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home : announcements April 20, 2018

Comedy Group at Library
The Sisters nonprofit Silent Echo Theater Company will host a fundraising event at the Sisters Library featuring Triage, a Bend comedy improv group. The laughs take place this Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the family-friendly show are $5 at the door. For additional information please call 541-480-1843.

Urban Forestry Board Member Sought by City

The City of Sisters is accepting applications for a volunteer to serve a 3-year term on the Urban Forestry Board, which guides management of the urban forest, including all trees in public right-of-way, parks and public places owned or controlled by the City. The applicant should represent the land development community. Applications are online at or at Sisters City Hall, 520 E. Cascade Ave., and will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18. For more info contact Nicole Abbenhuis at 541-323-5220 or

Stars Over Sisters Star Party

Learn about the night skies! Stargazers are invited to gather at the Sisters Park & Recreation District building on Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m. for a free presentation and slide show. If weather permits, you'll head to the SHS sports fields to observe the night sky through powerful telescopes. Questions? Contact Ron at 541-549-8846.

Bingo & Community Dinner

On Monday, April 23, all are invited to Sisters High School for a night hosted by Sisters Park & Recreation District and Outlaws Together. From 5 to 6:30 p.m., enjoy a delicious lasagna dinner, $2 per plate. Bingo follows at 6:30 p.m., $15 for 11 games. There are great prizes, with a grand prize of an iPad! Questions? Please call Gary Thorson: 541-549-4050.

Veterans Meetings

The Sisters VFW Post 8138 and American Legion Post 86 meets at 6:30 p.m. at Sisters City Hall the first Wednesday of each month. All veterans in the Sisters area are welcome and encouraged to join. Questions? Call Lance Trowbridge at 541-903-1123 for more information.

Fire District Open House

The Cloverdale Fire District invites the community to a public safety event on Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sisters Rodeo grounds. Meet the district personnel that help provide for your safety, and enjoy hot dogs, chips and soda, plus balloons for the kids! Commu=nity partners include other fire districts. Also on hand will be an Air Link helicopter, Smokey Bear, and BrightSide Animal Shelter. Questions? 541-548-4815.

Better Half Marathon

Start spring off right by signing up for the 6th Annual Sisters "Better Half" Marathon. This run/walk takes place Saturday, April 28 with proceeds going to the Sisters High School Swim Team. Register online at Questions? Please call Bryn at 541-549-1171 for information.

Spinners/Weavers Group

The Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers Guild will meet at the Sisters Library on Saturday, April 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. and discuss mini workshops. All fiber enthusiasts are welcome! Questions? 541-639-3217 or

Weed Warriors for Earth Day

Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at Willow Springs Preserve, help the Deschutes Land Trust Weed Warriors pull some invasive weeds and improve habitat for native plants. Families are welcome! Register online at or for more info call 541-330-0017.

Family Fun Story Time

Family Fun Story Times for kids ages birth through 5 take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays - April 19 & 26 - with songs, rhymes, and crafts, all designed to grow young readers! Caregivers are required to attend. For more information call 541-312-1072.

Workshop: Book of Secrets

Inspired by this year's A Novel Idea selection, "No One Can Pronounce My Name," this workshop on Saturday, April 21 at noon will assist participants in creating a handmade book of rarely shared ambitions, desires, and histories. Note: Registration is required by calling Paige at 541-312-1063 or online at

Animal Adventures with High Desert Museum

At 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, the High Desert Museum presents live animals, stories, and crafts for kids ages 3 to 5. Limited to 30 kids; parents or caregivers must attend with the child. For more information call 541-312-1072.

Open Computer Lab

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, an open lab is offered where you can receive help with technical tasks and have your questions answered. No registration is required. For more information call 541-312-1072.

The Library Book Club

On Wednesday, April 25, read and discuss "No One Can Pronounce My Name" by Rakesh Satyal with other thoughtful readers. The book club runs 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information call 541-312-1072.

Partition of British India

Saturday, April 28 at noon, UW professor Keith Snodgrass will explore how the British partition of India came about and how it resonates 70 years later, including how colonial practices contributed to how independence took place. For more information call 541-312-1072.

Free Meditation Group

All are welcome to a free meditation group meeting on Sundays at 6:15 p.m. at 484 W. Washington Ave. #A, Wear comfortable clothing; no experience is necessary. Email or text only (no voice calls) to Dawn at 541-207-7266 for info.

Qigong Day in the Park

On Saturday, April 28, all are invited to Creekside Park at 10 a.m. for World Tai Chi and Qigong Day. Learn about the health benefits of these ancient Chinese modalities, and see them demonstrated by practitioners. For info call Joyce Burk Brown at 541-420-5875; or text only (no voice calls) to Dawn Song at 541-207-7266.

Sisters Visioning Discussion

Residents of Sisters Country are invited to discuss the future of Sisters and be a part of the City's visioning project, Sisters Country Horizons. The next meetings are Tuesday, April 24, 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Sisters Library; and Thursday, April 26, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Sisters Park & Recreation District. Questions? Call 541-323-5219 or email

Meet Democratic Candidate Neahring

Indivisible Sisters will host Democratic hopeful Jennifer Neahring, who seeks to run in the next election for U.S. Congress, Oregon's District 2, at the Sisters Library on Saturday, April 21 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Info: 541-595-0243, 541-760-5320, or go to

Kindergarten Roundup

Sisters Elementary School will hold their annual Kindergarten Roundup pre-registration on Monday, April 30 in two sessions: one at 9 a.m. and another at 1 p.m. Children who will be age 5 on or before September 1, 2018 are eligible for the 2018-19 school year. Call the SES office at 541-549-8981 to schedule a pre-registration appointment. Enrollment forms may also be picked up at the office; return by Wednesday, April 25 with your child's birth certificate and immunization records. Questions? Call 541-549-8981.

Nature Journaling

Sunday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to noon, spend time at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve with the Deschutes Land Trust and hiker and journaler Kolby Kirk. Learn about keeping a trail journal and tips for quickly sketching flora and fauna. No journaling experience needed! Registration is required at For info call 541-330-0017.

Smoke Alarms Save Lives!

Do you know if your smoke alarms work, or need assistance checking them? The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District is able to check your current alarms, and if needed, may be able to provide you with new ones. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 541-549-0771.

Seeking Volunteers?

This is a call to all Sisters-area organizations that rely on volunteers. You're invited to join the Sisters Volunteer Fair scheduled for Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sisters Park & Recreation District. To register a table for this free event, please send an email to Also, the next planning meeting will be held Tuesday, May 8 at 10 a.m. at SPRD. For additional information please call Jen Binks at 541-549-1621.

SPRD has Budget Committee Openings

The Sisters Park & Recreation District board is accepting applications to fill up to three budget committee vacancies. The committee reviews the budget document and will next meet on Tuesday, May 22 (with possible meeting May 23). Candidates must live in and be qualified voters of the district, and not officers or employees of the district. Submit letter of interest and résumé to SPRD, 1750 W. McKinney Butte Rd. (POB 2215) Sisters, OR 97759 or by 5 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Questions? Call 541-549-2091.

Donate Your Antiques

Sisters Kiwanis seeks donations of antiques, along with antique or vintage jewelry, for this year's Antique & Collectibles Sale on Saturday, May 26 at the Sisters Fire Hall. For more information, or to arrange for pickup of large items, please call Pam at 541-719-1049 or Leart at 541-410-2890. You may also drop off small items at Essentials at 492 E. Main Ave.

Rodeo Parade Applications

Entry forms for this year's Sisters Rodeo Parade are available at the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce office, 291 E. Main Ave. The parade takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9 down Cascade Avenue. Entry forms are also online at Questions? Call Jeri at 541-549-0251.

DLT Walk & Hike Series

Deschutes Land Trust volunteer naturalists lead free walks and hikes in small groups, now through November 2. The required online registration for each outing opens one month before its date. Once registered, directions are provided. Go to Questions? Call 541-330-0017.

Sponsor an Impoverished Child from Uganda

Hope Africa International, based in Sisters, has many children awaiting sponsorship! Learn more about how you can help at or call Katie at 541-719-8727.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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