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home : announcements October 24, 2017

Stars Over Sisters Star Party
Stargazers are invited to gather at the Sisters Park & Recreation District building on Saturday, October 21 at 7 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. It's the final star party of the season! Info: 541-549-8846.

Thank-you to Firefighters

A thank-you event for wildland firefighters and other public servants for their work during the 2017 fire season is set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 22 at Village Green Park. The community is invited to bring thank-you notes and drawings by kids, plus a homemade dessert. Volunteers will serve donated ice cream and the desserts, then distribute the notes to fire departments and the public service agencies who assisted. For info contact Pete Shepherd at 503-871-3787 or

Halloween at the Fire Hall

Kids and families are invited to a howling good time at the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31. Check out the new carnival games and - if you dare - venture into the haunted maze at the annual event. Enjoy refreshments, prizes & candy. Trick-or-treaters, grab your friends and join the volunteers for a screaming fun time! For info call 541-549-0771 or go online to

Annual Halloween Parade

Get your costumes ready for the Sisters Halloween Parade! Kids ages one to 10, with their adults, should meet at Fir Street Park at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31 to trick-or-treat through downtown. Costumes and pre-registration required; forms are available at the Sisters Library or Sisters public schools. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Sisters Food Bank. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sisters and the Sisters Library. For additional information, please call 541-350-3085.

Live Radio Performance

At 7 p.m. on Friday, October 27 at Sisters Community Church, Sisters Classic Old-Time Radio Experience (SCORE) will perform a live radio broadcast from the old-time radio shows "Inner Sanctum" and "Suspense." Many of the sound effects will be created right on stage. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and donations are always accepted gladly. For more information call 541-548-0601.

Animal Blessing

Like humans, animals share in God's creation. Come to the first blessing of all animals at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 21 at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. Father Joseph will receive a blessing certificate. Note: pets must be under their human's control. Treats available, as well as photography by Rick Judy. For info call Jeanne: 541-588-2157.

Spinners/Weavers Group

The Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers Guild will meet at the Ray's Food Place community room on Saturday, October 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. for a panel discussion on spinning different types of fiber. All fiber enthusiasts are welcome! For additional information, please call 541-639-3217.

Walk/Jog-a-thon Fundraiser

On Friday, October 20 from 10 to 11 a.m., the students of Sisters Christian Academy will be walking and jogging at the Sisters High School track. Community members are encouraged to come out and cheer them on! The kids are raising funds to assist with keeping tuition low. For more information contact Cheryl Peterson at 541-549-4133.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse. Shoeboxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items, and toys are delivered to children around the world to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way. A donation of $9 per shoebox covers shipping and handling. For more info call Joanna at 541-588-0886 or donate online at or at

Sisters Science Club Event

On Tuesday, October 24, Sisters Science Club presents "The Neuroscience of Pleasure and Love," a discussion of creativity and the human brain with Dr. Larry Sherman, OHSU neuroscientist. The pub opens at 6 p.m. for social hour with the lecture at 7 p.m. $5 requested donation at the door; club donors, teachers and students are free. For info call 541-912-0750 or go to

Food Assistance at the Kiwanis Food Bank

Your family may be eligible for food assistance at the Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank. Eligibility rules may be found online at or visit the food bank for complete information. The food bank is located at Main Avenue and Oak Street and is open once a week, Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You may also get cat and dog food weekly during those hours at no charge, provided by Furry Friends Foundation of Sisters.

Magazine & Video Downloads Lab

At 10:30 a.m. at the Sisters Library on Saturday, October 21, a free lab is offered where adults may learn how to use RBDigital, Flipster, and Hoopla to download magazines and videos. For more info call 541-312-1072.

Senior Luncheons and More

Sisters-area seniors are invited to join others at the Sisters Senior Luncheon! Lunch is served every Tuesday at noon at Sisters Community Church with a $3.50 suggested donation for those over 60. The espresso hour runs 11 a.m. to noon, and BINGO is played after lunch until 2:30 p.m. A free blood pressure clinic is offered the second Tuesday of the month, 11 a.m. to noon. Questions? Call 541-480-1843.

Robert (Bob) Harris Memorial

A memorial for Robert (Bob) Harris will be held in Sisters for family and friends at Village Green Park on Saturday, October 21 at 1:30 p.m., rain or shine. Please come out and celebrate a life remembered.

Volunteer with ASPIRE!

ASPIRE seeks mentors to advise and assist SHS juniors & seniors navigate a plan to graduation & beyond. Training provided and no experience is necessary; just bring your willingness to help. Experience the satisfaction of guiding youth to a bright and fulfilling future. For information contact Aspire Coordinator Rick Kroytz at 541-549-3203.

Creative Writing Camp for Tweens and Teens

On Tuesday, October 24, workshops for budding writers ages 9 to 17 will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Sisters Library. Registration is required by going online to or by calling 541-312-1072.

Home Repair with Habitat

Do you own your home and does it need a fresh coat of exterior paint or maybe a ramp or other repairs? Check out the Sisters Habitat for Humanity home repair program by reading the Home Repair Qualification Guide, online at Homeowners who think they qualify or have questions should call Marie Clasen at 541-549-1193 or email

Seeking Mentors for Kids

Circle of Friends has children in Sisters waiting for a mentor. Can you invest time in the life of a child? For more information call Nicky at 541-588-6445 or email

The Library Book Club

Thoughtful readers are invited to the Sisters Library Wednesday, October 25, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to discuss the featured book "Vanessa and Her Sisters" by Priya Parmar. The discussion will also include "Clara and Mr. Tiffany" by Susan Vreeland. If possible, please arrive early, by 5 p.m. Questions? Contact Paige at 541-617-7078 or

Hey Kids, Join the Choir!

A Christmas choir, rejoice! Come share your heart & voice! Sisters Children's Choir practices every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 386 N. Fir St. All kids are welcome! For more info call Lola Knox at 541-390-4615 or email

October Art in the Library

This month in the community room of the Sisters Library, the Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers Guild is displaying members' fiber art. In the computer room, Quilts for Kids, a group of quilters that make children's quilts to donate to kids in need, is exhibiting some that the group will be donating this year. For additional information call 541-549-6157.

Writers: Meet with Others!

Tuesdays from October 31 through November 28, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Suttle Tea, the Nanowrimo Writers Group invites writers working on their novel to meet with other writers for support (no critique). November is National Novel Writers Month and participants will work toward the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by November 30. For more information contact Nancy Whitlatch at 541-504-0166.

Have Your Pet Spayed or Neutered at No Charge

Sisters-area families: need your dog or cat spayed or neutered? Come into the Nugget office and fill out the Furry Friends Foundation form; you'll then be approved to contact Bend Spay & Neuter Clinic to schedule the surgery. Furry Friends pays all costs, plus microchipping, vaccinations, even dog license! Note: you must complete the form before you're approved to schedule. For additional information call 541-549-9941.

Death, Dying and Great Compassion in Buddhism

At 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 28 at the Sisters Library, Mark Unno, Assoc.Prof. of Japanese Buddhism at the U of O will explore death, dying, and grief within the cycle of life; and the oneness of great compassion beyond life and death. 541-312-1072.

Raise Your Voice in Song

The Sisters High Desert Chorale seeks singers ... ages 15 to 115. Practices are held Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. Join this fun group of people getting ready for the Christmas concert! Info: or call Director Connie Gunterman at 541-588-0362.

Open Computer Lab

Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sisters Library, all are welcome to come to the open computer lab to practice skills and get help with issues from library staff. For info call 541-312-1072.

Family Fun Story Time

Family Fun Story Times for kids ages birth through 5 take place at the Sisters Library on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. They feature songs, rhymes and crafts designed to grow young readers. Caregivers must attend. 541-312-1072.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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