Eastbound on Franklin Road, take the first traffic light east of Eagle Road  (go past the RC Willey store)

turn south at the traffic light onto Touchmark Drive

follow the street around both traffic circles heading southeast

(don't turn west onto Louise at the first traffic circle heading toward the medical offices)

drive southeast toward the main lodge back by the freeway

Park in front of the lodge (but please don't park in the spots marked "resident")



We play for the residents of the Ohwyee Memory Care Center at Meadow Lake / Touchmark on the first and third Fridays of each month from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. The residents really enjoy these performances, and so do we. (Please get there a few minutes early, if you can.  We start and end promptly at these times).


For these performances, we play from the most current song book, just like at our jams.


If there are any questions not already answered here, contact Karen or Earl by email at boiseuke <at> hotmail.com

We almost never meet or perform on the fifth Fridays or fifth Mondays of any month. As a group, we need a break once in a while -- even from something as fun as the ukulele.


updated AUG 29, 2019

Monthly Schedule
First Friday SEP 06  Memory Center 3:00 pm
Third Friday SEP 20 Memory Center 3:00 pm
Second Monday

 SEP 09

 Elkhorn Assisted Living  6:17 pm
Fourth Monday SEP 23 chapel in main lodge 6:17 pm


NOTE:  Dunkley needs the room in August and September for school band instrument rentals.  Dave has set up alternate "off Monday" jams at Meadow Lake in the chapel, and will send out reminders via his separate email list.  As of October the beginner jams are back at Dunkley Music.

Our Beginner Friendly Jam is temporarily in the Chapel at Meadow Lake:  

      6:15pm Monday 9-16 & 9-30  Chapel

      Dunkley Music   6:15pm    Monday 10-7,  10-21,  11-4,  11-18  &  12-16

Where:  Dunkley Music Recital Hall is on the N/E corner of Eagle Rd and Ustick, next to Lowes
Who:    All are welcome


New (as of MAR 11):

Some enterprising folks from our group have arranged to have an open beginner jam every Saturday in the lobby of the Fitness Center at Touchmark/Meadow Lake from 11:00 am until they decide to break for lunch.  Drop on in!


The jams in Meridian are just that - jam sessions for those who can already play with at least some degree of skill. But you don't have to be an expert player to take part and have fun.  Instruction is not part of the regular jams, we just make music.  All are welcome to play, sing, or listen at whatever level you can, and there is never a charge for participating in BUG events.

The 2nd Monday jam is at the Elkhorn Assisted Living center, and the 4th Monday jam in the main lodge chapel.  Reminder emails will let you know which space and are sent out once a month.  If you are not on our BUG email list, send a request to boiseuke @ hotmail.com and we can add you.  That is a mostly unmonitored email address used to maintain the club email list, so be patient if it takes us a few days to get back to you.

Meetings / jams are always held on the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings.  For the second Monday jams, we will be in the Elkhorn Assisted Living center on the south side of the loop road. Elkhorn is well marked and parking is actually easier there.

4th Monday jams are in the second floor chapel of the main lodge building.  Go through the main lodge entry to the front desk, then take the elevator on the right to the second floor.  The chapel is on the right after you exit the elevator. Meetings begin at our regular start time of 6:17 pm.  We choose this admittedly odd time because want to actually start by 6:30 while there are still some MLV residents listening.  If we say "starting at 6:30" then many people drag in around 7-ish and that often disrupts the flow of the jam. 

You can download and print song sheets from the "Music" page.  We use a core group of "official" songs formerly called the "Nifty Fifty", which . The club songbook gets updated once a year in early January. Some songs are added, and others are deleted.

We almost never meet or perform on the fifth Fridays or fifth Mondays of any month. As a group, we need a break once in a while -- even from something as fun as the ukulele.


We play from the official BUG songbook. But at 8 pm we go "open mic" for the last half hour. Anyone can choose any song, whether or not it is in the official Nifty Fifty songbook, or was in a previous year's song book. If your song is totally new to us, it helps to bring some copies to pass.  

 Remember, if you bring a song that isn't in our Nifty Fifty book, then YOU LEAD IT. It is unfair to ask someone who probably doesn't know your song to lead.


All BUG events and jams are free. Just bring your enthusiasm for the ukulele and an aloha spirit.

Meadow Lake Village Senior Living Complex

4037 E. Clocktower Lane

Meridian, ID

The facility is located southeast of St. Luke's

Meridian Medical Center near Eagle Road and

Franklin Road