• Pet Photos with Santa

    Pet Photos with Santa, an annual event and major holiday fundraiser for Furry Friends Foundation, has been canceled this year due to COVID-19. Folks still wanting to make a tax-deductible donation to this local 501(c)(3) nonprofit may do so by mailing their donation to PO Box 1175, Sisters, OR 97759 or or donate online at www.furryfriendsfoundation.org For more information please call, 541-797-4023.

    Black Butte School Wreath Sale & Outdoor Holiday Market

    Black Butte School’s Holiday Wreath Sale is underway, with funds supporting Black Butte School in Camp Sherman. All orders are placed online at www.bbswreaths.com. Wreaths are available in two sizes, 27” and 36” outside diameter, made of fresh, noble fir boughs and accented with cedar, juniper, pine cones and a bow. Wreaths may be picked up on Saturday, December 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Black Butte School. Pickups will also be available at later dates. Go to www.bbswreaths.com for more information or call 541-306-1924.

    Hospice of Redmond’s Festival of Trees presents Tour of Trees 2020

    Hospice of Redmond is taking Festival of Trees out into the community by placing decorated trees at local businesses throughout Redmond, Bend and Sisters. View the trees online or in person and bid on them starting Tuesday, December 1. The auction will end with a live broadcast on KBNZ/CBS that starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. All info on where the trees are located, how to register and bid, and to join in the live auction is available at www.hospiceofredmond.org/tour-of-trees-2020/.

    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 info call 541-678-5483.

    Free Medicare Open Enrollment Counseling

    The Council on Aging of Central Oregon is providing free Medicare counseling to support older adults in navigating the annual open enrollment period, which runs through Monday, December 7. The one-on-one phone or Zoom sessions are provided by Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) certified volunteers and assist seniors in reevaluating their coverage — whether it’s Original Medicare (Parts A & B) with supplemental drug coverage (Part D), or Medicare Advantage (Part C) — and make changes or purchase new policies. To schedule an appointment call the Council on Aging’s SHIBA line at 541-678-5483, extension 211. Callers will be asked to leave a message, which will be returned by a certified SHIBA counselor, usually by the end of the next business day. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, all Medicare Counseling appointments will be over the phone or Zoom only.

    See’s Candies Sales

    The Kiwanis Club of Sisters will be holding their annual See’s Candies sales fundraiser in a trailer in the Ray’s Food Place parking lot. Place your order by visiting the Kiwanis See’s Candies trailer. Price list is online at SistersKiwanis.org. Sale dates are Tuesday, November 24 through Thursday, December 24. Pick up orders at the trailer from noon to 5 p.m. every day. 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.

    Drive-thru Donations & Marionberry Jam

    On November 1 Church of the Transfiguration had a drive-thru event to collect food and other donations for the Kiwanis Food Bank. The Food Bank received 290 pounds of food and $1,440 to help our community! Church of the Transfiguration is hoping to be successful with a drive to collect warm hats, gloves, and mittens on Sunday, December 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. The collected items will be delivered to Bethlehem Inn. Also available to purchase will be delicious marionberry jam made for this year’s Country Fair! This is the best possible gift for family, friends, and yourself! 8 oz. ($6 or $11 for 2 jars) and 4 oz. jars ($4) are available. All funds collected are returned to community agencies. Come visit us at 68825 Brooks Camp Road and help Bethlehem Inn! Info call 541-549-7087.

    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.

    Furry Friends Needs Your Help

    Furry Friends Foundation (FFF) needs your support in this time of crisis. During the holiday season, please consider a donation to this vital Sisters-area program. FFF operates two pet-food banks, a coat and pet-supply bank and sponsors free spay/neuters/vaccinations. For more info call 541-797-4023. Mail your donation to PO Box 1175, Sisters, OR 97759 or donate online at www.furryfriendsfoundation.org

    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 special stories that few people know! Interested? Leave a message at 541-904-0585 or email to tshsvolunteers@gmail.com.

    Seed to Table Online Auction

    Seed to Table is hosting a virtual silent auction to support a much-needed 2021 farm expansion. The auction runs from Thursday, November 19 to Thursday, December 3 and includes over 25 unique items, such as local adventures and holiday gifts. The auction period also includes free online screenings of farm-to-table movies and online cooking classes. For more information go to www.seedtotable.org/auction.

    Weekly Food Pantry

    Wellhouse Church has a weekly food pantry on Thursdays. Food is currently being 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. Info: 541-549-4184.

    Sisters Folk Festival Online Jam Fundraiser

    Sisters Folk Festival is holding a virtual silent auction and raffle from Tuesday, December 1 through Saturday, December 5. The auction will benefit the Folk Festival and its programs. Raffle items include a Breedlove guitar and a custom mandolin. Auction items include instruments, concerts, adventure packages and more. A free livestream concert will also be included on Friday, December 4 at 6 p.m. Go to www.sistersfolkfestival.org/jam-fundraiser/ for more info and to join the auction.

    Deschutes Public Library Online Programs

    Deschutes Public Library virtual events are now being featured on the Virtual Calendar on the opposite page. Parents, don’t miss the opportunity to pick up a Winter Wonderland craft kit at any library location during open hours on Saturdays (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Sisters) in December. Available while supplies last. Call 541-312-1032 for more info.

    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 info email jeff.schiedler@ssd6.org.

    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.

    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, please call Fifi at 541-419-2204.

    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 information, call 541-410-2870.
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Thursday, December 3, 2020
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