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July Events in Moab

Jul 3 Friday Night at the Fort- featuring Kristen Keele Miner & the Miner Family Performers 7:00pm. Performance is FREE! Come enjoy an evening of patriotic music, dance, & narration celebrating our country & our ownUtah pioneers! At the Bluff Fort, 550 Black Locust Ave, Bluff, UT. See article pg 20A

Jul 3 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti- Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Jul 3-4 Moab's Alpine to Slickrock 50 Mile- The MAS 50 is an ultra that will leave even the most seasoned runner wishing he had trained harder! If a gritty, physically challenging race is on your to-do list, then you will want to add the MAS 50 to your ultra calendar. For info email: Directormartinez@yahoo.com or call 435-260-0886.

Jul 4 FOURTH OF JULY

Jul 4 Community Artist in the Parks- How do you experience a place? Join artist Katrina Lund at Natural Bridges National Monument, Owachomo Bridge from 5-9pm, as she shares her sketching with the visitors she meets in the parks, as another tool to deepen their experience. “You don’t have to consider yourself an ‘artist’ to feel the joy & magic of sketching & truly connecting on a different level to these wild & beautiful places.” For info: go.nps.gov/2015CAIP.

Jul 4 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti- Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Jul 4 Fourth of July Fireworks Display- sponsored by Firestorm Pyrotechnics, Grand County, the Grand County Recreation District, & the City of Moab. Fireworks will be choreographed to a playlist & aired on 97.1 KCYN radio station & showcased from Lions Back at dark, approximately 10pm. Rain/wind date: within 2 days.

Jul 4 Fourth of July Picnic & Fireworks- 6pm at Moab First Assembly of God Church, 1205 Boulder Ave. Everyone is welcome. Serving Hamburgers & Hotdogs with all the trimmings. Come watch the fireworks & enjoy a free picnic. For info: 970-275-0120.

Jul 4 Firecracker 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run 5K- starts 6:30am, Register after 6/20: $25 (no shirt) Overall & age group awards & door prizes for 5K finishers. 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 7:15am, $5. Centennial Park, 150 W. 1200 South, Blanding, UT. Register online at: www.runnercard.com. For more information, contact: hollywalker@hotmail.com or 435-678-3065. See article pg 20A.

Jul 4 Blanding's 4th of July Celebration- for a full schedule of events, please visit the City of Blanding's website: www.blanding-ut.gov/4th-of-july. or See article pg 20A.

Jul 5 Community Artist in the Parks- presents Sketch Crawl. A sketch crawl is a fun, new way of experiencing and connecting to a place. Similar to the age-old tradition of a pub crawl, where people go from pub to pub drinking, a sketch crawl is where people go from location to location and sketch. All ages and levels are welcome, from people who are professional artists to those who have always wanted to try drawing or sketching. Located at Natural Bridges National Monument with artist Katrina Lund. 8am-Noon Sipapu Bridge, 12:30-2pm Horsecollar Ruin and 2:30-5pm Kachina Bridge. For info: go.nps.gov/2015 CAIP.

Jul 6 Moab Valley Multicultural Center- presents Multicultural Mondays!
Sign your child up for summer camp with curriculum based off of 'visiting' different countries around the world! Camp is for children 6-12 & costs $15 a day. Please inquire about scholarships. Call 435-259-5444 for more information.

Jul 7 Community Artist in the Parks- How do you experience a place? Join artist Katrina Lund at Turret Arch in Arches National Park from 7-10am as she shares her sketching with the visitors she meets in the parks, as another tool to deepen their experience. “You don’t have to consider yourself an ‘artist’ to feel the joy & magic of sketching & truly connecting on a different level to these wild & beautiful places.” For info: go.nps.gov/2015 CAIP.

Jul 7 WabiSabi Nonprofit Network July Picnic Social- 11:30am-1:30pm at Rotary Park.The WabiSabi Nonprofit Network is a bi-monthly gathering of nonprofit professionals in the Moab area, committed to sharing experience & resources to strengthen the Moab area nonprofit community. All are welcome! Some food will be provided. Bring a dish to share! Free. Call 259-2553 to RSVP.

July 7 Moab Garden Club- This is our annual Pot Luck at a member's home. Bring something from your garden or a favorite family dish for summer dinner, 6:30pm. The host & hostess will provide water, dinner plates & silverware. Moab Garden Club is open to anyone who enjoys getting dirt beneath their fingernails. For details contact Patty Larson at 259-7941 or email Moabgardener@yahoo.com.

Jul 7 Garden Dinner at the Youth Garden, 7:30pm. Guest Chef Susan Kittler will prepare a four-course meal using fresh garden produce. Dining guests are seated at tables in nooks throughout the garden and enjoy their locally grown meal in the midst of the garden’s beauty. Tickets are $50/person. Reservations required. Call 259-BEAN or make reservations online: youthgardenproject.org/gardendinners . All proceeds support youth & community programs. Come enjoy the bounty of the garden with us!

Jul 7-9 Teen River Skills Day Camp - designed for teens entering 7th – 12th grades who are interested in learning rafting & paddling techniques, guiding skills, & area natural history. This day program utilizes paddle & oar-rig rafts, inflatable kayaks, & stand up paddleboards on the Daily section of the Colorado River. This trip is an introduction to river ecology, river dynamics, paddling and rowing techniques, equipment rigging, how to maneuver different types of boats, &important river safety and rescue methods. The valuable skills learned during this course will offer experience for future river trips and outdoor leadership, or guide employment. Spend three awesome summer days learning with CFI’s experienced Naturalist Guides. Scholarships/sibling discounts are available. For more info. call 435-259-7750 or Email: info@cfimoab.org. See article pg 3B

Jul 9 Moab Farmers' Market - Swanny City Park from 5pm - 8pm. Fruit, veggies, entertainment and education for the whole family. Sponsored by the Southeastern Utah District Health Department. info: (435) 259-5602.

Jul 9 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti- Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 8pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Jul 10 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti- Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Jul 10 Friday Night at the Fort - hosts Jo Lynne Kirkwood, a Utah songwriter & storyteller who grew up in the high desert & will entertain you with poems & stories reflecting her homegrown relationship with the land & people of southern Utah. Jo Lynne is a Lariat Laureat on Cowboy Poetry & has been named Female Poet of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists. At the Bluff Fort, 550 Black Locust Ave, Bluff, UT. See article pg 20A

Jul 11 Edge of the Cedars Musuem- presents Historian Fred Blackburn who will speak on Yucca House and Snider's Well: The Case of a Different Cradleboard, 2 p.m. See ad pg 22A.

Jul 11 San Juan County Library- is hosting Indiana Bones: Keeper of Legends at the Blanding Library 11am and the Monticello Library at 2pm. The performances are free and open to kids of all ages. See article pg 20A

Jul 11 Artist Reception at Gallery Moab- the gallery will host a reception for Guest Artist Kathy Grossman from 6- 9:00 pm. Her paintings will be on display through the month of July. Mosaic artist Kristi Peterson will also be featured. The gallery is located at 87 North Main Street. For more info: 435-355-0024.

Jul 11 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti- Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Jul 11-12 The 4th Annual Ride Festival- in Telluride, CO. Bringing stellar rock & roll music to one of the most stunning venues in the world! The weekend kicks off on Friday, July 10, with a FREE outdoor sunset concert in the scenic Mountain Village. Hop on the free gondola from Telluride to Mountain Village & the view will set the stage for this amazing music-filled weekend. Check www.ridefestival.com for info, tickets & artists.

Jul 12-15 Geology of the Colorado River - Learn about the geology of the Colorado River & Colorado Plateau region on a 3-day river trip between Loma, CO & Cisco, UT through Westwater Canyon. This unique river trip is a joint venture between Canyonlands Field Institute & Plateau Restoration. Geologists Dr. Tamsin McCormick & Professor Andres Aslan lead the trip along with CFI Naturalist Guides, taking you through sandstone layers between 100 million & 170 million years old. Space is limited so register early! For more info 435-259-7750 or Email: info@cfimoab.org.

July 14-17 La Sal Mountains Explorer Base Camp – have fun & go fishing with CFI! - This popular camp is available for students entering 5th-8th grades. This overnight eco-adventure is for kids that want to combine active time outdoors with learning cool stuff about our woods & wildlife. Includes nature games, easy hikes, FISHING, stories, art, & more fun. Hands-on science activities take a look at stream life, animals, rocks & fossils, Native American and pioneer tales. Camp is based at Warner Lake Campground’s Group Site in the La Sal National Forest & led by trained CFI Naturalist Guides. Scholarships/sibling discounts are available. For more info 435-259-7750 or Email: info@cfimoab.org.

Jul 15 Toastmasters Meeting- everyone is welcome. Noon in the basement of the Zions Bank building, 330 S. Main St. For more info call 435-220-0646.

Jul 15 An Evening of Poetry & Conversation- 6pm at the Grand County Library. Sponsored by Moab Poets & Writers & the Grand County Library. Listen to the voices of all our Utah Poet Laureates, a presentation by Diana Adams.

Jul 16 Moab Information Center's Thursday Night Lecture Series-sponsored by the Canyonlands Natural History Association & the Museum of Moab featuring John Ninnemann ~ John Wesley Powell: Down the Great Unknown ~ Intrigued by the huge “unexplored” blank spot on the map of the United States in 1868, JP Powell led 10 men down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 4 wooden boats. Powell succeeded in what many thought to be a suicide mission, then went on with not only a second river expedition, but also to influential posts in Washington DC to argue water issues that still face us today. His is an exciting story to retell. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, Center & Main Streets.

Jul 16 Pride - Free Movie by The Grand County Public Library & the Utah Film Center. Good-humored a&warm-hearted, Pride tells the true story of the U.K. gay activists' work to help conservative coal miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. Winner of 8 International Awards! 7 pm Star Hall 159 E. Center St. For more info: 435-259-1111.

Jul 16 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti- Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 8pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Jul 17 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti- Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Jul 17-19 Roots of the Rocks Music Festival- located at Eagle Point Resort in Beaver, UT. For info, tickets and artists visit www.rootsoftherocks.com.

Jul 18 Moab Farmers' Market - Swanny City Park from 8am-Noon. Fruit, veggies, entertainment and education for the whole family. Sponsored by the Southeastern Utah District Health Department. info: (435) 259-5602.

Jul 18 Big Horn Gallery & Moab Pastel Guild- hosts a reception from 3-6pm. Featuring new exhibit of "Lyrical Landscapes" with artists Helen Becker, Mary Collar, Victoria Fugit, Sarah Hamingson, Peggy Harty, Marsha Modine, Thea Nordling, Charlotte Quigley & Larry Thomas. Come meet the artists at the Big Horn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park on Highway 313. See article on pg 9A.

Jul 18 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti- Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Jul 18-19 Three Person Scramble- for entry info call Moab Golf Club 435-259-6488.

Jul 20 Deadline for Moab Poets & Writers Writing Contest- sponsored by Moab Poets And Writers & the Grand County Library. The theme is development of a character. First Prize is a $50.00 gift certificate at the Back Of Beyond Bookstore, Second Prize is $25.00 gift certificate at the Back Of Beyond Bookstore. Winners will be announced at the open mic on August 21 at Eklecticafe. For guidelines go to the website - moabpoetsandwriters.org

Jul 20-24 Spy Hop for All Ages- is coming to Moab for its third year. For one week Spy Hop will be holding classes in film, game design, music & animation. Moab youth will have the chance to use new technology, learn new skills & have their work shared with everyone. Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North, cost $130. Apply at www.spyhop.org/moab.

July 21-24 La Sal Mountains Explorer Base Camp have fun & go fishing with CFI! - This popular camp is available for students entering 5th-8th grades. This overnight eco-adventure is for kids that want to combine active time outdoors with learning cool stuff about our woods & wildlife. Includes nature games, easy hikes, fishing, stories, art, & more fun. Hands-on science activities take a look at stream life, animals, rocks & fossils, Native American & pioneer tales. Camp is based at Warner Lake Campground’s Group Site in the La Sal National Forest & led by trained CFI Naturalist Guides. Scholarships/sibling discounts are available. For info 435-259-7750 or Email: info@cfimoab.org.

Jul 23 Community Artist in the Parks- How do you experience a place? Join artist Katrina Lund at the Visitors Center in Arches National Park from 9-11am as she shares her sketching with the visitors she meets in the parks, as another tool to deepen their experience. “You don’t have to consider yourself an ‘artist’ to feel the joy & magic of sketching & truly connecting on a different level to these wild & beautiful places.” For info: go.nps.gov/2015 CAIP.

Jul 23 Moab Farmers' Market - Swanny City Park from 5pm - 8pm. Fruit, veggies, entertainment and education for the whole family. Sponsored by the Southeastern Utah District Health Department. info: (435) 259-5602.

Jul 23 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti-- Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 8pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Jul 23-26 Mystic Hot Springs Music Festival- in Monroe, Utah. Enjoy amazing live music, dance, connect & co-create in an atmosphere of celebration participation, creative expression & community. For info: mystichotspringsmusicfestival.com or 435-527-3286.

Jul 24 Pioneer Day Ice Cream Social - 7-9pm is held on the lawn at the Museum of Moab, 118 E Center Street. Live music. Donations will be accepted. For info: moabmuseum.org or 435-259-7983.

Jul 24-25 Monticello's Pioneer Day Festivities-with many activities over two days. See article pg 20A

Jul 24 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti- Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South—followed by live music.

Jul 24 Monticello Pioneer Day Celebration- 10am – 4pm, Monticello City Park. Four Corners School will showcase "Pioneer Science." There will be demonstrations on how pioneers navigated and kept track of the miles traveled, and how they dealt with obstacles, rationed supplies, & preserved food during their long journey west.

Jul 25 Michael Gulezian Live in Concert - to be held at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North, 7:30pm. Also performing will be local artist Scott Ibex. Suggested donation $15. For info: www.timbrelinemusic.com.

Jul 25-Aug 1 Montezuma County Fair- join us for lots of fun events like Demolition Derby, Ranch Rodeo, Music Festival, Mud Volleyball, Lawnmower Races, Tug-O-War, Pie Eating Contest & much more. For more info: montezumacounty.org/web/services/countyfair. See ad pg 23A

Jul 26 Community Artist in the Parks- How do you experience a place? Join artist Katrina Lund at Hovenweep National Monument, Square Tower from 6-9pm, as she shares her sketching with the visitors she meets in the parks, as another tool to deepen their experience. “You don’t have to consider yourself an ‘artist’ to feel the joy & magic of sketching & truly connecting on a different level to these wild & beautiful places.” For info: go.nps.gov/2015 CAIP.

Jul 26-31 Teen Summer Camp: River Adventure Week - a 6-day learning adventure for teens entering 9th-12th grades. Spend 6 awesome days paddling & rowing on the Colorado River with CFI’s experienced Naturalist Guides. Learn to navigate whitewater rivers, practice river reading skills, & how to row a raft or paddle a ducky. This is a hands-on experience using paddle boats & inflatable kayaks. The camp starts at the Loma, CO Boat Launch & ends at the Hittle Bottom Boat Launch on highway 128 near Moab. All participants help in prepping gear, rigging the boats at the boat ramp, paddling downstream, setting up camps &preparing meals guide style! Scholarships/sibling discounts are available. For more info 435-259-7750 or Email: info@cfimoab.org.

Jul 27 Community Artist in the Parks- How do you experience a place? Join artist Katrina Lund at Hovenweep National Monumen, Hovenweep Castle from 8am-Noon, as she shares her sketching with the visitors she meets in the parks, as another tool to deepen their experience. “You don’t have to consider yourself an ‘artist’ to feel the joy & magic of sketching & truly connecting on a different level to these wild & beautiful places.” For info: go.nps.gov/2015 CAIP.

Jul 30 Moab Farmers' Market - Swanny City Park from 5pm - 8pm. Fruit, veggies, entertainment and education for the whole family. Sponsored by the Southeastern Utah District Health Department. info: (435) 259-5602.

Jul 30 The Great Arizona Puppet Theatre- presents Three Little Kittens: The Mewsical, The Monkey & The Pirate, and My Pet Dinosaur at the Blanding Library 11am and the Monticello Library 2pm. Visit www.azpuppets.org. See article pg 20A

Jul 30 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti-- Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 8pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South

Jul 30-Aug 8 San Juan County Fair- a tradition that can't be topped! Rodeo, Mud Bog, Archery Shoot, Mud Volleyball Tournament,Talent Find, Navajo Taco Dinner, Jo Dee Messina Concert, Fun Rodeo, Youth Rodeo & Jr. Livestock Sales. For more info visit: www.sanjuancountyfair.com. Follow the San Juan County Fair on Facebook for updates! See article pg 20A
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Jul 31 Dinosaur Tracks of Moab Paleontology Tour join Canyonlands Field Institute & the Museum of Moab for this day-long partnership tour & visit the best of the best tracks left by dinosaurs in the Moab area. You’ll see some of the most spectacular dinosaur footprint sites of the Jurassic & Cretaceous periods including tracks left by carnivorous and herbivorous giants on ancient lake shores, river sandbars, & in inter-dune oases. Bring a camera & be prepared to walk where dinosaurs roamed millions of years ago. The trip’s guide, John Foster, Director of the Museum of Moab, is a vertebrate paleontologist specializing in the paleoecology of Late Jurassic terrestrial ecosystems. He has worked in Mesozoic rocks of the Colorado Plateau region, & most frequently in the Moab area, for more than 20 years. Lunch, snacks & water are provided. For info: 435-259-7750 or Email: cfimoab.org.

Jul 31 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti - Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South---live music follows.

Jul 31 Friday Night at the Fort - hosts Shelly Mason at 7pm with a violin & strings program guaranteed to please the sophisticated among us as well as those folks who just like music. At the Bluff Fort, 550 Black Locust Ave, Bluff, UT. See article pg 20A

Jul 31-Aug 2 Cortez rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally- bring family & friends to meet pilots and crew for the balloons. For more info call 505-977-2679. See ad pg 23A

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