11.13.14: Kanikapila at the elks this Friday . . .


. . . we’ll be in the bar this time . . . Special CHEMPI Fundraiser Steak Dinner will be provided by the Elks for $20. RSVP with Stewart Munson at leadingknight1108@sonic.net .

Check CHEMPI out here http://elkslodge616.org/about/charities-and-programs/california-hawaii-elks-major-project-inc-chempi/ , it’s for a great cause to support for just $20 and a great meal. Plus is a way for the UFOhana to say Mahalo Nui to the Elks for sharing their beautify lodge with us. Also, for the Jefferson Starships fans out there Linda Imperial Band will be performing in the Dining Hall across the way after the dinner (8ish) with a $10 cover charge. The Kanikapila should be starting around 7/7:30ish at the Bar.

I haven’t had time this week to post the photos from last week’s Kanikapila . . . I’ll update the blog when I do . .  .

So there you have it . . . sounds like a busy fun night at the Elks hope to see you all there! Btw, we’re back at the Sleeping Lady in Fairfax, 2p –4p.

An Asphalt Rainbow,
Rain Clouds dancing on hilltops,
Blessings from beyond . . .

Aloha A Hui Hou,


110414: We’re at campbell Hall this Friday . . .

Aloha Folks! We’re back on schedule this month with the Campbell Hall this Friday. Located in beautiful Sausalito. Here’s a link to their location: http://www.christchurchsausalito.net/location/    Run time 6:30p to 9:30p. BYOGear (music stands, a book light and good flash light!),  BYKaukau to share (Potluck – a healthy main dish/dessert), and always bring lots of Aloha to share with everyone. Mahalo Chip and Linda for hosting the UFOhana once again and for keeping the doors open for us.

I also want to thank all of those that participated in the Health and Humans Services HHS INFO FAIR this last week. Our director,  Larry Meredith, sent an email to everyone in our  department saying . . . well better you read it yourself below . . .

HHS All,
What a welcoming, upbeat, engaging and informative Information Fair. And the energy and good feelings were off the charts!
I want to thank all of you –over 350– who were able to attend, especially all of you in your costumes, for making this the HHS event of the year.
Special thanks go out to–

*the Planning Committee who took a rough concept and translated it into such a fun learning experience;

*the  UFOhana (Ukulele Friends ‘Ohana ) who are simple “out of this world” and filled the hall with music and joy, and transformed the Connection Center to a beach party somewhere in Hawaii;

*the creative set designers from each program or service who created such wonderful booths and games to illustrate their services.
And finally, I want to acknowledge the special efforts and talents  of Cio, Chris and Erin who infused the vision with fun, creativity and energy…and were everywhere making it happen.

Another win for Team HHS.
Larry Meredith, Ph.D., Director
Department of Health & Human Services
Marin County
20 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903

I also got other Mahalos from people who participated in our “Free Hula Lesson” and we’re really amazed at the joy there was in  Hula.

Click the image below to view the photo albums from the various events. Starting with the HHS INFO Fair:

1-2014 HHS Info Fair

Then there was “Come As You Aren’t Kanikapila Night” at the UFO HQ . . .


. . . and finally Sleeping Lady Kanikapila . . . Mahalo Nui Loa to the Haole Boyz and Rick for keeping the strumming going during my Sick Leave at the Sleeping Lady!


Darkness comes early,
Leaves shudder and floats earthward,
Tears fall from Heaven.

Ok, it’s beddy bye time,  we’ll see you folks at Campbell and hopefully Sleeping Lady also.

Take Care and Stay Warm All!

Aloha A Hui Hou,