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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.

June

Jun 1 Brave the Wild River: The Untold Story of Two Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon- Reading and conversation with author Melissa Sevigny. 7pm at Grand County Public Library

Jun 1 Moab Information Center Free Lecture Series: “Moab is Sinking from a Wave of Incision” by Joel Pederson- Our research utilizes stream terraces and basin-fill deposits. Results identify a wave of incision passing through the system in recent geologic time, triggering faulting and driving ongoing subsidence in Moab city at measurable, high rates. From a geological perspective, Moab is actively sinking from a passing wave of river incision. Joel Pederson is a CNHA Discovery Pool Grant recipient. 5:00 pm at Moab Information Center, Center and Main.

Jun 1 “Brave the Wild River: The Untold Story of Two Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon”, Author Melissa Sevigny discusses her new book about the riveting tale of two pioneering botanists and their historic 1938 boat trip down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon. Free! 7pm, Back of Beyond Books will be on hand to sell copies of the book. Presented by Grand County Public Library, 257 E. Center St. for more info visit www.moablibrary.org or call 435-259-1111

Jun 1 Live Music: Blu Pig- Alicia Stockman

Jun 1 Juniper Drive- Honky Tonk Fusion with a twist. 8pm Moab Backyard Theater. Free Admission. Outside Food and Drink welcome. SW. 100 South

Jun 2-4 Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo- 3 days of real professional rodeo. See ad this page.


Jun 2 Live Music: Blu Pig- Jon O Radio

Jun 3 An Intimate Evening with Clint Moody and his accoustic set on the banks of the Colorado River. At Canyonlands by Night. $10 per person/ $15 for two. Doors open 8"30pm. Reservations call 435-259-5261. Info: www.canyonlandsbynight.com/clint-moody

Jun 3 Supplement Saturday- Moonflower Co-op owners, stock up and save on supplements on the first Saturday of every month at Moonflower! 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. 8am-8pm at Moonflower Co-op, 39 E 100 N

Jun 3 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Canyonlands Chapter Banquet- Food, games, auctions, and more. 5pm at the Element Hotel in Moab.

Jun 3 Live Music: Blu Pig- The Dylan Kishner Band

Jun 3 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! 8pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

Jun 4 Live Music: Blu Pig- Owen Cook

Jun 5 Live Music: Blu Pig- Raggedy Edge

Jun 6 The Archaeology of Convergence in the Rio Arriba Valley, New Mexico- Presentation by Dr. Scott Ortman. First Methodist Church, Cortez CO. See https://sites.google.com/view/hisatsinom1/ home for zoom link.

Jun 6 Live Music: Blu Pig- Dustin Burley

Jun 7 Youth Garden Project Weed N Feed- Every other Wednesday from 6-8pm throughout the growing season, 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

Jun 7 Commercial Development Public Workshop- Join County Planning & Zoning staff to discuss what types of commercial uses may be appropriate in the South Moab/Spanish Valley area, and where they should be located. 5:30–7:30 pm at Old City Park. Dinner provided. Learn more about the Future Land Use Planning process and this workshop at www.grandcountyconnects.com/future-land-use-planning

Jun 7 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night

Jun 7 Bluegrass night with Quicksand Soup- High powered music from one of the Four Corners most legendary bluegrass bands. Free admission. 8pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

Jun 8 Moab Information Center Free Lecture Series: “Light Pollution Effects on the Colorado Plateau” by Rhodes Smartt- Southeastern Utah is home to some of the darkest skies in the country, with incredible nocturnal nightlife thriving under its stars. However, with urbanization and population growth, threats are on the horizon. Join Ranger Rhodes as we explore what makes the night skies of Canyonlands and Arches unique, how we can continue to protect them, and what differences we can make at home to save our night skies for future generations. 5:00 pm at Moab Information Center, Center and Main.

Jun 8 Livestock Built this City- Downtown historic tour of Moab's business district. Saturdays at 10am. Moab Museum. Register at
moabmuseum.org See ad pg 8A

Jun 8 Live Music: Blu Pig- Lost Buffalo

Jun 8 Juniper Drive- Honky Tonk Fusion with a twist. 8pm Moab Backyard Theater. Free Admission. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

Jun 8 Un-Erasing the Indigenous Paleolithic:
Re-Claiming and Re-Writing the Indigenous Past of the Western Hemisphere (the Americas)- Presentation by Dr. Paulette Steeves. 4-5pm Zoom, https://www.crowcanyon.org/archaeology-webinars/

Jun 9 Spring Swing Golf Tournament- Moab Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament. Proceeds go towards scholarships for high school students. To participate in any way contact director@moabchamber.com or info@moabchamber.com

Jun 9­–11 Western Colorado’s Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival- This is a family-friendly festival with a slew of music and festival-related activities throughout the weekend. For tickets and more information visit: www.palisademusic.com

Jun 9 Moab Music Festival—Floating Concert: Water, Rocks & Jazz- Board an open-air boat for a leisurely ride and concert on the Colorado River, surrounded by majestic, towering red cliffs and a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. With Arches National Park just around the Colorado River bend, violinist Aubree Oliverson sets the scene with Kevin Puts’ aptly titled Arches echoing off the red rock walls. Then, cellist Mark Votapek joins for the rhythmically driven melodies of Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff’s Duo for Violin and Cello. The rigor of these two works contrast with Hot House West Quartet’s sizzling mixture of hot jazz with a western twist. This concert is a part of the Moab Music Festival’s spring concert series MMF High Water. 5:00 pm. Tickets are available at moabmusicfest.org or call the box office at 435-259.7003. See ad & article pg 15A

Jun 9 Moab Chamber of Commerce Spring Swing Golf Tournament. Proceeds go to High school student scholarships. Contact info@moabchamber.com

Jun 9 FREE Movie Moab Summer Film Series-
Puss in Boots, Bring your blankets, chairs & water. We’ll provide the popcorn! approximately 8:30pm. Swanney City Park. moabrecreation.org 435-259-2255

Jun 9 Youth Garden Project In-Season Celebration!
Enjoy a multi-course, farm-to-table dinner prepared by guest chefs Tim Buckingham and Bernard Guillas, with communal seating, beautiful views, and fresh ingredients straight from the garden! All proceeds benefit YGP's youth and community programming ­– learn more and reserve your tickets today at www.youthgardenproject.org/seed-to-table.

Jun 9 Grand County Public Library All Together Now 2023 Summer Reading Program- Pop into Summer Together—Popsicle Social. All ages welcome for free popsicles, free popcorn, and children's activities. 6:30pm, Center Street Ballfield

Jun 9 Live Music: Blu Pig- Alan & Valerie Brown

Jun 10 Moab Music Festival— Family Music Hike: Swing Classics You Know and Love- CHILDREN’S EVENT. Experience the magic of music in concert with the landscape® with your family. Adventuresome families take a half mile, expert-guided walk to a secluded canyon to enjoy a concert designed especially for young listeners, highlighting the acoustic wonders of the unique outdoor concert site. From Duke Ellington to Disney, and New Orleans to Hollywood, hear Hot House West Quartet play an exciting mix of swing classic tunes that will be a blast for the whole family. This concert is a part of the Moab Music Festival’s spring concert series MMF High Water. 8:00 am. Tickets are available at moabmusicfest.org or call the box office at 435-259.7003. See ad & article pg 15A

Jun 10 Garden Benefit Concert: Musical Influencers-
This concert is a part of the Moab Music Festival’s spring concert series MMF High Water. Tickets help support the local youth education program Beacon Summer Strings Camp, presented in partnership with the Moab Music Festival. 5:30 pm. $125. Visit moabmusicfest.org or call the box office at 435.259.7003. See ad & article pg 15A

Jun 10 Moab ArtWalk- Take a stroll through downtown Moab and see what participating locations have for you to view. 5-8pm, info at www.moabarts.org/artwalk. See map pg 9A

Jun 10 Hammond Family History Presentation- Two unique programs are being offered by Dr. John J. Hammond, on historic Moab’s Hammond Family. Dr. Hammond is a descendant of Francis A. Hammond, the father of Moab’s Fletcher B. Hammond, Sr, proprietor of, Hammond & Co. Mercantile, and later, Hammond & Sons, Co. Dr. Hammond retired from Kent State University in 2007 and has been authoring a series of books related to LDS church history, he will present on his two most recent books. At 11am, Dr.Hammond will present Island Adventures: The Hawaiian Mission of Francis A. Hammond, 1851-1865 that will focus on the Hammond family’s time in the Sandwich Islands (Hawai’i). At 2pm, Dr. Hammond will present The San Juan Mission of Francis A. Hammond, 1883-1900 which follows the Hammond Family from Huntsville, Utah to Monticello and eventually, Moab. Moab Museum, 118 East Center St. moabmuseum.org/calendar-of-events/

Jun 10 Live Music: Blu Pig- Max & Brittney Flinn

Jun 10 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! 8pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

Jun 11 FREE Community Concert at Old City Park. Moab Music Festival High Water 3pm. www.moabmusicfest.org

Jun 11 Live Music: Blu Pig- Adam Waugh

Jun 12 Live Music: Blu Pig- Lost Buffalo

Jun 13 5% Day for Grand County Food Bank-
Every second Tuesday of the Month, 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 Grand County Food Bank. Join us in supporting this organization by shopping the co-op! 8am-8pm at Moonflower Co-op, 39 E 100 N

Jun 13 Grand County Public Library All Together Now 2023 Summer Reading Program.
All Together with Water! All ages welcome: this program is geared towards ages 3-10 and their caregivers. Please bring a water bottle, sunscreen, clothes that can get wet, and a towel. Free! 6:30pm, Center Street Ballfield. For info call 435-259-1111

Jun 13 Live Music: Blu Pig- Kory Quinn

Jun 14 Moab Arts Class: Introduction to Drawing- The class will be focused on line drawing using a still life set up. Instructed by Anna Bruno. 6-8pm. Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E 100 N, Moab. Info: www.moabarts.org/classes

Jun 14 Scientific Discoveries Made During Eclipses-
with Cris White, Eclipse Coordinator for Earth to Sky Interagency Project. From the discovery that the Earth is indeed round to confirming Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, solar eclipses have presented the perfect conditions to make significant scientific discoveries. Learn about these discoveries and more. Free! * In order to be culturally sensitive, no images of eclipses will be shown during this presentation. 7pm, Moab Library Branch, 257 E. Center St. Presented by Grand County Public Library, for more info visit www.moablibrary.org or call 435-259-1111

Jun 14 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night

Jun 14 Bluegrass night with Quicksand Soup- High powered music from one of the Four Corners most legendary bluegrass bands. Free admission. 8pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

Jun 15 Moab Information Center 30th Birthday Celebration! Ribbon cutting with the Moab Chamber of Commerce along with treats and giveaways! 3pm, Center and Main.

Jun 15 Moab Information Center Free Lecture Series: "NASA's Heliophysics Big Year"- On October 14th, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will cross the Western United States, beginning in Oregon and leaving the US on the shore of Texas. Many sites in Southern Utah will be in the path of annularity, including the four corners area. Following on April 8th, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross from Texas through the Eastern United States, leaving the US in Northern Maine. Join Cris White, Earth to Sky Interagency Partnership’s Eclipse Coordinator based out of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and learn more about NASA’s Heliophysics Big Year. Presented by Cris White. 5pm at Moab Information Center, Center and Main.

Jun 15 Livestock Built this City- Downtown historic tour of Moab's business district. Saturdays at 10am. Moab Museum. Register at
moabmuseum.org See ad pg 8A

Jun 15 Calvin Jones Concert- Playing blue/rock in style of Vaughan. World renowned blues guitarist, voted in Top 50 Guitarists by Guitarist Magazine, brings his Ultimate Guitar Experience to you! Historic Star Hall, 159 E Center St, Moab, 8-10pm. Tickets:
www.carvinjones.com/band

Jun 15 Cortez 3rd Thursday Season Opener
- Bring the family, bring a friend, bring a blanket or chairs, and enjoy the music of Two Runner, food and vendors. 5pm-8pm at Montezuma Park, Cortez CO! Cortez Retail Enhancement Association

Jun 15 Live Music: Blu Pig- River Spell

Jun 15 Juniper Drive- Honky Tonk Fusion with a twist. 8pm Moab Backyard Theater. Free Admission. Outside Food and Drink welcome.
56 W. 100 South

Jun 16 Arts & Ag Market- Moab Arts & The City of Moab are hosting the market at Swanny City Park, featuring produce and artisan goods from local, regional, and visiting vendors. 5-dusk,
info: 435-259-6272 See ad pg 5A

Jun 16 Live Music: Blu Pig- BENT

Jun 17 Live Music: Blu Pig- Kayla Vonderheide

Jun 18 Father's Day

Jun 18-24 Desert Rats 150- Desert RATS is a six day supported foot race that covers a distance of approximately 143 miles starting in Fruita, CO and ending in Moab, UT. Each participant must carry his/her own pack containing required calories, water, safety equipment and other essential material. Gemini Events will provide tents, meals and on trail safety for racers. In the morning, breakfast will be provided prior to race start. For info:
geminiadventures.com/desert-rats/

Jun 18 Live Music: Blu Pig- Jon O Radio

Jun 19 Juneteenth Federal Holiday

Jun 19 Live Music: Blu Pig- Bridgett Gossett

Jun 20 Music in the Grapevines- is presenting Exit 42 in concert at Two Rivers Winery, Grand Junction. Gates open at 6pm, concert at 7pm. Picnics are encouraged. Two Rivers Wine available. Tickets $15 in advance; $20 at gate. Info and tickets at artcenterguild.org

Jun 20 Grand County Public Library All Together Now 2023 Children's Summer Reading Program- All Together with Bubbles! All ages welcome: this program is geared towards ages 3-10 and their caregivers. Please bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and clothes that can get messy. Free! 2pm, Center Street Ballfield. For more info call 435-259-1111

Jun 20 Live Music: Blu Pig- Dustin Burley

Jun 21 Summer Solstice Celebration Event-
The Summer Solstice begins the start of shorter 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. Enjoy entertainment in the Secrete Garden area. One act play, solo musician will be preforming. Competition for best poetry reading. BLM employee will speak on Pictographs vs Petrologist follow by an on site visit to the 6’ tall Thompson Canyon / Sego Canyon Pictographs (over 2,000 plus year old). 10:30 am till 3:00 pm at the Center of Thompson Springs

Jun 21 Youth Garden Project Weed N Feed-
Every other Wednesday from 6-8pm throughout the growing season, 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

Jun 21 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night

Jun 22 Livestock Built this City- Downtown historic tour of Moab's business district. Saturdays at 10am. Moab Museum. Register at
moabmuseum.org See ad pg 8A

Jun 21 Bluegrass night with Quicksand Soup- High powered music from one of the Four Corners most legendary bluegrass bands. Free admission. 8pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

Jun 22 The People's Tapestry: Weaving Tradition in Navajo Culture- Opening reception for Museum members. Exhibit features weaving traditions of the Navajo community through contributions from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums' traveling exhibition, "Weaving the Future." as well as weavings from numerous private collections. moabmuseum.org See article pg 6B

Jun 22 Moab Information Center Free Lecture Series: "Focusing the Lens on Parks"- Photography, in many instances, helped shape political and social opinions for the protection of natural and culturally significant places. National Park backcountry ranger Kat Connelly will discuss photography’s role in influencing the designation of Arches and Canyonlands as national parks and how the proliferation of sharing photos has both positively and negatively affected use of public lands. Presented by Kat Connelly. 5pm at Moab Information Center, Center and Main.

Jun 22 River History Series with Roy Webb-
Author and Historian Roy Webb concludes his 3-part series with more rare vintage river films, with a focus on the beloved and beleaguered Glen Canyon. Free! 7pm, Star Hall | 159 E. Center St. Presented by Grand County Public Library.Info: visit www.moablibrary.org or call 435-259-1111

Jun 22 Community Rebuilds Open House- Join us at Arroyo Crossing to view the next 8 homes and two new home designs with light refreshments and a silent auction. 7pm 2202 S Spanish Valley Dr.

Jun 22 Live Music: Blu Pig- Cascade Rye

Jun 22 Juniper Drive- Honky Tonk Fusion with a twist. 8pm Moab Backyard Theater. Free Admission. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

Jun 23 FREE Movie Moab Summer Film Series-
Mean Girls, Bring your blankets, chairs & water. We’ll provide the popcorn! Alcoholic beverages will be sold. approximately 8:30pm. Center Street Ballpark. moabrecreation.org 435-259-2255

Jun 23 Live Music: Blu Pig- Nanites

Jun 24 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. 8am-9:30am. For more information or to sign up, please contact Sofia Nicholson at sofia_nicholson@nps.gov or 435-719-2214.

Jun 24 Remembering Roe- June 25th marks one year since the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The Moab Abortion and Reproductive Rights Network (MARRN) invites you to a free event where we will create a supportive space for our community, provide information about the current legal situation in Utah, provide information about our advocacy group, and guide a fireside tribute. At Moonflower Canyon group campsite. Please bring a snack to share, a chair or blanket, and bike if possible as parking is limited.
Email moabarrn@gmail.com with questions.

Jun 24 MoabArts Class- The Vandyke Brown Print + the Magic of Alternative Processes with Samantha Metzner. 11am–2pm at Moab Arts and Recreation Center, 111 E 100 N, Moab. Info at www.moabarts.org/classes See ad pg 16A

Jun 24 Live Music: Blu Pig- Lost Buffalo

Jun 24 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! 8pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

Jun 25 Mental Health Hike- Mind
—Body Connection with Canyonlands Field Institute, La Sal Mountains, Tukuhnikivats Trail. Info at cfimoab.org/events/

Jun 25 Live Music: Blu Pig- Jon Budd

Jun 26 Live Music: Blu Pig- Lance & Lea

Jun 27 Grand County Public Library All Together Now 2023 Children's Summer Reading Program. All Together with Dinosaurs and the Moab Museum! All ages welcome: this program is geared towards ages 3-10 and their caregivers. Free! 2pm Grand County Public Library, 257 E. Center St. For more info call 435-259-1111

Jun 27 Live Music: Blu Pig- Dustin Burley

Jun 28 Paleontology Presentation
—Dinosaur Quarry Comparisons- Utah Friends of Paleontology (Gastonia Chapter) welcomes our speaker Dr. Julia McHugh, Curator of Paleontology for the Museums of Western Colorado and Dinosaur Journey in Fruita. Dr. McHugh will speak on research at area dinosaur quarries including Bone Cabin in Wyoming and nearby Dalton Wells here in Utah, and how they compare to the Mygatt-Moore quarry west of Grand Junction. We’ll also receive an update on the construction of Utahraptor State Park from Park Manager Josh Hansen. 6:00 pm, Grand Center, 182 N 500 W in Moab. Public welcome!

Jun 28 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night

Jun 28 Bluegrass night with Quicksand Soup-
High powered music from one of the Four Corners most legendary bluegrass bands. Free admission. 8pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

Jun 29 Summer Stock Up Sale- Stock up and save when you shop at Moonflower Co-op during our Summer Stock Up Sale! Owners save 15% off all purchases on everything in the store and all other customers receive 5% off, all day! 8am-8pm at Moonflower Co-op, 39E 100N

Jun 29 Livestock Built this City- Downtown historic tour of Moab's business district. Saturdays at 10am. Moab Museum. Register at
moabmuseum.org See ad pg 8A

Jun 29 Live Music: Blu Pig- Lost Buffalo

Jun 30 Moab Free Concert Series
—Shamarr Allen- the definition of New Orleans! Hailing from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Allen has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country. He is the lead vocalist and trumpeter of his band “Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs.” In addition to performing with his band, Allen has collaborated with many renowned artists around the world such as Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Galatic, Harrick Connick Jr, and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few. He is a sought after artist for festivals and venues around the world. In addition to displaying his skills on the front-line as a lead performer, Allen is also a music composer, writer, and producer. With a scintillating and unique sound, look, and exemplary talents, Shamarr Allen transcends musical boundaries. He is the True Orleans experience! 7 pm to 9 pm. Join us for free music, friends, food vendors, artisan vendors, and a beer garden. Moab Free Concerts will take place at Swanny City Park, select Fridays in summer 2023: June 30, July 21, August 4, and August 18. Info: www.moabfreeconcerts.com/

Jun 30–Jul 4 Grand County Fair-
Join us for the Grand County Fair at the Spanish Trail Arena in Moab, Utah! Delight in a wide range of offerings, including mouthwatering concessions, exhibits, an exhilarating roller derby tournament, a showcase of stunning cars and tractors at the Carquest Car & Tractor Show, and the exciting Red Rock’N Blue Jr. Rodeo. Enjoy a fantastic array of activities like carnival games, pony rides, power wheel competition, RC car race, stock show, dance lessons, and live music performances. Indulge in the fun-filled Underdog Dog Show, Grand’s Got Talent showcase, karaoke, softball tournament, Movie Under the Stars—Top Gun Maverik, a lively parade, volleyball and corn hole tournaments, Grand Family & Friends Games, and the entertaining Grand Eating Contest. Not to mention, live music on Saturday featuring performances by Joey Rowland and The Sean Moon Band. Best of all, admission is free, so come and be part of the excitement at the Grand County Fair.

Jun 30 Live Music:
Blu Pig- Jon O Radio

July Events

Jul 1-2 Lomayestewa Family- Traditional Hopi Dances, 11am, 12, 2 & 3pm, at Mesa Verde National Park Visitor Center.

Jul 4 Independence Day

Jul 6 Moab Information Center Free Lecture Series—Bats: Masters of the Night- We have them in our neighborhood. Creatures so sophisticated, so adapted to their environment, so elusive, and so misunderstood—elements of a total global ecosystem so influential that their absence would change the world as we know it. Come to see them as the beguiling, winsome creatures they are. Presented by Tom Haradan. 5:00 pm at Moab Information Center, Center and Main.

Jul 6 Livestock Built this City- Downtown historic tour of Moab's business district. Saturdays at 10am. Moab Museum. Register at
moabmuseum.org See ad pg 8A

Jul 8 2nd Annual Underdog Dog Paddle- A fundraising event with free paddle boarding, water games, raffle prizes, and a beer garden! We will have food & drinks at the event, and there will be puppies available for adoption as well. This is a dog friendly event, so bring your pooch to join in on the fun! Sponsored by Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab. underdogrescuemoab.org/

Jul 8-9 Mental Health Hike- Growth Mindset, series culmination campout with Canyonlands Field Institute, La Sal Mountains, Warner Lake. Info at cfimoab.org/events/

Jul 8 Art for the Recovery Community Festival- This summer’s festival showcases and celebrates artists in recovery! ARC 2023 is a multidisciplinary festival featuring a Gallery Exhibition with work by local visual artists and an Evening Concert at Moab Arts and Recreation Center. See ad on pg 4A

Jul 11 Overshoot and Collapse of the Ancient Four Corners - An Introduction and Screening of a New Film. Larry Ruiz and Cloudy Ridge Productions. 7pm, First United Methodist Church, Cortez CO. See https://sites.google.com/view/hisatsinom1/home for info and zoom link.

Jul 12 Sandal Tracks and Social Identities in the Mesa Verde Region and Beyond- Presentation by Dr. Benjamin A. Bellorado. 4-5pm. Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center, Dolores CO. Info: https://swocanyons.org/events/

Jul 13 Moab Information Center Free Lecture Series: "How Noise Pollution Influences Wildlife Patterns and Visitor Experience within Canyonlands National Park"- Beep Beep Beep! Tweet tweet! Sounds are all around us and play an important role in our experience with the landscape. The National Park Service is beginning to understand the relationship between sound and the inherent resources within the park. By preserving the natural sound we all can enjoy our national wonders a little more. Presented by Robert Anderson. 5:00 pm at Moab Information Center, Center and Main. See article pg 1B

Jul 13 Livestock Built this City- Downtown historic tour of Moab's business district. Saturdays at 10am. Moab Museum. Register at moabmuseum.org See ad pg 8A

Jul 13-16 Mesa Verde Writers Conference- The creation of two local award-winning writers--fiction writer Mark Stevens, and poet and short-story writer Lisa C. Taylor. Faculty will also include Nick Arvin, two time winner of the Colorado Book Award, and Irish writer Alan McMonagle, whose novel was short-listed for the Irish Book Award. Inspired by the mountains and mesas that surround them, Taylor and Stevens wanted to share the wild beauty of this setting with others, fostering a new creative community of writers. Harmony Barn has panoramic views of the La Plata range and Menefee Mountain, and the conference will feature readings, generative workshops, bonfires at night, and locally catered meals. Expect to come away from this conference with valuable peer and mentor connections and a portfolio of new work. Location at Harmony Barn in Mancos, CO. For more information and to register, go to the conference website at www.mesaverdewritersconference.org.

Jul 14 FREE Movie Moab Summer Film Series- Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Bring your blankets, chairs & water. We’ll provide the popcorn! Approximately 8:30pm.Swanney City Park.
moabrecreation.org 435-259-2255

Jul 18 Music in the Grapevines- is presenting Wild Flight in concert at Two Rivers Winery, Grand Junction. Gates open at 6pm, concert at 7pm. Picnics are encouraged. Two Rivers Wine available. Tickets $15 in advance; $20 at gate. Info and tickets at artcenterguild.org

Jul 20 Livestock Built this City- Downtown historic tour of Moab's business district. Saturdays at 10am. Moab Museum. Register at moabmuseum.org See ad pg 8A

Jul 21 Arts & Ag Market-
Moab Arts & The City of Moab are hosting the market at Swanny City Park, featuring produce and artisan goods from local, regional, and visiting vendors. 5-dusk, info: 435-259-6272

Jul 21 Moab Free Concert Series:
Nosotros- What began as a guitar trio in 1994, quickly took on a life of its own, becoming something that no one could have predicted, including becoming one of the most recognizable and original Latin bands in the Southwest United States. The band’s remarkable evolution over the years—taking on new members and leadership along the way—has resulted in the 11-piece Latin music powerhouse it is today. The group seamlessly combines a myriad of Latin rhythms with elements of rock, salsa, jazz and cumbia creating an innovative and imaginative Latin sound that is, unique, undefinable and unmistakably Nosotros. 7 pm to 9 pm at Swanny City Park. Join us for free music, friends, food vendors, artisan vendors, and a beer garden. Info:
www.moabfreeconcerts.com/

Jul 1-2 Lomayestewa Family-
Traditional Hopi Dances, 11am, 12, 2 & 3pm, at Mesa Verde National Park Visitor Center.

Jul 4 Independence Day

Jul 6 Moab Information Center Free Lecture Series—Bats: Masters of the Night- We have them in our neighborhood. Creatures so sophisticated, so adapted to their environment, so elusive, and so misunderstood—elements of a total global ecosystem so influential that their absence would change the world as we know it. Come to see them as the beguiling, winsome creatures they are. Presented by Tom Haradan. 5:00 pm at Moab Information Center, Center and Main.

Jul 6 Livestock Built this City- Downtown historic tour of Moab's business district. Saturdays at 10am. Moab Museum. Register at
moabmuseum.org See ad pg 8A

Jul 8 2nd Annual Underdog Dog Paddle- A fundraising event with free paddle boarding, water games, raffle prizes, and a beer garden! We will have food & drinks at the event, and there will be puppies available for adoption as well. This is a dog friendly event, so bring your pooch to join in on the fun! Sponsored by Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab. underdogrescuemoab.org/

Jul 8-9 Mental Health Hike- Growth Mindset, series culmination campout with Canyonlands Field Institute, La Sal Mountains, Warner Lake. Info at cfimoab.org/events/

Jul 8 Art for the Recovery Community Festival- This summer’s festival showcases and celebrates artists in recovery! ARC 2023 is a multidisciplinary festival featuring a Gallery Exhibition with work by local visual artists and an Evening Concert at Moab Arts and Recreation Center. See ad on pg 4A

Jul 11 Overshoot and Collapse of the Ancient Four Corners - An Introduction and Screening of a New Film. Larry Ruiz and Cloudy Ridge Productions. 7pm, First United Methodist Church, Cortez CO. See https://sites.google.com/view/hisatsinom1/home for info and zoom link.

Jul 12 Sandal Tracks and Social Identities in the Mesa Verde Region and Beyond- Presentation by Dr. Benjamin A. Bellorado. 4-5pm. Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center, Dolores CO. Info: https://swocanyons.org/events/

Jul 13 Moab Information Center Free Lecture Series: "How Noise Pollution Influences Wildlife Patterns and Visitor Experience within Canyonlands National Park"- Beep Beep Beep! Tweet tweet! Sounds are all around us and play an important role in our experience with the landscape. The National Park Service is beginning to understand the relationship between sound and the inherent resources within the park. By preserving the natural sound we all can enjoy our national wonders a little more. Presented by Robert Anderson. 5:00 pm at Moab Information Center, Center and Main. See article pg 1B

Jul 13 Livestock Built this City- Downtown historic tour of Moab's business district. Saturdays at 10am. Moab Museum. Register at moabmuseum.org See ad pg 8A

Jul 13-16 Mesa Verde Writers Conference- The creation of two local award-winning writers--fiction writer Mark Stevens, and poet and short-story writer Lisa C. Taylor. Faculty will also include Nick Arvin, two time winner of the Colorado Book Award, and Irish writer Alan McMonagle, whose novel was short-listed for the Irish Book Award. Inspired by the mountains and mesas that surround them, Taylor and Stevens wanted to share the wild beauty of this setting with others, fostering a new creative community of writers. Harmony Barn has panoramic views of the La Plata range and Menefee Mountain, and the conference will feature readings, generative workshops, bonfires at night, and locally catered meals. Expect to come away from this conference with valuable peer and mentor connections and a portfolio of new work. Location at Harmony Barn in Mancos, CO. For more information and to register, go to the conference website at
www.mesaverdewritersconference.org.

Jul 14 FREE Movie Moab Summer Film Series- Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Bring your blankets, chairs & water. We’ll provide the popcorn! Approximately 8:30pm.Swanney City Park.
moabrecreation.org 435-259-2255

Jul 18 Music in the Grapevines- is presenting Wild Flight in concert at Two Rivers Winery, Grand Junction. Gates open at 6pm, concert at 7pm. Picnics are encouraged. Two Rivers Wine available. Tickets $15 in advance; $20 at gate. Info and tickets at artcenterguild.org

Jul 20 Livestock Built this City-
Downtown historic tour of Moab's business district. Saturdays at 10am. Moab Museum. Register at moabmuseum.org See ad pg 8A

Jul 21 Arts & Ag Market- Moab Arts & The City of Moab are hosting the market at Swanny City Park, featuring produce and artisan goods from local, regional, and visiting vendors. 5-dusk, info: 435-259-6272

Jul 21 Moab Free Concert Series: Nosotros- What began as a guitar trio in 1994, quickly took on a life of its own, becoming something that no one could have predicted, including becoming one of the most recognizable and original Latin bands in the Southwest United States. The band’s remarkable evolution over the years—taking on new members and leadership along the way—has resulted in the 11-piece Latin music powerhouse it is today. The group seamlessly combines a myriad of Latin rhythms with elements of rock, salsa, jazz and cumbia creating an innovative and imaginative Latin sound that is, unique, undefinable and unmistakably Nosotros. 7 pm to 9 pm at Swanny City Park. Join us for free music, friends, food vendors, artisan vendors, and a beer garden. Info:
www.moabfreeconcerts.com/

Jul 22 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. 8am-9:30am. For more information or to sign up, please contact Sofia Nicholson at sofia_nicholson@nps.gov or 435-719-2214.

Jul 23 Jeff Tweedy Concert- with special guest Le Ren, at the historic Avalon Theatre in downtown Grand Junction. Doors open at 6:30pm.
www.avalontheatregj.com/upcoming-events see article pg 14A

Jul 24 Pioneer Day

Jul 26 The Woods Brothers Concert- with special guest Ide Mae, at the historic Avalon Theatre in downtown Grand Junction. Doors open at 6:30pm. www.avalontheatregj.com/upcoming-events
see article pg 14A

Jul 27 Livestock Built this City- Downtown historic tour of Moab's business district. Saturdays at 10am. Moab Museum. Register at
moabmuseum.org See ad pg 8A

Jul 27 Moab Information Center Lecture Series: "Ecological Interactions between Mountain Goats and American Pikas"- Mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus) and American pikas (Ochotona princeps) are naturally co-occurring across most of their overlapping distributions in western N. America. The southern limit of the natural range of mountain goats is in Idaho, whereas American pikas occur naturally as far south as New Mexico. However, the mountain goat range has been extended southwards with the establishment of translocated subpopulations in Utah and Colorado. These mountain goats now share habitat with pikas, providing an opportunity to study potential ecological interactions between these two alpine specialists near the southern limits of their current ranges. Join Mallory Sandoval Lambert as she talks about how her research is exploring this previously unstudied system through field-based experimentation, with a focus on the La Sal Mountains in southern Utah. Mallory is a two year recipient of the Canyonlands Natural History Association Discovery Pool Grant. 5:00 pm at Moab Information Center, Center and Main.

Jul 28 FREE Movie Moab Summer Film Series-
Little Rascals, Bring your blankets, chairs & water. We’ll provide the popcorn! approximately 8:30pm. Swanney City Park. moabrecreation.org 435-259-2255

Jun 29 Juniper Drive- Honky Tonk Fusion with a twist. 8pm Moab Backyard Theater. Free Admission. Outside Food and Drink welcome.
56 W. 100 South

Jul 29-30 CFI, USFS Volunteer Project and Campout-
Join Canyonlands Field Institute, the US Forest Service, and Community Cycles for a fun weekend of camping, hiking or mountain biking, and volunteering around Warner Lake. Schedule and registration at
cfimoab.org/events/

Jul 30 Moab InterFaith Coalition 5th Sunday Sing-Along - Free, everyone is welcome. 6pm at River of Life Fellowship, 2651 Arroyo Rd, Moab. For information: 435-260-8499

Ongoing Events

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: @leeyakatrinamusic

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 moabtaikodan@gmail.com or at 435-201-0209

Full Circle Intertribal Center (FCIC)
Full Circle Intertribal Center logoNative 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.

See Healthy Happenings page 14B for ongoing healthy activities.

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