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home : announcements September 20, 2017

Stars Over Sisters Star Party
Learn about the night skies! Stargazers are invited to gather at the Sisters Park & Recreation District building on Saturday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. for a free presentation and slide show. If weather permits, the group will then head out to the Sisters High School sports fields to observe the night sky through powerful telescopes. For more information call Ron Thorkildson at 541-549-8846.

Bingo & Community Dinner

On Monday, October 2, all are invited to Sisters High School for a family-friendly night hosted by Sisters Park & Recreation District and Outlaws Together. From 5 to 6:30 p.m., enjoy a delicious dinner, just $2 per plate from Los Agaves Mexican Grill. Bingo will follow at 6:30 p.m., $15 for 11 games. There are great prizes, with a grand prize of an iPad Air 2! For more information call Gary Thorson at 541-549-4050.

Habitat Needs Volunteers

Sisters Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers to help in its ReStore and Thrift Store. At this time, many regular volunteers are out on vacations and extra hands are needed at the stores. Interested in volunteering? Please contact Store Volunteer Coordinator Jen Binks by calling her at 541-549-1193.

Home Repair with Habitat

Do you own your home and does it need a fresh coat of exterior paint or maybe a ramp or other repairs? Sisters Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for its home repair program. If interested, please start the process by reading the Home Repair Qualification Guide, found online at Homeowners who think they qualify, or who have any questions, should contact Family Services Manager Marie Clasen at 541-549-1193 or

Operation Christmas Child

Since 1993, Samaritan's Purse has delivered 135 million shoebox gifts to children affected by war, poverty, disease, famine and disasters in more than 100 countries. When you buy school supplies, pick up extras to set aside to fill your gift shoebox! For details go to or call Joanna at 541-588-0886.

Senior Lunches and More

Sisters-area seniors are invited to join others at the Sisters Senior Luncheon! Lunch is served every Tuesday at noon at Sisters Community Church with a $3.50 suggested donation for those over 60. The espresso hour runs 11 a.m. to noon, and BINGO is played after lunch until 2:30 p.m. A free blood pressure clinic is offered the last Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon. Questions? Call 541-678-5483.

Parents' Night Out

The Sisters High School Dance Team will host a Parents' Night Out, babysitting for children ages 4-13 at Sisters Elementary School on Friday, September 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. Your kids will enjoy pizza, drinks, snacks and dessert, along with arts & crafts, music, a magic show, games and dancing! Cost is $25 per child for pre-registration (less if more than one sibling). Forms are at the front offices of the elementary, middle and high schools (cash or checks only). This is limited to 50 children. For more information on this fundraiser call Coach Kayla at 704-622-9339.

Books in Stock!

At the Friends Book Corner, find the best and newest gently read books at low, low prices! A huge selection of like-new children's books just arrived. Elementary school teachers: come by and shop to replenish your classroom library! There are also books on tape, CDs, DVDs, large-print books, fiction and non-fiction. You may donate two bags or boxes of books, 10 years or newer, Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the corner of Main & Cedar. Questions? Call Lynne Wood at 541-588-6077.

Family Fun Story Time

Family Fun Story Times for kids ages birth through 5 take place at the Sisters Library on Thursdays, September 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m. They feature songs, rhymes and crafts, all designed to grow young readers. Parents or caregivers must attend with the child and are encouraged to participate in all the activities! For more information call 541-312-1072.

Sponsor an Impoverished Child from Uganda

Hope Africa International, based in Sisters, has many children in Kapchorwa, Uganda, who are awaiting sponsorship! For information, please visit or call Katie at 541-719-8727.

Taking "Bling" Donations

Sisters Kiwanis is taking donations of antique or vintage jewelry and watches, even costume and broken pieces, all year long in preparation for next year's Antique & Collectibles Sale. Questions, or to arrange for pickup of larger items, please call Leart at 541-410-2890. You may also drop off small items off at Essentials Skin Care, at 492 E. Main Ave.

Panoramic Special Access Road District Board Term

Letters of interest are being accepted for a 3-year-term volunteer position on the PSARD three-member board. Must be a resident of the Panoramic Special Access Road District for more than 90 days and a registered voter. Send to: PSARD, POB 1226, Sisters, OR 97759. Info: 541-610-6731.

Romanticism and the Industrial Revolution

At the Sisters Library at noon on Friday, September 22, all are welcome to a free program that looks at how Romanticism took hold in arts and literature during the 19th century in Europe, while the Industrial Revolution saw advances in technology and the way people lived. For additional information call 541-312-1032.

Parenting Seminar

A seminar presenting ways to work through difficult moments of parenting and teaching will be held at Sisters Community Church Saturday, October 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn simple techniques using love and logic. Cost is $20pp or $30 for couples. Registration is required no later than Wednesday, October 4 at 541-549-1201 or Some scholarships are available; request when registering.

Children's Choir Begins

A Christmas choir, rejoice! Share your heart and voice! Sisters Children's Choir begins practices again, 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday, October 2 (and meets every Monday at that time) at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 386 N. Fir St. For more info call Lola Knox at 541-390-4615 or email

Bottle & Can Drive for Furry Friends Foundation
Furry Friends Foundation can use your redeemable bottles and cans. Help us raise funds to assist families with free spay and neuter services, emergency medical assistance and more by dropping them off (in closed plastic bags, please) to the blue recycle bins on the front west porch at The Nugget. NOTE: They MUST be labeled with OR 5¢ or 10¢ - if not, please take them to the recycle center on Sisters Park Drive. For more information call 541-549-9941.

STEAM Team: 3Doodler

Youth ages 9 to 17 will get to create, design, and build with a 3Doodler at the Sisters Library at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 23. Registration in advance is required due to limited space. Register online at or call 541-312-1072.

Free Annual Grief Retreat

Tom's Rest in Sisters will be holding a "Support in Grief" gathering for those dealing with the loss of a spouse. The free retreat will run Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8. Registration is open to 10 people. For additional details, call Cheryl at 503-332-2114.

Death in Poetry

At the Sisters Library on Saturday, October 7 at 1 p.m., the subject of how poets have viewed death will be explored. Associate Professor of Composition at Central Oregon Community College, Chris Rubio, will look at poems - from Emily Dickinson to Richard Blanco - in the presentation. For more information call the Sisters Library at 541-312-1072.

Open Computer Lab

On Tuesday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sisters Library, all are welcome to come to the open computer lab to practice computer skills and get help with issues from library staff. For 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 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursdays, and during regular hours from the Sisters Habitat for Humanity office. For more information call 541-410-2870.

Seeking Mentors for Kids

Circle of Friends has children in Sisters waiting for a mentor. Can you invest time in the life of a child? For more information call Nicky at 541-588-6445 or email

Food Assistance at the Kiwanis Food Bank

Your family may be eligible for food assistance at the Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank. Eligibility rules may be found online at or visit the food bank for complete information. The food bank is located at Main Avenue and Oak Street and is open once a week, every Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You may also get cat and dog food weekly during those hours at no charge, provided by Furry Friends Foundation of Sisters.

The Library Book Club

Read & discuss "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" by Michael Chagon with other thoughtful readers at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, September 27, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Paige at 541-617-7078 or

Sisters Walking Group

Enjoy walking with others? All are welcome to meet every Friday at Village Green Park for a walk from 10 to 11 a.m. For additional information call Gennifer at 541-410-9245.

Land Trust Walks & Hikes

Through November, Deschutes Land Trust volunteer naturalists lead 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 for details, or for additional information call 541-330-0017.

Death, Dying and Great Compassion in Buddhism

In Buddhism, death and dying are part of the larger cycle of life. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 28 at the Sisters Library, Mark Unno, Associate Professor of Japanese Buddhism at the University of Oregon will explore death, dying, and grief within the cycle of life; and the oneness of great compassion beyond life and death. For more information call the Sisters Library at 541-312-1072.

Serve in the National Guard

Interested in serving in the Oregon Air National Guard? You may serve part-time while you obtain vocational training in a variety of career fields. Call the recruiting team at 541-331-1228 or learn more online at

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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