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Moab Happenings Calendar of Events

Moab Happenings April 2018
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June Events

Jun 17-23 Desert RATS Kokopelli 150- racers will run from Grand Junction, Colorado to the world famous Moab, Utah along the beautiful 148-mile Kokopelli trail. This is a grueling event that will challenge the most seasoned athletes yet it is designed so that less experienced ultrarunners can train for & successfully complete the course. For info: geminiadventures.com or 303-249-1112.

Jun 18-22 Circus Arts Summer Day Camp - Juggling, Balancing, & Acrobatics and Aerial Arts! Give your child the fun, fitness, creativity, confidence & adventure of the circus! Campers will learn juggling, wire walking, trapeze, aerial silks, rolling globe, rola-bola, tumbling, partner acrobatics & mini-trampoline. 9am-3pm each day. Open to ages 7-15.Camp will be held at Center Street Gym. More information & registration at phxyouthcircus.org/summercamp2018 or 480-444-8617.

Jun 21, 23 Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation-
125 E. 200 North, Historic Helen Taylor Home, every Tuesday & Thursday 5:30pm. 10am Saturday at the Red Moon Lodge, 2950 Old City Park Rd. Teacher: Gregory Lee Hood & Music Sound Therapist Annette Kearl, PhD. By donation. For info: 713-817-7859

Jun 21 The Root Cellar Project- the Museum of Moab's new monthly oral history project. Tell a story or just listen to others every third Thursday of the month. 5-8pm at the Helipad, 239 W. Center St. Free for members, $5 for non-members. All stories are recorded & transcribed for inclusion in the Museum of Moab's Oral History Archives. For info: 435-259-7985

Jun 21 All Levels Sheng Zhen Gong - is a moving & non-moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Don Leathers from 5:30-7pm, at the Moab Arts & Recreation, 111 E. 100 North. 435-259-8123

Jun 21 Lecture Series: A Different World: Southeast Utah During the Late Triassic & the Oldest Dinosaur in Utah -
Southeast Utah was, not surprisingly, a very different place 201-205 million years ago. Hear about the strange animals & plants that lived when dinosaurs were new on the scene but had not yet taken over the world. Evidence of these animals & plants is preserved around Moab. Will also discuss the chance discovery of the oldest dinosaur found in Utah. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association & Museum of Moab.

Jun 21 Free Movie: RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD - 7pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center St. Directed by Catherine Bainbridge & Alfonso Maiorana. The profound & oft-missing role of Native Americans in popular music history, featuring some of the greatest music legends. Presented by The Grand County Public Library & The Utah Film Center. For info: 435-259-1111

Jun 22 Moab Farmers' Market- Fridays 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 West & Park Drive.

Jun 22 Community Artist in Parks- Bring your art supplies & join Janet Buckingham in a creative endeavor. See article & schedule pg 10A

Jun 22 Museum of Moab's Partner Showcase-
we invite our local partners to set up a display in the museum. There will be fun activities, games & demonstrations all day! For info: 435-259-7985

Jun 22, 23 Magic Night Downtown-
with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 8pm $10 for adults, $5 for kids over 5 at Moab Backyard Theater, behind Zax at 56W 100 S

Jun 22 Star Parties- with Canyon Country Discovery Center- 8:30-10pm at 1117 N Main St, Monticello. For info: 435-587-2156. See ad pg 14B

Jun 23 Community Artist in Parks- Bring your art supplies & join Janet Buckingham in a creative endeavor. See article & schedule pg 10A

Jun 23 2nd Annual Terry Page Memorial Golf Tournament- registration begins at 7am, shotgun start at 8am. This will be a 4 person scramble. Lunch provided. For info: 435-260-8578

Jun 23 Little Free Library Bike Tour- 8:30am at Grand County Public Library, 257 E Center St. Come along for a morning bike tour to visit eight of Moab’s little free libraries. Visit all the libraries on our map for the chance to win a prize! Families welcome – go at your own pace or travel with the group. Refreshments will be served at the library after the ride. For info: 435-259-1111

Jun 23 Cortez Celtic Fair- 9am-5pm at Parque de Vida. For complete schedule: cortezcelticfair.com. See ad pg 7A

Jun 23 Moab Contra Dance- at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E 100 North. No partner or experience needed to dance. Workshop for beginning dancers at 7:30. Live music by The Moab Community Dance Band with Peg Harty, dance caller. $7 suggested donation goes to Grand County school music program

Jun 23-24 Gravel Pit Lanes: 40th Annual Canyonlands Classic Bowling Tournament- 1076 Millcreek Drive. USBC certified with team prizes, doubles prizes & singles prizes. For info: 435-259-4748

Jun 24 Community Artist in Parks- Bring your art supplies & join Janet Buckingham in a creative endeavor. See article & schedule pg 10A

Jun 25-29 Circus Arts Summer Day Camp - Juggling, Balancing, Acrobatics and Aerial Arts! Give your child the fun, fitness, creativity, confidence & adventure of the circus! Campers will learn juggling, wire walking, trapeze, aerial silks, rolling globe, rola-bola, tumbling, partner acrobatics & mini-trampoline. 9am-3pm each day. Open to all children ages 7-15.Camp will be held at Center Street Gym. More information & registration at phxyouthcircus.org/summercamp2018 or 480-444-8617.

Jun 26 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong- a moving & non-moving meditation class for self healing with certified teacher Lisa De Rees from 1-1:45pm, by donation, at the Grand Center Vitality Room, 182 N. 500 West. 435-260-9678

Jun 26 Grand County Library's Author Event- 7pm at 257 E. Center St. Writer & athlete Jennifer Pharr Davis will visit the Moab Library to share stories, slides, & readings from her latest book The Pursuit of Endurance. Jennifer a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year & Appalachian Trail record setter reveals the secrets & habits behind endurance as she chronicles the accomplishments of leading athletes of endurance hiking, backpacking, & trail running. For info: 435-259-1111

Jun 26, 28, 30 Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation-
125 E. 200 North, Historic Helen Taylor Home, every Tuesday & Thursday 5:30pm. 10am Saturday at the Red Moon Lodge, 2950 Old City Park Rd. Teacher: Gregory Lee Hood & Music Sound Therapist Annette Kearl, PhD. By donation. For info: 713-817-7859

Jun 27 Community Rebuilds Open Houses-
3-7pm at 507 & 511 Locust Lane along with 1177 La Sal Ave. Join us for the unveiling of the 23rd, 24th & 25th homes. Feel their earthen plasters, walk on their adobe floors, learn about their solar pv systems, & stay cool in the summer heat thanks to the power of straw insulation. Instructors, students, & homeowners will answer all of your questions. For info: 435-260-0501

Jun 27 The Housing Authority of Southeastern Utah would like to invite you to the Open House for our Valley View
Phase 3 homes on Wednesday, June 27th from 11-3. Tour 2 beautiful homes built from the ground up by our excited (and tired) homeowners on S. Valley View Ct, off of Bonita St (off of Mill Creek Dr). This is the same day as the Community Rebuilds’ Open House so take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about both USDA Mutual Self Help programs at once!

Jun 27 Utah Friends of Paleontology Meeting -
Tiny Jurassic Furballs: Small Vertebrate Fossils in the Morrison Formation, Grand County, Utah by Brian Davis of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. 6pm, Zions Bank, 330 S Main (downstairs conference room). Free event, open to the public. For info: 435-259-9533.

Jun 28 All Levels Sheng Zhen Gong - is a moving & non-moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Don Leathers from 5:30-7pm, at the Moab Arts & Recreation, 111 E. 100 North. 435-259-8123

Jun 28 Lecture Series: Founding Fathers: The Creation of Canyonlands National Park
- the vision of Charlie Steen, Bates Wilson & Stewart Udall paved the way for the creation of Canyonlands National Park. Join Park Ranger Robert Anderson as he discusses each of these men & their visions. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association & Museum of Moab.

Jun 29 Moab Farmers' Market-
Fridays 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 West & Park Drive.

Jun 29 Pop Up Roller Rink! 6-9pm at the Old Spanish Trail Pavilion, 3641 S. Highway 191. FREE for locals on final Fridays of the month! Out-of-towners, just $5 for a skate rental. Disco ball? Check. Dance Music? Check check. Classic suede rental skates & roller blades? We've got those too! (Bring your own skates if you got 'em). Skate mate walkers & instruction available. Follow Skate Moab on social media to learn more. This is an all-ages, family-friendly event.

Jun 29 The Lunatic Triathlon- 10pm at the Price City Desert Wave Pool & Washington Park. Register now for one of the most unique & fun races you'll ever find! It is held at night during the full moon & begins with a 5k run, followed by a 12 mile bike & then a 300 yard pool swim. Join in with several hundred athletes as they cover themselves & their bikes with glowsticks and race around town. For info: www.active.com

Jun 29, 30 Magic Night Downtown-
with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 8pm $10 for adults, $5 for kids over 5 at Moab Backyard Theater, behind Zax at 56W 100 S

Jun 30 Dialogues of Diversity - highlighting stories of strength from local community members of all ages & backgrounds, the Moab Valley Multicultural Center proudly presents a night of theater, cuisine, & community. Centered on the topic of "being new" & highlighting stories of strength in the face of adversity. 5:30-7pm at Moab Valley Multicultural Center, 156 N. 100 West. For info: call 435-259-5444.

Jun 30 Free Moab Movie: The Sandlot -
8:30pm. Bring your blankets & chairs, we'll provide the popcorn. Showing at Center St Ballpark. Sponsored by Moab City Recreation & Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission.

July Events

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

Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 Moab Farmers' Market- Fridays 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 W & Park Drive.

Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 The Moab Free Concert Series
- features a free, family friendly concert each Friday in July at Swanny City Park from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Farmer’s Market, food trucks, beer garden, shade trees & grassy lawn for a picnic & dancing.
For info: moabfreeconcerts.com or 435-259-3198

Jul 9-13 Arty Farty Summer Art Camp - Earth. Explore Dirt, Mud, & Pottery! At the MARC, ages 5-11, 9am-3pm. Only $110/week. Scholarships available. Register at www.moabarts.org

Jul 9-13 La Sal Mountains Explorer Base Camp- Session 1 for students entering 5th-8th grade. Retreat from the heat in this popular eco-adventure with Canyonlands Field Institute. Your kids will spend time outdoors in the La Sal Mountains learning about wildlife, enjoying fun activities, & fishing! To enroll: cfimoab.org/trips/lasal-mountains-explorer-base-camp/, email info@cfimoab.org, or call 435-259-7750.

Jul 9-13 The Love of Horses Summer Camp-
9am-Noon. Intro to horses beginner camp at Spanish Trail Arena. To register: 435-259-1311

Jul 13 Free Moab Movie: Night at the Museum -
8:30pm. Bring your blankets & chairs, we'll provide the popcorn. Showing at Swanny City Park. Sponsored by Moab City Recreation & Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission.

Jul 14 Musical Story Hour at the Grand County Public Library- join us at 10:30 am for a music-themed story with live musical accompaniment. Introduces young children, with their parents, to a wide variety of musical instruments, sounds & genres. Appropriate for children newborn & up. Sponsored by the Moab Music Festival. For info: 435-259-7003.

Jul 14-15 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Global Scramble Challenge, Men's & Women's. For info 435-259-6488

Jul 16-20 Arty Farty Summer Art Camp -
Wind, Air & Fire. Capture the Elements through a Lens! At the MARC, ages 5-11, 9am-3pm. Only $110/week. Scholarships available. Register at www.moabarts.org

Jul 16-20 The Love of Horses Summer Camp- 9am-Noon. Intermediate camp at Spanish Trail Arena. To register: 435-259-1311

Jul 19 Free Movie: LUCKY - 7pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center St. Directed by John Carroll Lynch. A sublime Harry Dean Stanton is Lucky, a ninety-year-old atheist on a journey of self-exploration to the often unattainable: enlightenment. Presented by The Grand County Public Library & The Utah Film Center. For info: 435-259-1111

Jul 20-21 Monticello Pioneer Days - Civil War Expo at the Monticello Welcome Center. Jul 20, 10am-6pm, Jul 21, 12pm-6pm.

Jul 21 Moab Contra Dance-
at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E 100 North. No partner or experience needed to dance. Workshop for beginning dancers at 7:30. Live music by The Moab Community Dance Band with Peg Harty, dance caller. $7 suggested donation goes to Grand County school music program

Jul 23-27 Arty Farty Summer Art Camp - Water. Play with Water, Paint and Things that Flow! At the MARC, ages 5-11, 9am-3pm. Only $110/week. Scholarships available. Register at www.moabarts.org

Jul 24 UTAH STATE HOLIDAY-PIONEER DAY


Jul 24 Museum of Moab's 40th Annual Ice Cream Social- for info: 435-259-7985

Jul 25 Utah Friends of Paleontology Meeting- When Life Nearly Died: The Permian-Triassic Boundary of Utah by Ben Burger. 6pm, Zions Bank, 330 S Main (downstairs conference room). Free event, open to the public. For info: 435-259-9533.

Jul 27-29 Youth River Skills Camp- for students entering 7th-12th grade. Learn rafting & paddling techniques, guiding skills, & area natural history with Canyonlands Field Institute! This two-night program utilizes paddle & oar-rig rafts & inflatable kayaks on a gentle stretch of the Colorado River. To enroll: cfimoab.org/trips/youth-river-skills-day-camp, email info@cfimoab.org, or call 435-259-7750.

Jul 27 Free Moab Movie: Ferdinand - 8:30pm. Bring your blankets & chairs, we'll provide the popcorn. Showing at Swanny City Park. Sponsored by Moab City Recreation & Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission.

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