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Moab Happenings Calendar of Events

Moab Happenings Feb 2018
Cover photo courtesy of The Moab Music Festival and The Crossroads Project
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February Events

See Yoga Class Schedules & other Healthy Classes pg 12-13B

Feb 1 Canyon Country Morning Show- catch Bubba & Jenn in the mornings from 7:30-9:30am, Monday-Friday. Interviews with some of your favorite country stars, Southeastern Utah events, contests & more. Tune to 97.1fm for live & local fun.

Feb 1, 8, 15 Explore Painting with Deborah McDermott- 6:30-8:30pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Explore a variety of water-based paints with a local artist. Bring a smock! $60 for 3 classes, scholarships available. Register online at moabarts.org.

Feb 2 Clothing Swap at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center-6:30-8:30pm . Free! Bring clothes you no longer wear to this free community clothing swap! Feel free to come pick out new clothes, even if you don't have some to swap!

.Feb 2-3 Backcountry 101 Avalanche Course- an evening classroom session & a day in the field will teach you the basics of avalanche safety. For info: eric@utahavalanchecenter.org.

Feb 2 & 3 Art & Astrology- with Shari Zollinger & Meg Stewart at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Join Shari (Moab-based Astrologer) & Meg (Moab City Art Director) as they co-teach this two-day workshop to take you on a creative journey through your astrological chart. Bring your own favorite trinkets to incorporate in your symbolic creation, or use supplies provided. Potluck dinner both nights, please bring something to share. Astrological Chart provided! We will need your Full Name, Birth Date, Birth Time & Birth Place to prepare your chart for class. $45/2-day class* Scholarships available, call 435-259-6272 or register online at moabarts.org

Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 Gravel Pit Lanes - 7pm No-Tap Monte Carlo, Moab Style! Call (435) 259-4748 to reserve a spot - only 12 lanes available.1078 Millcreek Drive.

Feb 3 Moab Gear Trader Dodgeball Tournament- 11am at the Grand County Middle School Gym. See ad pg 6A

Feb 5 Posture Fitness- 11:30am-12:30pm at the Moab Recreation & Aquatic Center, 374 Park Ave. Class uses standing, sitting & mat whole body exercises to re-train & re-align the body through small, focused movements and stretches. Class is slow to moderately paced, appropriate for those with chronic musculoskeletal issues. First class FREE for newbies! For info: www.thepfathlete.com.

Feb 5 Digital Marketing Training- 9am-3pm. Training provide by the Utah Office of Tourism will include Facebook, Google places, Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Google Pay-Per Click marketing/ad words, Google listings, Tripadvisor & more. Hosted by San Juan County Economic Development & Visitor Services For info & reservations: RSVP@sanjuancountymail.org or 435-587-3235.

Feb 5-10 Moab Music Festival's Winterlude- the Moab Music Festival presents its third annual Winterlude, a week of exceptional chamber music concerts & educational workshops in conjunction with Utah State University's Fry Street Quartet & local youth music programs. For a full list of concerts visit moabmusicfest.org, call Box Office 435-259-7003, or email info@moabmusicfest.org. see article here.

Feb 6 Let's Talk Dementia - 5:30pm at the Moab Regional Hospital, Education Room 2. Dinner provided, no cost to attend. RSVP to 435-719-5580 or vista@mrhmoab.org

Feb 6, 13, 20 Desert Sun Ceramics Clay Handling Class- this 6-week class will be on Friday evenings with artist Clair Smith. For info: 970-819-7938

Feb 7 Posture Conditioning- 5:30-6:30pm at the Moab Recreation & Aquatic Center, 374 Park Ave. Strengthen your body in good posture! This workout will condition & align your core in coordination with proper breathing. Learn some new techniques to incorporate into your training program. Class will include body weight & free weight exercises. Special winter offering! For info: www.thepfathlete.com.

Feb 7, 21 Moab Toastmasters Meeting- Noon-1pm on the first & third Wednesday of every month at Zions Bank, 330 S. Main Street. Improve your public speaking & leadership skills. Everyone is welcome, no membership required. For info: facebook.com/MoabToastmasters

Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 Grand County High School Gay Straight Alliance- meets every Wednesday, 3pm, at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North.

Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 Swing & Blues Dance Night- join us at Club Rio, 2 S. 100 West, 21+. Get out & take advantage of the $5 lesson at 7pm (no experience or partner necessary!), followed by social dance. For info: Moab Swing Dance Community on Facebook. Brought to you by the Moab Swing Dance Community!

Feb. 7, 21, 28 Beyond the Line- join instructor Katrina Lund in exploring shading & coloring techniques to make your drawings pop! We’ll learn various mediums, including watercolor, color pencil, pen & ink. Basic drawing skills are necessary—you will need to bring completed line drawings. 6-8pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. $45/3-class series* Scholarships available, call 435-259-6272 for details or register online at moabarts.org

Feb 8, Explore Painting with Deborah McDermott- 6:30-8:30pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Explore a variety of water-based paints with a local artist. Bring a smock! $60 for 3 classes, scholarships available. Register online at moabarts.org.

Feb 9 KZMU Community Radio, Tiny Station Concert- Noon at 90.1 & 106.7 FM, kzmu.org. Fry Street Quartet performs live interviews with the quartet & physicist, Robert Davies, co-creator & narrator of The Crossroads Project. For info: moabmusicfest.org

Feb 9 Fry Street Quartet & Student Showcase- 7pm Star Hall. Free, $10 suggested donation. Culminating a week of Winterlude workshops with the Fry Street Quartet, Beacon & Grand County string students perform works for string ensemble. The Fry Street closes the evening with Bedřich Smetana's String Quartet no. 1. All ages welcome. A "talk back" discussion will immediately follow the concert. For info: moabmusicfest.org or 435-259-7003. See ad pg 1B

Feb 9 Rock the MIC- 7:30pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Share your talents in this warm & welcoming environment or sit back & enjoy the entertainment. Donations welcome

Feb 9 Gravel Pit Lanes - 7pm No-Tap Monte Carlo, Moab Style! Call (435) 259-4748 to reserve a spot - only 12 lanes available.1078 Millcreek Drive.

Feb 10 Second Saturday E-Waste Recycling- at the Community Recycling Center, 1000 E. Sand Flats Road, 9am-Noon. For info on recyclable items visit solidwastessd1.com under events.

Feb 10 Museum of Moab Artist Reception- 6-8pm, 118 E. Center St. Artist Katherine Holyoak will be showing her oils & watercolors. See article pg 10B

Feb 10 The Crossroads Project: Rising Tide- 7 pm at Star Hall. An original work from the Fry Street Quartet & physicist Robert Davies, narrator. Grounded in science & elevated by art, the project explores nature, humanity, & the paths that lie before us. Panel discussion with local sustainability experts to follow the performance. Presented by the Moab Music Festival. $15 Adult, $5 (6-18). See ad pg 1B

Feb 10 Puttin' on the Ritz- an annual fundraising event to benefit Seekhaven Family Crisis & Resource Center. See ad pg 5A

Feb 10 Saturday Night Social Swing Dance- from 7-10 pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Come lindy hop, charleston & east coast swing. All ages welcome. No experience or partners necessary. We'll start with a free lesson at 7 pm followed by social dancing till 10 pm. Suggested donation $5. Check out Moab Swing Dance Community on Facebook.

Feb 12 The Harlem Wizards vs Delicate Archers- basketball with tricks, hoops & alley oops! 7pm at the Grand County High School Gym. Doors open at 6pm. Hosted by GCHS Athletics. Tickets on sale at the Grand County High School & online www.harlemwizards.com

Feb 12 I Love A Piano Musical Concert- at the San Juan High School Auditorium, 7pm. Admission is by Blue Mountain or Kigalia Season Membership.For info: Derryl Jack at: (435)587-2218

Feb 14 Second Wednesday Book Club- at the Moab Library, 6-8pm. Join the book club to discuss February's selection Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. New participants are always welcome!

Feb 15 Free Movie: FACES, PLACES- 7pm at Star Hall 159 E. Center St. Director Agnes Varda & photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France & form an unlikely friendship- PG. Winner of 11 Awards. Presented by The Grand County Public Library & The Utah Film Center. For info: 435-259-1111

Feb 15-19 Adventure & Healing in the Heart of Canyonlands - Mt. Peale Animal Sanctuary & Healing Center. Mile Mark 14 on Hwy 46, Old La Sal, Utah. Have you ever wished that you could do a healing retreat and go on an adventure to sacred sites and beautiful red rock country all at the same time? Now you can! Join us for a 2 in 1 weekend of adventure and healing! During this weekend we will be going on adventures to do our healing work amidst the sacred sites of Canyonlands, rim country, and the red rock country of Paradox Valley. Register by Feb 8. Total Cost $493 includes 4 nights of lodging in individual private rooms, 2 dinners, adventure, healing and teaching. email: shamanonthemountain@gmail.com or call 435-686-2284. websites: www.mtpeale.com and shamanonthemountain.org

Feb 15 Explore Painting with Deborah McDermott- 6:30-8:30pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Explore a variety of water-based paints with a local artist. Bring a smock! $60 for 3 classes, scholarships available. Register online at moabarts.org.

Feb 16 Trashion Show- dress in your best upcycled costume. Start saving your trash/recycling now to turn into a fabulous outfit. Dance party & runway show with prizes for best costume. 8pm at Woody's Tavern, 221 S. Main St. For info: resiliencyhub@gmail.com. See article pg 15A

Feb 16 Gravel Pit Lanes - 7pm No-Tap Monte Carlo, Moab Style! Call (435) 259-4748 to reserve a spot - only 12 lanes available.1078 Millcreek Drive.

Feb 17 Moab Red Hot 55k/33k - an ultra marathon on beautiful local Moab trails. Runners will have views of Arches National Park & Canyonlands National Park. There are two distances to choose from a 55k or 33k. For more info visit grassrootsevents.net or call 435-260-0886.

Feb 17-18 Beautiful Radiant Things- a live performance of an original musical play for radio about the anarchist Emma Goldman's 50th birthday in prison. Star Hall, 159 E. Center, Saturday 7 pm & Sunday, at 2 pm. Presented by Moab Community Radio KZMU, starring a host of talented locals. For info: Marty 435-259-8824. See article pg 2A

Feb 17-18 Moto Mayhem- affordable, family-oriented, "Enduro-X" style racing series at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Hwy 191. Spectators welcome. For info: montrosemotomayhem.com See ad pg 2A, article pg 1B.

Feb 19 PRESIDENTS' DAY

Feb 19-22 Taiko Drumming Workshops with Tiffany Tamaribuchi- Learn Japanese style taiko drumming from a master! Beginner session on Tuesday evening, February 20; intermediate sessions Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday evenings, February 19, 21, & 22. Workshops 5:30-8pm each day. Email alicedeanguera@yahoo.com or call 206-794-9416 for info. See ad pg 15A

Feb 23 Gravel Pit Lanes - 7pm No-Tap Monte Carlo, Moab Style! Call (435) 259-4748 to reserve a spot - only 12 lanes available.1078 Millcreek Drive.

Feb 24 Moab Contra Dance- at the Moab Arts and 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.

Feb 24-25 DOCNA Dog Agility- Dogs on Course North America will host a variety of courses for a handler & their dog to run. Dogs are handled through a series of times obstacle courses, teeter totters, tunnels, jumps and zig-zag weave poles. Spectators are welcome to watch for free, but they should leave their own dogs at home. Pre-registration is required to participate. For info: 970-261-2148

Feb 25    I ❤ Moab Give Back Event – FREE Acupuncture for Stress Relief Clinic!  Debra Cahill, DOM, LAc is doing a FREE community event on Sun. February 25th from 1-5 p,m at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center, 111 East 100 North. This is a special event to give back to the Moab community. All those who make this town great and for whom I am grateful will have an opportunity to experience the stress relieving effects of acupuncture treatment. No appointments necessary, just show up between 1:00 – 5:00 pm and experience acupuncture for FREE. Thank you Moab for supporting the Health Rising Wellness clinic for the last three years! For more information on Debra’s services at Health Rising Wellness, contact 970-242-0020 or the website www.healthrisingwellness.com The Moab office is located at 150 E. Center Rm. 105.


March Events

Mar 1 Cowboy Poetry with Rory Tyler - Castle Valley Library. FREE

Mar 2-4 Moab International Film Festival will be celebrating it’s 5th year at Star Hall in Moab. Holding true to tradition, this year’s line-up of films are internationally informative and entertaining. Showings will begin each evening at 7pm. Festival passes ($35) and tickets ($5/show) can be purchased online at moabfilmfestival.org, at the Canyonlands Copy Center, Back of Beyond Books, or at the show. Festival Partner, Homewood Suites by Marriott is offering 10% off accommodations for attendees who mention the festival when booking. Updates and information can be found at moabfilmfestival.org.


Mar 3 Off-Road Duathlon- 8K trail run & 13K mountain bike ride. Your Moab Spring Getaway! Takes place on the superb Klondike Bluffs Trails, north of Moab. It is a super fun course featuring Classic Moab Singletrack including Slickrock, Red- Dirt Trails, & scenic views of Arches National Park. For info: trainingrx.com/springtrailrun or email danelle22@msn.com. See ad pg 3B

Mar 3 Eagle Float on the Colorado – an opportunity to enjoy a full-day river trip on a calm stretch of the Colorado River to see wintering Bald & Golden Eagles plus many varieties of waterfowl. We will learn about eagle identification, habits, migration, & management from our local Moab Bird Club & a Hawkwatch International Research Biologist. To enroll email info@cfimoab.org, call 435-259-7750, or go online cfimoab.org. See article pg 6A

Mar 3 Moab Madness Basketball Tourney- 9am at Center Street Gym. Presented by Moab City Sports. Call 435-259-BALL to enter your team (limit 5 players per team).

Mar 3 Cowboy Poetry with Rory Tyler- 7pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North, 435-259-6272. This is a free event.

Mar 3 The Monument Valley Ultra- at Monument Valley Tribal Park. Part of the Navajo Parks Race Series under the auspices of Navajo Parks & Recreation & the nonprofit NavajoYES. Courses are entirely dirt, mostly singletrack & includes very challenging terrain & climbs in one of the planet’s most dramatic landscapes. For info: navajoyes.org
Mar 4 Spring Trail Run- 8K or 1/2 Marathon. Make tracks where the dinosaurs made tracks 150 million years ago! Takes place on the superb Klondike Bluffs Trails, north of Moab. It is a super fun course featuring Classic Moab Singletrack including Slickrock, Red- Dirt Trails, & scenic views of Arches National Park. For info: trainingrx.com or email danelle22@msn.com

Mar 3-4 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Icebreaker for Men & Women. For info 435-259-6488

Mar 7, 21 Moab Toastmasters Meeting- Noon-1pm on the first & third Wednesday of every month at Zions Bank, 330 S. Main Street. Improve your public speaking & leadership skills. Everyone is welcome, no membership required. For info: facebook.com/MoabToastmasters

Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 Swing & Blues Dance Night- join us at Club Rio, 2 S. 100 West, 21+. Get out & take advantage of the $5 lesson at 7pm (no experience or partner necessary!), followed by social dance. For info: Moab Swing Dance Community on Facebook. Brought to you by the Moab Swing Dance Community!

Mar 9-11 Poison Spider Spring Thaw- Every year we get together & shake the cold with a fun mountain biking event we call “Moab Thaw”, a bike demo event. Join us for rides, skills clinics, food, demos & of course, parties! If you miss the feeling you got at the original Moab Fat Tire Festival or Moab Halloween Bike Fest, this is the event for you. For info: moabthaw.com or 800-635-1792

Mar 10 Second Saturday E-Waste Recycling- at the Community Recycling Center, 1000 E. Sand Flats Road, 9am-Noon. For info on recyclable items visit solidwastessd1.com under events.

Mar 10 The Young Ambassadors Concert- combining contemporary music & dance for a fast-paced showcase of American musical theater at the Monticello High School. Chosen through an extensive selection process, the group’s talented performers offer a fresh view of America’s culture & way of life. Admission is by Blue Mountain or Kigalia Season Membership.For info: Derryl Jack at: (435)587-2218

Mar 10-13 Skinny Tire Festival - Four days of supported road cycling in scenic western landscape of Moab, Utah. Jumpstart your spring cycling with 40-60 mile routes through Dead Horse Point State Park & the Colorado River Corridor. A portion of every registration benefits cancer research & survivorship programs including the treatment infusion room at the Moab Regional Hospital. For more info visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889.

Mar 12 Awakening the Wisdom of the Body- a healing workshop series, 6-8:30pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. This workshop focuses on "Body as Compass". For info: 937-284-2190.

Mar 14 Second Wednesday Book Club- at the Moab Library, 6-8pm.

Mar 14 Swing & Blues Dance Night- join us at Club Rio, 2 S. 100 West, 21+. Get out & take advantage of the $5 lesson at 7pm (no experience or partner necessary!), followed by social dance. For info: Moab Swing Dance Community on Facebook. Brought to you by the Moab Swing Dance Community!

Mar 15 Free Movie: THE FLORIDA PROJECT- 7pm at Star Hall 159 E. Center St. Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief & adventure with her ragtag playmates & bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.- R. Winner of 8 Awards. Presented by The Grand County Public Library & The Utah Film Center. For info: 435-259-1111

Mar 16-18 Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention- at the Salt Palace. For info: slctattoo.com
Mar 17 43rd Annual Canyonlands Half Marathon & 5 Mile Run- the scenic USATF sanctioned and certified course follows the Colorado River through a dramatic redrock canyon. Food, beer, awards & live music await you at the finish in downtown Moab. For more info visit www.moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.

Mar 17-18 Moto Mayhem- affordable, family-oriented, "Enduro-X" style racing series at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Hwy 191. Spectators welcome. For info: montrosemotomayhem.com

Mar 21 Moab Toastmasters Meeting- Noon-1pm on the first & third Wednesday of every month at Zions Bank, 330 S. Main Street. Improve your public speaking & leadership skills. Everyone is welcome, no membership required. For info: facebook.com/MoabToastmasters

Mar 21 Swing & Blues Dance Night
- join us at Club Rio, 2 S. 100 West, 21+. Get out & take advantage of the $5 lesson at 7pm (no experience or partner necessary!), followed by social dance. For info: Moab Swing Dance Community on Facebook. Brought to you by the Moab Swing Dance Community!

Mar 24 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

Mar 24 Behind the Rocks Ultra Marathon- designed to highlight the technical slickrock trails of Moab, the views of the Behind the Rocks Wilderness area, & the snow capped La Sal mountains. For more info visit madmooseevents.com/behind-the-rocks-home or call 719-429-9501.

Mar 24-Apr 1 Easter Jeep Safari - Gathering of full size 4x4 vehicles to run back country trails with guides. Also a trade show with major industry suppliers presenting products for 4x4 vehicles. Full information about the Jeep Safari is available in a colorful magazine found in many locations around town. For more info visit rr4w.com or call 435-259-7625.

Mar 27 Open MIC at Moab Public Library- 6:30-7:45pm, 257 E. Center St. Open to the public & free to attend. Read, sing, play an instrument or listen. For info: 435-259-8477

Mar 28 Swing & Blues Dance Night- join us at Club Rio, 2 S. 100 West, 21+. Get out & take advantage of the $5 lesson at 7pm (no experience or partner necessary!), followed by social dance. For info: Moab Swing Dance Community on Facebook. Brought to you by the Moab Swing Dance Community!


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