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home : announcements February 20, 2018

Ash Wednesday Services
On Wednesday, February 14, Community Ash Wednesday services will be hosted by and held at The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 68825 Brooks Camp Rd. One service will be at noon, and another at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome! For information call 541-549-7087.

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.

Oregon History Show & Tell

Three Sisters Historical Society is offering its first free Fireside Stories evening at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20 at FivePine Conference Center. Come hear Kerry Tymchuk, executive director of the Oregon Historical Society, share unforgettable stories and iconic artifacts and documents from Oregon's remarkable history. Learn about the new local historical society and how you can become a supporter. It will include a silent auction of framed historic Sisters prints. Refreshments will be served. For info call Sue, 541-549-2107.

Spinners/Weavers Group

The Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers Guild will meet at the Sisters Library on Saturday, February 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. The program will cover weaving a tartan plaid. All fiber enthusiasts are welcome! Info: 541-639-3217 or go online to

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 by going online to or call Katie at 541-719-8727.

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? For additional information please contact Lance Trowbridge at 541-903-1123.

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 School Board Budget Committee Openings

The SSD Board of Directors will appoint three community members to fill vacant Budget Committee positions to serve for three budget terms/cycles (to expire 6/30/20). Candidates must live in the district, not be officers or employees of the district, and be qualified district voters; they should participate in school activities, commit time to review materials, and attend committee meetings. For application email Mel at or pick up at the district office. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 23 by 4 p.m. Questions? Call 541-549-8521.

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.

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.

eBook Downloads Lab

Wednesday, February 14 at 10 a.m. at the Sisters Library, learn how to download eBooks and audio books from the library. For more information call 541-312-1072.

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.

Family Fun Story Time

Family Fun Story Times for kids ages birth through 5 take place at the Sisters Library Thursdays, February 15 & 22 at 10:30 a.m. They feature songs, rhymes and crafts, all to grow young readers. Caregivers must attend with the child and are encouraged to participate. For additional information call 541-312-1072.

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.

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.

Closure - February 16

On Friday, February 16, the Sisters Library will be closed for a staff in-service day. It will re-open Saturday at 10 a.m. Questions? Please call the library at 541-312-1032.

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.

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.

Information Available from the Chamber of Commerce

The Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce has Oregon regional maps with information on points of interest, cities, towns, accommodations, state parks plus local and statewide events. Stop by for a packet with information on recreation within the local area! The chamber is located at the corner of Main Avenue and Spruce Street. Hours of operation are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information call 541-549-0251.

Animal Adventures with High Desert Museum

From 11:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, February 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.

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 go toward support of the Sisters Library. For information call Lynne Wood at 541-588-6077.

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. For additional information call 800-272-3900 or go online to

The Library Book Club

Read and discuss "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout with other thoughtful readers at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, February 28. The book club runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Paige at 541-617-7078 or

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. Call 541-771-3258 for additional information.

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. For additional information, please call 800-733-2773.

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon offers a 12-step group for friends and families of alcoholics, with no dues or fees. To find out times and locations that best serve your needs, call 541-728-3707 or go online to

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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