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Moab Happenings August 2018
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August Events

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 17 Gravel Pit Lanes -
7pm No-Tap Monte Carlo, Moab Style! Call (435) 259-4748 to reserve a spot - only 12 lanes available.1078 Millcreek Drive.

Aug 17 Moab Farmers' Market
- Fridays 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 W & Park Drive. See ad 5A

Aug 17 MoabBandAid Fundraiser-
4-7pm during Farmers' Market. This event will help the GCHS Marching Band raise funds to purchase new uniforms. See article pg 20A

Aug 17, 18 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

Aug 17-19 24th Annual Helper Arts, Music, & Film Festival- starting 2pm on Friday. Three days of Live Music, Food Vendors, Photography, Oil & Watercolor Paintings, Sculpture, Youth Art Yard, Ceramics, Jewelry, Wood Working, Car Show & Mining Museum. For info: helperartsfestival.com See ad & article pg 9A

Aug 18 Moonflower Community Coop's Anniversary Celebration-
from 11am-6pm for live music, vendors, family-friendly activities, potluck & class. See ad pg 22A

Aug 18, 19, 25, 26 Rubber Mold Making Class-
with Ekaterina Tatarovich Harrison. Knowing how to design & make a high quality rubber mold is a very valuable skill for sculptors, builders & crafts people. To register or for info: 803-272-8578 or ekaterina@sculptureadventure.com. Please register by 8/18.

Aug 21 Community Benefit Award Presentation-
Noon at the Moab Regional Hospital. The award goes to an individual or hospital who exemplifies excellence in developing programs and resources unique to the community they serve. Lunch will be served. rsvp lauriep@mrhmoab.org before Aug 13.

Aug 21 Castle Valley Farms Farmstand- 4-7pm at the Youth Garden Project behind Grand County High School. See ad & article pg 15B

Aug 21 Musicality & The Blues-
7-8pm, every Tuesday at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. In this series, we will learn the basic musical patterns of swing & blues music, explore the different ways we connect to the music,& use this knowledge to boost our musicality & enhance our dances. For info: moabswingdance.org

Aug 21 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. Lessons begin at 8pm. Social dancing 9pm.

Aug 22 Canyon Country Discover Center's Astronomy Program-
learn about moons around other planets & view the night sky through telescopes. 1117 N. Main St, Monticello. See ad pg 14A

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 Moab Farmers' Market- Fridays 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 W & Park Drive. See ad 5A

Aug 24 Gravel Pit Lanes - 7pm No-Tap Monte Carlo, Moab Style! Call (435) 259-4748 to reserve a spot - only 12 lanes available.1078 Millcreek Drive.

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 24, 25 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

Aug 25, 26 Rubber Mold Making Class- with Ekaterina Tatarovich Harrison. Knowing how to design & make a high quality rubber mold is a very valuable skill for sculptors, builders & crafts people. To register or for info: 803-272-8578 or ekaterina@sculptureadventure.com. Please register by 8/18.

Aug 25 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

Aug 28 Castle Valley Farms Farmstand- 4-7pm at the Youth Garden Project behind Grand County High School. See ad & article pg 15B

Aug 28 Musicality & The Blues- 7-8pm, every Tuesday at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. In this series, we will learn the basic musical patterns of swing & blues music, explore the different ways we connect to the music,& use this knowledge to boost our musicality & enhance our dances. For info: moabswingdance.org

Aug 28 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. Lessons begin at 8pm. Social dancing 9pm.

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 30 Resiliency Hub Tea & Topic- 6pm at the CommuniTea Garden, corner of 100 West & Walnut Ln. The Resiliency Hub works to enhance well-being on the Colorado plateau by integrating infrastructure, ecosystems & economy. We provide education & practical opportunities to rethink, retrofit & regenerate our community. Email at resiliencyhub@gmail.com or follow on facebook

Aug 31 Moab Farmers' Market- Fridays 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 W & Park Drive. See ad 5A

Aug 31 Skate Night! 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.

Aug 31 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

Aug 31 History of Moon Travel Astronomy Program-
8:30-10pm at the Canyon Country Discovery Center, 1117 N. Main St, Monticello. See ad pg 14A

Aug 31 Opening Night Moab Music Festival- Featuring MMF Composer-in-Residence Bright Sheng, New Americans looks at an array of composers who have become American citizens during their lifetime. Their music is emblematic of America’s marvelous cultural variety & many of the contributions which makes this country so rich & diverse. Concert starts at 7pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center. For info: 435-259-7003 or moabmusicfest.org. See article pg 1B, ad pg 2A

September Events

Sep 1 Third Annual Young Eagles Rally- Free Flights provided by EAA Members Ages 8-17. Parental approval required - 8:30am to 1:30pm, Monticello Airport. facebook

Sep 1 Moab Music Festival TAKE 6- 6pm at Red Cliffs Lodge, mile 14 off highway 128. TAKE 6 have known no musical bounds. Heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet!” they are the most awarded a cappella group in history. For info: 435-259-7003 or moabmusicfest.org. See article pg 1B, ad pg 2A

Sep 1, 2 & 8 Moab Artists Studio Tour- visit 12 Moab & Castle Valley artists in their studios from 10am-4pm. For info: moabstudiotour.com. See ad pg 23B, article pg 19A

Sep 2 Moab Music Festival Time For Three-
6pm at Red Cliffs Lodge, mile 14 off highway 128. Time for Three (Tf3), is an exciting blend of virtuoso string playing & male voices.The ensemble breaks new ground with the addition of their latest original songs. For info: 435-259-7003 or moabmusicfest.org. See article pg 1B, ad pg 2A

Sep 3 Rocky Mtn. Power Free Family Concert- 2pm at Old City Park. Bring a blanket & a picnic, or just lie on the grass in the shade of the cottonwood trees as the husband & wife duo of Broadway & opera star Lauren Worsham, & Kyle Jarrow (SpongeBob SquarePants) bring their family friendly, unique talents to Old City Park for the annual Labor Day free concert. Baritone Andy Garland adds his own contribution from the American Songbook. Other surprises to come! For info: 435-259-7003 or moabmusicfest.org. See article pg 1B, ad pg 2A

Sep 3-6 Splore Outdoor Adventure Program- featuring Women's Art, Yoga & Rafting on Ruby, Horsthief & Westwater Canyons. 4 days, 3 nights for ages 5+, scholorships available. Includes all food, camping equpment & instruction. For info: 435-649-3991 or discovernac.org/programs/splore-adventure

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 Moab Music Festival We Are Women: A Berstein Cabaret-
7pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center. Conceived of by narrator Jamie Bernstein & MMF Music Director Michael Barrett, this evening of songs for or about women by Leonard Bernstein weaves together a story through the lens of a mother & daughter. For info: 435-259-7003 or moabmusicfest.org. See article pg 1B, ad pg 2A

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 7-8 Kokopelli Mountain Bike & Ultra Marathon/Relay-
from Fruita to Moab. For info: kokopelli100.com

Sep 7-9 Blazer Bash- this is the 16th edition of the annual CK5.com meet for owners of fullsize GM Blazers, Jimmy's, Suburbans, and Trucks. Test your vehicle against demanding technical challenges, and measure your driving skills on the world-class rock-crawling trails. For info: blazerbash.com

Sep 8 Moab ArtWalk-
5-8pm. Visit up to ten venues, see many art displays & enjoy refreshments. Enjoy Art Walk on the second September, October & November, For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-6272.

Sep 8 Second Saturday Swing-
Join us for some fun swing dancing! No experience or partner necessary. Lessons starting at 7pm. DJed music till 10. $5 suggested donation. For info: moabswingdance.org

Sep 8 Moab Music Festival New World Assembly: Scotland meets Quebec & Appalachia-
6pm at Sorrel River Ranch, mile 18 off highway 128. Travel through the wilds of the southwest with us & we'll take you on a music and dance journey from the Old World to the New. Traditional fiddle tunes from Scotland cross the Atlantic, stopping first in Québec for a taste of new France, then heading south into the Appalachian mountains where fiddle & dance styles meld with the music of the African slaves to create old-time American music. For info: 435-259-7003 or moabmusicfest.org. See article pg 1B, ad pg 2A

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

Sep 9 Moab Music Festival Closing Night: Coming to America- 7pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center St. Pianist Michael Brown & cellist Nicholas Canellakis curate a program based on composers who came to America in the first half of the 20th century—Korngold, Mahler, Weill, Bloch, Foss, Prokofiev—and those who were children of immigrants. For info: 435-259-7003 or moabmusicfest.org. See article pg 1B, ad pg 2A

Sep 14-17 Green River Melon Days- see Jeff Keele Band from 7-9pm at the John Wesley Powell Museum located at 1765 W. Main St, Green River.

Sep 17-21 Solihull Society 2018 Land Rover National Rally-
the Solihull Society is committed to the enjoyment, sharing of goodwill & fellowship engendered by owning a Land Rover or other four wheel-drive vehicle to engage in social, educational, & recreational activities which adhere to the Tread Lightly principles. For info: solihullsociety.org

Sep 19-23 Mother of All Boogies -inviting skydivers from all over the world to converge on beautiful Moab for 4 full days of high altitude skydiving from turbine aircraft! Non-skydivers are welcome as spectators & will have the opportunity to make a tandem skydive during the event. For info: motherofallboogies.com or call 435-259-5867

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

Sep 21 Open House at the Family Support Center, The Christmas Box House-
special guest will be Richard Paul Evan the President of Christmas Box International & American Author. It will be at 180 South 300 East, Suite 1 from 10am to 2pm. Light refreshments & book signing by Richard Paul Evans. See the interesting things we have done with the Moab Center. For info: Sherilyn Sowell at 435.259.1658 or 970.986.9766

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 21 Rock the MIC- come one, come all! Doors open at 7pm, MIC talent starts at 8pm. Stories, comedy, poetry, music for all ages at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. For info: 435-259-6272

Sep 22 Utah High School Cylcling League- is the governing body for interscholastic cycling for students grades 7-12. For more info see pg 2B or visit utahmtb.org

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 2018 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors & spend time with their friends & family in the national parks this year.

Sep 22-23 Moab Century Tour- Ride one or two days! Every registration includes a donation to the Moab Cancer Treatment Center. For more information visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889. For a full description see Road & Mtn Biking pg 2B

Sep 22, 23, 29, 30 Welding Workshop for the Creative- with Ekaterina Tatarovich Harrison. In this class you will lear over 4 different types of welding (stick, MIG, TIG, & oxy-acetelyne) as well as how to use some basic metal working tools. This will be a hands on class. For registration or info: 803-272-8578 or ekaterina@sculptureadventure.com

Sep 27 Resiliency Hub Tea & Topic- 6pm at the CommuniTea Garden, corner of 100 West & Walnut Ln. The Resiliency Hub works to enhance well-being on the Colorado plateau by integrating infrastructure, ecosystems & economy. We provide education & practical opportunities to rethink, retrofit & regenerate our community. Email at resiliencyhub@gmail.com or follow on facebook.

Sep 27-29 Moab Pride -
Save the date for our celebration of loving consensually & living authentically. In the face of hate, creating space to love. www.facebook.com/moabpridefestival

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.

Sep 29 Taste of Moab Fundraiser- for the American Cancer Society. This year we will be fundraising for transportation needs to assist cancer patients needing transportation for treatment. There will also be a Survivor ceremony honoring all the fighters of this terrible disease. The Grand Center will be hosting this event. Look for more details soon. For info & how you can help email Yordy at YORDYE1@msn.com.

Sep 29 Annual River Runners Hall of Fame Induction-
at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum. For info: 435-564-3427


October Events

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 19 Moab Regional Hospital Fundraising Golf Tournament

Oct 24-27 Seventh Annual Moab Senior Games- pickleball, golf, table tennis, track & field, swimming, tennis, canasta, racewalk/powerwalk, dancing & more. For info: 435-260-0161 or moabseniorgames.com. See ad pg 7A

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.

Oct 31 Fourth Annual Trunk or Treat-
4pm to 7pm at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Hwy. 191. Sponsored by the Family Support Center at The Christmas Box House. If you would like to donate or sponsor a trunk call 435-259-1658

November Events

Nov 3 Soupbowl Fundraiser & Ceramics Silent Auction- 5-7:30pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Includes a hand-made bowl, soup, bread, dessert & drinks. $20 Adults & Youth 13+, $10 Children 12 & under. Tickets at: Desert Sun Ceramics, Gallery Moab, Back of Beyond Books, Canyonlands Copy Center. 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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