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Moab Happenings Calendar of Events

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This calendar of events contains the most up-to-date and accurate information available at press time. Links to this page for informational purposes are encouraged. Event dates, times and locations are always subject to change. The Moab Happenings calendar of events is provided for the exclusive purpose to assist individuals with their personal plans. Reproduction of this information in electronic or printed form for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited except by written authorization from the publisher of Moab Happenings. All contents of this page are protected by copyright.

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.

Always Ongoing

Ongoing at Old Spanish Trail Arena
• Zumba Tuesdays & Thursdays in the pavilion
• Canyonlands Fellowship Church Sunday Services
• Open Horseback Riding
• Baseball Practices & Games
Call 435-259-1311 for event details

Moab ArtTrails Sculpture Exhibit - See map on pg 1B or visit moabarttrail.org

Yoga Classes with Star Kolb Live, interactive, online yoga classes that are surprisingly and wonderfully personal. Contact Star 406-291-6408, mindivine@gmail.com

Multicultural Mondays with Moab Valley Multicultural Center - This year's program is Canyons and Cultures. MVMC will be partnering with Canyonlands Field Institute to offer weekly camps every Monday! Students will get to explore the natural and cultural history of the Moab Valley. To help promote safe social distancing, group size will be limited to 8 students each week for students entering 1st - 6th grades. For info:
435-259-5444.

Jun 1 - Aug 16 - Grand County Public Library Summer Challenges
  • • Baby and Toddler Summer Challenge (birth to 35 months)
    • Children's online Summer Challenge
    • Teen online Summer Challenge
    • Adult online Summer Challenge
    Visit grandcountyutah.net for more info
August Events

Aug 1-8 San Juan County Fair- Small Town Feel, Big Time Fun. Monticello Utah. For info: sanjuancountyfair.com

Aug 1-14 Round Up at the Register- 8am - 8pm Moonflower Community Cooperative will be hosting a Round Up at the Register fundraiser for the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. When you shop at Moonflower, you will have the option of rounding up your purchase total to the nearest whole dollar amount. 100% of your change will go directly to the Multicultural Center! For info: 435-259-5712

Aug 7 Live Entertainment. Moab's Backyard Theater. 8pm. See article pg 1B

Aug 8 Yoga Basics with Star Kolb 10-11:30am
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86208010285
Meeting ID: 862 0801 0285

Aug 9, Sunday Old City Park Yoga
with Sam Metzner 8-9:15am

Aug 8 Live Entertainment.
Moab's Backyard Theater. 8pm. See article pg 1B

Aug 11 Moonflower Co-op 5% Day for Moab Solutions- 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. This month, Moonflower’s 5% Day will be donated to Moab Solutions. Join us in supporting this important non-profit in our community by shopping the co-op! 8am-8pm. For info: 435-259-5712

Aug 12 Bluegrass Night with Quicksand Soup High powered music from one of the Four Corners most legendary bluegrass bands. Moab's Backyard Theater. 8pm. See article pg 1B

Aug 13 Saints and Sinners. Country and Gospel music with Quicksand Soup. Moab's Backyard Theater. 8pm. See article pg 1B

Aug 14 Live Entertainment. Moab's Backyard Theater. 8pm. See article pg 1B

Aug 14-16 Cortez Gun Show - Montezuma Fairground Cortez Colorado. See ad pg 6A

Aug 15 Magic Show with Rick Boretti.
The Four Corners most acclaimed magician at Moab's Backyard Theater. 8pm.See article pg 1B

Aug 18 Bluegrass Night with Quicksand Soup High powered music from one of the Four Corners most legendary bluegrass bands. Moab's Backyard Theater. 8pm. See article pg 1B

Aug 19 Youth Garden Project Weed 'N' Feed - 6pm Come volunteer at YGP for an evening and get a free, delicious meal made with freshly harvested YGP produce! In an effort to promote community service & help our staff maintain the garden, anybody can come help weed for 1.5 hours in exchange for a nutritious meal. A great way to learn about gardening & socialize with fellow community members. Kids, adults, locals, visitors--all are welcome. Take a night off from cooking and volunteer with us! Masks required while weeding. Questions, call 435-259-2326. Location: 530 S 400 E.

Aug 19 Saints and Sinners- Country and Gospel music with Quicksand Soup. Moab's Backyard Theater. 8pm. See article pg 1B

Aug 20 The Market on Center - A local Artisan and Farmers Market. First and third Thursdays 5-8pm. Moab City Center, 217 E Center Street. See ad pg 6A

Aug 20 Live Entertainment- Moab's Backyard Theater. 8pm. See article pg 1B

Aug 22 Moab Kitchen Garden Dinner - 7pm join us for a garden-inspired dinner at the Youth Garden Project, featuring guest chef Christina Sunshine of Moab Kitchen! Garden Dinners are a rich, delicious, & unique experience for locals & visitors alike, celebrating the seasonal abundance of food sourced on site, from the Moab Valley, & the wider Colorado Plateau region. Diners will enjoy a multi-course meal surrounded by the beauty of the garden. Tickets are $50/person. RSVP by calling 435.259.2326 or by visiting www.youthgardenproject.org/gardendinner. Seating is limited so don't delay! All proceeds benefit the Youth Garden Project, a nonprofit in Moab, UT whose mission is to cultivate healthy children, families, and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table. Location: 530 S 400 E

Aug 22 Magic Show with Rick Boretti- The Four Corners most acclaimed magician at Moab's Backyard Theater. Theater. 8pm. See article pg 1B

Aug 22 Annual Co-op Owner Meeting Moonflower Co-op- owners, you are invited to Moonflower’s Annual Owner Meeting. Hear updates from our Board of Directors & General Manager on co-op business & community contributions & vote for new Board members. See moonflower.coop for more details.

Aug 25 Bluegrass Night with Quicksand Soup High powered music from one of the Four Corners most legendary bluegrass bands. Moab's Backyard Theater. 8pm. See article pg 1B

Aug 26 Saints and Sinners- Country and Gospel music with Quicksand Soup. Moab's Backyard Theater. 8pm. See article pg 1B

Aug 25 National Parks Fee Free Day- see September 26th also.

Aug 29 Live Entertainment - Moab's Backyard Theater. 8pm. See article pg 1B

Aug 29-30 Moab Golf Club Tournament - Desert Duster. For info call 435-259-6488

Aug 31 - Sep 14 Moab Music Festival - the award-winning Moab Music Festival brings world-class musicians to stunning red rock venues around Moab, Utah."Music in concert with the landscape™". For info: www.moabmusicfest.org or 435-259-7003. Purchase tickets online at moabmusicfest.org See ad pg 5A, article pg 19A

September Events

Sep 2, 16, 30 Youth Garden Project Weed 'N' Feed - 6pm Come volunteer at YGP for an evening and get a free, delicious meal made with freshly harvested YGP produce! In an effort to promote community service & help our staff maintain the garden, anybody can come help weed for 1.5 hours in exchange for a nutritious meal. A great way to learn about gardening & socialize with fellow community members. Kids, adults, locals, visitors--all are welcome. Take a night off from cooking and volunteer with us! Masks required while weeding. Questions, call 435-259-2326. 530 S 400 E

Sep 3 The Market on Center - A local Artisan and Farmers Market. First and third Thursdays 5-8pm. Moab City Center, 217 E Center Street. See ad pg 6A.

Sep 5, 6, 12 Moab Artists Studio Tour Visit our website to see artists and their work, and how to visit their studio and buy original art. See ad pg 14B, article pg 7A.

Sep 5-7 RR4W Labor Day Campout
If you like to 4-wheel in Moab, a little cooler weather and smaller crowds, then this event offers the things you enjoy. The "Stay Together, Play Together" Labor Day Safari has a little bit of everything and some things the Easter Jeep Safari doesn’t offer because of its size. Trails are limited to 25 vehicles, making them smaller and the entire event is limited to 150 vehicles. For info: www.rr4w.com

Sep 7 LABOR DAY

Sep 9-12 San Juan ATV Safari- an incredible three-day adventure that will leave you breathless. From the top of the Blue Mountains in the center of San Juan County to the depths of the surrounding canyons. For info: sanjuansafari.com. See ad pg 11B

Sep 10 Free Lecture Series: Our Wild Connection- 6pm at the Moab Information Center, corner of Center & Main Streets. What do we get from interacting with species other than our own? This question will be explored as we join National Park Ranger, Scott Chandler, in a discussion about our wild connection. We will explore how animals effect our minds & lives! Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association & Moab Museum.

Sep 11-13 Blazer Bash-
Test your vehicle against demanding technical challenges, and measure your driving skills on the world-class rock-crawling trails in the middle of awe-inspiring scenery. For info: blazerbash.com

Sep 14-19 Full-Size Invasion-
made up to encourage people to get their fullsize trucks & 4x4s off-road into the great outdoors. Registration is now open & all vehicles are welcome. For info: fullsizeinvasion.com

Sep 17 The Market on Center -
A local Artisan and Farmers Market. First and third Thursdays 5-8pm. Moab City Center, 217 E Center Street. See ad pg 6A

Sep 19-20 The Moab Century Tour- a two day cycling event that covers all of the amazing landscape Moab has to offer! From gaining elevation into the La Sal Mountains (including “The Big Nasty!”), to carving down through our red rock canyons, & finishing along the mighty Colorado River. Cycling Teams & individual groups use the event to inspire their fundraising for large & small foundations making a difference in cancer treatments & survivorship. Join us when temperatures cool down, the fall foliage comes alive, & cyclists from across the country unite. For info: www.skinnytireevents.com or 435-260-8889.

Sep 25 Spit Love - 6pm at Star Hall, 159 E Center St. Spit Love is a poetry slam featuring LGBTQ+ artists exploring love, joy, heartbreak, and all kinds of human connection from queer perspectives. We will be live streaming Spit Love this year, please see the Moab Pride facebook page for more information. Masks and social distancing will be required of all in-person attendees.

Sep 26 National Parks Fee Free Day-
The Southeast Utah Group of national parks (Arches and Canyonlands national parks, Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees as a way to encourage people to get outdoors & spend time with their friends & family in the national parks this year. (This fee-free opportunity applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, backcountry reservations, tours, or other special uses.)

Sep 26 Moth Ball - 5:30pm Swanny Park The Moth Ball is an all ages, alcohol free, and family-friendly dance party featuring live drag performances. Due to COVID-19, we are asking that people from outside of Moab and the surrounding area please not attend 2020 Moab Pride. Pride welcomes everyone who comes with love & respect, but we ask that people please also respect the health needs of our community -- we look forward to seeing everyone in future years!

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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