Birds, pioneers, planets light the week ahead

Save the Dates, Aug. 15-24

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.

Save the Dates, Aug. 1 – 8

Week features dark skies lecture, track meet

Grand County has implemented a dark skies ordinance and the City of Moab is in the process of following suit. Find out why preserving the night is so important at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, when Spencer Stokes presents “Paradise Lost: Effects of Light Pollution.” Stokes’ lecture is the latest in a series sponsored by the Museum of Moab and Canyonlands Natural History Association and hosted by the Moab Information Center at Main and Center streets.

Save the Dates

Second July concert to feature Les Poules Colin

The second installment of July’s free concert series at Swanny Park kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, July 12 with Les Poules Colin from Quebec, Canada. The band will bring a unique, modern perspective on traditional Québécois culture. “Their sound is a blend of their strong folk upbringing and North American influences with originals and traditional pieces in both French and English. Songs boast gorgeous vocals and fiddle, lapsteel, banjo, mandolin, piano bass and foot percussion,” said Cassie Paup of the Moab Folk Festival, an event co-sponsor along with the Moab Arts and Recreation Center, KZMU, and Moab Gear Trader.

Big Weekend

Celebrate Fourth of July; annual Moab free concert series begins July 5

Swanny Park will be the place to be Thursday and Friday. Come celebrate Independence Day during daylong festivities at the park at 400 North and 100 West on Thursday, July 4. The fireworks show begins at about 10 p.m. and the display will be viewable from the park. Sponsored by Grand County, the City of Moab and the Grand County Recreation District the show will be choreographed to a playlist on KCYN, 97.1.