News and Opinion from Sisters, Oregon


In Loving Memory of Mike Burke

The family of Mike Burke invites you to join them in a celebration of his life at the Sisters Rodeo Grounds near the clubhouse on June 15, 2024. Follow the signs. The ceremony will commence at 1 p.m., commemorating the legacy and cherished memories of Mike. Your presence and support during this time are deeply appreciated as we honor his life and bid him farewell.

Celebration of Life Mary Ronning Poncy

A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Sisters, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19. Lunch to follow at the Church. In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to the St. Edwards Altar Society.

Go Fish Group Meeting

Go Fish Group will meet on Monday, June 17, at Sisters Community Church at 7 p.m. Our speaker will be Garrett Lesko and the program will be on "Stillwater Fly Fishing." For more information call Gary at 541-771-2211.

Sisters Kiwanis meetings

Sisters Kiwanis Club meeting time and place has changed. They now meet at The Lodge in Sisters, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Join them at their new meeting location at 411 E. Carpenter Ln. Info: 541-632-3663

Historic Guided Walking Tours in Sisters

Join Three Sisters Historical Society for a docent-guided tour of the Camp Polk Pioneer Cemetery on June 12 or July 10. Take this free opportunity to learn more about who and what has helped "make Sisters, Sisters"! All tours begin at 10 a.m., cover about one mile, and take around an hour and a half. Families are welcome. Reservations are necessary. Stop in at the Sisters Museum on Fri. or Sat. (10-4), call 541-549-1403 or email [email protected] with your contact info and the number in your party.

Solstice Gathering

Celebrate Summer Solstice with a labyrinth walk on Thursday, June 20. Casual event is celebratory & non-religious. Optional: wear white, bring a drum. Everyone is welcome. Free. Sisters Community Labyrinth, W. Hood Ave. between Hwy 242 & Hwy 20. June 20, exact time TBD; check for details.

Violin Senior Recital

All are invited to the senior recital offered by Sisters resident and violinist Nicolas Oncken. He is graduating this year and heading to the University of Michigan. Nicolas will present a diverse repertoire of classical pieces accompanied by pianist Da-Sol Um on Saturday, June 15, at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. The recital will last about an hour. There will be an intermission and refreshments. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 541-550-0283 for more information.

Preserving Our Place: The Interplay of Culture, Climate, and Migration

Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture is hosting a lecture, short-film screening, and exhibition on Thursday, June 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., featuring Indigenous artists from Louisiana and Alaska talking about communities in the two states facing displacement due to climate change. Join artists Chantel Comardelle and Dennis Davis in the discussion. This event is free and open to the public. Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture is located at 68467 Three Creeks Rd. in Sisters. Registration is required at For more info call 541-904-0700 or email [email protected].

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

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.

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.

Vacation Bible School

Go back in time! Bring your whole flock to Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a Kid! You'll travel back to Bible times, without setting foot outside our community. Experience this fun, hands-on, Bible-times village the week of June 24 to 28 at Sisters Community Church, 1300 McKenzie Hwy. Children's Session for age 3 to 5th grade, 9 a.m. to noon. Family Session (parent or guardian must be present) from 5 to 8 p.m. Register at

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 STARS is an AFSC Action Team.

100 Women Who Care

100 Women Who Care-Sisters is accepting membership applications in advance of its June meeting. Applications must be submitted by Monday, June 24, for those who wish to attend the meeting on Thursday, June 27, at noon at The Lodge in Sisters, 411 E. Carpenter Lane. 100 Women Who Care-Sisters is a newly organized group that will pool its resources to fund local nonprofits nominated by its members. There is no membership fee. For more information, email [email protected] or call/text 541-912-0750.

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 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.