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February Events in Moab

Feb 7 Bachata Kizomba Sunday Nights at South Town Gym 7:00-8:30pm intermediate bachata lesson followed by open dancing for all levels until 10pm to bachata, kizomba, & zouk. Some salsa & cha cha will also be played. $10 drop in for lesson & dance, $5 to dance. 1070 S Hwy 191. Email dancemoab@gmail.com for info.

Feb 7 Power & Peace - new class at Moab Yoga!  Christina leads a balanced practice that begins with an active flow and finishes with yin/restoratives.  Every Sunday evening from 5:30-6:45pm at 37 E. Center St. www.moabyoga.com

Feb 8 Beginner Bachata Combinations Class - 6:30-7:30pm come learn some basic combinations to apply to the dance of love. No partner, no experience necessary. This is your fastest track to dancing. Drop in $10 for class. Dress comfortably and be ready to have a good time! Moab Arts & Recreation Center (111E 100N). Email dancemoab@gmail.com with questions.

Feb 8 Morning Pilates at Moab Yoga!  Jenna will now be teaching every Monday from 8:30-9:30am.  Focus on your core and feel great all week.  37 E. Center St. www.moabyoga.com

Feb 9 Tuesday Night Salsa Lessons - It's cold outside! Come inside & heat it up with some Latin dancing this month! 6:30 -7:30pm Level 1 LA Style Salsa Lesson with Hurricane Rita. No partner, no experience necessary. 7:30-9:00pm Intermediate Salsa Lesson. $10 Drop in or $15 for both classes. Moab Arts & Recreation Center (111E 100N) Email dancemoab@gmail.com for info.

Feb 9 Hatha Lunch - new offering at Moab Yoga!  Lily returns to the regular schedule for a satisfying mid-day class.  Every Tuesday from 12-1pm at 37 E. Center St. www.moabyoga.com

Feb 10 Latin Wednesday at Club Rio - 8pm for a FREE salsa lesson with Hurricane Rita. Followed by Salsa, bachata, kizomba, cha cha until midnight. Perfect for a date night! (2S 100W) Email dancemoab@gmail.com with questions.

Feb 10 New All Levels Class at Moab Yoga!  Kristi leads a positively challenging, playful, and meaningful practice every Wednesday from 5:30-6:45pm at 37 E. Center St. www.moabyoga.com

Feb 11 Free Lecture: Ancient Astronomers of Moab: What Happened in Hell Roaring Canyon? Local rock art student, Rory Tyler, will be speaking at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center (MARC) at 7pm. It documents Tylerʼs archeological/astronomical work with Desert Archaic pictographs in that canyon over the last four years. Anyone who brings a flash drive can get a free copy of the talk. It will also be available from the library.

Feb13 Dance Moab's 3rd Annual Red Hot Latin Flavor: Fiesta en Rojo & Daddy Daughter Dance- at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center (111E 100N). 5:45pm Doors open. Dinner & beverages available. 6:15PM beginner bachata lesson for all ages. At 7:30pm watch performances by the young dancers of Hurricane Rita's Beacon Afterschool Salsa & Bachata Performance Classes, as well as Dance Moab's Bachateame Moab adult performance class graduation piece. Daddy Daughter Dance at 8pm followed by social dancing until 10PM. This is an event you don't want to miss! $10 Suggested donation includes dinner & a beverage. All donations benefit the Moab Salsa Bachata Festival happening Veterans Day Weekend November 11-13, 2016. Red clothing is encouraged, not required. Email DanceMoab@gmail.com with questions.

Feb 13 Puttin' on the Ritz - do not miss Moab's classiest event of the year, Seekhaven's annual fundraiser Puttin' on the Ritz. Come enjoy an evening of fine dining, live music & silent auction. All proceeds support the Seekhaven Family Crisis & Resource Center. Tickets: $50/person, available at Zions Bank & Seekhaven. For more info visit seekhaven.org or call 435-259-2229.

Feb 14 valentine's Day

Feb 14 Valentine's Day Bachateame & Kiz Me Night at South Town Gym - bring your sweetie at 7:00pm for a lesson in Bachata Sensual with Hurricane Rita. Learn to connect with your partner without words. Followed by bachata & kizomba until 10PM. $10 drop in for lesson & dance, $5 to dance 1070 S Hwy 191. Email DanceMoab@gmail.com with questions.

Feb 14 Power & Peace - new class at Moab Yoga!  Christina leads a balanced practice that begins with an active flow and finishes with yin/restoratives.  Every Sunday evening from 5:30-6:45pm at 37 E. Center St. www.moabyoga.com

Feb 15 President's Day Holiday


Feb 15 Bachateame Moab: 6 week Intermediate Bachata Sensual progressive class - begins at 7:30pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center (111E 100N). Three hour focus on form and footwork, six hours focus on choreography. Step out of your shell in 2016! $60 due at first class. Email dancemoab@gmail.com for info.

Feb 15 Morning Pilates at Moab Yoga!  Jenna will now be teaching every Monday from 8:30-9:30am.  Focus on your core and feel great all week.  37 E. Center St. www.moabyoga.com

Feb 16 Tuesday Night Salsa Lessons - It's cold outside! Come inside & heat it up with some Latin dancing this month! 6:30 -7:30pm Level 1 LA Style Salsa Lesson with Hurricane Rita. No partner, no experience necessary. 7:30-9:00pm Intermediate Salsa Lesson. $10 Drop in or $15 for both classes. Moab Arts & Recreation Center (111E 100N) Email dancemoab@gmail.com for info.

Feb 16 Hatha Lunch - new offering at Moab Yoga!  Lily returns to the regular schedule for a satisfying mid-day class.  Every Tuesday from 12-1pm at 37 E. Center St. www.moabyoga.com

Feb 17 Toastmasters- is a self-paced public speaking club. Held at Zions Bank Building at Noon on the 1st & 3rd Wedneday of each month.

Feb 17-20 Quilted Moab Retreat - Our featured guest will be Norma Whaley with Timeless Traditions. Norma has some great classes that she is willing to teach & will provide a Trunk show for us on Friday Evening. Margie Ullery has agreed to come to our retreat again. Plus we have several local ladies willing to teach classes for us. There is a something for everyone. Instruction & costs are posted on the registration form. If you have any question feel free to email us at info@quiltedmoab.com. For more info visit quiltedmoab.com or call 435-210-0904.

Feb 17 New All Levels Class at Moab Yoga!  Kristi leads a positively challenging, playful, and meaningful practice every Wednesday from 5:30-6:45pm at 37 E. Center St. www.moabyoga.com

Feb 19 5th Annual Adult Spelling Bee- 6:30pm at the Bar M Chuckwagon. A fundraiser for the Grand County Education Foundation. See ad pg 1A & article pg 15A.

Feb 20 Trashion Show! 8pm at Woody's Tavern (221 S Main St.) Admission is $10 in a costume and $15 without a costume. Hosted by Canyonlands Community Recycling and Third Space Moab.

Feb 21 Bachata Kizomba Sunday Nights at South Town Gym 7:00-8:30pm intermediate bachata lesson followed by open dancing for all levels until 10pm to bachata, kizomba, & zouk. Some salsa & cha cha will also be played. $10 drop in for lesson & dance, $5 to dance. 1070 S Hwy 191. Email dancemoab@gmail.com for info.

Feb 21 Power & Peace - new class at Moab Yoga!  Christina leads a balanced practice that begins with an active flow and finishes with yin/restoratives.  Every Sunday evening from 5:30-6:45pm at 37 E. Center St. www.moabyoga.com

Feb 22 Beginner Bachata Sensual Class at the MARC 6:30-7:30pm at the MARC to learn some basic bachata sensual moves to apply to the dance of love. No partner, no experience necessary. This is your fastest track to dancing. Drop in $10 for class. Dress comfortably & be ready to have a good time! Moab Arts and Recreation Center (111E 100N). Email dancemoab@gmail.com with any questions

Feb 22 Morning Pilates at Moab Yoga!  Jenna will now be teaching every Monday from 8:30-9:30am.  Focus on your core and feel great all week.  37 E. Center St. www.moabyoga.com

Feb 23 Tuesday Night Salsa Lessons - It's cold outside! Come inside & heat it up with some Latin dancing this month! 6:30 -7:30pm Level 1 LA Style Salsa Lesson with Hurricane Rita. No partner, no experience necessary. 7:30-9:00pm Intermediate Salsa Lesson. $10 Drop in or $15 for both classes. Moab Arts & Recreation Center (111E 100N) Email dancemoab@gmail.com for info.

Feb 23 Hatha Lunch - new offering at Moab Yoga!  Lily returns to the regular schedule for a satisfying mid-day class.  Every Tuesday from 12-1pm at 37 E. Center St. www.moabyoga.com

Feb 24 Latin Wednesday at Club Rio - 8pm for a FREE salsa lesson with Hurricane Rita. Followed by Salsa, bachata, kizomba, cha cha until midnight. Perfect for a date night! (2S 100W) Email dancemoab@gmail.com with questions.

Feb 24-26 Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course- hosted by CFI in association with the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS. Meets & exceeds Utah River Guide License requirements. Course fee $330, Deposit $150. To register 435-259-7750 or info@cfimoab.org.

Feb 24 New All Levels Class at Moab Yoga!  Kristi leads a positively challenging, playful, and meaningful practice every Wednesday from 5:30-6:45pm at 37 E. Center St. www.moabyoga.com

Feb 27 CFI annual Eagle Float - After a 15 year hiatus Canyonlands Field Institute with the help of Sheri Griffith Expeditions & the Moab Bird Club is once again floating the Ruby & Horsethief Canyons in search of wintering eagles. This calm water float is perfect for birders trying to capture that perfect photograph or to get a good view through binoculars. Guest experts from the Moab Bird Club will accompany this trip to offer tips on identification, migratory routes, and habits of the many bird species as the boats float by.  On past trips up to 50 eagles have been sighted on this stretch of river between Loma, Colorado and Westwater . For info: visit cfimoab.org, call (800) 860-5262, or email info@cfimoab.org.

Feb 28 Bachata Kizomba Sunday Nights at South Town Gym 7:00-8:30pm intermediate bachata lesson followed by open dancing for all levels until 10pm to bachata, kizomba, & zouk. Some salsa & cha cha will also be played. $10 drop in for lesson & dance, $5 to dance. 1070 S Hwy 191. Email dancemoab@gmail.com for info.

Feb 28 Power & Peace - new class at Moab Yoga!  Christina leads a balanced practice that begins with an active flow and finishes with yin/restoratives.  Every Sunday evening from 5:30-6:45pm at 37 E. Center St. www.moabyoga.com

Feb 29 Beginner Bachata Dominicana Class at the MARC- 6:30-7:30pm at the MARC to learn some basic bachata Dominican Style moves to apply to the dance of love. No partner, no experience necessary. Drop in $10 for class. Dress comfortably & be ready to have a good time! Moab Arts & Recreation Center (111E 100N). Email dancemoab@gmail.com with questions.

Feb 29 Morning Pilates at Moab Yoga!  Jenna will now be teaching every Monday from 8:30-9:30am.  Focus on your core and feel great all week.  37 E. Center St. www.moabyoga.com

March Events in Moab

Mar 1 Tuesday Night Salsa at the MARC - It's cold outside! Come inside & heat it up with some Latin dancing this month! 6:30 -7:30pm Level 1 LA Style Salsa Lesson with Hurricane Rita. No partner, no experience necessary. 7:30-9pm Intermediate Salsa Lesson. $10 Drop in, $15 for both classes. Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111E 100N. Email dancemoab@gmail.com for info.

Mar 2 Toastmasters- is a self-paced public speaking club. Held at Zions Bank Building at Noon on the 1st & 3rd Wedneday of each month.

Mar 2 Dance Moab's Swing & Blues at Club Rio - 7pm for a $5 beginner east coast swing dance lesson with local instructor, Kira Red. No partner necessary to dance! Followed by social dancing to swing & blues until 10pm. Located at 2S 100W. Email dancemoab@gmail.com or swingdancemoab@gmail.com for info.

Mar 4 Moab Music Festival Winter Concert Series- featuring international artists, Hasse Borup & Kasia Sokol-Borup with the U of U Masters String Quartet. 7pm at Star Hall. Concert is FREE, with a recommended donation of $10 per person. The concert will begin with a brief showcase of the BEACON Strings Orchestra, playing side by side with visiting professional musicians. For info: 435-259-7003 or info@moabmusicfest.org.

Mar 4-6 Sheng Zhen Qigong Workshop for Self Healing co- taught by Don Leathers & Lisa DeRees. Please call 435-259-8123 for more information or to register.

Mar 5 Spring Trail Run 8K, 1/2 Marathon- super fun course featuring classic Moab single track including slickrock, red dirt, & scenic views. Event takes place just 19 miles north of Moab in the Klondike Bluffs area. Sign up now! For info 970-389-4838 or www.trainingrx.com/events.html. See article pg

Mar 5 Downtown Abbey- see Feb 20 description

Mar 6 Moab OFF-Road Duathlon- 8K trail run, 13K mountain bike event. Great course just 19 miles north of Moab in the Klondike Bluffs area on a scenic & well-marked course. Sign up now! Call for info 970-389-4838 or www.trainingrx.com/events.html. See article pg

Mar 7 Bachateame Moab Monday - Bachata dancing finds its origin in the Dominican Republic & grows out of emotions like romance & heartbreak in Caribbean music. Beginner lesson 6:30-7:30pm. No partner, No experience necessary. Intermediate lesson 7:30-9pm. $10 Drop in, $15 for both classes. For info: email dancemoab@gmail.com

Mar 7-8 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour the year's best films on mountain sport, culture & adventure. Tickets are not available online but will be available in Moab at Back of Beyond, Pagan Mountaineering, Canyon Voyages & Poison Spider Bikes. They are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. There will also be a a will-call list for people who are not coming into town in time to buy them in advance. Grand County High School Auditorium at 7pm with the doors opening at 6:15pm. For info call 435-259-4859.

Mar 8 Tuesday Night Salsa at the MARC - It's cold outside! Come inside & heat it up with some Latin dancing this month! 6:30 -7:30pm Level 1 LA Style Salsa Lesson with Hurricane Rita. No partner, no experience necessary. 7:30-9pm Intermediate Salsa Lesson. $10 Drop in, $15 for both classes. Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111E 100N. For info: email dancemoab@gmail.com

Mar 9 Latin Wednesday at Club Rio - 7pm for a $5 All Levels salsa lesson with Hurricane Rita. No partner necessary to dance! Followed by Salsa, bachata, kizomba, & Zouk social dance until 11pm. Perfect for a date night! Located at 2S 100W. Email dancemoab@gmail.com for info.

Mar 11-13 Moab Thaw 2016 - every year, we get together & shake the cold with a fun mountain biking event we call “Moab Thaw”. Fun weekend of bike demos, group rides & industry parties. $89 for all activities including the women's only bike clinic on Friday. Thaw is a great way to shake off winter & get your legs moving again with fun, friends, & great Moab riding. Max attendance of 300 -sign up early! For info visit moabthaw.com or call 435-259-7882.

Mar 11-12 Dance Moab March Madness- with Lola Monet AKA Lola Queen Beatz a Nigerian Sensation from LA whose fiery style is absolutely contagious. Come for a series of African Dance workshops: Afro-rhythms & isolations, Tarraxinha, kizomba ladies styling, & kuduro! Saturday will feature a choreography challenge open to everyone that will be performed at our monthly Dance Moab Social. Located at the MARC, 111E 100N. For info: DanceMoab.com or 831-917-8639.

Mar 12 Canyonlands Half Marathon & Five Mile Race- Join us for our 41st year. The scenic USATF sanctioned & certified course follows the Colorado River through a dramatic redrock canyon. Food, awards, raffle & live music await you at the finish in downtown Moab. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.com/halfmarathon/index.cfm or call 435-259-4525.

Mar 12 Downtown Abbey- KZMU will present the final performance of this live original radio drama 7pm at Star Hall. Gala reception to follow. For info contact Marty 435-259-8824. See description on Feb 20.

Mar 12-15 Moab Skinny Tire Festival - Road cycling through iconic Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, & the Colorado River Corridor. Classic Bike Show & Contest, Family Fun Day, Cowboy Cookout, & more. Choose two or four day ride options. Put purpose to your cycling! Festival benefits cancer survivorship programs. For info: skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889.

Mar 14 Bachateame Moab Monday - Bachata dancing finds its origin in the Dominican Republic & grows out of emotions like romance & heartbreak in Caribbean music. Beginner lesson 6:30-7:30pm. No partner, No experience necessary. Intermediate lesson 7:30-9pm. $10 Drop in, $15 for both classes. Email dancemoab@gmail.com with questions.

Mar 15 Tuesday Night Salsa at the MARC - It's cold outside! Come inside & heat it up with some Latin dancing this month! 6:30 -7:30pm Level 1 LA Style Salsa Lesson with Hurricane Rita. No partner, no experience necessary. 7:30-9pm Intermediate Salsa Lesson. $10 Drop in, $15 for both classes. Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111E 100N. For info: email dancemoab@gmail.com

Mar 16 Toastmasters- is a self-paced public speaking club. Held at Zions Bank Building at Noon on the 1st & 3rd Wedneday of each month.

Mar 16 Dance Moab's Swing & Blues at Club Rio - 7pm for a $5 beginner east coast swing dance lesson with local instructor, Kira Red. No partner necessary to dance! Followed by social dancing to swing & blues until 10pm. Located at 2S 100W. For info: email dancemoab@gmail.com or swingdancemoab@gmail.com

Mar 19-27 50th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari- consists of trail rides, mostly day long trips, departing from Moab Utah throughout the 9 day long event. Full information about the Safari is available in a colorful magazine found in many locations around town. The official event is hosted by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers Inc. www.rr4w.com

Mar 21 Bachateame Moab Monday - Bachata dancing finds its origin in the Dominican Republic & grows out of emotions like romance & heartbreak in Caribbean music. Beginner lesson 6:30-7:30pm. No partner, No experience necessary. Intermediate lesson 7:30-9pm. $10 Drop in, $15 for both classes. For info: Email dancemoab@gmail.com.

Mar 22 Tuesday Night Salsa at the MARC - It's cold outside! Come inside & heat it up with some Latin dancing this month! 6:30-7:30pm Level 1 LA Style Salsa Lesson with Hurricane Rita. No partner, no experience necessary. 7:30-9pm Intermediate Salsa Lesson. $10 Drop in, $15 for both classes. Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111E 100N. For info: Email dancemoab@gmail.com

Mar 23 Latin Wednesday at Club Rio - 7pm for a $5 All Levels salsa lesson with Hurricane Rita. No partner necessary to dance! Followed by Salsa, bachata, kizomba, & Zouk social dance until 11pm. Perfect for a date night! Located at 2S 100W. Email dancemoab@gmail.com for info.

Mar 28 Bachateame Moab Monday - Bachata dancing finds its origin in the Dominican Republic & grows out of emotions like romance & heartbreak in Caribbean music. Beginner lesson 6:30-7:30pm. No partner, No experience necessary. Intermediate lesson 7:30-9pm. $10 Drop in, $15 for both classes. For info: Email dancemoab@gmail.com

Mar 29 Tuesday Night Salsa at the MARC - It's cold outside! Come inside & heat it up with some Latin dancing this month! 6:30 -7:30pm Level 1 LA Style Salsa Lesson with Hurricane Rita. No partner, no experience necessary. 7:30-9pm Intermediate Salsa Lesson. $10 Drop in, $15 for both classes. Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111E 100N. For info: Email dancemoab@gmail.com

Mar 30 Bachata & Blues at Club Rio - 7pm for a $5 All Levels bachata lesson with Hurricane Rita. 7:30pm to learn some blues. No partner necessary to dance! Followed by Blues, bachata, kizomba, & Zouk social dance until 11pm. Perfect for a date night! Located at 2S 100W. For info: Email dancemoab@gmail.com

Apr 7 Free Lecture: Wildflowers that are Planimals- presented by Joel Tuhy, 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Center & Main Streets. Planimals are plants that are named for animals or are plants with an animal reference in their plant name. Many Planimals grow naturally in Utah, in the deserts & mountains near Moab, & farther away. Intrigued? Want to know more? Join us for this free lecture sponsored by the Museum of Moab & Canyonlands Natural History Association.

Apr 16-24 National Park Week- throughout National Park Week in 2016, every national park will give you free admission! America's largest celebration of national heritage. It's about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations & enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks! It's all happening in your national parks. For more info visit nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

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