August 23, 2013

FREE Admision to the Grand Canyon and all National Parks

FREE Admission to the Grand Canyon this Sunday, August 25th 2013.  In celebration of the National Park Service’s 97th birthday, all 401 national parks across the country, including will waive entrance fees on Sunday.

 

Grand Canyon Aerial View

Grand Canyon Aerial View, Photograph by David Edwards
National Geographic

FREE Admission to all National Parks,  Read more about Founders Day of the National Parks Service courtesy of St. George News.

 

Administrative History

Although first afforded Federal protection in 1893 as a Forest Reserve and later as a National Monument, Grand Canyon did not achieve National Park status until 1919, three years after the creation of the National Park Service. Today Grand Canyon National Park receives close to five million visitors each year – a far cry from the annual visitation of 44,173 which the park received in 1919.

This link takes you to the Administrative History of Grand Canyon National Park, a political and economic history of the park from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present.

August 19, 2013

DOCUTAH Film Festival 2013 Returns

Docutah

September 3-7, 2013

DOCUTAH is a Southern Utah International Film Festival presented by Dixie State University in St. George. The 2013 festival will be it’s fourth year of run. Phil Tuckett, DOCUTAH Artistic Director and Director of the DSU Film Program planted the seed of DOCUTAH in 2009. A small group of individuals went to work to create the inaugural event in September of 2010. Since then we’ve had more than 800 films submitted from 60 plus countries and enjoyed meeting many wonderful filmmakers. These filmmakers are among festival attendees who come for the films, stay for the scenery and depart having experienced inspiration. DOCUTAH welcomes the world and at the same time embraces the community of Southern Utah.

Location:

The DOCUTAH festival is located in the southwestern corner of Utah between Zion National Park and Grand Canyon National Park. Films and events will be offered in several venues in the towns of Springdale, Kanab, St. George and Ivins.

This part of Utah is renowned for it’s close proximity to several national and state parks which are listed below. The area offers many outdoor activities for visitors such as sightseeing, hiking, camping, off-road adventures, boating, and golfing to name just a few.

Click HERE to link to the DOCUTAH site for Directions, Venues and Scheduling information. 

The BEST WESTERN Coral Hills also offers a discount to festival attendees.

 

 

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August 16, 2013

New Race Season posted for St. George Races!

St George Races Logo

Have you had a good summer?

We sure did! But we’re ready to gear down for our race season! Are you ready to run!?

The Upcoming Races include:
– 10/19 Trick or Triathlon
– 10/26 Save a Sister
– 11/2 Snow Canyon Half
– 11/16 Turkey Trot
– 12/7 Expedition St. George

Click on a race above to open the registration page.

And remember to book your rooms at Best Western Coral Hills!

800-542-7733

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July 14, 2013

Mary Poppins at Tuacahn!

Mary Poppins at Taucahn!

Click on the poster below for a preview.

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Click on the picture above for a preview

 

A Supercalifragilistic 
Tuacahn Premiere!

Director: Scott S. Anderson
Choreographer: Rommy Sandhu


Mary Poppins is a Walt Disney Theatrical musical based on the similarly titled series of children’s books by P. L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film. The musical features the film’s music and lyrics by the Academy Award winning Sherman Brothers, along with additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe that blend in beautifully with the original musical numbers.

 

The stage musical is a fusion of various elements from the film and the books. The practically perfect Mary Poppins arrives to nanny the Banks children and, with some help from the chimney-sweep, Bert, ends up turning the family’s world upside down.

 

Get ready to experience this truly magical and beloved tale in a thrilling new way as only Tuacahn can do it!

 

Buy tickets through Best Western Coral Hills and receive a 20% discount in areas 2, 3 or 4 and a 10% discount on your room charge.  Already bought your tickets?  Let the front desk know you came to see Tuacahn, show your tickets and you can still receive the 10% discount on your room.  The discount can be added to any other discount or offer of course.   

 

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June 25, 2013

Cedar Breaks Star Parties!

Cedar Breaks Star Party

Cedar Breaks Star Party

As darkness falls on Cedar Breaks National Monument, a different kind of light illuminates the night sky. That light, which comes from objects out in space transforms the night from a place of darkness into a place of wonder.

To celebrate and share the beauty of our dark night skies, Cedar Breaks hosts a series of star parties throughout the summer season. Each star party is conducted by park staff and astronomy volunteers at Point Supreme. Once the light fades, the party kicks off with a laser light tour of the constellations, followed by star viewing through several telescopes. Observe swirling nebulae, twinkling star clusters, neighborly planets, and distant galaxies. Learn about everything from constellation mythology to the structure of the universe, all in one night!

Star parties are free of charge and are two hours in duration. Telescopes will be provided for viewing, although visitors who own their own telescopes are invited to bring them along. Please dress warmly for the cool night air at this high elevation!

Star parties will be held every Saturday evening beginning in July and extending through Labor Day weekend. Additional star parties are scheduled for full moons and meteor showers. Please note that start times will change as the season progresses.

Cedar Breaks National Monument is located two hours from Best Western Coral Hills.

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May 8, 2013

11th Annual Americans with Disabilities Act

 

In Commemoration of the Americans With Disabilities Act signed in 1990 providing the wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disabilities.

In the Town Square Park in St.George. There will be Entertainment, Speakers, Flag Ceremony, ADA Walk, Rides, booths and more. Come and join the fun!

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January 16, 2013

Cirque Ziva – Golden Dragon Acrobats

 

See the Golden Dragon Acrobats Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 7:30p

See the Golden Dragon Acrobats Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 7:30p

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See the Golden Dragon Acrobats Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 7:30p

See the Golden Dragon Acrobats Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 7:30p

See the Golden Dragon Acrobats Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 7:30p

See the Golden Dragon Acrobats Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 7:30p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Dragon Acrobats return to St. George, Utah

Golden Dragon Acrobats are awe inspiring and a delight to see. Welcome back to the Cox Auditorium stage at Dixie State University, The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People’s Republic of China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. Its members are athletes, actors and artists who have studied and trained for their craft since early childhood. The group averages 200 performances each year and has toured through all 50 states and in over 65 countries across the world. In 2005, their Broadway debut and seven-week run at the New Victory… Show more Theater earned two prestigious New York Drama Desk Awards nominations (for Best Choreography and Most Unique Theatrical Experience).

The group’s founder, producer and artistic director, Danny Chang, is one of the world’s leading promoters of Chinese acrobatics. He began his training at the age of eight with his family’s acrobatic school in Taipei, and joined its touring wing, the Golden Dragon Acrobats, at age ten. He is the recipient of many awards, including the prestigious Medal for International Faith and Goodwill by the Republic of China’s Coordination Council for North American Affairs. In 1998, Chang restructured the Golden Dragon Acrobats to form Asian Artists Productions, Inc. (AAPI). While the new company continued to produce and tour the Golden Dragon Acrobats, AAIP expanded to create theatrically elaborate shows like Circo Magnifico, Dream, Pagoda, Cirque D’or and others, each for a specific US market.

Cirque Zíva is the latest of these shows, created in 2011 by AAPI in coordination with renowned lighting director Tony Tucci (American Ballet Theatre’s Configurations with Mikhail Baryshnikov; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; 1996 Summer Olympics Cultural Olympiad). The production ran for ten straight weeks (four weeks added by popular demand) at Asbury Park Boardwalk’s Paramount Theatre – the first-ever run held at the New Jersey venue in its more than 80-year history. Night after night Cirque Zíva earned critical acclaim, packed houses and standing ovations. With visual and technical innovations presented beautifully in centuries-old Chinese acrobatics, the show had grown to represent the best of AAPI and its brand of artistic merit, high production value, and solid commitment to cultural exchange. With that, AAPI began gearing the show for the road, and from January through May of 2013 the Golden Dragon Acrobats present the North American Premiere Tour of Cirque Zíva!

Click to purchase tickets.

http://www.goldendragonacrobats.com/

http://dixieculturalarts.com/th_event/cirque-ziva-golden-dragon-acrobats/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 1, 2012

Remebering Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor Memorial, USS Arizona

71 Years ago marks the date when the United States entered the fight into World War II. Today Saint George City will be honoring those who fought for us in the war at the Vernon Worthen Park (300 South 400 East) three blocks away from the Best Western Coral Hills

You are welcome to come and show support at 11:00 A.M.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the USS Arisona and Pearl Harbor

Thank you

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October 24, 2012

Ballet Benefit at Tuacahn

JAMES SEWELL BALLET BENEFIT PERFORMANCE

October 10, 2012

Halloween in St. George, Utah

Join us for these fun Halloween events!

Washington County School District Foundation invites you to celebrate Halloween on the Town and raise funds for Washington County Schools. “Halloween on the Town” features Southern Utah’s first “Haunted Cave” plus the family-friendly “Spooky Town Fair.”

While the Haunted Cave will entertain the community all month long, the Spooky Town Fair will be a one-day Halloween-themed fair-style event in downtown St. George at Town Square. All profits benefit the students in the Washington County School District.

For more information, dates and details click on the links above. Then make plans to join us during the month of October as we put the FUN back into FUNdraiser!

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