Tuesday, August 11, 2020


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    Save the Dates: Readings, Wormholes and Rodeos mark the week ahead

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    Back of Beyond Books will host authors Pam Houston and Ginger Gaffney at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 6. Both authors will read from their memoirs. 

    The authors of these two memoirs will read from their books Friday at Back of Beyond Books. Courtesy photos

    Deep Creek is a story by Houston. On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, writer Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it.

    Half Broke was written by Gaffney, a top-ranked horse trainer. It is a life-affirming memoir that offers profound insight into the fascinating ways both horses and humans seek relationships to survive.

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

     March 6-8, Friday-Sunday:  KZMU Presents: “Wormhole! A Radio Play,” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Star Hall, 159 E. Center Street on Friday and Saturday, and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a Sunday matinee. 

    Tickets are available at the door, Back of Beyond Books, Canyonlands Copy Center, and WabiSabi.

    March 7, Saturday: The 2020 Canyonlands PRCA Royalty Contest begins with horsemanship competition at 10 a.m. at the Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Highway 191, followed by speeches, modeling and the crowning. 

    March 7, Saturday: Mustangs and their Future, a free lecture from  12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Anthony Marr, an award-winning animal rights activist and environmentalist, will present the Marr Plan. 

    March 8, Sunday: PRCA Rodeo auditions start at 5:30 p.m. at Old Spanish Trail Arena. This includes the singing of the national anthem and the flag bearers. 

    March 10, Tuesday: Science Moab on Tap: Mad Max, Dust and the Future of Moab gets underway at 6:30 p.m. at the Helipad, 239 W. Center Street. 

    March 10, Tuesday: 5% Day for Moab Free Health Clinic, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Every second Tuesday of the month Moonflower donates 5% 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. 

    March 12, Thursday: “Planning Your Veggie Garden” Workshop begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Grand County Library’s large meeting room. Shiree Duncan has 10-plus years of farming experience working on established farms, as well as her own business enterprise. She will share tips and information on how to set up and plan a veggie garden for the season, keeping it simple and applicable to gardeners from the experienced to the beginner. Moonflower Co-op sponsors this free event. 

    March 12, Thursday: Dead Horse Point’s Star Party begins at 9 p.m. Meet the ranger in the Visitor Center Parking lot and bring warm clothing.

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