091317: We’re at the San Rafael Elks Lodge this Friday!

BOT:

Aloha All,

We’re back at the Elks this Friday, 7p-10p, A delicious meal service will be provide 6:30ish for $12 by our Elk Ohana. Mahalo to all the Elk-ders for hosting us all these years.

Please send your mana,  thoughts and Aloha to Rev. Chip, who recovering from a myocardial infarction. I understand that he was treated well within the Golden Hour and is doing well. Let’s all wish him a speedy recovery and good health . . . Malama Pono Chip!

September’s special upcoming events:

September 16th:
Kanikapila at the Napa Aloha Festival
2p – 4p

Click image below for Event Schedule

Click above image for NV Aloha Festival Schedule . . .

Below is map of the Napa County Fairgrounds, where the event is being held. Ignore the County Fair rides, etc. We’ll be playing in Bldg A (Chardonnay Hall). I’ll be there by 1am for sound system setup and can really use help with seating setup if there’s anyone available? We’ll be playing from our “UFOhana Gig Book Vol1” so bring those along if you have them. If not, no worries just bring your current Flight Manuals.

Btw, MHCF will be taking canned food donations at the event. So come on, give up that extra can of SPAM for a good cause!

September 23rd:
Napa Elks Lodge 4p-8p

Btw, we’re actually called the “Ukulele Friends Ohana”.

September 30th:
We were supposed to be at the Sharktober Fest, But as it turns out I had double booked it with a previous event . . . 

We’re actually scheduled at the Sonoma Valley Womans Club at our usual time of 2p-4p. So we’ll see you all there instead!

Click above for Link to their Contact Page

Mahalo to Nohea for pointing that out and my sincere apologies to Brudda David McGuire and the Mano ‘Ohana. Good Luck with your event and we hope to see you folks next year!

Click the following links for Photos from last week’s Friday and Saturday Kanikapila. Saturday we celebrated Auntie Ku’uipo’s 99th Birthday! Also, captured images of the elusive Madison doing “In A Canoe” hula solo for the first time ever!

Ok, I’m just about spent. Another long day at work . . .

UkEkU
An angry sky roars,
Furious flashes warning,
Lani ikaika

Take Care All . . . see you at the EOW . . .

Aloha A Hui Hou,
-=SqL+Nohew+Jake=-

WOA! WAS THAT THUNDER!!!!!

:EOT

090617: We’re at the UFOHQ This Friday and Saturday . . .

BOT:

Aloha Ka Kou,

Another Heat Wave has past, here’s hoping for a cooler time at the UFOHQ this Friday and Saturday for our Kanikapila.

Mahalo Nui to all of you that made Charlotte and my Birthdays so special. We are so blessed to have such caring ‘Ohana. I know there are more Virgos out there, so we’ll have to celebrate probably the whole month until you all come forward! Mahalo to Gary and Charlotte for provided the delicious Birthday Cakes. They brought happiness within and outside of our ‘Ohana (just ask Cindy M).

Speaking of Hot Nights, click here for last week’s Hot Kanikapila Night of Virgos and here for an almost as Hot Saturday Kanikapila.

A reminder of September’s upcoming events:

September 16th:
Kanikapila at the Napa Aloha Festival
2p – 4p

There are no details yet on their site but you can click below for information . ..

Btw, MHCF will be taking canned food donations at the event. So come on, give up that extra can of SPAM for a good cause!

September 23rd:
Napa Elks Lodge 4p-8p

September 30th:
It’s Kanikapila at the Sharktoberfest!
11am – 4p.

Yes, we’ve been invited to play there once again. Hope some of you can help out with this worthy cause. Brudda David McGuire has asked us to play from 11a – 1p. Click image below for details . . .
Sharktober

Also, UFOGBVol1 (our UFOhana Gig Book) is now available. Just ask Linda (Nohea) for a copy at our next Kanikapila.

UkEkU
shimmering image,
earthly ghosts of heat and light,
sun slowly descends 

Aloha Ahi Ahi,
-=SqL+Linda+Jake=-

:EOT

083117: Kanikapila at UFOHQ this Friday & Saturday . . .

BOT:

Aloha all,

Yes it is the 1st Friday, and we’re usually at the Campbell Hall, but there’s street construction going on out there so we’re at the UFOHQ this Friday, 7-10pm. BYHealthy Potluck (if can), BYOMusic Stands and always, BYAloha. Mahalo to Reverend Chip for the heads up about the construction and we’ll see you next month.

Saturday, also at the UFOHQ will be held at its usual time of 2p-4p. BYOB&Snacks if you want . ..

I understand we’ll be celebrating our Virgo’s BDays this month at this Friday Kanikapila. Charlotte and I will be sharing ours on the same day with other notables such as . . .

Liliuokalani
Queen Liliuokalani
Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek

and oh, this guy . . .

Mark Harmon
Mark Harmon

. . . to name a few. I’m sure we have more Leos in ‘Ohana than just us?

Click the following links for last week’s photo albums: Friday Kani and Saturday Kani . Btw, congratulations to Cindy for winning a new Ukulele at the Saturday Kanikapila raffle. She appears with her proud new YELLOW in the Saturday Kani album.

September will be a busy month for us. Here are the upcoming events:

September 16th:
Kanikapila at the Napa Aloha Festival
2p – 4p

There are no details yet on their site but you can click below for information . ..

Btw, MHCF will be taking canned food donations at the event. So come on, give up that extra can of SPAM for a good cause!

September 23rd:
Napa Elks Lodge 4p-8p

September 30th:
It’s Kanikapila at the Sharktoberfest!
11am – 4p.

Yes, we’ve been invited to play there once again. Hope some of you can help out with this worthy cause. Click image below for details . . .
Sharktober

And finally,  our much awaited UFOhana Gig Book Volume 1  is now available. The UFOGBV1 is a distillation of favorites songs from our three UFOhana Flight Manuals. All combined into one easy to carry volume, with the purpose of being used at our various special events. It has about 270 songs, of which 57 or so, are Hulas! I can provide a Table of Contents, that cross reference the songs to their various UFOFM volumes for those that don’t mind carrying the two books. There are about 5 new songs not in the current 3 UFOFM Volumes, I believe all are Hulas. If you’re interested in a copy, check with Nohea (aka Linda) at our next Kanikapila. Btw, our current 3 volumes will continue to be available and used at our regular Kanikapilas.

Ok, time to post this to the blog. Hope to see you folks this Friday and / or Saturday.

uKeKu
a ghostly shadow,
a moon drifts into orbit,
Heavenly Hula.

Malama Pono Kakou!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT

082417: Kanikapila at the UFOHQ this Friday

BOT:

Aloha Everyone,

Another long week and another late posting, but they say it’s is better late than whatever?

We’ll be here, at UFOHQ,  this Friday 7-10pm. BYOPotLuck and BYAloha. You know, the usual stuffs. Speaking of usual, what a great un-usual Kanikapila last Friday was! What a treat to have Faith share her fabulous voice, mele  and Aloha with us.  We were truly blessed, Mahalo Nui Faith! And Mahalo to all of you that made Faith feel so welcome . . .

For pictures of that fun night click here.

Saturday we’ll be at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club, 2-4p. I understand that we’ll also be graced with a contingent of Hula Mai dancers. Nohea will be bringing some of her Hana Hou Vintage clothing as well. Mahalo nui to the SV Wahines Club for hosting us once again.

We had a small but fun group last Saturday, click here to view the online album.

Ok, time to get back to our New Gig Book. It’s almost done! Hope to have it done before our Napa Aloha Festival Kanikapila . . .

UKeKU
A long bridge of time,
A circle of memories,
Return to what was,

Malama Pono Kakou,

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

:EOT