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Moab Happenings Calendar of Events

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and the Castle Valley Gourd Festival

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Oct 23 Blu Bar, The Lost Buffalo, 7pm
Oct 23 Peace Tree Cafe, Gleewood-Folk Rock, 6pm
Oct 24 Buck's Grill House, Dave Steward Trio, 6-9pm
Oct 24 Peace Tree Cafe, Vid Weathermax- Blues, 6pm
Oct 24 Blu Bar, Sand & Sunnie Sheff, 5-7pm
Gleewood, 7:30pm
Oct 24 Club Rio, Jake Dean Band, 9:30pm
Oct 24 Woody's Tavern, The Wendy Woo Band, 9pm
Oct 25 Club Rio, Jake Dean Band, 9:30pm
Oct 25 Blu Bar, Vid Weathermax, 7pm
Oct 25 Moab Backyard Theater, Western Music 8:30pm
Oct 25 Buck's Grill House, Slim Pickins, 6-9pm
Oct 25 Woody's Tavern, The Wendy Woo Band, 9pm
Oct 26 Peace Tree Cafe, Vid Weathermax- Blues, 6pm
Oct 28 Buck's Grill House, Lost Buffalo, 6-9pm
Oct 29 Blu Bar, Community Music Night -Scott Ibex, 7pm
Oct 29 Woody's Tavern, Una Noche Caliente Live Band, 9pm
Oct 30 Blu Bar, The Lost Buffalo, 7pm
Oct 31 Blu Bar, Halloween-To Be Announced
Oct 31 Club Rio, CRUX & DJ Rush, 9:30pm
Oct 31 Woody's Tavern, Stonefed Halloween Party, 9pm
Nov 1 Woody's Tavern, Stonefed, 9pm
Nov 7 Peace Tree Cafe, Jonathan Olschewski, 6pm

Music Locations

Blu Bar
811 S. Main Street

Buck's Grill House & Lounge
1393 N. Hwy 191

Moab Backyard Theater
56 W. 100 South

Club Rio

2 South 100 West

Woody's Tavern
221 S. Main Street

Peace Tree Cafe
20 S. Main Street

This calendar of events contains the most up-to-date and accurate information available at press time. Links to this page for informational purposes are encouraged. Event dates, times and locations are always subject to change. The Moab Happenings calendar of events is provided for the exclusive purpose to assist individuals with their personal plans. Reproduction of this information in electronic or printed form for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited except by written authorization from the publisher of Moab Happenings. All contents of this page are protected by copyright.

October Events 2014

Oct 23-26 Moab Ho Down Mountain Bike & Film Festival 9th Annual- Mountain bike fundraising, racing, riding, dirt jumping, partying extravaganza! Mountain bike movies! Women's Skills Camps! Enduro Racing! Jump Jam! Raffles!! Amazing prizes & the most fun you can have on two wheels! For info: or call 435-259-4688. See article pg 4B.

Oct 24 BraVa Moab! Art Show- supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 6pm at the MARC, 111 E. 100 North. A night to feature the bras decorated by community members as well as local artists & businesses. For info: Sarah 435-719-3683 or email See article pg 18A & ad pg 21A.

October 24 - Open MIC at Gallery Moab- 87 N. Main St. 6:30pm. Read your poetry, read your prose, sing your song. Newcomers, tourists & all ages are encouraged to participate in this event, which is sponsored by Moab Poets And Writers. Bring your neighbors, friends & family to listen to the voice of our local writers.

Oct 24 & 26 Building Rain Gardens: A Hands-On Permaculture Workshop- in just a day and a half, learn about rain gardens & edible landscaping from a Permaculture design Expert. This "hands-on" workshop will walk you each step of the way through implementation of a small food forest rain garden presented by USU, 125 W. 200 South. Friday Oct 24th 1-5pm, Sunday Oct 26th 9am-4pm. For cost and registration see ad pg 5B & article pg 9B.

Oct 24- Nov 1 KZMU Community Radio Fall Fund Drive- 90.1 and 106.7 FM. For more info See article pg 4A.

Oct 25 Moab Family History Day-
8am-3pm at LDS Stake Center, 701 Locust Lane. Free to public, register online at See ad pg & article pg 21A & ad pg 2A.

Oct 25 Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival -
Moab's quirky fun fall festival! There's something for everyone from live bluegrass music, kids activities, pie-eating contests,& of course, trebuchets, catapults, & slingshots launching pumpkins through the sky! For info: or call 435-259-2326. See article pg 10A & ad pg 22A.

Oct 25 Halloween Harvest Festival- at Veteran's Memorial Park. For info: call the Monticello City Offices at (435)587-3720 or visit See ad pg 7A & article pg 17B.

Oct 25 Zombi 5k - The third annual Zombi 5k takes place along Millcreek Parkway in Moab. Choose to be a runner or Zombie in this dusk run with obstacles. Runners get a belt with two life tags & zombies try and take those lives. Register at or call 435-260-0366 for info.

Oct. 25 Moab Taiko Dan- presents its 20th Year Anniversary Concert! 7 p.m. at Star Hall. Free admission. Donations gratefully accepted. Guest artist: International Taiko Drumming Master Tiffany Tamaribuchi. Be there! See article pg 22A.

Oct 25 Night Sky StarGazing Island in the Sky - Rangers from the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands will be teaming up with rangers from Dead Horse Point State Park to introduce visitors to the wonders of the night sky. 7:00 pm at the ISKY Visitor Center. An interpretive program followed by star gazing & telescope viewing. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, warm clothes, & a flashlight with a red filter (if you have one). Programs will take place rain or "shine". For more info visit or call 435-259-4712.

Oct 25 Historic Archaeology: The Can Can Tell Precisely How Old Historical Sites are over the Last 150 Years, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Edge of the Cedars Museum hosts a lecture by Archaeologist Don Simonis.  This lecture is part of the Four Corners Lecture Series whose theme this year is “Roads Less Traveled.” Have you ever wondered how old a road, mine, cabin, homestead, or other historical site was? In this presentation, you will learn how to tell the age of tin cans quickly and easily and find out how old the associated historical sites are. Don Simonis is an archaeologist with the Utah Bureau of Land Management, Monticello Field Office. He has had a special interest in historical archaeology ever since he grew up in the old mining and ranching town of Prescott, Arizona in the 1950s.             Join us at EOC Museum Auditorium for this free event. Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum is located at 660 West, 400 North, in Blanding.  Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  Daily admission is $5. For more information contact the museum at 435-678-2238. To support the museum go to

Oct 25-26 Sixth Annual Moab River Rendezvous Volunteer Service Projects Saturday 9am-3pm in the La Sal Mountains. Fall Float Trip on the Colorado Sunday 9:30am-5pm with guest speakers & lunch. For info: Plateau Restoration, Inc. Moab, Toll Free: 866-202-1847 Local: 435-259-7733 or See ad pg 21A & article pg 16B.

Oct 26 Moab Taiko Dan presents Beginner's Workshop- conducted by Sensei Tiffany Tamaribuchi, 9:30am-12:30pm. Located at 450 E. 100 North (go east up the 1st north hill to the ‘old’ senior center); $40. To register, contact Margaret Hopkin, 260-0714. See article pg 22A.

Oct 28 Moab Women's Network-6pm at Rotary Park. Bring a snack or dish to share. MWN is committed to empowering women entrepreneurs by providing opportunities to embrace and enhance their talents in a welcoming environment. For info:

Oct 29 Free Film: WRENCHED- presented by The Grand County Library & the Utah Film Center. Wrenched explores this question through the life & work of Edward Abbey, whose anarchistic spirit & riotous novels influenced & helped guide the environmental movement of the 1970s & ‘80s.Through interviews, archival footage, & re-enactments, the film captures the outrage of Abbey & friends who were the original eco-warriors. Post-film discussion with director M.L. Lincoln. 7pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center St. For info: 435-259-1111 or

Oct 30 Chocolate Found in Southeastern Utah! Moab Information Center Lecture. Chemical traces of cacao found in southeastern Utah. Recently, the finding of theobromine, biomarker for Theobroma cacao was reported from ceramics found at Alkali Ridge in Southeastern Utah. Earlier finding of theobromine was discovered in ceramic vessels from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Archaeologists suggests that the cacao was brought into the area as a journey food and used as a drink. Join in a stunning examination of the evidence of chocolate in local ceramics of prehistoric peoples residing in southeastern Utah. Presented by Glenna Nielsen-Grimm, Ph.D., Anthropology Collections Manager, Natural History Museum of Utah, University of Utah. 6:00pm at the Moab Information Center (MIC) 25 E Center St, Moab UT 84532. 435-259-8825

Oct 30 Halloween Hoot-n-Howl, Stars Galore & More-6:30-9:00pm, at the Canyon Country Discovery Center. Contact Four Corners School of Outdoor Education at: (435)587-2156 for more info. See article pg 17B & ad 7A.

November Events 2014

Nov 1 Dia de los Muertos- Day of the Dead festival at the Multicultural Center! The festival includes the usual delicious homemade food, music, kid’s activities, cultural celebration & this year we are adding all new entertainment. We hope to see you from 2:00-6:00PM at 156 North 100 West to celebrate culture & honor lost loved ones. See article pg 21A & ad pg 15B.

Nov 1 Plateau Restoration- an afternoon of regional expert presentations followed by the River History Film Festival at Star Hall from 1:30-5pm and 7-9pm For info: 435-259-7733 or See ad pg 21A & article pg 16B.

Nov 1 Community Rebuilds Fundraiser Scavenger Hunt
- 1-4pm. Ten teams will be supplied with gear bags & clues they will use to navigate the city landscape of Moab & visit each participating business. First, second, and third place winners will be determined at the final destination & prizes will be awarded! Proceeds from this fundraiser event will go to Community Rebuilds’ mission to build energy efficient housing, provide education on sustainability, & improve the housing conditions of the workforce through affordable programs. Become a sponsor: Register a team: We have limited the event to 10 teams. Each team may have a maximum of 5 hunters. Registration is $250 per team. Log on to to download registration form & pay entry fee via PayPal. For info:

Nov 1-2 Barrels 4 Bucks- is a 2 day event for barrel racers, we run in the beautiful Spanish Trail Arena. We have $500.00 added money in open race. We also have novice horses who have won less than $1,000.00. For info:Sally Soltvedt 970-210-6712.

Nov 1-2 Elks Charity Scramble Golf Tourney- Moab Golf Club, 2705 E. Bench Rd, 435-259-6488.

Nov 1 MARTHA MARTINEZ DEMONSTRATION of the unique techniques for Mata Ortiz Pottery Making
. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gallery Moab.  Gallery Moab is located at 87 North Main.

Nov 3 Grand County Hospice is hosting a meet n’ greet evening for prospective and returning hospice volunteers on Monday, from 5pm-8pm at Moab Regional Hospital. We invite you to join us as we explore the history of hospice, the hospice philosophy, and the many ways that, as a hospice volunteer, you can make a meaningful impact in the lives of our patients and their families. Refreshments and a savory dinner will be provided. For more information, contact Sarah Shea at (435) 719-3683 or by email at We hope to see you there!

Nov 3-7 The John Wayne Monument Valley Ride- This 4 day historic horseback tour will take you deep into "John Wayne Country," located in the heart of the Navajo Tribal Park. Rumor has it, the guide & her family served as guides for John Ford! For info: See article pg 17B.

Nov 5 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.

Nov 5-8 Moab Senior Games - To improve the quality of life for adults ages 50+ by providing athletic competition and social opportunities that promote a healthy & active lifestyle. Golf, Track & Field, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Billiards, Darts, Racewalk, Texas Hole Em & Shuffleboard. For info: or 435-260-0161. See ad 24A.

Nov 6 Young LIfe Fundraising Banquet- is our main fundraiser of the year. Join us for a look at what Young LIfe is doing in Moab to build a community of caring kids. If you are interested in hosting a table or would like to attend, call Joyce 435-260-1123.

Nov 7-9 The 12th Annual Moab Folk Festival - features folk legend Richard Thompson, Grammy nominated singer songwriter John Fullbright & two time people’s choice returning artist Ellis & many others. Workshops & after hours jam sessions are open & free to the public on Saturday & Sunday. For lineup, tickets, & lodging packages go to: See article 19A & ad 20B.

Nov 8 Electronics Waste & Battery Recycling Drive- 9am-2pm at the Community Recycle Center, 1000 Sand Flats Road, 435-259-3867.

Nov 8 Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum- hosts lecture by Brian Stubbs on The Egyptian & Semitic in Uto-Aztecan. Lecture starts at 2pm, 660 W. 400 North , Blanding, Utah. For more info: 435-678-2238. See ad & article pg 17B.

Nov 8 Moab ArtWalk- join fellow art lovers in an evening of open galleries & special exhibitions of locally made art. Meet the artists, talk art & share your appreciation for the fine talent Moab has to offer. Galleries & shops open late with refreshments 6-9pm. For info:


Nov 11 Free National Park Entrance Day Veterans Day- visit all national parks, including Arches & Canyonlands National Parks, for free! For more info visit

Nov 15 Upcycled Art Party-a fundraiser for Canyonlands Community Recycling in honor of America Recycles Day. 6pm-10pm at the MARC, 111 E 100 N. Join CCR on America Recycles Day with a celebration of local creativity! There will be exhibits & demonstrations by local artists & craftspeople using recycled materials, recycled art from K-12 students of Grand County, a Community Art Contest and silent auction of local and recycle-themed products. CCR will also be selling food, soft drinks, and beer, wine and cocktails for those 21 and older with valid ID. Admission is a suggested donation of $5, but this event is open to everyone. For more information, contact CCR at or 435-210-4996.

Nov 19 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.

Nov 25 Moab Women's Network-6pm at Rotary Park. Bring a snack or dish to share. MWN is committed to empowering women entrepreneurs by providing opportunities to embrace their unique talents in a welcoming environment. For info:


December Events 2014

Dec 3 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.

Dec 5 – City Tree Lighting- Live music with local choir & bands. Santa, cookies & hot cocoa provided by Zions Bank and Moab Chamber of Commerce. Swanney Park, 400 North, 100 West, 5pm-6:30 pm . For info: or call 435-259-7814.

Dec 5-6 MARC Holiday Art & Craft Fair - is a marketplace for all things handmade, homemade, original & unique. Held annually in early December, it is a local shoppers mecca for holiday gifts. Vendor applications are released in August. Friday night from 4-8pm & Saturday from 10am - 5pm. For info: or call 435-259-6272.

Dec 6 Winter Sun 10K - A fast course, great raffle prizes & delicious finish food make it a good reason to visit Moab when the air is crisp and the skies are blue and sunny. For info: or call 435-259-4525.

Dec 6 Christmas Electric Light Parade - begins at dark on Main Street. For more info visit or call 435-259-7814.

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