On March 4th, Ivins Unity Park will be the finish line for the multiple Red Mountain Marathon runs. Running enthusiasts will be tackling 50K, 30K and half-marathon distances. Traffic will be congested around the park on Saturday so plan your driving schedule to accommodate all the runners.
Issue highlights include information on the many Center for the Arts at Kayenta events and Kayenta’s Desert Arboretum Plant Sale on March 21-24.
Maintenance and improvements to the Arboretum are funded primarily from the plant sale so please consider visiting us at the Arboretum for your annual plant purchases. Native and water wise plants at low price! *Cash and checks accepted – No credit cards*
Your Kayenta volunteers working to make Kayenta more beautiful!
It was another hugely successful Saint George Parade of Homes tour. The snow and colder weather did not keep our visitors away. We had a total of 15,890 people through our Parade Concept Home this year with many of them remarking that this was their favorite home on the tour. Matt Marten of Gulch Design and Jake Joines of J2 Construction have been creating our Parade Home for over the last 12 years. Their combined skills and efforts always create a “show stopper” home that Kayenta Homes & Properties is proud to present along with our community volunteer hosts.
The Kayenta Parade Home was our favorite. It’s use of space, materials, colors and flow gave it a refreshing European feel.
~ Joe & Dawn, Park City, UT
Our Parade home not only stands out in design and construction, but also with our volunteer community hosts. We here at Kayenta Homes & Properties would like to give a special thanks to all that participated. Having the community involved in the hosting process takes our home to another level and brings a sense of community pride to our home.
Kayenta’s Parade Homes draws large crowds due in part to the depth and reach of Kayenta Homes & Properties marketing campaigns. Visitors know about Kayenta, what’s happening and what properties are for sale because our websites are the go-to resource for up-to-date community information.
We appreciate your continued support.
Jeff, Kurt and Nancy
Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Kurt VanLeeuwen, Sales Agent
Nancy Kosick, Sales Agent
435-628-7234 • www.kayentahomes.com
How can I thank this community for the support I experienced personally this past month? As you attended the screening of Abducted In Plain Sight, my childhood story, and now the number one documentary on Netflix, I was overwhelmed with the palpable support and love in the room. We raised proceeds from the donated ticket sales and other generous donors who attended, for the Dove Center and the Children’s Justice Center, in the thousands. Again the care and generosity from you was so appreciated for those that need our care most in this community. Those escaping abuse, the children and teens who face fear and uncertainty daily, and adults whose lives are ripped apart all felt your support, so thank you, thank you, thank you for making a difference.
Our other events were full to overflowing as well! Wasn’t it a blast to listen to Tom Russell, our Cowboy singer songwriter, on the one hand, and then John Smitherman (who played Phantom on Broadway) with our local dazzling singers belt out so many favorite love songs on the other? Aside from a couple of loud sound problems in the first act on opening night (which we corrected) it was wonderful. We were then so lucky to have ‘Rosin’ one more time before Jessika Soli moves away to continue her career in NYC! She and Daniel (who is truly a world-renowned cellist) rounded out the variety of programming we are committed to bringing to the community beautifully!
Coyote Tales Storytelling (‘Frenemies’ is the theme) happens on Friday, March 1st and then 3hattrio on Saturday March 2nd––both are tremendous events. If you haven’t attended either before, then for sure you need to come on over! Mind-blown!
March is full of three great concerts and another dynamic Ron Smith lecture, but first BE SURE TO SAVE A DATE for Playwright A. R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” which dances wryly around the wild—sometimes blurry—connections people have with their dogs, the most unconditionally loving of all creatures. Gurney transforms the couple’s mid-life crisis into a hilarious and wild, ultimately redeeming adventure. He noted that the play has a “timely message of the need to connect in an increasingly alien and impersonal world. …There is a need to connect, not only to a dog, but to other people through the dog.” The New York Daily News reviewer gleefully declared, “I can only call it one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and profound plays I have ever seen….”
See you at the Theatre, Jan B.
Jan Broberg, Director, Center for the Arts at Kayenta
Our theme for the evening is “FRENEMIES”.
COYOTE TALES Friday, March 1 at The Center for the Arts at Kayenta Preparty starts at 6:30 pm – stories start promptly at 7:30 pm Admission to preparty included in $20 ticket price*
Upscale grub and saloon offerings generously provided by Kayenta Homes and Properties and Petite Feast. Git Yer photo taken at the cowboy selfie station
Purchase finger-lickin’ baked goods to support a one-of-a-kind Red Mountain Elementary School Art Experience.
Rub elbows with
visiting storytellers, Richard Menzies and Matt Pacenza, and maybe even get your name in the hat to share your tale on stage! Bend an Ear listening to Stillhouse Road Bluegrass’ finger picking and vibrant vocals *Avoid the lines and pre-purchase BEVERAGE TICKETS. Additional seats just added! Purchase tickets for the show and preparty NOW! COYOTE TALES TICKETS.
Some listeners may find some stories’ subject matter difficult. This event generously supported by Utah Humanities
“Sit and listen closely and you’ll be repaid with something that captures a spirit, a feel—the sense of the uncompromising desert life and how men live with it as they deal with the awe it creates.” —Mike Wistow, folking.com
3hattrio’s home base is Virgin, Utah at the doorstep of Zion National Park. The Trio has been together five years and has four CD’s to their credit. They will tour Europe for the third time in August 2018 performing at the prestigious Gothenburg Sweden Culture Festival and Tønder Festival in Denmark.
For 3hattrio, the Southwest desert has an almost spiritual significance. Rooted in the natural world of their sacred homeland, they say that their genre is “American desert music,” a simple idea for a complex sound. The music 3hattrio are making sounds more like extended landscapes of sound, bare mesas that ring with electronic echoes of acoustic instruments, twisting and turning as the wind shifts. 3hattrio mix the routine with the unusual, fusing American folk music with outsider elements like autotune, psychedelia, and minimalism. It’s a wildly unusual sound, but the product of three very different musicians coming together to form something new.
The group includes Hal Cannon, who sings, and plays banjo and guitar. He is also a scholar of cowboy music and poetry. Greg Istock plays acoustic bass and foot percussion. He has a Caribbean music background and is also a visual artist. Eli Wrankle, is classically trained violinist who studies at Southern Utah University and comes from a family of artists.
Sylvia—A Hilarious Play About a Man, A Dog and A Midlife Crisis!
Greg and Kate have recently moved to New York City from the ‘burbs after becoming empty nesters. Greg—who’s suffering through a mid-life crisis—meets a stray dog, Sylvia, in the park, and becomes hopelessly smitten. When he brings her home, Greg’s wife, Kate, is “less than enthusiastic.” She wants the dog gone, but Greg is insistent. As Greg and Sylvia build a strong bond, Kate becomes increasingly annoyed by the new family member. As weeks pass, Greg spends more and more time with Sylvia and less and less time at his job, and with Kate. Tension continues to grow between Kate and Greg, and Kate and Sylvia, as Kate sees the precocious dog as a real threat to her marriage. Sylvia can’t understand what all the fuss is about, but she’s determined to remain in the family, whatever it takes!
The play, after a series of complications—by turns hilarious and touching—culminates when the emotionally-charged relationship between Greg, Kate and Sylvia reaches a poignant and resounding resolution.*
Playwright A. R. Gurney dances wryly around the wild—sometimes blurry—connections people have with their dogs, the most unconditionally loving of all creatures. Gurney transforms the couple’s mid-life crisis into a hilarious and wild, ultimately redeeming adventure. He noted that the play has a “timely message of the need to connect in an increasingly alien and impersonal world. …There is a need to connect, not only to a dog, but to other people through the dog.” The New York Daily News reviewer gleefully declared, “I can only call it one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and profound plays I have ever seen….”
Buy tickets for Sylvia’s March 14th performance and support INKAS (Ivins No-Kill Animal Supporters), a local 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
*Some mild language. Suitable for ages 13+.
Sylvia is produced by Man of Two Worlds Productions and Center For the Arts at Kayenta.
Ron Smith will unveil the mysteries of the tragic demise…and possible revival of the Tasmanian Tiger.
An informal social gathering begins at 6 pm. (Note: The Voyager Lecture Series is sponsored by Voyager Wealth Advisors, Inc., Cache Valley Bank, and State Farm Insurance Agent Sherry McGhee)
World music aficionados, unite! Extasis brings to life the beautiful sounds of Argentine tango music.
The brilliant trio ensemble of Evan Orman on bandoneon, Claude Sim, viola, and Michael Tilley on piano will showcase popular Argentine tango composers including Astor Piazzolla, Rosa Melo Di Piuma, and Armando Pontier.
Audiences will thrill at the gorgeous sounds of this rich culture. The musicians play flawlessly and passionately.
The concert will begin at 7:30 pm, with a post-concert “meeting the performer” session at 9:30 pm.
Performing with great virtuosity, passion and stylistic sensitivity on period instruments, Cosmopolitan Baroque will shine new lights on numerous Baroque masterworks of the 17th and 18th centuries written by composers J. S. Bach, François Couperin, Marin Marais, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and G. P. Telemann.
Tentative Program (subject to change):
François Couperin (1668-1733): Les Nations: Premier Ordre “La Françoise”
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) : Sonata in B Minor, BWV 1030
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680): Sonata No. IX in A minor
Marin Marais (1656-1728): Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du Mont de Paris
Georg Phillip Telemann (1681-1767): Quartet NO. 4 in B minor, TWV 43: h2 from Nouveau quatuors (“Paris” quartets)
Applications Due March 4, 2019
Join us as an artist for 2019’s Street Painting Festival! We will have no official theme this year which will allow you to use your immense creativity to produce an art masterpiece! Awards will be given for People’s Choice and Best of Show. It is our hope to have as many as twenty participating artists in addition to the student teams. For more information on how to register as an artist for this event please visit www.kayentaarts.com/festivals/
For more information on these events visit www.kayentaarts.com.
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.
Unless otherwise mentioned, events will be held at the Lorraine Boccardo Theater, Center for the Arts.
March & April Dinners are SOLD OUT!
Get your tickets for May’s Mexican Fiesta dinner NOW.
May’s dinner celebrates the foods and traditions from south of the border. Fresh poblano peppers, spicy pork pernil, sensual avocados and bright herbaceous cilantro all make an appearance on this Mexican inspired feast. A duo of sumptuous desserts wrap up the evening’s fiesta! Click HERE to see my take on the amazing cuisine and flavors or Mexico ~ Victoria
Victoria – Thank YOU for letting us come into your home and share the exceptional food. We so look forward to these meals–and I am always inspired to make something big in the kitchen. It was so satisfying to introduce our friend Ann from Colorado to the meal as well” ~Keith & Cori Bromley
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. March and April’s 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. May’s dinner is available and promises to deliver a south of the border experience that will delight your taste buds. 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.
QUESO FUNDIDO WITH ROASTED CHILES
CRISPY TORTILLA STRIPS
CORN TORTILLA SOUP WITH WILD MUSHROOMS, CHIPOTLE AND GOAT CHEESE
CRISPY TOSTADA WITH SALSA ROJA, CABBAGE SLAW AND PORK PERNIL
BEEF SHORT RIB WITH BLACK BEANS AND CHIPOTLE JUS
MEXICAN WEDDING COOKIES
Taviawk HOA Annual Information Meeting • Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Main Conference Room at the Santa Clara Library, located at 1099 North Lava Flow Drive, St. George, Utah.
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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Our spring growing season is about to begin!
Although February has dealt us an unusually late winter cold spell, spring in Kayenta is just around the corner.If you’re waiting for the leaves to open and cactus buds to flower, it’s also the time to take in the many activities taking place at our Arboretum in Kayenta.
7:00 PM March 12 • Food from the desert.Uses of desert plants in past civilizations by Lee Hughes.Also a brief review of drip line management.Presented in the Room For Thought. A $5 donation is appreciated. Location: Center for the Arts at Kayenta.
March 21-24 • Kayenta Desert Arboretum’s Annual Plant Sale! Annual Arboretum plant sale featuring the plants most likely to survive in the Kayenta desert environment.
7:00 PM March 28 • Local Geology and its Effect on Plant Life.Plants in Kayenta and surrounding areas have evolved to thrive in specific soil types which are the result of the rock formations in our area. George Otott and Norm Anderson will together explain how local geological processes created the soil types in Kayenta and what specific plants naturally thrive in our soils. They will also talk about relatively rare local plants that appear to grow in rocks. Location: Center for the Arts at Kayenta.
March (date to be determined) • Committee Meeting. First committee meeting to establish long range maintenance and development goals for the Desert Rose Labyrinth.The Foundation is establishing a small committee to advise and plan future objectives of this wonderful Kayenta asset.If you are interested or would like more information, call George Stoddard (435) 632-8113 or Roger Head (435) 632-1814.
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.
Monday, March 11th, 2019
We will be going to the sink hole north of Beaver Dam. We will continue over the mountain to Cedar Pockets for lunch and a short hike along the Virgin River. Half day trip. 5 miles of dirt road. Bring a lunch.
Meet at 10 am at main Kayenta Office.
Any questions call Charles Dillier at 656-1956.
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: Ellen Nathan
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta
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! 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.
Find Your JOY Yoga Classes are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am. Space is limited. Contact Aly for details, pricing and for sign up info at 435-863-7743.
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.
March 14th is “INKAS night at Sylvia”
Ready to have a “doggone” good time in March? Then head to Center for Performing Arts at Kayenta on March 14th for “Sylvia.” “Sylvia” is a hilarious comedy about a man and his dog, and how his loving dog (“Sylvia”) helps him navigate a midlife crisis. The producers of the play, Man of Two Worlds Productions, have designated March 14th as “INKAS Night at Sylvia.” They are donating a generous portion of the proceeds from the evening’s ticket sales to INKAS. Sylvia is produced in conjunction with Center for the Arts at Kayenta. Doors open at 6:00 PM so arrive early as INKAS will have gift items for sale and a silent auction in the lobby area. Tickets are $30 (students $10) and can be purchased online: http://www.kayentaarts.com (Some mild language. Suitable for 13+)
March also seems to be the “purrfect” month for spring cleaning. As you are going through your home please consider donating your “no longer needed” furniture, household items and clothing to INKAS. Because of the ongoing generosity of our supporters the INKAS annual yard sale is always well attended and one of our most successful events. For donation drop off, or if you would like INKAS to pick up your items please contact Connie Butterfield at: 435-817-1616, or Sara Dupre at: 206-724-5902. 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 Red Mountain 55k, 30k and Dirty Hurty Half Marathon Trail Run
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: Race begins at 6:30 a.m.
Location: Meet at UNITY Park (No later than 5:30 a.m. to pick up packets)
The 2019 Red Mountain 55k, 30k, and Dirty Hurty Half Marathon trail races course incorporate the scenic dirt trails of the Santa Clara Reserve located in the west central portion of Washington County, directly southwest of thecommunities of Ivins and Santa Clara and east of the Shivwits Indian Reservation. The races course starts on Gate’s Lane Bridge across for the historic Jacob Hamblin home and quickly turns onto a BLM service road and climbs up to the single track tails in the Santa Clara Reserve. The course winds in clover fashion back into the Cove Wash Trail-head Aid Station 4 times before heading to the finish at Unity Park, Ivins, UT.
Geology Talk – The Origin and Impact of the Pine Valley Mountains
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ivins City Hall (55 North Main)
Instructor: Marc Deshowitz
This class is offered at no charge to the first 40 people who register at the Ivins City offices or on line at Ivins.com. If you’ve ever wondered about the origin of the Pine Valley Mountains (PVMs) as well as the silver deposits at Silver Reef in Leeds, UT (north of us), then this is the presentation for you. Marc will explain, how and when the Pine Valley Mountains formed and how they impact our weather, our economy and our scenery. In addition, the PVMs are believed to be the largest feature of it’s kind on our planet which makes this presentation a must see for all.
Ivins Night Sky Initiative
The February edition of the Ivins City Newsletter contains valuable information pertinent to our community. Follow this LINK to download the newsletter.
Dumpster date is March 9 and Blue Can Recycling is March 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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