Save the Dates, May 16-23

GoneMoab gets underway May 19-24. It’s similar to the Easter Jeep Safari but for the Nissan crowd.
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Former National Park Superintendent Walt Dabney will discuss public lands issues, such as why so much land in the West is public compared to other states, what the Constitution says about public lands, the effect of the Homestead and Railroad acts, and how the national parks and forests came to be. This latest free guest lecture sponsored by the Canyonlands Natural History Association and Museum of Moab gets underway at 6 p.m. May 16 at the Moab Information Center at Main and Center streets.

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

May 18: Ice Cream Social & Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of St. Francis, 250 Kane Creek Blvd. This event is to help raise funds to support ongoing projects. The flea market is open to everyone who would like to sell their wares. The cost of the booths will be donated to the Episcopal Church. For info: 435-260-2938 or [email protected]

May 19-24: GoneMoab touts itself as the premier Nissan off-road and outdoor experience event. The best way for Nissan truck & SUV owners to experience some of the best four-wheeling in the world. In addition to great trail rides, participants will have the opportunity to experience everything that the red rock area of Moab has to offer plus the camaraderie of fellow four-wheelers, according to statements from promotional materials. For more information, visit

May 21: Introduction to Taiko Drumming. Learn about the art of Japanese taiko drumming with Moab Taiko Dan, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Grand County Middle School band room.

May 22: Filmed by Bike Festival at Grand County High School Auditorium, 608 S. 400 East. View short bike films produced by the Bike Festival in Portland, Oregon. All proceeds go to support the Moab Red Devil Mountain Bike Team. This is the high school and middle school mountain bike race team, a NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) member. Tickets are $10. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the film rolls at 6:30 p.m.

May 22: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers meets from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at the historic building between Center Street Gymand Star Hall.

May 23: Jody Patterson: How Not to Do Aerial Archaeology in Southeastern Utah. Aerial archaeology is almost as old as human flight itself. While it is a very viable archaeological method in Europe and the Middle East, it is under-utilized in the United States despite the amenability to vast portions of the desert west, according to promotional materials.

The lecture begins at 6 p.m. at the Moab Information Center, corner of Main and Center streets. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association and the Museum of Moab.