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April Events 2015

Apr 23 Moab Farmers' Market - Swanny City Park from 5pm - 8pm. Fruit, veggies, entertainment and education for the whole family. Sponsored by the Southeastern Utah District Health Department. info: (435) 259-5602

Apr 23 Magic Show- with Rick Boretti. Fun for all ages! Admission $5. 7pm at Moab Backyard Theater, 56 W. 100 South, behind Zax Restaurant. See article pg 8A

Apr 24 Join renown wilderness advocate Michael Leach as he presents Grizzlies On My Mind: Uncovering the Wildness and Spirit of Yellowstone, 7:00 p.m. at Back of Beyond Books, 83 North Main.

Apr 24-26 Moab April Action Car Show - the 23rd annual car show. Friday is a Rod Run, Saturday is the Car Show & Sunday a Rod Run to Dead Horse Point State Park. Trophies in 30 classes. Free admission for spectators. For more info visit moabaprilaction.org or call 435-260-1948. See schedule on page 19A.

Apr 24 Moab Poets & Writers- presents their second open mic of 2015 at the home of Mike Duncan, 579 E. Rosetree Lane starting at 6:30 pm. All are welcome - locals, neighbors, relatives, friends & travelers. Read your poetry or short prose, or just listen to the voice of our local writers. Food & drinks are available for purchase. 435-259-0246

Apr 24 Gravel Pit Lanes- 7pm No-Tap Monte Carlo, Moab Style! We throw some colored pins into the mix. Get a strike on colored pin combinations & win from $1 to $25. We match you with a random secret partner every game to give you even more chances to win $$$. Call (435) 259-4748 to reserve a spot - only 12 lanes available.1078 Millcreek Drive.

Apr 25 Arlo Tejada Memorial Soccer Game- 4pm at the Grand County High School Soccer Field. Participant cost $10, jersey provided. For info: 814-860-6066 or reddevilssoccer1996@gmail.com.

Apr 25 Rock-N-Bowl - at Gravel Pit Lanes is where we turn on the Disco Lights, & turn up the music. Every Saturday 6-8pm, & 8:30-10:30pm. Cost is $12, including shoes to bowl as much as you want during the scheduled times. Call (435) 259-4748 to reserve a spot - only 12 lanes available. 1078 Millcreek Dr.

25 Sal-Chata Dance Social- at the MARC & Salsa Picante Benefit Come to the Moab Arts & Recreation Center ,111E 100N, for Dance Moab's monthly Salsa & bachata dance social! Beginner LA Style salsa lesson at 7PM followed by social dancing to some of the hottest salsa, bachata, merengue, & cha cha played both live, by Moab's #1 Salsa Band, Kokopelli Tropical, & recorded. All donations benefit Moab's community funded salsa performance team. Snacks & beverages provided. Sponsored by the Moab Arts & Recreation Center. Email DanceMoab@gmail.com with questions.
Apr 25 Magic and a Movie - magic with Rick Boretti at 7pm, Movie at 8:30. Moab Backyard Theater, 56 W. 100 South, behind Zax Restaurant. See pg 8A.

Apr 26 Bachateame Moab Sunday Sal-Chata Dance Socials at South Town Gym. 70% Bachata 30% Salsa, merengue, cha cha. 9pm Sundays in April. Gym Members FREE. Non Members BY DONATION. All ages/skill levels welcome. Presented by Dance Moab.

Apr 27-30 Living with Diabetes- Diabetes Education & Self-Management Course- 6:30-8pm. Attend a free, four-part diabetes education & self-management course at Moab Regional Hospital, taught by local diabetes & nutrition specialists. Space is limited to 25 participants, registration required. To register or for more info, call 435- 719-3683. See ad on pg 13B.

Apr 27-May 2 Rainbow Bridge & Navajo Mountain Adventure with Canyonlands Field Institute- hike on the traditional pilgrimage route to Rainbow Bridge, the earths largest natural bridge, & sacred place to the Navajo culture. Travel to the Navajo Mountain community with CFI Naturalist-Guides and our Navajo guides: Eric Atene & members of the Atene Family. A rare cultural experience you won't want to miss! Call CFI for pricing and more information: 435-259-7750 or visit cfimoab.org .

Apr 28-May 2 Cruise Moab - is the premier Toyota & Land Cruiser event in Moab sponsored by the Toyota Land Cruiser Association. Rising Sun will once again be hosting Land Cruiser & Toyota 4x4 enthusiasts from all over the world for a long weekend of fun in the Utah desert. The 2015 event will feature trails in the Moab area such as the Arches family run and the Pickle along with annual classics such as Poison Spider Mesa and Hell's Revenge (at night this year too!) For info: visit cruisemoab.com or call 303-895-7944.

Apr 30 Magic Show- with Rick Boretti. Fun for all ages! Admission $5. 7pm at Moab Backyard Theater, 56 W. 100 South, behind Zax Restaurant.

Apr 30 Moab Farmers' Market - Swanny City Park from 5pm - 8pm. Fruit, veggies, entertainment and education for the whole family. Sponsored by the Southeastern Utah District Health Department. info: (435) 259-5602


May Events in Moab

May 1- 3 USTRC Team Roping- Watch one of the oldest sports in the west, Team Roping! Watch as two riders and their horses see who can rope the steer the fastest. Spectators are welcomed and there is no charge. 505.879.6181 walteddy@hotmail.com

May 1-2 Gran Fondo Moab - "An Italian cycling tradition in the American Wild West". A timed road bicycle event held Moab that goes from the beautiful red rocks along the Colorado River up over the La Sal mountains. The ride is 60 miles with 5500 feet of climbing. For info: granfondomoab.com or call 435-654-8650.

May 2 Amasa Trail Run -Grass Roots Events specializes in endurance trail running race events in the Moab area. Runners will be impressed by the spectacular views of the Colorado River corridor, Behind the Rocks and the majestic snow capped La Sal Mountain range. For info: Directormartinez@yahoo.com or call 435-260-0886.

May 2-3 Canyonlands Amateur Golf Tournament- for entry info call Moab Golf Club 435-259-6488.

May 5 CINCO DE MAYO

May 6 Toastmasters Meeting- everyone is welcome. Noon in the basement of the Zions Bank building, 330 S. Main St. For more info call 435-220-0646.

May 7 BEACON Moab String Orchestra Spring Recital- held a the Grand County High School Auditorium, 600 S. 400 East. Call 259-8931 for more info.

May 7 Moab Farmers' Market - Swanny City Park from 5pm - 8pm. Fruit, veggies, entertainment and education for the whole family. Sponsored by the Southeastern Utah District Health Department. info: (435) 259-5602

May 8 Red Rock Chapter Annual Poker Run - Pre-Registration Social Friday Night 5/8/2015 the Blu Bar at the Blu Pig 6-9 pm. Registration Saturday morning 9-11 am at Moab Chevron, $25 for 1 rider and $35 for rider and passenger . Ride includes poker hand and dinner at the Rotary park 680 Millcreek Drive after the ride. Please join us and help make a difference in an abused child's life. We are a non-profit. Registration proceeds benefit the Red Rock Chapter of BIKERS AGAINST CHILD ABUSE®

May 9 Canyonlands Community Recycling Drive for Household Hazardous Waste.
For info 435-210-4996 or ccr@moabrecycles.org

May 9 International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD)-celebrate spring while learning about migratory birds of our area & enjoying guided walks through the varied habitats of the Nature Conservancy's Matheson Wetlands Preserve. The Moab Bird Club organizes this event with the assistance of The Nature Conservancy & the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. We encourage locals & area visitors to join us on this special day of birding. IMBD began in the early 1990's to foster greater understanding, appreciation, & protection of the amazing grand phenomenon of bird migration. Last year our groups observed 45 different species & our Moab data was added to a national data bank, eBird.org. Meet at 8 am at The Nature Conservancy's Matheson Preserve, 934 W Kane Creek Blvd. Bring binoculars if you have them, sturdy walking shoes, & water. For info: Kay McLean 435-260-8899 or Marian Eason at 435-259-6447.

May 9 Back Of Beyond Stand Up Paddle Race - starting 29 miles from Moab on Hwy 128 at historic Dewey Bridge, Back of Beyond SUP Race follows the Colorado River through the spectacular red rock canyons of Southeastern Utah & past some of the world's most breathtaking scenery. For info visit backofbeyondsup.com or call 435-210-4665.

May 9 Red Rock Relay Moab - Teams of six will start before sunrise and run relay-style through 63 miles of Moab's back country red rock and alpine terrains, finishing their exhilarating and fulfilling race day before sunset. For info: redrockrelay.com/moab or call 801-787-4597.

May 9 Scott Enduro Cup 2015- It’s all about speed, power, endurance & bike handling skills. Enduro is the ultimate all-mountain challenge; a growing genre of off road racing that pits cardio and strength against nerve and skill. Each Enduro Cup race offers a premier racing experience with professional timing, course marking, event staff, signature post-race BBQ, stacked prize raffle & more! Enduro combines the excitement of Downhill, the fitness of Cross Country & camaraderie like you’ve never experienced at an event before. For info: Courtney Leonard at cleonard@mtsports.com or www.endurocupmtb.com.

May 9 ArtWalk- meet local artists & fellow art lovers in galleries throughout downtown. Share an evening of refreshments & art appreciation. Come be a part of Art in Moab 6-9pm. See ad and article pg 4A.

May 10 MOTHER'S DAY

May 13-17 Rally On The Rocks- Bring your UTV for some great family fun! Go out on trails with your guides and see some of the most amazing scenary you will ever see. Go to the Old Spanish Trail Arena for the vendor show and look at and test drive new UTV models. 435.851.3637 jared@rallyontherocks.com

May 14 Moab Farmers' Market - Swanny City Park from 5pm - 8pm. Fruit, veggies, entertainment and education for the whole family. Sponsored by the Southeastern Utah District Health Department. info: (435) 259-5602

May 16 Desert Wildflowers Seminar- with Canyonlands Field Institute - Join us for a full day dedicated to the diversity of wildflowers in southeastern Utah. The trip will be led by biologist & wildflower expert Joel Tuhy. Includes lunch, transportation, hikes & interpretive talks. Call CFI at 435-259-7750 or email: info@cfimoab.org. For other spring & summer trips & tours visit cfimoab.org.

May 16-17 Desert Duster 2 Lady Bestball - for entry information call Moab Golf Club 435-259-6488.
May 20 Toastmasters Meeting- everyone is welcome. Noon in the basement of the Zions Bank building, 330 S. Main St. For more info call 435-220-0646

May 22-25 Barrels For Bucks- Watch some of the fastest horses and their riders compete for top spot in the popular sport of Barrel Racing! It is free to come and watch, we love the support! 970.210.6712 sjsoltvedt@yahoo.com

May 23-24 Moab Art Festival with Wine & Beer Garden - Free admission, live music, Wine & Beer Garden, art vendors and art for kids. Located in the gorgeous setting of Swanny City Park (400 N 100 W) on Saturday, from 10am-7pm, and on Sunday, from 10am-6pm. This free community event hosts local and national artists and welcomes residents & visitors from all parts of the world. For more info email info@moabartsfestival.org, visit moabartsfestival.org or call 435-259-2742.

May 23 Moab Farmers' Market - Swanny City Park from 8am - noon. Fruit, veggies, entertainment and education for the whole family. Sponsored by the Southeastern Utah District Health Department. info: (435) 259-5602

May 25 MEMORIAL DAY

May 28 Moab Farmers' Market - Swanny City Park from 5pm - 8pm. Fruit, veggies, entertainment and education for the whole family. Sponsored by the Southeastern Utah District Health Department. info: (435) 259-5602

May 29 Annual Moab Chamber of Commerce Spring Swing Golf Tournament - at the Moab Golf Club, shot gun start 8am, registration begins 7:30am. Call Jodie at 435-259-7814 or jodie@moabchamber.com for information & registration.
Jun 3 Toastmasters Meeting- everyone is welcome. Noon in the basement of the Zions Bank building, 330 S. Main St. For more info call 435-220-0646

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