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April 2024

Tuesdays: Archeology Station: Interpreting Potsherds

April 2 @ 11:00 am - May 14 @ 2:00 pm
Moab Museum, 118 East Center St
Moab, UT 84532 United States
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What can an archeologist interpret from a piece of ancient pottery? Why does it matter if we take something someone discarded long ago? Chat with the Moab Museum’s Curatorial & Collections Manager weekly on Tuesdays between 11am-2pm to ask these questions and more. Handle a variety of ancient pottery sherds at the Archaeology Station and learn what an archeologist sees when she examines an artifact and why it’s critical to visit cultural sites with respect. Free with Museum membership. Regular…

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Rose Masters: Manzanar to Moab

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Rose will be joining us virtually – program will be held in the Moab Museum’s South Gallery. Rose Masters, a volunteer and former National Park Service Ranger at Manzanar National Historic Site, will provide an overview of Manzanar’s history and share stories of some of the men incarcerated at Manzanar Relocation Center who were transferred to the Moab Isolation Center following the so-called ‘Manzanar Riot’.

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MIC Free Lecture Series: WIldflowers and Repeat Photos

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Moab Information Center, 25 E Center St
Moab, 84532 United States
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See how some of our local settings change over the seasons, or across many years, or even see some of the flowers that grow in those settings.

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TransRockies Moab Rocks

April 6 @ 8:00 am - April 8 @ 3:30 pm

Over three fully supported stages—covering 76 miles (123km) and 7,800 feet (2,400m) of elevation—you’ll race on legendary trails like Porcupine Rim and modern classics like Klondike and Mag 7. In all, it’s a fraction of what the Moab area has to offer, but only the best of the best make the cut. Once described as the “Unofficial Down-Country World Championships” by mountain bike racing legend, Geoff Kabush, Moab Rocks doesn’t pull any punches. This is a race, a festival, a…

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Spring Spruce-Up

April 13

Grand County Trail Mix presents Spring Spruce-up. A weekend of service and spring cleaning for our trails, trailheads, & recreation resources at various locations around Moab, Utah. Orientation & work assignments on the evening of Friday, April 12. Dinner and volunteer party Saturday night.

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Free Movie: Demon Mineral

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Star Hall, 159 E Center St.
Moab, UT United States
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A portrait of life in the radioactive desert on the Navajo Reservation, following a group of indigenous scientists, elders, and activists as they work to protect a vital living space on contaminated land. Post-film panel discussion with film director | Presented by Rural Utah Project, Grand County Public Library, Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission, Heal Utah, and Working Films

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Cruise Moab (Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4 Event)

April 17 - April 21
Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S Highway 191
Moab, UT 84532 United States
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Guided trail runs, Thursday night Vendor Showcase, the famous Friday night dinner & raffle (including 1 dinner), one raffle ticket, one event sticker, and one official event t-shirt. There may be additional included swag as well! Registration is per vehicle; if you have passengers, you only need to register once.

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Free Film Screening of “Injustice at Home: Looking like the Enemy”

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Moab Museum, 118 East Center St
Moab, UT 84532 United States
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During WWII, almost the entire population of Japanese Americans on the West Coast were forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated. Their only crime was looking like the enemy. Featuring the inspiring stories of people in the Japanese American community, the 1 hour documentary “Injustice at Home: Looking like the Enemy” focuses on Japanese Americans during WWII, both inside and outside the evacuation zone; chronicling their struggles and perseverance.

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Amasa Trail Race (Long Distance Running Event)

April 20

Amasa Trail Race is a 25K and 15K through one of Moab's most prized trail systems. Run past petroglyphs, the famous whale rock, red rock, canyons, and the Colorado River, as you experience the desert in the spring time.

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Annual Membership Gala

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Center, 182 N 500 W
Moab, UT 84532 United States
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YOU'RE INVITED: Join us for an evening celebration of the Moab Museum community and partner with us to make Museum programming, special events, and exhibitions possible. Community partners such as yourselves help us to introduce locals and traveling guests alike to our region’s cultural and natural history, and the big stories unfolding today across the region. Date: Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 Time: 6 pm-8:30 pm Location: The Grand Center, 182 N. 500 W., Moab, UT 84532

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Moab Rotary Car Show & Rod Run

April 26 - April 28
Swanny City Park, 400 N 150 W
Moab, UT 84532 United States
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Beautiful vehicles set in a breath-taking location. Don't miss this fun & unique event. Bring the whole family! The car show presents beautiful antique, unique cars and trucks. You can see hundreds of different brands and styles of vehicles. Free admission for spectators.

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Thelma and Louise Marathon, Half Marathon, 15K, and Marathon Team Race

April 27

Because a girls weekend should include an exciting challenge, we present Thelma and Louise Marathon, Half Marathon, and 15K! Bring your best girl friends to Moab and experience remoteness of Moab's Behind the Rocks area. See the towering red rock walls of Lone Rock, believed to have been used for religious ceremonies by the Ancestral Pueblo people; their ceremonies worshiped their "mother deity." Catch views of the maze of fins in the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Area and the stunning…

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May 2024

TransRockies Gran Fondo Moab

May 4

An Italian Cycling Tradition In the American Southwest One of Utah’s top Gran Fondo style cycling events, Gran Fondo Moab, returns May 6th, 2023. The Gran Fondo Moab will follow the La Sal Mountain Loop Road which features an amazing variety of canyon country scenery. The 60-mile long route follows the winding Colorado River, then heads up to the La Sal Mountains through beautiful Castle Valley. The route through La Sals provides incredible views of the 12,000+ foot peaks and…

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Raptors on the Rocks (4X4 Off-road Event)

May 9 - May 12

Raptors in Paradise? Off-road paradise! Join the third annual Raptors on the Rocks event - a gathering of Raptor enthusiasts from all over the globe in Moab, Utah. Come and enjoy the trails, scenery and camaraderie with others who are equally passionate for our off road vehicle of choice! Note: Raptor not required, but vehicle must meet Raptor or Bronco standards.

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Dr. Koji Lau-Ozawa: “Archeology of Gila River War Relocation Center”

May 9
Moab Museum, 118 East Center St
Moab, UT 84532 United States
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Koji Lau-Ozawa, PhD, will speak about his archaeological research at the Gila River War Relocation Center in Arizona where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during WWII.

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MIC Free Lecture Series: Our Time in the Park

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Moab Information Center, 25 E Center St
Moab, 84532 United States
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Embark on a journey of introspection within our national parks: What is time, and why does it hold significance in our lives? Join Ranger Rhodes as he navigates these questions, unraveling the diverse perspectives through which we perceive time. Explore how these insights shape our appreciation, conservation efforts, and management strategies for our beloved public lands.

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MIC Free Lecture Series: Founding Fathers: The Creation of Canyonlands National Park

May 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Moab Information Center, 25 E Center St
Moab, 84532 United States
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The vision of Charlie Steen, Bates Wilson and Stewart Udall paved the way for the creation of Canyonlands National Park. Charlie Steen represents the Atomic Energy Commission who provided access to the White Rim Sandstone via the White Rim Road. Bates Wilson Represents the vision of having a National Park that would pro- tect the confluence. Wilson wanted to protect a mil- lion acres of wild canyon country and generate a sustainable economy via tourism. Stewart Udall provided the political…

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Heart Mountain survivor Sam Mihara

May 21
Star Hall, 159 E Center St.
Moab, UT United States
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Sam Mihara is a second-generation Japanese American (Nisei) born and raised in San Francisco. When World War II broke out, the United States government using armed military guards forced Sam, age 9, and his family to move to the Heart Mountain, Wyoming prison camp. Mihara will speak to the Moab Museum audience at historic Star Hall on May 21. Time TBD.

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MIC Free Lecture Series: Light Pollution Effects on the Colorado Plateau

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Moab Information Center, 25 E Center St
Moab, 84532 United States
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Southeastern Utah is home to some of the darkest skies in the country with some incredible nocturnal night life thriving under its stars. However, with urbanization and population growth there are threats on the horizon. Join Ranger Rhodes as we explore what makes the night skies of Canyonlands and Arches special, how we can continue to protect them, and what differences we can make at home to save our night skies for future generations.

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June 2024

MIC Free Lecture Series: Native American Astronomy

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Moab Information Center, 25 E Center St
Moab, 84532 United States
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The original inhabitants of North America did not leave a written language; however, they did leave evidence indicating that they were studying the night sky long before Euro American colonization. Native Americans farmed, hunted, gathered, and established their lifeways by observation of the night sky. Encoded by oral traditions and encoded symbology, astronomy played an important role in Native American culture. Their star knowledge was the basis of governance, agricultural practices and social order. The study of the cosmos led…

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