Kayenta Connection May 2019


Kayenta Connection

The Kayenta Connection is underwritten by Kayenta Homes & Properties
for the benefit of the Kayenta Community.


KAYENTA EVENTSStrengthened spirit retreat

Two of your favorite Kayenta fitness experts team up for this one of a kind “Spirit” retreat on May 17th & 18th. 

Space is limited. For More information and to register contact:

John Yohman • jyfitness@me.com • 435-632-1381

Aly Hansen• sacredspacespa@gmail.com • 435-862-7743.


Kayenta Homes and Properties Pool Party Invite

Please let us know you would like to attend by RSVP’ing HERE.

The Kayenta Homes & Properties Pool Party is for Kayenta residents and their guests.


Fiction or Fact #2

Kayenta Homes & Properties

Fiction:  Kayenta Homes & Properties wants to list your home just to bring people in to sell lots.
Fact: In past years, Kayenta Homes & Properties brought more home buyers to the neighborhood than any other real estate brokerage.

With our location in the Art Village and being open 7 days a week, we have an opportunity to talk with many prospective buyers on what’s available in Kayenta and what fits their future needs. We keep a current list of available homes for sale and promote our homes for sale in our front window along with detailed information on our website where prospective buyers can view all the details and professional photography of the homes. It is always our goal to increase values in the resale market and create a seamless selling/buying experience. The income generated from the sale of Kayenta homes allows us to continue our comprehensive marketing campaign – providing our buyers and sellers the most extensive brokerage option in the area. Establishing Kayenta as a premium resort community in southern Utah is a great investment for everyone.

Jeff, Kurt and Nancy

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


A Note From Our Director
It’s spring and the Center for the Arts is hopping!!!  Latino Roots on Saturday, May 4th with a fiesta beforehand!  Street Tacos, Margaritas and Dancing on the plaza… performance at 7:30. Then Hank Williams: Lost Highway opens Wednesday May 8th for 5 performances!  This is a great musical play, the actors are also the live musicians! One not to be missed. We are excited about our new season of shows and events that will begin May 30th with the Taffetas, a fun romp through the music and charm of the 50’s, four performances! Membership drive for the 2019-2020 season is upon us as well.
Here is a sneak peek at our Festival of Summer Fun & Plays. First we have two Summer arts camps for kids from 8-19.  One, a creative journey of instrument making, drumming, creative music, dance, drama and art, June 10-14, 9am-noon. Then our first Musical Theater Camp where students study everything from audition technique to set building. These students will participate in the professional production of James and the Giant Peach! Performances are June 27-29.  Then Taming of the Shrew, Barefoot In the Park and Shakespeare’s Roses kick-off the summer play season and the big announcement is SimonFest is coming to Kayenta!  In August they bring us two great shows; I Hate Hamlet and Little Shop of Horrors! Summer is going to be full of laughter!
These shows are going to make your summer a season of memories… inside the beautiful air conditioned theatre! Tell your friends and bring them on over!  Our FESTIVAL of Summer Fun & Plays begins!!  Jan B.

Jan Broberg, Director, Center for the Arts at Kayenta



Tim and Judy Terrell

Recipients of the 1st annual

Standing Ovation Award

celebrating their generous support and
outstanding volunteer contributions.
The Terrells will be honored tonight at the Center for the Arts
Gala Fundraiser held at the Lorraine Boccardo Theatre.


MAY 2019


Latino Roots: Fiesta, Dance, Music, and Food!

kayenta Centre for the ArtsMay 4, 7:30-9:30 PM
Tickets: $20

Back by popular demand!

Latino Roots with Andean Flutes return to Kayenta by popular demand for a performance that will delight audiences young and old.

Latino Roots with Andean Flutes is dedicated to performing music and dance from many countries throughout the Americas. It celebrates the rich heritage and culture that have made the American continent interesting, beautiful, and diverse. This northern Utah-based company of musicians and dancers is a feast for the ears and the eyes. Come and celebrate with us! Bring everyone who loves the diversity that’s made the melting pot of our country extraordinary and inspirational! Authentic music, costumes, and choreography representing many cultures of the Americas will surely bring cheers and enlarge our love for our beautiful and amazing world.


Hank Williams: Lost Highway by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik

Center for the Arts at Kayenta

May 8–11,  7:30 PM
Tickets: $30
The Legend of the “Hillbilly Shakespeare” Hank Williams, Sr., Dramatized by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik.

This moving musical biography (by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik) will transport audiences back in time to the rich and utterly fascinating world of country music legend Hank Williams. With the help of teachers and mentors, the lonesome drifter from Alabama rose from poverty and pain to become one of the most influential American singer/songwriters of the 20th century.

As Williams’ raw-edged story plays out, you’ll hear some of greatest hits, along with powerful spirituals, the earliest published rock-n- roll song, “Move it On Over”, and fiery gospel songs like “Thank God,” “(When I Get to Glory), I’m Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing,” and “I Saw the Light!” Chris Whiteside, who starred in the play during the 2016 Neil Simon Festival, is now a huge fan.“His story, long confused by legend and lie, will be told as I believe he would have had it told,” he says.

“[LOST HIGHWAY has] the exhilarating feeling of Williams on stage in a particular place on a particular night…serves up classic country with the edges raw and the energy hot…By the end of the play, you’ve traveled on a profound emotional journey: LOST HIGHWAY transports its audience, and communicates the inspiring message of the beauty and richness of Williams’ songs…forceful, clear-eyed, moving, impressive.” —Rolling Stone.

Hank Williams: Lost Highway will play at 7:30 pm on May 8, 9, 10, with a 2 pm matinee and 7:30 pm show on the 11th.


“A Night with A & E—Amanda Barrick & Elise West”

Kayenta Center for the Arts at Kayenta

May 16, 7:30 PM
Regular Tickets: $25
One Night Only! Revel in Hopeful, Heartfelt Music with Amanda Barrick, Elise West & Co. 7:30pm May 16, at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Spend a fabulous evening with local musicians Amanda Barrick and Elise West—along with invited guest performers—whose charming banter and authentic music will have you swooning, crooning, and laughing all night long. Every time they perform, Amanda (on vocals and guitar) and Elise (vocals and piano) offer up folksy, powerful music that brings the crowd to their feet. Come! Take in the positive vibes of these joy-giving musicians.


The Taffetas! A Musical Journey Through the 1950s

Center for the Arts at Kayenta

May 30_June 1, 7:30 PM
Regular Tickets: $25/10

Take a trip back in time with The Taffetas.

It’s 1950-something, and these four singing sisters from Muncie, Indiana are making their national television debut on the Dumont Television Network’s Spotlight on Music! The Taffetas pays tribute to the sounds of The McGuire Sisters, The Fontane Sisters and The Chordettes. The Taffetas made nostalgia what it is today! Spend an hour and a half with Kaye, Peggy, Cheryl and Donna and their 3-piece band, and remember what Sunday night television was like on your 12-inch black and white screen! This show will run Thursday through Saturday, May 30–June 1 at 7:30pm, with a 2pm Saturday matinee.

Tickets are $25, and $10 for children & students with current student ID.


Coyote Tales Recap April 28, 2019

“To get here, I plugged Kayenta into Google Maps and started driving. 

About 6 hours later, I realized I was nearing Kayenta, Arizona….”

Coyote Tales storytellerNine storytellers took the stage at the Lorraine Boccardo Theater Sunday, April 28th to tell true stories about adventure, thrill-seeking experiences and daredevilry. They entertained the sellout crowd with a hilarious tale of a Zambezi River rafting adventure, the unexpected serenity that came after a frosty night in the Himalayas, and an unbelievable story of a groom’s surprise wedding for his bride. Coyote Tales was pleased to welcome visiting storytellers, Jeff Metcalf and Grace Anne McDonough, to the stage. Both relived their adventurous antics with wit and style.

Previous Coyote Tales events have facilitated the opportunity for generous theater goers to foster community spirit through art.  The March 1st event hosted a gourmet bake sale (with baked goods donated by Petite Feast) that raised enough funds for a one-of-a-kind street painting experience for fourth and fifth graders at Red Mountain Elementary. (See photos below) The April 28th’s event was no exception.  Coyote Tales founder, Victoria Topham, announced plans to host storytelling workshops at The Southern Utah Veteran’s Home to bring the veteran’s remarkable stories to the stage.

As always, Doug Caputo served as “Master of “Sharemonies” and guided the evening with charm and expertise.  Joe and Paula Ferrario of Stillhouse Road brought a party atmosphere to the night with their top tier Bluegrass music

Linda Schmal of Sotheby’s Realty and Petite Feast hosted a pre-event party for ticket holders, which allowed storytellers and audience members to get to know each other.  One storyteller noted that the party provided Victoria with the one last opportunity to “strong arm” a few more attendees into putting their name in the hat to get on stage.  The show was a great way to wrap-up The Kayenta Street Painting Festival weekend.

If you are interested in getting on stage, please visit the Coyote Tales website at www.coyotetalesstories.com to learn more about speaking tips and coaching opportunities.

Art Class



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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Petite Feast Dinner Club

May Dinner are SOLD OUT!  Get your tickets for June NOW.

May’s Petite Feast Dinner is already sold out!  Menu and tickets for Sunday, June 23rd’s dinner is available on the website.  Click HERE to see my take on traditional summer favorites that celebrate open flame. Grilled shrimp, beef and even produce make appearances on this special menu. ~ Victoria

We owe you the Thanks.  – For a truly gourmet meal, you can’t beat Petite Feast.  So much so that I’ve passed your menu and website on to friends” ~ Brent and Pam  

Kayenta - Petite Feast Dinner Club

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. May’s dinner has sold out, but seats are available for Sunday, June 23rd. June’s dinner features foods cooked on the open flame.  It’s all about the grill with this dinner! 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.


SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019











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


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HAPPY TO HELP ~ Andrea Saccoccio~


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

  • Do you have an overflow of tasks that just don’t seem to be getting done?
  • Are you recovering from an illness or injury and aren’t able to manage household tasks or errands?
  • Are there certain chores you just don’t like to do and wish someone else would do them for you?

Your wish has come true!

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

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.




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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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

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 • Find Your Joy Yoga

Find your joy yogaSacred Space Spa is expanding, to include the space right next door and open Find Your Joy Yoga Studio.  My Classes have been full and we have outgrown our yoga space so we are hoping this will help get more of you into classes.  We are ADDING MORE CLASSES, Yoga and Pilates, which I am excited about.  We will have some wonderful new offerings, including monthly workshops.  The expansion is on a trail basis for the next several months to see if there’s enough need and interest for it to take off.

Here is the new schedule for Find Your Joy Yoga Studio

  • Monday: 9:30 am • Kundalini – Becca
  • Tuesday: 9:30 am • FYJY – Aly
  • Wednesday: 9:30 am • Level 2 – Becca
  • Thursday: 9:30 am • FYJY – Aly
  • Friday: 10:30 am • Mat Pilates – Miriam
  • Saturday: 10:00 am • Restorative – Aly

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.

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.


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. Those wanting to make acupuncture appointments online can follow this link to my ONLINE SCHEDULER.


Fitness Yoga with Kayenta resident Christy Lueders

Yoga Class

Friday mornings at 8:45 to 10 am, except most of June, July, and August.

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.


Kayenta Pickleball Group (KPG)

Kayenta Pickleball Group

Kayenta Pickleball Group Spring Update

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 9:00 (currently). 

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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~ Lois Hewitt ~

Ivins no-kill animal supporters

Spring has sprung!!!  April brought bright flowers and so much green to our area landscapes.  April also resulted in three very successful and fun-filled events for INKAS.  On April 13th INKAS co-sponsored a “Low-Cost Pet Clinic” with PAWS (Providing Animals With Support). 100 vaccinations, 55 spay/neuter vouchers and 45 microchips were administered.  On the same day, INKAS participated in the Washington County “HAVOC” Cars and K-9’s event.  To wrap up the month on April 27 – 28, INKAS staffed our table at the Kayenta Street Painting Festival.  These events are always so meaningful to INKAS not only because of the cost-effective services we are able to provide and the generous donations we are able to raise, but also because of all the wonderful stories that are shared with us about “who rescued who” and those fortunate shelter animals that have found their “forever homes”.
As we move into the warmer months of the year may you continue to enjoy the sheer beauty of this area. Also remember to keep yourself and your four-legged family member hydrated!

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.



Ivins Night Sky Initiative is a 100% volunteer, not for profit, citizen organization created to improve, preserve and protect the night sky over Ivins. For the most up to date information please visit our website at: https://ivinsnightsky.org/


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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Construction Update Tom Jorgensen – Assist. Public Works Director of Administration

Fire Lake Park: The park is open with many improvements completed which include a boundary wall, picnic pads, and some other minor improvements. Items yet to be completed include landscaping and permanent bathrooms. Construction on the bathrooms began in March with landscaping following this spring.

Ivins Debris Basins 1-6: The debris basins located along the base of the Red Mountain are currently not meeting the NRCS and Utah Dam Safety regulations and current engineering standards for a high hazard class dam. Construction began early January and will likely go through till the end of April. The project will represent very little disruption unless you have a home immediately adjacent to the dams or if you frequently walk on the Toe Trail. Understand that the trails will be closed the duration of the project.

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

Dumpster date is May 4th & 18th and Blue Can Recycling is May 13th & 27th.




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.

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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