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home : announcements : announcements April 28, 2016

Civility Project Meeting
Citizens4Community are meeting Wednesday, April 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sisters Fire Hall. The community is invited to learn about "Speak Your Peace" and the 9 Tools of Civility; partner dialogue and skill building; and mediation skills for improved listening. For more info call 541-549-1482 or go to

Annual Pie Social!

Got pie? Or cookies? Or cake? Or cream puffs? The Cloverdale Livestock 4-H Club invites everyone to the annual Pie Social on Saturday, April 30, at 6:15 p.m. in the Sisters Elementary School commons. Proceeds help fund club activities and community service projects. For info contact Pam at 541-771-4979.

A Home To Share May Day

The community is invited to the annual May Day Celebration at A Home To Share (506. S. Spruce St.) on Sunday, May 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy the silent auction, refreshments, entertainment and Maypole dance! For more information call 541-588-6231 or go online to

Stars Over Sisters Star Party

Learn about the night skies! Stargazers are invited to gather at the Sisters Park & Recreation District building on Saturday, April 30 at 8:30 p.m. for a free presentation and slide show. If weather then permits, plan on heading out to the SHS sports fields to observe the night sky through powerful telescopes. For additional information call Ron at 541-549-8846.

Parade Applications Online

Applications for the Sisters Rodeo Parade are available online at The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 15. Questions? Please call Jeri at 541-588-0689 or email

Aglow Outreach Meeting

An Aglow Outreach Game Changers meeting will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 at New Hope Christian Center, 222 Trinity Way. Questions? Please call Nancy Shaw at 541-699-9522.

"Know 1930s" and the Great Depression in Bend

Local author and historian Tor Hanson will be at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, May 18 at noon to discuss the Great Depression as seen through the eyes of Bend's millworkers and business owners. Free to the public. For more information call Liz at 541-312-1032.

Spring Concerts

Sisters High Desert Chorale presents its annual concerts for spring! Two performances will be held, at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29, and again at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, both at Sisters Community Church. The concerts will include the children's choir and the bell choir, and are free! (Donations always gladly accepted.) For more information contact Irene Liden at 541-549-1037 or email

Palliative Care Presentation

At the Sisters Library on Sunday, May 1 at 1:30 p.m., Friends of the Sisters Library presents Stephanie Barss, nurse practitioner with Partners in Care, as part of the Diane Jacobsen Speaker Series. Barss will lead an open discussion on hospice and palliative care, advance care planning, and resources during any stage of an advanced illness. Free, but limited seating. 541-549-2107.

Open Computer Lab

Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sisters Library, all are welcome to practice computer skills and get help with specific problems at the library's open computer lab. Questions? Please call the library at 541-312-1072.

AARP Driver's Safety

AARP's Driver Safety Course, a classroom refresher for motorists 50 and older, will be offered on Tuesday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sisters Community Church. There will be a one-hour lunch break. Call 541-390-6075 to register. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

DLT Walk + Hike series

April-October, Deschutes Land Trust volunteer naturalists lead more than 120 free walks, hikes, and bike rides. Explore birds, wildflowers, and geology at various protected lands in small groups. Registration online is required, and each outing opens one month prior to its date. Once registered, directions are provided. Go to and for info call 541-330-0017.

Volunteer with Habitat

Be part of a great organization in a great community! Help at the Thrift Store, ReStore, or a construction site. Learn skills, meet new people, and help hard-working families in Sisters become homeowners. New Volunteer orientations are at noon the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Habitat office, 141 W. Main Ave. RSVP to or call Marie at 541-549-1193.

Kindergarten Roundup

The annual Sisters Kindergarten Roundup pre-registration takes place Thursday, May 5 with sessions at 9:30 a.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. Children who will be age 5 on or before 9/1/16 are eligible for the 2016-17 school year. Call Sisters Elementary School at 541-549-8981 to schedule the appointment. Enrollment forms may be picked up at SES and must be returned complete by Friday, April 29. Birth certificate and immunization records are required when registering.

SES Scholastic Book Fair

Foster a love of reading and support Sisters Elementary School! Visit the book fair at SES, Monday-Thursday, May 2-5. Hours are Monday & Tuesday 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday 8:45 to 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and during conferences; and Thursday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and during conferences. For more info call 541-588-0159.

Pajama Party for Kids

Every Tuesday evening at the Sisters Library at 6:30 p.m., kids from birth to age 5 are invited to evening story time with songs, rhymes, crafts and PJs! Parents or caregivers must attend. For more information call the library at 541-312-1072.

The Library Book Club

Read and discuss "The Marriage of Opposites" by Alice Hoffman with other thoughtful readers at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, May 25. The book club runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Paige at 541-617-7078 or

Middle School Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair at Sisters Middle School takes place Monday-Thursday, May 2-5 and Monday, May 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and during conferences. All proceeds will benefit the SMS library. For more information call 541-588-0159.

Kiwanis Seeks Antiques!

Sisters Kiwanis seeks donations for its annual Bling, Antiques & Collectibles Sale on May 28. Jewelry, furniture, collectibles and art are sought. Jewelry and small boxes can be dropped off at Essentials (492 E. Main Ave.); for drop-off or pickup or larger items call Dan, 805-235-6307, or Roger, 541-430-7395. Your donation is tax-deductible!

CPR and First Aid Class

The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Department will offer the American Heart Association "Heartsaver" First Aid and CPR class on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to about 4:30 p.m. at the Sisters Fire Hall. Class size is limited to 12, so register early! Log on to and select the "CPR" tab, or stop by the Sisters Fire Hall to register and get information. For additional information, please call Gail Butler, 541-595-5712.

Family Fun Story Time

Family Fun Story Times for kids birth to 5 are held at the Sisters Library at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. They feature interactive songs, rhymes, and crafts, all designed to grow young readers. Caregivers must attend with the child and are encouraged to participate! For more info call 541-312-1072.

Women's Cancer Support

Sisters Women's Cancer Support Group will be meeting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 28 at Sisters City Hall (conference room B). For more information call Jan at 541-549-2015, Marilyn at 541-382-4492, or Maggie at 541-815-8131.

Annual Tea & Fashion Show

St. Edward the Martyr Catholic Church will hold its 16th Annual Tea & Fashion Show on Saturday, May 7, at 11 a.m. at the church hall. Tables will be decorated by individual parishioners with cherished tableware. A "high tea" inspired lunch, dessert, raffle and fashion show are included for $20. Call 541-549-9391 for tickets. Funds support parish ministries and the community. A gluten-free menu is available if reserved in advance.

Board Openings for the BBR Police Service District

The board of the Black Butte Ranch Police Service District will have two positions to fill effective July 1, 2016. Resident and non-resident property owners may apply; forms are at Deadline is Friday, May 13. Drop off at the Police Dept. Terms are for three years and require attendance at monthly meetings. For additional information call 541-595-2191.

Career Funds Available

The Sisters Kiwanis Career Opportunity Fund helps adult residents of Sisters establish an occupational path. Pick up an application at the Kiwanis House, corner of Oak Street and Main Avenue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays, and during regular hours from the Sisters Habitat for Humanity office. 541-410-2870.

Sisters Solo Club

A newcomers club is forming for those new to the area, or for those wanting to recreate with others. Share your passions with others! Interested in helping to organize the group? Forward your contact info to or call 503-332-2114 to discuss.

Tour Seeks Gardens

The Sisters Garden Club is seeking homeowners who would allow their gardens to be part of this year's "Quilts in the Garden" tour on Thursday, July 7, during Quilt Show week. If you are interested in sharing your garden this year, please call Jane at 541-719-1290.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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