. . . at the Christ Church of Sausalito’s Campbell Hall located at 70 Santa Rosa Avenue, Sausalito, CA 94965.
We start at 6:30pm and conclude at 9:30pm. BYKauKau (i.e. Pot Luck, preferably a healthy main dish), BYOGear (chairs will be provided but you should bring music stands and book lights) and of course BYOAloha to share with the Ohana.
For those of you interested, Nohea (Linda Wallace) will be bringing a few of her select and lovingly restored Aloha Attire and Hawaiian Goods.
Mahalo Nui Loa to Reverend Chip and Linda Lee for hosting us once again.
Below: Click on the collage below for photos from last Friday Kanikapila at the Elks . . . . . . . . .
Click on the Collage below for images from last Saturday’s Sleeping Lady Kanikapila . . .
Aloha it’s called,
Never to keep always shared,
Like a seed it grows . . .
Take Care all and Pray for Rain,
Hope you’re all ready for the coming deluge . . . a welcome storm for us all. If only there was some way to funnel all that rain directly into the reservoirs. Where’s Superman when you need him? Anyway, we’ll be at the Elks again this Friday, not sure if we’re in the bar or dining room but we’re definitely in the Elks. Should know by Thursday or just look for me setting up the gear or listen for the Ukuleles. Below is the Special Dinner they’ll be serving:
From: Joseph Tato [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 2:42 PM
To: undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Cioppino Dinner this Friday at Elks Lodge-RSVP Required
Join us this Friday for our February "Elk Fancy" Dinner. Reservations are required and dinner will be served at 7PM. RSVP required by this Thursday. The Ukes will be playing 7-10PM
Mussels, Shrimp, Red Snapper, Calamari, Dungeness Crab
$20 (half a crab) or $25 (full crab)
Includes Salad, Plenty of Bread and Dessert
Land Lovers....Grilled New York Steak available $20pp
Kid menu available $5 Pizza
Be sure to RSVP with Joe Tato at email@example.com or call 415-454-8835 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Mahalo once again to Joe and the Elks Lodge for Hosting the UFOhana!
Here are the images from last Friday at the Elks:
Below: A few of the (un)Usual suspects . . .
Below: Wendy (Mom) on Violin and Sophie (Daughter) on Uke . . . it must be in the genes . . .
Below: Members of both UFOhana and the Elks Ohana were in attendance. . . nice!
Below: Hula from Ellie and Charlotte . . . it makes a weak man strrrrrooong!
Below: The Uke Pilots descend once again at Sleeping Lady . . .
Below: Madison and Isabella riffing on Buckets of Rain . . .
Below: It was pretty full up again at the Lady, so much so they were playing out in the street! Nohea noticed that there was an Artist amongst us. Below Right: Paul and Fred . . . separated at birth?
Above Left: Aunty Ellie share her Hula ‘ike (knowledge) with Madison . . . that’s what it’s all about . . .
Mahalo to Nohea for all the great photos and for all your support . . . you’re the bestest . . . and Wa’li Wai Wai for lending me your strong back!
Until Friday, keep dry and be safe out there!
Swirling mists of sounds,
Distant images sharpen,
Melodies return . . .
Malama Pono Everyone!
. . . . Kanikapila run time 7pm to 10pm. BYOGear (music stands and lights), BYOUkulele and of course, BYAloha (don’t forget to bring some extra to share). See below for details on this Friday’s activities and menu at the Elks:
5-6pmish Hall Middle School Jazz Band will be performing in the dining room.
6-8pm Dinner will be available- $10 adults/$5 kids (Pizza available) Menu: Salad, Pesto Pasta, Saute Veggies, Grilled Italian Sausage and Chicken, Dessert
7-10pm The Ukulele Friends Ohana will be jamming in the bar!
Aloha All. Here are the images from the last week . . .
. . . below nothing like a Hula under the watchful gaze of a benevolent Elk . . .
Below a Birds Eye Panoramic of the Lady a half hour before the horde of Ukulele Pilots land . . .
. . . below a similar scene from last week . . . this was about an hour before we started . . . where are they all coming from? Placerville was one group . . . Placerville?
below: back to this past week . . . let’s get ready to Strrrrrrrrummmmmmbllllllllllle!
. . . above left: Check out the area in the back . . . it’s wall to wall Ukulele Pilots!
Then after Sleeping Lady it was the Box of Care Packages by the Blue Star Mom’s at the Elks . . .
above right: a few of the local babes waiting for their Officer and A Gentleman to show up . . . below they were actually dancing to us!
. . . aaaaahhhhh . . . nothing like dancing to Somewhere Over the Rainbow with your main squeeze . . .
above left: yes. . . they even sung Hawai’I Aloha! It was great night for the Blue Star Mom’s, they got enough donations to make 35 Care Packages for the troops . . . Mahalo to all the UFOhana Pilots that made the evening for them!
Ok we’re on our way to Friday! Stay warm, dry and healthy out there!
Slowly the lights fade,
Echoes of the night escape,
Soft Darkness returns . . .
Aloha A Hui Hou,
Aloha UFOhana sorry for the Laaaaate Notice. It’s be one Hella Busy week for me. Just got time for this short notice. We’re at the Elks Carriage House tonight from 7pm to 10pm. Mahalo to Joe Tato for pulling for us again and to Fred Riley for backup!
BYOKauKau (A Main Dish), BYOGear (we’re ok on chairs), BYOWarmGear (in case it get’s cold in there).
Aloha A Hui Hou!
-=SqL & Nohea=-
ALOOOOOOHA! UFOhana and a Big Mahalo Nui Loa Akua for the rain!
Well here we are at the end of another week. This Friday we’ll be, at the Christ Church of Sausalito’s Campbell Hall located at 70 Santa Rosa Avenue, Sausalito, CA 94965. Mahalo Nui Loa once again to Reverend Chip and Linda Lee for hosting us once again. We start at 6:30pm and conclude at 9:30pm. BYKauKau (i.e. Pot Luck, preferably a healthy main dish), BYOGear (chairs will be provided but you should bring music stands and book lights) and of course BYOAloha to share with everyone.
For those of you interested I understand that Nohea (Linda Wallace) will be bringing a few of her select lovingly restored Aloha Attire and Hawaiian Goods again.
Hope to see you all there for another wonderful night of Kanikapila . . . and speaking of wonderful nights, here are images from the last Friday’s Prime Rib Kanikapila at the Elks . . . ono-licious food and music . . .
. . . the music was so good we had them dancing in the aisles . . .
. . . below, the action in the kitchen continues on through the night . . . that’s our Host Joe Tato, carving the meat . . .
. . . 14 hours later is was another packed afternoon at Wahine Moe Moe . . .
. . . after Sleeping Lady there was the special event at the Marin Rod and Gun Club . . .
. . . 25 of our UFOhana Pilots assembled and entertained members (yes, all six of them) . . .
. . . even Madison and Isabella were there to lend us a hand . . .
. . . below Ellie, Susan, Leslie, Marion and Cindy treated us to some fabulous Hula . . .
. . . what a busy weekend that was . . . and looking forward to another! Get Ready to Sttttrrrrrrruuuuuumbllllllllle!
living in the gap,
between nothing and forever,
what we call living . . .
-=SqL & Nohea=-
Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana! Hope you’re all doing well on this gray and hopefully wet day . . . keep thinking / singing “Buckets of Rain” . . .
So, we’re in the Elks Bar/Lounge this Friday. Same runtimes: 7p – 10p, but if you want to partake in the Ono-licious Prime Rib Dinner be sure to RSVP with Joe Tato at email@example.com ASAP! BYOGear as usual and spread the Aloha as much as you can. Btw, if you’re not getting my email blasts and want to be included in the distribution list send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org . I do have a bunch of emails bouncing back and one of them might be yours.
This past Friday we actually had a surprise visit from one our Keiki, Scott Jang, and his Mom, Kathleen. See below . . . remember little Scott was? I hear he’s driving now and is still a Great Chef!
Above Left: Nohea, to the right our Gracious Hostess Sue . . . Mahalo Nui Sue for having us once again . . .
Above: Our Surfa Wahine doing “Surfer Girl” Hula . . . aaaaaahhhhhh . . . below some of the (un)usual suspects . . . including showing his appreciation, in true Hi Tech Rock Style, his appreciation of Kathleen’s hula.
Speaking of (un)usual suspects anybody recognize these guys?
Earlier that Saturday at Sleeping Lady the crowd swelled to capacity once again (for the 3rd week in a row). Bethany says she counted 67 Ukulele Pilots and the rest were audience . . . woa . . .
Above Right: Mark receives his own Flight Manual . . . below the crowd circles the tables for “In A Canoe” group hula . . . mahalo Charlotte for leading us once again!
Below Left: Brudda T, one of our courteous pilots, gives up his seat and goes Troubadour Style. Mahalo Ted!
Below: A Surprise visit and Hula from Mary, Sandy’s sister from Hawaii. . . Dat’s Da Hawaiian in You! Mahalo Nui Mary!
Above Right: one of the Fairfax Keiki checking out the Hula . . .
Above: Charlotte dedicates Ha’ole Hula to Mary . . . and the BOOM of the sea (right corner) . . .
Above: Yes that Brudda Bob doing the Moloka’I (Electric) Slide and very well too!
Well that should hold us till this Friday, be healthy and well all!
Singing from your heart,
Soaring with your strumming hands,
Dance with Aloha.
Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana! We’ll be at Sue’s this Friday. Mahalo Sue for hosting us once again. I’ll be sending out her address via email tomorrow. If you don’t receive it and wish to attend email me at Kaleikoa@piko.ws and I’ll send it out to you. Run times are 7p – 10p. BYKaukau (i.e. pot luck), BYOGear (I think we’re ok with chairs, but do bring music stands, lights, Ukulele?), and of course BLOA (Bring Lots Of Aloha)!
Until then, here are some photos from last Friday at the Elks . . .
Below right: Woa! Is that Gordon Lightfoot? Naaaah! It’s just Stuart!
Below: The Hula Hui dances their magic into the night . . .
Below: Nice dress Charlotte!
Below: Honolulu we’re coming back! Mahalo Claudia!
Below: Mahalo Amy!
Below: Nice finish Charlotte!
After a 12 hour break it was onward to Wahine Moe Moe! Another capacity gathering of Ukulele Pilots from Hayward and as far as 3 hours North (Placerville?). . . Mahalo to all that make this is a energetic gathering . . . full of Aloha . . .
Above right: Wa’li Wai Wai and his 6 (str)humming away . . . Below: Ok, Who asked for Catsup? Btw, does that guy in the upper right corner look like he’s in his 90s????????
Below: Keiki of all sizes attending . . .
Above Right: Isabella, Madison and Mark. Keiki from Kumu Lynette’s Elementary School. Btw, if any of you have Ukuleles that need a home please consider donating it to Lynette for her Lynwood Ukulele Academy! Contact me, Nohea (Linda) or Lynette if you have an Ukulele you’d like to donate. Mahalo Nui Loa!
Below: Hula for the masses, Madison tries her hand . . . feet and hips at it . . . and does pretty good job! Aaaah, to be young again . . .
Below: The UFOhana band and friends . . . that’s Lynette in the upper left corner. Yeah! Sing it Sandy!
Ok that’s it for now, sorry for the late positing.
Rest up and get Ready to STR-R-R-R-UMMMMMBLLLLLLLLE!
Darkness within light,
Melodies amongst silence,
Such are memories . . .
Me Ke Aloha Pumehana,
-=SqL and Nohea=-
. . . in the Bar this time. Runtimes 7p –10p, dinner will be served at 6-6:30pm-ish. BYOGear (especially books lights and book stands). Bring Plenty of Aloha to share too! Mahalo to the Elks, Joe, Tad, Mike and the gang for hosting us once again. Aloha UFOhana, hope you all had a good break last Friday. Btw, if you happen to have some extra $$$$, please do drop them in the yellow bucket this Friday. I’d like to donate some money, on behalf of the UFOhana, to the Elks to help defray the cost of repairs of their walk in refrigerator. Which actually broke down during one of our Kanikapila. I thought t’d be nice to give back a little something to the Elks for generously hosting us all these past Fridays. So please Kokua . . .
Good to be back in the cockpit after a short leave on Friday . . . though it was pretty busy at Wahine Moe Moe (Sleeping Lady) last week as you can see, we had another packed house, with many new faces . . .
Below: “For today only . . . a free Hula lesson . . . normally a gazillion dollar value . . .”
Below: Charlotte shares another beautiful hula with us….
Btw, we’ll be a Susan Scott’s Hale next . . . check your email for details.
Eager young hands strum,
Nimble, fast with anxious hearts,
Lives passed through music.
Me Ke Aloha Pumehana ‘oukou!
Nohea and The –=SqL=-
Aloha UFOhana. After a very busy last week, we’ve decided to take this Friday Off, so rest up while you can and we’ll see you all this Saturday at Sleeping Lady. In the meantime here are some great memories from last week and what a week it was!
First there was a Fabulous Friday at the Campbell Hall, our host Reverend Chip (below right) . . . Mahalo Donna once again for the great photos!
Below: A view of the band and of the UFOhana and the congregation . . .
Below: Wali Wai Wai checks out the Ono-licious Kau Kau, Gary and Sandy, Hula from Charlotte and Cindy, Linda and Friend . . .
Below: We celebrated Nohea, Laura and Haley as our January Birthday Babes-ees. . . .
Then, of course, there were fabulous hulas . . .
Below: . . . more of the usual suspects . . .
Followed up by a packed house at the Sleeping Lady . . . where did all those Ukulele Pilots fly in from?
. . . and of course more hula . . .
Hands Trace Graceful Arcs through space,
A Hula is shared….
Ok, until Saturday all . . . take Care!
Me Ke Aloha,
Hau’oli Makahiki Hou UFOhana! Hope 2014 is off to a great start for all of you.
We’re starting off our first Kanikapila of 01.03.14, at the Christ Church of Sausalito’s Campbell Hall located at 70 Santa Rosa Avenue, Sausalito, CA 94965. Mahalo Nui Loa to Reverend Chip and Linda Lee for hosting us once again.
We start at 6:30pm and conclude at 9:30pm. BYKauKau (i.e. Pot Luck, preferably a healthy main dish), BYOGear (chairs will be provided but you should bring music stands and book lights) and of course BYOAloha to share with everyone.
For those of you interested I understand that Nohea (Linda Wallace) will be bringing a few of her select lovingly restored Aloha Attire and Hawaiian Goods this time around.
Below Noheo is dancing in a retro mu’u mu’u rescued and restored from a Savers Store in Waipahu, Hi . . . you might recognize it from one of the early Hawai Five-O episodes . . . or not.
Below: Charlotte is dancing Hi’ilawe in a beautiful Pa’u Skirt also lovingly restored by Nohea . . .
Hula at the Elks was fabulous last Friday . . .
Below: Joe and Mike our sponsors were in attendance . . . as well as some of the Usual Suspects of the UFOhana . . .
Then we get to do ‘it’ all again at Sleeping Lady . . . nothing like starting out a Kanikapila with a wonderful hula . . .
Below: Upper right corner, Senior Seesko Spolter and familia joined us . . .
Below: More Hula from our Wahine Moe Moe dancers . . . what a great way to end a a year . . .
….. aaaaahhhhhh . . .
Below: Center . . . even our Uke Keiki Isabella and Madison treated us to In A Canoe Hula . . .
Well that’s pretty much it for year 2013 . . . hoping to create more wonderful memories with the UFOhana in 2014!
Darkness between days,
Marks a end and beginning,
Light greets a new year.
Hope to see you this Friday . . .
Aloha A Hui Ho,