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home : announcements : announcements July 23, 2016


Dental Van in Sisters
The International Medical Teams dental van will be coming to Sisters soon. Adults older than 18 without a dentist, nor dental insurance, who have an urgent dental need are encouraged to call Theresa at the Sisters FAN office, 541-549-0155, for additional details.

Kids' Fun Day

Seeking a fun FREE activity for your kids this summer? Sisters Church of the Nazarene will host a game day geared for kids ages 4-10 on Thursday, July 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. If it's warm there will be water games (dry games if it's cool), including a giant slip-n-slide, water balloon launcher, scavenger hunt and more! At 67130 Harrington Lp. (off Gist Road). 541-647-4838, email or go online to

Stars Over Sisters Star Party

Learn about the night skies! Stargazers are invited to gather at the Sisters Park & Recreation District building on Saturday, July 30 at 9 p.m. for a free presentation and slide show. If weather then permits, plan on heading out to the SHS sports fields to observe the night sky through powerful telescopes. Info, call Ron at 541-549-8846.

Cooking Demo at the Community Garden

On Monday, July 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Sisters Community Garden will host a free cooking demonstration. Learn how to prepare fresh, simple dishes with local produce, learn food storage tips to increase the life of your produce, and enjoy tasting samples! Located adjacent to Sisters Eagle Airport on Barclay Drive. Questions? Call Ruthie Douglass at 361-779-1798.

The Library Book Club

Read and discuss "The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman with other thoughtful readers at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, July 27, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Questions? Call Paige at 541-617-7078.

SHS Volleyball Camp

A volleyball camp will take place at Sisters High School, Monday-Wednesday, August 8-10, and is open to all SHS students and incoming freshmen. Presented by head coach Rod Jones and staff, the cost is $50 and includes a camp t-shirt. Questions, call Brad at 541-549-8003. Email for a registration package.

Free Bike Rides & Hikes

Sisters Trails Alliance offers free guided mountain bike rides and hikes leaving from Sisters Park & Recreation District. On Wednesday, July 20 from 4 to 6 p.m., a moderate mountain bike ride is for those with some experience on single-track trails; Wed., July 27, 9 a.m. to noon, a 3-mile hike will be on uneven, rocky trails (not for young kids). Bring water and snacks. Register: 541-719-8822 or

SHS Fall Sports Registration

Sisters High School Athletic office is open for registration, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8 through Friday, Aug. 12. On Thursday, August 11, registration takes place 5:30 to 7 p.m., with mandatory player/parent meeting from 7 to 8 p.m., required for all players and families who are participating. Students must be fully cleared with completed paperwork, physicals, fees and any fines before the first day of practice Monday, August 15. Info: Tim Roth, 541-549-4045.

Disc Golf Clinic

Deschutes Library will partner with Central Oregon Disc Golf Club for a free disc golf clinic at Hyzer Pines (next to SPRD) on Saturday, August 6 at 9 a.m. Participants will receive a free disc golf putter. Registration is required and space is limited. Youth under age 13 must have an adult with them. Register by calling Liz, 541-312-1032 or online at

Family Yoga, Stories Universe

On Tuesday, July 26 at 10 a.m., all ages are invited to the Sisters Library when Deven Sisler, the "best yoga clown in town," teaches children's yoga. For additional information call the library at 541-312-1072.

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, and during regular hours from the Sisters Habitat for Humanity office. Info, call 541-410-2870.

Help with VA Benefits

The American Legion service officer will be in the Ray's Food Place meeting room the first Wednesday each month from 2 to 4 p.m. through November, to assist veterans applying for VA health and service benefits. Note: DD form 215 is required. Questions? For more info call Tom Barrier at 541-408-5594.

Adult Christian Education

Adults are invited to learn "The Lives of Great Christians," a course on great practitioners and theologians of the Christian life, focusing more on their lives than on their writings. Learn about Augustine, Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther King, Teresa of Calcutta and others. It begins Sunday, July 24, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 386 N. Fir St. For more info call Pastor Ron at 541-549-5831.

Lego® Block Party

Build! Read! Play! On Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to noon, all ages are invited to the Sisters Library to join other builders and a gazillion Legos! For more information, please call the library at 541-312-1072.

"Luther Metke Revisited"

On the anniversary of the birth of Camp Sherman poet laureate Luther Metke, a special event will begin at the Elk Lake Lodge parking lot at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 24. Guest speakers include Tom Lipman, Steve Raymen, Jim and Sue Anderson and Kelly Cannon Miller. For more information contact Brian Metke at 541-595-2505.

Spinners/Weavers Group

The Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers Guild will meet at the Sisters Library on Saturday, July 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. Cynthia Herron will discuss fair submissions and judging. All fiber enthusiasts are welcome! For info call 541-639-3217.

STEAM Team: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math

It's the Chocolate Olympics! Teens and tweens ages 9 to 17 are invited to the Sisters Library Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to noon for racing, tasting, and building: who will conquer the chocolate challenge? For more information call 541-312-1072.
Little Tigers Wushu
Thursday, July 21 at 1 p.m., kids ages 4 to 7 are invited to the Sisters Library to learn the basic kicking, jumping, and stretching movements of Little Tigers Wushu, a form of martial arts, taught by instructors from Oregon Tai Chi. For more info call the library at 541-312-1072.

Election to City Council

In the Nov. 8 General Election there will be three open positions on the Sisters City Council. You must be registered to vote in Oregon and a resident of the City of Sisters for 12 months preceding the election. Materials are at City Hall; candidates should pick up by August 16 and must submit perfected petitions by 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 30 to qualify for the ballot. Info: 541-323-5213,, or stop by Sisters City Hall.

City Seeks to Award Grants

The City of Sisters seeks to award grants to nonprofits and other entities for Sisters projects and programs that: (1) provide assistance for food, clothing or shelter; (2) provide education or recreation for kids/seniors; (3) support economic activity in Sisters. Applications are at or City Hall. Submit with letter of interest by Friday, July 21 to 541-323-5213.

Senior Adult Scholarships

Sisters Park & Recreation District has received grant funding for a new senior scholarship program. Any 60+ adult may apply or be referred by a community member, with a simple application. Call Shannon for details at 541-549-2091 or stop by SPRD at 1750 W. McKinney Butte Rd.

Luau Approaches!

Get your tickets early, only a limited amount will be sold! On Thursday, August 11 at the Village Green Park, Sisters Park & Recreation District will present their 3rd annual Luau at 6:30 p.m., with great food and live entertainment, including music by Mele'uhane, a father-son duo from the Big Island. Purchase tickets at SPRD or call 541-549-2091; $12 for adults and $5 for youth under 18.

Solar Viewing at the Library

The community is invited to a free event at the Sisters Library on Tuesday, August 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. when Bob from the Sunriver Observatory will be using solar telescopes to check out the sun. For more info call Liz at 541-312-1032.

Country Fair & Art Show

The 21st annual Country Fair & Art Show, August 12 & 13, features juried art show, silent auction, book sale, children's activities, music, cake walk, bouncy house, delicious food, famous marionberry cobbler, country store and more! Free admission. The Art Show Friday night is from 5 to 8 p.m. and the Fair (including the art show) on Saturday is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info, call 541-549-7087.

Open Computer Lab

Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sisters Library, all are welcome to practice computer skills and get help with specific problems at the library's open computer lab. Questions? Please call the library at 541-312-1072.

Family Fun Story Time

Family Fun Story Times for kids birth to 5 take place every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Sisters Library. Story times feature songs, rhymes and crafts, all designed to grow young readers. Caregivers must attend with the child and are encouraged to participate! For information call 541-312-1072.

Pajama Party for Kids

Through August 9, every Tuesday evening at the Sisters Library at 6:30 p.m. kids from birth to age 5 are invited to evening story time with songs, rhymes, crafts and PJs! Parents or caregivers must attend. For information call 541-312-1072.

DLT Walk + Hike series

Through October, Deschutes Land Trust volunteer naturalists lead more than 120 free walks, hikes, and bike rides. Explore birds, wildflowers, and geology at various protected lands in small groups. Registration online is required, and each outing opens one month prior to its date. Once registered, directions are provided. Go to or call 541-330-0017 for additional information.

Women's Cancer Support

Sisters Cancer Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28 at Sisters City Hall, in conference room B. For info call Jan at 541-549-2015; Marilyn at 541-382-4492; or Maggie at 541-815-8131.

Kiwanis Meetings

Interested in a local civic organization? Sisters Kiwanis raises gifts and money for our community! For a hosted visit or info call 541-410-2870 or visit

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