Thanks everyone who came to Lois’  last month.  That’s one of the biggest turn-outs we seen in a while and it was great to see so many new faces!  Hope to see you again.

There’s a number of announcements about upcoming events…but here’s the one that’s the most fun!

What do Seinfeld and Camp Oo-Koo-Lay-Lay have in common?

Heidi Swedberg!

You may know her as “Susan,”  George Costanza’s ill-fated, envelope-licking fiancée on Seinfeld:

But we know her as a delightful ukulele instructor and entertainer, a perfect addition to the staff of Camp-Oo-Koo-Lay-Lay!

We’ll be posting more about Heidi and what she plans to bring to Camp Oo-Koo-Lay-Layshortly, along with news about some other guest instructors who will be joining us.  In the meantime, registration is still open and we hope you’ll be joining us. It’s going to be great!

And, just in case you’re still in the dark about Heidi Swedberg, here’s a short clip (before “Susan” dies from licking the enevlopes for the wedding invitations):

On a different note, Aloha Music Camp, July 1 – 7, 2012, has just announced that slack key virtuoso (and amazingly nice guy) Jeff Petersen has joined the teaching staff for this summer.  (Even if you just sit and listen….you’ll be entranced.) As you may recall, it was Aloha Music Camp that gave me my bump-up in all things ukulele and has served, in many ways, as a model for the West Coast Ukulele Retreat.  In addition to Slack Key guitar and ukulele, there are lessons in hula, Hawaiian language, ole, and lap steel guitar.  You can even build you own ukulele under the excellent and watchful tutelege of master luthier, Dennis Lake. I’ve been to Aloha Music Camp three times and have loved every minute of it! If you ever want to do something really special for yourself….this would be it!

 That’s it for now.  As far as I know we’ll be back at the Haybarn on the 29th. 

See you next time!