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Page numbers refer to the pages in Moab Happenings magazine. It can be downloaded or pick up a paper copy from many businesses in Moab, Salt Lake City or Grand Junction, Colorado.

May Events





May 21 Introduction to Reiki Class- You may have heard someone talk about Reiki, or energy work and wondered, what is Reiki? Learn the basics of what Reiki is, from Reiki Master/teacher LJ Blackburn, owner of LJB Therapies. LJ will provide a brief history of the Usui style of Reiki, discuss what Reiki is and other styles and forms of Reiki, illustrate an energy ball, and provide instruction for a self-healing Reiki technique. 6:30pm at Moonflower Co-op. Free and open to the public.

 

May 21 second-generation Japanese American (Nisei) Sam Mihara will speak at historic Star Hall about his incarceration at Heart Mountain. When World War II broke out, the United States government using armed military guards forced Sam, age 9, and his family to move from his home in San Francisco to the Heart Mountain, Wyoming prison camp. Star Hall, 159 East Center Street at 7 pm

May 21 Storytime with Seekhaven: A Body Safety Adventure- All ages welcome. Free at the Moab Library Branch at 6:30pm | 257 E. Center St. | For more info call the library @ 435-259-1111 or visit www.moablibrary.org

May 21 Paper Flowers Moab Arts Class- with Margot Zen. Learn to make beautiful flowers and bouquets in this class. The art of paper flowers is limitless once you learn a few basics. All you really need to get started is an imagination and love for flowers. So, lets get started! 5:30–7:30pm. Class cost is $20, materials provided. Ages 14+. Moab Arts and Recreation Center. 111 E. 100 N. Info & registration: www.moabarts.org

May 21 Music in the Grapevines- is presenting Stray Grass (bluegrass) in concert at Two Rivers Winery, Grand Junction. Gates open at 6pm, concert at 7pm. Picnics are encouraged. Two Rivers Wine available. Tickets $20 in advance; $25 at gate. Info and tickets at artcenterguild.org

May 21 Live Music: Blu Pig- Wandering Songs

May 22 Bluegrass night with Quicksand Soup- High powered music from one of the Four Corners most legendary bluegrass bands. Free admission. 7pm, Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

May 22 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night

May 23 Moab Information Center Lecture Series: Light Pollution Effects on the Colorado Plateau- Southeastern Utah is home to some of the darkest skies in the country with some incredible nocturnal night life thriving under its stars. However, with urbanization and population growth there are threats on the horizon. Join Ranger Rhodes Smartt as we explore what makes the night skies of Canyonlands and Arches special, how we can continue to protect them, and what differences we can make at home to save our night skies for future generations. 5pm at the MIC, 25 E Center St. Presented by Canyonlands Natural History Association and the Moab Museum.

 

May 23 Poetry Open Mic - All ages, all experience levels, all styles of poetry welcome. 5mn time limit for readers - Featured poet from portland: Sky Wylophone Mykland. 6:30pm-8pm Community Rebuilds Bunkhouse, 150 S. E. Moab cost $1-$10 (sliding scale)

May 23 Local history with Dave Vaughn: On Jack Bickers- Jack Bickers, a giant among local backcountry explorers, authored numerous guide books and articles on the Moab area backcountry, photographing and documenting its splendid vistas, hikes and jeeping challenges. Local historian Dave Vaughn will share photos detailing his many adventures exploring and documenting the area with Jack. Free at the Moab Library Branch at 7pm | 257 E. Center St. | For more info call the library @ 435-259-1111 or visit www.moablibrary.org

May 23 Country Night with Juniper Drive-
Honky Tonk Fusion with a twist. 7pm at Moab Backyard Theater. Free Admission. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

May 23 Live Music: Blu Pig- Rick Gerber

May 23–24 Live Music at Red Cliffs Lodge- Dave Mensch

May 24 Chinese Railroad Worker Archaeology in Utah: What Have We Learned? An insightful event discussing the contributions of Chinese railroad workers in Utah. Learn about their experiences, challenges, and the impact they had on shaping the history of the region. Presented by Christopher Merritt, the Utah State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO). 6:00 PM at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum. Register and info at johnwesleypowell.com

May 24 Live Music at Spanish Valley Winery- Relax with us at our local winery and enjoy the incredible view. Live music will take place on our back patio overlooking the vineyard. Wine tastings will be available for purchase (21+) and entry for the live music is free. Explore the tastes of desert wine and meet the friendly locals who have crafted it!

May 24 Original Night- Artist to be announced. 7pm, Moab Backyard Theater. Free show! Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

May 24 Live Music: Blu Pig- Aaron Golay & the Original Sin

May 25 Hide Out Golf Club- High School Fund Raiser, Shotgun Scramble Golf Tournament. Monticello. Pro Shop for info: 435-298-8120.

May 25 Magic Show with Rick Boretti- The Four Corners most acclaimed magician. The longest running outdoor magic show in the Southwest! Prepare to laugh and be mystified! 7pm at Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

May 25 Live Music: Blu Pig- Jamie & The Dreamers

May 25–26 Grassroots Shakespeare- Moab Arts Festival. Swanny City Park, 4pm

May 25-26 Moab Arts Festival- Original Art at Swanny City Park. Free admission. See music schedule pg 8A, article 1B and ad pg 20A.

May 25–26 Live Music at Red Cliffs Lodge- Dave Steward

May 25–27 Barrels 4 Bucks- At Old Spanish Trail Arena

May 26 Live Music: Blu Pig- Omar Coleman & Westside Soul

May 27 Memorial Day

May 27 Live Music: Blu Pig- Bob Greenspan & Mama T

May 28 Live Music: Blu Pig- Lost Buffalo

May 29 Bluegrass Night with Quicksand Soup- High powered music from one of the Four Corners most legendary bluegrass bands. Free admission. 7pm at Moab Backyard Theater. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

May 29 Live Music: Blu Pig- Community Music Night

May 30 Country Night with Juniper Drive- Honky Tonk Fusion with a twist. 7pm at Moab Backyard Theater. Free Admission. Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

May 30 Live Music: Blu Pig-
The Metropolis Man

May 30–31 Live Music at Red Cliffs Lodge- Alan Snow

May 30–Jun 1 John Wayne Grit Series: Fund raiser for John Wayne Cancer Foundation-
Many events centered at Red Cliffs Lodge, including running races and movie showing with original cast members and family, concert, and more. johnwayne.org See pg 3A

May 31 Art Call- Last Day for artists to apply for designing paint by number mural. See www.redrockartsfestival.com/callforart for details.

May 31 Annual Spring Swing Golf Tournament- Presented by Moab Chamber of Commerce with proceeds going towards scholarships for local high school students. Register at moabchamber.com or email info@moabchamber.com

May 31 Cosmic Cowboy Celestial Cinema- Red Cliffs Lodge. See pg 3A

May 31 Live Music: Blu Pig- The Nanites

May 31-Jun 2 Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo- Three days of professional rodeo at the Old Spanish Trail Arena. Doors open 6pm on Friday & Saturday. 2pm Sunday. www.moabcanyonlandsrodeo.com See ad on pg 1B

May 31 Hide Out Golf Club- Couples Tournament, shotgun start, mixed scramble. Monticello. Call the Pro Shop for info: 435-298-8120.

May 31 Spanish Valley Winery: Toni Sicola AND The Butch Cassidies- Join us for an incredible show! Live music will take place on our back patio overlooking the vineyard. This event is extra special, we have two of our favorite bands playing TOGETHER for the first time. It is going to be a very fun show, don’t miss it!!! Wine tastings will be available for purchase (21+) and entry for the live music is free. Explore the tastes of desert wine and meet the friendly locals who have crafted it!

May 31 Original Night- Artist to be announced. 7pm at Moab Backyard Theater. Free show! Outside Food and Drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South

May 31 Skate Moab- Family Skate Night, All Ages, 7–9pm. Pavilion, Old Spanish Trail Arena

June Events

Jun 1 Science on Screen Movie: The Mummy- The beetles are trying to tell us something! Moab's open ecology data wih Cressa Pratt & Elise Rappel, NEON field ecologists.Talk 8pm, movie 8:30pm. FREE at Swanney City Park

Jun 1 John Wayne True Grit Series- Red Cliffs Lodge. See pg 3A

Jun 1 Hide Out Golf Club- Utah State University–Blanding Tournament, shotgun. Monticello. Call the Pro Shop for info: 435-298-8120.

Jun 1 Live Music: Blu Pig- The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers

Jun 1-2 Moab Golf Course Tournament- Wing Dinger mixed eclectic, mixed. To sign up for a tournament, call the pro shop at (435) 259–6488

Jun 2 Mental Health Hike- "The MInd Body Connection" Canyonlands Field Institute. Info at cfimoab.org/trips/mental-health-hikes/

Jun 3 Moab Trail Mix, Maintenance Monday- Join us for an afternoon of local trail work. Bring work gloves, water and your friends. www.grandcountyutah.net/231/Volunteering

Jun 6 Moab Information Center Lecture Series: Native American Astronomy- with Don Montoya.The original inhabitants of North America did not leave a written language; however, they did leave evidence indicating that they were studying the night sky long before Euro American colonization. Native Americans farmed, hunted, gathered, and established their lifeways by observation of the night sky. Encoded by oral traditions and encoded symbology, astronomy played an important role in Native American culture. Their star knowledge was the basis of governance, agricultural practices and social order. The study of the cosmos led tribes to theorize about the origin of life in the universe. 5pm at the MIC, 25 E Center St. Presented by Canyonlands Natural History Association and the Moab Museum.

Jun 7–9 3rd Annual Southeast Utah Astrofest-
Astronomy events and activities for all, 9:30–11:30pm nightly.

Jun 7 Arches National Park

Jun 8 Dead Horse Point State Park

Jun 9 Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands NP. Info: www.nps.gov/cany/planyourvisit/annual-southeast-utah-astrofest.htm See pg 15B

Jun 7 Arts & Ag Markets- A free, family-friendly outdoor market at Swanny City Park(400 North 100 West) featuring artisan goods, produce, and live music. Come shop for produce and support local artists. 5-8 p.m.

Jun 8–9 Moab Golf Course Tournament- Arch & Horsehead 2 man (Monticello Sat, Moab, Sun) men, blue tees. To sign up for a tournament, call the pro shop at (435) 259–6488

Jun 14 Skate Moab- Family Skate Night, All Ages 6–9pm. Pavilion at Old Spanish Trail Arena

Jun 14–15 Palisade Blue Grass & Roots Festival- see pg 8A

Jun 15 Red Rock 4 Wheelers Trail of the Month- "Devils Racetrack" (Green River), Rated 5. Leave from the Green River Maverick at 9am. A regular monthly club run. www.rr4wheelers.com

Jun 15 Hide Out Golf Club- Rotary Club Fundraiser, shotgun scramble. Monticello. Call the Pro Shop for info: 435-298-8120.

Jun 15–16 The Crystal Festival—Rock, Mineral, Gem, and Crystal Show- Free admission and family friendly at Old Spanish Trail Arena. 3641 S Hwy 191. www.crystalfestival.org

Jun 16 Father's Day

Jun 18 Music in the Grapevines- is presenting The Marc Allen Band in concert at Two Rivers Winery, Grand Junction. Gates open at 6pm, concert at 7pm. Picnics are encouraged. Two Rivers Wine available. Tickets $20 in advance; $25 at gate. Info and tickets at artcenterguild.org

Jun 20 Summer Solstice Celebration- Mt. Peale Animal Sanctuary at Old La Sal is celebrating with friends, food and music (bring your instruments) and a ceremonial fire in the evening. 2pm through evening. Donation of $25 covers costs and helps the animals at Mt. Peale Animal Sanctuary. Please RSVP by June 15. Contact Katrina Webster, 801-703-6061, kgtwebster@gmail.com. This is a drug-free, non-alcohol event.

Jun 20–22 Redrok Roundup- Join the UTV community at the Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab for lots of trail riding, sponsor giveaways, concert, and more! Info: redrokrally.com

Jun 22 Service Saturday at Arches- Show your love for Arches National Park by helping clean up litter or pull weeds at a popular parking lot or trailhead! All equipment will be provided and all ages and abilities welcome. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Location and other details will be determined one week from the date of event.Each participant will receive a special thank-you item for volunteering time to care for the national park. 8am–9:30am. For more information or to sign up, please contact Sofia Nicholson at sofia_nicholson@nps.gov or 435-719-2214.

Jun 22 Bears Ears Ultra- 30K, 50K, 50M. Run through Bears Ears National Monument and experience the wild Abajo Mountains during this scenic trail race hosted in Monticello, UT. madmooseevents.com

Jun 22–23 Moab Golf Course Tournament-
Arch & Horsehead senior men (Senior men 50+, all women). To sign up for a tournament, call the pro shop at (435) 259–6488

Jun 26 Skate Moab- Disco Night, Ages 18+, 7–10pm, Pavilion at Old Spanish Trail Arena Jun 28 Skate Moab- Family Skate Night, All Ages, 6–8pm. Pavilion at Old Spanish Trail Arena

Jun 28 Moab Free Concert Series- 7–9 pm at Swanny City Park. www.moabfreeconcerts.com/

Jun 28–30 Colorado Lavendar Festival- Farm tours, vendors, seminars, demos & workshops. Food & Drinks. 9am–4pm at Riverbend Park, Palisade, Colorado. www.ColoradoLavender.org Tickets at www.eventeny.com/events/13th-annual-colorado-lavender-festival-8155/

Jun 29 Hide Out Golf Club- shotgun. $3000/team, Monticello. Call the Pro Shop for info: 435-298-8120.

Jun 30 Grand County InterFaith Coalition 5th Sunday Sing- Along- Free, everyone is welcome. 6pm, hosted by River of Life Fellowship, 2651 Arroyo Rd For information: 435-260-8499

Ongoing Events
Community Reiki (Tuesdays at 9am & Wednesdays at 3pm) Join Crystal at Mindful Movement Moab for a free 30 minute community Reiki Session. Must be a local resident for the session. 76 S Main St Suite 15. Free offering sign up online at
www.mindfulmovementmoab.com

Y12SR-The yoga of 12-Step recovery
(Wednesdays at 5:15pm) Combining the practical tools of the 12-Step program with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Y12SR is a yoga practice followed by a brief group discussion based on the 12-steps. Open to everyone and anyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. This is an open and inclusive group. All A’s are welcome. Y12SR is NOT a replacement for meetings, sponsor, or a part of the 12-step program. Provided in partnership with @myusara. Located at 76 South 100 West—in the back of Red Rock Bakery. Sign up online at
www.wellnesscollectivemoab.com.

Community Yoga with Wellness Collective (Thursdays 5:15pm). Join the facilitators with Wellness Collective for a 60 minute community yoga class. Class is by donation and you must sign up in advance online at www.wellnesscollectivemoab.com Located at 76 South 100 West—in the back of Red Rock Bakery.

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