Save the Dates: ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ highlights the week ahead

The third installment of the free SyFy Movie Night features the classic film, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. This from IMDb: “A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.” Hmmm, just in time for tourist season.

Be a romantic. Take your Valentine’s date to ‘Fire Maidens of Outer Space’

“War of the Worlds” was popular with folks who attended the first Free SyFy Movie night held Feb. 7 at the MARC and Friday’s Feb. 14 flick will be “Fire Maidens of Outer Space.” Here’s the plot – which is perfect for this Valentine’s Day: A team of astronauts lands on a moon of Jupiter to find it populated with beautiful young women looking for mates. An old man explains to the explorers the group’s story, as well as the moon’s dangers, according to IMDb.

Save the Dates: Arches Ultra, Contra Dance, SYFY film fest on tap for the week ahead

Arches Ultra is Moab’s newest trail race, and it travels along the border of Arches National Park, using Bar M, Klonzo, and Klondike trail systems. The trails are smooth and easy at points, technical slickrock at others, and there’s even some sand to shake things up. Winter is a great time to be in Moab running, and we’ve chosen a lower elevation run, that will give you views of the towering Moab cliffs, Arches National Park, and the snow covered La Sals, Jan. 25, Saturday.