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  • SMS Family Open Gym

    The SMS Parent Collaboration Team is hosting a family open gym at Sisters Middle School on Friday, May 17 from 4:30-6 p.m. Basketballs, volleyballs and other gym toys will be available for a free activity for families. The Collaboration Team also has meetings scheduled the first Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at SMS and all are welcome. The group’s official purpose is to “allow parents to actively participate, serve, and contribute to the functioning and organization of the school.” Info: 541-610-9513.

    City of Sisters Seeks Planning Commission Members

    The City of Sisters is accepting applications for two in-city volunteers to serve on the Planning Commission, which meets at City Hall the third Thursday of each month. Both terms will begin on July 1, 2019; one appointment is for an 18-month term, and one appointment is for a four-year term. The Planning Commission’s purposes include reviewing major land-use applications and advising the City Council on Planning policies. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31 and are available at Sisters City Hall, 520 E. Cascade Avenue, or visit the City’s website at www.ci.sisters.or.us. For additional information, please call Patrick Davenport at (541) 323-5219.

    Sisters Sunday Showcase Talent Show Audition

    Can you sing? Dance? Juggle? Tell a good joke? Show us what you’ve got! Send your audition video by June 1. Text or email a 1-5-minute video to Jennie Sharp at 541-645-0688 or jennie@starshine-theater.com. Performance will be Sunday, June 16 at 1 p.m. at Fir Street Park. Presented by Sisters Farmers Market and Starshine.

    World’s Children Speaker

    Sisters nonprofit World’s Children is offering a speaker for your club, church group or classroom. Topics include street children in developing countries; child trafficking; and child marriage. Each talk is given with a PowerPoint presentation that explains why these issues exist in developing countries and what can be done about them. For more information call 541-904-0789 or email info@worldschildren.org.

    DLT Walk & Hike Series

    Deschutes Land Trust volunteer naturalists lead free walks and hikes in small groups. Upcoming walks include: bring your kids to explore the world of butterflies at Metolius Preserve on Saturday, May 18 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.; learn nature journaling in the Indian Ford Meadow Preserve on Wednesday, May 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Online registration is required at deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes. Info: 541-330-0017.

    Sponsor an Impoverished Child from Uganda

    Hope Africa International, based in Sisters, has many children awaiting sponsorship! For more information go to hopeafricakids.org or call Katie at 541-719-8727.

    Sisters High Desert Chorale

    The Sisters High Desert Chorale will present its Spring concert series on Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, June 2 at 2:30 p.m. The theme is “Show Time” to celebrate favorite music from Broadway, television and movies. All concerts are held at the Sisters Community Church and admission is free. Please join us for some uplifting and fun music everyone will enjoy while you offer your support for Sister’s community chorus. More information is available from Connie at 541-588-0362.

    Lions Club Yard Sale.

    In late July the Three Sisters Lions Club will be hosting a yard sale to raise funds for senior scholarships, sight & hearing testing and more local projects. Donations are being accepted to make this event a success from May 18 through July 14. Drop-off location is on Hwy 242 next to Les Schwab on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Deri at 541-419-1279 for more information.

    Donate Antiques & Jewelry

    Sisters Kiwanis takes donations of antiques, collectibles and jewelry throughout the year for its annual Antiques, Collections & Jewelry Sale, held on Saturday every Memorial Day weekend. Your donation is tax-deductible! For more information and 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.

    Sisters Kiwanis Antiques, Collections & Jewelry Sale

    This annual sale to benefit local students and programs will be held at the Sisters Fire Station Community Hall on Saturday, May 25 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year will include jewelry — come see it all! Call Pam at 541-719-1049 for more info.

    Sisters Handmade, Home-Grown, Vintage Market

    A unique blend of spring & summer crafts, plants, flowers, antiques and collectibles. Vintage treasures and food items. The market will be open Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will support Sisters Christian Academy. The market is located at 1307 W McKinney Butte Rd. For more information find us on Facebook or call Pat at 541-383-1821.

    Circle of Friends Fundraiser Dinner

    Circle of Friends, a Sisters nonprofit that provides mentorship and special programs to under-served youth, is having a “Be a Friend, Be a Hero” fundraising dinner hosted by Three Creeks Brewery at the FivePine Conference Center on Thursday, May 23. There will be live and silent auctions with wonderful items to bid on including a trip to Africa, tickets to concerts and local art work. Please call Nicky at 541-588-6445 or visit the website for more information: https://circleoffriendsoregon.org

    Senior Luncheons & More

    Adults age 60 and older are invited to join the Council on Aging Senior Luncheon, served every Tuesday at Sisters Community Church. Coffee and various fun activities begin at 11 a.m. with lunch served at noon. Bingo is played after lunch until 2:30 p.m. For information call 541-480-1843.

    Corvette-Porsche Car Show

    The High Desert Corvette Club and the High Desert Porsche Club are holding a joint car show on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Sisters City Hall. There will be approximately 30 cars on display with owners available to answer questions. Call 714-322-4112 for more info.

    Go Fish Group

    “Go Fish” will meet on Monday, May 20 at Sisters Community Church at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Craig Schuhmann, who has been guiding for 13 years in Southern Oregon. He is the author of several books and is editor of “Fly Fishing and Tying Journal.” His talk will feature the fishing of Southern Oregon; the Williamson and Wood Rivers in the Klamath Basin. Questions? Call 541-771-2211.

    Free Pet Food

    Budget tight this month, but you still need pet food for your dog or cat? Stop by the Furry Friends pet food bank. We have all sorts of pet supplies, too. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located in the Sisters Art Works building, Ste. 109, 204 W. Adams Ave. For more information call 541-797-4023.

    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 Diane at 541-588-0081 for information.

    Civil War Living History

    The Civil War reenactment at House On Metolius Meadow is Saturday and Sunday, May 18 & 19. Over 160 Civil War characters present living conditions and military of the 1860s. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and to 4 p.m. on Sunday, with mock battles scheduled at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Saturday only, at 1 p.m. President Lincoln will address the public. Entry is $8 (seniors, active military & students, $5 and kids under 6 are free). Family maximum, $25.00. Parking, $5 per vehicle with a donation to the Boy Scouts. House On Metolius is off Oregon Highway 126/US-20, two miles north of Camp Sherman. Info: 541-815-1975.

    Mom-to-Mom Meeting

    Moms are invited to get connected with other moms for support and fun! First Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hangar at Sisters Community Church. Also meeting the third Tuesday of each month 10 a.m. to noon in the Fireside Room at Sisters Community Church. Childcare available in morning session — RSVP if needed. For information call 970-744-0959.

    Parkinson’s Support Group

    The second Tuesday of each month, Sisters Parkinson’s Support Group meets at The Lodge from 2 to 3:30 p.m. All are welcome to learn, share, and receive support. For more info contact Carol at 541-668-6599.

    Family Fun Story Time

    Family Fun Story Time for kids of all ages takes place at the Sisters Library on Thursday, May 16 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.

    eBook Downloads

    Learn how to download eBooks and audio books from the library’s collection on Tuesday, May 21 at 10 a.m. at Fika Sisters Coffeehouse. No registration required. Call 541-617-7078 for more information.

    Animal Adventures

    Live animals, stories, crafts with High Desert Museum for kids ages 3 to 5. It’s 30-45 minutes of adventure! Limited to 30 children and their caregivers. Sisters Library on Tuesday, May 21 at 11:30 a.m. Info: 541-312-1072.

    Machines as the Measure of Man

    Dr. Jessica Hammerman will present on the centrality of industrialization as a Western phenomenon on Wednesday, May 22 at noon at the Sisters Library. Info: 541-312-1032.

    The Library Book Club

    Read and discuss “Paris by the Book” by Liam Callanan with other thoughtful readers at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, May 29, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call 541-617-7078 for more info.

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