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Moab Happenings Calendar of Events

Moab Happenings August 2018
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October Events

Oct 12-16 Moab 240 Endurance Race- 238+ mile footrace through desert, canyons, slick rock, two mountain ranges surrounded by Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. For info: moab200.com

Oct 12-20 KZMU's Fall RadioThon-
watch for the bright orange tent downtown, listen for special programming & pledge to keep public radio alive. See article & ad pg 23A

Oct 16 How to Establish a Healthy Home Orchard- join Jess Oldham of Easy Bee Farm & Farm Yard for a discussion on how to set yourself up for success with new fruit trees. Learn about soil preparation, planting considerations, irrigation, pest control, pruning & other care. The discussion will be followed by a hands-on planting demonstration. 5-8pm at Moonflower Community Coop, 39 E. 100 North. For info: 435-259-5712

Oct 16 Castle Valley Farms Farmstand- 4-7pm at the Youth Garden Project behind Grand County High School. See ad page A4.

Oct 16 Lindy Hop Level One- In this October series, we will explore the fundamentals of Lindy Hop & how it fits alongside East Coast Swing & Charleston. All levels are welcome! No partner needed. $50 for 5 weeks. 7-8:30pm For info: facebook.com/moabswingdance

Oct 16
Tuesday Swing Dance Night- Beginner lesson at 8:30pm, social dancing till 10 pm. All levels welcome! No partner needed. Donations accepted. More info: facebook.com/moabswingdance


Oct 17 Weed & Feed at Youth Garden Project- 6pm at the Youth Garden Project, 530 S. 400 East, next to the high school. In exchange for 1.5 hours of weeding you will receive a garden fresh meal prepared on site. Everyone is welcome. For info: 435-259-2326

Oct 17, 24, 31 Desert Sun Ceramics Class- beginning & intermediate throwing. This is an 8 week course & includes tools, instruction, glazes, firings & some clay. No prior experience necessary. For info: 970-819-7938 or DesertSunCeramics@gmail.com

Oct 18 Free Lecture Series- Mathew Wedel ~ Lost Worlds of the Jurassic: Diverse Dinosaurs & Plants in the Lower Morrison Formation of South-Central Utah. The Morrison Formation is famous for Late Jurassic dinosaurs like Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, & Brachiosaurus. Most of the famous Late Jurassic localities in the American West are from the upper part of the Morrison Formation, particularly the Brushy Basin Member. Fewer fossils from the lower parts of the Morrison could give us insights into the origin of Morrison ecosystems. New fossil discoveries in the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison reveal a surprising diversity of dinosaurs, particularly long-necked sauropods. These fossils suggest that dinosaurs were highly diverse earlier than we suspected. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Assoc & Museum of Moab.

Oct 18-20 Jeep Jamboree- off road adventure weekend that brings together the outdoors, down-to-earth people & their Jeep 4x4s. For info: jeejamboreeusa.com/trips/moab

Oct 18-21 Cedar Mesa & Comb Ridge Archaeology- Learn about the Cedar Mesa & Comb Ridge area & its fascinating history that spans thousands of years with Canyonlands Field Institute & guest expert Jonathan Till. Explore the natural beauty of the landscape, side canyons, & learn about geology, desert ecology, & more during this three day, three night guided tour. To enroll either go online cfimoab.org, email info@cfimoab.org, or call 435-259-7750.

Oct 18, 25 Desert Sun Ceramics Class- Tile Study: Using Stamps, Textures & Patterns. Noon-3pm at 1320 S. Hwy 191. Class includes tools, instruction, glazes, firings & some clay. No prior experience needed. For info: 970-819-7938 or DesertSunCeramics@gmail.com

Oct 19 Moab Farmers' Market- Fridays 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 W & Park Drive. See ad 5A

Oct 19 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.

Oct 19 Moab Regional Hospital Fundraising Golf Tournament-
10am shotgun start at the Moab Golf Club, 2705 S. East Bench Rd. This year, tournament proceeds will support Moab Regional Hospital's cancer prevention & treatment programs. Call Laurie Peter for sponsorship opportunities at 435-719-3683

Oct 19-21 Bluff Arts Festival-
we invite you to join us for Storytelling By The River, starting Friday at 6:30pm. Saturday’s events include workshops, the all-day artist market & two incredible bands to top it all off! For info: bluffartsfestival.org. See article pg 16B, ad pg 2A

Oct 19, 20 Magic Night Downtown- with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 7pm $10 for adults, $5 for kids over 5 at Moab Backyard Theater, behind Zax at 56W 100 S.

Oct 20 Castle Valley Gourd Festival- bring the family to see & buy gourd art, tractor parade, kids’ tent, adult hands-on gourd decoration. Bring a dish to share at the potluck. Puppet show & face painting plus silent auction. Free admission. Starts at 10am with parade at 11am; closing by 3pm. Please, no dogs. For info: gourdfestival.blogspot.com. See article pg 10A, ad 3B

Oct 20 Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction for Chrissy Kinslow- 5:00-8:00pm at Moab Valley Inn, 711 S. main Street, Moab. Chrissy was diagnosed stage 3 Adenocarcinoma of the Cervix & Uterus and will receive Chemotherapy and Radiation treatments for several weeks in Grand Junction, Colorado. All proceeds will go to Chrissy's medical expenses and travel costs!

Oct 20 Rodeo Queen Clinic-
9am-3pm at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Hwy 191. Find out what it take to become Rodeo Royalty with public speaking, horsemanship, & modeling instruction. For ages 8-18, $25 per girl with lunch provided. Deadline October 15th. Featuring 2017 Silver State Queen Kourtney Backus & sponsored by Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo. For info: 435-260-7942 or 435-260-1221.

Oct 20 West Coast Swing Workshop- learn West Coast swing dance from acclaimed competitor & instructor James Cook! 1-4:30 pm. All levels welcome! This class is designed to be for dancers of all skill levels, especially beginners. $35 Social dance 7-10 pm More info: facebook.com/moabswingdance

Oct 20 International Observe the Moon Star Party-
8-9pm at the Canyon Country Discovery Center, 1117 N. Main St, Monticello. See ad pg 14A

Oct 20 Sorrel River Ranch Luncheon- Proceeds benefit Youth Garden Project. For info: 435-259-4642
Mile 17 Hwy 128

Oct 22 Desert Sun Ceramics Class- Pots 101 "Throwing for Glazing". This 10-week course includes tools, instruction, glazes, firings & some clay. For beginner to intermediate students. Learn throwing to glaze techniques. For info: 970-819-7938 or DesertSunCeramics@gmail.com.

Oct 23 Castle Valley Farms Farmstand- 4-7pm at the Youth Garden Project behind Grand County High School. See ad page A4.

Oct 23 Lindy Hop Level One- In this October series, we will explore the fundamentals of Lindy Hop & how it fits alongside East Coast Swing & Charleston. All levels are welcome! No partner needed. $50 for 5 weeks. 7-8:30pm For info: facebook.com/moabswingdance

Oct 23 Trillusionist David DaVinci- an evening of comedy, magic, thrills & illusions! 7pm at Grand County High School Auditiorium, 608 S. 400 East. Spectacular family affordable prices starting at $15. Get tickets at Back of Beyond Books, Canyonlands Copy Center, Central Utah Insurance, Grand County Middle School & Grand County High School. For info: 435-259-9797

Oct 23
Tuesday Swing Dance Night- Beginner lesson at 8:30pm, social dancing till 10 pm. All levels welcome! No partner needed. Donations accepted. More info: facebook.com/moabswingdance

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 21B

Oct 25 Desert Sun Ceramics Class- Tile Study: Using Stamps, Textures & Patterns. Noon-3pm at 1320 S. Hwy 191. Class includes tools, instruction, glazes, firings & some clay. No prior experience needed. For info: 970-819-7938 or DesertSunCeramics@gmail.com

Oct 25 Free Lecture Series- Janet Buckingham 2018 SE Utah Community Artist in the Park. Created in 2009, the Community Artist in the Parks program fosters inspiration & appreciation of the landscape among visitors by giving them the unique opportunity to watch local artists translate the scenery of the parks into a work of art. Join Janet as she talks about her many experiences interacting with the visitors to the SE Utah Group parks. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Assoc & Museum of Moab.

Oct 25 Free Screening of DOGTOWN AND Z BOYS- This documentary takes a look at the transformation of skateboarding from its former image as a land-bound pastime for surfers to its status today as an extreme sport in its own right. Starting from the California surf community of Dogtown, the film follows the evolution of modern skateboarding. The 2001 film is 91 minutes long and rated PG-13.  We will have a post film Q&A with Peggy Oki, Skateboarding Hall of Fame inductee and the mid-1970’s one and only Z-Girl. Presented in partnership with the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission., 6:00pm in Star Hall, 159 E Center St.

Oct 25 Awakening the Wisdom of the Body with Christina Myers- 6-7:30pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, & notice how you feel.... Such is one way to begin the process of Authentic Movement, sample this subtle, yet powerful therapeutic movement form that helps you awaken your own body's wisdom for easing tensions, increasing mind/body awareness & unblocking energy & creativity. For info: 435-259-5712

Oct 25-27 Moab Jeep Jamboree- Moab is one of the most breathtaking 4×4 destinations in the nation – if not the world. Many movies, including a host of John Ford Wild West classics, have been filmed in these otherworldly environs. A high percentage of the maintained and primitive roads are actually remnants of the area’s uranium prospecting & mining past. Potash Road just outside Moab features petroglyphs and several dinosaur tracks. Be sure to also take in the spectacular terrain of neighboring Arches National Park & Canyonlands National Park. For info: jeepjamboreeusa.com

Oct 25-28 Moab Ho Down- is 100% non-profit & benefits the Moab Bike Park! Start planning for the best bike festival weekend of the year! Bike Riding, Enduro Racing, Jump Jamming, Partying, & Bike Movie Watching! Sign up early to make sure you get a spot at moabhodown.com. See article pg 1B

Oct 26 Moab Farmers' Market- Fridays 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 W & Park Drive. See ad 5A

Oct 26 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.

Oct 26 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.

Oct 26, 27 Magic Night Downtown- with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 7pm $10 for adults, $5 for kids over 5 at Moab Backyard Theater, behind Zax at 56W 100 S.

Oct 26-28 The Moab Craggin’ Classic Community Climbing Festival- uniting climbers around the campfire at a world renowned destination to celebrate all things climbing. From learning new skills & techniques, to sharing stories, sharing the rope & inspiring one another, from drinking beers & howling at the moon, to giving back & caring for our local crags, this event is the real deal! Featuring climbing clinics & new this year, we are hosting Adventure Film Fest. For info: americanalpineclub.org/moab-craggin-classic

Oct 27 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. See article pg 20B

Oct 27-28 Barrel For Bucks-
come watch some of the fastest horses & their riders compete for top spot in barrel racing. It is free to come & watch. We love the support! For info: 970-210-6712

Oct 27- Nov 10 Friends of the Library Book Sale- The Friends of the Library semi-annual book sale is here! If you are interested in volunteering to help with the sale, a sign-up sheet is available at the reference desk in the library. Grand County Public Library, 257 E Center Street. During regular library hours

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. See article pg 17B & ad pg 22A

Oct 28-Nov 2 Moab Folk Camp- we offer a supportive environment where adults can experience the joy of making music & learning new skills in a caring environment. Classes in guitar, banjo, song writing, voice, hand drum, mandolin, painting & photography. For info: moabfolkcamp.com or call 603-731-3240.

Oct 29 Desert Sun Ceramics Class- Pots 101 "Throwing for Glazing". This 10-week course includes tools, instruction, glazes, firings & some clay. For beginner to intermediate students. Learn throwing to glaze techniques. For info: 970-819-7938 or DesertSunCeramics@gmail.com.

Oct 30 TEDxMoabLibrary Lunch Hour-
Bring your own lunch and join us for a TED inspired lunch hour. Over lunch, we will watch recorded talks related to the theme: Brains! For more information about TED visit their website at TED.com. Light refreshments will be served. 12:00pm in the Grand County Public Library, 257 E Center Street.

Oct 30 Castle Valley Farms Farmstand- 4-7pm at the Youth Garden Project behind Grand County High School. See ad page A4.

Oct 30 Lindy Hop Level One- In this October series, we will explore the fundamentals of Lindy Hop & how it fits alongside East Coast Swing & Charleston. All levels are welcome! No partner needed. $50 for 5 weeks. 7-8:30pm For info: facebook.com/moabswingdance

Oct 30 Tuesday Swing Dance Night- Beginner lesson at 8:30pm, social dancing till 10 pm. All levels welcome! No partner needed. Donations accepted. More info: facebook.com/moabswingdance

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 See article 7A

Oct 31 Hoot & Howl-
5:30-8pm at the Canyon Country Discovery Center, 1117 N. Main St, Monticello. See ad pg 14A

November Events

Nov 1 Moab Folk Festival Locals Showcase-
7-9pm at Star Hall, 157 E. Center St.

Nov 1 From Toxic House to Healing Home w/ Elana Davidson- 6-7:30pm at Moonflower Community Coop, 39 E. 100 North.What you put ON your body is equally important as what you put IN your body. Essential oils can provide amazing alternatives that can improve your home environment & benefit your health. Learn how to replace harmful products with holistic alternatives, transforming your space from potentially toxic into a healing environment. Fabric softeners & dryer sheets are some of the worst toxic offenders, everyone will make & take home essential-oil infused dryer balls! For info: 435-259-5712

Nov 1 Media Hive Mix & Mingle-
Work in film? Want to work in Production? Interested in connecting with other media professionals? Come 7-9pm & schmooze on First Thursdays, at The Parlor, behind Moab Garage Company. Hosted by the Moab to Monument Film Commission. For info: 435-259-4341

Nov 2-4 Moab Folk Festival- The Moab Folk Festival is a 3 day live music Festival featuring 12 folk, Americana and roots musicians. The Festival has intimate venues, a quality lineup & amazing red rock scenery. Beer, wine, food & arts vendors at the Center Street Ball field venue. For info: moabfolkfestival.com or 435-259-3198. See article pg 19B & ad pg 24A

Nov 2-4 Moab Celtic Festival- brings to life the rich heritage & colorful history of Scottish and Celtic cultures through education, crafts, music, highland dance/competition & athletic competition. Many clans will be in attendance to share their history & information about their clan. All events take place at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Hwy 191. For info: scotsontherocksmoab.com. See article pg 17B & ad pg 24B

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 12+, $10 Children 5-11.Tickets at: Desert Sun Ceramics, Gallery Moab, Back of Beyond Books, Seekhaven, Canyonlands Copy Center. For info: 970-819-7938. See article pg 6B

Nov 3-4 Moab Trail Marathon-
1/2 Marathon, Adventure 5K, Plus Kids K. An unforgettable voyage through some of the world's most scenic & unique lands. Entry includes t-shirt, goodie bag, food & drink, as well as a scenic, well-marked course. Try it! For info: moabtrailmarathon.com or 970-389-4838.

Nov 3-4 Moab Golf Club Tournament-
Elks Charity Scramble Mixed. For info 435-259-6488

Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 Desert Sun Ceramics Class-
Pots 101 "Throwing for Glazing". This 10-week course includes tools, instruction, glazes, firings & some clay. For beginner to intermediate students. Learn throwing to glaze techniques. For info: 970-819-7938 or DesertSunCeramics@gmail.com.

Nov 6 ELECTION DAY

Nov 6, 8, 13, 15 Desert Sun Ceramics Class-
Slip- Chatter-Carve from 6-8pm. This class includes clay, tools, instruction, glazes & firings. Learn to make & apply a slip on a plain surface along with using a flexible chattering tool to createe ditch-like impressions. Prior experience on the wheel is necessary. For info: 970-819-7938 or DesertSunCeramics@gmail.com

Nov 7, 14, 28 Desert Sun Ceramics Class- learn beginning & intermediate throwing. This is an 8 week course & includes tools, instruction, glazes, firings & some clay. No prior experience necessary. For info: 970-819-7938 or DesertSunCeramics@gmail.com

Nov 10 Moab Golf Club Tournament- St Jude Charity Scramble Mixed. For info 435-259-6488

Nov 10, 17 Desert Sun Ceramics Class- Sculpting a Clay Mask from 1-4pm & 1-3pm. This 2 session workshop includes all supplies, firings & instruction. No prior experience necessary. For info: 970-819-7938 or DesertSunCeramics@gmail.com

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 12 VETERANS DAY (HOLIDAY)


Nov 16-18 ParaYoga Workshops- Inner Exploration with Faith Lipori. Gentle asana, pranayama, mantra & meditation. Friday 5-7pm, Saturday 3-6pm, Sunday 1-4pm. See article pg 21B

Nov 17 Dead Horse Ultra-
was created to feature the Magnificent Seven Trails off of Gemini Bridges. The course will challenge you with technical slickrock & sandy washes, has great views of Arches National Park, the La Sal Mountains & the Moab Valley. For info: madmooseevents.com

Nov 17 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Toys Fore Kids Mixed. For info 435-259-6488

Nov 19-23 GGBY Highline Festival-
the mission is to empower adventurous experiences & positive connections with friends, our community, the environment, & ourselves through highlining and other flow activities during the week of Thanksgiving.
5 days of highlining, workshops, community fires, & other fun activities. For info: ggbygathering.org

Nov 22 THANKSGIVING DAY (HOLIDAY)


Nov 22 WabiSabi's Thanksgiving Meal- 2-5pm at the Grand Center, 182 N. 500 West. This is a great community event, it is FREE, & everyone is welcome. Join community members of all ages & backgrounds to celebrate gratitude & sharing. For info: 435-259-2553

Nov 30 City Tree Lighting Ceremony-
hosted by the Moab Chamber of Commerce, a night filled with holiday music, refreshments, & a visit from Santa as we countdown to light the trees! For info: moabchamber.com or 435-259-7814.

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