Kayenta Connection Newsletter • September 2016

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Fall is sneaking up on us with later sunrises and cooler evenings and so are several fun Kayenta based events. National Drive Electric Week is hosting a “Ride and Drive” in the Art Village on September 10th. The Kayenta Arts Foundation is presenting its first play of the season, David Mamet’s Oleanna directed by Douglas Caputo, September 8-10, 15-17 and 22-24. They are also preparing for KAF’s Art in Kayenta Festival, October 7th, 8th and 9th.  Kayenta Art Villages own Sacred Space Spa is offering September Specials including a $15 savings on a Massage / Facial Combo. Finally, don’t forget to sign up for Kayenta Homes and Properties Labor Day Pool Party – this Saturday, September 3rd.  Enjoy our September Kayenta Connection and thanks for reading.


National Drive Electric Week





Kayenta Homes & Properties

Kayenta Homes & Properties

Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Kurt VanLeeuwen, Sales Agent
RaNae Fabrizio, Sales Agent

435-628-7234 • www.kayentahomes.com

Kayenta Pool Party Invite
With our summer coming to a close here in Southern Utah it’s time for the Annual Kayenta Pool Party. Please follow the link below to sign up or you can call our office at 435-628-7234 and we’ll get you on the list! www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094faaac29a5fa7-labor



It is with regret that I inform the Kayenta community that Wendy Bradley submitted her resignation from the Kayenta Architecture Control Committee (ACC) effective December 31, 2016.  Wendy served as chair of the ACC for the past two years, and co-chair for the years previous. During that time, as the building activity increased, she managed an increase in the number of new construction plan reviews, as well as members’ requests for solar installation, landscape plans and other applications.  Under her leadership, the ACC instituted a number of improvements in the application submittal process and new construction review.  Kayenta will miss her dedication and management skill.

With Wendy’s impending resignation, I would like to encourage Kayenta residents interested in serving on the ACC or chairing the ACC, to contact me. The Board is seeking individuals that have an interest in the ACC to implement the Kayenta concept as it applies to new construction, remodels, landscaping or other exterior modification to homes.  We are seeking an individual with good interpersonal skills, problem-solving capabilities and organizational skills.  A background in viewing construction plans is helpful.

If you would like to discuss serving on the ACC please let me know. I can be reached at 435-275-4274 or JeffHartman@gmail.com

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? Wendy Bradley • Phone: 435-705-4784 • email: wendy.bradley@gmail.com



Kayenta Arts Foundation


Oleanna by David Mamet
September 8-10, 15-17, 22-24

Come see a brilliant production of David Mamet’s Oleanna. Performances will be held on September 8-10, 15-17, and 22-24 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday each week). Tickets are $20 each and the performances will be held in the Room for Thought.

Oleanna Play


“A seething investigation of “political correctness” in a time when the nation’s morality has been tested by increased incidents of sexual harassment.  OLEANNA is likely to provoke more arguments than any play this year.”— The New York Times

Advisory: This play contains adult content and mature themes.

October 7th – 9th • Art In Kayenta 2016

Art in Kayenta, October 7, 8 & 9, 2016


Nestled in the Kayenta Art Village, more than 60 juried artists will once again be joining the Art in Kayenta Festival, now in its 17th year! Showcasing varied artistic disciplines including painting, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, fine woodworking and photography, the festival is certain to entice and inspire the expected 6,000+ visitors throughout the three-day event.

With magnificent Red Mountain as the backdrop, visitors wandering through the village can’t help being stirred by the vista, music, delectable fare and amazing artistry that surround the Festival at every turn.  And, as always, the beautiful October weather is sure to put a smile on the faces of every attendee.

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.



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!

For Crescent Moon Inn Reservations or Pricing call: 435-879-9076 • www.crescentmooninn.com

$120.00 per night if you book 3 nights or more in the month of September




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.


Summer sun taken a toll on your skin?  Let us help with the facial/massage combo. Feet feeling fatigued & dry? Let our Reflexology treatment soothe your sole.

Facial/Massage combo • 90 minutes • $110 ( regularly $125, save $15) &

Sacred Sole Reflexology • 60 minutes •  $65 (regularly $75, save $10)

Sacred Space Kayenta’s very own day spa! Tel: 435-862-7743 Sacredspacespa@gmail.com.


Elevate FitnessElevate to a new level of fitness, health & well-being!

Elevate Studio brings a high caliber of fitness to the Kayenta community and beyond. We offer classes on fitness, yoga, fusion, stretch and relaxation plus many more. All disciplines will be introduced and changing as needed by attending individuals and groups. Personal fitness training / coaching, and yoga/ meditation sessions are also available as class and individual offerings.

Be happy. Be healthy. Have a blast! E L E V A T E
For more information and class schedule visit: johnyohmanfitnessretreats.com.
Elevate Studio • 435-632-1381 • jyfitness@me.com




Staying Put in KayentaWe will do our monthly Costco trip on Wednesday September 7th leaving at 9:30 am from the Kayenta Sales Office.

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.



kayenta Desert ArboretumAt last all funding for our Arboretum expansion is in place.  The project will link the Arboretum with the Desert Rose Labyrinth and to make substantial improvements throughout.  Our request began with a letter asking for assistance in March, 2015.  We have knocked on many doors since then.  Our list of partners now includes: Kayenta Desert Arboretum Foundation: $5,000; Kaqyenta Arts Foundation: $5,000; Ivins City: $10,000; State of Utah Water Resources Division: $10,000; Washington County Water Conservancy District: $1200; Private Donor: $400.

Thanks to all for making this project a reality!  Work will begin once temperature have begun to drop this fall. Project funds will be primarily be used for  the purchase of materials and we are dependent on community volunteers to accomplish the work.   We are in the process of preparing a volunteer list.  If you can assist, please contact Roger Head, rbh@mtaonline.net or 435-632-1814.



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


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.



Ivins Animal Shelter has a large population of cats. 11 kittens just came in adding to the kittens already there. They are so cute! just adorable. Very sweet and loving. There are cats of all ages and personalities at the shelter that would love nothing more than to go home with you! Please help the shelter and give a home to these beautiful felines. Make a shelter pet part of your world! Fostering is always an option too.
Ivins City Animal Shelter 435-628-1049

For information about INKAS please contact us at INKAS4pets@gmail.com or check us out on Facebook.



Contact Information: FIAS 435-673-1718 or lindafias@msn.com
AmazonSmile: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-5845937 Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter Facebook & Petfinder.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


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



Gentle Yoga with Christy Lueders
Weds & Fri, 8:45 to 10 am, in the Room for Thought at Kayenta. Please call first if you are new: 673-3469.

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/

Saturday Night Bridge
6:30 pm at the home of Don and Ellen Tadken. This is a fun evening. Please call Ellen at 435-673-1654 for reservations and directions. New Residents are welcome.

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.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2nd and 4th Sundays at 11am in Kayenta’s Room for Thought at the Kayenta Art Village. A discussion follows each service. Visitors are always welcome! For more details contact Joyce Spinnelli at 435-656-3601.



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