Page numbers refer to the pages in Moab Happenings magazine. It can be downloaded or pick up a paper copy from many businesses in Moab, Salt Lake City or Grand Junction, Colorado.
Sep 28 Canyonlands Natural History Association Lecture Series: Pack Creek Fire Restoration- In June 2021, the Pack Creek Fire burned over 9,000 acres in the La Sal Mountains outside of Moab, UT, creating an immediate need for restoration action on the burned landscape. Join ecologist Rebecca Finger-Higgens from the US Geological Survey for an update on restoration and recovery efforts that have taken place across the Manti-La Sal National Forest over the last two years. 5pm at Moab Information Center, Center and Main.
Sep 28 Juniper Drive- Honky Tonk Fusion with a twist. 7 pm, Moab Backyard Theater. Free Admission. Outside Food and Drink welcome.
56 W. 100 South
Sep 28 Live Music: Blu Pig- Brother Chunky
Sep 28 Live Music at Red Cliffs- Dustin Burley
Sep 29 Welcome The Full Moon- Join Crystal at Desert Power Yoga for meditation, journaling and a burn ritual to welcome the full moon. 7:45pm. Sliding Scale Fee, Sign up online at
Sep 29–Oct 1 Outerbike- The premier three-day experiential consumer event dedicated to helping mountain bikers find their perfect bike and gear, celebrates a decade of successful partnership connecting specialty bike brands with qualified, enthusiast riders. Sponsored by Western Spirit Cycling Adventures. More info at www.outerbike.com/moab-2023 See pg 2B.
Sep 29-Oct 1 Red Rock Arts Festival- Workshops and Events Friday, Street Fest on Saturday, Artist Talk and Story Slam Sunday. moabarts.org, See schedule pg 8A, article pg 15A.
Sep 29 Moth Ball- All ages dance party, 6pm at the Hearthspace (239 W Center St) with a drag show starting at 7pm. Suggested donation $5-$10 for the performers.
Sep 29 Autumn Yoga and Tea- Join Breann for a simple movement Fall practice with a Tea Social afterwards. 6pm, by donation. 76 South Main St — behind Red Rock Bakery. Sign up online at
www.wellnesscollective.com by donation
Sep 29-30 Live Music: Blu Pig- Cross Roads
Sep 29-30 Live Music at Red Cliffs- Down in the Roots
Sep 30 Moab ArTTrails ArtStroll- See the new installation of sculptures. See pg 15A.
Sep 30 Community Rebuids semi-annual ReStore event - Come shop at our semi-annual Pop-Up ReStore for gently used or new construction materials, furniture, and various home goods! Our design team will be on site to offer up plans at affordable costs. All proceeds go to Community Rebuilds, a non-profit that builds sustainable, efficient housing for the local workforce and teaches apprentices about natural building techniques! Support our work by visiting from 9AM-1PM at 150 S 200 E. , Moab
Sep 30 Livestock Built this City- Downtown historic tour of Moab's business district. 10am. By appointment only. Register at
Sep 30 Magic Show with Rick Boretti- The Four Corners most acclaimed magician. The longest running outdoor magic show in the Southwest! Prepare to laugh & be mystified! 7pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South
Oct 1 Red Rock Arts Festival- Continues at Moab Arts, 111E 100N www.redrockartsfestival.com
Noon–2pm: Radioactivity and Black People in the Richest Town in the US with Chip Thomas and the Moab Museum
4–5pm Junkyard Reverie with Molly Marie Gurney and Tachel Toups
5:30–8pm Story Slam: All Roads Lead to Moab
8–10pm A Daily Celebration of Aliveness with Cecelia Foley
Oct 1 OuterBike- Continues. The world’s premier bike and gear manufacturers set up at the Outerbike expo site. www.outerbike.com
Oct 1 Live Music at Red Cliffs- Down in the Roots
Oct 1 Live Music: Blu Pig- Sage & Austin
Oct 2 Public Business and Economy Related Debate with Our 2023 City Council Candidates- presented by the Moab Chamber of Commerce. 7pm at Star Hall.
Oct 2-3 Live Music: Blu Pig- Johny Rawls
Oct 3 Turning your Trips into Tales: The Art of Travel Writing- A Workshop with Author Suzanne Roberts. Presented by Grand County Public Library. This generative workshop will help you write about your journeys and adventures, past and future. We’ll discuss different kinds of travel writing opportunities, as well as how to craft an effective travel piece. 6-8 pm. Free at the Moab Library Branch, 257 E. Center St. Space is limited, so sign up early @ www.tinyurl.com/gcplwriting, For more info call 435-259-1111
Oct 3 Mini Poetry Workshop- With Utah Poet Laureate Lisa Bickmore. 5:30-7pm, Moab Valley Multicultural Center, 156 N 100 West Moab.
Oct 3 Four Corners Lecture Series- "History of the Ancient Southwest 2.0" by Dr. Steve Lekson. 7pm, First United Methodist Church, Cortez.
Zoom link: https://sites.google.com/view/hisatsinom1/home
Oct 4 David DaVinci: Thrillusionist®- Prepare to be mystified by mind boggling illusions and jaw dropping magic, seamlessly fused with exotic parrots that materialize from thin air. You’ll laugh, you’ll cheer, your jaw will hit the floor, as David DaVinci presents his interpretation of the age-old art of magic and illusions, in “Thrillusionist!” All proceeds benefit Grand County Education Foundation. 7pm, Grand County High School Auditorium. 608 S 400 E. Tickets: Canyonlands Copy Center or Valerie Brown 435-260-2808.
Oct 4 Hurricane Rita Returns to Moab- Puerto Rican veteran, Purple Heart recipient, award winning author, inspirational speaker, Salsa instructor, presents live interpretation and question & answer and book signing: The Zen of Dancing in the Rain. 7-9pm at Moab Arts & Recreation Center.111E 100N See ad pg 16A
Oct 4 Bluegrass Night with Quicksand Soup- High powered music from one of the Four Corners most legendary bluegrass bands. Free admission. 7 pm Moab Backyard Theater Outside. Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South
Oct 4 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night
Oct 5 Four Corners Lecture Series- "Creating Community During the Basketmaker lll Period in Southwest Colorado" by Dr. Kari Schleher and Shanna Diederichs. 4-5pm. Zoom,
Oct 5 Gallery Moab Reception- Guest artist and instructor Barbara Churchley will be at the gallery 5-8pm. 59 South Main St. #1. See article pg 9B
Oct 5-6 Live Music at Red Cliffs- Broken Arrow
Oct 5 Juniper Drive- Honky Tonk Fusion with a twist. 7 pm Moab Backyard Theater. Free Admission. Outside Food and Drink welcome.
56 W. 100 South
Oct 5 Live Music: Blu Pig- MG Bailey
Oct 6 Live Music at Spanish Valley Winery- 4-7pm. Free entry 21+, wine tastings available for purchase. Hosted on our beautiful back patio overlooking the vineyard! 4710 Zimmerman Lane
Oct 6 Live Music: Blu Pig- Dave Mensch
Oct 7 Arches Marathon and Half- With distances from 15k to 50k, Arches Marathon and Half has become a must attend fall trail running event! Runners begin their race near the beautiful Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area. As all distances make their climb to the first aid station, the stunning La Sal Mountains come into view! This sandy double track then turns into an awesome jeep road as most distances make their way around to Picture Frame Arch. Cruise through desert meadow trails as you take in the beautiful views all around you! From majestic red cliffs to expansive canyon views, the colorful landscape creates the perfect backdrop for a day on the trails. Provided by Mad Moose Events.
Oct 7 White Mesa Ute Community Spiritual Walk & Protest- Protecting our Communities, Health, Environment & Indigenous Sacred Landscapes. Rally at 11am MDT, followed by the spiritual and protest walk to the White Mesa uranium mill. Sponsored by Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and White Mesa Concerned Community. More info call White Mesa Concerned Community, 435-459-2461
Oct 7 Supplement Saturday at Moonflower-
Co-op owners, stock up and save on supplements on the first Saturday of every month at Moonflower! 8am-8pm. All dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, tinctures, medicinal herbs, and other items in this department will be 10% off for co-op owners only. Synergy products will not receive any further discounts. 39 E 100 N
Oct 7 Indigenous Peoples Day
Oct 7 An Evening with Emily Scott Robinson- Concert benefitting Reproductive Rights, 5-7pm, Old City Park. Suggested donation: adults $20, kids 11-17 $10, under 10 free. Please bring a chair or blanket. Beer and sparking water for sale. Presented by Moab Abortion & Reproductive Rights Network. Questions:
Oct 7 Magic Show with Rick Boretti- The Four Corners most acclaimed magician. The longest running outdoor magic show in the Southwest! Prepare to laugh; be mystified! 7pm, Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South
Oct 7 Live Music: Blu Pig- Alan & Valerie Brown
Oct 7-8 Live Music at Red Cliffs- The Butch Cassidies
Oct 8 Live Music: Blu Pig- Jon O Radio
Oct 9 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinic- Moab Regional Hospital, 9am–4pm, no appointment needed. Questions: 435-719-5500
Oct 9-10 Live Music: Blu Pig- John Hewitt
Oct 10 5% Day for Humane Society of Moab Valley- Every second Tuesday of the Month, Moonflower donates 5% of the day’s sales to a local organization that aligns with our mission. This month, Moonflower’s 5% Day will be donated to the Humane Society. Join us in supporting this nonprofit by shopping the co-op! 8am-8pm at Moonflower Co-op, 39 E 100N
Oct 11 National Fossil Day See Geology Happenings pg 7B
Oct 11 Youth Garden Project Weed N Feed- Final Wednesday of the season, from 6-8pm come weed with us in the garden for 1-1.5 hours in exchange for a free, garden-fresh meal prepared by volunteer chefs. Meet friends, eat good food, and enjoy a nice evening in the garden! No RSVP necessary. 530 S 400 E
Oct 11 Four Corners Lecture Series- "Pueblos, Potsherds, and Policies: Managing the Wilderness Resource in a Cultural Landscape" by Chris Barns. 4-5pm. Zoom,
Oct 11 Four Corners Lecture Series- "No Place for a Lady: The Life Story of Archaeologist Marjorie F. Lambert" by Dr. Shelby Tisdale. 7pm. Fort Lewis College, Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum and on Zoom, www.sjbas.org
Oct 11 Bluegrass Night with Quicksand Soup- High powered music from one of the Four Corners most legendary bluegrass bands. Free admission. 7 pm Moab Backyard Theater Outside. Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South
Oct 11 Mental Health Hike- "Tapping into Creativity" Canyonlands Field Institute. Info: cfimoab.org/events/ See article pg 5B.
Oct 11-14 Jeep Jamboree Expedition- For Jeep owners who want to hone their off-roading skills and experience Moab with the guides who know it best. jeepjamboreeusa.com
Oct 11 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night
Oct 12-13 Live Music at Red Cliffs- Neal Middleton
Oct 12 Juniper Drive- Honky Tonk Fusion with a twist. 7 pm Moab Backyard Theater. Free Admission. Outside Food and Drink welcome.
56 W. 100 South
Oct 12 Live Music: Blu Pig- Alific & Aaron Wolf
Oct 13-15 Moab Canyons Endurance Ride- Equestrians race on a 15, 25 or 50 mile course each day. Blaze Adventure LLC
Oct 13 Kava Ceremony To Welcome the New Moon- Join Crystal at Mindful Movement Moab for a traditional Kava Ceremony, journaling, and intention setting. 5pm. Sign up in advance online at
Oct 13 Live Music at Spanish Valley Winery- 4-7pm. Free entry 21+, wine tastings available for purchase. Hosted on our beautiful back patio overlooking the vineyard! 4710 Zimmerman Lane
Oct 13-18 Moab 240- Endurance Run
Oct 13-21 KZMU Radiothon- Support Moab Community Radio KZMU! This summer saw the return of our main signal 90.1, Tune in during radiothon and hear your community go bonkers trying to raise money. You can also give online anytime at kzmu.org! All signal no static!
Oct 13-14 Canyon Country Discovery Center is hosting the 2023 Eclipse Festival. The event will be filled with live music, catered meals, and exciting outdoor excursions around southeastern Utah. The festival also allows attendees the opportunity to experience the eclipse from the Discovery Center’s campus, providing a view of the stunning ‘ring of fire’ without having to fight the crowds. Information and registration:
Oct 13-14 Live Music: Blu Pig- Jim Fish & Mountain Country
Oct 14 Annular Solar Eclipse- Moab will be in the path of a Partial Annular Solar Eclipse between 9:10 am and 12:00 pm, with maximum occurring at 10:31 am. An annular solar eclipse happens when the moon covers the sun's center, leaving the sun's visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” around the moon. Although not in the direct path, Moab will still experience up to a 90% partial eclipse. See pg 1B
Oct 14 Navajo Tribal Parks Temporary Closure- The Navajo Tribal Parks will be in observance of the Eclipse on October 14, 2023 in regards to cultural beliefs during the eclipse. Navajo Tribal Parks will be Closed from 8:00 am and will reopen at 1:00 pm. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time. Navajo Tribal Parks include Monument Valley, Tseyi’ Dine’ Heritage Area — Canyon de Chelly, Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, and The Little Colorado River Gorge.
Oct 14 Ring of Fire Fest at Goosenecks State Park- The festival will be filled with telescopes, astronomy experts and local food vendors. Information booths hosted by the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service and the National Parks Service will be onsite to answer questions on all things "eclipse". Staff from the San Juan County Visitor Services office will also have a booth and will be distributing area information and free eclipse glasses to all attendees. See article pg 4A
Oct 14 Moab ArtWalk- Take a stroll through downtown Moab and see what participating locations have for you to view. 5-8pm moabarts.org. See pg 21A.
Oct 14-15 Live Music at Red Cliffs- Down in the Roots
Oct 14 Moab Plein Air Painters Exhibit- Reception during Moab ArtWalk, exhibit open all month at Moab Arts. See pg 10A
Oct 14 Magic Show with Rick Boretti- The Four Corners most acclaimed magician. The longest running outdoor magic show in the Southwest! Prepare to laugh; be mystified! 7pm, Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 S. See pg 21A
Oct 15 Live Music: Blu Pig- Lost Buffalo
Oct 16 Abbreviated Moab History- In conjunction with the Moab Museum's Moab History 101: For Guides course there will be a public one hour guided tour of the Museum's gallery and resources at 5:30. $15 includes Museum admission. See article on the Museum Happenings page
Oct 16 Live Music: Blu Pig- Bob Greenspan & Mama T
Oct 17 Four Corners Lecture Series- "Seeking Respectful Practice in Archaeological Research" by Dr. Charles Riggs, 4-5pm. Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center Museum Theater.
Oct 17 Live Music: Blu Pig- The Whags
Oct 18 Last Bluegrass night of season with Quicksand Soup- High powered music from Four Corners most legendary bluegrass bands. Free admission. 7 pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South
Oct 18 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night
Oct 19 The Almighty Ballad: How to Write in Verse's Most Versatile Form- This one-time workshop will cover the fundamentals of meter and rhyme, explore diverse examples of ballads across a variety of genres, and then guide participants through theenver. 7–8:30pm, ages 14+, class is limited to 18 students. Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E 100 N, www.moabarts.org/classes See ad pg 20A.
Oct 19 Local History with Dave Vaughn: Fran and Terby Barnes- For more than 30 years, longtime Moab locals Fran and Terby Barnes made invaluable contributions to local history by photographing and documenting the natural wonders around the Moab area. The husband and wife team wrote numerous guidebooks and historical publications, and took thousands of photographs. Local historian Dave Vaughn takes us back in time, detailing their adventures and exploring the Barnes’ many contributions to the region. 7pm. Presented by Grand County Public Library. Free at the Moab Library Branch, 257 E. Center St. For more info call 435-259-1111
Oct 19 Roy Kady Weaving Demonstration and Guided Museum Tour- Moab Museum hosts master weaver Roy Kady demonstrating his weaving technique from 1-4pm. At 6:30pm Kady leads a gallery tour. Moab Museum, 118 E. Center St., moabmuseum.org See pg 8B
Oct 19 Juniper Drive- Honky Tonk Fusion with a twist. 7 pm Moab Backyard Theater. Free Admission. Outside Food and Drink welcome.
56 W. 100 South
Oct 19 Live Music: Blu Pig- Rick Gerber
Oct 19-20 Live Music at Red Cliffs- Val & Alan Brown
Oct 19-22 Bluff Arts Festival- Riverside Story Telling, Art Walk, Film Festival, Artist Market, Live Music, Workshops. Check bluffartsfestival.org and facebook. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See article on pg 4B
Oct 20 Film Screening and Master Weaver Presentation- Roy Kady's presentation will include a history of his work and a screening of the documentary A Gift from Talking God about Navajo-Churro Sheep raised by Roy Kady. The evening will conclude with a Q&A. Moab Museum, 118 E. Center St., moabmuseum.org See pg 8B
Oct 20 Magic Show with Rick Boretti- The Four Corners most acclaimed magician. The longest running outdoor magic show in the Southwest! Prepare to laugh; be mystified! 7pm, Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South
Oct 20 Walk-in Flu Shot Clinic- Moab Regional Hospital, 9am–3pm, no appointment needed. Questions: 435-719-5500
Oct 20-22 Scots on the Rocks: Moab Celtic Festival- Celebrate the heritage and culture of Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales, just as it's been done for centuries... with lots of great music, dancing, athletics and good fun, food, drink, and great friends. Enjoy musical performances all day long, massed bagpipe bands, unique Celtic merchants and eateries, Scottish clans, heritage and cultural booths, highland athletics and more. Stop by the dance stage for Irish and Scottish performances, cheer on your favorites in the Highland dance or bagpipe and drumming competitions, and watch the amazing strength of the athletes. Center Street Ballpark.
www.scotsontherocksmoab.org See pg 15A
Oct 20 Live Music at Spanish Valley Winery- ft. Toni Sicola and The Black Hats 4-7pm. Free entry 21+, wine tastings available for purchase. Hosted on our beautiful back patio overlooking the vineyard! 4710 Zimmerman Lane
Oct 20 Live Music: Blu Pig- Meander Cat
Oct 21-22 2nd Annual Red Canyon Powwow- Come experience Indigenous culture through song, dance, and food. On behalf of the Red Canyon Powwow committee and Cultural Fire Events, we welcome all dancers, singers, and spectators. Grand entries are Saturday at 12pm and 6pm and Sunday at 12pm. This is a contest Powwow for all dancers and singers. This is an outdoor powwow so don’t forget to bring your own shade, lawn chairs, and umbrellas. At Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Highway 191. If you have questions or would like to set up as a vendor email:
email@example.com, Instagram @redcanyonpowow @culturalfireevents.
See ad pg 16A
Oct 21 Roy Kady Natural Dyeing Demonstration- Kady will deliver a demonstration on the Moab Museum West Lawn on traditional natural wool dyeing. Attendees will learn how local plants become pigments and see the vibrant array of colors that can be made from vegetal dyes. 10am-1pm. Moab Museum, 118 E. Center St., moabmuseum.org See pg 8B
Oct 21 Castle Valley Gourds and More Festival- Free family fun with puppet show, parade, hands-on gourd decorating, gourd art venders and Castle Valley arts and crafts. 11-3pm, at Castle Valley town building. More information at 435 259-0537. See ad pg 16A
Oct 21 International Observe the Moon Night- See article on Dark Sky Happenings page 12B.
Oct 21 Live Music: Blu Pig- The Nanites
Oct 21-22 Live Music at Red Cliffs- Down in the Roots
Oct 22 Restorative Yoga + Reiki- Join Crystal at Desert Power Yoga for a 60 minute restorative yoga class with Reiki. 7:45pm. Sliding Scale Fee, Sign up online at www.desertpoweryoga.com
Oct 22 Live Music: Blu Pig- Rick Gerber
Oct 23 Live Music: Blu Pig- Bob Greenspan & Mama T
Oct 24 Mental Health Hike- "Tapping into Creativity" Canyonlands
Field Institute. Info:
cfimoab.org/events/ See article on Hiking Happenings pg 5B.
Oct 24 Living River: The Promise of the Mighty Colorado- Conservation photographer and author Dave Showalter takes us on a unique multimedia journey through the vast Colorado River watershed. Based on his new book, Living River: The Promise of the Mighty Colorado, Showalter’s stunning images, video and powerful storytelling paint a galvanizing picture of the living Colorado river and the challenges it faces, and will inspire people of all walks of life to cherish and protect the life, beauty, and resilience of this dynamic life force. Presented by Grand County Public Library & Back of Beyond Books 6:30pm Free at Moab Library Branch, 257 E. Center St. For more info call 435-259-1111
Oct 24 Live Music: Blu Pig- Lost Buffalo
Oct 25 Paleontology Presentation — Recent Fieldwork Findings on Ankylosaurs- Utah Friends of Paleontology (Gastonia Chapter) welcomes our speaker Dr. Joshua Lively, Curator of Paleontology at the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum in Price, as he presents his recent discoveries on the armored dinosaur Ankylosaur. 6:00 pm, Grand Center, 182 N 500 W in Moab. Public welcome, and free!
Oct 25 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night
Oct 26-28 Jeep Jamboree- It’s a full two-day, family-oriented four-wheel-drive adventure. Jeep Jamborees cater to every level of expertise so they’re fun for everyone. jeepjamboreeusa.com
Oct 26 Canyonlands Natural History Association Lecture Series: Avalanches in the Desert? A Wintery Look at Southeast Utah’s La Sal Mountains- Rising to nearly 13,000’ and surrounded by desert, the La Sal Mountains harbor uniquely dangerous avalanche conditions that can threaten recreationists for much of the winter season. Join U.S. Forest Service, Utah Avalanche Center forecaster, Eric Trenbeath, to learn what factors contribute to dangerous avalanche conditions in the La Sal Mountains; how forecasters assess the danger; and how they get the word out to the public. 5pm at Moab Information Center, Center and Main.
Oct 26 Live Music: Blu Pig- Bob Greenspan & Mama T
Oct 26-27 Live Music at Red Cliffs- The Butch Cassidies
Oct 27 Live Music at Spanish Valley Winery- 4-7pm. Free entry 21+, wine tastings available for purchase. Hosted on our beautiful back patio overlooking the vineyard! 4710 Zimmerman Lane
Oct 27 Magic Show with Rick Boretti- The Four Corners most acclaimed magician. The longest running outdoor magic show in the Southwest! Prepare to laugh; be mystified! 7pm, Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 S. See pg 21A
Oct 27-28 Live Music: Blu Pig- Crossroads
Oct 27-28 Field of Screams Softball Tournament- Old Spanish Trail Arena
Oct 28 Wabisabi First Annual Fall Festival- We have several non-profit partners coming out to set up booths and activities. Live music by Toni Sicola and The Black Hats, with karaoke during breaks. Costume creating contest. Non-profit booth. We are asking for canned food donations so we can hand out food at our Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 23rd. 11am-4pm at the Wabisabi parking lot.
Oct 28 Service Saturday at Arches National Park- Show your love for Arches National Park by helping clean up litter or pull weeds at a popular parking lot or trailhead! All equipment will be provided and all ages and abilities welcome. Location and other details will be determined one week from the date of event. Each participant will receive a special thank-you item for volunteering time to care for the national park. (Time TBD). For more information or to sign up, please contact Sofia Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-719-2214.
Oct 28 Moab Museum Presentation- "The Goodman Point Archaeological Project: Glimpses of a Community Through Time" is presented by Grant Coffey, an archaeologist at the Crow Canyon Archeological Center. Grant Coffey is the research database manager at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colorado. He has done archaeological work in the northern Southwest for over twenty years, and he directed the second phase of Crow Canyon’s Goodman Point Archaeological Project. This presentation will provide an overview of this seven-year project. Goodman Point was named for Indian Creek and Moab cowboy, Henry Calvin Goodman, who first ran cattle there before settling on Indian Creek and would later run sheep there with his brother-in-law, Moab’s first mayor, Harry Green. Goodman Point was the first piece of land in America preserved for its value in cultural resources in 1889; specifically set aside as an Archaeological Reserve to protect features between A.D. 1000 and 1280. Join us at 11 am and 2 pm for Coffey’s presentations. 11am and 2pm at the Moab Museum, 118 E. Center St.
Oct 28-29 Canyonlands Ultra- With events from 15k to 100 miles, this weekend is the best way to experience the trail running community! A 26 mile looped course, runners get to enjoy some of the best trails in Moab! From sandy washes to technical double track, runners are treated to the varied terrain of the Moab desert. As they come through the main aid station multiple times, runners have easy accessibility to see their crew! Provided by Mad Moose Events.
Oct 28 Four Corners Lecture Series- "Raven: A Cultural and Natural History" by Sylvia Taylor. 6pm, Bears Ears Education Center & Zoom www.BearsEarsPartnership.org
Oct 28 Welcome The Full Moon- Join Crystal at Desert Power Yoga for meditation, journaling and a burn ritual to welcome the full moon. 7:45pm. Sliding Scale Fee, Sign up online at
Oct 28-29 Live Music at Red Cliffs- Down in the Roots
Oct 29 Jurassic Fright Night- with the Moab Giants. See ad pg 6B
Oct 29 Moab InterFaith Coalition 5th Sunday Sing-Along - Free, everyone is welcome. 6pm at Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4581 Spanish Valley Dr, Moab. For information: 435-260-8499
Oct 29 Day of the Dead or Festival del Día de Muertos- Traditional celebration of life honoring the spirits of loved ones who have passed. The celebration features family-friendly activities, authentic Latin cuisine, a traditional live mariachi band, folk art, and altars honoring deceased loved ones. Moab Valley Multicultural Center. See pg 16B
Oct 29-Nov 3 Moab Folk Camp
Oct 29 Live Music: Blu Pig- Lost Buffalo
Oct 30 Live Music: Blu Pig- Jon Budd
Oct 31 Halloween
Oct 31 Live Music: Blu Pig- Carlos Barata
Oct 31 Trunk or Treat- Join us in the "Spook"-tacular tradition of family fun. 4-6:30pm at Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S Hwy 191. Info: email@example.com See ad pg 7A.
Free Community Lunch
Thursdays from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the St. Francis Episcopal Church (250 Kane Creek Boulevard, Moab). Free lunches for all who come by. Homemade soups (always several choices) or sandwiches, bread (chips with sandwiches), dessert, coffee and water. Call St. Francis Episcopal Church at 435 259-5831 for information.
Free Community Food Pantry
Fridays from 4-6pm at the St. Francis Episcopal Church (250 Kane Creek Boulevard, Moab) No ID, no name, no address, no personal information needed. We always have canned goods, bagged goods, meat. We often have bread, fresh produce, milk, cheese, fruit juice, eggs. Also personal toiletries, cleaning supplies, diapers, dog food. Feel free to pick up for someone who can't get out, or someone who is working. Call St. Francis Episcopal Church at 435 259-5831 for information.
Moab Valley Multicultural Center Food Pantry
Clients may access the Food Pantry once every two weeks. Schedule:
Mon Wed Thu: 9am-12pm, 1-5pm
Tue: 9am-12pm, 2:30-5pm
LUNCH at the Grand Center
182 N. 500 W. Noon on Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri under 60: $6.00 over 60: $2.50 suggested donation
Moab Community Health Talks - Our Village Community Center hosts Dr. Don Leathers, naturopathic physician, and Sarah Cook, massage therapist health coach & lay homeopath in an informal round table discussion meant for community members to have their questions answered in a supportive space. Second Wednesday of each month. 1-2pm at Our Village Community Center, 721 N 500 W, Moab. Suggested donation of $5-$20.
or 435-260-0294 or 435-259-8123
Moab Community Yoga
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center (MARC) in the dance room. 111 E 100 N
MELT Method Series w/ Kelly Michaud
MELT (Myofascial Energetic Length Technique) uses balls, a soft roller, and bands to reconnect, rebalance, and rehydrate your fascia to a healthy, supportive state.Wednesdays Noon-1:15pm (Nov 16-Dec 21) 6 Week Series $90. Drop-ins welcome $20. Sundari Yoga & Wellness Studio 1105 S US-191 #3 www.sundariyogamoab.com
Gyrokinesis® Class w/ Anne Howe
The Gyrokinesis® Method is a movement method that addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. It is an original and unique method that coordinates movement, breath and mental focus. Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm. Sundari Yoga & Wellness Studio 1105 S US-191 #3
Sheng Zhen Meditation - Thursdays 5:30-7pm at Moab Arts and Recreation Center. Other classes available and info at
Full Circle Intertribal Center (FCIC)
Native youth alliance: The focus of this program is building confidence, empowerment, life and leadership skills in our Native Youth.
We will implement traditional teachings within the curriculum. This is for ages 10-18. With native youth coordinator Felicia Tsosie and guest speakers. Seasonal fruits and veggies will be provided. Thursdays 4-5:30pm, 111 East 100 north, MARC dance room. Native based programs
Diné Bizaad Class-" Preserving a language is preserving its very culture." Language educator Miyoshi Lee and rotating teachers. All ages. Fridays 5-6pm, stage room at the MARC. 111 East 100 north. Native based programs
Nourishing traditions: Cooking with our culture. Rooted in kinship. Native based programs held at Youth Garden Project. Cook 11-4 Dinner 5-7pm last Thursday of every month.
Men’s Group TBA Native wellness program MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE. This program is about being grounded in our physical form. Wellness walks, runs, traditional foods, and diets. Meeting place is 150 east center street Portal Building FCIC office. First and last Monday of the month.
Grand County Public Library's 2nd Wednesday Book Club meets at 6 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. ( 5/10, 6/14, 7/12, 8/9, 9/13, 10/11, 12/13) All are welcome! Call the library at 435-259-1111 to learn more or to reserve a copy of the monthly book selection.
Grand County Public Library's Castle Valley Book Club meets at 9:30 am on the last Friday of each month at the Castle Valley Town Pavilion. (5/26, 6/30, 7/28, 8/25, 9/29, 10/27,11/24,12/29) All are welcome! Call the library at 435-259-1111 to learn more or to reserve a copy of the monthly book selection.
The Moab Peace Choir - Tuesdays at 6pm
@Hearthspacemoab @Helipadmoab 239 W Center. Connect through the power of your voice, no singing background required. Reach out to Leeya Katrina Shaw on Instagram:
Swing Dance Lessons - Wednesday evenings 7pm at the MARC, facebook: @moabswingdance
Moab Taiko Dan, a local drumming group specializing in the art of Japanese drumming, is recruiting beginners. We have beginner classes on Thursdays at 5:30-7:30pm at the Center Street Gym. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 435-201-0209
Hardback Radio on KZMU The library teams up with Back of Beyond Books to bring you the latest exciting literary news, and discuss the best of what we're reading. First Monday of every month at 5pm on KZMU radio. 9.1 or 106.7 FM
Livestock Built this City, Downtown historic tour of Moab's business district. Saturdays at 10am. Moab Museum. Register at
Page numbers refer to the pages in Moab Happenings magazine. It can be downloaded or pick up a paper copy from many businesses in Moab, Salt Lake City or Grand Junction, Colorado.