• Sharing joy with the world, one “Bot” at a time
    When Gary Hirsch was a little boy, he suffered from horrible, monster-infested nightmares – dreams so vivid they sent him knocking on his parents’ bedroom door for comfort. The monsters, he said, threatened to take him away.
  • Sisters roundabout has new residents
    Three years ago it was the sketchy, uncontrolled intersection of Highway 20/Barclay Drive/McKinney Butte Road. On Monday, April 8, after years of planning and construction of a new roundabout, it became the home of sculptor Danae Bennett-Miller’s “Land of Contrasts.” 
  • Artist’s book celebrates ‘Night Skies’
    Sisters artist Paul Alan Bennett’s latest venture makes it very easy to have his world-renowned art in your home — and in your hands.
  • Cloverdale FD honors volunteers
    The volunteer members of the Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District are a dedicated group of individuals who are true volunteers.
  • USFS plans major Suttle Lake project
    Suttle Lake is one of the best-loved and most heavily trafficked areas in Sisters Country. It is also home to an old and decaying forest. The combination of those two factors has led the Sisters Ranger District to propose a major project to deal with diseased and potentially dangerous trees.
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  • Homeowners can and must take primary responsibility for wildfire safety actions around their home. According to fire science research, individual efforts do make a difference even in the face of a wil
  • It’s looking more and more like 2019 will be the last year that the public will have free and unfettered access to local wilderness areas. Two years ago, prompted by the perception that wilderne
  • As Sisters Country enters the season of spring burning, the specter of the destruction of the mountain town of Paradise, California, looms like a pall of wildfire smoke over the community. While Siste
  • Connecting with real life for one week
    What would happen if you turned off all your distracting screens for seven days? For years, teacher and artist Clay Warburton has challenged his fourth-grade students at Sisters Elementary School (SES
  • Expo Night a hit at middle school
    Last Thursday was Expo Night at Sisters Middle School. The commons and surrounding classrooms were awash in color, music, invention, and creation. The audience was students, parents, volunteers, and i
  • Sharing joy with the world, one “Bot” at a time
    When Gary Hirsch was a little boy, he suffered from horrible, monster-infested nightmares – dreams so vivid they sent him knocking on his parents’ bedroom door for comfort. The monsters, h
  • The towns of Sisters and Silverton, Oregon in which I practice rely heavily on tourism, their quaintness, and the promise to deliver the small-town experience so many seek out. Whether lodging or reso
  • Habitat Thrift Store 
to host grand opening
    A grand opening celebration is scheduled at Sisters Habitat for Humanity’s new Thrift Store at 211 E. Cascade Ave., for Saturday, April 27. The celebration will start at 9 a.m. at the former bu
  • Dear Property Guy: I have a house by the OSU Bend campus that rents for $2,000 a month. If I rented it out on a room-by-room basis, the total rent would be substantially more. What do you think? &mdas
  • Kids collect thousands of eggs
    The sunshine warmed hundreds of eager young egg-hunters crowded into Creekside Park waiting in anticipation for the start of the 40th annual Sisters Easter Egg Hunt. The Park overflowed with 4,000 col
  • Hitchhiking with Oregon’s Poet Laureate
    When Oregon’s ninth Poet Laureate came to FivePine Conference Center, the evening felt like a classic variety show — performed by one man. Kim Stafford kicked things off by singing a capp
  • Columnist publishes book of essays
    Freelance writer and Nugget reporter and columnist Craig Rullman has published a collection of essays titled “The Bunkhouse Chronicles: Field Notes From The Figure 8 Ranch.” Some of the es
  • Boys LAX splits games
    The Outlaws started their week with a tough 15-2 loss at home to Summit on Tuesday, April 16, but two days later posted a 10-3 JV1 win at McNary. In the win over McNary on Friday, a mix of varsity and
  • Girls lacrosse wraps up week with win
    The Lady Outlaws fell 18-7 in a tough battle against Summit on Monday, April 15, but at home on Saturday they were a force to be reckoned with in their 16-3 win over Thurston. In the loss to the Storm
  • The Summit Invitational attracted 30 teams from across Oregon, and even a few from Idaho. The meet included depth of talent rivaling the 4A state meet — which is what Coach Jeff Larson loves abo
  • The Mosaic Medical Mobile Community Clinic is returning to Sisters. They are now seeing patients at Ponderosa Heights Apartments, every Tuesday evening, 6-8 p.m. “We are very excited to be bring
  • Pinworms make their unpleasant rounds across Sisters
    The common intestinal parasite known as pinworm or threadworm is affecting some Sisters residents. A pharmacist at Bi-Mart said Friday that the store’s inventory of pinworm medicine had sold out
  • The Center keeps Sisters kids safe in sports
    High school athletics can be one of the most beneficial aspects of a student’s education — but injury can cloud the experience. In recent years as coaches, medical professionals, student-a
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Start Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Sisters Park & Recreation District
1750 W. McKinney Butte
End Time: 4:00 PM
Phone: 541-549-2091
Website: http://sistersrecreation.com
SAGE meets weekdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Sisters Community Church
1300 W. McKenzie Hwy.
End Time: 2:30 PM
Phone: 541-678-5483
Website: http://councilonaging.org/sisters-meal-site
Lunch is served every Tuesday at noon, with a social hour from 11 a.m. to noon. A foot care clinic is held on even-numbered months, a blood pressure clinic the last Tuesday of the month, and senior exercise sessions are held twice monthly. BINGO is played after each luncheon until 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required with a $3.50 suggested donation for those over 60.
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
386 N. Fir St.
End Time: 12:00 AM
Phone: 541-548-0440
Meetings are held every Tuesday at this location.
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Aspen Lakes Lodge
16900 Aspen Lakes Dr.
End Time: 2:00 PM
Phone: 541-760-5645
Meets every Tuesday.
Start Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Black Butte Ranch community room
End Time: 2:00 PM
Phone: 541-595-6236
Bridge is played every Tuesday. All are welcome, but a partner is required.
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Phone: 541-549-1193
Website: http://sistershabitat.org
Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month. Call for location.
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 210 NW Irving Ave
Ste 102
Bend, OR 97703
Interested in learning how to combine outdoor writing and sketching with your joy of exploring nature? Join the Deschutes Land Trust and hiker and passionate journaler, Kolby Kirk, for an evening of learning tips and techniques for keeping a journal while exploring nature! We'll discuss ways of seeing and recording the landscape, explore reasons for keeping a trail journal, and learn tips for quickly sketching flora/fauna for later identification. No journaling experience needed.
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill
190 E. Cascade Ave.
End Time: 7:30 PM
Phone: 541-549-7427
Website: http://sisterssaloon.net
Free, every Tuesday! Sign-up is at 6:15 p.m.
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Sisters Fire Hall
301 S. Elm St.
End Time: 9:00 PM
Phone: 541-549-0771
Website: http://sistersfire.com
Drills take place every Tuesday.
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Location: The Belfry
Corner Main & Spruce
End Time: 9:00 PM
Phone: 541-912-0750
Website: http://sistersscienceclub.org
Doors open at 6 p.m. for social hour, with the speaker at 7 p.m. Dr. Daniel Lowd presents "Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence: Science Takes on Fake News." $5 admission for the general public, but teachers, students, and science club donors are free.
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