Thrive Cooking Tutorial
On October 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sisters Library all are invited to attend a free cooking tutorial "Holiday Foods for Health." Samples, recipes, and door prizes will be included. For registration, call 541-948-6628.
Free Pet Food
Budget tight this month, but you still need pet food for your dog or cat? Stop by the Furry Friends pet food bank. We have all sorts of pet supplies, too. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located in the Sisters Art Works building, Ste. 109, 204 W. Adams Ave. Call 541-797-4023.
Volunteer Tutors Needed
Would you like to volunteer your time at Sisters Middle School or Sisters High School as an AVID tutor? There are multiple times available, training is included and you don't have to be an expert in any specific area of study. Email Kristy Rawls at email@example.com or call 541-549-4045.
Candidate Town Hall
What matters to you and your family? Safety? Healthcare? Jobs? Come on down and ask Jamie McLeod-Skinner about it. She's a rural Democrat running to become our next Representative to U.S. Congress. She's traveled over 40,000 miles across the district to hear what matters to the people of Oregon's District 2. Tuesday, October 23, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at The Belfry, 302 E. Main Ave. More info: 541-760-5320.
Sisters Halloween Parade
Halloween Parade is sneaking up on us! Children from ages 1-10 (and their parents/caregivers) are invited to gather at Fir Street Park, corner of Fir and Main, to trick or treat around town. Costumes required for children! First group leaves at 3 p.m. Pre-registration forms are at Sisters Library and SES. Please bring non-perishable food items for the Sisters Food Bank. Call 541-350-3085 for info.
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 11 a.m. to 12:30 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.
Celebrate Oktoberfest with a live band, brats and all the fixings, no host bar and a fun auction. Tickets include food and will be available at the door for $30 each. Saturday, October 20 from 5 to 10 p.m. at 68854 Hurtley Ranch Road. All proceeds to benefit the SHS Class of 2019 Grad night party. Adults only. Tickets available at Premier Mortgage Resources, 473 W. Hood Ave. For more info call 541-749-0610.
Sisters Song Circle
Sisters Song Circle welcomes singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists to share music with each other upstairs at Sisters Saloon on Sunday, October 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m. All experience levels welcome! Call Joan for more information, 541-270-0018.
The 43rd Annual Snowflake Boutique will be on Friday, November 2 from 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Deschutes County Fairgorunds and Expo Center, Redmond. Admission is $3.50, and net proceeds are donated to Family Access Network (FAN). Info at http://www.snowflakeboutique.org. For info call Randi at 541-504-4048.
Sisters Family Aglow Lighthouse
All are welcome to the October meeting at the Ponderosa Lodge meeting room, Saturday October 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. Co-leaders Peter and Dana Herman invite you to come for an encouraging time of worship, message, and ministry. This month's speaker is The Dalles' Aglow president, Fred Blakely. Worship will be led by The Dalles' awesome Aglow worship team. For additional information please call 503-930-6158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
60+ Senior Health Fair
The Second Annual 60+ Senior Health Fair will be held on Friday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sisters Park and Recreation Building. Over 30 tables on local health services and resources. Free prizes! For info call 541-272-0529.
Health Insurance Counsel for Seniors
The Council on Aging of Central Oregon will offer free Senior Health Insurance Benefits Association (SHIBA) counseling sessions during the upcoming 2019 Medicare enrollment period, which runs from October 15 through December 7, 2018. Adults aged 65 and up can schedule appointments with an English- or Spanish-speaking certified volunteer counselor. Call 541-678-5483, x211 to leave a message and receive more information.
Black Butte Ranch RFPD Meeting Location Change
Due to construction at the Black Butte Fire Station, the October 25 meeting of the Black Butte RFPD will be located at the Black Butte Ranch Administration Building, South Sister Room. Meeting time is 9 am. Call 541-595-2288 for info.
Support for Caregivers
A free support group for those who provide care in any capacity meets at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 386 N. Fir St. at 10:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Info: 541-771-3258.
Tai Chi/Balance Sessions
Sisters Drug hosts free adult fitness and health sessions in the Ray's Food Place community room, the first and last Thursday each month, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Sessions are based on the STEADI Program, to reduce adult injuries from falls. Tai Chi has been shown to improve balance and strength, helping to accomplish this. For info: 541-549-6221.
CPR and First Aid Class
Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD will offer the AHA "Heartsaver" CPR/AED class on Saturday, October 27 and the First Aid module on Sunday, October 28 at the Sisters Fire Hall. The cost is $30 which includes a student workbook and completion card. Register no later than Friday, October 19: online at sistersfire.com (CPR tab) or at the Sisters Fire Hall weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 541-595-5712.
DLT Walk & Hike Series
Deschutes Land Trust volunteer naturalists lead free walks and hikes in small groups. Upcoming walks include October 19 from 10 a.m. to noon along Spring Creek near the Metolius River; October 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. fall hike at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve; October 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Summit Loop Trail at Smith Rock State Park. Online registration is required at deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes. Info: 541-330-0017.
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
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..
Operation Christmas Child
National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child is November 12-19, 2018! 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. from 10 a.m. to noon. For details visit samaritanspurse.org/occ or contact Joanna at 541-588-0886.
Moms are invited to get connected with other moms for support and fun! First Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hangar at Sisters Community Church. Also meeting the third Tuesday of each month 10 a.m. to noon in the Fireside Room at Sisters Community Church. Childcare available in morning session, RSVP if needed. For more info call 970-744-0959.
Donate Antiques & Jewelry
Sisters Kiwanis takes donations of antiques & vintage jewelry throughout the year for its annual Antique & Collectibles Sale, held on Saturday every Memorial Day weekend. Your donation is tax-deductible! For more information call Leart at 541-410-2890; to arrange for pickup of large items, please call Pam at 541-719-1049 or Roger at 541-430-7395. You may also drop off small items at Essentials at 492 E. Main Ave.
The Library Book Club
Read and discuss "Today Will Be Different" by Maria Semple with other thoughtful readers at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, October 24, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information call 541-617-7078.
Pumpkin decorating, stories and games for ages birth to 11. No registration required. Sisters Library on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information call 541-617-7078.
Open Computer Labs
From 3 to 5 p.m. on Fridays, October 19 and 26, a free open lab is offered at the Sisters Library. Practice skills, receive help with technical tasks, and have your questions answered. For more information call 541-312-1072.
Family Fun Story Time
Family Fun Story Time for kids ages birth through 5 takes place at the Sisters Library on Thursdays, October 18 and 25 from 10:30 to 11 a.m., with songs, rhymes and crafts, all designed to grow young readers. Caregivers must attend. For more information call 541-617-7078.