Friday, April 20, 2012

St. George Temple

"History of the St. George Temple"
April 21, 2012
Blaine Yorgason, author, will speak on the "History of the St. George Temple" at 7 p.m. Friday at the St. George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

3 on 3 Basketball

3 on 3 HoopJam
April 20-21, 2012
Hurricane Community Center
Best outdoor 3 on 3 basketball tournament in Southern Utah! Open to all skill levels accepting 3 or 4 person teams of men, women, or youth 3rd grade on up. Every participant gets a t-shirt and there are awards for winners in each division. Call 435-635-2811 or visit or find the City of Hurricane on Facebook.

Teen Dance Party

Teen Dance Party
Friday, April 20, 2012
High school ages 15-18
Only $5
Hear DJ Lex and DJ Fayze!
Sponsored by the Washington City Youth Council and held at the Washington City Community Center, 350 N. Community Center Drive, Washington.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Earth Day Celebration

Zion Canyon
8th Annual Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Live solar-powered music and a farmer’s market will be accompanied by vendors, activities and demonstrations about native plant sources, alternative energy, “Leave No Trace” principles, solar oven demonstrations, environmental art and sustainable products. Kids can participate in games and a reading of Dr. Suess’ “The Lorax”.

Silent auction, food and a beer garden, located on the lawn of the Bit & Spur Restaurant at 1212 Zion Park Boulevard from Noon to 5pm

All proceeds from this event benefit the town of Springdale’s efforts to convert all public facilities to solar power.
Live Music at the Bit and Spur - Stage Powered by Solar Energy!

Brought to you by Zion National Park in conjunction with the community of Springdale, Zion Natural History Association, Zion Harvest and Z-Arts.

Kite Festival

Dixie Escalante 13th Annual Electric Kite Festival
April 21, 2012
@ SunRiver Gold Course
Admission is FREE! Activities include open kite flying, continuous entertainment and music, concessions, vendors and fireworks. The Kite Festival was started to promote reading in elementary-aged children. Students earn the kites through their school’s reading program.
Personal Note: My kids are not in elementary school yet, but we have attended the kite festival. I pack a lunch and pick up $1 kites at Walmart. It is a lot of fun!

Family Bike Event

Tuff Kids’ Family Fun Bike Ride
Presented by Cactus Hugger Cycling Club
April 21, 2012
Starts at 9am @ Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School, 3167 S. 2350 E. St. George.
Kids and families chose to ride a 2.5 or 4.25 mile route. There will be a bike rodeo/safety course. The first 150 pre-registered kids will receive a free t-shirt & helmet. Sign up now at: or the St. George Rec Center.
We have participated the last 2 years and it has been so great to get new helmets for my kids. The Cactus Huggers are there to fit them to the kids' heads. The family ride as fun and the cold treats were great afterwards. We will be there!

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Star Nursery 4/14/12

Star Nursery
Kids Garden Club
April 14, 2012
9am @ both locations
Kids 3-11 years of age get to make a fun craft.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Kayenta Street Painting Festival

Kayenta Street Painting Festival
April 14-15, 2012
Coyote Gulch Art Village
FREE Admission
"Held annually this is a full weekend event that brings students and professional artists together to create a colorful chalk explosion. With the asphalt as a canvas and chalk as the medium, large painted murals will unfold at the feet of thousands of spectators. Come on Saturday morning, the first day, to see the early sketches of the works and watch the student competition. Come back Sunday to see local professional artists complete their masterpieces."
Adults choose your favorite entry and be placed in a drawing to win a vacation package to Red Mountain Resort. The People's Choice winner and raffle winner will be announced Sunday at 5:30pm in the Cabaret Theatre.
Kids can also enter to win some fun kids art prizes donated by The Learning Express. The kid raffles will be announced at 1:30pm & 5:30pm on Saturday & Sunday.
 It's FREE to get into the festival and FREE to enter the drawing.
Kayenta Street Painting is on Facebook.

Earth Day Expo 4/14/12

Earth Day Expo
April 14, 2012
At the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 267 E. 1400 S. St. George. Off of Riverside & 270 East
Featuring business with wonderful information on how to save time and money all while being more sustainable.
  • Free food – hot dogs will be cooked using solar cooking.
  • Demonstrations and some fun Make and Takes!
  • Electronic Recycling available – Virgin Valley Recycling.
  • Elite Shredding will be there for your personal shredding needs.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Splash Pad Parks

Splash Pads are turned on!

All local parks equipped with a splash pad feature should be up and running now. Here are some links to parks around St. George.

Washington City Parks
St. George City Parks
City of Hurricane Parks

A few of our favorites:
Hidden Valley Park in Bloomington
The St. George Town Square splash pad and river of water
The new Hurricane park and splash pad located at the Hurricane Community Center.

What are some of your favorite local parks and why?

Pet Festival 4/14/12

Pet Festival
April 14, 2012
FREE Admission!
Located at 4275 S. Country Club Drive in St. George, UT
Over 40 vendor booths including pet care, grooming, nutrition, pet sitters are more. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, and coloring contest. Continuous entertainment, music, silent auction and door prizes. Enter the Cutest Pet photo contest online and vote for your favorite at the festival. Bring your pet dressed for the Best Dressed Fashion Show or go all natural in the Fur Real Beauty Pageant. Proceeds benefit PAWS and the Sun River dog park.
Visit for more info.
Thanks for for this info.

Boy Scout Expo 4/14/12

Boy Scout Expo
April 14, 2012
Dixie Convention Center
  • BMX Motocross Track
  • Climbing and Repelling Towers
  • The "Dixie 500" Pinewood Derby
  • Scuba and Snorkeling
  • Ninja Challenge
  • 3 on 3 Basketball
Buy tickets from a local Scout and find more info at: Dixie Scout Expo.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Activities 4/7/12

All Local Easter Activities
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Egg Hunts are FREE!

Ivins City will have a $3 pancake breakfast Sat. 7:30 at Unity Park. Benefit for its Volunteer Firefighters' equipment needs. Bounce house for kids & free blood pressure checks for anyone. Easter egg hunt at 9 a.m.

Hurricane City Easter Egg Hunt Saturday 9am Sharp! Open to children ages 8 and under.
New location this year: 677 S. 700 W. (behind the LDS Stake Center).
Hurricane Valley Rotary Club 2012 Easter Car Show 9am-5pm.Located at the new Hurricane Community Center (100 West 100 South). Each year the Rotary Club of Hurricane Valley hosts approximately 8,000-10,000 visitors to the area for the Car Show. Your charitable donation of $5.00 gets you into the show and children under six (6) are free.
La Verkin City Easter Egg Hunt 9-9:30am. Easter Egg Hunt for children 0-12 years old. Located at 435 North Main in La Verkin, UT.
Washington City Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast 8am-12pm. Located at the Veterans Park, 75 E. Telegraph, Washington, UT. Breakfast begins at 8am $5/plate, $20 large immediate family. Annual Easter Egg Hunt for ages 1-10 begins at 10am sharp!

Sand Hollow Aquatic Center Easter Egg Dive 2pm. $5 per chid 0-12 years old includes all day swim pass.
Learning Express Toy Store Sparkleup Event. Free craft for kids. 11am-3pm. Located at 20 N. Main St. in St. George. More info: Sparkleup Event

St. George Art Festival Friday & Saturday located at the St. George Town Square. Lots of fun activities at the Kids Corner booths. More info: Art Festival

St. George Library 2pm Movie Matinee FREE! (Located next to the Art Festival, so you can visit both activities!)

All Washington County park splash pads should be turned on now. Have fun at the park this weekend!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Art Festival

St. George Art Festival
April 6-7, 2012

Friday April 6th - 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday April 7th - 10 am to 6 pm


St George Town Square:
On Main Street between Tabernacle St. and 100 South.

Here is a link to Festival Events including the Kid's Corner featuring:
          * Paul Mitchell strand coloring and face painting 
          * 7 different crafts at the Girl Scouts booth
          * Project, Museum, & Science Stations by the Children's Museum
          * Percussion & Art booth by the Washington County School District


Virgin BMX
10th Anniversary!
Southern Utah's only BMX track. Located in Virgin, UT. An NBL sanctioned track. Everyone welcome!

The Virgin BMX track is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a gift for your membership renewal or new membership. All memberships expired at the end of 2011 so if you have not renewed already, go to and click on Membership Renewals under the Riders tab. You can look up your name using your old NBL number and do multiple memberships at the same time by looking up each member of your family and adding them to your order. Make sure you print, sign and send in the form at the end of your order to USA BMX. Print a copy of your receipt to claim your free gift at the track. 

To show appreciation to volunteers, there will be a monthly drawing for those that helped out at the track. When you come to the track, sign up to score, corner marshal, etc, make sure your name is somewhere on the "volunteer" paperwork. At the beginning of each month, a volunteer's name will be drawn and awarded a prize.

Race schedule is as follows:

April 4, 11, 18, 25 Wed practices: 5-7pm cost is $4
14, 28 Saturday Races: Reg 10:30-12pm, Race ASAP Cost: $10

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Wed practices: 5-7pm cost is $4
12, 26 Saturday Races: Reg 10:30-12pm, Race ASAP Cost: $10

June 6, 13, 20, 27 Wed practices: 6-8pm cost is $4
2, 16, 30 Saturday Races: Reg 6-7pm, Race ASAP Cost: $10

July 11, 18, 25 Wed practices: 6-8pm cost is $4
14, 28 Saturday Races: Reg 6-7pm, Race ASAP Cost: $10

Aug 8, 15, 22, 29 Wed practices: 6-8pm cost is $4
11, 18 Saturday Races: Reg 6-7pm, Race ASAP Cost: $10

Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 Wed practices: 6-8pm cost is $4
1, 15, 29 Saturday Races: Reg 6-7pm, Race ASAP Cost: $10

Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Wed practices: 5-7pm cost is $4
13, 27 Saturday Races: Reg 10:30-12pm, Race ASAP Cost: $10

Nov 7, 14, 28 Wed practices: 5-7pm cost is $4
10 Saturday Race: Reg 10:30-12pm, Race ASAP Cost: $10

Dec 5, 12, 19 Wed practices: 5-7pm cost is $4
8, 22 Saturday Races: Reg 12-1pm, Race ASAP Cost: $10

Other things happening this year:
Rider Clinics
Peach Days Parade
Saver stamps: Riders can get saver stamps like NBL bucks and redeem them at saver stamp redemption centers. If you know a business that would like to be a redemption center they can email Amy at USABMX: for instructions.
Plaques: Plagues instead of trophies - riders can purchase a plaque once and get a plate for their plaque each time they race.
Ask to be part of the Virgin BMX Facebook Group.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Curiosity Club

Curiosity Club- Learning and Exploring
The Curiosity Club kids will be meeting again starting on Tuesday, April 10th for four weeks. During this session, kids will be going on a Rain Forest adventure, exploring animal habitats, having a beach party and learning about community helpers. Held at the Tonaquint Nature Center, but sign up at the St. George Rec Center.
Age: 3-6
Session Times: 10:30am OR 1:30 pm
Fee: $20/per child

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Toy Store Event 4/7/12

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt
April 7, 2012
Hurricane, UT
9am Sharp!
Open to children ages 8 and under.
New location this year: 677 S. 700 W. (behind the LDS Stake Center).
Bring your Easter baskets and arrive early.

Easter Car Show

2012 Easter Car Show
Hurricane, Utah
April 7, 2012

Located at the new Hurricane Community Center (100 West 100 South)

Each year the Rotary Club of Hurricane Valley hosts approximately 8,000-10,000 visitors to the area for the Car Show. Your charitable donation of $5.00 gets you into the show and children under six (6) are free.

Easter Car Show website
Easter Car Show on Facebook