American Legion Post 86 Dinner

John Miller, commander of the Sisters American Legion Post 86, announces that Daniel J. Seehafer, national commander of the American Legion, will visit Sisters on Tuesday, September 26. Post 86 will host a dinner for Commander Seehafer at 6 p.m. at Spoons in Sisters. Post 86 members and their spouses are invited to the dinner.

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

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 and following the links to volunteer. Go to 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.

Tax-Free Investing

Learn about: tax-advantaged investments and their features; tax-free investment returns versus taxable investment returns; three ways to purchase municipal bonds; how tax-free investing can help you achieve your goals faster from guest expert/presenter Casey Miller. Tuesday, September 26, 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.

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

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 Volunteersto 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 STARS is an AFSC Action Team.

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, please contact Katie Arends, 541-549-4045 or email: [email protected].

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].

Alzheimer's and Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group

Thelma's Place Adult Day Respite Program in Redmond hosts a monthly support group for those caring for someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia-related disease. The support group is held every third Wednesday of the month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. This is a free family-caregiver support group featuring local organizations. Call 541-548-3049.

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 are available on Thursdays, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Located at 412 E. Main Ave., Ste. 4, behind The Nugget Newspaper office.

Deschutes Public Library Is Seeking New Art

New construction and upgrades to our Deschutes County libraries have created an opportunity for our Deschutes Libraries to expand their art collections. The Art Committee seeks art in all media and genres: this can include 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. Visit Send direct questions to: [email protected].

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


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.

Announce Your Celebrations!

Birth, engagement, wedding, and milestone anniversary notices from the Sisters community may run at no charge on this Announcements page. All submissions are subject to editing for space. Email [email protected] or drop off at 442 E. Main Ave. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Fridays.

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