The National Park Service is building a new housing unit at Island in the Sky at Canyonlands and invites the public to help salvage native plants before they fall under the blades of heavy equipment.
The Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission kicks off its film-making event at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Filmmakers will get a genre chosen at random, as well as a prop and mystery line of dialogue. At the sound of the whistle participants will have 49 hours to turn in their completed film.
The Moab Folk Festival gets underway Nov. 1 and concludes Nov. 3. A dozen folk, Americana and roots musicians will perform at various venues. Beer, wine, food and arts vendors will be at the Center Street ball field venue. For more information visit moabfolkfestival.com or call 435-259-3198.
The 14th Annual Moab Ho Down Mountain Bike Festival has arrived. The event entirely supports nonprofit organizations and specifically benefits the Moab Bike Park. It is Oct. 24-27.
There are a number of events scheduled in and around Moab and Castle Valley this week.
Oct. 10, Thursday: The Colorado Plateau is one of the most striking regions in the world and has the highest concentration of national parks in the United States. What makes this area so unique? Dead Horse Point State Park’s ranger discusses how unique geological processes produced such a varied region of unparalleled beauty, starting at 6 p.m. at the Moab Information Center on the corner of Main and Center streets. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association and the Museum of Moab.
Oct. 4-6, Friday-Sunday: Outerbike, test ride all of the latest and greatest bikes and gear on the world-class trails of Moab, Crested Butte, Colorado, and Bentonville, Arkansas.
Sept. 26, Thursday: Anna Arsic presents Exploring the Impacts of Student Participation in Canyon Country Outdoor education, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Moab Information Center on the corner of Main and Center streets. Sponsored by Canyonlands Natural History Association and the Museum of Moab.
Here’s what’s on tap for the weeks ahead:
Sept. 13, Friday: Dancing with the Moab Stars is an action-packed dance competition based on the hit TV series “Dancing with the Stars.” Tickets available at Moab Valley Multicultural Center, 156 North 100 West.
The Moab Music Festival wraps up this week with some incredible concerts held at iconic venues. Here’s the schedule:
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.