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Tools for Schools
School supplies are now being collected for students in need at Sisters Les Schwab, 600 W. Hood Ave., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and until 5 p.m. Saturdays. Call Sisters Family Access Network (FAN) at 541-549-0155 for the complete list. The supplies will be distributed to Sisters students in need the week of August 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the FAN office, located in the Sisters School District Administration building.

SPRD Seeks Volunteers

Sisters Park & Recreation District is once again partnering with the Sisters Community Schools Initiative to provide an afterschool program at Sisters Elementary School. Volunteers to help with the afterschool homework time are being sought. For additional information call Rob Meeter at SPRD, 541-549-2091.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Bring family and friends to a traditional pancake breakfast at the Camp Sherman Community Hall on Sunday, August 31 from 8 to 11 a.m. Enjoy ham, eggs, pancakes, OJ and coffee. Adults are $8 and kids 5-10 are $5 (under 5 free). Proceeds from this fundraiser go to the Camp Sherman Historical Society. For additional information call 541-595-2719.

Hazardous Waste Dropoff

Deschutes County Dept. of Solid Waste is offering free household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, August 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sisters High School (the west side of Reed Stadium). This is for household waste only; non-acceptable items are gas cylinders, business-generated waste, explosives, fireworks, ammunition, and radioactive or biohazardous waste. Questions, call 541-317-3163 or go to

Small Projects Improvement Grant Program

The City of Sisters is offering grants through the Downtown Sisters Urban Renewal Agency Small Projects Improvement Grant Program for new trash enclosures. Grant applications are now available at City Hall: An individual tax lot is eligible for a maximum matching grant of $1,500 for the trash enclosure; all work must be performed by licensed contractors (minimum of three bids); applications are due by September 5. For additional information call Pauline Hardie at 541-323-5208.

Have a Leaky Roof? Or a Poorly Insulated Home?

Sisters Habitat for Humanity is offering affordable home repair for individuals who need assistance with maintenance issues. These 0% interest loans are available to qualified homeowners for most home repairs. For more information and/or an application, please contact Marie at 541-549-1193 or

Sisters High Desert Chorale

Sisters High Desert Chorale will begin rehearsals at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 386 N. Fir St., at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 8. All singers are welcome to come, join others and make good music! For more information contact choir director Irene at 541-549-1037 or email her at

Sisters Farmers Market

Enjoy the "Fresh on Fridays" Sisters Farmers Market every Friday at Barclay Park from 3 to 6 p.m. through September 26. For info call 541-420-8931 or 541-388-7314 or go online to

Volunteers Sought for Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter is seeking co-facilitators for a support group in Sisters. A one-year commitment is required, and training is provided. For details go to, and if interested in applying call Julia Luck at 800-272-3900 or email

Metolius River Walk

Learn about the Metolius River and site of the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps camp on Saturday, August 23 on a walk from the Camp Sherman Store to the Riverside campground with Mark Dohrmann and Friends of the Metolius. From 10 a.m. to noon; meet at the Camp Sherman bridge viewing platform. All ages welcome, but no dogs, please. For more info call Mark at 541-595-2150.

Cancer Support Group

"Support Our Sisters" will get together for their annual picnic on Thursday, August 28 at noon at Creekside Park. All women who have experienced cancer at invited. For details, please contact Bea at 541-549-8149.
"Starting School" Story Time for New Kindergarteners
A special story time only for children entering kindergarten will be presented at the Sisters Library on Thursday, August 28 at 10:30 a.m. Stories and silly songs about starting school will be included, as well as a craft. For more information contact the library at 541-312-1072.

Stars Over Sisters Star Party

Stargazers are invited to gather at the Sisters Park & Recreation District building on Friday, August 29 at 8 p.m. for a presentation and slide show. If weather permits, the group will then go to the SHS sports fields to observe the night sky through powerful telescopes. Free! For additional information call Ron at 541-549-8846.

Help Habitat in Kyrgyzstan!

Sisters Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers to join the Global Village trip to help build a home in Barskoon, Kyrgyzstan. The 15-day trip leaves September 6, 2014. Cost is $1,400 not including airfare. For more information, contact Sharlene at 541-549-1193 or

Bottle & Can Drive for Furry Friends Foundation

Furry Friends Foundation can use your returnable bottles and cans! Help us raise funds by dropping them off (in closed plastic bags only, please) to the blue recycle bins on the front west porch at The Nugget office, 442 E. Main Ave. For info, please call 541-549-9941.

Council Positions to Open

Three Sisters City Council are up for election on the November 4 ballot. To be eligible you must be registered to vote in Oregon and a resident of the city of Sisters for 12 months preceding the election. Pick up materials at Sisters City Hall, 520 E. Cascade Ave. You must submit perfected petitions by Tuesday, August 26 at 5 p.m. Questions? Stop by City Hall or contact Kathy Nelson by calling 541-323-5213 or emailing her at

City Seeks Volunteers

The City of Sisters is accepting applications for volunteers: one "in-city" (3-year term) and one "high school" (1-year term) on the Sisters City Parks Advisory Board. The board advises the City Council on issues regarding public parks, trails and open-spaces, and meets once a month. Apply online at or Sisters City Hall, 520 E. Cascade Ave. Deadline to apply is by 5 p.m. Monday, September 1. For more information contact Pauline Hardie, 541-323-5208 or at

Aerial Robotics Day at Cascades Academy

Cascades Academy, a not-for-profit school in Tumalo, is holding "Innovation Day: Aerial Robotics" for educators, middle and high schoolers and their parents. Sponsored by Intel, it will be on Friday, August 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Includes breakfast; registration is required at The school is at 19860 Tumalo Reservoir Rd. (Bend). For more information contact Dave by calling 619-925-8191.

Career Funds Available!

Applications are available for the Sisters Kiwanis Career Opportunity Fund to help adult residents of Sisters establish an occupational path. You may pick up forms at the Kiwanis House, corner of Oak Street and Main Avenue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays, from the Sisters Habitat for Humanity office, or call 541-410-2870.

Volunteer for Fresh Hop

Volunteers are needed for the Sisters Fresh Hop Festival on Saturday, September 27. Two shifts are available. For additional details, please call Jeri at the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce, 541-549-0251 or email

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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