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  • SPRD Board Meeting Changes

    Sisters Park & Recreation District Board Meetings for the month of December will not be held on their normal schedule on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Instead, the meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. The next board meeting will occur on Tuesday, December 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 541-549-2091 for info.

    Dear Santa

    Letters to Santa can be dropped off at the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce, 291 E. Main Ave. across the street from First Interstate Bank. Please make sure you have a return address on them so Santa will know where to answer. Deadline is December 19 in order to receive a letter back. Call 541-549-0251 for more information.

    Presidential Debate Watch Party

    Join Indivisible Sisters & Indivisible Redmond to watch the sixth Democratic presidential debate. Popcorn & politics! Thursday, December 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Sisters Public Library, 110 North Cedar St. Info: 541-400-8312.

    SHS Jazz Choir Holiday Showcase

    The Sisters High School Jazz choir hosts the 5th Annual Holiday Showcase on Friday, December 13 at 7 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium. This variety show will feature school groups and performers from across Central Oregon. There is a $5 Suggested donation to benefit the Jazz Choir. For more info call 541-549-4045 ext. 5556.

    Let’s Talk, Sisters!

    Citizens4Community invites all area residents to the monthly Let’s Talk, Sisters! discussion series — a forum where people learn about local topics of interest and exchange diverse viewpoints in a lively but respectful setting. A moderator keeps talks focused; and attendees nominate future discussion topics. Talks start at 5:30 p.m. every third Monday at Paulina Springs Books. Free, but seats are limited and RSVPs requested. Read more and RSVP at Citizens4Community.com/events or call 541-815-2088.

    Support for Caregivers

    A free support group for those who provide care in any capacity meets at The Lodge in Sisters at 10:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Info: 541-771-3258.

    Young Life Dessert Fundraiser

    Sisters Young Life invites you to come to Sisters Community Church on Sunday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. to hear about and celebrate the events of the past year. Enjoy desserts, coffee, and tea donated by local businesses and hear how you might be able to get involved. If you would like to attend please contact Brooke Frutos by email brooke@sisters.younglife.org or call 541-904-0588.

    “One Winter’s Night” Dance Performance

    The Sisters Dance Academy is proud to present their dance performance, “One Winter’s Night” featuring 200 dancers ages 3 to 18 showcasing numerous styles from ballet to hip hop. There will be two performances on Saturday, December 14, a 1 p.m. matinee and a 6:30 p.m. evening performance at the Sisters High School. Tickets are reserved seats only and are $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 3-12. Two years and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.danceinsisters.com.

    Live From Bethlehem

    Sisters Christian Academy students will present their annual Christmas musical on Friday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sisters Community Church auditorium. For more information, call 541-549-4133.

    Call to Artists for Library Annual Art Exhibit

    The Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit is happening January 8 through February 28, 2020. All Sisters Country artists who want to participate are invited to submit work on Saturday, January 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. Invitations may be downloaded from the website sistersfol.com, or are available at the library’s information desk. People’s Choice Awards will be announced at the Reception on Friday, January 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call Zeta at 541-549-6157.

    Bell Choir & Renaissance Sisters Concerts

    Sisters High Desert Bell Choir, Renaissance Sisters recorder ensemble and vocalist Marilyn Anthony will present a series of free concerts on Tuesday, December 17 at 6 p.m. at the Lodge in Sisters; Saturday, December 21 at 1 p.m. at Sisters Library; and Saturday, December 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Black Butte Ranch. Call Lola at 541-390-4615 for more information.

    Christmas Concert

    Renaissance Sisters recorder ensemble, joined by vocalist Marilyn Anthony, will present a Christmas concert on Monday, December 23 at 6 p.m. at the Lodge in Sisters. Come enjoy this opportunity to hear beautiful Renaissance, contemporary and even some jazzy seasonal songs as well as many sing-along carols! For info call Lola at 541-390-4615.

    See’s Candy Sales

    The Kiwanis Club of Sisters will be holding their annual See’s Candy Sales fundraiser in a trailer in the Ray’s Food Place parking lot ending on Tuesday, December 24 (or sooner if all the candy is sold). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Stop in and purchase some of the best chocolate and support Kiwanis in their efforts to provide scholarships and career-change assistance as well as a number of other service projects. Every penny of profit goes back to the community. Info: 541-588-6255.

    Go Fish Meeting

    The Go Fish group will meet Monday, December 16 at 7 p.m. at Sisters Community Church. The speaker will be Gary Lewis and the subject will be “Fishing Central Oregon’s Little Known Waters.” He is an award-winning author, TV host, speaker and photographer. He is also a weekly contributor to the Bend Bulletin. For information contact Gary Kutz at 541-771-2211.

    Winter Solstice at the Labyrinth

    All are invited to celebrate Winter Solstice with silent meditation and labyrinth walk at 4:30 pm on Saturday, December 21. Bring a flashlight. Optional: battery candle, a warm drink to sip around the fire pit afterward. Families with young kids: email in advance to arrange a special, non-silent walk. Sisters Community Labyrinth is located in East Portal at the corner of Hwy 242 and W. Hood Ave. Restrooms will be closed; parking lot will be open. Info: neworegonarts@gmail.com, neworegon.org/events, 503-997-0301.

    Christmas Giving Tree

    Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire & Ambulance is sponsoring a Spirit of Christmas Giving Tree to provide gifts to families in need. Tags with items requested by the families are hung on trees at Ray’s, Sisters Fire Hall, Black Butte Ranch Post Office and Black Butte Ranch Police Department. New, unwrapped gifts should be delivered to Sisters Fire Hall by Wednesday, December 18 at noon. For information contact the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District at 541-549-0771.

    Tai Chi/Balance Sessions

    Free Tai Chi/Balance Classes based on the CDC “Steadi” Program to reduce injuries and falls in our community are being sponsored by Sisters Drug. Taught by Shannon Rackowski every Thursday from 11-11:30 a.m. (except holidays) at the SPRD Fitness Room next to Sisters High School. Open to all ages. For info: 541-549-6221.

    Christmas Dinner

    On Christmas Day, the Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD and the Sisters-Camp Sherman Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Association invites the public to the Annual Sisters Community Christmas Dinner to be held Christmas day at 1 p.m. in the Sisters Fire Station Community Hall located at 301 S. Elm St. Everyone in the community is welcome and no reservation is required. For more info contact the Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD at 541-549-0771.

    Career Funds Available

    Applications are available for the Sisters Kiwanis Career Opportunity Fund to help adult residents of Sisters establish an occupational path. Pick up forms at the Kiwanis House, corner of Oak and Main, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, and during regular hours from the Sisters Habitat for Humanity office. For more info, please call 541-410-2870.

    Healthy Living Information for Seniors

    Seniors and caregivers are invited to drop by the SAGE room at SPRD on the second Monday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. to meet local service providers and gather free information about aging in place from foot care to end-of-life planning. Call 541-588-0081 for information.

    Family Fun Story Time

    Family Fun Story Time for kids ages birth through 5 takes place at the Sisters Library on Thursday, December 12 from 10:30 to 11 a.m., with songs, rhymes and crafts, all designed to grow young readers. Caregivers must attend. Info: 541-617-7078.

    Gingerbread Construction

    Build with graham crackers and win prizes for height and creativity! Thursday, December 12 at 4 p.m. at Sisters Library. For ages 12 to 17, no registration required. Info: 541-617-7078.

    Winter Wonderland

    Snowy stories, songs, crafts, and experiments for ages 0-11 at Sisters Library on Saturday, December 14 at 10 a.m. No registration is required. Call 541-617-7078 for information.
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