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Moab Happenings Calendar of Events

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March Events

Mar 20 First Day of Spring

Mar 20 Michael Tilley Concert-
Monticello High School Auditorium, 7:00pm. Admission: Family $30, Adults $12, Students $6. For more information, contact Derryl Jack at: (435)587-2218

Mar 21 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong -
is a moving & non-moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Lisa De Rees from 1:00-1:45pm, by donation, at the Grand Center Vitality Room, 182 N. 500 West. 435-260-9678.

Mar 22 Stress Less: Creating Inner Peace & Quiet- with Christina Myers, Integrated Health & Wellness, 6 -7:30pm at 150 E. Center St. See full description March 15th. See article & ad pg 17B

Mar 23 Magic Night at Moab Backyard Theater- Prepare to be astonished with the award-winning downtown magic of Rick Boretti. 7pm $10 for adults & $5 for kids. Behind Zax at 56W 100 South.

Mar 23 Tiny Tot Program - Canyon Country Discovery Center Monticello. Engage your children in discovery & fun! Thursdays 10:30am - 11am. fourcornersschool.org 435-587-2156.

Mar 23 Learn to Boulder - Canyon Country Discovery Center Monticello. We provide shoes, basic instruction. Bouldering nights are FREE. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Thursdays 5:30pm - 8pm. fourcornersschool.org 435-587-2156.

March 24 - John Wesley Powell's Birthday Celebration - John Wesley Powell River History Museum, Green River. Celebrate John Wesley Powell's birthday with games, cake, and free admission to the museum all day! The museum is open from 9-5. johnwelseypowell.com

Mar 24 Gravel Pit Lanes - 7pm No-Tap Monte Carlo, Moab Style! Call (435) 259-4748 to reserve a spot - only 12 lanes available.1078 Millcreek Drive.

Mar 24 Magic Night at Moab Backyard Theater- Prepare to be astonished with the award-winning downtown magic of Rick Boretti. 7pm $10 for adults & $5 for kids. Behind Zax at 56W 100 South.

Mar 25 Behind the Rocks Ultra - created to highlight Moab's hidden gems; the the views of the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Area, technical slickrock trails of Moab, & the snow capped La Sal mountains. For info: madmooseevents.com or call 719-429-9501.

Mar 25 Magic Night at Moab Backyard Theater-
Prepare to be astonished with the award-winning downtown magic of Rick Boretti. 7pm $10 for adults & $5 for kids. Behind Zax at 56W 100 South.

Mar 25 Snowshoe Adventures with Canyon Country Discovery Center
- grab a pair of snowshoes & join staff at the Dalton Springs parking area for a winter adventure. Search for signs of wildlife, discover plant & animal adaptations & learn about winter safety. No experience necessary. Reservations are required. Bring your own snowshoes or rent for $2. 1:30pm-3pm. For info: fourcornersschool.org 435-587-2156

Mar 25-27 Moab Rocks Mountain Bike Stage Race- takes some of the regions best classic & new routes including Klondike, Porcupine Rim & Mag 7, combines them into a 3-day masterpiece of xc & timed descents in a fully supported format. For more info: transrockies.com/moab-rocks/ or call 877-373-3376.

Mar 26 Paws for the Cause- Sunday brunch benefit for the Humane Society of Moab Valley. Join us at Jeffrey's Steakhouse for mimosas, coffee & gourmet brunch bites. 11am-2pm, $60 per person, RSVP by March 18th. Advance ticket purchase required. For info: 435-259-4862

Mar 27 Free Moonflower Class- What does a Belgium Waffle, a Mushroom Garden Burger & a Meat Ball have in common? OATMEAL!!! Come learn how to creatively eat oatmeal for breakfast, lunch & dinner! Three classic recipes, prepared vegan & gluten free! This free Moonflower class will be taught by Science teacher Tommy Mayer, maker of Tommy's Tonics, from 6-7:30pm in the NEW Moonflower kitchen. Please sign up at Moonflower!

Mar 27 Ricklen Nobis & Walter Hayman Concert-
7:00pm at the San Juan High School Auditorium. Admission: Family $30, Adults $12, Students $6. For info: Derryl Jack at: (435)587-2218.

Mar 28 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong - is a moving & non-moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Lisa De Rees from 1:00-1:45pm, by donation, at the Grand Center Vitality Room, 182 N. 500 West. 435-260-9678.

Mar 29 Stress Less: Creating Inner Peace & Quiet- with Christina Myers, Integrated Health & Wellness, 6 -7:30pm at 150 E. Center St. See full description March 15th. See article & ad pg 17B

Mar 29 GiddyUP! Film Tour - A traveling mountain bike film tour and #bikeparty that'll get you stoked to ride your bike. Comedy. Drama. Adventure. A bit of everything. 1.5 hours of short-length films including an intermission raffle with killer schwag. Star Hall 7pm to 9pm

Mar 30 Love UT Give UT- support the MVMCfor this 24 hour online event that encourages everyone to be a philanthropist & contribute to Utah’s nonprofits through a single online giving platform. It’s one extraordinary day to support the organizations that make Utah special. The minimum donation is $10. There is no maximum donation limit. For info: 435-259-5444

Mar 30 Magic Night at Moab Backyard Theater- Prepare to be astonished with the award-winning downtown magic of Rick Boretti. 7pm $10 for adults & $5 for kids. Behind Zax at 56W 100 South.

Mar 31 Gravel Pit Lanes -
7pm No-Tap Monte Carlo, Moab Style! Call (435) 259-4748 to reserve a spot - only 12 lanes available.1078 Millcreek Drive.

Mar 31 Magic Night at Moab Backyard Theater- Prepare to be astonished with the award-winning downtown magic of Rick Boretti. 7pm $10 for adults & $5 for kids. Behind Zax at 56W 100 South.

Mar 31-Apr 2 Spring Outerbike - test ride all of the latest & greatest bikes and gear on the world-class trails of Moab, Utah. For three to four days, the world’s premier bike & gear manufacturers set up at the Outerbike expo site. You can browse the latest innovations, pick a bike you’d like to try and take it for a ride. For info: outerbike.com or call 800-845-2453 or 435-259-8732. See ad pg 24A

March 31 - April 2 - Rock & Mineral Festival! Hosted at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum. The festival is free and open to the public, and will feature rock and mineral vendors, natural history field trips, and fun for the whole family. Visit greenriverrocks.com for the most up-to-date schedule of events. Festivities begin Friday evening March 31st with a lecture on important dinosaur discoveries in the Green River area by state paleontologist Dr. Jim Kirkland. Vendors, craft demonstrators, and family activities will be set up on the museum grounds on Saturday and Sunday. Experts will lead field trips to Fossil Point, nearby dinosaur tracks, and petroglyph sites during the weekend. There are spots available for vendors. It is free to apply and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Visit greenriverrocks.com for vendor information. The festival is accepting sponsors. Call Maria at 435-564-3330 for details. The John Wesley Powell River History Museum, located at 1765 East Main Street in Green River, connects people and communities to the significance of river history by celebrating the cultures and landscapes of the Colorado Plateau. Learn more about the museum at johnwesleypowell.com.



April Events

Apr 1 April Fools' Day

Apr 1-2 Racing in the Rockies - come watch some of the fastest horses & their riders compete for top spot in the popular sport of Barrel Racing! It is free to come & watch, we love the support! For info: raceingintherockies.com or 970-390-3712.

Apr 2 KZMU's 25th Birthday Party & T-Shirt Exhibit-
join us at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North.

Apr 4 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong
- is a moving & non-moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Lisa De Rees from 1:00-1:45pm, by donation, at the Grand Center Vitality Room, 182 N. 500 West. 435-260-9678.

Apr 5 Swing & Blues Dance Night-
Join us at Club Rio, 2 S. 100 West, 21+. Get out & take advantage of the $5 lesson at 7pm (no experience or partner necessary!), followed by social dance to sweet swing & blues tunes. For info: Moab Swing Dance Community on Facebook or call (970) 633-2623. Brought to you by the Moab Swing Dance Community!

Apr 7 Gravel Pit Lanes -
7pm No-Tap Monte Carlo, Moab Style! Call (435) 259-4748 to reserve a spot - only 12 lanes available.1078 Millcreek Drive.

Apr 7 S.T.E.A.M Expo- 8am-9pm at Utah State University Eastern Blanding Campus. Introducing participants to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematic careers & creations for adults & school children. For info please contact Edward Larson at: 435-678-8216 or e-mail: edward.larson@usu.edu.

Apr 7 Utah Opera's Elixer of Love-
a story of sassy cowgirl Adina who can't get shy ranch hand Nemorino to declare his love for her. When a rival appears on the scene Nemorino uses a love potion to give him courage. With an updated Western setting, this one-hour English version of Donizetti's classic-performed by Utah Opera's Resident Artists is sure to delight all ages. 7pm at Canyon Country Discovery Center, 1117 N. Main St, Monticello. $5pp, $10 family.

Apr 8 ArtWalk- from 6-9pm, visit up to nine different venues, see many different art displays & enjoy refreshments. Enjoy Art Walk on the second Saturdays of April, May, June, September, October & November, For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-6272

Apr 8-16 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. The official event is hosted by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers Inc. one of the the local four wheel drive clubs of Moab. For info: www.rr4w.com

Apr 11 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong - is a moving & non-moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Lisa De Rees from 1:00-1:45pm, by donation, at the Grand Center Vitality Room, 182 N. 500 West. 435-260-9678.

Apr 13-14 Easter Jeep Safari Expo - Displays by manufacturing and sales organizations appealing to 4-wheelers. All day event held at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 South Hiway 191.

Apr 14 Youth Rock Camp Performance-

Apr 14 Gravel Pit Lanes
- 7pm No-Tap Monte Carlo, Moab Style! Call (435) 259-4748 to reserve a spot - only 12 lanes available.1078 Millcreek Drive.

Apr 15-16 National Park Service Fee Free Days - The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2017 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.

Apr 16 Easter

Apr 17-21 50th Anniversary Jeepster Commando- Come & experience this once in a life time event presented by Rancho Performance Suspension & Shocks. 3pm-9pm at the Old Spanish Trail Arena. Over 100 old Jeepsters & 30 vendors. Free, open to the public. For more info visit jeepster50.com or call 209-274-2312.

Apr 18 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong - is a moving & non-moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Lisa De Rees from 1:00-1:45pm, by donation, at the Grand Center Vitality Room, 182 N. 500 West. 435-260-9678.

Apr 19 Swing & Blues Dance Night- Join us at Club Rio, 2 S. 100 West, 21+. Get out & take advantage of the $5 lesson at 7pm (no experience or partner necessary!), followed by social dance to sweet swing & blues tunes. For info: Moab Swing Dance Community on Facebook or call (970) 633-2623. Brought to you by the Moab Swing Dance Community!

Apr 20 2017 Free Lecture Series: Rare or Interesting Wildflowers of the Moab Area- presented by Joel Tuhy. Learn about the rich & facinating plant life found in & around the Moab area. Among our local flora are plants that are rare, found nowhere else but here, & that have interesting features that may not be readily apparent. 6pm at the Moab Information Center located at the corner of Center & Main Streets. Lectures sponsored by Museum of Moab & Canyonlands Natural History Association.

Apr 20 Free Film: The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble- Directed by Morgan Neville. 96 min | 2015 | USA | PG-13. From Oscar®-winning director Morgan Neville, comes the story of the international musical collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Presented by the Grand County Public Library & the Utah Film Center. 7 pm at Star Hall 159 E. Center St. For info call the library 435-259-1111.

Apr 21 Gravel Pit Lanes - 7pm No-Tap Monte Carlo, Moab Style! Call (435) 259-4748 to reserve a spot - only 12 lanes available.1078 Millcreek Drive.

Apr 22 Fallen Peace Officers 5th Annual Ride- a ride honoring Fallen Police Officers & their Families. For info: Brody Young 801-386-2355 or www.upoa.org

Apr 22 March for Science- is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support & safeguard the scientific community. We are scientists & science enthusiasts. We come from all races, all religions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all abilities, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all political perspectives, & all nationalities. What unites us is a love of science, & an insatiable curiosity. We all recognize that science is everywhere & affects everyone. To participate call Katie 435-562-3008. Watch for time & location in April issue.

Apr 22-23 National Park Service Fee Free Days - The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2017 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.

Apr 23-29 Archaeology Survey & Mapping in Southeast Utah, Spring 2017 -
Explore the isolated, seldom-seen archaeology of Cross and Squaw Canyons, the western canyons in southeast Utah, near the Colorado border. Learn through hands-on education, exploration, and outdoor classroom activities and participate in a unique, unforgettable setting. For info: Four Corners School, Monticello, Utah or fourcornersschool.org 435-587-2156.

Apr 25 Sheng Zhen Healing Gong - is a moving & non-moving meditation class for self healing, with certified teacher Lisa De Rees from 1:00-1:45pm, by donation, at the Grand Center Vitality Room, 182 N. 500 West. 435-260-9678.

Apr 28 Gravel Pit Lanes - 7pm No-Tap Monte Carlo, Moab Style! Call (435) 259-4748 to reserve a spot - only 12 lanes available.1078 Millcreek Drive.

Apr 28-29 Western States Bucking Bull Association-
The best part of the rodeo is the bucking bulls! Come & see this all bull riding event Friday & Saturday after the car show.

Apr 29 Rotary April Action Car Show- Friday is a Rod Run, Saturday is the Car Show & Sunday a Rod Run to Dead Horse Point State Park. Trophies in 30 classes. Free admission for spectators. For info: moabaprilaction.org or call 435-260-1948. See ad pg 9A

Apr 29 The Amasa Run- offers a 6.5, 9.5, or 15.5 mile run for trail runners. It’s located northwest of Moab, Utah & features technical slickrock with some of the best scenery in Moab. Runners will be impressed by the spectacular views of Canyonlands National Park! For info: grassrootsevents.net




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