​Directions:  

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")

MEMORY CARE CENTER Performances


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.

BOISE UKULELE GROUP  (BUG)

​​JAMS

updated June 25, 2019


Monthly Schedule
First Friday JUL 05  Memory Center 3:00 pm
Third Friday JUL 19 Memory Center 3:00 pm
Second Monday JUL 08 Elkhorn Assisted Living  6:17 pm
Fourth Monday JUL 22 chapel in main lodge 6:17 pm



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There is also the less formal beginner jam run by Dave Hulsey at Dunkley Music on most "off" Mondays when we are not meeting.  Dave maintains his own mailing list for these, so sign up with him at a BUG meeting for those reminders.


When:   Mondays, 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm
            (most weeks between regular Monday BUG jams)

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


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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!


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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.


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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.


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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