WELCOME SEPTEMBER! There is so much going on this month. Datura Gallery welcomes two new artists and in celebration is offering 10% OFF your order (some exclusions) the entire month. ELEVATE FITNESS is launching an exciting new schedule and is offering each participant their first 5 classes for FREE. Artist and Kayenta resident Cheryl Collins is producing a play–In Her Own Hand: The life and letters of Mary Hallock Foote at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta. Sacred Space Spa now has an Acupuncturist, Janene Borandi and she will be teaching 3 new yoga classes each week in addition to her healing practice. Finally, if you missed the Kayenta Homes and Properties Pool Party be sure to check out the photos below. You might spot a person or two that you know. Enjoy this month’s Kayenta Connection.
Mix up your perfect potion of entertainment with 25+ upcoming fall and winter events. Our goal is to have 100 season ticket holders by November! This will guarantee the continued success of the new Lorraine Boccardo Theatre. The Center for the Arts at Kayenta needs YOU — our wonderful, supportive Kayenta residents to engage in the season ticket drive so that great plays, outstanding concerts and fun community events continue! You’ll definitely find something for everyone! Season/series tickets— range from $75 to $350— Season ticket holders save an average of 20 percent!
Here’s what is coming up…. From NEW YORK CITY… the Big Apple on September 7th, “MY BROADWAY, Music of the Night.” starring John D. Smitherman, —one of the original “Three American Tenors”—will sing Broadway’s best, from Les Miserables to La Mancha as well as some Sinatra, Bennett and Bocelli. He’s performed “The Big Three in NYC”—that is, the top leading-man roles in musical theatre: Jekyll & Hyde, Jean Valjean, and the Phantom.
September 13 – 22, Two plays: “Flowers for Algernon.” a compelling story of Charlie, a mentally and emotionally challenged man, and his life with Algernon, a mouse. A poignant, romantic, funny and tragic story of hope and triumph. This is the play that inspired the famous film, Charlie, don’t miss it. Matinees at 2 pm on the 15th and 22nd!
September 15th, “In Her Own Hand: The Life and Letters of Mary Hallock Foote” the famous author and artist who revealed women’s authentic experience of the early west in the19th century, and on whom the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “Angle of Repose” was based. One night only September 15th! See her art and illustrations, hear the significance of her words. Enacted by two SLC based actresses and professors these women are passionate about bringing to light the contributions of other incredible women. Cheryl Collins, producer, says this event will be an eye opening experience and a celebration long overdue. Two one-hour workshops are also planned for Sunday the 16th. “From the Margins” by Kim Abunuwara and “Names Unnamed” by Nancy Rushforth will explore how to use writing and performance for social change and focus on the amazing accomplishments of past century women, left outside the margins.
September 28th, “COOL TUNES AND HOT JAZZ” when Ronny Whyte, direct from New York City, Glen Webb and Robbie Matheson join in for a fantastic, can’t miss jam session.
September 29th, “CHAMPAGNE CORK POETRY REVOLUTION.” Uncork with sledgehammer poetry, lies, fiasco and award-winning poets to amaze (mature language). Showtime is 7:30! For more information visit KayentaArts.com ~ see you at the theatre! Jan B.
Jan Broberg, Director, Center for the Arts at Kayenta
DocUtah International Documentary Film Festival Screening of “Unity” by Shaun Monson
Narrated by a cast of 100 celebrities, UNITY explores the root of all conflicts: why we can’t get along with each other, even after thousands of years together.
Regular Tickets: $30
One of the original Three American Tenors, Smitherman sings Jekyll & Hyde, Les Miserables, Phantom, La Mancha & more.
John D. Smitherman most recently played the role of Raoul in the world premiere of the new musical Return of the Phantom. He has performed the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables in 2014 and 2015 to become part of the elite group that can say they have done “The Big Three” referring to the top three leading man roles in musical theatre; Jekyll & Hyde, Jean Valjean, as well as the Phantom. He has performed well over 100 different roles on the professional opera and theatre stages including The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay) NJ, Boeing-Boeing (Bernard), Out of Order (George) FL, Handy Award: Best Actor in a Comedy, West Side Story (Tony) NY–Salt Award: Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Oklahoma (Curly) FL–Apple Award: Best Leading Actor in a Musical,Showboat(Ravenal), The Pajama Game (Sid) NY–Salt Award: Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Grease(Danny Zuko) FL, Unsinkable Molly Brown (Johnny Brown) NY–Salt Award: Best Leading Actor in a Musical, South Pacific (Lt. Joe Cable) WV-Grandview Award: Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, and the title role(s) inJekyll & Hyde –Salt Award: Best Leading Actor in a Musical. John has the distinction of being one of the original Three American Tenors. He has authored several published comedies, including Holy Cannoli, Take My Husband…Please, Watchin’ Waldo, Sorry Wrong Window, Valentine Schmalentine, and the highly acclaimed production of ALL ABOARD…And Then Some! He can be heard on several recordings: John D. Smitherman…Live, Opera Passion, and By Popular Demand.
September 13th – 22nd
Regular Tickets: $20
This is the compelling story of Charlie, a mentally and emotionally challenged man, and the strange interweaving of his life with that of Algernon, a mouse.
Experimental surgery has been performed on Algernon increasing his intelligence fourfold. The operation is tried on Charlie, who rapidly changes from simple to genius, far more intelligent than his teacher, Alice Kinnian, or the doctors who created the operating technique. As Charlie approaches the peak of his brilliance, Algernon shows frightening symptoms of regression. The play becomes a race against time in which Charlie tries to keep his new intelligence long enough to save himself and thus continue what he and Alice have found. This play is poignant, romantic, funny and tragic, but with hope of man’s indomitable spirit.
Play: September 15th, 7:30
Regular Tickets:$15 (or $30 for the play and both workshops)
In Her Own Hand: The Life and Letters of Mary Hallock Foote, the famous author and artist who revealed women’s authentic experience of the early west in the 19th century, the amazing woman upon whom the novel “Angle of Repose” was based, but never given due credit. See her art and illustrations of the west and hear the significance of her words as a rare connecting thread from the nineteenth century to the twentieth, and a bridge across the continent from west to east.
Edited and arranged by Nancy Rushforth, Associate Professor of Humanities and Integrated Studies
Performed by Nancy Rushforth and Kim Abunuwara, PhD
Using writing and performance as a tool for social change. Learn to use existing texts as a springboard to honest and constructive exchange.
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:00am
$10 (or $30 for the play and both workshops)
Remarkable women from past centuries whose talents, passions and achievements are finally being recognized.
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 1:00
$10 (or $30 for the play and both workshops)
Lecture starts at 7pm.
Pre-event socializing begins at 6pm.
Regular Tickets: $15
Mind-blowing facts support the possibility of multi-dimensional life.
September 28th, 7pm.
Regular Tickets: $30
NYC pianist Ronny Whyte joins musicians Glen Webb and Robbie Matheson for cool tunes and hot jazz. Ronny is considered a premiere interpreter of Classic American Popular Song, an outstanding jazz pianist, and a successful songwriter. He was featured on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR. An ASCAP Award-winning songwriter, his lyric Forget the Woman was recorded by Tony Bennett and his music for The Party Upstairs won the MAC Award for Best Song of 2006.
September 29th, 8pm.
Regular Tickets: $24
Sledgehammer poetry, lies, and fiasco come alive with award-winning Poets.
October 19th, 7:30 pm
*Pre-show Cocktail Party, 6:30 pm
Tickets: $20 (includes pre-show party, alcohol not included)
*Note: ID wristband required for alcohol purchase
We want you for the Coyote Tales stage! This event starts with a lively cocktail party where potential storytellers put their name in the hat in the hopes of being chosen to share their tale of “Right place, right time” on our stage. The real fun starts when the stories begin – Do you have a tale about antics that have transpired just because you were in the right place at the right time that you’d like to share? Home of the Brave podcast host and NPR contributor, Scott Carrier and KUER News Director, Andy Becker will be sharing their stories on stage, but we have room for YOU too!
If you are interested in getting on stage or to get storytelling tips and tricks, please contact Victoria through the Coyote Tales website @ www.coyotetalesstories.com . We only choose 10 storytellers, so get your name in the hat early!
You don’t have to get on stage to take part in the fun. Just come to be entertained by your friends and neighbors and hear great live storytelling at its best.
-EVERYONE HAS A STORY-
AVOID THE LINES AND PURCHASE YOUR PRE-SALE BEVERAGE TICKETS HERE
Unless otherwise mentioned, events will be held at the Lorraine Boccardo Theater, Center for the Arts.
This might go down in the record books as one of the best yet.
We are happy to host but more importantly we were thrilled that a good time was had by all and that we were all able to party together on such a beautiful day. We enjoyed talking to as many of you as we could and ended the event with a consensus that Kayenta is at the top of the list as a great place to live.
Thank you all for coming!
Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Nancy Kosick & Kurt VanLeeuwen, Sales Agents
435-628-7234 • www.kayentahomes.com
We all had such a great time and enjoyed the delicious dishes. Thank you so much for Gary’s Happy Birthday dessert!” – Cheryl Collins
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, September 23rd, will feature Victoria’s unique take on vegetable rataouille. 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. Click here for more information, menus and to purchase tickets: http://petitefeastutah.com/product/welcome-the-change-of-season-dinner/
ROASTED VEGETABLE SKEWERS WITH BLACK OLIVE TAPENADE
STAINED GLASS CRACKERS WITH WHITE BEAN PUREE
SWEET CORN AND BASIL SOUP WITH GOAT CHEESE
HOUSEMADE GRAVLOX WITH CRISPY FILO ROLL, ASPARAGUS PANNA COTTA AND A CHILI LIME VINAIGRETTE
GRILLED PORK TENDERLOIN WITH VEGETABLE RATATOUILLE AND HERB JUS
ABORIO RICE PUDDING WITH LEMON CARAMEL SORBET
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]
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 ● email@example.com.
Please visit the Kayenta HOA website ACC tab for Landscaping documentation. Select Landscaping Regulations Rev 2017 and Landscaping Review Steps 2017.
Trips and Trails will be taking the summer off while the heats on. Check back this fall when our adventures resume in October.
For Details call Charlie at 656-1956.
The Pickleball trail is now 5 miles long. A map of the different routes can be found on the Kayenta Utah website. http://www.kayentautah.com/thingstodoinkayentautah/mountain-road-cycling/
The trail has been completed to the South Trail Head at Highway 91. You can now go through the gate, cross Hwy 91 and follow the dirt road to the Anasazi Trail Head.
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 the email addresses and I will update the mail list.
Thanks, Dan Cornelius
September 19, 2018:Staying Put Educational Forum
“Building the Future of Healthcare.”Mitch Cloward
Center for the Arts at Kayenta, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Please note time change for this event
The presentation provides an update on Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center’s growth, community engagement and expansion as our caregivers work to help people live the healthiest lives possible. Mitch will share statistics and other information about Dixie Regional Medical Center’s impact locally and nationally.He will also explain how the expansion and consolidation project will help advance healthcare both in our region and as a healthcare leader nationally.
MITCH CLOWARD BIO
Mitchell H. Cloward serves as the administrator of Dixie Regional Medical Center. He joined Intermountain Healthcare in October of 2002 as an operations director for Intermountain’s
Medical Group. In 2006 he advanced to become hospital operations officer guiding surgical services, neurosciences, rehabilitation, lab and serving as on-site administrator of Dixie’s 400 East Campus. He became administrator for both campuses in 2016.
Mitch’s diverse background has given him broad and deep experience in insurance, physician practice management and hospital operations. He and, Jennifer, his wife, are the parents of five children and reside in Santa Clara, Utah.
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 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Janene will also be offering the following yoga classes. Click HERE to register for her 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 email@example.com or call 435-674-2824 or 435-669-0430.
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
As our daily temperatures continue to cool down, September and October are really heating up with events that shouldn’t be missed!!!
First, you read about our low-cost microchipping clinic for dogs in the last newsletter. So just to remind everyone, it will be held on September 15. The hours are 10:00 to 1:00 at the Ivins Shelter. $25 includes lifetime registration and no appointment is needed.
Saturday, September 22 is the Santa Clara car show at the Canyon View Park (1400 Canyon View Dr). INKAS will be there from 9:00am – 5:00pm with a booth full of fun gift items.
Friday through Sunday October 12 – 14 is the Kayenta Art Festival. The INKAS booth will be there and we look forward to a busy three days. The hours for the Art Festival are 11am – 7pm Friday and Saturday and 11am – 5pm on Sunday.
Friday and Saturday October 19 – 20 is the INKAS yard sale. We have received wonderful items and our inventory is AMAZING! The sale is at 359 S. Puerto Dr, Ivins from 8am – 2pm each day. Should you wish to donate items for the sale please contact Connie at 435-817-1616 or Sara at 206-724-5902. INKAS is happy to arrange pick up for any donations.
We hope to see you at these events!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. “Like” us on www.facebook.com/ FriendsofSnowCanyon.
Ivins City information can be found on their website at www.ivins.com
For schedules, informations and when you can grab that FREE Root Bear Float visit the Ivins website and download the September Newsletter.
“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: email@example.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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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