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home : announcements November 21, 2017

Christmas Parade
The annual Christmas Parade will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 25, traveling south on Hood Avenue from Pine Street. After the parade, all are invited to come meet with Santa at the chamber office! For more information, please call 541-549-0251.

Church Holiday Crafts Faire
St. Edward the Martyr Roman Catholic Church presents handcrafted Christmas items, decorations, quilted projects and much more at a holiday faire Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 24-26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church. For additional information call Mary at 541-549-2053 or Laura at 541-383-1972.

Pet Photos with Santa
Furry Friends Foundation will hold their annual fundraising event on Saturday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sisters Art Works. Bring your furry family member for their annual Christmas photo with the jolly old elf! All funds raised go to FFF, the local nonprofit that provides free spay and neuter surgeries, vaccinations and more at the Bend Spay & Neuter Clinic. For more information leave a message for Kiki at 541-549-9941.

Bell Choir Performance
On Saturday, December 16 at 2 p.m., all are invited to the Sisters Library to enjoy holiday music with the Sisters High Desert Bell Choir, which was founded in 2008 and has performed at the Sisters Christmas Tree Lighting, talent shows, and much more. Free! For info call 541-312-1072.

Council Meeting Change
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, this month the Sisters City Council will meet on the fifth Wednesday, November 29. The workshop will begin at 5:30 p.m. with Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Sisters City Hall, 520 E. Cascade Ave. For additional information please call 541-549-6022.

BBR RFPD Meeting Change
Due to Thanksgiving, this month the board of directors of the Black Butte Ranch RFPD will meet on the fifth Thursday, November 30, at 9 a.m. at the BBR Fire Station. For information call 541-595-2288.

Veterans Invited!
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. For more information call Lance Trowbridge at 541-903-1123.

Online Fundraising Auction
Camp Eagle Cap offers a one-week wilderness camp in the summer for at-risk kids ages 10-12. The vision of this faith-based organization is to touch the hearts of kids before they get to middle school and high school, and proceeds from the silent auction will help expand to two summer camps in 2018. Great auction items include an airplane ride! Go online to The auction ends Friday, December 15. For additional information call 541-377-0711 or 541-390-6361.

Open Computer Lab
Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sisters Library, all are welcome to come to the open computer lab to practice skills and get help with issues from library staff. For more information call 541-312-1072.

Food Assistance at the Kiwanis Food Bank
Your family may be eligible for food assistance at the Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank. Eligibility rules may be found online at or visit the food bank for complete information. The food bank is located at Main Avenue and Oak Street and is open once a week, Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You may also get cat and dog food weekly during those hours at no charge, provided by Furry Friends Foundation of Sisters.

Vets: Join the Parade!
All Sisters-area veterans are invited to jump on the veterans float that will be in this year's Christmas parade! Mark your calendars for 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 25. For more information call Lance Trowbridge at 541-903-1123.

See's Candy from Kiwanis
The Kiwanis Club of Sisters will hold their annual See's Candy sales fundraiser out of a trailer in the Ray's Food Place parking lot, now through Saturday, December 30 (or until it sells out!), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (half-day on Thanksgiving and closed Christmas Day). Profits go to scholarships, career-change assistance, and other Kiwanis service projects. For more info call 541-588-6255.

Women's Cookie Exchange
Women of Sisters are invited to Sisters Community Church on Saturday, December 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to enjoy Renaissance Women Recorder Ensemble and dramatist Laura Clem. Please bring a minimum of two dozen of your favorite Christmas cookies to exchange. Sign up by emailing Sheryl at or call the church at 541-549-1201.

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 more information call 541-410-2870.

Seeking Mentors for Kids
Circle of Friends has children in Sisters waiting for a mentor. Can you invest time in the life of a child? For more information call Nicky at 541-588-6445 or email

Free Thanksgiving Feast
The annual free Thanksgiving meal will once again be held at Sisters Community Church from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 23. All are welcome! If you'd like to volunteer to help with the meal, please call Kimber at 541-788-2929. For other info call Jen at 541-350-4597.

Jazz Choir at the Library
The Sisters High School Jazz Choir is an elite choir of 16 students auditioned out of the school choral program, directed by Rick Johnson with the assistance of piano player Julie Cash. They perform at the Sisters Library on Saturday, December 2 at 2 p.m., free! For info call 541-312-1072.

Wreaths Across America at Camp Polk Cemetery
This year's ceremony at Camp Polk Cemetery placing wreaths to honor fallen service members will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 16. Funds are still being raised to make sure all headstones have a wreath. Donate online at (search Camp Polk Cemetery). Attendees to the ceremony are encouraged to carpool due to limited parking. Questions? Call Erin Borla at 541-480-5994.

Letters to Santa
Santa Claus has once again placed a mailbox at the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce so that children may leave letters for him. Hey kids, be sure to note your name and address so that Santa may write back! The last day to drop off letters is Wednesday, December 20. Questions? Call the chamber at 541-549-0251.

Ladies, Make A Wreath!
Women of Sisters are invited to the Sisters Fire Hall on Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to noon to make fresh evergreen wreaths, centerpieces, and swags. FREE! Materials will be provided and no experience is needed. Enjoy hot cocoa, a photo booth, and food, sponsored by Vast Church. For more information contact Phyllis at 907-252-4294 or Anne at 503-380-4408.

Gifts from the Book Corner
The FOSL Book Corner will be open every Tuesday & Saturday in December for Christmas shopping convenience! Find fiction and nonfiction books 10 years and newer, children's books, CDs and DVDs. All children's books are 1/2 price in December! Books are in excellent condition, suitable to wrap and put under the tree. And a special sale will be held Saturday, December 23 with ALL books 1/2 price! Questions? Conctact Lynne Wood at 541-588-6077.

Habitat Needs Volunteers
Sisters Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers to help in its ReStore, Thrift Store, and on construction sites. Extra hands are always needed! Interested in volunteering? Please contact Store Volunteer Coordinator Jen Binks at 541-549-1193.

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 Leart at 541-410-2890. You may also drop off small items at Essentials Skin Care, at 492 E. Main Ave.

Senior Luncheons & 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.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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