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Moab Happenings Calendar of Events

Moab Happenings
Cover photo by Robert Riberia,
courtesy of the Moab Travel Council. La Sal Mountains viewed from the Island in the Sky

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December Events

Dec 1 Free Class: Microwave Bowl Holder- 5:30 pm at It's Sew Moab, 40 W. Center St. Fun for beginners & experienced stitchers. Great gift item! For info: 435-259-0739 or www.itssewmoab.com See ad pg 5B

Dec 2 Second Annual Nativity Walk- free to the public. Displaying unique & beautiful Nativity scenes from around the world. Refreshments will be served. Live music & messages will be performed. 4-8pm at The Broken Oar Restaurant, 53 W. 400 North. To have your Nativity included at the walk contact Randy 435-259-3127 or randyapadaca@yahoo.com. See ad pg 11B, article pg 2A

Dec 2 Moab Free Health Clinic Holiday Open House
4-8pm at our new location, 380 N. 500 West. For info: 435-259-1113

Dec 2 City Tree Lighting- 5-6pm at Swanny City Park, 400 N. 100 W. Live music by Valley Voices & Grand County High School Band. Meet Santa. Cookies & hot chocolate by Zions Bank, Sweet Cravings, Moab Grill & Village Market. See ad pg1B

Dec 2 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.

Dec 2 Karaoke at The Alley - 8:30pm

Dec 2-3 Holiday Craft Fair - Shop for crafts at the Grand Center, 182 N 500 W. Hours are Friday, from 4pm-8pm, & Saturday from 9am - 3pm. Food vendors too. Bring cash. See ad pg 6B

Dec 2-3 MARC Holiday Craft Fair - Get some great Christmas gifts & come see Santa Clause. All items are hand crafted & quality made! Up to 50 different vendors. Friday 4-8pm & Saturday 10am-5pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. For more info visit moabmarc.com or call 435-259-6272. See ad pg 6B

Dec 3 Winter Sun 10K - A fast course, great raffle prizes & delicious finish food make the 34rd annual Winter Sun 10K a good reason to visit Moab when the air is crisp & the skies are blue & sunny. For info visit moabhalfmarathon.com/wintersun/index.cfm or call 435-259-4525. See article pg 5A

Dec 3 Live Country Dance Music at The Alley-Bubba Bartosh & the Red Rock Outlaws 8:30pm

Dec 3 Merry Treadmas Grand Junction- is fun & full of adventure!. Urban Tread Adventures offers beautifully designed courses full of jumps, obstacles, trees, grass & forest. Cyclists & runners welcome. Held at the Botanical Gardens in Grand Junction, Colorado. For info & schedule: madracingcolorado.com. See you there!

Dec 3 Second Annual Nativity Walk- free to the public. Displaying unique & beautiful Nativity scenes from around the world. Refreshments will be served. Live music & messages will be performed. Noon until 1 hour after the Light Parade at The Broken Oar Restaurant, 53 W. 400 North. To have your Nativity included at the walk contact Randy 435-259-3127 or randyapadaca@yahoo.com. See article pg 2A

Dec 3 Moab's Electric Light Parade- Red Rockin' Christmas- 6pm on Main Street. See ad pg 1B

Dec 4 Second Annual Nativity Walk- free to the public. Displaying unique & beautiful Nativity scenes from around the world. Refreshments will be served. Live music & messages will be performed. 5-8pm at The Broken Oar Restaurant, 53 W. 400 North. To have your Nativity included at the walk contact Randy 435-259-3127 or randyapadaca@yahoo.com. See ad pg 11B, article pg 2A

Dec 6 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong - is a moving & non-moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Lisa De Rees from 1:00-1:45pm, by donation, at the Grand Center Vitality Room, 182 N. 500 West. 435-260-9678.

Dec 6 Conscious Embodiment: Shoulder, Neck & Upper Body Focus- from 5-6pm at the MARC, 111 E. 100 North. In this one hour free class Ata Morse, LMT, will teach how to tune into our body to gently release tension & increase awareness of habitual holding patterns, which may be contributing to tightness & strain. We will include body reading, effects of posture, guided meditation & light movement, ending with a seated scalp, shoulder & hand massage.This class is appropriate for adults of all body types. Please wear non-restrictive clothing & comfortable shoes. Please sign up at Moonflower!

Dec 7 Swing & Blues Dance Night- Join us at Club Rio, 2 S. 100 West, 21+. Get out & take advantage of the FREE drop in lesson at 7pm (no experience or partner necessary!), followed by social dance to sweet swing & blues tunes. For info: Moab Swing Dance Community on Facebook or call (970) 633-2623. Brought to you by the Moab Swing Dance Community!

Dec 8 Free Class: Apron Making- 5:30 pm at It's Sew Moab, 40 W. Center St. Fun for beginners & experienced stitchers. Great gift item! For info: 435-259-0739 or www.itssewmoab.com. See ad pg 5B

Dec 8 Two Part Discussion on Stress & Grief- 6-8pm at Moab Regional Hospital in Education room #2 . Grief is something that almost everybody experiences at some point in their life. Antje Rath, is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor at Moab Regional Hospital. She has almost 15 years of experience as a grief counselor for children, teenager, & adults. We will learn about ways to cope with grief & ways we can help other people through this difficult time. James Ferro Ph.D. Psychologist, is a resident of Moab & has provided counseling & psychotherapy services here since the 1980's,offering insights into the nature of stress as well as cultivating some basic behavioral disciplines can give us the ability to successfully minimize the negative effects of stress. Please sign up at Moonflower!

Dec 9 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.

Dec 9 Karaoke at The Alley - 8:30pm

Dec 10 Cookies with Santa- 10am-Noon at the old Senior Center, 540 E. 100 North, at the top of the hill. Donations gratefully accepted. Sponsored by the Family Support Center, for info call 435-259-1658.

Dec 10 Spanish Valley Vineyard's Holiday Gift & Wine Tasting Show- from noon-9pm. See ad pg 4A and article pg 6A
Dec 10 Live Country Dance Music at The Alley-Bubba Bartosh & the Red Rock Outlaws 8:30pm

Dec 12 Moab Community Christmas Concert & Family Sing-a-Long- 6:00 to 6:40 prior to the high school musical. A free sing-a-long for anyone wishing to get into the Christmas spirit before the musical starts. The sing-a-long will take place in the high school commons area outside the auditorium.For more info or to be a participant visit MoabSings.com.

Dec 12-14 Grand County High School's production of The Wizard of Oz- at 7pm after the Sing-a-Long at the Grand County High School. $8 Adults $5 Students/Seniors

Dec 13 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong - is a moving & non-moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Lisa De Rees from 1:00-1:45pm, by donation, at the Grand Center Vitality Room, 182 N. 500 West. 435-260-9678.

Dec 14 Community Rebuilds Open Houses- 2-7pm at the home of David Casper, 1140 E. San Juan Avenue, along with the home of Tamar Phillips, Stuart Spade & Baby Ivy, 608 Riversands Rd. For info call 435-260-0501

Dec 15 Free Class: Pinecone Painted Scene- 5:30 pm at It's Sew Moab, 40 W. Center St. Fun for anyone who wants to create Christmas cheer. For info: 435-259-0739 or www.itssewmoab.com. See ad pg 5B

Dec 15 Avalanche Awareness Class- know before you head to the mountains. 6:30pm at Grand County Library, 257 E. Center St. Free to the public. For info: eric@utahavalanchecenter.org. See article pg 3B

Dec 15 Free Film Screening: The Lobster- In a dystopian society, single people must find a mate within 45 days or be transformed into an animal of their choice. 7pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center. Brought to you by Utah Film Circuit & Grand County Library. For info: 435-259-1111.

Dec 16 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.

Dec 16 Karaoke at The Alley - 8:30pm

Dec 17 Breakfast with Santa - at the Moab Diner. Kids 12 and under eat Free. Kids pancakes, bacon and milk. 8am to 11am. 435-259-4006 189 South Main

Dec 17 Live Country Dance Music at The Alley Bubba Bartosh & the Red Rock Outlaws 8:30pm

Dec 20 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong - is a moving & non-moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Lisa De Rees from 1:00-1:45pm, by donation, at the Grand Center Vitality Room, 182 N. 500 West. 435-260-9678.

Dec 21 Swing & Blues Dance Night- Join us at Club Rio, 2 S. 100 West, 21+. Get out & take advantage of the FREE drop in lesson at 7pm (no experience or partner necessary!), followed by social dance to sweet swing & blues tunes. For info: Moab Swing Dance Community on Facebook or call (970) 633-2623. Brought to you by the Moab Swing Dance Community!

Dec 23 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.

Dec 23 Karaoke at The Alley - 8:30pm

Dec 30 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.

Dec 30 Karaoke at The Alley - 8:30pm

Dec 31 NEW YEAR'S EVE

Dec 31 Live Country Dance Music at The Alley-Bubba Bartosh & the Red Rock Outlaws 8:30pm

January Events

Jan 1 NEW YEAR'S DAY

Jan 13-15 Bluff International Balloon Festival

Jan 16 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR HOLIDAY

Jan 21 Moab Regional Hospital's Health Fair

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