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Moab Happenings Calendar of Events

Moab Happenings
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October Events

Oct 13-21 KZMU Fall RadioThon Fundraiser- see article pg 23B

Oct 18-21 Moab Senior Games- bringing & promoting fitness activities for adults ages 50 to 100 for physical competition. This event is held throughout Moab & typically has 8 games over a 4 day span. For info: or 435-260-0161. See ad pg 5B

Oct 20, 21 Magic Night Downtown- with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 7pm. $10 for adults, $5 for kids over 5-- Moab Backyard Theater --Behind Zax at 56 W 100 South

Oct. 19-22 Cedar Mesa & Comb Ridge Archaeology- learn about the Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge area & its fascinating history that spans thousands of years with Canyonlands Field Institute & guest experts Winston Hurst & Sally Cole. Explore the natural beauty of the landscape, side canyons, & learn about geology, desert ecology during three days & three nights of guided tours. To enroll either go online, email, or call 435-259-7750.

Oct 20 Artist in the Parks- join this free workshop. See schedule pg 21B

Oct 20 Community Peace Gathering by Seekhaven, at the Multicultural Center at 6pm

Oct 20 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.

Oct 20-21 Bluff Arts Festival-
Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 9am-1pm. For info: See ad & article pg 15A

Oct 20-21 The Utah High School Cycling League-
to enable every Utah teen to strengthen body, mind, and character through the lifelong sport of cycling. See full description on pg 2B

Oct 20 Moab Farmers Market- 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 West & 400 North

Oct 20 House Music Dance Party - DJ Dr. Scott (Seattle) at Club Rio 9:30pm $5 cover, a KZMU Fundraiser event, 2 South 100 West.

Oct 21 Artist in the Parks- join this free workshop. See schedule pg 21B

Oct 21 Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation- See schedule pg 18B

Oct 21 Castle Valley Gourd Festival- Bring the family to see gourd art for sale, tractor parade, kid's tent, adult hands-on, potluck lunch, puppet show, fortune tent & silent auction. From 10am-3pm, free admission. For info: or 435-259-0537. See ad & article pg 15A

Oct 21 Mayberry Native Plant Propagation Center - Autumn Open House 1-6pm. Celebrate autumn & learn about new projects at Mayberry! 1-3pm Help plant native pollinator plant. 3-6pm Enjoy refreshments & site tours. 435-259-6670

Oct 21 Stars Out Moab-
at 7pm view the night sky from the Center Street Ball Fields starting at dark. See ad pg 2A

Oct 21-Nov 4 Friends of the Library Book Sale-
Monday-Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday 9am- 5pm. For info: 435-259-5306 or 435-719-5086

Oct 23 Gentle Yoga- see schedule pg 18B

Oct 23 Posture Fitness Class- See article & ad pg 17B for schedule & class description pg 18B

Oct 23, 24, 28 Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation- See schedule pg 18B

Oct 24 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong - See schedule pg 18B

Oct 25 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!

Oct 26 All Levels Sheng Zhen Gong - See schedule pg 18B

Oct 26 Herbal Preparations 101: Steeps, Infusions, Decoctions, & Drying-
join Emily in the kitchen for a hands-on demonstration of herbal tea preparations. There are many factors to consider when brewing your own medicine, & in this class we will be focusing on different kinds of water extractions, otherwise known as tea! Learn how to identify the best ways to extract specific herbs as well as methods of drying & storing your herbs. 6-7:30pm at Moonflower Cooperative, 39 E. 100 North. To sign up: 435-259-5712

Oct 26, 27, 28 Magic Night Downtown- with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 7pm. $10 for adults, $5 for kids over 5-- Moab Backyard Theater --Behind Zax at 56 W 100 South

Oct 26-28 Moab Jeep Jamboree USA -
4x4 family oriented off road tour for Jeep only vehicles. For info: or call 530-333-1462

Oct 26-29 Moab Ho Down Mountain Bike Festival- There is no better way to round out your mountain biking year than at this mountain biking fundraiser! Festivities include Enduro Race, Jump Jam, Movie Night, Group Rides, Skills Camps, Townie Tour, & Huge Costume Party with live music. For info: or 435-259-4688. See ad pg 3B

Oct 27 Moab Farmers Market- 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 West & 400 North

Oct 27 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.

Oct 27-29 Moab Horse Endurance Ride- 25 or 50 mile ride per day for 3 days. American Endurance Riders Assn Nationally sanctioned. Ride is off of Hwy 313. Rustic camping with horses. For info: or 435-259-6162.

Oct 27 Moab Family Night- 3pm at the Moab Boulder Park (Located at Lions Park, North of Town) Free and open to all Moab Families.

Oct 27-29 Utah Navajo Fair- held in Bluff, UT. For info: See ad pg 11A

Oct 28 The Farmacy Pop Up Farm-to-Truck Harvest Meal Fundraiser 1pm at Easy Bee Farm
Join us for Moab’s 1st Pop Up Farm-to-Truck Harvest Meal by Chef Kaye Davis at Easy Bee Farm! This outdoor harvest meal benefits Youth Garden Project and is a one-time dining experience that you won’t want to miss! Celebrate the fall harvest and enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a four-course meal amidst one of Moab’s most beautiful farms! $100/person - food and alcohol included. A free shuttle to and from YGP and Easy Bee will be provided. Seating limited to 60 people. Advanced reservations required. Let’s celebrate the wonderful fall harvest from a great local farm, put together by a fantastic chef, to benefit an important organization in Moab, the Youth Garden Project! Please RSVP by Oct. 26th. Contact YGP at 435.259.2326 or For more information visit 

Oct 28 Haloween with the Giants- Costume Contest, Soup Special, Jurassic Fright Nights, Face Painting 4-7pm, S'more Bar 7-10pm, Special event pricing starts at 4pm. Moab Giants Dinosaur Park will be open untill 10pm that night. Located at SR 313, 112 West (9 miles north of Moab) 435-355-0288

Oct 28 Contra Dance- 7pm at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center, 111 E 100 North

Oct 28 Monticello Harvest Festival- for info:

Oct 28-29 Barrel For Bucks- 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! For info: Sally Soltvedt 970.210.6712

Oct 29 Day of the Dead Festival- During this one-day event & fundraiser, MVMC’s yard is transformed into a colorful & traditionally decorated cemetery to honor our deceased loved ones. There will be delicious authentic food, kids activities, face painting, cultural information, music, & dancing! 1-5 pm at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center, 156 N 100 W. Free entry, cultural exhibits, & activities. For info: 435-259-5444. See ad pg 14A for more info about the event go to

Oct 29 - Nov 3 Moab Folk Camp- Southeastern Utah music & song writing workshops. Experience a community of music & song in the spectacular red rock country of southeastern Utah. Learn the joy of making music & learning new skills in a caring environment. Classes in guitar, banjo, song writing, voice, hand drum, mandolin, painting & photography. For info: or 603-731-3240.

Oct 30 Posture Fitness Class- See article & ad pg 17B for schedule & class description pg 18B

Oct 30 Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation- See schedule pg 18B

Oct 30 What Would it Take for You to Heal? join Christina Myers for an exploration of the following questions: What does it mean to heal? Does modern western medicine account for all aspects of a person’s health problems? How do you incorporate self-care into healthcare? Christina’s practice is an integrated approach to working with what she calls the “body-self.” 6-7:30pm at Moonflower Cooperative, 39 E. 100 North. To sign up: 435-259-5712. See article pg 17B

Oct 30, 31 Gentle Yoga- see schedule pg 18B

Oct 31 Third Annual Trunk or Treat on Halloween Night 4-7pm, at Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S Hwy 191.Sponsored by the Grand County Family Support Center. To register a vehicle for the event, please call 435.259.1658. Vehicle registration can be faxed, emailed, or you can pick it up at the center located on 180 South 300 East. We are challenging all the local businesses & agencies to put a trunk in! In the past years its been so much fun, for businesses & agencies, its a free way to advertise.

Oct 31 Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation-
See schedule pg 18B

Oct 31 Halloween

November Events

Nov 1 Moab Business Summit- brings business people together to share business strategies, struggles & solutions across all sectors. For info: 435-259-7814

Nov 2 Aches, Pains, & Injuries: Natural Perspectives on Pain Management-
there is often a web of influences that happen to create chronic structural pain & inflammation, likewise, there are a web of interventions that can be beneficial on the road to recovery. In this class we will cover topical herbs, internal herbal medicine, & dietary changes that can help the musculoskeletal system & connective tissue heal & regenerate. 6-7:30pm at Moonflower Cooperative, 39 E. 100 North. To sign up: 435-259-5712

Nov 2 All Levels Sheng Zhen Gong

Nov 3-5 Moab Folk Festival- a 3 day live music Festival featuring 12 folk, Americana & roots musicians. The Festival has intimate venues, a quality lineup & amazing red rock scenery. Beer, wine, food & arts vendors at the Center Street Ball field venue. For info: or 435-259-3198. See ad pg 24A, article, pg 22B

Nov 3-5 Moab Celtic Festival's Scots on the Rocks-
celebrate the heritage & culture of Scotland, Ireland, England & Wales, just as it's been done for centuries... with lots of great music, dancing, athletics, good fun, good food, good drink, & great friends. Sure to be fun for the entire family surrounded by the beautiful red rocks of Southern Utah. For info: See ad & article, pg 9B

Nov 4-5 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Elks Charity Scramble Mixed. Call for info 435-259-6488

Nov 4-5 Moab Trail Marathon- 1/2 Marathon, Adventure 5K, Plus Kids K. An unforgettable voyage through some of the world's most scenic & unique lands. Entry includes t-shirt, goodie bag, food & drink, as well as a scenic, well-marked course. Try it! For info: or 970-389-4838.

Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong

Nov 9 All Levels Sheng Zhen Gong


Nov 11 Moab Golf Club Tournament-
St. Jude Charity Scramble Mixed. Call for info 435-259-6488

Nov 11 ArtWalk- from 5-9pm, visit up to eleven different venues, see many different art displays & enjoy refreshments. Enjoy Art Walk on the second Saturdays of April, May, June, September, October & November, For more info visit or call 435-259-6272.

Nov 11-12 National Park Service Fee Free Days

Nov 16 All Levels Sheng Zhen Gong

Nov 16 Free Movie: The Big Sick-
a hilarious tale of love, illness, & cultural differences. Based on the life of comedian Kumail Nanjiani. 7pm at Star Hall 159 E. Center St. Presented by the Grand County Public Library & the Utah Film Center. For info: 435-259-1111

Nov 18 Dead Horse Ultra - created to feature the Magnificent Seven Trails off of Gemini Bridges. The course will challenge you with technical slickrock & sandy washes with great views of Arches National Park, the La Sal Mountains & the Moab Valley. For info: or 719-429-9501.

Nov 18 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Toys Fore Kids Mixed. Call for info 435-259-6488


Nov 23 WabiSabi Community Thanksgiving Dinner- at the Grand Center 2-5pm. Everyone is invited to this free and/or by donation meal. No reservations necessary! WabiSabi gives thanks to the generous businesses & individuals who make this event possible every year. For information on volunteering or donating, call 435-259-2553.

Nov 30 All Levels Sheng Zhen Gong

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