Sundays at the Northern Door YMCA have a Hawaiian sound to it thanks to the Ukulele Society of Door County. It started as an offshoot of a class at The Clearing Folk School and has grown to 20 active members, with double that playing at some point during the year at least once. President Bruce Hake says most of the founding core were retirees who sought to learn something new. Hake says ukulele clubs are growing in popularity across the world because it is easier to learn than other strings.
Hake has played with clubs during travels as far away as Ireland. Beginners to experts are welcome for those who have an interest in joining. The club meets the second and fourth Sunday of the month from 1-3 PM.