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May Events

May 1-31 Low-Cost Skin Screenings at Moab Regional Hospital- this is a one month special for head-to-toe screenings. $40 cash pay. Schedule your appointment 435-719-5500

May 24 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.

May 24-26 Desert Sun Ceramics Gallery Opening- 11am-7pm, 1320 S. Hwy 191. See ad pg 4B

May 24 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.

May 24-26 Range Creek Utah Archeology– join Canyonlands Field Institute (CFI) with guest archaeologist, Dr. Kevin Jones. Explore the beautiful & rarely visited Range Creek Canyon. Managed by the University of Utah this living museum holds many artifacts of the Fremont Culture where they have sat for hundreds of years. For info go online at www.cfimoab.org, email info@cfimoab.org, or call 435-259-7750.

May 24, 25 Magic Night Downtown- with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 7pm at Moab Backyard Theater, behind Zax at 56W 100 South

May 25, 26 Moab Taiko Dan Performance- noon at Swanny City Park during the Moab Arts Festival. For info: moabtaikodan.org

May 25, 26 Moab Arts Festival with Beer & Wine Garden- celebrating its 27th year bringing art to Moab. Free admission, live music, Wine & Beer Garden, art vendors & art for kids. Located in the gorgeous setting of Swanny City Park (400 North, 100 West) on Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm. This free event hosts local & national artists welcoming residents & visitors from all parts of the world. For info: moabartsfestival.org, email info@MoabArtsFestival.org or call 435-259-2742

May 25-27 Barrel For Bucks- come watch some of the fastest horses and their riders compete for top spot in the popular sport of Barrel Racing! It is free to come & watch, we love the support! Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Hwy 191. For info: 970-216-0072

May 27 Community Yoga - 6:00pm - 7:15pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center. Classes are by donation (suggested $10). Bring your yoga mat or borrow one of ours & join us for an hour and fifteen minutes of yoga led by local yoga instructors Kristi Paul, Porsha Doucette, Sam Metzer & Megan Coy. For info: 435-259-6272

May 28 Introduction to Taiko Drumming- learn about the art of Japanese taiko drumming with Moab Taiko Dan. We welcome beginners to join us on Tuesdays 5:30 at the Grand County Middle School band room (door facing the soccer fields). Learn the basics of form & technique of drumming in minutes, while having a ton of fun! For info: moabtaikodan.org. Come drum with us!

May 28 Tuesday Night Swing Roulette- 7pm 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 will build into a choreographed routine. All ages & abilities welcome. $10 per week. More information at facebook.com/moabswingdance

May 28 Moab Acroyoga - 7-9pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. A playful & physical pratice thatn combines partner acrobatics & yoga. Suggested donation of $5-$15 each class. For info: michellemg91@gmail.com

May 29 Daughters of the Utah Pioneers- meet every Wednesday from 2-3pm at the historic building between the City offices & Center St Gym.

May 29 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

May 30 Ashley Losey & Lori Hunsaker: Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Activities in the Moab Area & the Dalton Wells Isolation Center- the CCC was established in 1933 as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal, & was designed to implement much needed conservation projects, & to provide jobs for young men, as well as income for their families during the Great Depression. The CCC built four camps in the Moab area, & the men who served here came from all over the U.S., working on soil conservation & other flood control projects. The program ended in 1942 as the United States entered into World War II. The Dalton Wells location was used during the WWII as an isolation center for the incarceration of Japanese American citizens by the War Relocation Authority. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center Streets. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Moab Museum.

May 30 Tea & a Topic: Envisioning the Future of Moab’s Waste Stream- 6pm at the Community Recycling Center. Join Resiliency Hub, Solid Waste Special Service District #1, & numerous other partners as we brainstorm, strategize, & rethink our landfill, recycling, & composting systems in our community. Bring your recyclables & engage in critical conversations with your fellow community members. For info: 281-793-6688

May 31 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.

May 31 Magic Night Downtown- with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 7pm at Moab Backyard Theater, behind Zax at 56W 100 South

May 31-June 2 Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo- come see the cowboys & cowgirls of the Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo at the Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Highway 191. Watch bull riders, calf ropers, barrel racers, saddle bronc riding, & much more! We even have a mutton busting' for the kids & a stick pony race for the even younger kids! Hope to see you'll there! Barrel Racing at Noon on June 2nd before the rodeo. For info: Kirk Pearson 435-259-4852 info@moabcanyonlandsrodeo.com. See ad pg 7A

June Events

Jun 1 Dawg Days of Summer BBQ & Silent Auction- 5:30-8:30pm at Old City Park. Enjoy dinner, silent auction & dancing. See article this pg

Jun 6-8 Kokopelli Relay- known as the most challenging cycling relay in Utah, invites men, women, & mixed teams of 4 to 8 cyclists to ride or race, non-stop, from Moab to St. George. The route begins Friday, June 7th following the scenic back-roads of southern Utah, passing through two National Parks & some of Utah’s most beautiful landscapes. The event will continue through Friday night into Saturday, June 8th until each team reaches the finish line at Unity Park in Ivins, Utah. For info: kokopellirelay.com

Jun 8, 9 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.

Jun 9-14 Wilderness Adventures Survival Training- at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Hwy 191. For info: 435-259-1311

Jun 13 Brian Davis: Tiny Fossils & the Big Picture, Mammals from the Age of Dinosaurs- Every kid knows that dinosaurs are the biggest, fiercest, & most inspiring creatures to ever have walked the Earth, but they are only part of the story. The ancient world was a diverse & vibrant place, & dinosaurs lived alongside a cast that included the earliest mammals. Learn what our ancestors were like & what their tiny fossils reveal about their lives: while most survived by scurrying between the feet of dinosaurs, others swam, glided, & even had dinosaurs for lunch! 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center Streets. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Moab Museum.

Jun 13-15 Emery County Plein Air Exhibit- at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum, 1765 W. Main, Green River. For info: 435-564-3427. See ad pg 2A

Jun 15 Emery County Plein Air Artist Reception- at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum 1765 W. Main,
Green River. For info: 435-564-3427. See ad pg 2A

Jun 16 Father's Day

Jun 20 Robert J. Anderson: Founding Fathers, The Creation of Canyonlands National Park- the vision of Charlie Steen, Bates Wilson & Stewart Udall paved the way for the creation of Canyonlands National Park. Charlie Steen represents the Atomic Energy Commission who provided access to the White Rim Sandstone via the White Rim Road. Bates Wilson Represents the vision of having a National Park that would protect the confluence. Wilson wanted to protect a million acres of wild canyon country & generate a sustainable economy via tourism. Stewart Udall provided the political support needed in order to push the idea of a National Park through Congress. Join Park Ranger, Robert Anderson, as he discusses each of these men & their vision for Canyonlands National Park. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center Streets. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Moab Museum.

Jun 21-23 Summer Solstice Celebration at Mt. Peale Animal Sanctuary There will be Entertainment, Food, and Vendors, as well as a silent and open auction to raise money for the animals of the sanctuary. Starts June 21st @6pm & ends June 23rd @1pm. Any vendors who are interested, please contact us at 435-686-2284, or email mtpeale@gmail.com.

Jun 22 Cortez Celtic Fair- join us at Parque de Vida in Cortez, CO for a day full of activities and entertainment. For info: cortezcelticfair.com. See ad pg 8A

Jun 27 Spencer Stokes: Dead Horse Point -Truth in the Name? How did Dead Horse Point obtain is macabre name? Is there any truth to the urban legends regarding the park? Join a park ranger who will talk about the interesting history surrounding the name of Dead Horse Point and how urban legends can muddy the waters of truth. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center Streets. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Moab Museum.

Jun 28 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.


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