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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 1-14 Round Up at the Register- Moonflower Community Cooperative fundraiser for Grand County Active Transportation and Trails ("Trail Mix"). When you shop at Moonflower Coop, you will have the option of rounding up your purchase total to the nearest whole dollar amount. 100% of your change will go directly to improving our local non-motorized trails! 8am - 8pm

May 11 5% Day for Community Rebuilds- Every second Tuesday of the Month, Moonflower Coop donates 5% of the day’s sales to a local organization that furthers our mission of providing socially responsible foods, goods, and education in promotion of a healthy, sustainable community. This month, Moonflower’s 5% Day will be donated to Community Rebuilds. 8am - 8pm

May 12-14 Rally on the Rocks- will be holding its annual vendor show and all events in San Juan county at Dixie Four Wheel Drive and The Moab Off Road Compound, 11856 S. Highway 191. Over 40 vendors will be on hand. Free dinner each night for the first 300 guests. Get your free dinner tickets at event registration headquarters at the Moab Off Road Compound. There are no fees to enjoy all the vendors. Raffles each night with the famous grand raffle on Friday event at 5pm. ROTR will be raffling away a Kawasaki KRX1000 on Friday night. rallyontherocks.com

May 12 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. See article pg 6A

May 13 Western, Country and Gospel- music with Quicksand Soup. Free admission. 7pm, Moab Backyard Theater. Outside food and drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South. See article pg 6A

May 14 Juniper Drive. Honky Tonk with a twist 7pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside food and drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South. See article pg 6A

May 14 Free Movie Moab - Monsters, Inc- Science on Screen, Swanny City Park. begins at sunset.

May 15 Magic Show with Rick Boretti, the Four Corners most acclaimed magician. The only functioning outdoor magic show in the Southwest! Prepare to laugh and be mystified! 7pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside food and drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South. See article pg 6A

May 15 Moab Music Festival- Concert tickets go on sale at moabmusicfest.org

May 15 Yoga at Swasey's Beach- Get outside and enjoy a morning of invigorating yoga at Swaseys Beach, Green River, UT, led by Museum Director and AFAA-Certified Group Fitness Instructor Candice Cravins! Please bring your own yoga mat, towel, sunscreen, water bottle. Space is limited, social distancing, registration required. Sign up by emailing museum@greenriverutah.com.

May 16 Yoga in the Park - With Kristi Paul 9-10:15am at Old City Park. Classe by donation, bring your own props.

May 17, 31 Spotlight Open Mic 8:30pm-11:30pm at Spitfire Smokehouse. Bring your instrument, sign up and play.

May 18 Zoom Lecture by Greg Smoak, State Scholar for Water/Ways- Utah is land of scarcity and plenty, and those extremes have shaped our relationship to water. Join Greg Smoak (Director of the University of Utah’s American West Center), to explore how water has motivated great cooperation and great conflict between peoples, communities, and governments. Registration link at johnwesleypowell.com/engaging-the-public/events/. Presented in conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibition Water|Ways, on display at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum, April 3 to June 6, 2021. See pg 6B

May 19 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. See article pg 6A

May 19 Outdoor Pool Opening- at Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center (MRAC)

May 20 Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute- Quicksand Soup. Free admission. 7pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside food and drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South.

May 20 The Market on Center- Shop for local produce and handmade artisan goods, 5pm -8pm/dusk, on the first and third Thursdays of May, June, August and September 217 E Center St., outside City Hall.

May 20 Free Outdoor Movie Screening- The Unfinished Fight of Seldom Seen Sleight - Join us at the Center Street Ballfields for an outdoor, socially distanced screening. 45min long. Bring your own chairs or blanket and be prepared to wear your face mask.

May 21 Juniper Drive- Honky Tonk with a twist. 7pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside food and drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South. See article pg 6A

May 21 Thelma & Louise 30th Anniversary Screening- Free Movie Moab special event brought to you by the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission and the Utah Film Commission. Swanny Park, 400 N 100 W, Moab. Screening starts at sundown. Come early for food, drinks and conversation.

May 22 Thelma and Louise Marathon, Half Marathon, 15K, and Marathon Relay- Thelma and Louise Marathon and Half has moved to the trails starting in 2021. We have designed a new challenging course, rugged and tough enough to be worthy of the name "Thelma and Louise." This women only event has a distance for all levels of runners. Hosted at Behind the Rocks this year, the ladies will have the option to camp out at the start/finish line area. Attendees will get a chance to experience the remoteness of Moab's Behind the Rocks area, including the towering red rock walls of Lone Rock, believed to have been used for religious ceremonies by the Ancestral Pueblo people; their ceremonies worshiped their "mother deity." They'll catch views of the maze of fins in the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Area and the stunning La Sal Mountains. www.madmooseevents.com

May 22 Magic Show with Rick Boretti, the Four Corners most acclaimed magician. The only functioning outdoor magic show in the Southwest! Prepare to laugh and be mystified! 7pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside food and drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South. See article pg 6A

May 22 Sego Canyon Rock Imagery Tour- Archaeologists Lori Hunsaker and Ami Schlosser will be at the Sego Canyon Rock Imagery Interpretive Site to lead brief tours and answer questions. Info:                         history.utah.gov/event/sego-canyon-rock-imagery-tour/

May 23 Yoga in the Park - With Angela Houghton 9-10:15am at Old City Park. Classe by donation, bring your own props.

May 24-28 goneMoab The premiere Nissan off-road and outdoor experience event in their 19th year. All 4-wheel drive trucks and SUV's are welcome. While certain trail rides carry a minimum equipment requirement, there is something for everyone. gonemoab.com

 

May 25 Music in a Grapevine Stray Grass will kick off the music season with their anything-but-traditional folk and bluegrass at Two Rivers Winery. 2087 Broadway Grand Junction, CO

May 26 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. See article pg 6A

May 27-28 Lazy Man's Olympics- 2 Person Scramble Benefit Golf & Cornhole event . Call 435-259-6488 to register. See article pg 6A

May 27 Read the Book and then Join Us!- at 7:00 PM for a virtual author talk with Craig Childs to hear his thoughts. Register here: eventbrite.com/e/a-voice-from-the-desert-an-evening-with-craig-childs-tickets-141058215921

May 27 The Grand County Public Library and the Utah State Library present a Virtual Author Event with Craig Childs as he discusses his recent book Virga & Bone: Essays From Dry Places One Book, One Utah, is a statewide book club that invites all Utahns to read a common book and then come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss. The program aims to bring Utahns closer together during this time of distance and adversity. Pre-registration required. Visit www.moablibrary.org   for more info or call 435-259-1111.

May 27- Western and Gospel music with Quicksand Soup. First 45 minutes Western. Last 45 minutes Gospel. Free admission. 7pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside food and drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South. See article pg 6A

May 28 The Martian - Science Moab free film screening- Ecologist Jayne Belnap introduces the microbial life in the Moab region. Might these tiny critters also inhabit the Red Planet? 8pm talk- 8:30pm film. Swanny City Park, 100W 400N. See ad pg 15B

May 28 Juniper Drive. Honky Tonk with a twist 7pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside food and drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South. See article pg 6A

May 29 Magic Show with Rick Boretti, the Four Corners most acclaimed magician. The only functioning outdoor magic show in the Southwest! Prepare to laugh and be mystified! 7pm Moab Backyard Theater. Outside food and drink welcome. 56 W. 100 South. See article pg 6A

May 30 Yoga in the Park - With Kristi Paul 9-10:15am at Old City Park. Classe by donation, bring your own props.

May 31 Memorial day

May 31 Spotlight Open Mic 8:30pm-11:30pm at Spitfire Smokehouse. Bring your instrument, sign up and play.

June Events

Jun 3 The Market on Center- Shop for local produce and handmade artisan goods, 5pm -8pm/dusk, on the first and third Thursdays of May, June, August and September 217 E Center St., outside City Hall.

Jun 4 Free Movie Moab - The Croods: A New Age- at Swanny City Park, 100W 400N.


Jun 4 Presented by KAFM and the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce 1st Annual Music & Mulligans Golf Tournament at Adobe Creek National Golf Course - events@fruitachamber.org


Jun 8-11 Arches at Night Photography Workshop Spend 3 nights photographing the Milky Way against a wide variety of fascinating rock formations. Come learn how to photograph the night skies in an official International Dark Sky Park. Limited space and housing still available. Contact Colin Young at www.LightandPhoto.com/workshops-tours or (917) 902-3063.


Jun 11 Kokopelli Cycling Relay- The Kokopelli Relay is the most challenging cycling relay in Utah! Teams cycle non-stop, the 525-mile ride from Moab to St. George where at least one teammate is in the saddle at all times. Their journey will follow the scenic back-roads of southern Utah, passing through two National Parks and some of Utah’s most beautiful landscapes. The race will continue through the night into Saturday until each team reaches the finish line at Unity Park in Ivins, Utah (just 10 minutes outside of St. George). Info: please contact Cameron Scott (cameron@enduranceutah.com).


Jun 11 Free Concert Series- The enchanting collaboration between Bonnie Paine and Bridget Law is equal parts discovery and intuitive familiarity formed over nearly two decades of friendship, hatched in the band Elephant Revival. When playing together, they share the sparkle of this connection through their exchange of melodies and gentle yet strong presence with each other. Swanny City Park 6-9pm


Jun 12 Dog Paddle- Underdog is hosting the Dog Paddle at Kens Lake from 11-4. see article pg 6A.


Jun 12 Moab Art Walk- See local featured artists work displayed at several Moab locations. 5-8pm see ad on page 5B

 

Jun 15 Music in a Grapevine Exit 42 will bring country and southern rock at Two Rivers Winery. 2087 Broadway Grand Junction, CO


Jun 17 The Market on Center- Shop for local produce and handmade artisan goods, 5pm -8pm/dusk, on the first and third Thursdays of May, June, August and September 217 E Center St., outside City Hall.


Jun 18 Red Rocks & Raptors: Picturing Moab in the Age of the Dinos - Science Moab free film screening- A conversation with paleontologist John Hankla about what Moab looked like while the dinosaurs were here, followed by a screening of Jurassic Park at sunset. Swanny Park. See pg 15B


June 19 Tips for Tomatoes Workshop- 9am at Easy Bee Farm 4065 E Easy St, Moab. Join Easy Bee Farm Owner and Manager, Rhonda Gotway Clyde, to learn all her amazing tips and tricks for growing beautiful, healthy tomatoes in our Moab climate.


Jun 20 Fathers Day


Jun 26 Bears Ears Ultra- 50 Mile, 50K, 30K Monticello, UT,             www.madmooseevents.com

Always Ongoing

Community Soup and Bread Lunch
Thursdays from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the St. Francis Episcopal Chruch (250 Kane Creek Boulevard, Moab). Call St. Francis Episcopal Church at 435 259-5831 for information.

Community Food Pantry
Fridays from 5-7pm at the St. Francis Episcopal Chruch (250 Kane Creek Boulevard, Moab) Call St. Francis Episcopal Church at 435 259-5831 for information.


Ongoing at Old Spanish Trail Arena
• Zumba Tuesdays & Thursdays in the pavilion
• Open Horseback Riding by reservation
• Baseball Practices & Games
Call 435-259-1311 for event details


Outdoor Donation Based Yoga Class held at Our Village Community Center. Mondays 9-10am. 721 N 500W Moab UT. Behind Tex's Riverways. 435-220-0809


Moab ArtTrails Sculpture Exhibit - See Map on page 8B May issue
or visit   moabarttrail.org


VIRTUAL Yoga Classes with Star Kolb Live, interactive, online yoga classes that are surprisingly and wonderfully personal. Go to website for zoom connection at www.sundari-designs.com mindivine@gmail.com.

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