UkEkU small wooden vessels,
vehicles of Ohana,