If you are an artist and interested in participating in our Presidents’ Day Weekend Artisan Street Market please download the application HERE. Entry Deadline is February 4th, 2019.
Kayenta has long embraced the concept of building a community that fits beautifully into the natural desert landscape. This year’s parade home is the culmination of that sustained legacy. The Kayenta Concept Home 2 is the second home of its kind to be built showcasing the best in casual desert living, with style and substance. Featuring a spacious open-concept floor plan surrounded by floor to ceiling glass, this home offers an abundance of natural light and features expansive views of Kayenta’s red rock cliffs and spectacular desert surroundings. Modern design elements infused with earth centered materials of stone, metal and wood provides a well-grounded living environment while elements of water, light and sky awaken the spirit.
Built by J2 Construction, this beautiful 3,445 sq. ft. home was designed by Gulch Design Group, with interior design by Gulch Design Group, Matt Marten and Teresa Jacobsen.
You will need a Parade of Homes ticket to enter Kayenta’s Concept Home 2.
Tickets cost $15 per person. Children three years and older are required to have a ticket. No discounts available.
Tickets are $15 each, no discounts for children or seniors. You can purchase tickets through this website or beginning February 14th at 5 pm at the Red Cliffs Mall (1750 E. Red Cliffs Drive, St. George in center court) or Lin’s Markets (St. George-Sunset Blvd and Mall Dr, Hurricane & Cedar City). NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE HOMES
When you purchase a ticket on-line, a map with home addresses will be emailed to you on Thursday, February 14, 2018. We do not release the map or addresses earlier because the contractors are working hard to finish the homes. A magazine with the map included will be available at the homes (must show proof of purchased ticket). Red Cliffs Mall ticket hours are 9 am to 7 pm, except Sundays 10 am to 5 pm.
Ticket entitles visitor admittance to each of the homes once during the 10-day event. The ticket has an additional benefit allowing two repeat admittances to two of your favorite Parade homes. Visitors must purchase a new ticket if re-entry exceeds more than two homes.
Do you know how much fun it is to bring world-class talent and entertainment to the CFAK for all of YOU!? I love the looks on your faces when you come out of an event totally delighted, moved or amazed! It is so rewarding and thrilling to hear your comments. Those comments go something like this, “Jan, how do you get these entertainers (actors, events) to come here? We have moved here from (fill in the blank) and this show (lecture, play, concert) was better than what we were paying $60-$90 for in San Francisco (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles) we are seriously impressed. Tonight’s show hit a new high for us!”
Let me answer the “how” by saying first that I have been in the world of entertainment all of my life so I have a lot of friends, contacts and now even community members that are helping steer me to fantastic talent across the country! This really is YOUR Center for the Arts! Second, I tell people all about the beauty of this area and the community of patrons, “the people in Kayenta are as beautiful and diverse as the landscape! You really need to see this area and experience the support and enthusiasm for great art that the Kayenta community exudes!” So now everyone that I have been able to negotiate with and bring here ALL want to return! They LOVE coming here and performing here. We will continue to bring new talent and ask you to continue helping us spread the word about our intimate theater gem!
We need your support as season ticket holders and to help us fill the seats for the plays that we offer. They are different, diverse, grown-up productions––with your help (tell your friends) we can continue bringing an array of unique, different, classic as well as modern plays––to our stage! Look for these coming this spring; Sylvia by A.R. Gurney, My Hollywood with Beverly Washburn and Hank Williams: Lost Highway.
Please note that Broadway performer and Phantom star, John D. Smitherman, is returning for 3 Encore performances Valentine’s Day weekend. He will perform songs that connect to the love in all of us. He’ll be joined by some of the most dazzling voices in Southern Utah: Greg Knell, Mimi Knell, McKenzie Morgan, Joyce Clements, and Sammy Myrick. Talented pianist Heidi Webb will accompany. You may have heard these singers (and pianist) in leading roles at Tuacahn, SGMT, and Hurricane Valley Theater… They are the professional performers who happen to live amongst us. Songs from musicals and movies including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Gone With the Wind,” “South Pacific,” “Oklahoma,” “My Fair Lady,” “Casablanca,” and more. Don’t miss out on an unforgettable evening of music to warm the heart and stir the soul.
We are all so grateful for the support of this community and if you have not made it over to the Center, then February truly is the month to sample these spectacular cultural events in our very own neighborhood. We’re confident you’ll leave with an ear-to-ear smile on your face, after being part of a collective human experience that makes us all richer, more connected and satisfied. Cheers! and we will see you at the theatre!
Jan Broberg, Director, Center for the Arts at Kayenta
Charlie Wilson’s War: A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson’s covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Kayenta Arts Foundation’s (KAF’s) Movie Nights at Kayenta will be showing films from the private collection of Richard Kinsman, a resident of Kayenta. Richard loved movies and had a private collection of over 2,500 films. He had hoped to hold regular movie nights as a fundraising activity for KAF as well as a time of community. However, when he learned he had a terminal illness, Richard granted his collection to the Foundation. Sadly, he did not survive to see the Center for the Arts at Kayenta completed and thus, his movie nights begin. Richard would be so thankful to see that his vision has come to life!
The movie is free and open to the public with the fun starting at 7 p.m. There will be bottled water, soda, popcorn, candy, and other concessions available for sale. Bring some cash* to make a donation to help pay for licensing and labor costs. Everyone is welcome!
*We accept cash only for concessions and donations for this event.
“In 1995 I said that Tom Russell was the finest singer-songwriter working in America today. 25 years later he’s going strong.” —Alec Wightman, former President,“ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”
This February, the phenomenally talented Tom Russell will take his audiences back to the authentic American West, singing many of his hit folk and cowboy songs, and telling stories of Americana. Russell will perform February 8th at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale, and February 9th at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK) in Ivins. Russell is a prolific singer, songwriter, essayist, and author. His music remains relevant and exciting, earning him new fans from every generation.
Russell’s performances and outreach are underwritten by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Western States Arts Federation. Kayenta and Z-Arts are grateful for all the support in bringing such an amazing talent to southern Utah.
After performing to sold-out crowds at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK) last Fall, John Smitherman returns for Valentine’s Day to perform songs that connect to the love in all of us. He’ll be joined by some of the most dazzling voices in Southern Utah: Greg and Mimi Knell, McKenzie Morgan, Joyce Clements, and Sammy Myrick. Talented pianist Heidi Webb will accompany. The troupe will perform songs from musicals including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Gone With the Wind,” “South Pacific,” “Oklahoma,” “My Fair Lady,” “Casablanca,” and more. Don’t miss out on an unforgettable evening of gorgeous music sung by the legendary Smitherman and Southern Utah’s extraordinary vocalists. Purchase tickets online or call 435-674-ARTS (2787).
Mr. Smitherman’s exceptional talent has earned him leading-man roles in many productions, including the three leading roles in Broadway’s largest musicals—“Les Miserables”, “Phantom of the Opera,” and “Jekyll & Hyde”—a feat that earned him a spot as one of the original “Three American Tenors.” Smitherman has earned countless awards, including the NY Salt Award (twice), the Handy Award, and many more throughout his long and successful career.
Utah cellists Jessika Soli and Daniel Gaisford will delight Kayenta audiences with a broad range of beautiful cello music spanning from the past to present-day. The duo enjoys sharing the experimental and educational aspects of their music in their live performances, giving audiences the best of great classic and new works, some of which they have composed.
“Rosin” has appeared in concert series all over the country, generating excitement wherever they play. Inspired by “2CELLOS,” “Rosin” performs original pop and rock music as well as classical and romantic music written by master cellists of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Avoid the lines and pre-purchase beverage tickets at: http://coyotetalesstories.com/ Click the BUY TICKETS link.
March 1st is the date and The Center for the Arts at Kayenta is the setting for the next Coyote Tales Storytelling Event. Our theme for the evening is “FRENEMY”. Prepare a 5 minute story about a relationship that confounds you. Are you “friends” with someone you fundamentally dislike? Perhaps you have a friend who can always be counted on…to bring you down. Do you have a person in your life that always roots for you to do well, but just not better than them? Maybe it’s an object that you have a love-hate relationship with? Oh, do tell. There’s no need to get on stage – just be prepared to be mesmerized by our storyteller’s undeniable authenticity and heart.
Coyote Tales is pleased to welcome celebrated author, journalist, humorist and educator, Richard Menzies to our stage. He is set to deliver a clever and engaging story of his own personal frenemy. Matt Pacenza, writer, teacher, advocate and former director of HEAL Utah, will also be gracing our stage. Matt loves to make audiences laugh, both while giving talks about climate change and air pollution (nothing funnier!) and at occasional comedy open-mics. He’s got a story you don’t want to miss.
Get tickets HERE
As always, the evening will begin with a lively cocktail party (included in the ticket price) where attendees can socialize while noshing on deliciously upscale bites. Theater goers may also partake of the cash bar generously provided by Kayenta Homes and Properties. Proceeds from bar sales directly benefit the CFAK.
MAKE A CHILD’S DAY STORY-WORTHY
Coyote Tales will also host a “benefit concession stand” with gourmet sweets prepared and donated by Petite Feast. All proceeds from the sale will be used for a special art experience taught by local artist, Rod Petersen, to Red Mountain Elementary School students. Please help us further the CFAK’s mission to bring art to the community by purchasing a treat and make a Red Mountain Elementary student’s day story-worthy.
Cash only please for our concession stand.
If you’d like to get on stage, please contact Victoria through the Coyote Tales website: http://coyotetalesstories.com/
-EVERYONE HAS A STORY-
Unless otherwise mentioned, events will be held at the Lorraine Boccardo Theater, Center for the Arts.
The dates will be February 15th through the 24th divided up into 2 hour and 15 minute shifts. Our orientation meeting will be on Wednesday the 13th of February at 2pm at this year’s Parade Home. We will go over the hosting process and give you the opportunity to be the first people to view the home.
Please follow this link to sign up and lock in your spot or two!
Thank you for your continued support of this wonderful community.
Your Kayenta Sales Team,
Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Kurt VanLeeuwen, Sales Agent
435-628-7234 • www.kayentahomes.com
Welcome the arrival of warmer weather with this vegetable forward meal! Tickets are selling fast, but there is still room for you. Click HERE to see my take on recipes that showcase the arrival of spring. Carrots, beets, peas and rhubarb are just a few of this dinner’s standouts ~ Victoria
Victoria – Thanks once again for your fabulous and delicious gourmet meal to ring in the New Year. It was all delicious, but my favorites were the stuffed mushrooms, the chicory tart, the roast cod, but especially the gingerbread ice cream! I cherish the memories with friends and neighbors and I appreciate all the hard work you do to make this happen for all of the Kayenta residents.” ~Dianna Neese
About Petite Feast Supper Club: After 30 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 a 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!
Events are announced monthly through her website and pricing for each event varies. February and March dinners are sold out. If you would like to be on the waiting list for one of these dinners, please contact Victoria through the website. Every effort will be made to accommodate you. April’s dinner is available and promises to deliver an elegant meal that will unite the season and your senses. Along with the posted menu, each dinner has unannounced courses and a unique and varied guest list! Victoria is always happy to accommodate any special celebration requests!
CLICK HERE for information, menus and to purchase tickets.
VEGETABLE TERRINE WITH KALAMATA OLIVE RELISH
HEAT CROSTINI WITH CARROT JAM AND TRIPLE CREME CHEESE
BEET BELINI WITH PICKLED GINGER
VEGETABLE HERB SALAD WITH HOUSEMADE SMOKED YOGURT CHEESE
WILD MUSHROOM CONSOMME WITH TOMATO AND HERB GNOCCHI
SALMON WITH MUSSELS, GREEN PEA MASH AND A LEMON BEURRE BLANC
CHOCOLATE SEMIFRREDDO WITH CHOCOLATE MALT ICE CREAM AND RHUBARB COULIS
Come support the Kayenta Weavers at a group show located at the Red Cliff Gallery.
Show runs through February 26th with the Opening Reception February 1st at 4 pm.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping us maintain and develop this great addition to our community, Contact Roger Head at firstname.lastname@example.org or just give him a call at 435-632-1814.
Please visit the Kayenta HOA website ACC tab for Landscaping documentation. Select Landscaping Regulations Rev 2017 and Landscaping Review Steps 2017.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
We will be going to a sink hole north of Beaver Dam. Bring a lunch. Short hike at Cedar Pockets in the Virgin River Gorge. Half day trip. 5 miles dirt road. This is the same trip we scheduled in January, but had to canceled due to rain.
Meet at 10 am at main Kayenta Office.
For Details call Charlie at 656-1956.
The Pink Loop of the Pickleball Trail has been running along the ridge line of the “Pink Mountain”. Some of the residents living at the western base of this mountain have found the view and noise coming from the trail users on the ridge to be objectionable. To accommodate these residents the trail in the northwest area has been rerouted such that the trail users and the residents are no longer in view of each other.
1 Pink Loop • The Pink Loop (flagged with pink flags) is finished. The trailhead (TH) is just across the Fire Road from the Blue Loop TH. There are five switchbacks climbing to the summit of the hill for a nice Kayenta viewpoint. From here you have two options: bear left and begin descending or bear right and continue going south along a ridge line to another nice viewpoint. At this viewpoint the trail loops back north to join the “left branch”. The Pink Loop now continues down and southeast on a fast and easy section of trail until it joins the Blue Loop which will take you back to the PBT TH. Although there is a bit of a climb going up to the summit the Pink Loop is probably the easiest loop in the Pickleball Trail network. Most of the trail has become firm rather quickly.
2 Orange Loop • The Orange Loop has been growing for many months. It begins at the southern-most point of the Purple Loop which is close to Sage Way dirt road. There are identifying orange flags along the way. The trail drops down and crosses Kayenta Wash with help from a several concrete blocks (which tend to suffer a little displacement and damage from big rains). Proceed east a bit to a two way junction. From here you can go north (left) or south (right) to traverse the loop either clockwise or counterclockwise. The southern-most point of this loop is at the South PBT TH on Highway 91 (across from the road to the Anasazi Trail TH.)
After crossing the dirt service road at this point the trail continues north passing two left/right options. The “right” option at each junction puts you on the largest Orange Loop. Eventually you will reach a third junction where the right fork will lead to the “Eye of the Needle” (a tight passage between two large boulders) while the left fork bypasses the “Eye”. Proceeding north these two options join and pass through a rock-lined path through a foothill. Eventually the trail crosses the service road again going west, then south through a smaller wash and then back to the original two way junction just east of the Kayenta Wash crossing. The newer sections of the trail will be soft for awhile.
3 New Construction • Construction will continue on an Orange Loop option in the “bench cut”, rocky foothill section in the east Orange area.
4 Rides after rains • Please be patient in allowing the trail to dry out and become relatively firm after significant rainfall before you use the trail. Bikers and walkers jumping on the trail too soon will make divots and ruts that degrade the fun of the trail. I am aware the cattle are the worst offenders, but they have priority over the rest of us.
As of January 9 the Pink Loop was too wet to ride or walk.
For information contact: Ellen Nathan
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta
A specialized class that is designed and programmed for the mature exerciser. Class focus is on balance, strength, cardio, coordination, agility and movement patterns that greatly benefit the exercisers ability to maintain a healthy & strong body to AgeWELL.
Be happy. Be healthy. Have a blast! E L E V A T E
Class schedules can be found at: www.facebook.com/elevatestudioinkayenta
For studio information visit: johnyohmanfitnessretreats.com.
Inquiries can be directed to John Yohman, Owner
Elevate Studio • 435-632-1381 • email@example.com
Sacred Space is a boutique-like day spa offering world renowned spa treatments as well as a wonderful selection of products, books, teas, and gifts. All spa treatments are performed by licensed professional therapists and estheticians that have been extensively trained and are extremely talented body workers and healers.
For more information on our services, pricing and monthly discounts visit our website at www.kayentaspa.com
Your neighborhood day spa and yoga studio. Tel: 435-862-7743 Sacredspacespa@gmail.com.
Janene Borandi is a Utah licensed acupuncturist.
She holds a Diplomate of Acupuncture Certification by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Janene graduated from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2014 and worked in private practice in Maryland and DC until moving to St. George, Utah in December 2016. Those wanting to make acupuncture appointments online can follow this link to my ONLINE SCHEDULER.
Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:45 to 10am. These 75 minute sessions emphasize breathing, strength, flexibility, and balance. The level is intermediate. The style is hatha flow. The location is the Room for Thought, a multi-purpose room in Kayenta’s Art Village. If you would like to join in the fun, please call first at 435-673-3469.
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. ($3 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. Drop in some morning or contact Gloria Prahl at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 435-674-2824 or 435-669-0430.
From all our hearts at INKAS (Ivins No Kill Animal Supporters) we’re sending out a valentine to all volunteers! That is the true spirit of community! Where would we be without those selfless folks who step up, get involved and make a difference for others, including homeless animals who have no voice and no choice. This Valentine’s Day take that step, come on down to Ivins CIty Hall and fill out the application to volunteer. Some say they can’t volunteer at the Ivins City Animal Shelter because they’ll adopt all the animals, but what’s wrong with that?!!Thank you to all those who donate and support causes dear to their hearts. Happy Valentine’s Day!Visit our newly refreshed and updated web site: INKAS4pets.org
Bailee Sleppy, Manager
HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 8AM – 3PM, Sunday: CLOSED
Lois Hewitt: President. 435-414-4802
Sara Dupre: Secretary. 206-724-5902
INKAS4pets.org Please visit our website to read INKAS accomplishments!
Please remember the pets waiting for adoptions or fostering at the Ivins City Animal Shelter
INKAS is a 501(c) 3 organization and is a Registered Utah Charity.
Inkas4pets@gmail.com. You can also check us out on Facebook.
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. If you would like to join go to: www.nextdoor.com/join/VZBZAH.
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 www.friendsofsnowcanyon.org or e-mail us at email@example.com. “Like” us on www.facebook.com/ FriendsofSnowCanyon.
Located in the desert community of Kayenta Utah, the Crescent Moon Inn is the perfect place to get away from it all. Relax and enjoy the picturesque desert surroundings and an unobstructed view of the night sky. 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 Crescent Moon Inn Reservations or Pricing call: 435-879-9076
or visit us at www.crescentmooninn.com
The February edition of the Ivins City Newsletter contains valuable information pertinent to our community. Follow this LINK to download the newsletter.
February Dumpster date is February 9 and Blue Can Recycling is February 4 & 18.
“Art is a series of trial and error, of discovery and hope, and determination”
Classes Run for Six Weeks.
You will be able to sign up for another six weeks if you choose to continue.
PLACE • New Office, 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
Trips & Trails
For more details call Charles Dillier at 435-656-1956.
Group play is every day of the week but Sunday and the starting time changes with the season. For more info, call Rick Erickson at 435-674-4972.
Kayenta Book Lovers
Meetings the 2nd Monday of every month. For more details contact: A useful resource for any reader: https://sites.google.com/site/kayentabookclub/
The Kayenta Weavers groups meets weekly to enjoy the limitless creativity of off-loom weaving. For information contact Katie at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spirit of the Desert Episcopal Church
Every Sunday at 3 pm in Kayenta’s Room for Thought. For details contact Katie Mays at 435-628-3552. www.spiritepiscopalchurch.org.
The Tahri Marpo Ling Buddhist Sangha – Green Tara Practice
The Green Tara practice now meets on Friday’s from 9:00am – 10:00am in Sacred Space Spa at the Kayenta Art Village. The Green Tara Practice will begin with a teaching from Buddhist literature, followed by the chanting of prayers and the Green Tara mantra. The practice will conclude with a period of silent meditation. Preparation: Wear loose, comfortable clothing; bring your meditation cushion if you prefer to sit on one; otherwise, chairs will be provided. A suggested donation of $5, would be greatly appreciated. For more Information email:email@example.com
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