American Legion and VFW
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Sisters Community Church, 1300 McKenzie Hwy. All members invited to attend. Call Charles Wilson, 847-344-0498.
Sisters Farmers Market Seeks Volunteers
Sisters Farmers Market is looking for Market Day helpers. Volunteers assist with market set-up and breakdown, staff the information booth, and help with a variety of other tasks. Volunteering at the Market is a great way to meet your local growers and makers, plus receive $10 worth of fresh veggies from Seed to Table's booth on volunteer days. To learn more, call 541-904-1034 or email [email protected]. Sisters Farmers Market is open every Sunday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. now through September.
Sisters Caregiver Support
A facilitated support group for caregivers of those with chronic or life-shortening diseases meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at Sisters Episcopal Church of The Transfiguration, 121 Brooks Camp Rd. For more information, contact Kay at 541-719-0031.
Weekly Food Pantry
The Wellhouse Church hosts a weekly food pantry Thursdays at 3 p.m. at 222 N. Trinity Way. Both drive-through pick-up and shopping-style distribution are available. Call 541-549-4184 for information.
Free Lunches for Seniors
For those 60+, the Council on Aging of Central Oregon offers a fun, no-cost social lunch every Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sisters Community Church, 1300 McKenzie Hwy. No reservations needed. No-cost Grab-N-Go lunches take place weekly on Wed. and Thurs., from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Call 541-797-9367.
Free Weekly Meal Service
Family Kitchen hosts weekly to-go hot meals on Tuesdays, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sisters Community Church, 1300 McKenzie Hwy. Visit http://www.FamilyKitchen.org.
Save the Rubberbands
Are you the recipient of a bundle of Nuggets each week? Those fat rubberbands are highly valued by the Nuggeteers that bundle your papers each week. If you can save them, we'd love to use them again. For more information, ask for Lisa at 541-549-9941.
STARS Seeks Volunteers to Transport Patients
By volunteering to drive for STARS, you can help Sisters Country residents get to nonemergency medical appointments in Sisters, Redmond, and Bend. This position has a free two-hour training and includes a mileage reimbursement. Email notifications from STARS dispatchers allow you to accept dates and times that work for your schedule. Volunteering is satisfying, engaging, and meaningful! Learn more about STARS at http://www.starsride.org or talk to a dispatcher on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by calling 541-904-5545 You'll be glad you did!
STARS Seeks Volunteers for Dispatch Service
You can help STARS, an Age Friendly Sisters Country Action Team, to transport Sisters Country residents to nonemergency medical appointments while working from your home. You will need a computer, the ability to use online applications, a telephone, and a desire to improve quality of life for Sisters residents. You will be actively on call 5-10 hours per month and will monitor email for emergencies two to four days each month. We are a small all-volunteer team providing value to our Sisters community. Learn more about STARS at http://www.starsride.org or talk to a dispatcher by calling 541-904-5545 on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Come join the team!
Deschutes Public Library Seeks New Art
New construction and upgrades to our Deschutes County libraries brings an opportunity for the library to expand its art collection. The Art Committee seeks art in all media and genres: painting, printmaking, sculpture, glass, fiber, functional, digital, photography, installation, mixed-media, and new media genres. Applications from artists will be accepted through the CaFÉ website: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=11644. Send direct questions to: [email protected].
Silent Echo Theater Company Auditions
Auditions for the theater's first full-length performance, Steel Magnolias, will take place June 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sisters Community Church, 1300 McKenzie Hwy., and June 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bend Church, 680 NW Bond St. in Bend. No preparation is required. Sides will be provided the night of auditions. Performances will take place October 19 to 29 at Harmony House in Sisters. For more information visit http://www.silentechotheatercompany.org or call 310-710-2874.
Roundhouse Foundation Hosts Open Studio
Presenting agricultural history scholar Milo Vella, multimedia artist Sandy Finch, and musicians Julian Saporiti and Emilia Halvorsen on June 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Pine Meadow Ranch, 68467 Three Creeks Rd. This event is free and open to public. Limited to 30 attendees. Registration is required. https://roundhousefoundation.org/events.
Sisters Museum Volunteers
The Three Sisters Historical Society's Sisters Museum team seek volunteers with an interest in local history. If you like meeting new people and supporting a nonprofit, call 541-549-1403 or email [email protected].
Celebrate Summer with the Library
Don't miss a summer of reading, exploring, and earning great prizes! All ages can participate. The program starts June 1. There will be fun giveaways and the chance to win some amazing prizes. Grand prizes include puppets, books, LEGO® kits for kids, with gift cards and a library-themed Hydro Flask® for teens and adults. For more information and to sign up, drop by Sisters library, 110 N Cedar St., or visit the library website: http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/summer.
Community Lecture Series
Purple Prairie: Reconnecting People, Place, and Native Plants will be presented by David Harrelson, Grande Ronde Confederated Tribes cultural resources department manager and tribal member. Learn about efforts to combine science, art, and stewardship with diverse perspectives to restore native plant habitat. The lecture takes place Thursday, June 8, at 6 p.m. at Paulina Springs Books, 252 W. Hood Ave. Admission is free but due to space limitations registration is required. Visit RoundhouseFoundation.org/events.
Introduction to Pickleball
The Sisters Country Pickleball Club will hold a free drop-in pickleball clinic for beginners on June 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Locust Street Courts, located at 611 E. Cascade Ave. Call Bruce 503-706-0686 to learn more.
Etched on Stone Workshop
Artist John Vale from Copper Moon Artisan will be holding a workshop July 15 at the Sisters library from 4 to 7 p.m. to teach others how to create an etched stone masterpiece of their own. He will provide all needed supplies and will assist everyone in making their own creations. On the following Saturday, completed pieces will be available to pickup, or John can ship to you for a fee. John has owned two galleries and loves to help others create art. You are encouraged to bring a simple image around 10"x10" in size, but a collection of images you can use will also be on hand. Contact coppermoonartisan.net to receive a registration form. Snacks and water will be provided. Bring your friends!
Milestone and Community Announcements
Schools, churches, nonprofit, recreational, and community groups: This is your page to announce your free gatherings and events! Regularly occurring Sisters Country meetings are listed on the Sisters Area Meeting Calendar on page 3 and special events or featured meetings can be listed on this page. Milestone birthdays, weddings, births, and anniversaries are also welcome. Submissions are subject to editing and as space allows. Email [email protected] or drop off at 442 E. Main Ave. Your text must include a contact phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Fridays.
Free Pet Food
Are you in need of pet food for your dog or cat this month? Call the Furry Friends pet food bank at 541-797-4023 to schedule your pickup in Sisters.