17 The Green Room
At the Merwin Conservancy’s monthly literary salon, Maui residents can rub elbows and share ideas with some of the world’s most stellar writers, poets, and environmentalists. The McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center is an intimate venue for listening to readings by Barry Lopez, Naomi Shihab Nye, Terry Tempest Williams and Abraham Verghese. Proceeds benefit W.S. Merwin’s outstanding palm forest in Pe‘ahi. MerwinConservancy.org
18 Pono Pies
Healthy dessert made from local breadfruit? Grab your fork — there’s pono (righteous) pie! Maui Breadfruit Company, PonoPies.com
19 Maui Little League World Champs
Maui sluggers had a historic season this year; four baseball teams qualified for two World Series championships. The Central Maui Little League All-Stars defeated Seoul, South Korea, 5–1, and came home with the title. At the airport, the boys’ fans greeted them with signs, lei, and sirens blasted by the Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Crew. The champs later signed autographs at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Shopping Center.
20 Diversified Ag
Maui farmers have been busy planting all kinds of specialty crops: cacao, coffee, dragon fruit, dryland kalo (taro), moringa and olives. With all the new agricultural land opening up, it’s possible Maui could tip its scales towards food self-sufficiency.