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    There are a number of events scheduled in and around Moab and Castle Valley this week.

    Oct. 18, Friday: Moab Regional Hospital Annual Charity Golf Tournament, 9 a.m. Moab Golf Course. To register, contact Christy Calvin at 435-719-3683 or email christyc@mrhmoab.org.

    Oct. 18, Friday: Back of Beyond author event, 7 p.m. at Star Hall. Craig Childs, Zak Podmore and Amy Irvine discuss defending the landscapes through art and elsewhere.

    Oct. 19, Saturday: Rim to Rim Restoration will host its annual open house at the Mayberry Native Plant Propagation Center from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at milepost 15.5, Highway 128. Light refreshments will be served, biocrust information will be available and guests are invited to take a self-guided walking tour. This event is free and open to the public of all ages – bring the children for the scavenger hunt scheduled for any time after 3 p.m.

    Oct. 19, Saturday: Join Hope of the Grand Valley at 10 a.m. for the 5k/10k River Trail Walk or run. This is a fundraiser for Hope of the Grand Valley, which is “a hand up not a hand out,” by fostering and encouraging independence and self-sufficiency for low-income families. Registration is open for all ages until Oct. 18. Early registration is $25, and it’s $35 the day of the event. Register online at “itsyourrace.com” awards. Visit www.hopegv.org for more information.

    Oct. 19, Saturday: Contra Dance at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center at 8 p.m. Lessons for beginning dancers start at 7:30. Live music by the Moab Community Dance Band with Peg Harty, dance caller. There is a $7 suggested donation to benefit music education in Grand County.

    Oct. 19, Saturday: Star Party at Dead Horse Point State Park.

    Oct. 19, Saturday: Castle Valley Gourd Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., parade at 11. No dogs.

    Oct. 22, Tuesday: Author event at Back of Beyond Books, 7 p.m. “Headed into the Wind,” a memoir by Jack Loeffler, 83 N. Main.

    Oct. 23, Wednesday: Bluegrass Night with Quicksand Soup, 7 p.m., Moab Backyard Theater behind Zax.

    Oct. 28, Monday: Moab Area Travel Council invites all Grand County residents to Star Hall at 5 p.m. to learn abut the Travel Council’s sustainability program including a “Do it Like a Moab Local” Question and Answer period with Travel Council Board members. Snacks and beverages will be served after the presentation and free “Do it Like a Local’ T-shirts will be handed out while supplies last. Visit www.doitlikeamoablocal.com for more information.

    Nov. 1-3: Moab Celtic Festival, Scots on the Rocks, Old Spanish Trail Arena.

    Nov. 7: Join the 2019 Community Artist in the Park, Antonio Savarese, as he looks back on his many experiences interacting with the visitors to the national parks in southeast Utah.

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