050515: WE’RE AT THE ELKS THIS FRIDAY

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Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

We’ll be in the Elks Bar again this Friday, however, no casual dinner will be provided this Friday as most of the Elks will be out at a Special Elk Function.

Instead we’ll be holding a Pot Luck instead.  So please do bring a Main Dish to share with your Ohana if you will be joining us for dinner, make sure you bring enough to share with Brudda Mike our favorite Barista –Tender.  Drinks will be available from Brudda Mike at the Bar. We’ll probably have a table near the bar some where for the incoming rations. Not sure about plates and utensils, you may want to apply Murphy’s 5th Law and bring some disposable dinner ware so you “won’t need it”.

I’m thinking we’ll start playing at around 7pm. People can break for Dinner whenever they want. We ask that you all please do help with minimizing the clean up by picking up after yourselves and your left overs. Linda and I will greatly appreciate it. Mahalo once again to Joe and the Elks for hosting us.

On a somber note . . . please continue to send your Aloha, prayers and kind thoughts to Gary, who lost his mother last week. Gary, we wish you and your family a the best, Malama Pono.

Last week images below . . . beginning with Kanikapila at UFO HQ (click the collages to access the photo album)

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Then Wahine Moe Moe where we were treated by sassy hulas from our oldest Hula Dancer (coming in at a spry 96), Aunty Ku’uipo! She traveled all the way from San Diego to visit with her Niece and spend a Saturday with her favorite UFOhana. Mahalo Aunty!

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Until Friday and a Happy Mother’s Day to all our UFOhana Moms out there!

Uke-Ku
Ancient hands beckon,
Eyes full of wisdom flicker,
A kolohe smile . . .

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

:EOT

042715: Kanikapila at UFOHQ This Friday

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Aloha Ka Kou!

The Campbell Hall is still booked this week so we’re convening at the UFOHQ this Friday. Run time from 7:30 till whenever. BYPotLuck, some Healthy (but not too healthy) Main Dish/Salad/Dessert, BYOGear (a music stand and maybe a folding chair) and of course some Aloha to pass onto others.

It was another very busy weekend and we have the pictures . . . starting with the Elks Fancy Port-a-gee Dinner Night (click the collages to access the albums):

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Mahalo to the Elks for a great dinner and for being such gracious hosts month after month. Then it was onward to Sonoma for a special kanikapila at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club. A beautiful redwood structure built in 1916 and made available to us by the wonderful women of the SVWC. Mahalo to Dorothy Lund for all your help with setup and for opening up this beautiful club house to the UFOhana and Hula Mai. Mahalo to Betty Ann Bruno and Hula Mai for sharing their fabulous Hula and special brand of Aloha with us. Mahalo to Ted, Joe and Kimo for keeping the strumming alive at the Sleeping Lady. Hope you folks had a great time there.

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Then it was back to school on Sunday, Contra Costa Culinary College that is, where our own Jon and Marvin (from Hilltop Ukulele Lovers Academy) are Alumi. Mahalo Nui Loa to Jon and Debbie for inviting us out to this Ono-licious event!

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Uke-Ku
Spirits of the past,
Returns in music and song,
Gifts for the future.

Got to get caught up on some sleep and rest up the back . . . take care all.

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

“Rowr”
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:EOT