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home : announcements January 25, 2015

Annual Art Exhibit & Artists' Reception at the Sisters Library
The community is encouraged to vote for their favorite works of art now being exhibited at the Sisters Library. Then all are invited to a reception to meet the artists on Friday, January 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. The reception will include a silent auction and announcement of the People's Choice award winners. The art will be displayed through February 26. For additional information, call Zeta Seiple at 541-549-6157 or Paul Alan Bennett at 541-588-0156.

Brad Chalfant Presentation

Sisters Trails Alliance is sponsoring a presentation by Brad Chalfant, the executive director of the Deschutes Land Trust. Brad will speak on "Connecting People to Place." This is free to all on Thursday, January 22 at the Sisters Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m., with presentation at 7 p.m. For information call 541-719-8822 or go to

Learn about Mentoring

Circle of Friends invites you to learn about this Sisters organization and how you can impact a child in your community! Come to a special presentation on Wednesday, January 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 353 W. Hood Ave. Ste. 109. There are 10 children in Sisters waiting for a mentor! Questions? Contact Beth at 541-588-6445 or

Circle of Friends Offers Mentoring Classes

Mentoring works! Be someone who matters to someone who matters. Become a friend; someone who listens, someone who cares, someone who helps a young person grow and succeed. Circle of Friends in Sisters will provide training sessions Thursdays, January 22 (part 1) and January 29 (part 2) at 6 p.m. RSVP to Beth at or call 541-588-6445. Learn more online at

Smoke Alarm Campaign

On Saturday, January 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD will conduct door-to-door smoke alarm checks between W. St. Helens. and W. Black Crater avenues, including parts of S. Oak, S. Ash, and S. Elm streets. Firefighters will canvas the area to ensure that residents have working home smoke alarms, and install them if needed, free of charge! If you live in the area and have questions, please call 541-549-0771.

Music, Movement & Stories for Children at the Library

On Saturday, January 24 at 10:15 a.m., the Sisters Library offers fun with movement, music and stories to develop skills, for ages 3 to 5. Space is limited, so arrive early! For more information call 541-312-1072, and if you are in need of special accommodations, call Zoe at 541-312-1076.

Author Support Group

If you're a self-published author or want to be, a monthly group meets to share tips, ideas and support to launch your book, get reviews, send press releases and tap into social networking. All those would like to help authors with proofing, editing, type design, covers or network marketing are welcome to join. For more information call Diane Goble at 541-588-0081.

Learn the Development of Classical Mythology

The Sisters Library presents "Know Myth" on Tuesday, February 3 at noon. All ages are invited to rediscover the ancients myths of Greece and Rome wih COCC Prof. Eleanor Latham. For more information contact Liz at 541-312-1032 or

Bottle & Can Drive for Furry Friends Foundation

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

Bingo, Community Dinner and Silent Auction

All are invited to join the Outlaws for a fun, family night with Outlaws Together Bingo on Monday, January 26 at Sisters High School. Doors open at 5 p.m. for dinner, sponsored by Sisters Park & Recreation District (just $2 a plate!), and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Eleven games are $15, which includes Bingo Blackout with the grand prize of a 32GB Apple iPad Mini with retina display! There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds go to SHS athletics. Info, contact Tim Roth at 541-549-4050 or

Family Fun Dance Night Fundraiser for SHS Grads

All are invited to a great night of family fun! On Saturday, January 31 at The Belfry, enjoy '80s Dance Night with Fun Bobby from 7 to 10:30 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the 2015 Sisters High School Grad Night Party. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and may be purchased at Common Threads,, or at the door. For information call Lisa at 541-480-6525.

Board Opening at Sisters Park & Recreation District

SPRD seeks a volunteer to serve on the Board of Directors with four other members. This vacancy occurred in the middle of an elected term, so the board will appoint a candidate; if the individual desires to stay on the board, they will have to be voted in during the May election process. To apply for this position, complete the application at Meetings are usually the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Liam at 541-549-2091 or

Sponsor an Impoverished Child from Uganda

Hope Africa International, based in Sisters, has many children awaiting sponsorship! For more information visit or call Katie Keranen at 541-719-8727.

Booster Club Presents Shootout & Kids' Night

At the Sisters High School basketball home games on Friday, January 30, the Outlaw Booster Club presents the 2nd annual shootout contest between staff of Sisters public schools and the district office. Plus, all kids K-5 will receive a concession voucher for a free bag of popcorn and drink, and pay only $1 admission! For more information about the club call Pam at 541-771-4979.

Little League Registration

Early registration for Sisters Little League baseball/softball is open through Saturday, February 28, and includes a free skills camp! Register at Sisters Park & Recreation District. Also needed: umpires, coaches, volunteers, sponsors and donations. For info call Eric Beckwith at 541-420-3615 or visit

Cancer Support Group

The next meeting of "Support Our Sisters" will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 22. All women who have been diagnosed with cancer are invited to share experiences and information on resources, and celebrate being cancer survivors. For location or other info, call Judy at 541-504-4547 or Jan at 541-549-2015.

Family Fun Story Times

Family Fun Story Times for kids ages birth through 5 will be presented at the Sisters Library at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays, January 22 and 29. They feature songs, rhymes and crafts. Caregivers must attend with the child and are encouraged to participate! For more info call 541-312-1072.

Volunteer with Habitat

Does your New Year's Resolution include volunteering in your community? Sisters Habitat for Humanity can use you! Love the Habitat Thrift Store, or ReStore? Want to help build a home? An orientation for new volunteers will be held at the Habitat office (above the Thrift Store) on Wednesday, January 21 at noon. If planning to attend please RSVP with Marie; call 541-549-1193 or email

18th Annual Coffee House Benefit for Arts at SHS

The 18th Annual Coffee House celebrating arts at Sisters High School will be held in the SHS commons from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18. All ages are invited to enjoy hands-on creation stations (including the pottery wheel), a silent auction, art demonstrations and live entertainment! The $5 admission fee includes complimentary coffee, with all proceeds benefiting Sisters High School Arts programs and the Senior Visual Arts Scholarship. For additional information contact Bethany at 541-549-4045 or

Tickets Available for Annual Benefit Auction

The Sisters Christian Academy Benefit Auction, "Experience your National Parks," will be held on Friday, February 27 at 6 p.m. at FivePine Conference Center. Enjoy hearty appetizers and live, silent, and dessert auctions. Tickets are now available! Call 541-549-4133.

Know Art: Lunchtime Talk

All are invited to share ideas, stories, and books about Picasso and Matisse from MoMA on Tuesday, January 27 at noon at the Sisters Library. For additional information, please contact Paige Bentley-Flannery at 541-312-7078.

Hunter Education Class

For a hunter's education class that begins Monday, February 9, you may register at (hunting-resources- education). It runs two nights per week for three weeks, plus a required field day. Questions, call Rick Cole at 541-420-6934.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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