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Moab Happenings August 2018
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September Events

Sep 17-21 Solihull Society 2018 Land Rover National Rally- the Solihull Society is committed to the enjoyment, sharing of goodwill & fellowship engendered by owning a Land Rover or other four wheel-drive vehicle to engage in social, educational, & recreational activities which adhere to the Tread Lightly principles. For info: solihullsociety.org

Sep 19-23 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. For info: motherofallboogies.com or call 435-259-5867. See ad pg 24B & article pg 18A

Sep 20 The Root Cellar Project- the Museum of Moab's new monthly oral history project. Tell a story or just listen to others every third Thursday of the month. 5-8pm at the Helipad, 239 W. Center St. Free for members, $5 for non-members. This month's theme is "The Harvest". All stories are recorded & transcribed for inclusion in the Museum of Moab's Oral History Archives. For info: 435-259-7985. See ad & article pg 21A

Sep 20 Free Lecture Series- Charmaine Thompson & Donald C. Irwin ~ Ancestral Puebloan Social Change & Climatic Variability in the Abajo/Elk Ridge Uplands.The uplands of the Abajo Mountains & adjacent Elk Ridge on the Manti-La Sal National Forest are an alpine island in the desert. The cooler summer temperatures, higher snow & rainfall, & has plant communities not available at lower elevations. Past fluctuations in temperature & precipitation opened the door to ancient farming peoples. Come and learn how settlement in the Abajo’s & Elk Ridge illustrate the ability of Ancestral Puebloans to change their social organization as a tool in adapting to climatic fluctuation. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Assoc & Museum of Moab.

Sep 21 Open House at the Family Support Center, The Christmas Box House- special guest will be Richard Paul Evan the President of Christmas Box International & American Author. It will be at 180 South 300 East, Suite 1 from 10am to 2pm. Light refreshments & book signing by Richard Paul Evans. See the interesting things we have done with the Moab Center. For info: Sherilyn Sowell at 435.259.1658 or 970.986.9766

Sep 21 Moab Farmers' Market- Fridays 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 W & Park Drive. See ad 5A

Sep 21 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 21 Dancing with the Moab Stars-
a local favorite, what some call the "event of the year for locals", Dancing with the Moab Stars or Bailando con las Estrellas de Moab is back again for it's 5th year! Featuring local community stars & instructors, at Grand County High School at 7pm. For info: 435-259-5444. Tickets available at Moab Valley Multicultural Center & Back of Beyond Books. See ad pg 7A, article pg 9B

Sep 21 National Public Lands Day-
4:30-7pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Center & Main. See ad pg 2A

Sep 21 Fall Equinox at Canyon Country Discovery Center- 8-9:30pm. See ad pg 23A

Sep 21 Rock the MIC- come one, come all! Doors open at 7pm, MIC talent starts at 8pm. Stories, comedy, poetry, music for all ages at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. For info: 435-259-6272

Sep 21, 22 Magic Night Downtown- with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 8pm $10 for adults, $5 for kids over 5 at Moab Backyard Theater, behind Zax at 56W 100 South. See article pg 9B

Sep 21-23 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Men's Red Rocks Amateur. For info 435-259-6488

Sep 22 Weed & Feed at Youth Garden Project- 6pm at the Youth Garden Project, 530 S. 400 East, next to the high school. In exchange for 1.5 hours of weeding you will receive a garden fresh meal prepared on site. Everyone is welcome. For info: 435-259-2326

Sep 22 Utah High School Cycling League- is the governing body for interscholastic cycling for students grades 7-12. For more info see pg 2B or visit utahmtb.org

Sep 22 National Park Service Fee Free Day-
the Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches & Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep & Natural Bridges national monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2018 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors & spend time with their friends & family in the national parks this year.

Sep 22-23 Moab Century Tour-
Ride one or two days! Every registration includes a donation to the Moab Cancer Treatment Center. For more information visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889. See ad pg 22A, article pg 1B

Sep 22, 23, 29, 30 Welding Workshop for the Creative-
with Ekaterina Tatarovich Harrison. In this class you will lear over 4 different types of welding (stick, MIG, TIG, & oxy-acetelyne) as well as how to use some basic metal working tools. This will be a hands on class. For registration or info: 803-272-8578 or ekaterina@sculptureadventure.com

Sep 23-27 Women: Wild by Nature Rafting on the upper San Juan River-
join Executive Director & Co-founder of Canyonlands Field Institute on this yearly women’s river retreat. CFI women’s trips provide a time & place for deepening connections to the wild & trying out new skills. To learn more either email info@cfimoab.org, call 435-259-7750, or go online cfimoab.org

Sep 24 League of Women Voters Candidate Forum-
6:30-8:30pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center. Meet candidates for County Council, County Attorney & School Board. Discussions include ballot initiatives & questions on HB224.

Sep 25 Castle Valley Farms Farmstand- 4-7pm at the Youth Garden Project behind Grand County High School. See ad & article pg 22A

Sep 25 Public hearing regarding the High Density Overlay policy proposal in the County Council chambers 5pm. To learn more about this proposal and provide your feedback, check out the online story-map here: https://grandcountyutah.maps.arcgis.com

Sep 25 Swing & Blues Dance Night- at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Join the Moab Swing Dance Community every Tuesday for lessons & social dancing. Styles include: East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Blues, solo Jazz, & more. All ages welcome! No partner needed! $5.00 suggested donation. Lessons begin at 8pm. Social dancing 9pm.

Sep 26 The Gastonia Chapter of Utah Friends of Paleontology is pleased to host a presentation by Julia McHugh, Curator of Paleontology at the Museums of Western Colorado, on "New Insights in the Late Jurassic Ecosystem from the Mygatt-Moore Quarry". Brief business meeting beginning at 6pm preceding Julia's presentation. Zions Bank, 330 S Main St. Our meetings are free and open to the public.

Sep 27 Year of Technical Education Event - at Grand County High School Technology, Science, & Art Center from 1-3PM & 6-8PM. Information on career opportunities for students in technical education programs, local employer booths, free grilled burgers & hot dogs. Come learn about the high-wage, high demand jobs available for students in the skilled trades!

Sep 27 Resiliency Hub Tea & Topic- 6pm at the CommuniTea Garden, corner of 100 West & Walnut Ln. The Resiliency Hub works to enhance well-being on the Colorado plateau by integrating infrastructure, ecosystems & economy. We provide education & practical opportunities to rethink, retrofit & regenerate our community. Email at resiliencyhub@gmail.com or follow on facebook

Sep 27 Chakra Balancing for Emotional Well-Being-
6-7:30pm at Moonflower Community Co-op. Learn about the chakras, their psychology, how to work with chakra energy to support emotional & psychological well-being. This will be a hands on-interactive workshop with practical tools you can take home & use on your own to support your happiness & emotional wellbeing. Elana is the best-selling author of Finding Your Own Happy: The Soul Searchers Guide to Peace & Happiness in Everyday Life.

Sep 27-29 Moab Pride - Save the date for our celebration of loving consensually & living authentically. In the face of hate, creating space to love. www.facebook.com/moabpridefestival. See ad & article pg 20B

Sep 27-30 200 Hour Teacher Training
with Jeanie Manchester- For info: moabyoga.com

Sep 28 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 28 Moab Farmers' Market- Fridays 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 W & Park Drive. See ad 5A

Sep 28 Skate Night! 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.

Sep 28 Free Moab Movie: Willow - 8:30pm. Bring your blankets & chairs, we'll provide the popcorn. Showing at Swanny City Park. Sponsored by Moab City Recreation & Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission.

Sep 28, 29 Magic Night Downtown- with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 8pm $10 for adults, $5 for kids over 5 at Moab Backyard Theater, behind Zax at 56W 100 South. See article pg 9B

Sep 29 Gran Fondo Moab- A timed road bicycle event up and over the La Sal Loop road. The 65-mile long route follows the Colorado River for a while, then it heads to the La Sal Mountains through beautiful Castle Valley. For info: granfondomoab.com

Sep 29 Annual River Runners Hall of Fame Induction-
at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum. For info: 435-564-3427

October Events

Oct 4 A Town Hall Meeting will be held to discuss and clarify the facts regarding Immigration issues and ICE in Moab
. 5:30 pm St. Francis Episcopal Church, 250 Kane Creek Road. for info: 530-306-5265

Oct 4 Free Lecture Series- Jody Patterson ~ Public Archaeology & Citizen Science in Nine Mile Canyon. The BLM-Price Field Office, in conjunction with Arizona State University, Montgomery Archaeological Consultants, USU-Eastern, & the Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance, initiated a public archaeological project in Nine Mile Canyon with the primary purpose of introducing students and local adult volunteers to archaeology & the importance of conserving cultural resources. Secondary purposes beyond community engagement include interpretation, stabilization, sustainability of Cottonwood Village in the face of increasing tourism & development. This presentation describes the public archaeology project, highlights some of its successes, & discusses some of the issues involved in these types of large participatory efforts. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Assoc & Museum of Moab.

Oct 3-7 Third Annual Moab Festival of Science- connecting & inspiring the citizens of southeastern Utah with the wonders of science & the thrill of scientific discovery. Festival features events for both kids & adults including exhibitions, lectures, hands-on activities, a star gazing party, & guided field trips . For info: moab-scifest.org. See ad & article pg 20A

Oct 4-6 Three Day Plein Air Workshop-
Don't miss your changece to learn from one og the best, Clive Tyler! his under-painting techniques & color theory is stunnding to watch. His workshops are relaxed, fun and full of information. All mediums can benefit. For info: redrockartsfestival.com/workshops

Oct 5-7 OuterBike Fall-
If you've been in Moab in the fall, you know what we're talking about. Experience the red rock beauty without blasting summer heat & bask in some desert sunshine before winter sets in. You get to be the first to experience the latest & greatest bikes hitting the market. Attendence is capped, so register early to get your spot! For info: outerbike.com

Oct 6-7 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Moab Senior Amateur, Men's & Women's. For info 435-259-6488

Oct 6-7 The Banff Mountain Film Festival- features the years best films on mountain sport, culture, & adventure. This is the 15th year in a row for Banff in Moab. The event is a benefit for the Utah Avalanche Center-Moab & Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation. Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7 at 7pm (doors open at 6:15pm) at Grand County High School (608 S 400 East). For info: facebook.com/banffmoab

Oct 6-13 Red Rock Arts Festival-Plein Air Moab- celebrating open air painting in breathtaking Moab environments. The colorful, week-long gathering of artists & art lovers features workshops, competitions, awards, public art sales, & culminates with a street festival celebration. For info: redrockartsfestival.com or 435-259-6272. See ad pg 11A

Oct 7 Paint & Float on the Colorado River-
paint 360 degree views! For info: cfimoab.org/trips/plein-air-moab-colorado-river-paint-float

Oct 8 COLUMBUS DAY (HOLIDAY)

Oct 9-13 North American XJ Association (NAXJA)- 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of NAXJA. For info: naxja.org

Oct 11 Free Lecture Series- Scott Chandler ~ Light of Our Lives. Despite so much of our lives hinging upon its relentless energy, how much do you know about our glorious sun? It burns our skin, wakes us up, & shines in our eyes, yet in every way we are lucky to have it. Let's gather together in learning about this glowing ball our lives would be less brilliant without. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Assoc & Museum of Moab.

Oct 11-13 Range Creek Utah Archeology- join Canyonlands Field Institute (CFI) with guest expert Dr. Kevin Jones to explore the beautiful & rarely visited Range Creek Canyon. Managed by the University of Utah this living museum holds many artifacts of the Fremont Culture where they have sat for hundreds of years. For info: visit cfimoab.org, call us at 435-259-7750, or email us at info@cfimoab.org.

Oct 12 Free Moab Movie: Life of Pi - 8:30pm. Bring your blankets & chairs, we'll provide the popcorn. Showing at Center St Gym. Sponsored by Moab City Recreation & Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission.

Oct 12-14 Rock, Gem & Mineral Show-
at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Hwy 191. See beautiful rocks, minerals, & gems. From rate fossils to plastic toys for the kids, we have a little bit of everything! Great family fun!

Oct 12-16 Moab 240 Endurance Race- 238+ mile footrace through desert, canyons, slick rock, two mountain ranges surrounded by Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. For info: moab200.com

Oct 12-20 KZMU's Fall RadioThon- watch for the bright orange tent downtown, listen for special programming & pledge to keep public radio alive.

Oct 13 Musical Story Hour at the Grand County Public Library-
join us at 10:30 am for a music-themed story with live musical accompaniment. Introduces young children, with their parents, to a wide variety of musical instruments, sounds & genres. Appropriate for children newborn & up. Sponsored by the Moab Music Festival. For info: 435-259-7003.

Oct 13 Red Rock Street Festival-
Noon-7pm. See article pg 20B

Oct 14 The Other Half- a fall companion to the popular Canyonlands Half Marathon, this road half marathon might just be one of the most scenic races in the country. Starting at the Historic Dewey Bridge, The Other Half travels through the well known "scenic alley," past the rising red rock formations of Fisher Towers and Castle Valley. For info: madmooseevents.com

Oct 14 Ride of the Ancients- experience the beauty of Southwestern Colorado as you ride 100 miles, solo or as a team member, around Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Proceeds will go to the Montelores Cancer Care Fund. See ad pg 5B

Oct 18 Free Lecture Series- Mathew Wedel ~ Lost Worlds of the Jurassic: Diverse Dinosaurs & Plants in the Lower Morrison Formation of South-Central Utah. The Morrison Formation is famous for Late Jurassic dinosaurs like Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, & Brachiosaurus. Most of the famous Late Jurassic localities in the American West are from the upper part of the Morrison Formation, particularly the Brushy Basin Member. Fewer fossils from the lower parts of the Morrison could give us insights into the origin of Morrison ecosystems. New fossil discoveries in the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison reveal a surprising diversity of dinosaurs, particularly long-necked sauropods. These fossils suggest that dinosaurs were highly diverse earlier than we suspected. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Assoc & Museum of Moab.

Oct 18-20 Jeep Jamboree- off road adventure weekend that brings together the outdoors, down-to-earth people & their Jeep 4x4s. For info: jeejamboreeusa.com/trips/moab

Oct 18-21 Cedar Mesa & Comb Ridge Archaeology- Learn about the Cedar Mesa & Comb Ridge area & its fascinating history that spans thousands of years with Canyonlands Field Institute & guest expert Jonathan Till. Explore the natural beauty of the landscape, side canyons, & learn about geology, desert ecology, & more during this three day, three night guided tour. To enroll either go online cfimoab.org, email info@cfimoab.org, or call 435-259-7750.

Oct 19 Moab Regional Hospital Fundraising Golf Tournament

Oct 24-27 Seventh Annual Moab Senior Games-
pickleball, golf, table tennis, track & field, swimming, tennis, canasta, racewalk/powerwalk, dancing & more. For info: 435-260-0161 or moabseniorgames.com. See ad pg 1B

Oct 25 Free Lecture Series-
Janet Buckingham 2018 SE Utah Community Artist in the Park. Created in 2009, the Community Artist in the Parks program fosters inspiration & appreciation of the landscape among visitors by giving them the unique opportunity to watch local artists translate the scenery of the parks into a work of art. Join Janet as she talks about her many experiences interacting with the visitors to the SE Utah Group parks. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Assoc & Museum of Moab.

Oct 25-27 Moab Jeep Jamboree- Moab is one of the most breathtaking 4×4 destinations in the nation – if not the world. Many movies, including a host of John Ford Wild West classics, have been filmed in these otherworldly environs. A high percentage of the maintained and primitive roads are actually remnants of the area’s uranium prospecting & mining past. Potash Road just outside Moab features petroglyphs and several dinosaur tracks. Be sure to also take in the spectacular terrain of neighboring Arches National Park & Canyonlands National Park. For info: jeepjamboreeusa.com

Oct 25-28 Moab Ho Down- is 100% non-profit & benefits the Moab Bike Park! Start planning for the best bike festival weekend of the year! Bike Riding, Enduro Racing, Jump Jamming, Partying, & Bike Movie Watching! Sign up early to make sure you get a spot at moabhodown.com

Oct 26-28 The Moab Craggin’ Classic-
uniting climbers around the campfire at a world renowned destination to celebrate all things climbing. From learning new skills & techniques, to sharing stories, sharing the rope & inspiring one another, from drinking beers & howling at the moon, to giving back & caring for our local crags, this event is the real deal! Featuring climbing clinics & new this year, we are hosting Adventure Film Fest. For info: americanalpineclub.org/moab-craggin-classic

Oct 27 Taste of Moab Fundraiser- for the American Cancer Society. This year we will be fundraising for transportation needs to assist cancer patients needing transportation for treatment. There will also be a Survivor ceremony honoring all the fighters of this terrible disease. The Grand Center will be hosting this event. Look for more details soon. For info & how you can help email Yordy at YORDYE1@msn.com.

Oct 28 Día de los Muertos Festival-
the Moab Valley Multicultural Center celebrates Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead with the Moab community -featuring delicious food, mariachi, traditional altars, cultural kids crafts & MORE! Come celebrate & learn about this festival of life & death. Located at 156 N. 100 West. For info: call 435-259-5444.

Oct 31 Fourth Annual Trunk or Treat- 4pm to 7pm at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Hwy. 191. Sponsored by the Family Support Center at The Christmas Box House. If you would like to donate or sponsor a trunk call 435-259-1658

Nov 3 Soupbowl Fundraiser & Ceramics Silent Auction- 5-7:30pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Includes a hand-made bowl, soup, bread, dessert & drinks. $20 Adults & Youth 13+, $10 Children 12 & under. Tickets at: Desert Sun Ceramics, Gallery Moab, Back of Beyond Books, Canyonlands Copy Center. For info: 970-819-7938.

Nov 3-4 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Elks Charity Scramble Mixed. For info 435-259-6488

Nov 9,10 A Celebration of Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire- Back of Beyond Books is proud to sponsor a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Desert Solitaire, by Edward Abbey. Our goal is to honor the influence Desert Solitaire has had on three generations of readers through keynote speeches, film, music, publications, dance, walks, testimonials & informal gatherings. Published in 1968 & has continued to be one of the seminal books on Wilderness as policy, poetry, & personal preference. For a full schedule of events: desertsolitare50.com

Nov 10 Moab Golf Club Tournament- St Jude Charity Scramble Mixed. For info 435-259-6488

Nov 11 National Park Service Fee Free Day-
the Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches & Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep & 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 & spend time with their friends & family in the national parks this year.

Nov 17 Moab Golf Club Tournament- Toys Fore Kids Mixed. For info 435-259-6488

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