Kayenta Connection Newsletter • August 2018


Kayenta Connection August 2018


A Note From Our Director

HEY FRIENDS… It is not too late to get tickets to the last few performances of Steel Magnolias… Saturday the 4th at 2 pm and 7:30 pm!

A great review came to us through a neighborhood blog in the Bloomington area – “I saw the play Steel Magnolias at the Center for the Arts last night and I have to say that it was one of the best theatre performances that I have ever seen. I am a retired theatre teacher and theatre nerd from NYC. I have seen many Broadway and professional productions and this show could have been in theaters in New York or bigger venues like the Smith Center. The cast was amazing and each character was so believable that the audience actually felt they were present in that beauty shop. I highly recommend this show. It is worth every penny!”

There are a few seats left for the American Desert Music Concert ‘3hattrio’ on Friday (today the 3rd) at 7:30… 3hattrio has been lauded in many national magazines as one of the most unique musical trios in the country. “Outstanding, haunting, other-worldly, in a class of their own!”

Then get ready for some family fun with Much Ado About Nothing set in the Wild-West the 9th-11th. Don’t miss the award winning 50 minute film (complete with panel) sponsored by DocUtah and the Sierra Club “Reinventing Power” on August 17th. Finish off the month of august with a the Neil Simon Festival bringing a tony award winning Comedy to the Center; Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike the 22nd-25th and bringing up the rear in style our favorite Ron Smith, lecturing on Ravens Pigeons and Crows, August 28th.

We love our Kayenta family and appreciate your patronage and support! Season tickets are now available!

Sure hope to see you soon at the Theatre!

Jan Broberg, Director, Center for the Arts at Kayenta




Steel Magnolias • 2 SHOWS REMAINING!

Steel MagnoliasAugust 4th at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Regular Ticket Price: $30

Step inside the cool indoor theatre and enter the 1980’s at Truvy’s beauty Salon.
Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who isn’t sure whether or not she’s still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ol’ boy.” Every endearing character makes “Steel Magnolias” a hilarious, heartwarming audience favorite. The underlying strength—and love—give the play its enduring appeal.

3hattrio • TONIGHT!3hattrio

August 3rd, 7:30 pm
Regular Tickets: $20

Keep your super-cool on with a fantastic desert folk concert August 3rd. “Gloriously beautiful and savagely strange,” is how Marc Higgins, of Northern Sky Magazine describes them.  3hattrio will perform “Lord of The desert.” This trio has captured a unique sound that is haunting and otherworldly!  “It’s a compelling, hypnotizing, uncompromising sound that naturally pushes boundaries to create an idiosyncratic genre this band can rightly call its own,” says American Songwriter Magazine.


Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

August 9th – 11th, 7:30 pm &

August 11th, 2 pm

Regular Tickets: $30

Shakespeare’s beloved characters, Beatrice and Benedick, match wits in this Wild-West adaptation of the hit romantic comedy “Much Ado about Nothing.” Kayenta’s production is combining the talents of professional artists, local favorites, and student actors to create a vibrant fusion of storytelling that is guaranteed to please audiences and leave them rolling in the aisles with laughter! Conceived by Rich Hill and Zac Trotter who believe this concept combines the best of all worlds into one rip-roaring, gun-slingin’, night of entertainment that can be enjoyed by children, family, Shakespeare lovers, and seasoned theatre patrons alike! Get your tickets and bring your funny bones!


Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom

Reinventing America

August 17th, 7:00 pm

Regular Tickets: $15

In collaboration with The Sierra Club & DOCUTAH, putting social issues centerstage.

Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom takes us across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable. These individuals are working to rebuild what’s broken, rethink what’s possible, and revitalize communities. These stories are proof that America does not need to choose between keeping our lights on and protecting our communities. Critically, Reinventing Power underscores the notion that we don’t have to sacrifice jobs for a clean environment. Supporting a clean energy future means building a better, more prosperous future for everyone. Over the film’s 50 minutes, you’ll meet people in eight states whose lives were changed by the renewable energy industry while exploring various aspects of the clean energy industry from innovation to installation.


Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

August 22nd-  25th, 7:30 pm &

August 25th, 2 pm

Regular Tickets: $30

Winner-2013 Tony Award for Best Play.

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home where they commiserate about their mundane lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike, and the comedy flies! The Neil Simon Festival returns to Kayenta with Christopher Durang’s comic masterpiece, featuring stars of last season’s smash hit, The Dinner Party, Kirsten Sham as Sonia and Alyson King as Masha, with an all-star NSF cast.


Ravens, Pigeons & Crows with lecturer Ron Smith


August 28th, 7:00 pm

Regular Tickets: $15

This series is anything but for the birds – discover why!

Ravens and pigeons and crows…oh, my! Intelligent spies take flight. Voyager Lecture Series with Ron Smith; 7pm lecture, Pre-event Socializing at 6pm.


Coyote Tales

We want YOU for the Coyote Tales Stage

Theme: “Right Place, Right Time”

October 19th, 7:30 pm • Preshow Cocktail Party, 6:30 pm

The theme is set, we’re taking names and stories are taking shape! Do you have an interesting story of when you were in the right place at the right time? Did you feel as if the stars had aligned just for you? This event is a return to our regular open-mic storytelling format and we want to hear your story. But even if you just want to hear others’ stories, come and enjoy a night of live storytelling at its best.

October 19th’s event begins with a lively cocktail party, where potential storytellers put their names in the hat in hopes of being one of the ten people chosen to share their tale of being in the right place at the right time. If you’re interested in getting on stage or just want some great storytelling tips and tricks, contact Victoria at http://coyotetalesstories.com. Space is limited, so get your name in the hat early!

Coyote TalesWe pleased to announce, author and Peabody award winning radio producer, Scott Carrier, will be sharing his inspired “right place, right time” view on the Coyote Tales stage. His writings have appeared in many notable publications like, Harper’s, GQ, and Rolling Stone and Esquire. His audio stories have been broadcast on many popular radio programs including, “This American Life”, “All Things Considered”, and Hearing Voices”. Scott is also an acclaimed author and storyteller. He currently hosts the podcast, “Home of the Brave” which features original stories with stories previously aired on NPR and other radio programs. If you’d like to check out his work, please click here: http://homebrave.com/

Tickets for the event are available here at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta website or on the Coyote Tales web page.

Friday, October 19, 7:30pm. Preshow cocktail party at 6:30. (Note: ID wristband required for alcohol purchase)
Tickets: $20 (includes preshow party, alcohol not included)

Petite Feast and Utah Humanities logos



Kayenta Arts FoundationThank 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.

All programing is subject to change. For more information on these events and to purchase tickets please visit www.kayentaarts.com

Be Part of the Art



Kayenta Homes & Properties

Why list with us?

We are on site 7 days a week conveniently located in the Kayenta Art Village. We are always available to show your home.

We bring in more buyers to Kayenta than any other brokerage through our extensive marketing program. And, if we bring in the buyer, we discount our commission.

No Lockboxes. We show your home by appointment only. No rouge agents popping in unexpectedly. We keep a key to your home and always accompany any potential buyers and agents.

We are the Kayenta experts. We specialize and only sell property in Kayenta. We know this development inside and out. Also, both Nancy and Kurt live here which enhances our credibility.

If you are thinking about selling or just curious about the value of your property, stop our office for a private and informative consultation.

Here’s a quick look at the Kayenta market:
  • 16 homes sold to date in 2018
  • 24 Lots sold to date in 2018
  • 29 homes in various stages of design.
  • 12 homes in various stages of construction.
  • Approximately 12 homes completed so far in 2018.

Remember to save the date for our upcoming Labor Day Pool Party, September 1, 2018.  Hope to see you there.

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


Labor Day Pool Party 2018



Petite Feast

Petite Feast Dinner Club • August 26th, 2018

Give yourself permission to relax and enjoy the summer weather. This dinner features the season’s best produce prepared in creative and unique ways. We hope you’ll join us for an evening of fun and summertime’s favorite recipes ~ Victoria

“Thank you so much for an unbelievable evening. You’re freaking amazing.” – Merrie Campbell- Lee
“I’m going to have to start planning my vacations around your dinners.” – Eve Wetten

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 an 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 will be announced monthly through her website. Pricing for each event varies. The next event is scheduled for Sunday, August 26th. Each dinner features the season’s best offerings plus a few delicious surprise courses like, summer vegetable gazpacho with deep fried Gordal olive or tomato mosaic with olive oil sorbet and balsamic essence. Click here for more information, menus and to purchase tickets:
















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


THE VILLAGE GYM ~ Gloria Prahl ~

For information on the Village Gym contact Gloria at 674-2824 or email gmp@infowest.com.[divider]


Kayenta Desert Arboretum

The Kayenta Desert Arboretum is an all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the management and development of the garden.

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


~ A Collaborative Effort ~

Kayenta Landscape committee

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



TRIPS & TRAILS ~ Charles Dillier ~

Trips and Trails will be taking the summer off while the heats on. Check back this fall when our adventures resume in October.

For Details call Charlie at 656-1956.


PICKLEBALL TRAIL ~ Dan Cornelius ~

The Pickleball trail is now 5 miles long. A map of the different routes can be found on the Kayenta Utah website. http://www.kayentautah.com/thingstodoinkayentautah/mountain-road-cycling/

The trail has been completed to the South Trail Head at Highway 91. You can now go through the gate, cross Hwy 91 and follow the dirt road to the Anasazi Trail Head.

If you are interested in receiving emails about the Pickleball Trail or if you know of trail users who may wish to receive email updates please let me know the email addresses and I will update the mail list.

Thanks, Dan Cornelius



Staying Put in Kayenta

We will be taking the summer off like so many of you but we wanted to let you know that we are already planning for the fall presentations.So mark your calendar.Next month we will be sending out information for seminars for October, November and December but remember we are always the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

On Wednesday, September 19 @ 11:00 am in the Kayenta Theatre for the Arts Staying Put in Kayenta will present information on the new Dixie Regional Hospital addition.

Expansion Project 

This expansion will reunite the major inpatient services from Dixie’s 400 East Campus with the River Road Campus. Four separate buildings have been under construction beginning in April of 2016 and have staggered completion dates this year. All will be celebrated in a grand opening scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Key Points

  • Cost – The hospital expansion project cost is approximately $300 million
  • Cost – The cancer center cost is approximately $80 million
  • Size – The hospital expansion project will be nearly 500,000 square feet
  • Size – The Intermountain Precision Health Center, home of Intermountain Precision Genomics, will be approximately 117,000 square feet. 

Cost will be $2.00 to cover the cost of the room.

Best Regards, Ellen Nathan
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta

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.



Elevate Fitness

Elevate is a boutique fitness studio located in Kayenta offering group fitness classes, and private, semi-private and group training workouts.

Elevate Studio is ready to rock your workout with motivating group fitness experiences! Stay tuned by following our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Elevate-Studio-595217220549887/

The studio is located below the Fire Lake Reservoir across from The Crescent Moon Inn.

Junes class offerings:

M/W/F  8am • ElevateFit

Th 6pm • Elevate Yoga

ElevateFit • A new improved version of Elevate Studio’s former “Phys Ed” class. The format and programming have changed to a much more innovative experience. Strength, cardio, agility, Tabata, balance & primal movements are key components in this incredibly fun & motivating class that will assist you in reaching your goals in fitness, health & well-being! It’s time to Take It Higher Baby!.

Elevate Yoga classes welcome all levels, from first-time yogis to experienced yogis. Please join us. These classes will be a level 1-2 practice and will run approximately one hour.  Kayenta Art Village employees receive a 10% discount on first memberships! Owner John Yohman has extensive experience in health, fitness and well being. John completed a 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training with his mentor and good friend Elise Mitchell in 2016.

First class is free. Rates are 10 classes for $150 or 20 classes for $240.

Upcoming schedule, etc. will be posted on our website and the Elevate Studio Facebook page.

Elevate Extreme Fit


Be happy. Be healthy. Have a blast! E L E V A T E
For more information visit: johnyohmanfitnessretreats.com.

Inquiries can be directed to John Yohman, Owner
Elevate Studio • 435-632-1381 • jyfitness@me.com


Sacred Space Spa

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.

Find Your JOY Yoga Classes.  Space is limited. Contact Aly for details, pricing and for sign up info at 435-863-7743.
Find your joy yoga
  • Tuesdays 9:30~10:30am
  • Thursdays 9:30-10:30am

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.


Fitness Yoga with Kayenta resident Christy Lueders

Yoga Class

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.

Taking July and August off – yoga will resume in September.


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.



Crescent Moon Inn ~ Come Stay In Kayenta!

Crescent Moon InnLocated 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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~ Lois Hewitt ~

Ivins no-kill animal supporters

Low-cost chipping event for dogs September 15th

For all the joy our pets give us nothing is more painful and all consuming then discovering they are lost. When a lost dog is brought into the shelter they are checked for a microchip. Without the chip finding the owners is more difficult. INKAS (Ivins No Kill Animal Supporters) is holding a low-cost chipping event for dogs at the Ivins City Animal Shelter. For $25 your dog will be chipped and given a life time registration that is universal to scanners used in any animal shelter.

The chip is as small as a grain of rice! And so small and easy to insert your dog won’t even know anything happened! This small chip will give you peace of mind in the event your beloved family member becomes lost. The chip will contain all your contact information. Your dog will be returned to their home and family. A very happy ending for all!

The chipping event is open to all dogs in Southern Utah wishing to be chipped!

Saturday, September 15th
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
No appointment required
Ivins City Animal Shelter- 474 N 200 W

The Ivins Animal Shelter

Bailee Sleppy, Manager
HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 8AM – 3PM, Sunday: CLOSED

INKAS contact info: Lois Hewitt-President, 435-414-4802, Sara Dupre, Secretary at 206-724-5902
Inkas4pets@gmail.com. You can also check us out on Facebook.

INKAS is a A 501(c)3 organization


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’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.

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Ivins City

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

Fire Lake Park is now open!




Art 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 Studio

All lessons are by private arrangement. Contact the studio to schedule a Private or Group lessons. We welcome budding to experienced artists, 6 years of age and up.

Caroll Shreeve received her BS in Art from Weber SU and has 20 years experience teaching K to 12.

CONTACT • 435-632-6463

Kathy Heiner 435-669-8701

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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/

Kayenta Weavers
The Kayenta Weavers groups meets weekly to enjoy the limitless creativity of off-loom weaving. For information contact Katie at: kayentakatie@gmail.com.

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:tahrimarpoling@gmail.com

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