110414: We’re at campbell Hall this Friday . . .

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Aloha Folks! We’re back on schedule this month with the Campbell Hall this Friday. Located in beautiful Sausalito. Here’s a link to their location: http://www.christchurchsausalito.net/location/    Run time 6:30p to 9:30p. BYOGear (music stands, a book light and good flash light!),  BYKaukau to share (Potluck – a healthy main dish/dessert), and always bring lots of Aloha to share with everyone. Mahalo Chip and Linda for hosting the UFOhana once again and for keeping the doors open for us.

I also want to thank all of those that participated in the Health and Humans Services HHS INFO FAIR this last week. Our director,  Larry Meredith, sent an email to everyone in our  department saying . . . well better you read it yourself below . . .

HHS All,
What a welcoming, upbeat, engaging and informative Information Fair. And the energy and good feelings were off the charts!
I want to thank all of you –over 350– who were able to attend, especially all of you in your costumes, for making this the HHS event of the year.
Special thanks go out to–

*the Planning Committee who took a rough concept and translated it into such a fun learning experience;

*the  UFOhana (Ukulele Friends ‘Ohana ) who are simple “out of this world” and filled the hall with music and joy, and transformed the Connection Center to a beach party somewhere in Hawaii;

*the creative set designers from each program or service who created such wonderful booths and games to illustrate their services.
And finally, I want to acknowledge the special efforts and talents  of Cio, Chris and Erin who infused the vision with fun, creativity and energy…and were everywhere making it happen.

Another win for Team HHS.
Larry
____________________________
Larry Meredith, Ph.D., Director
Department of Health & Human Services
Marin County
20 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903

I also got other Mahalos from people who participated in our “Free Hula Lesson” and we’re really amazed at the joy there was in  Hula.

Click the image below to view the photo albums from the various events. Starting with the HHS INFO Fair:

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Then there was “Come As You Aren’t Kanikapila Night” at the UFO HQ . . .

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. . . and finally Sleeping Lady Kanikapila . . . Mahalo Nui Loa to the Haole Boyz and Rick for keeping the strumming going during my Sick Leave at the Sleeping Lady!

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Uke-Ku
Darkness comes early,
Leaves shudder and floats earthward,
Tears fall from Heaven.

Ok, it’s beddy bye time,  we’ll see you folks at Campbell and hopefully Sleeping Lady also.

Take Care and Stay Warm All!

Aloha A Hui Hou,
-=SqL+Nohea=-

:EOT

10.28.14: Kanikapila at UFO HQ . . .

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. . . check your email for details or leave a message on the blog requesting details . . .

For those of you needing inspiration for this Friday, here are some images from the net . . . think along the lines of:

   

     “My Ghost Has Fleas?”

 

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“Spook-A-Le-Le Lady”

“Night of the Strumming Ukes?”  – Refrains! Must have Refrains!

OK, now that you have Ukes on your mind . . . I think you folks get the idea . . .

Uke-Ku
Fragments from a thought,
Images of tomorrow,
Sun rises  skyward,

Aloha A Hui Hou,
-=SqL+Nohea=-

:EOT

102114: Kanikapila at the carriage house this friday . . .

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Aloha All. We’re in the Elks Carriage House this Friday. Same run time 7pm to 10pm as usual, BYOGear, chairs will be provided. However, instead of a pot luck, dinner will be available at the Elks Oktoberfest Fund Raiser. See below for details, make sure you RSVP ASAP! Btw, do feel free to bring desserts to the Carriage House for after dinner if you like.

Friday October 24th

It’s almost here! A family event with good friends, lots of food, music, laughter and games.
Proceeds will be donated to the Elks National Foundation (ENF)

Dinner + Commemorative “Bottomless Stein” for $35

Bottomless Stein includes all-you-can-drink beer from the designated kegs until supplies run dry!

Dinner Only for $20 (Kids $7)
Bring your appetite for delicious Brats, Potato Salad, Soup, Sauerkraut & Apple Streusel
Join in for songs and games for adults & kids
Polka Dance Contest * Stein-Holding Endurance Contest
Musical Chairs * Apple Bobbing * Pretzel Making
RSVP by October  22nd  and make your reservation with the Secretary, or call 454-8835.

And speaking of October Festivals, I want to extend a sincere Mahalo Nui Loa to the UFOhana Away Team that participated in the Sharktober Festival  this past Saturday.  David McGuire was very thankful and said that having the ‘Ohana there ‘made the event a festival’. He estimated that that 500+ were in attendance (5x more than last year). Click the collages below to view the various event album(s).

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By the way, for those of you interested trying out Hawaiian Style Canoe Paddling (besides the Hula – In A Canoe),Tamalpias Outrigger Canoe Club is sponsoring the following:

Tamalpais OCC New Paddler’s Day 2014!

Saturday, October 25 at 9:00am in UTC-10

Fort Baker, Sausalito, California 94966
Look forward to doing more event with you.
Mahalo,
Chris Winn
WinnC442@msn.com
(415)971-0848

Below the Friday Kanikapila at Bogie’s Café, Mahalo to Leslie and Mike for hosting the ‘Ohana!

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A week before that we were at the Sonoma Kanikapila . . .

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Right after that we zoomed out to the Elks for a Saturday Night Kanikapila . . . .

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Also, there is no Sleeping Lady Kanikapila this Saturday. We’ll be back on schedule November 1st.

Have a great week all!

Uke-Ku
Dance of ancient times,
Chants from a past culture lives,
Relived by the few . . .

Aloha A Hui Hou,
-=SqL+Nohea=-

:EOT

10.16.14: Kanikapila at Bogie’s Café this friday!

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Aloha All,
Leslie and Michael has opened up Bogie’s Café to the ‘Ohana for this Friday. Run time is from 7p – 10p. BYOGear, chairs will be provided and BYKaukau (It’s Pot Luck so do bring a main dish to share) and don’t forget to bring some Aloha too! Mahaaaaaalo Leslie and Michael!

I want to remind everyone that I won’t be at Sleeping Lady this Saturday once again because of Sharktoberfest (below). We have a Flight Crew assembling there so do feel free to come and join in if your so inclined.  Start time is 11am, so try and be there no later than 10:30a if you’ll be participating.

As for Saturday, I’m sure there will be someone at Sleeping Lady this Saturday to carry on the strumming.  Also,  I was also told that they are having an event on October 25th at Sleeping Lady,  so no Ukulele Ohana that day either. We should be back on track Nov 1 for our SL Kanikapilas.

I want to thank everyone for their well wishes during my recovery. I’m sure that contributed to my speedy recovery!

Uke-Ku
The Darkness descends,
Sun rays challenging the night,
Moon bids aloha . . .

Take Care Everyone!

-=SqL+Nohea=-

:EOT