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home : announcements May 22, 2017

Open Barn at Harmony!
Harmony Farm Sanctuary invites the community to an Open Barn Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 16054 Perit-Huntington Rd. Tour the farm and meet goats, chickens, bunnies, pigs, horses, donkeys and more, including new calf Norman! Suggested donation is $5 per person. For more information call Sana at 541-549-1991 or check out the farm's Facebook page.

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, May 20 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. For more information call 541-549-8846.

Meet the Candidates

The community is invited to meet the four finalists for the position of Sisters City Manager on Monday, May 22 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at FivePine Lodge. Attendees may discuss issues and ask questions, and light refreshments will be served. Questions? Call 541-549-6022.

Habitat Home Dedication

All are invited to Habitat's dedication of its third home at Village Meadows, corner McKinney Butte Dr. and Brooks Camp Rd. on Wednesday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. The home will be purchased by Dawn and Dave Holmes, who have been partnering with Habitat for two years. For more information call Sisters Habitat, 541-549-1193.

Pancake Breakast Fundraiser

Bring family and friends to a traditional pancake breakfast at the Camp Sherman Community Hall, Sunday, May 28 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. to enjoy all-you-can-eat ham, eggs, pancakes, orange juice and coffee. Adults are $8; kids ages 5 to 10 $5 (under 5 free). Proceeds benefit Black Butte School and Friends of the Metolius. 541-595-2719.

Home Repair with Habitat

Sisters Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for its home repair program (roof repair, weatherization, ramps, exterior painting, etc.). Applicants must own their home (not assessed at more than $200,000); have a need for improved housing; be able to repay a loan; partner with Habitat with sweat equity hours and have lived in Sisters for at least one year. Applications are at or the office, 141 W. Main Ave. For more info call 541-549-1193.

City Water Report

The Sisters 2016 Water Quality Report is now online at (go to Public Works Dept. and water). A copy is also on the lobby message boards at the Sisters Post Office and City Hall. All City of Sisters utility customers will receive a hard or electronic copy with their next utility bill on May 31. For more information call Public Works at City Hall, 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.

Annual Pie Social

Got pie? Or cookies? Or cake? Or cream puffs? The Cloverdale Livestock 4-H Club invites everyone to its Pie Social on Sunday, May 21, at 6 p.m. in the Sisters Elementary School commons. Proceeds help fund club activities and community service projects. For info contact Pam at 541-771-4979.

Cloverdale Fire Open House

Cloverdale Fire District is hosting an Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at Station 602, 67433 Cloverdale Rd. The public is invited to enjoy hot dogs and beverages, Smokey Bear, tours, fun items for kids and more. Questions? Call 541-389-2345 or go to

School Music Pop Shows

The Sisters Middle & High School choirs will perform a free vocal music pop show at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, and the middle and high school bands will perform an instrumental music pop show at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. Both shows take place in the Sisters High School auditorium and are free to the public. For more info call 541-549-4045.

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 and are encouraged to participate. For more info: 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 Questions? Call 541-815-1975.

Baby Steps

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

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:

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.

Women's Luncheon with Jane Kirkpatrick

Sisters Community Church invites all women and girls to a women's luncheon, "Let Your Spirit Bloom," on Saturday, May 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $5 (at the door or church office). Local Christian author Jane Kirkpatrick is the guest speaker. Jane writes historical fiction, and her latest book, "A Road We Traveled," will be available. To reserve a seat, please call or text Carol Hodges at 480-390-3638.

"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 or by calling Liz at 541-312-1032.

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!

Crafters Sought

Quality-oriented crafters are sought as consigners for the 42nd annual Snowflake Boutique (Nov. 3-4). A jury will be held at Highland Baptist Church, Redmond, on Saturday, May 20 at 9:30 a.m. Info, call Randi at 541-504-4048, Jan at 541-350-4888, or Tina at 541-447-1640, or go online to

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.

Spinners/Weavers Group

The Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers Guild will meet at the Sisters Library on Saturday, May 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. and cover spinning with a drop spindle. All fiber enthusiasts are welcome! Info: 541-639-3217.

Land Trust Walks this Week

You may still register with the Deschutes Land Trust for walks this week: Camp Polk Meadow Preserve Restoration Tour from 9 a.m. to noon on May 18; Outdoor Journaling at Whychus Canyon Preserve from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 18; and Indian Ford Meadow Preserve History Wander on May 19 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. See additional details and register online at Questions? Call 541-330-0017.

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.

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

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.

Be A Host Family

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs seek local host families for international students, ages 15 to 18. They are conversant in English, academically selected, and desiring to be a part of family activities and responsibilities. For info call 800-733-2773.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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