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04.21.14: Kanikapila at the Elks Lodge this Friday . . .

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Aloha Ahi Ahi All! We’re b-a-a-a-a-ck and glad to be home. Looking forward to Flying with the UFOhana squadron once again this Friday.  We’ll be at the San Rafael Elks lodge this Friday . . . and being it’s the last Friday of the month it’s Fancy Dinner Night. So it’s BYOGear, BYAloha and maybe book lights?  Details of the dinner is below from Tad and Joe:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


“Mahalo, Mahalo Nui Loa . . .”

Fancy Dinner Night
Friday April 25th
Blue Hawaii
Dinner served at 7:00 PM
Live Music at 8:00 PM: Bring your Uke, do the Hula, Sing or just hang out with The Ukulele Friends Ohana of Marin

Menu is:
Grilled Pork Chops /
smothered with Onions & Mushrooms, Garden Salad, Veggie Saute, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Baguette,and a special Dessert

$20 per person
$5 Kids- Menu is Pizza
R.S.V.P. is required
Please email Joe Tato (j_tato@yahoo.com)  or Tad  (Tadinouye@gmail.com)

Click the collage below for photo album of 041714 – Sleeping Lady Kanikapila . . .

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Below is the hike we took at Kaena Point on our last day on O’ahu. Click the collage to access the album. . . . .

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Mahalo to Lynette, Rick, the Keiki, Sandy, and to you all for keeping the strumming alive while we were away . . .

Uke-Ku
Islands of soft clouds,
Adrift in azure blue sky,
Descending to home . . .

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

:EOT

04.01.14: We’re at Campbell Hall this Friday . . . Woohoo!

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Aloha Ahi Ahi Everyone! Hope you’re all staying safe and dry, it’s nice having the badly needed rain with us but it can be a little dangerous.

So we’re 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 and Rev. Chip’s Congregation. For those of you interested, Nohea (Linda Wallace) will be bringing a few of her select and lovingly restored Aloha Attire and Hawaiian Goods. Once again. a BIG Mahalo Nui Loa to Reverend Chip and Linda Lee for hosting us once again.

Below: Click on the collage below for a photo album from last Friday Elk Officer Installation, Fancy Dinner Prep and Kanikapila at the Elks . . .

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It was a great, fun and Ono-licious night at the Elks. Congratulations to the new Elks Officers and Mahalo for allowing the UFOhana to share in the joy . . .

Below . . . Wahine Moe Moe (Sleeping Lady) Café images . . . click the collage for a link to the Album . . .

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We’ll see you folks at the this Friday and hopefully Saturday . . . Mahalo to Akua (God) for ua lani pili (the down pour) . . . we really need it!

Uke-Ku
A Frosted Window,
Chilling Rain falls silently,
A warm heart awaits.

Take Care All and Be Safe!

Aloha A Hui Hou,

-=SqL+Nohea=-

:EOT

03.26.14: We’re at the Elks again!

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Aloha Ahi Ahi All! It’s Fancy Dinner Night at the Elks this Friday and we’re invited once again to Kanikapila in the Dining Room. Mahalo to Joe Tato and the “Elk-ders” for hosting us once again. Here’s the menu from Joe Tato for this Friday:

Menu options:
$20pp
New York Steak
Salmon
.....if we have any vegetarians let me know . . .
Make sure everyone has a meal ticket...especially the guys/gals playing up front.  The servers won't serve them with out a meal ticket.

Be sure to RSVP with Joe Tato at J_Tato@Yahoo.com for your meal ASAP!

For those of you that missed us last week click the images below to view the albums . . . btw, notice the great drawing by Elks Chaplain, Stuart Munson, in the center. A gift to the the UFOhana, drawn onsite that night by Stuart. A copy of his drawing is available for download in the album. Mahalo Nui Loa Stuart!

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Yes, that’s Aunty Val dancing with Robyn. So nice to have her pay a visit with us . . . Mahalo Nui Aunty Val!

After a 14 hour respite it was onward to another great afternoon at Sleeping Lady . . . click the image below for album link . . .

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. . . hope you’re all having a great week so far . . . until Friday . . .

Uke-Ku
Grass blades sway gently,
Makani softly beckons,
Clouds billow proudly.

Me ke Aloha Pumehana,

-=SqL+Nohea=-

:EOT

3.19.14: We’re at the Elks Lodge this Friday . . .

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. . . at the Bar this Time! Run time 7pm – 10pm. BYOGear, BYAloha! Here’s the menu message from our Host - Joe Tato:

Casual dinner this Friday- $10  No RSVP required, however we serve til it's all gone……

Huli Huli Chicken
Poached Fish
Pad Thai Noodles
Rice and Salad

Next week Friday, the 28th, we’ll meet at the lodge again, but in the Dining Room. Same run times but being that it’s the last Friday of the month, it’s Fancy Dinner Night. Here’s the menu message from Joe for 3/28:

For 3/28 dinner...can we send out dinner RSVP to UFOs.....

Menu options:
$20pp
New York Steak
Salmon
.....if we have any vegetarians let me know (email Joe Tato at j_tato@yahoo.com).

Make sure everyone has a meal ticket...especially the guys/gals playing up front.  The servers won't serve them with out a meal ticket.

That should cover us for this and next week. I hope you folks will be able to attend one or both nights and Mahalo Nui Loa to Joe and the Elks Lodge Members for hosting us once again. I’d also like to say Mahalo to the UFOhana Members that helped us celebrate our 14th Year Anniversary last Friday. We were very fortunate to have the Elks allow us to use the Carriage House for our event. Click the collage(s) below for images from that fun night . . . .

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Earlier that Day Members or PIKO (Pacific Island Coastal Cultures Organization), an non-profit (www.piko.ws), were invited to Kanikapila with Ms. (Lynette) Bosey’s Ukulele Class at Lynwood Elementary school. We were greeted by 70 of her Ukulele Students and MANY of their classmates. It was an amazing, inspiring event. Lynette’s Ukulele Halau was awesome. Click the collage below to link to the album . . .

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After a night’s rest it was onward to Sleeping Lady café . . . another great Saturday with friends, just click below to see more . . .

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Ok . . . I’m running out of steam . . . Mahalo Nui to everyone that makes all this possible and for sharing your Aloha . . . You are the best! See you Friday!

Uke-Ku
Days drift into months,
Months become another year,
The Strumming Remains . . .

Me Ke Aloha Pumehana Āpau,

-=SqL+Nohea=-

:EOT

03.10.14-Celebrating our 14th Year of Kanikapila . . .

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. . .  at the Elk’s Carriage House this Friday!

Yes, this coming Friday will mark the 14th year of the Ukulele Friends Ohana’s weekly Friday Night gathering. Run time is 7pm to 10pm. BYKaukau (Bring a Main Dish for the Pot Luck and a Beverage), BYOGear (music stand and lights, we have enough chairs), (and always) BYAloha to share with everyone.

Theme attire for this Friday is Hawaiian. We are also asking that everyone that has purchased Aloha Attire from Nohea’s Hana Hou Store to please wear it this Friday to make for colorful photo ops. Btw, for those of you that don’t have Aloha Attire, Nohea will be bringing a few of her choice selections this Friday. Mahalo once again to the Elks for generously hosting us this past year.

I’ve been told that parking may be limited because of an event at the Elks. But parking is available across the Elks Lodge at various public facilities.

Here are photos from the Campbell Hall gathering this past Friday. Click the image below to view the album…. Mahalo Donna, Nohea, Stephanie, Kimberly for making these images possible . . .

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Below: Another action “packed” Saturday at Sleeping Lady . . . and a little surprise for Lynette . . . PIKO donates 10 Ukuleles to her Lynwood Elementary School Ukulele Class . . . check out PIKO at www.piko.ws (click images below to view albums) . . . . . . .

PIKO Donates 10 Ukuleles

Below: We were also treated to a fabulous Hula from Eleanor (Ku’uipo) who is amazingly 95 years young! Mahalo Nui Loa Aunty Eleanor!

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Alright, hope to see you folks this Friday in your best Aloha Attire, ready to celebrate our Big One Four . . . if not then maybe Saturday?

Uke-Ku
An echo of years,
Silent shadows move in time,
Recalling the past.

Me Ke Aloha Pumehana,

-=SqL+Nohea=-

:EOT

03.05.14.: We’re at Campbell Hall This Friday . . .

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. . . 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 . . . . . . . . .

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Click on the Collage below for images from last Saturday’s Sleeping Lady Kanikapila . . .

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Uke-Ku
Aloha it’s called,
Never to keep always shared,
Like a seed it grows . . .

Take Care all and Pray for Rain,

-=SqL+Nohea=-

:EOT

02.25.14: Kanikapila at the Elks this Friday…

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Aloha UFOhana,

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:
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From:
Joseph Tato [mailto:j_tato@yahoo.com]
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

Cioppino:

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

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Be sure to RSVP with Joe Tato at j_tato@yahoo.com or call 415-454-8835 or email to elks1108@yahoo.com . Mahalo once again to Joe and the Elks Lodge for Hosting the UFOhana!

Here are the images from last Friday at the Elks:

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Below: A few of the (un)Usual suspects . . .

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Below: Wendy (Mom) on Violin and Sophie (Daughter) on Uke . . . it must be in the genes . . .

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Below: Members of both UFOhana and the Elks Ohana were in attendance. . . nice!

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Below: Hula from Ellie and Charlotte . . . it makes a weak man strrrrrooong!

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Below: The Uke Pilots descend once again at Sleeping Lady . . .

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Below: Madison and Isabella riffing on Buckets of Rain . . .

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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?

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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!

Uke-Ku
Swirling mists of sounds,
Distant images sharpen,
Melodies return . . .

Malama Pono Everyone!

-=Sql+Nohea=-

:EOT

02.19.14: We’re in the Elks Bar this Friday . . .

BOT:
. . . . 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:

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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 . . .

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. . . below nothing like a Hula under the watchful gaze of a benevolent Elk . . .

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Below a Birds Eye Panoramic of the Lady a half hour before the horde of Ukulele Pilots land . . .

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. . . 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?

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below: back to this past week . . . let’s get ready to Strrrrrrrrummmmmmbllllllllllle!

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. . . above left: Check out the area in the back . . . it’s wall to wall Ukulele Pilots!

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Then after Sleeping Lady it was the Box of Care Packages by the Blue Star Mom’s at the Elks . . .

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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!

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. . . aaaaahhhhh . . . nothing like dancing to Somewhere Over the Rainbow with your main squeeze . . .

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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!

Uke-Ku
Slowly the lights fade,
Echoes of the night escape,
Soft Darkness returns . . .

Aloha A Hui Hou,

-=SqL+Nohea=-

:EOT

02.14.14-We’re in the Carriage House Tonight!

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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=-  

:EOT

02.05.14: Kanikapila at Campbell Hall This Friday . . .

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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 . . .

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. . . the music was so good we had them dancing in the aisles . . .

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. . . below, the action in the kitchen continues on through the night . . . that’s our Host Joe Tato, carving the meat . . .

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. . . 14 hours later is was another packed afternoon at Wahine Moe Moe . . .

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. . . after Sleeping Lady there was the special event at the Marin Rod and Gun Club . . .

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. . . 25 of our UFOhana Pilots assembled and entertained members (yes, all six of them) . . . 

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. . . even Madison and Isabella were there to lend us a hand . . .

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. . . below Ellie, Susan, Leslie, Marion and Cindy treated us to some fabulous Hula . . .

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. . . what a busy weekend that was . . . and looking forward to another! Get Ready to Sttttrrrrrrruuuuuumbllllllllle!

Uke-Ku
living in the gap,
between nothing and forever,
what we call living . . .

Malama Pono,

-=SqL & Nohea=-

:EOT

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