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Welcome to the land

where the earth meets the sky

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St. George Utah is the Capital of Southwestern Utah, the Arizona Strip and a Chunk of Nevada

Where one can be standing on dinosaur tracks on a trail worn down by the Anasazi Indians, followed by immigrant wagon trains, cowboys, sheepherders, and today is a major highway. Over a nearby hill are the remains of a pioneer settlement. One sees the millions of years of geologic history on the multi-colored mountains and cliffs jutting out of the earth, with the art work of the ancients on the smooth rocks at their base.

It is a warm dry place with mild winters where only the strong have survived.

This high desert is a time machine filled with stories, adventure and discovery.

A magnet — attracting scientists, photographers, hikers, hunters, tourist, writers, rock climbers, artists, and all other adventures from around the world.

Many stay — creating a population of unusual talent and experience.

This web site is about the possibilities that can be found by those who live and visit here.

HAVE YOU GOT SIT-ON-BUTT-ITES?

girl holding ironman poater
The St. George Ironman is Guaranteed to Cure Sit-On-Butt-ites

St. George, Utah is the Place to Cure Sit-On-Butt-Ites

Our muscles are made to move and flex. When we don’t move and flex them atrophy sets in and muscle bulges are replaced with blobs of Fat. Our lungs are made to huff-and-puff. When we don’t use their full capacity, we can’t blow a straw house in. Our heart is made to PUMP, PUMP, PUMP. When it just goes pump pump, we end up being tired all the time.

Atrophy of the body leads to atrophy of the mind and soul.

Technology has removed physical work from most of our routine tasks.

Result: Sit-On-Butt-Ites, which is the most contagious of all diseases.

What to do?

Live in, or stay in St. George, Utah.

Three Reasons Why

First: There are hundreds of trails to walk, hike, run and bike on — all surrounded by the most spectacular scenery in the world. There are weekly, monthly, and annual hikes, races, and events making the St. George region an outdoors mecca.

Second: There are clubs and organizations full of enthusiasts and gurus to help you succeed with your chosen Sit-on-butt-ites. meds. (You do get to chose the treatment.)

Third: In your adventures, you will meet other recovering Sit-on-butt-ite’s, who will become lifetime friends and expand your horizons.

HOW

First: Check with your doctor.

Second: If you are a closet Sit-on-butt-ite, get started by walking around your neighborhood. You will be surprised by what you see and missed when you drove by.

There is plenty of parking some distance from where you are going. I park at the far end of store parking lots. I get some extra exercise and I alway know where to find my car.

Walking is a best exercise. Take advantage of St. George’s urban trails. Find reasons to walk instead of ride. Then treat yourself with the money you save on gas. Then move up.

Get started!

My son started running and in one year lost over 90 pounds and finished the year by running the St. George Marathon. See his finish.➤

Third: Here is the “Plug”. Spend some time exploring this  web site to find your cure. Explore on your own. Find a passion, Walking, Hiking, Cycling, Photo Hunting, Rockhounding, Volunteering, Walking Historical Sites, Discovering Indian Rock Art, Canyoneering, Sports Teams, Tennis, Pickleball, Yoga, Tai Chi, Geocaching, and more.

There is so much one can do here. The climate is good. You will sweat in the summer. Wear sunscreen, a hat and take plenty of water. It beats freezing your butt in the wintery north.

Discover the Adventure of Living in the Land Where the Earth Meets the Sky.

It’s time for my daily walk.

Carpe Diem,
Carl

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A Happy Recovered Sitonbuttite

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I have lived in ten cities in six states, from San Diego, California to upstate New York. My natural curiosity drove me to explore every nook-and-cranny to see what I could discover where i lived.

Since moving here I've discovered that there are more nooks-and-crannies and culture opportunities of unusual quailty here then anywhere that I lived before.

This sites pages with a calender of events an news will help you Discover the Adventure and put Southern Utah At Your Fingertips.

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Carpe Diem,
Carl

St. George Weekend Fun Apr 24-26

Farmers Markets

Tuacahn Artists and Crafters Market

9am-1pm - Free Admission & Entertainment
9am-11am pancake breakfast and other food for sale
1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins Utah


DSU Womans Softball

vs. Azusa Pacific University

Karl Brooks Field-Dixie State University
225 South 700 East St. George, Utah
$7

3:30 & 5:30pm Fri Apr 24 & Noon & 2:30pm Sat Apr 25


Music

Weekly Recital Series at the Tabernacle to Resume with Organist Geoffrey Myers

Noon Sat Apr 25
St. George Tabernacle
Main & Tabernacle St. George, Utah
Free

Organist Geoffrey Myers will bring his world of popular organ music back to the Historic St. George Tabernacle as the St. George Utah Mission weekly recital series resumes. Celebrate music with an international flare as Mr. Myers takes us “Around the World in 60 Minutes”.

All are invited. Casual dress is appropriate at this free performance. For special needs facilities and/or an elevator use the west entrance to the Tabernacle.

Schubert Singers

7pm Sat Apr25
St. George Tabernacle
18 South Main St. George, Utah
Free

Celebrate our great country in the Schubert Singers Spring concert, "God Bless America!" A women's chorus from Salt Lake Valley.


Run

Southern Utah Half Marathon

6:45pm Sat Apr 25
Highland Park at Coral Canyon
1250 North Highland Parkway Washington, Utah
$55-$65

The Southern Utah Half Marathon is a beautiful route starting at Highland Park in Washington,UT offering amazing views of the sun rising over Zions National Park in the distance. The race will proceed quickly downhill through City of Washington to the scenic Virgin River Trail. This paved trail offers a gradual decline grade for the remaining 9 miles of the race.


St. George Utah Sunday Services

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All the usual and on-going events that you can find Here➤

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Kayenta Street Painting Festival

This Sat & Sun Apr 25 & 26 10am to 6pm Kayenta, Ivins Free

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Festival founder, Aime Bonham, finishing permanent 3-D street painting for this weeks festival.
Finished perm street art
Finished

street artest painting Starry Night.
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DSU Symphony

DSU Symphony poster

Join the Dixie State Symphony for our final concert of the semester as we join forces with the Dixie State Concert Choir. This concert will be let by Dr. Roger Hale, director of choral activities at DSU. The program will feature Frostiana composed by Randall Thompson which is set to poetry of Robert Frost. In addition the choir and orchestra will perform The Last Words of David, Faure’s Pavane, Randall Thompson’s Alleluia, and will conclude with Finlandia by Jean Sibelius
Tickets $5 General Public/$1 DSU Students Faculty and Staff

Kayenta Star Gazing Party

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Today's New Event Bulletins

Lieto Voices Concert

7pm Sun May 16
Sun River Community Center, 4275 Country Club Dr
St. George, Utah
$5 Seniors $10 Adults - Buy tickets at Steamroller Copies or from choir members.

Lieto Voices Choir celebrates Broadway and other favorites. Sit back and enjoy an evening of musical memories.


Weekly Recital Series at the Tabernacle to Resume with Organist Geoffrey Myers

Noon Sat Apr 25
St. George Tabernacle
Main & Tabernacle
St. George, Utah
Free

Organist Geoffrey Myers will bring his world of popular organ music back to the Historic St. George Tabernacle as the St. George Utah Mission weekly recital series resumes. Celebrate music with an international flare as Mr. Myers takes us “Around the World in 60 Minutes”.

All are invited. Casual dress is appropriate at this free performance. For special needs facilities and/or an elevator use the west entrance to the Tabernacle.

St. George Carousel Now Open

Photo of St. George Utah Carousel.
You're never to old or to young to ride the Carsouel.

1 South 100 West Downtown St George Adjacent to Town Square
Tue - Thu 11am - 2pm
Mon Fri Sat 11am - 6pm

Children under 42" Free
Children over 42 inches up to age 14 $1.00 /2 rides
Riders 14 and older $1.00 /1 ride
Children's Group Rate $8.00 /20 rides
Adult Group Rate (ages 14+) $15.00 /20 rides

March 29th - 30th St. George Art Festival Carousel Open until end of festival each day Standard carousel fees apply.

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St. George Utah Main Street Stroll

Take all day and eat along the way.

It's Spring, a pleasant time to stroll down St. George's Main Street.


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WAITING — while wife is shopping

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