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Shakespeare Festival

The 2017 Shakespeare Festival
All the world’s a stage, and from June to October the stages of Cedar City, Utah will be filled with the genius wit, thrilling drama, and delightful humor of William Shakespeare.

For five glorious months, skilled actors will present some of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, as well as some non-Shakespearean plays. This is the perfect time to introduce new generations to the wonderful world of Shakespeare and dive headfirst into the renaissance.

The Performance Lineup
The summer festival features some Shakespearean plays and a few others. For the 2017 season, plays will include Shakespeare in Love, Romeo and Juliet, As you Like it, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged), Guys and Dolls, Treasure Island, The Tavern, and How to Fight Loneliness. There is also a free event, The Greenshow, which is full of laughter, love, and adventure. This huge range of exciting plays provides something for even the most discerning of tastes.

Impressive Performances
The Utah Shakespeare Festival isn’t just another hodgepodge of plays thrown together. This festival is so incredible it earned a Tony Award in 2000 for “Outstanding Regional Theater”. Guests who are lucky enough to enjoy the shows at the Utah Shakespeare Festival will feel lucky to have had the opportunity to watch Shakespearean plays in such an incredible, unforgettable way.

More than Plays
The Utah Shakespeare Festival offers so much more than a chance to watch incredible plays. They have a variety of seminars, orientations, and a deeper look into the life and works of Shakespeare. Serious play enthusiasts will feel right at home at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

Wherefore Art Thou? Hopefully in Cedar City
Missing the fantastic plays and events at the Utah Shakespeare Festival will surely lead to regret. Visitors have a chance, from June to October, to have an incredible time while experiencing Shakespearean plays like never before. Visit https://abbeyinncedar.com/hotel-deals-in-cedar-city-utah_.php right now for a terrific deal on ticket prices and other amazing deals in Cedar City. This celebration of the life and works of William Shakespeare is something that cannot be missed

Peter Pan at Brigham’s Playhouse

Peter Pan at Brigham's Playhouse

Peter Pan at Brigham’s Playhouse

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30pm Saturday Matinee 2:30pm
The Magic of Neverland has captured imaginations for decaces. Beck and May’s new version of Peter Pan emphasizes themes of home, faith, and family. Experience as Wendy and her brothers learn important life lessons. Enjoy as Peter Pan and his clan of lost boys fight off Captain Hook and his crew of silly pirates. This musical’s beautiful music, charming lyrics, and dancing priates will leave you wanting to come again and again! Experience the Magic
Guests attending events at the Brigham’s Playhouse receive 10% off a full rate for the length of their stay.

Peter Pan: A New Musical
Brigham’s Playhouse
25 N. 300 W. Wash. UT
August 8 – September 20, 2014 Tuesday – Saturday 7:30pm Saturdays 2:30
Purchase Tickets at the following Link: http://www.tix2.centerstageticketing.com/sites/brighamsplayhouse/
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Sand Hollow Reservoir

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Sand Hollow Reservoir State Park

 

SAND HOLLOW STATE PARK

With its warm, blue waters and red sandstone landscape, Utah’s newest state park is also one of its most popular. Boat and fish on Sand Hollow Reservoir, explore and ride the dunes of Sand Mountain

The sprawling 20,000-acre park, which rests mostly on USDI Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land, rivals Utah’s two largest state parks – Wasatch Mountain and Antelope Island. Sand Hollow already one of the most visited destinations in the Utah State Park system, with recreation opportunities for nearly every user from boaters to bikers, and OHV riders to equestrians.

A favorite destination for local off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts, Sand Mountain provides 15,000 acres of perfectly sculpted dunes. The red sand is an incredible backdrop for Sand Hollow reservoir. At nearly twice the size of nearby Quail Creek Reservoir, Sand Hollow offers boating and other water recreation in a spectacular setting.

Sand Hollow is located approximately 15 miles east of St George and seven miles east of the I-15 Hurricane Exit. Visitors should exit I-15 at Exit 16 (Highway 9), travel east for about four miles and turn right on Sand Hollow Road, travel south for about three miles and turn left at the park entrance.

Opened to the public as a state park in 2003. Park Elevation: 3,000 feet Park Acreage: 20,000 Surface Water Acreage: 1,322 Sand Mountain OHV Acreage: 6,000

I-15  to Exit 16- Hurricane and you are on your way to 3351 South Sand Hollow Road off of SR-9 in Hurricane Utah. (435) 680-0715.  Located about 20 minutes away from Best Western Coral Hills.  If you are pulling a boat the hotel has a lot of parking next door in our large dirt lot or in the back of the property if you want to avoid the dirt.

What to Bring When Cooking Outdoors With Kids

Summer is upon us! Those months spent wading through slosh and slush, checking outside to see if we need to bring a hoodie or a -30 degree parka just to get to work are over! For those of you who don’t live where snow comes, you don’t know how lucky you have it. But for the rest of us summer is a welcome respite of warm and relaxation, where going outdoors is a must, and cooking outdoors is an absolute joy.

So if summer inspires you and your family to cook outdoors, you should learn a few tricks on how to make the experience a truly memorable one, maybe even one that will carry you through next winter. Cooking on the grill may look fun, but it takes a little more effort than just turning on your kitchen stove and going for it. Cooking outdoors can be done with a gas or a charcoal grill or even on an open campfire (only for the brave among us).

CAMPING
Photo Credit: Christopher Michel

Gather All Your Camping Supplies

There is a big difference between cooking on in backyard and cooking on a campsite. If you are just having a small barbeque on your own yard, it wouldn’t be too hard to just get your supplies inside the house. But if you are camping or on a picnic, it would be a good idea to make sure that you have all the necessary supplies before you head off to your destination.

There’s nothing more discouraging than arriving at the campground away from home — and probably far away from stores as well — only to realize that you have forgotten to bring the charcoal! Or if you forgot the excess water so you didn’t have anything at hand to put out the fire? Therefore, you should make sure to bring charcoal (enough of it) and fire extinguisher.

Most Essential Item For Cooking Outdoors With Kids

Buckets are very useful for any kind of outdoor activities. They can be used to keep your other supplies within easy reach, and when it rains all you have to do is grab the buckets (with everything inside them) and head for cover. Having buckets make for useful items especially when camping with kids, you just never know when you’ll need a seat, a place to put wet clothing, or a spot to keep capture frogs!

If you are going to cook on an open fire, you must be ready to kneel on the ground. You can make it a comfortable task by bringing along a kneeling cushion. It will not take too much space in your car and it would keep you scrape and scar free. After all if you’re camping with children you’re going to want to be focused on them not falling into the fire, as opposed to how much your knees are hurting at the moment.

Setting up a small kitchen is also a good idea when camping. All you will need is a folding table, a cooler, and a storage drawer (foldable or stackable). A utility cart will let you have a mini kitchen. The good thing about a utility cart is that it comes with wheels for easy maneuvering.

Serving trays are essentials that you shouldn’t forget to bring as well. You can also use your cutting board as a serving tray, but it is always better to bring extras because your kids can also use them to place their plates and glasses on when eating.

Best Outdoor Cooking Tools

Large bowls should also be included on your list, you would be slicing and cutting food items and there should be clean containers to put them in. Bowls are needed for the cooked meals and for collecting scraps for easy waste disposal.

A cast iron teapot is a flexible kitchen or camping accessory. The material is durable enough to withstand any temperature and you can place it directly in the open fire or you can also set it up on top of the grill. Brew tea or coffee, or you can also make dessert using your cast iron teapot.

Cleaning tools and materials should not be forgotten. It would be easy to tell yourself to leave the cleaning once you get home. But imagine the other chores that you need to do at home, and then think about adding cleaning the grill with those chores. It would be a better idea to clean your grill while still outdoors. You can make the task a bit easier by using a cleaning block. This cleaning tool is made of recycled glass that works great at clearing your grill off ashes and dirt.

My favorite of favorites is a cast iron pan, you can put them right on the fire or coals and be off to the races. They cook evenly and are just the perfect instrument when cooking outdoors. My kids most-liked dish is fajitas cooked in the old cast iron, trust me you’ll never have a fajitas like you’ll have when you’re camping because everything tastes better camping.

Vince Gill & Amy Grant are coming to St. George, Utah

Amy Grant & Vince Gill come to Tuacahn

Amy Grant & Vince Gill come to Tuacahn

Fri, April 11, 2014

$39.50-$69.50

Call the Tuacahn Box Office today: 435-652-3300 www.Tuacahn.org

Guests attending Tuacahn shows and concerts receive a 10% discount on the regular room rate at BEST WESTERN Coral Hills.  Just show your tickets to the front desk agent at check in.

Vince Gill has sold more than 26 million albums. He has earned 18 CMA Awards, including Entertainer of the Year in 1993 and 1994. Gill is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and has received 20 Grammy Awards to date, the most of any male Country artist. Besides being known for his talent as a performer, musician and songwriter, Gill is regarded as one of Country Music’s best known humanitarians, participating in hundreds of charitable events throughout his career. In August of 2007, the Country Music Association inducted Gill into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Amy Grant’s career spans over 25 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality, and philanthropist. Grant has sold more than 30 million albums and won six Grammys in multiple categories, beginning with the platinum selling Age to Age in 1982. She also has six #1 hits, including “Baby, Baby,” and “Every Heartbeat” and is one of only two Christian artists to be awarded a star on the legendary Walk of Fame in Hollywood.

Parade of Homes, St. George 2014 – 2 Free Tickets!!

St. George Area Parade of Homes between February 14 and 23rd

Are you planning on going to the St. George Area Parade of Homes ?
“Like” this post and our page on Facebook and be entered to WIN 2 Tickets to St. George Parade of Homes.
Comment what you like about your house and double your chances!
The winner will be picked at random and will be announced this Friday, February 14, 2014 at 10:00am when the parade begins.
A chance to win two free tickets: like our post and page on Facebook.

A chance to win two free tickets: like our post and page on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The St. George Area Parade of Homes is presented by the Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA). SUHBA is a trade association representing building industry businesses throughout Washington, Kane and San Juan Counties of Southern Utah. Our members play a vital role in the construction industry. Our mission is to build communities. Our tools are education, communication, participation and advocacy.

Homes are open daily from 10 am to 7 pm throughout Washington County, Utah (closes at 5 pm on February 23rd).  Plan to attend and see why the St. George Area Parade of Homes is one of the most popular Parades in the country – over 28,600 people attended last year! For more information, contact the Southern Utah Home Builders Association at 435-674-1400.

Best Western does not endorse, sponsor, or administer this promotion. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By participating, you hereby release and hold harmless Facebook from any and all liability associated with this promotion.

Ski Brian Head Discount

Ski Brian Head Ski Resort…SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Ski Brian Head Resort...at a discount

Ski Brian Head Resort…at a discount

 

 

This Ski Resort is only one hour and 20 minutes from Best Western Coral Hills.  When you are done on the slopes come back to St. George for a round of golf or relax in either the indoor or outdoor hot tubs.

There is something for everyone at Brian Head from bunny hills to double black diamond, traditional snow skiing, tubing snow boarding and a great outdoor fire to rest by when you want to rest up a bit.   They have plenty of gear to rent for you, your family, and the entire neighborhood.

Every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday they have the bag jump available so you can practice all your jumps and flips safely.

On your way up or on the way down be certain to stop and drive through Kolob Canyons, part of Zion National Park, just off of I-15.

Little Mermaid by Disney Returns to Tuacahn

The Little Mermaid swims back onto the Tuacahn Stage!

May 29 – October 18, 2014

Tuacahn presents Disney’s Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical. This stage adaptation of the beloved film comes to life in a magnificent stage production the entire family will enjoy.  Tuacahn is one of the first regional theatres in the country to present this updated version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.  There is new orchestrations which enhances this fabulous production.

Ariel, a lovely young mermaid, spends her days dreaming of what life on land might be like, but, as a human.  With so many magical inventions and curiosities—as well as a very handsome prince—the world above the water proves to be irresistible.  Ariel trades her voice to the sea witch for the chance to live and walk on land.  But, with the change be long enough for her to make the prince fall in love with her?  She sets in motion a dramatic and sometimes humorous series of events that will ultimately change her life forever.

The Little Mermaid features new as well as familiar tunes—including all of the classic songs from the film, such as “Part of Your World,” “Les Poissons,” “Under the Sea,” and “Kiss the Girl.”  You must come a see how Tuacahn makes a shark swim on stage.  Filled with enchanted characters, brilliant waterscapes, and beloved music, this production will certainly delight the young and will surely rekindle pleasant memories of youth and love in the young at heart.

Tickets range from $28.50 to$ 79.50   Discounted tickets available when booking through Best Western Coral Hills.

Call the Tuacahn Box Office today: 435-652-3300 Tuacahn.org

Guests attending Tuacahn shows and concerts receive a 10% discount on the regular room rate at BEST WESTERN Coral Hills.  Just show your tickets to the front desk agent at check in.

Discount tickets  and rooms available through Best Western Coral Hills

Discount tickets and rooms available through Best Western Coral Hills

Rappelling in Southern Utah

 

Rappelling in Southern Utah

Rappelling in Southern Utah

Rappelling in Southern Utah and St. George is alive and well with a multitude of locations to choose from.

rap·pel

/ræˈpɛl, rə-/ Show Spelled [ra-pel, ruh-] Show IPA noun, verb, rap·pelled, rap·pel·ling.

noun

1.  (in mountaineering) the act or method of moving down a steep incline or past an overhang by means of a double rope secured above and placed around the body, usually under the left thigh and over the right shoulder, and paid out gradually in the descent.

verb (used without object)

2.  to descend by means of a rappel.

Origin:
1930–35; < French:  mountaineering term, literally, a recall.

 

 

Here are some videos demonstrating rappelling.

Some great, popular spots for repelling are:
Zion National Park
Snow Canyon State Park
Dixie Rock (above the city)
Virgin River Gorge
• Kolob Plateau


 


 

 

The Fab Four at Tuacahn

The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute band due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ songs, The Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing!

This incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles’ ever-changing career. This loving tribute to the Beatles has impressed audiences throughout the world, including Japan, Malaysia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. Hear record-perfect live performances of such classics as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Penny Lane,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude.”

 

The Fab Four - Tribute Band

The Fab Four – Tribute Band, Click to see “Cant Buy Me Love”,