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November Events 2014

Nov 28 Free Masters Bhangra Choreography Session taught in a fitness format at the South Town Gym,
1070 S. Hwy 191. Learn energetic dance moves from India while getting into shape! Ditch shopping on Black Friday! Come dance instead! Donations accepted. 8:30 - 9:30 AM.

December Events 2014

Dec 3 Toastmasters Meeting- everyone is welcome. Noon in the basement of the Zions Bank building, 330 S. Main St. For more info call 435-220-0646.

Dec 5 Get Insured Moab- everything you wanted to know about the Affordable Care Act and how it affects you, your family, or your business at the Grand County Public Library. Business owners: 10am - 12pm. Individuals and Families: 1pm to 3pm. For info: Moab Free Health Clinic at 435-259-1113.

Dec 5 City Tree Lighting- for info see ad below or call 435-259-7814.

Dec 5-6 Christmas Gift Fair 2014- find unique handmade gifts at the Grand Center, 182 N. 500 West. Friday 4pm-8pm and Saturday 9am-3pm. Cafe is open during the fair with all of your food favorites as a fundraiser for the Grand Center. For info: 435-259-6623 or

Dec 6 Winter Sun 10K - A fast course, great raffle prizes & delicious finish food make it a good reason to visit Moab when the air is crisp & the skies are blue & sunny. For info see ad & article pg 5A or call 435-259-4525.

Dec 6 Christmas Electric Light Parade - begins at dark on Main Street. For info see ad below, visit or call 435-259-7814.

Dec 6 Moab ArtWalk- join fellow art lovers in an evening of open galleries & special exhibitions of locally made art. Meet the artists, talk art & share your appreciation for the fine talent Moab has to offer. Galleries & shops open late with refreshments after the Electric Light Parade until 9pm. For info: See map and article on pg 3A.

Dec 6 Annual Parade of Lights in Cortez- starts 6pm on Main St. See ad pg 12B.

Dec 8 DayStar Academy presents A Christmas Concert- featuring choir handbells and strings. 7pm at the DayStar Academy in Castle Valley. Free admission, refreshments following. For info: 435-259-7719.

Dec 12-14 Fifth Annual Monument Valley Balloon Event- for more information, please contact: 928-871-6647

13 Winter Wonderland Saturday Salsa Fever and Salsa Picante Benefit at the MARC - 6PM salsa lesson taught by Hurricane Rita, 7PM Kokopelli Tropical, Moab's commmunity salsa band goes on. Donations go towards the community funded dance team, Salsa Picante. All ages welcome. Snacks available.

Dec 17 Toastmasters Meeting- everyone is welcome. Noon in the basement of the Zions Bank building, 330 S. Main St. For more info call 435-220-0646.

Dec 17 Gingerbread Houses-
5pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center (MARC), 111 E. 100 North, 435-259-6272. Kiddos + icing + candy + graham crackers = Gingerbread House making! It's chaotic, it's creative, and we clean up all the mess afterward, so it's stress free. $20, pre-registration required.

Dec 18 Free Film: Fire in the Blood- presented by the Grand County Public Library & the Utah Film Center. An intricate tale of "medicine, monopoly & malice", Fire in the Blood tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies & governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of the global south in the years after 1996 - causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths - and the improbable group of people who decided to fight back. 7 pm at Star Hall 159 E. Center St. For info, call the library at 435-259-1111.

Dec 19 & 20- Community Rebuilds Presents: A Holiday Theater Production(title still to be determined) which benefits Community Rebuilds & the League of Women Voters. Doors open at 5:30pm, showtime is 6-8pm. There will be holiday music, dancing, & live theater performed in both the stage room & the dance room of the MARC. This year we are going ‘family friendly’. There will be a ‘toddler room’ setup in the MARC basement so that families can drop their 1-6 year olds off to watch holiday movies & eat yummy healthy snacks while the parents go upstairs to relax & enjoy the show. We will turn the foyer of the MARC into a holiday wonderland serving appetizers at a 30-45 minute intermission where people can eat & visit.

Dec 20 Christmas Bird Count (CBC)- everyone is encouraged to participate in the CBC even if you are not serious birder. Contact Marcy Hafner, 435-259-6197 or The following day, December 21, there will be a potluck breakfast and count rundown at The Nature Conservancy office at 10am.

24th Christmas Eve club Zumba - Lights are going down, black lights and disco ball! 5:30PM at the South Town Gym. By donation. All ages welcome!

Dec 25 Christmas

Dec 30&31 Year Ending Zumba Party - Join Hurricane Rita at South Town Gym for a two evening by donation Zumba experience! Party style! Don't like to look at yourself in the mirror? No need! The lights will be down! 5:30PM.

January Events

Jan 1 New years Day

Jan 2 Christmas Bird Count - beginning at 8 a.m., Dead Horse Point State Park will be conducting the park's Christmas Bird Count. If you love bird watching, hiking in snowy conditions, gorgeous views & getting outside for the day, please sign up for this year's count. All levels of experience are welcome to participate. For info or to signup for the count, please contact Ranger White at (435) 259-2614.

Jan 8 Toastmasters Meeting- everyone is welcome. Noon in the basement of the Zions Bank building, 330 S. Main St. For more info call 435-220-0646.

Jan 16-18 17th Annual Bluff International Balloon Festival-
for more information please visit:

Jan 18 Toastmasters Meeting-
everyone is welcome. Noon in the basement of the Zions Bank building, 330 S. Main St. For more info call 435-220-0646.

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