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home : announcements March 20, 2018

Benefit Crab Feed & Auction
Warfighter Outfitters presents a fundraising crab feed dinner and auction Friday, March 16 at Aspen Lakes. Doors open at 1630 hours (4:30 p.m.) with tickets $55 per person. There will be both live and silent auctions, with all proceeds going directly to veterans. Call 541-549-3663 for reservations. For more information about the organization go online to

Young Violinists to Perform

Nicolas and Ezra Oncken invite the community to a violin recital fundraiser on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. This is a free, family-friendly event but donations are welcome to support Wild Wings Raptor Rehabilitation Center. A reception with refreshments and a live raptor demonstration follows the recital. Come hear pieces by Vivaldi, Eccles, Kreisler, Copland and more! For additional information, please call 541-550-0283.

Open Auditions for Play

Sunday and Monday, March 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. at Sisters Community Church, actors of all ages are invited to audition for one-act plays to be performed by the Silent Echo Theater Company on May 3, 4 & 5. No preparation or acting experience required; just a love of theater and commitment to rehearsals! Questions? Call 541-719-8779 or email

Labyrinth Walk & Potluck

Celebrate the balance of light & darkness as spring approaches and walk the Sisters Community Labyrinth at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at the east portal on W. Hood Avenue. Families are welcome but no dogs, please. Bring a small object from nature to share! A potluck and fire will follow nearby; bring food, plates, and a folding chair. For more information call 503-997-0301 or find Friends of the Labyrinth-Sisters on Facebook.

Black Butte School Budget Committee Openings

The Black Butte School District seeks qualified volunteers for the budget committee for 3-year terms. You must reside within the district boundary, be a registered voter, and not be employed by the district at the time of appointment or during the term of service. Training is provided. If interested, contact Shawn Russell at 541-595-6203 or and she will provide you with an application form.

Meet Candidate White

Indivisible Sisters invites all to meet and hear Democratic hopeful Tim White, who seeks to run in the next election for U.S. Congress, Oregon's District 2. White will be at the Sisters Library on Saturday, March 31 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information call 541-595-0243, 541-760-5320, or go to

Spinners/Weavers Group

The Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers Guild will meet at the Sisters Library on Saturday, March 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. The program will be on planning a warp rep woven runner. All fiber enthusiasts are welcome! For more information call 541-639-3217 or go online to

Taking "Bling" Donations

Sisters Kiwanis takes donations of antique or vintage jewelry and watches, even costume and broken pieces, for this year's Antique & Collectibles Sale on Saturday, May 26. For more information, or to arrange for pickup of larger items, please call Leart at 541-410-2890. You may also drop off small items at Essentials Skin Care, at 492 E. Main Ave.

Sponsor an Impoverished Child from Uganda

Hope Africa International, based in Sisters, has many children awaiting sponsorship! Learn more about how you can make a difference in a child's life by going online to or contact Katie at 541-719-8727.

Meet-n-Greet with SPRD Executive Director Finalists

The Sisters Park & Recreation District Board of Directors and staff invite the community to meet the finalists for the position of SPRD Executive Director. The meet-n-greet will be held Friday, March 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the SAGE room at SPRD, 1750 W. McKinney Butte Rd. For more information contact Jeff Tryens at or call him at 503-244-4355.

City of Sisters Seeks Budget Committee Member

The City of Sisters is accepting applications for an "in-city" volunteer to serve on the Budget Committee for a 3-year term (begins May 2018). The committee meets each spring to review the budget proposed by the City Manager. Interested parties will find applications online at or may pick one up at City Hall. Send with résumé to City of Sisters, attn: Joe O'Neill, P.O. Box 39, Sisters, OR 97759. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 30 by 5 p.m. Questions? Call Joe O'Neill at 541-323-5222 or email

City Seeks Planning Commission Member

The City of Sisters is accepting applications for an "in-city" volunteer to serve on the Planning Commission for a 3-year term (begins May 2018). The Commission reviews major land-use applications and advises the Council on planning policies. Applications are at City Hall or online at Send with résumé to City of Sisters, attn: Patrick Davenport, P.O. Box 39, Sisters, OR 97759. Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, March 30. For more info contact Patrick at 541-323-5219 or

Veterans Meetings

The 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. All veterans in the Sisters area are welcome and encouraged to join. Questions? Questions? Call Lance Trowbridge at 541-903-1123.

"Everything Sharks"

On Wednesday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sisters Library, National Geographic author and oceanographer Ruth Musgrave will discuss her research and her book, "Everything Sharks." For more information call 541-312-1032.

Student Art at the Library

Throughout the month of March at the Sisters Library, experience the special art created by students at Sisters Elementary School, Sisters Middle School, and Sisters High School. The art is on display in the both the community room and computer room. For information call 541-549-6157.

Senior Luncheons and More

Adults age 60 and older are invited to join the Sisters Senior Luncheon. Lunch is served every Tuesday at noon at Sisters Community Church with a $4 suggested donation. Coffee and various activities begin at 11 a.m. with lunch served at noon. Bingo is played after lunch until 2:30 p.m. For additional information call 541-480-1843.

Family Fun Story Time

Family Fun Story Times for kids ages birth through 5 take place at the Sisters Library on Thursdays - March 15, 22, and 29 - 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.

Rodeo Parade Applications

Entry forms for this year's Sisters Rodeo Parade are now available. The parade takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9 down Cascade Avenue. Obtain entry forms at the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce office, 291 E. Main Ave. Details are online at For additional information or questions contact Jeri at 541-549-0251.

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.

Free Meditation Group

All are welcome to a free meditation group meeting at (corner Main Avenue & Elm Street) Sundays at 6:15 p.m. Wear comfortable clothing; no experience is necessary. Questions? Email or text only (no voice calls) to Dawn at 541-207-7266.

Devotional Writing with Leora Fridman

Saturday, March 17 at noon at the Sisters Library, author and education Leora Fridman will examine what it means to devote oneself to a writing practice, including writing exercises and more. Fridman is currenlty an Artist in Residence at Caldera. NOTE: Registration is required by calling 541-312-1032 or online at

Food Assistance at the Kiwanis Food Bank

You may be eligible for food assistance. Find eligibility rules at the Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank, located at 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 also provided by Furry Friends Foundation.

Have Art to Donate?

Save your art for donation! This will be the second year for a Friends of the Sisters Library fundraiser, the Annual Pre-Owned Art Sale. Please consider saving your treasures for this popular event. Art donations will be accepted one day only: Saturday, July 28. The sale will take place on Sunday, July 29 at the Sisters Library. For more information contact Linda Davis at 541-549-1222.

Save the Rubberbands

Business owners: Are you the recipient of a bundle (or more) of Nuggets each week? Those fat rubberbands are nice and stretched out, and highly valued by the Nuggeteers that bundle your papers each week. If you can save them, we'd love to use them again. And to those of you who already return them to us: thank you! Questions? Call Teresa at 541-549-9941.

Animal Adventures with High Desert Museum

At 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 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 Alice Network" by Kate Quinn with other thoughtful readers at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, March 28. The book club runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Questions? 541-312-1072.

Spring Break Game Day

On Friday, March 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sisters Library, tweens and teens ages 12 to 17 are invited to play a variety of table-top and card games. And snacks will be provided! For additional information call the library at 541-312-1032.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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