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August Events

Aug 23 Starry Nights- join us from 8-10pm for evening activities involving the night at the Canyon Country Discovery Center in Monticello. $3 or free with admission or membership. fourcornersschool.org 435-587-2156

Aug 23 Backyard Theater, Bluegrass Night with Quicksand Soup. 8pm

Aug 24 Plein Air Public Lands: Utah is a social art project with a mission to raise awareness of the importance of Utah public lands to the arts. Join us at Rotary Park, 680 S Mill Creek Dr. in the pavilion at 10am-12pm. public lands talks, plein air activities, refreshments and free goodies!

Aug 24 Gentle Yoga- 5:30-7pm, join Star Kolb at Moab Yoga, 37 E Center St.

Aug 24 Free Breathing Clinic- 6:30pm at the Gym on 5th. See article pg 16B

Aug 24 Healing Home Solutions- 6-7:30pm, deciding which personal care products to purchase & use is important for our bodies. According to the natural resource defense council, 80,000 synthetic chemicals that are not fully tested can be found in many everyday personal care products & cleaners.These chemicals go quickly through the skin & directly into the blood stream. In a free, interactive class learn how to identify what’s in your home & replace harmful products with less-harsh alternatives, transforming any space into a healing home environment. Please sign up for this free class on the sheet posted in the deli at Moonflower, or on our Facebook events page, www.facebook.com/moonflowercoop/events. See article pg 17B.

Aug 24, 25, 26 Magic Night Downtown-
with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 8pm 10 dollars for adults, 5 dollars for kids over 5-- Moab Backyard Theater --Behind Zax at 56 W 100 South

Aug 25 Moab Farmers Market-
4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 West & 400 North

Aug 25 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.

Aug 25 National Park Service Fee Free Days - The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2017 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.

Aug 25 Michael Gulzian Live/In Concert - Solo Acoustic Guitar Concert, featuring Scott Ibex. Doors open 7:30pm Show at 8pm at the MARC, 111 E. 100 N. For more info visit www.timbrelinemusic.com

Aug 25 The Alley,
Country Music & Dancing, 8:30pm

Aug 25 Join us for a Garden Dinner fundraiser at the Youth Garden Project located in the heart of Moab! Enjoy a 4-course meal prepared by Chef Kaye Davis and Moab's new vegan food truck The Food Tank in this fine dining experience while surrounded by garden beauty. Celebrate the finest and freshest ingredients grown on site at Youth Garden, along with other local and regional farms in a delicious vegan Garden Dinner. The Youth Garden Project is a non-profit organization and garden that cultivates healthy children, families, and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table. Tickets are $50 per person and all proceeds support YGP’s youth and community programs. Reservations required. Make your reservation by August 23rd by calling 435-259-2326, emailing info@youthgardenproject.org, or submitting online at www.youthgardenproject.org.

Aug 25 & 26 Pastel Workshop with Barbara Churchley- a western Colorado artist, will be teaching a Pastel Workshop at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. The workshop runs from 8:30am to 4:30pm both days. The cost is $150 & registration takes place through Gallery Moab, 87 North Main Street, 435-355-0024. See article pg 23A

Aug 25 & 26 Thrillusionist David DaVinci-
9pm inside of Canyonlands by Night, just north of the Colorado River Bridge. Tickets available by calling 435-259-5261.See ad pg 24A & article pg 10B

Aug 25 Meet Your US Congressional Candidates at Star Hall from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Featuring the candidates who hope to replace Representative Chaffetz. Previously submitted questions and audience questions will be addressed.

Aug 26 Special Presentation: Tibal Connections to Arches National ParkArches National Park will offer a special presentation to share findings from the recently completed Ethnographic Overview and Assessment of Arches National Park. Dr. Richard Stoffle from the University of Arizona’s Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology will conduct the presentation. As part of the study, over a half-dozen tribes were invited to identify, evaluate, and make recommendations about plants, animals, artifacts, and topographic features in the park. Participating tribes shared traditional ecological knowledge, stories of what park features represent to them, and how park resources continue to play a role in their ongoing cultural practices. The presentation will begin at 7:00 pm on Saturday, August 26, at the park's visitor center. Everyone is invited to attend this special presentation made possible in part by the Friends of Arches and Canyonlands parks

Aug 26 Uravan Community Reunion Picnic- 11am-2pm at the ballpark on Highway 141, in historic Uravan, Colorado. For info: 970-865-2100. See ad pg 8B and article pg 16A

Aug 26 Gallery Moab Artists Reception-
for guest artist Barbara Churchley from 6 to 9 pm. Please join members in celebrating with the artist. Gallery Moab is located at 87 North Main Street, Moab, Utah. Visitors & residents alike should not miss a chance to see this artist’s exceptional work. The gallery is open daily from 12-9:30 pm.

Aug 26 The Alley, Country Music & Dancing, 8:30pm

Aug 28 Gentle Yoga- 10-11:30am, join Star Kolb at Moab Yoga, 37 E Center St.

Aug 29 Gentle Yoga-
9-10:30am, join Star Kolb at Moab Yoga, 37 E Center St

Aug 29 Well-Body Building Series
- 6-7:30pm join clinical herbalist & the craftswoman behind Sundial Medicinals & Sundial apothecary Emily Stock facilitates a 3-part series on strengthening the whole Self with the medicinal properties of plants. Learn easy ways to build up the immune system every day, how to address illness early to beat bugs quickly, & try new practices that help build an increased sense of overall wellness. Please sign up for this free class on the sheet posted in the deli at Moonflower, or on our Facebook events page, www.facebook.com/moonflowercoop/events

Aug 30 Weed N Feed at Youth Garden Project-
530 S 400 East, next to the high school, 6pm. In an effort to promote community service and to help maintain the garden & anyone (community members or visitors of all ages) can come help weed in the garden for a few hours. In exchange, YGP prepares a nutritious meal with freshly harvested garden ingredients for volunteers to enjoy. Weed N Feeds happen every other Wednesday through Mid-Oct. For info: 435-259-2526.

Aug 30 Backyard Theater,
Bluegrass Night with Quicksand Soup. 8pm

Aug 31 Gentle Yoga- 5:30-7pm, join Star Kolb at Moab Yoga, 37 E Center St.

Aug. 31 Free Lecture Series: Chris Merritt ~ The Life of Chinese Railroad Workers in Utah- join Dr. Chris Merritt as he discusses the Chinese Railroad Worker experience in Utah through history & archaeology. In 1869, thousands of Chinese workers came to Utah during the waning days of construction for the Central Pacific Railroad. Many stayed on in Utah until the early 1890s, leaving behind a historical and archaeological legacy. Over the past few years, State History & the BLM have worked to discover more of this history & to build towards the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad in 2019.6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Center & Main Streets. Sponsored by the Canyonlands Natural History Association & the Museum of Moab.

Aug 31-Sep 10 Moab Music Festival - every September, the award-winning Moab Music Festival brings world-class musicians to stunning red rock venues around Moab for a feast of chamber music, jazz, Latin & traditional music concerts. This year we celebrate our 25th anniversary of making "music in concert with the landscape." For info: moabmusicfest.org or 435-259-7003. See ad and article pg 20A

Aug 31 Tea & a Topic - a monthly tea party and facilitated conversation on a unique and timely topic. These are always free and open to the public. Iced herbal tea and snacks with be provided. August's theme is "Herbal Medicinals" with Emily Stock of Sundial Medicinals. Tea & a Topic happens every last Thursday of the month at The CommuniTea Garden, 100 West and Walnut Lane, Moab. This event is sponsored by the Resiliency Hub and Sundial Medicinals Contact with questions: resiliencyhub@gmail.com facebook page

Aug 31 Utah Symphony's 'Great American Road Trip' Tour- 8pm South of Bluff, UT. All performances in the Great American Road Trip are free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available through the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera ticket office by calling: (801) 533-6683. Based on availability, walk-up tickets on the night of each concert may be offered. See article pg 21B and ad pg 18B.

September Events

Sep 1 Moab Farmers Market- 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 West & 400 North

Sep 1 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.

Sep 1 Call For Art!
Dark Skies, Bright Stars- submit night sky inspired art to Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North, by 4pm. Winners announced Sept 9th. See ad pg 21B

Sep 1 & 2 Thrillusionist David DaVinci-
9pm inside of Canyonlands by Night, just north of the Colorado River Bridge. Tickets available by calling 435-259-5261.

Sep 2-3 Moab Artists' Studio Tour- visit Moab & Castle Valley artists in their home studios. Meet & talk with artists as they demonstrate their artistic visions in a wide range of mediums. For info: moabstudiotour.com or 435-259-6447. See ad and article pg 11A

Sep 4 LABOR DAY

Sep 5 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

Sep 6 Well-Body Building Series- 6-7:30pm join clinical herbalist & the craftswoman behind Sundial Medicinals & Sundial apothecary Emily Stock facilitates a 3-part series on strengthening the whole Self with the medicinal properties of plants. Learn easy ways to build up the immune system every day, how to address illness early to beat bugs quickly, & try new practices that help build an increased sense of overall wellness. Please sign up for this free class on the sheet posted in the deli at Moonflower, or on our Facebook events page, www.facebook.com/moonflowercoop/events

Sep 6 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 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!

Sep 7 All Levels Sheng Zhen Gong - is a moving & non-moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Don Leathers from 5:30-7pm, at the Moab Arts & Recreation, 111 E. 100 North. 435-259-8123.

Sep 8 Moab Farmers Market- 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 West & 400 North

Sep 8 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.

Sep 8 & 9 Thrillusionist David DaVinci- 9pm inside of Canyonlands by Night, just north of the Colorado River Bridge. Tickets available by calling 435-259-5261.

Sep 9 Moab Artists' Studio Tour- see full description on Sep 2 & 3. For info: moabstudiotour.com or 435-259-6447. See ad and article pg 11A

Sep 9 ArtWalk
- from 5-9pm, visit up to eleven different venues, see many different art displays & enjoy refreshments. Winners of the Dark Skies Art Contest will be announced at 7pm. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-6272.

Sep 9 Cortez Harvest Beer Festival- 4-9pm at Parque de Vida is Cortez, CO. Local breweries, silent auction, music. For info see ad pg 16A

Sep 9-10 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Steak & Sudsfest Mixed Bestball. info 435-259-6488

Sep 12 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

Sep 13 Weed N Feed at Youth Garden Project- 530 S 400 East, next to the high school, 6pm

Sep 14 All Levels Sheng Zhen Gong - is a moving & non-moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Don Leathers from 5:30-7pm, at the Moab Arts & Recreation, 111 E. 100 North. 435-259-8123.

Sep 14-16 San Juan ATV Safari-
is an incredible three-day adventure that will leave you breathless. From the top of the Blue Mountains in the center of San Juan County to the depths of the surrounding canyons. For info: sanjuansafari.com
See ad pg 16A

Sep 15-16 Green River Melon Days - Ok Anderson City Park, Green River UT. For more info visit melon-days.com

Sep 15 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.

Sep 15 Moab Farmers Market- 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 West & 400 North

Sep 15 & 16 Thrillusionist David DaVinci- 9pm inside of Canyonlands by Night, just north of the Colorado River Bridge. Tickets available by calling 435-259-5261.

Sep 19 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

Sep 20 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 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!

Sep 21 All Levels Sheng Zhen Gong -
is a moving & non-moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Don Leathers from 5:30-7pm, at the Moab Arts & Recreation, 111 E. 100 North. 435-259-8123.

Sep 21-24 14th Annual Mother of all Boogies- inviting skydivers from all over the world to converge on beautiful Moab for 4 full days of high altitude skydiving from turbine aircraft! Non-skydivers are welcome as spectators & will have the opportunity to make a tandem skydive during the event. Contact Skydive Moab for more information. For info: motherofallboogies.com or call 435-259-5867

Sep 22 Moab Farmers Market- 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 West & 400 North

Sep 22 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.

Sep 22 & 23 Thrillusionist David DaVinci- 9pm inside of Canyonlands by Night, just north of the Colorado River Bridge. Tickets available by calling 435-259-5261.

Sep 22-24 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Men's Red Rocks Amateur. Call for info 435-259-6488

Sep 22-25 Outdoor Concerts brought by Peak Performances- come enjoy all the best bands form the surrounding states everything from Rock to Country & Blues. Tickets sold at the door. At the Old Spanish Trail Arena.

Sep 23 Moab Century Tour -
landscape worth training for! 40,60, 100 mile route options. Ride in the wild, wild west through Dead Horse Point State Park & the Colorado River Corridor. Ride alongside towering redrock walls outlining the Colorado River; enjoy lunch at the earth’s edge overlooking Canyonlands National Park & the Colorado River two thousand feet below. Music, beer, cycling icons & great food await you at the Post-ride party. For info: skinnytireevents.com or 435-260-8889.

Sep 23 Edge of the Cedars State Park Free Lecture- 2pm in Blanding UT. See ad pg 8B

Sep 24 Weed N Feed at Youth Garden Project- 530 S 400 East, next to the high school, 6pm

Sep 26 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

Sep 26 Open MIC with Moab Poets and Writers- 6:30-7:45 at the Moab Public Library, 257 E. Center St. Open to the public & free to attend. Read, sing, play an instrument, or listen, all are welcome. For info: Diana 435-259-8477

Sep 28 All Levels Sheng Zhen Gong -
is a moving & non-moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Don Leathers from 5:30-7pm, at the Moab Arts & Recreation, 111 E. 100 North. 435-259-8123.

Sep 28-30 Moab Pride- welcome to our celebration of loving consensually & living authentically. In the face of hate, we are creating space to love. Can’t wait to dance with y’all into the future we want to see! Parade is at 10am on Saturday (9/30). For info: 970 639-0285.

Sep 28-Oct 1 Festival of Science- follow us on facebook.com/moab.scifest

Sep 29 Moab Farmers Market-
4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 West & 400 North

Sep 29 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.

Sep 29 & 30 Thrillusionist David DaVinci-
9pm inside of Canyonlands by Night, just north of the Colorado River Bridge. Tickets available by calling 435-259-5261.

Sep 30 National Park Service Fee Free Days -
The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2017 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.

October Events

Oct 6 Moab Farmers Market- 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 West & 400 North

Oct 7-8 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Men's/Women's Moab Senior Amateur. Call for info 435-259-6488

Oct 7-8 Barrel For Bucks-
come watch some of the fastest horses & their riders compete for top spot in the popular sport of Barrel Racing! It is free to come & watch, we love the support! Sally Soltvedt 970-210-6712 sjsoltvedt@yahoo.com

Oct 7-14 RedRock Arts Festival (Plein Air)-
celebrating land-inspired art. A week-long outdoor painting festival in Moab, Utah. Celebrating land-inspired art & open air painting in breathtaking environments. For info: redrockartsfestival.com

Oct 13 Moab Farmers Market- 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 West & 400 North

Oct 13-15 Rock, Gem & Mineral Show- come out to the Old Spanish Trail Arena & see some beautiful rocks,minerals, & gems. The many different vendors have all different types of items for sale. From rare fossils to plastic toys for the kids, we have a little bit of everything! Great family fun! For info: Jerry Hansen 435-259-3393

Oct 14 ArtWalk- from 5-9pm, visit up to eleven different venues, see many different art displays & enjoy refreshments. Enjoy Art Walk on the second Saturdays of April, May, June, September, October & November, For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-6272.

Oct 14 BARKtoberfest- Humane Society of Moab Valley fundraiser. Food, Fun and wienerdog races. Come out & support our local Humane Society. For info 435-259-4862

Oct 20 Moab Farmers Market-
4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 West & 400 North

Oct 20-21 The Utah High School Cycling League-
to enable every Utah teen to strengthen body, mind, and character through the lifelong sport of cycling. See full description on pg 2B

Oct 27 Moab Farmers Market- 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 West & 400 North

Oct 28-29 Barrel For Bucks-
come watch some of the fastest horses & 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

November Events

Nov 3-5 Moab Folk Festival

Nov 3-5 Moab Celtic Festival's Scots on the Rocks-
celebrate the heritage & culture of Scotland, Ireland, England & Wales, just as it's been done for centuries... with lots of great music, dancing, athletics, good fun, good food, good drink, & great friends. Sure to be fun for the entire family surrounded by the beautiful red rocks of Southern Utah. For info: www.moabcelticfestival.org/home

Nov 4-5 Moab Golf Club Tournament-
Elks Charity Scramble Mixed. Call for info 435-259-6488

Nov 11 Moab Golf Club Tournament- St. Jude Charity Scramble Mixed. Call for info 435-259-6488

Nov 11 ArtWalk- from 5-9pm, visit up to eleven different venues, see many different art displays & enjoy refreshments. Enjoy Art Walk on the second Saturdays of April, May, June, September, October & November, For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-6272.

Nov 11-12 National Park Service Fee Free Days - The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2017 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.

Nov 18 Moab Golf Club Tournament-
Toys Fore Kids Mixed. Call for info 435-259-6488




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