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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 1 Blu Bar, To Be Announced, 7pm
Nov 1 Club Rio, Djibouti Frogger, 9:30pm
Nov 6 Blu Bar, Community Music Night -
Scott Ibex, 7pm
Nov 6 Buck's Grill House, The Cousins from West Virginia, 6pm-9pm
Nov 6 Woody's Tavern, Live Celtic Band, 9pm
Nov 7 Blu Bar, The Lost Buffalo, 7pm
Nov 7 Buck's Grill House, Bob & Theresea, 6-9pm
Nov 7 Club Rio, Bad Weathers Band, 9:30pm
Nov 7 Woody's Tavern, The Lanterns, 9pm
Nov 8 Blu Bar, To Be Announced, 7pm
Nov 8 Buck's Grill House, John Craigie, 6-9pm
Nov 8 Club Rio, Bad Weathers Band, 9:30pm
Nov 8 Woody's Tavern, The Lanterns, 9pm
Nov 12 Woody's Tavern, Salsa, 9pm
Nov 13 Blu Bar, Community Music Night -
Scott Ibex, 7pm
Nov 13 Buck's Grill House, The Cousins from West Virginia, 6pm-9pm
Nov 13 Woody's Tavern, Satsang, 9pm
Nov14 Blu Bar, The Lost Buffalo, 7pm
Nov 14 Buck's Grill House, To Be Announced, 6pm-9pm
Nov 14 Club Rio, DJ Johnny G, 9:30pm
Nov 14 Woody's Tavern, Cold River City, 9pm
Nov 15 Blu Bar, To Be Announced, 7pm
Nov 15 Club Rio, DJ Johnny G, 9:30pm
Nov 15 Woody's Tavern, Cold River City, 9pm
Nov 20 Blu Bar, Community Music Night -Scott Ibex, 7pm
Nov 20 Buck's Grill House, The Cousins from West Virginia, 6pm-9pm
Nov 21 Blu Bar, The Lost Buffalo, 7pm
Nov 21 Buck's Grill House, To Be Announced, 6pm-9pm
Nov 21 Woody's Tavern, Tony Rosario, 9pm
Nov 22 Blu Bar, To Be Announced, 7pm
Nov 22 Woody's Tavern, DJ, 9pm
Nov 26 Woody's Tavern, Una Noche Caliente Live Band, 9pm
Nov 27 Buck's Grill House, The Cousins from West Virginia, 6pm-9pm
Nov 28 Blu Bar, The Lost Buffalo, 7pm
Nov 28 Buck's Grill House, To Be Announced, 6pm-9pm
Nov 28 Woody's Tavern, Stonefed, 9pm
Nov 29 Blu Bar, To Be Announced, 7pm
Nov 29 Woody's Tavern, Stonefed, 9pm
Dec 5 Woody's Tavern, Marinade, 9pm
Dec 6 Woody's Tavern, Marinade, 9pm

Music Locations

Blu Bar
811 S. Main Street

Buck's Grill House & Lounge
1393 N. Hwy 191

Club Rio
2 South 100 West

Woody's Tavern
221 S. Main Street

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November Events 2014

Nov 1 Martha Martinez Pottery Demonstration- the unique techniques for Mata Ortiz Pottery Making will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gallery Moab. Gallery Moab is located at 87 North Main.

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

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. See you from 2:00-6:00PM,156 North 100 West, to celebrate culture & honor lost loved ones.

Nov 1 Contra Dancing - 8pm at Center Street Gym. Beginners workshop 7:30pm. No partner or experience needed. Live music by Moab Community Dance Band. $7 suggested donation to benefit Grand County school music programs.

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: 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 to download registration form & pay entry fee via PayPal. For info:

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 2-7 Moab Folk Camp - experience a community of music and song in the spectacular red rock country of southeastern Utah. We offer a supportive environment where adults can experience the joy of making music and learning new skills in a caring environment. Classes in guitar, banjo, song writing, voice, hand drum, mandolin, painting and photography. For info visit or call 603-731-3240. See article pg 13A.

Nov 3 Grand County Hospice-hosting a meet n’ greet evening for prospective & returning hospice volunteers from 5pm-8pm at Moab Regional Hospital. We invite you to join us as we explore the history of hospice, the hospice philosophy, & the many ways that, as a hospice volunteer, you can make a meaningful impact in the lives of our patients & their families. Refreshments & a savory dinner will be provided. For more information, contact Sarah Shea at (435) 719-3683 or by email at We hope to see you there! See ad pg 12B.

Nov 3 Cancer Support Group - first Monday of each month 6-7:30pm. Discuss treatments, side effects give & receive support & encouragement. This is a confidential sharing group. For info: Pat 435-259-4783.

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:


Nov 4 WabiSabi Nonprofit Network Workshop: Taming the Social Media Tiger- 9-11am at the Grand Center. This workshop is designed for leaders of nonprofit agencies & cultural organizations, who want to use social media to engage volunteers, donors, board members & business partners in supporting your work year-round. Training is FREE. To register email Or call 435-259-2553 for more info.

Nov 4 Election Day Dinner - 4:30-7:30pm at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 122 W. 400 North. Tickets purchased at the door, Adults $12.00, Kids & Seniors $8.00.

Nov 4 $1 Zumba Day! Come celebrate the beginning of November with an hour of Zumba with Hurricane Rita at the South Town Gym., 5:30PM. Ditch the workout, join the party & dance with us! Salsa, bachata, merengue, cha cha, cumbia, flamenco, reggaeton, hip hop, quebradita, even TANGO! No dance experience necessary to have fun! All ages welcome! Email

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, Tennis, Basketball, Weightlifting & Shuffleboard. For info: or 435-260-0161. See ad 1B.

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: See article 13A & ad 16B.

Nov 7-9 Moab Celtic Festival "Scots On The Rocks" Utah's newest Celtic festival will be held at the Old Spanish Trail Arena. Throughout the weekend there will be pipe bands, highland dancing, heavy altheltics, clans & various vendors. Everyone of Celtic heritage & those who want to be, are encouraged to come out & have fun. For info: or call 435-210-0080. See ad 2A.

Nov 8 Moab Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and Adventure 5k - featuring the scenic and unique landscape of the Kane Creek corridor of Moab Utah. This is the 2014 Trail Marathon National Championships. For more info visit or call 970-389-4838.

Nov 8 Canyonlands Field Institute, invites you to a Work Party Open House on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Help us pull invasive plants & tend our scenic Professor Valley Field Camp. Also, get a tour of our camp with a CFI naturalist. Lunch & hot drinks will be provided. Gloves & hiking boots are suggested. A shuttle will leave from CFI headquarters, 1320 South Highway 191, by 9am., & return to CFI by 4pm. Professor Valley Field Camp is located off Highway 128, past mile marker 18. Rain or shine! For info: call our office at (435) 259-7750.

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 16A.

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: See ad & article 12A.

Nov 8 Saturday Salsa Fever and Salsa Picante Benefit - at the MARC ,111E 100N. 6PM Salsa lesson taught by Hurricane Rita followed by live salsa, cha cha, & bachata from Moab's local salsa band, Kokopelli Tropical. Live music begins at 7PM. All ages welcome to come enjoy the music & practice their social dance moves! Suggested donation $5. All proceeds benefit Salsa Picante Dance Team.


Nov 11 Free National Park Entrance Day (Veterans Day)- visit all national parks, including Arches & Canyonlands National Parks, for free! For more info visit

Nov 11 Bachateame Mama! Bachata Sensual- come to the MARC (111E 100N) at 7:00PM for an hour of intensive bachata instruction from Dancing with the (Moab) Stars winning instructor, Hurricane Rita. The Dominican dance that rivals tango in sensuality, dancing bachata will awaken senses you might not even have known you have. No dance experience nor partner necessary. $5 suggested donation. Email

Nov 15 Upcycled Art Party-a fundraiser for Canyonlands Community Recycling in honor of America Recycles Day. 6pm-10pm at the MARC, 111 E 100 N. There will be exhibits & demonstrations by local artists & craftspeople using recycled materials, recycled art from K-12 students of Grand County, a Community Art Contest & silent auction of local & recycle-themed products. CCR will also be selling food, soft drinks, & beer, wine & cocktails for those 21 & older with valid ID. Admission is a suggested donation of $5, but this event is open to everyone. For more info: or 435-210-4996. See article 7B

Nov 15 Moab Elks Fall Hunters Ball - 6-10pm at the Elks Lodge (up the hill from La Hacienda). Silent auction, raffle, hors d'oeuvres, open bar & live music. $10 per person. For info: 435-259-7334 or Katy at 435-260-8901.

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 19 Moab Poets & Writers - 6pm at the Grand County Library, 257 E. Center St. An evening of the mystical poetry of Rumi presented by Terry Fearing & Marc Horowitz. This bi-monthly event is sponsored by Moab Poets & Writers and the Grand County Library.

Nov 20 Free Film: The Grand County Public Library and the Utah Film Center present GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL . The film recounts the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, & Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune—all against the backdrop of a suddenly & dramatically changing Continent. This critically-acclaimed film from award-winning director Wes Anderson features a star-studded cast and is considered to be one of his best films to-date. 7 pm at Star Hall 159 E. Center St. For more info call the library @ 435-259-1111 or go to

Nov 20-22 Grand County High School Drama Department - presents Thoroughly Modern Millie. See article pg 4B.

Nov 22 Annual Moab Turkey Trot - 5K Fun Run-at the Moab Recreation & Aquatics Center. Kids’ Fun Run (1 lap around Swanny) starts @ 9am, $3. 5k run starts @ 9:15am, $10 (day-of registration is $15). Pre-register at or at the Recreation Office at City Center. Proceeds benefit youth sports programs. Turkeys & prizes for age group winners! Dogs & strollers welcome. Call 259-2255 for more info.

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:

Nov 25 Bachateame Mama! Bachata Sensual: Musicality focus-
come to the MARC 111E 100N at 7:00PM for an hour of intensive bachata moderna instruction from Hurricane Rita. Warning: getting involved in social dancing can make you feel younger, loose weight, & gain self esteem. Learn a language without words. No dance experience nor partner necessary. $5 suggested donation. Email

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Eve Club Zumba -by donation at the South Town Gym 5:30-6:30PM. Class taught by Hurricane Rita. The lights will be down, the disco ball will be up, if there's ever a night to try Zumba, it's tonight! Flamenco, reggaeton, bachata, tango, salsa, merengue, hip hop... no dance experience necessary to have fun! All ages welcome! Truly ditch the workout, and join the party!

Nov 26 Una Noche Caliente- 9pm at The Famous Woody's Tavern. See article pg 1B.


Nov 27 WabiSabi Community Thanksgiving Dinner- 2-5 P.M at the Grand Center, 182 N. 500 West. 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. 435-259-2553. See article pg 6A.

Nov 28 Free Masters Bhangra Choreography Session taught in a fitness format at the South Town Gym,
1070 S. Hwy 191. Learn energetic dance moves from India while getting into shape! Ditch shopping on Black Friday! Come dance instead! Donations accepted. 8:30 - 9:30 AM.

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- for info see ad below 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. Friday night from 4-8pm & Saturday from 10am - 5pm. For info see ad below 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 & the skies are blue & sunny. For info see ad below or call 435-259-4525.

Dec 6 Christmas Electric Light Parade - begins at dark on Main Street. For info see ad below, visit or call 435-259-7814.

Dec 6 Annual Parade of Lights in Cortez- starts 6pm on Main St. See ad pg 14B.

Dec 17 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 19 & 20- Community Rebuilds Presents: A Holiday Theater Production. Join Community Rebuilds this holiday season for a family friendly festive affair. More details in the December issue of Moab Happenings

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