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home : announcements February 5, 2016

Habitat Build Slideshow
At the Sisters Library at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, Jack and MaryAnne McDonnell will share slides and stories from their Habitat for Humanity Global Village Build in Kyrgyzstan last fall. They will lead another trip to the Central Asian country this September and will answer questions about the trip. For more info call Habitat at 541-549-1193.

CPR and First Aid Class
Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Dept. will offer the American Heart Association "Heartsaver" First Aid and CPR class on Saturday, February 6 from 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m. at the Sisters Fire Hall. Log on to and select the "CPR" tab, or stop by the Sisters Fire Hall to register and get information. Questions? Gail Butler at 541-595-5712.

Presentation on Treatment and Prevention of Pain
At 1:30 p.m. at the Sisters Library on Sunday, February 7, local chiropractic physician Dr. Rob Jeffrey will discuss the sources of pain, appropriate treatment, and basic spine health. This is part of the Diane Jacobson Speaker Series presented by Friends of the Sisters Library. Free, but limited seating. For info: 541-549-2107.

STA Membership Meeting
Sisters Trails Alliance will hold its annual membership meeting on Thursday, February 11 at Sisters Art Works at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Rocky Houston, manager of the Recreation Trails Grant Program at Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, is guest speaker. He will present "Trail Vision for Oregon, A Brief Summary of the 2016 State Trails Plan." For more info call 541-719-8822.

Appy Hour
On Thursday, February 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cork Cellars, the Sisters Library invites you to get help with apps, eReaders, eBooks and more. For additional information call the library at 541-312-1072.

Picasso's Kind of Blue
Join COCC Art History instructor Jason Lamb as he explores Picasso's famous "Blue Period" on Friday, February 12 at 2 p.m. at the Sisters Library For more information, please contact Liz at 541-312-1032.

One-Act Plays
The community is invited to "Now You're Talking: Sisters One-Acts" at The Belfry on Friday & Saturday, February 5 & 6 at 7:30 p.m. Produced by Silent Echo Theater Co. in association with Sisters Classic Old-Time Radio Experience, over 20 actors and directors will entertain you! Tickets at are $12 adults, $10 students/seniors. At the door (cash only): $15 adults, $12 students/seniors. Info: or 541-719-8779.

Shrove Tuesday Supper
On Tuesday, February 9, The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration presents its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. From 5 to 7 p.m., all are invited to enjoy buttermilk and blueberry pancakes, sausage, homemade applesauce, OJ, coffee and tea. Adults are $4, kids ages 4 to 12 are $2 (under 4 free), and a family of four or more is $10. Questions? Call 541-549-7087.

Coffee House for the Arts
All are invited to the 19th annual Coffee House at Sisters High School, Monday, February 22, 7 to 9 p.m. Enjoy art demos and live entertainment from the high school music programs. Warm up with coffee and cookies; enjoy hands-on creation stations including the pottery wheel (for all ages). A silent auction and student art proceeds benefit SHS Arts programs and the Senior Visual Arts Scholarship. $5 at the door. Info, call 541-549-4045.

Mr. SHS Pasta Feed
The annual fundraising pasta feed for the Mr. SHS Pageant will take place at Sisters Community Church on Sunday, February 21 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person. Cakes created by the contestants and escorts will be auctioned off, and there will be an auction for three hours of service provided by the contestants. For more info call SHS at 541-549-4045.

"Better Half" Marathon
Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Sisters Better Half Marathon. Proceeds from the race on Saturday, April 23 go to the Sisters High School swim team. There are three event distances, and catering by Three Creeks Brewing Co. Visit or call Bryn at 541-549-1171 for more information.

Digital Downloads Lab
On Wednesday, February 10 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Sisters Library, a free open lab is offered where you can get help on eReaders, eBooks, digital music, magazines and more. Registration is recommended at the library or by calling 541-312-1072.

Winter Women's Event
At Sisters Community Church on Saturday, February 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., "Spice Up Your Life" includes demos on using spices in food, along with life application. A light lunch is included. Free, but reservations are requested at 541-549-1201 or

Science Club Presentation
At The Belfry on Tuesday, February 23 at 6 p.m., Sisters Science Club sponsors Jon Renner, presenting "Science and Society." $5 (but free to students, teachers, and club donors). Note: this is corrected information from that previously published. For more information call 541-419-4679 or go to

Don Johnson Service Award
Cloverdale RFPD is accepting nominations for the Don Johnson Community Service Award through Saturday, February 13. Nominee must reside in the Cloverdale fire district, exhibit community spirit and volunteerism. The recipient will be recognized at the annual awards banquet in March. Submit names (detailing the nominee's qualifications and contact info) to: Board Secretary, Cloverdale RFPD, 67433 Cloverdale Rd., Sisters, OR 97759. Info: 541-389-2345.

Join the Chorale!
Every Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Sisters High Desert Chorale rehearses for the annual spring concert. No auditions, and all voices welcome! Come join in the fun of singing good music! Questions? Irene: or 541-549-1037.

Family Fun Story Times
Family Fun Story Times for kids birth to 5 are held at the Sisters Library at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. They feature interactive songs, rhymes, and crafts. Caregivers must attend with the child. For more information call 541-312-1072.

Horse Obstacle Course
The nonprofit Mustangs to the Rescue presents an obstacle course practice & tack donation drop-off on Saturday, February 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rolling M Ranch, 69516 Hinkle Butte Dr. $10 per person to cover insurance, with extra proceeds supporting the horses. RSVP if interested: call 541-330-8943 or email Note: weather permitting!

Sisters Shootout Tourney
The Sisters Shootout is a premier youth basketball tournament for boys and girls grades 5-8 from all across Oregon. Presented by Sisters Park & Recreation District, it's a great family event running Saturday & Sunday, February 13 & 14. Games are played at Sisters schools from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. both days. Register at or call SPRD at 541-549-2091.

Career Funds Available
The Sisters Kiwanis Career Opportunity Fund helps adult residents of Sisters establish an occupational path. Pick up an application 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.

Open Computer Labs
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? Call 541-312-1072.

Women's Cancer Support
Sisters Cancer Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 25 at Sisters City Hall (conference room B). Physical Therapist Marlene Dumas will discuss strain and counter-strain. For more information call Jan at 541-549-2015, Marilyn at 541-382-4492, or Maggie at 541-815-8131.

The Library Book Club
Read and discuss "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See, an Author! Author! Literary Series selection, with other thoughtful readers at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, December 2. The book club runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Questions? Please contact Paige at 541-617-7078 or

Pajama Parties for Kids
Every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m., kids from birth to age 5 are invited to the Sisters Library for evening story time with songs, rhymes, crafts and PJs! Parents or *caregivers must attend. For additional information call 541-312-1072.

Register for Little League
Early registration for Sisters Little League is taking place now through February 29 at Sisters Park & Recreation District, and includes a free skills camp ($60 value!). Cost of registration goes up $10 after February 29; final deadline is March 16. Umpires, coaches, volunteers and sponsors are also being sought. Questions, call Kyle Fischer, 503-816-7576 or go to

Hunter Education Class
For a hunter's education class beginning Monday, February 8, register at (hunting-resources-education). It runs two nights per week for three weeks, plus a required field day. Questions? Please call Rick Cole at 541-420-6934.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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