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home : announcements April 26, 2017


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Theater Performances
The Silent Echo Theater Co. will perform "Now You're Talking: Sisters One-Acts" at The Belfry at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 27-29; also at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29. You may purchase tickets in advance at bendticket.com: $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors 65 and older. Tickets (cash only) at the door are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. For additional information call 541-719-8779.

Healthy Beginnings in Sisters

Healthy Beginnings will be at Sisters Elementary School during Kindergarten Roundup Friday, April 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A FREE screening ensures your child starts kindergarten ready to succeed. OHP assistance is also available if needed, and you may enter for a chance at a free gift! Call 541-383-6357 for questions or to schedule an appointment, but walk-ins also welcome.

Stars Over Sisters Star Party

Learn about the night skies in the first Star Party of the season! Stargazers are invited to gather at the Sisters Park & Recreation District building on Saturday, April 29 at 8:30 p.m. for a free presentation and slide show. If weather then permits, plan on heading out to the SHS sports fields to observe the night sky through powerful telescopes. For more information call 541-549-8846.

Rotary Invitational

A multi-school track meet, the Rotary Invitational, will be held at Sisters High School on Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m. Net proceeds will go to the track team. If you'd like to help out during the event, call Mike Bidasolo at 541-419-3737.

On Inclusive Communities

All are invited to "Where Are You From? Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians," a free conversation with Kerani Mitchell. It will be offered on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sisters Library. How do we build communities that welcome people of all backgrounds? This program is hosted by the Sisters Women's Huddle and sponsored by Oregon Humanities. For info call 541-323-6927, email sistershuddle@icloud.com, or go to oregonhumanities.org; RSVP at eventbrite.com.

Open Computer Lab

Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sisters Library, all are welcome to come to the open computer lab to practice computer skills and get help from library staff. For more information call 541-312-1072.

Civil War Reenactment

Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, the NW Civil War Council presents living history with battles and civilian life of the 1860s. The events will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at House on Metolius Meadows in Camp Sherman. Entry is $8 adults; $5 seniors, students & military; and free for kids younger than 6 ($25 family maximum). Parking fee of $5 goes to scouts. For details and directions go to nwcwc.net. Questions? Call 541-815-1975.

On Human Trafficking

The Sisters School District counseling department is sponsoring a presentation on human trafficking to be held on Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m. in the SHS auditorium. Nita Belles will speak on the subject. She is the managing director of the nonprofit In Our Backyard, and the regional director of Central Oregonians Against Trafficing Humans. For more information contact Mark Stewart at 541-549-4049.

Accepting Antiques & Bling

Sisters Kiwanis seeks donations for its 6th annual Antiques & Collectibles Sale on Saturday, May 27. You may drop off items at Essentials, located at 492 E. Main Ave. Note: No garage-sale items, please; should be antique or vintage; jewelry may include costume and broken pieces, watches, etc. Questions? Call Leart at 541-410-2890. For pickup of large items, call Pam, 541-719-1049 or Roger, 541-430-7395.

Arbor Day Celebration

The City of Sisters invites the community to the 10th Annual Arbor Day Celebration at Village Green Park on Friday, April 28 at 11:45 a.m. The ceremony will include a ceremonial tree planting by Sisters kindergartners. For information call 541-549-6022.

Help for Veterans

American Legion Post 86 Service Officer Tom Barrier will be at Ray's Food Place the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month from 1 to 4 p.m. (back meeting room) to help veterans seeking assistance with the VA. Those needing help with disability benefits, vision or hearing appointments or enrollment, bring your DD Form 214 or call Tom at 541-408-5594.

Live Music Fundraiser

Thursday, May 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hood Avenue Art, the Patchwork Players will perform fun and thought-provoking one-act plays to raise funds for Circle of Friends. Suggested donation is $10 and 100% of the proceeds go to the nonprofit mentoring program. Refreshments will be available. Space is limited; please RSVP to 541-719-1800 or via email: info@hoodavenueart.com.

Appropriation vs. Appreciation

At the Sisters Library at noon on Thursday, April 27, join artist and educator Jason Graham, a slam poetry champion and speaker who performs hip hop as MOsley WOtta, for a conversation exploring cultural appropriation. Jason shares his own poetry and the words of other artists who may or may not have crossed the line. For information call 541-312-1072.

Pendant Making

At the Sisters Library at noon on Friday, April 28, librarian and jewelry-maker Chandra vanEijnsbergen will lead a pendant-making workshop at the Sisters Library. This is part of the library's Novel Idea program featuring Yaa Gyasi's book, "Homecoming," and the pendants given to half-sisters Effia and Esi by their mother. Due to limited space, registration is required at 541-312-1032 or online at deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

"Better Half" Marathon

The Sisters "Better Half" Marathon, a family-friendly event, will be held Saturday, April 29. All proceeds go to the Sisters High School Swim Team. You may run or walk a 1/4 or 1/2 marathon, individually or with a partner. Registration forms and details are at sistershalfmarathon.com or call Bryn at 541-549-1171 for additional information.

Fractal Expressionism Talk

UO Prof. Richard Taylor will discuss fractal expressionism while taking a new look at Jackson Pollock's poured paintings Wednesday, May 10 at the Pine Meadow Village clubhouse at noon (doors open at 11:30 a.m.). Sponsored by UO alumni and free, but seating is limited so register at uoalumni.com/fractalvision. Questions? Call 541-968-5284 or email martie@uoregon.edu.

AARP Driver's Safety

AARP's Driver Safety Course, a classroom refresher for motorists 50 and older, will be offered on Tuesday, May 16 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.

Enter the Rodeo Parade

Registration is now open online at sistersrodeo.com for the Sisters Rodeo Parade to take place Saturday, June 10. Be part of the tradition! Entries are limited and the deadline is Monday, May 15. Questions? Call Jeri at 541-588-0689 or 541-549-0251 or email buckmann88@gmail.com.

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon offers a 12-step group for friends and families of alcoholics, with no dues or fees. To find out times and locations that best serve your needs, please call 541-728-3707 or go to afginfo.org.

Sisters Walking Group

Enjoy walking with others? All are welcome to meet every Friday at Village Green Park for a walk from 10 to 11 a.m. For additional information call Gennifer at 541-410-9245.

Plant Happy on Facebook

A new Sisters-based group called "Plant Happy" has been formed on Facebook to help those interested in a more plant-based diet, as a source of information and support. Get-togethers such as potlucks, plant-friendly meals at local restaurants, and educational events will be planned. If you aren't on Facebook but would like email updates, please text or call Bonnie at 503-915-0215.

Hope Beyond Heartache

Pure Desire Ministries offers proven resources to guide, support, and install healthy personal sexual boundaries within the framework and practical applications of Christ's healing power and presence. Sisters Church of the Nazarene will be showing the Conquer Series for men. Contact Pastor Chuck for info at 541-389-8960 or 2sistersnaz@gmail.com.

Family Fun Story Time

Family Fun Story Times for kids ages birth through 5 take place at the Sisters Library on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and feature songs, rhymes and crafts designed to grow young readers. Parents or caregivers must attend with the child. For more info call 541-312-1072.

Child Car Seat Checkup

The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District will hold a child car seat checkup on Friday, May 5, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sisters Fire Hall. Nationally certified technicians will check your child's seat for any recalls, as well as proper fit and installation, and caregivers may receive help with installation (bring your child, and seat and vehicle user manuals, if possible). No appointment is necessary; plan on at least 20 minutes per seat. For more information call 541-549-0771.

Film: "Traces of the Trade"

The documentary, "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North," will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at the Sisters Library. The movie follows DeWolf family descendants as they retrace the steps of the Triangle Slave Trade. Tom DeWolf will facilitate a post-screening discussion. Questions? Contact Liz at 541-312-1032.

eBook Downloads Lab

On Wednesday, May 10 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Sisters Library, a free lab is offered where you can learn how to use Overdrive to download ebooks and audio books. for more info call 541-312-1072.

STEAM Team Claymation!

Ages 9 to 17 are invited to the Sisters Library on Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m. to explore claymation and try their hand at creating a claymation mini-movie! Advance registration is required at deschuteslibrary.org or by calling 541-312-1072.

Lego® Block Party

Build! Read! Play! On Saturday, May 20 from 4 to 5 p.m., kids up to age 11 are invited to the Sisters Library to join other builders and a gazillion Legos! For more information, please call the library at 541-312-1072.

"Know Roots" at the Library

On Wednesday, May 24 at noon at the Sisters Library, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Larissa Spafford will share her favorite recipes for dishes that include root vegetables. She'll discuss nutritional components and how getting more of these vegetables into your diet can benefit your health in big ways. Limited space; advance registration is required at deschuteslibrary.org or by calling Liz at 541-312-1032.

Tour Seeks Gardens

The Sisters Garden Club seeks homeowners who would allow their gardens to be in this year's "Quilts in the Garden" tour on Thursday, July 6, during Quilt Show week. Call Jane, 541-719-1290 or Larry, 541-419-7194.

Kids' Choir Needs Singers

Sisters Children's Choir seeks children ages 6 to 10 who love to sing. The choir meets every Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 136 N. Fir St. Come join the fun! For more info call Lola at 541-390-4615 or email sisterschildrenschoir@gmail.com.

Baby Steps

At 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, May 2, 16, 23 and 30, a special, gentle story time for infants (birth to 18 months) and their caregivers will be presented at the library. Info: 541-312-1072.

Animal Adventures with High Desert Museum

From 11:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, May 2 & May 16, the High Desert Museum presents live animals, stories, and crafts at the Sisters Library for kids ages 3 to 5. Limited to 30 children; parents or caregivers must attend. 541-312-1072.

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