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Mar 14-20 9th Annual Youth Garden Project Online Auction- Bid on hundreds of items for locals & visitors alike. Dining & retail gift certificates, guided adventures, health & spa services, bike & auto services, & more. Something for everyone. Bidding begins on March 14, visit www.biddingforgood.com/youthgardenproject to participate. All proceeds benefit YGP youth & community programs. For info: 435-259-2326
Mar 20 Moab Toastmasters Meeting- Noon-1pm at Zions Bank, 330 S. Main Street. Improve your public speaking & leadership skills. For info: facebook.com/MoabToastmasters
Mar 20 Town Hall Meeting with John Curtis- 5pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center St.
Mar 20 Seed Swap & Potluck at Youth Garden Project- Community members of all ages are encouraged to stop by with a potluck dish to share & seeds saved from your garden or seed packets you no longer need! This is a FREE & NO RSVP needed event in partnership with the Resiliency Hub & the Moab Garden Club. Join us on the YGP patio located at 530 S. 400 E. from 5:30pm-7pm to kick off the growing season!" Also, 2019 Summer Camp registration will open on March 25th! For info: 435-259-2326
Mar 20 Open MIC- 6pm at the Grand County Public Library, 259 E. Center. Moab Poets & Writers will host an open mic session with the library. Share some writing of your own or come listen to local artists share their work. Visit www.moablibrary.org for more info.
Mar 20 Daughters of the Utah Pioneers- meet every Wednesday from 2-3pm at the historic building between the City offices & Center St Gym.
Mar 20 Dark Sky Discovery: Vernal Equinox- 7:30pm at the Canyon Country Discovery Center, 1117 N. Main St, Monticello. Our demonstration helps depict what happens in space during an equinox. Learn why the equinox was so important to past cultures & why we still care about them today. For info: 435-587-2156
Mar 21 Team Rubicon Volunteer Sign Ups- is offering veteran a chance to continue their service by helping those affected by disasters & also themselves. The sign ups will be ongoing all day in front of City Market. For info: Michael Kirby 571-528-0815
Mar 21 Organ Systems: Chinese 5 Elements- join Emily Stock, clinical herbalist, of Sundial Medicinals for the ancient perspective on how the 5 elements effect our body systems function. The 5 element system is based on the form & function of each organ in addition to how those organs interact with others organs. In this class we will identify each of the 5 elements & how to balance them within the body. 5:30-7pm at Moonflower Community Coop, 39 E. 100 North. For info: 435-259-5712
Mar 22, 23 Magic Night Downtown- with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. $10 adults, $5 kids over 5. 7pm- Moab Backyard Theater-Behind Zax at 56W 100 South
Mar 22 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 23 Community Rebuilds Floor Stomp Party-Community members are invited to a dance party to help us tamp the adobe floor of our current homeowner's home! We'll be dancing from 8am-4pm, but you are welcome to come & go as you please for this fun for all ages event. Please check our Facebook (facebook.com/communityrebuilds) for address & further details. Together we can stomp out Moab's affordability crisis!" For info: 435-259-0501
Mar 23 Moab Contra Dance- at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E 100 North. No partner or experience needed to dance. Workshop for beginning dancers at 7:30. Live music by The Moab Community Dance Band with Peg Harty, dance caller. $7 suggested donation goes to Grand County school music program.
Mar 26 Tai Chi with Drew Roots- 5:15-6:15pm at the Moab Recreation & Aquatic Center, 374 Park Ave. For beginners & intermediate beginners, $60 for six classes or $12 per class. Learn to feel chi & experience Tibetan style tai chi form. For info: Drew 435-260-9298
Mar 26 Medicare: Best tips, tricks and practices. Presented by Chris Merill. Moab Regional Hospital. 5:30pm Education Room 2. 450 West Williams Way. RSVP requested: firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-719-5580
Mar 26 Tuesday Night Swing Roulette- 7 pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Learn a new swing dance each week! We'll teach a beginner-friendly lesson each week of a different swing dance style. Each week we'll build into a choreographed routine. All ages & abilities welcome. $10 per week. Join in for any or all. More info: facebook.com/moabswingdance
Mar 27 Daughters of the Utah Pioneers- meet every Wednesday from 2-3pm at the historic building between the City offices & Center St Gym.
Mar 28 Spirit Systems: Chinese 5 Elements- join clinical herbalist Emily Sotc of Sundial Medicinals to take a deep dive in to the Taoist spirituality that resides with the Chinese 5 Element model. Each element & organ system houses a unique aspect of spirit. From a healing perspective, it can be helful to identify which aspects of the spirit are affected in order to find the road back to balance. 5:30-7pm at Moonflower Community Coop, 39 E. 100 North. For info: 435-259-5712
Mar 29, 30 6th Annual Broadway Classics Show- put on by community members for the community. Performances are 7pm at the Grand County High School Auditorium, 608 S 400 East. Cost will be $8 for adults, $5 for Seniors & children, $25 for a family. Proceeds go to helping the Arts programs at the High School. If you are interested in joining us to perform, there is still time, or to help support this production, please contact Gail or Gery Wakefield at email@example.com
Mar 29, 30 Magic Night Downtown- with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. $10 adults, $5 kids over 5. 7pm- Moab Backyard Theater-Behind Zax at 56W 100 South
Mar 29 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 30 Salt Lake Medium Spirit Connection - Jo Anne Smith, live event with a Psychic Medium connecting you with loved ones who have passed on.Doors open 6:00pm Live event: 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
Red Cliffs lodge. Milepost 14 Highway 128 Ticket online saltlakemedium.com
Mar 30-Apr 1 Moab Rocks MTB Race- taking some of the regions best classic & new routes including Klondike, Porcupine Rim and Mag 7 combining them into a 3-day xc masterpiece in a fully supported format. For info: transrockies.com/moab-rocks
Apr 2 Tai Chi with Drew Roots- 5:15-6:15pm at the Moab Recreation & Aquatic Center, 374 Park Ave. For beginners & intermediate beginners, $60 for six classes or $12 per class. Learn to feel chi & experience Tibetan style tai chi form. For info: Drew 435-260-9298
Apr 3 The Wild Bunch Film Screening- 5:30pm (film to start at 6:30pm) at Star Hall, 159 E. Center.This special event will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Sam Peckinpah's classic western The Wild Bunch. The Grand County Public Library is delighted to welcome author W. K. Stratton to discuss his new book The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film. Mr. Stratton will be answering questions about, & signing copies of, his new book from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, when he'll introduce the film. Attendees will then enjoy a full screening after the book signing & question and answers after the film. The evening is presented in partnership with the Center for the Book at Utah Humanities and the Utah Film Center with additional support from the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission. Visit www.moablibrary.org for more info.
Apr 3, 17 Weed & Feed at Youth Garden Project- 6pm at 530 S. 400 East, next to the high school. In an effort to promote community service & to help our staff maintain the garden. Anyone (community members or visitors of all ages) can come help weed in the garden for a few hours, & in exchange, YGP prepares a nutritious meal with freshly harvested garden ingredients for volunteers to enjoy. A great way to learn about gardening & to socialize with fellow community members. For info: 435-259-2326
Apr 5 Spring Swing Golf Tournament- this tournament helps the Moab Chamber of Commerce fund two scholarships for Grand County High School graduating seniors. We are all geared up & ready to get our folf game on! Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring a Hole and/or a Team. We have limited space, first come first serve. For info: 435-259-7814
Apr 6 Musical Story Hour- 10:30am at the Grand County Public Library, 259 E. Center St. Join us for our second musical story hour of 2019! This special story hour is presented in partnership with the Moab Music Festival. Visit www.moablibrary.org for more info.
Apr 6 Bow Wow Film Festival- 6-9pm at the Grand Center, 182 N. 500 West. A new fresh event to fundraise for Underdog Animal Rescue's rescue operations. We love rescuing Rez dogs. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For info: 435-260-8033 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr 9 Tai Chi with Drew Roots- 5:15-6:15pm at the Moab Recreation & Aquatic Center, 374 Park Ave. For beginners & intermediate beginners, $60 for six classes or $12 per class. Learn to feel chi & experience Tibetan style tai chi form. For info: Drew 435-260-9298
Apr 10 & 11 The Unruly Mystic: John Muir - Valuing our natural wild places for their transformational qualities, & encouraging everyone to deeply experience nature for its spiritual nourishment, The Unruly Mystic: John Muir Movie explores the remarkable life & influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism & Father of America’s National Parks. The filmmaker, though his own personal journey, entices people to appreciate nature’s beauty & to connect deeper to its abundance. (70 minutes). 7-9pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center St.
Apr 13-21 Easter Jeep Safari- Gathering of full size 4×4 vehicles to run back country trails with guides. Also a trade show by major industry suppliers presenting products for 4×4 vehicles. For more info visit rr4w.com or call 435-259-7625.
Apr 15-19 Spring Break Camp with Youth Garden Project- registration opens on February 26th. Tuition is $120 per week & tuition assistance is available. Camp will be Monday-Friday from 9am-3:30pm. Snacks & lunch provided. For info: Julie 435-259-2326.
Apr 18-19 Jeep Safari Expo- two full days of gathering of four-wheelers (who might want to buy something) becomes a magnet for people who would like to sell something. The product displays have been limited to items of interest to “our crowd,” but some spaces have been donated to worthy causes that are directly related to Easter Jeep Safari activities. As in recent years, there will be indoor & outdoor displays of 4-wheel-drive products. For info: 435-259-1916 or rr4w.com
Apr 20 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.
Apr 25 Where do all the Wildflowers Go? presented by Joel Tuhy, 6pm, at the Moab Information Center on the corner of Center & Main Streets. We see our local wildfloweres at their height of bloom. We admire their colorfulness & profusion. But then they fade away & likewise fade from our minds...until the next year, when we see & admire them again. What happens to the flower in the interim time? It's that intervening span between flowers fading in one year & seeing them again the next year, that will be our theme.
Apr 25 Colorado River History Presentation- 6pm at the Grand County Public Library, 259 E. Center. Join Archivist & Historian Roy Webb gives a talk focused on Colorado River history. Visit www.moablibrary.org for more info.
Apr 26-28 April Action Car Show- Beautiful vehicles set in the breath-taking location of Swanny City Park, corner of 400 North & 100 West. Don’t miss this fun & unique event. Bring the whole family! For info: moabcarshow.org
April 26 Colorado River Science: Moab - Author and journalist Jonathan Thompson will discuss how politics, science and power interact in the rural west to impact rivers and the people who depend on them. Thompson wrote River of
Lost Souls, the gripping story behind the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster that turned the Animas River orange with
sludge and toxic metals for over 100 miles. Friday, April 26 at 7 pm at Star Hall in Moab. For more info visit qcnr.usu.edu/coloradoriver/
April 27 Annual Spring Plant Sale- 9am-1pm at Youth Garden Project behind the High School. Plants are grown using sustainable practices by responsible growers. YGP Farm Crew starts planting in our greenhouse in late winter, & hardens-off many of the plants a few weeks before the sale. The sale features thousands of plants from local growers, including Wildland Scapes & Canyon Nursery. Plants are healthy, hardy, & ready for you to take home! Includes a large variety of locally-grown vegetable starts, herbs, native perennials, ground covers, flowering perennials, & fruit trees.All proceeds support youth & community programs. For info: 435-259-2326
Apr 29 The Unruly Mystic: John Muir - valuing our natural wild places for their transformational qualities, & encouraging everyone to deeply experience nature for its spiritual nourishment, The Unruly Mystic: John Muir Movie explores the remarkable life & influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism & Father of America’s National Parks. The filmmaker, though his own personal journey, entices people to appreciate nature’s beauty & to connect deeper to its abundance. (70 minutes). 7-9pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center St.
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 or Grand Junction.