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August Events in Moab

Aug 28 Dinosaur Tracks of Moab Paleontology Tour - Join Canyonlands Field Institute & the Museum of Moab for this day-long partnership tour and 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 call 435-259-7750. Email: cfimoab.org.

Aug 28 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.

Aug 28 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti - Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Aug 29 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti - Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.


September Moab Events Calendar

Sep 1 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong -at the Grand Center Vitality room with certified teacher, Lisa De Rees, from 1:00-1:45 pm, by donation. Sheng Zhen Gong is a moving & non-moving meditation to quiet the mind, relax the body & elevate the spirit.

Sep 1 Moab Garden Club- will hold its monthly meeting 6:30pm, at 4065 Easy St, Spanish Valley. We visited Rhonda Gotway's property in June of 2014 & are returning to see how her bee pollinator garden gardens have progressed. Her gardens continue to evolve & expand. Contact Patty Larson, moabgardener@yahoo.com or call 259-7941.

Sep 3 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti - Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Sep 3-7 Navajo Mountain Archaeology, Culture & Hiking Trip- Join guest archaeologist Michael Wolfe, Navajo guides Eric & Charlene Atene, & CFI Naturalist Guides on this trip, a rare opportunity to explore & learn about Dinè culture. We will travel to Navajo Mountain, highlighting geography, geology, & historical features along the way, including a short hike to a major ruin site. We will one night at the guest hogan of Rose Atene, traditional Navajo basket maker & Eric’s mom. We will see prehistoric sites dating from Archaic to Pueblo III Ancestral Puebloan in age as well as old picturesque hogans, springs, plants, and grazing areas still used by the Dinè today. We will get up on the mountain for one of the most fantastic views on the Colorado Plateau & explore the maze-like wonderland that lies between the Mountain & the San Juan River. Trip begins & ends in Bluff, Utah. For more info 435-259-7750 or cfimoab.org.

Sep 3-14 Moab Music Festival - bringing 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, and traditional music from around the globe. For info: moabmusicfest.org or call 435-259-7003. See ad pg 1B, article pg 3A.

Sep 4 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.

Sep 4 Moab Music Festival's "From Word to Music"- Literature and poetry have been an important source of inspiration for composers for centuries. "From Words to Music" explores the written word as a wellspring for great music. While some pieces evoke emotion or mood, transforming the written word into sound, others highlight storytelling, combining music with the spoken word. Star Hall, 159 E. Center St, 7pm. For tickets: moabmusicfest.org or 435-259-7003. See ad pg 1B, article pg 3A

Sep 4 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti - Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Sep 5 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.
Sep 5 Moab Music Fesitval's "Chick Corea & Bela Fleck"-with a mix of jazz & pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres, from jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this will be a casual, intimate evening with two legends from different musical worlds. Red Cliffs Lodge, Highway 128 mile marker 14 at 6pm. For tickets: moabmusicfest.org or 435-259-7003. See ad pg 1B, article pg 3A

Sep 5 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti - Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Sep 5-6 Moab Artists Studio Tour - in Moab & Castle Valley. Thirteen Studios plus Gallery Moab open from 10am to 4pm on both days. Visit www.moabstudiotour.com for artists’ names, locations, websites and maps. Maps also available at all studios, Gallery Moab and Moab Information Center. See ad pg 6B, article pg 11A

Sep 5-6 Tar Sands Field Trip & Campout- travel with us to the remote and beautiful Bookcliffs. See the tar sands strip mine & connect to the land in person. Saturday Morning we will leave to tour the mine site. Those who want to will stay the night with folks hosting a permanent vigil near the mine & hike a gorgeous canyon Sunday morning. Dinners will be provided & rides are available. For info: email canyoncountryrisingtide@gmail.com with questions or to RSVP.

Sep 5-7 Labor Day Camp Out & Safari- Drive your own vehicle on 14 different trails including one overnight (2-7 ratings), all guided by experienced, friendly officials. A no hookup campsite, breakfast, dinner and a drawing ticket (on Saturday) are included in the package. For more info visit RR4W.com or call 435-259-ROCK.

Sep 5-7 Wilderness Adventure Camp for Teens: 2nd Annual Bates Wilson Youth Camp
sponsored by Friends of Arches & Canyonlands Parks in partnership with Canyonlands Field Institute, will be held in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. This weekend wilderness adventure is for students in grades 9-12 with interests in national parks, conservation, outdoor education, geology, cultural history, public policy, or careers in the National Park Service or other public land agencies. With the exception of the $50 fee paid by students, the Bates Wilson Youth Camp is fully supported by a grant provided to the Friends of Arches & Canyonlands Parks. For info or to apply contact: Joette Langianese, 435-259-0108 or visit foacp.org/programs (Youth Education tab) to download the application form.

Sep 6 Moab Music Festival's "What the Heck is That? (Cruel & Unusual Instruments)"- This entertaining concert explores forgotten stepchildren of the family of musical instruments. The theremin, the continuum, the hurdy-gurdy, the waterphone, the phono-fiddle, & the nose flute. MMF artists shine a light on the strange beauty, and odd careers of these little known instruments. Audience participation possible.This family-friendly concert is appropriate for ages 6 & higher, yet sophisticated enough to make grandparents laugh. Red Cliffs Lodge, Highway 128 mile marker 14, 6pm. For tickets: moabmusicfest.org or 435-259-7003. See ad pg 1B, article pg 3A

Sep 7 LABOR DAY


Sep 7 Rocky Mountain Power Family Concert- will be hosting Moab Music Festival favorites Paul Woodiel & Christopher Layer as they offer up their Celtic mastery. A prelude to Time for Three, a genre bustine energetic string trio (two violins & bass). Celebrate Labor Day & great music at Moab's shady & serene Old City Park, 2pm.This free concert is sponsored by Rocky Mountain Power & Zions Bank.

Sep 8 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong -at the Grand Center Vitality room with certified teacher, Lisa De Rees, from 1:00-1:45 pm, by donation. Sheng Zhen Gong is a moving & non-moving meditation to quiet the mind, relax the body & elevate the spirit.
Sep 10 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.

Sep 10 Massage Therapist Drew Roots- presents solutions for resolving your chronic aches, pains & muscular tension through Push Therapy. This class will be offered from 6 pm –7:30 pm in the Moonflower Community Cooperative Library, 39 E. 100 North. With questions please call (435) 259-5712 or email info@moonflower.coop

Sep 10 Contra dance, Thursday, Sept. 10th, 8pm (Beginners' Workshop at 7:30pm) At the Moab Arts and Rec. Center, 111 E. 100 N. No partner or experience needed. With live music by the Moab Community Dance Band with caller Peg Harty. Special guest musicians Chris Layer, Moab Music Festival Artist-in-Residence & Friends. $7 suggested donation to benefit the Moab Music Festival Educational Outreach Program

Sep 10 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti - Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Sep 10-12 The San Juan ATV Safari- an incredible three-day adventure that will leave you breathless. From the top of the Blue Mountains in the center of San Juan County to the depths of the surrounding canyons. ATV enthusiasts will experience three fantastic days of world-class riding with a banquet & entertainment at the close of the event. For info: 800-574-4386 or email ATV@sanjuansafari.com. See ad pg. 4B

Sep 11 Moab Music Festival's "MMF Virtuosi"- The artistry and virtuosity of the many musical wizards performing at the MMF is on full display. The artists, some showing off, some sharing their poetic souls, each take a turn in the spotlight performing solo works backed up by their colleagues. Sorrel River Ranch, Highway 128 mile marker 18, 6pm. For tickets: moabmusicfest.org or 435-259-7003. See ad pg 1B, article pg 3A.

Sep 11 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.

Sep 11 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti - Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Sep 12 Creatures of Canyonlands Day Seminar- with Canyonlands Field Institute and Dr. Tim Graham.Join CFI and Dr. Tim Graham and discover the small wonders of the desert environment. This one day seminar features the ecology of the "uncharismatic" microfauna of canyon country...we will explore a variety of habitats in & around Canyonlands National Park, looking for small animals living in these semi-arid environments. Using traps, nets & just poking around, we will find & discuss the roles & lives of insects and arthropods, small mammals, birds & lizards. We will also note animal signs & habits of larger mammals. For more info: 435-259-7750 or cfimoab.org.

Sep 12 Indian Summer Festival- Monticello City Park 10am – 4pm. Four Corners School presents "Lift-Off" model rocket design, building, & launching at the Indian Summer Festival. Join us at this Rotary sponsored event to learn the science behind the engineering & design, flight & aerodynamics, & explosive force behind launching rockets.

Sep 12 RB Burnham & Co American Indian Art & Rug Auction at the Moab Grand Center (182 N 500 W). Preview & free appraisals at 10am, auction at 1 pm. Fun & informative, authenticity guaranteed. No admission fee! For more info visit rbburnhamtrading.com or call 928-688-2777. See ad pg 9A.

Sep 12 Moab Artwalk - Moab Art Walk features local artists & receptions where you can hang around the most interesting people in Moab, view new artwork, & share a refreshment with your favorite artists. 6pm - 9pm. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-4912.See ad and article pg 7B.

Sep 12 Gallery Moab- is hosting a reception for Guest Artist Barbara Churchley & featured gallery artists Robin Straub & Phil Wagner from 6pm- 9pm. Join us during Art Walk at 87 North Main Street. Call 435-355-0024 for details.See article pg 9A and ad pg 5B.

Sep 12 Moab Music Festival's "Clarice Assad & Off The Cliff"- Pianist/singer/composer Clarice Assad, with her quartet, brings her unique Brazilian gifts to the Pavilion.Sorrel River Ranch, Highway 128 mile marker 18, 6pm. For tickets: moabmusicfest.org or 435-259-7003. See ad pg 1B, article pg 3A.

Sep 12 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti - Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Sep 12-13 Steak & Sudsfest Mixed Bestball- for entry information call Moab Golf Club 435-259-6488.

Sep 12-13 Colorfest Quilty Show & Sale- features hundreds of quilts from arount the country, unique vendors, fabrics, patterns & supplies, door prizes, charity quilt drawing & demos. Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-3pm, Admission $3. Silverton Public School Gymnasium, W. 12th & Reese Streets, Silverton, Colorado. For info: 970-387-5654 or info@silvertoncolorado.com

Sep 13 Moab Music Festival's "Harlem Renaissance" - The New York Festival of Song returns for a celebration of the Harlem Renaissance in a program that focuses on the explosion of African-American music & literature between the two World Wars. Awakening the world to the creative power of black America. Star Hall, 159 E. Center St, 7pm. For tickets: moabmusicfest.org or 435-259-7003. See ad pg 1B, article pg 3A

Sep 14-15 Westwater Canyon of the Colorado River- In this fun & informative overnight trip, explore this Wilderness Study Area, with CFI Naturalist-Guides. Immerse yourself in the adventure with a small group, take a side canyon hike, hear behind the scenes stories, & learn about the history & geology of the canyon. This 17 mile river trip offers an insiders perspective on the Westwater WSA at a slower pace. For more info: call CFI at 435-259-7750 or email: info@cfimoab.org.

Sep 14-17 Moab Music Festival's Musical Raft Trip- Lovers of music, nature, & outdoor adventure will find the custom 4-day /3-night Musical Raft Trip on the Colorado River to be the experience of a lifetime. Each day's unique, intimate concerts may include beautiful classical chamber music as well as exuberant traditional & Celtic music. For info: moabmusicfest.org or 435-259-7003.

Sep 15 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong -at the Grand Center Vitality room with certified teacher, Lisa De Rees, from 1:00-1:45 pm, by donation. Sheng Zhen Gong is a moving & non-moving meditation to quiet the mind, relax the body & elevate the spirit.

Sep17 Moab Information Center's Lecture Series - join Seth Jarvis,Director of the Clark Planetarium from Salt Lake City, as he takes us on a journey through the stars! Jarvis has been an enthusiastic amateur astronomer since he built his first telescope at the age of 12. He started working for the Hansen Planetarium in Salt Lake City as an usher in 1978. He then went on to be one of the planetarium’s first “AstroVan” outreach astronomy lecturers & traveled to rural Utah schools. 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! Moab Information Center, corner of Center & Main, 6pm. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association & Museum of Moab.

Sep 17 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti - Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Sep 17-21 Women: Wild By Nature River Rafting Trip - women, whitewater, wisdom & wonder with Canyonlands Field Institute. Join CFI’s Director Karla VanderZanden on this special women-only annual event. This year’s trip takes place on the Upper San Juan River! After a one-night orientation & hotel stay, enjoy three nights camping and river running on the Upper San Juan River, famous for it’s geological wonders, interesting side canyon hikes, extensive prehistoric Indian rock art & dwellings. Women of all ages & backgrounds enjoy this trip; youth 16 & older are welcome too… it can be a memorable time with mom, grandmother or that special “aunt” or mentor. Our group will be congenial & small. Visit cfimoab.org or call 435-259-7750.

Sep 18 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.

Sep 18 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti - Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Sep 18-19 Green River Melon Days- a fun event for everyone with all the melon you can eat! See event schedule and article on pg 23A.

Sep 19 Moab Century Tour - Moab Century Tour - Landscape Worth Training For! Utah's most scenic, fully supported road cycling event. With 40, 60, and 100 mile route options & elevations from 220' to 3200'. A route for every cycling level. Come on out and have some fun! For more info visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889. See article pg 21A and ad pg 2A.

Sep 19 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.

Sep 19 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti - Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Sep19-20 Western Colorado Congress 35th Annual Conference-join us on the Grand Mesa for informative current issue presentations, workshops & trainings, great local foods, dancing, campfire, fun & camaraderie! Non-members welcome & scholarships are available. Complete details & schedule at www.wccongress.org or 970-256-7650.

Sep19-25 Archaeological Survey and Mapping in Southeast Utah- Explore the isolated, seldom-seen archaeology of Cross & Squaw Canyons, the western most canyons in southeast Utah. We will be working with the Bureau of Land Management to help expand their archaeological & rock art database as most sites were not included in previous surveys. Most of the sites in the canyons probably date between A.D.1100-1280, though the rock art may be significantly older. For info: lbradshaw@fourcornersschool.org or 435-587-2156 x1012.

Sep 21-27 Moab Pride Festival & Moab Gay Adventure Week - a week long celebration of adventure, awareness & acceptance. Throughout the festival Moab Pride seeks to contribute to the overall health & well-being of the Moab GLBTQ community & beyond by engaging & partnering with the whole community to create a more informed public. Come celebrate with us! For more info visit moabpride.org or call 310-435-9488.

Sep 22 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong -at the Grand Center Vitality room with certified teacher, Lisa De Rees, from 1:00-1:45 pm, by donation. Sheng Zhen Gong is a moving & non-moving meditation to quiet the mind, relax the body & elevate the spirit.

Sep 22 Moonflower Community Cooperative - will donate 5% of all of our sales to Moab Pride. Each month we choose a different local non-profit to support. With questions call (435) 259-5712 or email info@moonflower.coop.

Sep 23-27 Red Rockin' Moab SXS- Bring your side by side for some great family fun! Go out on trails with your guides & see some of the most amazing scenary you will ever see. Cathy Mattingly 435.260.8726 moabsxs@gmail.com See ad and article pg 19A.

Sep 24 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.

Sept. 24 Moab Information Center's Lecture Series- During the 1890s, thousands of perishable artifacts were excavated from alcoves in southeastern Utah and shipped to museums outside the Southwest. In 2010, Laurie Webster began a project to photograph & systematically document these collections. In this presentation, she will discuss the fascinating histories of these collections & highlight some of the remarkable 1000 to 2000-year-old textiles, baskets, sandals, hides, wooden implements, & other perishable artifacts recovered from these archaeological sites. Project funded by Canyonlands Natural History Association Discovery Pool. Moab Information Center, corner of Center & Main, 6pm. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association & Museum of Moab.

Sep 24 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti - Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Sep 24-27 Mother Of All Boogies (M.O.A.B.) - 11th annual skydiving festival where participants from all over the world converge on Moab for 4 full days of skydiving. First-time tandem skydives are welcomed and encouraged! Jump from 14,500 feet above the ground for 60 seconds of free fall & see Moab from the air under a parachute! For more info visit skydivemoab.com or call 435-259-5867

Sep 25 Moab Pride Orange Party- 8:00pm meet and greet at Club Rio, 2 S. 100 W (Orange attire encouraged.) For more info: moabpride.org

Sep 25 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.
Sep 25 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti - Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Sep 25-27 Sheng Zhen Gong Weekend Workshop- Qigong for Beginners! Weekend Seminar with certified teachers, Lisa De Rees & Don Leathers. Sheng Zhen Gong is a moving & non-moving meditation to quiet the mind, relax the body & elevate the spirit. Don & Lisa have been studying Sheng Zhen forms together since 1998 complementing each other’s teaching style in a relaxed, easy to learn format. Wear loose comfortable clothing & bring a meditation cushion. Choose Friday night only from 6-9 PM, Saturday & Sunday from 9-5, or all three days for the best rate. Contact the Phoenix Rising Center for workshop details and prices 435-259-8123.

Sep 25-27 Red Rocks Amateur- for entry info call Moab Golf Club 435-259-6488.

Sep 26 Clean the Scene 2015- at Arches National Park! Practice stewardship of your public lands by cleaning up trash in your local park. Trash cleanup will take place from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Meet at the Arches Nat'l Park Visitor Center. This is a family friendly event. Participants are encouraged to bring gloves, sunscreen, hats, good shoes, backpacks, water, & snacks. This is a chance to give back & practice stewardship of your National Park land. Call to register (435)719-2244.

Sep 26 Moab Pride Festival- Visibility March at Swanny City Park, 11:00 am, 400 N. 100 W. Pride Festival Noon– 6pm at Swanny City Park (New location.)After Party, 9pm, at Club Rio featuring diva Danielle & DJ Dan. For more info: moabpride.org. See article pg 1B ad pg 15B.

Sep 26 Utah High School Cycling League Mountain Bike Race -come support the future of mt. biking & cheer on your local Moab Red Devil team at the Brands Trails!. 60 high school teams will meet to race out at the Moab Brand Trails. Many teams are traveling from the Salt Lake area & will be out in that area pre-riding the course. We will be using the entire parking area, plus a few more in that area. We usually see around 1500 spectators to the races. Volunteers needed on Sept 25 & 26, http://www.utahmtb.org/volunteers/#volunteermain or for more info call 435-260-6001. For event info visit utahmtb.org or call 801-710-7560.

Sep 26 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 & family in the national parks. For more information visit nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

Sep 26 Edge of the Cedars Museum Lecture Series- Archaeologist David Lee presents Closer Than We Know: Comparing the Rock-Art of Australia & Western North America. 2 pm at the Edge of the Cedars Auditorium, 660 W. 400 North, Blanding, UT. All lectures are free to the public. For info: 435-678-2238. See ad pg 8A.

Sep 26 Magic Show! Magician Rick Boretti - Fun for all ages! Admission is 5 dollars. 7:30pm Moab Backyard Theater—behind Zax at 56 W 100 South.

Sep 26 - October 2 Explore Bryce & Zion National Park- Hike five days in spectacular Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon National Park. Enjoy views of brightly colored hoodoos from the canyon's edge, & gentle tours through rolling meadows filled with fall foliage. $1785 (includes: all food from dinner Day 1 to lunch Day 7, transportation from/to Las Vegas, NV). For more info: lbradshaw@fourcornersschool.org or 435-587-2156 x 1012.

Sep 29 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong -at the Grand Center Vitality room with certified teacher, Lisa De Rees, from 1:00-1:45 pm, by donation. Sheng Zhen Gong is a moving & non-moving meditation to quiet the mind, relax the body & elevate the spirit.

Sep 29 Moments in Nature- Artist Reception - with Utah wilderness photographer, Chad Dutson, from 2pm-5pm in the Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park. Dutson's exhibit, 'Moments in Nature’ features both popular & unique perspectives of diverse landscapes discovered throughout the United States & Caribbean: desert, forest, and coastal scenes. For info visit deadhorsepoint.utah.gov or call 435-259-2614. See article pg 5B.

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