Kayenta Connection Newsletter • May 2018

Kayenta Homes and Properties Pool PartyMAY MERRIMENT

This month we have a marathon close by, a Pool Party and a May line up at the Center for the Arts that is second to none. Xetava Gardens Cafe is now open Monday – Wednesday from  9 am – 5 pm and Thursday – Sunday from 9 am until 9 pm – keeping Kayenta’s foodies happy.  A well deserved pat on the back to all of us who have chosen this special place to call home. Enjoy this May edition of the Kayenta Connection.

KAYENTA EVENTS

Kayenta Homes and Properties Memorial Day Weekend Pool Party

Please RSVP by May 19th.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND POOL PARTY RSVP

KAYENTA ARTS FOUNDATION

A Note from our Director

Jan BrobergWhat a thrill to see the support of the Kayenta community on the opening night of the Tony Award-Winning comedy “Art” — which was sold out!  The production runs through May 12th so hopefully everyone will get to see it! When communities like this one truly support the arts it raises our way of life and elevates our relationships.  That is what I witnessed first hand on opening night.  Community spirit, love for neighbors, conversation, and coming together on common ground. The play highlights that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder! The purchase of an all-white painting creates a rift between three close friends in this clever, funny, sophisticated and ultimately moving portrait of friendship and its complexities. An all-professional cast, starring Garry Morris, Kent Hayes & Philippe Hall had the audience laughing through tears.

As the Center continues to bring in diverse and richly human entertainment I hope that Latino Roots and Andean Flutes will be as well attended this year as it was last October.  People loved it, so we are bringing it back to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  It is so colorful with beautiful authentic costumes, choreographies, music and song, celebrating the many cultures that make up the Americas. They head to China on tour later in May. We get to be the final, intimate “sneak peek” audience before they perform in enormous theaters across that country!

Our goal is to bring diverse, world-class entertainment – with a new twist to the community. When I saw that Connor Chee, Navajo Classical Pianist, (two time gold medal World Piano competition winner and Carnegie Hall performer) was passing through on his way to EarthFest in Kanab… we snagged him for a special one night concert May 17th.

Nominated for “Best New Artist” and “Record of the Year,” Connor performs throughout the U.S. He’ll play original piano compositions based on traditional Navajo chants from his recent recording, The Navajo Piano, as well as Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Liszt. Special Attraction: Kaibab Paiute performance during intermission! The audience will be invited to join our special guests in a “friendship dance” to celebrate Kaibab Paiute Indian culture.

We want to celebrate with you our inaugural season drawing to a close with the ‘Toga Party Band’ coming from Southern California for a night of great live music from the 70’s to present day.  Sponsored by community members, Greg and Cindy Grajek, this will be a fun event to celebrate and dance the night away… Toga’s are not required but having more fun than anyone else in Southern UT is!

Hungry for a rich, funny and touching adult drama? Then our final spring play, Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz is for you. The play “explores the limits of parental love and filial duty, our myth-making culture, and the claim we have on our own biography when it involves the invasion of privacy of others.”

“Other Desert Cities is a clever, biting and a comic genius of a script” say’s director Douglas Caputo. “This is the kind of show we don’t get to see in our area often, an adult, contemporary comedy/drama. We have a strong local cast and we are also bringing in talent from outside the area.” This will be the show to see for those who desire a little more edge in their entertainment. Opens May 24th and runs through June 9th.

Other Desert Cities delivers serious family drama and combustible comedy. “The most richly enjoyable new play for grownups that New York has known in many Seasons… the members of the wounded family portrayed here… emerge as selfish, loving, cruel, compassionate, irritating, charming and just possibly heroic…leaves you feeling both moved and gratifyingly sated.” —NY Times. Other Desert Cities cast includes; Nick Adams, Ginger Nelson, Jared Shipley, Pat Evans and California based actor Robin Hampton. 

See you at the Center!!  Thanks for the support!

Jan Broberg

Director, Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Kayenta Arts Foundation Upcoming Events

MAY 2018

 ART; Hilarious Tony Award Winning Comedy

Center for the Arts at Kayenta Show
12 Shows Beginning April 26th
Tickets: $30
Check website for dates and start times

Kayenta Arts Foundation and Man of Two Worlds Productions present the comedy ART!

Starring Garry Peter Morris*, Kent Harrison Hayes* & Philippe Hall

Three long-time friends. One white painting. A hilarious Tony-award winning comedy. Serge, whose purchase of an all-white painting, creates a rift with his friends. Marc, Serge’s best friend of 15 years, is stunned and infuriated by Serge’s moment of insanity, and angry at what he considers Serge’s pretension. Yvan, the good-natured beta male of the trio, endeavors to keep the peace between them, but he’s got more than enough to contend with in the form of his fraught upcoming wedding. The heated debate about the contentious canvas brings to the fore long-bubbling tensions between the trio, as they dig ruthlessly away at each other’s insecurities. “Art” is a clever, funny, sophisticated and ultimately moving portrait of friendship and its complexities, responsibilities and burdens.

Some mild language. Suitable for ages 13+.

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.

Phil Althouse Exhibit; Fine Art Photographer

Phil Althouse PhotographyApril 26 – May 12, CFTA Lobby

VIEWING HOURS
Monday & Tuesday: 12 – 4 pm
Wednesday – Saturday: 12 – 9 pm

Phil Althouse, Photographer “…. devilish eye for humor” Phil Althouse is an award-winning fine art photographer based in Los Angeles. Originally from the San Francisco area, Althouse moved to Hollywood and spent the bulk of his career in the film and television industry. The comedy and drama of “the industry” has informed his photography ever since. He became fascinated by the challenge of telling a story and injecting humor and theatrical timing into a single still image. Althouse’s work has been shown in galleries and private collections throughout the US, Europe and Australia. In 2010, one of his nature images was chosen from a field of 45,000 for an exhibit in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Althouse’s images are known for their uniquely dramatic style, wit, and sensitivity to contrast and form. One reviewer called his body of work “An extraordinary mix of classical photography, inventive modern imagery, and devilish eye for humor.”

Latino Roots Returns for
CINCO DE MAYO Performance

latino Roots Center for the Arts at Kayenta ShowMay 5
7:30 PM
Tickets: $20 Adults/$10 Students with ID

Latino Roots and Andean Flutes return by popular demand for A Cinco De Mayo performance that will delight audiences young and old.

The group will be leaving for a multi-city tour in China later in the month, after a successful tour last year brought rave reviews in large theaters around the world!

Latino Roots with Andean Flutes is dedicated to bringing music and dance from many countries throughout the Americas and celebrates the rich heritage and culture that have made the American continent interesting, beautiful and diverse. The diverse heritage of this Northern Utah based company of musicians and dancers is a feast for the ears and the eyes. Come and celebrate with us! Bring everyone who loves the diversity and culture that has made the melting pot of our diverse America great, rich and inspirational! With authentic music, costumes and choreographies that represent the many cultures of the Americas, there will surely be entertainment that brings smiles, cheers and enlarges hearts for our beautiful and amazing world.

This performance is sponsored by: SUSAN BROBERG LAW; immigration law

Voyager Series: The Search for Another Earth
with Ron Smith

Ron Smith Lecture Center for the Arts at Kayenta ShowMay 16
7:00 PM
Tickets: $10

We’ve all gazed up at the vast night sky and experienced awe and wonder. Throughout most of human history we could only speculate about extraterrestrial life and where it might reside. Now we have applications of new technology to seriously search for life supporting planets. The Kepler Space Telescope has detected over 1000 planets orbiting numerous stars in our galaxy. When the new Webb Space Telescope is deployed in a few years, we’ll have the ability to look for oxygen and water on some of these alien worlds. How is it possible for us to detect planets so far away? Have we already discovered potential earth-like worlds? Join retired astronomer and planetarium lecturer Ron Smith on a fascinating voyage in the search for another Earth.

Ron Smith lectures sell out early… buy your tickets today!

Evenings to inspire curiosity, discovery and wonder… the Voyager Lecture Series is sponsored by:

Voyager Wealth Advisors, Inc., Cache Valley Bank, State Farm (Sherry McGhee)

Connor Chee, Navajo Concert Pianist Plays
Navajo Vocables, Chopin, Rachmaninoff & Liszt

Conner Chee - Center for the Arts at Kayenta ShowMay 17
7:30 PM
Tickets: $30

The style and scope of Connor Chee’s music is breathtaking. His exquisite Navajo vocables highlight the depth and richness of his Navajo heritage.

If you haven’t yet heard Connor Chee play, you’re in for an extraordinary music experience. Mr. Chee plays original Navajo “Vocables”—meaningful sounds unique to this culture—that awaken us to the sacredness and beauty of the Navajo people. This extraordinarily gifted pianist also plays works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Liszt as beautifully as you’ll hear anywhere.

Mr. Chee cultivated his prodigious talent from a young age under the tutelage of instructors in his home of Page, Arizona and then at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. At age 12 he played at Carnegie Hall for the first time, marking the beginning of numerous awards he has accumulated throughout his performing career.

In 2016 he was awarded First Prize in the 2016 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition and performed in the winners’ recital at Carnegie Hall. He also received the award for “Best Instrumental Recording” at the 16th Annual Native American Music Awards for his album “The Navajo Piano.”

For a sample of his sounds, scroll down on his home page (www.connorchee.com) and listen. And then get your tickets early to this one-of-a-kind event at the Center for the Arts, Lorraine Boccardo Theatre.

“I’ve got a soft spot for piano, but Connor Chee’s Navajo Vocable No. 2 could bring a person to tears.” —Rich Csenge

This exclusive concert is presented In partnership with the 12th Annual Amazing Earthfest going on May 13-19 in Kanab, Utah. Visit amazingearthfest.org for details.

David Jorgensen special James Taylor Tribute Concert

David Jorgensen - Center for the Arts at Kayenta ShowMay 18
7:30 PM
Tickets: $30

How Sweet It Is…to Hear James Taylor Songs In Concert!

For many of us growing up in the 20th Century, our life’s soundtrack probably has a few songs from one of the best crooners of our generation: James Taylor. Fire and Rain, You’ve Got a Friend, Carolina In My Mind, Sweet Baby James. Gifted guitarist and vocalist David Jorgensen takes us back with the best songs of our beloved JT. Come solo or bring a friend! Join fellow fans to hear some of the best music ever made—sung with heart and soul—live in an intimate setting.

Southern Utah original David Jorgensen has spent years perfecting his classical guitar and vocal performance as well as songwriting. His passion for 70’s music and musicians led him down the path of creating tribute performances of great 70’s-era musicians while weaving some of his original songs into the mix. Jorgensen’s local performances in countless venues have gained him a solid, loyal fan base and we’re very proud and excited to share his passionate sounds with Kayenta audiences.

Toga Party Dance Band, End of Season Party!

TOga Party - Center for the Arts at Kayenta ShowMay 19
8:000 PM
Tickets: $20

Toga Party Band is southern California’s premier dance band with one goal in mind, to get you to loosen up from your stressful lifestyle, Animal House style.

A full night of music and a full dance floor is what you should expect when you show up at this performance. Everyone is welcome to wear a toga but it is not necessary. Toga Party Band plays a wide variety of music from the 1970s through current day favorites. Everything is designed to get you moving. Strong vocals backed by musicians with hundreds of years of collective experience makes Toga Party Band a unique experience that you don’t want to miss.

We Came ………… We Saw ………… We Partied ……….. What a great way to celebrate the culmination of a terrific first season at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta. See you there — dance, or just enjoy the music and refreshments!

SPONSORED BY: GREG N. & CINDY GRAJEK . THANK YOU!!

Other Desert Cities

Other Desert Cities - Center for the Arts at Kayenta Show9 Shows beginning May 24th
Tickets: $30
Check website for dates and start times

Other Desert Cities delivers serious family drama and combustible comedy.

No subject is sacred in the Wyeth family. Politics, personal shortcomings, successes and failures…any and all topics are up for discussion. Except one. As this modern family deals with it’s collective demons, the audience is taken on a thrill ride that will have them by turns laughing, in tears…and challenging assumptions. Acclaimed playwright Jon Robin Baitz’ Other Desert Cities premiered Off-Broadway in early 2011 and transferred to Broadway later that year. An audience and critics’ favorite, it was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. For those who enjoy edgy, grownup entertainment, Douglas Caputo brings it to Kayenta.

The Plot: Brooke Wyeth returns home after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, brother, and aunt. Brooke announces she’s about to publish a memoir that dredges up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. Nonetheless, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it. The play explores the limits of parental love and filial duty, our myth-making culture, and the claim we have on our own biography when it involves the invasion of privacy of others.

Coyote Tales

Coyote Tales Recap

“ …a few years later, I found myself in a maximum security prison in Illinois.”

The Lorraine Boccardo Theater in the Center for the Arts at Kayenta was the setting for eleven storytellers to take to the stage for the fourth sold-out performance of Coyote Tales.  This groundbreaking event featured a few departures from our regular open-mic storytelling format. Most notably, the evening was a curated event featuring invited storytellers from across the state who captivated the audience with their take on the theme, “Art Matters.”  The night began with a cocktail party in the black box theater, where audience members dined on deliciously upscale bites like, mini vegetarian muffaletta sandwiches, rare beef fillet on blue cheese crackers and spicy pork empanandas all while enjoying the bluegrass artistry of Major Tom and the Pine Mountain Boys. Another departure from the norm was the introduction of a cash bar.  Linda Schmall of Sotheby’s Realty generously provided wine and beer for patrons to purchase throughout the evening. All proceeds from the sale benefited the KAF and Art Center. Additionally, beverage sales were made a little more efficient due to a new, pre-purchase beverage ticket system offered through the Coyote Tales website. Attendees were able to purchase beverage tickets electronically in advance and have them waiting for them at the will call / ID check stations. The Center is working on making the system even more efficient for future events that are slated to have a cash bar.

Coyote Tales Matt ClarkOnce the stories began, the audience was transfixed by each teller’s unique and authentic performance. Stories ranged from a mother finding purpose in the art of storytelling, to a palliative care physician learning the art of medicine through her own mother’s passing, to a middle-aged man being saved by art after being let go from his job. There were so many great stories to choose from but, the audience voted artist/sculptor Matt Clark’s tale as their favorite. He described how he repaired his broken body through the transformative artistry of his metalwork. His telling was everything a good story should be: honest, poignant and mesmerizing.

We were happy to have visiting storytellers grace our stage.  Utah Humanities sponsored two tellers from the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival as well as Alex Caldiero, Senior Artist in Residence for the Humanities at Utah Valley University. The audience was delighted by their well-crafted tales.

After the stories, attendees were treated to a “campfire S’mores bar” with homemade bourbon, coffee, and vanilla marshmallows. Everyone had a grand time chatting with friends and concocting their own S’more delicacies. It was while enjoying their creations that the audience was asked to vote for their favorite Coyote Tale of the evening. For each vote, a donation was made to the KAF through a nifty on-line voting system.  Matt Clark’s story brought in more than $1,500.00. Of course it should be mentioned that every teller was an audience favorite. And every storyteller’s tale earned much-needed funds for the Center for the Arts at Kayenta. Kudos to each of our storytellers and to our amazing and generous audience.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event scheduled for October 19, 2018.  The theme is, RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME.” If you are interested in getting on stage, please contact Victoria through our website http://coyotetalesstories.com. And while you’re there, get some tips and tricks for telling a great story. Everyone has a story to tell!

GET THE WHOLE STORY
If you were unable to attend, you can hear the stories by visiting the Coyote Tales story archives on our website at: http://coyotetalesstories.com.  Let us know what you think!

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Thank 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

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THE KAYENTA COMMUNITY

Memorial Day Weekend Pool Party, May 26th

Kayenta Homes & Properties

It was wonderful seeing all of you that came out to the Kayenta Street Painting Festival and we are looking forward to seeing you all again at the 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! PLEASE RSVP HERE and let us know you are coming!

Your Kayenta Real Estate Experts,

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

South Pacific Cruise • March 30th, 2019

Have you ever wanted to go to the South Pacific but did not want to fly?  I have been made aware of an exciting 28 day cruise on March 30th, 2019.  The cruise departs from Los Angeles and will take you to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, remote Samoa and exotic French Polynesia including Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea and then back to Los Angeles. Coral and I have signed up for this cruise with Morris Murdock Travel and if we get enough people to go Morris Murdock will provide a motor coach right from St. George to the port and back.  This makes the trip so easy and hassle free with no airports and no TSA.  For more details and pricing call Kim at Morris Murdock Travel at 435-628-3633.  We are really looking forward to this incredible journey to the South Pacific we hope you will join us.  Coral and Craig Arave 435-628-8422

Petite Feast Dinner Club • May 25, 2018

This dinner features a celebration of the season’s best offerings.  Enjoy a collection of southern favorites, tender vegetables, zesty herbs and fresh seafood during this delightful dinner. Be sure to save room for a special dessert…or 2 ~ Victoria

Victoria,  Patrick and I were quite astounded with the meal you prepared.  The artistry of flavors, colors and textures – each portion in their ‘just-right’ proportion.  It was the best meal we have ever enjoyed! Thank you so much! You bring a wonderful talent to this community” ~So grateful, Kay and Patrick

Petite Feast Victoria Topham
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  Friday, May 25th and features Victoria’s unique twist on roasted halibut with heirloom corona beans, rapini, spring onions and balsamic essence. Click here for more information, menus and to purchase tickets:   http://petitefeastutah.com/product/pf-spring-jubilee-dinner-may-xxx-2018/

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MAY – SPRING JUBILEE DINNER
FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018

HORS D’OEUVRE

SOUTHERN SPECIALTIES

PEPPER JELLY LINZER COOKIES, DEVILED EGGS AND PIMENTO CHEESE WITH HOUSE MADE CRACKERS

PINEAPPLE GINGER FIZZ

FIRST COURSE

MIXED BABY LETTUCES WITH BERRIES, CHEVRE, ALMONDS AND A MINT CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE

SECOND COURSE

CURRIED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP WITH SHRIMP AND TOASTED COCONUT

ENTREE

OVEN ROASTED HALIBUT WITH HEIRLOOM CORONA BEANS, RAPINI, SPRING ONIONS AND BALSAMIC ESSENCE

DESSERT

MOLTEN CHOCOLATE GATEAU WITH VANILLA BEAN ICE CREAM

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ACC INFORMATION

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

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

KAYENTA DESERT ARBORETUM ~ Roger Head ~

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.

www.kayentadesertarboretum.org

KAYENTA LANDSCAPING COMMITTEE
~ 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.

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

TRIPS & TRAILS ~ Charles Dillier ~

Monday May 21, 2018

Meet at the Main Kayenta Office at 10:00 am. Trip to Old Iron Town, a Ghost Town 20 miles southwest of Cedar City. Half day trip. Half mile of dirt road. Bring a Lunch.

For Details call Charlie at 656-1956.

PICKLEBALL TRAIL ~ Dan Cornelius ~

 

The Pickleball trail is now 4 miles long. A map of the different routes can be found on the Kayenta Utah website. http://www.kayentautah.com/thingstodoinkayentautah/mountain-road-cycling/

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 their email addresses and I will add them to the list.

Thanks, Dan Cornelius
decorn2@gmail.com

STAYING PUT IN KAYENTA ~ Ellen Nathan~

Staying Put in Kayenta

Cameron Rognan from the Red Cliff Desert Reserve

May 16th, 11 AM
Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Staying Put in Kayenta would like to welcome on Wednesday May 16th @ 11:00 am in the Center for the Arts at Kayenta. He will be bringing some of the animals that exist in the desert area.
I know that we all have questions about the snakes that we have seen in the past few weeks and this will be your chance to find out what they are.

Have animals, will travel!
For groups over 20 we can bring the animals to you! The Red Cliff’s Outreach and Education Program is designed to educate local community members about The Reserve, its vital resources, wildlife, and even recreational opportunities.

The Habitat Conservation Plan of Washington County houses local animal species for educational purposes. These animals include:

  • Tank and Chip, the Mojave Desert Tortoises
  • Hercules, the Gila Monster and
  • Sierra, the Sonoran Mountain King Snake.

Cost for this event is $2.00 per person to cover the cost of the room.

Best Regards, Ellen Nathan
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta
435-652-8333

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.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Soul Space Retreats • Coming Fall 2018

Come home to the astounding red rocks of the southern Utah desert and come home to yourself.

The wild beauty and healing energy of this sacred land will help guide you back to YOUR powerful, intuitive magical core of being. Experience an adventure. Soul Space Retreat is a time for YOU. Relax. Reflect. Rejuvenate.

A transfomative retreat that will include yoga classes, meals and all guided activities. Experience a wonderful night swim under the starry skies of southern Utah. Welcome dinner at Xetava. Speak your truth. Affirm your intuition. Plus time for wine & fun! An incredible experience awaits you at Soul Space Retreats.

For more information contact John Yohman: jyfitness@me.com

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/

NEW YOGA CLASSES

Elevate Studio is offering yoga classes for employees of Kayenta Art Village and beyond!

Yoga classes are now offered weekly at Elevate Studio.

  • Monday and Thursday at 6 pm

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

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

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.

LODGING

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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COMMUNITY ADVOCATES

INKAS – IVINS NO KILL ANIMAL SUPPORTERS
~ Connie Butterfield ~

Ivins no-kill animal supporters

INKAS gives a big thank you to all who stopped by our booth at Kayenta’s Street Painting Festival. It is always so rewarding to hear stories of successful adoptions and to experience the personal and financial generosity of so many.

Another big thank you goes to Bailee Sleppy, Ivins Animal Shelter Manager and Santa Clara-Ivins Animal Control Officer. Since taking on the position INKAS has enjoyed developing an active and supportive relationship with Bailee. Bailee is bringing many new ideas to the Shelter. During May and June improvements will be made to the floors and dog yards. Because of this INKAS is rescheduling the Low-cost Microchip Clinic from May to Sept. 15. At that time you will have the opportunity to check out the improvements as well as have your dog chipped.

Our Fall yard sale will be held in October. The success of this event depends upon your generosity. If you have any items you would like to donate please call Sara Dupre at 206-724-5902 or Connie Butterfield at 435-817-1616.

The Ivins Animal Shelter

Bailee Sleppy, 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.

FRIENDS OF SNOW CANYON STATE PARK ~ Isabelle Kalantzes ~

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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AROUND KAYENTA

Ivins City

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

Ironman 70.3 St George UT, Saturday May 5th.

The bike leg of the St. George Marathon will pass very close to Kayenta when cyclists navigate a U-Turn at Center Street and 400 West. Expect Road closures throughout the day. Route information can be found on their WEBSITE.

ART CLASSES

OIL PAINTING CLASSES

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

ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSES
BLUE RAVEN ART GALLERY & STUDIO

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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ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

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

Pickleball
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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