Save the dates: Special events and entertainment in the Moab area

Coming up: Dash for Cash, Death over Dinner, ‘Tarzan the Musical!’

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The latest Dash for Cash barrel racing event takes place this weekend. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The National Park Service is building a new housing unit at Island in the Sky at Canyonlands and invites the public to help salvage native plants before they fall under the blades of heavy equipment.

Plants not needed for the revegetation project will be available for use in home landscaping. Volunteers must be able to stand, crouch, kneel and use hand tools. They are asked to bring drinking water, work gloves and one-gallon nursery pots. For more information, call Liz Ballenger at 435-719-2132 or email her at [email protected].

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

Nov. 16 – Nov. 17, Saturday and Sunday: Dash for Cash barrel racing at the Old Spanish Trail Arena. Call 435-459-9092 or 435-459-0918 for more information.

Nov. 19, Tuesday: Sheng Zhen Tuesdays with Lisa, at the Grand Center Vitality room, 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. for chair exercises and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. for standing forms of practice. Call 435-260-9678 for more information.

Nov. 19, Tuesday: The Fifth Annual Death Over Dinner presentation, 6:30 p.m. at Seekhaven Chapel on the corner of 100 North and 300 East.

Nov. 19, Tuesday: Tuesdays at the Museum, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Museum of Moab, featuring old Moab. Travel through time with a longtime local, Linn Ottinger. Call 435-259-7985.

Nov. 20, Wednesday: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers meets from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at the historic building between the City of Moab offices and the Center Street Gym.

Nov. 20, Wednesday: Mush! With Karen Land, 6 p.m. at Star Hall. Karen and her dog Noggin will share their experiences as three-time participants in the 1,049 mile-long Iditarod Sled Dog Race across Alaska. Call 435-259-1111 for more information.

Nov. 21-22, Thursday and Friday: “Tarzan the Musical” performed by the Grand County High School theatre department. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. at the Grand County High School Auditorium. Call 435-259-8931 for more information.

Nov. 21, Thursday: Media Mix & Mingle: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Parlor inside the Moab Garage Co. Work in Film? Want to work in production? Interested in connecting with other media professionals? Come schmooze with us. Call 435-259-4341 for more information.