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


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

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


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


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. 

Susie Kagami

Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California
Event Coordinator

Cell: 650-888-5010


Ok, once again sleep beckons . . .

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

Aloha A Hui Hou,

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



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