Monday, May 30, 2011

Summer at the Library

Washington City Library
Summer Program
Sign up starts May 31, 2011

Each week kids can participate in a new and fun activity at the library. Many librares have summer activities going on. Here is what the Washington City Library is doing:

June 9th - Home Depot "Build It Yourself" project @ 3pm & 4pm (sign up ahead of time)
June 16th @ 4pm - Learn about Japan
June 22nd @4pm - Magician Al Lamkin
June 30th @ 4pm - Learn about Samoa
July 7th @ 4pm - "The Wonderful World of Bugs"
July 14th - Lowe's building project @ 3pm & 4pm (sign up ahead of time)
July 21st @ 4-6pm - Swim party at Washington Community Center. If you attended at least one summer program it is FREE! 
July 27th @ 4pm - "McMazing Tales Puppetry"

Washington County Libraries
Washington City Branch
220 N. 300 E. Washington, UT

Family Tennis

Family Tennis Camp
Beginner and Intermediate - Ages 6 and up
Friday, June 3 @ 5-7:30pm & Saturday, June 4 @ 8am-Noon
Fee: $30/person or $100/family of 4
Includes t-shirt & graduation party on Saturday

Quickstart & Adult camp is designed to help parents and children learn how to play tennis or improve their exisiting strokes, strategy , and tennis etiquette. Great oppoturnity for the whole family to play. Parents and children will be seperated for most of the camp. Some drills and games will be a combination of child and parent.

Register at the St. George Rec Center, 285 S. 400 E.
or Tonaquint Tennis Center, 1851 S. Dixie Dr.
or on-line at

Memorial Day Swim

Need something to do today, Memorial Day?
The Washington City Community Center's leisure pool will be open from 11am -8pm.

$4 for children 4-17 yrs
$5 for adults
Free for children 3 and under
Swimmers under 3 need to wear 3-layer protection.

Aquatic Center

With the largest indoor aquatic center in the State of Utah, Washington City Community Center is set to make a splash! A 10,174 square foot Beach Entry Leisure Pool is complimented by a Lazy River, Hydrotube Slide, Play sets for all ages, a Competition Lap Pool, and an enormous 317 Gallon Dump Bucket will certainly keep you cool!

Washington City Community Center
350 N. Community Center Dr.
Washington, Utah

Running & Triathlon Workshops

There will be a Wasatch Back Relay Clinic Tuesday, May 31st from 6:30 - 8:00 at The St. George Running Center.  They will also be giving out free Coke and Probar products.
There will also be a triathlon workshop/demo sponsored by Pearl Izumi and The St.George Running Center at the Gunlock Reservoir this Saturday June 4th at 8:30 am.
The St. George Running Center
2736 E. Red Cliffs Dr. #2
St. George, UT 84790
(435) 628-7766
Open Weekdays 10am-7pm; Sat 11am-4pm

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sports Summer Camps

Washington City Community Center
June Summer Camps

"Little Strikers" Soccer Camp & "Little Hoopsters" Basketball Camp
These camps are designed for boys and girls ages 5-8. Kids will be introduced to each sport and advance current skills and abilities. Camp t-shirts provided.

Ages: 5-8 yrs
Register: on-line at Washington City Sports or at the WCCC front desk
Camps: "Little Strikers" June 6-8, 2011
              "Little Hoopsters" June 13-15, 2011
Cost: $25 per child
Location: Washington City Community Center

Mad Scientist Club

Washington City Community Center
Mad Scientist Club!
Summer Camp 2011
4-week summer camp for kids ages 3-8. Activities include: science experiments, karate, gymnastics, and an end-of-camp splash party!

Class times: 9:30am-Noon, 10:30am-1pm, or 11:30am-2pm

Session 1: June 6-29th
Learn about energy, force, chemical reactions and weather.

Session 2: July 5-27th
Learn about Earth, space, living things, the human body.

Cost: $100/session $95/member rate
Registration fee: $25 (non-refundable)
*includes a lab coat and splash party

Outdoor Sports & Rec Expo

St. George Outdoor Sports & Rec Expo

Date: Friday, June 3, 2011
Time: Friday Noon-8pm
           Saturday 10am-6pm
Location: Dixie Center, St. George
Admission: Open to the public. $3 for adults, $1 for children 12 and under.
Check out Dixie Center Events  to find a list of activities and showcase times.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kid's Club @ Rosenbruch Museum

Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum

Every Saturday the Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum holds a Kids Club. Children take a tour of the museum, watch an educational video, participate in fun activities and crafts. This Saturday, May 31, 2011 the Kids Club will be featuring the porcupine!

When: Kids Club is every Saturday
Where: 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George
Time: Noon - 2pm
Fee: $4 for children 3-12 (Parents are welcome to stay at regular adult admission)

Ways to Save!
  • Family & Kids magazine has a Buy 1 Adult Admission Get 1 Child FREE coupon.
  • FREE coupon in the front of the Dixie Direct booklet.
  • 2 for 1 admission all year with the Dixie Direct card.

Dixie Marketplace

Dixie Marketplace
May 28, 2011
@ Washington City Community Center

Local businesses with great deals and bargains. Showcase over 60 vendors. FREE and open to community. Drawings and giveaways. For more info contact Washington City Chamber of Commerce at 435-632-0881

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mother/DaughterBook Club

Mother & Daughter Book Club
at the St. George Library
Senior Book Club for girls ages 9-12
Friday, May 27, 2011 at 3pm
Community Room A

There is a Junior Book Club for girls ages 7-9 that started May 13 that you may still be able to join.

The introductory meeting will be an open discussion where everyone can choose the first book club book. Treats will be served. For more info, call Gloria at 435-634-5737

Monday, May 23, 2011

Need a Book to Read?

Author Yann Martel

I recently read two of Martel's books and really liked them.

I knew nothing about either of  these books before I started reading and I think that is the best way to approach these particular stories. I did not completely realize what the stories were really about until I was near the end of the books. There is a point in the stories, especially in Life of Pi, where I thought, "What in the heck is going on? This is weird." but it all comes together in the end.  I do not want to tell you anything that will spoil your read, so I won't. I will say that I will be thinking about both of these stories for a long time and I may just have to read them again.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

New Barbeque in St. George

I went to Dickey's yesterday for lunch and loved it!

2610 S. Pioneer Rd.
St. George, UT 84790
Store Hours: Daily 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

I had a pulled pork sandwich that I thought was great. My daughter loved the FREE ice cream patrons get when dining-in. they have a take-out menu and a catering menu too. Located right off of I-15 in front of the Bloomington Walmart.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lil' Britches Rodeo

Lil’ Britches Rodeo
May 20-21, 2011 at 6pm
Cross Hollow Event Center in Cedar City
Six event rodeo for 18yrs and younger.
For information call Chris 435-586-9015.

Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum

Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum

Every Saturday the Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum holds a Kids Club. Children take a tour of the museum, watch an educational video, participate in fun activities and crafts. This Saturday, May 21, 2011 the Kids Club will be featuring the sly fox!

When: Kids Club is every Saturday
Where: 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George
Time: Noon - 2pm
Fee: $4 for children 3-12 (Parents are welcome to stay at regular adult admission)

Ways to Save!
  • Family & Kids magazine has a Buy 1 Adult Admission Get 1 Child FREE coupon.
  • FREE coupon in the front of the Dixie Direct booklet.
  • 2 for 1 admission all year with the Dixie Direct card.

Water-wise Gardening

The Tonaquint Nature Center is holding a FREE water-wise gardening class.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
1851 Dixie Drive

All about cactus & succulents!
Space is limited so please call 435-673-3617 to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Recreational Festival

Hurricane City's Rec Fest on Saturday May 21st, 2011 at the Hurricane Community Center.
Rec Fest is short for Recreation Festival, intended to showcase and promote the many recreational opportunities in the area.  There will also be music, food, and free stuff! .

  • 3 on 3 basketball tournament - For 3rd graders on up to adults.  All games will be played outdoors, starting Friday the 20th at 6pm and continuing through Saturday the 21st.  Every participant gets a t-shirt, and there will be awards for the winners in each division.  The cost for this event is $60 per team (3-4 players).  Check out our website or Facebook page (Hurricane Hoopjam) for more information.
  • "Make & Take" Dinosaur Activity
  • Golf - Sand Hollow Golf Course and Sky Mountain Golf Course will be sponsoring a putting course and a driving bay.
  • "Fun Zone" - Just for kids games. Admission is $2 per person for unlimited access all day.
  • Hurricane Little League - How fast can you throw?
  • Paintball 
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Bike - A safety and skills course will be set up for those who have their bikes and helmets to participate in.  
  • Skateboard - LipTrix is bringing some skateboard props over to put together an AWESOME skateboard venue.  Bring a skateboard and helmet.
  • Rock Climbing   
For more information or to volunteer for this event contact Samantha at 435-635-2811 ext.106

What Women Want Expo

What Women Want Expo
@ the Dixie Center
May 20, 2011 from 10am - 8pm
May 21, 2011 from 10am - 6pm
$5 per person
Hourly prizes!
Call for more info 435-674-6279

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


If you are a runner, check out this awesome giveaway!
Marathonista » Bloggin 'N Joggin#comment-442

If you are interested in working on running longer and faster, check out the St. George Running Center's club runs. Mondays they run 8 miles. Wednesday morning they have a speed workout. They have long runs on Friday mornings, but the schedule will soon change to Saturdays. It is nice to have someone to run with.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum
Grand Reopening

@ the new St. George Airport
May 20 & 21, 2011
9am - 5pm
Activities include:
  • Aircraft static displays
  • Veterans booths & memorabilia
  • Silent auction
  • CJAA's 4th annual Jet Blast
  • See ex-military fighter & trainer aircraft in action in the St. George sky
  • Autographs signed by WWII Aces
Admission is FREE, but donations are welcome! Learn more at: Western Sky Warbirds

Free Zumba

Thursday, May 19, 2011
FREE Event!

Time: 8:30-9:30pm
Where: Vernon Werther Park

For more info call 435-627-4560 or visit

Youth Fishing

Youth Fishing
Washington City Community Center

Who:   Boys & Girls ages 6-13

Days:  Wednesdays (May 18,25, June 1,8)
            Saturdays (May 21, June 4)

Times: Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm
             Saturdays 9-10:30am

Cost:   $25 per person

Register at the Washington City Community Center in Washington, Utah

We attended the fishing derby put on by the Community Center during Cotton Days and caught our first fish. It was great fun and now we are signing up for this class. My son is only 4, but I was told that if the classes are not full and if a parent accompanies him, then they will allow him to participate.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Family & Kids Magazine

You can find this FREE magazine all around the St. George area. I usually pick mine up just inside the doors of the Washington City Community Center. You can also sign up to have one sent to your house at:

This month features coupons to St. George and Washington McDonald's!
  • Free breakfast, lunch, or dinner sandwich.
  • Buy 1 get 1 FREE Happy Meal.
  • Buy 1 Strawberry Lemonade, get 1 FREE.
You can also see a list of monthly area activities, more coupons, and some great advertising space.

Saturday @ Cotton Days

Quick Review of the Cotton Day Events for Saturday, May 14, 2011

Breakfast 7-10am @ Community Center Park
Hell Hole 5K 7-9am on Washington Parkway & Telegraph
Parade 9-10am @ 300 E. (550N. to Parkview Dr.)
Golf Tournament 9am-3pm @ Green Springs Golf Course
Day in the Park 10am-3pm @ Community Center Park (vendors, kid games, entertainment!)
Tractor Pull 11am-1pm @ old Nisson's Foodtown parking lot
Anniversary Party & Fireworks 6-10pm @ Washington City Community Center

More info at:

Quick Feet Track Club

Quick Feet Track Club
Only $30 per month.
Now thru August 31st.

Certified Level 1 USATF Coach/Instructor helps prepare for:
  • Hershey District Meet
  • Hershey Regional Meet
  • Hershey national Meet
  • Utah Summer Meet
  • USTAF Regional Final
For more info visit or 435-652-7675

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Archaeology Week in Zion

Archaeology Week in Utah
@ Zion National Park
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Craft demo at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center.
1pm ranger-led talk at the museum.

(Note: Thanks for the "tweet" @ZionNPS)

Zion Guided Tours

Going to Zion this month?
Check out one of these ranger-guided tours.

These 45 minute programs address a myraid of topics and are offered many evenings this spring. Parking is available at Watchman Campground for non-campers. Check bulletin boards at the visitor center, museum, Zion Lodge and the campgrounds for specific topics or check out this calendar of tours: Zion Guided Tours

ranger-led activity

Ride with the Ranger Shuttle Tours

Learn more at: Zion Ranger-led-activities
Conducted daily, at 9 AM and 6:30 PM, starting at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. Tours last 90 minutes. Seats are limited. Reservations may be made, in person, 24 hours in advance at the information desk at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. No telephone reservations accepted. Note: Because large groups can impact the availability of tickets for other visitors, group tickets are limited to 8. This includes people sharing the same affiliation (school, club, scout troop, family, friends) on any one tour.

Helldorado Days in Las Vegas

Helldorado Days
Downtown Las Vegas
May 12-15

Las Vegas’ own hometown rodeo and Western Festival. Gates open at 5 p.m., and the rodeo starts at 7 p.m. on opening and closing nights (Thursday and Sunday), and at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for kids, except on Thursday when adult tickets are $10 and kids under 12 are free.

Helldorado 2010

Pet Festival

Date: May 14, 2011
Time: 8:30am - 1pm
Place: SunRiver Community Center at 4275 S. Country Club Dr.
FREE event!

This even is for pets and people. Vendors will include groomers, pet suppleirs, vet care, trainers, art and photos, pet contests, food booths, and more. 

Pet Festival Schedule of Events
8:30am  Pet Walk
9:00amBreakfast menu begins at the SunRiver Food Booth
10:30amFashion Show – Best Dressed
11:00amLunch menu begins at the SunRiver Food Booth
11:30amFashion Show – Natural Fur
12:00pmSilent Auction Ends
12:30pmCutest Pet Photo Contest - Voting Ends
* Door prizes given away all day – tickets $0.25 at the Registration Booth
* 4 Grand Prizes will be given away – tickets $1 at the Registration Booth

More info at: or call 435-773-4100.

Summer Youth Programs

Did you get these in the mail?

No/ Don't worry you can access these awesome catalogs on-line.
There is just too much to list.

The brown catalog contains summer classes and activities for kids, teens, and adults. It is a collaboration between Dixie State College, the City of St. George, and the Washington County School District. Access the on-line catalog and register for classes at:

The green catalog is the "City of St. George Youth Summer Program Guide 2011." It contains Aquatic, Art, Educational, Specialty, and Sport Camps. Look on the right side of the website to find the catalog: .You can sign up on-line or in person at: the St. George Rec Center, Sand Hollow Aquatic Center, or the St. George City Pool.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother/Daughter Book Club

Mother & Daughter Book Clubs
at the St. George Library

                        Mother-Daughter Junior Book Club       Mother-Daughter Senior Book Club
                        Girls ages 7-9                                        Girls ages 9-12
                        Friday, May 13, 2011                           Friday, May 27, 2011
                        3:00 pm                                                3:00 pm
                        Community Room A                             Community Room A

Mother & Daughter Book Clubs are for girls and their Mom's or another "caring adult" who would like to participate. the introductory meetings will be an open discussion where everyone can choose the first book club book. Treats will be served.
For more information call Gloria at 435-634-5737.

3-Inch Art Show

3-Inch Art Show

A special showcase of children's art created by grades K-5. Devised by the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) Community Engagement Committee. This unique and family-friendly exhibition spotlights the creativity of the young and celebrates the imagination.

Date: Thursday, May 12 - Saturday, May 21, 2011
            (every week Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri, & Sat)
Time: Noon - 7pm
Where: Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery (SUU Campus, 351 W University Blvd, Cedar City)

FREE admission!
For more information 435-586-5432 or visit

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ice Cream Social

Cotton Days
Historical Society Event
Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, May 10th 7-8:30pm
Held at the Museum

This is a fundraiser to raise money for the Bell Tower. In addition to ice cream, there will be an antique tractor and equipment display, hayrides that tour Washington city's historical sites, and a square dance.
For more info contact George Staheli at 435-628-1077.

Fishing Derby Retraction

On the "Cotton Days" post I listed the Youth Fishing Derby as being held Tuesday this week, but it is really Friday, May 13th at 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Youth Fishing Derby
@Razor Ridge Park: Fishing Derby is being held at the Razor Ridge Park on Tues. May 10th. All 6-13 yr olds are welcome to join us from 5:30-7:30PM. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught and the most fish caught! Bring your own poles.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Movie at the Library

St. George Library Presents:
Saturday Afternoon Matinee

Saturday, May 7, 2011
2:00 pm
St. George Library
Community Room A

Take a break from watching the Ironman and enjoy a FREE movie with the family right by the finish line. You can bring blankets, drinks (not red), and snacks. Just be sure to clean up after yourself.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cotton Days

Cotton Days
May 7 - 13, 2011
Washington City's annual week-long celebration of the city's heritage & traditions.


May 7:
Ironman City Festival 8am-11am
Buena Vista BLVD and Main St.
Cheer on the Ironman athletes. There will be a FREE Pancake Breakfast served by our Mayor and City Council, Live Entertainment, Vendor Booths, "Iron Man" Eating Contest & Prizes! Wear blue to show your city spirit!

May 10:
Ice Cream Social 7pm
Museum, 25 E. Telegraph

Barrel Racing 6pm-7pm
840 South 100 East
@Millcreek Ranch: With the Goat tail pull, open 2d poles, and 4d poles this will be a real hoot, so come on down and join the fun. The Washington County Barrel Racing Association invites all to join in.

May 11:
Jr Rodeo 5pm-6pm
840 S 100 E
@Millcreek Ranch/Old Posse Grounds: The lights will be lit at the Old Posse Grounds in Washington, for kids 14 and under to compete in events that include barrel racing, goat tying, breakaway, poles, flag chase, team roping, and much more while competing for trophies and buckles. This year's rodeo will once again include a chicken chase and mutton bustinĂ¢€™ that will allow all kids to come and get a little dirty. So put on your cowboy boots and hats, saddle your horse and c'mon down and enjoy a night of fun, food and entertainment. Show your support for the Cotton Days Jr. Rodeo and join us at 5:00pm on Thursday May 12th, 2009 at the Old Posse Grounds 840 South 100 East, Washington. 

May 13:
Golf Tournament 9:00am - 3:00pm
588 N. Green Springs Dr.
@Green Spring Golf Course: 9 AM Shotgun Start, in a 3-man scramble. $125 includes green fees, cart prizes, Lunch and the payoff.

Youth Fishing Derby 5:30pm - 7:30pm
@Razor Ridge Park: Fishing Derby is being held at the Razor Ridge Park on Tues. May 10th. All 6-13 yr olds are welcome to join us from 5:30-7:30PM. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught and the most fish caught! Bring your own poles.

Team Sorting (Cowboy vs. Cow) 5:30pm - 6:30pm
840 S. 100 E.
@Washington City Posse Grounds: Team Sorting is an up and coming equine event in the US. This family friendly event will be a fun, and wild adventure that even your kids will want to get involved with. There will be prizes for all classifications. For more information contact Kip Bowler at 435-574-3789.

Movie in the Park 8:30pm - 9:30pm
@Community Center Park (450 E Community Center Drive): Bring the whole family out to see Disney's Tangled. Food vendors will be present.

May 14:
Breakfast 7am-10am@Community Center Park: Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast of Ham, Eggs and Pancakes in the Park from 7:00AM-10:00AM on Saturday morning prepared by our own Washington Utah Lions Club. Your Mayor, Kenny Neilson, may even serve you personally. 

Dusk til Dawn Softball Tournament 6:30pm - 7:30pm
@City Softball Fields: This all night slugfest is a fun way to get together with family and friends. Put together a team and meet us at the Washington City ball fields. Registration is available until May 11th.

Anniversary Party/Fireworks 6pm-10pmWashington City Community Center
@Washington City Community Center: Join us for the celebration of the season: Light Refreshments, Swimming, Tours, Rock Climbing, Sand Volleyball, & Live Entertainment!

Tractor Pull 11am-1pm100 N. 100 W.
Join us for a rip-roarin' good time. Meet in the old Nisson's Foodtown parking lot, and watch while these amazing antique tractors put on a great show.

Hell Hole 5K 7am-9amWashington Parkway and Telelgraph
@Virgin River Trail: As part of Cotton Days and an American Cancer Society benefit here in Washington, we invite you to challenge yourself by being a part of the Second Annual Hell Hole 5k. This Washington Summit will take your breath away for its beauty. Register today at

Cotton Day Parade 9am-10am
@300 E Street (from 550 N to Parkview Drive): Annual Parade. Route has changed this year, Please refer to the Parade Route Information Flyer on

Golf Tournament 9am-3pm588 N. Green Springs Dr.
@Green Spring Golf Course: 9 AM Shotgun Start, in a 3-man scramble. $125 includes green fees, cart prizes, lunch and payoff.

Day in the Park 10am-3pm @Community Center Park: Vendor Booths, Kids Games, Entertainment, & Fun.

Mayor and Royalty announce Parade Awards 10:30am - 11am@Community Center Park: Mayor and Washington City Royalty will award parade winners. 

Lowe's Kid Workshop

Lowe's Kid's FREE Build & Grow Clinic
Saturday, May 7, 2011
@ Lowe's

The kids will be making a heart flower vase for Mother's day!
For more info and to sign up visit: Lowes Build and Grow

Ivins Fitness Festival


For more info go to: Ivins Fitness Festival

Ironman Celebration

Ironman Triathlon
2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run
May 7, 2011

Celebrate and cheer on the athletes!
          • Start with a Kids Run Friday evening
          • Join the FREE pancake breakfast Saturday morning
          • Cheer on the races throughout Saturday

Ford Ironman St. George Kids Fun Run

Where: Town Square 86 S. Main Street, St. George
When: Friday, May 6, 2011
When: 6pm
Fee: $10
Distance: 1 mile or 200 m

Kids 12 and under can run be an Ironman runner. This run race is not timed and the kids will finish through the same finish line all the Ironman athletes will. All registrants receive a t-shirt, finisher medal, and finish line drink. Participants can pick up their bib # at 5:45pm, just before the race.

For application and more info visit: St. George Rec

Washington City Celebration

Where: Dirt lot on the corner of Main Street and Buena Vista in Washington
When: Saturday, May 7 from 8am-11am

The Washington City Council will serve a FREE pancake breakfast from 8am-11am. there will be games, music, and prizes. Cheer on the athletes!

Ivins Fitness Festival
Continue the fun in Ivins. Check out this post: StGeorgeMom - IvinsFitnessFestival