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September Events

Sep 25-29 Mud Break! – Slip Coat Week with Community Rebuilds- Need a break and want to get a little muddy? Stop by the Community Rebuilds site during the week between the hours of 8am through 4pm. Come by for an hour or however much time you can spare and release some tension by massaging the first coat of plaster into the freshly installed straw bale walls. 368 East 100 North

Sep 26 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong- 1:00-1:45pm at the Grand Center Vitality Room, 182 N. 500 W. See pg 22A for more info

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 26 Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation- 5:30pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center. See pg 22A for more info.

Sep 27 Weed N Feed at Youth Garden Project- 530 S 400 East, next to the Grand County High School, 6pm. For info: 435-259-2526. See pg 22A for more info

Sep 27 Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation- 5:30pm at the Red Moon Lodge. See pg 22A for more info

Sep 27 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 18B, article pg 10B


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. Parade is at 10am on Saturday (9/30). For info: 970 639-0285. See article & ad pg 16B

Sep 28 All Levels Sheng Zhen Gong - with certified teacher Don Leathers from 5:30-7pm, at the Moab Arts & Recreation. See pg 22A for more info

Sep 28 Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation- 5:30pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center. See pg 22A for more info.

Sep 28 Free Lecture Series: Charmaine Thompson ~ The La Sal Mountains: Backdrop to Moab’s History- the snowcapped La Sal Mountains provide more than a scenic backdrop for the red rocks of Moab. Ancient Indians depended on its resources & Ute Indians sought refuge amongst its peaks. European Americans needed its water, timber, livestock forage, & other resources in order to settle Moab. Come and hear a series of stories about the people whose experiences in the La Sals highlight the strong connection between Moab & its high elevation neighbor. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Center & Main Streets. Sponsored by the Canyonlands Natural History Association & the Museum of Moab.

Sep 28 Tea & a Topic, a monthly tea party and facilitated conversation on a unique and timely topic. September's theme is "Working with our Watershed" with Jeff Adams, Executive Director or Canyonlands Watershed Council. These are always free and open to the public. Local herbal tea and snacks with be provided. 6 - 8 pm at The CommuniTea Garden, 100 West and Walnut Lane, Moab. www.facebook.com

Sep 28 Novelist Sylvia Torti
will discuss and read from her new book Cages. The novel comes out of a decade of conversation with her colleague Franz Goller in his birdsong lab. Sylvia was intrigued by how birds communicate and remember songs, and she was curious how it applied to human communication. Cages centers around people working in a similar lab and exploring these questions. In addition to writing novels, Sylvia is an Adjunct Professor in biology, as well as the current Dean of the Honors College at the University of Utah. Presented in partnership with the Utah Humanities Book Festival and the Moab Festival of Science. 7pm, Grand County Public Library (257 East Center St., Moab) For additional info visit www.moablibrary.org

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

Sep 28 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 18B, article pg 10B

Sep 28-Oct 1 Festival of Science- follow us on facebook.com/moab.scifest. See ad pg 17A

Sep 29 Moab Farmers Market- every Friday from 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 West & 400 North. For info: 435-259-5602

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

Sep 29 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 18B, article pg 10B

Sep 29-Oct 1 Moab River Rendezvous- for info: moabriverrendezvous.com or 435-259-7733. See ad pg 19A

Sep 30 Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation- 10am at the Red Moon Lodge. See pg 22A for more info

Sep 30 River Runners Hall of Fame Benefit Banquet- join us as we celebrate the induction of Jack Currey, Ron Smith & Glade Ross into the river Runners Hall of Fame. A silent auction to raise funds for the museum, dinner & an induction ceremony will highlight the evening, 7pm. Governer Gary Herbert will make a special appearance the day of the benefit. For info: 435-564-3427 See ad & article pg 19A

Sep 30 Magic Night Downtown- with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 8pm. $10 for adults, $5 for kids over 5-- Moab Backyard Theater --Behind Zax at 56 W 100 South

Sep 30 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 18B, article pg 10B

Sep 30 National Park Service Fee Free Days- 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.

Sep 30-Oct 1 Grand Junction Air Show-
see ad pg 19B, article pg 16A

October Events

Oct 1-6 Women: Wild by Nature Rafting on the lower 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: email info@cfimoab.org, 435-259-7750, or online cfimoab.org.

Oct 2 Posture Fitness Class- free on Mondays at 11:30am through December 11th.

Oct 3 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

Oct. 5 Free Lecture Series: Hannah Russell ~ The Rock Art & Archaeology of Moab’s Colorado River System National Register of Historic Places- The Colorado Plateau surrounding Moab has been home to indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Throughout time immemorial the Moab area has served as a hub of travel, cultural exchange, and cultural significance. This presentation discusses the recent effort to bring all of the archaeological elements together with a National Register nomination of nearly 200 sites around Moab with an emphasis on rock art. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Center & Main Streets. Sponsored by the Canyonlands Natural History Association & the Museum of Moab.

Oct 5 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.

Oct 5 League of Women Voters Candidates Forum- 7-9 pm at the Grand Center, 182 N. 500 West. Come meet the candidates running for Moab City Council & Mayor. Refreshments provided. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Grand County. For info: 970-261-3235

Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 Moab Farmers Market- 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 West & 400 North

Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 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.

Oct 6-8 Outerbike Fall 2017- test ride all of the latest & greatest bikes & gear on the world-class trails of Moab, Utah. For 3-4 days, the world’s premier bike & gear manufacturers set up at the Outerbike expo site. You can browse the latest innovations, pick a bike you’d like to try & take it for a ride. For info: outerbike.com or 800-845-2453 or 435-259-8732.

Oct 7 Trailing the Old Spanish Trail-
Museum of Moab & Canyonlands Field Institute are excited to announce this fall's Member Appreciation Seminar Series. This day program will take us out to numerous known areas along the Old Spanish Trail passing through San Juan & Grand counties. To enroll: cfimoab.org, email: info@cfimoab.org, or call 435-259-7750. See article pg 17A

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 Red Rock 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. See the many events & workshops at redrockartsfestival.com See ad pg 1B & article pg 9B

Oct 8 Ride of the Ancients Road Cycling Benefit- started by the Southwest Memorial Foundation & a ride that will give any individual, even the "weekend warrior," a chance to ride for a cause. For info: rideoftheancients.com. See ad & article pg 5B

Oct 9 COLUMBUS HOLIDAY

Oct 9 Posture Fitness Class- free on Mondays at 11:30am through December 11th.


Oct 10 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

Oct 11 Weed N Feed at Youth Garden Project- 530 S 400 East, next to the high school, 6pm. For info: 435-259-2526.

Oct 11 Air Force Academy Band- a free community concert by Academy Winds. 7pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center. Please get your free tickets prior to the event at the Canyonlands Copy Center. For info: 719-556-9916

Oct 12 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.

Oct 12-14 Range Creek Utah Archeology –
join Canyonlands Field Institute (CFI) with guest expert Dr. Kevin Jones & 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 13 Charity Golf Tournament- sponsored by the Moab Regional Hospital. 10am shotgun Start. All proceeds benefit Moab Regional Hospital's Cancer Screening & Treatment Services. For info: sarahs@mrhmoab.org or 206-794-5749.

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 13-16 First Annual Moab ArtTrails Sculpture Exhibition- Central Moab byways will be graced with a juried exhibition of outdoor sculptures. For info: moabarttrails.org or 435-259-2709.

Oct 14 ArtWalk- from 5-9pm, visit up to eleven different venues, see many different art displays & enjoy refreshments. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-6272.

Oct 14 Newspaper Rock 10K Race in Bluff-
9am-1pm. For info: utahscanyoncountry.com. See ad pg 16A

Oct 15 The Other Half- stunning redrock & mountain views accompany you along the Colorado River at the 14th annual The Other Half 13.1 mile run in Moab. Fun aid stations,Taiko drummers along the course, finisher medals, food and microbrews await you on the course & at Sorrel River Ranch Resort. For info: moabhalfmarathon.com or 435-259-4525.

Oct 16 Posture Fitness Class- free on Mondays at 11:30am through December 11th.

Oct 17 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

Oct 18-21 Moab Senior Games- dedicated to bringing & promoting fitness activities for adults ages 50 to 100 for physical competition. This event is held throughout Moab & typically has 8 games that are played in a four day span. For info: moabseniorgames.com or 435-260-0161.

Oct 19 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.

October 19 Free Movie: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Directed by Raoul Peck | 2017 | PG-13 | 93 minutes.  A radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using James Baldwin's original words and rich archival material. Presented by the Grand County Public Library and the Utah Film Center. 7 pm at Star Hall 159 E. Center St. For more info call the library at 435-259-1111

Oct. 19-22 Cedar Mesa & Comb Ridge Archaeology- learn about the Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge area & its fascinating history that spans thousands of years with Canyonlands Field Institute & guest experts Winston Hurst & Sally Cole. Explore the natural beauty of the landscape, side canyons, & learn about geology, desert ecology during three days & three nights of guided tours. To enroll either go online cfimoab.org, email info@cfimoab.org, or call 435-259-7750.

Oct 20-21 Bluff Arts Festival- Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 9am-1pm. For info: utahscanyoncountry.com. See ad pg 16A

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 4B

Oct 21 Castle Valley Gourd Festival- bring the family to see gourd art for sale, tractor parade, kid's tent, adult hands-on, potluck lunch, puppet show, fortune tent & silent auction. From 10am-3pm, free admission. For info: gourdfestival.blogspot.com or 435-259-0537.

Oct 23 Posture Fitness Class- free on Mondays at 11:30am through December 11th.

Oct 24 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

Oct 26 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.

Oct 26-29 Moab Ho Down Mountain Bike Festival- There is no better way to round out your mountain biking year than at this mountain biking fundraiser! Festivities include Enduro Race, Jump Jam, Movie Night, Group Rides, Skills Camps, Townie Tour, and Huge Costume Party with live music. For info: moabhodown.com or 435-259-4688.

Oct 27-29 Moab Horse Endurance Ride- 25 or 50 mile ride per day for 3 days. American Endurance Riders Assn Nationally sanctioned. Ride is off of Hwy 313. Rustic camping with horses. For info: moabendurance.com or 435-259-6162.

Oct 28 Monticello Harvest Festival-
for info: utahscanyoncountry.com

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

Oct 29 Day of the Dead Festival- During this one-day event & fundraiser, MVMC’s yard is transformed into a colorful & traditionally decorated cemetery to honor our deceased loved ones. There will be delicious authentic food, kids activities, face painting, cultural information, music, & dancing! 1-5 pm at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center (156N 100W). Free entry, cultural exhibits, & activities. For info: 435-259-5444.

Oct 29 - Nov 3 Moab Folk Camp Southeastern Utah music and song writing workshops.

Oct 30 Posture Fitness Class- free on Mondays at 11:30am through December 11th.


Oct 31 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

Nov 3-5 Moab Folk Festival

Nov 3-5 Moab Celtic Festival's Scots on the Rocks




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