September 1, 2012

Jeffery R Holland Centennial Commons Dedication

DSC Jeffery R Holland Centennial Commons

DSC Jeffery R Holland Centennial Commons

 In anticipation of the upcoming dedication of the new Dixie State College Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Commons, DSC officials have announced contingency plans for the ceremony slated for Friday, September 7th, in the Avenna Center Cox Auditorium.

In an effort to accommodate all visitors to the campus that day, Dixie State officials have set up an overflow venue next door at the Burns Arena and will provide a live television feed of the ceremony on a projection screen. Seating in the overflow venues will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The formal ceremony begins at 10 a.m., and will include remarks from DSC President Dr. Stephen D. Nadauld and the building’s namesake, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, who is a 1963 graduate of Dixie College and a member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The dedication festivities will shift to the new Holland Centennial Commons at 11:15 a.m., and will include the official ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by the dedicatory prayer offered by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of the LDS Church. Following the ribbon cutting, Dixie State will host an open house with refreshments.

In addition, the ceremony will be available via free live streaming video on DSC’s website (live.dixie.edu) and broadcast live on Dixie’s Community Education Channel (CEC). CEC will also re-broadcast the ceremony throughout the month and beyond, and the broadcast will be available online at www.voddov.com.

All dedication events are free and open to the public to attend. For more information on the Holland Centennial Commons dedication, please contact DSC Public Relations Office at 435-652-7544

June 22, 2012

July 4th, Independance Day in St. George, Utah

Have a safe and enjoyable Independance Day Celebration!

Below are some of the local activities.

7:30 – 10:00 am
Staheli’s Catering Early Morning Breakfast – Adults $6.00 / Children (12 & under) $4.00 Everyone is invited to start the day with a complete pancake, eggs, hashbrowns, and beverage breakfast.

8:00am
“Amazing American Heroes” City of St. George 4th of July Celebration Parade Line the surrounding streets of Vernon Worthen Park for this patriotic spectacle!!! FREE TO ENTER A FLOAT/ OR GROUP!!!

9:00 am
National Anthem – Performed by Kelly Thayer

9:10am – 1:00pm
City of St. George Independence Day Fun & Games Extravaganza Bring the whole family for a fun day in the park! Many activities are free:

There will be music, food booths, face painting, cotton candy, watermelon seed spitting contest, bounce houses, Water Wars, Frisbee toss, football throw, homerun derby, dunk tank, climbing wall, dancing, obstacle course, our famous 100 foot Slip-n-Slide and new this year.

St. George’s Finest Talent Competition!

10:00 am
Zumba in the Park
And
Karaoke in the Park

11:00 – 1:00
Talent Competition

1:00 pm
Hotdog Eating Contest sponsored by Lins Marketplace

Contestants will be chosen based on best costume and creativity.

8:00 – 10:00 pm
KONY Country Presents FREE CONCERT IN THE SUNBOWL – Marshal Reign
Dixie Sunbowl (100 S 400 E) Admission is free

10:00 pm
Giant Fireworks Display

A spectacular fireworks display will begin at approximately following the free concert.

KONY Radio will broadcast live, during the FREE CONCERT at 8:00 pm and will also provide special musical accompaniment throughout the fireworks display.

For more information call the St. George Recreation Center at (435) 627-4560  

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June 11, 2012

Fourth of July 2012 in St. George Utah

Fourth of July in St. George, Utah

Fourth of July in St. George, Utah

  

Events will be held on Wednesday July 4th

7:30 – 10:00 am

Staheli’s Catering Early Morning Breakfast – Everyone is invited to start the day with a complete pancake, eggs, hashbrowns, and beverage breakfast.

8:00am

“I have a Dream” City of St. George 4th of July Celebration Parade Line the surrounding streets of Vernon Worthen Park for this patriotic spectacle!!! FREE TO ENTER A FLOAT/ OR GROUP!!!

9:00 am

National Anthem – at the gazebo in Vernon Worthen Park

9:10am – 1:00pm

City of St. George Independence Day Fun & Games Extravaganza Bring the whole family for a fun day in the park! Many activities are free:

There will be music, food booths, face painting, cotton candy, watermelon seed spitting contest, bounce houses, Water Wars, Frisbee toss, football throw, homerun derby, dunk tank, climbing wall, dancing, obstacle course, our famous 100 foot Slip-n-Slide and new this year CrossFIt Ninja Warrior Challenge.

10:00 am

Karaoke in the Park

Zumba

11:00 am

Talent Contest

1:00 pm

Hotdog Eating Contest sponsored by Lins Marketplace

Contestants will be chosen based on best costume and creativity.

8:00 – 10:00 pm

KONY Country Presents FREE CONCERT IN THE SUNBOWL
Dixie Sunbowl (100 S 400 E) Admission is free

10:00 pm

Giant Fireworks Display

A spectacular fireworks display will begin at approximately following the free concert.

A great spot to view the fireworks is at the outdoor pool at the Best Western Coral Hills

KONY Radio will broadcast live, during the FREE CONCERT at 8:00 pm and will also provide special musical accompaniment throughout the fireworks display.

For more information call the St. George Recreation Center at (435) 627-4560.

Events Sponsored by:

St. George Kiwanis Club Kony Country Lin's Market SkyWest Airlines
St. George Kiwanis Club Kony Country Lin’s Market SkyWest Airlines
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May 17, 2012

Catholic Church in St. George Utah

St George Catholic Church

St George Catholic Church

The St. George Catholic Church is located at 259 West 200 North
St. George, UT 84770 only three blocks from Best Western Coral Hills. 

In 1879, Father Lawrence Scanlan established the St. John’s Catholic Church, the Silver Reef Hospital, and St. Mary’s School in Silver Reef. At the invitation of his friend, John MacFarlane, a deputy U.S. mineral surveyor at Silver Reef, Father Scanlan offered mass in the newly completed St. George Tabernacle. The St. George Tabernacle choir sang and three thousand people attended the mass. This was the first high mass celebrated in southern Utah.

For further information on the history of Catholic Church development and construction in the St. George go to the Washington County Historical Society Website.

For further information on attending mass and other church functions please visit the St. George go to www.saintgeorgecatholics.com or call (435)673-2604.

 

May 2, 2012

St. George Events in May 2012

From the pleasant and quaint experiences of a small town to the serious and sophisticated happening of a big city…here’s a small sample of some of the events and activities during May 2012 in St. George, Utah and Surrounding Areas.

 Dino Days in Dixie 2012, April 30-May 5

Here comes Dino Days in Dixie, celebrating the 12th year since the discovery of these remarkable tracks! They will have a new Special Display “Where Do Dinosaurs Get Their Crazy Names?” A Grand Opening will be held on May 1st, there will be fun and games every day that week, new children’s play area, and maybe a surprise newcomer to the museum! Build a “new” dinosaur on the magnet board, create new dino names, or decipher the coded names in the exhibit. 10am-6pm, $6 Adults, $3 children, 2180 East Riverside Drive, 435-574-3466

 Ancestor Square Concert Series, every Thursday

7pm-8:30pm FREE, Sit near the rippling brook on the green facing the old Jail House patio, with the aromas of Italian, Mexican and Tai food wafting through a soft evening breeze as you sit back and enjoy the original tunes of new SUSWA songwriters and performers. Bring your blanket/lawn chair and come and enjoy the evening.  (Just one block from Best Western Coral Hills) 2 West, St. George Blvd.  435-674-1674

 “CLASS” performed at Kayenta Outdoor Theater, May 3-5

Enjoy this talented troupe of players performing “CLASS”. Tickets $15, From Best Western Coral Hills turn right on St. George Blvd, proceed to and turn right onto Bluff Street and go west on Sunset Blvd through Santa Clara until it becomes Hwy 91. Follow the signs to Kayenta. Turn right and drive one mile. 435-652-8318

 International Star Wars Day, May 4th

May the forth be with you!  Check out our block for a great summary of one of the Star Wars episodes thanks to LEGO Club TV.

 St. George Ironman 2012, May 5th

Saturday May 5th The last year of a full St. George Ironman.  Touted as possibly the most challenging Ironman course in the world beginning in 2013 the new course will become an Ironman 70.3.  The finish line is only three blocks away from the Best Western Coral Hills.

 Cotton Days 2012, Washington City, May 5-12th

Come celebrate 155 years of Washington City with weeklong activities and events.  The Cotton Days parade will be Saturday, May 12th at 9am followed by the Cotton Fest at the city park.

See our Cotton Days Blog for more information.   

 Ivins Fitness Festival 2012, May 5th

Located at Unity Park and designated viewing area for the bicycle portion of the Ironman St. George.  The Fitness Festival will include an area to view the riders with music, food, youth activities and vendors from 9am to 3pm at 400 South 200 West, Ivins, Utah

 Cinco de Mayo, St. George 2012 (May 5th of course)

Located only three blocks away from the Best Western Coral Hills celebrate with all the music, food and dancing.  This family event takes place at the Catholic Church parking lot from 10am – 8pm at 157 North 200 West. St. George.

 Waste Water Treatment Plant Tours,  May 8

Ever wonder about how our waste water is processed and treated? What is done with it? Where does it go? This extensive tour will educate and show you those poecesses. 1pm – 4pm, FREE, 3780 S 1550 W, Bloomington.  Take Exit 4 off I-15 to Pioneer Rd South-take a Right onto Man-of-War and cont. to S Bloomington Rd-turn left and follow to 1550 W and turn left-cont to 3780 S and turn Right. Treatment Plant will be at the end of the road. Julie 673-3617

 Brian Regan at Tuacahn, May 10-12

LOL (Laugh out loud) with Brian Regan at 8pm. Brian has become so popular he now has three performance dates to choose from.  If you are in the area do not miss this opportunity to enjoy this most talented comic.  Performing at Tuacahn:  1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, Utah. Tickets are $34.50-$44.50. www.tuacahn.org or 435-652-3300

 Culinary Water Plan Treatment Tours May 11

Ever wonder about how our drinking water is processed and treated before it reaches our homes? This extensive tour will educate and show you those processes. 9am-1pm every half hour, FREE. Just off Highway 9, Take exit 16 off I-15 to Hwy 9. Watch for Quail Creek Reservoir Sign and turn left.  Julie 435-673-3617

 Southwest Symphony Orchestra, May 11-12

Presenting “From Bach to Broadway” at 7:30pm at the Cox Performing Arts Center, located on the Dixie State College campus at 325 S 700 E, St. George. Tickets are $15. To purchase tickets online or learn more about the Southwest Symphony Orchestra go to www.southwestsymphony.org or call 435-652-7800

 5th Annual New Visions Art Show and Sale, May 11-12

 This year’s New Visions Annual Art Show will feature more than 30 acclaimed artists participating in the art show, sale, and “Quick-Draw” painting event.  The show and sale will take place noon-8pm on May 11th and 8am-4pm, May 12th with a silent auction at 2pm at the Santa Clara Town Hall, 2603 Santa Clara Drive, Santa Clara. Call 435-313-5008

 Crown Fighting Championships, May 12

St. George Utah’s Premier MMA event, showcasing St. George’s local professional & amateur fighters pitted against Utah and Las Vegas’s finest. 7pm-10pm, Dixie Center 1835 Convention Center Drive.  Tickets $20-$40, www.crownfights.com

 Foundation of DRMC Evening “Classic” 2012, May 16

Open to the public, this annual fundraiser to help fight against cancer welcomes golfers and non-golfers alike to participate in the “classic” evening from 6-10pm at the Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George.  The cost is $50 per person, complimentary to those who pay the golf sponsorship fee. Call435-251-2484.  Room are 20% off for those attending the event who stay at the Best Western Coral Hills from out of town.

 Downtown, Ancestor Square Farmers Market  

Sample, view and buy some of the locally grown food and products produced in the southern Utah area. Every Saturday 8am –noon. Only one block away from the Best Western Coral Hills at 2 West, St. George Blvd (Ancestor Square) 435-632-3721

 Zion Flute Festival 2012, at Springdale, May 17-19

A celebration of life, music and beauty at the 8th annual Zion Flute Festival at 118 Lion Blvd, Springdale, with evening concerts at the O. C. Tanner Amphitheater in Springdale.  Entrance is $5 for the festival, $25 for the evening concerts. Children are free. www.zionflutefest.com has more information.

 What Women Want Expo 2012, St. Goerge, May 18-19

On May 18th, 10am-8pm and May 19th 10am-pm find out all the latest and greatest stuff at the annual What Women Want Expo 2012.  Located at the Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, just 3 miles and 7 minutes from Best Western Coral Hills.  Tickets are $5 at the door or $3 if purchased in advance at The Spectrum newspaper office at 275 East, St. George Blvd (Just one block from the Hotel).

Or you can always purchase online at www.whatwomenwantexpo.com.  435-674-6244

 The Thomas Brothers, May 18-19

From Branson, MO to Las Vegas, NV, the Thomas Brothers are a class act; voices with style, beauty and richness True Entertainers. Enjoy music of the 40s, 50s, the best of Broadway, Gospel and Country! Ross and Rhett are currently performing their own show in Europe on the Windstar cruise line, and you still see them with the Osmond Brothers on tour. Before joining the Osmond’s, the Thomas Brothers enjoyed Headlining at the Music City Centre in Branson, MO.
The Thomas Brothers career has taken them to over 30 states and 13 countries on land and sea. From the Everly Brothers to Broadways Phantom of the Opera, this duo speaks variety, professionalism and true showmanship! Bringing the best of their careers together, this brother team connects with their audience through music, dancing and laughter. Enjoy the best of theatre, just outside of the Beautiful Zion National Park.

7pm-9pm,  $15 Adults, $10 Child, 897 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, Utah,  www.thethomasbrothers.com

 SG Triathlon, May 19

Sprint, Olympic & Kids Triathlons, Overall, Age Group, Clydesdale, Athena & Relay Divisions, USAT Sanctioned / Certified Race Director, Accurate Chip Timing, The first of 2 events in our Twin Tri Series, FREE post-race meal & massage! No Park Entrance Fees on Race Day! No Registration Transaction Fees! FREE Race!  7am until 1pm, Hurricane, Utah$70-$90, http://bbsctri.com/sg-tri

 WCBRA Barrel Race, May 22

Washington County Barrel Racing Association, 6:30pm-10pm, 5500 W 700 S, Hurricane, From I-15 take exit 16, travel east on SR 9 and turn right at 5300 West. Dana Hulet 435-632-0745

 NBHA Barrel Race, May 26

Barrel racing in conjunction with the National Barrel Horse Association. 7pm-10pm. 5500 W 700 S, Hurricane, From I-15 take exit 16, travel east on SR 9 and turn right at 5300 West. Janie Johnson 435-674-5524

 

 

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 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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