Kayenta Connection December 2018


KAYENTA CONNECTION DECEMBER 2018As we more forward into December, remember that the Kayenta Art Village is a wonderful place to shop for your holiday gifts.  Take advantage of the many seasonal discounts while supporting our local galleries and shops. Cheers and happy holidays. May you be blessed in friendship and surrounded by those you love this holiday season.

A Note From Our Director

‘Tis the season!

I love the holidays and can’t wait to see you all at the theatre! Come out to hear and see my friend Kurt Bestor—he performed last year to two sold-out concerts at the Center and is excited to return because, as he puts it, “The 200-seat theatre creates a special kind of energy. It’s as if close friends have joined me in my living room to listen to the music that I hold dear.”

Bestor chose the theme of peace for this year’s concert. “It’s something the world needs a whole lot more of right now,” he says. His music is so beautiful, it just stops you in your tracks. He is the ultimate entertainer. We are so lucky to have a musician of Kurt’s caliber come to our theater. There are things you learn about Kurt that you will never see anywhere else. He plays more instruments, shares pieces he’s composed for a smaller venue like ours, and he’s funny! I hope as many people as possible get the opportunity to experience ‘Peace on Earth’ with my friend Kurt, an Emmy-award-winning and Grammy-nominated composer who for almost 40 years has composed and arranged music including over thirty feature-length films, eighteen popular albums, numerous national television themes, and a mix of live shows.

Then don’t miss the kids!! The Enchanted World of Dolls and A Diamond Holiday feature some of the most talented young singers, dancers and artists in our community. If you missed it make sure to see it this time around. These young people are truly amazing! Holiday traditions start at CFAK! Thanks again to all of our friends who supported our recent fundraiser, and if you would like to Sponsor a show this coming year please give me a call and let’s talk 435-862-1314! Spring Season Tickets are on sale now!! Even if you can’t attend everything you could give the extras to friends! Nice gifts! We appreciate your help building our audience, YOU are the best advertising we have! We LOVE you and thank you for your LOVE of being a part of the art at Kayenta

See you at the theatre!

Jan Broberg, Director, Center for the Arts at Kayenta


Center for the Arts at Kayenta



Soiree Musicale!
Featuring Mozart and Faure Piano Quartet

Soiree Musicale

December 1, 7 PM
Regular Tickets: $30

Enjoy music made especially for an intimate gathering.

Soiree Musicale literally means “an evening of chamber music”— music written to be played in intimate settings. The Lorraine Boccardo Black Box Theatre is the ideal setting for you and your family to come and enjoy the spectacular sounds of the piano, violin, viola and cello played together. The quartet will fill the theatre with the music of Mozart, Faure, and Dohnanyi. The concert begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $30 ($10 for current students).

For one special night in Ivins, we are thrilled to showcase the world-class talent of musicians from our own region. On piano is Christian Bohnenstengel, Director of Keyboard Studies at SUU; playing violin is Urs Rutishauser, Director of the Chamber Music Society of Southern Utah; on viola will be Linda Ghidossi-Deluca, head of the Vista Music Program; and on cello is Jessika Soli, member of the Rosin Cello Duo.

The quartet will open with the first movement of the Serenade for String Trio by Dohnanyi. They will then play two of the finest works of the classical and romantic traditions: the dashingly upbeat Mozart G Minor Quartet, and the Faure C Minor Quartet, which bridges romanticism and impressionism with modern themes with blues-like melodies. The evening promises to be an unforgettable experience for music lovers of all ages.


T-Rex: The Four-ton Roadrunner from Hell
with Ron Smith


December 4, 7 PM
Regular Tickets: $15

Come alone or bring your family on this journey into the exciting world of dinosaurs!

Imagine jaws lined with six-inch teeth that could kill and consume a deer in one bite. Place these jaws on an elephant-sized body, and you’ve constructed the ultimate killing machine. This is Tyrannosaurus rex (AKA, T-Rex). Tyrannosaurs symbolize dinosaur ferocity, size, and power. Not all dinosaurs were large, so what distinguished dinosaurs from other animals? And was T-rex the ultimate killing machine or just a large scavenger? How did T-rex use those rather small forelimbs? How fast could it run? In this Voyager Lecture, retired professor and astronomer Ron Smith will shine the light of scientific research on Tyrannosaurus rex. Adults and children will love this fascinating journey back in time to the age of dinosaurs. Come to Kayenta. And welcome to “Jurassic Park.”

An informal social gathering begins at 6 pm. Enjoy light appetizers and beverages, mingling and conversation. Cost is $15, including refreshments.

(Note: The Voyager Lecture Series is sponsored by Voyager Wealth Advisors, inc.; Cache Valley Bank; and State Farm Insurance Agent Sherry McGhee.)


“Kurt Bestor Christmas, Peace on Earth”

Kurt Bestor

December 6–8, 7:30 PM
Regular Tickets: $40/$45 after December 1

This December, Kurt Bestor Brings “Peace on Earth”—His Suite of Beloved Holiday Arrangements—To the Center for the Arts at Kayenta

He’s a household name for most Utahns, but Kurt Bestor is also world-renowned for the multifaceted body of award-winning music he has composed and performed during his prolific career, and this December, Bestor brings his extraordinary voice and sound to Southern Utah audiences with “Peace on Earth,” an intimate concert series that seeks to instill peace into hearts at Christmastime. His holiday songs are beloved for their beauty, richness and uniqueness. Bestor—who performed last year at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK)—is excited to return because, as he puts it, “The 200-seat theatre creates a special, familial energy. It’s as if close friends have joined me in my living room to listen to the Christmas arrangements that I hold dear.”

Bestor chose the theme of peace for this year’s concert. “It’s something the world needs a whole lot more of right now,” he says. The team at CFAK is excited to be the chosen place for Southern Utahns and visitors to experience this special holiday concert. Jan Broberg, CFAK Director, is a personal friend of Kurt and knows the kind of experience people have at his concerts. “His music is so beautiful, it just stops you in your tracks,” she says. “We are so lucky to have a musician of Kurt’s caliber come to our theater. There are things you learn about Kurt that you will never see anywhere else. He plays more instruments, shares pieces he’s composed for a smaller venue like ours, and he’s funny! I hope as many people as possible get the opportunity to experience ‘Peace on Earth.’” Tickets are on sale now for $40 until November 30, and $45 starting December 1st.


Movie Night at Kayenta

Movie Nights in Kayenta

December 10, 7 PM
Regular Tickets: FREE

Enjoy music made especially for an intimate gathering.

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.


The Enchanted World of Dolls

Enchanted World of Dolls

December 13–22, 5:45 PM
(Details Below)
Regular Tickets: $5 at door

A beautiful promenade walk-through performance

With fire pits ablaze, trees shimmering with lights, the smell of hot treats and sounds of holiday music filling the air, enjoy Kayenta as it is transformed into a magical wonderland. Enjoy warm drinks and sweets as you stroll through the Enchanted World of Dolls. Inside the storefront windows along the plaza watch young performers come alive as mechanical dolls outfitted in traditional costumes representing countries throughout the world. Susan Broberg, director of the Enchanted World of Dolls exclaims “come and join us on a magical, multicultural journey around the globe as we celebrate together a few of the many unique and charming dances and traditions found worldwide.” This beautiful promenade walk-through performance runs continuously for 1 hour beginning an hour and 15 minutes before A Diamond Holiday.

The Enchanted World of Dolls runs continuously for 1 hour beginning at 5:45 pm with matinee performances on Saturday the 15th and 22nd beginning at 12:45. $5 at the door. or by calling the box office at 435-674-2787


A Diamond Holiday

A Diamond Holiday

December 13–22, 7 PM
(Details Below)
Regular Tickets: $15

An inspiring , festive night of dance and musical theater.

Diamond Talent Productions & The Center for the Arts at Kayenta present A Holiday in Kayenta, featuring A Diamond Holiday and The Enchanted World of Dolls.

“The vision of this holiday event is to create an enchanting, multi-sensory experience from the moment you enter the plaza, to the moment the the corps de ballet takes its final bow. A Diamond Holiday is the most entertaining and moving show for the holidays I have ever seen ~ anywhere. These student dancer/singers are absolutely jaw-dropping!” —Jan Broberg, Director, CFAK

Step inside an enchanted world. The magic is inside the Lorraine Boccardo Theatre where guests will take their seats to see A Diamond Holiday, a festive and captivating dance and musical theatre concert. This spectacular show features scenes from the Nutcracker, Santa’s workshop of toys, angels ushering in the Nativity, the Rockettes, Irish dance and more. The music, song, and dance themes seek to express a spirit of understanding, unity and joy found in every heart, especially at this time of year. The performance features Diamond Talent‘s troupe of highly trained student performers, along with professional dancers and singers with world-class resumés, many of whom got their start at Diamond Talent. Prior to performing on Broadway and in Regional theatres around the country these students have been making the holidays cheery and bright with this special holiday show that sings out lyrics stating, “my Christmas wish is for everyone to have a friend.”

A Diamond Holiday begins at 7:00pm with matinee performances on Saturday the 15th and 22nd at 2:00pm.

The purchase price for each ticket to A Diamond Holiday includes admission to The Enchanted World of Dolls.

The Enchanted World of Dolls runs continuously for 1 hour beginning at 5:45 pm with matinee performances beginning at 12:45.




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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KAYENTA At Village Holiday Events 2018



Kayenta Homes and Properties Holiday Party, December 27, 2018, 1-4 pm




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



Petite Feast Dinner

Petite Feast Dinner Club

December 16, 2018 is SOLD OUT! It is not to early to get your tickets for January or February, 2019.

Holy Holiday Cow! December’s Petite Feast Dinner has already sold out! Menus and tickets for January and February’s dinners are available on the website. Please visit: http://petitefeastutah.com/product/welcome-the-change-of-season-dinner/ to see my take on traditional favorites and to be enticed by exciting and unusual flavor combinations. Won’t you ring in the New Year or celebrate a special Valentine with us?.~ Victoria

As family members are beginning to arrive, let me take a few quiet moments before folks awaken to thank you for another spectacular evening. How very thoughtful of you to include a course with arepas!! The black beans and avocado were a perfect accompaniment– so delicious. Irene was so touched by your nod to Venezuela, an evening she will never forget. Your warmth and hospitality made her feel so welcome.”  –Eve Wetten

About Petite Feast Dinner 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. December’s holiday dinner has sold out but seats are available for January and February’s dinner events. 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 more information, menus and to purchase tickets:

CLICK HERE for information, menus and to purchase tickets.
SUNDAY, January 20, 2019













Coyote Tales

Poignant, funny, vivid and entertaining as all get out, Coyote Tales Storytelling Events at the CFAK are a hit for all the right reasons. If you were unable to attend, you can hear the stories from our last and previous events by visiting the story archives on our website at http://coyotetalesstories.com/. While there, you can pick up tips and tricks for telling your own tale. Visiting storyteller and “This American Life” contributor, Scott Carrier has recorded a new episode for his podcast, “Home of the Brave”. Please check out his work at http://homebrave.com/.
The next Coyote Tales event is scheduled for March 1, 2019. The theme for the evening’s stories is, “FRENEMIES”. If you are interested in getting on stage or just want more information about us, please contact Victoria through our website. Let us know what you think!

These events are sponsored in part by a generous donation from Utah Humanities

—Everyone has a story—

Petite Feast and Utah Humanities logos



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


THE VILLAGE GYM ~ Gloria Prahl ~

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


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.


~ 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.



TRIPS & TRAILS ~ Charles Dillier ~

December 2018

We are taking December Off.  See you in January.
For Details call Charlie at 656-1956.


PICKLEBALL TRAIL ~ Dan Cornelius ~

Dan Cornelius



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 informaiton contact: Ellen Nathan
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta


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Elevate Fitness

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



Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:00 am
Level:  Everyone!  The 411:  An all time favorite among Elevate Studio go-ers,  this class brings a light stretch combined with relaxing meditative tones.  A definite stress reliever and mood enhancer for all.

John’s Zen Stretch was terrific! I have had physical therapy for my back, etc and many of John’s stretches were the same. He corrected my form several times, continually watching each of us. I highly recommend his Zen Stretch class! Hope to see you there. ~Jayne Riggs

Be happy. Be healthy. Have a blast! E L E V A T E
Class schedules can be found at: www.facebook.com/elevatestudioinkayenta

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


Sacred Space Spa

Sacred Space is a boutique-like day spa offering world renowned spa treatments as well as a wonderful selection of products, books, teas, and gifts. All spa treatments are performed by licensed professional therapists and estheticians that have been extensively trained and are extremely talented body workers and healers.

Find Your JOY Yoga Classes are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am.  Space is limited. Contact Aly for details, pricing and for sign up info at 435-863-7743.
Find your joy yoga

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.


The Acupuncturist

The Acupuncturist

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. Janene’s practice is located at Sacred Space Spa.  For more information please visit Janene’s website at  www.greatermountainacupuncture.com. Those wanting to make acupuncture appointments online can follow this link to my ONLINE SCHEDULER.

Janene also be offers the following yoga classes. YOGA GLASS REGISTRATION

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.


Fitness Yoga with Kayenta resident Christy Lueders

Yoga Class

Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:45 to 10am. These 75 minute sessions emphasize breathing, strength, flexibility, and balance. The level is intermediate. The style is hatha flow. The location is the Room for Thought, a multi-purpose room in Kayenta’s Art Village. If you would like to join in the fun, please call first at 435-673-3469.


Village Fitness Center

The Village Fitness Center located near the theater and next to the room for thought has circuit training classes M/W/F at 8 am and Tu/Th/Sat at 9 am. ($3 per session). Other options to use the facility are also available. Come join your neighbors to strengthen your muscles, improve your heart rate and have some fun. Drop in some morning or contact Gloria Prahl at gmp@infowest.com or call 435-674-2824 or 435-669-0430.



~ Lois Hewitt ~

Ivins no-kill animal supporters


Merry Christmas DogTis the end of the season
And INKAS is happy to announce
A successful year for the animals
That we care so much about
A list of our accomplishments
Would make Santa cheer
Along with Santa Clara and Ivins
For our very good year!
A grateful big thank you to our communities
and a happy new year!

From INKAS directors: Lois, Shan, Ruth, Sara, Connie and Kim
and INKAS volunteers: Sharon, Jan and Stacey

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
INKAS is a 501(c) 3 organization and is a Registered Utah Charity.
Inkas4pets@gmail.com. You can also check us out on Facebook.

INKAS (Ivins No-Kill Animal Supporters) is a A 501(c)3 organization


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.



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




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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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/

Kayenta Weavers
The Kayenta Weavers groups meets weekly to enjoy the limitless creativity of off-loom weaving. For information contact Katie at: kayentakatie@gmail.com.

Spirit of the Desert Episcopal Church
Every Sunday at 3 pm in Kayenta’s Room for Thought. For details contact Katie Mays at 435-628-3552. www.spiritepiscopalchurch.org.

The Tahri Marpo Ling Buddhist Sangha – Green Tara Practice
The Green Tara practice now meets on Friday’s from 9:00am – 10:00am in Sacred Space Spa at the Kayenta Art Village. The Green Tara Practice will begin with a teaching from Buddhist literature, followed by the chanting of prayers and the Green Tara mantra. The practice will conclude with a period of silent meditation. Preparation: Wear loose, comfortable clothing; bring your meditation cushion if you prefer to sit on one; otherwise, chairs will be provided. A suggested donation of $5, would be greatly appreciated. For more Information email:tahrimarpoling@gmail.com

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