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home : announcements June 26, 2017

City Seeks to Award Grants
The City of Sisters seeks to award grants to nonprofit groups and other entities for Sisters projects/programs that: 1) provide assistance for essential food, clothing or shelter; 2) provide educational or recreational opportunities for kids or seniors; or 3) support economic activity in Sisters. Community Grant applications are online at or at City Hall. Submit with letter of interest by Friday, July 14 to City Recorder Kerry Prosser (email Questions? Call 541-323-5213.

BBQ at City Hall

The community is invited! On Thursday, June 22, the City of Sisters will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixings from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot. Enjoy live music with local musicians, too! Bring the family and meet City staff. For additional information, please call 541-549-6022.

Ham Radio Event

The High Desert Amateur Radio Group takes part in the annual American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25, at Upper Three Creek Sno-Park. Operators will practice quick set-up of a communications post and compete to make the most contacts on the air. Visitors will have a chance to operate a radio. The public is welcome Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 8 to 11 a.m. For a map and info:,, or call 541-706-1475.

The Library Book Club

Thoughtful readers are invited to discuss "Britt-Marie Was Here" by Fredrik Backman with others at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, June 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For additional information please contact Paige at 541-617-7078 or

A Better World for Chimps

Kids up to age 11 are invited on Tuesday, July 11 to the Sisters Library at 10:30 a.m. to learn about and see photos of Chimps, Inc., the animal sanctuary in Tumalo. Kids will get to make the chimps something special to eat, too! For info call 541-312-1072.

Taking "Bling" Donations

Sisters Kiwanis will be taking donations of antique or vintage jewelry and watches, even costume and broken pieces, all year long in preparation for next year's Antique & Collectibles Sale. Questions, or to arrange for pickup of large items, call Leart at 541-410-2890. You may also drop small items off at Essentials Skin Care, located at 492 E. Main Ave.

Annual Library Book Sale

The annual Friends of the Sisters Library Outdoor Book Sale will be held at the Sisters Library Saturday, July 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop a huge selection of fiction, nonfiction, CDs, books on tape and children's books; all priced low and in excellent condition! Proceeds help Sisters' gem of a library buy books and offer excellent programs. If you'd like to volunteer to help during the sale, call 541-588-6077.

Tween Art Camp

On Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 at 4 p.m. at the Sisters Library, ages 9 to 13 will have fun learning more about art with weekly projects and presentations. Registration is required; go online to or call Paige at 541-617-7078.

Donate Items to Annual Sale

The Three Sisters Lions Club is seeking donations of clean, unbroken, salable items for their annual sale, July 14-16. You may drop them off on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next to Bi-Mart, behind Dairy Queen. (Please, NO unattended drops; and no large furniture, appliances, or electronics.) For a pickup or more info, call Sue at 206-850-5352, Deri at 541-419-1279, or Bruce at 541-408-1600.

Annual Luncheon Offered Quilt Show Saturday

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran church offers a full luncheon at 386 N. Fir St. from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show on Saturday, July 8. It's the 20th year for the fundraising luncheon that benefits local charities. Seating will be in the shade under an outdoor tent. Go to www.shepherdofthehills for more details or call 541-923-2593.

All Veterans Invited!

Sisters VFW Post 8138 and American Legion Post 86 meet the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Sisters City Hall. All veterans in the Sisters area are encouraged to join. Call Lance Trowbridge at 541-903-1123 or Bill Anttila at 541-549-1132 for information.

African Safari for Kids

Ages 6 to 11 are invited to the Sisters Library on Wednesday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. for an adventure that includes stories, an animal mask craft, a movie about an elephant orphanage, and a silly "On Safari" game. 541-312-1072.

CPR and First Aid Class

Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD will offer the AHA "Heartsaver" CPR/AED module Friday, July 14 and the First Aid module Saturday, July 15 at the Sisters Fire Hall. The $30 fee includes the student workbook and completion card. Register no later than Friday, July 7: online at (CPR tab) or at the Sisters Fire Hall, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more info call Gail at 541-595-5712.

Sound of Speed 5K Run/Walk

The fundraising Sound of Speed 5K Run/Walk will take place at the Sisters Airport on Tuesday, July 4 with participants hitting the runway at 8 a.m. Cost is $30; proceeds go to the Sisters High School Swim Team. Register at, or from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. the morning of the race. Also enjoy a pancake breakfast for $5, and a full day of events. If you have questions on the 5K, call Michael at 541-549-0531.

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.

Learn About Egypt

Kids ages 6 and older are invited to the Sisters Library on Wednesday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m. to go back in time to Ancient Egypt and create their own cartouche, a Lego® sphinx, and sugar-cube pyramids! Info: 541-312-1072.

Stars Over Sisters Star Party

Learn about the night skies! Stargazers are invited to gather at the Sisters Park & Recreation District building on Saturday, July 15 at 9 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. Info, call Ron at 541-549-8846.

Help the Birds

Native Bird Care of Sisters, a nonprofit, seeks volunteers for a variety of tasks. Have some time to spare? For more info contact Elise at 541-728-8208 or, or go to to learn about how you can assist!

Tai Chi Balance for Kids

On Thursday, July 20 at 1 p.m., kids ages 6 to 11 can come to the Sisters Library to learn the basic kicking, jumping, and stretching movements of the Tai Chi form of martial arts with instructors from Oregon Tai Chi Wushu. 541-312-1072.

"Quilts in the Garden" Tour

Sisters Garden Club presents its annual Quilts in the Garden Home & Garden Tour on Thursday, July 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at The Gallimaufry, the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce, or online at Questions? Call 541-719-1290.

Career Funds Available

Applications are available for the Sisters Kiwanis Career Opportunity Fund to help adult residents of Sisters establish an occupational path. You may pick up forms at the Kiwanis House, corner of Oak Street and Main Avenue between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursdays, and during regular hours from the Sisters Habitat for Humanity office. For information call 541-410-2870.

Bottle & Can Drive for Furry Friends Foundation

Furry Friends Foundation can use your redeemable bottles and cans. Help us raise funds to assist families with free spay and neuter services, emergency medical assistance and more by dropping them off (in closed plastic bags, please) to the blue recycle bins on the front west porch at The Nugget. NOTE: They MUST be labeled with OR 5¢ or 10¢ - if not, please take them to the recycle center on Sisters Park Drive. For more information call 541-549-9941.

Dinosaur Fossil Dig

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25 the Sisters Library presents a dig into the Jurassic at the Nature's Bling fossil site at 208 S. Elm St. Registration is required; go online to or call 541-312-1072.

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.

Learn About Australia

Calling all globetrotters ages 6 and older! Get a passport stamped for a trip down under to the land of didgeridoo and kangaroos! Explore Aboriginal art through drawings, painting, and activities at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. Info: 541-312-1072.

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.

Mentors Needed!

Circle of Friends has children in Sisters waiting for a mentor. Can you invest time in the life of a child? For more information call Debbie at 541-588-6445 or email, or learn more about the program at

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

At 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 28 at the Sisters Library, kids up to age 11 are invited to wear their pajamas, bring a stuffed furry friend, and listen to a story. They may leave their stuffed friends for an overnight adventure, then come back Saturday at 10 a.m. to pick them up, along with a photo memory book! 541-312-1072.

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.

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. Parents or caregivers must attend. 541-312-1072.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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