042115: it’s fancy dinner night at the elks . . .


. . . this Friday! Please take note of the Menu below from Joe Tato. Sounds delicious! Better RSVP ASAP (no later than this Wednesday 5pm)!

A Special Portuguese Dinner!

Elk Fancy Dinner presents: Portuguese Night Friday, April 24th Bar Opens at 5pm Dinner at 7pm and the Ukuleles will play after dinner 

$30 per person (includes 1 glass of Portuguese wine)
Caldo Verde (kale & linguica sausage soup)
Bacalhau Bras (salted cod with potatoes)
Cozido Portuguesa (stew)
Rroz de Pato (rice flavored with duck)
Arrozo Doce (rice pudding)
$10 kid meal – burger & fries

Please RSVP to rsvp@elks1108.org or 415.454.8835 no later than Wednesday, April 22nd at 5:00 PM

The UFOhana will be congregating at the bar at our usual time.

Images from last week . . .

First there was the Hula Mai Halau Ho’ike Practice and Friday Kanikapila . . . aka 5 Hours of Endless Mele, ‘Ono ‘Aina ahiahi (Delicious Dinner) and Hula!

(Click collages to access photo album) . . .  Hula Mai Practice below:

041715 Hula Mai Practice

. . . . then right into Kani – time!


And then onto Wahine Moe Moe (Sleeping Lady) . . . where else will you find a family of Ukulele Twins?

041815 Sleeping Lady Kanikapila

All and all a pretty ‘Standard’ weekend 7 hours of Ukulele, Mele and Hula  for the UFOhana . . . . are we getting too old yet?

As a reminder some of us will  be at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club this Saturday 2-4pm.  There will be a group at Sleeping Lady as well. For those of you attending the Sonoma Valley Kanikapila please consider feeding the donation jar as a Mahalo for opening their doors to us.  Mahalo to Betty Ann for her all her effort(s)  in bringing Kanikapila to Sonoma. STRUM ON!

Young faces glowing,
Thrill of an Ukulele,
Soaring through mele.

Once again, Mahalo Nui Loa for all that you do for Nohea and myself. Thanks to your generous donations we were able to purchase more chairs, paper and toner for our copier, plates, dinner ware . . . and keep the HQ open for our UFO Pilots.

Malama Pono,


041315: We’re at UFO Hq this Friday . . .

Aloha All,

We’ll be congregating at the UFO HQ this Friday. Same run time as usual, 7:30 to whenever . . . BYPotluck (healthy to semi-health dishes), BYOGear (music stands and maybe chairs, just in case, remember Murphy’s 5th Law), BYAloha to share with everyone, of course . . .

Btw, we’ll be holding band practice from 5pm – 7pm with Halau Hula Mai this Friday. We’re asking that everyone refrain from coming earlier than 7pm to prevent disruptions. Mahalo Nui for your Kokua (assistance).

Meanwhile, here are the images from the Elks Kanikapila last Friday (click the collages below for album images):

1-041015 Elks Kanikapila

. . . and below, the Sleeping Lady Kanikapila where we were graced with Kumu Lynn Roth’s Hula! That’s her below right in white with her sister in the black jacket. Lovely! Such a treat to have them both at Wahine Moe Moe.

1-041115 Sleeping Lady Kanikapila

A Second Bloom,
Flowers flowing gracefully,
Hula Wahine.

Mahalo Nui Loa, once again, to all of you that make Kanikapila in our lives possible and to all of you that help with your generous donations and your continued assistance with all our events.

Ok, have a great week everyone! Hope to see you this Friday.

Malama Pono Kakou,