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October Events in Moab

Oct 21 The Harvest Season Swap is FREE and hosted by The CommuniTea Garden from 6-7 pm. "Bring some of your organic abundance to share and go home with something new you needed.  Ideas for things to exchange: Produce, fruit, walnuts, divisions of perennials, seeds from annual flowers, harvested/dried herbs, cuttings from indoor houseplants, and more. Hot tea will also be served so please bring a reusable mug." The garden is located at 100 West and Walnut street. Questions can be sent to:
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Oct 18 Garden Club Meeting - we will be meeting at 78 East Mount Peale Drive at 6 pm. It will be the final meeting for 2016. Patty Larson is leaving Moab & moving to Kingman Arizona with her husband, Karl. Tricia Scott ,will be heading up the club & would love any ideas for meetings & any assistance to help keep the club going. Please come and join us. We have no membership dues, we usually meet April through October touring gardens & discussing plant issues. We have a lot of fun getting together over our comman interest, gardening. Any queries call Tricia at 303-880-9158

Oct 20 Lecture Series: Sally Cole on Ann Axtell Morris: Art in Archaeology of the Southwest & Mesoamerica - Archaeologist & artist Ann Axtell Morris accompanied her husband, archaeologist Earl Morris, on multi-year expeditions during the 1920s and 1930s in the U. S. Southwest & Mexico. She recorded architecture, rock art, murals, landscapes, Navajo lifeways, & expedition work in watercolor paintings & drawings & pioneered methods of documentation that remain in use today. Her works provide context for important sites including those of Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chichen Itzá, Yucatan, & Mesa Verde National Park. The watercolors record ancient use of color in a time of black & white photography. In 1933, Ann wrote two books, Digging in Yucatan & Digging in the Southwest, that have inspired generations to know & be interested in the methods & goals of archaeology, pursue it as a career, & value the challenges in remote places. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association & the Museum of Moab. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Center & Main.

Oct 20 Face your Food Class -
6:00 to 7:30 PM at Moonflower. Alicia Wright of Bella Sol Spa has created an experience with simple, easy to prepare, & effective skin care recipes from everyday kitchen ingredients. The free skincare class will be enjoying a seven-course meal on our faces along with concepts of face mapping & the skin's reflection of overall health. Bring your palate, an open mind, a towel for between mask applications, & a hair wrap. Skincare products will be provided by Moonflower Community Cooperative & a menu with recipes will be available for those who participate. Please sign up at Moonflower or call (435) 259-5712 to reserve your space.

Oct 20 Reading & Book Signing, Author Caryl Say- will be reading from her new novel, God of Magic, Child of Light, at the Moab Library, 257 E Center St. Starting 6:45pm in the large meeting room. Please purchase a copy of the book from Back of Beyond Books prior to attending. For info: 435-260-2520 or 435-355-0821.

Oct 21 Fry Street Quartet- Star Hall, 159 E Center Street, 7pm. The Moab Music Festival hosts this event to raise funds for the local school music programs. Donations are accepted. For info: See ad pg 20B, article 21B

Oct 22 The Lens of History: Documenting Impacts to Archaeological Sites on Cedar Mesa- Edge of the Cedars State Park Lecture Series, Blanding. See ad pg 16A

Oct 22 Contra Dance with the Community Dance Band- Moab Arts and Recreation Center, 111 E 100 N, at 8pm. No experience or partner necessary. Plan on a $7 donation to benefit the Grand County School music programs.

Oct 22-Nov 5 Friends of the Library Book Sale - at the Library during regular library hours. If you have questions about this, call Belinda Ledbetter at 719-5086 or Cynthia Smith at 259-5306.

Oct 23 The Other Half Half Marathon-
takes you on a scenic run from Dewey Bridge on Hwy. 128 all the way to Sorrel River Ranch. Race swag includes a unique finisher medal, tech shirt, reusable bag, finish line refreshments & a beer garden. For info: See article pg 2A

Oct 25 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong - is a moving & non moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Lisa De Rees from 1:00-1:45pm, by donation, at the Grand Center Vitality Room, 182 N. 500 West. 435-260-9678.

Oct. 27 Lecture Series: A discussion on Archaeology with Charmaine Thompson, Archaeologist for the US Forest Service in the Price, UT area. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association & the Museum of Moab. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Center & Main.

Oct 27-30 Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike Festival- start planning for the best bike festival weekend of the year! Bike Riding, Enduro Racing, Jump Jamming, Partying, & Bike Movie Watching! We will also have another amazing Women’s Skills Camp & Co-Ed Enduro Specific Camp with Moab Mountain Bike Instruction, sign up early to make sure you get a spot! For info: See article pg 8A

Oct 28 Halloween with the Giants-
from 4-10pm at the Moab Giants Dinosaur Park & Tracks Museum. See ad & article pg 9A.

Oct 28-30 Barrels 4 Bucks- free to sit in the audience to watch horses & riders compete. For info:

Oct. 29 River Road Memories – join Canyonlands Field Institute & the Museum of Moab with local historian Dave Vaughn as we explore the history of the river road (SR-128). To enroll either email, call 435-259-7750, or go online See article pg 3A

Oct 30 Moab Valley Multicultural Center's Day of the Dead Celebration- this one-day event & fundraiser, transforms the MVMC’s yard 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! For info: See ad pg 22B, article pg 18B

Oct 30-Nov 4 Moab Folk Camp-
kicks off the Moab Folk Festival with classes in voice, instruments, painting, photography, & song writing. For info:

Oct 31 Halloween

Oct 31 Second Annual Trunk or Treat- 4-7pm in the parking lot at The First Assembly of God Church, 1205 Boulder Ave, Moab. If you would like to register your vehicle for treat giveaways please call 435-259-1658 for more information. Brought to you by the Family Support Center at The Christmas Box House & The First Assembly of God Church.

November Events

Oct-Nov GCHS Photography Show-
Come to the Moab Public Library to view photographs created by Grand County High School digital and film photography class.

Nov 1 Lecture Series:
Saving Historic WPA Posters between 1935 &1943 the WPA's Federal Art Project printed over two million posters 35,000 different designs to stir the public's imagination for education, theater, health, safety, & travel. Due to their fragile nature only two thousand posters have survived to this day; less than one tenth of one percent! Ranger Doug's Enterprises is the only source for faithful reproductions of WPA National Park serigraphed posters. Originally produced between 1938 & 1941, these sixteen (the fourteen printed in Berkeley CA plus two See America prints printed in 1935 in NYC) stunning historical national park posters have been painstakingly restored, one screen at a time & are now offered again as screened prints. Join Doug Leen, aka Ranger Doug, as he discusses the processes he uses to reproduce the WPA style prints & posters.Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association & the Museum of Moab. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Center & Main.

Nov 4-6 Moab Folk Festival- join us for the performances of twelve unique & amazing folk music artists over three days. For info: See ad pg 24A, article 20B

Nov 4-6 Moab Celtic Festival- three exciting days at the Old Spanish Trail Arena featuring bagpipe bands, soloist competitions, heavy athletics, Highland Dance, vendors, entertainment, education & clan tents. Visit See ad pg 1B, article pg 21A

Nov 5-6 Moab Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon & Adventure 5K -
a Trail Runner Magazine top 10 "Bucket List" Race! Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and Adventure 5k. An unforgettable voyage through some of the worlds most scenic and unique lands. Saturday races will include the USATF Trail Marathon National Championship as well as the 1/2 marathon and 5k. Sunday will offer the 1/2 marathon distance only (same course as Sat, 'overflow' 2nd-day.) For more info visit or call 970-389-4838.

(turn your clocks back 1 hour)

Nov 9-12 Moab Senior Games -pickleball, track and field, disc golf, golf, line dancging, table tennis, tennis mah jong, bean bag toss, canasta, racewalk, powerwalk. For info & registration:


Nov 11 National Park Fee Free Day -The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 & they want everyone to join the party! On 16 days in 2016, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. For more info visit

Nov 11-13 Moab Salsa Bachata Festival- Moab Valley Inn, 711 S. Main St. Register today at! Veterans Free. More than a dance festival: A Positive Dance Experience!

Nov 12 Beginner Taiko Workshop!
Join world-class drummer Tiffany Tamaribuch from 9:30am until 12:30pm to try taiko drumming. Participation is $40. Please call Ann at 435-260-0828 for details, registration & location.

Nov 12 Art Walk -
You can enjoy Art Walk on the second Saturdays of April, May, June, September, October & November, from 6-9pm. Visit up to nine different venues, see & appreciate many different art displays & enjoy refreshments. For info visit or call 435-259-6272.

Nov 15 The MATCH Program Volunteer Orientation & Information Session- at the Moab Regional Hospital Education Room from 6-7:30pm. The MATCH Program’s mission is to provide an additional layer of support, encouragement, & empowerment for survivors of domestic abuse or sexual assault through uplifting 1:1 connections.Seekhaven is looking for understanding, caring, & committed volunteers for this program.You do not have to commit to volunteering with The MATCH Program in order to attend this orientation, we encourage anyone who is interested in learning more to come! We'd love to have you join us. Call (435) 259-2229 & ask for Megan or email

Nov 19 Dead Horse Ultra-
created to feature the Magnificent Seven Trails off of Gemini Bridges. The course, 50 mile, 50k & 30k, will challenge you with technical slickrock & sandy washes along with great views of Arches National Park, the La Sal Mountains & the Moab Valley. For info:

Nov 19 Turkey Trot -
Attention runners, walkers & trotters! Moab City’s Annual Turkey Trot happens at the Moab Recreation & Aquatics Center. Kids’ Fun Run (1 lap around Swanny) starts at 9am, $3. 5k run starts at 9:15am, $10 (day-of registration is $15). Pre-register at or at the Recreation Office at the Center St. Gym. Proceeds benefit youth sports programs. Turkeys & prizes for age group winners! Dogs & strollers welcome. For info: 435-259-2255.


Nov 25-28 Moab International Film Festival- showcasing films which inspire change for the better in our world. $5 tickets & $30 passes are available at Canyonlands Copy Center, The T-Shirt Shop, Back of Beyond Books, or online at or call 801-309-6887.

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