Giving Tuesday, holiday events are slated in the weeks ahead

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Join in the open mic jam session Dec. 3 as part of Community Rebuilds observation of Giving Tuesday. Courtesy photo

Giving Tuesday is a global movement that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – Dec. 3 in 2019 – to celebrate and engage in generosity. Community Rebuilds will host such a celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Ranch parking lot, formerly the Rancho Fandango at 140 South 200 East.

The affordable homebuilding nonprofit’s event includes “fun music, sweet treats and warm drinks. Come plaster your own straw bale Rice Krispie treat and join our open mic jam session,” officials said. Stop by and make a donation and then partake in the fun.

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

Nov. 29, Friday: Moab Giants is hosting its first annual holiday craft event. Visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for no extra charge can make their own ornament to take home.

Dec. 5:1 Thursday: The second installment of Garden & Culinary Trivia, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 98 Center, a fund-raiser for the Youth Garden Project.

Advanced registration is required. There is room for about 10 teams consisting of four to six players, $5 per person, paid in advance. Sign up at or call Abby at 435-259-2326.

Dec. 6, Friday: The annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. at Swanny Park, 100 West 400 North. Sponsored by the Moab Chamber of Commerce, this is a night for “music, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus.”

Dec. 6-7: The Moab Arts & Recreation Center’s Holiday Art & Craft Fair, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, at the MARC, 111 East 100 North. This event is touted as the best available opportunity to shop locally.

Dec. 6-7: Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Moab Valley Inn, 711 South Main Street.

Dec. 7: Winter Sun Run 2019. Call 719-429-9501 for more information.

Dec. 7: Saturday, the annual Electric Light Parade. This Chamber-sponsored event is fun and festive and is the largest Moab parade of the calendar year. Call 435-259-7814 for more information.

Dec. 7: After the light parade, head over to the Winter Sun Community Dinner, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Moonflower Cooperative, 39 East 100 North. Feast on warm and healthy food and beverages.