Dancing with the Moab Stars promises night of dazzling local talent

By Rose Egelhoff (The Moab Times-Independent)- It’s another year, another round of Dancing with the Moab Stars. This year, the Moab Valley Multicultural Center will host the fourth edition of the annual dance competition, where seven of Moab’s most famous residents will pair with seven dancers to create dance routines for a night of entertainment. The […]

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BEACON after-school programs ready to enroll K-8 students for fall

By Jeff Richards (The Times-Independent)- Now in its 12th year of serving Grand County schools, Moab’s BEACON Afterschool Program is ready to start enrolling students in its fall programs. BEACON offers a blend of free academic assistance and enrichment programs at three schools within Moab: Helen M. Knight Elementary School, Grand County Middle School and the […]

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Moab Multicultural Center adds interactive features to outdoor mural

(Moab Times Independent)- The Moab Valley Multicultural Center has announced new additions to the facility’s outdoor multicultural mural and invites the public to stop by the center at 156 North 100 West to visit the mural and learn about the historic figures whose images are featured. The mural displays the faces of nine peaceful change leaders […]

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Celebrate the heat of summer with Moab Taiko Dan

By Sharon Sullivan (Moab Sun News)- Moab Taiko Dan, a group that practices the Japanese art of Taiko drumming, is presenting Moab Natsu Matsuri – Japanese for “summer festival” on Saturday, July 22, at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. “We’re celebrating the peak heat of summer with music, food and community,” Taiko drummer Karen Garthwait said. […]

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Unsung Heroes Zaida Agreda-Winn

By Rose Egelhoff (The Times-Independent)- Zaida Agreda-Winn was surprised when she got the front desk job at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. In Bolivia, Agreda-Winn was an award-winning journalist with 10 years of experience, but in Moab in 2008, answering the phone in English was a challenge. Over the years, she became fluent in English and became more […]

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Local groups to participate in fundraising events March 30

(Moab Times Independent)- On Thursday, March 30, Moab residents will have the opportunity to again prove their record-breaking generosity by contributing to their favorite nonprofit organizations and schools during the annual Love Utah Give Utah event. This year, the Moab Valley Multicultural Center, the Moab Free Health Clinic, the Moab Music Festival, WabiSabi and Grand […]

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What is a “real American”?

By Heila Ershadi (Moab Sun News)- I am the daughter of immigrants, and I am an American. My late father was from Iran; my mother is from Norway. They met while working at a restaurant in Tennessee, the state where I was born. It’s a classic example of the American “melting pot.” But all my life, I […]

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Kids go back to school with BEACON

(Moab Sun News)- BEACON Afterschool Program opened its 12th year of programming on Tuesday, Sept. 6, for K-8 students at Helen M. Knight Elementary, Grand County Middle School and Moab Charter School. During the last school year, BEACON served 665 students at the three sites, and program officials are expecting similar or greater enrollment numbers […]

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Moab’s dancing stars take the stage for annual MVMC fundraiser

By Molly Marcello (The Moab Times Independent)- “Inspiring, beautiful, and fun” are words the Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC) uses to describe the third annual “Dancing with the Moab Stars” event, a fundraiser set for Friday Sept. 23. The event, which traditionally sells out, features nine competing pairs of “Moab stars” and their dance instructors, showcasing […]

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Ni hao Chinese visitors promote language culture with free classes

By Jeff Richards (Moab Times-Independent)- Three visitors from China conducted a free beginning Chinese class last Friday afternoon, July 29 at the Extension 4-H room at Utah State University–Moab. During the hour-long class, participants learned how to recognize several basic Chinese characters, along with their meanings. They then used these characters to create their own Chinese […]

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