THIS IS A DONATION ONLY EVENT SUGGESTED $15 AT THE DOOR OR $5 FOR STUDENTS
The New American Drama Series is back with more staged readings of award-winning contemporary drama.
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”, Simon Stephen’s Tony Award-winning poetic and ultimately joyous tale of a brilliant autistic boy’s journey of self-discovery. Professional actors team up with students from the DSU Department of Theatre under the direction of Kathryn Mederos Syssoyeva for this series of staged readings, presenting cutting-edge, award-winning drama by contemporary American playwrights. Ranging from realism to the absurd, pathos to dark comedy, these plays engage some of our most urgent social concerns – the demise of industry, the vanishing middle class, race relations, social fragmentation, global warming…. Performed in an intimate theatrical setting, each reading is preceded by a presentation on the playwright, and followed by a conversation between audience, cast, and director to tease out the themes these of rich new works and draw connections to our own social and political realities.
Classical Flamenco guitarist Robert Earl Longly will dazzle you with fingers that fly over the strings so fast your eyes will not believe it. Your ears will feast on the magic this musician makes! “Absolutely extraordinary, I have never seen anything like it!” states Judith Kapucinski past KAF Board Chair.
Get Ready for this pre-Valentines day concert that will have you swooning as Operatic Arias and Romantic songs will heat up the night! With a professional cast from several states these opera singers will melt hearts. Finish off the evening with a decadent dessert and bar including fountains of Chocolate and dancing! Have your cake and eat (or drink) it too!
February 13th is the date and The Center for the Arts at Kayenta is the setting for the next Coyote Tales Storytelling Event. Our theme for the evening is ENCHANTMENT. Do you have a short story about what fascinates you? What siren has seduced, enthralled or enticed you? Perhaps you have a charming Valentine’s story of courtship or romance that you’d like to share. There’s no need to get on stage – just be prepared to be mesmerized by our storyteller’s undeniable authenticity and heart. As always, the goal of each event is to foster community spirit through the telling of well crafted stories. Coyote Tales hopes to build on the shared connection between the teller and the audience. Our stage is a no-pressure arena to celebrate our diversity, our community and our experiences.
If you’d like to get on stage, please contact Victoria through the Coyote Tales website: http://coyotetalesstories.com/. While there, you can find storytelling tips and tricks, access our storytelling coaches,and listen to previous event’s stories in our archives. Let us know what you think!
These event sell out, so you’ll want to get your tickets early.
SPREAD THE LOVE
We will also be hosting a “benefit concession stand” with gourmet sweets prepared by Petite Feast. All proceeds from the sale will be used for a special art class taught by Kayenta resident/artist, Kathy Johnson, to Red Mountain Elementary’s 5th graders. Please help us further the KAF’s mission to bring art to the community by purchasing a special Valentine’s treat for your sweetheart and spread the love with Red Mountain Elementary.
Cash only please for our concession stand.
Donations will go towards the CFTA Projection System, Suggested donation: $15-$1500!
Soldiers’ Sanctuary, an award winning Documentary film by Luke Hansen, takes us through a journey from the complexities of wartime in Vietnam to the hope of friendship and understanding many years later.
Luke’s father, David Hansen, a Vietnam Veteran, is one of the central characters we follow along with other Veterans on all sides of the battle for freedom and peace. This film takes us to Khe Sanh, Vietnam. The name “Khe Sanh” is known around the world as one of the fiercest battlefields of the Vietnam War. Due to its remarkable preservation and scenic location, it has come to represent everyone’s battleground.
Now, veterans and friends of all ages, from all sides of war, have joined forces to build a Peace Garden here. The Garden will occupy a large section of the old Combat Base next to an impressive war museum at the Khe Sanh Historic Site in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.
At Khe Sanh, visitors can experience both the dramatic history of bitter warfare as well as today’s brighter reality of friendship and reconciliation. Here, at this special place, visitors can feel the return to peace that brings us full circle from a darker past.
“The plan to establish a peace garden on the site of the former combat base at Khe Sanh uplifts my spirit, re-energizes my soul, and makes me believe more strongly than ever in the brotherhood and sisterhood of the world.” ~ Dennis Mannion, Marine, Khe Sanh siege 1968
“The Khe Sanh Peace Garden is revolutionizing the healing process for veterans of multiple generations. It gives me an opportunity to serve in the veteran community, learn from those who came before me, and gives me a great hope that one day my generation can return to Iraq.” ~ Colby Williamson, Marine, Fallujah Iraq siege 2004
Please join us for this very FIRST FILM NIGHT in the Lorraine Boccardo Theatre! Your generous donations will help us finish paying for the wonderful Projection System and Movie Screen!
We first bring you the engaging documentary “A Soldiers Sanctuary” a film by Luke Hansen on Vietnam, the war his father Dave (Ivins, UT) served in. This remarkable film ushers in our tribute to Veterans and their families. Thursday Feb 15th. Then “Vietnam…through my lens”, written and performed by Stu Richel with photos from his tour in Vietnam. Is a soldier’s reflective journey as a combat photographer through Vietnam and beyond. Presented Off-Broadway at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street) in Manhattan. This critically acclaimed production is now coming to the Center for the Arts at Kayenta
This play is not a war story of blood and guts, it’s not a political statement. Vietnam…through my lens is one soldier’s intimately personal and unique tale about friendships, trust, and tenacity that travels from the jungles of South East Asia to the “jungle” of Manhattan, highlighted with photographs and video montages, most from Mr. Richel’s tour in Vietnam.
“Complemented by Richel’s own photographs of the era, his lens puts a face on the American soldier, while showcasing his skill in character acting.” – Deborah Greenhut, Playwright, Princeton Research Forum
Stu Richel has written and performed in many other solo shows; one “Mortal Decisions, a Diary of the Donner Party” (was called “a true work of sublime genius,” by the NY Observer). His other plays include “The Same Cloud” and “The Bugs Don’t Call Me Nigger” Mr. Richel has had principal roles in more than 17 feature films, and dozens of Regional, Off Broadway and other shows in New York City. Stu served from 1968 to 1970. In 1969, he was a combat correspondent with the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam.
Art in Kayenta is back! We thank you for your patience and ongoing support as we focused our energies on the grand opening of the Center for the Arts at Kayenta last fall. It’s now time to prepare to celebrate more arts in beautiful southern Utah and we’re excited to see you there!
Art in Kayenta is scheduled for October 5-7, 2018 in the Art Village. The Call for Artists and Food Vendors will be posted on kayentaarts.com soon. Stay tuned for more details and watch for volunteer opportunities in the coming months.
Contact: Susan Holben, Kayenta Arts Foundation Director at 517.930.5006, email@example.com, or the Foundation office at 435.674.ARTS (2787).
Inspired by elements and patterns in nature, this well-appointed and masterfully designed and constructed retreat reveals the point of connection between our natural and created environments. Featuring a spacious open-concept floor plan surrounded by floor to ceiling glass, this home offers an abundance of natural light and features expansive views of Kayenta’s red rock cliffs and spectacular desert surroundings. Modern design elements infused with earth centered materials of stone, metal and wood provides a well-grounded living environment while elements of water, light and sky awaken the spirit.
Built by J2 Construction, this beautiful 4652 sq. ft. home was designed by Gulch Design Group, with interior design by Matt Marten.
Tickets cost $15 per person. Children three years and older are required to have a ticket. No discounts available.
Tickets can be purchased on-line through this website, or at the Red Cliffs Mall and Lin’s Market locations beginning February 15, 2018 at 5 pm and during the entire event. Tickets will not be available for sale at the homes.
When you purchase your ticket you will receive the magazine which contains the map/home addresses. If you purchase your ticket on-line, you will be instructed how to obtain the map/addresses. Bring the e-ticket to any Parade home and you will receive a magazine and ticket lanyard. Maps and addresses will be available on-line, beginning February 16th to anyone who has purchased a ticket on-line. More information is included when you purchase an on-line ticket.
It’s that time of year…Parade of Homes…and we are gearing up for the start of our traditionally busy season. With the Parade of Homes happening this month we expect many visitors to the area and are looking forward to the increased activity at the Art Village and throughout the community.
For all of our valued Kayenta Parade Home volunteers we’d like to remind you that on Sunday February 25 at 5:15 pm we will be hosting a Thank YOU gathering with food and refreshments. So, mark your calendars! Also, don’t forget that the Orientation Meeting will be held on February 14th at 2 :00 pm. It’s a great opportunity to be one of the first to see this year’s amazing home and familiarize yourself with its many features and amenities.
If you haven’t signed up yet, please follow the link to reserve your time slot.
Please follow this link to sign up and lock in your spot or two!
We’ve now been at our new location in the Art Village for over a year now and are enjoying our new digs. It’s great seeing you all out in the Village and around the neighborhood and we would like to thank you for your continued support of this wonderful community.
Your Kayenta Sales Team, Jeff, Kurt and Nancy
Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Kurt VanLeeuwen, Sales Agent
Nancy Kosick, Sales Agent
435-628-7234 • www.kayentahomes.com
847 Coyote Gulch Court, Ivins, UT 84738
All events are 13 years old and up. No artistic or meditation experience is necessary, just bring yourself and an open mind. Purchase tickets at www.creativeartspa.org
Dinner was magnificent and we all have been raving about it. As usual, we met some very nice people and it was great to spend quality time with others we know but rarely get a chance to visit with. The dinner was over the top! (My favorite was the salad. You are so creative!).” ~Kathy Johnson
About Petite Feast Supper Club: After 30 years as a restaurateur, caterer, chef and Food and Wine best new chef nominee, Victoria Topham is opening her kitchen to share her unique culinary skills and healthy cooking style with guests just like you. PF Dinner Club offers guests the opportunity to socialize with new friends around a shared table while enjoying deliciously upscale meals. Monthly dinners will feature an hors d’oeuvre hour followed by a multi course dinner where mingling with the chef in the kitchen is encouraged. ** Think – mash-up of a restaurant, dinner party and cooking class. And, she always has a few unplanned courses and surprises for her guests!
Events will be announced monthly through her website. Pricing for each event varies. The next event is scheduled for Sunday, February 25th and features Victoria’s luscious Sous-Vide Beef Tenderloin with Roquefort Pecan Butter. Click here for more information, menu and to purchase tickets: http://petitefeastutah.com/about-petite-feast/petite-feast-dinner-club/
MINI TWICE BAKED POTATOES WITH CLAM AND SPINACH
RED PEPPER SOUP SHOOTERS WITH POLENTA CROUTONS
TANGERINE ROSEMARY SPRITZER
HEIRLOOM CONTRONE BEAN, RED PEPPER AND SQUASH STEW
WARM SPINACH SALAD WITH RED WINE ONIONS, MANCHEGO, TOASTED WALNUTS AND BROWN BUTTER CIDER VINAIGRETTE
SOUS VIDE BEEF TENDERLOIN WITH ROQUEFORT PECAN BUTTER AND SQUASH PUREE
CHOCOLATE CARAMEL MILLIONAIRE TART WITH CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM AND KUMQUAT SAUCE
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taviawk HOA Annual Meeting
Thursday, March 8, 2018 (2:00 pm )
Location: To be confirmed
Shonto HOA Annual Meeting
Monday, February 24, 2018 (10:00 am)
For more information, contact Roger Head 632-1814 ● email@example.com.
Please visit the Kayenta HOA website ACC tab for Landscaping documentation. Select Landscaping Regulations Rev 2017 and Landscaping Review Steps 2017.
If you have an article you would like us to consider for this new section in the Kayenta Newsletter please contact Sueann Skudlarczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet at the Main Kayenta Office at 10am. Trip to the Ghost Town south of Leeds. Optional short hike to Gazebo Arch. 10 miles of dirt road.
Bring a lunch. For Details call Charlie at 656-1956.
Falling down can happen anytime, anywhere. Discover the role that medications play in falls. Know what your medications contribute to you being at risk for a fall. This is an important presentation for anyone on sleep, anti-anxiety, anti-depression, and/or sedative medications.
Just being aware can reduce your risk for falling.
Please join us on Wednesday, 2/21, and you’ll stand a better chance of staying up-right and falls-free.
Cost for this event is $2.00 per person to cover the cost of the room.
Best Regards, Ellen Nathan
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta
Staying Put in Kayenta is a member-driven organization for Kayenta residents, proactively providing programs and services so members can lead vibrant, active and healthy lives while living in their own homes.
Contact StayingPutKayenta@gmail.com for information.
If your answer is YES join our Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism Class
This class will introduce you to Buddhism, a 2,500 year old spiritual tradition, one that has the potential to change how you live your life so that you can bring more peace, loving kindness, compassion and joy to our world.
You will learn to do a daily spiritual practice that you can take anywhere with you. We will study Buddhist literature and key themes in Buddhist philosophy and develop a meditation practice that includes chanted prayers, mantras and visualizations.
The Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Tahri Marpo Ling was founded by Lhamo Thupten Dawa Khandro on May 21st of 2017, with the blessings and guidance of Lama Thupten Dorje Gyaltsen Rinpoche. Lhamo Khandro has been ordained in both Zen Buddhist and Tibetan Buddhist lineages, and has been practicing Buddhism for 20 years.
*Tuition may be reduced based on need. Please ask.
Back to the Top
Elevate Studio is up and ready to rock the new year with improved motivating group fitness experiences! Stay tuned by following our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Elevate-Studio-595217220549887/
Upcoming schedule, etc. will be posted on our website and the Elevate Studio Facebook page.
Be happy. Be healthy. Have a blast! E L E V A T E
For more information visit: johnyohmanfitnessretreats.com.
Inquiries can be directed to John Yohman, Owner
Elevate Studio • 435-632-1381 • email@example.com
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.
In an effort to get more folks off the waiting list and into the yoga studio, I’ve added a new class!
Also hoping to reach some of you who may work during the week, but would be able to join us on a Saturday. This is for you!
Sign- up Now!
The class will be limited to the first 8 participants. Sign up online with your Find Your Joy Yoga account. If you need an account set up, just give me a call. Namaste!
For more information on our services, pricing and monthly discounts visit our website at www.kayentaspa.com
Your neighborhood day spa and yoga studio. Tel: 435-862-7743 Sacredspacespa@gmail.com.
Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:45 to 10am. These 75 minute sessions emphasize breathing, strength, flexibility, and balance. The level is intermediate. The style is hatha flow. The location is the Room for Thought, a multi-purpose room in Kayenta’s Art Village. If you would like to join in the fun, please call first at 435-673-3469.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 435-674-2824 or 435-669-0430.
Located in the desert community of Kayenta Utah, the Crescent Moon Inn is the perfect place to get away from it all. Relax and enjoy the picturesque desert surroundings and an unobstructed view of the night sky. The Inn is just a short walk or bike ride from the Kayenta Art Village, where locally-owned art galleries, the Sacred Space Day Spa and the Xetava Garden Cafe add to your unique experience.
For Crescent Moon Inn Reservations or Pricing call: 435-879-9076
or visit us at www.crescentmooninn.com
Valentine’s Day a day of love and gratitude for those we care for. A time to give friends Valentine’s cards. Do kids still do that?! And maybe finding a new love at the Ivins Animal Shelter! Waiting at the shelter may be just what your home and heart needs! A dog to get out on the trail with, a pal to sit next to and binge watch your favorite series. Pets add so much to our lives! They get us out for walks meeting neighbors who will stop and greet your dog! And the wonderful heartwarming feelings of rescuing a pet from the shelter, nothing feels better then that!
So enjoy your Valentine’s Day, remember your loved ones you don’t want to be in the dog house! And know that the officers and volunteers are working everyday to keep the Ivins Animal Shelter the best it is. From all of us in INKAS we send you our most heart felt valentine.led.
Stacey Trujillo, Manager: 435-628-1049
HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 8AM – 3PM, Sunday: CLOSED
INKAS contact info: Connie Butterfield 435-817-1616
Inkas4pets@gmail.com. You can also check us out on Facebook.
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 email@example.com. “Like” us on www.facebook.com/ FriendsofSnowCanyon
Santa Clara-Ivins Fire & Rescue
Serving the Citizens of Santa Clara and Ivins, Utah
Charles Peterson, Deputy Fire Chief
Reprinted from the January 2018 Ivins City News
On January 1, 2018, Santa Clara Fire Department and Ivins City Fire & Rescue will become one fire department. The new department will serve both the cities of Ivins and Santa Clara. Both fire de-partments have been training together and responding to each other’s fire and medical calls for the past year. The new Santa Clara-Ivins Fire Chief, Dan Nel-son, reports the two fire departments have been training and working together well. We have been able to provide faster emergency responses with more firefighters and EMTs with the two agencies working together. We have more volunteer firemen available during the day when most people have regular jobs.
We simply are stronger together. Also, with this arrangement, Ivins and Santa Clara have been able to combine their funding to support the new fire department.
The Santa Clara-Ivins Fire & Rescue merger follows a similar merger of the Santa Clara and Ivins Police Departments five years ago. The police department merger has been very successful hiring new staff and placing more officers in the field. The Santa Clara-Ivins Fire & Rescue Department plans to build on the success of the police merger. Both Santa Clara and Ivins are growing, adding new subdivi-sions, and new commercial structures at a fast pace. Both cities agree these allianc-es are an efficient and logical way to meet the needs of our growing communities.
The average Ivins and Santa Clara citizen will see minimal change in their fire department and ambulance service. The same fire trucks and ambulances with the same firefighters and EMTs will be responding to their emergency calls. The San-ta Clara-Ivins Fire & Rescue Department offices are located in the Ivins Main Fire Station at 90 W Center with open business hours of Monday through Friday unless they are on an emergency callout. The department can be reached at 435-674-1083. Visitors are always welcome to stop by, especially those under eight years of age.
Ivins City information can be found on their website at www.ivins.com
Chef Tracey Berry brings her culinary skills to this incredible location to create a fresh, delicious, casual cafe experience at the edge of Snow Canyon State Park and Tuacahn Center for the Arts. You can park your bike and dust off your hiking boots or just stroll up the iconic Tuacahn plaza stairway to enjoy an indoor / outdoor eatery like no other.
Please visit www.snowcanyoncafe.com for menu options.
Mon – Fri: 11 am – 8 pm • Sat: 9 am – 8 pm • Closed Sundays
“Art is a series of trial and error, of discovery and hope, and determination”
Classes Run for Six Weeks.
You will be able to sign up for another six weeks if you choose to continue.
PLACE • New Office, Fire, and Maintenance building in the Art Village
TIME • Mon. or Tues. from 10 AM to 1PM
PRICE • $210 per 6 week session (Six classes)
INSTRUCTOR • Sherrie Warren
BACKGROUND • Bachelor Fine Arts. Taught for 10 years. Worked in acrylics, oils, and pastels.
CALL TO RESERVE SPACE OR TO SIGN UP. HOME • 435-656-9199 CELL • 801-680-9616
All lessons are by private arrangement. Contact the studio to schedule a Private or Group lessons. We welcome budding to experienced artists, 6 years of age and up.
Caroll Shreeve received her BS in Art from Weber SU and has 20 years experience teaching K to 12.
CONTACT • 435-632-6463
Kathy Heiner 435-669-8701
Trips & Trails
For more details call Charles Dillier at 435-656-1956.
Group play is every day of the week but Sunday and the starting time changes with the season. For more info, call Rick Erickson at 435-674-4972.
Kayenta Book Lovers
Meetings the 2nd Monday of every month. For more details contact: A useful resource for any reader: https://sites.google.com/site/kayentabookclub/
Spirit of the Desert Episcopal Church
Every Sunday at 3 pm in Kayenta’s Room for Thought. For details contact Katie Mays at 435-628-3552. www.spiritepiscopalchurch.org.
The Tahri Marpo Ling Buddhist Sangha – Green Tara Practice
The Green Tara practice now meets on Friday’s from 9:00am – 10:00am in Sacred Space Spa at the Kayenta Art Village. The Green Tara Practice will begin with a teaching from Buddhist literature, followed by the chanting of prayers and the Green Tara mantra. The practice will conclude with a period of silent meditation. Preparation: Wear loose, comfortable clothing; bring your meditation cushion if you prefer to sit on one; otherwise, chairs will be provided. A suggested donation of $5, would be greatly appreciated. For more Information email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Email submissions / changes to email@example.com with “Kayenta Connection (month)” in the subject line. Our Kayenta Connection Newsletter updates the 1st of the Month. Please submit 6 days prior to the end of the month to be included.
The Kayenta Connection is a publication that is focused on the Kayenta Community (residents, visitors and other interested folks). Information and articles should appeal to our Kayenta readers and reﬂect the spirit of our community. The KC cannot be responsible for mistakes submitted by the contributor.
The information submitted does not imply sponsorship or reﬂect the views and opinion of Kayenta Homes & Properties or Kayenta Development. Content not deemed appropriate for our readers will not be published. All information published in the KC is subject to editing.[divider]
[small_button text=”Sign up for the Kayenta Connection” title=”Sign up” url=”http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001daEc_4NEw4YUIee82EPMYXh3qur8LKJZrHHHh5ypbj6L4Jx3vXJ80ODuw4ND-tqIwKLV9heiOr8QbefmwpzvVw%3D%3D” target=”_blank” align=”left”]
We will send you monthly reminders when our next issue of the Kayenta Connection is ready to view online. Sign up to stay connected.