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home : announcements May 24, 2018

School Pops Concerts
The Sisters School District presents two free concerts next week, both at Sisters High School: a choir concert takes place on Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m., and a band concert takes place Thursday, May 24, also at 7 p.m. During Thursday's concert, the winning ticket will be drawn for a recent quilt raffle. For additional information contact Band Director Tyler Craner at 541-543-5383 or via email at or call the school: 541-549-4045.

Memorial Day Ceremony

The annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Village Green Park will take place Monday, May 28 at 11 a.m. The community is invited to honor the memory of those who have given their lives defending our nation. Keynote speaker this year will be U.S. Army veteran Brett Miller. A lunch will follow the ceremony (no charge, but donations gratefully accepted). Questions? Please call Lance Trowbridge at 541-903-1123 or Pat Bowe at 541-588-0912.

Mr. SHS Pageant

Sisters High School will hold the annual Mr. SHS Pageant in the school auditorium Saturday, May 26 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 from contestants or at the door. All proceeds from the fundraiser go to Sisters Family Access Network. For additional information call the school at 541-549-4045 or email

Spinners/Weavers Group

The Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers Guild will meet at the Sisters Library on Saturday, May 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. and cover hands-on needle felting. All fiber enthusiasts are welcome! Info: 541-639-3217.

Open Enrollment for SCA

Sisters Christian Academy is accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. Preschool through 8th-grade enrollment packets are now available at the school office. For more information call 541-549-4133 or email

Sisters RVers

If you have an RV (trailer, 5th wheel, motorhome, et al) and would like to know other RVers in Sisters Country, call Tom Kopec at 541-588-6255. No regular meetings, no officers, no dues; just camaraderie with an occasional get-together to share helpful hints with each other. Now at 49 "members"!

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. Consider saving your treasures for this 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 additional information contact Linda Davis at 541-549-1222.

STEAM Team 3Doodler

Kids ages 10 to 12 are invited to create, design, and build with a 3Doodler at the Sisters Library on Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. For more information please call the library at 541-312-1072.

Help Survey Birds

You can become an official bird surveyor for the Deschutes Land Trust, recording species and numbers at the preserves. Bird identification skills not required; learn as you go! A commitment of at least one survey a month, May through Sept. is requested. Training takes place May 25 and June 3. Go to 541-330-0017.

Land Trust Walks & Hikes

Upcoming FREE walks with the Deschutes Land Trust include Nature Journaling on Thursday, May 24, 6 to 8 p.m.; Restoration Tour on Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m. to noon; Bird Walk on Sunday, May 27, 8 to 11 a.m.; and many more! Registration is required online at Once registered, directions are provided. For more information call them at 541-330-0017.

Free Pet Food

Need pet food for your dog or cat? Stop by the Furry Friends pet food bank, stocked with lots of pet supplies, too. Open Tuesday and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sisters Art Works building, 204 W. Adams Ave. #109. For more information call 541-797-4023.

Sponsor an Impoverished Child from Uganda

Hope Africa International, based in Sisters, has many children awaiting sponsorship! For more information on how you can improve the life of a child, visit or call Katie at 541-719-8727.

Be A Host Family

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs seek local host families for international students, ages 15 to 18. They are conversant in English, academically selected, and desiring to be a part of family activities and responsibilities. Questions? Call 800-733-2773.

Indivisible Sisters Meeting

On Thursday, May 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Sisters Library, all are welcome to an Indivisible Sisters meeting to discuss the November election and ways to energize and educate Sisters Country voters on the candidates and measures. Come to brainstorm, form action groups, explore endorsements and learn about the role of precinct captains. For additional information, please call 541-595-0243.

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, nationality, sex, age, religion or disability. Cat and dog food is also provided by Furry Friends.

Eyerly Prints for Kiwanis

Sisters Kiwanis will sell Ray Eyerly lithographs at the Antiques & Collectibles Sale at the Sisters Fire Hall Saturday, May 26, and at the Buckaroo Breakfast at the Sisters Rodeo grounds Sunday, June 10. For more information call Dan at 541-549-6624 or go to

Family Carnival at SCA

All are invited to the fun of a family-friendly carnival at Sisters Christian Academy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. Come enjoy games, inflatables, a dunk tank, rock wall, food and a plant sale. Tickets are just $1 each, available at the school office. For information, call 541-549-4133 or email

City Election Materials

Three City Council positions will be open on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot; the terms of Asson, Connolly, and Esterman expire 12/31/18 (and they're eligible to re-apply). To be eligible you must be registered to vote in Oregon and a resident of the city of Sisters for 12 months preceding the election. Pick up election materials at City Hall starting May 30. Perfected petitions must be received by 5 p.m. on August 28 to be on the ballot. Questions? Kerry Prosser:, 541-323-5213, or stop by City Hall.

Senior Luncheons & More

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

Save the Rubberbands

Business owners: Are you the recipient of a bundle (or more) of Nuggets each week? Those HUGE 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.

Beavers: Join the Parade

OSU Beaver alumni, friends and fans are invited to join in marching in the Sisters Rodeo Parade on Saturday, June 9. Beavers will meet at 8:30 a.m. prior to the parade downtown to gather at a fantastic float and vintage car. If joining, please call 503-915-3112 or email to confirm.

Sisters Seeks Planning Commission Members

The City is taking applications for two in-city or out-of-city volunteers to serve on the Planning Commission for 4-year terms. The Commission reviews major land-use applications and advises the Council on planning policies. It regularly meets at 4 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Applications are at City Hall or Send application and résumé to Patrick Davenport, City of Sisters, P.O. Box 39, Sisters, OR 97759. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, June 15. 541-323-5219 or

Free Meditation Group

All are welcome to a free meditation group meeting on Sundays at 6:15 p.m. at 484 W. Washington Ave. #A, Wear comfortable clothing; no experience is necessary. Email or text only (no voice calls) to Dawn at 541-207-7266 for additional information.

Veterans Meetings

The Sisters VFW Post 8138 & American Legion Post 86 meets 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. For additional information, call Lance at 541-903-1123.

Art in the Library

During the month of May, in the community room and computer room of the Sisters Library, members of the Sisters Area Photography Club will exhibit their photographs. For info call Zeta at 541-549-6157.

Dementia Caregivers Group

A free support group for caregivers of those suffering with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia takes place the first Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sisters City Hall. Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, meetings provide emotional, educational, and social support. Call 800-272-3900 or go to

It's Kitten Season...

Did you know you can have your cat spayed or neutered for free? That's right, FREE! Stop by the Furry Friends office to fill out a simple application. Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sisters Art Works, 204 W. Adams Ave. #109. For additional information call 541-797-4023.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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