Monday, January 30, 2012

Elmo's Birthday Feb4

Call or stop by to RSVP. It is free, but they want to get a headcount ahead of time to be sure they have enough craft supplies and treats.

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,
Monday Night Make-Believe Even 6:30pm last Monday of every month.
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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Teen Activity Feb3

Lights Out Lock In
February 3, 2012
Washington City Community
For kids ages 12-15.
Activities include: rock climbing, sports, movies, games, treats, & more. 
Cost for member is $15, nonmembers $18.
Call 435-656-6360 or visit WCCC to reserve a spot.
Another Lights Out Lock In is scheduled for April 27th.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Park for Teens

Cottonwood Cove Park
A park your teenager would actually like!
1027 S. Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah

This park has great amenities for the family like barbecues, covered pavilion, picnic tables, walking path, and sand volleyball courts. BUT it is the unique playground that is the best part. There is a climbing wall and a rope bridge. I can't think of how to describe some of the other equipment that only a big kid could really use. One piece of equipment looks like skateboarding on rails. It is hard to describe, but I always see teens enjoying it. Check it out! St. George City Parks

Kids Bike Race Feb11

Tuff Kids’ Criterium Bike Race
February 11, 2012
10am @ Bloomington Hills Park (2958 Redwood Tree Circle, St. George)
For kids 12 and under. Bike races are run in heats of 4-8 kids. Racers are grouped by age, bike type, and gender. All kids receive awards, t-shirts, and finish line refreshments. Both of my kids (then 2 and 4 years old) participated last year and had a great time. They loved winning a medal at the end.
Pre-register until Friday, February 10th for $10. Day of race registration will be accepted, but for $20.
Visit or go to the St. George Rec Center to sign up.
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Community Puzzle

Largest Puzzle in the World
Only 2 days left to help the community put together
the largest puzzle in the world (24,000 pieces!)
Everyday Jan. 16-28, 2012
Monday - Saturday from 10am-7pm.
Learning Express Toy Store 20 N. Main Street, St. George 435-673-8697

Don't forget about storytime every Wednesday at 11am!
You can get 20% one item during storytime.

Wildlife Museum Jan28

Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum Kids Club
January 28, 2012 @ 12-2pm
Featuring: Asia
Learn more here.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Roses Workshop Jan28

Star Nursery
FREE Plant Care Seminar
Saturday, January 28, 2012
10am & 2pm
Topic: Roses

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LaVell Edwards Jan27

LaVell Edwards Speaking
Friday, January 27, 2012 @ 7pm
St. George LDS Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St.

LaVell Edwards will speak on "Lessons I've Learned as a Coach." FREE to attend!

Thank you The Spectrum for this information.

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Movie Jan27

January 27, 2012
Movie Night
Santa Clara Library 6pm
Showing: Kung Fu Panda 2. FREE!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

5K Jan28th

3rd Annual Freeze Your Buns Run for Scholarships
5K Family Fun Run/Walk in Kanarraville
January 28, 2011 @11am
Proceeds benefit local high school seniors. The money is used to fund scholarships to college of choice in the fall of 2012.
Pre register: $20 Run-Day: $30 Children 10 & Under: $15
Print registration form at
Register on-line at Keyword: Kanarraville
For more info call Tami 435-559-4657 or e-mail:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bird Festival

St. George Winter Bird Festival
Thursday-Saturday, January 26-28, 2012

FREE General Admission
$20 for Saturday night banquet

Thursday 6-8pm
Friday 7am-8pm
Saturday 7:30am-4:30am & 6-9:30pm
Located at the Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 S. Dixie Dr. in St. George, UT

The Winter Bird Festival offers opportunity to explore and learn more about the significant natural areas of Southern Utah's birding hot spots. There will be field trips, workshops, presentations, and bird walks all weekend. On Saturday evening there will be a dinner with keynote speaker, Mr. Chris Parrish at the Best Western Abbey Inn. Mr. Parrish is of the Peregrine Fund and a condor expert.
Visit St. George City Rec to get:
·         Bird Festival Brochure
·         Bird Festival Photography Contest
·         Registration Form
·         Bird Festival Schedule

Monday, January 23, 2012

Download Books

Want to learn how to use an e-reader?
Learn how to download a book on your device @ the St. George Library.

January 24, 2012 at 5pm in the Community Room

FREE! Bring your device to the library and an expert digital media specialists will teach you how to download a book to it. Please call the St. George Library for more information at 435-634-5737, extension 2284.

Girl Scouts Jan24

Girl Scouts
January 24, 2012
  • "Share Water Award" for Girl Scout Brownies at the Tonaquint Nature Center. Starts at 4:30pm $12. Learn more.
  • Girl Scouts Parent/Volunteer Meeting at 6:30pm. Located at the St. George Library, 88 West 100 South Community Room B. Support Girls Scouts and start a troop.
  • Buy some yummy cookies. Look for Girl Scouts at the grocery stores if you haven’t gotten your cookie fix yet.

Circus Jan23

Jordan Family Circus
Monday, January 23, 2012
4:30pm & 7pm
Located @ Washington County Regional Park
(The fairgrounds in Hurricane near Purgatory) in the Indoor Arena.
Adults $16
Kids 12 & under FREE with coupon.
I found coupons at the Learning Express Toy Store located at 20 N. Main Street, but I am sure many gas stations will also have them.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Michael's Kid Craft

January 21, 2012
Michael’s Make It & Take It Event
Kids ages 3+
Design a tiara & engage in storytime for FREE.
10am-Noon at Michael’s Stores.

Wildlife Museum Jan21

January 21, 2012
Kids Club @ Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum
Featuring the Elephant 
Learn more here.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Brian Head Jan20-21

Brian Head Skiing
January 20 & 21, 2012
Wear favorite sports attire to Brian Head for ½ price Night Skiing!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Star Nursery Jan21

Star Nursery
January 21, 2012
  • Free plant care seminar on fruit tree care & pruning at 10am & 2pm. FREE!
  • Kids Garden Club 9am at both locations. For kids ages 3-11. FREE!

Garden Class Jan21

FREE Garden Class
January 21, 2012 @ 10am
Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 South Dixie Drive 
The Washington County Water Conservancy District is offering a free gardening class to learn how an irrigation system works and how to make it more efficient. Space is limited, so reserve your seat by calling Julie at 435-673-3617

Libraries Jan18

What's happening at the library today?

Wednesday Story Times
St. George 10am, 11am, 2pm
Hurricane 10:30am
Washington 10:30am
Santa Clara 10 & 11am
Enterprise 10:30am
New Harmony 10:30am

Movie Matinee
Washington Library today at 2pm

More about Washington County Library activities.

Flat Tire Clinic Jan18

Flat Tire Clinic
Red Rock Bicycle Co.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 @ 7pm


Do you want to learn how to change a flat tire or want your kids too?
Red Rock will cover the whole process from wheel removal to replacing the tube and then getting the wheel back on the bike. They will have all necessary items, but it's not a bad idea to get used to your own gear - so you may want to bring one of your own wheels, your flat repair tools and even the pump you carry on your ride. The class will start immediately after the shop closes and will be held at the retail store at the south end of the parking lot.

 Located at 100 S. & Bluff Street in St. George.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Build Puzzle Jan16-28

Largest Puzzle in the World
Help the community put together the largest puzzle in the world (24,000 pieces!)
Everyday Jan. 16-28, 2012
Monday - Saturday from 10am-7pm.
Learning Express Toy Store 20 N. Main Street, St. George 435-673-8697

Don't forget about storytime every Wednesday at 11am!

Big Birthday Bash Jan17

St. George Heritage Days
Sesquicentennial Anniversary

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Decades of Dixie Heritage Festival
Festival includes local talent, food vendors, children's games and numerous exhibits of memorabilia, artifacts and items that were used in southern Utah's Dixie. See the Dixie Center (1835 S. Convention Center Dr.) turned into a mini St. George City. Ongoing entertainment all day. FREE! 10am-6pm

Birthday Bash Concert
  • Premier a 20 min documentary film on St. George by Phil Tuckett and the Dixie College Crew.
  • Live music by American Idol Finalist Brooke White.
  • Enjoy some birthday cake and hot chocolate.
  • Fireworks to finish the night.
FREE! located at the Burns Arena, 225 S. 700 E. in St. George

Monday, January 16, 2012

MLK Day Jan16

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
What can you do with the kids today?

  • St. George Children's Museum is putting on an art workshop for kids for Heritage Days (celebrating St. George's 150th birthday). FREE! 10am-6pm. Located at the Arts Center 86 S. Main St. More Info
  • Decades of Dixie Heritage Fair today from 10am-8pm at the Dixie Convention Center. FREE! Festival includes local talent, food vendors, children's games and numerous exhibits of memorabilia, artifacts and items that were used in southern Utah's Dixie.
  • National Parks FREE admission today! Visit Zion or any other national park and get in free. I recommend the following hikes in Zion for young kids: Weeping Rock, 1st Emerald Pool, & River Walk
  • Community Centers: The Washington City Community Center, St. George Community Center, Sand Hollow Aquatic Center are all open today for regular business hours. Go exercise, swim, use the climbing wall (WCCC), etc.
  • Sorry, Libraries are closed today.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Children's Museum Free Activity

The St. George Children's Museum
Art Experiences for Children
Friday, January 13th from 2-6pm
Saturday, January 14th from 10am-6pm
Monday, January 16th from 10am-6pm

Some of the art experiences include:
  • Making Pioneer Toys
  • Making Pioneer Games
  • Native Arts
  • Bookmaking & Visual Story Creation
  • Krazy Quilt Blocks
  • Painting Landscapes of St. George
  • Creative Open Studio
 The St. George Children's Museum will provide vibrant and engaging interactive activities that will allow children and families to discover, imagine, and create! There will also be other live performers and artists in the building to see. Visit the Heritage Days Calendar to see what will be happening.
Located at: 86 S. Main Street, St. George
To find out more about the Children's Museum or their grand opening scheduled for November 2012 go to

Library Activities Jan12&13

Library Activities
January 12, 2012
  • Teen Game Night @ Santa Clara Library 4-6pm
  • Movie Matinee @ Hurricane Library 2pm. Showing “Pontiac Moon”
  • Happy 5th Birthday New Harmony Library 4-7pm

January 13, 2012
  • Young Adult Movie @ Washington Library 4pm

Monday, January 9, 2012

Curiosity Club

Curiosity Club
Location: Tonaquint Nature Center
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 10 (4 wks) 10:30am or 1:30pm
Ages: 3-6 $20/child
Topics: Wacky Weather, Nursery Rhyme Time, Chinese New Year Celebration, Walking with the Dinosaurs
Register: In-person at the St. George Rec Center 285 S. 400 E. or on-line at
Note: My kids have attended several sessions of Curiosity Club and love it. It is worth the $20 for the 4 classes. Dawn is an excellent teacher.

Boy Scout Merit Badge

Boy Scout Merit Badge Class
Bird Study Merit Badge
Starts January 10, 2012 @4:30pm
Two week class on Tuesdays plus the St. George Winter Bird Festival
Located at the Tonaquint Nature Center
$12 per scout
Sign up at the St. George Rec Center 285 S. 400 E. St. George

Wildlife Museum

Rosebruch Wildlife Museum
Monday is Family Night: Get 10% off admission after 4pm. Activities every hour on the hour after 4pm.
Kids Club: Every Saturday 12-2pm. Features an animal or part of the world. Kids get a tour, educational video, fun activities, craft, and passport. $4 children 3-12.
1835 Convention Center Drive  •  St. George, UT 84790  •   (435) 656-0033

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Learning Express Toy Store

Learning Express Toy Store
Main Street & 20 North, St. George, UT
Open 10am -7pm
Learning Express of Utah
Locally owned & operated. There are unique toys and a fun play area!
  • Story Time every Wednesday at 11am. Free!
  • Make a Valentine Plate Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 1232pm. $10 for plate. Call and reserve your spot 435-673-8697
  • Largest Puzzle in the World Help the community put together the largest puzzle in the world (24,000 pieces!) January 16-28 Monday - Saturday from 10am-7pm
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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Heritage Days Jan10-17

St. George Heritage Days
Happy 150th Birthday St. George!
January 10-17, 2012
10th @ 7pm Opera House:“Woman with Black Shawl” by Sharon French a one-woman play where she plays 18 different characters.
11th @7pm Tabernacle: “David & Willie in St. George” written & directed by Nonie Sorensen. A musical reader’s theater based on the music and history of David & Wilhemina Cannon, two St. George original settlers. 
12th @ 7pm Opera House: Where Two Streams Meet Book Talk by author Lyman Hafen. Collection of essays, memoirs, and founding stories about St. George, Utah.
11th @ 2pm, 13th @ 2pm, 16th @ 7pm Opera House: "Porter Rockwell Returns," by Larry Anderson. Play about the life of Porter Rockwell. Due to gunfire, persons under 12 are not admitted. Due to popularity, a free general seating ticket is required. You can pick one up at the St. George Art Museum ahead of time. Any seats not used by ten minutes prior to a show, will be given to door traffic.
13th @ 7pm and 14th @ 2pm Opera House: A Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, by Lieto Voices
13th @ 2-6pm, 14th @ 10am-6pm, 16th @ 10am-6pm The St. George Children's Museum - Art Experiences for children. Free. Art experiences include: Making Pioneer Toys, Making Pioneer Games, Native Arts, Bookmaking & Visual Story Creation, Krazy Quilt Blocks, Painting Landscapes of St. George, and Creative Open Studio. 
14th @ 7pm Ballroom (3rd floor) of Community Arts Center: St. George Contemporary Dance Co. Community Dance Collaboration  The St. George Dance Co. has assembled a variety of local dance groups to perform a single collaborative 2-hour concert. Dance pieces include: modern, ballet, jazz, and tap. Bring your pillows and blankets to enjoy a performance in "pioneer" style seating.
14th @ 12-4pm: Historic Tour, hosted by the Historic Preservation Commission. Maps can be picked up at the St. George Social Hall, The St. George City Office Building, The Chamber of Commerce or Green Gate Village starting Monday, January 9th. The tour incorporates live actors, is self-guided and is free to the public.

Tour Visits:
  1. St George Opera House
  2. St George Art Museum
  3. Pioneer Courthouse
  4. Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum
  5. Dixie Academy (86 S. Main)
  6. Woodward School
  7. Green Gate Village (1-2 bldgs)
  8. LDS Tabernacle
  9. Brigham Young Winter Home
  10. Samuel Miles Jr. Home (173 N. Main, currently an art gallery)
14th @12-2pm St. George Social Hall: Root Beer Floats served up by our Mayor Daniel McArthur and the St. George City Council. Located at 47 East 200 North. Free to the Public!
14th @ 7pm and 15th @6pm Tabernacle: “Here's Brother Brigham”, by James Arrington. Popular one-man show.
15th @ 7:30pm Tabernacle: This Promised Land O Dixie - Our Heritage, by the Southern Utah Heritage Choir
16th @ 10am-8pm and 17th @ 10am-6pm Dixie Convention Center: Decades of Dixie Heritage Fair. Festival includes local talent, food vendors, children's games and numerous exhibits of memorabilia, artifacts and items that were used in southern Utah's Dixie.
17th @ 7pm Burns Arena: Birthday Bash Concert. Live music by American Idol finalist Brooke White. View the premier of a 20 minute documentary film on the history of St. George by film maker Phil Tuckett. Enjoy a piece of birthday cake, some hot chocolate and finish it all off with Fire Works. You don't want to miss it. All free to the public!
Much more including tons of art displays, Southern Utah International Documentary Festival and the Redrock Film Festival  Visit: St. George Heritage Days

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Movie 1/7/12

Free Movie
@ St. George Library
Saturday, January 7, 2012 @ 2pm

Showing: Transformers

Held in the Community Room downstairs. There are chairs, but you can chose to bring a blanket to sit on instead. You can also bring drinks and snacks, but chose easy to clean up food and no red drinks.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mayor's Speech 1/6/12

Mayor Dan McArthur will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2012 at the St. George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St. Free.
Thank you The Spectrum

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


The City of St. George's
Recreation Division is offering:
Adult Winter Futsal League, Softball Spring League, Men’s Flag Football
Teen Dodgeball Tournament, Teen Kickball
Youth Tennis, Youth Soccer, Lil Rollers Tumbling
Register in-person at St. George Rec Center 285 S. 400 E. in St. George or on-line at

Monday, January 2, 2012

Active Arts for Kids

  Dixie State College Community Education
Active Arts
for kids ages 2-4

Each week celebrates a new and fun theme from hearts to airplanes. 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. Taught by Shannon Hinman (aka St. George Mom).

Date: Tuesdays Jan 24 - Apr 24 (no class held Mar 13 & Apr 3)
Time: 10-11am
Place: Com Arts Ctr, Rm C (100 S. Main Street in St. George across from Wells Fargo)
Class Fee: $45 per person
Material Fee: $12 payable to instructor

Session Call #: 51297
Register: Community Education

Call: (435) 652-7675
In person: 46 South 1000 East - NPlaza Building, St. George

Boy Scout Merit Badge

Environmental Science Merit Badge for Boys Scouts
January 5, 2012
@ the Tonaquint Nature Center
StartsThursday, January 5, 2012 (5 wks) @ 5pm
Fee: $12
Sign up in person at the St. George Rec Center 285 S. 400 E.