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home : announcements : announcements June 24, 2018

Town Hall Meeting
A town hall meeting with Oregon State Representative Daniel Bonham and Oregon State Senator Cliff Bentz will be held at Sisters City Hall Wednesday, June 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. For additional information please contact Erika Bentz at 541-709-1560.

Nature Connection for All

New Oregon Arts & Letters, a Sisters nonprofit organization, invites all ages to join life coach and certified teacher Susan Prince for nature connection, journaling, and more, June 21-23. Families are welcome. Free (but donations accepted). Limited spaces are available; an option is to camp out with the group as well. For more details call 503-997-0301 or go to

Cow Pasture Golf

Redmond's American Legion Post 44 presents a Cow Pasture Golf fundraising event on Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 a.m. at Whistle Stop Farm, 65325 Pleasant Ridge Rd. This is "no-rules" golf, hitting tennis balls with any instruments through 15 holes in the pasture. Go to for details on cost and registration, or call 541-548-2551 or 541-526-1371.

Storytelling Under the Stars

New Oregon Arts & Letters, a Sisters nonprofit organization, presents artist-dancer Cara Cadwallader, leading workshops in movement and creativity, evenings of June 21-23. Adults and teens welcome. Free (donations accepted). Limited spaces are available; an option is to camp out with the group as well. For more details call 503-997-0301 or go to

City to Award Grants

The City of Sisters seeks to award grants to nonprofit community groups and other entities that meet the criteria for the 2018-19 fiscal year, beginning 7/1/18. The City will award up to a total of $20,000 in grants for Sisters community projects. Submit a Community Grant application (on the City's website or at City Hall) and letter of interest by Friday, July 27, to the attention of Kerry Prosser, City Recorder. Questions? Call Kerry Prosser at 541-323-5213 or email her at

Food Assistance at the Kiwanis Food Bank

You may be eligible for food assistance. Find eligibility rules at the Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank, located at 328 W. Main Ave., open Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. USDA is an equal opportunity provider prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, nationality, sex, age, religion or disability. Cat and dog food is also available at the food bank, supplied by Furry Friends.

Open Enrollment for SCA

Sisters Christian Academy is accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. Preschool through 8th-grade enrollment packets are now available at the school office. For info call 541-549-4133 or email

City Election Materials

Three City Council positions will be open on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot; the terms of Asson, Connolly, and Esterman expire 12/31/18 (and they're eligible to re-apply). 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 City Hall starting May 30. Perfected petitions must be received by 5 p.m. on August 28 to be on the ballot. Questions? Kerry Prosser:, 541-323-5213, or stop by City Hall.

Have Art to Donate?

Save your art for donation! This will be the second year for a Friends of the Sisters Library fundraiser, the Annual Pre-Owned Art Sale. Consider saving your treasures for this event. Art donations will be accepted one day only: Saturday, July 28. The sale will take place on Sunday, July 29 at the Sisters Library. For additional information contact Linda Davis at 541-549-1222.

Tai Chi/Balance Sessions

Now located in Ray's Food Place, Sisters Drug is hosting FREE adult fitness and health sessions led by Shannon Rackowski. Classes are the first and last Thursday each month, from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. in the Ray's community meeting room. Sessions are based on the CDC STEADI Program, to reduce adult injuries from falls. Tai Chi has been shown to improve balance and strength, helping to accomplish this. All are welcome! For additional information please contact Sisters Drug at 541-549-6221.

Women: Come Walk!

Joyful in Sisters is offering a Wildflower Walk on the Metolius, just for women, on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See additional details and register for the walk online at or if you have questions call Jen at 541-848-9192.

Parkinson's Support Group

The second Tuesday of each month, a peer-led support group for Parkinson's Disease patients (or family members or caregivers) will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Suttle Tea, 450 E. Cascade Ave. All are welcome to learn, share, and receive support and information. For additional information call Lenetta at 907-687-8101 or Carol at 541-668-6599.

Quilt Raffle for FFF

This year's fundraising quilt for Furry Friends Foundation, designed and created by Valerie Fercho-Tillery, is on display at 204 W. Adams Ave. #109, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and will be at Fir Street Park on Quilt Show Saturday, July 14. Purchase tickets at the office or online at for $1, 6 for $5, or 25 for $20. The drawing will be September 3 (need not be present to win, and it can be shipped). Info: 541-797-4023 or email

Free Walks & Hikes

Upcoming free walks and hikes with the Deschutes Land Trust include a Storytime Stroll from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 30; Butterfly Walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 11; and Tree Yoga from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12. Registration is required at Once registered, directions are provided. See the full listing online. For additional information call 541-330-0017.

Art in the Library

Through the month of June, Western artist Len Babb is exhibiting paintings depicting buckaroo culture and Old West history in the Sisters Library community room. And Judy Hayden's watercolor paintings of scenes from the Pacific Northwest are on display in the computer room. For more info call Zeta at 541-549-6157.

Solstice Labyrinth and Drum Circle

All are invited to celebrate the beginning of summer at the Sisters Community Labyrinth, Thursday, June 21, at 5:30 p.m. Bring drums and dress brightly. A potluck and fire will follow nearby - bring food, plates, and a folding chair. Families are welcome! The labyrinth is at Hwy. 242 and W. Hood Ave. Call 503-997-0301 or find "Friends of the Labyrinth-Sisters" on Facebook.

Sisters RVers

If you have an RV (trailer, 5th wheel, motorhome, et al) and would like to get to know other RVers in Sisters Country, please call Tom Kopec at 541-588-6255. There are no regular meetings, no officers, and no dues; just camaraderie and occasional get-togethers to share helpful hints and information. The group is now at 49 "members"!

Veterans Meetings

The Sisters VFW Post 8138 and American Legion Post 86 will have their next meeting at Sisters City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1. Meetings take place the first Wednesday of each month (but there will be no meeting in July due to the holiday). All veterans in the area are encouraged to join. Info: Lance, 541-903-1123.

Free Meditation Group

All are welcome to a free meditation group meeting on Sundays at 6 p.m. at 484 W. Washington Ave. #A, Wear comfortable clothing; no experience necessary. For more information please email or text only (no voice calls) to Dawn at 541-207-7266.

Kiwanis Meetings

Interested in a local civic organization? For a hosted visit of Sisters Kiwanis, please call 541-410-2870 or visit their website at

Family Fun Story Time

Family Fun Story Time for kids ages birth through 5 takes place from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, June 21 and 28, with songs, rhymes, and crafts, all designed to grow young readers. Caregivers are required to attend. For more information call 541-312-1072.

Teen Paint-Along

Tuesday, June 26 at 2 p.m., youth ages 12 to 17 are invited to a guided painting experience with an artist from Splash WPC. Participants will create a beauutiful mountain scene to take home. Note: Registration is required online at For additional information call Paige at 541-617-7078.

Camp Rockalong for Kids

At 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, kids ages 6 to 11 are invited to test their knowledge of animal and nature sounds, play games, and make a rattlesnake tail! No registration is required. Questions? Please call Paige at 541-617-7078.

The Library Book Club

On Wednesday, June 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., thoughtful readers are invited to discuss "Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk" by Kathleen Rooney at the Sisters Library. For additional information contact Paige by calling 541-617-7078.

Sponsor an Impoverished Child from Uganda

Hope Africa International, based in Sisters, has many children awaiting sponsorship! For more information go online to or call Katie at 541-719-8727.

Spinners/Weavers Group

The Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers Guild will meet at Sisters City Hall on Saturday, June 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. The program will be on rug weaving basics. All fiber enthusiasts are welcome! Info: 541-639-3217.

Book Sale Approaches

What's a snuggly quilt without a great book? The annual Friends of the Sisters Library Book Sale takes place at the library during Quilt Show Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All books will be priced at $1 or less! For info call Kathy Campbell at 541-912-0750.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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