Jeep Safari revs to a start

One of Moab’s busiest weeks of the year begins Saturday when the eight-day Easter Jeep Safari gets underway Saturday, April 13. The event runs through April 21, Easter Sunday.

The safari began in 1967 when the Moab Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event. The Red Rock 4-Wheelers took over the event in the early 1980s and since then it has grown to become the city’s largest annual event.

Here’s what else is on tap for the week ahead:

April 11

John Ninneman celebrates the “fearless accomplishments” of one of the West’s great explorers in “John Wesley Powell: Down the Great Unknown,” at 6 p.m. at the Moab Information Center at Center and Main streets.

April 13

Ute storyteller Larry Cesspooch-Suhspuech will lead a discussion on the “culture of the first peoples of Moab.” He also will share stories about coyote and bear. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moab Museum, 118 E. Center.

The Moab Art Walk is held the second Saturday of April, May and June, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. downtown. Gallery Moab Artists Reception, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 87 N. Main Street.

April 15-19

Spring Break Camp with Youth Garden Project, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

April 16

Introduction to Taiko drumming, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Grand County Middle School band room.

April 17

Moab Poets & Writers Poetry Slam at 6 p.m. Wednesday inside the Moab Library’s large meeting room.

Signups are at the start of the event. There is a three-minute limit for slam performers and light refreshments will be served.

Toastmasters meeting, noon to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank, 330 S. Main Street.