• Blues ace to play The Belfry
    Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, touring in support of their latest Alligator Records release, “Killin’ It Live,” will perform at The Belfry in Sisters on Thursday, February 27. Castro, along with his band, The Painkillers — bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson and drummer Bowen Brown —plays music that is guaranteed to fill the floor and raise the roof.
  • Sisters students learn the mandolin
    Sisters students are learning how to play one of the key instruments of Americana music: the mandolin.
  • Science talk to explore dark matter
    “Dark Matter and Its Silver Lining: Life, the Universe, and Everything” will be the topic when Dr. Larry Price speaks at The Belfry on Tuesday, February 25 for the second winter lecture in the 2019-2020 Frontiers in Science series.
  • Elementary students ‘compose themselves’ onstage
    Sixteen famous composers dressed in black stood stock-still on the Sisters Elementary School stage Thursday night. It was the performance of “Compose Yourself,” a musical directed by music teacher Sara Miller.
  • On the road to adventure at Arabian Horse Show
    Equestrian artist, trainer, and rider Kimry Jelen embarked on a challenge that is both a leap of faith and a fulfillment of a dream. Her colorful and fanciful equine artwork is being displayed and sold at the celebrated Scottsdale Arabian Horse show, February 13-23. 
  • Blues, bluegrass, Irish music on tap for festival
    After a successful 2019 event, Sisters Folk Festival is celebrating its 24th festival this year. The organization started announcing the initial lineup for the 2020 festival, releasing one artist every other day throughout February via social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and on their website. Music fans can also subscribe to the SFF email list for weekly updates throughout the year. 
  • Dustbowl Revival to return to Sisters
    Fan-favorite Dustbowl Revival will be returning to the Sisters stage on Friday, February 21 as the second installment of the Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concert Series. 
  • Awards mark high achievement
    Sisters’ talented art students had their work judged against a fierce statewide competition — and came out winners.
  • Want to go to a fiddle camp or a culinary competition? Study science or theater outside of school? Don’t have the funds to make it happen? The Roundhouse Foundation is ready to help.
  • Metolius photographer overcomes obstacles
    Landscape photographer Gary Albertson continues his photographic work even though he has faced years of challenges with deteriorating sight. 
  • Tick tock! Waterston Desert Writing Prize submissions for the 2020 prize are due by midnight, April 1. If you are planning to submit, it’s time to get serious about applying. Find all the guidelines and a link for submissions at www.waterstondesertwritingprize.org. 
  • Sisters Country birds
    The mountain quail (Oreortyx pictus) is the largest quail in the United States. I found these colourful quail on the shoulders of Mt. Jefferson, and while waiting for a good opportunity to capture an image from my truck, had one sitting on a log staring at me and he did not blink for 40 minutes.
  • Stars over Sisters
    Gemini is the featured constellation for the month of February in this edition of Stars over Sisters. This grouping of stars depicts a pair of celestial twins and is located between Auriga, Taurus and Orion to the west, Monoceros and Canis Minor to the south, and Cancer to the east.
  • Young artist sells artwork during art walk
    Keegan Williams, a talented nine-year-old artist from Bend, has taken the art scene by storm with his clever drawings, which feature witty creatures and designs that come mostly from his vivid imagination.
  • Film event weighs morality in a dirty war
    They called him Breaker Morant for his skill at breaking rough horses. And he was a fine horseman, a drifter, a drover, a drinker, a brawler, a bush poet, a Boer War soldier in a tough irregular unit — and ultimately a convicted and executed war criminal. He was the kind of man around whom legends gather.
  • One of the signal events of the winter season is ready to roll on Saturday, February 8, with a day full of free activities.
  • People’s Choice Awards honor five
    More than 250 Sisters art-lovers streamed through the doors of the Sisters Library Friday night to mingle with their friends and local artists, and cast final votes for the People’s Choice Awards at the Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit. While anxiously awaiting the results, people strolled through the library, nibbled on veggies, shrimp, and mini-wraps, and listened to music provided by The Renaissance Sisters, under the direction of Lola Knox.
  • Las Cafeteras conducts workshop for families
    Prior to their energetic performance at the first concert of the Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concert Series on Wednesday, January 15, the musical group Las Cafeteras spent about an hour conducting an interactive workshop focused on the support of Latino families in the Sisters School District. 
  • Saving the Dark film was a hit in Sisters, encore showing on tap
    Finding a parking space in the vicinity of the Sisters Movie House last Wednesday evening, January 15, was a more difficult task than normal for a weeknight. A likely reason for this was, besides the usual number of mid-week moviegoers, others from the Central Oregon region converged in Sisters to view a special movie about how to preserve our dark skies. And it was free of charge.
  • As library services change and evolve in Central Oregon, the Deschutes Public Library Board has requested that the “Friends” groups that support the Library transition their support to the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. 
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