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 Three Sisters Historical Society. For information call 541-797-4023.

Mustang Rescue Christmas Tree Hunt

Mustangs To The Rescue will hold their Annual Christmas Tree Hunt from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8. Have a family adventure searching for and cutting your own tree, enjoy some s’mores and warm snacks, sledding and crafts for the kids, and wreath-making for the adults. Look for signs on the back side of Black Butte Ranch — on McAllister across from the road to Camp Sherman. Call 541-330-8943 for more information ahead of time. Call 541-350-2406 for help on the days of the event.

Camp Sherman Holiday Bazaar

Join in a festive community gathering at the Camp Sherman Community Hall with wreaths, crafts and goodies for sale on December 6 and 7. Enjoy a soup dinner while you browse on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come find that special gift! For more information call 541-595-2719.

SPRD Board Meeting Changes

Sisters Park & Recreation District Board Meetings for the month of December will not be held on their normal schedule on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Instead, the meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. The next board meeting will occur on Tuesday, December 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 541-549-2091 for info.

Dear Santa

Letters to Santa can be dropped off at the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce, 291 E. Main Ave. across the street from First Interstate Bank. Please make sure you have a return address on them so Santa will know where to answer. Deadline is December 19 in order to receive a letter back. Call 541-549-0251 for more information.

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 ending on Tuesday, December 24 (or sooner if all the candy is sold). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every 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. Info: 541-588-6255.

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 info is available from Connie at 541-588-0362.

Young Life Dessert Fundraiser

Sisters Young Life invites you to come to Sisters Community Church on Sunday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. to hear about and celebrate the events of the past year. Enjoy desserts, coffee, and tea donated by local businesses and hear how you might be able to get involved. If you would like to attend please contact Brooke Frutos by email brooke@sisters.younglife.org or call 541-904-0588.

Holiday Craft Night 

Kids of all ages are invited to make winter and Christmas crafts on Thursday, December 5 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sisters Christian Academy gymnasium, 1307 W McKinney Butte Road. Soup and dessert available, donations accepted for SCA’s Feed the Need fundraiser. Info: 541-549-4133.

Live From Bethlehem

Sisters Christian Academy students will present their annual Christmas musical on Friday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sisters Community Church auditorium. For more information, call 541-549-4133.

Call to Artists for Library Annual Art Exhibit 

The Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit is happening January 8 through February 28, 2020. All Sisters Country artists who want to participate are invited to submit work on Saturday, January 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. Invitations may be downloaded from the website sistersfol.com, or are available at the library’s information desk. People’s Choice Awards will be announced at the Reception on Friday, January 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call Zeta at 541-549-6157. 

Ladies Wreath Event

Enjoy the Christmas season with friends by creating evergreen wreaths or swags and enjoying a hot chocolate bar. Free! Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m to noon at Sisters Fire Station Community Hall. For info call 541-719-0587.

Understanding Dementia-Related Behavior

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join The Alzheimer’s Association to learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease on Thursday, December 5 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Sisters Library. To learn more or register, call 1-800-272-3900.

Senior Holiday Meal Event

The Council on Aging of Central Oregon is hosting a festive lunch that is free for adults aged 60 and older on Tuesday, December 10 from noon to 1 p.m. at Sisters Community Church. The lunch includes seasonal fare and decor, music, a raffle, and gifts for all who attend. Lunch is available for those under 60 for a small fee. Call 541-678-5483 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.

“One Winter’s Night” Dance Performance

The Sisters Dance Academy is proud to present their dance performance, “One Winter’s Night” featuring 200 dancers ages 3 to 18 showcasing numerous styles from ballet to hip hop. There will be two performances on Saturday, December 14, a 1 p.m. matinee and a 6:30 p.m. evening performance at the Sisters High School. Tickets are reserved seats only and are $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 3-12. Two years and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.danceinsisters.com 

Bell Choir & Renaissance Sisters Concerts

Sisters High Desert Bell Choir, Renaissance Sisters recorder ensemble and vocalist Mary Anthony will present a series of free concerts on Tuesday, December 17 at 6 p.m. at the Lodge in Sisters; Saturday, December 21 at 1 p.m. at Sisters Library; and Saturday, December 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Black Butte Ranch. Call Lola at 541-390-4615 for more information,

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.

Family Fun Story Time

Family Fun Story Time for kids ages birth through 5 takes place at the Sisters Library on Thursdays, December 5 and 12 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.

Meet the Architects — Envisioning the Library’s Future

Interactive discussions with the Library’s architects to learn more about the renovation and expansion plans for libraries throughput the county. Friday, December 6 at noon at Sisters Library. Free, no registration required. For info email chantals@deschuteslibrary.org.

Sisters Jazz Choir

Enjoy the harmonies of the holidays with this free performance by Sisters High School students on Saturday, December 7 at 12:30 p.m. at the Sisters Library. No registration required. Info: 541-312-1029

Gingerbread Construction

Build with graham crackers and win prizes for height and creativity! Thursday, December 12 at 4 p.m. at Sisters Library. For ages 12 to 17, no registration required. Info: 541-617-7078.

Winter Wonderland

Snowy stories, songs, crafts, and experiments for ages 0-11 at Sisters Library on Saturday, December 14 at 10 a.m. No registration is required. Call 541-617-7078 for information.