The BEACON Afterschool Program is recruiting teams for its 8th annual dodgeball tournament, which will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Grand County Middle School Gymnasium. Teams must register by Jan. 31 by contacting Lindsey Bartosh by emailing [email protected] or calling 435-719-4717.
The Moab Arts Council announced it has awarded a total of $7,250 in grants to 11 community arts projects and organizations. These funds will go to support a variety of arts projects in the Moab community, including arts education, public art, and arts events.
The next Contra dance is at 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center, organizers say. Lessons for beginning dancers start at 7:30 p.m. There will be live music by the Moab Community Dance Band with Peg Harty, dance caller. Everyone is welcome, no partner or experience needed. A $7 suggested donation benefits music education in Grand County.
The Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission and the Moab Arts and Recreation Center announces the inaugural SYFY Movie Nights. The films, all from the 1950s, will be shown at the MARC, 111 East 100 North, according to Lisa Church, city spokesperson.
The Grand County Speech and Debate Team hosted the Red Rock Classic Debate Tournament on Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21, at Grand County High School. Six schools from Colorado and Utah attended the “Star Wars” themed tournament and the top three finishers in each category medaled and the overall winners earned “Star Wars” character trophies adorned with lights and Santa hats.
Thousands of lights create a wonderland of color at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center just days before the longest night of the year, the winter solstice on Dec. 21. The MARC plays host to a few remaining holiday festivities as the Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa seasons hit high gear. See Save the Dates for a full listing of activities.
David Archuleta got Moab in the holiday spirit when he sang Christmas favorites on Nov. 26, at Star Hall. Archuleta was born in Florida and moved to Utah when he was a young boy. He spent the bulk of his childhood and his formative years in the Beehive State.
From 5 pm. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, Moab Regional Hospital staff will give away hot cocoa and cookies during the light parade in celebration of the holiday season. The hospital has been sponsoring the Cocoa Cottage annually for many decades and is proud to be partnering with the Moab Chamber of Commerce once again, said spokesperson Christy Calvin in an email.
The Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission, in partnership with an organization called NewFilmmakers LA, will present an independent film series called American Bistro, written, directed and starring Arthur Diennet.
Annual GCHS musical a ‘smash!’
Moab legend Lin Ottinger shared stories of his life exploits before an audience of over 70 people on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Moab Museum. Young and old piled into the newly renovated facility. The crowd laughed at Ottinger’s jokes, heartily applauded his original poetry, and learned how he fell in love with Moab.