PORT TOWNSEND — It’ll be a sing-along to celebrate friendship.
Ukuleles Unite has invited all voices to join in an online get-together to support member Patricia Bolen as she copes with tough times.
A Zoom session from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. aims to surround Bolen with songs including “Shower the People,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” and “I Can See Clearly Now,” plus a number of Beatles tunes.
Words and music are provided in a songbook at ukulelesunite.com. That’s the website for the Zoom link too for the sing-along, whose theme is “With a Little Help from My Friends.”
Bolen, a trauma counselor in Port Townsend, has had a difficult autumn, Ukuleles Unite’s Bruce Cowan said. After losing her husband to COVID-19, she discovered she had an agressive form of skin cancer. As she undergoes a series of surgeries, she’s temporarily unable to work.
Bolen is also an energetic member of Ukuleles Unite, putting heart and soul into the group’s mission of “spreading joie d’ukulele,” Cowan noted.
“We want to appreciate her and support her,” he said.