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Let's meet to play ukulele, sing, and have fun.

We meet every Thursday, unless it falls on a holiday or our hosting venue is having a special event. Our hosting venue is the Eastgate Cafe in the Oak Park Arts District, who generously provides their dining room to us without a fee.. We sing songs found in that week's song-packet. Food and beverages are available for purchase from our hosting venue.

The song-sheet packets for this meetup are Pluck & Cluck (The Poultry Packet), and Three Chords or Less! Volume 3.  If you are a member, you can download the current song-sheet packets by bringing up the Song-sheet Packet for the Next Meetup page.  Click on the page name to go there now.

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  • Alvin M.

    What? No one commented about how fowl the last meetup was? Are you peeps too chicken to mention it? Personally I'm still happy to crow about how much fun it was.

    Thank you to all the participants; your enthusiasm gives us organizers encouragement, your feedback helps us to find ways to improve future meetups, and by extending the courtesy of ordering something from our venue, you're helping us to keep our happy home.

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    May 13, 2014

  • rudy

    I wish every night was Thursday night!!! In answer to the last trivia question, its quite apparent that none of us are afflicted with this fear. buck buck buck. "Ain't nobody here but us CHICKENS"!!!!(And a few roosters,too!)

    3 · May 9, 2014

  • Michael B.

    Love these crazy fun loving uke people. This is fun for all levels but with opportunities for greater participation if wanted. Yeah I got my chicken!!!!!

    2 · May 9, 2014

  • Chris M.

    Thanks all for participating in the chickenness! Steve, you are truly multi talented - besides playing and singing, you blow a mean conch shell and tonight we find out that you do an excellent rooster crow! Dan had no idea he was going to be a wielding a rooster puppet but did a masterful job. Thanks Brenda, Lisa and Bryan for the parodies, and thanks to all who helped lead. It was great to see old and new friends! And didn't Masha and Mike do a great job on the theme song?
    Last trivia question - What is Alektrophobia?

    2 · May 9, 2014

  • Steven

    I am bringing Yellow bird Here's a link to the Mills Brothers singing it

    2 · May 8, 2014

    • Chris M.

      Who knew Yellow Bird was about a chicken ;-)

      1 · May 9, 2014

  • Tina E.

    Was ALOT of fun last night!! Who knew so much could be sung about poultry?!? Mahalo Nancy & Marcia for letting me sit with yas!!

    4 · May 9, 2014

  • ShaSha A.

    Fun , creative song packet. Steve thanks for Yellow Bird!!

    4 · May 9, 2014

  • Mark

    Loved the chicken songs! Loved the chicken trivia! Loved the chicken salad!

    3 · May 8, 2014

    • Nancy H

      Loved the comment!

      3 · May 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I have just started playing the ukulele and would really appreciate getting the week's song's packet sooner rather than later! I will be coming with 4 other people -

    April 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry I am very new to this -I am coming this Thursday with 4 other people. We are coming as a surprise for one member. I am grateful it will be 3 chords or less@

      May 6, 2014

    • Alvin M.

      “Make new friends and keep the old; one is silver and the other gold.” ~Scout song lyric

      Thank you for planning ahead, ann.

      The bad news is that we never know from week to week if there'll be 25 participants or 40; we ask Meetup members to help us with their RSVPs, but we don't require that, and we welcome non-meetup member walk-ins as well as guests. With four guests it's best to arrive as early as possible.

      The good news is that our venue, Eastgate Café, has wonderful food, so arriving early enough to eat dinner before the meetup begins is a win-win; you and your guests will be sure to have a seat as well as a good meal, and you'll be helping us make Eastgate happy.

      May 7, 2014

  • Chris M.

    Here are links to videos of a few of the Poultry Packet songs. Enjoy!

    Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens:

    Sixteen Chickens and a Tambourine:

    Psycho Chicken:

    Chicken Blues:

    Super Chicken TV Theme Song:

    1 · May 7, 2014

  • Ruth S.

    Will miss the meetup. Have to work :(

    May 2, 2014

  • Chris M.

    The song packets for the week are posted on the preceeding Monday night or Tuesday morning.
    The song packet for May 8 has not been created yet...

    April 29, 2014

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