Kayenta Connection Newsletter • May 2017

Kayenta Connection

In Kayenta, May is synonymous with the month that jump starts summer and the month when our casitas and guest rooms are full with guests escaping the still frosty north. Hiking, biking and exploring our desert paradise are now at the top of our activity list. If you need more to do, read on to find out about pool parties, musical concerts, dinner feasts, storytelling events, a Buddhist Retreat, a yard sale benefiting INKAS, and a Health Expo on May 6th. Thanks for reading our May Kayenta Connection.

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Commnity AdvocatesOngoing Events & Activities • Submissions


Staying Put in Kayenta to hold its first Health Expo

Kayenta Health Expo


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.

May 10, 2017 • 7:30 pm
David Jorgenesen in Concert

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist David Jorgensen will provide a blend of original songs that will evoke reflection, emotion, and sweet memories.  Join us in a beautiful Kayenta home for this intimate event.  $30 tickets advance purchase only.  Doors open at 7:00 PM.  Address provided week of concert to ticket purchasers.

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.

JUNE 17, 2017

“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………”


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.


Kayenta Arts Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce two new members to the organization.  Please welcome Jan Broberg as Executive Director of Kayenta Arts Foundation and Micah Thompson as Facility Manager for the Center for the Arts.

Jan BrobergJan Broberg.    If Jan’s name sounds familiar to some of you, it may be because she was a long time resident of Santa Clara and Executive Director of the St. George Musical Theatre from May, 2003 through February 2007.  In this role, Jan oversaw and coordinated fundraising, donor relations, show development and production, marketing and more.  Since leaving St. George in 2010, Jan worked in a variety of live theatre venues, as well as in casting in Los Angeles while continuing her vibrant acting career.  Having completed several passion projects that are being entered into the current film festival circuit, Jan decided to return to her roots and family in Santa Clara.  Jan’s main KAF responsibilities for the next 6 months are public relations, fundraising, and artistic/creative oversight and coordination, including the fall opening of the Black Box Theatre.   Jan’s vivacious and passionate personality will help KAF continue its Mission and achieve its Vision. KAF is proud to welcome her as its first Executive Director and looks forward to introducing her in person to all of you at the fall opening of the Black Box Theatre or before.  ​janibroberg@gmail.com

Micah ThompsonMicah Thompson.   Not only is Micah’s experience in construction invaluable to the general role of Facility Manager, more specifically, he was the Project Superintendent on construction of the Center for the Arts.   KAF had several viable candidates for its Facility Manager position, but Micah’s interest in the position was a most pleasant surprise. His response to KAF was a thoughtful analysis of the job responsibilities and a realistic estimate of the time required for this part-time, anything-but-regular-hours position. A resident of Ivins, Micah’s scheduling flexibility, knowledge of every inch of the CFA, and positive relations with those who worked on the Center made him the outstanding applicant.  Micah will oversee all physical aspects of the CFA, assuring it is ready for any event.  Micah currently is busy getting KAF to the final stages of its Certificate of Occupancy and arranging for ongoing maintenance and supplies.  KAF could not have asked for a better member of its new management team.  Please introduce yourself if you see Micah around the Center.  mithos.build@gmail.com

KAF’s ability to engage Jan and Micah comes at a most opportune time.  The skills and commitment of Jan and Micah will enable events in the Center to start to take place throughout the spring and summer months and provide the expertise needed for the opening of the Black Box Theatre in October.  Lots going on—all good!

Be Part of the Art


Kayenta Homes & Properties

Memorial Day Weekend Pool Party

Our annual community pot luck, summer kick-off pool party is just around the corner. Come ready to have some fun, eat, drink, do a little dancing, mingle with new and old friends and celebrate our beautiful community.

Memorial Day Weekend Pool Party

Please RSVP before May 20th

This is a community event for Kayenta Residents and their guests.


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 • May 21, 2017

Thank you to everyone who has attended my Dinner Club events. We’ve had some wonderful dinners and May’s promises to be no exception.  We’ll have Jeremy Baxter, Brew Master for Zion Canyon Brewery, joining us for the fiesta to discuss beer and Mexican food pairings.  I do hope you’ll join us! ~ Victoria

In talking to some folks on a hike in the Joshua Tree National Park a few days ago about life here in Kayenta, I informed them that we could now boast of having the best dining experience in Utah. ~ Fletcher Shives

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/



Sunday, May 21, 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 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.

~ A Collaborative Effort ~

Landscape committe header

Fertilize with Epsom Salts

By Charlie Nardozzi, June 23, 2008

After working with home gardeners for more than 10 years, I know that they love to use home remedies on their plants. From setting out beer traps for slugs to hanging bars of soap to repel deer, if the household product seems to work, gardeners try it. That’s why I was intrigued by the often-mentioned idea of using Epsom salts as a fertilizer.
Gardeners apply it to tomatoes, peppers, and roses, hoping to produce more flowers, greener plants, and higher yields. You can use it to improve magnesium content if you know you have a soil that’s deficient in that element, but home gardeners are most likely to apply Epsom salts to peppers, tomatoes, and roses.

I wanted to find out if it really works and learn the best ways to apply it for best growth, so last summer I asked some of our test gardeners (home gardeners who tested seeds and products for National Gardening) to test Epsom salts’ effects on plant growth and vigor by applying it to pepper plants and roses. Then I talked to researchers about using the salts as fertilizer. Here’s what I found out.

Curious? Download full article HERE – Fertilize with Epsom Salts

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 ~

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Meet at the Main Kayenta Office at 9am. Half day trip to Fort Pearce, Dinosaur Tracks, Honeymoon Trail in the Washington Fields area. Bring a Lunch.  For Details call Charles at 656-1956.

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Ivins City

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

IRONMAN 70.3 St. George • May 6, 2017

The race is staged in and around the heart of St. George. It’s a great opportunity to watch and cheer for these incredible athletes as they swim, bike and run in this IRONMAN 70.3 North America Pro Championship.  There will be road closures and delays including Center Street and Snow Canyon Parkway during the morning of May 6th so plan accordingly.

For more information on this event including course schedule and race maps visit the IRONMAN 70.3 St. George WEBSITE.


Opening May 5th 2017

“Desert Dew Drops”
Your Local Plant Shoppe

Kayenta Art Village #874 C (next to Sacred Space Spa)

Desert Dew Drops

Please come and join me from 11 am – 3 pm on May 5th to browse and talk plants. Register to win and arrangement specifically made for you.

My mission is to help you develop eco friendly areas in your home using container gardens.
I use native plants and expand with plants from other places with different eco systems.
I will renew and restore your houseplants to thrive in the desert. ( I will try!)

Using certain containers your watering will be limited and natural forces will help your plants grow and provide interest and enjoyment in your home, office or at a special event.

I invite you to join me in this adventure. I love to work with plants. This is something I have
always wanted to do and I am happy to share my passion with others.

Looking forward to seeing you on May 5th, Deanna Morales, Owner & Manager

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 Studio is restructuring, revising and regrouping its fitness offerings

As of April 28, 2017, Elevate Studio will no longer be offering weekly drop-in group fitness classes. As a new focus, Elevate is very excited to re-ignite its goal based fitness philosophy into its private and semi-private training and group training workouts. These 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. The studio also has some exciting programs in the works – guaranteed to ELEVATE your workout experience, so watch for updates this fall.

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
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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 • 10:30 am

“Arthritis Coping Strategies”

Our speaker will be Dr. Darin Allred, a board certified orthopedic surgeon

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.

Dr. Darin Allred will speak to us on May 17 at 10:30 am at the Room for Thought in the Kayenta Art 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.


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)


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.

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

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~ Connie Butterfield ~

Ivins no-kill animal supporters

One group that has greatly benefited since “Nextdoor Kayenta” became a part of our community has been lost or found pets!  Officers at the Ivins City Animal Shelter have asked the community to call the shelter immediately to report lost or found dogs and cats.  The shelter is open Monday-Saturday from 8am-3pm.  If you get the answering machine please leave a message with your name, phone number, and a description and location of the animal.  When posting lost or found animals on Nextdoor please give a detailed description and include a picture if possible.  Please note if the shelter has been notified.  Also it would be helpful to update the Nextdoor post and contact the shelter if you spot the runaways in a new location.  If you are able to keep an animal you have found at your house the officers will pick them up.  You can contact the Ivins Animal Shelter at 435-628-1049.  After hours please call dispatch at 435-634-5730.

The Ivins City Animal Shelter and INKAS will be having their first “Low Cost Microchipping Event for Dogs” on Saturday, May 6th from 10am-1pm.  Don’t take the chance of losing  your “Best Friend”.  No appointment is needed.  The $25 fee includes the microchipping and lifetime registration.  Location: Ivins City Animal Shelter, 474 North 200 West, Ivins.  Contact Lois Hewitt for more information: 435-414-4802.


There are only a few weeks until INKAS’ Spring Yard Sale!  Donations are coming in and it looks like a terrific yard sale is in the works!  Still plenty of time to get after the Spring cleaning and help support our local homeless pets with your donations.

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.

For pick up or to deliver call: Connie Butterfield: 435-817-1616 or Ruth Webb: 435-669-1670


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

~ Kathy Nied ~

Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter

Linda Elwell, President Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter

Greetings from FIAS

Our “Wish for the Month” is Purina Kitten Chow, Purina Puppy Chow and scoopable litter.  This program was suggested by Sarah Atkin many years ago and has proven to be a very successful tool in helping to maintain a healthy diet for our homeless pets.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has participated in the past and is currently providing much needed items for the shelter.  It takes everyone working together to make the “No Kill” municipal shelter possible.

Our warm weather is here so please be very careful not to leave your pets in the car or outside for long periods of time.  While the temperature outside may be cool to us a locked car can turn into an oven very quickly.  When pets are left outside please make sure they have a cool place to lay, shade and ample fresh water.  We want everyone, including our family pets, to have a safe and happy spring followed by a fun filled summer.

FIAS is attempting to establish a spay/neuter fund with the Best Friends Clinic.  If you would like to donate to this special cause please use the contact information below.  Spay/neuter is the major expense of health care for the shelter.  Even a small donation will help to support the homeless pets.  Best Friends fee only covers costs related to the surgery and they assist us with our pets on a regular basis.  They are truly our “best friend”.

Volunteers are always needed at the shelter.  Stacey, Shelter Manager, is a great person and fun to work with.  We know you would enjoy your time at the shelter and the homeless pets always appreciate long walks accompanied with lots of attention.  Keeping the shelter spotless is a big job and the staff appreciates everyone who volunteers.  The Ivins Animal Shelter & Adoption Center is a happy place because we almost “SAVE THEM ALL”!  Please use Stacey’s contact information below for more information.


 SmokeySmokey is a handsome boy.  He is a Russian Blue approximately 4 years old.  Smokey is very loveable and enjoys spending time on your lap.  He loves to play with kids and would make a great family pet.  However, Smokey would like to be the only cat in the home.  Please open your heart and home to Smokey because he has been in the shelter a long time and would really like to find his new forever home as soon as possible.  For more information contact the Ivins Animal Shelter & Adoption Center during business hours.

Misty is a mix between a Newfoundland and a Black Lab.  As you can tell by her picture she does have medium length hair.  She is a sweetheart.  Misty has a great personality.  She enjoys playing, going on walks and being with people.   Misty would be considered a special needs dog because she loves to jump. She can clear a 6 foot fence with ease.  Misty will need special protection when she is outdoors to ensure her safety because of the springs in her legs.  She would make a fantastic family pet.  Misty really wants to find her new forever home as soon as possible.  Please open your heart and home to her today.

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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Red Cliff Sangha ~ Kathi Fox ~

Lotus Retreat

A Lotus Blooms in the Desert
A Tibetan Buddhist Retreat
hosted by the Red Cliff Sangha
May 19, 20 & 21 in Kayenta

This is a rare and unique opportunity! Lama Thupten Dorje Gyaltsen Rinpoche and Lama Palden have dedicated their lives to Tibetan Buddhist practice. Together, they will bring over 70 years of training and practice to our desert community. Their teachings are accessible and relevant for all, whether you are exploring Buddhism as a new experience or as a seasoned practitioner.

The Friday sessions are 11 to 1 and 2 to 5 Saturday sessions are 10 to 12 and 2 to 5. Rinpoche will describe the roots of our lineage and the Three Jewels, the foundation of all Buddhism. He will explain what it means to take refuge, receive empowerments, and engage in Vajrayana Buddhist meditation practices. All participants will be empowered to engage in the Ngondro practice, the meditation practice of Chenrezig, (the Buddha of compassion) and the Green Tara practice.

On Sunday they will lead a traditional Puja with Tsog and Green Tara practice.

The Retreat will take place at the Kayenta Art Village, 800 Kayenta Parkway in the Room for Thought.
Costs per person: Friday $50; Saturday $50 and Sunday $25 or $100 for all 3 days.
Friday evening will include a walking meditation at the Desert Rose Labyrinth.
No food is included.

Attendance will be limited so you must register for this event, for details please send an email to: redcliffsangha@gmail.com

Our retreat will be led by Lama Thupten Rinpoche, a teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Vajrayana Nyingma practice, and guiding teacher of the Urgyen Samten Ling center of Salt Lake City, that was established in 1993. Lama Thupten has studied the Buddha Dharma for over 50 years, and over the past 27 years has traveled annually to Nepal, Bhutan, and India to study and do retreats.
*Tuition may be reduced based on need. Please ask.

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


“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.

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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