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Moab Happenings Calendar of Events

Moab Happenings
Cover photo by Neal Herbert,
courtesy of Friends of Arches and
Canyonlands National Parksl

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September 2014
Real Estate Listings

Real Estate Services Professional Directory

Southeast Utah Real Estate Happenings December 2011 - Jan 2012
Moab Menu Guide
Moab Arts Festival
2014 Jeep Safari Cover

Feb 1st - Sept 15th
Canyonlands National Park
50th Anniversary Celebration

The Canyonlands 50th Anniversary will be a yearlong event that will culminate in mid-September, 2014. There will be a variety of events through out the year with a main event the weekend of September 11th, 12th, & 13th. During this time there will be an historic film festival, a dutch oven community dinner, historic displays at the Museum of Moab, an art show at the MARC with a rededication ceremony at the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park.

For more info visit bateswilson.org
or call 435-259-0108.

MOAB'S LIVE MUSIC
in August

Aug 28 Club Rio, The Mondegreens, 9:30pm
Aug 29 Buck's Grill House, Lost Buffalo, 7-10pm
Aug 29 Blu Bar, Lost Buffalo, 7pm
Aug 29 Moab Backyard Theater, Western Music, 8:30pm
Aug 29 Woody's Tavern, Jack & Jill, 9pm
Aug 29 Club Rio, Moab Electronic Music & Art Festival, 9pm
Aug 30 Club Rio, Moab Electronic Music & Art Festival, 9pm
Aug 30 Blu Bar, Community Music Night with Scott Ibex, 7pm
Aug 30 Woody's Tavern, Jack & Jill, 9pm

in September

Sept 1 Moab Backyard Theater, Western Music 8:30pm
Sept 2 Buck's Grill House, Sand & Sunnie Sheff, 7-10pm
Sept 2 Peace Tree Cafe, Jonathan
Sept 3 Moab Backyard Theater, Bluegrass with
Quicksand Soup 8pm
Sept 3 Blu Bar, Community Music Night with Scott Ibex, 7pm
Sept 4 Blu Bar, Lost Buffalo, 7pm
Sept 4 Club Rio, Black Market Research, 9:30pm
Sept 5 Moab Backyard Theater, Western Music 8:30pm
Sept 5 Buck's Grill House, Lost Buffalo, 7-10pm
Sept 5 Woody's Tavern, Patwa, 9pm
Sept 5 Blu Bar, Eddie Tennyson, 7pm
Sept 5 Club Rio, VanLadyLove, 9:30pm
Sept 6 Woody's Tavern, Patwa, 9pm
Sept 6 Peace Tree Cafe, Gigi
Sept 6 Blu Bar, Rogue Assets, 7pm
Sept 6 Club Rio, VanLadyLove, 9:30pm
Sept 8 Peace Tree Cafe, Belinda & Joshua
Sept 8 Moab Backyard Theater, Western Music 8pm
Sept 9 Peace Tree Cafe, Belinda & Joshua
Sept 9 Buck's Grill House, Sand & Sunnie Sheff, 7-10pm
Sept 10 Peace Tree Cafe, Belinda & Joshua
Sept 10 Moab Backyard Theater, Bluegrass with
Quicksand Soup 8pm
Sept 10 Blu Bar, Community Music Night with Scott Ibex, 7pm
Sept 10 Club Rio, The Weekenders, 9:30pm
Sept 11 Peace Tree Cafe, Belinda & Joshua
Sept 11 Moab Backyard Theater, Western Music 8pm
Sept 11 Woody's Tavern, Tony Rosario, 9pm
Sept 11 Blu Bar, Lost Buffalo, 7pm
Sept 11 Woody's Tavern, Tony Rosario, 9pm
Sept12 Moab Backyard Theater, Western Music 8:30pm
Sept 12 Buck's Grill House, Jill Cohn, 7-10pm
Sept 12 Woody's Tavern, Pirate Locomotive, 9pm
Sept 12 Blu Bar, Robby Overfield, 7pm
Sept 12 Club Rio, County Red, 9:30pm
Sept 13 Woody's Tavern, Pirate Locomotive, 9pm
Sept 13 Buck's Grill House, Eric Jones, 7-10pm
Sept 13 Blu Bar, Robby Overfield, 7pm
Sept 13 Club Rio, County Red, 9:30pm
Sept 15 Peace Tree Cafe, Slim Pickins
Sept 16 Peace Tree Cafe, Jonathan
Sept 16 Buck's Grill House, Dave Steward Trio, 7-10pm
Sept 17 Moab Backyard Theater, Bluegrass with
Quicksand Soup 8pm
Sept 17 Blu Bar, Community Music Night with Scott Ibex, 7pm
Sept 17 Club Rio, Bobby Cutshaw, 9:30pm
Sept 18 Moab Backyard Theater, Western Music 8pm
Sept 18 Blu Bar, Lost Buffalo, 7pm
Sept 18 Club Rio, Bobby Cutshaw, 9:30pm
Sept 19 Buck's Grill House, Scott Ibex, 7-10pm
Sept 19 Woody's Tavern, Stonefed, 9pm
Sept 19 Blu Bar, Secondhand Strings, 7pm
Sept 19 Club Rio, Bobby Cutshaw, 9:30pm
Sept 20 Woody's Tavern, Stonefed, 9pm
Sept 20 Blu Bar, Secondhand Strings, 7pm
Sept 20 Club Rio, Bobby Cutshaw, 9:30pm
Sept 22 Peace Tree Cafe, Slim Pickins
Sept 22 Woody's Tavern, Johnny Rawls, 9pm
Sept 23 Peace Tree Cafe, Jonathan
Sept 23 Buck's Grill House, Eric Jones, 7-10pm
Sept 23 Woody's Tavern, Johnny Rawls, 9pm
Sept 24 Moab Backyard Theater, Bluegrass with
Quicksand Soup 8pm
Sept 24 Woody's Tavern, Una Noche Caliente Salsa Night, 9pm
Sept 24 Blu Bar, Community Music Night with Scott Ibex, 7pm
Sept 25 Blu Bar, Lost Buffalo, 7pm
Sept 25 Moab Backyard Theater, Western Music 8:30pm
Sept 25 Woody's Tavern, Marinade, 9pm
Sept 26 Woody's Tavern, Marinade, 9pm
Sept 26 Buck's Grill House, Scott Ibex, 7-10pm
Sept 26 Blu Bar, Dave Duncan, 7pm
Sept 26 Club Rio, Moab Pride, 9:30pm
Sept 27 Woody's Tavern, Surprise Special Guest, 9pm
Sept 27 Blu Bar, Dave Duncan, 7pm
Sept 27 Club Rio, Moab Pride, 9:30pm
Sept 28 Peace Tree Cafe, Jill Cohn- Folk
Sept 30 Peace Tree Cafe, Jonathan
Sept 30 Buck's Grill House, Dave Steward Trio, 7-10pm

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

This calendar of events contains the most up-to-date and accurate information available at press time. Links to this page for informational purposes are encouraged. Event dates, times and locations are always subject to change. The Moab Happenings calendar of events is provided for the exclusive purpose to assist individuals with their personal plans. Reproduction of this information in electronic or printed form for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited except by written authorization from the publisher of Moab Happenings. All contents of this page are protected by copyright.

August Events 2014

Aug 28-Sep 8 Moab Music Festival- every September, the award-winning Moab Music Festival brings world-class musicians to stunning red rock venues around Moab, Utah 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 and tickets see www.moabmusicfest.org or 435-259-7003

Aug 29-30 Moab Electronic Music & Arts Festival- 2 nights, 16 artists, 12,000 watts of sound. Club Rio, 2 S. 100 West, 435-259-2654.

Aug 29-Sept 1 Bates Wilson Youth Camp - The Friends of Arches & Canyonlands Parks, in partnership with Canyonlands Field Institute, is celebrating Canyonlands National Park’s 50th anniversary this year with the first annual Bates Wilson Youth Camp. For more info see pg. 1B.

Aug 30 Multicultural Market-
9am-1pm, 156 North 100 West. Browse, Shop,Sell, Eat. Selling food, collectibles, handmade merchandise, jewelry, art, crafts, fresh fruit & vegetables. Musicians Welcome! Interested vendors please call 435-259-1601. Fee only $10 or 15% whichever is less.

Aug 30-31 Moab Artists Studio Tour - visit the homes and professional studios of local artists. It is an opportunity to observe and ask questions of your favorite artists. Tour runs from 10am-4pm both days. For info visit www.moabstudiotour.com.

Aug 30-Sept 1 Red Rock 4 Wheelers 2014 Labor Day Safari & Campout- a family-focused event that includes not only wheeling together, but camping together as well as other activities. Headquartered at Moab Rim Camppark located at 1900 S. Hwy 191. Daily trail runs led by fun & knowledgeable Red Rock 4-Wheelers. A great chance to rub shoulders with other jeepers, hang out in a family friendly environment & share stories. For info www.rr4w.com.


September Events 2014

Sept 1 LABOR DAY

Sept 1 Rocky Mountain Power Free Family Picnic Concert- a tradition in conjunction with the Moab Music Festival. 2pm at Swanny City Park, corner of 100 West & Park Dr. See article on pg. 4A.

Sept 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.

Sept 5 Fall Couples Classic Golf Tournament- Hideout Golf Club, Monticello, Utah. www.hideoutgolf.com See article on pg.17B.

Sept 5 Moab Area Art Classes with Kathy Cooney- create your own masterpiece on the scenic Colorado River. Beginner class 2pm-4pm, supplies provided. All proceeds go to Canyonlands Natural History Association's Discovery Pool Program which supports science & research on the Colorado Plateau. $60 pp, sign up 800-840-8978 or alishia@cnha.org. Space is limited, sign up by Aug 22nd.

Sept 6 Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum- hosts lecture by Laurie Webster, Re-Excavating the Past: New Work with Ancient Textiles, Baskets, Wood, and Hides from Southeastern Utah.Lecture starts at 2pm, 660 W. 400 N, Blanding, Utah. For more info: 435-678-2238. See ad on pg 17B.

Sept 6 Montezuma Land Conservancy's 16th Annual Beer Festival- come taste local hand crafted ales. For info: montezumaland.org or 970-565-1664. See ad pg16B.

Sept 6-7 Steak & Sudsfest Mixed Bestball Golf Tourney-Moab Golf Club, 2705 E. Bench Rd, 435-259-6488.

Sept 6 Magic Night with Rick Boretti-8pm Moab Backyard Theater 56 W. 100 South

Sept 8-12 Humane Society Spay & Neuter Clinic - see Pet Happenings pg. 19B

Sept 10-14 Utah Navajo Fair 25th Annual
- events include Rodeos, Miss Utah Navajo Pagent, Chili cookoff, Pow Wow, Strong Warrior Challenge, Mud Bogging ATV Racing & much more. For schedule of events & info utahnavajofair.org.

Sept 11 Bruce Hucko~Four Corners of Inspiration-Moab photographer, author & children’s art coach will share images & audio recordings from his many diverse photo & radio projects including some new audio work for the Canyonlands Anniversary. Additional imagery includes Canyonlands landscapes, Cedar Mesa ruins, NW Coast & images of artists and friends. Hucko’s Four Corners of inspiration are the Landscape, the People (culture, arts & perception), Self (the internal landscape) & the Medium. Hucko will share his thoughts, feelings, stories & techniques used to create his work. Hucko’s work appears in 11 trade books, several self-published books, numerous magazines & two NPS slide shows. Hucko teaches art at HMK where he is known as Art Coach. 6pm at Moab Information Center, Center & Main. 2014 Lecture Series sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Museum of Moab.

Sept 11-13 Canyonlands 50th Celebration activities- see article pg 8B.

Sept 11-13 San Juan ATV Safari- Blanding, Utah. See article and ad on pg. 17B.

Sept 12 Garden Dinner - presented by the Youth Garden Project, 530 S. 400 East, 6pm. Join Chef Ken Moody for a gourmet meal that is sure to impress. Enjoy a locally grown meal in the midst of the garden's beauty along with live jazz. Garden Dinners help raise funds for youth & community programs. $50 pp, advance reservations required call 435-259-BEAN.

Sept 12 Our Canyon Lands- a special film screening in partnership with The Grand Canyon Trust. Star Hall, 159 E. Center St, 8:30-10pm. See ad pg 17A.

Sept 12-13 Greater Canyonlands: The Next 50 Years- join the Greater Canyonlands Coalition as we look forward to protecting Greater Canyonlands for the next 50 years & beyond. See article on pg 21A and ad on pg 17A.

Sept 13 Open Air Sunset Salsa Social &Taco Feed- at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center, 156N 100W. 3 tacos for $6. BYOB. All ages welcome! Come dance to the hottest salsa, bachata, cumbia, reggaeton, banda, & merengue! 5 - 7:30 pm Email: DanceMoab@gmail.com.

Sept 13 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 on pg 6A.

Sept 13 Family Movie Night at the Moab Information Center- featuring the "made in Moab" film Rio Conchos, 7:40pm. Enjoy an incredible outdoor movie experience in the heart of Moab. Admission is free & fun for the whole family! Popcorn & drinks available for purchase. Moab Information Center at Center & Main.

Sept 13 Moab Western Show- Comedy and Music 8pm Moab Backyard Theater 56 W. 100 South.

Sept 13 Greater Canyonlands Coalition Concert- featuring Slim Pickins, 9-12pm, at Eddie McStiff's Plaza, 57 S. Main. See ad pg 16A.

Sept 13-14 Racing in the Rockies- Come watch as fast horses & their riders compete in the popular sport of Barrel racing. Spectators are welcomed to come & watch the show free of charge. Terri Gold 970.390.3712 or racingintherockies.com.

Sept 15 Moab Western Show- Comedy and Music 8pm Moab Backyard Theater 56 W. 100 South.

Sept 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.

Sept 17 An Evening Of Poetry And Conversation from Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda presented by Nancy Kurtz. 6:00 pm at the big meeting room at the library, 257 E. Center St. This program is sponsored by Moab Poets And Writers & the Grand County Library.

Sept 18 FREE FILM- The Grand County Public Library & The Utah Film Center present Burts Buzz. Humorous, authentic & compelling, this film is a journey into the remarkable double life of Burt Shavitz- a reclusive beekeeper who reluctantly became one of the world’s most recognizable brand identities-that of Burt’s Bees. It's a fascinating portrait of a singular personality who refuses to conform. 7 pm at Star Hall 159 E. Center St. For info call the library at 435-259-1111 or go to www.moablibrary.org.

Sept 18 Dr. James Allison ~ Excavation at Alkali Ridge- one of the largest & most extensively excavated Pueblo I villages in the Northern Southwest & in southeastern Utah. First excavated in 1932 & 1933 by J.O. Brew of Harvard University, who dug all or part of 118 storage rooms, 11 pit houses, & 25 surface habitation rooms belonging to the early Pueblo I component. Recent work at the site beginning in 2012 has included reexcavating several rooms originally excavated by Brew in 1932 & new excavations of adjacent surface habitation rooms. The recent excavations also largely support Brew’s interpretation of the site as a village housing people with diverse backgrounds that was destroyed by fire before the inhabitants had a chance to recover food & other belongings from their houses. 6pm at Moab Information Center, Center & Main. 2014 Lecture Series sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Museum of Moab.

Sept 19 Moab Western Show- Comedy and Music 8pm Moab Backyard Theater 56 W. 100 South.

Sept 19-23 Moab International Film Festival - Our purpose is to showcase stellar independent films of cultural & educational value for film-goers to enjoy. We aim to share uniquely powerful stories, concepts, & ideas from around the world. In addition, we seek to further independent films which have a positive effect on society. For more info: moabfilmfestival.org or call 435-261-2393. See ad & article pg 4A.

Sept 19-20 Red Rocks Amateur Golf Tourney- Moab Golf Club, 2705 E. Bench Rd, 435-259-6488.

Sept 19-20 Green River Melon Days- join us for the parade, pagents, food and entertainment. See article on pg 10A & ad on pg 6B.

Sept 20 Moab Century Tour- Landscape Worth Training For! Canyons, River, Mountains - Utah's most scenic road cycling routes with 40, 65, &100 mile options with route elevations from 220' to 5500'. Fabulous roads, cycling icons, delicious food, support vehicles, water & food stations, & cheery volunteers. Come on out and have some fun! For info visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889. See article on pg 3B & ad on pg 20B.

Sept 20 Rick Boretti-Magic Night 8pm Moab Backyard Theater 56 W. 100 South.

Sept 20 Canyon Country Discovery Center - presents "Life in the Milky Way", 8-10pm. Night-skies expert Crystal Carpenter will take you on a journey through the galaxy as you view the planets & stars of the Milky Way. Contact Four Corners School of Outdoor Education in Monticello: (435)587-2156 for more information. See article on pg 17B.

Sept 20 Wildlife of Canyonlands Day Seminar with Canyonlands Field Institute & Dr. Tim Graham - This one day wildlife seminar features the ecology of the "uncharismatic" microfauna of canyon country...we will explore a variety of habitats in the canyon country near Moab, looking for small animals living in these semi-arid environments. Using traps, nets & just poking around, we will look for insects and other arthropods, small mammals, birds and lizards. We will note animal signs & habits of larger mammals such as Big Horn Sheep. For info 435-259-7750 or cfimoab.org.

Sept 20 Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum- hosts lecture by Winston Hurst , Fading Traces: The Archaeology of Southeast Utah's Forgotten Roads.Lecture starts at 2pm, 660 W. 400 N, Blanding, Utah. For more info: 435-678-2238. See article & ad on pg 17B.

Sept 20 Book-signing for local author Caryl Say to introduce her new book, The Heart of Magic 7pm at Back of Beyond Bookstore, 83 N. Main. For info 435-259-5154.

Sept 22-28 Moab Pride Festival - and Moab Gay Adventure week is a week long celebration of adventure, awareness & acceptance. The festival seeks to contribute to the overall health & well-being of the Moab GLBTQ community & beyond. We accomplish this by raising awareness & offering support through integrative, entertaining & educational programs & events for everyone. Come celebrate with us! For info visit moabpride.org or call 801-792-3426. See article pg 5A.

Sept 23 Gallery Moab Equinox Show Reception- 4-6pm at the Bighorn Gallery in Dead Horse Point State Park. Show runs through the end of October. See article pg 5B.

Sept 24-28 11th Annual M.O.A.B. (Mother of All Boogies)- join us for a 5 day skydiving festival over beautiful Moab. Using two large turbine aircraft we will have jumping from sunrise to sunset. We welcome first-time tandem skydivers & offer specialty & high altitude skydives to experienced jumpers. Reservations highly recommended call Rachel Sutton 435-259-5867 or skydivemoab.com. See article pg 1B & ad pg 24A.

Sept 25 Seth Jarvis ~ Stars - Join the Director of the Clark Planetarium (in Salt Lake City), Seth Jarvis, as he takes us on a journey through the stars! Seth Jarvis has been an enthusiastic amateur astronomer since he built his first telescope at the age of 12. Seth became the director of the Clark Planetarium when it opened in 2003. He is the author of several programs that now play in planetariums & science centers around the world. Come explore the night sky & learn what the stars have to teach us! 6pm at Moab Information Center, Center & Main. 2014 Lecture Series sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Museum of Moab.

Sept 25-28 3rd Annual Red Rocking ATV-UTV Event 3 days of guided trails, Skills & Thrills competition after the ride for swag & prizes. A Country Concert held Friday, Sept 26th, 7:30pm, at the Old Spanish Trail Arena. Vendors, Prizes, Drawings, new models of Yamaha ATV & UTV's for on site demo rides. Family fun! For info visit moabatv-utv.com or call 435-260-9628 / 435-260-8726. See article & ad pg 19A.

Sept 26 Moab Western Show- Comedy and Music 8pm Moab Backyard Theater 56 W. 100 South.

Sept 26 Family Movie Night
at the Moab Information Center- featuring the "made in Moab" film Indiana Jones, 7:15pm. Enjoy an incredible outdoor movie experience in the heart of Moab. Admission is free & fun for the whole family! Popcorn & drinks available for purchase. Moab Information Center at Center & Main.

Sept 26-27 Green River Melon Cruise Car Show- Open to all years, makes, & models of cars, trucks, motorcycles & special interest vehicles. Located at Green River City Park. Registration the 26th at 4pm, BBQ 6-8pm. Late registration the 27th 9am, "Melon Cruise" 10:30am, Show time 11am. Entry fee $25. For more info call Charlene 435-813-2961 or meloncruise@gmail.com.

Sept 27 Free National Park Entrance Day
(National Public Lands Day) - Visit all national parks, including Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, for free! For more info visit nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

Sept 27 Navajo Rug and Estate Auction - Join R.B. Burnham & Co. for an exciting auction of over 200 quality vintage and contemporary Navajo rugs. Moab Grand Center, 182 North 500 West. Informal rug appraisals start at 9 A.M., Preview 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Auction at 1:00 PM. For more info visit rbburnhamtrading.com/ or call 928-688-2777. See article pg 9B & ad pg 20A.

Sept 27 Live Salsa Band & Taco Feed- at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center, 156N 100W, benefiting Salsa Picante, Moab's free childrens' Latin dance performance team. All ages welcome! BYOB. A fun, family friendly opportunity to support the young dancers of Moab! 3 tacos for $6! Live music begins at 6pm. Email: DanceMoab@gmail.com

Sept 27 Celebrate the Stars- rangers from Dead Horse Point State Park & Canyonlands National Park explore our night skies. A short interpretive program followed by telescope viewing. Programs will take place in good weather or bad. Bring a chair, a red flashlight (if you have one), & warm clothes. 7:30pm at Dead Horse Point Visitor Center.

Sept 27 Magic Night with Rick Boretti-8pm Moab Backyard Theater 56 W. 100 South.

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.

Sept 30 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 unique talents in a welcoming environment. For info moab.women@gmail.com.


October Events 2014

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 and Clinics- Show up before the Outerbike Demo Days & join us for guided rides & clinics that will range from the Whole Enchilada (an all day epic) to the new Intrepid trails. Get more info & sign up for these rides at Outerbike.com.

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.

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 visit pleinairmoab.com or 435-259-6272. See article pg 4B & ad pg 1B.

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

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, and 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 7-11 PleinAir Moab- celebrates open air painting in breathtaking environments. The colorful, week-long gathering of artists & art lovers in Moab, UT, culminates in artist competitions & awards, public art sales, & fun with friends. Most events are free. For info www.pleinairmoab.com.

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 (both Novice & Advanced) you’ll be treated to four days of rides with Alison, skill work, gourmet food, luxurious condos, relaxing massages, nightly bike maintenance, educational seminars, & coaching. For info 800-626-7335.

Oct 9 & 10 – Dinosaur Festival: Celebrating National Fossil Day with the Moab Information Center (MIC) and the Museum of Moab. At the MIC on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m., 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 (1 block away) 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 and drinks will be available for purchase. All events are free but donations are appreciated. To find out more, 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.

Oct 10-12 Rock, Gem & Mineral Show 55th Annual- Come out to the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 8:30 am, & see some beautiful rocks,minerals, & gems. Vendors, demonstrations & spin tables.The many different vendors have all different types of items for sale, from rare fossils to plastic toys for the kids, we have a little bit of everything! Great family fun! Jerry Hansen 435.259.3393.

Oct 10-12 Cedar Mesa Comb Ridge Utah 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, during two days & two nights of guided tours. Locations will include Butler & Comb Washes, Cedar Mesa side canyons, a spectacular drive along the Comb itself, & walking a portion of Posey’s Trail. In true CFI naturalist style, guides overview geography, observe plants, discuss native uses, & note anything else of interest! Trip begins & ends in Bluff, Utah. For info call 435-259-7750. cfimoab.org.

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 pg. 17B for info.

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.

Oct 11-13 Moab Rocks- takes some of 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 13 COLUMBUS DAY

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 16 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 pg 17B.

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 pre-sale available 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.

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 and watch, we love the support! Sally Soltvedt 970.210.6712 sjsoltvedt@yahoo.com.

Oct 18 - Castle Valley Gourd Festival- gourd & gourd art vendor booths, kids activities, silent auction, parade with Gourdy, the gourd giant, & this year's gourd Goddess & much more! For more info visit gourdfestival.blogspot.com or call 259-0147.

Oct 18 GrassRoots Events has added another race to it's Moab trail running calendar. It is a 50k and 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 and sandy washes and has great views of Arches National Park, the La Sal Mountains and the Moab Valley. www.grassrootsevents.net

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.

Oct 23-26 Moab Ho Down Mountain Bike & Film Festival 9th Annual- For info moabhodown.com or 435-259-4688. See more on pg. 2B

Oct 25-26 Sixth Annual Moab River Rendezvous Volunteer Service Projects and Daily Trip on the Colorado. Plateau Restoration, Inc. Moab, Toll Free: 866-202-1847 Local: 435-259-7733

Oct 25 Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival - is Moab's quirky fun fall festival! There's something for everyone from live bluegrass music, kids activities, pie-eating contests, and of course, trebuchets, catapults, and slingshots launching pumpkins through the sky! For more info visit youthgardenproject.org/pumpkinchuckin or call 435-259-2326.

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 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 will be 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 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 unique talents in a welcoming environment. For info moab.women@gmail.com.

Oct 30 Halloween Hoot-n-Howl, Stars Galore & Mor
e-6:30-9:00pm, at the Canyon Country Discovery Center. Contact Four Corners School of Outdoor Education at: (435)587-2156 for more info.

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