Kayenta Connection Newsletter • April 2017

Kayenta Connection

No excuse to be board this month with an array of weekly fundraisers, art festivals, seminars, parties, dinner events and fitness classes to choose from.

Kayenta Arts Foundation’s Annual Street Painting Festival is the weekend of April 29th and 30th. It’s a full weekend of family fun with street art, art galleries, food and entertainment.  KAF also has two other seminars including one on the “Neanderthal within You.” Three April events are highlighted in our Community Advocates section: The Lolla-Pavillion Party a fundraiser to support Switchpoint, an Un-Happy Hour presented by AAUW, and INKAS Annual Fur and Purr Benefit.

We have updated many of our featured sections so please scroll through the entire newsletter. We don’t want you to miss a thing.

Kayenta Art FoundationKayenta Homes & PropertiesKayenta Community Events

Kayenta Art Village DealsHealth Wellness & Fitness

Commnity AdvocatesOngoing Events & Activities • Submissions

DESERT SPRING FESTIVAL
& PAINTED HOME TOUR

Tired of boring brown stucco?  Well, you are in luck!  Inspired by the annual Street Painting the Kayenta Design Committee (KDC) is formalizing an idea that would unite next years (2018) Street Painting Festival with a homeowner sponsored Painted Home Tour.

The committee is aware of the complaints the architectural review board receives on a yearly basis over the limited color palette for the exterior surfaces of the Kayenta homes. To boost homeowner moral and allow the Kayenta creative spirit to soar the committee is proposing a “Desert Spring” Festival & Painted Home Tour. Due to a huge loophole in the CC&R’s, homeowners will be able to change the exterior color of their home during the 2 weeks prior to the street painting festival and flood light the exterior of their home at night.  The theme, Desert Spring allows for desert greens with floral cacti accents of golds, yellows, reds, purples and pinks.  Kayenta’s homes will become large, bright floral expressions of spring and will hopefully draw even more festival attendees to Kayenta.

Desert Spring Festival

Shermin-Wiliams has a new line of semi-permanent stucco tints developed originally for the film industry. The process is guaranteed to last for a minimum of two weeks and can simply be sprayed on. A 100kv professional stucco coat tint system will be available to rent. Photochemical oxidation of the dye molecules in the stucco tint will cause the color to begin to dissipate after 14 days. The process is not harmful to plants, humans or animals. The committee will provide a design manual with ideas on how to turn your home into a rainbow of color.  If successful, the new color palate may become a permanent addition to the Kayenta CC&R’s. An information packet is in the works titled “Happy April Fools Day from The Kayenta Connection.”

KAYENTA ART FOUNDATION

Kayenta Arts Foundation

Kayenta Arts Foundation Upcoming Events

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.

April 29 & 30, 2017 • Street Painting Festival

Street Painting Festival

Join us as an artist for 2017’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-five participating artists in addition to the student teams. For more information on how to register as an artist for this event please visit kayentaartsfoundation.org.

April 18, 2017 • The Neanderthal Within US

Four years ago, Svante Paabo and his research team at the Max Planck Institute discovered the complete Neanderthal genome.  Most people of European ancestry have between 2 to 4 percent Neanderthal DNA.  That means when modern humans migrated into Europe about 45,000 years ago, Neanderthals and modern humans interbred.  Where do Neanderthals fit in the human family tree?  Ron Smith, former earth science professor and planetarium educator, will reveal what Neanderthal genes and physical characteristics remain in European populations today.  Be surprised to discover the “Neanderthal within you.”
7:00 p.m.     Room For Thought     $5 cash only at the door

April 28, 2018 • The Making of a Muralist

Anat Ronen, Houston based street artist and painter of the Gila Monster mural in Kayenta Art Village, returns for the 2017 Street Painting Festival.  She will do a mural and a small square during the Festival. Come meet and listen to Anat tell her journey to becoming a successful world reknowned professional artist in just 8 years– without studying, planning or even dreaming of doing so.
7:30 p.m.     Room For Thought     $5 cash only at the door.

Save the Date • June 14, 2017 • Super Volcano!

More information on this event can be found on our website.

Be Part of the Art

THE KAYENTA COMMUNITY

Kayenta Homes & Properties

Multiple offers on homes reflects upward trend in Kayenta real estate

The first three months of 2017 started out with a bang and has continued to build steam at the close of the quarter.  Currently there are only 6 homes available on the market, with 7 under contract/pending and 10 that have successfully closed.  Kayenta Homes and Properties represented one or both sides of the transaction for 5 of the homes that have sold and is representing 3 of the buyers and 4 of the sellers that are currently under contract.  Needless to say, we’ve been busy negotiating multiple and back-up offers and enjoying all the activity.

We are always working to establish greater values in Kayenta through our aggressive marketing, our presence in the community and our Office Gallery in the Art Village. This quarter our listings that have sold averaged $237.65 per square foot where the other listings have averaged $209.67 per square foot.  Kayenta Homes & Properties is always looking for new ways to promote Kayenta and keep us heading in an upward direction. We are looking forward to seeing you all in the near future.

Thanks, Jeff, Kurt and Nancy

Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Kurt VanLeeuwen, Sales Agent
Nancy Kosick, Sales Agent
435-628-7234 • www.kayentahomes.com

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Petite Feast Supper Club • April 30, 2017

Thank you to everyone who has attended my Supper Club.  I love it here in Kayenta and your welcome reception to my dinner parties is the “icing on the cake.” I could not do it without your support. ~ Victoria

Thank you for a wonderful evening.  We loved being in your beautiful home and the evening honored us with an especially spectacular view.  Our table had wonderful conversation all the way around, and we met three terrific new couples with surprising things in common.  Then to the focus of the evening:  Victoria, dinner was spectacular and the presentation was gorgeous.  It was also so amazing to watch you work in the kitchen and to learn a few things about plating. ~ Lynn Mackechnie

Petite Feast Supper ClubAbout 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 an hors d’oeuver 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 will be announced monthly through her invitation list. Pricing for each event varies. The next event is scheduled for April 30th. Click here for more information, menu and to purchase tickets: http://petitefeastutah.com/about-petite-feast/petite-feast-dinner-club/

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APRIL – WARM WEATHER MERRIMENT DINNER

Sunday, April 30, 2017

HORS D’OEUVRES
HERBED CHEVRE AND LEMON GOUGERE
HOUSE MADE OAT AND SEED CRACKERS WITH MOROCCAN OLIVE AND PRESERVED LEMON TAPENADE

GRAPEFRUIT CILANTRO G&T

FIRST COURSE
MIXED SEASONAL GREENS WITH VERMOUTH MARINATED FIGS, WALNUTS AND AGED BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

SECOND COURSE
SCALLOPS OVER SOUTHERN-STYLE SPRING VEGETABLE SUCCOTASH

ENTREE
PAN SEARED SALMON WITH FRENCH LENTIL RAGOUT, HARTICOT VERT, PICHOLINE OLIVE AND OVEN ROASTED TOMATO SALAD WITH LEMON THYME JUS

DESSERT
HOUSE MADE
SUMMER PUDDING WITH FRESH BERRIES AND HOUSE MADE RIESLING JELLY SYRUP

ACC INFORMATION

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: arneen@infowest.com

Kayenta Desert ArboretumKAYENTA DESERT ARBORETUM
~ Roger Head ~

The next two months are absolutely the best time to visit the Arboretum.  Our desert plants wait patiently for spring and put on a show that warms the spirit.  The next two months will also be a period of construction primarily on the east side of Kayenta Parkway on the way to the Desert Rose Labyrinth.  Although we are waiting for the construction of a sewer line on Kayenta Parkway, we will be leap frogging over the impacted area to landscape the Desert Rose Labyrinth and the pathway leading to it.  There will be plenty of volunteer opportunities. Watch for coming notices in the Kayenta Connection and Nextdoor Kayenta.

For more information, contact Roger Head 632-1814 ● rbh@mtaonline.net.


KAYENTA LANDSCAPING COMMITTEE
~ A Collaborative Effort ~

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How to get free drinks and more from your favorite pooch.

How often have you heard your neighbors complaining about our destructive Kayenta rabbits? These critters have recently developed a taste for every uncaged plant, including gopher plant and desert spoon….. turn your back and another plant is eaten to the roots and maybe too late for a cage. It’s a feeding frenzy and there is no end in sight.

But wait! Dog owners seem to fare better, as bunnies steer clear of their patch – something does not smell right! So here is a free tail-wagger tip from the Landscape Committee. Serve your pooch a good long drink of water and walk him to the home of your nearest dog-less neighbor. Let Fido loose in the yard, while you enjoy cocktail hour at your neighbor’s expense. Refill dog, move on and repeat. Soon rabbits will stay away, word will spread and Kayenta-ites will pay your hound to visit.

Gotcha!
Happy April Fool’s Day from the Landscape Committee

Please visit the Kayenta HOA website ACC tab for Landscaping documentation. Select Landscaping Regulations Rev 2017 and Landscaping Review Steps 2017.

www.kayentahoa.org/acc/acc-guidelines.html

If you have an article you would like us to consider for this new section in the Kayenta Newsletter please contact Sueann Skudlarczyk at saskud@gmail.com.

TRIPS AND TRAILS ~ Charles Dillier ~

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Meet at the Main Kayenta Office at 9am. All day trip to the Springs Preserve Las Vegas. Includes Nevada State Museum, Origen Museum, Botanical Garden and other exhibits. Fee required.  For Details call Charles at 656-1956.

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AROUND KAYENTA

Ivins City

Ivins City information can be found on their webiste at www.ivins.com

2017 Hog and Jog 5K Fun Run, April 15, 2017

Come out Saturday, April 15, at 9 AM, to the 3rd Annual Hog and Jog Fun Run at Ivins City Park 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!  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!

More information on these events can be found on the Events Page of Ivins City Website.

KAYENTA ART VILLAGE

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
gallery873@gmail.comwww.gallery873.comCoyotegulchartvillage.com
Ivins • Southern Utah’s Red Rock Destination

Crescent Moon InnCome Stay In Kayenta!

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

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Yoga ClassFitness Yoga with Kayenta resident Christy Lueders

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.

Village Fitness Center

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 gmp@infowest.com or call 435-674-2824 or 435-669-0430.

Sacred Space Spa Your neighborhood day spa and yoga studio.

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. Space is limited. Contact Aly for details and for sign up info. 435-863-7743.

  • Tuesdays 9:30~10:30am Beginner/Level 1 Class
  • Thursdays 9:30-10:30am Intermediate/Level 2 Class

Yoga Class Pricing • $15 per class or buy punchcard for $75. Buy 5 get the 6th class free! (makes them $12.50 per class)

Monthly Evening Workshops the third Thursday of every month! 6pm~7:30pm

Workshops Pricing • $20

These workshops will have a theme and a focus. We will be practicing meditation, yoga, breathe work and understanding yogic philosophy. From creating energetic boundaries to balancing and awakening the chakra system, we will do it all at Sacred Space! I am finally bringing all the things I love about the work I do together in one Sacred Space. I am so excited for this and so deeply grateful for the profound love and support from my tribe and the entire Kayenta community. I love you all!

Your neighborhood day spa and yoga studio. Tel: 435-862-7743 Sacredspacespa@gmail.com.

Elevate Fitness

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

Johns education and fitness accreditation and 30+ years as a fitness instructor make him an incredible asset to the Kayenta community and surrounding areas.

John brings extensive experience to Elevate Studio with having worked at top-notch health and fitness resorts, including holding positions such as former Head Trainer at The Biggest Loser Resort in Malibu, CA and Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Instructor at Red Mountain Resort in Ivins, UT.  John has also been a Certified Fitness Professional/Group Exercise Instructor at Gold’s Gym, Equinox & 24 Hr. Fitness in Los Angeles, as well as catering to clients in their homes. As a former Group Exercise Director at 24 Hour Fitness in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, CA. he has also led instructor seminars on teaching and technique.

Need a jump-start to your fitness regime and don’t know where to start?

Elevate Studio offers 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. Check our website for current class offerings or call John to schedule a personal fitness evaluation.  Get ready to Elevate to a new level of fitness, health and well-being.

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

STAYING PUT IN KAYENTA

Staying Put in KayentaApril 19, 2017 • 10:30 am

“Health Risks Associated with Prolonged Sitting and Physical Inactivity”

Staying Put in Kayenta is proud to announce that our seminar for the month will be “Health Risks Associated With Prolonged Sitting And Physical Inactivity” or  “Why you should get off your couch and move”.

Our speaker will be Karen Schlieter, M.B.A., M.S. Assistant Program Director, Fall Proof Balance and Mobility Instructor Certification Program. Karen Schlieter is a repeat visitor. She provided a seminar last year in May about preventing falls.

Karen is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in gerokinesiology, and an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands.  She is a certified Fall Proof™ Master Instructor and Assistant Program Director of the Fall Proof™ Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor Certification Program.

Karen is also an ACE Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, an ACE Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach. Karen currently teaches physical activity and balance and mobility classes at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah.

Karen will speak to us on April 19 at 10:30 am at the Room for Thought in the Kayenta Village. The admission fee is $2 at the door. Cost is to pay for the rental of the room. Please RSVP to StayingPutKayenta@gmail.com to reserve your seat.

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.

Staying Put in Kayenta to hold its first Health Expo

Kayenta Health Expo

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Do you ever ask yourself…What can I do to create a zone of peace in the world?

New Class Starting May 3rd

If your answer is YES join our Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism Class

This class will  introduce you to Buddhism, a 2,500 year old spiritual tradition, one that has the potential to change how you live your life so that you can bring more peace, loving kindness, compassion and joy to our world.

You will learn to do a daily spiritual practice that you can take anywhere with you. We will study Buddhist literature and key themes in Buddhist philosophy and develop a meditation practice that includes chanted prayers, mantras and visualizations.

  • Cost:  $60 for the entire 8 week course, students must purchase a copy of our text: Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World by Lama Surya Das
  • When:  Wednesdays, from 6-7:30 pm; May 3 – June 21, 2017
  • Where: Room for Thought at the Kayenta Art Village, in Ivins, UT
  • Preparation: Wear loose, comfortable clothing; bring your meditation cushion if you prefer to sit on one; otherwise, chairs will be provided.

For registration and more Information contact: Kathi Fox at: kathifox@mac.com

This class will be taught by E. Kay Barickman, Ph.D.  Kay is an ordained Zen monk, and she has taken refuge in both Zen and Tibetan Buddhist lineages.  She has studied Buddhism for 19 years, and is offering this class with the guidance and blessings of Lama Thupten Dorje Gyaltsen Rinpoche, founder of Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa temple.

Pickleball Trail MapKayenta’s Pickleball Trail

(Trailhead behind the Pickleball Courts on Kwavasa Drive)

PICKLEBALL TRAIL DESIGN CONCEPTS

This is a mixed use trail. It was designed for walkers, trail runners, dog walkers and mountain bikers. It is a natural surface trail, usually about 24 inches wide, running through a cleared corridor about 5 feet wide. The trail includes lots of “um” — Undulating and Meandering to add interest. Trail alignment avoids going straight downhill to minimize trail erosion from rain.

A “stacked loop” concept was followed in this design. The loops are connected so that the trail user can do one loop, two loops or any number of loops, or repeat any loops at one outing. Each loop is between a half mile and a mile, adding up to a total 4 plus miles. Each loop has been flagged with a distinct color flag which matches the loop color on the trail map so the use can determine which loop he is on.

TRAIL CONDITIONS

  • Right after a light rain has dried on the trail: the trail tread is mostly quite firm and trail use is excellent.
  • Right after a heavier rain: the trail is muddy, shoes and tires ob the trail will leave divots and ruts which will dry hard and ugly. Users should stay off the trail until it is dry.
  • Long after a rain (most of the time): the soft, sandy, loose areas of the trail will increase as the trail dries out. Desert living!
  • Cattle foot prints: we share the trail with these guys who will leave divots in damp conditions; in time the trail will heal.

HINTS FOR MOUNTAIN BIKERS

  • Front suspension or full suspension will make your ride a lot more comfortable in the rocky portions of the trail.
  • The wider your tires are the better you can “float” over soft segments of the trail and absorb the rocks.
  • Low tire air pressure (about 20 psi) will also help you deal with soft and rocky conditions.
  • In deep sand you must keep your front wheel aimed straight ahead or you will join the sand.

Click HERE to download a revised trail map and individual trail descriptions.

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COMMUNITY ADVOCATES

AAUW, St. George Branch ~ Gloria Prahl ~

Un-Happy Hour • April 4, 2017

Un-Happy HourUn-Happy Hour, April 4, 2017 4:00-6:00PM at Xetava Café.  Eat, drink & wear red!  Support efforts to improve/eliminate the pay gap on National Equal Pay Day.  You can pre-buy tickets at Xetava during regular business hours or pay the $12 entrance fee at the door. Includes appetizers & Greg’s Caesar Salad.  Cash bar.  Presented by AAUW St. George Branch.  For more information–Gloria Prahl, Public Policy Chair, 435-674-2824  gmp@infowest.com or

Friends of Switchpoint ~ Maria Solorio ~

Fundraiser for Switchpoint

The homeless face many obstacles to become functional members of society. They are like a train stuck on a track without opportunities to change the course and direction of their lives. The Switchpoint Community Resource Center was established by The City of St. George to provide the support and services needed to get the homeless back on track, all in one central location. To find out more about Switchpoint visit www.switchpoint.org. For additional information you can contact Maria Solorio at 801-518-7897.

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INKAS – IVINS NO KILL ANIMAL SUPPORTERS
~ Connie Butterfield ~

Ivins no-kill animal supportersThis year INKAS Fur and Purr Benefit, “101 Donations”,  will be held at Harmon’s on the patio!  Once again we have amazing silent auction items which can be previewed at INKAS4pets.org and on our Facebook page.  Food will be created by Harmon’s talented chefs.  Beer will be hosted by Red Rock brewery and wine poured by Harmon’s wine educator.  Talented musician Josh Lawson returns for your enjoyment.

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Fur and Purr Benefit • 101 DONATIONS
Friday, April 21st at Harmon’s in Santa Clara
6pm – 8:30pm

Please join INKAS for a wonderful, fun evening and show your support for the homeless animals of Santa Clara, Ivins and southern Utah.

Tickets are $50 per person and you must be 21 or older to attend.
Tickets are available online at INKAS4pets.org.  Email Inkas4pets@gmail.com
or call 435.669.1670 for more information.  Limited tickets available.

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SAVE THE DATE

Nothing says Spring and spring cleaning like the announcement of INKAS Spring Yard Sale.  Keep INKAS in mind for your unwanted household items, unused or gently used clothing and all those items you ask yourself “Why on earth did I buy this?”

YARD SALE
Friday and Saturday May 19th and 20th, 8am – 2pm
359 South Puerto Dr., Ivins UT

If you have items to donate call: Sara Dupre: 206-724-5902 / Connie Butterfield: 435-817-1616.

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INKAS contact info: Connie Butterfield/President: 435-817-1616 / Sara Dupre: 206-724-5902
Inkas4pets@gmail.com. You can also check us out on Facebook too.  Ivins Animal Shelter Contact info: Stacey Trujillo, Manager: 435-628-1049

FIAS – FRIENDS OF IVINS ANIMAL SHELTERS
~ Kathy Nied ~

Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter

THE PET CORNER April 2017
Linda Elwell, President Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter

Greetings from FIAS

Spring is here and we are celebrating at the Ivins Animal Shelter & Adoption Center.  Please support our “Spring Fling” April Adoption Promotion.  All dogs in the shelter will have their adoption fee reduced to $25 and all kittens/cats will have their adoption fee reduced to $10.  This is a perfect time to visit the shelter and rescue a homeless pet.  Check out our pets on Petfinder.com or the Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter Facebook page.  Our wonderful pets are counting on you to rescue them.

Our “Wish for the Month” is Purina Kitten Chow, Purina Puppy Chow and Purina Cat Chow.  We are preparing for spring and all of the unwanted pets who will in the shelter.  It is a sad time of year to see such wonderful kittens, cats, puppies and dogs looking for a forever home.  Please spay/neuter your pets to ensure a healthier life for them and to help decrease the number of unwanted pets.  For more information please contact FIAS using the contact information below.

Warmer weather is here and our pets are spoiled by the cool weather.  They have been going on rides to the grocery store and other places because the weather did not pose a danger for them to be left in the car for short periods of time.  Now we must retrain them to stay at home in order to keep them safe from high temperatures in locked cars.  We also must not leave them outside without adequate shade, a cool place to lay not on cement and ample fresh water.

FIAS is pleased to announce a new website will be available for you to follow FIAS on shortly.  We are looking forward to offering another way for you to keep in touch with all of the homeless pets available for adoption, helpful information for your pets, fundraising events and other community events.  Jennifer at Reflections Printing is designing the site and it should be up and available before the next newsletter.

Each quarter the donation from AmazonSmile increases.  Please remember to Smile for FIAS each time you order from Amazon.  Amazon donates to FIAS on all orders at no additional charge to you.  It is an easy way to support the homeless pets in the shelter.  Pet food and supplies may also be order and delivered to the shelter as a donation from you and if you use the Smile Code below a financial donation will also be made to FIAS.  We appreciate everyone who has made this fundraising opportunity grow and we look for to you sharing the information with your family and friends.

Volunteers are always needed for FIAS and the Ivins Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, a “No Kill” municipal shelter serving Santa Clara and Ivins.  If you would like to volunteer for the FIAS Board please use the contact information below.  There are many ways you can support our effort to “SAVE THEM ALL” from the comfort of your home.  If you would like to volunteer at the shelter please contact Stacey, Shelter Manager, using the contact information below.

FIAS is working on a new Spay/Neuter Low Cost Program and hopefully we will have more information ready for the next newsletter.  Costs have been increased to the point we feel like the old program was not benefitting the residents in our area.  Hopefully we will be successful in truly finding a “low cost” option in order to help reduce the number of unwanted pets in our area.

FIAS hopes you have a fantastic spring.  Please remember Easter candy is great for us but can be deadly for our pets.  Keep pets safe and make sure they have healthy treats.

PETS OF THE MONTH

HuckHuck is a handsome boy.  He is 5 years old and weighs 45 pounds.  Huck’s owner had to release him and he is sad.  Being a Heeler Lab mix, Huck is the perfect addition for an active family who loves the outdoors.  Sometimes the older dogs in the shelter get overlooked so Huck is counting on you to rescue him as soon as possible.  He has been in the shelter a long time.  Huck wants to find a forever home and a forever family that will love and care for him.

  DustyDusty is a handsome Tuxedo Domestic Long Hair mix.  He is a very shy guy and would probably prefer a home without small children.  He needs someone who will be patient and loving so he can learn he will be safe.  Sometimes we just do not know what kind of stress abandoned cats have been under and they need YOUR love and support.  Please consider opening our heart and home to this deserving cat.  Dusty wants to have a happily ever after tale of happiness and love.

Attention:  Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter is sponsoring “Spring Fling” Adoption Promotion during April.  All adoption fees are reduced; dogs $25 and kittens/cats $10.  Please take advantage of this great opportunity to rescue a homeless pet and get a new BFF. .

Adoption Fee: The adoption fee at the Ivins Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is $50 for dogs and $25 for cats. However, special reduced fees are featured throughout the year. Please call the shelter for more information

Where to Meet the Pets
Ivins Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
474 North 200 West, Ivins, UT
435-628-1049 or lindafias@msn.com
Hours: Monday – Saturday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Contact Information:

FIAS 435-673-1718 or Linda Elwell, President Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter at lindafias@msn.com
AmazonSmile: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-5845937

Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter Facebook & Petfinder.com (complete listing of all pets in the shelter)

Stacey, Shelter Manager: 435-628-1049 or strujillo@ivins.com

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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.

FRIENDS OF SNOW CANYON STATE PARK ~ Kai Reed ~

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

ART CLASSES

Art ClassesOIL PAINTING CLASSES
“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

Blue Raven Art StudioACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSES
BLUE RAVEN ART GALLERY & STUDIO

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

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ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

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

Pickleball
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/

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 Red Cliff Tibetan Buddhist Sangha Green Tara Practice
Sundays at 10 – 11am in Kayenta’s Room for Thought 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 visit: http://kayenta.info/RedCliffSangha

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