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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.

 

December Events

Dec 1 Live Music: Blu Pig - Community Music Night

Dec 1-2 Live Music: Red Cliffs Lodge- Sierra Hatch

Dec 2-3 Holiday Craft Fair- at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center (MARC)

Dec 3 Moonflower Co-op Supplement Saturday Special- Stay healthy, stock up, and save on supplements at Moonflower! Dietary supplements, vitamins, medicinal herbs and other items in this department will be 15% off for everyone, not just co-op owners for the first Saturday in December only. (Synergy products will remain at the same year-round discount for owners.) 8am-8pm. 39E 100N, Moab.

Dec 2 Christmas Tree Lighting

Dec 2 Live Music: Blu Pig- Bob Greenspan & Mama T

Dec 3 Christmas Lights Parade

Dec 3 Live Music: Blu Pig- Dave Mensch

Dec 3-4 Live Music: Red Cliffs Lodge- Shannon Meredith

Dec 2 Live Music: Blu Pig- Dave Mensch

Dec 4 Moonflower Co-op Essential Oil Basics- Join artisan essential oil distiller Eric Scott Bresselsmith of Boulder, Utah at 6:30pm for an evening of aromatic exploration. Eric specializes in small batch essential oil distillation of trees and plants of the Colorado Plateau. Come learn the uses and practical applications of essential oils, the basics of distillation processes, the difference between essential oils, hydrosols, oil infusions, teas and tinctures, and more! Eric will also be at Moonflower for a floor demo from 12-4pm before the class. 39E 100N, Moab.

Dec 5 KZMU Book Club- Join us on KZMU at 5 pm on the first Monday of every month. The library teams up with Back of Beyond Bookstore to bring you the latest exciting literary news, and discuss the best (and sometimes the worst) of what we're reading. Join us on 90.1 or 106.7 FM or click "listen live" from www.kzmu.org.

Dec 5 Moab Housing Fair Come learn about the exciting updates in the Moab area affordable housing world from 4:00 - 6:30 PM at the MARC. Light dinner and giveaways will be provided. Learn more at www.moabhousing.com/moab-housing-series 

Dec 6 Know Before You Go- Free avalanche awareness program. The USFS Utah Avalanche Center invites winter backcountry users to have fun, safe experiences on their national forest lands. Not much science, no warnings to stay out of the mountains, and no formulas to memorize. In 1 hour, you will see the destructive power of avalanches, understand when and why they happen, and how you can have fun in the mountains and avoid avalanches. 6:00-7:00pm, Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E 100 N, Moab. See article pg 3B

Dec 7 Science Moab On Tap- It's another year for science and beer with Science Moab On Tap! Bring friends, grab a beer, and enjoy listening to scientists talk about their research in and around Moab. This year's line-up includes a freshwater sea turtle of Southeast Utah, the important role drylands play in the global carbon cycle, and how arches move and groove! Support Science Moab as we continue to make place-based science accessible to all with a $5 suggested donation at the door. World Famous Woody's Tavern. Doors open at 5:30pm. Talks from 6:00 to 7:00pm See ad pg 14A

Dec 7 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

Dec 7 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night

Dec 7 Technical Education Open House- Learn about technical trades, health professions, business, and marketing 4:00-7:30pm, USU Moab Campus, 1850 South Aggie Blvd. moabtech.usu.edu. See article pg 14A

Dec 8 An Evening with Stephen Trimble- Reading from his latest book, "The Mike File: A Story of Grief and Hope", Trimble grapples with his brother's heartrending struggle with untreated and misunderstood mental illness. *Post-reading discussion with local psychotherapist Terry Galen.FREE! 7pm. Moab Public Library, 257 E. Center St. www.moablibrary.org, 435-259-1111

Dec 8-9 Live Music: Red Cliffs Lodge- Sierra Hatch

Dec 10 Canyon Steak and Waffles Bingo &Brunch fundraiser- for Community Nursing Services Senior Wish Program. Sponsored by Moab Senior Games. Phone: 435-260-0161. Email:
info@moabseniorgames.com www.moabseniorgames.com See ad pg 15A

Dec 10 La Sal Country Market Craft Fair- 11am-4pm. La Sal Community Center Hwy 46. lasalmarket@gmail.com, 307-690-6703 text ok. See ad pg 5A

Dec 10 "Journey to the Desert"- Artist Reception 2-3pm at John Wesley Powell River History Museum, 1765 E Main Street, Green River, UT. Exhibit continues through Dec 14. See pg 10B

Dec 10 Holiday Swing Dance- Drop-in Beginner Lesson 7pm. Social Dance 8-10pm. No partner or experience necessary! Masks and proof of vaccination required. At the Moab Arts & Recreation Center (MARC) 111 E 100 N. info at Moab Swing Dance Community facebook page. See ad pg 6A

Dec 10 Live Music: Blu Pig- Dustin Burley

Dec 10-11 Live Music: Red Cliffs Lodge- Dave Steward

Dec 10 1st Annual Winter Kickoff Party and Fundraiser- Join the Utah Avalanche Center and the Lower Utah Nordic Alliance in Moab from 7-9pm at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center.. This event will support avalanche forecasting, education, and winter recreation in Southeast Utah.Ticket price includes two beers and two tickets for the opportunity drawing, plus ski waxing and live music. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. See article pg 3B

Dec 13 Moonflower Co-op 5% Day for Resiliency Hub- Every second Tuesday of the Month, 8am-8pm, Moonflower donates 5% of the day’s sales to a local organization that furthers our mission of providing socially responsible foods, goods, and education in promotion of a healthy, sustainable community. This month, Moonflower’s 5% Day will be donated to the Resiliency Hub. Join us in supporting this organization by shopping the co-op. 39E 100N, Moab.

Dec 14 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. See pg 13B

Dec 14 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night

Dec 14 2nd Wednesday Book Club- Ready to welcome you! 6-8pm at Grand County Public Library. For the current book selection, visit https://www.grandcountyutah.net/638/Book-Clubs or call the library at 435-259-1111.

Dec 15 Live Music: Red Cliffs Lodge- Sierra Hatch

Dec 16-17 Live Music: Red Cliffs Lodge- Valerie Hunt

Dec 17 Live Music: Blu Pig- Danny Rose

Dec 18 Christmas Sing-Along with Moab InterFaith Coalition. Free, everyone is welcome. 6pm at Moab Baptist Church, 420 MiVida Dr. Info: 435-260-8499

Dec 18 Live Music: Red Cliffs Lodge- Sierra Hatch

Dec 19-24 Learn Ayurveda Retreat- Red Cliffs Lodge. In agreement that the world needs healing now more than ever, and that healing practices are of tremendous value on individuals’ path to balance, we came together to create a program that would help those looking to improve their wellbeing, prevent illnesses and prolong one’s life. Ayurveda is an ancient philosophy, translated from Sanskrit to “The Science of Life”. We will help you understand your constitution and your dosha and create your best daily routine. You will learn about ayurvedic nutrition and what herbs are necessary in every home’s medical cabinet! Join us for this educational health and wellness retreat, indulge in healing powers of the desert and daily meditation and yoga classes, and more! We are looking forward to learning with you and sending you home rejuvenated and confident in your newly learned practices! Call 1-435-259-2002 and ask for the activities department to secure your spot!

Dec 21 Winter Solstice Celebration- Each year on Dec. 21 (the Winter Solstice) is the start of longer daylight. Come and watch the sun’s shadow cross the 20’ sundial onto the stepping stone markers in Thompson Springs. Bring your lawn chair for comfort and bring your own portable personal sundial to be judged as the most unique sundial. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd prizes will be awarded. A Crowning for the most unique Winter Solstice costume. One of our Moab Birder’s will speak on why we spread bird seed on the Winter Solstice. NPS employee will speak on Pictographs vs Petrologist followed by an on site visit to the 6’ tall Thompson Canyon / Sego Canyon Pictographs (over 2,000 plus year old). Christmas gift items, Sore No More, gloves, earmuffs, and more sold on site. Email and reserve your $10.00 chili or soup or burgers or dogs with a hot beverage. 3-day advanced reservation (limited items). WinterSolsticeThompson@gmail.com Event time: 11:26am-1:00pm, Location: Center of Thompson Springs

Dec 21 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. See pg 13B

Dec 21 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night

Dec 21-23 The Nutcracker Ballet - Performed by Colorado West Performing Arts Company at Avalon Theatre in Grand Junction. Info and tickets: www.coloradowestpac.org/2022-23-season. See article pg 6A

Dec 22-23 Live Music: Red Cliffs Lodge- Shannon Meredith

Dec 24 Christmas Eve

Dec 24 Live Music: Red Cliffs Lodge- Quicksand Soup

Dec 25 Christmas

Dec 28 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night

Dec 29-30 Live Music: Red Cliffs Lodge- Sierra Hatch

Dec 30 Moonflower Co-op Year-End Customer Appreciation Sale- Stock up for the winter and save when you shop at Moonflower Co-op during our Year-End Customer Appreciation Sale! Owners save 15% off any purchase all day and all other customers receive 5% off everything in the store. 8am-8pm. 39E 100N, Moab.

Dec 31 New Years Eve

Dec 31 Red Cliffs Lodge- New Years Eve Party at Colorado Room.Email activities@redcliffslodge.com for info. See pg 7A

Dec 31 Live Music: Blu Pig- Alan & Valerie Brown 

January Events

Jan 1 New Years Day

Jan 13-15 Bluff Balloon Festival- See the sky lit up in in every color imaginable as hot air balloons fill the sky. info:
www.bluffutah.org/annual-bluff-balloon-festival/

Jan 11 2nd Wednesday Book Club- Ready to welcome you! 6-8pm at Grand County Public Library. For the current book selection, visit https://www.grandcountyutah.net/638/Book-Clubs or call the library at 435-259-1111.

Jan 18 Science Moab On Tap- It's another year for science and beer with Science Moab On Tap! Bring friends, grab a beer, and enjoy listening to scientists talk about their research in and around Moab. This year's line-up includes a freshwater sea turtle of Southeast Utah, the important role drylands play in the global carbon cycle, and how arches move and groove! Support Science Moab as we continue to make place-based science accessible to all with a $5 suggested donation at the door. World Famous Woody's Tavern. Doors open at 5:30pm. Talks from 6:00 to 7:00pm. See ad pg 14A

Jan 28 Arches Ultra - Celebrate your winter training with a race! Travel across expansive slickrock, alongside dinosaur footprints, winding your way through sage and juniper trees. With views of Arches National Park, Utahraptor State Park, and the snow capped La Sal Mountains, you will have no shortage of photo opportunities. From 9k to 50 Miles, Arches Ultra has a distance for everyone. info at madmooseevents.com

Jan 27 The Castle Valley Book Club is ready to welcome you! For the current book selection, please visit
https://www.grandcountyutah.net/638/Book-Clubs or call the library @ 435-259-1111.

Jan 27 - Feb 4 Winterlude Workshops and Community Events- The Moab Music Festival presents an abbreviated winter season featuring concerts and workshops in partnership with local schools, KZMU radio and renowned solo artists and chamber groups. See ad pg 3B
moabmusicfest.org/calendar/winterlude/

Jan 27 - Alison Shearer Jazz Quartet, Happy Hour Informal, 5:30pm, HooDoo (21+)

Jan 28 - Alison Shearer Jazz Quartet, Dinner and Concert, 7pm, HooDoo (21+)

Feb 3 - Winterlude Showcase of Adult Chamber Music workshops 7pm, Star Hall

Feb 4 - Musical Story Hour, Star Hall

Jan 29 Moab InterFaith Coalition 5th Sunday Sing-Along- Free, everyone is welcome. 6pm
at Moab Community Church, 544 N Mivida Dr, Moab. For information: 435-260-8499 

Ongoing Events

Sundays All Levels Yoga - 9-10:15am Moving Inside!
Yoga in the Park will continue through the autumn and winter. Join alternating teachers at Sundari Yoga & Wellness Studio for a All Levels Yoga Class. Drop-in rate $15-20/ask for specific teacher rates. www.sundariyogamoab.com/classes 1105 S US-191 #3

Moab Community Yoga
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center (MARC) in the dance room. 111 E 100 N

Zumba Classes
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30-9:30am at Old Spanish Trail Arena

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
Fri: 9am-12pm

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

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