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December Events

Dec 1-Jan 15 Sunflower Shorts- a 10 minute play contest for writers in the Four Corners Region. The panel of judges will chose 8 plays that will be performed in June of 2020 at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez, CO. For info: Kim Welty 970-799-1470 or sunflowershorts@gmail.com

Dec 6 Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum - Bake Sale & Bazaar - 12pm-2pm. 157 N 200 E, Moab

Dec 6 City Tree Lighting Ceremony- 5pm at Swanny City Park, 100 West & 400 North. Hosted by the Moab Chamber of Commerce. A night filled with holiday music, refreshments, & a visit from Santa as we countdown to light the trees! For info: moabchamber.com or 435-259-7814.

Dec 6 Moab Free Health Clinic Holiday Party-
5-8pm at Springhill-Fairfield Suites, 1865 N. Highway 191. Join the Board of Directors & staff to celebrate all the 2019 accomplishments. Another year of providing affordable care to the community.

Dec 6, 7 MARC Holiday Art & Craft Fair- 4pm-8pm on Friday & 10am-5pm on Saturday, 111 E. 100 North. The best opportunity to shop locally. ALL displays & sales are handcrafted goods. No mass produced or manufactured items, only quality gift ideas. Join us for a wonderful shopping experience. With about 50 local & regional artisans & crafters displaying holiday cards, ornaments, paintings, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, glass work, woodwork, candles, soaps, salves, baby items, jams, syrups & more. Find a unique gift while supporting the ‘local’ community in the process. Santa Claus is here on Saturday to visit, so bring the kids & take some pictures!

Dec 6, 7 Holiday Craft Fair- 9am-8pm on Friday & Saturday at the Moab Valley Inn, 711 S. Main St. See handcrafted items in crochet, wood, tatting, knit items & many more from local artisians. For info: 435-259-6722. See article & ad this pg 14B

Dec 6 YoMassage Class-
6-pm in the meeting room at the back of Red Rock Bakery. Blending restorative yoga poses with a licensed massage therapist. $35 per class, space is limited. Must pre-register at yomassagemoab.com.

Dec 6-8 Asana, Awareness, & Body Science: Yoga Workshops-
Adam Ballenger is an Anusara Yoga Teacher who has been studying & practicing yoga since the early 1990s. Now, edging closer to his fifties, Adam’s focus has shifted again, this time towards longevity in the body. For info: www.moabyoga.com or 435-259-2455

Dec 6 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.

Dec 7 Winter Sun Run 10K-
will be the 37th annual event, started in 1983 by the Rim Rock Runners. The race begins at the Moab Golf Course & ends at Grand County High School. For info visit madmooseevents.com/winter-sun-10k or call 719-429-9501.

Dec 7 The 22nd Annual Electric Light Parade!
A fun & festive parade of brightly-lit floats & vehicles, bicycles, horses & more, brought to you by the Moab Chamber of Commerce. For info visit moabchamber.com or call 435-259-7814.Come & experience the most spectacular night of the year.

Dec 7 Winter Sun Community Dinner-
7-9pm at Moonflower Co-op, 39 E. 100 North. Celebrate the sunny, winter days with Moonflower Community Co-op! Following the Electric Light Parade, stop by the co-op to feast on warm, healthful food & beverages prepared by the talented Datura Deli staff. Enjoy the company of our wonderful Moab community. Free & open to the public. For info: 435-259-5712

Dec 7 Ticklefoot at Woody's Tavern- 9pm after the Electric Light Parade. Super-soul-music for one night only.

Dec 7, 8 Auditions for KZMU's Radio Musical Drama- 10:30am on Saturday & 1pm on Sunday at 1734 Rocky Rd. Be prepared to read from the script & sing a short song or song verse that showcases your vocal range. Bring your own instrumental accompaniment if desired. The musical drama will be performed the weekend of March 7-8.

Dec 8 Essential Oils Demo & Class- 5:30pm at Moonflower Co-op. Join artisan essential oil distiller Eric Scott Bresselsmith of Boulder, Utah. Eric specializes in small-batch essential oil distillation of trees & plants of the Colorado Plateau. He will do a floor demo with samples from 12-4pm, followed by a class at 5:30pm on the basics of essential oil distillation, the origins of natural flavors/fragrances, do’s & don’ts of essential oil use, the benefits of using essential oils. Free & open to the public. For info: 435-259-5712

Dec 8-Jan 5 Women's Temple: Sacred Gathering Space for Women with Katherina Diemer-
3:30-5pm for 5 Sundays at Moab Yoga. Meet the Goddess • Chant • Asana • Meditate • Ceremony • Journal. For info: www.moabyoga.com or
435-259-2455

Dec 8, 9 Nativity Walk at Broken Oar Restaurant- 4-7pm on Sunday & 5-8pm on Monday. This unique display of Nativity scenes is not to be missed. See article pg 1B

Dec 9 Indoor Coed Youth Soccer- 3-8th grades 6pm at Center Street gym or 9-12th grades at middle school 7pm. Check website for details moabrecreation.org or 435-259-2255.

Dec 9 YoMassage Class- 6-pm in the meeting room at the back of Red Rock Bakery. Blending restorative yoga poses with a licensed massage therapist. $35 per class, space is limited. Must pre-register at yomassagemoab.com.

Dec 10 Sheng Zhen Tuesdays with Lisa- at the Grand Center Vitality room, 182 N. 500 West. Relax the body, quiet the mind with simple easy movements from a chair 1-1:45pm. Standing forms of practice is 2-3pm good for overall health, strength & balance. For info: 435-260-9678.

Dec 10 Science Moab on Tap: The Returning Rapids of Cataract Canyon- 5:30-7pm at Woody's Tavern with Bego Gerhart, Peter Lefebvre & Mike DeHoff. Grab a beer & listen to Moab scientists talk about their research. This event is free. See ad pg 18A

Dec 10 Rim to Rim Restoration 5% Day- 8am-8pm at Moonflower Co-op, 39 E. 100 North. Every second Tuesday of the Month, Moonflower donates 5% of the day’s sales to a local organization that furthers our mission of providing socially responsible foods, goods, & education in promotion of a healthy, sustainable community. For info: 435-259-5712

Dec 10 Beginner Swing Basics- 7pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Join us for our LAST TWO lessons of the year... and just in time for the holidays! Learn to dance to all your favorite Christmas Classics & impress your friends & family this holiday season. No partner or experience necessary - just bring your holiday cheer! $10

Dec 11 Yoga with Star- 11:30-12:45pm at Moab Recreation & Aquatic Center, 374 N Park Ave. For info: 406-291-6408

Dec 11 Meditation Class with Tom Edwards- Wednesdays from Noon-1pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Learn how to meditate, or renew & continue your meditation practice. This is an ongoing group, but you can feel free to come & go. Please bring a cushion if you have one. For info: 435-260-9488

Dec 11 Daughters of the Utah Pioneers- meet every Wednesday from 2-3pm at the historic building between the City offices & Center St Gym.

Dec 12 St. Francis Episcopal Church Community Lunch- 11:30am-1pm, 250 Kane Creek Blvd. Free Soup & Bread. All are welcome. Donations support the community food pantry at the St. Francis Episcopal Church. For info: 435-260-9860

Dec 12 Holiday Workshop at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center- Wreath Making from 5:30-7pm, 111 E. 100 North. We teach you to use locally harvested evergreens & make a wreath that will enhance your holidays. Grab a friend & sign up. To register: marcadmin@moabcity.org or 435-259-6272

Dec 13 YoMassage Class- 6-pm in the meeting room at the back of Red Rock Bakery. Blending restorative yoga poses with a licensed massage therapist. $35 per class, space is limited. Must pre-register at yomassagemoab.com.

Dec 13 Moab Indie Film Series- presented by New Filmmakers LA and Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission. 6:30pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center St. with a screening of the comedy "American Bistro". A feel good movie about two lonely souls who reconnect by chasing their dreams of opening a restaurant. Writer/director/star Arthur Diennet in person for a post screening Q/A. This event is Free. For info: 435-259-4341

Dec 13 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.

Dec 14 Moab's Christmas Bird Count-
contact Marcy Hafner at marcymoab@yahoo.com or 435-259-6197 to participate. A potluck breakfast wrap-up is scheduled for Sunday, December 15 at The Nature Conservancy office, 820 W. Kane Boulevard at 10 a.m. See article pg 5B

Dec 14 Swing Dance Holiday Dance Gathering- 7-9pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Come dressed up & dance to all your favorite Christmas Classics. Short beginner lesson before the dance. $5 or bring something yummy to share. All ages welcome.

Dec 16 Indoor Coed Youth Soccer- 3-8th grades 6pm at Center Street gym or 9-12th grades at middle school 7pm. Check website for details moabrecreation.org or 435-259-2255.

Dec 16 YoMassage Class- 6-pm in the meeting room at the back of Red Rock Bakery. Blending restorative yoga poses with a licensed massage therapist. $35 per class, space is limited. Must pre-register at yomassagemoab.com.

Dec 17 Sheng Zhen Tuesdays with Lisa- at the Grand Center Vitality room, 182 N. 500 West. Relax the body, quiet the mind with simple easy movements from a chair 1-1:45pm. Standing forms of practice is 2-3pm good for overall health, strength & balance. For info: 435-260-9678.

Dec 17 Figure Drawing Open Studio- 7-9pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Must be 18 or older. For info: 435-259-6272

Dec 18 Yoga with Star- 11:30-12:45pm at Moab Recreation & Aquatic Center, 374 N Park Ave. For info: 406-291-6408

Dec 18 Meditation Class with Tom Edwards- Wednesdays from Noon-1pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Learn how to meditate, or renew & continue your meditation practice. This is an ongoing group, but you can feel free to come & go. Please bring a cushion if you have one. For info: 435-260-9488

Dec 18 Moab Speaks- Noon-1pm at Zions Bank, 330 S. Main Street. Improve your public speaking & leadership skills. For info: facebook.com/MoabSpeaks

Dec 18 Daughters of the Utah Pioneers- meet every Wednesday from 2-3pm at the historic building between the City offices & Center St Gym.

Dec 18 Moab Poets & Writers- 6pm at the Grand County Library, 257 E. Center St. Open Reading, any level or even just listeners.

Dec 19 St. Francis Episcopal Church Community Lunch- 11:30am-1pm, 250 Kane Creek Blvd. Free Soup & Bread. All are welcome. Donations support the community food pantry at the St. Francis Episcopal Church. For info: 435-260-9860

Dec 19 Holiday Workshop at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center- Gingerbread Houses from 5:30-7pm, 111 E. 100 North. Gingerbread House making is fun, messy & creative. Bring the kids and we clean up the mess afterward, so it's stress free. To register: marcadmin@moabcity.org or 435-259-6272

Dec 19 Community Tarot with Ivy Does Tarot- Three card readings from 6-8pm at Helipad Moab. Pay what you can - $20 suggested donation.

Dec 19 Media Mix & Mingle- 7-9pm at 98 Center. Work in Film? Want to work in Production? Interested in connecting with other media professionals? Come schmooze with us. For info: 435-259-4341

Dec 20 YoMassage Class- 6-pm in the meeting room at the back of Red Rock Bakery. Blending restorative yoga poses with a licensed massage therapist. $35 per class, space is limited. Must pre-register at yomassagemoab.com.

Dec 20 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.

Dec 21 Entering the Heart: Winter Solstice Yoga Workshop with Porscha Doucette-
3-6pm at Moab Yoga. The darker days of winter beckon us to journey through the darker depths of our hearts to find our own inner light. This all-levels workshop will work to release holding around the diaphragm, open the inner arms & lungs, & create heart space. The practice will include singing, SATYA, asana, pranayama, and meditation. Please sign up in advance, space is limited. For info: www.moabyoga.com or 435-259-2455

Dec 21 All Ages Dance Party- "Make It Snowflake" 6-8pm at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center. A family-friendly, dance-filled evening featuring performances by Moab locals! Sponsored by Moab Pride.

Dec 21 Breakfast with Santa at the Moab Diner-
7-11am. Kids pancakes, bacon & milk. Kids 12 & under eat FREE. See ad pg 8A

Dec 21 Santa's Workshop at Broken Oar Restaurant- 10am-2pm for this free workshop for the kids. Games, crafts, treats, coloring, cookies and more. See article pg 1B

Dec 21 Contra Dance- 8pm, with a workshop for beginning dancers at 7:30. Peg Harty is the dance caller. Everyone’s welcome! $7 suggested donation benefits Grand County school music programs. Live music by the Moab Community Dance Band. For more info, check out Moab Community Dance Band’s facebook page or call 516-376-8003.

Dec 23 Indoor Coed Youth Soccer- 3-8th grades 6pm at Center Street gym or 9-12th grades at middle school 7pm. Check website for details moabrecreation.org or 435-259-2255.

Dec 23 YoMassage Class- 6-pm in the meeting room at the back of Red Rock Bakery. Blending restorative yoga poses with a licensed massage therapist. $35 per class, space is limited. Must pre-register at yomassagemoab.com.

Dec 24 CHRISTMAS EVE


Dec 25 CHRISTMAS DAY

Dec 26 St. Francis Episcopal Church Community Lunch- 11:30am-1pm, 250 Kane Creek Blvd. Free Soup & Bread. All are welcome. Donations support the community food pantry at the St. Francis Episcopal Church. For info: 435-260-9860

Dec 27 YoMassage Class- 6-pm in the meeting room at the back of Red Rock Bakery. Blending restorative yoga poses with a licensed massage therapist. $35 per class, space is limited. Must pre-register at yomassagemoab.com.

Dec 27 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.

Dec 30 Moonflower Co-op Year-End Customer Appreciation Sale- 8am-8pm. Stock up for the winter & save when you shop. Owners save 15% off any purchase & all customers receive 5% off everything in the store.

Dec 30 Indoor Coed Youth Soccer- 3-8th grades 6pm at Center Street gym or 9-12th grades at middle school 7pm. Check website for details moabrecreation.org or 435-259-2255.

Dec 30 YoMassage Class- 6-pm in the meeting room at the back of Red Rock Bakery. Blending restorative yoga poses with a licensed massage therapist. $35 per class, space is limited. Must pre-register at yomassagemoab.com.

Dec 31 NEW YEAR'S EVE

January Events

Jan 1 NEW YEAR'S DAY

Jan 1 Begin Bright: New Year's Day Yoga Practice with Lily Houghton-
10am-Noon at Moab Yoga, 37 E. Center St. A gentle, 2 hour practice to enliven the body & calm the mind, as we open to a new year & decade. Practice is ideal for all levels of students & will include breathing, yoga postures, & meditation. For info: www.moabyoga.com 435-259-2455

Jan 14 Science Moab on Tap: Carving the Canyonands- 5:30-7pm at Woody's Tavern with Chris Benson. Grab a beer & listen to Moab scientists talk about their research. This event is free. See ad pg 18A

Jan 17-19 Bluff Balloon Festival- now in it's 22nd year, Bluff hosts a hot air balloon festival during Martin Luther King weekend. Join us to watch beautiful balloons color the skies over the red rocks of Bluff & southeastern Utah.

Jan 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 2020

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.

 

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