Save the Dates: Plenty to do inside in the cold week ahead

daughters of utah pioneers
The Moab chapter of Daughters of the Utah Pioneers meets in this historic building at 2 p.m. every Wednesday. It’s located between Moab City Hall and the Center Street Gym. Photo by Doug McMurdo

Indoor activities dominate the community calendar in January, with a number of events planned for the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, as well as the Grand County Library. Here’s a look at the week ahead:

Jan. 9, Thursday: Introduction to Holistic Nutrition: Inflammation, begins at 6 p.m. at Moonflower Community Co-op, 39 E. 100 North. Call 435-259-5712 for more information.

Jan. 10-11, Friday and Saturday: Masquerade Ball Murder Mystery at the Old Grist Mill from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Monticello. Call Jen at 435-713-5805 to RSVP or for details.

Jan. 11, Saturday: Musical Story Hour starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Grand County Public Library, 257 E. Center. Moab Music Festival and the Library feature musically-themed storybooks with live musical accompaniment. This free event is appropriate for children of all ages. For more information, call 435-259-1111.

Jan. 13, Monday: Dinner with a Doc from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., featuring Dr. Selina Sekulic, who will give a presentation titled “Improve movement patterns, reduce injuries. Start with the foot!” as part of Moab Regional Hospital’s “Dinner with a Doc” series.

Jan. 14, Tuesday: Moonflower Co-op 5 percent Day for Seekhaven. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month, Moonflower donates 5 percent of the day’s sales to a local organization that furthers its mission of providing socially responsible foods, goods and education in promotion of a healthy, sustainable community. For more information call 435-259-5712.

Jan. 14, Tuesday: Sheng Zhen Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. with Lis at the Grand Center Vitality room, 182 N. 500 West. Relax the body and quiet the mind with simple, easy movements from a chair. Standing forms of practice is 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., good for overall health, strength and balance. For more information call 435-260-9678.

Jan. 14, Tuesday: Grand Area Mentoring will hold a new mentor orientation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call 435-260-9646 to RSVP.

Jan. 14, Tuesday: Science Moab on Tap: Carving the Canyonlands–5:30 to 7 p.m. at Woody’s Tavern with Chris Benson. Grab a beer and listen to Moab scientists talk about their research. This event is free.

Jan. 14, Tuesday: Sci-fi Film Festival, 7 p.m. at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center. For more information call 435-259-6272.

Jan. 14, Tuesday: 28 Figure Drawing Open Studio from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center. Must be 18 or older. For more information call 435-259-6272.

Jan. 15, Wednesday: Meditation class with Tom Edwards, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. the Grand County Library. For more information call 435-260-9488.

Jan. 15, Wednesday: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers meets from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at the historic building between City Hall and Center Street Gym.

Jan. 15, Wednesday: Moab Poets & Writers starts at 6 p.m. at the Grand County Library.

Jan. 15, 22, 29, Wednesdays: Clearing Karmic Barriers Seminar from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center.

Jan. 16, Thursday: Community Lunch at St. Francis Episcopal Church from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 250 Kane Creek Blvd. Free soup and bread. All are welcome. Donations support the community food pantry at the St. Francis Episcopal Church. For more information call 435-260-9860.

Jan. 16, Thursday: “The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela.” Join participants for a post-film discussion. Presented in partnership with the Moab Valley Multicultural Center, 6 p.m. at the large meeting room at the Grand County Library. This is a free event. For more information, call 435-259-1111.