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home : announcements January 22, 2018

STA Speaker Series
On Thursday, January 18 at the Sisters Fire Hall, Sisters Trails Alliance presents Sisters Ranger Ian Reid of the Deschutes National Forest Sisters District. He'll discuss future plans for the Sisters Ranger District. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the program at 7 p.m. This is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. For more information call STA at 541-719-8822.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Mentors Needed!

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@ You may also learn more about the program online at

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.

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

Spinners/Weavers Group

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.

Furry Friends of Sisters

Furry Friends Foundation offers many pet services to families, including free spay/neuter, and maintains a year-round pet food bank. It is at Sisters Art Works, 204 W. Adams Ave., Ste. 109, open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Note that visiting dogs must be leashed. Info: 541-797-4023.

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.

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 Patrick Davenport at 541-323-5219 or at

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.

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.

Brass Ensemble Performs!

At 2 p.m. Saturday, January 20 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.

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 to sign up. Questions? Contact Liz Goodrich at 541-312-1032.

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.

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. 541-771-3258.

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.

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.

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 16, 2018

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