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MOAB'S LIVE MUSIC
in October

Oct 1 Moab Backyard Theater, Bluegrass with
Quicksand Soup 7:30pm
Oct 1 Blu Bar, Community Music Night -Scott Ibex, 7pm
Oct 2 Blu Bar, The Lost Buffalo, 7pm
Oct 3 Buck's Grill House, Drag Show 7-11:45pm
Oct 3 Peace Tree Cafe, Mac-Popular Music, 6pm
Oct 3 Blu Bar, Jack Henry Ellis, 7pm
Oct 3 Club Rio, DJ Johnny G, 9:30pm
Oct 3 Woody's Tavern, Niceness, 9pm
Oct 4 Blu Bar, Jack Henry Ellis, 7pm
Oct 4 Peace Tree Cafe, Gigi Love-Popular Music, 6pm
Oct 4 Club Rio, DJ Johnny G, 9:30pm
Oct 4 Woody's Tavern, Niceness, 9pm
Oct 7 Buck's Grill House, Eric Jones, 6-9pm
Oct 8 Moab Backyard Theater, Bluegrass with
Quicksand Soup 7:30pm
Oct 8 Blu Bar, Angel Perez, 7pm
Oct 9 Blu Bar, The Lost Buffalo, 7pm
Oct 9 Club Rio, Angel Perez, 9:30pm
Oct 9 Woody's Tavern, Kristen Ford (Boston), 9pm
Oct 10 Club Rio, Diabolical Sound Platoon, 9:30pm
Oct 10 Blu Bar, Rogue Assets, 7pm
Oct 10 Buck's Grill House, Scott Ibex, 6-9pm
Oct 10 Peace Tree Cafe, Mac-Popular Music, 6pm
Oct 10 Woody's Tavern, 14ers, 9pm
Oct 11 Buck's Grill House, Sand & Sunnie Sheff, 6-9pm
Oct 11 Blu Bar, Jill Cohn, 7pm
Oct 11 Club Rio, DJ Street Jesus & Oso Negro-Ed Able, 9:30pm
Oct 11 Woody's Tavern, 14ers, 9pm
Oct 14 Buck's Grill House, Sand & Sunnie Sheff, 6-9pm
Oct 15 Blu Bar, Community Music Night -Scott Ibex, 7pm
Oct 15 Woody's Tavern, Una Noche Caliente, 9pm
Oct 16 Blu Bar, The Lost Buffalo, 7pm
Oct 17 Buck's Grill House, Dave Steward Trio, 6-9pm
Oct 17 Blu Bar, Scott Ibex, 7pm
Oct 17 Club Rio, DJ Jason P, 9:30pm
Oct 17 Woody's Tavern, Pirate Locomotive, 9pm
Oct 18 Blu Bar, Bob Greenspan & Mama T, 7pm
Oct 18 Buck's Grill House, Slim Pickins, 6-9pm
Oct 18 Peace Tree Cafe, Gigi Love- Popular Music, 6pm
Oct 18 Club Rio, DJ Jason P, 9:30pm
Oct 18 Woody's Tavern, Pirate Locomotive, 9pm
Oct 21 Buck's Grill House, Scott Ibex, 6-9pm
Oct 21 Peace Tree Cafe, Gleewood-Folk Rock, 6pm
Oct 22 Moab Backyard Theater, Bluegrass with
Quicksand Soup 7:30pm
Oct 22 Blu Bar, Community Music Night -Scott Ibex, 7pm
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
435-259-3333

Buck's Grill House & Lounge
1393 N. Hwy 191
435-259-5201

Moab Backyard Theater
56 W. 100 South
435-260-0446

Club Rio

2 South 100 West
435-259-6666

Woody's Tavern
221 S. Main Street
435-259-3550

Peace Tree Cafe
20 S. Main Street
435-259-0101

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October Events 2014

Sept 30-Oct 7 Horse Clinic- just a group of horse lovers getting together & getting some help with their horses. In the afternoons we will most likely be going out on trails. For info call Daniel Brimhall 406.459.3525.

Oct 1 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.

Oct 1-2 Outerbike Guided Rides & Clinics- join us before the Outerbike Demo Days for guided rides & clinics that will range from the Whole Enchilada (an all day epic) to the new Intrepid trails. Info & sign up for these rides at Outerbike.com.

Oct 2 Moab Farmers' Market- 5-8pm at Swanny City Park. Buy Fresh!Local!Lively.

Oct 3-5 Outerbike Demo Event- Outerbike is a chance for you to test ride next year’s bikes & gear on world-class roads & trails in Moab, Utah. Your registration fee buys you lunches, shuttled rides, prizes, movies and entrance to our evening parties. Get more info & register at Outerbike.com. See info pg 2B.

Oct 3-6 Community Artist in the Parks- chat with artist Serena Supple to discover how she turns inspiration into art. Canyonlands National Park Maze District, call 435-259-2652 for times and locations. Prints of her work are for sale in the Arches & Island in the Sky bookstores.

Oct 3-11 Plein Air Moab - is an 8-day gathering of local & nationally known artists celebrating open air painting in breathtaking environments. PleinAir Moab culminates in competitions, awards & sale of art work. Most events are free & open to the public. For info: pleinairmoab.com or 435-259-6272. See article pg 1B & ad pg 17A.

Oct 4 Nature Writing Workshop- presented by Marcy Hafner, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Youth Garden, east of the high school on 400 east. $10.00 for Moab Poets &Writers members, $15.00 for non-members. Bring a sack lunch & your ideas on how to write about nature. For info and to sign up contact Marcy at 435-259-6197 or marcymoab@yahoo.com.

Oct 4 Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum- hosts lecture by Don Simonis on Historic Archaeology. 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 & easily and how old the associated historical sites are. Lecture starts at 2pm, 660 W. 400 N, Blanding, Utah. For more info: 435-678-2238. See ad on pg.17B.

Oct 4 Magic Night with Rick Boretti-7pm Moab Backyard Theater 56 W. 100 South

Oct 4-5 Range Creek Fremont Culture & Archaeology Trip with Canyonlands Field Institute - a rare opportunity to see prehistoric Fremont rock art & archaeological sites in-depth at Range Creek, in the Book Cliffs between Green River & Price, Utah. Two day vehicle tour includes hikes, camping, evening program,& delicious meals. Range Creek's restricted vehicle access & protected status makes for a unique opportunity! For info 435-259-7750 or cfimoab.org.

Oct 4-5 Adventure Xstream Series Finale - 30hr Adventure Race - Adventure Xstream Series Finale - The 14th Annual Adventure Xstream Moab Adventure 30hr Finale ends where it began, in Moab. The most exciting & challenging multi-sport races in the country. Solos, teams & 4 person relay divisions will mountain bike, kayak, trail run, & rappel through Moab's magnificent backcountry. For more info visit AXSracing.com or call 970-403-5320.

Oct 4-5 Moab Senior Amateur Golf Tourney- Moab Golf Club, 2705 E. Bench Rd, 435-259-6488.

Oct 7 Moab Garden Club- final garden tour of the 2014 season at 6:30pm. The Wheaton home at 2215 Munseys Dr. is sure to be a great way to end our 4th year of visiting local gardens. The club is open to anyone who enjoys gardening of any type. For info: Patty Larson at moabgardener@yahoo.com or call 259-7941.

Oct 8-12th: 2014 Alison Dunlap Adventure Camps 5-day Moab MTB Skills Camps - improve your technical skills & confidence at our Moab five-day skills camps. You’ll be treated to four days of rides, skill work, gourmet food, accommodations, massages, bike maintenance, seminars, & coaching. For info: 800-626-7335.

Oct 9 Smart Women Smart Money Conference- hosted by Zions Bank & Moab Area Chamber of Commerce. You will hear from inspiring women leaders who provide insight on personal development & empower women to creat & sustain financial well-being. 10am-1:30pm at The Grand County Civic Center, 182 N. 500 West. Lunch will be provided, register today as seating is limited. For info: 801-844-7996 or register at zionsbank.com/swsm.

Oct 9 Moab Farmers' Market- 5-8pm at Swanny City Park. The last market of the season. Buy Fresh!Local!Lively.

Oct 9 Moab Western Show- Comedy & Music 8:15pm Moab Backyard Theater 56 W. 100 South.

Oct 9 & 10 – Dinosaur Festival: Celebrating National Fossil Day with the Moab Information Center (MIC) & the Museum of Moab. At the MIC,Oct 9 at 6 pm, paleontologist ReBecca Hunt-Foster presents “Walking in Their Foot Steps: Fossil Tracks of Grand County”. On Oct. 10th visit the MIC and the Museum of Moab to see dinosaur bones and learn about these amazing animals. From 4:30-6:30 p.m. there will be “dinomite” games, face painting & information tables in the MIC courtyard. Bring a camera and have your photo taken with a velociraptor! Follow the “dinosaur tracks” to the Museum of Moab for more dinosaur fun including “Walking like a Dinosaur”! At 7 p.m., bring the family for an outdoor movie “Walking with Dinosaurs" in the MIC courtyard. Popcorn & drinks will be available for purchase. All events are free but donations are appreciated. For info contact CNHA at (435)-259-6003 x 112 or the Museum of Moab (435) 259-7985. MIC, corner of Main & Center St.; Museum of Moab, 118 E. Center Street. See article pg 5A.

Oct 10 Moab Regional Hospital Charity Golf Tournament- registration begins at 8:45 am with 10:00 a.m. shotgun start at the Moab Golf Club, 2705 E. Bench Rd. This fundraiser benefits our digital mammography program. Support early detection by sponsoring a foursome or registering as a player $80 player, $320 foursome.To register as a sponsor or player, call 435-719-4076 or email jennifers@mrhmoab.org. This will be a fun day with great people, great food, great prizes & great golf!

Oct 10 Moab Western Show- Comedy & Music
8:30pm Moab Backyard Theater 56 W. 100 South.

Oct 10-12 Rock, Gem & Mineral Show 55th Annual- at Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S Hwy 191, Moab. Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am -4pm. Vendors, Photo Display, Spin Table. Field Trips Sat & Sun 9am (please sign up the previous day). Free Admission. For info: Jerry Hansen 435.259.3393. See ad pg 5B & article pg 5A.

Oct 10-12 Fremont Culture & Archaeology Trip with Canyonlands Field Institute - join us for a rare opportunity to see prehistoric Fremont rock art & archaeological sites in-depth at Range Creek, in the Book Cliffs between Green River & Price, Utah. Two day vehicle tour includes hikes, camping, evening program, & delicious meals. Restricted vehicle access & protected status makes this a unique opportunity! For info: call 435-259-7750 or cfimoab.org

Oct 10-12 Archaeology Trip with Canyonlands Field Institute
- a unique opportunity to discover Cedar Mesa & Comb Ridge’s fascinating history that spans thousands of years. Explore the natural beauty of the landscape & side canyons, learn about geology, desert ecology, & more during 2 days & 2 nights of guided tours. Locations include sites in Butler & Comb Washes, Cedar Mesa side canyons, a spectacular drive along the Comb itself, & walking a portion of Posey’s Trail. Trip begins & ends in Bluff, Utah. For info: 435-259-7750. or cfimoab.org.See article pg 17B & ad 7A.

Oct 11 Newspaper Rock 10K- 10am come enjoy the beautiful fall colors & weather for the sixth annual Newspapers Rock 10K Race. The race begins at Newspaper Rock & winds 6.2 spectacular miles through Indian Creek Canyon. See article pg17B & ad pg 7A.

Oct 11 Dance Moab's Anniversary Party
- at Moab Multicultural Center, 156 N. 100 W, 5pm. Celebrate with live Salsa music & a wide variety of Mexican dishes: tacos, tamales & posole, $6 a plate, BYOB. Children's dance performance too! Come support Salsa Picante prepare for their part in Dancing with the Moab Stars. For info: dancemoab@gmail.com.

Oct 11 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 & entertainment 6-9pm. For info: artwalkmoab.com or call 435-259-4912. See ad & article pg 6A.

Oct 11 Radical Reels- Utah Avalanche Center, Moab & Petzl America are presenting the Banff Mountain Film Festival's Radical Reels. Films will feature the best high-adrenaline mountain sports films entered in the competition. Grand County High School,7 pm. For info visit utahavalanchecenter.org or call 435-260-8983. See article & ad pg 6B.

Oct 11 Magic Night with Rick Boretti-8pm Moab Backyard Theater 56 W. 100 South.

Oct 11-13 Moab Rocks- the regions best classic & new routes including Klondike, Porcupine Rim & Mag 7 & combines them into a 3-day masterpiece of xc & timed descents in a fully supported format. For info: www.transrockies.com.

Oct 12 “Uniting for Colorado” - International activist, Winona LaDuke, at the CMU Ballroom in Grand Junction, 4:30 p.m. Come early to meet Ms. LaDuke at a 3 pm reception, cash bar & silent auction as part of the Western Colorado Congress 34th Annual Meeting. The presentation will focus on national environmental & conservation challenges & their relationship to our local issues. Tickets: $15 & students $5 can be purchased at the door or at www.wccongress.org; Call 970-256-7650 for information. Everyone Welcome!

Oct 13 COLUMBUS DAY

Oct 14 Guest artist Jeff Mathison's Figure Drawing Workshop- Noon to 4pm at Gallery Moab, 87 N. Main Street. $40. Space is limited. Call now! 435-355-0024.

Oct 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.

Oct 15 Community Artist in the Parks-chat with artists Serena Supplee to discover how she turns inspiration into art. Canyonlands National Park Needles District, Sqaw Flat Campground Amphitheater, 1-4pm. Prints of her work are for sale in the Arches & Island in the Sky bookstores.

Oct 16-19 Bluff Arts Festival-features a variety of terrific hands-on workshops, a film festival, and a featured speaker. The festival also features an artist's walk showcasing the work of local artists. For more info facebook.com/BluffArtsFestival. See article 17B & ad 7A.

Oct 16-19 Community Artist in the Parks-chat with artists Serena Supplee to discover how she turns inspiration into art. Canyonlands National Park Needles District, Salt Creek throughout the day. Prints of her work are for sale in the Arches & Island in the Sky bookstores.

Oct 17 Dance Performance to Beetlejuice-
Just Dance Company kicks off the Halloween Season with this fundraiser performance. A goody booth opens at 6:30pm, performance at 7pm at Old City Park. $5 adult, $2 child. For info: Karisa 435-260-0414.

Oct 17 Dancing with the MOAB Stars- is a completely new fundraising event coming to Moab! This event will feature local talent paired with community stars & all proceeds will go towards the Multicultural Center & its many critical programs. Come to Star Hall at 7PM. Tickets are $10 at Back of Beyond Books, Wabi Sabi East & South & the Multicultural Center. For children 14 & under tickets are $5. Tickets at the door will be $12. See ad pg 15B & article pg19A.

Oct 17-19 Barrels For Bucks-
Come watch some of the fastest horses & their riders compete for top spot in the popular sport of Barrel Racing! It is free to come & watch, we love the support! We have $500.00 added money in open race. We also have novice horses who have won less than $1,000.00. Sally Soltvedt 970.210.6712 sjsoltvedt@yahoo.com.

Oct 18 Mi Vida Mine Tour & Lisbon Valley Mine History- with Mark Steen, son of Charlie Steen. Museum of Moab & Canyonlands Field Institute takes you to the site of the original uranium discovery that set off the mining rush for the Moab area & the entire Colorado Plateau. Visit the first Mi Vida Mine entrance & Big Buck Mine area, & hear the history of the Mi Vida Mine as it developed over the years. Meet at Museum of Moab at 9am & return around 1pm. To register for this field trip stop at the Museum of Moab front desk between 10am & 6pm, Mon–Sat, for a registration form. Bring your own lunch. Water & snacks provided. $65 per person. Museum of Moab or CFI members: $55 For info: 435-259-7985 or email director@moabmuseum.org.

Oct 18 Unity Church of Grand Junction
- WoW Spiritual Retreat, 9am-12:30pm, 3205 N. 12th St. Mary Eichinger presents principles & guidelines from the book "Women, Food & God". Retreat open to all, bring light snack to share, beverages provided. Donations accepted. For info: Deb 970-260-9714 or info@WoWSpiritualRetreat.org.

Oct 18 - Castle Valley Gourd Festival- is a harvest gathering to celebrate the beauty & versatility of hard shelled gourds & gourd art. Set in beautiful Castle Valley 10am to 3pm. Displays of gourd art & raw gourds, kids booth & face painting, demos, gallery, hands on booth, costumes, silent auction, music, fortune telling, tractor parade & potluck lunch. Join Us! For more info visit gourdfestival.blogspot.com or call 435-259-8508. See ad pg 2A & article pg 5B.

Oct 18 Dead Horse 50K & 25K- GrassRoots Events has added another race to it's Moab trail running calendar. It is a 50k & 25k held at Gemini Bridges. Dead Horse was created to feature the Magnificent Seven Trails off Gemini Bridges. The course will challenge you with technical slickrock & sandy washes & has great views of Arches National Park, the La Sal Mountains and the Moab Valley. For info: www.grassrootsevents.net

Oct 18 Magic Night with Rick Boretti-7pm Moab Backyard Theater 56 W. 100 South

Oct 19 The Other Half-
is a point-to-point half marathon that starts at the historic Dewey Bridge, passes through “Post Card Alley” with views of prominent landmarks, including Fisher Towers, Castle Rock, & the La Sal Mountains. Featured as one of the “Best Destination Half Marathons” in Runner’s World Magazine. Race ends at the lush landscapes of Sorrel River Ranch Resort where finishers receive unique finisher medals, delicious microbrews served in a commemorative pint glass, great food & live music. For info visit www.moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435 259 4525. See article pg 4A.

Oct 19 Community Artist in the Parks-
chat with artist Serena Supplee to discover how she turns inspiration into art. Canyonlands National Park Needles District, Sqaw Flat Campground Amphitheater, 1-4pm. Prints of her work are for sale in the Arches & Island in the Sky bookstores.

Oct 22 Barktoberfest- an evening of food, beer, music & an opportunity to support the Humane Society of Moab Valley. Dinner from 6-7pm with beer from Utah brewers. Tickets $25. For info: Blu Bar 435-259-3333 or HSMV 435-259-4862. See article 15A.

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: moabhodown.com 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 volunteer@mrhmoab.org. 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 www.kzmu.org. 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 www.moabfhc.org. 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: youthgardenproject.org/pumpkinchuckin 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 www.monticelloutah.org. 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 zombi5k.com 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 nps.gov/cany/planyourvisit/stargazing.htm or call 435-259-4712.

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 moabriverrendezvous.com. 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: moab.women@gmail.com.

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 www.moablibrary.org.

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 moabriverrendezvous.com. 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: emily@communityrebuilds.org. 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 communityrebuilds.org/scavengerhunt2014.html to download registration form & pay entry fee via PayPal. For info: serah@communityrebuilds.org.

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 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: utahscanyoncountry.com. 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: moabseniorgames.com 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: www.moabfolkfestival.com. 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: artwalkmoab.com.

Nov 11 VETERANS DAY

Nov 11 Free National Park Entrance Day Veterans Day- visit all national parks, including Arches & Canyonlands National Parks, for free! For more info visit nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

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: moab.women@gmail.com.

Nov 27 THANKSGIVING DAY


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: moabchamber.com 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: moabmarc.com 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: moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.

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

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