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Moab Happenings Calendar of Events

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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 August

Aug 26 Buck's Grill House, Dave Steward, 7-10pm
Aug 27 Moab Backyard Theater, Bluegrass with Quicksand Soup, 8pm
Aug 27 Woody's Tavern, Latin Dancing (Una Noche Caliente!), 9pm
Aug 28 Club Rio, The Mondegreens, 9:30pm
Aug 29 Buck's Grill House, Lost Buffalo, 7-10pm
Aug 29 Blu Bar, Lost Buffalo, 7pm
Aug 29 Moab Backyard Theater, Western Music, 8:30pm
Aug 29 Woody's Tavern, Jack & Jill, 9pm
Aug 29 Club Rio, Moab Electronic Music & Art Festival, 9pm
Aug 30 Club Rio, Moab Electronic Music & Art Festival, 9pm
Aug 30 Blu Bar, Community Music Night with Scott Ibex, 7pm
Aug 30 Woody's Tavern, Jack & Jill, 9pm

Music Locations

Blu Bar
811 S. Main Street
435-259-3333

Buck's Grill House & Lounge
1393 N. Hwy 191
435-259-5201

Moab Backyard Theater
56 W. 100 South
435-260-0446

Club Rio

2 South 100 West
435-259-6666

Woody's Tavern
221 S. Main Street
435-259-3550

Peace Tree Cafe
20 S. Main Street
435-259-0101

This calendar of events contains the most up-to-date and accurate information available at press time. Links to this page for informational purposes are encouraged. Event dates, times and locations are always subject to change. The Moab Happenings calendar of events is provided for the exclusive purpose to assist individuals with their personal plans. Reproduction of this information in electronic or printed form for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited except by written authorization from the publisher of Moab Happenings. All contents of this page are protected by copyright.

August Events 2014

Aug 25 Free National Park Entrance Day (National Park Service Birthday) - Visit all national parks, including Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, for free! For more info visit nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

Aug 25 Discovery Center- hosts night sky program. See article on pg. 17B.

Aug 26 Moab Women's Network-6pm at Rotary Park. Bring a snack or dish to share. MWN is committed to empowering women entrepreneurs by providing opportunities to embrace and enhance their unique talents in a welcoming environment. For info moab.women@gmail.com.

Aug 28-Sep 8 Moab Music Festival- every September, the award-winning Moab Music Festival brings world-class musicians to stunning red rock venues around Moab, Utah for a feast of chamber music, jazz, & traditional music concerts. We call it "music in concert with the landscape," celebrating old & new chamber music, jazz with a Latin flavor, & traditional music from around the globe. For info and tickets see www.moabmusicfest.org or 435-259-7003

Aug 28-30 2014 Utah State H.O.G. Rally - a Harley-Davidson Motor Company event. This destination rally takes place in Moab, Utah, surrounded by the warmth & hospitality of a small resort town at the center of some of the most stunning red rock landscapes on Earth. Local residents are encouraged to participate as spectators at our events, including our bike games behind the drivers license division from 6:30pm-8:30pm Aug 28th. Our bike show & bike wash will be at the Moab Valley Inn on Aug 28 from 1-5pm. Harley Davidson will be providing 2015 bikes for demo & those who would like to participate need a valid motorcycle license & helmet. For info visit utstatehogrally.com or call 385-414-8048.

Aug 29 Relay for Life Dutch Oven Cook Off- 3pm at Old City Park. Grab your favorite camp cook & come support The American Cancer Society & Relay for Life. For info call Yordy 970-986-9141.

Aug 29-30 Moab Electronic Music & Arts Festival-
2 nights, 16 artists, 12,000 watts of sound. Club Rio, 2 S. 100 West, 435-259-2654.

Aug 29-Sept 1 Bates Wilson Youth Camp - The Friends of Arches & Canyonlands Parks, in partnership with Canyonlands Field Institute, is celebrating Canyonlands National Park’s 50th anniversary this year with the first annual Bates Wilson Youth Camp. For more info see pg. 1B.

Aug 30 Multicultural Market-
9am-1pm, 156 North 100 West. Browse, Shop,Sell, Eat. Selling food, collectibles, handmade merchandise, jewelry, art, crafts, fresh fruit & vegetables. Musicians Welcome! Interested vendors please call 435-259-1601. Fee only $10 or 15% whichever is less.

Aug 30-31 Moab Artists Studio Tour - visit the homes and professional studios of local artists. It is an opportunity to observe and ask questions of your favorite artists. Tour runs from 10am-4pm both days. For info visit www.moabstudiotour.com.

Aug 30-Sept 1 Red Rock 4 Wheelers 2014 Labor Day Safari & Campout- a family-focused event that includes not only wheeling together, but camping together as well as other activities. Headquartered at Moab Rim Camppark located at 1900 S. Hwy 191. Daily trail runs led by fun & knowledgeable Red Rock 4-Wheelers. A great chance to rub shoulders with other jeepers, hang out in a family friendly environment & share stories. For info www.rr4w.com.


Sept 1 LABOR DAY

Sept 1 Rocky Mountain Power Free Family Picnic Concert- a tradition in conjunction with the Moab Music Festival. 2pm at Swanny City Park, corner of 100 West & Park Dr. See article on pg. 4A.

Sept 5 Fall Couples Classic Golf Tournament- Hideout Golf Club, Monticello, Utah. www.hideoutgolf.com See article on pg.17B.

Sept 5 Moab Area Art Classes with Kathy Cooney- create your own masterpiece on the scenic Colorado River. Beginner class 2pm-4pm, supplies provided. All proceeds go to Canyonlands Natural History Association's Discovery Pool Program which supports science & research on the Colorado Plateau. $60 pp, sign up 800-840-8978 or alishia@cnha.org. Space is limited, sign up by Aug 22nd.

Sept 6 Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum- hosts lecture by Laurie Webster, Re-Excavating the Past: New Work with Ancient Textiles, Baskets, Wood, and Hides from Southeastern Utah.Lecture starts at 2pm, 660 W. 400 N, Blanding, Utah. For more info: 435-678-2238. See ad on pg 17B.

Sept 6-7 Steak & Sudsfest Mixed Bestball Golf Tourney-Moab Golf Club, 2705 E. Bench Rd, 435-259-6488.

Sept 11 Bruce Hucko~Four Corners of Inspiration-Moab photographer, author & children’s art coach will share images & audio recordings from his many diverse photo & radio projects including some new audio work for the Canyonlands Anniversary. Additional imagery includes Canyonlands landscapes, Cedar Mesa ruins, NW Coast & images of artists and friends. Hucko’s Four Corners of inspiration are the Landscape, the People (culture, arts & perception), Self (the internal landscape) & the Medium. Hucko will share his thoughts, feelings, stories & techniques used to create his work. Hucko’s work appears in 11 trade books, several self-published books, numerous magazines & two NPS slide shows. Hucko teaches art at HMK where he is known as Art Coach. 6pm at Moab Information Center, Center & Main. 2014 Lecture Series sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Museum of Moab.

Sept 11- 13 See Information box on this page for Canyonlands 50th Celebration activities.

Sept 11-13 San Juan ATV Safari- Blanding, Utah. See article on pg. 17B.

Sept 12 Garden Dinner - presented by the Youth Garden Project, 530 S. 400 East. Join Chef Ken Moody for a gourmet meal that is sure to impress. Enjoy a locally grown meal in the midst of the garden's beauty along with live jazz. Garden Dinners help raise funds for youth & community programs. $50 pp, advance reservations required call 435-259-BEAN.

Sept 13-14 Racing in the Rockies- Come watch as fast horses & their riders compete in the popular sport of Barrel racing. Spectators are welcomed to come & watch the show free of charge. Terri Gold 970.390.3712 or racingintherockies.com.

Sept 13 Rio Conchos - 7:40 pm - At the Moab Information Center. Part of the "Made in Moab" collection. Enjoy an incredible outdoor movie experience in the heart of Moab. Admission is free and fun for the whole family! Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association

Sept 18 Dr. James Allison ~ Excavation at Alkali Ridge- one of the largest & most extensively excavated Pueblo I villages in the northern Southwest & in southeastern Utah. The site was first excavated in 1932 & 1933 by J.O. Brew of Harvard University, who dug all or part of 118 storage rooms, 11 pit houses, & 25 surface habitation rooms belonging to the early Pueblo I component. Recent work at the site beginning in 2012 has included reexcavating several rooms originally excavated by Brew in 1932 & new excavations of adjacent surface habitation rooms. This work has shed light on the excavation methods used in the original excavations. The recent excavations also largely support Brew’s interpretation of the site as a village housing people with diverse backgrounds that was destroyed by fire before the inhabitants had a chance to recover food & other belongings from their houses. 6pm at Moab Information Center, Center & Main. 2014 Lecture Series sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Museum of Moab.

Sept 19-23 Moab International Film Festival - Our purpose is to showcase stellar independent films of cultural & educational value for film-goers to enjoy. We aim to share uniquely powerful stories, concepts, & ideas from around the world. In addition, we seek to further independent films which have a positive effect on society. For more info visit moabfilmfestival.org or call 435-261-2393.

Sept 19-20 Red Rocks Amateur Golf Tourney- Moab Golf Club, 2705 E. Bench Rd, 435-259-6488.

Sept 20 Moab Century Tour- this annual event is packed with road cycling benefiting the Moab Cancer Treatment & Resource Center along with survivorship programs. See description pg. 2B.

Sept 20 Wildlife of Canyonlands Day Seminar with Canyonlands Field Institute & Dr. Tim Graham - This one day wildlife seminar features the ecology of the "uncharismatic" microfauna of canyon country...we will explore a variety of habitats in the canyon country near Moab, looking for small animals living in these semi-arid environments. Using traps, nets & just poking around, we will look for insects and other arthropods, small mammals, birds and lizards. We will note animal signs & habits of larger mammals such as Big Horn Sheep. For info 435-259-7750 or cfimoab.org.

Sept 20 Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum- hosts lecture by Winston Hurst , Fading Traces: The Archaeology of Southeast Utah's Forgotten Roads.Lecture starts at 2pm, 660 W. 400 N, Blanding, Utah. For more info: 435-678-2238.

Sept 24-28 11th Annual M.O.A.B. (Mother of All Boogies)- join us for a 5 day skydiving festival over beautiful Moab. Using two large turbine aircraft we will have jumping from sunrise to sunset. We welcome first-time tandem skydivers & offer specialty & high altitude skydives to experienced jumpers. Reservations highly recommended call Rachel Sutton 435-259-5867 or skydivemoab.com.

Sept 25 Seth Jarvis ~ Stars - Join the Director of the Clark Planetarium (in Salt Lake City), Seth Jarvis, as he takes us on a journey through the stars! Seth Jarvis has been an enthusiastic amateur astronomer since he built his first telescope at the age of 12. Seth became the director of the Clark Planetarium when it opened in 2003. He is the author of several programs that now play in planetariums & science centers around the world. Come explore the night sky & learn what the stars have to teach us! 6pm at Moab Information Center, Center & Main. 2014 Lecture Series sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Museum of Moab.

Sept 25-27 Red Rocking ATV-UTV Event - 3rd Annual. See ad on 16A.

Sept 26 Indiana Jones - 7:15 pm at the Moab Information Center. Part of the "Made in Moab" collection. Enjoy an incredible outdoor movie experience in the heart of Moab. Admission is free and fun for the whole family! Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase.

Sept 26-27 Green River Melon Cruise Car Show- Open to all years, makes, & models of cars, trucks, motorcycles & special interest vehicles. Located at Green River City Park. Registration the 26th at 4pm, BBQ 6-8pm. Late registration the 27th 9am, "Melon Cruise" 10:30am, Show time 11am. Entry fee $25. For more info call Charlene 435-813-2961 or meloncruise@gmail.com.

Sept 27 Free National Park Entrance Day (National Public Lands Day) - Visit all national parks, including Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, for free! For more info visit nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

Sept 27 Navajo Rug and Estate Auction - Join R.B. Burnham & Co. for an exciting auction of over 200 quality vintage and contemporary Navajo rugs. Moab Grand Center, 182 North 500 West. Informal rug appraisals start at 9 A.M., Preview 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Auction at 1:00 PM. For more info visit rbburnhamtrading.com or call 928-688-2777.

Sept 27 Celebrate the Stars- rangers from Dead Horse Point State Park & Canyonlands National Park explore our night skies. A short interpretive program followed by telescope viewing. Programs will take place in good weather or bad. Bring a chair, a red flashlight (if you have one), & warm clothes. 7:30pm at Dead Horse Point Visitor Center.

Sept 30-Oct 7 Horse Clinic-Daniel Brimhall 406.459.3525 Just a group of horse lovers getting together & getting some help with their horses. In the afternoons we will most likely be going out on trails. Daniel Brimhall 406.459.3525.
Sept 30 Moab Women's Network-6pm at Rotary Park. Bring a snack or dish to share. MWN is committed to empowering women entrepreneurs by providing opportunities to embrace and enhance their unique talents in a welcoming environment. For info moab.women@gmail.com.

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