Friday, September 30, 2011

Meet Firefighters

Meet the Firefighters!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
5pm @ the St. George Library

Meet St. George firefighters, learn fire safety, and check out the fire engine! We attended last year and my kids loved it. Free and fun!

Fresh Fruit & Veggies

Jumbo Joe's Produce Baskets
Want to buy seasonal produce at a great price? Try Jumbo Joe's. You purchase a basket of produce on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday and you pick it up the following Friday. Regular baskets are $20, but there are some great add ons you can also purchase.

Here is a pick of all the items I got in this week's regular basket.

We are having bread sticks tonight!
Why I made the change from Bountiful Baskets to Jumbo Joe's Baskets:
  1. Everything was boxed up and ready to go, I just had to sign for it at the pick up site.
  2. The fruit and veggies were already packed in plastic bags.
  3. Some foods are already cut up and ready to use (like this week's stew mix).
  4. You get to see what you are going to get before you order!
  5. The website is easy to navigate.
  6. It is only $3.50 more than Bountiful Baskets and worth it.
  7. There are Hurricane, Washington, and St. George pick up sites.
I learned about Jumbo Joe's Produce from The Things I Love Most. Check it out!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Boy Scouts of America
Merit Badge Class
Monday, October 10, 2011 (4-weeks) for $12
@ Tonaquint Nature Center 1851 S. Dixie Drive.
Earn a Soil & Water Conservation Badge. Meet every Monday for 4 weeks from 4:30-6pm. Register at the St. George Rec Center, 400 E. 285 S. or on-line @ by Oct. 6th!

Youth Volleyball

Youth Volleyball League
Washington City Rec is offering instruction on basic fundamentals of volleyball to all youth grades 3-8.
Register: on-line at or at the Washington City Community Center
Registration Deadline: Saturday, October 8, 2011
Dates: Saturdays beginning October 22, 2011
Cost: $25 Residents/ $30 Non Residents
Location of Games: Washington City Community Center

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Girl Scouts Class

Girl Scouts Class
Brownie Scout Love Water Award
Starts October 5, 2011 and is held every Wednesday @ 4:30-6pm for 3 weeks
Located at: Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 S. Dixie Drive in St. George
Register @ St. George Rec Center, 400 E. 285 S. or on-line @

Teen Painting Class

Acrylic Painting Class for Teens
Date: October 4 - November 1 (Tuesdays - 5 weeks)
Time: 3:30-5pm
Fee: $35 (includes supplies)
Age: 12+
Introduction to acrylic medium, tools and techniques of painting. Students will mix colors, apply layers, explore application techniques and learn basic color theory. By the end of this class you will have created a unique art piece ready to hang on your wall.
Register: At the St. George Rec Center, 400 E. 285 S. or on-line @

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

St. George Marathon

St. George Marathon
October 1, 2011

Check out to learn how you can volunteer, cheer on friends, and avoid road closures.

Cheer me on. It is my first marathon. My bib # is 7827 and I will be wearing a white shirt and visor. I am excited!

Monday, September 26, 2011

WCCC Fall Classes

WCCC Fall Classes
Check out the classes offered at the Washington City Community Center this fall:
  • Drawing & Painting ages 6-12 on Wednesday for $60
  • Sign Language ages 12+ Saturdays $40
  • Youth Volleyball Grades 3-8 Games begin Oct 22nd $30
  • Hunter Safety All Ages Wednesdays & Friday evenings FREE
  • Guitar Classes Ages 10+ Tuesdays $50 per month
  • Polynesian Dancing ages 5-9, 10-15, 15+ Thursdays $40 per month
  • Dance: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop Ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, 10+ Tuesdays Around $30/month
  • Karate ages 3-5, 6-7, 8-12, 13-18 Tuesdays & Thursdays $40 once a week $70 twice a week
Located at: 350 N. Community Center Drive in Washington, UT 435-656-6360

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ice Cream Social

Coldstone Ice Cream Social
September 27, 2011 from 5-8pm

Coldstone is partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to host the 10th Annual World's Largest Ice Cream Social!

Wednesday night you can stop into any Coldstone location and receive a FREE “Sprinkled with Wishes” Creation! All that Coldstone asks is that you make a donation, small or large, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation while you are there.

Recycling Event

4th Annual Binnie Recycling Event

When: Monday, September 26th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Where: Unity Park in Ivins, Utah.  The park is at 200 West 400 South.
Music, FREE food, kid's treasure hunt, and recycling activities.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Free National Parks 9/24/11

Free entry to all National Parks
Saturday, September 24, 2011

Thanks for the reminder Kendra from The Things I Love Most. Check out her Cox Honey giveaway!
Also thanks to Heather from Dixie Coupon Chick. Check out her site for some great deals!

I'll be in Zion National Park hiking with the kids this Saturday. Anyone want to go?

Paul Mitchell Kid Party

Pirate & Princess Party
Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hosted by
Princess Package $20
  • Up-style
  • Manicure
  • Crown
  • Crafts
  • Movie
  • Refreshments
Pirate Package $15
  • Face painting
  • Eye patch
  • Crafts
  • Movie
  • Refreshments
Located at: 568 W. Telegraph Street Suite 4 (across from the Washington Wal Mart)

Family Edu Fair 9/23-24/11

Family Education 2011 Fair
September 23-24, 2011

Held at Dixie State. cost is $5 per person per class or family rate of $15.
Enrollment and questions visit:

Friday 7-9pm
  • Dutch oven
  • Facebook demo
  • Ballroom Dancing (beginners)
  • Lunch Ideas
  • Guitar Hero/Rock Band
Saturday 9-10:45am
  • Parent/Child Basketball
  • Skim Boarding #1
  • Pickle Ball (beginners)
  • Skype demo
  • Histories #1 (George Washington)
Saturday 11am-12:30pm
  • CPR & Emergency Preparedness
  • Decorate Your Home
  • Skim Boarding #2
  • Histories #2 (Abraham Lincoln)
  • Scrapbooking demo
Saturday 2-3:30pm
  • Tai Chi
  • Genealogy (beginners)
  • Geology
  • Craft for Kids
Saturday 3:45-5:30pm
  • Self Defense
  • Photography (beginners)
  • Autism
  • CSI/Forensics (beginners)

Free Gardening Wrkshp 9/24/11

“Bulbs by Design” Gardening Workshop

September 24, 2011

Christena Gates, Temple Square horticulturist, will teach how to design with bulbs. Class with include planning and care for success bulbs in your landscape.  Workshop is FREE and held at the Tonaquint Nature Center 1851 Dixie Dr. Space is limited so please call 435-673-3617 to reserve your spot.

Car Wash Kid Day

Fabulous Freddy’s Kidz Day
Saturday, September 24, 2011
 @ the Bluff Street location 435-674-0109
FREE Jump Houses, Rock Wall, Animals, and great deals on car washes.

Condor Release 9/24/11

17th Annual Condor Release

Saturday, September 24, 2011
11 am (AZ time)
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
Three California condors will be released to the wild.The public is welcome to observe the release from a viewing area where spotting scopes will be set up and experts will be available to answer questions.
Bring: Binoculars, sunscreen, water, snack
Details: Informational kiosk, shade structure, and restroom at the site.


Driving directions: Take Highway 89A from Kanab or Page to the Vermilion Cliffs (from Flagstaff take Highway 89 to Highway 89A). Turn north onto BLM Road 1065 (a dirt road next to the small house just east of the Kaibab Plateau) and continue about 2 miles.

Punt, Pass, Kick Competition

Pepsi NFL Punt, Pass, & Kick
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 11am
At the Bluff Street Park in St. George, UT
Register the day of at 10-11am at the park. Bring a birth certificate for age verification.
Age groups boys 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, & 14-15 as well as the same age division for girls. Last year a boy went on to win the team competition in San Francisco.
Call Brandon Evanson, Youth Sports Specialist at St. George Rec Center with additional questions.  E-mail:

Outdoor Movie 9/23/11

Sunset on the Square
Friday, September 23, 2011
FREE Outdoor Movie
Held at the St. George Town Square at dusk.
Showing “Space Jam.”
Bring a blanket and snacks.

Swiss Days 9/23-24/11

Zion Canyon Music Festival

Zion Canyon Music Festival
September 23-24, 2011
Music, food, arts and crafts, and Zion’s great fall weather. FREE! The festival promotes and encourages the use of renewable energy and the development of renewable energy facilities in southern Utah. Held at the ball field at the Springdale Town Park. Check out the line up at:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Scavenger Hunt 9/23/11

Jr. Ranger Scavenger Hunt
Friday, September 23, 2011
Tonaquint Park 1851 S. Dixie Dr. in St. George
FREE Event! Fun for the whole family!
This event is to introduce families to outdoor educational and recreational opportunities in Southern Utah. Kids explore stations and earn completion stamps. When each station is visited, youth are entered into a drawing for prizes. We attended last year and had fun.
Pre-register to receive a goodie bag along with a hot dog, chips, and drink. Visit Jr. Ranger Scavenger Hunt and click on "Programs and Classes" and then "2011 Nature Center." Finally scroll down to Jr. Ranger Scavenger Hunt. Fill out the information for each child attending. There is no charge at check out. Or you can go to the St. George City Rec Center or the BLM office, 345 E. Riverside Drive.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cedar Fall Festival

Cedar Breaks National Monument Fall Color Festival
September 17 - October 6, 2011

USA Today calls Cedar Mountain “one of the top ten places to experience fall colors” in the United States. Special events include guided walks, interpretive field trips, Junior Ranger programs and scavenger hunts.

Saturday, Sept 17th is the kick off “Technicolor” fall display of colors with a special one night only showing of the 1940 Technicolor movie “Can’t Help Singing” which was filmed in part at Cedar Breaks. FREE popcorn!

Call 435-586-0787 for more information.

Foster Care Community BBQ

Foster Care Awareness Community BBQ
Saturday, September 17, 2011
4:00pm - 8:00pm

@ Nisson Park 251 West Telegraph (30 South 200 West) Washington, Utah
This is a FREE Community BBQ which will include lots of food, Polynesian entertainment, bounce houses for the kids, and a 15 minute group discussion to provide information to those interested in learning about foster care, or those who want to become a foster parent. This event is meant to be FUN & informative for ALL. Learn how you can contribute to something worthwhile as a foster parent & earn extra tax free income at the same time.
Find Country Cottage Foster Care on FB Here.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Handstand World Record

Break a World Record!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
World record attempt at Sand Hollow Aquatic Center (1144 Lava Flow Dr. in St. George, UT) for the most handstands done at one time. Join in and then swim for FREE. Be there at 10:30am to practice. They will be breaking the record at 11am SHARP! Sponsored by Bare Foot Gymnastics.
Thanks southernutahfamilyand

Bizzy Bee Retreat

Bizzy Bee Retreat
September 16-17, 2011
@ Willow Glen Inn in Enoch, Utah
A weekend of workshops and demonstrations on provident living. There will be workshops on things like soapmaking, beekeeping, cheesemaking, canning and more. But we will also be having free demos from master gardeners and others on Saturday.
Workshops include the following: or Aliveutah
  • Bread, Butter and Jam
  • Beekeeping
  • Cheese making
  • Keeping a Family Cow
  • Pressure Canning
  • Natural Medicine
  • Soap Making
  • Chickens 101
Free Demonstrations and Presentations by:
  • Al Cooper
  • Fall Gardening by Master Gardeners
  • Solar and Outdoor Cooking
  • and more

More info at: 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Free Movie 9/10/11

St. George Library
FREE Saturday Movie Matinee
September 10, 2011 at 2pm

Shown downstairs in Community Room A. Bring a blanket, pillows, snacks, and drinks (not red). The St. George Library is located at 88 W. 100 S. in St. George, UT.

AntiGravity Center

AntiGravity Arena Logo
Never been? Well, Your kids ages 6 and under can jump/play for FREE Wednesday Sept. 14, 2011 from 10am-4pm. Try it out!

Here is a little about AntiGravity Trampoline Arena:

Over 11,000 square feet of Trampolines, AntiGravity is the largest jump center in Utah. Offering Birthday Parties, Private Parties, Corporate Events, or just jumping around (bouncing off the walls recommended), Ultimate Dodgeball (leagues forming), Ultimate Volleyball, Gravityball, AIR-obics.

Kids 4' and under have 3300 square feet of their own designed trampoline area that also includes an inflatable obstacle course, bounce house, and slide. Food area has everything from nachos, sodas, energy drinks, etc.

Located at 415 S. Dixie Dr. in St. George, UT
Go to Anti Gravity Center to learn more and check weekly specials.


Lions Dixie Round-Up Rodeo
September 16 - 18, 2011

Gates open at 6pm with entertainment until the rodeo starts at 8pm.
Ticket Prices: General Seating – Adults $8, Children 11 & under $5, Reserved Seating $10
Thursday September 15 is "Kid Night" - Children 11 and under FREE with a paying adult!

Friday September 16 is "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" – The Lions Club will donate $1 of every ticket sold to Breast Cancer programs provided by Dixie Regional Medical Center.

Saturday September 17
·         "Rodeo Breakfast" benefiting the Washington County School District Foundation
·         Lions Dixie Roundup Parade & Children’s Parade at 5pm
Parade Route: The parade begins at 200 West and Tabernacle Line-up numbers begin at that intersection and continue west on Tabernacle and north and south of Tabernacle on 200 West and 300 West, and south of Tabernacle on 400 West.
·         "High Noon" Special Needs Rodeo
·         Final night of the rodeo

Location: Historic Dixie Sunbowl

Address: 150 South 400 East, St. George, UT

Web Site:

Concert in the Park 9/12/11

FREE Concert in the Park
Monday, September 12th at 7:30pm
Vernon Worthen Park - 300 S. 400 E. St. George
Featuring Fourte, Acapella
Sponsored by the Utah Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the City of St. George, Concert in the Park 2011 Series is free to the public. Don't miss the second Monday of each month through September. Park seating is available, bring blankets, lawn chairs, food and the family. For more information call 627-4525.

Curiosity Club

Curiosity Club for kids ages 3-6
September 20 – October 11, 2011
@ Tonaquint Nature Park
Tuesdays at 10:30am OR 1:30pm. Classes are one hour long.
Fun science topics, engaging activities, and more. Weekly topics include: Super Powers, Geometry In nature, Farm Life, and All About Me.
Fee of $20. Includes all materials and 4 great classes!
Register at the St. George Rec Center or on-line at
Guy (my son) & his friend Thomas participating in Curiosity Club.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Toddler Art Class

Active Arts
This art and motion class is offered through Community Education & Recreation in a cooperative effort of Dixie State College, St. George Leisure Services, and Washington County School District.

Class Description:
Each of the 12 weeks celebrates a new and fun theme from bones to the ocean. Together we will paint, color, sing, move, create, and enjoy music. Class is designed to build gross motor, fine motor, social, and language skills. Parent involvement is recommended. This class is for 2-4 year olds. Taught by Shannon Hinman (aka St. George Mom) a licensed elementary teacher.

Session 1
Sept 13 - Dec 6 on Tuesdays (no class Nov 15) from 10-11am

Session 2
Sept 14 - Dec 7 on Wednesdays (no class Nov 23) from 10-11am

Class Fee: $45 
Material Fee: $12 (one-time fee payable to instructor)

Location: Community Arts Center Room C (Corner of 100 S. & Main St. in St. George)

In-person at DSC - North Plaza 46 S. 1000 E. in St. George
On-line at
Session 1 Call #51297
Session 2 Call #51298

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ladies Mountain Biking

Beginner Ladies Mountain Biking Ride
Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 6pm

Lead by Bobbi Kirk (an amazing mountain biker) we will be riding Prospector Trail to Church Rocks and determine then how much of Church Rocks riders want to do. This is a great trail for beginners. Don't be afraid of a lack of technical skills because Bobbi is a great teacher. I plan to go and I would be happy to help with directions or questions. Call me-Shannon at 801-725-7518.

Cottonwood Trailhead:  This is a great ride! Take Exit 16 from I-15. Turn towards Hurricane and pass Coral Canyon. Drive to the traffic light in 0.7 miles and turn left on Old Highway 91. Now go exactly 2 miles north. Watch on your left for a gravel road that enters a tiny single-lane slot under the freeway, with a sign that says "Cottonwood Trailhead". It will be between a warehouse Winkel Distributing and a Rocky Mountain Power office. Turn left and drive 0.25 miles under both lanes of the freeway to reach the trailhead.

Costume Sale

Need Halloween Costumes for the Kids?
Kid to Kid is having a Halloween costume sale Saturday, September 10th.
Costumes starting at $6.99!
Located across from the mall at 435 N. 1680 E. St. George, UT

Additional Savings:
Coupon in Southern Utah’s Family and Kids Magazine for $5 off a $30 purchase.
Dixie Direct Card gets you $5 off a purchase of $25 or $10 off a $50 purchase.

Outdoor Movie 9/9/11

Sunset on the Square
FREE Outdoor Movie
September 9, 2011 at dusk
@ the Town Square in St. George
Showing “Stuart Little.” Bring blankets and snacks.

Marathon Volunteers

Sign-up to volunteer at the 35th St. George Marathon.
Volunteers are needed to help at the Expo and at the Marathon.
Go to St. George Marathon and volunteer today.

Personal Note: The marathon is 3 1/2 weeks away and I am nervous. This will be my first one.


Great American Stampede
Two Big Nights Of Rodeo
September 9 & 10, 2011 at 7pm
Iron Rangers Arena in Cedar City, UT

Come see the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls do some trick riding and roping!

Tickets on sale at the gate and at Jolley's Ranchwear, Cal Ranch, and IFA
Adults $10.00 per day
Kids under 12 $6.00
4 and under Free
Family $25.00 ( 2 adults & 4 Children) per day
SUU Students $8.00 per day

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Girl & Boy Scout Badges

Earn Girl Scout & Boy Scout Badges
at the Tonaquint Nature Center
Daisy's Girl Scout Firefly Award
Wednesday, September 7, 14, 21 @ 4:30-6:00 pm (3-wks)
Local girl scouts can earn credit for this award while attending this 3-week class.  Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, September 6.
Class fee: $12/scout
Environmental Science Merit Badge Class
Thursday, September 8 @ 5:00-6:30 pm (5-wks)
Local scouts can earn credit for the Environmental Science merit badge while attending this class. Each scout is required to bring his merit badge book, and a notebook. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, September 13.
Class fee: $12/scout
Ages: 11-18 years

Archeology Merit Badge
Monday, September 12 @ 4:30-6:00 pm (4-wks)
Local scouts can earn credit for the Archeology merit badge while attending this class. Each scout is required to bring his merit badge book, notebook and a blue card to have signed. Pre-registration is required by Friday, September 9.
Class fee: $12/scout
Ages: 11-18 years
Register at the St. George Rec Center or at