Feb 1st - Sept 15th
Canyonlands National Park
50th Anniversary Celebration
The Canyonlands 50th Anniversary will be a yearlong event that will culminate in mid-September, 2014. There will a variety of events through out the year with a main event the weekend of September 11th, 12th, & 13th. During this time there will be an historic film festival, a dutch oven community dinner, historic displays at the Museum of Moab, an art show at the MARC with a rededication ceremony at the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park.
For more info visit bateswilson.org
or call 435-259-0108.
MOAB'S LIVE MUSIC in March
1 Blu Bar, Sand & Sunnie, 6-9pm
2 Blu Bar, Bob Greenspan,5:30-8:30pm
4 Buck's Grill House, Eric Jones, 7-10pm
5 Blu Bar, Community Music Night, 6-9pm
6 Blu Bar, Dave Steward & David Earl Brown
7 Buck's Grill House, Sand & Sunnie Sheff, 7-10pm
7 Blu Bar, Happy Hour w/
Dave Steward & David Earl Brown, 5-7pm -
You Knew Me When, 7:30-10:30pm
8 Blu Bar, Sand & Sunnie, 7-10pm
9 Blu Bar, Bob Greenspan, 5:30-8:30pm
10 Blu Bar, Jack Henry Ellis, 5:30-8:30pm
11 Buck's Grill House, Scott Ibex, 7-10pm
12 The Blu Bar,Community Music Night, 6-9pm
13 The Blu Bar, Dave Steward & David Earl Brown 6:30-9:30pm
14 Buck's Grill House, Bob and Theresa, 7-10pm
14 Blu Bar, Happy Hour w/ Valerie & Alan Brown,5-7pm Sand & Sunnie, 7:30-10:30pm
15 Blu Bar, Curt Stewart, 7-10pm
16 Blu Bar, Bob Greenspan, 5:30-8:30pm
17 Buck's Grill House, Eric Jones, 7-10pm
18 Buck's Grill House, Dave Steward Trio, 7-10pm
21 Buck's Grill House, Bob & Theresa, 7-10pm
17 Blu Bar, Irish Setters, 6-9pm
19 Blu Bar, Community Music Night, 6-9pm
20 Blu Bar, Dave Steward & David Earl Brown 6:30-9:30pm
21 Blu Bar, Happy Hour w/The Lost Buffalo 5-7pm
The Charlie Milo Trio, 7:30-10:30pm
22 Blu Bar,The Charlie MiloTrio, 7-10pm
23 Blu Bar, Bob Greenspan, 5:30-8:30pm
25 Buck's Grill House, Dave Steward Trio, 7-10pm
28 Buck's Grill House, Sand & Sunnie Sheff, 7-10pm
26 Blu Bar, Community Music Night, 6-9pm
27 Blu Bar, Dave Steward & David Earl Brown, 6:30-9:30pm
28 Blu Bar, Happy Hour w/The Lost Buffalo 5-7pm
Preston Creed, 7:30-10:30pm
29 Blu Bar, The Lost Buffalo, 7-10pm
30 Blu Bar, Bob Greenspan, 5:30-8:30pm
811 S. Main Street 435-259-3333
Buck's Grill House & Lounge, 1393 S. Hwy 191
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March 2014 Events
2/28-3/2 Poison Spider Spring Thaw - Fun bike demo weekend with parties and scheduled activities. Event starts off with a women's skills clinic along with meet & greet party. Come join the fun with local guides and legends of the sport! For more info visit poisonspiderbicycles.com or call 800-635-1792.
2/28-3/2 Dog Agility Trials- Dogs on Course in North America (DOCNA) will host a variety of courses for a handler & their dog to run. Dogs are handled through a series of timed obstacle courses, teeter totters, tunnels, jumps and zig-zag weave poles. Spectators are welcome to watch for free, but they should leave their own dogs at home. Pre-registration required to participate. For more info contact Cathy 970-261-2148.
3/1-4/29 Big Horn Gallery & Dead Horse Point present Beauty of the West a compelling photographic display by Utah based photographers Dustin LeFevre & Chad Dutson. An open house reception will be held Saturday March 1st from 2-5 pm. Exhibit continues through 4/29. For more info 435-259-2614. See article on pg. 4B.
1 Feast of the Mediterranean - Support Canyonlands Community Recycling while enjoying delicious Mediterranean food that you can't normally get in Moab. The Feast will start at 7pm at the Grand Center (182 N 500 W). Tickets are $40 and include a feast of authentic Greek and Syrian food and live entertainment, including dance performances from the Dionysios Dancers of SLC. For more info visit www.moabrecycles.org or call 435-210-4996.
1 Rocks and Rock Stars Exhibit will run in the Museum of Moab's Lloyd Pierson Hall. Museum hours: Mon-Sat 12-5pm, located at 118 E. Center Street, 435-259-7985. See article on pg. 4B.
3 Delta Air Lines/Skywest Ribbon Cutting- 10:15 am at the Canyonlands Field Airport, US 191. Light Refreshments will be hosted by the Moab Chamber of Commerce. Also enter to win two round trip tickets to Salt Lake City. Please join us in welcoming the new, direct air service from Moab to Salt Lake City. For more info 435-259-7814.
4 Moab Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting, 7:00 pm, at Patty Larson's house, 104 East Mount Peale Dr, Spanish Valley. We will exchange seeds, catalogs and plants. The topic of this month's meeting is the Ruth Stout method of gardening as well as recipes for organic pest prevention. Bring your favorite tips and recipes. Garden club is open to anyone. For more info contact Patty Larson 259-7941.
5 14th Annual Moab Adventure Xstream Adventure Race - 50 mile adventure race featuring mt. biking, trail running, kayaking and rappelling. Solo, 2 person or 4 person relay teams. www.AXSracing.com
5 Toastmasters Meeting - all welcome! Noon in the Zions Bank Building basement conference room. For more info (435) 220-0646.
7 Utah Uranium Mining: The Legacy - 7 pm Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E 100 North, Moab. Donation: $10 For more info 435-260-8384. Uranium Watch Powerpoint & discussion: Uranium mining in SE Utah and current uranium mine issues.
7-9 Moab Yoga presents the Adam Ballenger workshop. Adam is a talented teacher from Salt Lake City. The focus for the workshop is the SPINE. Adam is talented at weaving bio mechanics with yoga philosophy & movement. There is an early registration discount if you register by March 1st! Even if you can't make the whole weekend we would encourage you to try an individual session - it could really deepen and expand your practice! For more info 970-846-1009.
8-11 Moab Skinny Tire Festival - Road Cycling Tour - Four days of road cycling along the Colorado River, Dead Horse Point State Park, and the coveted ride through Arches National Park. This event benefits cancer survivorship programs and research. For more info visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889. See ad on pg. 14A and article on pg. 3B.
8 Moab Disc Golf - Vibram Birdie Bash! Old City Park. email@example.com
10 37th Annual Banff Mountain Film Festival bringing together the year’s finest films on adventure sports & mountain culture. Nine films will be shown this year. covering topics such as climbing, mountain biking, skiing, surfing and mountain culture. Tickets to event are $10 in advance & $15 at the door (if still available) & can be purchased at Back of Beyond Bookstore, Canyon Voyages Adventure Co., Pagan Mountaineering, & Poison Spider Bicycles. For more info see ad on pg. 2A or call (435) 259-4859.
13 Bachateame Mama! “Bachata Sensual” lesson & social celebrating the Dominican country dance that rivals tango in sensuality at the MARC. Dance lesson begins at 7:15. One hour lesson. Dance social follows. No experience or partner necessary! Snacks & beverages provided. The point of a dance social is to be social while dancing, so come ready to learn, smile, and dance socially! $5 Questions? Dancemoab@gmail.com. MARC 111 E. 100 North, 435-259-6272.
14-15 Canyonlands Half Marathon - Join us for the 39th annual Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile Run! The scenic USATF sanctioned and certified course follows the Colorado River through a dramatic redrock canyon. Food, awards, raffle, beer and live music await you at the finish in downtown Moab. Registration is $75 and opens on Wednesday, November 13. This race is on a first-come, first served basis. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525. See article on pg. 13A
15 Monument Valley Ultras Foot Race will be held in the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. You can participate in the 50K or 50 mile race. For more info about the race,course or schedule go to www.ultra-adventures.com. See article on pg.13A and ad on pg. 4A
15 Mt. Peale Animal Sanctuary Fundraiser- helps support injured, abused & neglected animals! Join us for our Spring Fundraiser & Silent Auction at Susie’s Branding Iron, 2971 US Hwy 191. Silent Auction: 6pm to 8pm & free to attend. Dinner: 7pm $20 per person with choice of burger, Navajo taco, or salad selection. The silent auction features items from local businesses ranging from raft trips to various gift certificates. Proceeds will go directly to our animals. For more info & tickets, please call 435-686-2284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
16 St. Patty’s Day Open Air Salsa at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center 1:00-3:30pm FREE admission *Donations Accepted* Snacks & non-alchoholic beverages will be provided. BYOB. Come for an afternoon of dancing to a mix of salsa, bachata, merengue, & cha cha. "There are no mistakes in dance, just variations!" Email email@example.com with any questions. MVMC 156 N. 100 West 435-259-5444.
17 St. Patrick's Day
17 St. Patty’s Day Outdoor Zumba Class benefiting the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. Come join Hurricane Rita at 9:00 AM on the patio behind the MVMC for an hour of laughing, dance, and fitness! Ditch the workout, join the party! *By Donation* MVMC 156 N. 100 West 435-259-5444.
19 Toastmasters Meeting - all welcome! Noon in the Zions Bank Building basement conference room. For more info (435) 220-0646.
19 "Short Plays Night" facilitated by Mike Duncan. Calling all local writers, directors and actors! Here's your chance to write, act in or direct a play or just relax and enjoy the performances. 6:00 p.m. at the large meeting room at the Grand County Library. For more info call 435-259-6197.
20 Love Utah, Give Utah- All day of online giving at www.LoveUTGiveUT.org without leaving the comfort of your own home! Just visit the website and participate in a day of statewide online giving with Love Utah, Give Utah & the Community Foundation of Utah. Point. Click. Donate. Awesome.
20 The Nature of the Jurassic / Cretaceous Gap and the Early Cretaceous and it’s Dinosaurs in the Moab Area. Join Utah State Paleontologist, Dr. Jim Kirkland, as he takes us back millions of years exploring the Moab area dinosaurs. He has discovered and described numerous new dinosaurs including several new armored dinosaurs, bipedal plant-eaters, the oldest truly horned dinosaur, North America’s first sickle-clawed therizinosaurid, and the giant Utahraptor. 6:00 pm at the Moab Information Center (MIC) Corner of Center & Main.Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) and Museum of Moab.
20 Fruitvale Station - Free Film! presented by the Grand County Public Library & Utah Film Center, is the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, being a better partner to his girlfriend, & being a better father to their beautiful 4 year-old daughter. His resolve takes a tragic turn when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale stop on New Year's Day. 7 pm @ Star Hall 159 E. Center St. For more info visit moablibrary.org or call 435-259-1111.
21-23 Moab Munifest - is back after a five-year hiatus. With its amazing trails & scenery, Moab is the perfect place for a festival of unicycle riding & fun in southern Utah’s playground. A small but growing sport, mountain unicycling is not just an enjoyable challenge, but unbeatable cross training. For more info, check out www.munifest.us, find us on Facebook, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
22 Open Air Saturday Sunset Salsa Social behind the Moab Valley Multicultural Center 5:00 - 7:30 pm *FREE* Donations Accepted. Food and beverages available for purchase. All ages welcome! Come dance to the hottest salsa, bachata, merengue, and cha cha in the fresh air! Questions? Dancemoab@gmail.com. MVMC 156 N. 100 West 435-259-5444.
22-23 24 Hours of Utah - It is a series of endurance races that brings out the sense of adventure, stubborn determination and fun in every competitor! This race is all day and all night where runners can participate in a number of distances or timed events. For more info call 303-249-1112.
27 Bachateame Mama! “Dominican Style” lesson and social beginning at 7:15PM at the MARC. 45 minute lesson. This is a foot work specific lesson. You should dress comfortably. Snacks and beverages provided. Feel free to bring your own as well. $5 at the door! Dancemoab@gmail.com. MARC 111 E. 100 North, 435-259-6272.
29 Behind the Rocks - A 54 and 28 mile trail running race featuring Behind the Rocks, Amasa, Hurrah Pass and Hunter Canyon. For more info visit grassrootsevents.net/home/moabs-red-hot-55k-33k or call 719-429-9501.
29 Open Air Saturday Sunset Salsa Social behind the Moab Valley Multicultural Center 5:00 - 7:30 pm *FREE* Donations Accepted. Food and beverages available for purchase. All ages welcome! Come dance to the hottest salsa, bachata, merengue, and cha cha in the fresh air! Questions? Dancemoab@gmail.com. MVMC 156 N. 100 West 435-259-5444.
29-30 Barrel Racing in the Rockies at the Old Spanish Trail Arena. See fast horses & their riders in 2 days of competition at the Old Spanish Trail Arena (3641 S Highway 191). Free Admission. For more info visit racingintherockies.com or call 970-390-3712.
April 2014 Events
April 3 Wildflowers of the “Monocot” Class. Back Again! Joel Tuhy will take us on a visual tour of the canyon country’s common (and not so common) “monocot” flowers and plants. Don’t be confused by the monocot label. They are familiar things like yuccas, sedges, grasses, lilies….even spiderworts (for crying out loud). Still not quite sure? Then come and see! There might even be a surprise or two! 6:00 pm at the Moab Information Center (MIC) Corner of Center & Main.Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) and Museum of Moab.
April 10 Biocontrol with Tamarisk Beetles. Wright Robbinson. Tamarisk was growing along the riparian areas in Grand County by the 1960’s. It is considered among the most destructive of Invasive plants since it rapidly excludes native vegetation, can dry up desert springs, alter water quality, and increase soil salinity all of which degrades wildlife habitat. Biological control of weeds, like the use of insects, has had an outstanding record of safely managing invasive weeds for more than 100 years. In 2004 beetles became available for movement within Utah and are showing themselves capable of assisting in the management of tamarisk. Join us at the MIC to learn of the abundance, movements and impacts on tamarisk in Grand County Utah from 2004 until 2014 and into the future. 6:00 pm at the Moab Information Center (MIC) Corner of Center & Main.Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) and Museum of Moab.
April 17 Free Film! 12 Years a Slave, Presented by the Grand County Public Library and the Utah Film Center, is based on the incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. 9 Oscar Nominations and 105 Awards. 7 pm @ Star Hall 159 E. Center St. For more info call the library: 435-259-1111
April 30-May 4th: 2014 Alison Dunlap Adventure Camps 5-day Moab MTB Skills Camps - Novice/Intermediate - Come join Alison Dunlap, World Champion and 2-time Olympian, for an exciting multi-day mountain bike adventure in Moab, UT! Whether you're looking to improve your technical skills and confidence, or just want to experience the incredible beauty of the desert on big epic rides, these camps are for you! At our Moab five-day skills camps (both Novice and Advanced) you’ll be treated to four days of rides with Alison, skill work, gourmet food, luxurious condos, relaxing massages, nightly bike maintenance, educational seminars, and coaching. (in conjunction Rim Tours of Moab)