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home : announcements September 26, 2017

African Music in Worship
A special African music service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 1 when Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church hosts Lasana Kanneh. Lasana's native homeland is Liberia. Born blind, he was ostracized by his community, and sang for food on the war-ravaged streets of Monrovia with other blind men and women, in the midst of rebel fighting, at times with bullets flying over their heads. He was also forced to sing for infamous warlords. The community is invited to come hear his unique music and faith story! The church is at 386 N. Fir St. For info: 541-549-5831.

Parents' Night Out

The Sisters High School Dance Team will host a Parents' Night Out, babysitting for children ages 4-13 at Sisters Elementary School Friday, September 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. Your kids will enjoy pizza, drinks, snacks and dessert, along with arts & crafts, music, a magic show, games and dancing! Cost is $25 per child for pre-registration (less if more than one sibling). Forms are at the front offices of the elementary, middle and high schools (cash or checks only). This is limited to 50 children. For more information on this fundraiser call Coach Kayla at 704-622-9339.

Bingo & Community Dinner

On Monday, October 2, all are invited to Sisters High School for a family-friendly night hosted by Sisters Park & Recreation District and Outlaws Together. From 5 to 6:30 p.m., enjoy a delicious dinner, just $2 per plate from Los Agaves Mexican Grill. Bingo will follow at 6:30 p.m., $15 for 11 games. There are great prizes, with a grand prize of an iPad Air 2! For more information call Gary Thorson at 541-549-4050.

Centering Prayer Workshop

The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration will host a workshop on centering prayer that begins Saturday, October 7, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (bring a sack lunch). Four sessions will follow on Wednesdays: October 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $30 for all. Questions? Call 541-382-0086 or email Fr. Joseph Farber at or Rita Weick at

Creative Writing Camp for Tweens and Teens

On four Tuesdays in October, (October 3, 10, 17 & 24), a series of workshops for budding writers will be held at the Sisters Library from 4 to 5 p.m. Registration is required at or 541-312-1072.

Animal Adventures with High Desert Museum

From 11:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, October 3 & 17, the High Desert Museum presents a live animal! Kids ages 3 to 5 are invited to hear their wild tales and join in a fun craft. Limited to 30 children and their caregivers, so arrive early! For more info call the library: 541-312-1072.

Books in Stock!

At the Friends Book Corner, find the best and newest gently read books at low, low prices! A huge selection of like-new children's books just arrived. Elementary school teachers: come by and shop to replenish your classroom library! There are also books on tape, CDs, DVDs, large-print books, fiction and non-fiction. You may donate two bags or boxes of books, 10 years or newer, Tuesdays & Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the corner of Main & Cedar. Questions? Call Lynne Wood at 541-588-6077.

Senior Lunches 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 last Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon. Questions? Call 541-678-5483.

Bjarne Holm Speaker Series

The Sisters Trails Association Bjarne Holm Speaker Series presents Rand Runco on Thursday, September 28 at the Sisters Fire Hall. Runco, a Sisters High School Physical Education and Interdisciplinary Environmental Expedition (IEE) Program teacher, will speak on conservation of the natural environment. Free, and all are welcome! Doors open at 6 p.m. with presentation beginning at 7 p.m. For more info call STA at 541-719-8822.

Parenting Seminar

A seminar presenting ways to work through difficult moments of parenting and teaching will be held at Sisters Community Church Saturday, October 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn simple techniques using love and logic. Cost is $20pp or $30 for couples. Registration is required no later than Wednesday, October 4 at 541-549-1201 or Some scholarships are available; request when registering.

Death in Poetry

At 1 p.m. at the Sisters Library at on Saturday, October 7, the subject of how poets have viewed death will be explored. Associate Professor of Composition at Central Oregon Community College, Chris Rubio, will look at poems from Emily Dickinson to Richard Blanco. For info call 541-312-1072.

Have Your Pet Spayed or Neutered at No Charge

Furry Friends Foundation helps Sisters-area families who want to have their dog or cat spayed or neutered. Come into the Nugget office and fill out the 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. Info: 541-549-9941.

Free Annual Grief Retreat

Tom's Rest in Sisters will be holding a "Support in Grief" gathering for those dealing with the loss of a spouse. The free retreat will run Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8. Registration is open to 10 people. For additional details, call Cheryl at 503-332-2114.

All Veterans Invited!

Sisters VFW Post 8138 and American Legion Post 86 will meet Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Sisters City Hall (and meet the first Wednesday of each month, same time and place). All veterans in the Sisters area are encouraged to join. For more info call Lance Trowbridge at 541-903-1123 or Bill Anttila at 541-549-1132.

eBook Downloads Lab

Wednesday, October 11 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Sisters Library, a free lab is offered where you can learn how to use Overdrive to download ebooks and audio books. Bring your library card! For info: 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? Sisters Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for its home repair program. If interested, please start the process by reading the Home Repair Qualification Guide, found online at Homeowners who think they qualify or have questions should call Marie Clasen at 541-549-1193 or email

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. Info: 541-312-1072.

Help Sisters-area Seniors

The Council on Aging of Central Oregon is seeking a volunteer to represent the needs and issues of Sisters seniors on its Advisory Council. Meetings are every other month, Friday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Bend office. Call Susan Rotella at 541-678-5483 or email if interested in assisting.

Sponsor an Impoverished Child from Uganda

Hope Africa International, based in Sisters, has many children in Kapchorwa, Uganda, who are awaiting sponsorship! For information, please visit or call Katie at 541-719-8727.

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 (TBA). Questions? Contact Paige at 541-617-7078 or

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 more information call 541-410-2870.

Children's Choir Begins

A Christmas choir, rejoice! Come share your heart & voice! Sisters Children's Choir begins practices again, 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday, October 2 (and meets every Monday at that time) at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 386 N. Fir St. For more info call Lola Knox at 541-390-4615 or email

Habitat Needs Volunteers

Sisters Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers to help in its ReStore and Thrift Store. At this time, many regular volunteers are out on vacations and extra hands are needed at the stores. Interested in volunteering? Please contact Store Volunteer Coordinator Jen Binks by calling her at 541-549-1193.

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.

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

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.

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 call Joanna at 541-588-0886.

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, September 26, 2017

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