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5th Annual Ukulele - 4th of July POTLUCK/JAM!

  • Jul 4, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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Greetings all you Yankee Doodle Ukulele Dandies,

Katsu Nayakama has graciously offered his home to host our 4th of July event this year - this will be the 5th year this will be held at his house in Carrollton, TX.

Pictured above - Katsu Nayakama (Host) and Grenda Walton

If you are new to Dallas Ukulele Headquarters,  a beginner, don't play at all, or have played for years


This is a perfect gathering for you to meet other Ukulele players in the metroplex, and not feel like you have to play. We will be socializing for about 2 hours (noon till 2pm) and eating.  The Jam will begin around 2pm. You don't have to play to attend, so what are you waiting for?





We will be using our BRAND NEW projector to do a patriotic jam. However, some of you may prefer to have your own printout of the music, or even practice a little bit before hand!


So, stroll on over to the files section of our website  - look for "Duhpatrioticmedley" -- This is a PDF you can download to your tablet device or print out.

We will be attempting another YouTube video, so bring your Star-Spangliest outfits! Bring flags, if you've got them! Bring crazy hats! But most of all, plan on having FUN as Mark puts on his Director's Hat once again.

The video will be a little different this year: If you have a video camera, please bring it! We can use multiple camera people! We have a professional editor this year who will be helping us out. It will look pretty slick.

Our FIRST 4th of July video has gone viral, and we want to TOP IT! - see that YouTube here

Guests are welcomed, we just ask that you RSVP for them, so we know how many people will attend.


Noon - 2:00pm - Firing up the grill, Socializing and Eating

2:00pm - 4:00pm - Jam Session











This will be a POTLUCK , the menu is listed below, please advise what you will be bringing when you RSVP - NOTE: Menu items already provided for have guests name(s) beside them. Please choose an item that has no-one's name beside to bring. Kathy will update the list. Thanks!






















Hamburgers & Veggie Burgers - (Mark and Kathy)

Hamburger Buns - (Mark and Kathy)

Hot Dogs & Veggie Dogs - Jaleata Ramsey, Debbie Fisher, Viki

Hot Dog Buns - Debbie Fisher

Cheese Slices - Angela

Tomatoes - 5 - Roy Wood

Head of Lettuce - 1 - Roy Wood

Onions - 3 - Roy Wood

Deviled Eggs - The Ice Menace

Salad - Sam Friedman

Cole Slaw - Barbara Bailey

Baked Beans - Linda L.

Chips - Dan & Denise Reed

Dips - Dan & Denise Reed

Vegetable Tray w/Dip - Ashley Beck

Salad - Kate

Fruit Tray - Pam

Watermelon Slices - Linda C.

Pickles - Grenda

Mustard - Linda Berman

Ketchup - Linda Berman

Mayonnaise - Linda Berman

Relish - Linda Berman

Plastic Cups (50 count) - Linda Berman

Paper Plates (50 count) - Jerry Isbell-Hays

Plastic Knives, Forks and Spoons (50 count) - Jerry Isbell-Hays

Napkins (50 count)  - Linda Berman

1 Large Cooler - (Mark & Kathy)

2 Bags of Ice - (Mark & Kathy)

Dessert - Obed Donlin

Dessert - Pamela Nishimoto

Cookies - Mary Whittle

Brownies - Caroline

Cookies - Ralph Kelley

BYOB for the Alcoholic beverage of your choice or other drink option.

RSVP early, so that we can ensure that the MENU will be taken care of.

Newcomers and guests are welcome!!! So, bring um!

Remember without "U" it's just kulele!



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  • Pamela N.

    Need MORE than Five Stars!!! Very special celebration of America's birth! THANK YOU Katsu, Mark, Kathy, and, everyone who helped!!!!

    July 23, 2013

  • Jerry I.

    Great food, great fun, and can't wait for video to come out.

    July 6, 2013

  • Linda L.

    Best 5th annual 4th of July party ever !

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    DUH is the best meetup group because it has the best people. Thank you everyone! for being so encouraging musically (and in general, including teaching me dance steps.) I really think DUH will single-handedly fix all my bruises from high school due to how accepting and inclusive everyone is.

    3 · July 5, 2013

  • Kathy L.

    MUCH THANKS to everyone who dressed up, came out, brought a dish to share and SHARED YOURSELF with all of US! Thank you to Katsu Nakayama for hosting and allowing all of us to take over your home yesterday! Thanks for Mark Levine for organizing and creating all the PDF's that took hours for our patriotic music on the overhead projector! Thanks to Lind Berman - the "Bubble Lady" for bringing all your bubble FUN! Thanks to Randy, for manning the grill and cooking up all those wonderful burgers and dogs! Thanks to Jerry Isbell-Hays for bringing those GREAT masks for us to wear for the YouTube! Thank you to ALL the Volunteers who came early and helped with set-up! If I didn't mention you, KNOW THAT without ALL OF YOU the FUN that we had would not have been possible!

    1 · July 5, 2013

  • Joe H.

    Awesome party can't wait to see the video

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • Barbara B.

    A wonderful way to celebrate the 4th. Good food, good friends, good music. Couldn't ask for a better day.

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • Linda B.

    Great fun!

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • Noel

    I was looking forward to the party but can't make it. I'm pretty sick and will have to stay home and play uke by myself - bummer.

    July 3, 2013

  • Donna S.

    Sorry I'm going to miss this one. It's going to be so much fun!

    July 1, 2013

  • Grenda W.

    Have a gig not sure when I can get there.
    please let someone else get the Pickles and I will be glad to pay for them.
    Hope to get there sometime to celebrate with you all. Count me as a no for now so someone can take my spot. Thanks.

    June 30, 2013

  • Elaine

    My plans changed; I can make it!

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Jaleata R.

    I have never been to a DUH meet up even thought I have been a member for a while. Will bring myself and the hot dogs...the meat kind and the veggie kind. Just need to know how many!

    June 25, 2013

  • Joe H.

    Be there with my favorite wife, finest voice and my best Uke!

    June 24, 2013

  • Judi G.

    So very sad I can't come.

    June 24, 2013

  • Sue

    I will be out of town. I love coming to Katsu's 4th and sorry to miss. I know you will have a lot of FUN!

    June 23, 2013

  • Pam W.

    I will bring a fruit tray.

    June 23, 2013

  • Charlie H.

    Sorry but I have other plans

    June 23, 2013

  • Grenda W.

    I sure hope so!

    June 23, 2013

  • Grenda W.

    I might just make this event, I sure hope so!

    June 23, 2013

  • Maryellen m.

    I would love to join you, however I will be out of town...

    June 23, 2013

  • Nancy

    Sorry, I won't be attending the July 4th jam. I have a conflicting engagement.

    June 23, 2013

  • Tim H.

    Believe it or not, I have to work that day. Bummer! Wish I could be there.

    June 20, 2013

  • Elaine

    We will bring Cheese Slices and a Pasta salad.

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Ralph K.

    We've decided -- cookies it is for us.

    1 · June 13, 2013


    Katsu's parties are the best!

    May 27, 2013

  • Mark L.

    May 27, 2013

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