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home : announcements December 10, 2018


Fishing Group for All

GO FISH will be meeting Monday, December 10 at 7 p.m. at Sisters Community Church. The program will feature Sherry Steele of Sisters and will include the art of creating the very beautiful and ornate Atlantic Salmon fishing flies, an overview of Fly Fishers International (FFI) and what the organization does to promote our sport. She is currently president of Oregon Council of FFI, has received numerous national awards, and teaches fly tying at The Fly Fisher's Place. For information call 541-771-2211.

Kiwanis and See's Candy

The Kiwanis Club of Sisters will be holding their annual See's Candy Fundraiser in a trailer in the Ray's Food Place parking lot. Sales will begin Thursday, November 15 and run through Christmas Eve Day or until all candy has been sold. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Stop in to purchase some of the best chocolate and to help support Kiwanis in efforts to provide scholarships for the community as well as a number of other service projects. Every penny of profit goes back to the community. Call 541-588-6255.

Christmas Concerts

The Sisters High Desert Chorale will present its annual Christmas Concerts on Friday, December 7 at 7 p.m and again on Sunday, December 9 at 2:30 p.m. All concerts are at the Sisters Community Church and free to the public. What a wonderful way to begin your holiday season! Please join us for Christmas Joy celebrating the happiness of the Sisters community in beautiful song. Info: Connie Gunterman at 541-588-0362.

Free Meditation Group

All are welcome to a free meditation group meeting on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. or Tuesdays at 4 p.m. at 420 N. Tamarack St. Wear comfortable clothing; no experience necessary. For more information please email or text only (no voice calls) to Dawn at 541-207-7266.

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.

Veterans Meetings

The Sisters VFW Post 8138 and American Legion Post 86 will meet at Sisters City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday December 5. All veterans in the area are encouraged to join! For more information call Lance Trowbridge at 541-903-1123.

Christmas Cookie Exchange

All ladies are invited to the Fireside Room at Sisters Community Church on Saturday, December 8 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for a Christmas Cookie Exchange. Bring 2 dozen cookies to exchange. RSVP at For more information call 541-549-1201.

Habitat Home Reception

The community is invited to a home dedication celebration for Bear and Mary Gray on Sunday, December 9 at 4 p.m. The Grays will be the 65th 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. Call 541-549-1193 for more information.

Live Nativity

Walk to Bethlehem, a live nativity, will be held at Highland Baptist Church, 3100 SW Highland Ave. in Redmond on Friday, December 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Highland Baptist Church at 541-548-4161 for more information.

Paradosi Ballet

A free performance of Paradosi Ballet will be held at Highland Baptist Church, 3100 SW Highland Ave. in Redmond on Saturday, December 15 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, December 16 at 9 & 10:30 a.m. Call Highland Baptist 541-548-4161 for more information.

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.

Sisters Cold Weather Shelter Donations

Local Girl Scouts are hosting a supply drive for the Sisters Cold Weather Shelter. They will have a box at Sisters Middle School from November 26 through December 21. Needed items include coffee (regular and decaf), powdered creamer, sugar, disposable cups, plates, napkins & utensils, thermal base layers, wool socks, individual snacks, laundry, hand and dish soap, dryer sheets. For info call 541-610-9513.

Blue Christmas Service

This season can be hard for those who mourn and those going through painful passages in their lives. Blue Christmas welcomes those with heavy hearts. In this quiet service of music, devotion, and reflection, we acknowledge our sadness and seek peace for our souls. All are welcome. The service will be held at Sisters Community Church on Friday, December 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 541-549-1201 for more information.

Parkinson's Support Group

The second Tuesday of each month, Sisters Parkinson's Support Group meets at Sisters Community Church from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (following the Senior Luncheon). All are welcome to learn, share, and receive support. For more info contact Lenetta at 907-687-8101 or Carol at 541-668-6599.

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.

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.

Author Melody Carlson Presentation

The Creativity, Culture & Faith discussion series continues with local author Melody Carlson leading a conversation about her novella, "Christmas by the Sea." This is a beautiful story of personal and spiritual growth. Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. at Sisters Community Church. Info: 541-549-1201.

Jazz Cafe for Youth

The SHS Jazz Combo, under the direction of Tyler Cranor, will be playing at The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration on Sunday, December 16 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to dance, play games, and listen to friends jam. Food and drinks free for youth. Adults welcome, too! Call 541-549-7087 for more info.

Alzheimer's Class

The Central Oregon chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is holding a class on Effective Communication Strategies. Class will be held at the Sisters Library on Tuesday, December 18 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Call 800-272-3900 for information and to register.

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.

Call to Artists for Library Annual Art Exhibit

The Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit, sponsored by the Friends of the Sisters Library (FOSL) is happening, January 9 through February 22. All Sisters Country artists who want to participate are invited to submit work. The submission date is Saturday, January 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library's Community Room. Due to limited space, just two pieces of wall-hung art, and five pieces of other art forms such as jewelry, ceramics, or sculpture, may be submitted. Invitations may be downloaded from the website, or are available at the library's information desk. People's Choice Awards will be announced at a reception on Friday, Januay 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call Zeta at 541-549-6157.

Information for Seniors

Council on Aging of Central Oregon now has a staff member available at Sisters Community Church the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are ready to provide information & assistance in meeting needs on a wide range of free services, specific to aging adults in Sisters Country. Questions? Call 541-678-5483, Mon.-Fri.

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, December 18 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, December 6 and 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., with songs, rhymes and crafts, all designed to grow young readers. Caregivers must attend. For more information call 541-617-7078.

Snowman Cards

Design your own snowman card with buttons, falling snowflakes and colorful paper supplies. Sisters Library on Saturday, December 15 at 10 a.m. For kids ages 0 to 11. No registration required. For more information call 541-617-7078.

Sisters Bell Choir Concert

Hand bell choir and recorder music will delight you at the Sisters Library on Saturday, December 15 at 1 p.m. No registration is required. For more information call Liz at 541-312-1032.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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