091819: NAPA Aloha Festivities Week!


Aloha Ahi Ahi Kakou,

As some of you may (or may not) recall from previous emails, we’ll be attending the Kanikapila with George Kahumoku, Jr. this Friday in Napa County. Our Saturday Kanikapila will be held there as well at 3pm to 5pm (please register for the Saturday event if you’ll be attending). Click here to view our Event Calendar details.

I understand that before Friday’s Kanikapila, a food truck will be available for those of you coming early to the event. Nohea and I will be checking that out for sure. I’m also told that George will be providing some sheet music at his Kanikapila as well so you might want to bring a light duty music stand or a stapler to staple it to someones back! Ok, maybe not the latter.

That following Sunday Ken Emerson will be performing with his band “The Slackers in Paradise” 10:45 am – 11:15 am. Click here for a link to the NAPA Aloha Festival Entertainment Line Up.

And don’t forget about Shark-tober Fest the following week! Again, check our Events Calendar for details. Didn’t I tell you September was going to be a busy month?

We celebrated not 1, not 2 but 3 Birthday’s last Saturday (ok, well 4 if you count me), in order of declining age, Mike, Susan and Madison. Click below for photos . . .

And tasted fabulous too!

Last Friday night, following a fabulous dinner by Joe Tato and his Kaukau Krew, was a Hot Summer (Bikram) Ukulele Night at the Elks Lodge. Click below . . .

. . . some pretty cool ukulele players on a hot September night . . .

Above, more “still life” from our O’ahu trip. Click each image to view a larger version.

because we forget,
shall it comes to pass again,
until remembered.

Right then, onward to the weekend all!

Aloha A Hui Hou,


Phone! Answer the Phone!


103117: We’re at the Campbell Hall This Friday!


Aloha All,

We’ll be at the Campbell Hall this Friday, 6:30p-9: ish, Mahalo Nui Loa to Reverend Chip for Hosting us once again! It’ll be nice be back in that beautiful space again.

BYPotLuck, BYOGear (Music Stands, Book Lights, UKULELE, etc.). Were good for chairs but can use help with setup. OH, don’t forget to bring some Aloha to spread around too . . .

Saturday we’ll be back at the UFOHQ, 2p-4p. BYOB&S (Beverages and Snacks). We’re good for chairs, but you may need to bring a music stand just in case and a six pack of Aloha couldn’t hurt either.

Mahalo Nui to All that made our Come As You Aren’t Kanikapila such a fun and fantastic event. Click the collage below to view the only album. Mahalo to Donna and Linda for the fun pics!


The following Saturday was our last Kanikapila at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club for the year. We’ll be back with our Sonoma ‘Ohana in January 2018. Mahalo to Craig and Linda for the great photos! Mahalo to the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club, Betty Ann and Hula Mai for a great 3rd year of Kanikapila in Sonoma and for the beautiful lei. We’ll miss you folks, please do visit us down South sometime!

Btw, in case anyone’s in the area . . . check out the following . . .

Hope you all had a Great Halloween. After all the years of not having any Trick or Treaters show up, we just had a hoard of Vampires, Witches, A Tyrannosaurus Rex (see below), Harry Potter and a Pirate decimate our bowl of candy. After less than1 minute a 10 pound bag of Candy was gone except for a Butterfinger and Baby Ruth. Thankfully that was the first and last group for the night!

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I wonder if this comes in XXXL?


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C-a-a-andy! Must have Sh-u-u-gar!!!!!!!

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This one didn’t show up, but I really like his costume! Edward Jr?

Day slowly fading,
Dusk surrenders its last light,
Children of the night

Hauʻoli Lā Heleuī!

I AM The BAT CAT . . . .