If iconic Utah journalist-turned-historian Rod Decker’s book, “Utah Politics – The Elephant in the Room,” is half as entertaining and informative as was his lecture Tuesday night at the Museum of Moab, readers are in for a treat.
Two new shops recently endowed Moab with a snack offering that was not previously available from any local, stand-alone shop: Doughnuts.
The Moab Music Festival began this week with a raft trip Monday, Aug. 26, followed by a concert down the Colorado River Thursday, Aug. 29 in its grotto location. The first festival concert to be held in town this season is Aug. 30 at 7 p.m., when musicians present Home From War, inspired by the 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice.
Aarchway Inn is hosting a free concert featuring country singer Cody Joe Hodges from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at the pavilion behind the hotel. His music, according to codyjoehodges.com, has been described as “real country,” and highly influenced by the country and western music of the 1980s and ’90s.
The Moab Music Festival begins its 27th season under the theme, “A Trip To France, Brazil, Venezuela, and Back.” Concerts will be spread from Aug. 26 to Sept. 12.
The world-renowned Moab Music Festival returns Aug. 26 through Sept. 12. Chamber, jazz, Latin and traditional music will be performed at more than 20 events over the 17-day run at venues ranging from Star Hall to Grand County High School, from the newly constructed HooDoo to a wilderness grotto. Visit moabmusicfest.org for more information.
About 100 children are born in Grand County each year, and there are an estimated 200 children between the ages of 0 and 2 years living in the county. There is no available licensed childcare for that age, local officials say, a problem the nonprofit Moab Community Childcare wants to solve. The group is reaching to the community to make it happen.
The latest installation of public art has taken place at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center in the form of a mosaic.
Scott Chandler leads the latest lecture at the Moab Information Center Thursday, Aug. 15, with “Designer Birds.” Chandler will discuss how life has found a way to survive in rugged canyon country. He looks at the region’s birds to be wildlife detectives. “We can learn multitudes about not only this environment, but develop a skill that we can take across the world. Canyonlands Natural History Association and the Museum of Moab sponsor the series. Lectures take place at 6 p.m. The MIC is on the corner of Main and Center streets.
The Youth Garden Project is looking for volunteers for its first annual harvest festival slated for Saturday, Sept. 21.
The annual Ute 100-Mile Trail Run takes place Aug. 9 and 10 with about 150 runners from 30 states and a number of countries participating. Runners have 42 hours to run in the La Sal Mountains – the highest elevation race in America outside of Colorado, according to organizers. For more information visit [email protected]
In the spring of 2015, two artists from New York set out on a journey around the country, painting murals mimicking greetings postcards in cities along their way, with the eventual goal of visiting each of the 50 states.