Trail run, moon phases and art color the week ahead

A participant competes in the Ute 100-Mile Trail Run. The sold-out 2019 race is Friday and Saturday. Photo courtesy of rumbumtours’ Facebook page

The annual Ute 100-Mile Trail Run takes place Aug. 9 and 10 with about 150 runners from 30 states and a number of countries participating. Runners have 42 hours to run in the La Sal Mountains – the highest elevation race in America outside of Colorado, according to organizers. For more information visit [email protected].

Also on tap for the week ahead:

Aug. 10: Moonflower Community Co-op hosts The Phase of the Moon, the annual celebration and owners’ meeting. Members are invited to meet with local and regional vendors, sample products, hear reports from management and directors, and enjoy a free community meal. Members will receive a 15 percent discount all day. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Aug. 10: Gallery Moab Artists’ Reception, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 97 North Main Street.

Aug. 10: Junior Astronomer Program at Dead Horse Point State Park, 8:30 p.m. for ages 6-12. Learn about Jupiter, Saturn, nocturnal animals and view the world through telescopes.

Aug 13: Outlaw and Ghost Stories for Kids- from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Museum of Moab, 118 E. Center.

Aug. 14: Second Wednesday Book Club, 6 p.m. at the Grand County Library on Center Street. This month’s book is “The Humans,” by Mat Haig. Copies are available for checkout and new members are always welcome.

Aug. 15: Scott Chandler: Designer Birds. This installment of the ongoing lecture series sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association and the Museum of Moab features a look at birds and how creatures great and small have learned to survive in rugged canyon country. Hosted by the Moab Information Center at Main and Center streets.