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November Events in Moab
Nov 25 Live Music at Blu Bar- Community Music Night w/Scott Ibex, 7pm
Nov 25 Live Music at Eddie McStiff’s- Jasper Groff, Rock & Blues
Nov 26 THANKSGIVING DAY (see the Thanksgiving Restaurant Guide)
Nov 26 Gratitude Yoga Practice Our annual Thanksgiving practice will be lead by Angela, all other regular classes are cancelled (Thursday only). $20 advance/$25 door. 10am-Noon at Moab Yoga, 37 E. Center St.
Nov 27 Live Music at Club Rio- DJ Pookie, 9pm
Nov 27 Live Music at Blu Bar- The Lost Buffalo, 7pm
Nov 27 Live Music at Eddie McStiff’s- Scott Ibex, Folk/Rock/Blues/Classical
Nov 28 RED ROCK 'n' ROLL KIRTAN! Live music with the harmonium, kartals, drums & guitars at Moab Yoga, 37 E. Center St. There will be KIRTAN (chanting of sacred mantras), ZIKR (Sufi chants & moving meditation/dance), and ECSTATIC DANCING (free form). Doors open at 6pm, chanting begins at 6:30, cost is $12.
Nov 28 Live Music at Atomic Lounge- Sal-Chata Saturday, 7pm
Nov 28 Live Music at Club Rio- DJ Pookie, 9pm
Nov 28 Live Music at Blu Bar- TBA, 7pm
December Events in Moab
Dec 1 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong -at the Grand Center Vitality room with certified teacher, Lisa De Rees, from 1:00-1:45 pm, by donation. Sheng Zhen Gong is a moving & non-moving meditation to quiet the mind, relax the body & elevate the spirit.
Dec 3 Four Corners School of Outdoor Education Open House- 3:30-8pm, 1117 N. Main Street in Monticello. We are not finished with our work on the Canyon Country Discovery Center but we would want to share our progress. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-587-2156.
Dec 4 Christmas Tree Lighting - Swanny City Park, 5:00 pm. Live Entertainment, Hot Cocoa, Meet Santa! See ad pg 13A.
Dec 4-5 Grand Center Christmas Gift Fair- has a variety of homemade crafts & vendors to help you with your holiday shopping. Come and enjoy homemade goodies & our Navajo Tacos. Friday 4pm to 8pm & Saturday 9am to 3pm. For tables call 435-259-6623. See ad pg 5A.
Dec 4-5 Nativity Walk- presented by The Broken Oar Restaurant, 53 W. 400 North. The Nativity Walk will display dozens of unique nativity sets from around the world. Serving hot chocolate & donuts. Free for everyone. Fri 4pm-9pm, Sat noon until after parade. See article pg. 5A
Dec 5 Winter Sun 10K- a fast course, great raffle prizes & delicious finish food make the 33rd annual Winter Sun 10K a good reason to visit Moab when the air is crisp & the skies are blue & sunny.For info visit moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525. See article pg 2A.
Dec 5 Holiday Craft Fair - is a marketplace for all things handmade, homemade, original, & unique held at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111E. 100 North. It is a shoppers mecca for holiday gifts. Vendor applications are available below & booth space runs from $25 - $100, depending on size of booth. The 2-day fair is visited by over 2,000 people & of course, Santa Claus, every year. For more info visit moabrecreation.com/index.aspx?nid=244 or call 435-259-6272. See ad pg 7B.
Dec 5 Electric Light Parade- One of Utah's best light parades! Starts at dark on Main Street. For more info visit moabchamber.com or call 435-259-7814. See ad pg 5A.
Dec 5 ArtWalk- meet local artists & fellow art lovers in galleries throughout downtown. Share an evening of refreshments & art appreciation. Come be a part of Art in Moab 6-9pm. See ad & article pg 6A.
Dec 5 Winter Soltice Party- at Moonflower Cooperative after the Electric Light Parade. The community is invited to partake in Art, Food & Festivities! 39 E. 100 North.
Dec 5 Cortez Parade of Lights & Tree Lighting
Dec 7 18th Annual Make One, Take One- a holiday gift-making, gift-taking event held at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North, from 3pm-6:30pm. Children, pre-school through 6th grade are invited. Sponsored by Grand County Kids Rock, to donate or for more information contact Debbie 435-260-1039 or Jan 435-210-1054.
Dec 8 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong -at the Grand Center Vitality room with certified teacher, Lisa De Rees, from 1:00-1:45 pm, by donation. Sheng Zhen Gong is a moving & non-moving meditation to quiet the mind, relax the body & elevate the spirit.
Dec 8 Moonflower Cooperative's 5% Day- will give 5% of the daily sales to the Moab Charter School's Visual Art Department.
Dec 9 Una Noches Caliente- a hot night of Dancing at Woody's Tavern. Bachata lessons taught by Hurricane Rita, 9pm. Social Dancing with DJ Kheylita at 10pm. 221 S. Main Street. For info: email@example.com or facebook.com/DanceMoab.
Dec 10 This Changes Everything - Free Film Screening & Panel Discussion An enthralling and uplifting film exploring the relationship between Capitalism and Climate Change. 6 pm, Star Hall, 159 E. Center St.
Dec 10 Mesa Verde National Park Luminaria Display
Dec 11 OPEN HOUSES - Community Rebuilds is hosting open houses of two fall semester straw bale homes, equipped with earthen plaster walls, adobe floors and solar photovoltaics! Meet the students, instructors and homeowners, and see the creative differences between these two freshly built energy efficient Community Rebuilds homes! 631 N 500 W - home of the Ershadi family - 1558 S Ropcky Road - home of Zach Ahrens
Dec 12 Come join us for “Cookies with Santa”. Be there early to watch the Moab Fire Department bring Santa in from the North Pole! Santa will have a special surprise for the kids. Then watch the Moab Fire Department come pick Santa up and take him back to the North Pole!
10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 520 East 100 North, Grand County Community Center (Old Senior Citizens Building). This is a Fund Raiser for the Family Support Center so a “suggested” donation of $5.00 a family is being requested. Anyone who would like to donate for a family that cannot pay, please call the Family Support Center @ 435.259.1658. Brought to you by the Family Support Center @ The Christmas Box House and The First Assembly of God Church.
Dec 15 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong -at the Grand Center Vitality room with certified teacher, Lisa De Rees, from 1:00-1:45 pm, by donation. Sheng Zhen Gong is a moving & non-moving meditation to quiet the mind, relax the body & elevate the spirit.
Dec 17 Free Movie: The Grand County Library & Utah Film Center present IRIS: In the latest film from legendary documentarian Albert Maysles, we follow Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year old style maven famous in the NY fashion scene. More than a fashion film, this is a story about creativity & how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. 7 pm Star Hall 159 E. Center St. Call the library for more info: 435-259-1111.
Dec 18 Monticello Winter Festival- 2-8pm at the Hideout Community Center. Visit with Santa at 6pm. Pioneer Park Christmas Tree Lighting & Live Nativity at 7pm.
Dec 19 Christmas Bird Count (CBC)- everyone is encouraged to participate in the CBC even if you are not a serious birder. Contact Marcy Hafner, 435-259-6197 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The following day, December 20, there will be a potluck breakfast and count rundown at The Nature Conservancy office at 10am. See article pg 1B.
Dec 19 Billy Dean & Charley Jenkins Winter Concert- 7pm at San Juan High School Auditiorium. Proceeds benefit San Juan Baseball & Softball. Sponsored by AmeriGas & Eagle Air Med. For tickets: select Blanding Retailers, San Juan High School & charleyjenkins.com. For info: Coach Taylor at 435-419-0763.
Dec 23 Una Norches Caliente- a hot night of Dancing at Woody's Tavern. Bachata lessons taught by Hurricane Rita, 9pm. Social Dancing with DJ Kheylita at 10pm. 221 S. Main Street. For info: email@example.com or facebook.com/DanceMoab.
Dec 25 CHRISTMAS DAY
Dec 31 NEW YEAR'S EVE
January 2016 Moab Events
Jan 1 NEW YEAR'S DAY
Jan 2 Christmas Bird Count - at Dead Horse Point State Park. A streak of blue flashes between the green juniper & pinyon trees. The laughing call of pinyon jays fill the air. It's time for the park's annual Christmas Bird Count. Calling birders of all skill levels to join in this exciting count. The vistas along the routes are breathtaking. To sign up for the count, please contact Crystal White at (435) 259-2614 or firstname.lastname@example.org See article pg 1B.
Jan 4-Feb 12 The Moab Regional Hospital Low-Cost blood draw. The health fair is taking place Saturday, Feb 20th. For info call Sarah 435-719-3683.
Jan 15-17 The Bluff International Balloon Festival-Would you like to ride in a balloon during the Bluff International Balloon Festival? Rides are only available for those who sponsor a balloon. This year the festival will feature 28 balloons & 28 sponsors. Balloon Sponsorships are $300. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or want more information, please email Steve@twinrocks.com. Be sure to act quickly as sponsorships sell out very fast!
Jan 18 Martin Luther King Jr Day