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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.

May Events

May 19-21 Straw Slip Volunteer Workshop from: 9am-4:30pm Community Rebuilds is looking for volunteers for our Straw Slip Workshop! Come help our homeowners at the Moab Area Community Land Trust and learn to prep straw walls for plaster. No experience necessary, just get ready to get muddy! With a demonstration each morning at 9am. After attending a morning demo, hours can be flexible. To register, go to
communityrebuilds.org/volunteer

May 19-21 Live Music at Spitfire Smokehouse- Matthew McDaniel Thur 6-9pm, Fri-Sat 9-1

May 20 Moab Music Festival High Water Concert- Colorado River Float & Concert, 8:30 am. Tickets available at moabmusicfest.org $175/adult

May 20 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Open House- Moab Regional Hospital invites you to celebrate the opening of the Moab Regional Recovery Center, an outpatient clinic offering the gold standard of care for opioid, alcohol, and other substance use disorders. The clinic provides a variety of medications for addiction treatment, including methadone, Suboxone, and Vivitrol, as well as outpatient detox and counseling services. Meet our compassionate treatment team and learn how medication assisted therapy saves lives. Noon – 3pm. 382 W. Care Campus Drive (behind the hospital)

May 20 Friday Family Skate for all ages at Old Spanish Trail Arena Pavilion. $10 adults, $7 youth, $5 bring your own skates. 6-8pm

May 20 Free Movie- Outdoor screening of My Octopus Teacher, in which a filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world. Free! Presented by Grand County Public Library. | 8:30pm/dusk at the Center Street Ballfield. BYO chair/blanket/picnic. For more info: call the library at 435-259-1111 or www.moablibrary.org

May 20 Annual Spring Swing Golf Tournament- Sponsored by Moab Chamber of Commerce. Info at www.moabchamber.com

May 20-21 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's Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

May 20-21 Cody Custer's IMBA Roughies on the Rocks World Qualifier- Old Spanish Trail Arena 6-10pm

May 20-24 TIMELAPSE MOAB- 4-Night Timelapse & Photography Workshop. www.timelapsemoab.com//timelapsemoab2022a

May 20 Live Music at Blu Pig- Toni Sicola & the Blackhats

May 21 Service Saturday at Arches - Show your love for Arches National Park by helping clean up litter or pull weeds at a popular parking lot or trailhead (Time TBD)! 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. For more information or to sign up, please contact Sofia Nicholson at sofia_nicholson@nps.gov or 435-719-2214.

May 21 Thelma and Louise Marathon, Half Marathon, 15K, and Marathon Team Race- Because a girls weekend should include an exciting challenge, we present Thelma and Louise Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and Marathon Relay. Bring your best girl friends to Moab, and experience remoteness of Moab’s Behind the Rocks area. See the towering red rock walls of Lone Rock, believed to have been used for religious ceremonies by the Ancestral Pueblo people; their ceremonies worshiped their “mother deity.” Catch views of the maze of fins in the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Area and the stunning La Sal Mountains at this women’s only event. Originally a road half marathon and relay, we have designed a new challenging course, rugged and tough enough to be worthy of the name “Thelma and Louise.”

May 21 Moab Music Festival High Water Concert- Family Music Hike 9:00 am. $20/adult & $5/student. Ages 5+. Tickets available at moabmusicfest.org

May 21 Moab Music Festival High Water Concert- Garden Concert, 5:30pm $80/adult. Tickets available at moabmusicfest.org

May 21 A River Out of Time- Exclusive film screening and panel discussion. FREE admission! 5-8pm. John Wesley Powell River History Museum, 1765 E Main Street, Green River

May 21 Live Music at Blu Pig- Alan & Valerie Brown

May 22 Moab Music Festival High Water Concert- FREE Community Concert, 3:00pm, Old City Park

May 22 Live Music at Spitfire Smokehouse- Lost Buffalo, 6-9pm

May 22 Live Music at Blu Pig- Rick Gerber

May 23 Live Music at Blu Pig- Bar Jay Bar

May 23 Live Music at Spitfire Smokehouse- Open Mic and Joey Ganino 6-9pm

May 24 Live Music at Blu Pig- TBA

May 24 Live Music at Spitfire Smokehouse- Joey Ganino 6-9pm

May 24 Music in the Grapevines- is presenting Stray Grass (bluegrass) in concert at Two Rivers Winery. 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

May 25 Live Music at Blu Pig- Community Music Night

May 25 Bluegrass night with Quicksand Soup. High powered music from one of the Four Corners most legendary bluegrass bands. Free admission. 7pm Moab's Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

May 25 Adult Disco Skate Night 18+ at the Old Spanish Trail Arena Pavilion from 7-10 pm. DJ tba, $15 with skate rental, $10 bring your own or off skate entry.

MAY 25 (Wed) & MAY 28 (Sat) Utah Native Plant Society hike- Red Towers Botanical Area in Manti La Sal Mountains. A refreshing look at the place we all know as Dinosaur Track Way on the road to Gateway, CO. We hope to be joined by botanical and ornithology experts and the Manti-La Sal USFS on Wednesday to learn more about this fascinating area. The Saturday hike will be a bit different as Canyonlands chapter members Pam Hackley and Mimi Trudeau will cover the same ground more closely exploring the unique vegetation. Folks are welcome to join one or both days. Come take a look at some of the oldest Ponderosa pines you may encounter in your life and learn how they may become protected. Easy/moderate hike with gentle incline totaling 2-2.5 miles round trip. Please contact pamhackley3@gmail.com immediately if you are interested

May 25-30 TIMELAPSE MOAB- 5-Night Timelapse & Photography Workshop. www.timelapsemoab.com//timelapsemoab2022a

May 26 Public Lands: Where, Why and How? Join former National Park Ranger and Superintendent and Texas State Parks Director, Walt Dabney for answers to these, and more, questions: Where did our Public Lands come from? Why do the western states have lots and other states almost none? How were states formed? What does the Constitution say about these lands? What was the effect of the Homestead Act and the Railroad Act? How were National Parks and Forests established? Why are these lands held “in common”, so important to us today? Hour long presentation. Questions and discussion time to follow. 5:00 pm, Moab Information Center, sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) and Moab Museum.

May 26 Juniper Drive Honky Tonk with a twist 7pm Moab Backyard Theater. Free Admission. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

May 26 Live Music at Blu Pig- Lost Buffalo

May 26-29 Live Music at Spitfire Smokehouse- Lost Buffalo, Thur & Sun 6-9pm, Fri & Sat 6--12

May 27 Free Locals Skate for all ages at Old Spanish Trail Arena Pavilion. 6-8pm

May 27 Science Moab Movie and Talk: Don't Look Up and The Meteor-ic Rise of Climate Change on the Colorado Plateau. Some things are true whether we believe them or not. Unfortunately, climate change is one of those things. Its impacts are already felt in the Moab area and across the Colorado Plateau. Here, we listen to ecologist Sasha Reed, as she shares what it’s like to study the impacts of climate change and how climate change may alter the ecosystems of the Colorado Plateau. Center Street Ball Fields at 8pm

May 27 Live Music at Blu Pig- Toni Sicola & The Blackhats

May 27 Desertmongers reunion- country rock. 7pm Moab's Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

May 28-29 Moab Arts Festival- Enjoy fine art, pottery, jewelry, wood work, sculpture, clothing, photography, and much more. This is a great one for the whole family with a kid's activities tent, live music, theatrical performances, and excellent eats. moabartsfestival.org

May 28-29 Live Music at Blu Pig- Buried Giant

May 28 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's Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

May 28-30 Barrels for Bucks - Barrel Racing at Old Spanish Trail Arena

May 29 Arbor Day in Utah

May 30 MEMORIAL DAY

May 30 Live Music at Spitfire Smokehouse- Open Mic and Joey Ganino 6-9pm

May 30-31 Live Music at Blu Pig- TBA

June Events

Jun 1 Weed 'n' Feed- Join us at Youth Garden Project every other Wednesday to help out with weeding in the garden, meet new people, and enjoy a garden-fresh meal prepared by volunteer chefs. 6-8pm, free and open to all ages!

Jun 1 Live Music at Blu Pig- Community Music Night

Jun 2 Tiny Fossils and the Big Picture: Mammals from the Age of Dinosaurs
presentation by Brian Davis. Every kid knows that dinosaurs are the biggest, fiercest, and most inspiring creatures to ever have walked the Earth, but they are only part of the story. The ancient world was a diverse and vibrant place, and dinosaurs lived alongside a cast that included the earliest mammals. Come and learn what our ancestors were like and what their tiny fossils reveal about their lives: while most survived by scurrying between the feet of dinosaurs, others swam, glided, and even had dinosaurs for lunch! 5:00 pm, Moab Information Center, sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) and Moab Museum.

Jun 2 Arts & Ag Market Moab Arts & The City of Moab are hosting the market at Swanny City Park. 5-8pm/dusk info: 435-259-6272

Jun 2 Live Music at Blu Pig- Rick Gerber

Jun 3-5 Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo

Jun 3 Friday Family Skate for all ages at the Sun Court by Star Hall. $10 adults, $7 youth and $5 bring your own skates. 6-8pm

Jun 4 30th Annual National Trails Day® - Taking place the first Saturday in June, National Trails Day® is a day of public events aimed at advocacy and trail service. Thosands of hikers, bikers, rowers, horseback riders, trail clubs, federal and local agencies, land trusts, and businesses come cogether in partnership to advocate for , maintain, and clean up public lands and trails.

Jun 4-5 Golf Tournament-
Wing Dinger Mixed Eclectic, mixed. Info: moabgolf@citlink.net, 435-259-6488, Moab Golf Course

Jun 4-6 Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo
- from
moabcanyonlandsrodeo.com

Jun 10 Science Moab Movie and Talk: Waterworld and Water We Doing Here? Why Lake Powell's Water Level Dropped So Low? What would it be like to live in a world with too much water? Here in Southern Utah, we’ll never know. The lake levels in our largest reservoir, Lake Powell, have dropped drastically. Recently, the lake reached its lowest point since Glen Canyon Dam was built. Here, we speak with Jack Schmidt, a hydrologist who has spent years studying the Colorado River, to tell us what this decline means for the lake, the river, and those who depend on it. Swanny Park at 8pm

Jun 10 Family Skate Night for all ages at Old Spanish Trail Arena Pavilion. $10 adults, $7 youth and $5 bring your own skates. 6-8pm

Jun 11, Propagation Workshop and Visit to Mayberry Propagation Site. Canyonlands Chapter of the Utah Native Plant Society is excited to welcome retired USU professor of horticulture who will instruct us at Moab. In the afternoon, we anticipate hearing from Kara Dohrenwend at Mayberry Propagation Site. She will be updating us on the current propagation work that is taking place on-site. Info: dianeackerman13@yahoo.com

Jun 11 Moab ArtWalk- View a variety of fine art and handmade crafts; enjoy refreshments and mingle with local and visiting artists. Most exhibits run for a month or more so feel free to stop in anytime at participating locations!

Jun 11-12 Golf Tournament- Arch & Horsehead 2-man, men blue tees. Info: moabgolf@citlink.net, 435-259-6488, Moab Golf Course
Jun 15 Weed 'n' Feed- Join us at Youth Garden Project every other Wednesday to help out with weeding in the garden, meet new people, and enjoy a garden-fresh meal prepared by volunteer chefs. 6-8pm, free and open to all ages!

Jun 16 Arts & Ag Market Moab Arts & The City of Moab are hosting the market at Swanny City Park. 5-8pm/dusk info: 435-259-6272 Jun 17 Family Skate Night for all ages at Old Spanish Trail Arena Pavilion. $10 adults, $7 youth and $5 bring your own skates. 6-8pm

Jun 19-25 Desert RATS 150 - a six day supported foot race adventure that covers a distance of approximately 143 miles. Fruita, CO to Moab, UT. geminiadventures.com

Jun 19 Sunday Family Skate for all ages at the Sun Court by Star Hall $10 adults, $7 youth and $5 bring your own skates. 1-3pm

Jun 22 Music in the Grapevines- is presenting an Exit 42 (country rock) concert at Two Rivers Winery. 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 24 Free Locals Skate Night for all ages at Old Spanish Trail Arena Pavilion. $10 adults, $7 youth and $5 bring your own skates. 6-8pm

Jun 24 FREE Concert Series- Jeremy Garrett is known as an innovative fiddle player, expressive singer and soul-searching songwriter in the GRAMMY Award-winning band, The Infamous Stringdusters, who broke onto the national scene in 2007, scooping up 3 International Bluegrass Music Association awards, including Album and Song of the Year. Since then, the group has become a national ambassador for progressive bluegrass, playing to club, theater, and festival audiences around the country. 6-9pm Swanny Park

Jun 25 Service Saturday at Arches - Show your love for Arches National Park by helping clean up litter or pull weeds at a popular parking lot or trailhead (Time TBD)! 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. For more information or to sign up, please contact Sofia Nicholson at sofia_nicholson@nps.gov or 435-719-2214.

Jun 25-26 Golf Tournament- Arch & Horsehead 2-man/2-lady, sr men wht tees /all women. Info: moabgolf@citlink.net, 435-259-6488, Moab Golf Course


Jun 29 Weed 'n' Feed- Join us at Youth Garden Project every other Wednesday to help out with weeding in the garden, meet new people, and enjoy a garden-fresh meal prepared by volunteer chefs. 6-8pm, free and open to all ages!

Jun 29 Adult Disco Skate Night
18+ at the Old Spanish Trail Arena Pavilion from 7-10 pm. DJ tba, $15 with skate rental, $10 bring your own or off skate entry.

Always Ongoing

Community Soup and Bread Lunch
Thursdays from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the St. Francis Episcopal Chruch (250 Kane Creek Boulevard, Moab). Call St. Francis Episcopal Church at 435 259-5831 for information.

Community Food Pantry
Fridays from 5-7pm at the St. Francis Episcopal Church (250 Kane Creek Boulevard, Moab) Call St. Francis Episcopal Church at 435 259-5831 for information. Ongoing at Old Spanish Trail Arena
• Zumba Tuesdays & Thursdays in the pavilion
• Open Horseback Riding by reservation
• Baseball Practices & Games
Call 435-259-1311 for event details Outdoor Donation Based Yoga Class held at Our Village Community Center. Mondays 9-10am. 721 N 500W Moab UT. Behind Tex's Riverways. 435-220-0809 

VIRTUAL Yoga Classes with Star Kolb Live, interactive, online yoga classes that are surprisingly and wonderfully personal. Go to website for zoom connection at www.sundari-designs.com mindivine@gmail.com.


Moab ArtTrails Sculpture Exhibit - See 2021-2022 Exhibition  Map       or visit   moabarttrail.org


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