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June Events in Moab

Jun 29 Messy Mondays at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center- an arts experience for toddlers & an adult. Little ones learn hand/eye coordination & you leave the glitter, glue, feathers & paint for us to clean up. 10:30-11:30am, $5 drop in fee. Located at 111 E. 100 North, 435-259-6272.

Jun 29-Jul 2 Moab Summer Camp - Sustainable YOU! with USU Moab & Canyonlands Field Institute. Especially for kids going into 5th through 8th grades, this fun summer adventure & learning experience will get them out & active around Moab during four day-long sessions & one overnight at CFI’s Professor Valley Field Camp. Discover ways we can improve this beautiful place we call home by investigating local waterways, how we travel, what we do with recycling & waste, & where our food comes from, through fun & engaging activities. Scholarships/sibling discounts are available. For more info call 435-259-7750 or email: info@cfimoab.org.

Jun 29-Jul 2 Four Corners School of Outdoor Education’s Canyon Country Discovery Center will host its 8th Earth, Water, Sky Summer Science Camp. 3.5 days of hands-on learning with expert Clark Planetarium & other staff, providing opportunities for Utah student’s, ages 12-18, to learn about astronomy, the night sky, geology, desert rivers, and much more. They will learn while floating the San Juan River from Bluff to Mexican Hat, through one of the most inspirational and classic settings possible for learning about the geologic, astronomical, natural & cultural history of the area. Cost is $150. For info: 435-587-2156 or fourcornersschool.org.


Jul 1 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

Jul 2 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.

Jul 3-4 Moab's Alpine to Slickrock 50 Mile- The MAS 50 is an ultra that will leave even the most seasoned runner wishing he had trained harder! If a gritty, physically challenging race is on your to-do list, then you will want to add the MAS 50 to your ultra calendar. For info email: Directormartinez@yahoo.com or call 435-260-0886.

Jul 4 FOURTH OF JULY

Jul 4 Fourth of July Fireworks Display- sponsored by Grand County, the Grand County Recreation District, & the City of Moab. Fireworks will be choreographed to a playlist & aired on a local radio station and showcased from Lions Back at dark, approximately 10pm. Rain/wind date: within 2 days.

Jul 4 Community Artist in the Parks- How do you experience a place? Join artist Katrina Lund at Natural Bridges National Monument, Owachomo Bridge from 5-9pm, as she shares her sketching with the visitors she meets in the parks, as another tool to deepen their experience. “You don’t have to consider yourself an ‘artist’ to feel the joy & magic of sketching & truly connecting on a different level to these wild & beautiful places.” For info: go.nps.gov/2015CAIP.

Jul 5 Community Artist in the Parks- presents Sketch Crawl. A sketch crawl is a fun, new way of experiencing and connecting to a place. Similar to the age-old tradition of a pub crawl, where people go from pub to pub drinking, a sketch crawl is where people go from location to location and sketch. All ages and levels are welcome, from people who are professional artists to those who have always wanted to try drawing or sketching. Located at Natural Bridges National Monument with artist Katrina Lund. 8am-Noon Sipapu Bridge, 12:30-2pm Horsecollar Ruin and 2:30-5pm Kachina Bridge. For info: go.nps.gov/2015CAIP.

Jul 6 Moab Valley Multicultural Center- presents Multicultural Mondays! Sign your child up for summer camp with curriculum based off of 'visiting' different countries around the world! Camp is for children 6-12 & costs $15 a day. Please inquire about scholarships. Call 435-259-5444 for more information.

Jul 7 Community Artist in the Parks- How do you experience a place? Join artist Katrina Lund at Turret Arch in Arches National Park from 7-10am as she shares her sketching with the visitors she meets in the parks, as another tool to deepen their experience. “You don’t have to consider yourself an ‘artist’ to feel the joy & magic of sketching & truly connecting on a different level to these wild & beautiful places.” For info: go.nps.gov/2015CAIP.

JUL 7 Garden Dinner at the Youth Garden, 7:30pm. Guest Chef Susan Kittler will prepare a four-course meal using fresh garden produce. Dining guests are seated at tables in nooks throughout the garden and enjoy their locally grown meal in the midst of the garden’s beauty. Tickets are $50/person. Reservations required. Call 259-BEAN or make reservations online: youthgardenproject.org/gardendinners All proceeds support youth & community programs. Come enjoy the bounty of the garden with us!

Jul 7-9 Teen River Skills Day Camp - designed for teens entering 7th – 12th grades who are interested in learning rafting & paddling techniques, guiding skills, & area natural history. This day program utilizes paddle & oar-rig rafts, inflatable kayaks, & stand up paddleboards on the Daily section of the Colorado River. This trip is an introduction to river ecology, river dynamics, paddling and rowing techniques, equipment rigging, how to maneuver different types of boats, &important river safety and rescue methods. The valuable skills learned during this course will offer experience for future river trips and outdoor leadership, or guide employment. Spend three awesome summer days learning with CFI’s experienced Naturalist Guides. Scholarships/sibling discounts are available. For more info. call 435-259-7750 or Email: info@cfimoab.org. See article pg 3B

Jul 9 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.

Jul 11 Edge of the Cedars Musuem- presents Historian Fred Blackburn who will speak on Yucca House and Snider's Well: The Case of a Different Cradleboard, 2 p.m. See ad pg 22A.

Jul 12-15 Geology of the Colorado River - Learn about the geology of the Colorado River & Colorado Plateau region on a 3-day river trip between Loma, CO & Cisco, UT through Westwater Canyon. This unique river trip is a joint venture between Canyonlands Field Institute & Plateau Restoration. Geologists Dr. Tamsin McCormick & Professor Andres Aslan lead the trip along with CFI Naturalist Guides, taking you through sandstone layers between 100 million & 170 million years old. Space is limited so register early! For more info 435-259-7750 or Email: info@cfimoab.org.

Jul 14-17 La Sal Mountains Explorer Base Camp – have fun & go fishing with CFI! - This popular camp is available for students entering 5th-8th grades. This overnight eco-adventure is for kids that want to combine active time outdoors with learning cool stuff about our woods & wildlife. Includes nature games, easy hikes, FISHING, stories, art, & more fun. Hands-on science activities take a look at stream life, animals, rocks & fossils, Native American and pioneer tales. Camp is based at Warner Lake Campground’s Group Site in the La Sal National Forest & led by trained CFI Naturalist Guides. Scholarships/sibling discounts are available. For more info 435-259-7750 or Email: info@cfimoab.org.

Jul 15 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

Jul 18 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.
Jul 18-19 Three Person Scramble- for entry info call Moab Golf Club 435-259-6488.

Jul 20-24 Spy Hop for All Ages- is coming to Moab for its third year. For one week Spy Hop will be holding classes in film, game design, music & animation. Moab youth will have the chance to use new technology, learn new skills & have their work shared with everyone. Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North, cost $130. Apply at spyhop.org/moab.

Jul 21-24 La Sal Mountains Explorer Base Camp have fun & go fishing with CFI! - This popular camp is available for students entering 5th-8th grades. This overnight eco-adventure is for kids that want to combine active time outdoors with learning cool stuff about our woods & wildlife. Includes nature games, easy hikes, fishing, stories, art, & more fun. Hands-on science activities take a look at stream life, animals, rocks & fossils, Native American & pioneer tales. Camp is based at Warner Lake Campground’s Group Site in the La Sal National Forest & led by trained CFI Naturalist Guides. Scholarships/sibling discounts are available. For info 435-259-7750 or Email: info@cfimoab.org.

Jul 23 Community Artist in the Parks- How do you experience a place? Join artist Katrina Lund at the Visitors Center in Arches National Park from 9-11am as she shares her sketching with the visitors she meets in the parks, as another tool to deepen their experience. “You don’t have to consider yourself an ‘artist’ to feel the joy & magic of sketching & truly connecting on a different level to these wild & beautiful places.” For info: go.nps.gov/2015CAIP.

Jul 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.

Jul 24 Utah Pioneer Day

Jul 24 Pioneer Day Ice Cream Social, 7-9pm is held on the lawn at the Museum of Moab, 118 E Center Street. Live music. Donations will be accepted. For info: moabmuseum.org or 435-259-7983.

Jul 26 Community Artist in the Parks- How do you experience a place? Join artist Katrina Lund at Natural Bridges National Monument, Square Tower from 6-9pm, as she shares her sketching with the visitors she meets in the parks, as another tool to deepen their experience. “You don’t have to consider yourself an ‘artist’ to feel the joy & magic of sketching & truly connecting on a different level to these wild & beautiful places.” For info: go.nps.gov/2015CAIP.

Jul 26-31 Teen Summer Camp: River Adventure Week - a 6-day learning adventure for teens entering 9th-12th grades. Spend 6 awesome days paddling & rowing on the Colorado River with CFI’s experienced Naturalist Guides. Learn to navigate whitewater rivers, practice river reading skills, & how to row a raft or paddle a ducky. This is a hands-on experience using paddle boats & inflatable kayaks. The camp starts at the Loma, CO Boat Launch & ends at the Hittle Bottom Boat Launch on highway 128 near Moab. All participants help in prepping gear, rigging the boats at the boat ramp, paddling downstream, setting up camps &preparing meals guide style! Scholarships/sibling discounts are available. For more info 435-259-7750 or Email: info@cfimoab.org.

Jul 27 Community Artist in the Parks- How do you experience a place? Join artist Katrina Lund at Hovenweep National Monument Hovenweep Castle from 8am-Noon, as she shares her sketching with the visitors she meets in the parks, as another tool to deepen their experience. “You don’t have to consider yourself an ‘artist’ to feel the joy & magic of sketching & truly connecting on a different level to these wild & beautiful places.” For info: go.nps.gov/2015CAIP.

Jul 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.

Jul 31 Dinosaur Tracks of Moab Paleontology Tour join Canyonlands Field Institute & the Museum of Moab for this day-long partnership tour & visit the best of the best tracks left by dinosaurs in the Moab area. You’ll see some of the most spectacular dinosaur footprint sites of the Jurassic & Cretaceous periods including tracks left by carnivorous and herbivorous giants on ancient lake shores, river sandbars, & in inter-dune oases. Bring a camera & be prepared to walk where dinosaurs roamed millions of years ago. The trip’s guide, John Foster, Director of the Museum of Moab, is a vertebrate paleontologist specializing in the paleoecology of Late Jurassic terrestrial ecosystems. He has worked in Mesozoic rocks of the Colorado Plateau region, & most frequently in the Moab area, for more than 20 years. Lunch, snacks & water are provided. For info: 435-259-7750 or Email: cfimoab.org.

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