Save the Dates, May 23 – 30

Swanny Park is the venue for the 27th Annual Moab Arts Festival – with a beer and wine garden – getting under way from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

This is a free event featuring local and national artists. Log on to moabartsfestival.org or email [email protected] or call 435-259-2742 for more information.

Other events in the week ahead:

May 23: Jody Patterson: How Not to Do Aerial Archaeology in Southeastern Utah Archaeology, 6 p.m. at the Moab Information Center at Main and Center streets. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association and the Museum of Moab.

May 24: Pop Up Roller Rink from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 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.

May 24-26: Range Creek Utah Archeology. Archaeologist Dr. Kevin Jones discusses the “rarely visited” Range Creek Canyon, a living museum managed by the University of Utah. Call 435-259-7750 for more information.

May 25-26: Moab Taiko Dan Performance at noon at Swanny City Park during the Moab Arts Festival.

May 25-27: Barrel For Bucks: Fast horses and their riders compete for a top spot in the barrel racing. This free event for observers takes place at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Highway 191.

May 29: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers meet every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic building between the city offices and Center Street Gym.

May 30: Ashley Losey and Lori Hunsaker will discuss Civilian Conservation Corps activities in the Moab Area and the Dalton Wells Isolation Center, at 6 p.m. at the Moab Information Center,

May 30: Tea and a Topic: Envisioning the Future of Moab’s Waste Stream at 6 p.m. at the Community Recycling Center. Join Resiliency Hub, Solid Waste Special Service District #1.