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home : announcements January 16, 2018

eBook Downloads Lab
On Wednesday, January 10 at 10 a.m. at the Sisters Library, a free lab is offered where you can learn how to download ebooks and audio books. for more info call 541-312-1072.

Annual Library Art Exhibit

The Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit is running Wednesday, January 10 through Friday, February 23. An opening reception with appetizers, beverages, and the announcement of the ever popular People's Choice Awards will be held at the library on Friday, January 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For additional information call Zeta Seiple at 541-549-6157.

Fighting Hunger in Sisters

Three Sisters Lions Club is collecting food during the month of January to be donated to the Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank. The common goal of all Oregon Lions Club is to collect 15 tons of food this month. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted at Deri's Hair Salon (208 S. Cedar St.), Davis Tire (188 W. Sisters Park Dr.), and Washington Federal (610 N. Arrowleaf Trail), weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Wednesday, January 31. For info call Sue, 541-719-0150.

Annual Chili Feed for Vets

Ronnie and Susie Frigulti present their 5th annual free chili feed for veterans and their families on Saturday, January 20 from noon to 3 p.m. at Sisters Community Church. The meal includes homemade chili, sausage, coleslaw, cake, coffee and soft drinks. Please RSVP the number of attendees by Wednesday, January 17 at 541-549-1089 or via email to

SPRD Seeks Board Member

Sisters Park & Recreation District seeks a volunteer to serve on its Board of Directors. Meetings are generally held at 5:30 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Board members must be registered voters and reside within the district. Application forms are at, and are due no later than Thursday, January 18. Questions? Call Executive Director Liam Hughes at SPRD, 541-549-2091, or email him at

Hunter's Education Class

For a hunter's education class beginning Tuesday, February 6, register online at (hunting-resources-education). It runs two nights per week for three weeks, plus a required field day. For information call Rick Cole at 541-420-6934 or Dave Jones at 541-863-0955.

Sisters Garden Club

Sisters Garden Club meets the second Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Sisters City Hall. On January 13, planning for the new year will take place, including those for the July "Quilts in the Garden" Tour. Questions? Call 541-549-6390.

ARTifacts Art Experience

The 21st annual celebration of the arts at Sisters High School takes place Wednesday, January 31, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It's fun for the whole family, with hands-on art stations including silkscreening, murals, passports to a take-away prize and more! There will be a pop-up gallery of student art and luthier designs; plus live entertainment performed by students in music programs, with refreshments from the high school's Culinary Arts program. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. For more information call 541-549-4045.

MLK Jr. Day of Service

On Monday, January 15, Volunteer Central Oregon and Heart of Oregon Corps YouthBuild will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and paint the YouthBuild building, 68797 George Cyrus Rd., from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed! Sign up at Questions? Call 541-693-5600.

Veterans Meetings

Sisters VFW Post 8138 and American Legion Post 86 meet at 6:30 p.m. at Sisters City Hall the first Wednesday of each month, but no meeting will be held in January. All veterans in the Sisters area are welcome and encouraged to join, with the next meeting February 7. For more info call Lance Trowbridge at 541-903-1123.

Volunteer for Parks Board

The City of Sisters is accepting applications for a volunteer position on the City Parks Advisory Board (must live in the Sisters School District). The Board advises the City Council on matters pertaining to the acquisition, development, maintenance and preservation of public parks, trails, and open space areas; it meets once a month. Applications are at or Sisters City Hall, 520 E. Cascade Ave. and will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, January 26. Questions? contact Community Development Director Patrick Davenport at 541-323-5219 or at

Food Assistance at the Kiwanis Food Bank

You may be eligible for food assistance. Eligibility rules are online at or at the Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank, 328 W. Main Ave., open Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. USDA is an equal opportunity provider prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability. Cat and dog food is provided by Furry Friends Foundation.

3Doodler at the Library

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 13 at the Sisters Library, tweens ages 9 to 12 may create, design, and build with a 3Doodler! NOTE: Registration is required by calling 541-312-1072 or online at

Bingo & Community Dinner

On Monday, January 22, all are invited to Sisters High School for a 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. 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 additional information call Gary Thorson at SHS at 541-549-4050.

Shelter Volunteers Sought

Volunteer monitors are needed for the 5 p.m.-to-midnight shift at Sisters Cold Weather Shelter. Duties include checking in guests, helping with dinner and cleanup, and following the established evening checklist. There are two monitors per shift and training is provided. Volunteer applications are available at the Sisters Library; background checks will be completed. Info: 541-719-8415.

Exploring LGBTQ Writers

Friday, January 19 at noon at the Sisters Library, COCC English Prof. Chris Rubio highlights LGBTQ writers and their impact on civil rights movements and literature. Writers have played an important role in advancing the civil rights of the LGBTQ community. Learn about some of these key writers and their works. 541-312-1032.

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.

Quilt Raffle for Girl Scouts

Sisters Girl Scout Troop 10732 is raising funds by raffling a quilt made by Dera Rosdahl. The beautiful 58" x 60" quilt is on display at Rainwater Cafe, where tickets are available for purchase. The cost is $1 each or six tickets for $5. The raffle drawing will be held Wednesday, March 7 at the Sisters American Legion meeting at Sisters City Hall. For additional information, please call Dera at 541-904-0153 or Lance at 541-904-1123.

Mentors Needed!

Circle of Friends has children in Sisters waiting for a mentor. Can you invest time in the life of a child? For additional information call 541-588-6445 or email You may also learn more about the program at

Brass Ensemble Performs!

Saturday, January 20 at 2 p.m. at the Sisters Library, get ready for some toe tapping! Members of the Central Oregon Symphony brass section will be perform works in various genres of music including marches, classical, baroque and ragtime. For more info call 541-312-1072.

Furry Friends has Moved

Furry Friends Foundation is now in its new location at the Sisters Art Works building, 204 W. Adams Ave., Ste. 109. Hours of operation will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The office is on the main floor, to the right. Please note that visiting dogs must be leashed at all times. Furry Friends offers many pet services to families, and maintains a year-round pet food bank. For more information call 541-797-4023.

Volunteer with Habitat

Start the new year off serving your community and join the Habitat Volunteer Team! Habitat has volunteer opportunities in both the Thrift Store and ReStore, and at build sites. Orientations are held the first and third Wednesday of each month at noon in the Habitat office, located at 141 W. Main Ave. Or for more information, please contact Jen Binks at 541-549-1621.

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 information call 541-410-2870.

Animal Adventures with High Desert Museum

From 11:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, January 23, the High Desert Museum presents live animals, stories, and crafts at the Sisters Library for kids ages 3 to 5. Limited to 30 children; parents or caregivers must attend. 541-312-1072.

The Library Book Club

Read and discuss "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead with other thoughtful readers at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, January 24. The book club runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Questions? 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, all to grow young readers. Caregivers must attend with the child. For information call 541-312-1072.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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