December 2019



for Kayenta Residents and their Guests

Get a jump start on 2020 and join us on
December 27th
between 1pm & 4pm
for a little pre-New Year Community Celebration.

We appreciate the support of our community and what better way to show it than with a little Holiday Cheer
~ served up Kayenta Style:

Drinks, Appetizers, Sweets & Merriment.

Kayenta Main Office, at the Gulch Design Office Building
800 N Kayenta Parkway, Ivins UT

RSVP Before December 20th (Live link to sign up above our logo)

We will be hosting in an “Open House” style, so please feel free to come and go at anytime.

Thank you for a great 2019. We look forward to seeing you all!
Your Festive Kayenta Homes & Properties Realtors,
Jeff, Nancy and Steve

Kayenta HOmes & Properties

Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Nancy Kosick, Sales Agent • Steve McAllister, Sale Agent

Kayenta Art Village


Holiday Red Ribbon Specials

Kayenta Art Village Galleries make it easy to discover the holiday specials in each gallery by placing red ribbons on items that are specially priced for the holiday season.  Find one-of-a-kind art and gifts for everyone on your list at Kayenta Art Village.

Decorative Red Ribbon

Holiday Village Passport

This holiday season visit all five galleries for a chance to win $100 to spend at the gallery of your choice.  Pick up a Holiday Village Passport at any gallery and be sure to get all five galleries signed off on the same day to be eligible to win.  Five lucky winners will be contacted and announced on the Art in Kayenta facebook page during the first week of January.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday frenzy.  Instead, connect with friends at the village and enjoy some local shopping surrounded by Nature, inspiring art and truly unique gifts.


435.673.6628  | 435.674.2306  |


Local artists, don’t be shy—here is your chance to shine!

The Center for the Arts at Kayenta is hosting an Art Exhibit.

January’s Theme:  “Renewal”

Submit 2-D and 3-D art that reflects the theme. 

All submitted art must be for sale. 

(No photography, please—we plan to host photography shows in the future).

Entry forms and instructions can be found at under the “Festivals” tab.

Entries will be accepted December 30th, 31st, and January 2nd and 3rd

from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Kayenta Center for the Arts.

“Renewal” will open with an artists’ reception

Wednesday, January 8th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

This show will run from January 8th through February 2020.

Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Upcoming Events

A Kurt Bestor Christmas

A Kurt Bestor Christmas

December 5

This December, Bestor returns to Kayenta to perform “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 loves performing at the Center because, as he puts it, “The 200–seat theatre creates a special, familial energy.

Voyager Lecture Series With Ron Smith

Voyager Lecture Series With Ron Smith

December 10

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.

Kinky Boots

KINKY BOOTS Movie Night at Kayenta

December 16

Charlie Price faces the impending shut down of the Northampton shoe factory that his family has owned for generations. Just when he feels that all is lost, he has a chance encounter with Lola, a flamboyant transvestite cabaret star. Lola’s desire for stylish, kinky boots provides a glimmer of hope for the factory and its employees.

A Diamond Holiday

A Diamond Holiday

December 12–21

This spectacular dance and musical theatre concert features scenes from the Nutcracker, Santa’s workshop of toys, angels ushering in the Nativity, the Rockettes, Irish dance and more. Diamond Talent‘s troupe of highly trained student performers, along with professional dancers and singers with world-class resumés, make this a show not to be missed.

Enchanted World of Dolls

The Enchanted World of Dolls

December 12–21

A Holiday in Kayenta!

The Kayenta Art Village 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.



January 11

With the Magician Jonah Lavelle

You saw him in Paul Draper’s “Mysteries of the Mind” with his floating ball, vanishing handkerchiefs, and his magically appearing cane. Now, enter the imagination of local twenty-year old wizard Jonah LaVelle where objects float, things vanish inches from you and change into other things right before your eyes.

The Voyager Lecture Series

The Voyager Lecture Series

January 14

With Ron Smith

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 Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

January 30–February 2

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” is a play written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. It parodies the plays of William Shakespeare with all of them being performed in comically shortened or merged form by only three actors.

Thank you to for his talent and photography used to promote many Center for the Arts at Kayenta and Kayenta Arts Foundation shows and events.
All programing is subject to change.

Kayenta Community

Our businesses and resident sponsored events

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. 

Events will be announced monthly through her website and pricing for each event varies. Each dinner promises to deliver some unannounced dining pleasures too 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.

Delectable Dishes

We so enjoyed making new friends while also enjoying all the delectable dishes you served

John and Marti Browne

Get Your Tickets Now

Only 5 seats remain for December’s Dinner! December’s Holiday Festivity celebrates the season with inspired takes on holiday food favorites. Won’t you make merry this special time of year in the company of good friends and neighbors around our communal tables? This dinner is sure to sell out. Reserve your seats today! I hope to see you soon ~ Victoria


Sunday, December 15, 2019

Hor d’Oeuvres




First Course


Second Course






Health & Fitness

Kayenta’s locally run gyms, fitness classes, spas and group workouts.

Elevate Fitness

Elevate Fitness

Elevate 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!  ELEVATE!

Inquiries can be directed to
John Yohman, Owner
Elevate Studio • 435-632-1381

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.

For more information on our services, pricing and monthly discounts visit our website. Your neighborhood day spa and yoga studio.

Tel: 435-862-7743

Find Your Joy Yoga Classes

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.

Fitness Yoga

Fitness Yoga with Christy Lueders

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.

Kayenta Pickleball Group

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. Contact one of the members below for the current start times

Players’ abilities vary, with some playing in competitive tournaments others more focused on great exercise and having fun on the courts with neighbors. 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:
Michael Hopwood:
Trish Olson:

See you on the courts!

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.



The Village Gym

For information on the Village Gym contact Gloria Prahl.

We would love to have you join us.


Kayenta Committees

Board opportunities, landscaping, and ACC & HOA contact information.
Kayenta Deseret Arboretum

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.


Kayenta Landscaping Committee

Please visit the Kayenta HOA website ACC tab for Landscaping documentation. Select Landscaping Regulations Rev 2017 and Landscaping Review Steps 2017.

Kayenta HOA

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


Community Advocates

Are you a Kayenta resident? Do you have a cause or passion that you are personally involved with in the St. George area?
If so, let your neighbors know right here.

Inkas no kill Animal Supporters

INKAS – Ivins No Kill Animal Supporters
Advocate: Lois Hewitt 

December is a month filled with family, friends and holiday cheer. December also brings another calendar year to an end.  As we conclude 2019 and “ring in” 2020 INKAS would like to express our thanks and graditude to:

All of our volunteers and generous donors.  Without your help both timewise and financially INKAS would not be able to carry out our mission of providing resources to assist the Ivins Animal Shelter, as well as other local non-profit, no-kill animal rescue groups.
Bailee Mabe and her team at the Ivins Animal Shelter for their dedication and hard work at the shelter and for their continued efforts in community outreach.

To all those who have given the best gift of all by rescuing and providing loving “forever homes” to animals in need.

INKAS’ wish to all is that your days in December and the year 2020 be “purr-fectly” merry and “paws-itively” bright.

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
Please visit our website to read INKAS accomplishments! 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. 
You can also check us out on Facebook.

Inkas for pets

Nextdoor Kayenta
Advocates: 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.

Friends of Snow Canyon State Park
Advocates: 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.

E-mail us at “Like” us on FriendsofSnowCanyon.

Ivins Night Sky Initiative

Ivins Night Sky Initiative
Advocate: Nathan Dupre

Ivins Residents Come Together to Preserve & Improve Their Night Sky
Reprinted from the Ivins Night Sky Initiative website, 11-21-19

Ivins residents braved the rain last night to show their support for and express concerns about updating the city’s outdoor lighting ordinance and pursuing designation as a Dark Sky Community from the International Dark Sky Association (IDA).

The event, organized by the Ivins Night Sky Initiative and sponsored by Red Mountain Resort, featured a presentation by Marc Deshowitz on outdoor lighting issues.

This isn’t the first time the Initiative has done this. But last night was different. Earlier this month the Ivins City Council discussed the Initiative’s recommendations for updating the city’s outdoor lighting ordinance. Some residents expressed concerns at that meeting and the Council decided the City would not pursue designation as a Dark Sky Community from IDA.

Last night some of those residents and City Council members attended the presentation. They got to express their concerns and get clarification on issues that bothered them. That doesn’t mean they became converts. But at the end of the night they did agree that the Initiative’s mission to improve, preserve, and protect the night sky over Ivins was worthwhile enough to get together and reconsider the Initiative’s recommendations.

The mission of the Ivins Night Sky Initiative is to improve, preserve, and protect the night sky over Ivins and our heritage of dark skies through education and information about environmentally responsible outdoor lighting, and to serve as a resource for City officials, residents, and businesses.

Let us know if this Initiative is important to you, if you are willing to get involved, and what else you think we should be doing to improve, preserve, and protect the night skies in Ivins.

Community and City Resources

Resident support services, businesses, and education and enrichment programs

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

Happy 2 Help

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

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

Crescent Moon Inn

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

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. 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 at

Art Classes

“Art is a series of trial and error, of discovery and hope, and determination”

Artwork by Sher

Classes Run for Six Weeks.
You will be able to sign up for another six weeks if you choose to continue.

PLACE • New Studio
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.

HOME • 435-656-9199 CELL • 801-680-9616

Blue Can Recycling

Blue Can Recycling

December 9th & 23th

Dumpster Dates

December 7th

Ivins City


We need 25 people registered by December 15th to make this trip possible.

Come join Ivins City on a day trip to see and tour some of the greatest architectural creations in the world! The Hoover Dam has long been regarded as one of the greatest dams in the world and the new bypass bridge is the highest concrete bridge in the world! Come along with us and you’ll get a chance to experience both!

Wednesday January 15, 2020

6:30am – 5pm

Leave from Ivins City Hall

$55 per participant

Fee covers bus ride, private Powerplant Tour and light snacks. Please plan on bringing or purchasing your own lunch (limited dining options at Hoover Dam)

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

Need 25 by December 15th for trip to happen so sign up quick!

Find registration at / Parks and Recreation / Programs
Email Sarah at for questions/concerns/more info

Volunteer Firefighters Wanted

The Santa Clara City Fire Department is looking for qualified individuals to join our team.

Information and requirements can be found on the Santa Clara City website.

Ongoing Events and Activities

Weekly and monthly gatherings

Kayenta Book Lovers

Meetings the 2nd Monday of every month. For more details contact our bookclub

Kayenta Weavers

The Kayenta Weavers groups meets weekly to enjoy the limitless creativity of off-loom weaving.

For information contact Katie at:

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.

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:


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