Members of Da’ Hawaii Seniors Club gather at Chick-fil-A in Cerritos, at 18605 Gridley Rd., on the third Wednesdays of each month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Spirit Night. They come just to enjoy playing the ukulele, singing songs, dancing hulas and doing line dances.
The Oct. 18, 2017 Spirit Night was extra special because co-leaders Glenda Ujiie and Marion Tesoro chose Halloween as the theme for the evening. They added a lot of color to the evening’s program by coming dressed in Halloween costumes and welcoming everyone with a huge “Happy Halloween” banner. Glenda and Marion were joined by Kyle Izumihara as they led the singing of “The Great Pumpkin Is Coming to Town.” They were accompanied by Frank Yoshii on guitar.
Many members dressed in Halloween costumes and participated by singing solos, duets, or leading dances.
Some of the memorable group performances included Kumu Hedy Anduha and her beginning and advanced hula students, who danced the hula to “That’s the Hawaiian in Me.” Many of the dancers wore Halloween colors of orange and black.
Another unusual group that performed was Bruno and the Brunettes. They surprised everyone by wearing scary masks and dressing in black and white costumes while dancing to the music of “The Monster Mash.” It was difficult to recognize John Yanagihara as Bruno while he was wearing a dark cloth on his head. Aida Kull, Carol Roxas and Liberty Santiago did a great job as the Brunettes.
Toward the end of the evening, Gylene Ornellas got everyone to stand up and join in the fun of exercising to music. It was a healthy exercise for seniors and patrons as well!
Glenda thanked everyone for participating in all the activities and invited patrons at Chick-fil-A to join with Da’ Hawaii Club members in singing Hawaii Aloha and Aloha O’e as a grand finale.
The next meeting of Da’ Hawaii Seniors Club will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at the Cerritos Senior Center, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with Bingo as part of the program.
Seniors who are interested in joining the club in 2018 can contact Carol Roxas, Membership Co-VP, till December 31, 2017, at 562-402-7882. Da’ Hawaii Seniors Club will be having its next Spirit Night on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Chick-fil-A in Cerritos from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come enjoy the entertainment!