Bonsai show canceled,‘Ohana Day still on at Kaua‘i museumman

While officials with the Kaua‘i Museum and Kauai Bonyu Kai, the island’s newest bonsai organization, announced in a press release that the two-day bonsai event scheduled for today and tomorrow at the museum is canceled, museum leaders also said the free ‘Ohana Day event, held the first Saturday of each month, is on.

In preparation for and in anticipation of the 26th Annual May Day Lei Contest, former lei-contest winners Nancy Fuertes Fuller, Kirby Guyer and Marina Pascua will be at the Kaua‘i Museum tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the main gallery.

These lei-makers will be doing demonstrations on creating lei in the various styles of kui, wili, and haku.

The May Day Lei Contest is Monday, May 1. The museum is on Rice Street in Lihu‘e.

Kaua‘i Museum leaders remind lei-makers to grow their own lei garden and stay out of the native forest. This year, museum officials are prohibiting the use of mokihana (pelea anisata) and maile (alyxia olivaeformis) in all lei entries.

“We ask for your support in protecting our native forest,” they said.

‘Ohana Days at the Kaua‘i Museum are free to the public. For more information, call 245-6931. Museum hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday.

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