A romantic bluegrass musical with an important story about heartbreak and redemption.
Originating from the 2013 collaborative album from Steve Martin (yes, that one) and Edie Brickell, Love Has Come for You, Bright Star is a bluegrass/Americana musical based on one of the most unlikely true stories of the 20th century. “The Iron Mountain Baby” was a five-day-old who fell approximately 50 feet from a train into Big River in Irondale Missouri.
You’re invited to the world of the speakeasy, bootleggers, raccoon coats, bathtub gin, flappers, flagpole sitters, marathon dancers, and live Jazz. Perhaps you’ll defy prohibition, entertain a date, mingle with friends, or simply enjoy the uniquely American-born sound: Jazz. The Beluga debuts their very own house band to the backdrop of hor d’oeuvres, cocktails, and dancing. The Lorraine Boccardo Theater will be transformed into an authentic piece of city nightlife. Tickets are scarce and sold by table, in parties of 2, 4, or 8. Call your friends now!
A night unfolds in the pathological marriage of two tortured souls, a middle-aged New England professor and his carping wife. Turning the underbelly of bourgeois academia into a microcosm of human relationships in all their arduous complexities, it’s a harrowing descent into the private lives and painful secrets of two couples thrown together for an evening.
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.
This exhibit will feature 2-D artworks done in mediums such as charcoal, pastel, ink, Prismacolor–basically, any drawing medium or combination of such. The exhibit will run through March 31st, 2021.
All works are for sale, with 25% of proceeds from art sales going to the Center for the Arts at Kayenta.
Center for the Arts at Kayenta, Main lobby
Monday – Friday, 12 – 4 pm
The Kayenta Center for the Arts is hosting an Art Exhibit.
Flex your creative muscles, artists!
April’s Theme: “Anything Goes”
Acceptable Mediums are: Basically, any type of 2-D or 3-D art except for photographs. Mixed media pieces are welcome.
(Art intended to hang must have a wire hanger on the back.)
All submitted art must be for sale.
Entries will be accepted Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
from 3:00 – 6:00 PM at the Kayenta Center for the Arts.
Due to COVID restrictions, “Anything Goes” will NOT open with an artists’ reception…so sorry!
This show will run from April 2nd through June 2nd, 2021.
The City Council is waiting on the Planning Commission to complete their discussions on the Outdoor Lighting Ordinance. A public hearing was held in January and many residents voiced their opinion, some in favor of loosening the regulations and others for maintaining the current ordinance.
I have been asked why City Council is requesting all these changes, well the answer is that City Council didn’t ask for these changes. Last March, City Council met with the Planning Commission for a work session that was open to the public. City Council discussed our desire to have the following changes addressed in the lighting ordinance:
• Consolidate the various lighting ordinances into a single ordinance
• Prohibit electronic message boards
• Address canopy lighting
• Address drive-up window canopy lighting
• Address outdoor amphitheater lighting
The Planning Commission has decided to pursue looser lighting requirements on their own. I am hopeful that once the proposed lighting ordinance goes to City Council, everyone will write to all the City Council members and express their opinion. I anticipate that will be in the March/April timeframe. There will be another public hearing with City Council before any modifications become final and that’s the best time to write and speak up!
Shivwits Band of Paiutes Legacy Fields Soccer Complex – this wasn’t discussed at City Council but I’ve been asked what is happening in the area near the Shivwits Gas Station/Store. I believe that is the location for a new soccer complex in conjunction with the Utah Youth Soccer Association. A groundbreaking is being held March 4th for the 19-acre complex which will include 4 full-size soccer fields. I don’t know whether the intent is to illuminate the fields.
Gain all the benefits of a ‘regular’ yoga class: breathing techniques, increased range of motion, improved joint mobility and an overall sense of well-being.
Class is limited to 10 men and/or women and chairs are provided. Masks and physical distancing are required, but social interaction with your neighbors and friends is encouraged.
Weather affects class being offered, so please contact instructor, Trish Olson if you are interested: email@example.com
Participants have been very positive about this opportunity. Join us – and FILL THOSE CHAIRS!
Over 400 water-wise plants will be available.
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 a low price!
*** cash and checks accepted – no credit cards ***
Your Kayenta volunteers working to make Kayenta more beautiful!
Leave at 10 am from the main Kayenta Office, 800 Kayenta Parkway. Bring your lunch and remember your mask. Details call Charles Dillier: 435-656-1956
Shitake Mushroom Flan with Petite Green Salad
Ginger and Lemon Scented Broth with Vegetable Wontons
Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Vegetable Udon Noodle Slaw
White Chocolate and Coconut Cheesecake with Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce
Plus some extra fancy treats to delight you!
Last year when the pandemic started it quickly became evident that we would not be able to gather for our monthly communal Petite Feast Dinner Parties. I had to rethink what dining together meant. Hesitantly “Petite Feast Date Night Dinners to Go” were born, and to my delight, this community has embraced the concept whole-heartedly. Despite the fact that we are eating “IN”, these dinners are designed to make us realize that dining at home can be exciting and celebratory!
Love was in the air with February’s Dinner to Go and Kayenta Sweethearts were all-in on celebrating love and romance at home – just check out the photos above!
Petite Feast’s March dinner has everything you need to enjoy the perfect ‘evening out’ in the comfort of your home. This made from scratch four-course dinner comes completely cooked with easy-to-follow heating and serving instructions. The menu requires little more than heating and plating work on your part. It is a super easy dinner designed to treat you and a loved one to a night out ‘IN’. Enjoy! – Victoria
Dinner date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Dinners must be purchased by Thursday, March 25, 2021.
Dinners are $95.00 for 2 adults and come with complete heating and serving instructions.
Single dinners are available for purchase by contacting Victoria through the website.
Dinners come boxed and ready for pick up Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Customer pick-up 3/31 between 4-5 pm. Unfortunately delivery is not available for this dinner.
Pick-up address will be given in the confirmation email after purchase.
Have questions? Just contact Victoria at www.petitefeastutah.com and she’ll be happy to talk through some of the options with you.
The month of February had our Virtual Dinner Party community cooking up a storm. In week one, we made the Spanish noodles dish, Fideos. This recipe is kin to the more well-known rice dish, paella; however it is infinitely easier and therefore perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Lisa Bernath and Eve Wetton both made beautiful versions that received rave reviews from their families and friends. The preparation lends itself well to our VDP chef’s clever adaptations, so Marge Budd got creative and gave ‘clean-out-the-fridge’ ingredients new life in her inspired interpretation of the recipe.
The following week we made Baja-style sheet pan shrimp tacos. The recipe is the stuff of dreams – just assemble the ingredients on a sheet pan, slide it under the broiler, and get ready for the fiesta. The Budds and Andrews turned out fist-pump-worthy creations while Betty Marianetti did her own thing by adding a slew of fresh vegetables and maple syrup – you gotta love that sweet/spicy thing she had going on. And, boundary-pushing Keith Bromley subbed in cod for the shrimp, added a unique sprout and apple slaw, and then topped the whole thing off with a variety of extra spicy hot sauces. Strong work chefs!
Romance was the inspiration for our group when we prepared a ‘perfect for sharing’ hot chocolate fondue for Valentine’s Day. Ed and Susan Andrechak turned up the heat with their version and over the top table setting. (Seriously, just check out the photo.)
The final recipe of the month was for a four-ingredient spaghetti carbonara. Paul Andrews and Keith Bromley used the few simple ingredients (eggs, cheese, pasta, and bacon) to make this traditional Roman pasta dish sing with a silky, rich (and slurpable) sauce.
Please know how grateful I am for your participation in this project. The opportunity to cook with you and share these recipes continues to boost my spirits throughout the pandemic. While I know that no amount of cooking will fill the void of missing actual contact with friends and family, I hope that this activity and your participation in it will build a bridge to connect us in some small way. I will continue to enthusiastically post weekly anticipating the time when we can dine together again around Petite Feast communal tables. Hang in there, we are almost on the other side of this.
Be safe and cook on! – Victoria
Join us March 26th for an evening of remarkable Coyote Tales storytelling as ten storytellers take the virtual stage to share a true story based on our theme, “Out of the Blue.” Listen to your Kayenta friends and neighbors share their tales of surprise, wonder and unexpected happenings and then vote for your favorite. It’s shaping up to be a remarkable show, but there is still room on our virtual stage for you.
If you are interested in submitting a story please contact Victoria through the Coyote Tales website, coyotetalesstories.com. I’ll send you all the details and information.
To get you started, here are a few tips to help you on your way to storytelling greatness:
• Your story must be a first-person TRUE story, based on the evening’s theme.
• The best stories have a clear arc.
• Introduce the “problem” or action
• Describe the “solution”
• Then tell us what happens next.
• Bring it home – how did this experience affect you?
• Then, once you have the framework, add more details to make your story come alive.
• Story submissions can’t be longer than 3 minutes. (No exceptions please)
• And remember, this is your story, you’re the expert – just tell it like you are telling it to friends – natural stories always ring true with the audience. Have fun with it.
We can’t wait to gather with you to share stories live but until the time when we can gather safely, this is virtually the next best thing.
Everyone has a story – VicCoyote Tales
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE RETURN TO LIVE COYOTE TALES EVENTS!!!
We will be returning to LIVE STORYTELLING EVENTS this fall at CITY PARK in IVINS. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and head to the park for an evening of great bluegrass music, community togetherness & true stories told live on stage the Coyote Tales way! Watch the website for upcoming details.
Coyote Tales Events are sponsored by Petite Feast, Utah Humanities and Desert Dweller Realty
Thank you very much for your continued support.
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
Like everything, pickleball play in 2020 was very much impacted by the coronavirus. Most of us stayed away for months, with a few coming back with specific partners as we all learn to manage safety and outdoor exercise. Masks on; masks off; fogged up sunglasses; ball sanitation and stops to catch our breath. It’s been an unusual year – but where there’s a will there’s a way and with increased information about the behavior of the virus – players have ventured out to play using protective measures to allow us to gather for social interaction, healthy exercise and safety.
With pickleball’s increasing popularity, it’s nice to know you can always get court time in Kayenta. Not to mention: Kayenta holds the windspeed record of any court in WA County. If you can manage ball control in K-town, you’ll rock-it in Little Valley & beyond!!
KPG Drop-in league play occurs as follows:
Monday – women’s doubles
Tuesday – open drop-in
Thurs – open drop-in
Saturday – open drop-in
If you’re considering joining the KPG for 2021, this is the best time for the value of your membership dues.
Initial Membership = $400
Ongoing yearly dues = $290
(this includes KRA fee of $90 yearly)
Kayenta residents that want to give it a try may play with a member 6 times. After which the bylaws require that they join. For more information, contact Trish Olson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michael Hopwoood (email@example.com).
I am booking massage appointments and follow strict COVID-19 guidelines for my industry and for your safety.
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. Your neighborhood day spa and yoga studio.
Elevate Studio is offering a limited participant outdoor fitness class. No more than 4 participants per class and you are required to bring your own equipment. Pre-registration is required as these classes remain popular.
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.
Spring weather will soon arrive and with it comes the annual rite of spring cleaning! Please keep INKAS annual yard sale in mind as you come across items no longer wanted, needed, or used. By donating you will support our mission of helping homeless animals and give your items the chance to become someone else’s treasures. Our storage unit is currently empty giving us plenty of space. We welcome all gently used items and offer quick door-to-door pick-up. So as the scent of Pine-Sol wafts through your home, pack up items for donation and give one of us a call.
Sara Dupre at 206-724-5902, Connie Butterfield at 435-817-1616, or Lois Hewitt at 435-414-4802.
Bailee Sleppy, Manager
HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 8AM – 3PM
Lois Hewitt: President. 435-414-4802
Sara Dupre: Secretary. 206-724-5902
Please visit our website to read INKAS accomplishments!
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.
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) firstname.lastname@example.org
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
As spring approaches, activities at the Arboretum are moving into full swing. The Arboretum will be presenting to lectures during March and April. We’re hoping to take advantage of Spring temperatures by holding the lectures at the Kayenta Outdoor Theater:
We are pleased to announce a new addition to the Arboretum. In the first two weeks of February, we will be resurfacing the plaza just up the steps from Datura Gallery. The area will be completely surfaced with flagstone.
Interested in volunteering in the arboretum? Or just looking for information about the arboretum. Please contact Roger Head, email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, Pubic Works Employees will be unable to help unload. Please place heavy items on the ground.
Start Time: April 3rd, 202 – Starts at 8 a.m.
Come out to the 6th Annual Hog and Jog Family Fun Run and join in the Spring Festivities. With Music on the course and Hog and Jog Selfie Stations, you’ll be able to celebrate and run at the same time! Also, Stick around for the Ivins City Easter Egg Hunt starting at 9 am!
Every participant will receive a Hog and Jog-Shirt, Tons of Bacon, AMAZING 4″ Hog and Jog Finisher medal. Also, If you are one of the first 500 people to register you will receive an official Hog & Jog Pig Nose to wear during the event!!
The race is not timed, but we will be providing prizes for the first 3 Male and Female Finishers. This is the Spring Celebration Jackpot!
PRIZES & GIVEAWAYS: Stick around for prizes, giveaways, Bacon Pizza, Bacon Doughnuts, and Bacon from Smithfield Foods! We also will also be giving 4 runners with the Best Bacon Costume $25 gift cards towards anything at the St. George Running Center.
Packet pickup will be Friday from 3 pm-7 pm at the St. George Running Center and 7:00 am-7:45 am on Saturday morning before the race.
Location: Unity Park, Ivins
For information visit: hogandjog5k.com
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 email@example.com 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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