072717: We’re at the Elks this Friday!

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Aloha everyone,

The Elks has once again generously offered to host another Kanikapila this Friday. We’re meeting 7-10pm, kalua pig & cabbage and shoyu chicken dinner will be available for a nominal fee.  Sounds Ono-licious!  Mahalo Nui Elks!

Speaking of Friday Kanikapila, click here for images of last week’s Friday kanikapila at UFOHQ. We had a good size gathering that night, mahalo to all that helped with cleanup and to Nohea for always being there!

Saturday we’ll be meeting 2-4pm at UFOHQ for Kanikapila. BYOMusicStands, BYOB&S (Beverages and Snacks if you need). Click here for last Saturday’s images from the Sonoma Valley Womans Club.

Sunday is the Napa Porchfest, our performance time has changed due to a scheduling snafu, so we’ll be performing 4p-5:30p instead. Our porch is located at 308 Franklin St, Napa. Please show up 30 minutes before our performance. In fact you may want to show up earlier and check out the other Bands . . . Great Local Entertainment FOR FREE! Here’s a link to the Porchfest Map and Info Graphic, Porchfest 2017 Map . Be aware that will be road closures that day as well, and here’s a link to the closure map, 2017 Porchfest Road Closures .  Car pooling would be a great idea. Leave comments here for each other if you can provide a ride or need a ride.

We’re listed at location #25. Again because of scheduling issues we’ll be the 3rd band at location #25, performing at 4pm instead of 3pm. Be sure to bring water, food (if needed), sun gear, music stands, wind clips and your Flight Manuals. Consider sharing your Flight Manuals, though it is a big porch, space is limited so we may need to overflow into the driveway, yard, etc. Oh, and don’t forget to bring some UFOhana Aloha to share with our Napa friends.

Mahalo Nui Carolyn for getting us into the the Napa Porchfest!

Well, it’s getting pretty late. Hope to see you sometime this weekend.

UkekU
curtains slowly wave,
gracious lines under moonlight,
softly her breath comes . . .

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

This is my hot cat cooling off position

:EOT

 

071917: We’re at the UFOHQ this Friday . . .

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Aloooooha UFOhana,

Sorry about the confusion last week, I mistakenly put “071717”  in the header. We are NOT at the Elks again this week, I fixed it on the blog to “071317” but unfortunately it doesn’t send updates once I publish the weekly blog. So, OFFICIALLY, this week we’re at the UFOHQ this Friday, 7p-10p. BYKauKau (Pot Luck – Healthy Stuff, if can), BYOMusicStand/Gear, BYAloha (as always!). Text me at 415-300-7804 for directions if you need.

Saturday we’ll be out the SVWC (Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club), 2p-4p. BYODonation ($5 at the door to help pay for operating cost), BYOGear (music stands), BYA (you know what that is!). For those of you interested, Nohea (Linda) is bringing a collection of her vintage clothing and wares. If you’d like to view her full collection at the UFOHQ, please feel free to call her at 415-572-1175 and schedule an appointment.

Again, a Mahalo Nui Loa to Na Wahine Mahina ʻoawa (Women of the Valley of the Moon) for their Aloha and opening their kahua hoʻolulu (Meeting Place / Club House) to us.

Also, Mahalo nui to the Elks for hosting us last Friday and to Tad for that great Dinner and to Mike for always being a great host. We are truly blessed to have the San Rafael Elks in our lives.

I got a little behind on posting images from the last two weeks so here they are . . .

Click below for last Saturday’s . . .

Click below for last Friday’s Elks Kanikapila . . .

Click below for Friday 070717 album . . . and here for Saturday 070817 album . . .

Below, a special Ukulele Event/Workshop from our Friends at the Magic Flute . . .

Del,

I hope you can share this announcement about a workshop and performance by ukulele artist Andrew Molina, hosted by The Magic Flute on Wednesday, August 9th @ 7:30pm. See the attached flyer.

The entry fee of $15 per person goes directly to the artists.

Cheers,

Christian Dean
Owner/President
The Magic Flute, Ltd.
182 Northgate One
San Rafael, CA 94903

Office: 415-479-3112
Mobile: 415-302-4182
Fax: 415-479-0130

Sounds like a cool event. Hope to see you folks there!

. . . and don’t forget about our Porchfest Kanikapila on July 30th in Napa.

Our PP (Performance Porch) is located at 308 Franklin Street, Napa. Please send in your T-Shirt orders ASAP to me as I understand quantities are limited. Be sure to indicate Size, Men or Woman Styles and Quantity. OR purchase them at Fuller Park, on the Seminary Street side, near the food trucks. All shirts
are $20.00 and help finance this FREE event. Click HERE for a map and  Event and TShirt information. Btw, we are listed as Band Number 25 on the map.

Aaaaaand thennnn we have the following event on August 5th . . .

More details to follow . . . Mahalo Nui to Donna for hosting our Kanikapila at this event once again!

Ok, I think that’s enough for now. See you folks at the end . . .

UkEkU
Like father before,
Cares of future life unfolds,
Allay the worries . . .

Me ke Aloha Pumehana,
-=SqL+Nohea+Romeo=-

Komomai Kat
sleepy time . . .
. . . good night Romeo . . .

:EOT

 

071317 : We’re at the ELK’s this Friday

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Aloha Everyone,

It’s the second Friday of July which means we’re Kanikipila-ing at the Elks 7p – 10p. BYOGear (music stands), BYO$$$ (for drinks and dinner). Here’s the dinner notice from Brudda Tad:

Hi Elks (and FOTElks),
Here is the menu for tomorrow’s
Friday Night Dinner :

BBQ chicken
Blackened shrimp
Salad and rice
Sautéed asparagus spears
Homemade brownies and ice cream
$13

RSVP Today

Such a Deal make sure you RSVP now.

Mahalo Nui once again the the Elk-ders and to Reverend Chip for Hosting our Kanikapilas!

Btw, there may be some Paramount Food trucks in the Parking Lot this Friday night so parking may be a little sparse. There’s parking in the areas at the various empty lots in the area.

Saturday Kanikapila will be the UFOHQ, 2p-4p, BYOB&S (Bevs and Snacks if you need). You know the rest.

Ok, gotta run!

Uke-ku
distant winds march forth,
rolling oceans of white clouds
makani eha.

Aloha All,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

“Mmmmeooowrrrrr”

:EOT

 

070517: We’re at Campbell Hall this Friday

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Aloha All,

It’s the first Friday of the month which means we’ll be at the Campbell Hall this Friday. Big Mahalo to Reverend Chip for hosting us once again! Run time, as usual, 6:30 – 9ish, BYPotLuck, BYOGear and as always, extra Aloha to share with your Ohana. Btw, Reverend Chip is requesting that we return the Hall to its original configuration once we’re done so it’ll be ready for the following morning’s event. We’ll need a little help from everyone on this one. Mahalo.

Saturday we’ll be back at the UFOHQ, 2p – 4p, BYOB&S (Bevs and Snacks if you like), BYOMusicStand and that Aloha thing again!

On behalf of Nohea and myself, we wish to express our sincerest Mahalo Nui Loa to all that participated in and made our Marin County Fair Kanikapila the best yet! Nohea and myself are so blessed to have an Ohana so full of Aloha and caring for each other. Mahalo to Charlotte for sharing her knowledge of Hula with us and to Marion for providing such a wonderful forum to spread the way of the Ukulele and our Ohana. Mahalo Nui Loa Kimo for keeping our heart on beat and to Leslie and Dolores for sharing their Walking Boots! Sue and Nellie we hope you’ve recovered from the heat of the event. Brudda Sandy, we missed you! Hope you’re feeling better. Malama Pono Ka Kou!

Click on the image below to access the County Fair Images . . .

Click here for our Saturday Kanikapila album and here for our Friday Kanikapila . . .

Btw, we have a July 30th event coming up in NAPA. The 7th Annual Napa Porchfest. We’re scheduled to play from 3-3:30. More details to come. Below is the T-Shirt for the event, please let me know if you’d like to order one. I’m told the supply is limited. Mahalo Carolyn for getting us into this fun event!

2017 Porchfest T-Shirt

 

Check out the bottom of the back of the shirt, recognize the Ukulele Group listed there?

UkeKu
an ocean of smiles,
bodies sway in time to song,
‘ohana takes flight . . .

Hope to see you folks this weekend sometime. Only 2 more sleepy times till Friday!

Spok-U-Bum-Bai!

-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

Related image
“Uh . . . I have no idea how that bag got open . . . really . . . “

:EOT