Save the Dates, June 20-27

Lecture features the naming of Dead Horse Point

Tourists visit Dead Horse State Park in this image taken in 1972. Spencer Stokes on June 27 will attempt to separate facts and fiction on how the park was named. Photo courtesy of the National Archives/Wikimedia Commons

It’s a question newcomers have asked old-timers for years: How did Dead Horse Point get its name? Spencer Stokes has the answers – or at least the ability to separate myth from reality – and will do so at 6 p.m. June 27 at the Moab Information Center during another installment in the free lecture series sponsored by the Canyonlands Natural History Association and the Moab Museum.

The park ranger will explain the history behind the macabre name – and “how urban legends can muddy the waters.”

But first, Robert J. Anderson at 6 p.m. on June 20 will present: Founding Fathers, The Creation of Canyonlands National Park. This is also a lecture series presentation from CNHA and the Moab Museum held at the MIC.

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

June 21: Friday Night at the Fort, 7 p.m. at The Fort, 550 Black Locust in Bluff. Utah State Folklorist Clive Romney is the featured speaker.

June 21: Be The Pride, a free music event from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Moab Food Truck Park, 39 West 100 North.

June 22: The Cortez Celtic Fair, a full day of free fun at Parque de Vida in Cortez, Colorado.

June 23: Tiny Stoop Concert, Let Them Roar from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the outside patio at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North, featuring progressive rock.