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February Events

Feb 10-12 Three Day Business Workshops- strategies for merchandising, marketing, customer service & business improvements. Presentation by small business consultant Marc Willson.10am-Noon each day at USUMoab. Contact Kris 435-797-5111 or

Feb 10 Delicate Stitchers’ Guild meeting 6:30pm, social 7:30pm. Meeting at the Grand Center. All are welcome! It's Sew Moab, 435-259-0739

Feb 11 USU Entrepreneur Leadership Series- Impacting The WASY Top Consumer Brands Grown. 6pm. For info: 435-259-7432 .

Feb 11 Una Noche Caliente- at the World Famous Woody's Tavern, 221 S. Main St. 9PM Free bachata lesson taught by Hurricane Rita. Followed by One Hot Night of Dancing with DJ Kheylita spinning salsa, bachata, & Latin rhythms. Must be over 21.

Feb 13 $1 Bhangra Choreography Session- at South Town Gym (170 S HW 191). 8:15 AM Taught by Hurricane Rita in a fitness format. Learn an Indian inspired high energy dance choreography in a fitness format for $1.
Feb 13 Unleashing the Light- Gallery Moab fundraiser 6-8pm, 87 N. Main 435-355-0024. See article pg 7


Feb 14 Red Hot 55K/33K- runners will have majestic views of the La Sal Mountains to the southeast and breathtaking views of Canyonlands National Park to the west. This event has sold out at 800 runners and we would love the help of the Moab community. If you can volunteer contact Chris Martinez. Email: or call 435-260-0886

Feb 14 Puttin’ on the Ritz; Enjoy an evening of exquisite dining, lively dancing, & enchanting company at the best party of the year to celebrate 25 years of community service with Seekhaven! Social hour 6pm; Dinner 7pm at the Grand Center, 182 N. 500 West. Call Jaylyn or Kari for details, 435 259-2229. See ad pg 5

Feb 14 Dance Moab's 2nd Annual Red Hot Latin Flavor: Fiesta en Rojo & Daddy Daughter Dance- come to the Moab Arts & Recreation Center 111E 100N. Doors open at 6pm with dinner & beverages available by donation. 6:15pm beginner salsa lesson for all ages. 7pm The real fun begins with performances & live salsa by Kokopelli Tropical. This is an event you don't want to miss! All donations benefit the community funded dance team, Salsa Picante. Red clothing is encouraged, not required. Email with questions.

Feb 14-16 National Park Fee Free Day - Arches & Canyonlands National Parks are joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees for several days in 2015 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors & spend time with their friends and family in the national parks. For more information visit

Feb 15 Wabi Sabi Brunch -10am to 12:30pm at Sabaku Sushi on Center St. Created to help locals through the lean winter season when many are laid off or on reduced hours. The brunches are free or by donation & open to the public. Wabi Sabi has served over 10,000 meals in the Moab community since 2006.


Feb 18 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.

Feb 18 USU Entrepreneur Leadership Series- Franchising: An Alternative To The Startup. 6pm. For info: 435-259-7432 .

Feb 18-21 Quilted Moab- Moab's first quilting retreat. Lecture, classes & trunk show. Classes, games & give-a-ways to registered quilters.For info: or call 435-259-6283. See article pg 2

Feb 19 Fourth Annual Moab Adult Spelling Bee- Star Hall at 6:30 pm. Teams dress up in costumes. Audience enjoys the great costumes, trying to spell the words on their own, & lots of laughs. To participate contact or call 435-259-9797. Audience Admission $5. See ad pg 16 & article pg 22

Feb 21 Moab Regional Hospital Community Health Fair- empower your health at Moab's 11th annual Community Health Fair from 10am-1pm at the Grand Center. Over 30 booths offering health screenings, nutrition tips, health strategies, chair massages, prizes and much more! For information or to register a booth call 435-719-4076. See ad pg 2 & article pg 8

Feb 21 Trashion Show 2015 - Join us at Woody’s, 221 S. Main St, in your best fashion made from trash & recycled materials. Dance to Moab’s finest DJs, show off your recycled style & support Canyonlands Community Recycling (CCR) at this energizing winter event! All proceeds will help support CCR's mission of enhancing sustainability by empowering the Moab community to reduce, reuse & recycle. Music starts at 8pm. Admission is $10 with a costume & $15 without. See you there!

Feb 25 USU Entrepreneur Leadership Series- Testing Tenacity: Building Businesses, Climbing Everest. 6pm. For info: 435-259-7432 .

Feb 25 Una Noche Caliente- at the World Famous Woody's Tavern, 221 S. Main St. 9PM Free bachata lesson taught by Hurricane Rita. Followed by One Hot Night of Dancing with DJ Kheylita spinning salsa, bachata, and Latin rhythms. Must be over 21.

Feb 25-27 Wilderness Responder Recertification- a 3 day scenario based course for review & practice of evacuation & decision making guidelines in the wilderness medicine field. For info: 800-860-5262 or

February 26: Free film! The Grand County Library and the Utah Film Center present PUMP: A documentary that tells the story of America's addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it - and finally win choice at the pump. 7 pm Thursday, February 26 @ Star Hall 159 E. Center St. For more info call the library at 435-259-1111.

February 27 Moab Poets And Writers presents the first open mic of 2015 at the Wake & Bake, 57 S. Main in McStiff's Plaza, starting at 6:30 pm. All are welcome - locals, neighbors, relatives, friends and travelers. Read your poetry or short prose, or just listen to the voices of our local writers. Food & drinks are available for purchase. Call Marcy 435-259-6197 for info.

Feb 27 - Mar 1 DOCNA Dog Agility Dogs on Course North America will host a variety of obstacle courses, teeter totters, tunnels, jumps & zig-zag weave poles at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Hwy 191. Friday 6pm-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am to 4pm .Spectators are welcome to watch for free, but they should leave their own dogs at home. For info: 970-261-2148

March Events

Mar 4 USU Entrepreneur Leadership Series- Pro Triathlete Who Revolutionized Women’s Sportswear. 6pm. For info: 435-259-7432 .

Mar 6-8 Poison Spider THAW - Fun weekend of demo bicycles & industry events. The Thaw kicks off on Friday with a women's only group ride/skills clinic & continues throughout the weekend at the Moab Brand trails. Come join Moab's best bike guides & cycling personalities for a great time! For info visit or call 435-259-7882.

Mar 6-7 4th Annual Celebrate Cedar Mesa Day- First, join us on Friday for a service day on public lands & the premier of the film Walking the Mammoth on Friday evening. Saturday features the main presentations, archaeology updates & talks about visiting & protecting the landscape that is so important to us. Join us for dinner & to dance the evening away. Check our website for details & registration:

Mar 7 Moab Off-Road Duathlon & Spring Trail Run Moab Off-Road Duathlon (3k run, 12k mtn bike, 6k run) and Spring Trail Run (6k or 17K options). Open to the public. Experience the awesome Moab trails in the North Klondike area! Participants will receive a t-shirt, meal, & awards. For info visit or call 970-389-4838. See article pg 3

Mar 9-10 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Moab - The year's best films on Mountain Adventure & Culture. For info visit or call 435-259-4859.

Mar 13-15 Outerbike Spring 2015 - Test out the all of the latest & greatest bikes on the world-class trails of Moab, Utah. For three days, the world’s best bike & gear manufacturers will be set up at the Outerbike Expo site. You can walk through & see next year’s innovations, pick a bike you’d like to try & take it for a ride. Repeat as needed. There are 20 miles of connected loops that range from fun & easy to technical & gnarly. Your registration fee buys you access to the all the bikes, lunches, shuttled rides, prizes, movies & entrance to our evening parties. For info: Western Spirit Cycling 800-845-2453.

Mar 14 – 15: Quilting in the Red Rocks, 8th biennial quilt show, presented by Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild. Location is the Grand Center, 182 N 500 W. Free Admission! Saturday: 9am -5pm.; Sunday: 10am-4pm. View traditional, antique & art quilts, as well as wearable art & quilted home décor. Vendors from Utah, Colorado & New Mexico. Merchandise will include batiks, hand-dyed fabrics, patterns, threads, books, kits, notions, & much, much more. A certified quilt appraiser will be on hand. For a fee, she will appraise your antique or new quilts. For more information, contact Marian Eason at 259-6447, or

Mar 14-17 Moab Skinny Tire Festival - celebrating Life & the Sport of Road Cycling. Four days of exhilarating road cycling in the spectacular red rock canyons, arches & mountains of Moab. This event is a fundraiser for cancer survivors & research programs directly benefitting the Moab Cancer Treatment Center & regional cancer treatment programs. Get inspired & make a difference in the lives of those living with, through, & beyond cancer. Info: or call 435-260-8889.

Mar 21 Canyonlands Half Marathon & 5 Mile- the scenic USATF sanctioned and certified course follows the Colorado River through a dramatic red rock canyon. Food, awards, raffle, beer garden & live music await you at the finish in downtown Moab. For info visit or call 435-259-4525.

Mar 21-22 24 Hours of Utah - Team Relay, Solo Challenges, 6 Hour Nighttime Fun Run, 50K, 100K & 100 mile categories. It is a series of endurance races that brings out the sense of adventure, stubborn determination & fun in every competitor! This race is all day & all night where runners can participate in a number of distances or timed events. For info visit or call 303-249-1112.

Mar 25 USU Entrepreneur Leadership Series- Successful Author, Entrepreneur & Miss America.For info: 435-259-7432 .
Mar 28-Apr 4 Annual Easter Jeep Safari consists of trail rides, mostly day long trips, departing from Moab Utah throughout the 9 day long event. Full information about the Safari is available in a colorful newspaper found in many locations around town. The official event is hosted by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers Inc. one of the the local four wheel drive clubs of Moab.

Mar 31-Apr 3 Youth Rock Camp- a program of KZMU for youth 8-17. $100 registration, scholarships available, lunch included. A finale performace on April 3rd at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North at 7pm. For info:

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