News and Opinion from Sisters, Oregon


Sisters Beekeepers Meet

Calling all Sisters Country beekeepers and those intrigued by beekeeping. Gather to swap tales, share tips, troubleshoot woes, and toast successes. Thursday, July 25 at 5 p.m. at The Barn in Sisters. Call Tracy at 970-481-4477 for more information or see you there!

Drop-In tennis with the Outlaws

Outlaw tennis is hosting free drop-in tennis on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. through August 15. These are not lessons, but a fun time to play the great game of tennis. Sessions are open to the Sisters community, including boys and girls, ages 10 and up, and adults. Held at Sisters Middle School tennis courts. Donations are accepted, but not required. For questions please contact: Girls Head tennis Coach Bruce Fenn at 419-806-0167 or Boys Head tennis Coach Vince Grace at 541-706-1392.

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.

Open Studio with PMRCAA Artists in Residency

Join the fifth Open Studio of the 2024 PMRCAA residency season on Thursday, July 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. Presenters for this event include sculpture artist Pato Hebert, scientist Gail Langellotto, and fibers artist Eliot Spaulding. Presentations are in Pine Meadow Ranch's Classroom, 68467 Three Creeks Rd. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at For more info call 541-904-0700 or email [email protected].

Historic Guided Walking Tours

Join Three Sisters Historical Society for a free tour of Downtown Sisters Landmarks on July 21, August 7, 11, 21, 25. Learn more about who and what has helped "make Sisters, Sisters." All tours begin at 10 a.m. (except August 25 at 3 p.m.), cover about a mile, and take 1-1.5 hours. Families are welcome. Reservations are needed, so stop in the Sisters Museum on Fri/Sat/Sun, call 541-549-1403, or email [email protected] with your contact info.

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.

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 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 .

The Importance of Gardens to Insect Conservation

In this talk, on Tuesday, July 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Gail Langellotto will present evidence on the importance of gardens to insect conservation, and highlight the plants and practices that are best poised to promote biodiversity in urban and suburban spaces. She will close the talk by highlighting some of the insects found in Sisters-area gardens during her time at the Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture. The workshop will be held in Pine Meadow Ranch's Classroom, 68467 Three Creeks Rd. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at For more info call 541-904-0700 or email [email protected].

Friends of the Metolius Interpretive Walks

Join Sisters Ranger District wildlife biologist Liz Day on this free 2-hour interpretive walk to look and listen for birds and other wildlife species that call the Metolius home. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Camp Sherman Bridge Fish Viewing Platform on Saturday, July 27. Watch for woodpeckers, song birds, water birds, and others while exploring the ways in which they live in this riverside habitat. Bring a pair of binoculars if you have them! Children are more than welcome, but dogs are not appropriate. Wear sturdy footwear and bring water. For information call 971-718-2505.

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.

Black Butte Ranch RFPD Meeting Date Change

The regularly scheduled board meeting for July has moved from Thursday, July 25, to Friday, July 26, at 9 a.m. at the BBR Fire Station. Call 541-595-2288 for more information.

Astronomy Frontiers

Attend "35 years ago and 35 years from now," a presentation by Shane L. Larson, Professor of Physics, Northwestern University on Wednesday, July 31, at 7 p.m. at Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Community Hall, 301 South Elm St. Sponsored jointly by Sisters Science Club and Sisters Astronomy Club, an advisory committee of Sisters Park & Recreation District. Call Jim Hammond at 541-598-5773 or email [email protected] for more information.

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.


Free papers at The Nugget

If you need papers to start fires in your fireplace, mulch your garden, pack to move, or anything else, stop by The Nugget. There is a wooden box on the porch with past-date papers for your recycling use.

Announce Celebrations!

Sisters community birth, engagement, wedding, and milestone anniversary notices from may run at no charge on this Announcements page. Email [email protected]

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.