News and Opinion from Sisters, Oregon


Memorial Service for Tom Cornwall III

Being held at The Belfry in Sisters on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tacos and beverages included. Please feel free to share memories and stories about our beloved Tom.

Solstice Gathering

Celebrate Summer Solstice with a labyrinth walk on Thursday, June 20 at 8 p.m. 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. Check for details.

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.

Sisters Community Garden Tour And Open House

The Sisters Community Garden has scheduled a tour of its garden on Sunday, June 23, and a public meeting for Saturday, June 29, to discuss the possibility of using city park land to provide Sisters-area residents a space to garden while building community connections. The garden is currently operating at the Sisters Eagle Airport, but its time there has come to an end. The organization's board is now looking for a new location to continue its operations. The June 23 garden tour takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at 15860 Barclay Drive. The public meeting is scheduled for June 29, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Sisters Branch of the Deschutes Public Library, at 110 N. Cedar St. For more information, contact [email protected] or call 541-760-2084.

Vacation Bible School

Go back in time! Bring your whole flock to Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a Kid! You'll travel back into 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. Each day your family members can become part of history as they see, hear, touch, and even taste what it was like to live in Jesus' hometown! You'll explore authentic marketplace shops, visit Jesus' mom, Mary, take part in games, dance to lively Bible songs, and sample tasty tidbits as you discover more about Jesus' childhood. These experiences make God's Word come alive with new meaning for all who participate! 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

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.

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.

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.

Sisters Beekeepers Meet

Calling all Sisters Country beekeepers and those intrigued by the beekeeping hobby. Gather to swap tales, share tips, troubleshoot woes, and toast successes. Thursday, June 27, at 5 p.m. at The Barn in Sisters. Call Tracy at 970-481-4477 for more information or see you there!


Family Money Talks

Free class for women to learn how to engage in productive conversations with parents and kids presented by guest expert Casey Miller of Hartford. Free, but must RSVP to Karen Kassy 541-549-1866. Saturday, July 6, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Eurosports, 223 E. Hood Ave.

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 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.


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