2018 HAPPENINGS
For more information or to book an event, please call me at (831) 334-8537 or email me at  Michellekiba@Rocketmail.com

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CLASSES   Mon, Jan 8  -Feb 6 (5 weeks)  Soquel, CA
6:30 - 7:00  Advanced Beginner’s Ukulele Classes held at my home in Soquel.
Limited to 6  students only.  Private residence - Must pre-register. 831 334- 8537

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 8-12 chords comfortably. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.
The last class of this course meets on TUES 2/6. 

 

CLASSES   Tues, Jan 2– Feb 6   Santa Cruz, CA   6- week course 
6:00 - 7:00 Beginners and  Intermediate Ukulele Classes  7:15 - 8:15
Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz  

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group. Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.
 

CLASSES   Wed, Jan 10, 17, 24 & 31   Los Gatos  CA
1:30 - 2:30 Advanced Beginners / Intermediate
Terraces of Los Gatos 800 Blossom Hill Road 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.

NOTE: No class meetings on Feb 7


CLASSES   Wed, Jan 3 – Feb 7   San Jose, CA  6- week course 
6:00 - 7:00 Intermediate and 7:15 - 8:15 Beginners Ukulele Classes 
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose 

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group. Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.
 

JAMS   Friday, Jan 16   6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club  
This month's theme: "Gimme Some Love" Let's sing like canaries and croon love ballads. Bring your favorite song charts to share or play from our club loaner songbooks.
We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info

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CLASSES   Mon, Feb 12 - March 20   Soquel, CA   
6:30 - 7:00  Advanced Beginner’s Ukulele Classes ,  Soquel. (Santa Cruz County)
Limited to 6  students only.  Private residence - Must pre-register. 831 334- 8537

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.
The last class of this course meets on TUES 3/20 .

 

CLASSES   Tues, Feb 13 - March 20  Santa Cruz, CA
6:00 - 7:00 Beginners and 7:15 - 8:15 Intermediate
Ukulele Classes
Santa Cruz Art League 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz.  

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.
 

CLASSES   Wed, Feb 14, & 21  Los Gatos  CA  
1:30 - 2:30 Advanced Beginners / Intermediate
Terraces of Los Gatos 800 Blossom Hill Road 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 8-12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.

 

CLASSES   Wed, February 14 – March 21    San Jose, CA
6:00 - 7:00 Intermediate  and 7:15 - 8:15 Beginners Ukulele Classes
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose  

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group. Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques. 
NOTE:  No classes on March 28

 

JAMS -  Friday, Feb 17   6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club  
This month's theme "Take Me to the Islands" Calling all hula dancers! Let's strum our favorite Island mele. Bring your favorite song charts to share.

We've gone digital! Write to me and get on the "PLAY" list for digital copies of the monthly tunes. You can also play from our limited club loaner songbooks.


We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info


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CLASSES   Wed, March 14, & 21    Los Gatos  CA  
1:30 - 2:30 Advanced Beginners / Intermediate
Terraces of Los Gatos 800 Blossom Hill Road 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.

NOTE: No class meetings on March 7

 

JAMS - Friday, March 16  6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA  
This month's theme "St Patty's Night" Let's be Irish for a day! wear green, drink beer and sing like your heart out! Bring your favorite song charts to share or play from our club loaner songbooks.

We've gone digital! Write to me and get on the "PLAY" list for digital copies of the monthly tunes. You can also play from our limited club loaner songbooks.

We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info
 

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CLASSES - Mon, April 2 - May 8   Soquel, CA
6:30 - 7:00  Advanced Beginner’s Ukulele Classes held at my home in Soquel.
Limited to 6  students only.  Private residence - Must pre-register. 831 334- 8537
The last class of this course meets on TUES 4/8. 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.
NOTE:  No classes on May 28
 

CLASSES - Tues, April 3 – May 8    Santa Cruz, CA   
6:00 - 7:00 Beginners and 7:15 - 8:15 Intermediate class ukulele classes.
Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz   

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.

 

CLASSES - Wed, April 11, 18 & 25  Los Gatos  CA  
1:30 - 2:30 Advanced Beginners
Terraces of Los Gatos 800 Blossom Hill Road 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.


CLASSES - Wed, April 4 – May 9   San Jose, CA   6- week course 
6:00 - 7:00 Beginners and 7:15 - 8:15 Intermediate class ukulele classes.
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose  

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.
 

JAMS - Friday, April 21 6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA
This month's theme "Open Mic Night" Step up into the lime light. Be a star and belt out your favorite tune.
Bring your favorite song charts to share.

We've gone digital! Write to me and get on the "PLAY" list for digital copies of the monthly tunes. You can also play from our limited club loaner songbooks.

We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info
 

Sunday, April 29 2018   Northern California Ukulele Festival, Union City CA
10:00 - 4:00  Concert performances with over 300 performers, arts & crafts, food vendors, break out
jamming and hula dancing all day.
James Logan High School, 1800 H Street, Union City, CA
www.norcalukulelefestival.com

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CLASSES   Mon, May 14 - June 26   Soquel, CA  
6:00 - 7:00  Advanced Beginner’s Ukulele Classes held at my home in Soquel.
Limited to 6  students only.  Private residence - Must pre-register. 831 334- 8537
The last class of this course meets on TUES 6/26. 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.
NOTE  No classes on May 28 & June 16.
 

CLASSES   Tues, May 25 – June 26   Santa Cruz, CA  (5 week course) 
6:00 - 7:00 Beginners and 7:15 - 8:15 Intermediate Ukulele Classes 
Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz  

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques

 

CLASSES   Wed, May 9, 16 & 23 Los Gatos  CA  (5 week course)
1:30 - 2:30 Advanced Beginners / Intermediate
Terraces of Los Gatos 800 Blossom Hill Road 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.

NOTE  We do not meet on May 2.

 

CLASSES   Wed, May 16 – June 27   San Jose, CA   (5 week course)
6:00 - 7:00 Intermediate and 7:15 - 8:15 Beginners Ukulele Classes 
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose 

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.
 

JAMS   Friday, May 18, 6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA
This month's theme  "Let's Swing!" We'll sing some of our favorite Swing Era tunes. Bring your favorite song charts to share.

We've gone digital! Write to me and get on the "PLAY" list for digital copies of the monthly tunes. You can also play from our limited club loaner songbooks.

We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info



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CLASSES  Wed, June 13 & 27 Los Gatos  CA  
1:30 - 2:30 Advanced Beginners / Intermediate
Terraces of Los Gatos 800 Blossom Hill Road 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.

NOTE  This class does not meet on June 6

 

JAMS   Friday, June 16  6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA  

This month's theme  "Your Favorite Tunes" Bring copies of your favorite song charts of any genre, to share.

We've gone digital! Write to me and get on the "PLAY" list for digital copies of the monthly tunes. You can also play from our limited club loaner songbooks.

We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info


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CLASSES   Mon, July 9 - Aug 28   Soquel, CA
6:30 - 7:00  Advanced Beginner’s Ukulele Classes held at my home in Soquel.
Limited to 6  students only.  Private residence - Must pre-register. 831 334- 8537
The last class of this course meets on TUES Aug 28. 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 8-12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library. 
NOTE  No classes on July 7, 23 & 30

 

CLASSES  Tues. July 10 - Aug 28  Santa Cruz, CA  6-week course 
6:00 - 7:00 Beginners and 7:15 - 8:15 Intermediate Ukulele Classes.
Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz  

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.
NOTE:
   No classes on July 24 & July 31
 

CLASSES   Wed, July 11 & 18 Los Gatos  CA  
1:30 - 2:30 Advanced Beginners / Intermediate
Terraces of Los Gatos 800 Blossom Hill Road 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.

NOTE  This class does not meet on July 4

 

CLASSES   Wed. July 11 – Aug 29  San Jose, CA  
6:00 - 7:00 Intermediate  and 7:15 - 8:15 Beginners Ukulele Classes
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose  

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.

NOTE:   No classes on  Aug 1
 

SHOW   DATE TBA   7:30 - 8:30  Santa Cruz, CA
New Brighton State Park Campfire Center “Western Show”  FREE with Park admission
Join my Ukulele academy students for a romping evening of a cowboy tunes. Clap, stomp and
dance to your favorite classic cowboy.

 

JAMS   Friday, July 21  6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA
This month's theme  "Hapa Haole Hawaiian" night. Let's kanikapila the night away! Have a favorite song to share? Bring some extra charts and take the lead.

We've gone digital! Write to me and get on the "PLAY" list for digital copies of the monthly tunes. You can also play from our limited club loaner songbooks.

We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info

MUSIC CAMP   Sunday, July 29 – Aug 2  RiverTunes Music Camp 
Find music inspiration, creativity at this multi-generational, multi-instrument family music camp. There is instruction for first time musicians and beyond. This is where you can “Begin your beyond” 
www.rivertunes.net 

I'm honored to be returning as the staff ukulele and hula instructor. I will have a few loaner
ukuleles for first timers in my Ukulele 101 Class for beginners. I’ll also offer a “Beyond the Basics” ukulele
class for those wanting more challenging techniques and tunes. My Party Hulas class is loads of fun for the
young and not so young. You’ll learn basics, terminology, some history, and of course fun party hula choreographies.
If you have aloha shirts or a sarong, bring it to camp. I’ll have extra sarongs and leis. We’ll look and sound great as we
perform at the student concert night accompanied by my ukulele students.

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CLASSES   Wed, Aug 8, 15, 22 & 29   Los Gatos  CA  6- week course
1:30 - 2:30 Advanced Beginners / Intermediate
Terraces of Los Gatos 800 Blossom Hill Road 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 8 - 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.

NOTE No class meetings on Aug 1

 

SHOW   DATE TBA    7:30 - 8:30  Santa Cruz, CA
New Brighton State Park ,Campfire Center “Aloha  Night”  FREE with park admission
Join my Ukulele academy students for a magical evening of island music and hula dancing.
Participants will learn an easy “sit down” hula. And for the more adventurous, join our lovely hula
dancers on stage and show off your stuff!
Campfire Center, New Brighton State Park, Santa Cruz, CA

 

JAMS    Fri. Aug 17  6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club  
This months theme "Rock & Roll Oldies" Let's sh-boom along together for a fantastic trip down memory lane.

We've gone digital! Write to me and get on the "PLAY" list for digital copies of the monthly tunes. You can also play from our limited club loaner songbooks. We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info

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CLASSES   Mon, Sept 3 - Oct 9   Soquel, CA
6:30 - 7:00  Advanced Beginner’s Ukulele Classes held at my home in Soquel.
Limited to 6  students only.  Private residence - Must pre-register. 831 334- 8537

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.
The last class of this course meets on TUES Oct 9. 

 

CLASSES   Tues, Sept 4 - Oct 9   Santa Cruz, CA    
6:00 - 7:00 Beginners and  Intermediate Ukulele Classes  7:15 - 8:15
Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz  

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group. Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.
NOTE No classes on Oct 30
 

CLASSES   Wed, Sept 12, 19, & 26   Los Gatos  CA  
1:30 - 2:30 Advanced Beginners / Intermediate
Terraces of Los Gatos 800 Blossom Hill Road 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 8 - 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.

NOTE  This class does not meet on Sept 5

 

CLASSES   Wed, Sept 5 - Oct 10   San Jose, CA  
6:00 - 7:00 Intermediate and 7:15 - 8:15 Beginners Ukulele Classes 
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose 

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group. Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.
NOTE No class meetings on Oct 31
 

JAMS   Fri. Sept 21  6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA 
"Summer Songs" Let's keep the summer energy going with songs of adventure, beach songs, camp tunes and more. Bring your favorite song charts to share. We've gone digital! Write to me and get on the "PLAY" list for digital copies of the monthly tunes. You can also play from our limited club loaner songbooks.

We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd.   San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info

 

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CLASSES   Mon.  Oct 15 - Tues. Dec 4   Soquel, CA  
6:00 - 7:00  Advanced Beginner’s Ukulele Classes held at my home in Soquel.
Limited to 6  students only.  Private residence - Must pre-register. 831 334- 8537
The last class of this course meets on TUES Dec 4 for our Christmas party. 

NOTE No classes on Oct 29 & Nov 19

CLASSES   Tues.  Oct 16 –  Dec 4    Santa Cruz, CA 
6:00 - 7:00 Beginners and 7:15 - 8:15 Intermediate Ukulele Classes.
Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz  

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques. 
NOTE No classes on Oct 30 & Nov 20 

 

CLASSES   Wed, Oct 10, 17, & 24    Los Gatos  CA  6- week course
1:30 - 2:30 Advanced Beginners
Terraces of Los Gatos 800 Blossom Hill Road 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.
NOTE  No class meetings on Oct 31, Nov 3  & Nov 21

 

CLASSES   Wed. Oct 17 – Dec 5   San Jose, CA   6-week course
6:00 - 7:00 Intermediate and 7:15 - 8:15 Beginners Ukulele Classes
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose 

Beginners class will introduce solid basics, healthy ergonomics, how to tune and use a tuner, first chords and our first 3-5 songs depending on the learning speed of the group.

Intermediate students will continue to learn new and more complex chords, learn to read and play tablature, and develop some vocal techniques.

NOTE  No classes on Oct 31 and Nov 21
 

JAMS   Fri. Oct 19   6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA  
"Halloween Songs" Bring your favorite song charts to share. We've gone digital! Write to me and get on the "PLAY" list for digital copies of the monthly tunes. You can also play from our limited club loaner songbooks.

We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd. San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info

 

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CLASSES   Wed, Nov 14, & 28    Los Gatos  CA  6- week course
1:30 - 2:30 Advanced Beginners
Terraces of Los Gatos 800 Blossom Hill Road 

To participate in this class, students should be able to play at least 12 chords. You'll learn new left hand and right hand techniques, build your chord library, and develop a great song library.
NOTE  No class meetings on Nov 3  & Nov 21

 

JAMS    Fri. Nov 16   6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA  
This month's theme "Winter Songs" Bring your favorite song charts to share.

We've gone digital! Write to me and get on the "PLAY" list for digital copies of the monthly tunes. You can also play from our limited club loaner songbooks.

We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00 cover
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd. San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info



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Tues. Dec. 4   Santa Cruz, CA  Special Holiday Rehcital
6:00 - 8:30  Combined Beginners, Adv Beginngers & Intermediate/ Advance
Ukulele Classes
Santa Cruz Art League 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz  

Last class of the year. Pot Luck, jam, Christmas songs, Secret Santa gift exchange.

Wed. Dec 5   San Jose, CA   Special Holiday Rehearsal classes
6:00 - 8:30 Combined Beginners, Adv Beginners and Intermediate/Advanced  Ukulele Classes
Yu-Ai Kai Japanese Community Center. 588 North 4th Street, San Jose  

Last class of the year. Pot Luck, jam, Christmas songs, Secret Santa gift exchange.


Sat. Dec 8 
Christmas Shows  My academy students and I will perform our favorite Christmas songs at two separate retirement facilities. We welcome guest performers and alumni students to join us but you must attend rehearsals to participate. We begin practicing for our Christmas show in the Oct session of classes.
Call Michelle for more info. 831 334-8537

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JAMS   Please note - we will meet on the 1st Friday this month only
Fri. Dec 7 
 6:30-8:30  Japan Town Ukulele Social Club, San Jose, CA  
"Christmas Songs Galore" Bring your favorite song charts, sign up for digital copies of our hand outs, select a back up band (2-5 volunteers) and be prepared to croon your rendition of a favorite holiday tune. We’ll celebrate the holidays
wearing holiday hats and goofy Christmas sweaters, and play loads of great Christmas tunes.

We welcome all instruments and vocalist to join us. $5.00
The Cup and Saucer   1375 Blossom Hill Rd. San Jose, CA   831 334-8537 for more info

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