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Non-Profit Happenings August 2011



Humane Society of Moab Valley Annual Dawg Days of Summer
Barbecue and Silent Auction
Sunday August 7th

The ninth annual Humane Society of Moab Valley BBQ and major fundraiser will take place at Old City Park
from 4 to 8 P.M. on Sunday, August 7th.

Food will be catered by the Moab Brewery and will include beef tri-tip, chicken, vegetarian pasta, beans, cole slaw, corn bread, salad, dessert, and the Brewery’s special keg root beer.  Tickets are available at the HSMV office in the Moab City Shelter, as well as the Moab Barkery.

Enjoy the talents of local musicians while treating your taste buds to a fabulous BBQ. This year’s silent auction will be better than ever, with luxury gift items to pamper yourself or give to a friend, as well as gift certificates for art, restaurants, adventure trips, and more! The silent auction and BBQ are the primary annual fundraisers for the Humane Society of Moab Valley.

The BBQ started in 2002, by Paul and Zee McCarroll, then chefs extraordinaire at the Center Cafe. They had just opened at their new location on First West; Zee’s mother used to love to come by and check out the construction progress and was excited to see it open. Sadly, she passed away just before the new cafe opened. With this business, the McCarrolls decided that one of their missions was to give back to the community. At the time, funds were being raised to build the first animal shelter in Moab. They decided that by holding the BBQ, they could honor Zee’s mother, help to accomplish and support something much needed, and do something fun that local people would enjoy. Zee started barbecuing several days in advance; friends and staff shucked corn and helped with other preparations. The Center Cafe’s staff was awesome, donating their time and even their tips to the Humane Society! They all looked forward to it and had a great time. The lovely cafe, the generosity of the staff, donors to the auction, and attendees made this a highlight of the summer season for many local residents.

After the Center Cafe closed, Buck’s Grill House was the next venue for the event. Tim Buckingham opened up the outdoor patio and supplied a great selection of delectables. This year, a new atmosphere will be tried at Old City Park - a bit less formal, hopefully a bit more fun with great food, activities for the kids, and certainly the best silent auction ever!

Celebrating 11 years of serving the Moab area, the local Humane Society is run solely on donations and grants, with volunteers supplying the vast majority of work. The organization’s mission is to improve the lives of companion animals and their owners by:

•Saving the lives of orphaned animals through rescue and adoption services.
•Providing training, support and education for pet owners and the community
•Providing spay/neuter opportunities for all cats and dogs
Holding adoption days most Saturdays, sponsoring three spay/neuter clinics per year as well as year-round low-income vouchers, working with Seekhaven to assist families leaving abusive situations by providing a safe place for pets, and providing discount for senior adoptors and/or senior animals are just a few of the on-going programs of HSMV.
For more information on the BBQ, animals, volunteering or donating, call 435-259-HUMANE (259-4682).

American Cancer Society’s Relay for life
Friday, August 12

American Cancer Society’s Relay for life - Friday, August 12

American Cancer Society Logo --  Relay for LifePhoto 2 Relay for Life“Relay is a unique opportunity for our community for come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against the disease.”

It’s not to late to join us for this fun filled evening.
Join a team, start your own team, or just come to the event and enjoy the activities!!


Lots of fun activities for the whole family:

  • Climbing wall
  • Dunk tank Photo 1 Relay for Life
  • Hoop it up
  • Bunco tournament
  • Sock hop
  • Face painting
  • Raffles
  • Kids games

A taste of Moab Dinner begins at 5:00 pm Featuring: Relay for Life Photo 3

  • Pasta Jay’s
  • La Hacienda
  • Smitty’s Golden Steak

$10.00 per adult $5.00 per child (12 yrs and younger)
Survivors eat for free

Opening Ceremonies begin at 6:30pm including Survivor lap and torch ceremony
Entertainment from local talent begins at 7:00pm
Luminaria Ceremony 10:00pm

For more information please call Kris Hackney 801-227-4263

Canyonlands Natural History Association's Navajo Rug Auction
Saturday September 10th

Alright now, wat-a-ya-gonna-gimme-for-it?

When you hear this call, you know that Bruce Burnham is kicking off one of his family’s popular Navajo rug auctions.
Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) has partnered with R B. Burnham & Company of Sanders, Arizona, to present Moab's first annual Navajo rug auction. Two to three hundred Navajo rugs in many designs and sizes will be presented for auction on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Moab’s Grand Center (182 North 500 West).

CNHA is presenting this auction to promote cultural awareness and appreciation of Native American arts. 80% of the auction proceeds will go directly to the Navajo artisans. CNHA will dedicate its portion of the proceeds to the CNHA Discovery Pool, which funds research projects on public lands of the Colorado Plateau.

The event begins with rug appraisals starting at 9 am (until noon) for those who would like to learn more about Native American rugs they already own. From 10 am until noon, you can preview the rugs being offered and ask questions about individual items. The auction starts at 1 pm and lasts until all rugs have been presented. Weaving demonstrations and cultural interpretation will also be part of the event.

While you are in town for the auction, you can also enjoy the Moab Music Festival, and be treated to not only beautifully crafted Navajo rugs, but also to great music by world-class musicians!

The Burnham family has been trading with the native people of the Four Corners area for five generations. Working with the weavers, they have helped to develop several distinct rug styles including the New Lands Raised Outline, Burntwater, Germantown Revival and Spider Rock. The Burnham’s are noted for their encouragement of innovation and quality in Navajo textiles.

The auction venue is a great way to learn about Native American art for anyone who is interested. The Burnham crew is happy to spend time before and after the auction discussing artists, art, and other aspects of the area where they live and work.

Canyonlands Natural History Association is a non-profit that has supported the parks and public lands of southeastern Utah for over forty years. CNHA’s funding comes from memberships, donations, and sales from our retail outlets in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments, as well as the Moab Information Center (MIC) and federal agency outlets.

CNHA supports educational and resource management programs of three federal land agencies on the Colorado Plateau - the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the USDA Forest Service - as well as CNHA’s own educational and scientific research programs.

Discover the beauty and artistry of Navajo weaving at Moab’s first annual Navajo rug auction! Saturday, September 10th, at the Grand Center in Moab. Appraisals 9 am-noon, Preview 10 am-noon, Auction at 1 pm. For more information, call CNHA at 1-800-840-8978 and be sure to mention that you read about it in Moab Happenings.


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