Moab Happenings Calendar of Events
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 April
9 Blu Bar, Community Music Night, Scott Ibex
10 Blu Bar, Dave Steward & Davis Earl Brown Feat. Jeff Gutierrez, 6:30-9:30pm
11 Blu Bar, Bob Greenspan & Mama T, 5-7pm, Mike Waters, 7:30pm
12 Blu Bar, Eddie Tennyson, start 7pm
13 Blu Bar, Bob Greenspan & Mama T, 5-7pm
16 Blu Bar, Community Music Night, Scott Ibex
17 Blu Bar, Dave Steward & Davis Earl Brown Feat. Jeff Gutierrez, 6:30-9:30pm
18 Blu Bar, Bob Greenspan & Mama T, 5-7pm
The Lost Buffalo, 7:30-10:30pm
19 Blu Bar, The Lost Buffalo, 7-10pm
20 Blu Bar, Bob Greenspan & Mama T, 5-7pm
23 Blu Bar, Community Music Night, Scott Ibex
24 Blu Bar, Dave Steward & Davis Earl Brown Feat. Jeff Gutierrez, 6:30-9:30pm
25 Blu Bar, Harry Harpon, start at 5pm
26 Blu Bar, Valerie & Alan Brown, start 7pm
27 Blu Bar, Bob Greenspan & Mama T, 5-7pm
30 Blu Bar, Community Music Night, Scott Ibex
7 Buck's Grill House, John O, 7-10pm
11 Buck's Grill House, Sand & Sunnie Sheff
12 Buck's Grill House, The Porch Lights, 7-10pm
15 Buck's Grill House, Eric Jones
18 Buck's Grill House, Sand & Sunnie Sheff
19 Buck's Grill House, Bob & Theresea, 7-10pm
22 Buck's Grill House, Sand & Sunnie Sheff
25 Buck's Grill House, Bob & Theresea
26 Buck's Grill House, Dave Steward Trio
29 Buck's Grill House, Scott Ibex
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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April 2014 Events
April 12-20 48th Annual Easter Jeep Safari- consists of trail rides, mostly day long trips, departing from Moab throughout this week long event. The Red Rock 4-Wheelers of Moab officially runs approximately 9 different trails every day, with "Big Saturday" culminating in the largest ever single trail ride departure happening - around 30 groups line up in down town Moab to head off in every direction for 30 different trails! For more info visit rr4w.com.
April 15-19 Canyonlands Field Institute -Navajo Mountain Culture & Archaeology Trip- Join Navajo guides Eric & Charlene Atene & CFI Naturalist Guides on this vehicle trip with short hikes at Navajo Mountain. This is a rare opportunity to see Navajo culture & sites. You can combine this trip with the April 13-15 Cedar Mesa/Comb Ridge trip for a full week of adventure! Trips benefit CFI school & youth outdoor ed programs. For more info. call 435-259-7750. cfimoab.org.
April 16 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.
April 17 Moonflower Community Cooperative- 6-7:30pm. Spring Cleansing with Bitters Tonic: An informative discussion with Herbalist Sheila Manzagol of Shinning Mtn Herbs. We have historically eaten bitter spring greens to stimulate our digestive function that has gotten sluggish over winter. Now that we have so many choices we typically prefer the tastes of sweet and salty, and avoid bitter foods. This class will discuss the role of bitter herbs for improved digestive function and optimal health. We will review the three categories of bitter herbs: heating, carminative and bitter and will learn how to formulate a bitters tonic. Students will make their own tonic to take home.This is a free class sponsored by Moonflower Cooperative Market.To attend put your name down on the sign up sheet! Limited to 10 participants 39 East 100 North Moab, UT 84532 435-259-5712.
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 17 Salsa Lesson "Time to shine"- this is a footwork, body work, hand flip, shine class. Add some sabor to your salsa! 1 hour int. lesson begins at 7:15, dance social follows. Step out of your comfort zone. $5 MARC 111 E. 100 North 435-259- 6272.
April 17 Western Movie Night - Big 17 foot screen, old movie, Zorro serial, & vintage cartoon. Moab Backyard Theater, 56 W 100 South, 8 pm. Admission 3 dollars.
April 18 Magic Show with Rick Boretti -Moab Backyard Theater, 56 W 100 South 6:30pm.
April 19 *FREE* Open Air Saturday Sunset Salsa Social - behind the Moab Valley Multicultural Center 5:00 - 7:30pm. Donations Appreciated. Food & beverages available for purchase. All ages welcome! Come relax in a comfortable, social environment. BYOB & dance to the hottest salsa, bachata, merengue, & cha cha in the fresh air! Questions? DanceMoab@gmail.com MVMC 156 N. 100 West 435-259-5444.
April 19-20 Free National Park Entrance Day- (opening weekend of National Park Week) - Visit all national parks, including Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, for free! For more info visit nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
April 20 EASTER SUNDAY
April 21-24 Equine Experiential Learning Grand Opening – contact firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com or 435-686-2284
April 22 EARTH DAY- make a special effort to honor our earth today. For more information, go to www.earthday.org/climatevoter.
April 24 Moonflower Community Cooperative-6-7:30pm. Probiotics: Beyond Kombucha with Herbalist Emily Stock. In this class you will learn how to make a daily probiotic juice. The probiotic cultures we will be working with are lactobacillus bifidus and acidophilus. The culture-rich juice is made simply from cabbage and filtered water, and will provide more live probiotics than any product you could purchase in the supplement industry. Bring a quart or half gallon mason jar, and you will be sent home with your initial starter in the making! This is a free class sponsored by Moonflower Cooperative.To attend put your name down on the sign up sheet! Limited to 8 participants 39 East 100 North Moab, UT 84532
April 24 Bachateame Mama! "Bachata Sensual" -lesson & social celebrating the Dominican country dance that rivals tango in sensuality at the MARC. Dance lesson begins at 7:15pm. One hour lesson. Dance social follows. No experience or partner necessary! Snacks & beverages provided. Feel free to bring a snack to contribute. Come ready to laugh, learn, &dance! DanceMoab@gmail.com MVMC 156 N. 100 West 435-259-5444.
April 25 - May 3 Friends of the Library Book Sale. At Grand County Public Library, 257 E. Center Street, Members only but join for $5.00. Friday April 25 from 5:00 to 7:30 P.M. and April 26 to May 3 during regular library hours.
April 25 Moab Poets And Writers Open Mic - The public is invited to join fellow writers for a fun, spontaneous evening of readings of poetry and short prose or to just listen. This event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Mike Duncan, 579 Rosetree Lane, east off of 400 East, between Center and 100 South. For more info contact Marcy at 435-259-6197.
April 25 Premiere of Moab's Wild Western Show- a musical comedy about the history of Moab, featuring a live band & The Uranium Players acting troupe. Moab Backyard Theater, 56 W 100 South 7:30 pm.
April 25-27 Cortez Gun & Sportsman Show- 10am-5pm at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. For more info contact Stephen W. Blackwell at 970-749-9772 or 970-565-8300, firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 25-May 3 KZMU's Spring Radiothon- supporting 22 years of public radio in Moab! There are several ways to donate, first visit volunteers at our table in front of City Market, make a donation and purchase one of our collectible t-shirts for 2014. You can also donate by clicking on the donate button at our website www.kzmu.org or call 435-259-8824.
April 25-27 Moab April Action Car Show - Celebrating our 22nd year. There will be a rod run to Dead Horse State Park on Friday, Saturday is the big show, and Sunday features a second Rod Run. For more info visit moabaprilaction.moab21.com.
April 26 Pueblo to Pueblo Run/ Bike Event-registration is open for the 20th Annual Pueblo to Pueblo Run/ Bike Event, www.cortezculturalcenter.org. This year’s event features a half marathon run, a 5K run/walk & a 50 mile bike event. The Pueblo to Pueblo Run symbolizes ancient & historical runs between communities. For more info Anne Beach, Cortez Cultural Center, 970-565-1151, email@example.com.
April 26 Edge of the Cedars Museum hosts a free reception to meet photographer Bob Maynard and view his latest work. As an added treat, guest artist and ceramicist Cherylene Caver will demonstrate creating pottery in the traditional Ancestral Puebloan style.
Award-winning nature photographer Bob Maynard's work is carried by several galleries throughout Colorado. He is Chairman of the Louisville National Juried Photography Show and provides photo tours and workshops in Colorado, Arizona, Florida and Utah. His photography is exhibited by corporations throughout Colorado and his work was used in a BBC reality TV series in 2011. Cherylene Caver has exhibited her work and demonstrated pottery making at museums throughout the west and Great Plains; most recently at the Colorado Plains Museum in Ft Morgan. Join us at EOC Museum Auditorium at 2:00 p.m. for this free event. Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum is located at 660 West, 400 North, in Blanding. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Daily admission is $5. For more information contact the museum at 435-678-2238.
April 26 *FREE* Open Air Saturday Sunset Salsa Social - behind the Moab Valley Multicultural Center 5:00 - 7:30pm. Donations Appreciated. Food and beverages available for purchase. All ages welcome! Come relax in a comfortable, social environment. BYOB and 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.
April 26 Magic Show with Rick Boretti -Moab Backyard Theater, 56 W 100 South 6:30pm.
April 27 - 7th annual Gear Swap presented by WabiSabi. Buy, sell or trade sports or camping gear. There will be bikes, camp stoves, sleeping bags, tents, boating gear and lots more. 10am thru 1 pm at WabiSabi East 411 Locust Lane. Call 259-9114 for more information.
April 30 Moab Women's Network- meets the last Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm in Rotary Park. Committed to empowering women entrepreneurs by providing opportunities to embrace and enhance their unique talents in a welcoming environment. Bring a snack or dish to share. For more info firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.
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).
May Events 2014
May 1-4 Moab Photography Symposium- is an annual gathering of photography enthusiasts who gather to hear feature presentations, attend workshops and celebrate the joy of photography all in the beautiful area surrounding Moab. The event is open to the public. Registration is required. The Thursday evening keynote is FREE. If you are looking to grow creatively in photography and are willing to share that experience, then we might just be the place for you! For more info visit moabphotosym.com or call 435-259-4176. See ad on page 15A article on pg 8B.
May 2-3 Four Corners Home & Garden Show and Classic Car Show- Friday noon to 6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. See home items, interior decorating, gardening, landscaping, building ideas & new home technologies. Classic Car Show Saturday 9am-4pm included in general admission price. For more info (970) 565-1771 or www.shopcortez.com.
May 2-4 USTRC Team Roping- come watch one of the oldest sports in the west, Team Roping! Watch as two riders & their horses see who can rope the steer the fastest. Spectators are welcomed & there is no charge. Walt Eddy 505.879.6181 email@example.com for more info.
May 3 Gran Fondo Moab - A timed road bicycle event held Moab, Utah. Going 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. Ride it for fun or race your friends! For more info visit granfondomoab.com or call 435-654-8650. for more info. See pg 2B.
May 3 Amasa - a 16.5, 9.5, and 6.5 mile trail running race featuring Amasa Back and Jackson Hole. For more info visit grassrootsevents.net/home/moabs-red-hot-55k-33k or call 719-429-9501.
May 3 The 2014 Enduro Cup presented by GoPro will kick off the summer series in Moab, Utah. This stop will take place on the Magnificent 7 trail system covering approximately 17.5 miles of red rock terrain with four timed stages. Registration is open for professional, amateur, and junior divisions for men and women. A few top places from last year’s race include: Ross Schnell, Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, Heather Irmiger, and Kelli Emmett. We’re collaborating with Grand Country Trail Mix and Chili Pepper Bike Shop. For more information on the Enduro Cup visit www.endurocupmtb.com and to learn about Mountain Sports International, visit www.mtsports.com.
May 3rd Moab Gear Trader Grand Opening 3:00-6:00. Come join us for live music with Hayley & the Tomcats, prizes, and great deals! Enter to win a Schwinn Cruiser Bike. 300 S Main, downstairs of Verizon in the Walker Drug parking lot. Check us out at www.moabgeartrader.com or call (435)355-0333.
May 6 The Moab Garden Club will be meeting at club member Pat Bryd's greenhouse this evening 6:30 pm located at 850 Byrd Ave. Pat grows various plants and orchids in her greenhouse and it should be and interesting evening. For further information contact Patty Larson at 259-7941.
May 7 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 7-11 Ute Mountain/Mesa Verde Birding Festival- join us for tours, banquet, art show, lectures and silent auction. For more info www.UteMountainMesaVerdeBirdingFestival.com or call 970-565-1151. See ad on pg 4B, article on pg 19A.
May 10 Huff to Bluff Marathon & Half Marathon- the race starts on Highway 191 and winds it way to the finish line in Bluff, Utah. Oh, and by the way, the Huff to Bluff is a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. For more info www.hufftobluffmarathon.com or utahscanyoncountry.com. See article on pg 5B.
May 16-20th: 2014 Alison Dunlap Adventure Camps 5-day Moab MTB Skills Camps - Intermediate/Advanced - 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).
May 10, 2014 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 local Moab biologist and wildflower expert Joel Tuhy. Includes lunch, transportation, hikes and interpretive talks. For more info. call 435-259-7750. cfimoab.org.
May 18-23 goneMOAB is the premier Nissan offroad and outdoor experience event. goneMOAB takes place every year in Moab, UT and this will be our 13th year!!!! goneMOAB was started in 2002 as a way for Nissan truck and SUV owners to experience some of the best 4wheeling in the world. In addition to great trail rides you will have the opportunity to experience everything that the amazing Red Rock area of Moab has to offer. gonemoab.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 501-205-9366
May 21 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 24 Ute Mountain Tribal Park Open House- join us for the Porcupine House Tour, Anasazi Sun Calendar, & Geology of Mancos Canyon Tour, transportation is free. Also experience Native American entertainment. No reservations required, first come first serve basis. For more info 970-565-9653 or 970-565-3751 ext. 330. See ad on page 17A.
May 24-25 Moab Arts Festival plus Wine and Beer Festival - See ad on back page of section A.
May 29-31 Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo Rodeo has been a Grand County tradition for over 50 years. The club is a non profit organization. Funding is repaid each year through sponsorship, ticket sales, merchandise & other sales. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. - Grand Entry begins at 7:30 p.m. At the Old Spanish Trail Arena (3641 S Highway 191)
May 30 – Spring Swing Golf Tournament