It’s the EOM and that means you need to RSVP for your Dinner at the BPOElks ASAP! Below is the menu for Friday FDN:
Elks Fancy Dinner Night
Friday, June 27th..Dinner served at 7pm
$25 per person
Grilled Lamb Chops or Wild Caught Salmon
Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
Balsamic Glazed Grilled Veggies
Spring Salad
Rice pudding with Macerated Strawberries

$15 Vegetarian Menu available / $10 Kids Menu available

RSVP Required Please no later than 5pm Thursday, June 26th

RSVP to elks1108@yahoo.com or 415.454.8835 (or Joe Tato: J_tato@yahoo.com)
Sounds delicious!  Btw, all funds from these dinners are used towards Non-profit endeavors by the Elks.

Btw, Sandy I won’t be at Sleeping Lady this Saturday. Though Rick and Kimo will be there running the Kanikapila.  Sandy and I will be in Sonoma playing for the Hula Mai Event (see UFOhana.org for details). We’ll be running a Kanikapila at the Grinstead Amphitheater in the Sonoma Plaza before the event, from 2-4pm.  If you’re in the area or have Ukulele Ohana out that way let them know it. I’m sure this will be a first time public Kanikapila at Grinstead for Sonoma County. It’s mostly shady that time of day but bring a comfy chair, a hat, water, your Flight Manuals, a stand, Uke and lots of Aloha to share with Sonoma County. Not sure if there’s a ordinance limiting the number Ukuleles at a Public Gathering. But, we’ll see how it goes. Hopefully they won’t have to resort to tear gas or tazers . . . anyway, here’s the address:

Grinstead Amphitheater ,Sonoma Plaza, First St. East Sonoma, CA 95487 and their poster below.

Interesting to note the the Mayor of Sonoma actually declared the day of the event as Hula Mai Day. Cool huh! Also note that the event is FREE. I think we need to get a grass roots movement going declaring a day as “Strum and Ukulele Day” . . . . what say ye?  Btw, did I mention the event was FREE?

Ok, I don’t have any photos from last week’s UFOhana Events so I’m sharing these, “Ukulele Sightings” as I call them for your amusement . . .







An Imperial Land Walking Uke? Would make a great Gig Car, though parking one would be a hassle . . .



If Albert was alive today . . . Theory of Relativ(ity) tuning?
And a lefty too!























Who says playing an Ukulele doesn’t build muscles? Ok, maybe lifting them does . . . . I think Jon mentioned that playing one for 30 minutes burns a 120  calories. Hmmmm, I wonder is that was for a Soprano or Baritone?

















Sandy and Del . . . when they were in their “Bad Boys of Uke” phase . . . .














Yes that is my son Lucas on the far left from a few years back. We were down stairs walking around Ala Moana shopping center and heard a group singing, “How Can I get Over”, in falsetto, sounded like we were in Church.  We followed the trail of notes upstairs, ended up near Long’s Drugs, and found the Uncles singing their hearts away. Btw, there were no Rent-A-Cops on Segways chasing them away . . . . something you’d definitely see happen at a Mall near us .  .  . a whim o whey .  .  .

And lastly Jake and the –=SqL=- performing at Yerba Buena Gardens (toot, toot) . . . with the UFOhana . . . all arranged by Stevie B! Mahalo Nui Loa Stevie B where ever you are!


























. . . and finally this very cool link from Jon and Debbie Cyr . . . Amelia (Rose) Earhart 2014 Around the World Flight!
http://photos.mercurynews.com/2014/06/25/photos-pilot-amelia-rose-earhart-arrives-at-north-field-in-oakland-to-begin-flight-around-the-world-2/#1    . . . talk about Life Imitates Art Imitates Life . . .

Mahalo Jon and Debbie for this cool find. I think you’re right, there maybe yet another verse to add her song!

As time slowly crawls,
A glow on the horizon,
Ohana beckons

See you folks Friday! Not sure where we’ll be in the Elks just yet, just check both places. Can’t miss us! Don’t forget to RSVP you dinners by Thursday. Oh, btw, the Hula Mai event this Saturday is Free! Did I mention that already?

Aloha A Hui Hou,


061714: We’re at the Elk’s Carriage House this Friday . . .


Aloooha UFOhana! We’re at the Elk’s Carriage House this Friday. Which means we’ll be doing a pot luck too. Run time 7pm – 10pm. BYOKauKau (Food to Share, a main dish), BYOGear (we’ll have plenty of chairs, but bring music stands, and lights), and of course, BYAloha! For those of you in search of Hawaiian wear and collectibles, Nohea will be there with her goods also.

Below: I want to send this out to all you Hula Fans . . . Betty Ann Bruno and her Halau, Hula Mai, are having a hō.ʻike !  Sandy and I have the honor of performing with the Hula Mai Halau Band at this event AND Betty has invited the UFOhana to Kanikapila at the Grinstead Plaza prior to the event, 2p-4p, that day, so come on down and invite your friends too. Mahalo Betty for sharing this wonderful (FREE) event with us!

2014 Hoike Poster LetterSz for Press

Below are images from this past week’s Ukulele events. Click the collage to view the entire album.

Here’s a gang of Elk(sters) and the UFOhana Squadron having a great time at the Elks Lodge . . . Sophie even joined in that night with Momma Wendy who shared her virtuoso Violin playing with us. Mahalo once again to the Elks for being such gracious hosts to the UFOhana!


Below: The few, brave and proud UFOhana members that braved the traffic and parking nightmare during the Fairfax Festival. Bass Commander Kimo in full regalia.


Below: The Elks Fishing Derby . . . great excuse to throw in a Father’s Day Picnic in too . . .


Below the Whistle Stop Luau where members of the UFOhana performed. Mahalo to Cindy and Sandy for inviting us and to Terumi-san for sharing her wonderful hula.


Okidoki . . . it’s back to work tomorrow and as my son, Lucas, use to say (15 years ago) “only 3 more sleepy times” till Kanikapila!

Orange glow of dusk,
Blue skies becomes indigo,
Moonlight softens night.

Malama Pono Kakou!