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home : announcements February 21, 2019


ART-i-facts, an Interactive Art Experience

Wednesday, February 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. is a night of art in the Sisters High School Commons. Sisters Country is invited to attend the 22nd annual celebration of the arts at SHS! Bring the whole family to participate at our hands-on art stations. Student-designed silkscreen T-shirts, collaborative art stations, a take-away prize for visiting all the stations, and more! Enjoy our pop-up gallery of student art, luthier designs, and live entertainment from SHS music programs as well as refreshments. Admission is $5, $20 for family. Info: 541-549-4045.

Sisters School Board Budget Committee Opening

The SSD Board of Directors will appoint one community member to fill one interim vacant Budget Committee position to serve for one budget term (to expire 6/30/19). Candidates must live in the district, not be officers or employees of the district, and be qualified district voters; they should participate in school activities, be a positive problem solver and commit time to review material, and attend committee meetings. For application email Mel at or pick up at the district office. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 22 by 4 p.m. Questions? Call 541-549-8521.

Tai Chi/Balance Sessions

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 by Shannon Rackowski, classes are now offered every Thursday from 11-11:30 a.m. (except holidays and December 27.) Due to the popularity of the classes, they have been moved to SPRD Fitness Room at 1750 W. McKinney Butte Rd. in Sisters. For more information call 541-549-6221.

Healthy Beginnings Assessments & Fundraiser

Healthy Beginnings offers free health, development and behavior assessments for all kids age 0 to 5 in Central Oregon. Assessments are being provided by kindergarten teachers and pediatricians Saturday, February 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sisters Elementary School. Allow one hour to complete screening. A fundraiser will also be held on February 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Depot Café in Sisters. $25 tickets include beer, wine and appetizers. Schedule an appointment at or call 541-383-6357 for info.

Come Sing With Us!

The Sisters High Desert Chorale will begin rehearsals for spring concerts on March 11. The Chorale meets each Monday night at 6:30 in the Community Hall of Transfiguration Episcopal Church on Brooks Camp Rd. All singers of all ages are welcome to join this community group. No audition is required. Spring concerts are scheduled for the end of May 2019. More info is available from Connie Gunterman at 541-588-0362.

Oregon Quilt Project Documentation Days

The Oregon Quilt Project will be in Sisters documenting quilts residing in Oregon that are old, new or made elsewhere. Quilts that have not been quilted, "summer quilts" (with a backing but no quilt padding), tied quilts, and quilted garments can also be documented. Each person can bring two quilts for documentation. The documentation days are Friday, March 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Stitchin' Post (311 W. Cascade Ave.). Contact Zeta Seiple at 541-549-6157 for information and appointments. Documentation appointments are limited and will be scheduled on a first come first served basis.

SPRD Seeks Budget Committee Members

The Sisters Park and Recreation District Board of Directors is accepting applications from interested community members who would like to fill two vacant budget committee positions. The Board will review applications and appointments will be made at the March 19, 2019 board meeting. To be eligible for appointment, the candidate: 1) must live within the SPRD boundaries, 2) must not be an officer or employee of the SPRD and 3) must be a qualified voter of the District. Applications may be obtained at the SPRD office located at 1750 W. McKinney Butte Rd. or on our website at Please return your application to the District office or email it to by Thursday, February 28 at 5 p.m. Call 541-549-2091 with questions or for more information.

CPR/AED and First Aid Class

The next CPR/AED and First Aid class with Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD is scheduled for Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $30, which covers Adult CPR/AED, Child and Infant CPR (optional) and First Aid modules, a student workbook and completion card. Register by Tuesday, March 5. To register, go online to and select the CPR tab, or stop by and register at the Sisters Fire station during business hours (8 to 5). Pick up the student workbook at the station after you register. If you have questions, call Beverly Halcon at 818-674-7686.

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

Sponsor an Impoverished Child from Uganda

Hope Africa International, based in Sisters, has many children awaiting sponsorship! For more information go to or call Katie at 541-719-8727.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, homemade applesauce and more. Adults: $4. Children 4-12: $2. Family: $10. Info: 541-504-2413.

Clean Energy Jobs Bill Educational Forum

Tuesday, March 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sisters Library conference room. This forum will cover key features of HB 2020 now before the State Legislature to limit emissions from the largest Oregon polluters and create clean energy jobs in Oregon, especially in communities that need jobs the most. Additionally, there will be a brief overview of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act - HR 736 of US house. Includes Q&A time. Call 541-400-8312 for more information.

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. Call 541-771-3258 for additional information.

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.

Sisters Rodeo Poster

Sisters Rodeo will host an unveiling of the 2019 rodeo poster at Dixie's in downtown Sisters on Friday, February 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is welcome. For information call 541-549-7142.

High Desert Art League Exhibit

The High Desert Art League, in collaboration with Black Butte Ranch, will be presenting an art exhibit, "Montage," at Black Butte Ranch Lodge Gallery during the months of February, March and April 2019. In February, the exhibit will feature four League artists: Barbara Cella, Jean Lubin, Vivian Olsen and Joren Traveller. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Lodge and exhibit are open from 3 to 9 p.m. daily. Visit or call 925-878-9723 for more info.

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.

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 Karen at 541-480-1412; 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.

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.

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

Family Fun Story Time

Family Fun Story Time for kids of all ages takes place at the Sisters Library on Thursdays, February 21 and 28 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 Library Book Club

Read and discuss "Empire Falls" by Richard Russo with other thoughtful readers at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, February 27, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Info: 541-617-7078.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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