Season’s greetings! We’re looking forward to our upcoming in-person annual Holiday Strum-a-long and Potluck on Thursday, December 8, 6:30–9:00pm. In lieu of a regular monthly meeting, this is a social event with food, drink and, of course, ukulele strumming and singing. The event is family friendly, so you are welcome to bring family (and friends!) of all ages.
We’ll meet in the gym, at the Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 6100 Berkman Drive, Austin, TX, 78723. Feel free to bring a meal, snacks, treats and/or non-alcoholic beverages – we will set up the room to accommodate noshing. 🙂
Here are the details:
Where: The Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 6100 Berkman Drive, Austin, TX, 78723.
When: Thursday, December 8th, 2022; 6:30pm – 9:00pm
What: Strum-a-long and Potluck! Feel free to bring a dish or non-alcoholic beverage to share. We’ll mingle, eat, drink and play the holiday songs we’ve learned over the years. You can download our 12th Anniversary Holiday Songbook, which Bob thoughtfully updated to include our recent medley of “Blue Christmas” and “White Christmas”. We’ll project the songs on the screen, when we strum/sing them, too. If you’d like to print the songbook, it is designed to minimize page turns when printed two-sided.
Open Mic: There will be more time than usual for an open mic, so feel free to plan to share a holiday (or non-holiday) song you’ve been working on. A sign-up sheet will be available at 6:30pm.
Loaner Ukuleles: Our friend Lori will bring the TUG (Tuesday Ukulele Group) loaner ukuleles, so if you find yourself uke-less that day, fret not. 🙂
- 6:30pm – 7:30pm – mingle, nosh, sip
- 7:30pm – 8:00pm – group strum-a-long of songs from the AUS Holiday Songbook
- 8:00pm – 8:30pm – open mic performances (+ more noshing)
- 8:30pm – 8:40pm – group closing song or two (from our holiday songbook)
- 8:40pm – 9:00pm – pack up our instruments and shared dishes, throw out trash, put up chairs and head out
Ukulele Society T-shirts!
We’ll have Austin Ukulele Society t-shirts available for purchase before and after our meeting, including our brand-new “AUS Classic Ukulele,” design, hot off the presses! All of our shirts are thoughtfully designed by the talented Lyda Guz!
The shirts are silk screened here in Austin at a fantastic locally-owned print shop and are available for purchase at our meeting. The new “AUS Classic Ukulele” design, “Ukulele Around the World,” “10th Anniversary,” Mermaid, Cowboy,” “Austin Lasso” and other shirts are $20. We also have vinyl decals with the AUS logo for $1 each. We can accept cash or a check made out to Austin Ukulele Society; you can also make payment via Venmo, Zelle, or PayPal.
Memorial United Methodist Church, 6100 Berkman Drive, Austin, TX 78723. We meet in the school located behind the church, in the gym.
Where to park and find the gym
For those attending for the first time, the church is easy to find – but it is big. You’ll enter from Berkman Dr. using a ‘one way’ entrance and you can park anywhere alongside or behind the church. Past the canopied main entrance, on the same side of the building, there is another entrance on the right. Walk in there and you’ll be in the gym. From there simply follow the sounds of ukuleles tuning up. 🙂
Newcomers and beginners are ALWAYS welcome! Even if you’re a complete novice, we encourage you to come out. Many beginners come to the meetings, and it’s so great to see their skills grow over time! There are almost always easier ways to play the songs, even if you can play only a few of the chords. Or just sing along!
Stay tuned and keep strumming! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday, December 8, at 6:30pm!
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