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Moab Happenings Calendar of Events

Moab Happenings July 2018
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July Events

Jul 16-20 Arty Farty Summer Art Camp - Wind, Air & Fire. Capture the Elements through a Lens! At the MARC, ages 5-11, 9am-3pm. Only $110/week. Scholarships available. Register at www.moabarts.org

Jul 16-20 The Love of Horses Summer Camp- 9am-Noon. Intermediate camp at Spanish Trail Arena. To register: 435-259-1311

Jul 16-20 La Sal Mountains Explorer Base Camp Session 2- for students entering 5th-8th grade. Retreat from the heat in this popular eco-adventure with Canyonlands Field Institute. Your kids will spend time outdoors in the La Sal Mountains learning about wildlife, enjoying fun activities, & fishing! To enroll: info@cfimoab.org, call 435-259-7750, or go online cfimoab.org

Jul 19 Free Movie: LUCKY - 7pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center St. Directed by John Carroll Lynch. A sublime Harry Dean Stanton is Lucky, a ninety-year-old atheist on a journey of self-exploration to the often unattainable: enlightenment. Presented by The Grand County Public Library & The Utah Film Center. For info: 435-259-1111

Jul 20 Moab Farmers' Market- Fridays 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 W & Park Drive.

Jul 20 The Moab Free Concert Series- features a free, family friendly concert each Friday in July at Swanny City Park from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Farmer’s Market, food trucks, beer garden, shade trees & grassy lawn for a picnic & dancing. For info: moabfreeconcerts.com or 435-259-3198. See ad pg 5A, article pg 7A

Jul 20-21 Monticello Pioneer Days - Civil War Expo at the Monticello Welcome Center. Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday, 12pm-6pm.

Jul 20, 21 Magic Night Downtown- with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 8pm $10 for adults, $5 for kids over 5 at Moab Backyard Theater, behind Zax at 56W 100 S

Jul 21 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

Jul 23-27 Arty Farty Summer Art Camp - Water. Play with Water, Paint and Things that Flow! At the MARC, ages 5-11, 9am-3pm. Only $110/week. Scholarships available. Register at www.moabarts.org

Jul 23-31 It's Christmas in July at WabiSabi- All things Chrismass are only 25¢. For cold AC and hot deals, Check Wabi First. 160 East 100 South 10am-7pm everyday.

Jul 24 UTAH STATE HOLIDAY-PIONEER DAY

Jul 24 Story Trekkers Club- for children grades 3-6 from 10am-Noon on Tuesdays. Children will play cooperative games & make crafts while learning about the extraordinary people who came to the Moab area. Sponsored by the Museum of Moab & USU Extension 4H. To register: 4Honline.com & a $10 annual membership which allows participation in as many clubs as they like. Club led by Andrea Stoughton.

Jul 24 Swing & Blues Dance Night- at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Join the Moab Swing Dance Community every Tuesday for lessons & social dancing. Styles include: East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Blues, solo Jazz, & more. All ages welcome! No partner needed! $5.00 suggested donation. Intermediate progressive lesson 7-7:45 pm. Beginner lesson 7:45-8:30 pm. Social dancing 8:30-10 pm.

Jul 24 Museum of Moab's 40th Annual Ice Cream Social- for info: 435-259-7985. See article pg 17A

Jul 11, 25 Weed & Feed at Youth Garden Project- 6pm at the Youth Garden Project, 530 S. 400 East, next to the high school. In exchange for 1.5 hours of weeding you will receive a garden fresh meal prepared on site. Everyone is welcome. For info: 435-259-2326

Jul 25 Utah Friends of Paleontology Meeting- When Life Nearly Died: The Permian-Triassic Boundary of Utah by Ben Burger. 6pm, Zions Bank, 330 S Main (downstairs conference room). Free event, open to the public. For info: 435-259-9533.

Jul 26 Free Lecture Series- ReBecca Foster:
Early Cretaceous Fossils from Moab & Their Dispersal From Europe. While it is generally thought that the ancient landmass of Pangaea was completely broken apart by the end of the Jurassic Period (~145 million years ago), paleontologists have recently discovered animals, such as the sauropod dinosaur Mierasaurus, & the mammal-like Cifelliodon, who have ancestors that suggest they originated outside of North America. These animals would have immigrated to North America across a land bridge during a time of lower sea levels during the Early Cretaceous, as the two continents began to move away from one another. This suggests that the breakup of the ancient landmass Pangaea continued for about 15 million years later than previously thought, & migrations of both dinosaurs & mammals was occurring during the Early Cretaceous (145 to 101 million years ago). Come learn about how these important fossils from Southeastern Utah have ties to Europe and Asia. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Assoc & Museum of Moab

Jul 27 Moab Farmers' Market- Fridays 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 W & Park Drive.

July 27 Casttle Valley Book Group- July's selection is The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. 7:00am. at the Castle Valley Library, located in the Castle Valley Community Center.

Jul 27 The Moab Free Concert Series- features a free, family friendly concert each Friday in July at Swanny City Park from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Farmer’s Market, food trucks, beer garden, shade trees & grassy lawn for a picnic & dancing. For info: moabfreeconcerts.com or 435-259-3198. See ad pg 5A, article pg 7A

Jul 27 Pop Up Roller Rink! 6-9pm at the Old Spanish Trail Pavilion, 3641 S. Highway 191. FREE for locals on final Fridays of the month! Out-of-towners, just $5 for a skate rental. Disco ball? Check. Dance Music? Check check. Classic suede rental skates & roller blades? We've got those too! (Bring your own skates if you got 'em). Skate mate walkers & instruction available. Follow Skate Moab on social media to learn more. This is an all-ages, family-friendly event. See article pg 4B

Jul 27 Free Moab Movie: Ferdinand -
8:30pm. Bring your blankets & chairs, we'll provide the popcorn. Showing at Swanny City Park. Sponsored by Moab City Recreation & Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission.

Jul 27 Didgeridoo Concert- featuring Randin Graves at Star Hall, 159 E. Center Street. 7-9pm, $10 donation requested. See article pg 14B

Jul 27 Exploring Lunar Eclipses Astronomy Program-
8:30-10pm at the Canyon Country Discover Center in Monticello. Utah. See ad pg 18B

Jul 27-29 Youth River Skills Camp- for students entering 7th-12th grade. Learn rafting & paddling techniques, guiding skills, & area natural history with Canyonlands Field Institute! This two-night program utilizes paddle & oar-rig rafts & inflatable kayaks on a gentle stretch of the Colorado River. To enroll: cfimoab.org/trips/youth-river-skills-day-camp, email info@cfimoab.org, or call 435-259-7750.

Jul 27, 28 Magic Night Downtown-
with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 8pm $10 for adults, $5 for kids over 5 at Moab Backyard Theater, behind Zax at 56W 100 S

Jul 27-Aug 5 Montezuma County Fair-
we have a tremendous line up this year, with events for the whole family. In the Grandstand we will have some fan favorites such as the Ranch Rodeo, the Family Gymkhana, Lawnmower races, & some new additions such as a concert featuring Richie Law, (an American Idol Contestant) & an ATV rodeo. At the race track, the Bradshaw Brothers will be putting on the Demo Derby, & Friday night will car races. We will also have several family fun events such as kids day, chili & salsa contest, chicken chase, calf scramble, plus a lot-lot more. For a complete schedule: montezumacountyfair.com. See ad pg 22A

Jul 28 Low Cost Sports Physicals - Providers at Moab Regional Hospital will be volunteering their time on Saturday, July 28th from 9am-1pm to perform physicals for Grand County High School athletes. Physicals cost $25 and all proceeds from the event will be donated to the high school athletic department to support school sports. To make an appointment to receive a physical, call 435-719-5500 option 1.

Jul 28 Didgeridoo Workshop- Noon-2pm at Spanish Valley Vineyard, 4710 S. Zimmerman Lane. Please come early & bring your own chair. $15 donation requested. For info & reservations: 801-419-9470. See article pg 14B

Jul 28 Spanish Valley Vineyard House Concert & Potluck-
featuring didgeridoo musician Randin Graves, 6-8pm, 4710 S. Zimmerman Lane. For info: 801-419-9470 or 435-259-8134. See article pg 14B

Jul 28 National Park Artist-in-Residence David Boye- 8pm at Devils Garden Campground, Arches National Park. This concert is free & all ages are welcome. See article pg 14B

Jul 28 Moab Regional Hospital- offering low cost sport physicals for students, $25. For info: 435-719-5500. See article pg 18A

Jul 28, 29 Mozart’s The Magic Flute- 7:30pm on Saturday, 2pm on Sunday, Robinson Theater at Colorado Mesa University. Mozart’s treasured fantasy follows the journey of Prince Tamino as he enters the world of Sarastro to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. Armed with a magic flute & accompanied by the clumsy bird catcher Papageno, Tamino must endure trials of the heart, mind, & spirit to prove his love. A mystical adventure with beautiful arias. Sung in German with English dialogue. For info: 970-243-6787 or info@gjso.org

Jul 29 Veterans Charity Ride Welcome Reception- 4pm at Swanny City Park, corner of 100 West & 400 North. See article pg 1B

Jul 31 Story Trekkers Club- for children grades 3-6 from 10am-Noon on Tuesdays. Children will play cooperative games & make crafts while learning about the extraordinary people who came to the Moab area. Sponsored by the Museum of Moab & USU Extension 4H. To register: 4Honline.com & a $10 annual membership which allows participation in as many clubs as they like. Club led by Andrea Stoughton.

Jul 31 Moonflower Community Coop Seminar- The Art of Intuition: Using Kinesiology to Develop Your Inner Knowing. 6-7:30pm at 39 E. 100 North. Ever wonder what's the right choice to make, what's really true for you or how to get beyond confusion with a particular situation? In this interactive workshop you will learn basic Kinesiology (muscle testing) skills that you can use to help you access your subconscious mind & your higher knowing to find clarity, know what's really true for you & develop your intuitive sense of knowing. For info: 435-259-5712

Jul 31 Swing & Blues Dance Night- at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Join the Moab Swing Dance Community every Tuesday for lessons & social dancing. Styles include: East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Blues, solo Jazz, & more. All ages welcome! No partner needed! $5.00 suggested donation. Intermediate progressive lesson 7-7:45 pm. Beginner lesson 7:45-8:30 pm. Social dancing 8:30-10 pm.

August Events

Aug 2 National Park Artist-in-Residence David Boye- experience the mystery & magnificence of the National Parks through the instrumental guitar of composer, musician, & past National Park Artist In Residence, David Boye. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Assoc & Museum of Moab. See article pg 14B

Aug 3-4 Abajo Enduro Mt. Bike Race- this epic two-day, three stage enduro takes place in a hidden enclave of Utah's best kept secret we call the Abajo Mountains of San Juan County, overlooking the Bears Ears National Monument. You will encounter double & single track, wicked fast flowy descents, & tech gear. For info: www.roamutah.com/abajoenduro

Aug 3-11 San Juan County Fair-
two days of big time fun! The fair & parking is free with the exception of the concerts & Blue Mountain Rodeo. Climb the rock wall, bounce & slide on the inflatables, visit one of our information, education or vendor booths. There is always plenty to eat at the fair! Located at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in Monticello. For info: sanjuancountyfair.com

Aug 4-5 Moab Golf Club Tournament- 3-n-1 Mixed. For info 435-259-6488

Aug 9 Free Lecture Series- Robert Anderson: Soundscapes: How Noise Pollution Influences Wildlife Patterns & Visitor Experience within Canyonlands NP. Sounds are all around us & play an important role in our experience with the landscape. The National Park Service is beginning to understand the relationship between sound & the inherit resources within the park. By preserving the natural sound we all can enjoy our national wonders a little more. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Assoc & Museum of Moab.

Aug 9 Diamond Rio Concert- at the San Juan County Fair, 7:30pm, in Monticello at the fairgrounds. Follow San Juan County Fair on Facebook for more information!

Aug 10 Free Moab Movie: Dodgeball -
8:30pm. Bring your blankets & chairs, we'll provide the popcorn. Showing at Swanny City Park. Sponsored by Moab City Recreation & Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission.

Aug 11-12 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

Aug 11-13 Moab Rafting Trips with Splore Outdoor Adventure Programs-
Ruby and Horsethief Canyons, 3 days and 2 nights, Learn about the night sky with University of Utah astronomers at the height of the Perseid Meteor shower! Ages 5+, *$450, scholarships available. For info: discovernac.org/programs/splore-adventure or 435-649-3991

Aug 16 Free Movie: THE COLORADO - 7pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center St. The five-million-year story of the Colorado River region set to music by today’s leading composers & narrated by actor Mark Rylance. Presented by The Grand County Public Library & The Utah Film Center. For info: 435-259-1111

Aug 23 Free Lecture Series- Michael Matthes: Message in a Bottle. In the summer of 1977, the twin spacecraft Voyager 1 & 2 set off on a journey to explore the intriguing worlds of our solar system. The mission yielded scientific discovery & connected people to the cosmos. On board the spacecraft was a golden record designed to communicate the story of Earth to extraterrestrials. The record, like a message in a bottle, carried sounds & images to portray the diversity of life & culture on Earth. What messages would you send into the Universe & how do you think they've changed since 1977? 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Assoc & Museum of Moab

Aug 24 Free Moab Movie: Shrek -
8:30pm. Bring your blankets & chairs, we'll provide the popcorn. Showing at Swanny City Park. Sponsored by Moab City Recreation & Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission.

Aug 25 Scott Cossu Band-
6pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center. Scott is an internationally known, composer, pianist & recording artist. He was up front when New Age was just beginning over 30 years ago. For info: 435-259-6272

Aug 27-Sep 13 Moab Music Festival-
every year, the award-winning Moab Music Festival brings world-class musicians to stunning red rock venues around Moab for a feast of chamber music, jazz, & traditional music concerts. We call it "music in concert with the landscape™," celebrating old & new chamber music, jazz with a Latin flavor, & traditional music from around the globe. For info: 435-259-7003 or moabmusicfest.org

Aug 30 Andrew Wynne Concert- 6pm at Peace Tree Cafe

Aug 30 Free Lecture Series- Moab Information Center, 6pm

Aug 31 Skate Night! Pop Up Roller Rink! 6-9pm

Aug 30 Andrew Wynne Concert- 6pm at Peace Tree Cafe, 20 S. Main St. For info: 435-259-0101

Aug 30 Free Lecture Series- Randall Irmis, Ph.d: The Beginning of the Age of Dinosaurs in Southeastern Utah. The Triassic Period was a dynamic time in Earth's history, witnessing mass extinctions, major climate change, & the origin & early radiation of dinosaurs. The Late Triassic is poorly understood here in Utah despite being recorded in extensive outcrops of the multi-colored Chinle Formation. Recent fossil discoveries from the Chinle Formation in southeastern Utah made by a collaborative field project between the Natural History Museum of Utah & St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site will be discussed. This project is partially funded by Canyonlands Natural History Association. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Assoc & Museum of Moab

Aug 31 Skate Night! Pop Up Roller Rink! 6-9pm at the Old Spanish Trail Pavilion, 3641 S. Highway 191. available. Follow Skate Moab on social media to learn more. This is an all-ages, family-friendly event.

Sep 7 Garden Dinner at Youth Garden Project- is a rich, delicious & unique experience for each of our guests. We invite guest chefs to the garden to prepare a 4 course meal using fresh garden produce. Guests are seated at tables in nooks throughout the garden & enjoy their locally grown meal in the midst of the garden’s beauty. All proceeds support youth & community programs. Come enjoy the bounty of the garden with us! 6pm with Guest Chef Lal’s Sigiriya, owner of Lal’s Curry. $60 per person. For info: 435-259-2326

Sep 7 Free Moab Movie: Cheaper by the Dozen - 8:30pm. Bring your blankets & chairs, we'll provide the popcorn. Showing at Swanny City Park. Sponsored by Moab City Recreation & Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission.

Sep 8-9 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Steak & Sudsfest Mixed Bestball. For info 435-259-6488

Sep 21-23 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Men's Red Rocks Amateur. For info 435-259-6488

Sep 21 Dancing with the Moab Stars- a local favorite, what some call the "event of the year for locals", Dancing with the Moab Stars or Bailando con las estrellas de Moab is back again for it's 5th year! Featuring local community stars & instructors, come enjoy a night of fun competition at Grand County High School at 7pm. For info or to secure tickets call 435-259-5444.

Sep 22 National Park Service Fee Free Day- the Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches & Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep & Natural Bridges national monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2017 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors & spend time with their friends & family in the national parks this year.

Sep 28 Free Moab Movie: Willow - 8:30pm. Bring your blankets & chairs, we'll provide the popcorn. Showing at Swanny City Park. Sponsored by Moab City Recreation & Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission.

Oct 6-7 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Moab Senior Amateur, Men's & Women's. For info 435-259-6488

Oct 6-13 Red Rock Arts Festival-Plein Air Moab- celebrating open air painting in breathtaking Moab environments. The colorful, week-long gathering of artists & art lovers features workshops, competitions, awards, public art sales, & culminates with a street festival celebration. For info: redrockartsfestival.com or 435-259-6272

Oct 12 Free Moab Movie: Life of Pi - 8:30pm. Bring your blankets & chairs, we'll provide the popcorn. Showing at Center St Gym. Sponsored by Moab City Recreation & Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission.

Oct 13 Musical Story Hour at the Grand County Public Library- join us at 10:30 am for a music-themed story with live musical accompaniment. Introduces young children, with their parents, to a wide variety of musical instruments, sounds & genres. Appropriate for children newborn & up. Sponsored by the Moab Music Festival. For info: 435-259-7003.

Oct 28 Día de los Muertos Festival- the Moab Valley Multicultural Center celebrates Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead with the Moab community -featuring delicious food, mariachi, traditional altars, cultural kids crafts & MORE! Come celebrate & learn about this festival of life & death. Located at 156 N. 100 West. For info: call 435-259-5444.

Nov 3 Soupbowl Fundraiser & Ceramics Silent Auction- 5-7:30pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. For info: 970-819-7938.

Nov 3-4 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Elks Charity Scramble Mixed. For info 435-259-6488

Nov 9,10 A Celebration of Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire- Back of Beyond Books is proud to sponsor a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Desert Solitaire, by Edward Abbey. Our goal is to honor the influence Desert Solitaire has had on three generations of readers through keynote speeches, film, music, publications, dance, walks, testimonials & informal gatherings. Published in 1968 & has continued to be one of the seminal books on Wilderness as policy, poetry, & personal preference. For a full schedule of events: desertsolitare50.com

Nov 10 Moab Golf Club Tournament- St Jude Charity Scramble Mixed. For info 435-259-6488

Nov 11 National Park Service Fee Free Day-
the Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches & Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep & Natural Bridges national monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2017 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors & spend time with their friends & family in the national parks this year.

Nov 17 Moab Golf Club Tournament-
Toys Fore Kids Mixed. For info 435-259-6488

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