Kayenta Connection Newsletter • June 2017

Kayenta Connection

It’s June – the travel bug has hit many Kayenta residents including some of our contributors so you will find a more concise Connection this month. There is still plenty to do including two Kayenta Arts Foundation events. One is a presentation on Super Volcanos and the other, “Coyote Tales” is a storytelling event. For the epicures, Petite Feast Supper Club’s monthly dinner is serving up and incredible meal on the 25th. Finally, if you are a Kayenta resident you love the desert, so read the article on “Old Desert Plants.” You will be surprised at how old some of the blackbrush plants on your lot are.

Enjoy our June Kayenta Connection.

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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.

June 14, 2017 • 7:00 pm • Super Volcano!

74,000 years ago the human population was reduced to about 10,000, worldwide.  Humans nearly became extinct. This resulted from climate change that occurred after the eruption of Mount Toba, a super volcano that released more than 1000 times more ash and volcanic gas into our atmosphere than the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.  Super volcanic eruptions have altered earth’s biological history.   At least 8 exist in the world today, and two lie within the United States.  Yellowstone is a super volcano that some feel is due to erupt.  How likely is this, and what risk does a super volcanic eruption pose to modern civilization?   Ron Smith, retired planetarium educator, will uncover past super volcanic eruptions, one even occurring in Southern Utah.  Find out what risk we all face from a Yellowstone eruption.
Room for Thought, $5 cash only at the door.

“It was 2 am on my 21st birthday.  I was careening down I Street, as a passenger in a shopping cart.  Not a care in the world………”

PREMIER EVENT, June 17, 2017

Coyote Tales is shaping up to be a fantastic event. Tickets are selling briskly and we have some amazing storytellers lined up.  We want to hear your story.  Find out how below:


The tradition of oral storytelling has existed long before written works. Something deep and significant is conveyed through the relating of a well-crafted, well-told first person story. Many times these stories have served as a way to preserve history and explore and impact our emotions as individuals and communities. Storytelling is a powerful means of entertainment, education and cultural preservation. Coyote Tales hopes to perpetuate the art of storytelling while entertaining the listener with a unique and intimate experience.

Coyote Tales are live, open-mic style storytelling events with amateur and experienced storytellers. Our premier storytelling event for the 2017-2018 season is scheduled for June 17, 2017.  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 hopes of being chosen to share their story. If chosen, the storyteller takes the stage to delight the audience. Stories must be true, told live, within the given time frame (5 minutes). They must be told without notes, props, or accompaniment.

Please no standup routines or rants.


For help developing your story, check out our website.   Once there, you can get storytelling tips and tricks and access a few storytelling pros to help you master storytelling greatness.   Get the whole story @  http://coyotetales.kayentaartsfoundation.org/


All events are held at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta.  Start time is 7:30 pm sharp. Shows run approximately 90 minutes.

Out of respect for our storytellers, late comers will not be admitted until intermission. If you are interested in getting on stage, please arrive by 6:30 to get your name in the hat and walk through event layout. Please find Victoria when you arrive to get set up.

Ticket price is $15.00.  Tickets may be purchased in advance through Coyote Tales website:
the KAF website https://kayentaartsfoundation.org/events.html
or the evening of the event at the door.  Seating is limited.

Please note that adult themes may be discussed. Some listeners may find a story’s subject matter difficult.

Call to Artists, Kayenta Art Foundation RFP

The Kayenta Arts Foundation invites all Southern Utah artists or artist-led teams to submit models and applications for a permanent work of art that celebrates the founding visionaries of its new Center for the Arts at Kayenta.

To download RFP click HERE

BUDGET: $5,000
If you have questions please contact Donna Howell at 979-819-4462. Please visit Kayenta Arts Foundation’s website for more information www.kayentaartsfoundationt.org

Be Part of the Art


Memorial day Pool Party

Kayenta Homes & Properties

Memorial Day Weekend Pool Party

Kayenta Homes & Properties would like to thank all that attended the Annual Memorial Day Weekend Pool Party.  The party was a huge success and, as always, the pot luck food you all brought was delicious. It was great to see long time Kayenta residents and newcomers together making memories. Some of you may have even woken up a bit sore from all the dancing. On a side note the real estate market in Kayenta is still hot, just like the weather. If you are thinking of selling stop by or give us a call.

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 • June 25, 2017

Thank you to everyone who has attended my Dinner Club events. We’ve had some wonderful dinners and June won’t disappoint!  There’s always a few surprises included in every dinner’s menu too!  I do hope you’ll join us! ~ Victoria

“Thank you for what you do to enhance my life. You provide the absolute best dining experience in all of St. George”
~ Susan Jager

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 June 25th. Click here for more information, menu and to purchase tickets: http://petitefeastutah.com/about-petite-feast/petite-feast-dinner-club/



Sunday June 25, 2017







The Kayenta ACC meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, 2:00 pm in the Kayenta Community Room. A hard copy of the agenda is posted in the Kayenta Homes & Properties office the Thursday before the meeting.

Questions? Ellen Nathan • Phone: 435-652-8333 • email: arneen@infowest.com

~ Roger Head ~

The Spring colors in the Arboretum this year were fabulous.  Hope everyone had a chance to take a stroll to see them.  With summer upon us, our desert plants are blending back into the landscape.  Still beautiful and perfect for a walk after a satisfying lunch at Xetava Gardens or a bit of shopping in the Village.  Over the past few months we have made a great deal of progress toward completion of the expansion to the Desert Rose Labyrinth.  Landscaping on the trail to the Labyrinth is near complete and we have made a number of improvements at the Labyrinth.  The trail that will link the Arboretum to the Labyrinth remains unfinished.  We are awaiting construction of a sewer line on Kayenta Parkway which when complete, will allow us to finish the link.  Thank you to all of the volunteers who have devoted many hours to the project.  Without this volunteer effort, this project would not have been possible.

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

~ A Collaborative Effort ~

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The following is another Landscaping Committee article to help you enjoy our southwestern landscapes.
The following was originally posted at https://www.kcet.org/shows/socal-connected/guide-seven-incredibly-old-mojave-desert-plants-0 ]https://www.kcet.org/shows/socal-connected/guide-seven-incredibly-old-mojave-desert-plants-0

by Chris Clarke January 20, 2012 of KCET

Landscapre Committee

Seven Incredibly Old Mojave Desert Plants

On the outset, the vast spaces of monotonous desert look empty, but take a closer look with the help of this guide and you’ll be spotting plants that can or have lived thousands of years.
Chris Clarke, a California desert resident and advocate, earlier (January 2012) spoke at the California Native Plant Society’s Conservation Conference about old-growth plants in the desert. He’s also a regular KCET.org commentator and here shares what’s easily overlooked.

The desert is a harsh place to live. Plants that grow here for more than a single growing season grow slowly, a few inches or less in a good year. And as is the case with the fabled bristlecone pine of California’s White Mountains, which can live for 5,000 years or more, that slow growth habit can bring with it immense longevity. Many of the plants native to the Mojave Desert have astonishingly long lifespans. But not necessarily the plants you might guess.
It’s easy to find references to “ancient Joshua trees,” for instance, and people will tell you of trees with ages upwards of 700 years. The trees can certainly look ancient; gnarled and twisted and battered. But as it turns out, that’s not the case. It’s hard to determine Joshua trees’ ages precisely, as their trunks lack annual rings, but based on the rate at which the trees grow, it looks like most die before their 200th birthday, with almost none reaching 300. That’s impressive enough compared to our measly threescore years and ten, but it’s not bristlecone-caliber ancient.

Landscapre Committee YuccaMojave Yucca
The Joshua tree’s cousin the Mojave yucca (Yucca schidigera) is a different matter. Sometimes mistaken for a Joshua tree despite its coarser build and the fact that it rarely branches, a Mojave yucca can outlive its more graceful relative by many centuries. An individual Mojave yucca plant grown from a seed will, when it reaches maturity after a century or so, grow little side shoots that eventually become full-fledged adults themselves. Those side shoots have their own side-shoots, and so does the next generation, and the next. Eventually the original shoot will die out and decay, leaving a ring of yucca stems that are, unless their subterranean connection is severed, essentially all the same plant.

We can estimate the age of a group of these clonal shoots by measuring its width and calculating how long it would have taken to reach that width. Estimates of growth rate for Mojave yucca clumps vary by about a factor of three “? a foot wider each 30 years, or each 100? “? but even using the more conservative 30 year rule of thumb, Mojave yucca clumps in excess of 700 years abound throughout the Mojave Desert. One ring near Lucerne Valley was described in the New Scientist as in excess of 12,000 years of age, quite possibly an overexuberant estimate. That particular ring is certainly several thousand years old, however.

Landscapre Committee creosoteCreosote Bush
That’s not to say there aren’t 12,000-year-old plants in the Mojave, though. Take the creosote bush, Larrea tridentata, which possesses the same habit of forming clonal rings that expand, very slowly, over the millennia. The best-known of these creosote rings is “King Clone,” near Landers, dated by biologist Frank Vasek at about 11,700 years of age. When the creosote seed from which King Clone grew hit the soil, it might have been tamped down by a mammoth or a Shasta ground sloth.

King Clone is unbelievably old, but there are plenty of creosote bushes in the Mojave that are merely astonishingly old. One specimen in a Lancaster city park has been estimated at about 800 years old. It’s a nice looking plant, large and rather impressive – and there are many thousands of creosote bushes just like it throughout the Mojave.
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Big Galleta Grass
Even the lowly bunchgrasses in the Mojave can attain significant age. In a rephotography study of 19th century photographs from the Grand Canyon area, one of the plant species found to have persisted for more than a century was the unprepossessing native bunchgrass big galleta (Pleuraphis rigida). A lifespan in excess of 100 years isn’t bad for a grass.

Big galleta is easily recognizable: it grows throughout the Mojave (and elsewhere in the California Deserts) in washes, on broad plains, in clefts in rocks, and just about anywhere else it can get a toehold. In good conditions, like those shown here in the Colorado Desert west of El Centro, a galleta clump will get to be about three feet tall and as wide. It’s a favored browse plant for many animals including bighorn sheep and desert tortoise, and it serves as a nurse plant for hundreds of other desert plant species, providing shelter and camouflage as tender seedlings slowly harden to the rigors of the desert.

Landscapre Committee ChollaBuckhorn cholla
Buckhorn cholla | Photo by Ryan Orr/Flickr/Creative Commons LIcense

Among the plants that take advantage of galleta’s nursery are chollas, those fiercely armed jointed cacti with the intimidating spines. At first glance, chollas would seem like excellent candidates for serious longevity, and many of them do in fact live for centuries. The rather nondescript buckhorn cholla, Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa, may well outlive most of its kin.

Ranging from the easternmost reaches of the California Mojave through Nevada, Utah, and Arizona into northern Mexico, buckhorn cholla differs from many other chollas by its moderately sparse coat of spines, and the unique purple-red color of its floral filaments, a nice contrast with its (usually) yellow flowers. When it’s happy a buckhorn cholla can reach 10 feet tall, but three is more usual.

To my knowledge no one has nailed down a reliable figure for buckhorn cholla longevity, but an article published in 2000 offers an intriguing hint that that longevity may be very long indeed. In a 15-year survey of a plot of land in the Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center in the Mojave National Preserve, Martin Cody and his colleagues charted the “births” and deaths of shrubs on that plot from 1981-1996, and extrapolated the likely maximum lifespans of many of the species growing there. Some species turned out to have impressive potential lifespans indeed: more than 700 years for east Mojave buckwheat, 425 for spiny Menodora, and a couple species with even longer lifespans. Four species had no casualties over the 15-year study period, and so the researchers could not establish a likely maximum lifespan. They were Mojave yucca, creosote bush, buckhorn cholla, and one other shrub we’ll get to in a minute.

That study doesn’t offer enough data to say conclusively that buckhorn cholla can live for millennia, but given the other species on the “too long to measure” list it sure looks promising. It may well be that that pesky buckhorn cholla stem that has painfully attached itself to your pant leg sprouted some time around the Battle of Hastings.

Landscapre Committee Morman TeaMormon Tea
Mormon tea | Photo by Jon Sullivan/Flickr/Creative Commons License

This odd little plant, known botanically as Ephedra nevadensis, was the other “lived too long to measure its age” species in Martin Cody’s study referenced just above. This seems fitting: Mormon tea is what people sometimes misleadingly refer to as a “living fossil” in that the vast majority of its close relatives have gone extinct. (One of its cousins that’s still around, Welwitschia, is possibly the oddest long-lived desert plant ever, but it isn’t native to the Mojave.) Ephedra is a gymnosperm, more closely related to pines and spruces than it is to true flowering plants. It’s easily recognized by its oddly jointed, leafless stems bearing either small cones or the scars from former cones at the joints.

Mormon tea is so-called because it has been used as a beverage for both medicinal and recreational purposes: it contains moderate amounts of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, enough for a mild stimulant (and decongestant) effect. (Don’t try this yourself unless you are certain you’ve got the right plant. Some plants that should not be consumed resemble Ephedra enough to confuse people not well-versed in plant identification. And never take cuttings of any plant on protected or private land without permission.) Mormon tea is an important wildlife food source, with large animals browsing on the stems and smaller ones gathering its seeds. It isn’t showy or prominent, unless you’re looking for it: it just plugs along, feeding wild things and growing back after it’s browsed.
Mormon tea provides a telling indication of just how little we know about even the most common desert plants. While Cody’s study indicated that the species may have a very long lifespan, the US Forest Service describes the species’ lifespan in frustratingly vague terms as “more than 100 years, many other reputable-seeming sources describe the plant as short-lived — possibly describing its longevity in cultivation or under heavy grazing pressure. We know so little about this plant, and it’s not exactly rare. The desert is truly terra incognita, and developing desert wildlands may destroy treasures we don’t even know exist.

Landscapre Committee BlackbrushBlackbrush
Blackbrush in the Coso Mountains | Photo courtesy BasinandRangeWatch.org

A solid cover of blackbrush, which you can find throughout the Mojave at elevations between 2,000 and 5,000 feet, may take as long as 15,000 years to develop, or even longer.  Individual blackbrush plants are no slouches in the longevity department, either. Cody’s study in the Granite Mountains put blackbrush’s top five percent longevity at around 1,250 years.


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 AND TRAILS ~ Charles Dillier ~

Taking the summer off. Our trips will resume this fall.  Charles Dillier, 656-1956.

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Ivins City

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

Trail Resurfacing begins May 13th

Some of our local bike and walking trails will be resurfaced this month including areas along 400W and those up into Snow Canyon and Tuacahn.

To view a map and dates of resurfacing visit http://www.ivins.com/uncategorized/trails-resurfacing-begins-may-13th/

Save the Date

Ivins Heritage Days Celebration, September 8 & 9, 2017


“Desert Dew Drops” Your Local Plant Shoppe

To all the plant lovers who have stopped by “Desert Dew Drops” to show your interest and support.

Desert Dew Drops

The helpful comments and discussion of interests in plant and gardens has given me inspiration to do more than I was planning on doing for our little store in the Kayenta Art Village.

It is going to take longer to get all the fabulous, interesting plants, pots, and other gardening items I want to carry.

All of those who stopped by to add their name for the drawing will have to come when “Desert Dew Drops” opens in grand style and we pick a winner of a wonderful container garden.

So keep checking to see what is happening and I will post the Opening Date. Thank you so much for your interest and patronage.

Deanna Morales
Desert Dew Drops
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
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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Elevate Fitness

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

“My workouts are targeted, customized programs based on you or your groups fitness level and goals.  Perfect for groups of friends, co-workers, athletes or those wanting to join a smaller more focused group for their workouts.” Contact the studio for scheduling and pricing.

Elevate Studio is also open for rental for workshops, trainings and other events.  Inquiries are welcome.

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.

As always thank-your for your support!

Elevate has been providing fitness expertise to the Kayenta Community and beyond since 2013.

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

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.


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 20 @ 10:30 am in the Room for Thought (next to the new auditorium) Staying Put in Kayenta along with the Live Well Center will present:

“Arthritis Coping Strategies”

Arthritis of the hip and knee can be painful and debilitating. Fortunately, a number of options — including non-medical, medical and surgical alternatives — are available today.

Dr. Darin Allred, a board certified orthopedic surgeon at Southwest Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, treats patients with arthritis. Born and raised in Eastern Utah, Dr. Allred received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University, and completed his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Allred will be sharing the latest strategies for coping with arthritis.

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

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.


~ Connie Butterfield ~

Ivins no-kill animal supporters

INKAS would like to give a big shout out to all those who participated in our annual “ Fur & Purr” fund raiser and our first low cost micro chipping clinic.  Both events were hugely successful and because of your support and generosity INKAS will continue to fund and support the Ivins No-Kill Animal Shelter with animal welfare programs.

With the retirement of FIAS all of us at INKAS want to give a heart felt thank you and best wish’s to Linda Elwell and the other members of FIAS, their contribution to the support of homeless animals at the Ivins No-Kill Shelter will always be remembered and appreciated.  INKAS will continue to compliment these efforts and work to create an even brighter future.

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

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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.


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

June 3, Morning Sketchwalk
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Admire the morning glow of the canyon and enjoy the magic of sketching nature on this short stroll.

Space is limited, registration required.  All programs are free and open to the public.  To request more information, register for a program, or receive a list of upcoming activities, please phone (435) 628-2255.


“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

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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 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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