• SPRD Board Meeting Changes

    Sisters Park & Recreation District Board Meetings for the month of November will not be held on their normal schedule on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Instead, there will be a board retreat on Wednesday, November 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be a board business meeting on Tuesday, November 19 (the third Tuesday) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call SPRD at 541-549-2091 for information.

    Operation Christmas Child

    The countdown is on to National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child on November 18-25, 2019! Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has delivered 157 million shoebox gifts to children affected by war, poverty, disease, famine and disasters in more than 160 countries. Drop-off location during national collection week is at Sisters Community Church, 1300 McKenzie Hwy. For details visit samaritanspurse.org/occ or contact Joanna at 541-588-0886.

    Popcorn & Politics

    Join Indivisible Sisters & Indivisible Redmond to watch the fifth Democratic presidential debate. Popcorn & snacks provided! Wednesday, November 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. (debate 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.) at Redmond Public Library, 827 Deschutes Ave., Redmond, Oregon. Carpools available from Sisters — email us at sistersindivisible@gmail.com. For more info: 541-400-8312.

    Bell Choir Seeks Players

    Sisters High Desert Bell Choir has immediate openings for 2 players. Music reading is essential and practices are on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. There will be free training available to anyone who applies. For info call Lola at 541-390-4615.

    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 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.

    Thich Nhat Hahn Sangha Meditation Group

    Weekly on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. at 737 E. Black Butte Ave. For more information please email Kathyn at Katindahood2@gmail.com.

    Fireside Evening

    Three Sisters Historical Society presents a Fireside Evening with popular Western author Rick Steber: Voices of the High Desert. This will be an enjoyable evening of story and introduction to the people and places that make the High Desert like no other place on earth! Wednesday, November 20 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m. for registration) at FivePine Conference Center. Call Karen at 415-637-7186 for more information.

    Be a Santa to a Senior

    Swing by First American Title in Sisters between November 18 and December 6 to snag a tag from the tree and purchase a gift for a local senior. First American Title is located at 178 S. Elm St., Suite 102. Call 541-904-3048 for more info.

    Go Fish Meeting

    Go Fish Group will meet on Monday, November 18 at 7 p.m. at Sisters Community Church. The speaker will be Brian O’Keefe of Powell Butte, who will present the program “50 Fly Fishing Tips.” Brian is one of the most famous, admired, witty, and loved professional fly-fishers in the world. For more information please contact Gary Kutz 541-771-2211.

    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.

    Sisters Community Thanksgiving Dinner

    Join in this annual free traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for all those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to partake. Donations appreciated, but not required. Bring yourself, or your whole family to Sisters Community Church on Thursday, November 28 from noon to 4 p.m. Call 541-390-4597 for more information.

    Sing In Christmas

    The Sisters High Desert Chorale Christmas concert series begins on Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, December 8 at 2:30 p.m. The theme this year is “Sing In Christmas” and will feature the Chorale and special guests performing many beloved Christmas carols and songs of the season. The concerts are held at the Sisters Community Church at 1300 West McKenzie Hwy and admission is free. Please join us for wonderful holiday music while supporting the Sisters community chorus. More information is available from Connie at 541-588-0362.

    Sisters Aglow Lighthouse

    All men, women and teens are welcome for an encouraging time of worship, message and ministry. Sisters Aglow is gathering at the Ponderosa Lodge Meeting Room on Saturday, November 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. The speaker this month is Marta Richards, a member of the Southeast Oregon Area Board, who recently traveled to Jerusalem for the Aglow International Convocation. Worship will be led by Lori Roberts. For more information please call 503-930-6158 or email dana.herman.54@gmail.com.

    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 additional information, please call 541-410-2870.

    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.

    Christmas Parade Applications

    Sisters Christmas Parade applications are now available at the Sisters Chamber of Commerce. Parade is Saturday, November 30 at 2 p.m. on Hood Ave. Please call Jeri at the Chamber 541-549-0251 or email jeri@sisterscountry.com if you would like to participate. Deadline is Friday, November 22. Ribbons awarded to participants and 1st thru 3rd place for Best Themed Entries.

    Camp Eagle Cap Bingo

    The 5th Annual Bingo and Live Dessert Auction is set for Wednesday, November 20 at Sisters Coffee Company. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Many prizes! Call Liz at 503-951-3357 or Chester at 541-377-0711 for more info.

    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 5:45 p.m. every third Monday at Paulina Springs Books. Free, but seats are limited and RSVPs requested. Read more at Citizens4Community.com/events or call 541-815-2088.

    Sisters Speak Life Cancer Support Group

    This cancer support group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at Suttle Tea in their back room from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Caregivers as well as patients and family members are welcome to join in. Please contact Suzi Steele at 503-819-1723 for more information.

    Pet Photos with Santa

    Join Furry Friends for their annual Pet Photos with Santa fundraising event on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your furry friends to Sisters Art Works Open House at 204 W. Adams Ave. Get your pet’s photo taken with Santa, purchase a fundraiser wreath from Black Butte School, browse Kathy Deggendorfer’s open studio and visit with Sisters Historical Society. For information call 541-797-4023.

    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.

    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 beginning Friday, November 22 and ending on Tuesday, December 24 (or sooner if all the candy is sold). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, with the exception of Thanksgiving (½ 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. For more information call 541-588-6255.

    Family Fun Story Time

    Family Fun Story Time for kids ages birth through 5 takes place at the Sisters Library on Thursdays, November 14 and 21 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.

    LEGO Block Party

    Kids of all ages can join the fun Saturday, November 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Sisters Library. No registration required. Call 541-617-7078 for more info.

    The Library Book Club

    Read and discuss “Friday Black” by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah with other thoughtful readers at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, November 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call 541-617-7078 for more info.

    Representations of Animals in Media

    Debra Merskin, PhD, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Oregon, will lead a discussion on the use of animals in media at noon on Thursday, November 21 at the Sisters Library. Info: 541-312-1032
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