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Moab Happenings Calendar of Events

Moab Happenings April 2018
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Yoga Class Schedules & other Healthy Classes pg 6A

May Events

May 20-25 goneMOAB- is the premier Nissan off-road & outdoor experience event. Proudly this will be our 17th year for this event & a way for Nissan truck & SUV owners to experience some of the best 4wheeling in the world. Experience everything that the amazing Red Rock area has to offer plus the comradery of fellow 4-wheelers. Info: 614-949-6471

May 22 Swing & Blues Dance Night- at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center (MARC). Join the Moab Swing Dance Community every Tuesday for lessons & social dancing. Styles include: East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Blues, solo Jazz, & more. All ages welcome! No partner needed! $5.00 suggested donation. Intermediate progressive lesson 7-7:45pm. Beginner lesson 7:45-8:30pm. Social dancing 8:30-10pm.

May 22 Open MIC at Moab Public Library- 6:30-7:45pm, 257 E. Center St. Open to the public & free to attend. Read, sing, play an instrument or listen. For info: 435-259-8477

May 22 How to Cultivate Living Soil- 6-7:30pm at Moonflower Community Co-op. Great soil is the foundation for productivity, biodiversity, resilience, & stability in a garden. Jessica Soza of Exultant Gardens will discuss the building blocks for growing a "soil web.” She will cover five soil building techniques & subtleties required to make them successful. Even the hardest ground can be made into an oasis with good work & understanding. Sponsored by Moonflower Community Co-op. For info: 435-259-5712

May 24 Lecture Series: Borderlands: Collision & Coalescence in the Culture History of Southeast Utah-
with R. E. Burillo.Studies of frontier or borderlands areas are ideal for studying conflict, trade, & cultural syntheses in human history. The Greater Bears Ears area of San Juan County in southeastern Utah represents a peripheral zone to the heartlands of numerous cultural occupation areas throughout its considerable history. Archaeological evidence from the Archaic, Basketmaker, Pueblo, Protohistoric, & Historic occupation periods all attest to collisions & coalescences of varying cultures in southeastern Utah as a product of its being the hinterlands of so many social groups. This trend continues right up to the present day, & has intriguing implications for the future of the area. 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main & Center. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association & Museum of Moab.

May 24 Meet U.S. Senate Candidate Jenny Wilson in Moab! U.S. Senate Candidate Jenny Wilson will be at Eddie McStiff's in Moab on Thursday, May 24 from 9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Stop by to meet Jenny and share your thoughts with her. Appetizers and beverages will be served. This a free community event and all are welcome! Link to the Facebook event page Please email with any questions.

May 25 Moab Farmers' Market- 4-7pm, Swanny City Park at 100 West & Park Drive.

May 25 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 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 25 & 26 Star Hall 8pm Fred Beckey is the original American “Dirtbag”: The Legend of Fred Beckey climber whose name has evoked mystery, adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. Beckey’s stubborn, singular quest to conquer peaks meant a solitary life on the road, where he left a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake. The groundbreaking life story of this rebel athlete, who inspired generations with his monumental first ascents, eloquent books and the lifestyle he fearlessly pioneered, is told for the first time in this exclusive documentary film.

May 25, 26 Magic Night Downtown at Moab Backyard Theater- with the hilarious award-winning magic of Rick Boretti.8 pm $10 for adults, $5 for kids over 5. Behind Zax at 56W 100 South

May 26 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

May 26 Eighteenth Annual Ute Mountain Tribal Park Open House- for reservations and info 970-565-9653 & 970-565-3751. See ad pg 9A

May 26-27 Moab Arts Festival with Beer & Wine Garden-
free admission, live music, Wine & Beer Garden, art vendors, food & 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 over 100 artists in a family friendly setting. For info:, email or call 435-259-2742 See article pg 1B

May 26-28 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 and watch, we love the support! Old Spanish Trail Arena. For info: Sally Soltvedt 970-210-6712

May 29 Swing & Blues Dance Night-
at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center (MARC). Join the Moab Swing Dance Community every Tuesday for lessons & social dancing. Styles include: East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Blues, solo Jazz, & more. All ages welcome! No partner needed! $5.00 suggested donation. Intermediate progressive lesson 7-7:45pm. Beginner lesson 7:45-8:30pm. Social dancing 8:30-10pm.

May 30 Weed & Feed & Mini Workshops- 6pm at the Youth Garden Project, 530 S. 400 East, next to the high school. In exchange for 1.5 hours of weeding you will receive a garden fresh meal prepared on site. Everyone is welcome. May 2 topic: understand soil types & amendments, May 16: family planting night, May 30: natural plaster basics. For info: 435-259-2326

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! For info: Kirk Pearson 435-259-4852 See ad pg 8B

May 31-The CommunityTea Garden- Tea & a Topic: Resilient Motherhood. A community conversation on the personal, environmental and community aspects of living and raising children with resilience. Join Dr. Roslynn Brain as she leads and facilitates a discussion on the challenges and triumphs of incorporating sustainability practices into childrearing, while balancing personal and professional life in pursuit of community-scale goals of resilient living. The topic will be approached from the following (3) perspectives:Personal - motherhood as a constant lesson in mindfulness and the active work of mindful resilience, including daily practices, time management strategies and routines to increase grounding. Environmental - a discussion of practical strategies to incorporate resilience into everyday consumer decisions, from homemade sprays to reusable diapers. Community - how to engage your community of friends and neighbors to grow resilience through the exposure and responsibility of motherhood - 6pm-7pm, Corner of 100 West and Walnut St.
For more info

May 31-Grand County Library : "The Color Purple" movie showing and discussion from 5pm - 8pm. 257 E Center St.

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