052815: Kanikapila at the Elks this Friday


Aloha All,
We’ll be at the Elks this Friday, usual run time of 7:00p to 10:00p. As you can guess by the lateness of this posting it’s been yet another PITA week. It’s the last Friday of the month so it’s Fancy Dinner Night at the Elks this Friday. Check out their link for details and menu: http://elks1108.org/Newsletter.html .  Mahalo Nui Loa to the Elks for hosting the UFOhana once again and for their undying support.

This Saturday it our ‘Test Flight’ at the Barefoot Café. Check them out here: http://www.barefootcafe.com/   Run time 2p-4p. It may be a little bit more crowded so just bring what you need and nothing more. Mahalo to Claudia for arranging this opportunity. Keep in mind that we want to make a good first impression, so please do consider ordering a meal or at least some kind of drink other than a glass of water. Btw, check out this special announcement for our premiere Kanikapila at the Barefoot:  https://ufohana.org/barefoot-cafe-5302015-brudda-alohas-ukulele-revival-and-hula-review/  Yet another amazing creation from Brudda Wikio!

Last week Friday we had the opportunity to Kanikapila at the San Pedro Elementary School, located right here in San Rafael. Lynnette brought a few of her Keiki from Lynnwood Elementary to perform with us as well. As you can see below they were well received. We thought we’d have to call in Security when Lynnette’s Keiki broke out “Johnny B. Goode”!  (Click collages below to access the photo albums). Mahalo Leslie (of Bogie’s Café) for arranging this!

1-052215 San Pedro Elementary Kanikapila

After a brief break at UFO HQ it was time for our own Kanikapila that night . . .

1-052215 Uke Night UFOHQ

After a night’s sleep . . . onward to the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club for our second Kanikapila at the SVWC center. . .  Mahalo Nui Loa to all of you that showed up to support the SVWC and Mahalo Nui Loa to the SVWC for share their beautiful hall with us.

1-052315 SVWC Kanikapila

Then . . . . it was time to rest. . . . whew!   Mahalo to the UFOhana and Nohea for helping me through all this . . . but wait, there’s more . . .

Below a couple of opportunities to play even more Ukulele! First, an Ukulele Camp invite from Tucker Spolter:

You’re invited to Ukulele Summer Camp
Where: 710 Via Casitas – 415-461-4628  tspoltz@yahoo.com
When: Wednesdays — Starting June 3rd
Time: 11:45  —   1:15
Cost: $10 per session  – there will be a limit of campers
Snacks and beverages will be provided
Activities would include:
    a. Half hour lesson – intros & outros – soloing –  preforming –  leading songs                 strumming – chord  theory – arpegios
        breaking down a song – transposing
    b. One hour sing along – solo’s – duo’s etc.
    WHEN:  from June 3rd  through July 29th
Is Ukulele Summer Camp for me?  Here’s the criteria ——-
    Do you love to make music?
    Love to strum and learn new songs? & techniques?
            a) If you can tune your uke
            b) Know the basic chord forms
        1. C Am F G7  — F Dm Bb-C7 – G Em C D7 
            c)Can strum through a few of your favorite songs.   And
     d) pluck a tune or two …..
THEN Please join us. Don your Ukulele Summer Camp tee-shirt, fill your canteen, pack your pup tent and sneak a few candy bars into you back-pack and please join us on Wednesday by the campfire. 
What do I need for class?
A ukulele, a ukulele tuner,  pen or pencil, and a desire to laugh, sing, hum, and make music.  I only have 5 stands ….. so if isn’t too much trouble.
I extend my Aloha and look forward to strumming with you. If you’re interested please let me know as soon as possible.
Tucker Spolter

And from Linda Bolt at the Marin JCC, a camp for Keiki:

Ok I think I’ve done enough damage here . . . time to recuperate for Friday Night . . .

Delicate petals,
Yellow gossamer winglets,
Na Pua Nani.


Ok, only one sleepy time left before Kanikapila!

Aloha A Hui Hou,


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