Kayenta Connection Newsletter • June 2018

Kayenta Connnection JUne 2018

The heat is on and many of our clubs and  activities are on summer break. A quieter elegance takes over Kayenta in the summer with daily outdoor activities confined to the morning and evening hours. It’s a great time to visit the Art Village and Xetava Gardens Cafe where a less crowded atmosphere provides shoppers and diners a more relaxed environment. Enjoy our June Kayenta Connection.



A Note from our Director

Jan Broberg

How can we thank the Kayenta residents enough for coming out to support the theatre in our inaugural season? By offering you more great community building events, plays, concerts & lectures! It truly was a success because of your patronage. We are excited to announce that 1/2 season tickets will be available at the end of June!

In the meantime don’t forget to come out and see the Pulitzer Prize nominated play “Other Desert Cities.” This family drama, with a good dose of edgy combustible comedy, will definitely have you laughing through tears. This story is an emotional roller coaster ride you do not want to miss. Please note there is strong language and thought provoking content. This is a play for grown-ups. Plays June 1st-10th.

Then get out of the heat and visit Truvey‘s beauty salon as Steel Magnolias hits the stage in July.

We welcome your ideas and suggestions to make season 2 an even more enjoyable experience. Please stop by and let us know of something you’d like to see at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta. Be A Part Of The Art!

Thanks again for a great season!

Jan Broberg, Director, Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Kayenta Arts Foundation Upcoming Events

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Other Desert Cities

Other Desert Cities - Center for the Arts at Kayenta ShowPlays June 1st – 10th
Tickets: $30
Check website for dates and start times

Other Desert Cities delivers serious family drama and combustible comedy.

No subject is sacred in the Wyeth family. Politics, personal shortcomings, successes and failures…any and all topics are up for discussion. Except one. As this modern family deals with it’s collective demons, the audience is taken on a thrill ride that will have them by turns laughing, in tears…and challenging assumptions. Acclaimed playwright Jon Robin Baitz’ Other Desert Cities premiered Off-Broadway in early 2011 and transferred to Broadway later that year. An audience and critics’ favorite, it was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. For those who enjoy edgy, grownup entertainment, Douglas Caputo brings it to Kayenta.

The Plot: Brooke Wyeth returns home after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, brother, and aunt. Brooke announces she’s about to publish a memoir that dredges up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. Nonetheless, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it. The play explores the limits of parental love and filial duty, our myth-making culture, and the claim we have on our own biography when it involves the invasion of privacy of others.


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Kayenta Homes and Properties Pool Party

Kayenta Homes & Properties

It was another spectacular Memorial Day Pool Party this year!

The Kayenta Homes & Properties Sales Team like to say thank you to all that attended. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, more scrumptious food, festive party goers and spectacular scenery. Thanks again for coming and we look forward to seeing you all at our future community gathering events.

Your Kayenta Sales Team,

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

Kayenta Homes and Properties Pool Party


Petite Feast Dinner Club • June 24, 2018

This Enjoy the exotic spices and the diverse flavors of Indian cuisine in this unique dining experience. Jeremy Baxter from Zion Brewery will be joining us for an evening of beer pairings and deliciously flavorful dishes. We hope to see you!2 ~ Victoria

Victoria, We loved the spring menu – everything so delicious and so beautiful to behold! Peter and I both thought the flavors were superb – every mouthful was spectacular. Thank you to you and Matt for having us in your home.” ~Lynne

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, June 24th and features a special guest and Victoria’s take on the exotic cuisine of India. Click here for more information, menus and to purchase tickets: http://petitefeastutah.com/product/indian-cuisine-and-beer-pairing/


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South Pacific Cruise • March 30th, 2019

Have you ever wanted to go to the South Pacific but did not want to fly? I have been made aware of an exciting 28 day cruise on March 30th, 2019. The cruise departs from Los Angeles and will take you to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, remote Samoa and exotic French Polynesia including Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea and then back to Los Angeles. Coral and I have signed up for this cruise with Morris Murdock Travel and if we get enough people to go Morris Murdock will provide a motor coach right from St. George to the port and back. This makes the trip so easy and hassle free with no airports and no TSA. For more details and pricing call Kim at Morris Murdock Travel at 435-628-3633. We are really looking forward to this incredible journey to the South Pacific we hope you will join us. Coral and Craig Arave 435-628-8422



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



Kayenta Desert Arboretum

The Kayenta Desert Arboretum is an all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the management and development of the garden.

For more information, contact Roger Head 632-1814 ● rbh@mtaonline.net.


~ 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 ~

Trips and Trails will be taking the summer off while the heats on. Check back this fall when our adventures resume in October.

For Details call Charlie at 656-1956.


PICKLEBALL TRAIL ~ Dan Cornelius ~

The Pickleball trail is now 4 miles long. A map of the different routes can be found on the Kayenta Utah website. http://www.kayentautah.com/thingstodoinkayentautah/mountain-road-cycling/

If you are interested in receiving emails about the Pickleball Trail or if you know of trail users who may wish to receive email updates please let me know their email addresses and I will add them to the list.

Thanks, Dan Cornelius



Staying Put in Kayenta

We will be taking the summer off like so many of you but we wanted to let you know that we are already planning for the fall presentations. So mark your calendar. Next month we will be sending out information for seminars for October, November and December but remember we are always the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

On Wednesday, September 19 @ 11:00 am in the Center for the Arts at Kayenta, Staying Put in Kayenta will present information on the new Dixie Regional Hospital addition.

Expansion Project 

This expansion will reunite the major inpatient services from Dixie’s 400 East Campus with the River Road Campus. Four separate buildings have been under construction beginning in April of 2016 and have staggered completion dates this year. All will be celebrated in a grand opening scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
Key Points:

  • Cost – The hospital expansion project cost is approximately $300 million
  • Cost – The cancer center cost is approximately $80 million
  • Size – The hospital expansion project will be nearly 500,000 square feet
  • Size – The Intermountain Precision Health Center, home of Intermountain Precision Genomics, will be approximately 117,000 square feet.

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.



Elevate Fitness

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

Elevate Studio is ready to rock your workout with motivating group fitness experiences! Stay tuned by following our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Elevate-Studio-595217220549887/

The studio is located below the Fire Lake Reservoir across from The Crescent Moon Inn.

Junes class offerings:

M/W/F  8am • ElevateFit

Th 6pm • Elevate Yoga

ElevateFit • A new improved version of Elevate Studio’s former “Phys Ed” class. The format and programming have changed to a much more innovative experience. Strength, cardio, agility, Tabata, balance & primal movements are key components in this incredibly fun & motivating class that will assist you in reaching your goals in fitness, health & well-being! It’s time to Take It Higher Baby!.

Elevate Yoga classes welcome all levels, from first-time yogis to experienced yogis. Please join us. These classes will be a level 1-2 practice and will run approximately one hour.  Kayenta Art Village employees receive a 10% discount on first memberships! Owner John Yohman has extensive experience in health, fitness and well being. John completed a 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training with his mentor and good friend Elise Mitchell in 2016.

First class is free. Rates are 10 classes for $150 or 20 classes for $240.

Upcoming schedule, etc. will be posted on our website and the Elevate Studio Facebook page.

Elevate Extreme Fit


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 • 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 yogaFind Your JOY Yoga Classes. New Saturday Class added. Space is limited. Contact Aly for details, pricing and for sign up info at 435-863-7743.

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!

  • Tuesdays 9:30~10:30am
  • Thursdays 9:30-10:30am
  • Saturday 10:00~11:00am

For more information on our services, pricing and monthly discounts visit our website at www.kayentaspa.com

Your neighborhood day spa and yoga studio. Tel: 435-862-7743 Sacredspacespa@gmail.com.


Fitness Yoga with Kayenta resident Christy Lueders

Yoga Class

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.



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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~ Connie Butterfield ~

Ivins no-kill animal supporters

NKAS has been very fortunate to have Connie Butterfield as our president since 2010. She was instrumental in helping convert the Ivins Animal Shelter into a no-kill facility in 2003-2004. INKAS was established to provide community support for the shelter. Under Connie’s leadership INKAS raised funds to support the shelter and the area’s homeless pets. Connie is stepping down as president but will continue to be a part of the team as a director. INKAS is excited to welcome Lois Hewitt as our new president. We look forward to many more years of dedication to the welfare of homeless animals in the cities of Ivins and Santa Clara. We thank the community for their continued support.

The Ivins Animal Shelter

Bailee Sleppy, Manager: 435-628-1049

HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 8AM – 3PM, Sunday: CLOSED

INKAS contact info: Lois Hewitt-President, 435-414-4802, Sara Dupre, Secretary at 206-724-5902

Inkas4pets@gmail.com. You can also check us out on Facebook.

INKAS 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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Ivins City

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

Ivins Fire Lake Park will be closed for construction until June/July. Work on the entrance and parking facilities are underway.  There will be continued construction to install restrooms and landscaping.




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


Blue Raven Art Studio

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

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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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