Kauai lei-maker Elvrine Chow, who specializes in haku leis that are worn around the forehead, will talk story about her love of leis and why she still enjoys making leis 30 years after she was introduced to the art, Saturday May 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Kauai Museum. After her talk, Chow will give teach the audience how to make a haku lei.
Chow, who sells haku leis at the Kauai Community Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, is often greeted by visitors who tell her that she is the only person they have met who makes leis. â€śI meet the most amazing people from all over the world. Sometimes there are three or four languages being spoken under my tent at Farmers Market,â€ť she says.
The conversation will be facilitated by Pamela Varma Brown, author of the book Kauai Stories: Life on the Garden Island told by Kauaiâ€™s People, a collection of 50 inspiring, touching and humorous stories about island life, available for purchase at the museum.
This talk story event is part of the Kauai Museumâ€™s ongoing â€śAuthor Series,â€ť highlighting talented local writers, said Melisa Paterson, the museumâ€™s public relations specialist.
Admission is $10; free to museum members. For more information, please call Kauai Museum at 245-6931.