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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.

February Events

Feb 28–Mar 5 Youth Garden Project's 14th Annual Online Auction Fundraiser- Bidders, are you ready?!? Bid on hundreds of amazing items and experiences, all while supporting garden-based education in Moab. The auction can be found online at
www.biddingforgood.com/youthgardenproject
Thank you to all participating businesses and individuals! (See Auction Closing Party on Mar 5.)

March Events

Mar 1 Collections-inspired Craft Night- Make your own Zines: Preserving and sharing stories is at the heart of what museums do—and it's lots of fun for all of us! Join us at the Moab Museum to create a ‘zine’ telling your story. 5–8pm (Art Walk).Zines are homemade mini magazines—collaged, drawn, or otherwise crafted to tell a story. We will have several locally published magazines and publications from our archives to serve as inspiration. Info: diego@moabmuseum.org, 435-259-7985. Regular admission applies, admission is always free for Members.

Mar 1-2 Dry-Stacking Retaining Walls with Jeff Gutierrez. It will take place at Community Rebuild Office from 9 am-5 pm.

Mar 1 Moab Art Walk- Free, all-ages downtown celebration of artistry and community, takes place on the first Fridays of March, May, August, and November from 5-8 p.m. Locations exhibit new work every month, featuring local and regional artists exploring a variety of themes and mediums. Expect to encounter raffles, tasty food and drink, artist demonstrations, live music, and more as you stroll around town to each of the locations. Meet and mingle with artists and art enthusiasts, buy a piece of art, and leave feeling inspired to create! For more information, including a map of participating Art Walk locations, monthly show details, and information about accessibility accommodations, please visit www.moabarts.org. See pg 8A

Mar 2 & 3 Quilting in the Red Rocks Quilt Show
- Fabulous Vendors Daily Trunk Show opportunity Quilt Tickets and lots and lots of quilts, at The Grand Center 182 North 500 West. Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 11am-4pm. Free Admission. for more info visit:
www.moabquilts.blogspot.com

Mar 2 The Trashion Show is Back- Create and wear your own costume made of repurposed materials. There will be great music, a big dance party, and an informal runway for you to strut and show everyone what you made. There’s a chance you could win one of the three prize baskets for best costume. At Woody’s Tavern in Moab, from 8 pm until late. Runway at 10 but get there early if you want to have the judges examine your costume before the runway. Proceeds benefit Resiliency Hub and the CommuniTea Garden. Ten dollars at the door gets you in for three live dj’s and a live performance. This event is for people aged 21 years and up. Contact resiliencyhub@gmail.com with questions or see our social media pages @resiliencyhub

Mar 2–3 Delicate Stitchers’ 12th Biennial Quilting in the Red Rocks Quilt Show! - Antique, traditional and art quilts, previous challenge quilts, quilted home décor and wearable art will be on display. The location is the Grand Center, 182 N. 500 West, Hours are Saturday, Mar 2: 9am to 5pm, and Sunday, Mar 3: 10am to 4pm. Admission, as always, is FREE! See article on 1B

Mar 5 Auction Closing Party: Join the Youth Garden Project (YGP) at the MARC from 6-9pm to celebrate the final night of our Auction Fundraiser! Peruse and place final bids on hundreds of auction items in person, all while supporting YGP's youth and community programming. Free to attend. More details to come; follow along at www.youthgardenproject.org.

Mar 8–10 Moab Run the Rocks- A three-day trail running race on the legendary singletrack of Moab, Utah! www.moabruntherocks.com

Mar 9 Pints for Parks- A fun-filled event where you can enjoy a variety of delicious beverages while supporting our local parks. 4–9pm, hosted by Proper Brewing Company. Presented by Friends of Arches & Canyonlands Parks.

Mar 9 Cosy Sheridan Concert- Singer songwriter Cosy Sheridan will perform in a solo concert at 7 pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center. Tickets. $15 at the door. For more information: cosysheridan@gmail.com

Mar 9–12 Skinny Tire Festival- Two days follow the mighty Colorado River corridor, both upstream and downstream. The other two days climb the beautiful canyon roads into Dead Horse Point State Park and Arches National Park. www.skinnytireevents.com


Mar 12 Pinyon–Juniper Management on the Colorado Plateau Workshop- 3rd Biennial Colorado Plateau Science & Management Forum. Presented by The Nature Conservancy's Canyonlands Research Center & CO Section of the Society for Range Management. How do we balance management, habitat, and Pinyon–Juniper ecosystem conservation? Learn about dey issues and how managers and scientists are dealling with conflicting mangement mandates in the face of global change. 8–4pm. At CSU's Western Colorado Research Campus, 3170 B½ Rd., Grand Junction, CO. Contact: kristen.redd@tnc.org. Registration in early 2024.

Mar 14 Spay/Neuter Clinics- Contact the Veterinary Clinic of your choice directly to schedule a time during our next clinic, spaces fill quickly: Moab Vet Clinic 435-259-8710, Mill Creek Animal Hospital 435-259-2733. $60 Male Cat • $80 Female Cat • $90 Male Dog • $100 Female Dog. Additional charges for animals in heat, pregnant or lactating, cryptorchids, and dogs over 50 pounds. Sponsored by Humane Society of Moab Valley, 435-259-4862, www.moabpets.org

 

Mar 15 Glen Canyon Rise Moab - Please join us for an evening of film, storytelling, and music to celebrate the reemergence of Glen Canyon and the Colorado River. At Star Hall from 6-9pm. Tickets are $10 but on sale for $5 through the end of February. Here is the link to learn more and purchase tickets:
 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/glen-canyon-rises-moab-tickets-814189872827?aff=oddtdtcreator

Mar 16 Canyonlands Half Marathon- 5 Mile, Half Marathon. Hosted in Moab, Utah, this historic road half marathon boasts world class views! madmooseevents.com

March 16 Special Saturday Event ~ HawkWatch International ~ Do birds make your heart soar? Are you a falcon fanatic? Get the chance to meet one of HawkWatch International's Raptor Ambassadors face-to-face, learn their story, and discover lots of cool facts about their species! As outdoor recreation activities continue to grow in popularity, so do opportunities for humans to come into contact with wildlife, like raptors. Join Renata Vazquez from HawkWatch International to learn more about common ways that we encounter raptors while recreating and how best to minimize or avoid these conflicts altogether. Have nature brought to you at the Moab Information Center!  This will be an informal meet-and-greet program suitable for all ages. 4:00pm – 5:00pm at the Moab Information Center 25 E. Center.


Mar 21–22 Banff Mountain Film Festival- The 2023-24 Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings a curated lineup of the best in mountain and adventure films to theatres around the globe! This year's tour has licensed 37 films from around the world, including films from Canada, USA, Switzerland, France, Sweden and more! Star Hall, Moab

Mar 23 Behind the Rocks Ultra- 10M, 30K, 50K, 50M. Hosted in Moab, Utah, this trail event gives runners a challenging and unique racing experience. madmooseevents.com

Mar 23–31 Easter Jeep Safari- Consists of trail rides, mostly day long trips, departing from Moab throughout the 9 day long event. The official event is hosted by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers Inc. one of the the local four wheel drive clubs of Moab. Info at www.rr4w.com and jeepsafarimagazine.com


Mar 31 Grand County InterFaith Coalition 5th Sunday Sing-Along- Free, everyone is welcome. 6pm. Hosted by Church of Jesus Christ of LDS at Stake Center on Locust Ln For information: 435-260-8499


Mar 31 Evoke Life's Easter Sunrise Service- 6am–10pm at Old Spanish Trail Arena Pavilion, 3641 S Hwy 191, Moab

April Events

Apr 17 Moab Museum Annual Membership Gala-

Apr 20 Amasa Trail Race-
15K, 25K. Hosted in Moab, Utah, this trail event is hosted on world class trails, next to the mighty Colorado River, with expansive mountain and desert views!
madmooseevents.com

Apr 27 Thelma and Louise- 15K, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50K. Hosted in Moab, Utah, this ladies' trail racing experience runs past Picture Frame Arch and next to the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area. madmooseevents.com

Ongoing Events

Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild Meeting- Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild meets monthly the second Tuesday of each month (Oct 10) at the Grand Center, 182 North 500 W. An informal time to visit begins at 6 p.m. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Meetings include a lesson and show and tell, when members have a chance to show off their latest projects. For more information, call Deb Slechta, Guild president, at 443-895-6246.

Grand County Public Library's 2nd Wednesday Book Club
meets at 6 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. (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. (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 7–9pm at the MARC, facebook: @moabswingdance

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

Moab Taiko Dan, a local drumming group specializing in the art of Japanese drumming, is recruiting beginners. New beginner class beginning Thursday, Nov 9 at 6:00-7:30pm. Center Street Gym. Text 435-201-0209 for info.

Sunday Art Sessions at Red Cliff Lodge
Class includes materials, instruction, and your keepsake masterpiece. Follow us on Social for the weekly scheduled activity. Year Around on Sunday. Session Time: 10-11:30am. $40. www.redcliffslodge.com/activities

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 5-6:30pm 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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