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home : announcements January 16, 2019


Young Life Fundraiser

Join Sisters Young Life for a night of fellowship and fun at a Dessert Fundraiser on Thursday, January 17 at 7 p.m. at Sisters Community Church. Please RSVP to Shannon at Call 206-356-0972 for additional information.

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 info: 541-549-6221.

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.

Organ Donor Awareness

A new nonprofit is in the planning stages to educate the community on the importance of organ donation. Fundraisers and events will be discussed. If interested in taking part, please call Fifi Bailey at 541-419-2204.

ART-i-facts, an Interactive Art Experience

Wednesday, February 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. is a night of art for Sisters 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 and interact with the students and community 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.

Empty Bowls Event

Empty Bowls is a fundraiser for Sisters Sparrow Club held on Wednesday, January 30 at 6 p.m. in the SHS commons. Tickets are $10, $12 or $15 depending on the bowl chosen. There will be bowls made by SHS students as well as local artists. All proceeds will go to benefit a local Sisters Sparrow, Kaenon Francis. Tickets can be purchased by emailing or call 541-549-4045 ext. 5725.

Dementia Conversations

Tuesday, January 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. the Alzheimer's Association will hold a program at the Sisters Library to provide tips for starting conversations with family about changing behavior that could be signs of dementia. Topics include going to the doctor for diagnosis, deciding when to stop driving and making plans for future care. To register 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.

Annual Chili Feed for Vets

Ronnie and Susie Frigulti present their 6th annual free chili feed for veterans and their families on Saturday, February 16 from noon to 3 p.m. at Sisters Community Church. The meal includes homemade chili, sausage, coleslaw, cake, coffee and soft drinks. Please RSVP the number of attendees by Tuesday, February 12 at 541-549-1089 or via email to

City of Sisters Seeks Budget Committee Member

The City of Sisters is accepting applications for one "in-city" volunteer to serve on the Budget Committee. The appointment is for a 3-year term that will begin in May 2019. The Budget Committee meets each spring to review the budget proposed by the City Manager. The City encourages interested parties to apply for the opening by completing an application by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019. Applications are available at Sisters City Hall, 520 E. Cascade Avenue, or visit the City's website at For additional information please contact: Joe O'Neill at 541-323-5222 or

Mom-to-Mom Meeting

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 information call 970-744-0959.

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.

Fishing Group for All

GO FISH will be meeting Monday, January 21 at 7 p.m. at Sisters Community Church. The program will feature Tom Wideman of Sisters presenting on fly-fishing with Czech nymphing. He will cover the equipment, techniques, tips, and tricks, including flies and tying materials. This is the method favored in the World Team Competition. Tom has fished in Slovenia, where he learned this method of catching trout. For info call 541-771-2211.

Hunter's Education Class

For a hunter's education class beginning Tuesday, February 5, register online at (hunting-resources-education). It runs two nights per week for three weeks, plus a required field day. For information call Rick Cole at 541-420-6934 or Dave Jones at 541-863-0955.

AARP Driver's Safety

AARP's Driver Safety Course, a classroom refresher for motorists 50 and older, will be offered on Tuesday, February 19 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.

Habitat Home Celebration

The community is invited to a home dedication celebration for the Ayala family Monday, January 21 at 12:30 p.m. The Ayala family will be the 66th family to purchase a home through Sisters Habitat's homeownership program. The celebration will take place at Village Meadows South on N. Desert Rose Loop. Refreshments will be served. Info: 541-549-1193.

Acappella Chorus Seeks Members

Ladies, do you enjoy singing but it's been awhile? Experience your joy of singing once again; guests are welcome to our rehearsals anytime. We are always looking to add voices to our 4-part harmony. You don't have to be able to read music. We will teach you our craft of acappella singing. This is a Central Oregon chorus and we would love to have more Sisters members. Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Aspen Ridge's Great Room, 1010 Purcell Blvd. in Bend. For more information: call 541-728-9392 or peruse our website:

CPR/AED and First Aid Class

The next CPR/AED class is scheduled for Saturday, February 9 at 9:00 a.m. The First Aid module is on Sunday, February 10 at 9 a.m. The cost is $30, which covers both modules, a workbook and completion card. Register by Tuesday, February 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 a.m. to 5 p.m.). 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

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

Animal Adventures

Live animals, stories, crafts with High Desert Museum for kids ages 3 to 5. It's 30-45 minutes of adventure! Limited to 30 children and their caregivers. Sisters Library on Tuesday, January 22 at 11:30 a.m. Info: 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, January 17, 24 and 31 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.

Mixed Media Winter Art Workshop

This workshop is presented by local artist Carly Garzon Vargas. Saturday, January 19 at 10 a.m. Ages 12 to 17. Experiment with collage, paper and paint to create a piece of original art to take home. Bring in your own photos, clippings, or other meaningful material to add to your art. Info: 541-617-7078.

The Library Book Club

Read and discuss "TransAtlantic" by Colum McCann with other thoughtful readers at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, January 23, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Info: 541-617-7078.

Music in Public Places

Enjoy a performance courtesy of Central Oregon Symphony on Saturday, January 26 at 2 p.m. at the Sisters Library. No registration required. Info: 541-312-1032

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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