Kalamataca Ranch Christmas Tree Hunt 2023
Head to Kalamataca Ranch to explore 80 acres for a natural Christmas tree. Saturday and Sunday, December 2 & 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations go toward local nonprofits including Sisters Young Life. Enjoy crafts, cocoa, chili, s'mores, and a campfire. Saws, sleds, ropes, and permits are provided. Directions: Head west on Hwy. 20, past Black Butte Ranch. Turn left on McAllister Rd. Follow the signs for the Christmas Tree Hunt. Info: Brooke, 541-588-0408 or Shannon, 206-356-0972.
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.
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.
Camp Sherman Holiday Bazaar
Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2, join a festive community gathering at the Camp Sherman Community Hall with wreaths, crafts, and goodies for sale. Friday hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy soup dinner and outside live music and hot drinks by the fire. Also this year - a Silent Auction from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday night to raise funds for Community Hall restoration work. Saturday hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This holiday tradition is one you won't want to miss! Call Lorie at 541-595-2719 for more information.
Jefferson County Forestland Meeting
There will be a Jefferson County Forestland Classification meeting on Monday, December 11 at 6 p.m. at the Camp Sherman Community Hall, 13025 FSRD 1419, Camp Sherman. Join by Zoom at https://odf.zoom.us/j/97349227583, Meeting ID: 973 4922 7583.
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.
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.
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.
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 info call Margaret Doke at 541-588-2784.
Grandma's Attic Craft Show
Find gifts and decor at this craft show on Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church, 123 Trinity Way in Sisters. Proceeds support St. Winefride's Garden. For more info call 541-549-9391.
Community in Winter at Black Butte School
Black Butte School presents "Community in Winter," an evening of two short plays performed by BBS K-8 students. Thursday, December 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Camp Sherman Community Hall. Admission is free. Call Black Butte School at 541-595-6203 for more info.
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 Garden Club Journal
Sisters Garden Club has a Garden Journal that is available for $15 at Paulina Springs Books, The Gallimaufry, Three Sisters Floral, Flowers by Deanna, Home Styled, and 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 for questions.
Sisters High Desert Chorale Holiday Concert
Join the High Desert Chorale, under the direction of Irene Liden, for a concert of holiday songs, featuring the Sisters High Desert Bell Choir. Two shows will be held - Friday, December 8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 10 at 2:30 p.m. - both at Sisters Community Church, 1300 W. McKenzie Hwy.
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.
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.
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, please visit Facebook @SistersFrenchClub.
Pet Food Drive
The annual Furry Friends (FF) Pet Food drive is going on now and is held in conjunction with the Kiwanis and local fire department's Spirit of Giving campaign. Donations of pet food can be dropped off at the FF office. Monetary donations are welcome and can be mailed to P.O. Box 1175, Sisters 97759 or made online at http://www.furryfriendsfoundation.org. For more information please call 541-797-4023.