Thursday, April 5, 2012

May in Moab 2012

May 1-5 2012
Mountain Bike Skills taught by Alison Dunlap, for the Novice - Intermediate.

May 2 - May 5 2012
Bronco Safari is a gathering of the BRONCO community.

May 2 - May 6 2012
Cruise Moab is a gathering of TOYOTA enthusiasts.

May 3 2012
Dr. Bonnie Pitblado, professor of anthropology, researches how people used the mountains and adjacent landscapes 10,000 - 7,000 years ago. 7 PM @ the Moab Information Center.

May 3-6 2012
Moab Photo Symposium requires pre-registration for field workshops and lectures. Held at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center.

May 4 2012
Double Feature Film Showing at Star Hall: Wild Horses in Winds of Change and Heart and Soil films by Mara LeGrand about the Stewardship of Nature. 6:30 PM at Star Hall. $10 tickets at the door and at Back of Beyond Books.

May 4 2012
Lost Canyon of the Green River 7-9 PM at Back of Beyond Books with author Roy Webb.

May 4 2012
Jack & Jill - Rock at Woody's Tavern. Music starts at 9 PM.

May 4 2012

May 4-6 2012
Illuminate Photography Workshop with Efrain Cruz and Armando Martinez. Three classroom sessions, open to all levels of photographer and field time to capture Moab's beauty.

May 4-6 2012
United States Team Roping Championships @ Old Spanish Trail Arena. Friday 10 AM, Saturday and Sunday 9 AM.

May 4-6 2012
Miatas in Moab will be held at the Red Cliffs Lodge.

May 4 - 7 2012
Nut Up or Shut Up Motorcycle Ride Moab to Monument Valley

May 5 2012
Cinco De Mayo Carnival @ Moab Valley Mutlicultural Center 6-10 PM

May 5 2012
Full Moon 1-mile hike with the ranger at Dead Horse Point State Park. Meet at the Visitor Center at 8:30 PM.

May 5 2012
Moonshadows in Moab, a 44 or 60 mile, fully supported road cycling event by Skinny Tire Events held in moonlight.

May 5-6 2012
Canyonlands Amateur Golf Tournament for Men at the Moab Golf Course.

May 5 - 11 2012
Sierra Club Los Angeles Chapter tours the National Parks of Moab

May 5-9 2012
Road Cycling tour with Marty Jemison.

May 6 2012
Logan Hansen 2012 Artist in the Park is shooting photography 10 AM and 4 PM at Pothole Point, Canyonlands National Park's Needle District.

May 6 - 13 2012
Moab Photo Tours with Moab Local Tom Till photography backcountry of Canyonlands National Park's Needles District. Held at Moab Valley Inn to start and then camping in the park.

May 7 2012
Logan Hansen 2012 Artist in the Park is shooting photography 10 AM and 4 PM at Druid Arch, Canyonlands National Park's Needle District.

May 10 2012
Eric Temple presents a 30 minute version of his documentary on Edward Abbey. 7 PM at The Moab information Center.

May 10-12 2012

May 11- 12 2012
Wasnatch plays Raggae at Woody's Tavern 9 PM.

May 11 2012
Last Chance Cassanova plays at Eddie McStiffs Moab.

May 11-15 2012
Road Cycling Tour with Marty Jemison.

May 12 2012
Red Rock Relay is composed of 6 person teams covering 70 miles, runnning on pavement.

May 12 2012
Moab Art Walk takes place 5 - 8 PM among participating locations around Moab.

May 12 2012
Gran Fondo Moab is a timed road cycling event held on La Sal Loop Road.

May 12 2012
Thelma & Louise Half Marathon produced by the Canyonlands and Other Half Marathon. Women's only race.

May 12 - 19 2012
Lost Jeep Safari will be out on long day trips on the trails.

May 13 2012
Early Morning Bird Song with Dead Horse Point State Park staff. Meet at the Visitor Center at 6:30 AM.

May 13 - 18 2012
Red Rock Country a photography workshop lead by Jim Altengarten. Shooting the locations of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Fisher Towers Recreation Area.

May 13 - 19 2012
Sierra Club Archaeology Survey Project in Moab. You can join it too if there are spots left.

May 14 - 17 2012
Ultimate Jeep Summit is primarily the gathering of Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee owners.

May 14 - 18 2012

May 15 2012
Sierra Club presents a free film, A Fierce Green Fire, showing at Star Hall at 7 PM

May 15 -20 2012
University of Idaho Department of Geological Sciences is in Moab for a field trip.

May 15 2012
Moab Guide Summit all day at Zion Bank Meeting Room Sponsord by S'PLORE

May 16-19 2012
Rally on the Rocks headquartered at Old Spanish Trail Arena and each day guided utv trail rides.

May 16 - 19 2012
Wilderness Medicine Course for both doctoral and non-doctoral registrants. Advanced Wilderness Life Support.

May 16 - 20 2012
Scenic Light Photography Workshop by Bob Evans. Morning and Evening shoots, lectures and critiques of work shot in Arches, Canyonlands, Dead Horse Point Parks and a Moonlight shot. Based out of Moab Valley Inn.

May 18 2012

May 18-19 2012
Funkdafari play rock, reggae and soul at Woody's Tavern at 9 PM.

May 18-20 2012
Willys Overland Moab Rally registration at Zax's Restaurant and trail rides depart from Old City Park.

May 18-22 2012
Arches and Canyonlands National Park Photography Workshop by Alain and Natalie Briot. Limited to 12 participants. Workshop focus: Color, Light and Composition.

May 19 2012
Suffer & Send It Mountain bike race produced by Chile Pepper Bike Shop 435-259-4688.

May 19 2012
Under a Blanket of Stars starts at 9 PM at the Visitor Center of Dead Horse Point State Park. Bring a camp chair and a red flashlight.

May 19 -20 2012
Desert Duster 2 Lady Bestball Golf Tournament at the Moab Golf Course.

May 20 2012
Partial Solar Eclipse can be seen about sunset from a high spot in Moab.

May 21 2012
Logan Hansen 2012 Artist in the Park is shooting photography 10 AM and 4 PM at Sipapu Bridge at Natural Bridges National Monument.

May 21 - 25 2012
University of Utah offers 3 credit hours for field botany with professor Leila Shultz.

May 21 -25 2012
TinkerShop at Thriftique to decorate your wheels for the Trasp*ART*ation parade Saturday May 26 10 AM. May 21-25 come anytime noon to 6PM to create.

May 22 2012
Free Movie at the Moab Arts And Recreation Center 7 PM. "Addiction Incorporated" sponsored by Truth Against Tobacco. Film for all ages. June 1 Truth Against Tobacco sponsors skateboard and bike competition at Swanny Park's Skate Park 4-6 PM.

May 22 2012
Logan Hansen 2012 Artist in the Park is shooting photography 10 AM and 4 PM at Owachamo Bridge at Natural Bridges National Monument.

May 22 2012
Wild Rumpus Circus World kicks off the Summer Reading Program with the Moab Library. Free admittance at 6:30 PM at the Star Hall.

May 22-24 2012
Moab Jam Workshop Only 85 spots for dancers. Actual Jam is held May 24-28.

May 22 -25 2012
Gone Moab is a gathering of Nissan enthusiasts. Headquartered at Old Spanish Trail Arena.

May 24 2012
Joey Rigdon shows you around the night sky - Astronomy! 7 PM @ the Moab Information Center.

May 25-26 2012
Stonefed plays rock and blues at Woody's Tavern at 9 PM.

May 26 2012
Rocky Mountain Extreme 6th Annual Moab BBQ - raising money to cleanup Potato Salad Hill

May 26 10 AM Parade of Transp*ART*ation -- art on wheels, in conjunction with the Moab Art Festival.

May 26 2012
Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission will have a film about Art Cars at Star Hall on May 26th. It is an event to enhance the Moab Arts and Recreation Center's TranspARTation week.

May 26 2012
Film at Star Hall 7 PM "Automorphosis" FREE

May 26-27 2012
Moab Arts Festival in Swanny City Park 10 am - 8 pm Saturday and 10 am - 6 pm Sunday.

May 28 2012
Dustin Burley performs live at Eddie McStiffs Moab.

May 29 - June 2 2012
Mountain Bike Skills taught by Alison Dunlap, for the Intermediate - Advanced.

May 30-June 1 2012
Moab Topology Conference held at the Utah State University Moab campus.

May 31 - June 3 2012
Canyonlands Rodeo @ Old Spanish Trail Arena. Buy tickets online or pay more at the door. There will be calf roping, bareback riding, bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and mutton bustin.

April Activities for Moab Utah 2012

April in Moab, get first hand a strong calendar of events for Moab this April 2012.

The first few days of April can be shared with the 2012 Artist in the Park. Selected for his ability in photography, Logan Hansen was awarded the honor of Artist in the Park for 2012.

In Arches National Park you will find Logan at the following locations and times:

Monday, April 2 2012
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. morning light at Park Avenue, Arches NP
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. workflow demo at Arches Visitor Center

Tuesday, April 3 2012
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. dynamic light at Broken Arch, Arches NP

The Jeep Safari kicks off the month in the first week of April in Moab.

Jerome Shaw will be providing a photography workshop April 7 & 8. The second week in April NOLS hunkers in to teach Wilderness First Responder to leaders of the great outdoors.

April 7th join the Dead Horse Point State Park ranger at the visitor center of the park at 9:30 PM for a 1 mile loop hike by full moon.

April 9 – 14 a silent backpacking retreat covering 2-6 miles a day will be celebrated at the Spring Desert Retreat in Southern Utah.

April 12th at the Moab Information Center at 7 PM Joel Tuhy provides a free lecture about the local blossoms in and around canyonlands and arches of Moab.

The April 14th weekend is a busy one. Swing by the WabiSabi Thriftique on 411 Locust Lane from 9 am to noon for the Gear Swap. The Amasa 9.5 and 6.5 miler trail runs start 4-6 PM on Friday April 13th with registration packet pick up at Gearheads (471 S. Main St.). This trail race will run Saturday out on the Kane Creek Trailhead and produces by GrassRoots Events. The Adventure Xtreme is a multi-sport race participating in a loop including the Colorado River and rappels from atop the high canyon walls. Check-in Friday at Red Cliffs Lodge from 7-10 PM. Plan to experience the Moab Community Theater group performance of, Currents, 4 short plays to raise funds for the non-profit Community Rebuilds on Friday and Saturday nights at Star Hall on Center Street. The plays are Adult themes and inappropriate for youth. The first Moab Art Walk takes places among various Moab venues from 5- 8 PM Saturday night too. Circulate to meet with the artists.

April 15th rise up early to take a Bird Walk with the Dead Horse Point State Park ranger. Meet at the park visitor center at 7 AM.

Midweek April 19th at the Historic Star Hall on Center Street a film, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, will be shown at 7 PM.

April 19-22 Yoga and Meditation kick start an active summer with Alchemy Tours.

April 20 – 23rd the International Union of Veterinary Cyclists will convene for Vet Lectures.

April 20 -22 get better Core Mountain Bike skills with a workshop by Better Ride Skills Coaching.

April 21 at Swanny City Park there will be a Moab Earth Day Bazaar.

April 21st Bret Edge will have a Photography Boot Camp and please stop by his new Main Street studio to see his work for sale. Women Inn Tour is traveling by road bike and in Moab this weekend as is a Mountain Bike Skills workshop. At 8:30 PM set up a chair near the Dead Horse Point State Park visitor center for a guided star talk with the park ranger.

The Women’s Road Cycling Inn Tour will be rolling around Moab April 21 -27 2012.

April 21 – 29th happens to be free park entrance days for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Celebrate National Park week in Moab at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

The last week of April includes another week long course on Wilderness Medicine Institute from April 25 – 29 2012. The Spring Action Car Show held in Swanny City Park on April 27, 28 and 29. New this year, is a motorcycle event, Gas Gas Ride Rally, taking place April 27 -29th for Off-road and Dual Sport motorcycling.

Learn more about the Desert Wildflowers, local biologist Joel Tuhy has a full day workshop on April 28th that can be reserved through Canyonlands Field Institute.

In Canyonlands National Park join photographer Logan Hansen the 2012 Artist in the Park:

Sunday, April 29 2012
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. shadows at Murphy Point, Canyonlands NP
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. workflow demo at Island in the Sky Visitor Center

Monday, April 30 2012
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. dynamic light at Upheaval Dome Overlook, Canyonlands NP

April 30th Bill Grey will be the guest lecturer at the Moab Information Center at 7 PM to discuss Moab’s Wildflowers.