February 24, 2012

Ironman Triathalon 2012

Ironman St George 2012

Race Day – Saturday, May 5th

Swim: 2.4 miles – Sand Hollow Reservoir

Bike: 112 miles – Sand Hollow to Washington, St. George, Santa Clara, Ivins, Gunlock, Veyo,St. George (2 loop)

Run: 26.2 miles – All new course for 2012! Downtown St. George from Tabernacle St., looping through downtown St. George to 400E and finishing near the Town Square on Main St.

Dixie Center Events:
WED-THURS-FRI: – MAY 2,3,4 Dixie Center Expo Opens to Public:
9:00am -4:30pm
Closed to Public Sat. May 5 Day of Race
Gift Shop Only Opened Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm

8:00am – 6:00pm (all three days)

10:00am – 4:00pm (Wed & Thurs)

5:30pm – 7:30pm -Thurs. May 3
9:30am-11:30am – Sunday, May 6
5:30PM-8:30PM – Monday, May 7

RACE TIMES: 7am to Midnight, Sat., May 5th

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February 20, 2012

Sears Dixie Invitationsl Art Show & Sale @ Dixie State College

DIxie State College

The Annual Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show and Sale celebrates its Silver Anniversary on the Dixie State College campus from Saturday, Feb. 18 through Sunday, March 25. All artwork is for sale, with proceeds going to fund the Sears Art Museum Gallery in the Dixie State College Eccles Fine Arts Center. This year’s Invitational events will begin on Friday, Feb. 17th, at 3:00 p.m., in the Eccles Fine Arts Center Concert Hall with a free art symposium for all interested artists, conducted by 2011 Purchase Prize and Best of Show winner Jerry Read Hancock. The Invitational’s opening gala dinner–featuring ragtime comedian and pianist Mimi Blais, and pre-sale will follow the symposium at 6:00 pm in the Eccles Fine Arts Center Grand Foyer. Tickets for the gala may be purchased by calling Susan Taysom in the DSC Institutional Advancement Office at 435-652-7905.

CLICK article above to link to DSC Sears Art Museum Gallery for current schedule of exhibits.

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February 16, 2012

St. George Parade of Homes has Shuttle Service

St George Parade of Homes

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The St. George Area 22nd Annual Parade of Homes begins tomorrow.  The City of St. George and St. George Shuttle have collaborated to provide Tour Coach service to Paraders, in zones reaching all of the homes. Here’s what you need to know:

Tour Coaches (each seating 25-30 people) will run three times a day on Friday – Monday, Feb. 17-20, and again on Friday – Sunday, Feb. 24-26, departing at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. from the former St. George Municipal Airport 
located at 620 S. Airport Rd., in St. George.

The shuttle tickets cost $25 and are good for any days of the Parade that the service runs.

Service areas are divided into five zones, each taking about three hours to cover. Thus, logistically, two zones may be covered in a day.

Shuttle Tickets may be purchased and booked directly on the St. George Shuttle website, by telephone to St. George Shuttle at 435-628-8320, by visiting the St. George Shuttle office at 790 S Bluff St., St. George, or at the point of departure at the old airport.  They may also be purchased at the Red Cliffs Mall and any Lin’s Grocery store, where Parade Tickets are being sold.

Seating is subject to availability, so parading shuttlers are urged to purchase tickets and book their zones early and to arrive at least 15 minutes early of departure time.

Those with children 5 and younger must provide their own car seat / booster seat to ride, the seats may be left on the tour bus while visiting the homes.

Parade tickets cost $12.50 and go on sale this evening at the Red Cliffs Mall and Lin’s markets.  They can also be purchased anytime today and following at the St. George Shuttle office on Bluff Street.  Cost of parade tickets is separate from cost of the Shuttle’s coach tour service for the Parade.

The Dogfather will be vending hot dogs, chips and drinks at the tour’s point of departure at the old airport. Thus, shuttling paraders can grab a meal as they depart or shift coaches for a second zone.  Restrooms will also be available there.

Information written by Joyce Kuzmanic,  Editor-in-Chief of St. George News

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February 11, 2012

Zion’s Way Health Workshop Schedule

Zion's Way Home Health & Hospice

Zion’s Way Calendar for February

For those attending from out of town please call direct and ask for the “Zion’s Way Commercial Rate”.

Zion’s Way Home Health and Hospice presents their Healing Arts Center events calendar for the month of February! Learn about: Whole Body Holistic Health and Education, Tai Chi, Walking Exercise, Natural Cancer Remedy, Benefits of Cold Laser and Light Therapy, The Dream Interpretation Show, Holistic Nutrition: Food Changes Everything, and more! For more information, call 435-688-0648 or Click Here.

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February 7, 2012

St. George, Utah Events for February 2012

What is there to do in St. George, Utah this February?

Here are a few suggestions…

06-11   2012 Dino Days in Dixie: Check out the Johnson Farm Dinosaur tracks and the special events for children.  2180 East Riverside, St. George.  www.sgcity.org/dinotrax 435-574-3466


BYU Ballroom Dancers come to St. George, Utah

10-11   BYU international Ballroom Dance Company: part of the Celebrity Concert Series 7:30pm at at the Cox Performing Arts Center. 325 South 700 East, St. George.  Tickets $20 adults, $12 youth.  call 435-652-7800 or ww.dixie.edu/concerts

17-26   St George Area Parade of Homes:  28 Homes on display form 10am-7pm (5pm on the last day – 26th) Tickets are useable anytime during the event and tickets allows one entrance to each home.  Tickets are $12.50 which will include a map and directions.  Tickets can be purchased at Lin’s Market’s or www.paradehomes.com or call 435-674-1400

17       “Totally Tchaikovsky”: The Southwest Symphony Orchestra presents featuring piano soloist Justin Hansen at 7:30pm at the Cox Performing Arts Center, 325 South 700 East, St. George.  Check out www.southwestsymphony.org or call 435-652.7800

17-19  Art in Kayenta: the annual Keyenta Art show features local and southwest art, food and entertainment.  The FREE event takes place 10am-5pm.  At Coyote Gulch Art Village in Kayenta, Ivins.  See www.coyotegulchvillage.com or call 435-231-2246.

18-March 25  Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show and Sale: This annual art show, now in its 25th year,  is one of the largest art events in Utah.  Located at the Delores Dore Eccles Fine Arts Center, 225 South 700 East, St. George. Featuring almost 300 pieces, 170 of which are artists from Utah and the United States.  Viewing is FREE to the public 10am-6pm, Monday – Saturdays and 2-6pm on Sundays.  Call 435-652-7909

24-25  St. George Family History Expo:  Join in the genealogy and family heritage jamboree at the Dixie Center,  1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George.  A complete schedule and admission information can be found at www.fhexpos.com.  The exhibit hall is FREE and open to the public both days.

25      Dixie State Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert:  featuring guest violinist Frederic Moreau from Paris, will occur 7:30pm at the Cox Performing Arts Center, 325 South 700 E, St. George. Tickets $5  www.tickets.dixie.edu or call 435-652-7800

25   Zion Country Early Spring Century Ride:  Bloomington, St. George  A recreational bike ride with options for cycling 100, 70 or 50 miles, also an annual fundraising cycling event benefitting the Spnia Bifida Association of Utah (SBAU).  www.bike2bike.biz  801-677-0134

January 29, 2012

Skywest Mini Indy Go-Kart Races!

Sky West Mini Indy, St. George Utah

Sky West Mini Indy, St. George Utah

The 13th annual Skywest Mini Indy will be held March 21-23, 2012.

Check out the official Mini Indy website! There, you can explore and learn about all things “Mini Indy” – from the background of this charitable event to how you can get involved. Mini Indy is sponsored by SkyWest Airlines and the City of St. George, with all proceeds benefiting the United Way Dixie.

Since the event’s inception, over one million dollars have been raised to support local charities.

Start revving those engines, Mini Indy 2012 is just around the corner.  See you at the checkered flag!

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January 9, 2012

WWII Warbird Rides

Warbird Rides

 Get an out of the ordinary gift that will never be forgotten!  Take a ride in a historic T-6 trainer aircraft. The T-6 was the primary trainer aircraft for pilots of WWll.

Date: February 18, 2012

Location: Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum

4196 South Airport Parkway, St. George, Utah 84790

Cost: 30 minute ride $330.00 (gift certificates are available)

Take a ride in a historic T-6 trainer aircraft. The T-6 was the primary trainer

aircraft for pilots of WWll.

For reservations please contact Rich Grinnell at (801) 718-7185

The Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum is located just 20 minutes from Best Western Coral Hills, in St. George, UT

Three flying T-6 Trainer Aircrafts

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January 4, 2012

St. George Heritage Days! Jan 10th-17th, 2012

St. George Heritage Days 2012

You only turn 150 once and the City of St. George plans to celebrate big. Instead of holding a New Year’s party we will celebrate our 150th birthday January 10th-17th . All types of performances and events will be held and referred to as Heritage Days! All Heritage Days events are free to the public in honor of this place we call home. Happy Birthday St. George!

St. George City celebrates its 150th anniversary with “Heritage Days.” A variety of programs and events will be held January 10th-17th and are all free to the public.

St. George Heritage Days PostCard

St. George Heritage Days PostCard

Events include the Lieto Choir musical tribute to St. George, James Arrington’s one man show “Brother Brigham”, the Visual Arts Association art show “Desert to a Dream” and the “Decades of Dixie Heritage Festival” held at the Dixie Convention Center January 16th and 17th which will display timelines and original artifacts from the families, organizations and businesses that make our community unique. These and many more events and information can be found on the St. Goerge City website within the next few weeks.

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January 2, 2012

Decades of Dixie Heritage Festival


St. George, UtahThe City of St. George, the 13th to recieve a city charter in the state of Utah, is revving up to celebrate its 150th anniversary from January 10th – 17th, 2012.  The festival will include local talent, food vendors, children’s games and numerous exhibits of memorabilia, artifacts and items that were used in southern Utah’s Dixie and define our local area that are distinctive to this region from as early as 1862 through today such as quilts, artwork, furniture, clothing, houses wares, photography, musical instruments, news clippings and history displays from families, businesses or organizations.  All are invited to participate and join  in celebrating the diverse and wonderful place St. George has become. Display booths are open to the public and free of charge. The Decades of Dixie Festival will be held January 16th from 10am to 8pm and January 17th from 10am to 6pm at the Dixie Convention Center.

For more information please contact Gregg McArthur at 435-628-1650.

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December 29, 2011

St. George, Utah Winter Bird Festival

St. George Winter Bird Festival

Date: Thursday-Saturday, January 26-28
Time: January 26 6:00-8:00 pm
          January 27- 7:00 am-8:00 pm
          January 28- 7:30 am-4:30 pm
          Banquet – 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Fee:  FREE General Admission
         $20.00 per person for banquet
Location: Tonaquint Nature Center & Park
                1851 S. Dixie Drive

Don’t miss the Annual St. George Winter Bird Festival. This exciting three-day event offers an 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 throughout the weekend. On Saturday evening there will be a banquet highlighting keynote speaker, Mr. Chris Parrish at our sister property the Best Western Abbey Inn, only minutes away. Mr. Parrish is of the Peregrine Fund and a condor expert. A complete schedule of events and times can be viewed and downloaded at www.sgcity.org. Pre-registration for the banquet is required by Friday, January 20. Register at the St George Recreation Center, 285 S. 400 E., online at www.sgcityrec.org, or call 435-627-4560.

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