Holiday Potluck & Strum-a-long: Thursday, December 12!

Can you believe the holiday season is already upon us? Whether you find all of the hustle and bustle a bit stressful or it’s your favorite time of the year, our 9th annual Austin Ukulele Society Holiday Potluck and Strum-a-long is something you don’t want to miss! Each year, in lieu of our regular monthly meeting at Memorial United Methodist Church, we have a social event with food, drink and, of course, plenty of ukulele strumming and singing.


When
Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 6:30 to 9:00pm, giving us a nice amount of time to mingle, nosh, sip, and play music.

Where
The High Road on Dawson, located at 700 Dawson Rd, Austin, TX, 78704. We’ll be in the second floor event space (click photo to see the entrance). Free and plentiful off-street parking. There’s plenty of space so bring along friends and family. Children are welcome!

What
Strum-a-long and Potluck! Feel free to bring a dish to share. Any type of food, snack or dessert is welcome; just remember to take home with you any dishes you bring. Plates, napkins and utensils will be provided. There will be a full, cash bar with beer, wine, liquor, soft drinks and water available. Please note that NO outside beverages of any kind may be brought in, including bottled water.

Music
We’ll mingle, eat, drink and play the holiday songs we’ve learned over the years. We’ll project the chord charts from our repertoire of Christmas songs from years past; feel free to get familiar with them. Download our 2019 Holiday Songbook, which contains the chords and lyrics for all of the songs below in one handy PDF booklet designed to eliminate page turns when printed two-sided! Our friends from TUG (the Tuesday Ukulele Group) will bring their loaner Makala ukuleles, so if you find yourself without a uke that day, fret not. 🙂

All I Want For Christmas Is You   â˜…★ NEW! â˜…★
(Mariah Carey cover)
Chord Sheet Presentation Video
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Chord Sheet Presentation Video
Blue Christmas Chord Sheet Presentation
Holly Jolly Christmas / Marshmallow World Chord Sheet Presentation Video
Let It Snow / Winter Wonderland Chord Sheet Presentation Video
Mele Kalikimaka / Jingle Bells Chord Sheet Presentation Video
Rockin’ Christmas Medley Chord Sheet Presentation Video
Santa Claus is Coming to Town Chord Sheet Presentation Video

We’ll also have a longer open mic portion of the party. Feel free to prepare a song, holiday-themed or not. Perform it yourself and/or lead the group in playing/singing along with you! A sign-up sheet will be available.

And in case you want to get in some holiday shopping, we’ll have plenty of Austin Ukulele Society t-shirts available for purchase – including our fabulous new “Austin Lasso” design for 2019, crafted by the talented Lyda Guz and screen-printed right here in Austin!

AUS T-shirt 2019
This new shirt (as well as our “Mermaid” and “Ukulele Cowboy” designs) cost $20; all previous years’ shirts are $15. We accept cash or a check made out to the Austin Ukulele Society.

One final note about the High Road on Dawson: It was built in the 1950s and unfortunately is not ADA compliant, and our event is on the second floor. Any person with accessibility concerns can be carried in or assisted by friends/family, if possible. There are restrooms on the same floor as our event. We apologize for any inconvenience the lack of ADA compliance may cause.

If you have any questions at all about the party, please drop us a line and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Please spread the word among your ukulele peers and remind them that we will NOT have a regular meeting at Memorial United Methodist Church (MUMC) in December. Our next meeting at MUMC will be on Thursday, January 9, 2020.

Remember, our next meeting will NOT be at the church. Instead, we will be celebrating our 9th Annual Holiday Potluck and Strum-a-Long, on Thursday, December 12, at the High Road on Dawson, located at 700 Dawson Road, 78704. See you there! 🙂