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    The public is invited to tour the Moab Museum Saturday ahead of a planned April 1 grand reopening. Photo by Doug McMurdo

    The public is invited to tour the nearly-ready-for–a-grand-reopening Moab Museum from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. 

    Since closing in September 2018, the building at 118 E. Center Street has been completely renovated, improved Collections care, and designed an exhibit experience featuring stories and contemporary display techniques, according to the invitation. 

    The museum will officially reopen April 1.

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

    Feb. 28-March 1, Friday-Sunday: Adult indoor soccer tournament, 5 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 South Highway 191. 

    Feb. 29, Saturday: The 2020 Trashion Show, a fundraiser for the Resiliency Hub, gets underway at 8 p.m. at Woody’s Tavern, 221 South Main Street. Everyone is encouraged to create and dress up in an outfit made from all found, repurposed and recycled materials. Proceeds will benefit the Hub’s upcycling program. Must be 21 to attend and the cost is $10.

    Feb. 29, Saturday: Moab Swing Dance, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center. Big Band-era music. No experience needed.

    March 2, Monday: Permaculture Workshop Series: Permaculture In Our Daily Lives, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Grand County Library large meeting room. Join longtime permaculture practitioner and local business owner Jeff Adams for the second permaculture workshop in this series sponsored by Moonflower Co-op. 

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