The Kayenta Arboretum is celebrating the completion of its expansion project with a ribbon cutting on October 10th. INKAS is having its annual yard sale October 19th & 20th. TRIPS & TRAILS resumes Monday, October 22nd with a Trip to Yant Flats west of Silver Reef.
Did you know you can go to a Movies for FREE? The Center for the Arts at Kayenta is hosting Movie Night October 15th. Concessions available for purchase and donations are always accepted. Check out all the October happenings below.
Volunteer positions are still available. Join the fun, meet the artists, drive the shuttle (it’s a golf cart), monitor the silent auction or help in the Beer Garden. Go to our sign up link below and “Be a part of the Art.” We could not put on a great festival like this without your support.
CELEBRATION is in the air! It is because of this amazing community that we can celebrate in style this month! Without your support we never could have enjoyed over 50 events this past year in the beautiful new Center for the Arts at Kayenta. Thank you! I personally have to say this has been the most generous community of people I have ever had the pleasure to know or work with. Every member (donor), season ticket holder, sponsor and patron has allowed us to enjoy the gift of enriching arts and entertainment this past year. The one-year Anniversary of the Center is October 20th. The black box theatre will be filled with music when the daughter of Lorraine Boccardo (of whom the black box is named) Leanne Rees, performs “Spanish Sounds.” Leanne is a renowned concert pianist, based out of the D.C. area. She will donate this exciting concert to celebrate this special occasion. All proceeds will benefit the Center. Community members, Judith Kapucinski, Derek Boccardo and Lisa Bernath are making it happen alongside Leanne and her team. A wonderful evening to join together and toast our first year!
So many of you have sponsored events, underwritten shows and contributed your time, connections and talents so that we could enjoy everything from Flamenco guitarist Robert Longley to plays like Art and Other Desert Cities to Holocaust survivor Stanley Bernath and Lectures from Ron Smith. This past weekend we experienced a true slice of New York City Jazz when pianist, Ronny Whyte, the brother of another community member, flew in to entertain us. Community member, Cheryl Collins sponsored “In Her own Hand, The Life and Letters of Mary Hallock Foote” last month. A performance so unique and interesting about the woman whom the Pulitzer Prize winning book “Angle of Repose” was based. With Susan Holben as the chair, Art In Kayenta (October 12-14) will be yet another example of how much vision and leadership the many volunteers in this community must have to execute such a world class event. Our past and present board members work tirelessly, most of whom are also residents of the Kayenta community. Truly it takes a village, and you are each sincerely appreciated.
The Arts are so important to our joyful quality of life, our expanding human experience and understanding ourselves and others. In my opinion they are as important as seeing your doctor or therapist regularly. It takes annual funding and ongoing contributions to make an arts organization work. Ticket sales only cover about 45 percent of what is actually needed to maintain a World-Class Artistic Center like ours. To continue to produce and present professional entertainment, in an intimate venue takes long-term commitment of resources. I personally want to thank you for being so generous in the past and ask for your generous ongoing support in the future. It has been a marvelous, challenging and rewarding first season. Cheers and Bravo to this community, you are truly amazing. See you at the theatre!
Jan Broberg, Director, Center for the Arts at Kayenta
Ivins, Utah — Can you even imagine a better way to release the buildup of bad karma that’s got you down? Just being outside (and inside) in one of the most heavenly places on earth while listening to live music, hanging with friends, sipping beverages and eating tasty food…it’s everything a body needs to feel all better. On Saturday, October 6th from 1 to 8pm at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta, six live bands will alternate performances on both our indoor and outdoor stages. Attendees will be able to relax while enjoying great food, drink, friends and the lovely southern Utah fall weather. Kids under 12 are free and welcome to this family-friendly event!
Visit our website details and information on the full lineup of bands.
Gorgeous fall weather, majestic red rock and mountain views, lively music, food vendors, Xetava Gardens Cafe, stellar art galleries and studios, a world-class Center for the Arts…this is Art in Kayenta.
Join us October 12–14 at Kayenta Art Village in Ivins for three fun-filled days of art and entertainment. Over 40 juried local, regional and national artists, along with thousands of guests, will come together to be a part of the art! Art in Kayenta will offer one-of-a-kind creations from artisans specializing in sculpture, painting, jewelry, ceramics, wood and more. A festive beer and wine garden will provide a relaxing respite for festival attendees.
Now in its 18th year, Art in Kayenta, is sponsored by the Kayenta Arts Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting diverse arts in the region. This year’s festival celebrates the newly-opened Center for the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK). The Center is home to the Lorraine Boccardo Theatre—a 200-seat black box and concert stage—and artful spaces to accommodate meetings, receptions, seminars and rehearsals. The Center hosts a broad range of performing arts, dramatic plays, lectures, films, concerts, and educational opportunities for the Southern Utah area. The Foundation will also host a silent auction where patrons can bid on the art of many professional Kayenta community artists as well as visiting artists, who will donate the proceeds toward supporting the Center for the Arts at Kayenta.
Kayenta Arts Foundation’s (KAF’s) Movie Nights at Kayenta will be showing films from the private collection of Richard Kinsman, a resident of Kayenta. Richard loved movies and had a private collection of over 2,500 films. He had hoped to hold regular movie nights as a fundraising activity for KAF as well as a time of community. However, when he learned he had a terminal illness, Richard granted his collection to the Foundation. Sadly, he did not survive to see the Center for the Arts at Kayenta completed and thus, his movie nights begin. Richard would be so thankful to see that his vision has come to life!
The movie is free and open to the public with the fun starting at 7 p.m., There will be bottled water, soda, popcorn, candy, and other concessions available for sale. Bring some cash* to make a donation to help pay for licensing and labor costs. Everyone is welcome!
*We accept cash only for concessions and donations for this event.
Could we really live on Mars? Get answers and expand your mind—by 44 million miles!
*Note: ID wristband required for alcohol purchase
Kathy Johnson, George Otott, Merrie Lee, Scott Carrier, Andy Becker….What do these guys have in common???? Well, they’ve manned-up and put their names in the hat for October 19th’s Coyote Tales storytelling event. The theme is set, we’re taking names and stories are taking shape! But remember, there’s room on the stage for you too. Don’t miss out! The theme is, “Right place, right time” and tickets are on sale now. COYOTE TALES SHOW TICKETS
This event begins with a lively cocktail party before the stories start. Be sure to pre-purchase your beverage tickets to avoid the lines. BEVERAGE TICKET
The Center for the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK) is honored to have Leanne Rees perform Spanish-themed music for their one-year-anniversary celebration in October. Rees is a classically trained pianist, composer and performer who has traveled the globe bringing women composers and new works to wider audiences. A full reception follows her performance. Cost is $40 ($35 if purchased by 10/15) and includes refreshments. Information and tickets are available through kayentaarts.com.
A trailblazer in the development of works by women composers, Rees researched, commissioned and performed works of women throughout the US and Europe. Among the more noteworthy of her countless performances are Rees’ performance with the National Symphony for the opening of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in DC; in the Dumbarton Concert Series; at the Embassies of Germany and India; the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center; Kennedy Center; and to an enthusiastic full house at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Rees is also a prolific composer, having composed music for the theatrical production of Shirley Jackson’s “Haunting of Hill House,” as well as a two-piano arrangement of Love Songs by Cole Porter and Jerome Kern. Her piano composition, Funky Tango, was presented in concert by The Capital Composers Alliance in DC. Leanne’s recordings include Music by American Women Composers by Bravura Recordings and Women Composers and the Men in Their Lives, which made it to the final ballot for a Grammy Award.
Ms. Rees happens to be the daughter of Lorraine Boccardo, the influential woman for whom the CFAK black box theatre was named.
Bone-chilling, crowd-thrilling music, sung to delight with fright. Trick or treat between shows!
Schubert’s “Trout” piano quintet and Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto with Suk, called “the greatest living Lizst pianist.”
Unless otherwise mentioned, events will be held at the Lorraine Boccardo Theater, Center for the Arts.
In recent months Kayenta has had a drought in real estate listings with homes for sale being in short supply. With the cooler weather it seems the drought many be over. We are happy to announce we have just listed 3 new beautiful Kayenta homes.
You can find virtual tours of these home as well as all the information under the Real Estate Listings > Featured Homes for Sale tab on this website.
Our Real Estate Gallery will be open during the Art in Kayenta festival. Stop by and say hi. We look forward to seeing you!
Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Nancy Kosick & Kurt VanLeeuwen, Sales Agents
435-628-7234 • www.kayentahomes.com
I’ve never had such a dinner in my life, and I am not exaggerating one bit. We eat out every day, and there has been no restaurant I’ve ever been to anywhere that paid as much attention to the small details of every single aspect of a meal, as you did. Jeff and I are still talking about it today with amazement. We will definitely be attending more! Thank you again for all the time and hard work you put into making such a wonderful gathering.” -Rita Hartman
About Petite Feast Supper Club: After 30 years as a restaurateur, caterer, chef and Food and Wine best new chef nominee, Victoria Topham is opening her kitchen to share her unique culinary skills and healthy cooking style with guests just like you. PF Dinner Club offers guests the opportunity to socialize with new friends around a shared table while enjoying deliciously upscale meals. Monthly dinners will feature an hors d’oeuvre hour followed by a multi course dinner where mingling with the chef in the kitchen is encouraged. ** Think – mash-up of a restaurant, dinner party and cooking class. And, she always has a few unplanned courses and surprises for her guests!
Events will be announced monthly through her website. Pricing for each event varies. The next event is scheduled for Sunday, October 28th, promises to deliver some unannounced dining pleasures! She’s always happy to accommodate special celebration requests too! If you have a special event or milestone coming up, consider celebrating it with friends over this special meal.
CHEESE STRAWS WITH WARM PARMESAN DIP
PUMPKIN AND RICOTTA CANAPE
BOURBON AND CIDER COCKTAIL
CUCUMBER YOGURT SORBET WITH CITRUS CURED SALMON, PICKLED SHALLOTS AND CUCUMBER PEARLS
BUTTERNUT SQUASH VICHYSSOISE WITH RED CHILI OIL AND TOASTED PEPITA
BALLOTINE OF TURKEY WITH SPINACH, BRAISED BABY VEGETABLES, POTATO ROSTI AND THYME JUS
GREEN TEA MERINGUE WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE PLUM ARMAGNAC CREMEUX
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: email@example.com
For information on the Village Gym contact Gloria at 674-2824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.[divider]
Hooray! Please join us at 4PM, October 10 for the ribbon cutting of the Arboretum and Labyrinth expansion.
Thanks to a huge efforts of our volunteers, the arboretum trails now connect to the Desert Rose Labyrinth along the way plants that demonstrate the beauty of our diverse desert flora and numerous sculptures dot the pathways. This expansion was funded by a consortium of organizations; Kayenta Arts Foundation, Ivins City, Utah State Division of Water Resources and the Washington County Water Conservancy. We thank them all for their belief that a group of Kayenta volunteers could complete a project of this scope. And thank our volunteers for proving them right. If you haven’t enjoyed the arboretum and want to just take a relaxing walk, check out our new kiosk at the top of the stairs just above Datura Gallery.
Our work is not done! Over the winter, the Arboretum is planning a number of additional enhancements. If you have not participated in the maintenance of the arboretum or just want to be kept informed of the activities in the planning stage, contact Roger Head, email@example.com
For more information, contact Roger Head 632-1814 ● firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the Kayenta HOA website ACC tab for Landscaping documentation. Select Landscaping Regulations Rev 2017 and Landscaping Review Steps 2017.
Monday October 22nd
Trip to Yant Flats west of Silver Reef. Two mile round trip hike. Half day trip. Five milds of dirt road. Bring a lunch. Meet at the main Kayenta Office at 9 am.
For Details call Charlie at 656-1956.
Washout Reroute #3
The Kayenta Wash continues to erode the narrow strip of land between the Wash and the service road. This is occurring a bit north of the Pickleball Trail (PBT) South Trailhead. I have just built reroute #3 of the Pickleball Trail. It is now very close to the service road. It is also very soft and sandy and very difficult to ride. A more pleasant alternative now is to use the existing trail on the east side of the service road.
I have flagged (with pink flags) and started construction of this new piece of trail. The trail loop starts at the PBT north TH, on the west side of the fire road. Five switchbacks have been roughed in up to the summit from which a very nice 360 Kayenta view is available. Flags continue south from the summit to mark the route of the trail to the point where it joins the blue loop. The underlying soil for this trail is quite soft. Lots of tires, boots, paws and rain will be needed to make this a comfortable firm trail tread. You may use the trail now. It will slowly become more complete and more firm.
There are many spots in the PBT trail tread which have become quite sandy and soft and difficult to ride. We need rain to make them firm again. Today’s weather forecast indicates that rain might happen next week!
For the mountain bikers here are some suggestions on how to deal with soft trails:
E-Mountain Bikes (e-MTBs)
You have probably noticed a significant increase in the number of these bikes in Kayenta recently. You will also have noticed the riders finish climbing a hill in Kayenta with a smile on their face rather than a grimace. The e-bikes provide “pedal assist” for the riders making the climbs much easier. Class 1 e-mtbs are allowed on the PBT. Class 1 means the bike provides “pedal assist”( you still pedal) as opposed to Class 3 bikes which provide “throttle assist” (like a motorcycle) and which go faster than Class 1 bikes.
E-bikes of any class have been prohibited on many trails in Utah. My guess is that eventually class 1 bikes will become allowed, but not class 3 bikes.
Thanks, Dan Cornelius
October 17, 2018, 11 am
Center for the Arts at Kayenta, Studio Room
Staying Put in Kayenta would like to welcome back Tom Erickson and other staff
Members of the Five County Association on Aging to discuss Medicare concerns,
as well as the new Medicare cards being issued. Tom would like to discuss changes to
medicare, how to choose care giver agencies, individuals for home care or moving to
assisted living arrangements.
Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are local aging programs that provide information and services on a range of assistance for older adults and those who care for them.
Available services in your area:
Cost will be $2.00 to cover the cost of the room.
Best Regards, Ellen Nathan
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta
Staying Put in Kayenta is a member-driven organization for Kayenta residents, proactively providing programs and services so members can lead vibrant, active and healthy lives while living in their own homes.
Contact StayingPutKayenta@gmail.com for information.
Elevate Studio is ready to rock your workout with motivating group fitness experiences! Stay tuned by following our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Elevate-Studio-595217220549887/
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 • email@example.com
Janene Borandi is a Utah licensed acupuncturist. She holds a Diplomate of Acupuncture Certification by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Janene graduated from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2014 and worked in private practice in Maryland and DC until moving to St. George, Utah in December 2016.
Janene is a rock climber, yogi, cyclist, and she loves to travel and experience new cultures. Janene considers it a privilege to work with people as they traverse their unique healing process, and she is excited to be of service to the Kayenta community.
For more informaiton please visit Janene’s website at www.greatermountainacupuncture.com.
Those wanting to make acupuncture appointments online can follow this link to my
Janene will also be offering the following yoga classes.
Yoga – Kundalini Level I – Wednesday 9:00-10:15 am
1 hour 15 minutes @ $15.00
Light stretching and movement give way to breath-intensive Kriya (postures) that will focus on a specific facet of the mind, body, and soul. Classes may also include meditation, chanting, and light sound bath with bronze singing bowls. Enjoy a cup of yogi tea with friends and start your day balanced and rejuvenated. Sat Nam.
Yoga – Power Vinyasa Level II/III – Monday & Thursday at 6:00 pm
1 hour @ $15.00
Quick-paced vinyasa flow with an emphasis on core strengthening and balance. Room will be relatively warm, but by no means is this “hot yoga”.
Come ready to stretch, warrior, sweat, laugh, crunch, and arm balance. Namaste.
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.
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.
Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:45 to 10am. These 75 minute sessions emphasize breathing, strength, flexibility, and balance. The level is intermediate. The style is hatha flow. The location is the Room for Thought, a multi-purpose room in Kayenta’s Art Village. If you would like to join in the fun, please call first at 435-673-3469.
Taking July and August off – yoga will resume in September.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 435-674-2824 or 435-669-0430.
Welcome to beautiful, cooler October, our reward for surviving the heat of summer!
October is also INKAS annual yard sale! INKAS yard sale is a fundraiser show-casing generous donations that have been collected over the past months.
Please stop by and join us on Friday and Saturday, October 19th and 20th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 359 South Puerto Drive in Ivins. It’s a lot of fun finding new treasures or just something you never knew you wanted! All money raised goes directly towards helping the homeless pets and animals of Ivins and Santa Clara. Thank you for supporting INKAS and our mission!
If you’re out celebrating the fun of Halloween with family and friends what could be more enjoyable than stopping by the Ivins City Animal Shelter for candy and to visit the pets waiting for a home to share! Panther, a black kitten, and Smith, an adult black cat, would love nothing more than to be your Halloween treat and be chosen to go to a forever, loving home!
You can visit all the kittens, cats and dogs in the Ivins shelter on petfinder.com.
Bailee Sleppy, Manager
HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 8AM – 3PM, Sunday: CLOSED
INKAS is a A 501(c)3 organization
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 email@example.com. “Like” us on www.facebook.com/ FriendsofSnowCanyon.
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
Ivins City information can be found on their website at www.ivins.com
“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
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
Trips & Trails
For more details call Charles Dillier at 435-656-1956.
Group play is every day of the week but Sunday and the starting time changes with the season. For more info, call Rick Erickson at 435-674-4972.
Kayenta Book Lovers
Meetings the 2nd Monday of every month. For more details contact: A useful resource for any reader: https://sites.google.com/site/kayentabookclub/
The Kayenta Weavers groups meets weekly to enjoy the limitless creativity of off-loom weaving. For information contact Katie at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:email@example.com
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