• Fundraiser for Wildfire Relief & The Red Cross

    Outdoor socially-distant yoga (all are welcome) at Eurosports taught by Erin Walker. 5:30 to 6:30, p.m. on Wednesdays September 23 and 30 and October 7 and 14. Please bring mat or beach towel, first come/first served. $10 suggested donation. For more info call 541-728-7407.

    Sisters Supports Oregon

    A concert & fundraiser will be held in Sisters to benefit victims of Oregon wildfires. All proceeds will go to American Red Cross NW Response Fund. Participating businesses will donate a portion of their sales on various days between Thursday, September 24 and Saturday, September 26 (see ad on page 13). A concert and live auction will be held on Friday, October 2 at 5:30 p.m. at The Open Door. This is a ticketed event with limited seating. Donate, purchase tickets and find more information at www.paulinaspringsbooks.com.

    Sisters Rotary Mega Raffle

    Rotary Club of Sisters is sponsoring a “Mega” Raffle to benefit service projects in Sisters Country such as Books for Kids, Sisters High School scholarships, Sisters Park & Recreation District, Family Access Network, Adopt-A-Road, Operation School Bell and more. Winners for 12 prizes totaling $3,000 in value will be drawn Thursday, October 31. Only 500 tickets will be sold — odds of winning a prize are 1 in 41! Among the prizes are a 3-night stay at a luxury Oregon beach house, a $250 case of Wine from Cork Cellars, a $450 value family photo package, dinners and five $100 certificates at Sisters retailers. Donations to Rotary Club are $10 per ticket. Purchase tickets by calling 541-301-0300. For more information and a description of prizes visit sistersrotary.org or call 541-301-0300.

    Mentor Children in Sisters

    Central Oregon Partnerships for Youth (COPY), a program of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, is offering a class to prepare volunteers to become mentors for children with an incarcerated parent. After initial training and comprehensive background checks, volunteers are matched with a child in Sisters that shares similar interests and commits to spending a few hours a week together for a minimum of one year. This time is often spent working on homework, attending art programs, exploring the community, or simply hanging out and talking. On Saturday, September 26, COPY will offer a virtual orientation/training class. This 3½-hour class covers program policies, how to establish a mentor relationship, the impact incarceration has on families, and communication skills. Additionally, we will be spending time talking about safety and best practices for mentoring in a COVID-19 world. There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required. Call 541-388-6651 or go to www.sheriff.deschutes.org/jail/copy-program/ for more information or to register.

    Snow Plow Service Bids

    The Sisters-Camp Sherman R.F.P.D. is soliciting sealed bids for snow removal of parking and access areas until 4 p.m. on Friday, October 9. Solicitation details can be obtained by request at 541-549-0771 or online at www.sistersfire.com.

    Volunteer with Habitat!

    Sisters Habitat for Humanity’s Thrift Store, ReStore, and Construction sites need more volunteers! Are you interested? New Volunteer Orientations take place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at noon in the Sisters Habitat office, upstairs at 141 W. Main Ave. CDC protocols are followed. RSVPs are required as space is very limited in the socially-distanced meeting room. Each person must wear a mask and sanitize their hands when entering the building. A mask will be provided if needed. Please contact Marie at marie@sistershabitat.org or 541-549-1193 to save your spot.

    Panoramic Access Special Road District Board Vacancy

    Letters of interest are being accepted for a volunteer position on the PASRD 3-member board of commissioners. Board members are appointed by the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners and serve 3-year terms. Applicants must be a resident and a registered voter of the district for at least 90 days at the time of appointment. Send applications to panoramicroads@gmail.com; or to PASRD, PO Box 1226, Sisters, OR 97759. The application deadline is November 1. Info: 541-549-1150.

    Creating an Outdoors for All

    On Thursday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m. join the Deschutes Land Trust for a panel discussion with local leaders working to create more inclusive and equitable outdoor spaces in Central Oregon. We’ll learn from panelists’ personal outdoor experiences in Central Oregon, connect with local organizations working to create more equity outdoors, and discuss how we can all play a part in fostering an inclusive environment on our favorite trails, mountain lakes, ski lifts, and local parks. Registration is required at www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/creating-outdoors-for-all-co to receive the virtual event link. Only one person per household needs to register for this event. Info: 541-330-0017.

    Free Weekly Grab-N-Go Lunches For Seniors

    The Council on Aging of Central Oregon is serving seniors (60+) free Grab-N-Go lunches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week. The lunches are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis drive-through style from 12 to 12:30 p.m. at the Sisters Community Church, 1300 W Mckenzie Hwy. Seniors may drive through the parking lot and pick up a meal each day of service. Come on by, no need to make a reservation. For more information call 541-678-5483.

    Meet the Candidate

    Join Indivisible Sisters to meet Carina Miller, Democratic candidate for Oregon Senate District 30. This is an opportunity to hear her positions on issues facing Sisters Country and the State of Oregon. Ask questions and get answers. All are welcome. Thursday, September 24 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. (https://buff.ly/3aHMGu6) For more info call 541-400-8312.

    SMS Selling Sisters Strong Shirts/Decals

    The student leadership group at Sisters Middle School is hoping to make a difference in our community. They are selling shirts and decals featuring a newly designed Sisters Strong logo. The proceeds of the sales will go to Kiwanis Food Bank, Family Advocate Network, and the school’s leadership program. So far they have raised $1,200, although they are still hoping to raise more money for these organizations. Shirts and decals can be purchased online and picked up downtown at either Paulina Springs Bookstore or Canyon Creek Pottery. Please go to sistersstrong.org to purchase your items. Shirts are $15 and car decals are $4. For more information email jeff.schiedler@ssd6.org.

    Antiques & Jewelry Donations Needed

    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! New jewelry donation drop-off box at Washington Federal Bank in Sisters. For more information and to arrange for pickup of large or small items, please call Pam at 541-719-1049.

    Weekly Food Pantry

    Wellhouse Church has a weekly food pantry on Thursdays. For the next several weeks, food will be distributed drive-through style from 12:30 until all food is distributed at the Wellhouse Market building, 222 N. Trinity Way. People in need of food may drive through the parking lot and pick up a bag of food for their household. Other Sisters-area churches are joining with Wellhouse Church to contribute both financially and with volunteers to help sustain the program. For more information call 541-549-4184.

    Your Announcement Here

    Schools, churches, nonprofit recreational and community groups: this is your page to announce your free gatherings and events! Regularly occurring Sisters Country meetings are listed on the Sisters Area Meeting Calendar on page 3 and special events or featured meetings can be listed on this page. All submissions are subject to editing and run only as space allows. Email lisa@nuggetnews.com or drop off at 442 E. Main Ave. Your text must include a “for more information” phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Fridays.

    Virtual Race to Benefit Central OR Symphony

    The Virtual Beat Beethoven’s 5th 5k & 1-mile race will be held Sunday, October 11. A virtual race is done “on your own” between Sunday, October 11 through Sunday, October 18. You can run on your own or use the route at Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way, Bend. Proceeds benefit the Central Oregon Symphony, which has canceled concerts because of the virus. For just $25 you can register for either distance: www.beatbeethoven5k.com. Registrants will receive a printable bib and be entered into a raffle. If you have questions, call the Central Oregon Symphony Assoc. office at 541-317-3941.

    Organ Donor Awareness

    A new nonprofit is in the planning stages to educate the community on the importance of organ donation. Fundraisers and events will be discussed. If interested in taking part, please call Fifi Bailey at 541-419-2204.

    Sisters History Museum

    Three Sisters Historical Society seeks history enthusiasts to volunteer in our new museum. Don’t know anything about Sisters history? No problem, we will provide training so that you can lead our guests through the museum and its exhibits. Enjoy sharing our Sisters history and learning those special stories that few people know! Interested? Call 541-904-0585 or email to tshsvolunteers@gmail.com.

    City of Sisters Seeks Board Members

    The City of Sisters is accepting applications for volunteers to serve on its Boards and Commissions. There are open positions on the Planning Commission, Budget Committee, Housing, Parks, Public Works and Urban Forestry Boards. Information on open positions can be found at www.ci.sisters.or.us/bc. The City will be accepting applications for these positions until Friday, November 6 at 5 p.m. Interviews for open positions will occur in late November, and appointments will happen at the first City Council meeting in December. If you are interested in serving please complete an application form and return to Kerry Prosser, City Recorder at P.O. Box 39, Sisters, OR 97759, or kprosser@ci.sisters.or.us.

    Furry Friends Has Moved!

    The Furry Friends office is now located at 412. E. Main Ave., Ste. 4 behind The Nugget office. Though the office is closed to the public, the pet food bank is still open for no contact porch pick ups. Call to order your pet food for pick up during our regular weekly pickup time on Thursdays from 12:30 to 4 p.m. or by appointment the rest of the week. For info call or text 541-797-4023.

    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.

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