Kayenta Connection September 2019

September Kayenta Connection

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There’s an old saying “thousands have lived without love, but not one without water”.  Those of us who have chosen to live among the stunning natural beauty of southern Utah are well aware of the scarce and precious nature of water in the desert.  Some of the questions we get here at Kayenta Homes & Properties most frequently from prospective buyers are focused around water.  Who is responsible for supplying water to Kayenta homes?  What is the source of our water?  What’s the quality of Kayenta water and, perhaps most importantly, just how secure is it? If you’ve ever wondered about these questions yourself, read on!

First things first.  Did you know that most but not all of the homes and lots in Kayenta receive their water from Kayenta Water Users (or “KWU”)?  This includes all of the Willow Springs, Shonto, and Posovi areas as well as a portion of Taviawk (generally, the area north of Paiute and then north and west of Shinava).  Note:  Please visit us in the Kayenta Homes & Properties office if you’d like more information.  The rest of Taviawk is serviced by Ivins City.  So why is this the case?

Back in 1976, when land parcels which would eventually be incorporated into today’s Kayenta were being acquired, this land fell outside of the Ivins city limits.  Though Washington County recommended that the area comprising future Kayenta become part of Ivins, the city wasn’t in a position to be able to provide water beyond its then existing boundaries. 

As a result, Kayenta Development Inc. (KDI) needed to seek potable water in order for Kayenta to be developed.  Eventually, it secured rights from two wells located in the Anasazi Valley (just south of Highway 91 near the Santa Clara River) to provide for its current and projected future water needs.  Initially, these rights were acquired from Floyd Ence, Ltd, who sold those rights at a later date to the Washington County Water Conservancy District (WCWCD).  

For the past 37 years, these two wells have been providing up to 350 gallons of water per minute (that’s 180 million gallons per year!) to our community.  One of KWU’s first acts was to create a steel water tank in 1978 (still in use today) to provide water to approximately 1,300 acres at the base of Kayenta’s red cliffs.  (Note:  For those Kayenta residents in Taviawk served by Ivins City, their water supply comes from a variety of sources, including the Quail Creek Water Treatment Plant and wells in Gunlock, Sand Hollow, and Snow Canyon).

As the years progressed, the entire Dixie region began experiencing a significant population boom, and an ever-expanding Ivins expressed a strong interest in acquiring KWU’s water rights in order to satisfy its unquenchable thirst.  In response and in order to permanently secure Kayenta’s access to a secure water source, KWU solicited the Utah Public Service Commission for a “certificate of convenience and necessity”, thereby allowing it to continue to provide water service to the Kayenta community.  In exchange, KWU was required to agree that the project will not conflict with or adversely affect the operations of any existing public utility (i.e., Ivins City) which supplies the same product or service.  As a result, KWU is one of only two water systems in Washington Country (other than municipalities) authorized to serve the public.

In March 2001, KDI became aware that the 830 acre DI Ranch, located about 25 miles west of St. George on the East Fork of the Beaver Dam Wash, was for sale.  (The ranch has a fascinating lore surrounding it, with rumors of its ties to the Las Vegas mafia in the 1950s and 1960s).  RT Marten acquired the ranch as much for its water rights as anything else…increasing access of up to 200 million additional gallons of water per year, if and when needed.  (Fun fact:  Each of the estimated 370 Kayenta homes currently served by KWU consumes an average of 130,000 gallons of water per year).  Since its not currently needed, the DI Ranch water rights continue to be used to irrigate and nourish large alfalfa fields located on the ranch.  Perhaps at some point in the future, a 20 mile pipeline will be built to bring this water to thirsty customers in Kayenta and beyond.  Stay tuned.

Regardless of whether your Kayenta home is being served by KWU or Ivins City, you can rest assured that, according to the most recent water quality reports for 2018, your drinking water meets and exceeds all requirements of the Utah Safe Drinking Water Act and the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act.  (Please feel free to stop by Kayenta Homes & Properties if you’re interested in a copy of one or both of these reports).

In summary, though located in a harsh, dry climate at the edge of the Mojave Desert, Kayenta homeowners have access to ample, secure, and quality water resources and will continue to do so well into the future.  It’s certainly information that we enjoy sharing at Kayenta Homes & Properties when prospective buyers enter our office.

Jeff, Nancy and Steve

Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Nancy Kosick, Sales Agent • Steve McAllister, Sale Agent
435-628-7234 • www.kayentahomes.com

A Note from our Director

Welcome to season three at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta! Take in nightly shows, concerts and events through September and October because this season is about to knock your socks off! I am so excited about our line up of regional and national talent, there are so many wonderful artists headed our way this year! Don’t miss a beat. Our kick-off concert is outside on the Plaza, with Kurt Bestor, performing original songs just for Kayenta in “Music In High Places.” Prior to the concert a dinner by Chef Alfredo’s starts at 5:30pm with wine available for purchase until 9pm. This evening sets the tone for the best season of diverse artistic entertainment yet!

Then “Cello Rendezvous” September 12th,

More than 20 Cellists perform in Cello Rendezvous and it is going to be sold out soon, so get your tickets ASAP!

Have you ever heard a choir of cellists perform together? The sound is powerful, sonorous and soulful, unlike anything you’ve heard. A delightful program played by cellists from the Cello Society of Southern Utah. Guest artists are grammy award winning and Yo-Yo Ma trained ladies with bows, rosin and tremendous style!

Next it’s ‘edutainer’ Matt Townsend––Be Calm and Laugh On in late September (28th) which will have you laughing in the aisles and finding new fun and spark in your relationships.

Then get ready for everything from Opera to Magic and Zombies in October! We are killing it at the Center For the Arts and can’t wait to see you! Mark your Calendars for La bohéme—The Perfect Opera for First-Timers and Longtimers; October 3rd, 5th & 11th, Mysteries of the Mind––with Master Magician and Mentalist, Paul Draper, October 12th and the hilarious, irreverent, musical parody of the era of Sci-fi 50s B-rated horror movies, Zombies From the Beyond––October 24-31st.

We are in the middle of a matching campaign! Two generous donors are matching every dollar up to $24,000 so by October first we could be at $48,000! So get your membership now!

We will see you at the Center for the “Walton Commons” dedication on September 21st. A Member Champagne Private Party begins at 2pm. Dedication of the Paul “Talmage” Walton, Jr. Commons is at 3pm and all are welcome, then backstage tours and updates until 4pm.

See you at the theatre!

Jan Broberg, Director, Center for the Arts at Kayenta

UPCOMING EVENTS
September 2019

Kurt Bestor–Music In High Places

Kurt Bestor
September 7, 7:30 PM
Tickets: $35
Pre-show dinner: +$25
Dinner and Show save $5

“Music In High Places” celebrates humanity’s best with Bestor

This September, internationally acclaimed musician Kurt Bestor will perform his “Music In High Places” concert in view of the majestic Red Rock mountain range surrounding the outdoor plaza. In his third concert at CFAK, the renowned keyboardist, accompanied by his band of musicians, will perform a collection of original songs inspired by nature and creative minds like John Wesley Powell and Leonardo da Vinci. Some are new, unreleased pieces and others are from his recent albums: Sketches, Seasons, Innovators and Outside the Lines. Kurt loves playing in intimate settings like Kayenta. “I get to connect with the audience in ways I can’t in larger concert halls and venues”.

Throughout the concert, Kurt weaves in the stories behind each song and why and how he wrote them in his warm, humorous style. “You can’t help but feel his own journey through his music,” says Elise West, a lifelong friend/ fellow musician/ devoted fan, “and it touches everyone in a different way. It’s the reason people go to his concerts. Everyone comes to their own interpretation of what the music means for them personally.” Bestor’s unique style has earned him legions of loyal fans around the world. His sound is powerful and, he hopes, “elevating,” having the capacity to evoke joy, serenity and ecstasy. His composing and performing talents has garnered Emmy awards and Grammy nominations. He’s best known for his Christmas music, but he’s also written over forty film scores for national television and commercials. and he’s played live concerts to more than half a million people in the past 28 years. Bestor was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, but Utah claims him as their own.

Tickets are $35 ($10 for children and students), and will sell out fast. Chef Alfredo’s Ristorante Italiano will provide a delicious Italian pre-show dinner in the outdoor theater for an additional $25. Select the “Dinner and a Show” option for $5 off the price for both. Visit our website for dinner menu.

Cello Rendezvous:
An Evening of Beautiful Cello Ensemble Music

Cello Rendezvous
September 12,  7:30 PM
Tickets: $30 / $10 Students w/ID

Have you ever seen a choir of cellists perform together?

Come join us for a delightful program played by twenty-some cellists from the Cello Society of Southern Utah at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta, September 12, 2019! Featured soloists Nicole Pinnell and Brittany Gardner will perform Vivaldi’s masterwork Double Cello Concerto in G Minor and Karl Jenkins’ exquisite Benedictus with the cello ensemble. The program will also include selections from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 6, Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, Shostakovich’s Waltz No. 2, Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1, and a mashup arrangement of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody with Schubert’s Serenade. Bask in an evening of sonorous, soulful, powerful cello music.

This remarkable concert will feature diverse selections from the Classical genre, with popular arrangements and original music written for a cello ensemble of 20-30 players.

Movie Night at Kayenta

Movie Night at Kayenta
September 17,  7:30 PM
Tickets: FREE
Donations Welcome

Title TBD

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 way for people to connect. Richard did not live to see his vision come to life, but we think he’d be very happy to know that his generous donation of his collection is still raising funds and bringing people together.

The movie is free and open to the public with the fun starting at 7:30pm on September 17th. 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!

Seating is First come, First Serve. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated as they help pay for the licensing fees for the movie!

Voyager Lecture Series

Voyager Lecture Series
September 24, 7:30 PM
Social Gathering at 6:30 PM
Tickets: $15

Ron Smith: “Ice Ages: Past, Present, and Future”

Evenings to inspire curiosity, discovery and wonder. Retired Clark Planetarium Director Ron Smith covers a wide range of topics. Past topics have included: parallel universes, raven intelligence, the newest case for life on Mars, the Tasmanian Tiger, Kilauea, and the end of the world.

The Voyager Lecture Series is sponsored by Voyager Wealth Advisors, Inc., Cache Valley Bank, and State Farm Insurance Agent Sherry McGhee.

This lecture will begin at 7:30pm on September 24th. An informal gathering beings at 6:30pm. Tickets are $15 including refreshments.

Voyager Lecture Series Featuring Ron Smith Tickets are $15 (Sept 24, 7:30pm, gathering at 6:30pm)

“Keep Calm & Laugh On” with Dr. Matt Townsend, Relationship Expert

Keep Calm
September 28, 7:30 PM
Tickets: $30 – $55

This comedic and poignant lecture will take place in the Kayenta Art Village Outdoor Theater!

Food will be graciously provided by Alfredo’s on the plaza starting at 5pm, and the event will start in the Outdoor Theater at 7:30pm. All orientations are welcome and encouraged to come out…no pun intended.

Read more at Matt Townsend Website

Tickets are $30 without food/$50 for two without food; $55 with food/$100 for two with food.

Save the Dates • Art in Kayenta
October 11, 12 & 13

Art In KayentaYou are warmly invite you to spend a day with us at the “Art in Kayenta” festival. The Kayenta Arts Foundation presents a fabulous three-day event that runs Friday October 11th through Sunday the 13th. Each year, thousands of art lovers make their way to Kayenta in Ivins Utah to enjoy not just art but stunning autumn desert vistas, culinary delights from festival vendors, a beer and wine garden with live music and Kayenta’s own Xetava Gardens Café.

Wind your way through a collection of over 40 juried, regional and national artists who specialize in media ranging from sculpture to painting, jewelry to ceramics, wood to metal and more. And then unwind… to live music at the beer and wine garden. The festival also hosts a silent auction featuring the original work of the attending artists. Festival guests will have the exclusive opportunity to bid on selected art pieces. The auction is hosted by the nonprofit Kayenta Arts Foundation, with proceeds benefiting The Center for the Arts at Kayenta theater.

In 2017, the Center presented more than 50 events and workshops to residents of Southern Utah and surrounding communities. The center is home to the Lorraine Boccardo Theatre—a 200-seat black box and concert stage— as well as spaces to accommodate meetings, receptions, seminars, and rehearsals. As a collaborative arts community venue, the Center hosts a broad range of performing arts, plays, lectures, films, concerts, and educational opportunities for the Southern Utah area.

Art in Kayenta will take place on October 11th from 10am to 5pm, the 12th from 10am to 5pm, and 13th from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free!

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Kayenta Arts FoundationThank 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

Be Part of the Art

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THE KAYENTA COMMUNITY

JENN Hair Artist kayenta Art Village

JENN Hair Artist

Looking for a Hair Artist right here in Kayenta?….JENN embodies the artistic creativity and passion of the beauty industry. She thrives in creating natural, sexy cuts and color styles for men and women. JENN is warm, friendly, and optimistic with a professional energy and a contagious smile!  She looks forward to pampering you and helping you visualize your natural beauty!

JENN is located in the Kayenta Art Village
924A Art Village Way, Ivins, UT 83455
801 637-0884 (call or text)
Book online @ jennhairartist@gmail.com

For more about JENN check out her website at www.jennhairartist.com

Jenn Hair Artist

Petite Feast Dinner Club

September Change of Season Dinner • Sunday, September 29th

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW. Tickets for Petite Feast’s September Dinner are selling quickly. Only 6 seats remain! This dinner is all about cooler temperatures (at least a teeny bit cooler), and fresh, seasonal ingredients that are locally sourced and graciously prepared. All enjoyed in the company of good friends and neighbors around our communal tables. Click HERE to purchase tickets and see future dinner menus. I hope to see you soon ~ Victoria

Thank you. This was an amazing evening with friends and with world class cuisine. Victoria, you are a wonder!” ~ Donna and Ken White

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 and pricing for each event varies. September’s dinner is almost certain to sell-out, but there’s still room for you. Along with the posted menu, each dinner promises to deliver some unannounced dining pleasures and a unique and varied guest list!  Victoria is always happy to accommodate special celebration requests too! Petite Feast Dinner Club is the perfect opportunity to share a communal table with your friends and neighbors.

CLICK HERE for information, menus and to purchase tickets.

SEPTEMBER-CHANGE OF SEASON DINNER! Sunday, September 29, 2019

HORS D’OEUVRE

ZUCCHINI PROSCUITTO BATONS

POTATO TORTE WITH ROMESCO SAUCE

SPICE TRADER COCKTAIL

FIRST COURSE
PICKLED BEETROOT AND CHERVE SALAD WITH BABY ARUGULA

SECOND COURSE
SWEET CORN PANNA COTTA WITH VEGETABLE CANNELLONI AND A ROASTED RED PEPPER SAUCE

ENTREE
ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST WITH POTATO GNOCCHI AND SQUASH RIBBONS AND A LIGHT TOMATO OLIVE SAUCE

DESSERT
CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT CAKE WITH POPCORN SORBET AND SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE

SAVE THE DATE • October 8, 2019

Coyote Tales

The Night’s Theme:
You Gotta Be Kidding Me!

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Pre-show party: 6:30 pm
Storytelling: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 (includes pre-show party and book signing)

Where: Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Coyote Tales are live, open-mic style storytelling events with amateur and experienced storytellers. Each event has a theme on which stories are to be based. The theme for this event is: “You Gotta Be Kidding Me!” Potential storytellers may address that theme in any way they choose. Prior to the event, storytellers craft their true, on-theme story, practice the telling (5 minutes or less), and work on eliminating excess detail to nail the perfect ending. When the doors open, potential storytellers put their name in the hat in hopes of being chosen to share their tale. If chosen, the storyteller takes the stage to delight the audience.

Coyote Tales

Pam Houston
Special guest, Author Pam Houston, will tell her story and sign books

Coyote Tales is pleased to welcome acclaimed writer and teacher Pam Houston to our stage. Pam will be onstage to share her true story of an experience that will leave you saying, “You Gotta Be Kidding Me.”


6:30pm Pre-show party and book signing

Pam Houston, finding hope in the high countryBefore the show, Ms. Houston will attend the pre-party where she will sign copies of her new book, “Deep Creek: Finding Hope in The High Country.” (Please note: Admission to book signing and pre-party is intended exclusively for ticket holders to this evening’s Coyote Tales Storytelling event.)

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your copy today, by either calling, The Book Bungalow at 435-619-8200 or ordering HERE. We will also have limited quantities of Pam’s book for sale at the evening of the show.

Coyote Tales Beverage ticketsSave time and pre-purchase your beverage tickets HERE.

For event information or to purchase tickets check out our websites below.

Coyote Tales Info               Tickets

This event is generously supported by Utah Humanities, Petite Feast, Desert Dwellers at Equity Real Estate and The Center for the Arts at Kayenta.

STAYING PUT IN KAYENTA ~ Ellen Nathan~

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.

For information contact: Ellen Nathan
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta
435-652-8333

StayingPutKayenta@gmail.com

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HAPPY TO HELP ~ Andrea Saccoccio~

Happy2Help

Happy2Help is an in home personal concierge service eager to help you.

Andrea Saccoccio has recently moved for RI and is a new resident in Kayenta. She is ready to help ease some of your burdens. There she was a Health and Physical Educator, responsible for delivering valuable information to her students and helping them succeed.

Here, she wishes to deliver services to her clients that will cater to their needs and relieve their stress. You will come to appreciate her kind, caring, and relaxed demeanor, calling on her services time and again.

Services Include:

• Personal Shopping • Health Recovery Assistance • Meal Prep • Snowbird Service
• Home Organization • Event Assistance

Call or email Andrea, your trustworthy neighbor at: 401-258-9772 or Happy2help.Andrea@gmail.com

KAYENTA DESERT ARBORETUM ~ Roger Head ~

Kayenta Desert Arboretum

We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping us maintain and develop this great addition to our community, Contact Roger Head at rbh@mtaonline.net or just give him a call at 435-632-1814.

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

ACC & HOA 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

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Elevate Fitness

Elevate FitnessElevate is a boutique fitness studio located in Kayenta offering group fitness classes, and private, semi-private and group training workouts.

Be happy. Be healthy. Have a blast!

E L E V A T E.

For studio information visit: johnyohmanfitnessretreats.com.

Inquiries can be directed to John Yohman, Owner
Elevate Studio • 435-632-1381 • jyfitness@me.com

Sacred Space Spa • Find Your Joy Yoga

UPCOMING EVENTS

FINDING JOY ON AND OFF THE MAT
A WORKSHOP • SEPTEMBER 28TH • 4-6PM •  $25

Have you ever contemplated how to bring your you practice off the mat and into your life?  The practice of your goes well beyond the mat.  The poses/asanas or physical practice is such a small part of the larger spiritual practice that is yoga.  Come learn how to apply the principals of a yoga practice into your life. 

Poses & Mimosas •  October 6th, 11 am – 1 pm •  $25

MimosaJoin us for the first ever Poses and Mimosas.  A lighthearted practice followed by a yoga social.  Its not secret we all love each other and want to see Ono another off the mat but life gets busy.  So you a mimosas is the perfect solution.  Participants feel free to bring goodies to share.  Muffins and mimosas included in class price.  $25 for this special session.  Space limited to 15.  

Sing up for these special events with Aly.  Call, text, or email.

435-862-7743 • Sacredspacespa@gmail.com

Find your joy yoga

Tuesday & Thursday FYJY with Aly at 9:30am

Saturday Restorative Yoga/Level 2 alternating with Aly at 10am

Space is limited. Contact Aly for details, pricing and for sign up info at 435-863-7743.

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.

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

Friday mornings 9 to 10:30 am, except most of June, July, and August.
These 90 minute sessions emphasize breathing, strength, flexibility, and balance.  The level is intermediate and the style is hatha flow.   We are a warm and welcoming group with an average of 8–14 participants.  The location is the Room for Thought, a multi-purpose room in Kayenta’s Art Village. If you have some experience and would like to join in the fun, please call first at 435-619-3475 for more details.

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.

Kayenta Pickleball Group (KPG)

The KPG has been active this spring on the Kayenta Courts! There’s a women’s league on Monday mornings and mixed doubles drop-in play on Tues, Thurs & Saturday mornings with play starting at 8:00 am.

Players’ abilities vary, with some playing in competitive tournaments others more focused on great exercise and having fun on the courts with neighbors. Planned for later this spring (and hopefully again in the fall) are drill sessions offered by City of St George employee, Trish Loghry.

There are currently 17 Kayenta household memberships and there’s room for more! If you’re thinking about giving pickleball a try, please contact a member of the committee or any active member for details about joining. It’s a great game!

Members in good standing may access the secured courts at any time.

Joel Lueders (joel_lueders@hotmail.com)
Michael Hopwood (mhop802@gmail.com)
Trish Olson (pason@comcast.net)

See you on the courts!

THE VILLAGE GYM ~ Gloria Prahl ~

For information on the Village Gym contact Gloria at 674-2824 or email gmp@infowest.com.

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COMMUNITY ADVOCATES

INKAS – IVINS NO KILL ANIMAL SUPPORTERS
~ Lois Hewitt ~

Ivins no-kill animal supporters
September is an important month for celebrating the history of Ivins and Santa Clara.  Ivins’ Heritage Days (City with HeART) will be held September  6- 7 and Santa Clara’s Swiss Days on September 26 – 28.
INKAS’ history dates back to 2003 when two of our founders collaborated with Ivins City officials to introduce the no-kill philosophy to the Ivins Animal Shelter. Today, with the on-going support from Ivins and Santa Clara residents, INKAS’ ability to respond to and assist with the needs of the Ivins Animal Shelter and other local animal rescue groups is stronger than ever.  For more information on the support INKAS provides please visit our website:  inkas4pets.org and click on “INKAS @ Work.
We all are so fortunate to be a part of the Ivins and Santa Clara communities.  Enjoy the festivities and the history of Heritage Days and Swiss Days.
We look forward to seeing you in October at  “Art in Kayenta” (October 11 – 13) and INKAS Annual Yard Sale (October 25 – 26).  Please contact Sara Dupre @ 206-724-5902 or Connie Butterfield @ 435-817-1616 if you have items to donate.

INKAS upcoming Fall events include: 

We look forward to seeing you in October at  “Art in Kayenta” (October 11 – 13) and INKAS Annual Yard Sale (October 25 – 26).  Please contact Sara Dupre @ 206-724-5902 or Connie Butterfield @ 435-817-1616 if you have items to donate.

The Ivins Animal Shelter
Bailee Sleppy, Manager
HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 8AM – 3PM, Sunday: CLOSED
Lois Hewitt: President. 435-414-4802
Sara Dupre: Secretary. 206-724-5902
INKAS4pets.org Please visit our website to read INKAS accomplishments!
Please remember the pets waiting for adoptions or fostering at the Ivins City Animal Shelter
435-628-1049
INKAS is a 501(c) 3 organization and is a Registered Utah Charity.
Inkas4pets@gmail.com. You can also check us out on Facebook.

IVINS NIGHT SKY INITIATIVE ~ Nathan Dupre

Ivins & Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine Take the Lead in Improving Nighttime Health & Safety

The Ivins City Council took groundbreaking action this evening on what we believe to be the lead nationally in dramatically improving nighttime health and safety for Ivins residents with changes to its outdoor lighting ordinance.

READ MORE. 

Interested in getting involved? We would love to hear from you.

Contact Us Here

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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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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AROUND KAYENTA

Sponsored by Ivins City

Heritage Days

Our annual Heritage Days Celebration is almost here! Save the date: Friday September 6th and Saturday September 7th at Ivins City Park (Main St & 100N).

This year there will be the Movie in the Park (the Greatest Showman), parade, food, games, entertainment, Heritage displays, soapbox derby, a tour of the Center for the Arts at Kayenta and, for the first time ever, an art show!

Our theme is Ivins: City with HeART and we’re excited to spotlight some of the great and artists of our great city. Come get involved! Applications for the parade, vendor booths, sponsorships and art show (open to all ages and skill levels!) are now open online at ivins.com.

Movies in the Park – Ivins City Park
Join us for family features in the park! Movies will start when it gets dark enough to see, about 8:30pm at Ivins City Park. Please don’t bring your pets with you to the movie. If you would like to sponsor a movie, please contact us at 435-634-7719

• September 6th for Heritage Days – The Greatest Showman
Ivins City • Ivins City information can be found on their website at www.ivins.com

Blue Can Recycling dates are September 2nd, 16th & 30th and Dumpster Dates are September 14th & 28th.

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

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ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Trips & Trails – Will Resume Fall 2019
For more details call Charles Dillier at 435-656-1956.

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: kathifox@mac.com

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