Social Security: Unlock Its Potential
When should you begin taking social security? What if you continue to work? What about taxes? Social Security is likely very important to you and it helps to see the big picture as you prepare for it. Join guest presenter Casey Miller to learn the options and implications for taking Social Security benefits and how to maximize them. Wednesday, September 27, from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. in downtown Sisters. Free, but you must RSVP. To register & confirm location, call Edward Jones office of Karen Kassy, 541-549-1866.
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 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.
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.
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.
Making a Difference Made Easy in Sisters Country
Age Friendly Sisters Country (AFSC) fiscally sponsors three great Action Teams, and two of them currently need your help to advance their projects to improve livability in Sisters Country. Help the Family Friendly Restroom Team get their project (literally!) off the ground by going to http://www.agefriendlysisters.com and following the links to volunteer. Go to starsride.org to learn more about their Action Team. Call AFSC directly at 541-241-7910 to learn more about what we do.
Garden Club Journal
Sisters Garden Club has a Garden Journal that is available for $15 at Paulina Springs Books, The Gallimaufry, Three Sisters Floral, Home Styled & Metamorphosis, all in Sisters. The multi-year 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. Please call 971-246-0404 with questions.
Quality craft-consigners wanted for the 47th Snowflake Boutique, Nov. 3 & 4, 2023. A jury will be held on Saturday, October 7, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Highland Baptist Church, Redmond. An evening jury will be Monday, October 16 at 6 p.m. Find more information at http://www.snowflakeboutique.org or call Tina 541-447-1640 or Kim 541-640-2536.
Volunteer Opportunities in Sisters
Sisters Country Connects is a website that allows volunteers to connect with opportunities to serve in Sisters Country. Organizations post volunteer needs and those seeking to serve can read details about opportunities and find contact information. Find the website at http://www.sisterscommunity.org/volunteer/.
Historic Sisters Docent-led Walking Tours
Family-friendly and free! Take the "Downtown Sisters Landmarks Tour" and learn the history of Sisters' oldest buildings and early pioneers. Held Wednesdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. For reservations email [email protected] or call the Sisters Museum at 541-549-1403.
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.
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 French Club
For people interested in French culture and language, Sisters French Club meets the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at The Barn, 171 E. Main Ave. All levels are welcome. The next meeting will be August 7. For more information, visit Facebook @SistersFrenchClub.
Sisters Cribbage Club
Since the early 1980s, the Sisters Cribbage Club has continued to meet once a week. Originally the Club met upstairs in Bronco Billy's, now known as Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill. The man to beat was Curt. In 2013 the Club began meeting in the Community Room at Ray's, and now meets in the SPRD building, just west of Sisters High School, every Wednesday at 11 a.m. The group is always looking for new members, and questions can be answered at 509-947-5744.
Bingo Night at SHS to Support Athletics
Please join the Sisters High School Black and White Club for a night of Bingo in support of Outlaw athletics on Wednesday, September 27. Call Sisters High School at 541-549-4045 to purchase tickets in advance. Preorder tickets will be available for pick-up upon arrival. Silent auction and spaghetti dinner begin at 5:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. If you are unable to attend Bingo night and would like to donate to the SSD Black and White Club, contact Katie Arends, 541-549-4045 or email: [email protected].
Bike Park 242 Social
Please join the Grand Opening of Bike Park 242 at 1750 McKinney Butte Rd., located west of Sisters High School, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 7. Bring your bike to ride the new and improved jump lines and beginner-friendly technical features! Free helmets with professional fitting, courtesy of St. Charles Family Care Sisters and local bike shop Blazin Saddles. Helmets are limited, first-come, first-served for youth ages 5-15, and the child must be present to obtain a helmet. Reps and volunteers from Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) and Central Oregon Trails Alliance (COTA) will be demonstrating bike park features, explaining the rules and right-of-way.
Panoramic Access Special Road District Board
The Panoramic Access Special Road District (PASRD) has an opening on its 3-member Board of Commissioners beginning January 1, 2024. The term of service is three (3) years: Jan/2024 - 12/31/2026. Interested candidates should contact the PASRD Board of Commissioners at [email protected] for information about the position and the application process. Applications requested no later than Nov. 30, 2023.
Sisters Habitat Volunteers Needed
Now that the children are back in school, are you looking for something fun to do with your free time? Come volunteer with Sisters Habitat for Humanity! Call 541-549-1193 to get started.
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 for more information, 847-344-0498.
Central Oregon Federated Republican Meeting
COFRW (Central Oregon Federated Republican Women) meets the first Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. (registration) to 1 p.m. at Brand 33 at Aspen Lakes Golf Club in Sisters. Come learn from quality speakers, and hear and question local and state candidates. Meetings include lunch for $27. RSVP required to attend. Learn more about upcoming meetings and speakers, and RSVP at http://www.COFRW.net.
Sunday School for Children
Church of the Transfiguration is now offering Sunday School for children, ages 5 to 12, regardless of church affiliation, during both Sunday worship services. Protestant/ecumenical service is at 8:30 a.m. and Episcopal service begins at 10:15 a.m. The church address is 121 Brooks Camp Rd. Sisters. For information call Margaret Doke at 541-588-2784.
Sisters Bell Choir
This would be a great year to try The Twelve Tone bell choir for their 15th anniversary in Sisters! The bell choir will be performing with the Sisters High Desert Chorale for Christmas concerts, as well as 3 or 4 other venues on their own around town in December. For more information please call or text Lola Knox at 541-390-4615 or email [email protected].
Free Pet Food
Budget tight this month, but you still need pet food for your dog or cat? Call the Furry Friends pet food bank at 541-797-4023 to schedule your pickup. Pickups available Thursdays, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Located at 412 E. Main Ave., Ste. 4, behind The Nugget.