The second installment of July’s free concert series at Swanny Park kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, July 12 with Les Poules Colin from Quebec, Canada. The band will bring a unique, modern perspective on traditional Québécois culture. “Their sound is a blend of their strong folk upbringing and North American influences with originals and traditional pieces in both French and English. Songs boast gorgeous vocals and fiddle, lapsteel, banjo, mandolin, piano bass and foot percussion,” said Cassie Paup of the Moab Folk Festival, an event co-sponsor along with the Moab Arts and Recreation Center, KZMU, and Moab Gear Trader.
The City of Moab and the Moab Area Travel Council funded the concert series.
Here’s what else is on tap for the week ahead:
July 11: Randall Irmis: Moab Before the Dinosaurs: Life on a Coastal Desert 300 Million Years Ago. Take a journey 300 million years into Moab’s past, before dinosaurs appeared. Irmis will discuss ongoing collaborative fieldwork and research that is uncovering what kinds of animals and plants lived during this time and what they tell us about the last time Earth transitioned from an icehouse to greenhouse.
This is the latest lecture in a series sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association and the Moab Museum and hosted at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Moab Information Center, Main and Center streets.
July 11: Moonflower Co-op Medicinal Plant Walk Class gets underway at 7 p.m. at the CommuniTea Garden, 165 E 100 S. Learn about medicinal plants growing locally at the Resiliency Hub’s CommuniTea Garden. Herbalist Emily Stock of Sundial Medicinals will speak.
July 13: Musical Story Time gets underway featuring Taiko Dan, members of which will discuss Japanese Taiko drumming at 10:30 am at the Grand County Library, 257 E. Center.
July 13: Gallery Moab Artists Reception, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., 87 North Main Street.
July 13: Powell After Hours from 7 p.m. to 9 pm. at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum in Green River.
July 15: The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic moon landing on July 20, 1969 is featured in a live webcast that begins at 2 p.m. at the Grand County Library.
July 16: Produce Stand Collective for locally grown produce takes place from 5:30 pm. to 8 p.m. at the Youth Garden Project patio, 530 South 400 East.
July 17: Children’s Summer Reading Event: Space Buddies Movie–1:30 p.m. at the Grand County Library, 257 E. Center.