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Moab Happenings Calendar of Events

Moab Happenings April 2018
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April Events

Yoga Class Schedules & other Healthy Classes pg 6A

Apr 1 - Apr 29 Bighorn Gallery Exhibit: Between Dream And Reality- working with his emotions, Patrick Paul Rene offers us his vision of the magnificence of light in the American southwest as it changes from day to day, season to season. As a progressive self-taught photographer, Patrick devoted several years to large format photography. He now explores all prospects of the digital era producing a palette of pseudo ‘paintings’ that brings an eclectic update to his traditional photography. Visit the Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park. See article pg 5B and ad on 17A

Apr 25 Swing & Blues Dance Night- join us at Club Rio, 2 S. 100 West, 21+. Get out & take advantage of the $5 lesson at 7pm (no experience or partner necessary!), followed by social dance. For info: Moab Swing Dance Community on Facebook. Brought to you by the Moab Swing Dance Community!

Apr 26 Human History of Southeastern Utah- 6:30-8:30pm at the Canyon Country Discovery Center, 1117 N. Main St, Monticello, UT. Come hear three local experts discuss the complex, fascinating history of Canyon Country. This event is free and there will be a small reception to follow. Speakers include: Jonathan Till, Curator at Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum; Winston Hurst, local archeologist; Robert McPherson, retired Professor of History at USU Eastern. For info: ccdiscovery.org or 435-587-2156. See ad pg 9A

Apr 26 Utah State University Moab Commencement Ceremony- 6pm at the Grand Center, 182 N. 500 West.

Apr 27 Pop Up Roller Rink! 6-9pm at the Old Spanish Trail Pavilion, 3641 S. Highway 191. FREE for locals on final Fridays of the month! Out-of-towners, just $5 for a skate rental. Disco ball? Check. Dance Music? Check check. Classic suede rental skates & roller blades? We've got those too! (Bring your own skates if you got 'em). Skate mate walkers & instruction available. Follow Skate Moab on social media to learn more. This is an all-ages, family-friendly event. See article pg 7A

Apr 27-28 The fifth annual Broadway Review : Grand County High School. Friday night at 6:30 with a performance by the GCHS Jazz Band followed by the performance at 7:00 PM, Friday and Saturday Night . The Broadway Review is made up of a collection of local every day people that for a couple of nights get to perform under the bright lights. This year's review contains selections from Les Miserables, Rent, Cinderella, Mama Mia, White Christmas, Hamilton and the Greatest Showman. Admission to the show is $8.00 for Adults, $5.00 for students and seniors and $25.00 for a family. All funds raised will go to the Grand County High School Performing Arts department.  Come join us for a fun and carefree evening.

Apr 27, 28 Magic Night Downtown at the Moab Backyard Theater- with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 7pm $10 for adults, $5 for kids over 5-Behind Zax at 56W 100 South

Apr 27-29 Moab April Action Car Show - Friday is a Rod Run, Saturday is the Car Show and Sunday a Rod Run on Scenic Byway 128. Trophies in 30 classes. Free admission for spectators. For more info visit moabaprilaction.org or call (435) 260-1311.

Apr 27-29 Community Artist in the Parks- at Hovenweep National Monument. See article pg 17A

April 27 Gravel Pit Lanes- 7pm. No-Tap Monte Carlo, Moab Style! Call (435) 259-4748 to reserve a spot - only 12 lanes available.1078 Millcreek Drive.

Apr 28 Amasa Trail Race- on the Amasa Back trail system. There's a 10.5k, 15k, 25k distances to choose. Runners will have amazing views of Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point & the mighty Colorado River. For info: grassrootsevents.net or call 435-259-6007.

Apr 29-May 5 Rainbow Bridge Trail Supported Trekking
– Explore the remote backcountry between Navajo Mountain & Rainbow Bridge on this pack llama supported backpacking adventure. Hiking the historic North Trail to Rainbow Bridge we will be following a traditional pilgrimage route down to one of the world’s largest natural bridges. For info go online at cfimoab.org, email info@cfimoab.org, or call 435-259-7750.

May Events

May 2 Moab Toastmasters Meeting- Noon-1pm on the first & third Wednesday of every month at Zions Bank, 330 S. Main Street. Improve your public speaking & leadership skills. Everyone is welcome, no membership required. For info: facebook.com/MoabToastmasters

May 3-6 Moab Photo Symposium- our primary purpose is to nurture & support you in the development of your own personal vision. We do this through featured speakers, workshops and an environment of warm camaraderie. Learn & practice new skills, techniques, & to engage in photography with nice people like you. All of our presenters & instructors are accomplished professionals. For info: moabphotosym.com

May 4 Utah Broncos Club- a non-profit organization that shares the love of outdoors, Broncos, & rubbing shoulders with other off-roaders. Info: maryrytting@utahbroncoclub.com

May 4 Exhibit Opens at John Wesley Powell River Museum- Glen Canyon: A River Guide Remembers. This temporary exhibit will run through March of 2019. See ad pg 9A

May 4 The Moab Farmers’ Market is held each Friday from May 4th- Oct 26th at Swanny City Park, 4:00-7:00 pm. The Market hosts local farmers and producers, food trucks and arts & crafts. Free live music is presented each week and made possible by the MARC and Gear Trader. In the month of July the Market is held in tandem with the Moab Free Concert Series. For more details visit www.moabfarmersmarket.com or call Shiree Duncan at 435-881-9060.

May 5 SCOTT Enduro Cup Moab- is an iconic mountain biking destination that boasts endless desert riding, incredible mountain vistas & technical slickrock terrain. Round 1 is a human powered single-day season kickoff where the strongest, and as history tells, most seasoned riders tend to take home the win. Moab trails provide variable terrain of slickrock, wooded, sand & dirt sections that feature naturally banked, rock-paved bench cuts & fast technical descents presented by Vittoria. For info: 801-349-4600 or endurocupmtb.com

May 5 Fourth Annual Moab Library Comic Con- 10am – 4pm at the Moab Library, 257 E. Center St. There will be a costume contest for all ages, speakers and booths to appeal to all fandoms. Start planning your costume for Comic Con!

May 5-6 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Canyonlands Men's Amateur. For info 435-259-6488

May 8 Back of Beyond Books: Book Reading by Craig Childs- 7pm at Star Hall. Atlas of a Lost World is an unsparing, vivid, revelatory travelogue through prehistory that traces the arrival of the First People in North America twenty thousand years ago & the artifacts that enable us to imagine their lives & fates. Scientists squabble over the locations & dates for human arrival in the New World. The first explorers were few, encampments fleeting. At some point in time, between twenty & forty thousand years ago, sea levels were low enough that a vast land bridge was exposed between Asia & North America. This book upends our notions of where these people came from and who they were. For info: 435-259-5154

May 10-14 Four Night "Dark-Sky" Timelapse Photography Workshop- for photographers & cinematographers of all skill levels. Each day of the workshop includes both class time & a ton of on-location shooting & learning. Moab is home to not one, but two majestic national parks - Arches & Canyonlands, as well as the insanely beautiful Dead Horse Point State Park. During this workshop you'll discover the Moab that most never get a chance to see, while learning advanced timelapse skills. For info: www.TimelapseMoab.com, email: timelapseworkshops@gmail.com or 781-269-2105

May 11 Western Wildlife Presentation- 7pm at Star Hall. Dr. Andrew Gulliford, Professor of History & Environmental Studies at Fort Lewis College in Durango, & author of award-winning books, including Outdoors in the Southwest: An Adventure Anthology and Last Stand of the Pack, will talk about the spiritual importance Bears Ears & the prospect for wolf recovery to Colorado & Utah. This exciting presentation is free & open to the public. Sponsored by Western Wildlife Conservancy. For info: 801-468-1535

May 11 The Moab Farmers’ Market is held each Friday from May 4th- Oct 26th at Swanny City Park, 4:00-7:00 pm. The Market hosts local farmers and producers, food trucks and arts & crafts. Free live music is presented each week and made possible by the MARC and Gear Trader. In the month of July the Market is held in tandem with the Moab Free Concert Series. For more details visit www.moabfarmersmarket.com or call Shiree Duncan at 435-881-9060.

May 11-13 Eastern Book Cliffs: Deep History- join Canyonlands Field Institute with guest archaeologist, Dr. Steve Simms, & witness the vast archaeological history found throughout Cedar Mesa & Comb Ridge from our comfortable base camp at Recapture Lodge in Bluff. Enjoy daily hikes exploring prehistoric & historic sites, rock art, & geological features while discussing the latest research & theories. For info go online at cfimoab.org, email info@cfimoab.org, or call 435-259-7750.

May 12 Second Saturday E-Waste Recycling-
at the Community Recycling Center, 1000 E. Sand Flats Road, 9am-Noon. For info on recyclable items visit solidwastessd1.com under events.

May 12 Back of Beyond Paddle Race- on race day the starting line is 29 miles from Moab on Highway 128 at historic Dewey Bridge following the Colorado River through the spectacular red rock canyons of Southeastern Utah & past some of the world's most breathtaking scenery - through Moab's 'Postcard Alley' & into Utah's own 'back of beyond'. The race will finish 7 miles down river at Hittle Bottom Campground with music, food & fun for racers and spectators alike. For info: backofbeyondsup.com
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May 12 Twelve Hours of Mesa Verde- Endurace Mtn. Bike Race is a premier cycling event, organized by volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of youth in SW Colorado. 7am-7pm. See ad pg 3B

May 15-19 Rally On The Rocks- bring your own UTV for some great family fun! Go out on trails with your guides & see some of the most amazing scenery you will ever see. Go to the Old Spanish Trail Arena for the vendor show to look at & test drive new UTV models. For info: Jared Livingston 435-851-3637 or jared@rallyontherocks.com

May 15-19 Four Night Advanced Motion-Control Timelapse Photography Workshop- During this workshop you'll learn all the skills needed to create professional, breathtaking timelapses, while also learning how to use the latest motion-control gear to bring your timelapses to the next level. Each day of the workshop includes both class time and a ton of on-location shooting and learning. For info: www.TimelapseMoab.com, email: timelapseworkshops@gmail.com or 781-269-2105

May 16 Moab Toastmasters Meeting- Noon-1pm on the first & third Wednesday of every month at Zions Bank, 330 S. Main Street. Improve your public speaking & leadership skills. Everyone is welcome, no membership required. For info: facebook.com/MoabToastmasters

May 17-20 Capture The Red Magic Of Moab: 4-Day Photography Expedition!
join landscape photographers Marisa & Rob on this photographic journey immersed in one of the most bizarre & jaw-dropping landscapes in the world: MOAB! Expedition includes: 2 expert photographer guides, sunrise & sunset photography, astrophotography, post-processing, park fees, 4x4 backcountry safari, hotels, transportation,& more! Reserve your spot now! marisamarulli.com/moab-utah-photography-workshop

May 18 The Moab Farmers’ Market is held each Friday from May 4th- Oct 26th at Swanny City Park, 4:00-7:00 pm. The Market hosts local farmers and producers, food trucks and arts & crafts. Free live music is presented each week and made possible by the MARC and Gear Trader. In the month of July the Market is held in tandem with the Moab Free Concert Series. For more details visit www.moabfarmersmarket.com or call Shiree Duncan at 435-881-9060.

May 18-20 Willys Overland Rally- join Willys owners from around the country at the beautiful Redcliffs Lodge. Great family atmosphere, car show, trail rides, BBQ & raffle. For info: willysrally.com or call 702-622-5688.

May 19 Dinosaur Tracks Paleontology- join paleontologist Dr. John Foster of the Museum of Moab as we explore a landscape of paleontological research & discovery found throughout the Moab area. Foster will lead this days adventure to a variety of dinosaur track sites left on ancient lake shores, river sandbars, & inter-dune oases. For info go online at cfimoab.org, email info@cfimoab.org, or call 435-259-7750.

May 19-20 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Desert Duster 2 Lady Bestball. For info 435-259-6488

May 20-25 goneMOAB- is the premier Nissan off-road & outdoor experience event, which takes place every year in Moab. Proudly this will be our 17th year for this event & a way for Nissan truck & SUV owners to experience some of the best 4wheeling in the world. You will have the opportunity to experience everything that the amazing Red Rock area has to offer plus the comradery of fellow 4-wheelers. For info: 614-949-6471

May 22 Open MIC at Moab Public Library- 6:30-7:45pm, 257 E. Center St. Open to the public & free to attend. Read, sing, play an instrument or listen. For info: 435-259-8477

May 25 Pop Up Roller Rink! 6-9pm at the Old Spanish Trail Pavilion, 3641 S. Highway 191. FREE for locals on final Fridays of the month! Out-of-towners, just $5 for a skate rental. Disco ball? Check. Dance Music? Check check. Classic suede rental skates & roller blades? We've got those too! (Bring your own skates if you got 'em). Skate mate walkers & instruction available. Follow Skate Moab on social media to learn more. This is an all-ages, family-friendly event.

May 25 The Moab Farmers’ Market is held each Friday from May 4th- Oct 26th at Swanny City Park, 4:00-7:00 pm. The Market hosts local farmers and producers, food trucks and arts & crafts. Free live music is presented each week and made possible by the MARC and Gear Trader. In the month of July the Market is held in tandem with the Moab Free Concert Series. For more details visit www.moabfarmersmarket.com or call Shiree Duncan at 435-881-9060.

May 26 Moab Contra Dance-
at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E 100 North. No partner or experience needed to dance. Workshop for beginning dancers at 7:30. Live music by The Moab Community Dance Band with Peg Harty, dance caller. $7 suggested donation goes to Grand County school music program

May 26-27 Moab Arts Festival with Beer & Wine Garden-
free admission, live music, Wine & Beer Garden, art vendors & art for kids. Located in the gorgeous setting of Swanny City Park (400 North, 100 West) on Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm. This free event hosts local & national artists welcoming residents & visitors from all parts of the world. For info: moabartsfestival.org, email info@MoabArtsFestival.org or call 435-259-2742

May 26-28 Barrel For Bucks-
come watch some of the fastest horses and their riders compete for top spot in the popular sport of Barrel Racing! It is free to come and watch, we love the support! For info: Sally Soltvedt 970-210-6712 sjsoltvedt@yahoo.com

May 31-June 2 Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo-
come see the cowboys & cowgirls of the Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo at the Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Highway 191. Watch bull riders, calf ropers, barrel racers, saddle bronc riding, & much more! We even have a mutton busting' for the kids & a stick pony race for the even younger kids! Hope to see you'll there! For info: Kirk Pearson 435-259-4852 info@moabcanyonlandsrodeo.com

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