Portland Ukelele Association

Looking for a unique way to meet people and make music?

Dig out that old ukulele from your attic or closet and join the Portland Ukulele Association (PUA)!

Bullet PUA usually meets on the second Sunday of each month from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

BulletAll levels are welcome; join-in any month. An introductory lesson is available at each gathering (loaner ukuleles are available). Short open mic at the end of each gathering.

Bullet Fee payable at each meeting is $5 cash or check. Sorry, no credit cards.

Tiny Tim Tiny Beth Tiny Brogan Tiny Cunha Tiny Ike Tiny May Tiny Uke Joe

Welcome to the Portland Ukulele Association (PUA)

Dedicated to the fun and fellowship of ukulele playing since 2002

Next PUA gathering: Sunday, September 14, 2014
1:30-3:30 p.m. 

Where: St. David’s Episcopal Church Community Hall, 2800 SE Harrison St., Portland, 97214 (in the Hawthorne District, 4 blocks South of SE Hawthorne and 28th). Want to know more? Sign up for the newsletter through the menu on the left of your screen. PUA meets on the second Sunday monthly in 2014: September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14.  2015: January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14 (No gathering in July and August).

Coming Soon

Uketoberfest Registration opens August 1

Uketoberfest is back! Join us for a weekend packed with music, performances, fun and… beer! Yes, October 10-12th we’re throwing a ukefest party in Springfield, OR. Registration opens August 1st and is limited to 100 participants, so register early!

Details on our website: www.uketoberfest.com

Barely Beyond Beginners: Workshop

Presented by Marianne Brogan 

Sunday, August 10 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Marianne teaches the Barely Beyond Beginners workshop - designed for beginners who have 3 or 4 chords down, and wonders… what’s next? Subjects covered in class are the basics of rhythm and strumming and how they are connected, and how to distinguish between straight and swing feel in rhythm. Three essential strums and a few of rhythmic “tricks” (chuck, roll, tremolo) will increase your enjoyment while learning to play. If there is time I will demonstrate the triplet strum. The workshop will be held at the place where PUA usually meets (PUA is on summer recess). Also, please note a couple of people have discovered that  their in-car navigation systems takes them to a church at 2800 SE Harrison in Miwaukie. That is not where we are meeting — we are in Portland near SE Hawthorne Blvd. Perhaps putting the zip-code in will help?

$20 at the door (half off for students who are repeating the July classes), please rsvp to pua. Otherwise I don’t know how many copies to make.
St. David’s Episcopal Church Community Hall
2800 SE Harrison, Portland, 97214 - in the Hawthorne district
(Harrison is 4 blocks south of Hawthorne at 28th).
Bring a music stand if you have one, and a recording device for your own use.

Oakridge Ukulele Festival

August 1, 2, 3 - 2014  A festival in our own lovely Oregon! Get information here: Oakridge Ukulele Festival

Port Townsend Uke Fest Sept. 11-15

Sold Out! Second annual Port Townsend Ukulele Festival at Centrum - scheduled for September 3-7, 2014. Go to the site to get on the waiting list.

Other Jams and Classes

MC Jammers - The Milwaukie Center ukulele jam

Meets each Thursday morning from 9:30 to 11:00. Located at The Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, OR 97222. No experience necessary - everyone welcome! Cost is $1.00 per person to cover room usage.

Ukulele at West Linn Adult Community Center (WLACC)

Meets weekly on Tuesday afternoons from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the West Linn Adult Community Center (Dining Room), 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn. Visitors are encouraged and all levels are welcome. Just come with your ukulele (Other instruments welcome too). If you bring music to share, please bring 15 copies. For more information, contact Ron McCallister  RonMcCallister@msn.com or Kate Kaake fabrikate@comcast.net — There is no charge for this gathering.

West Side Ukers

Meets twice each month at West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR 97223 from 6:30-8pm. Please call Karen at 503/246-3351 Ext. 4 for more information or go to the yahoo group: West Side Ukers.

For more information or to be added to our email list, contact Marianne Brogan: pua@pdxuke.com

Maintained by Marianne Brogan.
Animated Ukers w/the exception of Tiny Tim used by permission from Rock That Uke.
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