. . . this time we’ll be meeting in the Ballroom, it’s where they usually serve the food. This is because there will be photo ops with Santa Claus in the Bar at 7:30 that night. Remember, he’ll checking who’s been naughty and nice so be good or be really BAAAAAAAAAAD! Anyway, we’ll be starting at 7pm and running till 10pm. Meals will be served at the Bar. We’re also requesting a Red, Green and White (Aloha Optional) attire theme to open up the Christmas Season. I’ll be bringing Christmas Flight Manuals to share so we can get our Christmas Caroling. I understand that Rick Creelman may be there to help with leading the Carols. Mahalo Rick!
Also, Jack has invited the UFOhana to perform, once again, at the Fairfax Craft Fair 12/14. Jack says we were so well received last year that they want us back! He’s trying to get us in early so we’ll be able to make our Sleeping Lady gig that Saturday. If you will be attending please email me at email@example.com . Mahalo Jack!
Below right: The Terrific Trio of Sandy, Sophie and Wendy performing at the Elks this past Friday . . . Below Left: Amy, Donna, Brudda Bu and Palapala at the Executive Table.
Below Left: Master Mike looks on while Charlotte treats us to a Hula Solo of Puamana . . .
Below: Pretty Red Hibiscus performed by the Hula Hui Honies . . .
Below: Some of the usual and not so usual suspects . . . I understand that the Mother and Daughter team (below left) came all the way from San Jose!
Below: Sophie belts out An Octopus's garden while proud Mommy looks on . . . .
The next day we were onto Sleeping Lady. Below left: Two of Lynette’s Keiki Ukulele players join us . . .
Of course there was Hula, even the Keiki joined in . . .
When we remember,
Memories and thoughts return,
Give life to those passed . . .
Ok, hope to see you folks this Friday!
On behalf of Linda and Myself we’d like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are both grateful for the wonderful ‘Ohana that we’ve been blessed with. You have all been so kind and sharing with your Aloha, Kaukau and Mana. We are truly fortunate to have you all in our lives….
As for Kanikapila, we’re at the Elks Bar this Friday (11.29.13). A dinner will be provided at a nominal fee and as usual, BYOGear (especially books light and music stands), BYAloha to share with everyone and BTOBS (BeThereOrBeSquare).
As some of you know we were invited to the beautiful Campbell Hall this past Friday. Mahalo Nui Loa to Rev. Chip and Linda Lee of the Christ Church of Sausalito for sponsoring us! Here are some images from that night (Mahalo Donna for the great photos)…..
Below: yes that’s Del eating on the kiddie table . . .
Below: Center is our generous host Rev. Chip . . . and the usual suspects . . .
Above right corner: The Spolter Brothers and Nohea . . . left corner: Ellie and Mallory in perfect harmony . . .
Below: The wooden floor is perfect for Hula!
Below: Happiness abounds . . . below right corner . . . our gracious host Linda . . .
As if that great Friday Kanikapila wasn’t enough we were packed like sardines at Sleeping Lady, SRO (Strumming Room Only)! . . . as you can see from the Panoramic and other images below. I think Nohea counted 57+or- Ukulele pilots that day . . .
Below: Middle right – That’s Lynette with two of her after school Ukulele Students! Such a great thing to have Keiki among us. Yet another blessing to be thankful for . . .
. . . and that’s about it for last week . . . hope to see you folks Friday and/or Saturday!
Young eager hands strum,
Gently guided by kumu,
A warm smile returned.
Malama Pono All!
Sorry for the lateness all, I’ve battling a case of the Stomach Flue. First day I’ve been able to ‘keep in’ solid food! Feeling much better now and ready to Kanikapila. Mahalo Akua for my Nohea who cared so well for me . . .
We’re being hosted by the Christ Church in Sausalito at their beautiful Campbell Hall, located at 70 Santa Rosa Ave Sausalito, CA 94965.. Starting time 6:30p – 9:30p, we’re ending a little early to be mindful of the neighbors.
Here’s a link to the location:
BYOGear, but they’re providing chairs for us and tables for the, BYPotLuck and BPlentyAloha to share with everyone! Mahalo to Linda Lee and Rev. Chip for allowing us to Kanikapila at the beautiful venue!
I’m keeping it short . . . this week,
Rising from a dark thick fog,
Nohea smile shines . . .
Malama Pono All!
Aloha Ahi Ahi All . . . we’re ba-a-a-a-ck and we’ll see you this Friday at the Carriage House. Usually runtime 7p – 10p. BYOGear (except for chairs), BYPotLuck Main Dish (aka Kau Kau) and lots of Aloha to share as well. For those of you interested the Elks will be serving a meal at 6:30 for $10.
Btw, next week Friday, 11/22, we’re being hosted by the Christ Church in Sausalito at their beautiful Campbell Hall. Starting time 6:30p – 9:30p, we’re ending a little early to be mindful of the neighbors. Here’s a link to the location:
We’ll be at the Sleeping Lady Cafe in Fairfax at our usual time as well, 2p – 4p.
Oh forgot to include this one below from Halloween . . . guess where we found these two!
Below: Mona with her Les Reitfors custom Koa Concert Ukulele . . . good taste in art and ukes!
Below: as Yoda would say, “in Ukulele there is no try . . . strum, or strum not, there is no try . . .” – From Episode 1: Revenge of Da ‘Kine Guy.
Well as you can see it’s been a slow week for photos! Hope to you all this Friday at the Elks Carriage House!
Islands fade slowly,
Empty horizon beckons,
Malama Pono All!
Del and Linda
Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana! The Squadron Executive Officers will be on leave for the next 2 weeks. We will reconvene on 11/15/13 The Elks Lodge at our usual run times. In the meantime here are some images from the “Come As You Aren’t Kanikapila” at the Elks Carriage House . . . what a perfect setting for a Halloween gathering . . .
Below: Come As You Aren’t Pilots begin to gather . . .
Below: Note the authentic cob webs in the ‘back room’ . . . complete with dismembered Elk’s Head . . .
Below: Our Kaukau table arranged courtesy of Nohea and Michael Freed of Bogie’s Cafe. Complete with Tiki Shrine!
Below: Uke Pilots in flight . . .
Below: Celebrating Sandy, our Bass Commander’s, Birthday . . . Hauoli Lau Hanau Sandy!
Below: Diego and Frieda strumming a few . . .
Above left: our very own Demonic Photographer . . . and how about them Giants?
Above: Ms. Ross does a Hula and below Frieda and a Gypsy treat us to Beautiful Kaua’i . . .
Below: . . . a bewitched I Kona . . .
Below: gathering around the Kaukau table . . . Frieda’s amazing hair design . . .
Below: and a great night comes to an end with Hawai’i Aloha . . .
Mahalo to all that participated this past Friday, to those that brought the Ono-licious Foods, for those who purchased Aloha Shirts and for all the Aloha you shared. On behalf of Linda and myself, Mahalo Nui Loa to all of you for your generosity and kindness.
Below: Images from the Health and Wellness Center 5th Anniversary Celebration . . .
Wayward Winds Blow west,
Silver wings racing homeward,
Ohana beckons . . .
Aloha A Hui Hou Until November 15th!
Me Ke Aloha Pumehana,
Linda and Del
SPECIAL HOLLOWEEN THEME THIS FRIDAY: COME AS YOU AREN’T!
(i.e. It’s a Costume Party!)
Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana. The Elks has once again generously granted us the use of the Carriage House this Friday. Located in the parking lot above the main house (i.e. The Elks Lodge). Our RT (Run Time) 7pm – 10pm. BYOGear (we have plenty of chairs so no need bring those), BYMCPLC (BringYourMainCoursePotLuckContribution) and of course BYAloha! Be sure to thank Joe Tato once again if you bump into him for making this all possible . . .
Just to give you folks an idea of the Come As You Aren’t theme here are few examples . . .
below Manny and Minny Kwinn as Hawaiian Tourists . . .
. . . and their parents myopic Daddy Bluhayer and Mama Good Witch of the West . . .
. . . and their children . . . . Benny, Ann, D’Jet . . .
. . . of course there was Aunty JuWhyAnn . . .
below . . . Sister Marion from the Church of the Repossessed . . .
. . . below . . . Sylvie of the Undead Strummers of San Francisco . . . bra-a-a-a-a-a-a-ins . . . .
and finally . . . Mr and Mrs Wewanaplayewkanwyshualoha . . . . ok, I think you get the idea . . .
. . . getting back to a ‘normal’ uke night, below images from Kanikapila at Marion’s Hale . . . Mahalo Nui Marion for hosting us!
Above: Charlotte and Below, Valmer, share some wonderful hulas with the UFOhana . . .
. . . below the UFOhana In Flight . . .
below . . . a few of the Usual Suspects . . .
. . . then there was Wahine Moe Moe . . .
Ok, that my thousand words plus . . . hope to see you folks, as you aren’t, this Friday . . .
Also, want to say Mahalo Nui Loa you all for your generous contributions to The Yellow Bucket! It always a welcome help to keeping our expenses down . . .
Sunlight pours inward
Golden shafts replace darkness
A New Home for Ukes
Me Ke Aloha Pumehana,
Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana! Yes! We are having a Kanikapila this Friday . . . check your emails for the location To Be Determined . . . I’ll be sending out one shortly with the location details. In the meantime . . . you will probably need to bring a chair, Book Lights and the usually Bring It So You Won’t Need It gear. Oh yeah, don’t forget to bring a main dish for the Pot Luck! If you didn’t receive an email and wish to attend let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org . . .
Mean while here are some images from the Kanikapila from the Elks last Friday . . .
Below: The band line up, –=SqL=-, Lynette, Jeanne, Sandy . . . Leslie’s looking (and sounding) good on the Bass!
Below: Debbie, Linda and Wa'li Wai Wai share Puamana hula with the Ohana . . . Aunty Val and Debbie share Kimo Henderson Hula with the Ohana . . . maika’i!
Below: Charlotte, Cindy and Marion share a ‘Pretty Red Hibiscus’ while the UFOhana strums on . . .
Mahalo to Stephanie for helping with the Photo Duties while Linda’s on sick leave. Who, btw, sends her alohas and hopes to join us this Friday.
Hands trace gracefully,
Bodies moving in soft lines,
Eyes speak silently . . .
Aloha A Hui Hou!
Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana. Better Late than Never!
We’re back at the Elks Bar again this Friday, usual time 7p-10p. BYOGear, BYAloha! Mahalo to Joe and Tad for hosting us once again.
Btw, we’ve been invited to help provide the “Live Music” at the event below (one of the places where I work). It’s a beautiful new Health Center for San Rafael, plus they’ve got a great Cafe there (Blue Skies) with ono coffee and snacks! Please RSVP with me ASAP at Kaleikoa@piko.ws if you will be participating.
Also, please note the Email from Tuck below:
SENIOR FAIR …. WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23..
Ukulele Jubilee has been invited to play the 10:00 show at the up coming Senior Fair at the San Rafael Civic Center...
When: Wednesday October 23
We would love to have you join us from the audience. Bring your uke, your voice and a smile and sing along.
If you’d like to play some more after the show….. please bring a stand – we’re invited to play as long as we want……
I’ll provide the song charts, so I need to know how many will be attending please let me know.
email@example.com or the old fashioned (but still very effective 415-461-4628)
Below, Sleeping Lady last Saturday. We had a good energy going that day. Ted on Bass (Mahalo Nui Ted, for filling in Sandy’s RubbaSlippas so well!), Lynette (MamaJamma) on Rhythm Uke / Vocals, Rick (back in the House!) on Lead Uke / Vocals and SqL just helping it happen . . . along with UFOhana Squadron in full formation!
Ok, I’m reeeeeally tired now so I’m going to sign off here . . .
And so we are told,
Promise of a bright future,
Only love remains . . .
Malama Pono each other and yourselves!
. . . I’m working at the Elks Golf Fundraiser this Friday. Also, the Sharktober-fest Gig for this Saturday has been cancelled due to Park Closures by YKW (You Know Who). As a result we’ll be at the Sleeping Lady at our usual 2p-4p time slot. Could somebody let Bethany know we’re coming? Also, don’t forget about the ‘Uke-N-Nanny’ this Sunday at Sharon’s. See below for details . . . .
So here a few images from the last 3 weeks . . . yes that is Linda Low with her custom Ukulele and gracing us with a beautiful hula at the Club House. . .
Below: Charlotte, Linda and Aunty Val sharing wonderful hulas . . .
Above: UFOhana mugging it up for the TriCorder . . . below the usual suspects from Wahine Moe Moe . . .
Below: The Beginning of a fantastic night at the Elks . . .
Below: Charlotte and her Hula Hui share A Pretty Red Hibiscus with us . . .
Below: more beautiful hula from Charlotte and some Moloka‘i Style Electric Slide . . .
Below: Kumu Analu and Halau Ku`u Lei honor us with a Hula. Below Right: Brudda Joe just hanging out . . . Mahalo letting us hang with you Joe!
Below: From this past week . . . more of the Ohana at Sleeping Lady . . .
Below: A special performance for member of the Ohana . . .
Ok, that’s all I got for now . . . Mahalo All for hanging in and for being out there . . .
Cold winds push gently,
Quietly summer drifts on,
Golden Glow of Dusk . . .
Aloha A Hui Hou,
Aloha All. Hope you’re all having a great week or at least surviving it.Hang in there, we’re almost half way to Friday Kanikapila. Which, btw, we are holding at the 101 Sunny Hills Drive Club House in San Anselmo.
Once again we’re at 101 Sunny Hills Drive, San Anselmo, http://goo.gl/maps/HUyy1 . Start time is 6:30pm, stop time 10:00pm. BYOGear, BYKaukau (please bring some kind of main dish for the pot luck), BYHula and of course BYAloha. We were a little short on chairs last week, but not to panic, we have more chairs locate outside the Clubhouse on the lawn space.Otherwise you’re welcome to bring your own folding chair. The Clubhouse is located straight up the driveway towards the center of the complex through iron gates on the left. There’s usually a Red Corvette parked in front of the gates.
Once again, please DO NO UNLOAD in front of the Clubhouse gate as we’ve had complaints from Tenants about blocking their egress to and from the lot. We do have an ‘unloading zone’ available, Covered Stall #10, It’s the 10th covered parking stall on your right as you enter up the drive way into the complex . It’s marked by some PINK DUCT TAPE as shown below. If you don’t see the pink tape then probably someone’s parked in the stall unloading. I’ll also mark with with a PINK FLAMINGO tied to the pole, just so you don’t miss it.
It’s just a short walk from stall #10 to the Clubhouse. If you need help unloading please come to the Clubhouse, there usually someone there to help. Please move your car as soon as you’re unloaded to the street below. Be sure to park on the side nearest the park or your car will be towed! OK, I think that should cover it for landing instructions . . . below are photos of the stall . . .
Below is the view as you enter of the unloading/loading stall . . . note the pink flamingo pointing the way to the stall . . .
Below: Images from the Elks’ Magnolia Garden . . . a beautiful night for all to enjoy . . . below left . . . Ellie leads the girls in a hula . . .
Above left: some of the Elks Keiki . . .
After that wonderful night at the Elks it was Fundraising time the next morning at the Zero Breast Cancer Fun Run in Mill Valley . . . Mahalo to Charlotte for allowing the UFOhana to lend a hand in this important event and to the UFOhana Pilots that participated. Below: We even got to sing Happy Birthday to one of the Runners after their run. A great bunch of keiki . . . ah, to be young and energetic again . . .
Above: Andrew performed a Solo of E Ku’u Morning Dew . . . Maika’i Andrew! Btw, Mahalo Nui Loa to Amy and Ian (Andrew’s Mom and Dad) for printing up the Beautiful Flight Manuals for this event.
Above and Below: A giant green weevil, sort of a Godzilla size Uku of sorts, he even plays the ‘Ukulele and does the Moloka’i Slide (aka Electric Slide) Hula . . . I think there’s a video coming of this soon . . .
Below: Of Course there was Hula as well . . . from Charlotte . . .
. . . and Susan . . . beautiful!
3 Hours After the ZBC fun run, we were off to Sleeping Lady Cafe . . . wheeeeeew! Another full day of Ukulele, now if only we could figure out how to make a living at having all this fun!
Below: Cindy keeps the hula going at Wahine Moe Moe . . . Mahalo Cindy!
Ok . . . I think that’s enough for now . . . until Friday.
Sun plays with Shadows,
Tall ancients stand in silence,
Redwoods welcome all . . .
Aloha A Hui Hou,