On March 3rd, Unity Park will be the finish line for the multiple Red Mountain Marathon runs. Running enthusiasts will be tackling 50K, 30K and half-marathon distances. Traffic will be congested around the park on Saturday so plan your driving schedule to accommodate all the runners.
Issue highlights include information on the many Center for the Arts events and Kayenta’s Desert Arboretum Plant Sale on March 23rd. In addition to yoga class at Sacred Space Spa and Christy Lueders Fitness Yoga, John Yohman (ELEVATE FITNESS STUDIO) has added two new classes on Monday and Thursday evenings. Check out our Health and Wellness section for class selections and times.
THIS IS A DONATION ONLY EVENT SUGGESTED $15 AT THE DOOR OR $5 FOR STUDENTS
(Award-winning dramas presented as staged readings)
Professional actors team up with DSU theatre students, under the direction of Kathryn Mederos Syssoyeva, to bring you cutting-edge, award-winning drama by contemporary playwrights, engaging some of our most urgent social and political concerns. Each reading is preceded by a presentation on the playwright, and followed by a conversation between audience, cast, and director, exploring the art and the issues.
You are constantly being observed and studied.
Your face will be remembered for years if you offer a gesture of kindness. The same applies if you act inappropriately. We’re not talking about camera surveillance. We’re talking about crows. 90% of the world’s crow population lives with 3 miles of human settlements. Even though many people don’t like crows, as well as their close relatives, ravens and magpies, these birds thrive in our cities, our farms, and in our parks. Popular lecturer Ron Smith will help us identify the differences between crows and ravens, as well as explain how these extraordinary birds rival the chimpanzee and orangutan in overall intelligence.
Social gathering begins at 6 pm with light appetizers, mingling, beverages and conversation. Make new friends and see old ones, stretch your minds and enjoy the community that the Center for the Arts is gathering one event, lecture, story, concert and show at a time!
Lecture Series is Sponsored by Voyager Wealth Management; Cache Valley Bank and State Farm Insurance (Sherry McGhee agent).
Alfred Uhry’s classic Pulitzer prize winning play is a timeless, searing, funny, and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between two of popular culture’s most enduring characters. When Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, is deemed too old to drive, her son hires Hoke Colburn, an African American man, to serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing, soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them. Their iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship has warmed the hearts of millions worldwide.
Featuring the touring company cast that brought these complex characters to life at the Smith Center in Las Vegas and the Egyptian in Park City. Their chemistry is palpable, filled with humor, ire and tenderness. Television, film and stage star Clarence Gilyard (Matlock, Walker Texas Ranger) as Hoke Colburn; Jan Broberg (Everwood, Criminal Minds) as Daisy Werthan; Rick Bugg (NSF Founder, Multiple Stage/Film roles) as Boolie Werthan.
Join Miss Daisy for a gourmet picnic dinner complete with all the Southern fixin’s, catered by Harmons’! Be sure to select Dinner and show on the drop down menu and order early, as all dinners are pre-sold! No day-of orders! Daisy needs to know how many to prepare!
“Tales and Myths” with Jason Bonham (viola) & Voltaire Verzosa (piano) Bach, Franck, Clarke and more! 7:30 pm $25
BBQ Dinner Buffet, Available for $25 at 6pm, Provided by Harmon’s Cooking School
Jason Bonham is known as a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician and educator. Currently, Jason is the Principal Violist with Las Vegas Philharmonic and Viola Faculty at UNLV. He has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, New West Symphony Orchestra, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Arts Viva Symphony Orchestra. Voltaire Verzosa, pianist/countertenor, received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Montana and his Master of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Colorado. He pursued further studies in piano at the Eastman School Music and at the Dorothy Taubman Summer Institute. Currently he holds the post of Principal Pianist for the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Also in demand as a collaborative pianist, Voltaire coaches classical vocal repertoire, with special emphasis on Baroque vocal performance practices. He has served as musical director for several local productions in musical theater.
In-Home concert with very limited seating. Get your tickets NOW!
This event is a curated event of invited storytellers. It is the ultimate showdown of words! 10 top story tellers take the stage to delight the audience during a cocktail reception to benefit the KAF. After the show, the fun continues as audience members use their wallets to vote for the best COYOTE TALE of the evening. Please watch for upcoming details.
Applications Due March, 5, 2018
Join us as an artist for 2018’s Street Painting Festival! We will have no official theme this year which will allow you to use your immense creativity to produce an art masterpiece! Awards will be given for People’s Choice and Best of Show. It is our hope to have as many as twenty participating artists in addition to the student teams. For more information on how to register as an artist for this event please visit www.kayentaarts.com/festivals/
For more information on these events visit www.kayentaarts.com.
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 12 – 14, 2018 in the Art Village. The Call for Artists and Food Vendors is now on our website, www.kayentaarts.com/festivals/. 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).
Thank 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
It was another hugely successful Saint George Parade of Homes tour. We had a total of 18,634 people and an additional 536 reentries through our Parade Model this year with many of them remarking that this was their favorite home on the tour. Matt Marten of Gulch Design and Jake Joines of J2 Construction have been creating our Parade Home for over the last 11 years. Their combined skills and efforts always create a “show stopper” home that Kayenta Homes & Properties is proud to present along with our community volunteer hosts.
Our Parade home not only stands out in design and construction, but also with our volunteer community hosts. We here at Kayenta Homes & Properties would like to give a special thanks to all that participated. Having the community involved in the hosting process takes our home to another level and brings a sense of community pride to our home.
Thanks, Jeff, Kurt and Nancy
Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Kurt VanLeeuwen, Sales Agent
Nancy Kosick, Sales Agent
435-628-7234 • www.kayentahomes.com
Maintenance and improvements to the Arboretum are funded primarily from the plant sale so please consider visiting us at the Arboretum for your annual plant purchases.
Native and water wise plants at low price!
*** cash and checks accepted – no credit cards ***
Your Kayenta volunteers working to make Kayenta more beautiful!
That was indeed great fun last night. Thanks for creating the venue for us all to get together. Everything was absolutely delicious” ~Paul Andrews
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. Events will be announced monthly through her website. Pricing for each event varies. The next event is scheduled for Sunday, March 25th and features Victoria’s unique grilled asparagus with olive oil foam over creamy risotto. Click here for more information, menus and to purchase tickets: http://petitefeastutah.com/product/spring-is-almost-here/
RED CHILI GOAT CHEESE HUSH PUPPIES
GRILLED ASPARAGUS WITH LEMON OLIVE OIL FOAM OVER CREAMY RISOTTO
SHAVED FENNEL SALAD WITH BLACK OLIVES, ORANGE AND PISTACHIO
SALMON WITH DU PUY LENTILS , ROASTED VEGETABLES AND SAFFRON JUS
APPLE TART WITH HOUSE MADE CARAMEL CHEESECAKE ICE CREAM
Kayenta’s own “Coyote Tales,” has become a much anticipated part of the community’s arts culture and the most recent event, held February 13 at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta, did not disappoint. Fifteen storytellers captivated the audience with lively, funny, and touching narratives based on the theme, Enchantment.
The evening was the third installment of the Coyote Tales open-mic storytelling series sponsored by the KAF. The audience was treated to a diverse and varied group of tellers who fearlessly shared some of their lives’ most meaningful events. In a charming part A / part B performance, Tim and Judy Terrell threw the gauntlet down on how a REAL LOVE STORY is told. Kristin Hunt burst forth with an exuberant telling of a mad-crush on (go figure?) Bob Costas, and Rob Goodman offered a tender take on the birth of his daughter. One of the high points was Salt Lake resident, Janet Emboy’s, wistful channeling of Giselle. While she spoke, her feet turned out into first position, her back grew straighter and her arms took on the graceful arc of a ballerina – she was truly transformed.
Each event begins with a pre-party (to help calm the nerves and the stomachs of the soon-to-be- performers). Petite Feast provided light hors d’oeuvres and Linda and George Schmal provided the evening’s complimentary bar selections. The February 13 event had a special attraction: a gourmet concession stand staffed by cheerful volunteers, offered specialty sweets to raise money for a one-of-a-kind printmaking class for the fifth grade students at Red Mountain Elementary. Kayenta’s own Kathy Johnson has volunteered her time and talent to teach the class. The sale raised more than $500 to purchase the supplies for the class. All supplies and materials will stay with the school to be used by other students in other grades. Many thanks to all who participated.
The response to Coyote Tales has been amazing. With so many storytellers showing up, we were unable to get everyone on stage! If you would like to share your tale, please contact Victoria in advance through the Coyote Tales website www.coyotetalestories.com or through the Coyote Tales tab at kayentaarts.com. She can set you up with a story coach who can help you perfect your tale. As always, any audience member is welcome to put their name in the hat the evening of the show. However, storytellers who work with a coach are guaranteed a spot on stage. Stories presented must be true, first person narratives – we’re after on-theme stories that happened to YOU, the teller. For more information please check our website. There you’ll find tips and tricks to great story telling, information on upcoming events and, you’ll also find a selection of our favorite stories from previous events.
Our next event is scheduled for April 21st. It is a curated, competition of invited storytellers that will share their tales during a uniquely entertaining cocktail party. The theme for the evening is, ART MATTERS. It the ultimate showdown of words where audience members will vote with their wallets to choose the evening’s best story. All proceeds will benefit KAF. You won’t believe what we have in store for you!!!
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
Thursday, March 8, 2018 (2:00 pm)
Location: To be confirmed
After a winter of estivation, the Desert Arboretum at the Kayents Village is becoming alive with activity. Mark your calendar for March 22-25 for the biggest plant sate we have ever presented. Each year the Arboretum searches for plants adapted to and approved by the Kayenta Landscape Committee. We hope you will find the plants you have looked for to finish your landscaping requirements.
Great news! After a long delay while waiting for a sewer extension paralleling Kayenta Parkway, we are back on track to complete the trail between the Desert Arboretum at the Village and the Desert Rose Labyrinth. We are excited to bring this project to completion. As always we will need volunteers for the work so look for our call when the work gets underway.
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 Little Back Mountain Petroglyph Site, south east of St. George.
10 miles of dirt road. Bring a lunch. For Details call Charlie at 656-1956.
Our next forum speaker is Brandon Henderson, DDS, Dixie Dental, to answer concerns and questions about dental health and prevention, issues and concerns about dental procedures and treatments.
What if you could have all your dentistry that you have been putting off for years in the conventional dental office in one or two comfortable visits? What if you could finally receive all of the treatment while sleeping- free of fear and pain? We specialize in Sedation Dentistry and Sleep Dentistry.
The good news is that we can perform a process called ridge augmentation to restore the bone structure that is needed for restorative procedures such as dental implants.
Please join us on Wednesday, 3/21, to get information on dental health and prevention, issues and concern.
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 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/
Elevate Studio is offering yoga classes for employees of Kayenta Art Village and beyond!
Yoga classes are now offered weekly at Elevate Studio.
The studio is located below the Ivins Reservoir across from The Crescent Moon Inn.
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. First class is free. Rates are 10 classes for $150 or 20 classes for $240. 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.
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
As we begin to enjoy the longer warmer days of Springtime it’s important to remember we are entering kitten season. If you or anyone you know is looking for a feline companion please make the Ivins No-Kill Animal Shelter your first stop. Also, INKAS would like to remind everyone that the Ivins Shelter offers the TNR program (Trap, Spay/Neuter, Release) so if you notice a cat hanging around your area just give the shelter a call.
One of the most enjoyable Springtime events is Kayenta’s Street Painting Festival, April 28 – 29. The INKAS booth will be there stocked with wonderful items for purchase. So, plan on stopping by, saying “hi” and buying something nice for yourself or a friend.
Stacey Trujillo, Manager: 435-628-1049
HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 8AM – 3PM, Sunday: CLOSED
INKAS contact info: Connie Butterfield 435-817-1616
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
Reprinted from the February 2018 Ivins City News
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
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