Kayenta Connection Newsletter • January 2018

Kayenta Connection

We have so much going on now with our new Center for the Arts that you will just have to scroll down to see the scheduled events.  We do want to highlight a special community celebration on January 14th honoring the 5 individuals who helped bring the Center for the Arts from dream to reality.

Sacred Space has added a new yoga class (because there is a waiting list to attend current classes) and the Trips and Trails adventures are on the map again.

As we jump feet first into 2018 we would like to remind you that this is your newsletter. We welcome information that is pertinent to the Kayenta community including special events and life celebrations.

Happy New Year from the Kayenta Connection.


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Kayenta Art Foundation's upcoming events

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Please join us for a Celebration of Gratitude and the unveiling of “SYNERGY”

– A cornerstone sculpture by Cheryl Collins to honor those who helped bring The Center for the Arts from a dream to reality:


Terry Marten / Judith Kapuscinski
Garry Morris / Kent Hayes
Matt Marten and a village of supporters

Sunday, January 14th, from 4 – 5:30 pm (unveiling at 4:30)
Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Light hors d’oeuvres by Petite Feast



Evenings to inspire curiosity, discovery & wonder

Voyager: Jupiter, Saturn and Beyond
Lecture with Ron Smith

Ron Smith
Wednesday, January 10
6:00 PM
Tickets: $10

6 PM: Gathering & Art Bar
Complimentary glass of wine/beverage and assorted appetizers

Hosted by Shelly Harris / Cache Valley Bank
& Sherry McGhee / State Farm Insurance

7 PM: Presentation by Ron Smith, Professor of Astronomy, Planetarium Director

Throughout the 19th and most of the 20th centuries, planetary scientists dedicated most of their research toward Mars. Mars is relatively close. The surface of Mars can be observed though a telescope. The outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, remained shrouded in mystery. That all changed with the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. From 1979 through 1989, they brought us fascinating views of the outer planets into our living rooms. Ron Smith, astronomer and former Griffith Observatory planetarium lecturer, will interpret the incredible findings made by the two Voyager spacecraft. You’ll see a moon with active volcanoes, a moon covered by a vast ocean, a moon with lakes of liquid methane, a cyclonic storm over twice the diameter of earth, and the exquisite beauty of Saturn’s rings. Fasten your safety belts and be part of the most incredible space journey ever made.

Save the date!  Future Voyager Lecture Series evenings: Wed. March 14 & May 16, 2018

Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party

ZNeil Simon's The Dinner Party

January 17, 18, 19 and 20
7:00 PM
Tickets: $30

The Center For The Arts at Kayenta in partnership with the Neil Simon Festival bring you, the funny and mysterious, Neil Simon’s “The Dinner Party.” Please be seated! Mr. Simon’s wildly successful Broadway hit serves up a decidedly French dinner party with hilarity and chaos that only a master chef of comedy could create. Five people are mysteriously invited to a first-rate restaurant in Paris, ooo-la-la, and suddenly find themselves in a comic soufflé. They do not know who the other guests will be or why they have been invited. Tossed together in a private dining room, they have a sneaking suspicion that this unorthodox dinner party will forever change their lives. It’s Neil Simon with an Agatha Christie twist!

Come for the laughs, stay for the mystery and enjoy the just desserts with an incredible professional cast who will not leave you hungry! Directed by Henry Ballesteros the production features film and television star, Clarence Gilyard, Utah Shakespeare Festival star, Peter Sham, NSF founder, Richard Bugg, Cedar City celebrities and leading ladies, Kirsten Sham, Holly Barrick and Alyson King.

The Spectrum and Daily News Review by Brian Passey stated: “The production of “The Dinner Party” excels as a ‘serious farce’ and as usual, Simon knows how to tug at our heartstrings and this phenomenal cast delivers his lines in a genuine and immersive way.” Don’t miss this fantastic show!

Performances run January 17-20, at 7:00 PM.  Saturday matinee at 2:00 PM. Advanced tickets may be purchased online at http://bit.ly/KayentaTix. For more information on all upcoming shows visit: www.KayentaArts.com.

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Flamenco Guitarist, Robert Earl Longley

FlamencoThursday, February 8
7:00 PM
Tickets: $30

Classical Flamenco guitarist Robert Earl Longly will dazzle you with fingers that fly over the strings so fast your eyes will not believe it. Your ears will feast on the magic this musician makes! “Absolutely extraordinary, I have never seen anything like it!” states Judith Kapucinski past KAF Board Chair.


Moonlight Romance by St. George Opera Company

OperaThursday, February 10
7:00 PM
Tickets: $40

Get Ready for this pre-Valentines day concert that will have you swooning as Operatic Arias and Romantic songs will heat up the night! With a professional cast from several states these opera singers will melt hearts. Finish off the evening with a decadent dessert and bar including fountains of Chocolate and dancing! Have your cake and eat (or drink) it too!



Coyote Tales Storytelling

Coyote Tales

February 13
7:30 PM
Tickets: $15

Tonight I’m going to tell you about the lesson I learned when the warrant office came to arrest me…”

Coyote Tales StorytellerCoyote Tales are live, open-mic style storytelling events with amateur and experienced storytellers. Our third storytelling event for the 2017-2018 season is scheduled for February 13, 2018.  Each event has a theme, on which stories are to be based. Potential storytellers may address that theme in any way they choose. Prior to the event, storytellers craft their true, on-theme story, practice the telling (5 minutes or less), and work on eliminating excess detail to nail the perfect ending. When the doors open, potential storytellers put their name in the hat in hope of being chosen to share their story. If chosen, the storyteller takes the stage to delight the audience. Stories must be true and told live within the given time frame (5 minutes). They must be told without notes, props, or accompaniment.

The theme for this evening’s stories is Enchantment. What siren has seduced, enthralled, or enticed you? Do you have a charming Valentine’s story of courtship or romance? Get ready to tell us what fascinates or delights you. If you don’t want to get on stage, be prepared to hear some great tales AND get to know your friends and neighbors better!

For more information this event, to hear our story archives, or to get storytelling tips, visit the Coyote Tales website: 
KayentaArts.com.  Please note that adult themes may be discussed. Some listeners may find a story’s subject matter difficult.


Vietnam…Through My Lens – Presidents Day Tribute, from NYC, Off Broadway

Vietnam showFebruary 16
7:00 PM
Tickets: $30

We first bring you the engaging documentary “A Soldiers Sanctuary” a film by Luke Hansen on Vietnam, the war his father Dave (Ivins, UT) served in. This remarkable film ushers in our tribute to Veterans and their families. Thursday Feb 15th. Then “Vietnam…through my lens”, written and performed by Stu Richel with photos from his tour in Vietnam. Is a soldier’s reflective journey as a combat photographer through Vietnam and beyond. Presented Off-Broadway at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street) in Manhattan. This critically acclaimed production is now coming to the Center for the Arts at Kayenta

This play is not a war story of blood and guts, it’s not a political statement. Vietnam…through my lens is one soldier’s intimately personal and unique tale about friendships, trust, and tenacity that travels from the jungles of South East Asia to the “jungle” of Manhattan, highlighted with photographs and video montages, most from Mr. Richel’s tour in Vietnam.

“Complemented by Richel’s own photographs of the era, his lens puts a face on the American soldier, while showcasing his skill in character acting.” – Deborah Greenhut, Playwright, Princeton Research Forum

Stu Richel has written and performed in many other solo shows; one “Mortal Decisions, a Diary of the Donner Party” (was called “a true work of sublime genius,” by the NY Observer). His other plays include “The Same Cloud” and “The Bugs Don’t Call Me Nigger” Mr. Richel has had principal roles in more than 17 feature films, and dozens of Regional, Off Broadway and other shows in New York City. Stu served from 1968 to 1970. In 1969, he was a combat correspondent with the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam.


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.kayentaartsfoundation.org.

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President’s Day Artists Street Market and Gallery Walk

We are now accepting applications through February 5th for Artists.  Please click HERE to download the application



Volunteers Needed for Kayenta’s
Parade of Homes 2018 Entry

Kayenta Homes & Properties

We hope you all had a happy, healthy New Year. We had a wonderful turnout of over 120 party goers for our holiday open house, with a great mix of long time residents and new home owners. It brightens our day when we get to see the Kayenta Community come together in celebration and watching how welcoming the long time residence are to our newest members of the community.

Now that we are into the New Year, it’s time to bring the community together again for volunteers to our 2018 Parade Home. The dates will be February 16th through the 25th divided up into 2 hour and 15 minute shifts. Our orientation meeting will be on Wednesday the 14th of February at 2pm to get you all familiar with the hosting process and give you the opportunity to be the first people to view the home.

Please follow this link to sign up and lock in your spot or two!


We’ve now been at our new location in the Art Village for over a year now and are enjoying our new digs. It’s great seeing you all out in the Village and around the neighborhood and we would like to thank you for your continued support of this wonderful community.

Your Kayenta Sales Team, Jeff, Kurt and Nancy

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

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Petite Feast Dinner Club • January 28, 2018

Petite Feast Patrons

The New year is here! Celebrate in style with this delightfully healthy and delicious menu. After a season of over-indulging, get that resolution off to a great start with this dinner’s nutritious offerings. But save room for at least 1 decadent dessert! that resolution can wait until tomorrow! ~ Victoria

Vic, We are grateful for the community you have created through Petite Feast. We had an impromptu dinner with Annette and Bob last night. We befriended them at Petite Feast. How would we make pals in Taviawk if not for your venue?” Lois

Choc DessertAbout 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 Sunday, January 28th and is sure to hold some exciting & delicious surprises like PAN SEARED SALMON WITH CREAMY CHESTNUT PEAR PUREE! Click here for more information, menu and to purchase tickets: http://petitefeastutah.com/product/httppetitefeastutah-comproductjanuary-celebrate-2018/


Sunday, January 28, 2018










St. George Area Parade of Homes

2018 Parade of Homes LogoFebruary 16 – 25, 2018

Tickets cost $15 per person. Children three years and older are required to have a ticket. No discounts available.

Tickets can be purchased on-line through this website, or at the Red Cliffs Mall and Lin’s Market locations beginning February 15, 2018 at 5 pm and during the entire event. Tickets will not be available for sale at the homes.

When you purchase your ticket you will receive the magazine which contains the map/home addresses. If you purchase your ticket on-line, you will be instructed how to obtain the map/addresses. Bring the e-ticket to any Parade home and you will receive a magazine and ticket lanyard. Maps and addresses will be available on-line, beginning February 16th to anyone who has purchased a ticket on-line. More information is included when you purchase an on-line ticket.



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 Arboretum

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


Kayenta Landscape committee

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


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 & TRAILS ~ Charles Dillier ~

Trips and Trails

Monday, January 22, 2018

Meet at the Main Kayenta Office at 10am. The Lost City Museum in Overton, Nevada and Rogers Springs. No Dirt Road. Bring a lunch. For Details call Charlie at 656-1956.



Staying Put in Kayenta

We want to wish everyone a very happy new year.

Karen Schlieter from IHC Live Well Center will speak on Brain Health on Wednesday January 17th @ 11:00 am.

She is a fitness and wellness professional, specializing in balance and mobility for older adults. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) 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 Master Instructor and Assistant Program Director of the renowned Fall Proof Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor Certification program. Prior to relocating to St. George, Utah, She served as the Programs and Events Coordinator and a balance and mobility instructor for the Center for Successful Aging and as a part-time faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton. As an instructor of balance, mobility, fitness and wellness, an ACE Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, and an ACE Certified Health Coach, She enjoys helping mid-life and older adults achieve and maintain fitness, wellness, balance and mobility. I currently teach physical activity and balance and mobility classes at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah.

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.

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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 up and ready to rock the new year with improved motivating group fitness experiences! Stay tuned by following our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Elevate-Studio-595217220549887/

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 yogaFind Your JOY Yoga Classes. New Saturday Class added.  Space is limited. Contact Aly for details, pricing and for sign up info at 435-863-7743.

In an effort to get more folks off the waiting list and into the yoga studio, I’ve added a new class!

Also hoping to reach some of you who may work during the week, but would be able to join us on a Saturday. This is for you!
Sign- up Now!

The class will be limited to the first 8 participants. Sign up online with your Find Your Joy Yoga account. If you need an account set up, just give me a call. Namaste!

  • Tuesdays 9:30~10:30am
  • Thursdays 9:30-10:30am
  • Saturday 10:00~11:00am

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.


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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~ Connie Butterfield ~

Ivins no-kill animal supporters

Every new year brings on the promise of achieving new dreams and goals. For 2018 INKAS, Ivins No Kill Animal Supporters, our volunteers are all excited to take on the never ending new challenges of helping homeless pets in our communities. Last year was amazing with so many adoptions. We know 2018 will be as successful and hopefully more homes will open for these shelter pets. INKAS will continue to work to support the shelter’s requests to make life more comfortable and safe while in their temporary home. Please make visiting the Ivins shelter first on your list when adding a new member to your family! From all of us in INKAS happy new year to our wonderful communities of Ivins and Santa Clara. May all your hopes, dreams and wishes be fulfilled.

The Ivins Animal Shelter

Stacey Trujillo, Manager: 435-628-1049

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

INKAS contact info: Connie Butterfield 435-817-1616

Inkas4pets@gmail.com. You can also check us out on Facebook.


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

Snow Canyon Cafe at Tuacahn

Chef Tracey Berry brings her culinary skills to this incredible location to create a fresh, delicious, casual cafe experience at the edge of Snow Canyon State Park and Tuacahn Center for the Arts. You can park your bike and dust off your hiking boots or just stroll up the iconic Tuacahn plaza stairway to enjoy an indoor / outdoor eatery like no other.
Please visit www.snowcanyoncafe.com for menu options.

Open Year-Round
Mon – Fri: 11 am – 8 pm • Sat: 9 am – 8 pm • Closed Sundays




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/

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 9:45am – 10:45am in Sacred Space Spa in 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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