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July Events


Jul 15-19 Arty Farty Kids Summer Camp- 9am-3pm Monday-Friday at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Each week has a different theme. Week 2 Secret Garden. For info: 435-259-6272

Jul 15-19 La Sal Mountains Explorer Base Camp Session 2- For students entering 5th-7th grade. Retreat from the heat in this popular eco-adventure with Canyonlands Field Institute. Your kids will spend time outdoors in the La Sal Mountains learning about wildlife, enjoying fun activities, & fishing!”. To enroll either email info@cfimoab.org, call 435-259-7750, or go online cfimoab.org.

Jul 15-19 Circus camp is at the Center Street Gym for all kids ages 7-15. Monday-Friday (9am-3PM). Learn tumbling, juggling, acrobatics, aerial silks, tight wire, stilt-walking and more! phxyouthcircus.org or call 480-444-8617 for information.

Jul 17 Children’s Summer Reading Event: Space Buddies Movie- 1:30pm at the Moab Library, 257 E. Center. Come by the library for a movie & popcorn afternoon! We’ll be watching Space Buddies (rated G). For info: 435-259-1111

Jul 18 Acclaimed Beethoven Festival Artists- cellist Jeffrey Solow, pianist Doris Stevenson, clarinetist Russell Harlow & violist Leslie Harlow, will perform at Star Hall159 E. Center. Now in its 37th year, the Festival brings international classical soloists together to perform chamber music for intimate audiences. For more information on the artists visit Beethoven Festival Artists. Program: Brahms Trio, Beethoven Cello Sonata, showpieces and lyrical treasures. Tickets are $25 at the door or online at Moab Concert Tickets. For info: 801-671-3461

Jul 18 Kimberly DeGrazio: Earth's Autobiography Displayed in Moab, Utah & Arches National Park- read earths autobiography by learning about the rich geologic history of the Moab area. Join Arches National Park Ranger, Kimberly DeGrazio to get an in depth view of the landscapes that created the geologic formations in the southeast Utah area, & begin to grasp the enormity of the forces that molded those formations into the canyons, fins, & arches we see today. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center Streets. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Moab Museum.

Jul 18 History of the Great Floods of the Colorado & Green Rivers presented by Dr. Vic Baker- 6pm at the Moab Library, 257 E. Center. Vic Baker, Regents Professor of Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Arizona will speak on the history of great floods in our area. A panel discussion will follow. Dr. Baker has authored or co-authored 400 research papers & chapters, & authored or edited 18 books on topics that include flood geomorphology & the history/philosophy of earth & planetary sciences. Presented in partnership with the Utah State University Center for Colorado River Studies & Science Moab. For info: 435-259-1111

Jul 18 "How to Keep Your Breasts" with Dr. Ray Andrew- 6pm at Springhill Suites by Marriott. This is number two of a Local Summer Lecture Series presented by Prestige Wellness Institute. Discussing early prevention of breast cancer through mammograms & the use of thermography. Led by a special guest expert & Dr. Ray Andrew, Functional Medicine Doctor, who has changed countless lives in Moab since 2002. For info: 435-259-4466. See ad pg 17B

Jul 18 All Levels Sheng Zhen Gong- see details pg 17B Healthy Classes.

Jul 18 Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation- see details pg 17B Healthy Classes.

Jul 19 Moab Free Concert Series- presents a family friendly free live music performance at Swanny City Park every Friday in July. Featuring Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band. The series runs from 5-8pm under the large cottonwood trees. Beer & wine for sale at the event. Come meet your neighbors & enjoy a free show. See ads 6A & 1B and article pg 7A

Jul 19 Canyon Country Discovery Center- Saturn 8:30-10pm. Come learn about the most beautiful planet in our solar system. For info: 435-587-2156. See ad pg 17A

Jul 19, 20 Magic Night Downtown- with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 8pm at Moab Backyard Theater, behind Zax at 56W 100 South

Jul 19 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.

Jul 19, 20 Monticello Pioneer Days- join us for a fun-filled weekend with a parade, fast pitch tournament, concert & movie in the park. Don't forget to register for the Blue Mountain 5K. For info: 435-459-0271 or 435-587-2271

Jul 20 Moon Landing Anniversary Celebration- We will be using telescopes to view the landing site of Apollo 11 & other features of the moon. For details: 435-259-2614. See article pg 6B

Jul 20, 21 Dash for Canyon Cash Xtreme Barrel Race- at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Hwy 191. For info: 435-459-9092 or 435-459-0918.

Jul 20 Spitfire Smokehouse Garden Dinner at Youth Garden Project- Come join Pit Master Craig from Spitfire Smokehouse Saturday at 7 pm for our next Garden Dinner!  Join us for an incredible night of local and regional food - Craig will be crafting a delicious fusion of BBQ smoked pig and farm fresh sides. Guests are seated throughout the garden to enjoy the locally grown and crafted meal. $50 per person, all proceeds benefit Youth Garden Project Youth and Community programs. Reserve your spot online at youthgardenproject.org/gardendinner or call 435-259-2326  

Jul 20 Introduction to Yoga at Moab Yoga- Saturdays 3:00-4:15pm. 4 Week Series $30. Join Kelly Michaud, RYT200 & Structural Integration Practitioner, as she offers guidance in form, alignment, & therapeutics. Explore steadiness, ease, & breath in movement. Assistance for injury & restricted movement provided. Mats & props provided. Moab Yoga 37 E Center St. www.moabyoga.com 435-259-2455. See details on pg 17B

Jul 20 Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation- see details pg 17B Healthy Classes.

Jul 22-26 Arty Farty Kids Summer Camp- 9am-3pm Monday-Friday at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Each week has a different theme. Week 3 Mad Scientists. For info: 435-259-6272

Jul 22-Aug 1 Multicultural Center Spanish Summer Camp- Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm for students grades 1st-6th.
For info: 259-5444

Jul 23 Sheng Zhen Healing QiGong- see details pg 17B Healthy Classes.

Jul 23 Produce Stand Collective- 5:30-8pm for locally grown produce. Youth Garden Project patio, 530 S. 400 East. For info: 435-259-2326. See ad pg 17B

Jul 23 Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation-
see details pg 17B Healthy Classes.

Jul 23 Tuesday Night Swing Dance Lessons- 7pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Learn a new swing dance! We'll teach a beginner-friendly lesson each week of a different swing dance style. Each week will build into a choreographed routine. All ages & abilities welcome. $10 per week. More information at facebook.com/moabswingdance

Jul 24 UTAH'S PIONEER DAY

Jul 24 Weed & Feed at Youth Garden Project- 6pm at 530 S. 400 East, next to the high school. Join the Youth Garden Project twice a month during the growing season for light weeding & garden work followed by a garden fresh meal. Meet on the patio - no RSVP required! A great way to volunteer, socialize, & skip cooking while eating healthy!
For info: 435-259-2326

Jul 25 All Levels Sheng Zhen Gong- see details pg 17B Healthy Classes.

Jul 25 Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation- see details pg 17B Healthy Classes.

July 25 Frank Ruggles: Chasing Light-
Frank served in the legendary 82nd Airborne, played in a few rock bands, worked for the State Department & Smithsonian. Frank then changed gears by following in the footsteps of his hero, photographer Ansel Adams. Selected in 2007 to serve as an Eminent Photographer for the National Park Service, Frank has captured a truly unique & poetic look at America with the ultimate goal of creating a body of work that might inspire others to join his efforts to protect our National Parks. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center Streets. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Moab Museum.

July 25 Veterans Charity Ride- Moab Hero’s Welcome! 5:30-7p Swanny City Park. Please welcome the veteran riders to Moab! Family friendly. Cold beverages! Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis takes wounded veterans on a cross country journey to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Please meet these brave men and women and their supporters! See you there! For info: veteranscharityride.org

Jul 26 Moab Free Concert Series- presents a family friendly free live music performance at Swanny City Park every Friday in July. Featuring Shinyribs. The series runs from 5-8pm under the large cottonwood trees. Beer & wine for sale at the event. Come meet your neighbors & enjoy a free show. See ads 6A & 1B and article pg 7A

Jul 26 Moab Pride All Ages Dance Party- 6-8pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Join Moab Pride for our Second Annual Summer Skies All Ages Dance Party! Food, snacks, beverages, dancing, open mic, performances, and more! Families, toddlers, adults, and humans of all types are welcome at this family friendly function.
For info: 435-259-6272

Jul 26 Pop Up Roller Rink! 6-9pm at the Old Spanish Trail Pavilion, 3641 S. Highway 191. FREE for locals on final Fridays of the month! Out-of-towners, just $5 for a skate rental. Disco ball? Check. Dance Music? Check. Classic suede rental skates & roller blades? We've got those too! (Bring your own skates if you got 'em). Skate mate walkers & instruction available. Follow Skate Moab on social media to learn more. This is an all-ages, family-friendly event.

Jul 26 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.

Jul 26 Friday Night at the Fort- 7pm featuring Kristin Smith. Located at The Fort, 550 Black Locust in Bluff Utah. For info: 435-672-9995

Jul 26 All Ages Summer Reading Event: Interstellar Costume Contest-
6:30pm at the Moab Library, 257 E. Center. Celebrate summer reading with a costume contest for all ages! Comic heroes and villains, aliens, book/movie characters, whatever you want to be! All are welcome. For info: 435-259-1111

Jul 26-Aug 4 Montezuma County Fair in Cortez- Family Fun for Everyone! For info: montezumacountryfair.com. See ad pg 1B

Jul 26, 27 Magic Night Downtown- with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 8pm at Moab Backyard Theater, behind Zax at 56W 100 South

Jul 27 Introduction to Yoga at Moab Yoga- Saturdays 3:00-4:15pm. 4 Week Series $30. Join Kelly Michaud, RYT200 & Structural Integration Practitioner, as she offers guidance in form, alignment, & therapeutics. Explore steadiness, ease, & breath in movement. Assistance for injury & restricted movement provided. Mats & props provided. Moab Yoga 37 E Center St. www.moabyoga.com 435-259-2455. See details on pg 17B

Jul 27 Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation- see details pg 17B Healthy Classes.

Jul 27 Great Arizona Puppet Theater- presents two showings of Peter Rabbit. 11am and 2pm at the Blanding library, 25 W 300 S in Blanding Utah. For info: 435-678-2335

Jul 29-31 Youth River Skills Camp-
For students entering 7th-9th grade. Learn rafting & paddling techniques, and guiding skills. Program utilizes paddle and oar-rig rafts & inflatable kayaks on a gentle stretch of the Colorado River. To enroll either email info@cfimoab.org, call 435-259-7750, or go online cfimoab.org. See ad pg 14B

Jul 30 Sheng Zhen Healing QiGong- see details pg 17B Healthy Classes.

Jul 30 Produce Stand Collective- 5:30-8pm for locally grown produce. Youth Garden Project patio, 530 S. 400 East. For info: 435-259-2326. See ad pg 17B

Jul 30 Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation-
see details pg 17B Healthy Classes.

Jul 30 Tuesday Night Swing Dance Lessons- 7pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Learn a new swing dance! We'll teach a beginner-friendly lesson each week of a different swing dance style. Each week will build into a choreographed routine. All ages & abilities welcome. $10 per week. More information at facebook.com/moabswingdance

August Events


Aug 1 Spencer Stokes: Paradise Lost: Effects of Light Pollution- Darkness, which was once was a universal aspect of life, is being lost at an astounding rate. What does it mean for the world if night is no more? Come learn about the loss of night & how it is changing the world.6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center Streets. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Moab Museum.

Aug 1, 8, 15, 22 Pickin’ in the Park- Paonia’s 12th annual FREE summer concert series begins Thursday evenings in August. Concerts begin at 6pm sharp, featuring local, regional & national touring acts. Local draft beer, wines & award-winning hard cider, plus several food vendors are on sight. Family friendly & kid’s activities. For info: pickinproductions.com or 970-260-6493

Aug 2-10 San Juan County Fair- Small Town Feel, Big Time Fun. Diamond Rio in concert August 9th. For info: (435) 587-2277

Aug 3 Second Annual Youth Invitational Track Meet- for ages 5-14 boys & girls competition at the Grand County High School. Register online at runnercard.com. All proceeds go to the Grand County High School Cross Country & Track. For info: Zeke Francis Youth Invitational on Facebook or jacobf13@gmail.com

Aug 3 The Swell Country Fest- for tickets go to smithstix.com

Aug 3, 4 Dash for Canyon Cash Xtreme Barrel Race- at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Hwy 191. For info: 435-459-9092 or 435-459-0918.

Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 Produce Stand Collective- 5:30-8pm for locally grown produce. Youth Garden Project patio, 530 S. 400 East. For info: 435-259-2326. See ad pg 17B

Aug 7, 21 Weed & Feed at Youth Garden Project-
6pm at 530 S. 400 East, next to the high school. Join the Youth Garden Project twice a month during the growing season for light weeding & garden work followed by a garden fresh meal. Meet on the patio - no RSVP required! A great way to volunteer, socialize, & skip cooking while eating healthy! For info: 435-259-2326

Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 Yoga Basics-
see details pg 17B Healthy Classes.

Aug 8 Rachel Joha: Nature’s Helping Hand- we've all heard that "getting outside" is good for us, but what are those benefits exactly? Join Arches National Park Ranger, Rachel Joha, as we explore the restorative properties of nature, the science behind its positive impacts, & why it's more important now than ever. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center Streets. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Moab Museum.

Aug 9 Friday Night at the Fort- 7pm featuring cellists Russell Pincock & Patricia Kudzia. Located at The Fort, 550 Black Locust in Bluff Utah. For info: 435-672-9995

Aug 9 Canyon Country Discovery Center- Mercury 8:30-10pm. Come learn about the most difficult planet to see in our solar system. For info: 435-587-2156.

Aug 9-10 UTE 100 Ultra Marathon- the most scenic 100 mile trail running race in North America. The Ute 100 is an ultra-marathon in the La Sal mountains of Southern Utah. The race is 100ish miles with close to 36,000 feet of elevation change. The event begins & ends at the Mount Peale Animal Sanctuary & Healing Center in Old La Sal, Utah, about 40 minutes south & east of Moab, UT. For info: email Info@runbumtours.com

Aug 15 Scott Chandler: Designer Birds- the canyon country of the Moab area is a rugged place, yet around every corner life has found a way to survive. By looking at birds as wildlife detectives, we can learn multitudes about not only this environment, but develop a skill that we can take across the world. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center Streets. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Moab Museum.

Aug 23 Canyon Country Discovery Center- Perseid Meteor Shower 8-9:30pm. Come see how many shooting stars you can spot. For info: 435-587-2156.

Aug 23 Friday Night at the Fort- 7pm featuring Craig Crippen with amazing vocals & performance. Located at The Fort, 550 Black Locust in Bluff Utah. For info: 435-672-9995

Aug 25 National Park Service Fee Free Day- the Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches & Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep & Natural Bridges national monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees five days in 2019 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors & spend time with their friends & family in the national parks this year.

Aug 26-Sep 12 Moab Music Festival-
brings world-class artists performing chamber, jazz, Latin, & traditional music at over 20 events of “music in concert with the landscape.” Join us for music hikes, multi-day musical raft trips, a jet board ride & concert at a pristine wilderness grotto, evening concerts at Star Hall, Red Cliffs Lodge, Sorrel River Ranch, The HooDoo, Grand County High School, & much more. For info: moabmusicfest.org

Aug 30 Pop Up Roller Rink! 6-9pm at the Old Spanish Trail Pavilion, 3641 S. Highway 191. FREE for locals on final Fridays of the month! Out-of-towners, just $5 for a skate rental. Disco ball? Check. Dance Music? Check. Classic suede rental skates & roller blades? We've got those too! (Bring your own skates if you got 'em). Skate mate walkers & instruction available. Follow Skate Moab on social media to learn more. This is an all-ages, family-friendly event.

Aug 30-Sep 1 La Sal Mountain Summer Festival-
featuring R. Carlos Nakai. There will be Entertainment, Food, and Vendors, as well as a silent and open auction to raise money for the animals of the sanctuary. Any vendors who are interested, please contact us at 435-686-2284, or email mtpeale@gmail.com.

Aug 30-Sep 2 Annual Young Eagles Rally- at the Monticello Airport. For info: (435) 459-2182

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