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home : announcements August 22, 2017

Open House for SHS Transfers (Grades 10-12)
All transfer students grades 10-12 are invited to Sisters High School on Monday, August 28 for a transfer-student open house, running 9 to 11 a.m. Stop by any time during that two-hour period for a tour, a locker, and help with your schedule. Questions? Call Mrs. Greaney at 541-549-0200 or Mrs. Rawls at 541-280-6691.

SHS Freshmen Orientation

Incoming freshman are invited to Sisters High School Monday, August 28 for new student orientation, running 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seniors and juniors serve as leaders and mentors, with large and small group activities of team-building and discussions. After lunch, students get locker assignments and run through a shortened version of their day. Bus routes will run in the morning and afternoon. For more info call Mrs. Greaney at 541-549-0200 or Mrs. Rawls at 541-280-6691.

Electric Vehicle Workshop

The commumity is invited to learn about electric vehicles when The Environmental Center presents a free workshop at the Sisters Library at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 31. Check out a variety of plug-in electric cars! For more details call 541-385-6908 or visit

Interpretive Walk with Friends of the Metolius

Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m. to noon, join Susan Prince in a walk from the Camp Sherman Bridge to Allingham Bridge and back. Learn about changes to the Metolius River area to enhance fish habitat and support native plants. Meet at the Camp Sherman bridge fish viewing platform. Kids are welcome, but dogs are not appropriate. For additional information call 415-233-3243 or go to

Spinners/Weavers Group

The Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers Guild will meet at the Sisters Library on Saturday, August 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. The program will be on weaving drafts and drawdowns. All fiber enthusiasts are welcome! For additional information, please call 541-639-3217.

Operation Christmas Child

Since 1993, Samaritan's Purse has delivered 135 million shoebox gifts to children affected by war, poverty, disease, famine and disasters in more than 100 countries. When you buy school supplies, pick up extras to set aside to fill your gift shoebox! For details go to or contact Joanna Goertzen at 541-588-0886.

New Student Registration

Registration for new students in Sisters public schools will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from August 22 through August 25; at Sisters Middle School and Sisters High School for youth entering those grades, but due to construction taking place at the elementary school, new Sisters Elementary School students will register at the district office, 525 E. Cascade Ave. For additional information call 541-549-8521.

School Supplies Shortage

Sisters Les Schwab hosts the annual Sisters School Supply Drive with a collection bin, but the collection is quite low. There is a special need for the following: college-ruled spiral notebooks; college-ruled notebook paper; wide-ruled notebook paper; 24-count box of Crayola crayons; and 8-count Crayola water color paints. Info, call 541-549-0155.

Career Funds Available

Applications are available for the Sisters Kiwanis Career Opportunity Fund to help adult residents of Sisters establish an occupational path. You may pick up forms at the Kiwanis House, corner of Oak Street and Main Avenue between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursdays, and during regular hours from the Sisters Habitat for Humanity office. For addiitional information, please call 541-410-2870.

Kindergarteners' Story Time

A special Story Time just for children entering Kindergarten is scheduled at the Sisters Library at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29. Caregivers must attend with the child. Questions? Call 541-312-1072.

Taking "Bling" Donations

Sisters Kiwanis is taking donations of antique or vintage jewelry and watches, even costume and broken pieces, all year long in preparation for next year's Antique & Collectibles Sale. Questions, or to arrange for pickup of larger items, please call Leart at 541-410-2890. You may also drop off small items off at Essentials Skin Care, at 492 E. Main Ave.

Bottle & Can Drive for Furry Friends Foundation

Furry Friends Foundation can use your redeemable bottles and cans. Help us raise funds to assist families with free spay and neuter services, emergency medical assistance and more by dropping them off (in closed plastic bags, please) to the blue recycle bins on the front west porch at The Nugget. NOTE: They MUST be labeled with OR 5¢ or 10¢ - if not, please take them to the recycle center on Sisters Park Drive. For more information call 541-549-9941.

CPR and First Aid Class

Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD will offer the AHA "Heartsaver" CPR/AED module Friday, September 15 and the First Aid module Saturday, September 16 at the Sisters Fire Hall. The cost is $30 which includes a student workbook and completion card. Register no later than Friday, September 8: online at (CPR tab) or at the Sisters Fire Hall, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more info call Gail at 541-595-5712.

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, every Thursday, 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.

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, all to grow young readers. Caregivers must attend with the child and are encouraged to participate! For more info call 541-312-1072.

Art in the Library

The August art exhibit at the Sisters Library features kids' art in the community room with the theme, "Build a Better World." In addition, Wendy Birnbaum will be exhibiting her photography in the computer room. For more information contact Zeta at 541-549-6157.

Caregivers' Support Group

A free support group for caregivers of those suffering with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia takes place at Sisters City Hall the third Tuesday of each month from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, meetings provide emotional, educational, and social support. Info: 800-272-3900 or go online to

Land Trust Walks & Hikes

Now through November, 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 additional information, please call 541-330-0017.

Book Corner Needs Books

The supply at the Friends Book Corner is very low! Donations are gratefully accepted Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Please consider donating gently used books 10 years or newer; CDs, DVDs, and books on tape (but no cookbooks at this time). Help the book corner raise funds that support programs at the Sisters Library. For additional information, please call Lynne Wood at 541-588-6077.

Senior Lunches and More

Meet your fellow seniors 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 last Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon. For info call 541-678-5483.

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 computer skills and get help from library staff. For more information call 541-312-1072.

Home Repair with Habitat

Sisters Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for its home repair program (roof repair, weatherization, ramps, exterior painting, etc.). Applicants must own their home (not assessed at more than $200,000); have a need for improved housing; be able to repay a loan; partner with Habitat with sweat equity hours and have lived in Sisters for at least one year. Applications are at or the office, 141 W. Main Ave. For more info call 541-549-1193.

Sisters Walking Group

Enjoy walking with others? All are welcome to meet every Friday at Village Green Park for a walk from 10 to 11 a.m. For additional information call Gennifer at 541-410-9245.

Seeking Mentors

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

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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