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home : announcements April 26, 2018

Child Safety Seat Clinic
Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD will hold a child safety seat clinic on Friday, May 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sisters Fire Hall, 301 S. Elm St. Nationally certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to inspect and educate caregivers on how to install and properly use the child safety seats. No appointment necessary; the checks take about 20 minutes. Questions? Call 541-549-0771.

Spring Concerts in May

Sisters High Desert Chorale will perform spring concerts at Sisters Community Church Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and all are invited to "Singtime in Sisters." Questions? Go online to or call choir director Connie Gunterman at 541-588-0362.

SPRD has Budget Committee Openings

The Sisters Park & Recreation District board is accepting applications to fill up to three budget committee vacancies. The committee reviews the budget document and will next meet on Tuesday, May 22 (with possible meeting May 23). Candidates must live in and be qualified voters of the district, and not officers or employees of the district. Submit letter of interest and résumé to SPRD, 1750 W. McKinney Butte Rd. (POB 2215) Sisters, OR 97759 or by 5 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Questions? Call 541-549-2091.

Wall-raising Ceremony

The community is invited to a wall-raising ceremony with the Heart of Oregon Corps, Sisters Habitat for Humanity, and the Ayala family. It's happening Thursday, April 26 at 9 a.m. at 362 N. Desert Rose Lp. For more information please call Sisters Habitat at 541-549-1193.

Kindergarten Roundup

Sisters Elementary School will hold their annual Kindergarten Roundup pre-registration on Monday, April 30 in two sessions: one at 9 a.m. and another at 1 p.m. Children who will be age 5 on or before September 1, 2018 are eligible for the 2018-19 school year. Call the SES office at 541-549-8981 to schedule a pre-registration appointment. Enrollment forms may also be picked up at the office; return by Wednesday, April 25 with your child's birth certificate and immunization records. Questions? Call 541-549-8981.

Partition of British India

At the Sisters Library on Saturday, April 28 at noon, UW professor Keith Snodgrass will explore how the British partition of India came about and how it resonates 70 years later, including how colonial practices contributed to how independence took place. For infomation call 541-312-1072.

Sponsor an Impoverished Child from Uganda

Hope Africa International, based in Sisters, has many children awaiting sponsorship! Learn more about how you can help at or call Katie at 541-719-8727.

Ten Friends Celebration

The annual Ten Friends Spring Celebration and Friend-raiser will be held Friday, April 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Aspen Hall in Bend. Come enjoy a dinner with Indian food, live music, local brews, a silent auction and Nepali imports for sale. Suggested donation for dinner is $15. For additional information call 541-280-7788 or go to

Better Half Marathon

Start spring off right by signing up for the 6th Annual Sisters "Better Half" Marathon. This run/walk takes place Saturday, April 28 with proceeds going to the Sisters High School Swim Team. Register online at Questions? Please call Bryn at 541-549-1171 for information.

Rodeo Parade Applications

Entry forms for this year's Sisters Rodeo Parade are available at the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce office, 291 E. Main Ave. The parade takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9 down Cascade Avenue. Entry forms are also online at Questions? Call Jeri at 541-549-0251.

Seeking Volunteers?

This is a call to all Sisters-area organizations that rely on volunteers. You're invited to join the Sisters Volunteer Fair scheduled for Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sisters Park & Recreation District. To register a table for this free event, please send an email to Also, the next planning meeting will be held Tuesday, May 8 at 10 a.m. at SPRD. For info call Jen Binks at 541-549-1621.

Voting Party at the Library

Indivisible Sisters invites the community to socialize & vote with others from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3 at the Sisters Library. Ballots will be collected and then delivered to drop-off locations. Info: 541-595-0243, 541-760-5320,

Sisters Visioning Discussion

Residents of Sisters Country are invited to discuss the future of Sisters and be a part of the City's visioning project, Sisters Country Horizons. Upcoming meetings: Thursday, April 26, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Sisters Park & Recreation District; Monday, April 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Sisters High School lecture room; and Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Sisters City Hall. Questions? 541-323-5219 or

Donate Your Antiques

Sisters Kiwanis seeks donations of antiques, along with antique or vintage jewelry, for this year's Antique & Collectibles Sale on Saturday, May 26 at the Sisters Fire Hall. For more information, or to arrange for pickup of large items, please call Pam at 541-719-1049 or Leart at 541-410-2890. You may also drop off small items at Essentials at 492 E. Main Ave.

Circle of Friends Luncheon

Circle of Friends invites the community to their annual Friend- and Fund-raising luncheon at The Belfry on Wednesday, May 2 from noon to 1 p.m. Learn how you can transform the life of a child! If attending, RSVP by Thursday, April 26 to 541-588-6445 or

Day of Prayer Event

Sisters Christian Academy invites the community to join them in a gathering at Fir Street Park at 8 a.m. on the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 3. All are welcome to join in a time of prayer, worship, and music. For more information call SCA at 541-549-4133.

One-Act Plays

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 3, 4 & 5, local nonprofit Silent Echo Theater Company will premiere seven one-act plays by different playwrights at The Belfry. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee show at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Doors open one hour prior to curtain. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at; at the door is cash only. For additional information call 541-719-8779.

Veterans Meetings

The Sisters VFW Post 8138 and American Legion Post 86 have their next meeting on Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Sisters City Hall. And they meet the the first Wednesday of each month, same time and place. All veterans in the Sisters area are welcome and encouraged to join. Questions? Call Lance at 541-903-1123 for additional information.

AARP Driver's Safety

AARP's Driver Safety Course, a classroom for motorists 50 and older, will take place Tuesday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sisters Community Church (with a one-hour lunch break). Call 541-390-6075 to register. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

Qigong Day in the Park

On Saturday, April 28, all are invited to Creekside Park at 10 a.m. for World Tai Chi and Qigong Day. Learn about the health benefits of these ancient Chinese modalities, and see them demonstrated by practitioners. For info call Joyce Burk Brown at 541-420-5875; or text only (no voice calls) to Dawn Song at 541-207-7266.

Spinners/Weavers Group

The Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers Guild will meet at the Sisters Library on Saturday, April 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. and discuss mini workshops. All fiber enthusiasts are welcome! Questions? 541-639-3217 or

Annual Tea & Fashion Show

St. Edward the Martyr Roman Catholic Church will hold their 18th annual Tea & Fashion Show in the parish hall on Saturday, May 12 at 11 a.m. The luncheon includes a raffle, with fashions from Bedouin, Common Threads, Faveur, Wander+NW and Cabi. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased by Thursday, May 3: call 541-548-5416. Proceeds support parish ministries and nonprofits in the Sisters community.

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.

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.

DLT Walk & Hike Series

Deschutes Land Trust volunteer naturalists lead free walks and hikes in small groups, now through November 2. The required online registration for each outing opens one month before its date. Once registered, directions are provided. Go to Questions? Call 541-330-0017.

Fundraising Plant Sale

Come support the Central Oregon Veterans Ranch and fill up your garden! On Saturday, May 19, a sale of flowers and veggie plants grown by local veterans will take place at 65920 SW 61st Street in Bend (west of Hwy. 97), from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community is also invited to stay for a BBQ lunch. For additional information call 541-706-9062 or go online 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.

Family Fun Story Time

Family Fun Story Times for kids ages birth through 5 take place at the Sisters Library at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays, with songs, rhymes, and crafts, all designed to grow young readers. Parents or caregivers are required to attend and encouraged to participate in all the activities! For more infomation call the library at 541-312-1072.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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