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Apr 19-27 KZMU's Spring RadioThon- see article pg 7A
Apr 24 Daughters of the Utah Pioneers- meet every Wednesday from 2-3pm at the historic building between the City offices & Center St Gym.
April 24 Evidence of a large, long-lived lake in the upper Navajo Sandstone by Speaker Josh Smith. Utah Friends of Paleontology Meeting. 6pm, Zions Bank. Free and open to the public.
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 wildflowers 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. See ad pg 2A
Apr 25 Colorado River Science: Moab- 6pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center. Join Archivist & Historian Roy Webb gives a talk focused on Colorado River history. Sponsored by Grand County Public Library. This event is free. For info: moablibrary.org
Apr 26 Colorado River Science: Moab- 7pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center. Author and journalist Jonathan Thompson, the first of the Colorado River Science speaker series, will discuss how politics, science & power interact in the rural west to impact rivers & the people who depend on them. Thompson wrote River of Lost Souls, the story behind the mine disaster that turned the Animas River in southwestern Colorado orange with sludge & toxic metals. This event is free. For info: moablibrary.org
Apr 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.
Apr 26, 27 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. See article pg 8A
Apr 26 Moab Car Show Rod Run- 9am line up at Swanny City Park departing at 10am sharp. Moab to Green River with lunch at Ray's Tavern. www.moabcarshow.org See pg1B
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! No dogs allowFor info: moabcarshow.org.
See ad pg 1B
Apr 27 Amasa Run 2019- this course offers a 10.5K, 15K, or 25K run for trail runners. It’s located northwest of Moab & features technical slickrock with some of the best scenery Moab has to offer. Runners will be impressed by the spectacular views of the Colorado River corridor, Behind the Rocks, & the majestic snow capped La Sal Mountain range. For info: 385-202-2972
April 27 Annual Spring Plant Sale- 9am-1pm at Youth Garden Project (YGP) 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 27 Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo Queen Contest- 7 local entrants are competing to win the crown for Junior & Senior Rodeo Queen. 10 am will start the horsemanship portion of the competition with modeling , interviews & crowning to follow. Interested Queen competitors can contact Krista at 435-260-7942
Apr 27 Earth Day Celebration- 1-4pm at Mayberry Native Plant Propagation Center. Join us in celebrating Earth Day with refreshments, live music & site tours. For info: revegetation.org or 435-259-6670
Apr 27 Fourth Saturday Swing Dance! 7-10pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Join us for some fun swing dancing! No experience or partner necessary. Beginner lesson at 7 pm. Big Band-era DJ music till 10. $5 suggested donation. More info at facebook.com/moabswingdance.
Apr 27-28 Xtreme Barrel Race Clinic- barrel & pole clinic. Must pre-register. Call Wendy 435-459-9092
Apr 28 Sunday Car Show Rod Run- 9am line up at Swanny City Park departing at 10 sharp. Moab to Red Cliffs Lodge on Scenic Byway 128. See article pg 1B
Apr 29 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, Porscha Doucette, Sam Metzner & Meagan Coy. For info: 435-259-6272
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.
Apr 29-May 3 Moab Photo Symposium- Are you looking to expand and refine your photographic vision? And, would you like to do so in a nurturing, supportive & creative environment? If so, then the Terrific Trio Workshop is the place for you. For info: moabphotosymposium.com
Apr 30 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!
Apr 30 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
Apr 30-May 4 Cruise Moab- has become one of the premiere annual Toyota Land Cruiser (TLCA) events. 2019 headquarters will be held at Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Hwy 191. For info: email@example.com
May 1 Scree Artist Comtemporary View of the Arid West: People, Places & Spaces- art exhibit at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum, 1765 W. Main St, Green River, UT. See ad pg 17A
May 1, 15 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 3 2019 Science for Guides- A free evening of science talks & displays about up-to-date science relevant to guides in Moab & the Colorado Plateau. 6-7pm Star Hall, 159 E. Center St. Disscussions about water quality, UMTRA, geology, & archaeology, 7-8pm Museum of Moab: free food & the opportunity to talk with local scientists & science organizations. Open to guides & the public. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org See article pg 15A
May 4 Gran Fondo- The Gran Fondo Moab will be emulating an old Italian tradition. We will be riding the most spectacular mountain pass in the Manti-La Sals, widely known as the Loop Road. We will start & finish in the beautiful red rocks of Moab, Utah & will climb over 5500 feet in 60 miles. For info: email@example.com
May 4 Annual Spring Plant Sale- 9am-1pm at Youth Garden Project (YGP) 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
May 10-12 Eastern Book Cliffs Deep History Seminar- with Canyonlands Field Institute. Expolore Archaic Barrier Canyon style, Fremont, & Ute rock art plus a lesser-known inscription of French trapper, Denis Julien as we move through the Eastern section of the Book Cliffs. This multi-day truck supported seminar will include moderate hikes up to 1 mile per day over uneven terrain. For info: 435-259-7750 or cfimoab.org
May 11 Moab Art Walk second Saturday May & June. See article and map on page 2B
May 11-12 The Back of Beyond Paddle Race- follows the Colorado River through the spectacular red rock canyons of Southeastern Utah and past some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery – through Moab’s ‘Postcard Alley’ & into Utah’s own ‘back of beyond’. Day two provides the SUP rodeo at Red Cliffs Lodge, where competitors will negotiate a wild ride through White’s Rapid. For info: backofbeyondsup.com
May 12 Mother's Day Brunch- 9:30am at the Youth Garden Project, 530 S. 400 East. A garden brunch for Mother's Day! This is a family-friendly meal prepared by our culinary inclined staff! Guests are seated throughout the garden or at a long communal table in the garden to enjoy their locally grown meal in the midst of the garden’s beauty. Must call ahead for reservations 435-259-2326. Tickets: Adults-$25, Youth 3-12-$10, 2 & under- Free. Come play in the garden with us!
May 14-18 Rally on the Rocks- We offer trails for the beginner with incredible scenery & vistas to the most challenging & demanding that will be sure to test driver & machine! For info: (801) 589-0523 or firstname.lastname@example.org
May 18 Ice Cream Social & Flea Market-10am-4pm at the Episcopal Church Of St. Francis, 250 Kane Creek Blvd. ST. Clare’s Guild is the sponsor of this event to help raise funds to support on going projects, like our Friday soup kitchen & food pantry. The flea market is open to everyone who would like to sell their wares. The cost of the booths will be donated to the Episcopal Church. For info: 435-260-2938 or email@example.com
May 19-24 gone Moab- is the premier Nissan off-road & outdoor experience event. The best way for Nissan truck & SUV owners to experience some of the best 4wheeling in the world. In addition to great trail rides, you will have the opportunity to experience everything that the amazing Red Rock area of Moab has to offer plus the comradery of fellow 4-wheelers. For info: gonemoab.com
May 24-26 Range Creek Archaeology- with Canyonlands Field Institute. Join us for a rare opportunity to visit Range Creek archaeology sites & prehistoric Fremont rock art in the two-night vehicle trip with interpretive hikes, overnight camping & plenty of time to explore & enjoy the canyon. For info: 435-259-7750 or cfimoab.org
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
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.