Kayenta Connection Newlsetter • August 2016

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August 2016

It’s HOT in Kayenta but we have the summer routine down. Outdoor exercise takes place before the sun rises. Walkers, hikers and bikers are out early morning enjoying Kayenta’s spectacular vistas as the morning sun envelops Red Mountain. Breakfasts (and for some dinners) are being enjoyed on shaded patios among the song of birds and the serenity of our peaceful environment. Hearty winter meals have been replaced by lighter summer fare: grilled Mahi and fresh baby greens or maybe its  BBQd chicken and a fresh fruit salad.  FREIS fruit market and Harmons are humming and its not uncommon to run into your Kayenta neighbors while shopping for the best that’s local and fresh.  And the evening beverage— well, it should be cool too. Don’t forget the twist.

Enjoy Kayenta’s summers, remember to hydrate and don’t forget we have a beautiful pool* to cool off in if you still want to beat the heat. *It is not too late for residents to purchase a Kayenta Recreation Association membership. Contact Erin in Accounting, 932-B  N. Art Village Way. Office is open M-F.



INKAS (Ivins No-kill Animal Shelter) FUNDRAISER

Mutts & Music Inkas Fundraiser




Kayenta Homes & Properties

It seems we’ve had a hot quiet summer this year, but through the month of July, three Kayenta Homes have gone under contract.  All three homes that are currently pending and scheduled to close this month are listings of Kayenta Homes & Properties.  Through our extensive outreach and marketing we are still able bring viable buyers to the Kayenta area…even when it’s an off season.  Since these homes have not closed we cannot divulge the sales price, but we can tell you that all three of them are setting higher values for the Kayenta resale market!

Kayenta Pool Party Invite
With our summer coming to a close here in Southern Utah it’s time for the Annual Kayenta Pool Party. Please follow the link below to sign up or you can call our office at 435-628-7234 and we’ll get you on the list!  www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094faaac29a5fa7-labor

Kayenta Homes & Properties
Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker • Kurt VanLeeuwen, Sales Agent • RaNae Fabrizio, Sales Agent
435-628-7234 • www.kayentahomes.com



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? Wendy Bradley • Phone: 435-705-4784 • email: wendy.bradley@gmail.com



Kayenta Arts Foundation

Kayenta Arts Foundation is currently in the process of building Center for the Arts, a new state-of-the-art facility located in Ivins, Utah. In addition to serving as KAF’s home, the new Center will support KAF’s mission by presenting plays, musicals, dance programs, concerts, visual arts exhibitions, lectures and other arts events; connecting artists and communities through a joint appreciation of the arts. For more information on the Center for the Arts please visit our website at www.kayentaartsfoundation.org.


October 7th – 9th • Art In Kayenta 2016

CALL FOR ARTISTS! We are planning the October Art In Kayenta Festival and invite all artists to apply! Application deadline is August 31, 2016. Download application form HERE.

Art in Kayenta Artist Call deadline August 31, 2016


For more information on these events visit www.kayentaartsfoundation.org.

Check out our Facebook Page: “Kayenta Art Scene” www.facebook.com/Kayentaartscene. Suggestions? Comments? Want to be added to our email list? Contact us at kayentaartsfoundation@gmail.org.



Gallery 873To our Kayenta Connection Readers.

Visit Gallery 873 to receive 10% off selected pieces

Cherie & George Stoddard, Owners • Gallery 873
873 Coyote Gulch Ct. Ivins, UT 84738 • 435-673-6628
Ivins • Southern Utah’s Red Rock Destination


Crescent Moon InnCome Stay In Kayenta!

For Crescent Moon Inn Reservations or Pricing call: 435-879-9076 • www.crescentmooninn.com

$120.00 per night if you book 3 nights or more in the month of August




Elevate FitnessElevate to a new level of fitness, health & well-being!

Elevate Studio brings a high caliber of fitness to the Kayenta community and beyond. We offer classes on fitness, yoga, fusion, stretch and relaxation plus many more. All disciplines will be introduced and changing as needed by attending individuals and groups. Personal fitness training / coaching, and yoga/ meditation sessions are also available as class and individual offerings.

Be happy. Be healthy. Have a blast! E L E V A T E
For more information and class schedule visit: johnyohmanfitnessretreats.com.
Elevate Studio • 435-632-1381 • jyfitness@me.com


Sacred Space Spa

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.

Sacred Space Kayenta’s very own day spa! Tel: 435-862-7743 Sacredspacespa@gmail.com.




Staying Put in KayentaWe will do our monthly Costco trip on Wednesday August 3rd leaving at 9:30 am from the Kayenta Sales Office.

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.

Contact StayingPutKayenta@gmail.com for information.



Exciting news from the Kayenta Desert Arboretum Foudation. We have been hard at work developing a project to link the Arboretum with the Desert Rose Labyrinth and to make substantial improvements throughout. After several months of discussions with a number of State and Local agencies, we have confirmed a commitment of $31,400 toward this major project improvement. Work will begin once temperature have begun to drop this fall. Project funds will be primarily be used for the purchase of materials and we are dependent on community volunteers to accomplish the work. We are in the process of preparing a volunteer list. If you can assist, please contact Roger Head, rbh@mtaonline.net or 435-632-1814.



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 friendsofsnowcanyon@gmail.com. “Like” us on www.facebook.com/ FriendsofSnowCanyon


NEXTDOOR KAYENTA ~ Nathan Dupre & Kathi Fox ~

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 are often asked “What does INKAS do for the shelter?”

Not only do we put in many hours of fundraising, but volunteers help clean the shelter and animal areas on a regular basis.  You’ll see us out walking dogs.  We play and nurture the cats and kittens.  Your generosity has enabled INKAS to provide requested specialty foods, nutritional supplements, collars, leashes, etc.  We transport animals for veterinary services and when asked we pay for their care.  An abandoned pregnant dog has been fostered by one of our own and has given birth to 5 adorable puppies.  Every week we transport dogs to WOOF for basic training, positive reinforcement and interactive play.   We are able to pay for these classes because of donations from the community.   Thanks to your support we recently completed, in cooperation with the city, an expansion of the shelter.  Space was created so more dogs can be outside at one time.  Shade sails were purchased for their protection and comfort.  More space was added to the cat area and we purchased an exercise cat wheel and additional PVC cat condos.  We volunteer at shelter adoption events, transporting animals, supplies and support the staff during the event.

We are busy!  We couldn’t do any of this without the continued support of our wonderful community and volunteers!  Our yard sale in June was a rocketing success!  Thank you all for your donations!  Our next event will be “Mutts & Music” at Tuacahn.  This delightful musical presentation featuring professional performers from the Tuacahn 2016 Season and homeless pets from the shelter.  It is great fun for the whole family!


Saturday August 13th at 1p.m.
Tuacahn’s beautiful air conditioned Hafen Theater
All proceeds support homeless animals
Checks, cash, credit cards accepted
Suggested donations:  Adults $15  Children $5

For information about INKAS please contact us at INKAS4pets@gmail.com or check us out on Facebook.



Contact Information: FIAS 435-673-1718 or lindafias@msn.com
AmazonSmile: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-5845937 Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter Facebook & Petfinder.com



“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


Uncork Your Own Inner Artist!

Thursday nights and private parties. $35 for canvas, paint & a 2 hour class
Go home with your own acrylic painting. Bring a beverage, soda to wine. Have fun with friends!

Caroll Shreeve, BS in Art with 20 years teaching K to 12; Weber SU.
Works with kids age 6 to adults and private lessons.
CONTACT • 435-632-6463

OPEN STUDIO • Wednesday 11 – 3, COST $10
Bring your own medium. Kathy Heiner 435-669-8701



Gentle Yoga with Christy Lueders
Weds & Fri, 8:45 to 10 am, in the Room for Thought at Kayenta. Please call first if you are new: 673-3469.

Trips & Trails
For more details call Charles Dillier at 435-656-1956.

Play will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 10 am. Questions or for time changes contact Rick Erickson at 435-674-4972.

Kayenta Book Lovers
Meetings the 2nd Monday of every month. For more details contact Gail Harris: KayentaBkClub@gmail.com. 435-879-7448. A useful resource for any reader: https://sites.google.com/site/kayentabookclub/

Saturday Night Bridge
6:30 pm at the home of Don and Ellen Tadken. This is a fun evening. Please call Ellen at 435-673-1654 for reservations and directions. New Residents are welcome.

Spirit of the Desert Episcopal Church
Every Sunday at 3 pm in Kayenta’s Room for Thought Center. For details contact Katie Mays at 435-628-3552. www.spiritepiscopalchurch.org.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2nd and 4th Sundays at 11am in Kayenta’s Tasatama Center at the Kayenta Art Village. A discussion follows each service. Visitors are always welcome! For more details contact Joyce Spinnelli at 435-656-3601.



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