|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? Call the library at 541-312-1072.
Opening Reception for Library Art Exhibit
An opening reception for the annual Sisters Library Art Exhibit will be held Friday, January 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with appetizers, beverages, and the announcement of the ever popular People's Choice Awards. The exhibit will run through Friday, February 23. For additional information call Zeta Seiple at 541-549-6157.
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 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.
Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
On Tuesday, February 13 from 5 to 7 p.m., the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration will include buttermilk, plain, and blueberry pancakes with a variety of syrups, sausage, homemade applesauce, and orange juice, coffee and tea. All are welcome! Cost is $4 for adults; $2 for ages 4-12 (under age 4 are free); and $10 for a family of four or more. Questions? Call the church: 541-549-7087.
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 with the next meeting February 7. All veterans in the Sisters area are welcome and encouraged to join, For additional info call Lance Trowbridge at 541-903-1123.
Join the Choir!
Monday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Sisters High Desert Chorale begins practices for the spring concert. All who like to sing are welcome; there is no audition and ability to read music is not required. The concert will be performed near the end of May, with practices at 6:30 p.m. every Monday. Bring a black, 3-ring binder for music, a pencil, and drinking water. Come join in song! Questions? Contact any chorale member or director Connie Gunterman at 541-588-0362.
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. For additional information, please call 541-480-1843.
The Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers Guild will meet at the Sisters Library on Saturday, January 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. and cover blending boards for fleece. All fiber enthusiasts are welcome! For additional information call 541-639-3217.
Sisters Garden Club
Sisters Garden Club meets the second Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Sisters City Hall. On February 10, Kevin Smith from East Cascade Audubon Society will present on the topic of gardening and birds, and positive co-existing. For more info call 541-549-6390.
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. Info: 800-272-3900 or go online to alz.org/oregon.
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 www.ci.sisters.or.us or Sisters City Hall and will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, January 26. Questions? Contact Patrick Davenport at 541-323-5219 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Furry Friends of Sisters
Furry Friends Foundation offers many pet services to families, including free spay and neuter surgeries, and maintains a year-round pet food bank. Furry Friemds is located at Sisters Art Works, 204 W. Adams Ave., Ste. 109, open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Note: visiting dogs must be leashed. Info: 541-797-4023.
Vintage Valentine Workshop
On Friday, February 9 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Sisters Library, a workshop will be held in which participants will create vintage valentines. All supplies will be provided, but space is limited and registration is required online. Please go to http://bit.ly/2AN4MXY to sign up. Questions? Contact Liz Goodrich at 541-312-1032.
Quilt Raffle for Girl Scouts
Sisters Girl Scout Troop 10732 is raising funds for the Sisters Cold Weather Shelter by raffling a quilt made by Dera Rosdahl. The 58" x 60" quilt is on display at Rainwater Cafe, where tickets are available: $1 each or six for $5. The raffle drawing will be Wednesday, March 7 at Sisters American Legion meeting at Sisters City Hall. Info: Dera at 541-904-0153 or Lance at 541-904-1123.
Hunter's Education Class
For a hunter's education class beginning Tuesday, February 6, register online at odfw.com (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.
Taking "Bling" Donations
Sisters Kiwanis takes donations of antique or vintage jewelry and watches, even costume and broken pieces, all year long in preparation for next year's Antique & Collectibles Sale. For more information, or to arrange for pickup of larger items, please call Karen at 541-480-1412. You may also drop off small items at Essentials Skin Care, at 492 E. Main Ave.
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.
Volunteer with Habitat
You can serve your community by joining the Sisters Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Team! Habitat has 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, call Jen Binks at 541-549-1621.
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 additional information call 541-312-1072.
Sponsor an Impoverished Child from Uganda
Hope Africa International, based in Sisters, has many children awaiting sponsorship! For additional information go onine to hopeafricakids.org or call Katie at 541-719-8727.
Food Assistance at the Kiwanis Food Bank
You may be eligible for food assistance. Eligibility rules are online at fns.usda.gov/tefap 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.
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.
Friends Book Corner
You can find great buys on an excellent collection of gently used books at the Friends Book Corner! Open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m., it is located on the north side of the Sisters Library, next to the book drop. Proceeds support programs at the Sisters Library. For information call Lynne Wood at 541-588-6077.
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. For more information call 541-719-8415.
Circle of Friends has children in Sisters waiting for a mentor. Can you invest time in the life of a child? For info call 541-588-6445 or email info@ circleoffriendsoregon.com. You may also learn more about the program online at circleoffriendsoregon.com.
Support for Caregivers
A free support group for those who provide care in any capacity meets at the Ray's Food Place community room at 10:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month. For more information call 541-771-3258.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018