I finally found a ukulele group around here! Its in Clearwater which is about 1 hr north from my place but I was able to catch a ride with Papaya boy and his pal Lyndie to get there. There were about 30 people of varying abilities---many were really excellent and did some solos. We had a brief instructional set and then a number of group sets. Lots of fun! Also, a few guys had some neat instruments--one a hand made BADA BING uke with Italian flag color at the top and a gun on the bas...also with chalk marker people on the frets..and Papaya Boy had a great uke with weed wacker strings!(neat bass sound) Also Chris from Compass Music brought in a uke strumstick which is a lovely little uke with a big big banjo type sound!