• Habitat Groundbreaking

    The community is invited to a Sisters Habitat for Humanity groundbreaking celebration for the Likens and Palmer families on Thursday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. The festivities will take place at Habitat’s Village Meadows neighborhood on N. Desert Rose Loop. The Likens home will be built in partnership with Heart of Oregon Corps Youthbuild team. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-549-1193 for more information.

    SPRD Earth Day Cleanup

    Supplies have arrived and we’re ready to clean up Sisters Country! Please remember to preregister with Sisters Park and Recreation by Friday, April 19th at 5 p.m. Then just show up on Saturday at 8 a.m. for supplies and locations. For more information, please call 541-549-2091.

    Sisters Rodeo Parade

    Want to be in the Sisters Rodeo Parade? Register at www.sistersrodeo.com. Deadline for registration is May 15. Any questions please call Jeri at 541-588-0689. Entries are limited.

    City of Sisters Seeks Urban Forestry Board Member

    The City of Sisters is accepting applications for a volunteer to serve on the Urban Forestry Board (UFB). The UFB has one open position for a one (1) year term. The applicant for this position should have the skills and knowledge to effectively represent the land development community. The Urban Forestry Board meets monthly, or as needed or directed by the City Council. Applications can be found on the City website at www.ci.sisters.or.us or at Sisters City Hall. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on April 19, 2019. For more information contact: Nicole Abbenhuis, at (541) 323-5220 or at nabbenhuis@ci.sisters.or.us.

    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 Goble at 541-588-0081 for information.

    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.

    OHSET Championship Meet

    On May 9 to 12, 2019 the Oregon High School Equestrian State Championship Meet will be held at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in the First Interstate Bank Event Center, Sagebrush and Juniper Arenas. Each day’s events will begin at 8 a.m. This event is open to the public and free of charge. There will be vendors on site to check out and a Consignment Tack Sale with Deschutes County Horse 4-H. We hope you will come out and support these athletes! Meet information is available at www.ohset.com under State Meet or call Kathy at 541-419-8925.

    Dementia Caregivers Group

    A free support group for caregivers of those suffering with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia takes place the first Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Sisters City Hall. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, meetings provide emotional, educational, and social support. Call 800-272-3900 or go to alz.org/oregon.

    Stars Over Sisters Party

    Learn about the night skies! Stargazers are invited to gather at the SPRD building on Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. for a free presentation and slide show. If weather then permits, plan on heading out to the SHS sports fields to observe the night sky through powerful telescopes. Info: 541-549-8846.

    Rodeo Fireside Stories Evening

    Three Sisters Historical Society presents “Eight Seconds in Sisters: Early History of Sisters Rodeo” at FivePine Conference Center, Tuesday evening, April 23, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission free for TSHS supporters, $10 general public. For information 541-549-2107.

    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.

    Support for Caregivers

    A free support group for those who provide care in any capacity meets at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 386 N. Fir St. at 10:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Call 541-771-3258 for additional information.

    Family Fun Story Time

    Family Fun Story Time for kids of all ages takes place at the Sisters Library on Thursdays, April 18 and 25 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, April 23 at 10 a.m. at Fika Sisters Coffeehouse. No registration required. Call 541-617-7078 for more information.

    Spring Blossoms

    Create simple Kirigami paper flowers, color their petals amd watch them bloom when placed in water. No registration required. Ages 6 to 11, or younger with adult assistance. Wednesday, April 24 at 3:30 p.m. at the Sisters Library. Call 541-617-7078 for more information.

    The Library Book Club

    Read and discuss “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan with other thoughtful readers at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, April 24, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call 541-617-7078 for more information.

    LEGO Block Party

    Kids of all ages can join the fun Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at Sisters Library. Call 541-617-7078 for more information.

    Kindergarten Roundup

    Sisters Elementary School will hold their annual Kindergarten Roundup pre-registration on Friday, May 3 in two sessions: one at 9 a.m. and another at 12:30 p.m. Children who will be age 5 on or before September 1, 2019 are eligible for the 2019-20 school year. Call the SES office at 541-549-8981 to schedule a pre-registration appointment, starting April 15. Enrollment forms may also be picked up at the office; return by Friday, April 26 with your child’s birth certificate and immunization records. Info: 541-549-8981.

    The Evening of Friendly Agers: an SPRD Activity

    Youth and others may participate in the preparation of The Friendly Agers Program to be presented at Sisters High School (date TBA). This is a collaborative effort between SPRD, TRACEs Central Oregon (Trauma, Resilience, and Adverse Childhood Experiences), Sisters High School and Claudia Bisso-Fetzer, Ph.D. The purpose is to promote connectedness through community engagement, providing a positive growing experience for older adults and youth. Youth participants from Sisters High School will receive credit to their leadership school program through community service. For info call 541-549-2091.

    St. Edward Church Tea and Fashion Show

    St. Edward the Martyr Roman Catholic Church in Sisters will hold their 19th annual Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. in the parish hall, 123 Trinity Way. This event will feature a high-tea-inspired luncheon, raffle, and fashion show. The fashion show will feature clothing from Sisters merchants including Bedouin, Common Threads, Wander + NW, Faveur and Gypsy Wind. Tickets are $20, must be purchased by May 1. For info and tickets call Sue Leithauser at 541-595-1414 or Shirley Gilles at 541-548-5416 or at smgilles@bendcable.com. Proceeds support parish ministries and nonprofits in the Sisters Community.

    Sisters Family Aglow Lighthouse 

    All men, women and teens are welcome for an encouraging time of worship, message, and ministry. Sisters Aglow Lighthouse Fellowship is gathering at the Ponderosa Lodge meeting room, Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. The speaker will be Jennifer Joy, national & international minister since 1996. Worship will be led by Lori Roberts and Lisa Jiminez. For additional information please call 503-930-6158 or email dana.herman.54@gmail.com.Local Government in Our Daily Lives

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