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Announcements

Go Fish Group Meeting

Go Fish Group will meet on Monday, July 15, at Sisters Community Church at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Yancy Lind of Bend, who will present a program on "Fly-Fishing The Williamson River." Yancy is the past president of the Bend fly-fishing club and has served as chairman of several different committees. For more info contact Gary at 541-771-2211.

STARS Seeks Volunteers to Transport Patients

Help Sisters Country residents get to nonemergency medical appointments in Sisters, Redmond, and Bend. Attend a free two-hour training. Emails from STARS dispatchers allow you to accept dates and times that work for your schedule, and a mileage reimbursement is included. Learn more at http://www.starsride.org. STARS is an AFSC Action Team.

Drop-In tennis with the Outlaws

Outlaw tennis is hosting free drop-in tennis on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. through August 15, with the exception of the first two weeks in July. These are not lessons, but a fun time to play the great game of tennis. Sessions are open to the Sisters community, including boys and girls, ages 10 and up, and adults. Held at Sisters Middle School tennis courts. Donations are accepted, but not required. For questions please contact: Girls Head tennis Coach Bruce Fenn at 419-806-0167 or Boys Head tennis Coach Vince Grace at 541-706-1392.

Sisters Garden Club Garden Party

Sisters Garden Club invites the public to a Garden Party on Thursday, July 11. It will include delightful gardens of two neighboring homes in Cascade Meadow Ranch at 15355 & 15375 Windigo Trail. There will be local artisans & quilt displays. It is free admission, however donations are welcome. The party is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Living Well With Dementia Sisters Support Groups

Living Well now offers two support groups. A support group for the care partners and family of those diagnosed with some form of dementia meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 1-2:30 p.m. at The Lodge in Sisters, 411 E. Carpenter Ln. A support group for the person diagnosed with some form of dementia in the early stages meets the same days and times, also at The Lodge. Info: 541-647-0052.

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.

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. Info: 541-549-4184.

Sisters Garden Journal

Sisters Garden Club has a Garden Journal that is available for $15 at Paulina Springs Books, The Gallimaufry, Three Sisters Floral, C&C Nursery, & Metamorphosis, all in Sisters. The multiyear journal includes pages for notes on weather, monthly garden activities, plant details, and more. Sales support the Club and other local nonprofits. Get your copy now. They make great gifts. Call 971-246-0404 for more information.

Friends of the Metolius Interpretive Walks

Join amateur botanist David Miller on this free interpretive walk sponsored by the Friends of the Metolius. Saturday, July 13, from 9 to 11 a.m., David will share his knowledge and love of the many beautiful plants that live in this incredibly pristine and diverse habitat. Learn to identify some plants, trees, and shrubs that perhaps you've wondered about. Meet near the Camp Sherman Bridge fish-viewing platform. Children are more than welcome, but dogs are not appropriate. Wear sturdy footwear and bring water. For information call 541-550-1441.

Historic Guided Walking Tours

Join Three Sisters Historical Society for a free tour of Downtown Sisters Landmarks on July 17, 21, August 7, 11, 21, 25. Learn more about who and what has helped "make Sisters, Sisters." All tours begin at 10 a.m. (except August 25 at 3 p.m.), cover about a mile, and take 1-1.5 hours. Families are welcome. Reservations are needed, so stop in the Sisters Museum on Fri/Sat/Sun, call 541-549-1403, or email [email protected] with your contact info.

STARS Seeks Dispatch Volunteers

While working from home, help STARS transport Sisters Country residents to nonemergency medical appointments. Needed: A computer, the ability to use online apps, and a telephone. Call 541-904-5545. STARS is an AFSC Action Team.

Sisters Habitat Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for something fun to do with your free time? Volunteer with Sisters Habitat for Humanity! Call 541-549-1193 to get connected.

Sisters Science Club Science in Summer

The Sisters Science Club and the Central Oregon Geoscience Society are co-hosting an event Wednesday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at The Lodge in Sisters, 411 E. Carpenter Lane. Alyssa Smith, one of Sisters' own, is a graduate of Sisters High School and now a PhD candidate at Portland State University. Join Alyssa for an exploration of geochemistry and volcanic history of the Central Oregon Cascades. The Central Oregon Cascades are dominated by basaltic andesite, unusual when compared to the rest of the Cascade volcanic range. What geologic processes are responsible for generating and sustaining large volumes of basaltic andesite volcanism in this portion of the Cascades? All are welcome to join this event. For more information, email [email protected].

Girly

Denim Care and Repair Workshop

Join this workshop on Wednesday, July 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Celebrate sustainable garment care and create decorative patches with Artist in Residence, Eliot Spaulding. For this workshop, bring a pair of jeans, or any denim/heavy cotton clothing that is in need of mending. Alternatively, come as you are, and craft a decorative patch to enhance a garment at a later date. The workshop will be held in Pine Meadow Ranch's Classroom, 68467 Three Creeks Rd. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at https://roundhousefoundation.org/events/. For more info call 541-904-0700 or email [email protected].

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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, please contact Kay at 541-719-0031.