SPRD’s Fundraisers & Events
Sisters Homebrew Festival
For Information check out WWW.SISTERSHOMEBREWFESTIVAL.COM
Crest the Cascades Ride
Spectacular bike ride along the Old McKenzie Highway, 242, pass Dee Wright Observatory and wind down towards the west Gate.
Coming back June 2017
Glory Daze Car Show
Our annual car show brings classic hot rods, muscle cars, and one of a kind trucks. Held ever year on Main Avenue in Sisters.
Check it out July 2017
4th Annual Hawaiian Luau Thursday August 10 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Village Green Park, Sisters, Or. Hawaiian Food, Hawaiian Music, and Hawaiian Hula Dancers. E Komo Mai – Come and Join Us!
Buried Beef & Brew
2nd Annual Buried Beef & Brew coming back in Sept 2017 at Fir Street Park, Sisters, Or. Our beef is spiced and buried in the ground for 12 hours, beer keg beans, and other side dishes to enjoy. Get up and dance or tap your feet to the music of Dry Canyon Stampede!
SPRD’s Community Dinner and Sisters High School Bingo Night is set for April 24, 2017, at 5:00 pm. Dinners are $2.00, with Bingo, Silent Auction & Desserts to follow. Three Creeks Brewery Italian Dinner is on the menu for this dinner, So Come and Enjoy!
See you at SHS
Happy Girls Run – Sisters Half Marathon- November 2017
Once again the biggest attended half marathon in Sisters, Oregon is here. Join over 700 runners in this great event and partnership with SPRD! Check WWW.LAYITOUTEVENTS.COM to register!
Current Adult Programs 2017
Zumba is cancelled for 2/20/2017 – A make up class will be held on Wed. 22 from 10 – 11 am.
Ages 13 and up
Join Patty Silva for a fun-filled hour of total body workout using a spicy, upbeat mixture of Latin and International music such as the merengue, salsa, cumbia, and mambo as well as other styles including hip-hop and belly dancing. Zumba is a cardio class that combines easy to follow dance moves and fitness elements. All students should workout at their own fitness level and intensity. Students will learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like toning sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their targeted zones. Just let loose and feel the music. No prior dance experience is necessary. Punch cards available.
M l 9 – 10 am & TH l 8:30 – 9:30 am l SPRD | $6 drop-in or $60 for 10 classes
Stretch & Flex #3541601
Are you feeling stiff in your joints? Have you lost your flexibility? How is your balance? This class will assist you in all of these areas and more. We use chairs, never go down on the floor, and we use different apparatus to help tone, condition, and strengthen your body. This 30 minute class is filled with great fun, music, and laughter so come join us! Instructor: Shannon Rackowski
Ongoing T-TH | 10:00-10:30 am | SPRD | $40 ID l $5 drop in per class
Dancing To The Oldies #141616
Put your dancing shoes on and come cut a rug to the Oldies but Goodies at SPRD. Come dance and do the twist, waltz, jerk, swim, monkey, slide and other signature moves through the ages. This class is geared towards seniors, but all ages are welcome!
March 6 – 27th l 4 classes l M l 11:30 – 12 pm l SPRD l $12 l drop-in $5 per class
The Mat Workout #141622
This is a 45 minute class, geared to the Core/Ab & Back, Glutes/Legs, Arms/ Chest, and is presented on The Mat! Shannon Rackowski certified Fitness Specialist, Personal Trainer, and Aerobics Instructor brings over 30 years of experience to her classes. Be prepared to use weights, bands, dowels, and more. Second session to start March 22 – May 24, 2017.
Jan 11 – March 15 l Wed l 9 – 9:45 am l 10 classes l SPRD l $40.00 l drop-in $5 per class
Step Aerobics #234161
Step Aerobics is a low impact cardio-class which utilizes 4, 6, and 8 inch steps, providing a rhythmic level of intensity. Weights, dowels, and other types of apparatus are used to create a higher intensity if so desired. 6 classes, 1st one FREE, bring a friend and receive 50% off for each person!
Feb 8 – March 15 l Wed l 11:15 – 12 pm l SPRD l $36.00 l drop-in $7.00 per class
If you are interested in this class please contact Shannon at SPRD. 541-549-2091 or [email protected]
CFK – Cardio Fit Kickboxing Classes #134301
Sherri Hermens is back teaching cardio fit kickboxing for SPRD. Sherri holds a USAT 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and comes with 17 years of martial arts experience. Get your cardio fit workout with this kickboxing class.
Ongoing T – Th l 4 – 5 pm l SPRD l $44.00 I $7 drop-in
Free Hearing Screening
Sisters Park & Recreation District once again will offer a Free hearing screening to the community of Sisters. Lane Tandy, Hearing Instrument Specialist , will perform the testing for those who are interested in having a base-line evaluation. This service is in partnership with SPRD and All American Hearing of Redmond. Those interested in receiving this Free service may call 541-548-5335 Redmond or SPRD 541-549-2091.
Check us out in the Spring of 2017
Health Talks #441604
Join SPRD and some of our local doctors, physical therapists, health professionals, and fitness specialist in a 45 min. discussion with questions and answers on staying healthy and fit. These talks will be scheduled every 4 months with different professionals speaking about their specialty field. These talks are a free community service brought to you by SPRD. Talks are held at Sisters Community Church.
Feb 21/March 21 l Nutritional Therapy Practitioner – Sarah Wilder – Intern Aleshia Detweiler
May 9 l Osteopathics – Kevin & Eden Miller
This 5-week RESTART program is a simple, powerful way to give your body a vacation from having to process toxins like sugar. The program has a 3-week sugar detox built into it, which focuses on how to use Real Food to boost your energy and cut sugar and carb cravings. Benefits are many, some examples are weight loss, boosted immune system, decreased anxiety, and more. This class is filled with learning advantages like, What sugar really does in your body, the truth about Fats, and how to prepare for sugar detox. Join Sarah Wilder, NTP and Aleshia Detweiler for this great journey to RESTART a Healthy You!
Coming To SPRD In April!!!!!
SPRD Sage Excursions #541600
SPRD will be arranging excursions for our SAGE (Senior Activities, Gathering & Experiences) year round. Space for these excursions are limited to 14, so get your reservations and payment in early. If you are interested please call or e-mail Shannon Rackowski, Adult Programs Coordinator at SPRD 541-549-2091 or [email protected] Excursions leave from SPRD at 11am – return at 4pm, there are time that we leave early and return later if we are traveling a further distance.
Warm Springs Museum/Casino – Feb 16
Oregon Observatory/Sunriver Nature Center – April 20
Bend Soap Company – June 15
Cascades Lavender Farms – Aug 17
Lava Lands – Oct 19
SAGE – Senior Activities, Gatherings & Experiences
Table Tennis Tuesday/Thursday 1 – 4 pm
Wed 1 – 4 “Let’s Play Games”
Come and join our senior community at SPRD. We have group games such as Mexican Train Dominoes, Scrabble, Mahjong or start a Pinochle or Gin Rummy group. Come play Table Tennis, also known as Ping Pong, or create a series of new games for your group. SPRD also presents Health Talks, offers Hearing Screenings, Excursions, and great fellowship time, so come and be apart of SAGE at SPRD!!
Adult Program Sponsorships
Are you looking to help others in your community? SPRD is looking for those business, companies, individuals, and organizations that can help those in need. Many of our Sage (Senior Activities Gatherings and Experiences) Adults are on fixed incomes, and we at SPRD are reaching out to those that might be willing to enrich the quality of their lives by sponsoring excursions, gatherings, and any assistance with their needs. Call or e-mail Shannon Rackowski, Adult Programs Coordinator @ 541-549-2091 or [email protected]
SPRD Senior Scholorship
Sisters Park and Recreation District is now offering senior scholorship awards. This program is for seniors who want to participate in our classes and/or excursions and need extra help paying for those activities. If you are interested or know of a senior that might benefit from such funding please contact Adult/Senior Programs Coordinator Shannon Rackowski at 541-549-2091 or [email protected]
Volunteer or Contractor Opportunities!
Use your time, talent, and ideas to make a difference at Sisters Park and Recreation District. As a volunteer or contractor you can share your knowledge and skills with our seniors, youths, and some of the many events that we sponsor and partnership with. We are looking for individuals who love to teach, share, and give to others. Come help your center be all that you want it to be and support your community.
Hula Sessions – Advance Class
The advance hula classes run for 8 months, the first Sat of the month, with a performance at SPRD’s Annual Luau in August.
Sat l Feb 4 – Oct 1 8:45 – 9:45 am l SPRD l $80 ID, $88 OD or $12.00 drop in
Hula Sessions – Beginners
Learn the beauty and art of the Hawaiian Hula. Kumu (teacher) Shannon Mokuahi Rackowski will share her love of her native dance, and the meaning of Aloha. There are 4 sessions in this beginners class, with the ability to move to the advance class. Classes are held on the first Sat of the month, Mahalo, Thank You!!
Sat l Feb 4 – May 6 l 10 – 11 am l SPRD l $40.00 or drop in fee $12.00 per class.
Adult Ukulele #341612.02
E Komo Mai, come join the fun and learn some fundamental skills to get you playing the ukulele quickly! The focus will be on learning to read and play cords along with different strumming techniques and even a little finger picking. No musical experience is needed. If you don’t have a ukulele one can be provided. Instructor Peggy Tehan
May4 – June 8 l Th l 6 – 7:30 pm l SPRD l $60.00
Pickle Ball – Beginner’s Instruction
Interested in learning the fun game known as “Pickle Ball”? Starting November 6, all beginners are welcome to learn this great racket game. These instructional lessons will take place the 1st Sunday of the month from
1 – 2 pm at Sisters Elementary School Gym. Then we follow up with regular play from 2 – 4 pm. NO PLAY ON JAN 1, 2017 per school district regulations.
Ongoing l Sun l Nov 6 – April 2, 2017 l Instructional fee $3
Pickle Ball #441608
The birth of Pickle Ball started with Congressman Joel Pritchard from Washington State in 1965. Tennis magazine published an article in 1976 about “American’s Newest Raquet Sport”. By 1990 pickle ball was being played in all 50 states. This great game is so much fun, easy to learn, and gives you a good workout!
Ongoing l Sun l 2 – 4 pm l Nov 6 – April 30, 2017 l Sisters Elementary School Gym 10 days of play $40, $6 drop-in fee NO PLAY NOV. 27, DEC. 25,, JAN. 1, 2017 per school district regulations.
Living Well with Chronic Conditions #241601.01
This Stanford University Self-Management program is an indispensable guide for people of all ages who are living with a chronic physical or mental health condition. This class will help you to explore healthy ways to live with chronic conditions, and find what your soundness of body, mind , and spirit means to your health. This evidence-based class is a partnership with COCOA, Central Oregon Council On Aging. Shannon Rackowski, certified evidence-based instructor will co-teach this class.
Coming this Spring/Summer
Living Well with Diabetes #441604.01
This Diabetes Self-Management class was developed by Stanford University with the understanding that people with diabetes must deal not only with their disease, but also with the impact this has on their lives and emotions. Help yourself to make an action plan! This class is a partnership with COCOA.
Certified instructor Shannon Rackowski
Matter of Balance #441603.02
Do you have a fear of falling? Have you stopped activities that once brought you joy? Are you making excuses to family members and friends about staying at home? The first step towards a healthier attitude about falling is to understand one’s own beliefs or biases. This community workshop will teach practical coping strategies to reduce the fear of falling. This workshop will be held for 7 weeks, every Wed. for 2 hours. This is an evidence-based program taught by Shannon Rackowski, certified instructor. COCOA, Central Oregon Council On Aging is a partner in this evidence-based class.
March 1 l W l 1 – 3 pm l SPRD l $10.00
Emergency Preparedness for Adults #141621
Are you ready for any emergencies be it natural or man made? Join SPRD and the American Red Cross for classes on preparedness for you and tour family. This is a community service and FREE of charge. You must register in advance. Adults can be joined by their high school kids.
Feb 18, 2017 l Sat l 10 – 11 am
Walk With Ease 441602.02
This Arthritis Foundation Program is a self-management educational program. Walking is the central activity , but participants will benefit from stretching exercises, and motivational strategies. Classes will meet 3 days a week for 1 hour for 6 weeks. Join Shannon Rackowski, certified evidence-based instructor for this program on Healthy Aging. This class is a COCOA partnership.
Winter Indoor Walking
SPRD is bringing back a community service Free of charge for Winter Indoor Walking. In partnership with Sisters School District and Sisters Park & Recreation District, Sisters Middle School will once again open it’s doors from 3:30 – 5:30 pm Monday – Friday from December 2015 – March 2016. Rules of participation do apply: No Alcohol or Tobacco. Food and Water allowed. No Running. Do not block open doors, and stay on designated walking areas. Maps available at SPRD & SMS.
Dec 1 – March 31 l 3:30 – 5:30 pm l M – F l SMS l FREE
Women’s Fall Mountain Bike Riding #334301-1
Join local LIV Cycling USA Ambassador and MRB enthusiast Brittany Simonis for her Beginner/Intermediate Women’s MTB Class – with Emily Ford. Learn the basics of mountain biking while improving your skills out on the trails. We will cover body positioning and balance, climbing, descending, cornering, and much more! Whwther you’re new to the sport or looking to take your skill to the next level this class is made for you!
Look for this Great class in Oct 2017
Computer For Seniors
Need the basics skills for navigating the computer, internet, email, tablets and technology of the future. SPRD is bringing you this class to help with the many questions you might have about the computer world. Dave Huni owner and operator of “In Person Help”, a computer repair company, will instruct these classes at the Dueschutes Public Library in Sisters on Mondays only starting Feb. 6,2017. Ten computers available so sign up soon! March 13th will be an excursion day to either Best Buy or Costco in Bend ti view and learn what other things are available in the computer world!
Feb 6,13,27, March 6,13,20 l M l 2:00 – 3:00 pm l $60.00 l Sisters Library
Pet Portraits – Watercolor Medium w/Jodi #241606
Jodi Schneider McNamee an accomplished credentialed art teacher, photographer, author, and journalist, who also has a weekly column, Paw Prints, in The Nugget Newspaper will teach this fun class! Classes will be held at SPRD, which includes all art supplies, all you will need to bring is a photo of your pet or a favorite animal. There is no need for any drawing experience, the easy technique to transfer your photo to watercolor paper will be taught, so all levels are welcome!!
Feb 9 – March 2 l Th l 10:30 am – 12:30 pm l SPRD l $50.00
Vegetable Gardening Classes with Central Oregon Mater Gardener
The Central Oregon Master Gardeners Association and SPRD will bring this FREE two-hour vegetable gardening class to the Community of Sisters in April. This class will cover the basics of vegetable gardening, and also agreat deal of information that is specific to Central Oregon, such as how to be successful in this challenging climate and what varieties of different vegetable do best. A 24 page book on gardening in Central Oregon is also included in this FREE class!
April 29 l Sat l SPRD l 10 – 1pm l FREE
Aspen Lakes Golfing
Join Aspen Lakes Golf peos for a medley of programs aimed at community fun and improving your golf game! Get in contact with us, or check online, for more program details. Clubs provided if needed.
Get Golf Ready
May 16 – June 20 & July – Aug 15 l T l 5:00 – 6:30 pm l Aspen Lakes l $59.00
Gateway to Golf
May 18 – June 22 l Th l 5:00 -6:30 pm L Aspen Lakes l $59.00
Monday Night Ladies League
May 15 – Sept 11 l M l 5:00 pm l Aspen Lakes l $20.00 player plus reduced Green Fees of $25.00 each day paid at Aspen Lakes
Community Fun League
May 17 – Sept 13 l W l 5:00 pm Aspen Lakes l $20.00 player plus reduced Green Fees of $25.00 each day paid at Aspen Lakes
4 Elements of Solid Putting
May 20 & 27 l Sat l 2:30 – 4:30 pm l Aspen Lakes l $80.00
Adult Drive, Chip, and Putt
June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, & Aug 15 l M l 5:00 – 6:00 l Aspen Lakes l $80.00
PGA Junior Sports Academy
Aug 8 – 10 l T – Th l 9:00 – 12:00 l Aspen Lakes l $75.00 for sessions l ages 10 – 15