Petaluma T fo’ T Kanikapila Update


Aloha All,

Looks like we’re mostly good for Saturday’s Toys for Tots Kanikapila. They’re expecting 50% chance of shower in the ‘morning hours’. I will probably be up there around 10:30-11AM to start setup. I’m bringing two 10 x 10 popups for the rain and could use some help with setup. Also bringing a brand new Power Generator (On loan, courtesy of our favorite Non-Profit: PIKOhana) and my ‘cheaper’ sound system ($1000 instead of the $3K Bose), just in case the weather menehunes got it wrong.

Remember to bring your weather gear, Gig Gear (music stand, wind clips, etc.), a chair (if you need one), Gig Book (I’m bringing 2 dozen Christmas Books) and lots of Aloha to share with our Petaluma ‘Ohana. Oh, and don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy!

Hope to see you tonight at the lodge for our Winter Ball and Elks VP Fundraiser (see previous post for details)!

Malama Pono Ka Kou,



112618: Winter Ball-Prom Night at the Elks!


Aloha Everyone,

Hope you’re all enjoying the fresh air and just about over your Turkey Coma. Back to the drudgery of work (for some of us) but no worries, another fun weekend is on the horizon . . . 

Friday Kanikapila

Special Friday coming up  this week. We’ll be at the San Rafael Elks Lodge, but to make it special and to welcome in the Holiday Season, we’re making it a theme night. The theme being “Winter Ball-Prom Night!”  So dust off your favorite Ball Gown (the more bling-bling the better!), your Tux / Cumberbun (if it still fits . . . Marty) and add a little Hawaiian Flare.

Dinner this Friday is also special, it’s the Elks’ Tim Jaeger’s Fundraiser (First Vice President), raising money for someone from our own district to make his journey to State President . . . 

Appetizers will be served 5:30-ish
Dinner to follow:
Prime Rib or Fish with all the Fixings
And Dessert
$35 / person

Please RSVP ASAP online here:

Or Call / Email at: 

Click below for last Friday’s Hana Hou Kanikapila

Saturday Kanikapila

Saturday Kanikapila will be, weather permitting, at yet another special location. We’re meeting at the Petaluma SMART Station to support their Toy for Tots Drive.

  • Location: Click HERE for link.
  • Play time: 12PM – 2PM
  • Bring an unwrapped toy to donate
  • BYOGear (Music Stands, Wind Clips, Sun Gear, Hats, Water and a Chair)
  • BYOGigBook (I will bring Christmas Books as well)
  • Parking is available but limited so please Car Pool
  • and of course, BYAloha!
  • IF IT RAINS, we will cancel the event and meet at the UFOHQ at our usual time of 2p – 4p

Click below for online album of last week’s Saturday Kanikapila, Mahalo Nui to all of you that made it such an action packed fun weekend!

Sunday Kanikapila Is Canceled

dusk falls into dark,
moon glows in indigo sky,
an owl greets the night.

And don’t forget Madison’s my GoFundMe fundraiser : Click here to support Marin Youth Symphony Orchestra Tour organized by Madison Sneath.

Okidoki, I think that covers this week’s events.  Btw, I moved up the Events Calendar so it’s first in the list. For those of you viewing this on a PC it will appear to the right. For those viewing on a mobile device (phone, tablet, Game Boy?) You will need to scroll to the very bottom to view it.

Malama Pono A Hui Hou,

Huh, What? Heeeeey! I’m taking shower man!


112018: T-Day Hana Hou this Friday and Saturday at the UFOHQ


Aloha Ahi Ahi Ka Kou,

We hope you’re all managing to stay well through all the Smog and Cold Weather of late. I hear from a friend that the air is actually cleaner down in LA. Hmmm, maybe I should have moved there after all . . . . NAH! Thankfully, the rains are coming. Hopefully it will help our Fire Fighters and clear the air.

We will be gathering this Friday at the UFOHQ for our Annual T-Day Hana Hou Kanikapila! For the newbies out there, this is where we encourage you to bring your “homeless” T-Day left overs to share with your ‘Ohana. We are gathering at our usual time of 7-10p, BYOMusicStands, I think we are good for chairs, and BYOBeverage, in case you need something ‘extra’ to wash down that left over whatevers. Oh, and don’t forget to BYAloha and DA’ GRAVY!

This Saturday we’re back at the UFOHQ once again at our usual time of 2p-4p. BYOBev&Snacks & T-Day Leftovers (if you like), BYOMusicStands and more Aloha if you can spare some.

Again, if you’ll be attending this week and wish to RSVP a seat, please text me at 415-300-7804 with who you are (I don’t always get a name if you’re not in my contacts list) and for how many seats.

Btw, you may have noticed that the blog appears a little different? That’s probably because it is. I’ve switched to a hosting service that provides for more features than the last, at less cost. One notable feature being an Upcoming Events Listing (off to the right side of the page). At the very bottom of the events list there is a View All Events link that will show a month view of events. Very nifty huh? You may want to check out the December 1 and December 2 events for the SMART Train Toys for Tots Kanikapila. Hopefully some of you will be able to make at least one of the events, if not both.

Please take note of the following as well from Madison:

. . . . we now return you to your regular programming . . . 

Click below for last Friday’s Kanikapila Album:

Click below for SVWC Kanikapila Images:

Mahalo Craig and Nohea for the great photos!

deep mustard moonrise,
dusty clouds veil amber moon,
day burns into night . . . 

Looking over the past year of Kanikapila Images really makes Nohea and myself thankful for being part of such a fun, giving and caring ‘Ohana. Never have we felt more like a family . . . we are truly blessed . . .

On behalf of Nohea and myself (and Jake too) we like to wish you all a 
Hau‘oli Lā Ho‘omaika‘i (Happy Thanksgiving) and hope to see you all soon! 


And don’t forget the gravy!


111418: Friday=UFOHQ, Saturday=Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club


Aloha Ahi Ahi Kakou!

Brrrrrrrrr! Cough! Cough! I hope you’re all doing well through all this cold and smoke. Please send your Alohas and good Mana out to all the survivors of the horrendous fires that’s ravaging our State. Let’s pray that our first responders and firefighters come home safely from their battle with the flames.

As you may already know, we’ll be at the UFOHQ this Friday, I’ve installed some FPR10 (Smoke inhibiting) Air Filters in our UFOHQ windows to help provide a smoke free environment while we Kanikapila the night away. That’s two in the windows behind Mike and Tracy in the photo below . . .

We’re running the Friday Kanikapila 7p-10p, Potluck, BYOBeverage, BYOMusicStands, BYAloha, I’m sure you already know the routine. TEXT me at 4153007804 if you’ll be joining us, remember if you email me, I probably won’t get it. But no worries we can always make room and we always have plenty of  chairs!

Mahalo Nui Loa to the Elks for hosting us last Friday and to Joe and his Kitchen Krew for the wonderful Kaukau! Mahalo to all that attended and made it such an up beat, energetic night! Nothing like two cups of coffee before a gig to get things going! Nectar of the A.D.D. Gods. I hear our guests from New York were thoroughly entertained and /or humiliated or some of all of the above?

Click below for online album . . .

Since Thanksgiving falls so close to our usual Fourth Saturday in Sonoma, we’ve decided to move it up to this Saturday the 17th. This way our Sonoma ‘Ohana can spend some quality time with their own.

We’ll be there 2p-4p, BYOGear (Music Stands), BYS$$$ to donate to the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club and BAS (Bring  Any Snacks) you’d like to share with our Sonoma ‘Ohana.

Last Saturday we gathered at the UFOHQ, a small but very lively group, sort of a “Smokey” Cabaret “atmosphere”. Click below for online album . . .

A Mid-day Night falls,
Ashen specks of lives adrift,
Foreboding winds moan.

Take care everyone, keep those N95s on!

Aloha A hui hou,


Jake’s on vacation we’re filling in . . .