Our North Bay Ukulele Festival has morphed into a benefit for the victims of the fires here in Wine County. Several of my friends lost their homes. There will be people performing who don't have a home to go back to. it's been pretty weird around these parts. Heroes, miraculous life saves, tragic deaths, looters and everything between. I was a firefigher when I was younger and never have seen anything like the way this fire came down a wide canyon an acted like a giant blow torch into a huge tract of homes, trailer park and businesses. People had only minutes to get out or die. There are still 60 people missing.

A day of ukulele can only help.

This was a great event last year. It's held in a kind of night club setting. There is a bar, good food and hours and hours of ukuelel.