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February Events

Feb 21 Navigating Mature Adulthood- 5:30-6:30pm at the Grand Center, 182 N. 500 West. Guest speakers from Community Nursing Services, Canyonlands Care Center, Grand County Hospice, MRH Licensed Clinical Social Worker & the Grand Center. For reservations & info: 435-719-5580

Feb 21 Evolution of Canyoneering on the Colorado Plateau-
Moab Cliffs & Canyons Director Brett Sutteer will give a presentation on the evolution of canyoneering on the Colorado Plateau. 6pm at the Grand County Public Library, 259 E. Center St. For info: 435-259-1111

Feb 21-23 Utah Professional Archaeological Council (UPAC) Conference- the latest archaeological research in Utah & region. See article pg 5B

Feb 22 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.

Feb 23 Eagle Float on the Colorado- with Canyonlands Field Institute, Moab Bird Club and Sheri Griffith River Expeditions. Grab your binoculars & cameras for this beautiful float in Ruby-Horsethief Canyons as we look for wintering eagles & waterfowl. Whether you are a novice or expert birder, you will have a great time viewing & learning about the wildlife on this stretch of river. For info: info@cfimoab.org or 435-259-7750.

Feb 23 Yoga and Reiki with Meagan Coy & Andrea Grace-12:30-2pm. A self-love exploration through movement and healing. Moab Yoga 37E Center St. For info: www.moabyoga.com 435.259.2455

Feb 23 Identifying & Using Local Medicinal Plants with Mobile Moon Co-op- The Colorado Plateau is host to an extremely diverse & medicinal profile of medicinal plants. You will learn how to recognize taxonomic features of local wild plants, cultivate at home, & ethically harvest & prepare these gifts for consumption. 2-4pm at Moonflower Co-op, 39 E. 100 North. For info: 435-259-5712

Feb 23 The Trashion Show- a celebration of upcycled fashion. Create your own costume out of repurposed materials and strut your stuff. There will be two DJ's, one marching band, and a runway performance. Best of show will receive great prizes from local businesses. Participants must be 21+. Entry is $10 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Resiliency Hub, a local sustainability nonprofit. For more info email resiliencyhub@gmail.com. or visit facebook.com/resiliencyhub. See article on pg 6A

Feb 23 & 24 DOCNA Dog Agility- Dogs on Course North America will host a variety of courses for a handler & their dog to run. Dogs are handled through a series of times obstacle courses, teeter totters, tunnels, jumps & zig-zag weave poles. Spectators are welcome to watch for free, but they should leave their own dogs at home. Pre-registration is required to participate. For info: Cathy 970.261.2148

Feb 23 'Rode Show Tour' Concer - Heather Hoeksema, Architect turned Author/Musician, gives Moab a taste of music from her recently produced album 'Rode Show' . Having been traveling the mountains for over a year now, Hoeksema cross connects song with story, writing as she travels the road in her Airstream. She recently produced her album 'Rode Show' in Nashville and re-launched her tour from Santa Fe/Taos. She's in Moab for a few days to share stories and music from her travels. At the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 East 100 North, Moab. 7-8pm Free to the public. Donations always welcome. For moreabout Hoeksema's work visit SingularArchitecture.com

Feb 24 Book Reading - Between Story and Song, Heather Hoeksema will read a select short story from her book 'Flash Light: 9 Girls' Stories for Grown Ups'. Hoeksema has been touring the mountains for a over year with book readings and playing music concerts from her recently produced album 'Rode Show'. Translating storytelling between story and song, Hoeksema will read a story and discuss how the 9 songs in her album present archetypal charaters that intersect with archetypes in the 'Flash Light' stories. 2pm, Gallery Moab, 87 N Main, Moab Free to the public. Book purchasing and signing for both of Hoeksema's publications (Flash Light, Singular Butterlfy) will follow the reading and discussion. Her album 'Rode Show' will be available for purchase at the event as well.

Feb 24 Moab Music Festival presents Tengyue Zhang-
7pm at Star Hall, 159 E. Center. An evening of classical guitar with an award-winning guitarist. Receive $5 off by bringing your dining receipt from a local restaurant. See ad pg 2A, article pg 8A

Feb 26 Tuesday Night Swing Dance- 8:30 pm at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center. Join us for social dancing to big band & jazz tunes. Beginner lesson at 8:30, then social dance until 10. All ages & abilities welcome. Donations accepted. More information at facebook.com/moabswingdance

Feb 27 Hooped & Looped- hand embroidery & all handwork gathering. 1-3pm every Wednesday at It's Sew Moab, 40 W. Center St. For info: 435-259-0739. See ad pg 15A

Feb 27 Daughters of the Utah Pioneers- meet every Wednesday from 2-3pm at the historic building between the City offices & Center St Gym.

Feb 27 Spoke and Words: Tales From a 3 Year Mountain Bike Journey from Alaska to Argentina-
Scott Pauker has recently returned to the US from a 3 year 32,000 mile off-road mountain bike journey from the Northern coast of Alaska to the Southern tip of Tierra del Fuego. During his journey he blended his greatest passions of adventure mountain biking, wilderness awareness & deep human connection. He now lives in Moab, guiding mountain bike tours & is currently writing a book about his journeys. Share some photos & stories about his travels, the experience of living on a bicycle indefinitely & his choice to return to the USA. 6pm at the Grand County Public Library, 259 E. Center St. For info: 435-259-1111

March Events

Mar 1 Moab Spring 1k Swim- is open to swimmers & triathletes alike as the first event in a weekend of spring races in Moab. The race takes place at the Moab Recreation & Aquatic Center just a few blocks off main street in Moab.For triathletes this is the first leg of the off-road triathlon stage race. For info: moabraces.com. See article pg 1B

Mar 1-3 Moab International Film Festival- our purpose is to showcase stellar independent films of cultural & educational value for film-goers to enjoy. We share uniquely powerful stories, concepts, & ideas from around the world which have a positive effect on society. For info: moabfilmfestival.org or 407-233-8290. See article & ad pg 7A

Mar 1-2 Moab Off Road Duathlon & Triathlon- 8k Trail Run followed by 13k Mountain Bike or 1k swim, 8k trail run, 13k mountain bike. Super fun course featuring classic Moab singletrack including slickrock, red dirt & scenic views. Solo or Team categories. For info: moabraces.com. See article pg 1B

Mar 1-5 Arches & Canyonlands Winter Photography Workshop- Spend a fantastic weekend exploring Arches, canyons, ancient rock art, the Colorado River & some of the best light for landscape photography in the world. The weather is cool & lovely in early March, & the snow-capped LaSal mountains make a great backdrop. Contact Colin Young at www.LightandPhoto.com/workshops-tours or (917) 902-3063

Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 Yoga for Mountain Bikers- Fridays noon-1:15pm. Do you love to ride bikes? This 4-week series will speak specifically to developing a yoga practice that supports recovery & injury prevention using basic alignment principles. Angela Houghton has many years of practicing yoga & mountain biking and is eager to share with you. Series $40, single class drop-ins welcome. www.moabyoga.com 37E Center St. 435.259.2455

Mar 2 Moab Yoga 7 Year Celebration-
4-6pm. Come celebrate seven years open with tea & snacks, meet the teachers, and win prizes. Moab Yoga is grateful for the growth and support of our amazing community! 37E Center St. www.moabyoga.com 435.259.2455 See ad and article pg 15A

Mar 2-3 Quilting in the Red Rocks Quilt Show-
the Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild will celebrate its twenty-first anniversary by presenting its tenth biennial quilt show at the Grand Center, 182 N. 500 West. Saturday, 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Admission is free! Vendors from Utah, Colorado & New Mexico will offer fabrics, patterns, threads, books & notions along with demonstrations throughout the two days of the show. Quilt appraisals will be available for a fee. See ad pg 14A, article pg 15A

Mar 3 Moab Spring Trail Run-
Trail Running Race with swimming, 8k, Dua/Triathlons or 1/2 Marathon options. Super Fun course featuring classic Moab Single track including Slickrock, Red Dirt & Scenic Views. Featuring the Nature Lovers Scavenger Hunt. For info: moabraces.com. See article pg 1B

Mar 8-10 Moab Thaw- A fun weekend of bike demos, clinics, shuttles & other bike related events. Sponsored by Poison Spider Bicycles & celebrating the 11th year! See ad pg 6A

Mar 9 & 10 Uranium, the Musical- 7pm Saturday & 2pm Sunday at Star Hall, 159 E. Center ST. KZMU Community Radio presents KZMU's 4th annual musical radio drama performed live by local actors, musicians & crew. Benefit for Moab Community Radio KZMU. For info: 435-259-8824

Mar 9-12 Skinny Tire Festival- Enjoy road cycling through Dead Horse Point State Park, Colorado River Corridor, & Arches National Park with this supported road bike touring event. All to benefit cancer survivorship programs in Moab & regional beneficiaries. For info: skinnytireevents.com

Mar 11-15 Broadway Junior Performance-
5:30-7:30 pm at the Grand County High School. Includes children Kindergarten to 8th grade. For info: gngplus5@gmail.com

Mar 14-20 9th Annual Youth Garden Project Online Auction- Bid on hundreds of items for locals & visitors alike. Dining & retail gift certificates, guided adventures, health & spa services, bike & auto services, & more. Something for everyone. Bidding begins on March 14, visit www.biddingforgood.com/youthgardenproject to participate. All proceeds benefit YGP youth & community programs. For info: 435-259-2326

Mar 16 Canyonlands Half Marathon & 5 Mile Run-
join us for the 43rd annual Canyonlands Half Marathon & Five Mile run! The scenic USATF sanctioned & certified course follows the Colorado River through a dramatic redrock canyon. Food, beer, awards & live music await you at the finish in downtown Moab. For info: madmooseevents.com/canyonlands-half-marathon

Mar 29, 30 6th Annual Broadway Classics Show- put on by community members for the community. Performances are 7pm at the Grand County High School Auditorium, 608 S 400 East. Cost will be $8 for adults, $5 for Seniors & children, $25 for a family. Proceeds go to helping the Arts programs at the High School. If you are interested in joining us to perform, there is still time, or to help support this production, please contact Gail or Gery Wakefield at gngplus5@gmail.com

Mar 30-Apr 1 Moab Rocks MTB Race- taking some of the regions best classic & new routes including Klondike, Porcupine Rim and Mag 7 combining them into a 3-day xc masterpiece in a fully supported format. For info: transrockies.com/moab-rocks




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