Volunteer for Parks Board

The City of Sisters is accepting applications for a volunteer position on the City Parks Advisory Board for a 3-yr. term. Applicants must live within the Sisters School District boundary. The Board advises the Council on matters pertaining to the acquisition, development, maintenance and preservation of public parks, trails & open spaces, meeting every first Wednesday at 4 p.m. Applications are at www.ci.sisters.or.us or at Sisters City Hall at 520 E. Cascade Ave. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, September 6. For info contact Patrick Davenport at 541-323-5219 or at pdavenport@ci.sisters.or.us.

Living with Middle-Stage Alzheimer’s

In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s Disease, those who were partners now become hands-on caregivers. Hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. at the Sisters Library on Thursday, August 22 from noon to 3 p.m. Call 800-272-3900 to register.

AARP Driver’s Safety

AARP’s Driver Safety Course, a classroom refresher for motorists 50 and older, will be offered on Tuesday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sisters Community Church. There will be a one-hour lunch break. Call 541-390-6075 to register. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. 

Free Spay & Neuter

It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Stop by the Furry Friends Foundation (FFF) office to fill out a simple form, call to make your appointment at Bend Spay & Neuter, transport your pet. FFF also sponsors vaccinations and chipping. Located in the Sisters Art Works building, 204 W. Adams Ave., Suite 109. For information call 541-797-4023.

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.

Online Safety Training

SafetyNet®, KIDS Center’s newest training addition, will be held on Thursday, August 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sisters Library. This training is designed to help adults learn how to use technology in a safe, positive, and ethical manner while providing the tools needed to safely manage online lives for both themselves and children. Please contact Rachel Visser at 541-306-6062 to register.

Circle of Friends Benefit Concert

Join Circle of Friends on Sunday, August 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. for an evening of music, food and community while supporting the transformative work of mentoring. Location is 69331 Deer Ridge Rd. with music by Dry Canyon Trio. Purchase tickets in advance for $25 by calling 541-588-6445. Food and Beverage available for purchase. Don’t forget your blanket or lawn chair. 

Seeking Poets & Poetry Fans

Share your voice & the poetry you love with your community. Participate in Tea & Poetry, presented by New Oregon Arts & Letters and Sisters Farmers Market. Email tiffany@plazm.com for information or call 503-997-0301; email is preferred. 

Friends of Metolius Walk

Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to noon, enjoy a free interpretive walk along the Metolius River with Susan Prince. Observe the unique riparian habitat of the Metolius and learn about recent changes to enhance habitat for fish and native plants. Children are welcome, but please, no dogs. Meet near the Camp Sherman Bridge fish viewing platform. For more information please call 415-233-3243.

Stars Over Sisters Party

Learn about the night skies! Stargazers are invited to gather at the SPRD building on Saturday, August 24 at 8:30 p.m. for a free presentation. 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. 

Sisters Sunday Showcase Talent Show Audition

Got talent? Can you sing? Dance? Juggle? Tell a good joke? Show us what you’ve got! All are invited to watch and/or perform a talent on Sunday, August 25 at 1 p.m. during the Sisters Farmers Market at Fir Street Park. Presented by Starshine and Sisters Farmers Market. Auditions required. Text or email a 1-5 min video to Jennie Sharp at 541-645-0688 or jennie@starshine-theater.com by August 20. Details: starshine-theater.com/talentshows.

Kids’ Performance Class

Starshine and Sisters Farmers Market are teaming up to host a 1-hour free performance workshop for kids of all ages on Sunday, August 25 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Kids will create a mini-performance that they’ll present at the Sisters Sunday Showcase Talent Show at 1 p.m. Costumes included! To register call 541-645-0688 or go to starshine-theater.com. Details: starshine-theater.com/talentshows.

Habitat Homeownership

Sisters Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for its homeownership program. If you have lived and/or worked in Sisters for at least a year, have a need for housing, have verifiable income and are willing to contribute up to 500 hours of sweat equity, this program may be for you. Please review Habitat’s qualification guide online at www.sistershabitat.org/housing-programs or pick one up at the Habitat office, 141 W. Main Ave. Questions, call 541-549-1193. 

Treating Autism with Qigong Massage

The Autism Treatment Center of Bend will host a free public presentation at the Sisters Library on Thursday, August 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. Rosimery Bergeron will discuss qigong sensory treatment massage, a research-proven, parent-delivered treatment that can improve all aspects of autism. Register at www.AutismTreatment.Center or call 503-917-1239 for more info.

DLT Walk & Hike Series

Deschutes Land Trust volunteer naturalists lead free walks and hikes in small groups. Upcoming walks include: Walking Meditation in the Indian Ford Meadow Preserve on Thursday, August 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Stream Sampling on Whychus Creek on Saturday, August 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Metolius River Preserve Hiking Tour on Saturday, August 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Online registration is required at deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes. For more information call 541-330-0017.

World’s Children Speaker

Sisters nonprofit World’s Children is offering a speaker for your club, church group or classroom. Topics include street children in developing countries; child trafficking; and child marriage. Each talk is given with a PowerPoint presentation that explains why these issues exist in developing countries and what can be done about them. For more information call 541-904-0789 or email info@worldschildren.org.

Child Sexual-Abuse Prevention Training

Darkness to Light®, a child sexual-abuse prevention training, will be held on Thursday, September 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sisters Library. This training program provides participants with 5 steps to better protect children from sexual abuse. It gives adults the tools for recognizing the signs of sexual abuse, responding to suspicions, and gives simple ways to minimize opportunities for abuse in organizations and our community. Please contact Rachel Visser at 541-306-6062 to register.

Camp Sherman Pancake Breakfast

Bring your family and friends to a traditional Pancake Breakfast at the Camp Sherman Community Hall, Sunday, September 1, 8 to 11 a.m. Enjoy all-you-can-eat ham, eggs, pancakes, orange juice and coffee. Adults $9.00; children 5-10 years $6.00, under 5 free. Proceeds benefit Camp Sherman Historical Society and Friends of the Metolius. Call 541-595-2719 for more information.

Ready for Kindergarten

A special storytime just for children entering kindergarten will include songs, crafts and more. Thursday, August 29 at 1:30 p.m. No registration required. Call 541-617-7078 for more info.

Family Fun Story Time

Family Fun Story Time for kids ages birth through 5 takes place at the Sisters Library on Thursdays, September 12, 19 and 26 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.

The Nonfiction Book Club

Read and discuss “City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris” by Holly Tucker with other thoughtful readers at Fika Sisters Coffeehouse on Thursday, September 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. Info: 541-617-7078.

Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels

Insulting the president, from Washington to Trump. On Saturday, September 14 at 3 p.m. at the Sisters Library author and professor Edwin Battistella will trace the ways in which presidents have been insulted over the centuries since the founding of the republic, selecting from more than 500 examples collected in his upcoming book, “Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels.” Battistella shows that less has changed than you might think.

The Library Book Club

Read and discuss “The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore,” by Kim Fu, with other readers at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, September 18, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Info: 541-617-7078.