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Hello to all you Pluckin’ Strummers!

Let’s play some easy favorites from book one. Two and three chord songs favorites and more. This is going to be a fun meeting. Don’t miss it.

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9:00am – 45 minute Free Lesson Session.

Bring your questions and if there are none I’ll figure out something to show y’all. How about reading notation and playing in time. The second song is a great example. (Joshua….)

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10:00 – Round One

Book One – The yellow one

Two chord songs!

Jambalaya – Pg. 140

Joshua Fought The Battle Of Jericho – Pg. 141. (New!)

Long, Long Ago – Pg. 152 (New!)

Deep In The Heart Of Texas – Pg. 64

Down In the Valley – Pg. 69 (New!)

Three Chord Songs

Beautiful Brown Eyes – Pg. 34

Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Pg. 70

Folsom Prison Blues – Pg. 83 (Moderately)

Hound Dog – Pg. 111

I Saw The Light – Pg. 132

Me And Bobby McGee – Pg. 158

Quick Picks – Time Permitting

Pick some tough ones!

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10:50’ish – Break Time

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11:10’ish – Round Two

Arrangements!

Let’s play some awesome songs!

I’m working on Renegades by X-Ambassadors. Give it a listen on YouTube or the like. I already did a notation with tab info sheet with the picking intro and strum. The lyrics are fun with quiet echos and background vocals with harmony Da, da, da’s and the occasional Hey!

I’ll choose a few songs we haven’t played in a while.

Suggestions are welcome.

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12:00 – Performance Time

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12:25 – We must be all cleaned up and have exited the church by this time. There is another function beginning promptly at 12:30.

Huge thank you for the help wrapping things up at the end of the meeting.

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Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

(Thanks Christine!)

Los Feliz Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Feliz Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Feliz Blvd. turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the “EAT” sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we even break out a few ukuleles.

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Regular Meeting Location:

Christ Church Griffith Park,

Atwater Village

3852 Edenhurst Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039-1642

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We ask that all able bodied individuals park on the street as the church’s parking lot is reserved for those who have trouble walking, etc. Thank you so much for your consideration.

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Contact Information;

Club Email – pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site – http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

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Time keeps flying by! Happy Mother’s Day! Mom’s are the best!

I never had the chance to play ukulele and sing for my mom but she raised my brother and I and truly loved that we played music in our many bands growing up. Her favorite song was Black Magic Woman which she would request over and over again. As many of us say and know in our hearts, my mom was the best mother any boy could have ever hoped for.

Iris Eleanor Walker Santucci, these songs are for you. I love you!

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9:00am – Free 45 minute Early Group Lesson Session

Please have your questions or material ready and I’ll do my best to help.

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10:00 – Round One

Black Magic Woman – Blue Book

Book One – Yellow

Last Train To Clarksville – Pg. 144

Crazy – Pg. 58

The 59th Street Bridge Song – Pg. 97

All My Loving – Pg. 19

Give My Regards To Broadway – Pg. 89

Goodnight, Irene – Pg. 94

Easy Quick Pick

Happy Together – Pg. 98

A Groovy Kind Of Love – Pg. 96

A Hard Day’s Night – Pg. 100

Hey Jude – Pg. 109

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – Pg. 117

Heart And Soul – Pg. 104

Quick Pick

Close To You – Pg. 56

I’m Beginning To See The Light – Pg. 127

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

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10:55 – Break Time

Coffee, snacks and great conversation. If you have an announcement let me know.

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11:15 – Round Two

Arrangements

There will be a selection of our arrangements at the meeting.

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12:00 – Performances

Play us a song, won’t you?

You’ll be glad you did!

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12:25 – We must be all cleaned up and have exited the church by this time. There is another function beginning promptly at 12:30.

Huge thank you for the help wrapping things up at the last meeting.

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Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

(Thanks Christine!)

Los Feliz Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Feliz Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Feliz Blvd. turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the “EAT” sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we even break out a few ukuleles.

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Regular Meeting Location:

Christ Church Griffith Park,

Atwater Village

3852 Edenhurst Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039-1642

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We ask that all able bodied individuals park on the street as the church’s parking lot is reserved for those who have trouble walking, etc. Thank you so much for your consideration.

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Contact Information;

Club Email – pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site – http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

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Hello to all Pluckin’ Strummers.

This posting for our upcoming meeting was delayed by my trip to attend my granddaughter’s first birthday. Her unicorn themed party was a complete success and she’s on her way to become a toddler.

During my trip I had some time to listen to lots of new to me music and have added several songs to my list of songs to play on the ukulele.

So better late than never, here’s the song list for Saturday the 28th.

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9:00am – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session

I’ll pick a topic if there aren’t any questions.

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9:45 – Setup Time

Choose a seat, prepare your music, sign the club attendance book, get arrangement copies for the second half, and if you have a question or suggestion you can fire away.

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10:00 – Round One

Book 2 – Blue (Leap Year Edition)

Cicilia – Pg. 70

Carolina Moon – Pg. 70

Easy Quick Pick

Could I Have This Dance – Pg. 68

Take A Chance On Me – Pg. 338

With A Little Luck – Pg. 392

Easy Quick Pick

I Saw The Light – Pg. 160

I Wish You Love – Pg. 167

I Want To Be Happy – Pg. 171 New!

A Wonderful Day Like Today – Pg. 393 New!

Wonderful! Wonderful! – Pg. 394 New!

Music To Watch Girls By – Pg. 260 New!

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

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10:55 – Break Time

Coffee, snacks, great conversation with wonderful people.

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11:15’ish – Round Two

Arrangements

I’ll pick some favorites and a few newer ones to mix it up.

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12:00 – Performance Time

This is your time to shine! Get up there and play us something. You won’t regret it.

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12:25 – We must be all cleaned up and have exited the church by this time. There is another function beginning promptly at 12:30.

Thank you.

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Attn:

Please join us at the Los Feliz Golf Course Cafe. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

Los Feliz Cafe – (The sign says – Eat!)

3207 Los Feliz Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Feliz Blvd. turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street over because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the “EAT” sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we even break out a few ukuleles.

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Regular Meeting Location:

Christ Church Griffith Park,

Atwater Village

3852 Edenhurst Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039-1642

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We ask that all able bodied individuals park on the street as the church’s parking lot is reserved for those who have trouble walking, etc. Thank you so much for your consideration.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Contact Information;

Club Email – pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site – http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

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Hello Pluckin’ Strummers. Long time no see! We had three long weeks between meetings so I hope everyone is well rested and raring to strum and sing. So let’s do this!

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9:00am – Free 45 min. Group Lesson Session

So I’ve noticed there’s not enough of you taking advantage of this bonus time added before we begin our regular meeting so I’m going to choose a topic and teach it. This week we will work on “Eight Days A Week”. I saw a video on Facebook and I’m hoping we can tackle the intro and the harmonies that really make this song awesome. There will still be time for specific questions if you have any. Thanks.

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9:45 – Setup Time

This is a good time to choose a seat, set up your stand and music, get copies for round two, and sign the club book.

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10:00 – Round One

Book One – Yellow

Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Pg. 13

Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home – Pg. 35

Easy Quick Pick

Baby Face – Pg. 31

Careless Love – Pg. 49

Song Sung Blue – Pg. 218

Daydream – Pg. 60

Quick Pick

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Pg. 51

Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Pg. 69

Unchained Melody – Pg. 247

Cut time may be the original in 1955 when Todd Duncan sang it but the Righteous Brothers did it in 12/8 and 6/8. Finally we can play it!

Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head – Pg. 193

Quick Picks – Time Permitting

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10:50’ish – Break time

Snacks and coffee! Yum! Thanks to those that bring snacks.

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11:10 – Round Two

Arrangements!

There will be copies available at the meeting.

No Woman, No Cry

Harvest Moon

Gale Song

What I Like About You

Traveller

Time

Stay With Me

Love Hurts

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12:00 – Performance Time

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12:25 – We must have exited our wonderful meeting location by this time for there is another function beginning promptly at 12:30.

Thank you.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

Los Feliz Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Feliz Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Feliz Blvd. turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the “EAT” sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we even break out a few ukuleles.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Regular Meeting Location:

Christ Church Griffith Park,

Atwater Village

3852 Edenhurst Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039-1642

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We ask that all able bodied individuals park on the street as the church’s parking lot is reserved for those who have trouble walking, etc. Thank you so much for your consideration.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Contact Information;

Club Email – pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site – http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

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Meeting – March 24th

Howdy Pluckers! I hope everyone had a happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Yet again we will meet this Saturday to strum and sing together. Here it is Sunday night and I’ve procrastinated long enough and now I need to make several posts in our social media network and send emails before it gets too late.

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9:00am – 45 minute free Group Lesson Session. Last meeting there weren’t any questions so let’s make sure to be ready. If you want to separate from the main group of those that just seem to come early to socialize or rehearse then we can move to the other side of the room. This 45 minutes is for anyone wanting or needing any additional help. Please take advantage of this time.

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9:45 – Setup Time

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10:00 – Round One – “The “A” List”

Book 2 – Blue

Easy Quick Pick

Act Naturally – Pg. 15

And I Love Her – Pg. 24

Anticipation – Pg. 22

Annie’s Song – Pg. 23

Quick Pick

April Showers – Pg. 21

Amapola – Pg. 20

“A” – You’re Adorable – Pg. 13

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive – Pg. 14

Autumn Leaves – Pg. 28

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

10:50’ish – Break Time

Coffee and snacks! Yum! Thanks to those of you that have brought snacks. Remember to sign up at the next meeting.

11:10’ish – Round Two

Arrangements!

There will be copies available at the meeting. Here’s a few to look out for;

Amelia’s Waltz

Either Way

Perfect

Gale Song

Harvest Moon

Plus a couple more.

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12:00 – Performance Time

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12:25 – We must have exited our wonderful meeting location by this time for there is another function beginning promptly at 12:30.

Thank you.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

Los Feliz Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Feliz Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Feliz Blvd. turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the “EAT” sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we even break out a few ukuleles.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Regular Meeting Location:

Christ Church Griffith Park,

Atwater Village

3852 Edenhurst Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039-1642

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We ask that all able bodied individuals park on the street as the church’s parking lot is reserved for those who have trouble walking, etc. Thank you so much for your consideration.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Contact Information;

Club Email – pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site – http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

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Guess who is coming to our meeting on the 10th?

Kristen “Honey B” Freyman, that’s who! To celebrate her birthday on the 12th of March she has been bestowed the honor of selecting the songs which we will be playing at our upcoming meeting. I looked over her list briefly and am very pleased with her selections. No, it’s not all Rocky Top. It is her first choice though. I am about to paste her selections below.

Please join us to celebrate her birthday and her visit from Seattle.

This is also the meeting just before St. Patrick’s Day so be prepared for a few Irish songs including a performance with Lee, Lance, myself, and special guest John Sommers.

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9:00am – Free 45 Minute Lesson Session. This is the best deal in town and I’m hoping several of you, members or not, will take advantage of this time and bring your questions, materials, or even songs you need help figuring out. Ask away! This is a great time to improve your knowledge and playing skills

If you’re interested we could go over the pick strum of Amelia’s Waltz and the section A solo part. Anyone?

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10:00 – Round One

Book One – Yellow

Rocky Top (of course this would be no 1!). – Pg. 199

Three Little Birds – Pg. 237

There’s A Kind Of Hush – Pg. 231

Tonight You Belong To Me – Pg. 242

Miss The Mississippi And You – Pg. 162

Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Pg. 15

California Dreamin’ – Pg. 46

Quick Pick

Good Day Sunshine – Pg. 92

I Saw The Light – Pg. 132

We’ll Meet Again – Pg. 259

How Sweet It Is… – Pg. 114

Eight Days A Week – Pg. 74

Quick Pick Time Permitting

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10:50’ish – Break Time

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11:10’ish – Round Two

Fare Thee Well

I’m A Believer

Kansas City

Lonestar

Lucky

The first five are Honey B’s picks which we will do before a few Irish songs to celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Holiday.

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12:00 – Performance Time

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12:25 – We must have exited our wonderful meeting location by this time for there is another function beginning promptly at 12:30.

Thank you.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

Los Feliz Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Feliz Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Feliz Blvd. turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the “EAT” sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we even break out a few ukuleles.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Regular Meeting Location:

Christ Church Griffith Park,

Atwater Village

3852 Edenhurst Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039-1642

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We ask that all able bodied individuals park on the street as the church’s parking lot is reserved for those who have trouble walking, etc. Thank you so much for your consideration.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Contact Information;

Club Email – pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site – http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

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Let’s have some fun Pluckin’ & Strummin’ with book 1. I’m picking some favorites so you all do the same for Quick picks and we’ll have a real hoot.

9:00am – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session

Bring your questions and materials. Got a song you can’t figure out? Bring the title and we’ll have a listen and figure it out.

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9:45 – Setup Time

Pick a seat, get your music ready, tune that ukulele, grab copies for round 2, sign the club book, and prepare to strum and sing!

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10:00 – Round 1

Book One – The Yellow One

I Saw The Light – Pg. 132

Your Cheatin’ Heart – Pg. 281

Easy Fun Quick Pick!

Hey, Good Lookin’ – Pg. 108

Yes Sir, That’s My Baby – Pg. 278

When The Saints Go Marching In – Pg. 267

Another Fun Quick Pick!

Oh, Babe, What Would You Say? – Pg. 176

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Pg. 30

Another Fun Quick Pick!

How Sweet It Is – Pg. 114

Let’s Get Together – Pg. 148

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

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10:50’ish – Break Time

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11:10’ish – Round 2

Arrangements!

We’ll work on Amelia’s Waltz.

Scarecrow In The Garden – Harmony!

Perfect

And several more!

I’m working on a couple new ones and if they are ready we’ll give them a go!

One especially for Honey B who is coming for a visit. “Reminiscing” by Little River Band.

Maybe “Band On The Run” by Paul McCartney & Wings.

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12:00 – Performance Time

Please play something for us.

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12:25 – We must have exited our wonderful meeting location by this time for there is another function beginning promptly at 12:30.

Thank you.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner.

Los Feliz Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Feliz Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Feliz Blvd. turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the “EAT” sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we even break out a few ukuleles.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Regular Meeting Location:

Christ Church Griffith Park,

Atwater Village

3852 Edenhurst Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039-1642

We ask that all able bodied individuals park on the street as the church’s parking lot is reserved for those who have trouble walking, etc. Thank you so much for your consideration.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Contact Information;

Club Email – pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site – http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook – http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

Meetup – http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

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