Deathtrap By Ira Levin A Diabolically Clever, Wildly Popular Stage & Screen Comedy-Thriller!
Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell that has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. One day he receives a script from a student author — a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? Deathtrap provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment.
Daddy Long Legs Music & Lyrics By Paul Gordon Book By John Caird Based On The Novel By Jean Webster
Based on the classic novel which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire—a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, the Brontë Sisters, and “Downton Abbey”—this heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor has charmed audiences of all ages from Los Angeles to London.
“A GREAT TREAT!” The New York Times
Comedy By John Smitherman
John and Maria are happily celebrating their first wedding anniversary when Maria’s mother, Nicolette, shows up unexpectedly. Nicolette assumes that she is divorcing Maria’s father, Sal, because he forgot their 27th wedding anniversary. And if that isn’t enough to ruin John and Maria’s celebration, Sal pays a visit. A fight breaks out, and one thing leads to another until, eventually, Sal and John end up sleeping in the guest bedroom. To save his sanity in his own marriage, John solicits help from his friend, Anthony, and conducts a plan to reunite the older couple by arranging a fabulous anniversary dinner. This is the perfect play for an evening of hilarious door slams, witty banter, and ageless romance.
Thank you to www.alanholbenphoto.com for his talent and photography used to promote many Center for the Arts at Kayenta and Kayenta Arts Foundation shows and events.
All programing is subject to change.
July was a busy month for Ivins City Council, here’s a summary of the key topics of discussion and decisions.
We finally finished reviewing the proposed changes from the Planning Commission and fortunately very few of them were acceptable to City Council. We updated some definitions, created 3 zones/districts (instead of the current 2) that are for streetlighting only, will continue to require the amber filter for city streetlights, and the CCT for both residential and commercial outdoor lights is 3000 K. The modified Lighting Ordinance will go through another review before voting.
New City Hall –
Ivins new City Hall will also serve as an Emergency Center: Council approved a change order for an emergency electrical generator so that the new City Hall will be able to serve as an emergency center for Ivins in the event of a prolonged power failure. The generator was sized large enough to power the building and also for individuals who require power for medical equipment. I think this is an important benefit for residents given the warmer temperatures and we hear about rolling blackouts – in the event that occurs in Ivins, we’ll have a place for people to come.
Black Desert PID –
A vote was held on Black Desert’s request to move forward with a PID, Public Infrastructure Development. The PID is an approved tool in UT that facilitates the creation of a specific area that has an additional property tax to fund infrastructure for that area. Think of it as a tax version of a HOA fee that will be paid by people who buy property there.
Black Desert’s initial request was for approval to use two tools, a CRA, Community Reinvestment Act, and a PID. After researching the tools and discussing them with the city’s legal and financial consultants, I came to the conclusion that I would not support the CRA and I voted against that but I was ok with the PID. Although I am not a fan of Black Desert Resort and would have preferred the entire area be dedicated open space, that wasn’t an option. The zoning change for Black Desert was approved 2 years ago and the initial plan was approved last summer. This was an extremely difficult decision for me but I voted in favor of Black Desert creating a PID for the following reasons:
1. Ivins needs a source of income from commercial development and we have very little commercial land left. Ivins gains much more revenue from commercial property than from residential property taxes.
2. Do I want a resort that brings in 800,000 visitors/year – no. But, I don’t believe that BDR will achieve that. However, I do believe that we need to give BDR the best chance of success because it is to Ivin’s financial advantage. I believe that if BDR has restaurants and entertainment within the resort, Ivins will experience less traffic and impact to the city.
3. I am most concerned about the impact on Snow Canyon, however Patrick Manning, BDR developer is creating 7 miles of soft trails throughout the property which should reduce the impact on Snow Canyon. People will be able to hike right out of their room.
Black Desert Conservation Easement –
This wasn’t a topic at City Council in July but I had a meeting this week with Patrick Manning and Wendy Fisher, Director of Utah Open Lands. Patrick has pledged 250 acres of land of the lava flow to be put into a conservation easement, 175 acres of the land is in Ivins. The land will be forever protected. It’s important to note that the land is approved for development, but because of the conservation easement, it won’t EVER be developed. Even if the resort is sold, the land is protected. I’ll have more details on this as the documentation is developed but I know Wendy Fisher and Utah Open Lands is the authority in the state on land preservation. I’m so excited about the conservation easement becoming a reality!
We didn’t have specific agenda items related to water usage in July but there is a meeting between all the participating cities in the WCWD, Washington County Water District, and the WCWD leaders in August. One of the topics of discussion will be whether WCWD will assist in funding a secondary water treatment plant in Ivins and assist in funding the reservoir needed to hold the treated water. In addition, the location of the reservoir will also be discussed. I’ll provide an update next month.
Primary Election –
There are seven candidates competing for two seats on City Council. The primary election will be held on August 10, 2021, ballots will be mailed on July 20, 2021. Please ensure you VOTE!.
Thanks much –
Following is a document that Chuck Gillette provided on Ivins’ water usage and forecasted needs. I think it’s important for everyone to read it so I’ve attached the two-page document below. Let me know if you have questions.
Ivins City has one (1) Mayoral and two (2) City Council positions to be voted on. They are each four (4) year terms.
Seven (7) individuals have declared candidacy for the two (2) City Council positions and two (2) individuals have declared candidacy for the Mayoral position. Information regarding those declarations are provided on this link: https://www.ivins.com/2020-government/
A primary election on August 10, 2021, to select 4 candidates (of the 7 running) to fill the 2 expiring City Council positions (Cheyne McDonald and Derek Larsen). A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, for those City Council candidates who make it through the Primary Election, as well as for the Mayoral candidates. The Municipal Elections will be Vote-by-Mail and Ivins City Hall will be a Ballot Assistance Center for all Ivins City voting precincts where you may drop off your ballot during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Any in-person voting on Election Day will be held at the Dixie Convention Center 1835 Convention Center Dr. St George UT. Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm on Election Day.
The Vote Center will have an electronic voting machine available to assist voters with sight or mobility issues. An individual with a disability who is not able to vote a manual ballot by mail may obtain information on voting in an accessible manner from the county’s website, www.washco.utah.gov/departments/clerk-auditor/election-info or by contacting the county clerk @ 435-986-3399 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions, please contact the City Recorder, Kari Jimenez, at 435-628-0606 ext. 705 or via email: email@example.com
Fig, Goat Cheese, Olive and Caper Tarts
Blackberry/Rosemary Chutney with Baked Feta
Elderflower Vodka Tonic with Lime
Piccolo Cherry Tomato and Watermelon Salad with Fresh Mint and Burrata
Utah Corn Panna Cotta with Crab Salad
Grilled Salmon with Pea Puree and Sauce Vierge
Utah Cherry and Chocolate Baked Alaska
“Your dinners are a magnet for interesting people. Thanks for including us in your circle of friends. The people are the reason we love it here. We would love to be included in your next dinner” ~ Michelle Sweet
About Petite Feast Dinner Club: After 35 years as a restaurateur, caterer, chef, and Food and Wine best new chef nominee, Victoria Topham is opening her kitchen to share her unique culinary skills and healthy cooking style with guests just like you. PF Dinner Club offers guests the opportunity to socialize with new friends around a shared table while enjoying deliciously upscale meals. Monthly dinners will feature an hors d’oeuvre hour followed by a multi-course dinner where mingling with the chef in the kitchen is encouraged. ** Think – mash-up of a restaurant, dinner party, and cooking class. And, she always has a few unplanned courses and surprises for her guests! (The dessert for this month’s dinner involves live FIRE) Events are announced monthly through the website, and pricing for each event varies. Victoria is happy to accommodate your special celebration requests and dietary preferences whenever possible. I hope to see you soon – Victoria
During the desert heat of August in southern Utah is when the freshness of vibrant summer produce and lighter proteins provide welcome and delicious dining options. There is an ease and simplicity to summer entertaining that begs to take advantage of all the season has to offer. This menu features fresh, vibrant greens, peas, zucchini, tomatoes and other delights that embody the very best of summer! We hope you’ll be able to join us for this special dinner that celebrates the unbelievable bounty of the season and the good company of friends and neighbors. Seats at August’s table are selling quickly, so please act quickly to reserve your spot.
This month Virtual Dinner Party chefs and diners enjoyed warm weather cooking and entertaining with a duo of seafood dishes. First up was an impossibly easy one-pan halibut with tomato, orange and olives. The recipe proved that a quick assembly of a few fresh ingredients could, and definitely did, yield fantastic results with minimal effort. Kayenta resident, Dara Warner, made the dish and was pleased with the way the bright orange flavor complimented the halibut. In her Nextdoor post, she mentioned that her husband enthusiastically proclaimed her efforts ‘restaurant-worthy.’ Well done Dara! Lisa Ganz, a new Virtual Dinner Party member, and Susan Andrechak took the recipe in different directions by subbing in brown rice and arugula for the white beans my recipe called for. Both of their versions remained true to the original flavor of the dish. Their substitutions were inspired, heart-healthy, and delicious.
Next up was a variation on the classic San Francisco fish soup, Cioppino. Cioppino is a Mediterranean style stew containing a savory profusion of seafood in a tomato-flavored broth. For my weeknight-friendly but company-fancy version, I simmered cod, crab, and shrimp in a light tomato stock and then added quick-cooking summer squash, diced tomatoes, and a handful of fresh herbs. To make the stew a little heartier, I (unconventionally) added a can of buttery chickpeas to the dish. Some VDP members felt the addition of the beans strayed too far from the traditional recipe’s origins, but others embraced the legume idea. Either way, the entire dish took only about 30 – largely unattended – minutes to assemble on the stovetop which made it a perfect recipe for warm-weather entertaining. I hope you’ll try it.
Thank you for your enthusiastic participation in The Virtual Dinner Party. Your instructive comments and Nextdoor posts are helping me become a better chef and recipe writer while also keeping our community of cooks, friends, and diners connected. I hope you enjoy the process as much as I do.
Many thanks go to Tim and Judy Terrell who have been gracious in sharing their wine expertise and recommendations. Their suggestions are always spot on and really add to our group’s dining experience.
If you are not a member of the Virtual Dinner Party Group but would like to become one, please join us through Nextdoor. If you would rather just have access to the recipes, all of them are available at https://petitefeastutah.com/recipes/.
I look forward to seeing you around Petite Feast’s tables but until that time, Cook On! – Victori
Poignant, funny, vivid and entertaining as all get out, Coyote Tales Storytelling Events are a hit for all the right reasons! Coyote Tales are true stories told live, onstage without notes, props or accompaniments. Stories told must be based on the evening’s theme and be told within five minutes. Storytellers may interpret the theme in any way they choose.
Do you have an interesting story of overcoming an obstacle or persevering in the face of adversity? Perhaps there was a time when you snatched an unlikely victory from the certain jaws of defeat. We want to hear your story of defying the odds. But even if you just want to listen to the stories, come and enjoy a night of live storytelling and great bluegrass music under the stars at Ivins City Park.
Please join Ivins City Mayor, Chris Hart in welcoming Phyllis Barber, award-winning author of “The Desert Between Us,” Bill Wright, patriarch of the most successful rodeo family in history, Lyman Hafen, Utah author, filmmaker, and executive director of the Zion Natural History Association, activist and educator, Erika Munson, & the first female Mayor of Hildale, Utah, Donia Jessop, to our stage to share their true tales of triumph. But there is room on the stage for YOU too.
This free event begins with bluegrass music provided by Stillhouse Road and a bring-your-own-picnic party, where potential storytellers put their names in the hat in hopes of being one of the ten people chosen to share their tale of beating the odds. To beat the heat, Kayenta Homes and Properties will be hosting the water trough by providing free bottled water for the event. Founder of Coyote Tales, Victoria Topham will be on stage along with the ever-charming, “Master of Sharemonies,’ Doug Caputo. If you’re interested in getting on stage or to find out more about us, contact Victoria at the Coyote Tales Website link below. While there you can hear previous live and virtual events and get tips and tricks for crafting your own great tale.
On August 22nd, Petite Feast will host a special Luncheon with invited storyteller and author, Phyllis Barber. During the luncheon, Phyllis will share her remarks, answer questions, and sign copies of her book. Reservations and tickets are required.
*Please know that all after expense proceeds from this event will benefit The DOVE Center of St. George, Utah.
Copies of all the evening’s invited storyteller’s books will be available for sale at August 21st’s Coyote Tales outdoor event and at The Book Bungalow beginning August 1st. The Book Bungalow is an independent bookstore located in downtown St. George at the corner of 100 West and Tabernacle Street.
Everyone has a story – Victoria
Coyote Tales events are sponsored by Petite Feast, Utah Humanities, Desert Dweller Realty, Kayenta Homes and Properties, & Zion Brewery Station II. All proceeds from previous live events have been donated to local nonprofits.
With Blue Raven, there is no need to load the bikes onto your vehicle and drive to the trails.
From our front doors, you can access any kind of riding you want, from paved trails through Snow Canyon to mountain bike adventures that can last from sunrise to sunset, and everything in between. With e-bikes, you can make the ride as easy or as challenging as you like.
We also have some pretty ingenious bikes to bring your kids along (even the 4-legged kind…:)
Check our website for pricing and hours. We are conveniently located in the Kayenta Art Village
Thank you very much for your continued support.
by my 3 nieces (14, 11 & 8) and by their mom!
Windhorse Relations at Kayenta Korrals is right here in our own back yard and it is an amazing experience. If you haven’t been to visit you really must – it’s transformative!The experience included watching the horses run and play, walking among them quietly touching them, learning how to have them trust you, and you learning to guide them in a wonderfully calm way. And everyone’s favorite horse hugs.I’ve been in Kayenta for years and have vaguely heard about the Korrals – sure wish I had gone years ago. ~ Kathi Fox
Windhorse Relations is a non-profit organization that partners with the American Wild Horse…right here in Ivins. Our programs are about “Creating Willing Relationships” with the American Wild Horse and maintaining its unbroken spirit and loving nature. We offer “Where Heart Meets Horse” experiences at Kayenta Korrals during the winter. This adventure connects humans with the spiritual nature of the wild horse and themselves.
In this two-hour adventure, participants come to understand the horse’s perspective toward humans and learn to observe the horse’s nonverbal language. A critical component of this training is to create a safe space for the horse and the participant.
The cost is a $100 donation to benefit the Windhorse Herd. Reservations are required.
Call (801) 557-1257
Gift Certificates are available
“Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the US and it’s especially popular in areas that attract active retirees. Like you!! It’s easy to learn, fast and fun and is a great fitness activity. The Kayenta Pickleball Group (KPG) – 2021 is off to a roaring start with two dozen active members. Drop-in play occurs on Mondays (women only); Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays. The start time is 9:00 and adjusts with the seasons. There was a “trial run” tournament played in March and we anticipate more organized events planned for later in 2021. If you’d like more information please contact Mike Hopwood @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Trish Olson @ email@example.com Join us – It’s a great game!
Sacred Space is closing its current location in Kayenta on August 16, 2021. Aly, the owner and sole proprietor, is a solo practitioner at Sacred Space and will continue her work out of her home office in Ivins in October 2021. Sacred Space & Find Your Joy Yoga Classes will resume in October 2021.
Please call or text to schedule or with any questions!
Elevate Studio has resumed its popular ElevateFIT Class and Saturday Morning Yoga. ElevateFIT is offered M, W, & F at 9:30 am. This class is taught inside and outside. ElevateYOGA is offered Saturday mornigns at 10am. Participants MUST be vaccinated. Pre-registration is required as these classes remain popular. For class descriptions please visit our website.
Elevate is a boutique fitness studio located in Kayenta offering group fitness classes, and private, semi-private, and group training workouts. Be happy. Be healthy. Have a blast! ELEVATE!
Inquiries can be directed to John Yohman, Owner
Elevate Studio • 435-632-1381
The Village Fitness Center is open but with limited class sizes. Following social distancing protocols for the safety of everyone, we are only allowing 4 participants for each class.
The Village Fitness Center located near the theater and next to the room for thought has circuit training classes M/W/F at 8 am and Tu/Th/Sat at 9 am. ($4 per session). Other options to use the facility are also available. Come join your neighbors to strengthen your muscles, improve your heart rate and have some fun.
Please contact Gloria Prahl for more information and to check on class availability.
The Friends of Snow Canyon continue to have online events only in 2021 due to the COVID situation. It is hoped that we will be able to resume “in-person” events in the fall. Please check back frequently. We will update the Events page to reflect any return to “live” events. Meanwhile, we hope you will enjoy our Zoom presentations. They are posted on the site after the date of the live ZOOM presentation for your continued enjoyment.
We’d like to invite all Kayenta residents to join us in supporting Snow Canyon State Park. Our mission is to provide support to Snow Canyon State Park through various means. For more information and to join Friends please visit our web site.
Nextdoor is a completely private on-line web-site environment and we now have ONE Kayenta Nextdoor neighborhood with two leaders Nathan Dupre and Kathi Fox.
We invite women and men residents of Kayenta to join us in our mission to fund local nonprofits that support women and girls of all ages in the southern Utah area. Through the strength of collective giving we make high impact grants to improve lives in our community. Please Join Us.
Please visit the Initiative’s website for more information at IvinsNightSky.org or email them at info@IvinsNightSky.org.
The mission of the Ivins Night Sky Initiative is to improve, preserve, and protect the night sky over Ivins and our heritage of dark skies through education and information about environmentally responsible outdoor lighting, and to serve as a resource for City officials, residents, and businesses.
Let us know if this Initiative is important to you, if you are willing to get involved, and what else you think we should be doing to improve, preserve, and protect the night skies in Ivins.
Looking for a Hair Artist right here in Kayenta?….JENN Hair Artist embodies the artistic creativity and passion of the beauty industry. She thrives in creating natural, sexy cuts and color styles for men and women. She looks forward to pampering you.
924A Art Village Way, Ivins, UT 83455
801 637-0884 (call or text)
Happy2Help is an in home personal concierge service.
• Personal Shopping
• Health Recovery Assistance
• Meal Prep
• Snowbird Service
• Home Organization
• Event Assistance
Call or email Andrea, your trustworthy neighbor at
401-258-9772 or Happy2help.Andrea@gmail.com
Located in the desert community of Kayenta Utah, the Crescent Moon Inn is the perfect place to get away from it all. The Inn is just a short walk or bike ride from the Kayenta Art Village, where locally-owned art galleries, the Sacred Space Day Spa and the Xetava Garden Cafe add to your unique experience.
For Reservations or Pricing call:
Staying Put in Kayenta is a member-driven organization for Kayenta residents, proactively providing programs and services so members can lead vibrant, active and healthy lives while living in their own homes.
For information contact
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta
Classes Run for Six Weeks.
You will be able to sign up for another six weeks if you choose to continue.
PLACE • New Studio
Fire and Maintenance building in the Art Village
TIME • Mon. or Tues. from 10 AM to 1PM
PRICE • $210 per 6 week session (Six classes)
INSTRUCTOR • Sherrie Warren
BACKGROUND • Bachelor Fine Arts. Taught for 10 years. Worked in acrylics, oils, and pastels.
CALL TO RESERVE SPACE OR TO SIGN UP
HOME • 435-656-9199 CELL • 801-680-9616
Interested in volunteering in the arboretum? Or just looking for information about the arboretum or our lecture series. Please contact Roger Head, firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-632-1814.
Please visit the Kayenta HOA website ACC tab for Landscaping documentation. Select Landscaping Regulations Rev 2017 and Landscaping Review Steps 2017.
The Kayenta ACC meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, 2:00 pm in the Kayenta Community Room. A hard copy of the agenda is posted in the Kayenta Homes & Properties office the Thursday before the meeting.
Questions? Ellen Nathan
Phone: 435-652-8333, email: email@example.com
Family Movies in the Park Friday evenings beginning August 6 and continuing until August 27 the Ivins City Park baseball field will again become an outdoor movie theater! We will be showing family features and it is free. Start time is approximately 8:30 p.m. (or when it is dark enough).
For Appointments with a specific department call:
Parks or Cemetery: 435-634-7719
Public Works: 435-634-0689
Dispatch: 435-634-5730 or Animal Control: 435-628-1049
Looking for community during the COVID-19 pandemic? Spirit of the Desert Episcopal church meets every Sunday at 3 pm on ZOOM for worship, music, and fellowship. We welcome everyone to join us whether you are a visitor, a newcomer, an inquirer, or a member of another church or faith tradition. We are a Christian community that cares for one another, and we’d like to care for you, too. To join our Sunday service, email Father Lee Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org with a request to join Sunday worship. You will receive a weekly email that provides the web link and passcode for ZOOM sign-in, along with all worship materials.
*Tahri Marpo Ling
Tibetan Buddhist Sangha
Join us on Friday and Sunday mornings, from 10-11 am. Contact Lhamo Khandro by texting or calling 801-671-8758, to get ZOOM instructions for entering this virtual Buddhist sangha.
Friday, 10-11 am, Green Tara Practice
Sunday, 10-11 am, Awakened Mornings
Visit our website: tahrimarpoling.org for ongoing information about classes, meditation periods and retreats.
*Tahri Marpo Ling was founded by Lhamo Thupten Dawa Khandro on May 21st of 2017, with the blessing and guidance of Lama Thupten Dorje Gyaltsen Rinpoche. Lhamo Khandro has been ordained in both the Zen and Tibetan Buddhist lineages, and has been practicing Buddhism for 25 years.
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