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    Shinyribs will play a live show Friday, July 26 at Swanny Park. It is the last of July’s free concerts that have been held every Friday this month. The show begins with a hometown act at 5 p.m. with Shinyribs set to take the stage an hour later.

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

    July 25: Frank Ruggles: Chasing Light. Military veteran. Former musician in a rock band. State Department and Smithsonian employee and former National Park Service “eminent photographer,” Ruggles will be at the Moab Information Center at 6 p.m. to discuss and exhibit his images. Sponsored by the Canyonlands Natural History Association and the Moab Museum. The MIC is on the corner of Main and Center streets.

    July 25: Come welcome Moab’s heroes at the Veterans Charity Ride, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Swanny City Park. Family friendly. Cold beverages. Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis takes wounded veterans on a cross-country journey to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. Meet these brave men and women and their supporters, organizers say.

    July 26: Moab Pride All Ages Dance Party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Join Moab Pride for the Second Annual Summer Skies All Ages Dance Party. There will be food, snacks, beverages, dancing, open mic, performances and more. Families, toddlers, adults, and humans of all types are welcome at this family-friendly function, organizers say.

    July 26: It’s time for another Pop-up Roller Rink from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Old Spanish Trail Pavilion, 3641 S. Highway 191. The event is free for locals on the last Friday of the month. Visitors pay just $5. Follow Skate Moab on social media to learn more. This is an all-ages, family-friendly event, organizers say.

    July 26: All Ages Summer Reading Event: Interstellar Costume Contest, 6:30 p.m. at the Moab Library, 257 E. Center. Celebrate summer reading with a costume contest for all ages. Comic heroes and villains, aliens, book/movie characters, whatever you want to be! All are welcome.

    July 29-31: Youth River Skills Camp is for seventh through ninth graders with Canyonlands Field Institute. Learn rafting and paddling techniques. To sign up, email info@cfimoab.org, call 435-259-7750, or go online cfimoab.org

    Aug 1: Spencer Stokes: Paradise Lost: Effects of Light Pollution, 6 p.m. at the MIC. Darkness, which once was a universal aspect of life, is being lost at an astounding rate, officials say. What does it mean for the world if night is no more? Come learn about the loss of night and how it is changing the world. Sponsored by the Canyonlands Natural History Association and Moab Museum.

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