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August Events

Aug 23, 30 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.

Aug 23, 24 Magic Night Downtown-
with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 8pm at Moab Backyard Theater, behind Zax at 56W 100 South. See article pg 6A

Aug 23, 30 Members of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (D.U.P.) would like to invite everyone to come by and visit the DUP Hall and museum during the summer months, on Friday evenings from 6:00-7:30 pm. This building, built in 1888 was the first church built in Moab and holds much of Moab's history, including many books and pictures and artifacts. It is located between Star Hall and the Center Street gym.

Aug 23 Canyon Country Discovery Center- Perseid Meteor Shower 8-9:30pm. Come see how many shooting stars you can spot. For info: 435-587-2156. See ad pg 14B

Aug 24 Community Stomp Party- Community Rebuilds would like to invite anyone in the Moab area to a dance party on Saturday from 8 am – 4 pm. to tamp the adobe floor of Bryan Beachum, and Didar and Anthony Charles’ homes, located at 780 and 788 Mill creek Drive. For more information, visit www.communityrebuilds.org or call (435) 260-0501

Aug 24 Pet Adoptions with Underdog Animal Rescue & Rehab- at PetSmart in Grand Junction from 10am-2pm For info: 435-260-8033

Aug 24 Prestige Wellness Institute Moab presents “How to Become Superman” as a part of their Local Summer Seminar Series. Dr. Ray Andrew will provide men & women alike with cutting-edge information on the important role male hormones play in revitalizing & re-igniting men regardless of whatever stage of life they’re in. 6pm at the Springhill Suites by Marriott Moab. Exclusively for Moab Happenings readers, enter promo code “MoabHappenings” at checkout & get your tickets FOR FREE. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pwievents.wixsite.com/seminars or by phone at 435-259-4008 See ad pg 16B

Aug 24 Garden Dinner with Guest Devin Delnicki -
Join us for a multi-course, garden fresh meal benefiting yough and community programs at 7pm. $50 per person. Reservations required, space is limited . Call 435-259-2326 or sign up online at www.youthgardenproject.org/gardendinner

Aug 24, 25, 27, 31 Night Sky Programs at Dead Horse Point State Park- meet at the visitors center 10pm. Learn about stars, constellations, & see deep space objects through telescopes. For info: 435-259-2614

Aug 25 National Park Service Fee Free Day


Aug 26-Sep 12 Moab Music Festival- brings world-class artists performing chamber, jazz, Latin, & traditional music at over 20 events of “music in concert with the landscape.” Join us for music hikes, multi-day musical raft trips, a jet board ride & concert at a pristine wilderness grotto, evening concerts at Star Hall, Red Cliffs Lodge, Sorrel River Ranch, The HooDoo, Grand County High School, & much more. For info: moabmusicfest.org see article and ad pg 1B

Aug 27 Birds of the Region, Moab Bird Club Lecture-
7-9pm at the Moab Museum, 118 E Center. For info: 435-259-7985. See ad pg 2A.

Aug 27 Castle Valley Film: Mad Hot Ballroom- Free Screening. the documentary film is 105 minutes long and rated PG. Castle Valley Library

Aug 27 Produce Stand Collective- 5:30-8pm for locally grown produce. Youth Garden Project patio, 530 S. 400 East. For info: 435-259-2326. See ad pg 17B

Aug 27 Introduction to Lindy Hop Series- Join us for a four-week series learning Lindy Hop, one of the fundamental dances of the swing era. We'll be building on the dance each week, and by the end of the series, you'll have learned a Lindy Hop choreography easy to use on the social dance floor. $40 per person due the first week. Beginners welcome. No partner necessary. At the Moab Arts & Recreation Center (MARC) More info: facebook.com/moabswingdance

Aug 30 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.

Aug 30 Moab Music Festival's Home From War Concert- 7pm at Star Hall. For info: 435-259-7003

Aug 30 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.

Aug 30, 31 Magic Night Downtown- with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti. 8pm at Moab Backyard Theater, behind Zax at 56W 100 South. See article pg 6A

Aug 30-Sep 1 La Sal Mountain Summer Festival- featuring R. Carlos Nakai. There will be Entertainment, Food, and Vendors, as well as a silent and open auction to raise money for the animals of the sanctuary. Any vendors who are interested, please contact us at 435-686-2284, or email mtpeale@gmail.com.

Aug 30-Sep 2 Annual Young Eagles Rally- at the Monticello Airport. For info: (435) 459-2182

Aug 31 Moab Music Festival's Tango Meets Joropo Concert- 6pm at Red Cliffs Lodge. For info: 435-259-7003

Aug 31 - Sep 2 Red Rock 4 Wheelers - Labor Day Campout. www.rr4W.com for info

Aug 31 & Sep 1, 7 Moab Artists Studio Tour- 3 days, 17 artists, 14 studios in Moab & Castle Valley. 10am-4pm. For info & map MoabStudioTour.com. See ad pg 3B, article pg 8A

September Events

Sep 1 Moab Music Festival's Viva Brazil Concert-
6pm at Red Cliffs Lodge For info: 435-259-7003

Sep 2 LABOR DAY

Sep 2 Rocky Mountain Power Free Family Concert- 2pm at Old City Park. For info: 435-259-7003

Sep 4, 18 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

Sep 4, 11, 18, 25 Daughters of the Utah Pioneers- meet every Wednesday from 2-3pm at the historic building between the City offices & Center St Gym.

Sep 5 Moab Music Festival's Hotel Cabaret: Kim Hawkey & the Elvanelle Band-
8pm at HooDoo Moab. For info: 435-259-7003

Sep 6 Moab Music Festival's A Paris Revue- 7pm at Star Hall. For info: 435-259-7003

Sep 7 Moab Artists Studio Tour- See ad pg 3B, article pg 8A

Sep 7 Moab Music Festival's Bix and Friends: A Celebration of Jazz-Age Genius- 6pm at Sorrel River Ranch. For info: 435-259-7003

Sep 7 Colorado River Daily Clean Up! -
and help us clean up this high use river area. Stewardship & volunteer service feels good & improves the health of wild places. Canyonlands Field Insitite will partner with Moab's BLM office & State of Utah's Department of Natural Resources for a day of free fun, bonding & clean up! Call 435-259-7750 or email development@cfimoab.org to RSVP.

Sep 8 Moab Music Festival's The Soldier's Tale - 7:00pm Grand County High School Auditorium. For info: 435-259-7003

Sep 12 Spencer Stokes: Icon of the West, How the Desert Landscape Inspired Generations- Dead Horse Point's park ranger explores the lure of the harsh beauty of Moab, which has brought untold artists, adventurers, & seekers into a extraordinary landscape beyond their wildest dreams. Learn about movies, songs, books, & stories inspired by the red rocks of canyon country. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center Streets. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Moab Museum.

Sep 13 Dancing with the Moab Stars- is an action-packed dance competition based on the hit TV series “Dancing with the Stars”. It showcases Moab’s incredibly talented & generous community while bringing together a diverse cross section of people for an evening of frivolity & culture. 7pm at Grand County High School auditorium. Tickets available for presale at Moab Valley Multicultural Center.

Sep 14 50th Anniversary of Slickrock Bike Trail- join in celebrating the Slickrock Bike Trail impact on Moab.

Sep 14 Moab Art Walk- 5-8pm on the second Saturdays in September, October & November.

Sep 14 Harvest Brew Fest- a benefit for Montezuma Land Conservancy. 4-9pm at the Parque de Vida in Cortez, CO. See ad pg 8B

Sep 14 Canyon Country Discovery Center-
Full Moon 8-9:30pm. Come learn about myths, history & more. For info: 435-587-2156.

Sep 19 David Vaughn: A Fran and Terby Barnes View of the Moab area & Beyond- this is a look at a sampling of the estimated 30 thousand photos and slides in the collection that Terby donated to the Museum of Moab in 2005. The collection covers the area from Arches to Chaco & from Telluride to Cedar City. Some depict sites now flooded by Lake Powell and others are of the enduring landscape they adopted as home. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center Streets. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Moab Museum.

Sep 19-22 Mother of All Boogies -inviting skydivers from all over the world to converge on beautiful Moab for 4 full days of high altitude skydiving from turbine aircraft! Non-skydivers are welcome as spectators & will have the opportunity to make a tandem skydive during the event. For info: motherofallboogies.com or call 435-259-5867.

Sep 21 The Youth Garden Project Harvest Festival- a celebration of fun, food, & the fall harvest! Activities for all ages, farm-fresh food, produce contest exhibition, live music, & more! 3-7pm at YGP 530 S 400 E. For info: 435-259-2326

Sep 21-22 Moab Century Tour- sends road cyclists across Moab’s unique topography including over mountain passes, through canyons, & along the mighty Colorado River. This annual event donates to regional cancer survivorship beneficiaries. For info: skinnytireevents.com

Sep 26 Anna Arsic: Exploring the Impacts of Student Participation in Canyon Country Outdoor Education- Canyon Country Outdoor Education (CCOE) is a National Park Service environmental education program in partnership with local elementary schools in Southeast Utah. The program consists of kindergarten through sixth-grade classroom visits & field trips to Arches & Canyonlands National Parks & other local public lands. This thesis presentation will reveal the impacts CCOE has had on student participants six years after they have experienced the program. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center Streets. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) & Moab Museum.

Sep 27 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.

Sep 27-29 Moab Pride Festival- engenders open communication, education, visibility, & safe spaces to meet, create, & be authentic. For info: moabpride.com/festival-schedule

Sep 28 National Park Service Fee Free Day

Sep 28 River Runners Hall of Fame-
4pm at John Wesley Powell River History Museum, 1765 W. Main St. Green River UT. For info: 435-564-3427. See ad pg. 7A

Sep 28 Canyon Country Discovery Center- New Moon 7:30-9pm. Come see some of our dimmest objects in the night sky. For info: 435-587-2156.

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