Save the Dates, May 30 – June 8

Rodeo, CCC lecture, Dawg Days highlight coming week

The Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo gallops into town Friday through Sunday, May 31-June2, at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 South Highway 191. This event features bull riders, saddle bronc riders, barrel racers, calf ropers and, for the younger cowboys and cowgirls, mutton busters.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The preshow begins a half-hour later and the action starts at 7 p.m. The doors open and at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Barrel racing is at high noon with a preshow at 12:30 p.m. Sunday’s rodeo begins at 1 p.m. Tickets for Friday-Saturday are $15 in advance and $17 at the door for adults, and $10 for kids in advance and $11 at the door.

Sunday’s show is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and vets and $5 for children.

Bubba & the red Rock Outlaws will play after Saturday’s rodeo and there will be food vendors.

In other events:

May 30: Ashley Losey and Lori Hunsaker will offer a presentation on the Civilian Conservation Corps that worked in the Moab area during the Great Depression. The CCC also worked near Dalton Wells, which later became the site of an isolation center for Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II.

This is the latest free presentation at the Moab Information Center at the corner of Main and Center streets sponsored by the Museum of Moab and the Canyonlands Natural History Association.

May 30: Tea & A Topic: Join the Resiliency Hub and representatives from the Solid Waste Special Service District 1 to discuss and “rethink the nearly at-capacity Moab landfill at 6 p.m. at the Community Recycling Center, 1000 Sand Flats Road.

June 1: The Dawg Days of Summer BBQ and Silent Auction runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Old City Park. Dinner, dancing and a silent auction to raise funds for the Humane Society of Moab Valley. Live music. Tickets for adults are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Kids 5-10 are $10 in advance and $15 at the door; those under 5 get in free.

June 6-8: The Kokopelli Relay features cycling teams of men, women and co-ed that race from Moab to St. George. It is one of the more challenging relay races in the nation, organizers say.