Friday, December 30, 2011

Michaels Kid Craft 12/30/11

Michael's Make It & Take It
Free Craft for Kids
Today, December 30, 2011
11am - 1pm
Create a fun craft gator out of construction paper!

Springdale Fireworks 12/31/11

Springdale's New Year's Fireworks
Saturday, December 31, 2011 @ 7pm
Located at the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lion Blvd.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Washington County Libraries

Washington County Library
Story Time & Book Clubs

St. George Library
Monday 10am & 11am Story Time with Grandpa Steve, 1pm Story Time with Miss Jill
Wednesday 10am, 11am, 2pm Story Time with Mrs. Mann
Thursday 10am, 11am, 2pm Toddler time with Miss Gloria
Thursday 6:30pm Evening Story Time
Friday 11am Toddler Time with Miss Gloria
Book Clubs:
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club Jr (for girls ages 7-9) Mother Daughter Book Club Jr Blog
  • Mother-Daughter Book Club Sr. (for girls ages 7-12) Mother Daughter Book Club Sr Blog
  • "No Girls Allowed" Book Club for boys 6-13. This group meets at 5pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. There is usually a theme, they invite Men from the community to come & talk about their professions to the boys. The boys always leave with prizes & goodies. Some professions that have been highlighted are: Fireman, National Guard, Policeman, Trains, etc...
  • Anima Fannatiku Club for all ages. Meets on the 4th Saturday of every month 11am-3pm
  • Page Turners Book Club

Washington Library
Tuesday-Friday 10:30am Story Time for Preschoolers
Reading with Duffy! Read with Duffy the Dog every 2nd Thursday of the month at 4:30pm.
Board Game Night Thursdays 7-10pm
Book Clubs:
  • Anime Fannatiku Club for all ages. Meet the 3rd Friday of every month 7-10:30pm.
  • Book Ends Book Club

Springdale Library
Tuesday 2pm Story Time
Book Club

Hurricane Library
Tuesday-Friday 10:30am Story Time for Preschoolers
(They have the same stories and activities Tuesday and Wednesday and then something new for Thursday and Friday)
Reading with Duffy! Read with Duffy the Dog every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4:30pm.
Book Clubs:
  • Readers Circle
  • Graphic Novel Club
  • Teen Book Club
  • Anime Fannatiku Club for all ages. Meet the 1st Saturday of every month 11am-3pm.

Enterprise Library
Wednesday 10:30am Story Time for Preschoolers

New Harmony Library
Wednesday 10:30am Story Time with Mrs. Deanna
Live Music & Dance Saturdays 2-4pm
Colob Canyon Book Club

Santa Clara Library
Wednesday 10am & 11am Story Time
Thursday 10am Toddler Time

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Running Form Workshop

St. George Running Center
Good Form Running Clinic
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
@ 7pm
Sponsored by New Balance. Held at the St. George Running Center located at 2736 E. Red Cliffs Drive in St. George. Wear your running shoes.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Brian Head

Brian Head Events

New Year's Torchlight Parade
Saturday, December 31, 2011

Torchlight Parade features skiers and snowboarders gliding down the slopes starting at 6pm at the Brian Head Resort about Giant Steps Lodge, 329 S. State Highway 143. As darkness settles, watch a spectacular fireworks display. Then attend the New Year's Eve party for the whole family at the Navajo Lodge. Get a Night Ski ticket FREE with the purchase of any 12/31/11 day lift ticket OR New Year's Eve banquet pass.
For more information call 435-677-2035.

Superhero Day
January 6 & 7, 2012 Night Skiing 4pm
Dress up like a superhero and get 50% off a Night Skiing lift ticket. Also get 30% off retail. But remember to wear your superhero costume in order to get the discount!

Sports Day
January 20 & 21, 2012
Wear an article of clothing from your favorite sports team and get 50% off your purchase of a Night Ski lift ticket. You can also get 30% off of retail when you wear your sports team clothing in the store!

Did you know? Kids 5 and under get lift tickets and ski or snowboard rentals for FREE! I didn't know until I was up there yesterday and my son got everything for free. This is not just for the holidays either. Check out:

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Christmas Eve Service

Calvary Church
Multi-Denomination Christmas Eve Service
Reading of the birth of Christ with music and singing.
 Saturday, December 24, 2011 6-8pm
Located at the Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Toy Store

The Learning Express of Utah

Learning Express of Utah

Locally owned and operated toy store in St. George that just celebrated its grand opening. Located at 20 North Main Street in St. George, across from 25 Main. Open Monday - Saturday 10am-7pm. The store is interactive and families are having a great time browsing. Find amazing learning toys and unique gifts.

Check out The Learning Express website at: Learning Express Toys
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Anything Goes Auditions

Anything Goes Auditions
Saturday, January 7, 2011
2 places and times to audition:

10am @ Eccles Fine Arts Center - Dixie State College
225 South 700 East, St. George Room 156

2pm @ Hurricane Community Center
63 South 100 West, Hurricane, UT

Be prepared with 16 bars of music and your own CD or accompanist, a head shot, and a resume. Wear dance clothes and bring tap shoes if possible. Call or text Kyle at 435-632-1571 or Debbie at 435-703-5713 for more information.

Thank you The Spectrum for this great information.
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Free Concert 12/19/11

Lieto Voices Christmas Concert
Monday, December 19, 2011 @ 7:30pm
Located at the St. George Catholic Church, 259 West 200 North in St. George (Great location for the acoustics). 
You will hear some classics like Sleigh Ride and What Sweeter Music as well a host of the traditional Christmas songs.  Join the wonderful night of music and bring the whole family. 
Its free to the public!

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Concerts 12/18/11

December 18, 2011
2 FREE Christmas Concerts
  • Heritage Choir “Christmas Was Meant for Children” 7pm @ Dixie State College Cox Auditorium
  • Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 The Master Singers Christmas Concert held at 7pm in the Heritage Center (105 N 100 E, Cedar City).  For more information call 435-865-1072.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Hurricane Lights

I heard about this house in Hurricane through Facebook, but I haven't checked it out yet. In addition to the lights there is music and jokes. Go down 700 W, turn right at the intermediate school, turn right on 840.
I also hear Sycamore Lane in Hurricane is worth driving down.

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Michael's Crafts 12/17/11

Michael’s Make & Take Crafts
Saturday, December 17, 2011

10am-Noon Kids can make duck tape luggage tags for FREE!
Noon-2pm Kids can make a poinsettia card for FREE!
Here is a link to Michael's up-coming crafts: Michael's

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Lowe's Craft 12/17/11

Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic
December 17, 2011
Free Train Engine craft for kids. Clinic starts at 10am.
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Springdale Karaoke

December 17, 2011
Springdale ugly Christmas sweater karaoke contest.
6pm at the Bumbleberry Inn

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Santa Sightings 12/17/11

Santa Sightings
Saturday, December 17, 2011
  • Santa will be at Walgreens on St. George Blvd from 11am-4pm. Get a FREE 4x6 photo taken with him.
  • Get a free 4x6 pic with Santa at Boulevard Home Furnishings, 390 North Mall Drive Noon – 4pm
  • Santa will be at Star Nursery from 10am – 2pm. Bring your cameras!
  • Santa will be at Red Cliffs Cinema from 3-7pm. $2.50 movies. Merry Movie Christmas
  • Bundle up to see Him at Tuacahn's Festival of Lights at Tuacahn from 6:30-9pm. Christmas in the Canyon
Do you know anywhere else he will be? He must be magic!

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Xmas Movies 12/17/11

Merry Movie Christmas
@Red Cliffs Cinemas
 Benefit the Dixie Care and Share
Saturday, December 17, 2011

See movies and visit Santa who will be there from 3-7pm!
Movies and Show Times:
1 pm:  "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
4pm: "Elf" 2003
7pm: "The Holiday Edition of the Guerilla Shorts Showcase"
9:30pm: "Die Hard" 1988
More movies shown through Dec. 25th at Merry Movie Christmas.

Christmas Concert 12/16/11

Christmas Spectacular
Cassandra Daugherty and The Springs Band
December 16, 2011 @7pm
FREE concert featuring Traditional Carols, some contemporary music, a few selections from Trans-Siberian Orchestra followed by dessert. Suitable for the entire family.
Located at the Auditorium, The Springs Church, 291 E. 1400 S. in Washington 

Heritage Choir

December 19, 2011
FREE Christmas Concert
Heritage Choir “Christmas Was Meant for Children”
7pm @ Dixie State College Cox Auditorium

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker by the St. George Ballet
St. George Ballet Company
Shelia Bailey - Directory

Performance dates and times:
December 16th, 7:30 pm
December 17th, 2:00 pm (matinee), and 7:30 pm
December 19th, 7:30 pm
December 20th, 7:30 pm
December 21st, 7:30 pm

Performances at Desert Hills High School.
Call for ticket information at 435-674-9728
St. George Ballet

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Swim with Santa 12/12/11

Swimming With Santa
Sand Hollow Aquatic Center
Monday, December 12, 2011

Bring 4 cans of food or a brand new can opener and get in FREE. Or pay Family Night fees (one adult admission free with paying child).

Also get a FREE picture with Santa!

Sand Hollow Aquatic Center, 1144 N. Lava Flow Drive 435-627-4585

Friday, December 9, 2011

KTIM Community Radio

Fundraising Concert

Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 8pm 
37 E. St. George Blvd., St. George, Ut 84770 Venue Phone: 435-862-6931
KTIM Radio is hosting a fundraising concert. Performers include Christina Osborn, Rich Panessa and Oakhurst. Admission is $8. Proceeds will benefit the community radio station. All ages invited.
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Michael's Crafts

Michael's Make & Take Crafts
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 10-11, 2011

Saturday 10am-Noon
Kids make a reindeer frame for FREE!

Saturday Noon-2pm
Kids write a letter to Santa on a cute hat pattern. Also FREE!

Sunday 1-3pm Snowman Ornament (Not sure if you have to buy the clear Christmas bulb or not. Maybe $2)

Sunday 3-5pm
Snowflake Frame with a little origami. FREE!

New Utah Blog

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Santa & Star Nursery

Santa will be at Star Nursery

Saturday, December 10, 2011
10am – 2pm.

Bring your cameras!

Hazardous Waste Collection

HHW Collection Day
Washington County Solid Waste District is hold a household hazardous waste collection day on Saturday, December 10, 2011. FREE for any Washington County resident.
Location: Washington County Landfill, 325 N. Landfill Rd. in Washington City
Time: 8am – 1pm
Items accepted: aerosol cans, medical waste, pesticides, car batteries, oil, propane, fluorescent light bulbs, paint, rechargeable batteries, fuel, paint thinners, tires, herbicides, paint supplies (other)

Bowling & Toy Drive

Dec. 10, 2011
Sunset West Bowling Annual Toys for Tots Drive
Bring in a child’s unwrapped gift of $10 or more with receipt and get a FREE bowling game on this day.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Library Movie 12/10/11

All Aboard!
The Polar Express
Showing at the Washington Library
December 10, 2011
From 3-5pm in the Community Rm
Itinerary: Story time, treats, visit from Santa, & movie. Wear pajamas if you wish!

Christmas at Tonaquint Nature Center

Tonaquint Nature Center
Holiday Social on Saturday, December 10
Enjoy some holiday cheer from 10:30am-12:30pm this Saturday. In this open house setting, you can pose with Santa for pictures starting at 11:00 am. Santa photos are only $1.50 per photo (4" X 6") and will be printed on site.
Event highlights include........
Crafts for the Kids ($1/craft)
Cookie Decorating (50 cents a cookie) 
Making of Reindeer Food and Pine Cone Bird Feeders
Holiday Games
Refreshments for ALL

Thank you to The Spot Bouldering and The Sugar Cookie for their donations for the Holiday Social

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Winter Art Walk

Winter Gallery Art Walk
December 9, 2011

To participate, begin at the St. George Art Museum, taking in the beautiful exhibit “Grant Canyon Grandeur,” then visit fine art galleries from 200 North to Tabernacle Street, where featured artists will be in attendance creating and talking about their artwork.  A punch card can also be obtained at the St. George Art Museum, which can be turned in at Twenty-Five Main Cafe for a chance to win a piece of artwork at 9:00 in the evening. FREE!
Learn more at: St George Arts

Boy Scout Badges

Boy Scout Merit Badge Classes
@ the Washington City Community Center

Scouts who participate in these merit badges need to be strong swimmers in order to complete the merit badge. Scouts will be supervised not only by the merit badge counselor, but also by a lifeguard. Scouts need to bring a long sleeved shirt, long pants with a belt, shoes and socks that can get wet. They also need to provide their own swimming suits and towels and a dry pair of clothes to wear home (including shoes). Blue merit badge cards will be provided by the WCCC.

Location: WCCC
Register: @ WCCC
Cost: $15 Members/$20 Non Members
Date: Swimming-Every 2nd Tues of month
          Lifesaving-Every 4th Tues of month
Time: 7-8:30pm

Holiday Movies thru Dec. 25

A Merry Movie Christmas
A benefit to save Dixie Care and Share
@ Red Cliffs Cinemas
I am excited for these favorite holiday movies. The kids will enjoy seeing Santa on Dec. 17th. I think our family will be getting the $10 punch pass!
Film List
Dec. 9: Holiday Inn (1942)
Dec. 10: Home Alone
Dec. 11: Gremlins (1984)
Dec. 12: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Dec. 13: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Dec. 14: Elf (2003)
Dec. 15: Scrooge (1970)
Dec. 16: The Polar Express
Dec. 17: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Elf, The Holiday Edition Guerilla Shorts, & Die Hard. * Santa will be there from 3-7pm and Planet 94.1 FM will broadcast live from 4-6pm.
Dec. 18: Christmas Vacation (1989)
Dec. 19: A Christmas Story (1983)
Dec. 20: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dec. 21: Home Alone (1990)
Dec. 22: White Christmas (1954)
Dec. 23: The Polar Express (2004)
Dec. 24: Scrooge
Dec. 25: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Note: Movies are subject to change.
$2.50 for each show
$25 for an all access pass
$10 punch pass with 6 admissions
Show Times
1pm, 4pm, 7pm, & 9:30pm

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas on the Farm

Staheli Family Farm
Christmas on the Farm

Make a memory this Christmas your family will never forget! Stroll among live reindeer, choose a beautiful, fresh-cut Christmas tree, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride while you sip hot-cocoa and snuggle with your loved ones. 
Live Nativity Dec.5th, 6th, 12th,14th,and 19th  at 7pm sharp. Please bring a can of food per person as a donation.Youth Groups, families, even Grinches are invited.  It is outdoors so please dress warm.

Santa Claus will be at Staheli Family Farm this Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 2-4pm. Bring your family out to see the live reindeer and enjoy the "Magic" that is in the air. $2 per person or $10 a family (6). Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Run Run Reindeer

Run Run Reindeer
December 3, 2011
Run the 10K, 5K, or 1K and race Santa to the finish line for fun prizes. This family fun run supports Toys for Tots Christmas Drive. Register at:

Breakfast with Santa

December 3, 2011
Breakfast with Santa
Presented by Community Education @ St. George Social Hall, 212 N. Main Street.
Pre-purchased tickets are $3, or $7 at the door. Call for reservations 435-652-7675

Dickens Festival

Dickens Christmas Festival
November 30 – December 3, 2011
@ Dixie Convention Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive in St. George.
Admission Prices: $6 adults, $4 seniors (65+) & children (4-12), children 3 & under are free.
I hear the Dickens Festival has the best Santa ever!

Girl Scouts Award

Girl Scouts Class Brownie Scout
Save Water Award
Wednesday, November 30 (3-weeks) $12
Tonaquint Nature Center 1851 S. Dixie Drive
Every Wednesday @ 4:30-6pm for 3 weeks
 Register at the St. George Rec Center, 400 E. 285 S. or on-line @

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas in Dixie

Christmas in Dixie
November 28, 2011 6-9pm
We have enjoyed attending the last 3 years. See the annual tree lighting ceremony and help yourself to some hot chocolate. Kids decorate their bikes and scooters with battery operated lights and participate in an electric bike parade. Santa has been able to take time out of his busy schedule to attend the last few years, so let’s hope he can make it this year.
Nisson Park, 251 W. Telegraph in Washington, UT

Santa's Workshop

FREE Santa’s Workshop & Gift Show
November 25-26, 2011. 10am-6pm
@ Dixie Center in St. George, UT
Largest gift and craft show in southern Utah.

Tuacahn's Lights

Tuacahn's Christmas Festival of Lights
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings from November 25 -- December 23rd. Entrance to the Festival of Lights is FREE to the public.

A Live Nativity is presented each night in the Amphitheatre at 7:00 and 8:00 PM (Except December 4th)

Cost for the Nativity program is $2 per person or $10 per family.

In addition to the Live Nativity, visitors can see the lights and listen to holiday music on the Tuacahn Plaza or sit by an open fire and sip hot chocolate from Tuacahn'
s concession stand. For $1.00 per person, visitors can enjoy a holiday train ride on the Old Salty Train provided by Ruby's Inn. Near the entrance to the Gift Gallery parents can bring their children to see Santa Claus from 6:30 - 9:00 PM.

(Reminder - There will not be a Live Nativity presentation in the Amphitheatre on December 4 because of the Tuacahn Christmas concert, and the Festival is not open on Sunday, Monday,or Tuesday, nights.)
Held at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, UT
Directions: From I-15 take Exit 6 to Bluff Street;proceed North on Bluff to Snow Canyon Pkwy; follow Snow Canyon Pkwy and watch for the Tuachan signs.

Santa Pic

Get a FREE 5x7 picture taken with Santa at Walmart
November 26 & 27 and December 3 & 4, 2011
Call your local Walmart for times.

Brian Head 11/26/11

Bonfire & S'mores @ the Town Fire Station in Brian Head
7pm Saturday, November 26, 2011
FREE! For more info call 888-677-2810

Parowan Christmas

Parowan Christmas in the Country
Saturday, November 26, 2011

Held at 10am at the Iron County Fairgrounds (Parowan). Event includes bazaar, Santa parade, Christmas concerts, candle light parade, home tours, lighting ceremony, and much more. For information call 435-477-9022 or visit

Outlet Black Friday

The Outlets at Zion presents Moonlight Madness!
Thanksgiving Day at 11pm Stores will open.
Santa and his helpers will be handing out “presents” ($2,500 in gift certificates) to random customers all night long! The First 100 “Goody Bags will receive a $10 gift certificate to any outlet at Zion. 50 $10 gift certificates will be randomly placed in the remaining 400 “Goody Bags”. Only one gift certificate per person and you must be 18+. Don’t miss the great holiday savings.
 250 N. Red Cliff Drive (Take I-15 Exit 8)

Symbols of the Season

The Symbols of the Advent Season Workshop
For children ages 7-12
Held in the Christian Education Building behind The Good Shepherd Presbyterium Church 611 N. 2450 E. St. George FREE, but must pre-register Call 435-703-8257 or e-mail
Two sessions Saturday, November 26th and December 3rd from 10am-noon Children learn the wonderful history behind each symbol and bring home what they work on in each workshop.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Star Nursery Craft

Kids Garden Club Star Nursery
November 19, 2011
FREE kids craft. No need to sign up; just show up!

Wii Competition

Grandparent & Grandchild
Wii Competition
@ the Washington City Library
November 18, 2011
Community Room
Sign up now at the library or at the door.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Historical Washington City

Washington City Historical Society
Open House
November 17, 2011 @7pm
Held at Washington City Museum, 25 E. Telegraph.
George and Kathy Staheli will speak on the folklore and history of Washington City and some of the early history. Light refreshments will be served.

Jubilee of Trees

Jubilee of Trees 
November 16 - 21, 2011

Open Daily 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Except Friday - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

An enchanted festival featuring one of a kind designer Christmas trees and wreaths. Wander through the forest at leisure or be seated to enjoy a local star search talent show, a holiday fashion show, teddy bear picnic (for the young at heart) or an evening musical concert. Attend the gala dinner and experience live auction action at its finest. An event you won't want to miss.

Proceeds go toward Dixie Regional Medical Center.

Held at the Dixie Convention Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George

$1.00- Children 3-12
Children 2 & under Free

For more info or to buy tickets visit: