Ongoing Adult Programs

Cardio Fit: taking a summer break starting June 21st

This cardio class is more than just kickboxing! This is a fun workout for all fitness levels. Instructors have incorporated many different fat burning exercises in this class, so come join in with a great group for a fun class that is changing all the time!

Instructors: Sherri Hermens and Sarah Wilder


Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4 – 5 pm | SPRD | $7 drop-in/$44 per month

Mat Workout

This class is geared to the core/ab & back, glutes/legs, arms/chest, and is presented on the mat! The teacher is a certified Fitness Specialist, Personal Trainer, and Aerobics Instructor and brings over 30 years of experience to her classes. Be prepared to use weights, bands, dowels, and more.

Instructor: Shannon Rackowski


Mondays | 10:30 – 11:15 am | SPRD | $6 drop-in/$40 for 8 sessions

Wednesdays | 10 – 10:45 am | SPRD | $6 drop-in/$40 for 8 sessions

Restorative Yogaon a break, will return May 21st

Restorative Yoga classes move at a slower, more relaxed pace than Hatha or Flow Yoga classes and are done mostly lying on the mat. Props are used – bolsters, blocks, blankets and straps. Poses are held through several breath cycles. Emphasis is on stretching and bringing oxygen to muscles, joints, connective tissue and organs using gravity, breath and awareness. Yoga is always about moving from the outer to our inner world – the mind/body connection.

Instructor: Bonnie Rose


Tuesdays & Thursdays | 9 – 10:15 am | SPRD | $6 drop-in/$40 for 8 sessions

Step Aerobics

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.

Instructor: Shannon Rackowski


Wednesdays | 9 – 9:45 am | SPRD | $6 drop-in/$40 for 8 sessions

Stretch & Flex

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


Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10:00-10:30 am | SPRD | $5 drop-in or $40 for 10 sessions


Join us for a fun-filled hour of total body workout using a spicy, upbeat mixture of Latin and International music such as the meringue, 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. Open to everyone 13 years and older.

Instructor: Carol Ast-Milchen


Mondays | 9 – 10 am | SPRD | $6 drop-in/$60 for 11 sessions

Thursdays | 8:30 – 9:30 am | SPRD | $6 drop-in/$60 for 11 sessions

Other Adult Programs

Basic Beginning Fiddle

Ages 18 and up.

Come learn how to play the fiddle! This class will be a fun exploration of how to play the fiddle designed for total beginners. No music experience is needed – we will learn to play by ear, without sheet music. We’ll learn how to hold the fiddle, how to find the notes on each string and you’ll be playing basic tunes before you know it! Learning to play the fiddle in a group environment is so much fun because together we’ll sound better than any of us would sound alone. We try hard, mess up often, and laugh at our mistakes. We’ll also start listening to fiddle music from around the world and figure out how this amazing instrument sounds in different cultures!

Instructor: Melissa Stolasz

March 19 – May 28 | Tuesdays | 6:30-7:30 pm | SPRD | $100 for 10 sessions

Beginner’s Fly Fishing Class

Ages 18 and up.

SPRD and the Fly Fisher’s Place are teaming up to bring you an affordable beginner’s fly fishing class to get you ready for the season! Join an experienced local teacher to learn about equipment, knot tying, entomology and of course, casting! This is a perfect way to learn how to fish at all of the great rivers and lakes Central Oregon has to offer. Equipment will be provided for the class if needed.

Instructor: Jeff Perin (owner of Fly Fisher’s Place and guide since 1988)

May 25 and June 1 | Saturdays | 8 am-12 pm | SPRD | $65 per class per person

CO-ED Adult Softball League

Ages 18 and up.

Adult softball is coming back to Sisters Country!

Join us for fun and competitive softball games. We will end the year with a double elimination playoff on July 14th. We will keep track of standings which will seed you in to the playoffs.  Everyone hits (no strike outs or walks) and no umpires. We have a free agent list for those who are needing a team and teams looking for an extra player.

June 2 – July 14 | Sundays | Deadline to register: 5/24/19 | $425 per team (includes balls and score book)

There will be a mandatory coach’s meeting on Wednesday May, 29th at 5:30pm at SPRD.

Continuing Fiddle

Ages 14 and up.

This class is for players who know a few tunes on their instrument and want to learn more! We will explore things like bowing patterns and spend some time learning tunes from Scotland and Appalachia. All tune learning is by ear, not by sheet music. For those who are interested we will also be attending some local beginner jams as a group.

Instructor: Melissa Stolasz

March 19 – May 28 | Tuesdays | 5:30-6:30 pm | SPRD | $100 for 10 sessions

Guided Meditation for Relaxation

Guided meditation is especially helpful to people who insist they can’t meditate. What they usually mean is they can’t shut off their thoughts and sit in silence. This technique provides the background noise that allows the conscious mind to take a break while the sub-conscious mind enjoys a peaceful journey that then becomes the image for deeper relaxing meditations. Once you learn this relaxation  technique, deep breathing becomes your trigger to relax… just before you give a speech, go to an interview, get on an airplane, or any other normally stressful event. Daily practice can lower your stress level throughout your busy day and allow you to fall sleep easily and sleep soundly.

Instuctor: Diane Goble

June 13th- July 11th (excluding July 4th) | TH | 6 – 7:30 pm | SPRD | $45


Come dance hula with the hula dancers of Sisters. Learn the culture, the Aloha, and language through dance of the Hawaiian People.

Instructor: Shannon Rackowski

Jan 9 – July 17 | 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays monthly | 5:30 – 6:30 pm | SPRD | $10.00 drop-in


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 for this 5 week class. No musical experience is needed. If you don’t have a ukulele, one can be provided.

Instructor: Peggy Tehan

May 2 – June 6 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Thursdays | SPRD | $75 for 6 sessions

Tribal Fusion Belly Dancing

Ages 18 and up.

Join us for a 4 week beginner/mixed level belly dancing class with a tribal fusion flair. This class has the potential to become an ongoing class if we get enough participants, so sign up today!

Instructor: Sheyza

May 6 – May 27 | Mondays | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | SPRD | $10 drop-in

Evening of Friendly Agers

Sisters is growing quickly and beautifully and so are their older adults. However, many of them are unfortunately at risk. Some are already experiencing social isolation, depression and anxiety due to different factors such as physical disability, slow cognitive deterioration due to age, lack of close relatives and in some cases loss of their loved ones. On the other side of the spectrum of life we have new generations flourishing that are ready to absorb what the environment can provide to them. They are ready with energy and curiosity, constantly constructing new knowledge while in the process of navigating sensory motor skills to concentration and reversibility to abstract thinking. For the most part, the younger generations are all supported and enhanced with positive, healthy relationships and attachments that a family can and should provide to our emerging and growing youth.

SPRD in collaboration with Claudia Bisso-Fetzer, Ph. D. will launch a 10 week program, “The Evening of Friendly Agers”, that will be presented to the Sisters Community during a Gala Event in the Fall of 2019. The goal of this program is to connect seniors and youth to lower the physical and mental state of mind of older adults’ social isolation, depression and anxiety as well as to improve their memory and cognitive functioning. It’s like giving their brain a workout! In other words, this program has the purpose of energizing our older adult community while at the same time improving their self-esteem, all while building a strong and healthy relationship with our growing youth community.

It is expected that through interrelated activities emphasized on cooperation and sharing between both communities, older adults will experience lower levels of social isolation while our younger generations will absorb a healthier emotional and cognitive development. Once the program is complete, an evaluation will be applied by Dr. Claudia Bisso-Fetzer and the outcome will be shared to our community.

Stay tuned for more information from SPRD about this fascinating program made by our community, for our community.

Pickle ball

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 Racquet 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!

Keep an eye out for adult and youth classes as well as leagues coming soon!

SAGE: Senior Activities, Gatherings, & Enrichment

Council On Aging Of Central Oregon

Free services for older adults in Sisters Country.

The Council on Aging and SPRD are partnering to provide information and resources on a range of topics relevant to older adults living in Sisters. Visit the SAGE (Senior Activities, Gatherings & Experiences) room to browse the resource shelves or to pick up a class announcement, brochure, or list of free Council on Aging services specific to the needs of those 60 and over.

For individual assistance or an appointment to talk with an Information and Referral Specialist call the Council on Aging at 541-678-5483.

SAGE Room Open: Mon – Fri  11 am – 4 pm

Table Tennis: Tuesdays/Thursdays 1 – 4 pm

Let’s Play Games: Wednesdays 1 – 4 pm

Come and join our weekly senior games 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.  We also have books and games in a comfortable setting. Interested in reserving time in the beautifully remodeled senior room?

Contact SPRD at 541-549-2091.

Other Opportunities

2019 Scholarship Changes:

Sisters Park and Recreation Board of Directors adopted a new scholarship policy in 2019. All current scholarships will expire on June 30th, 2019 which is the last day of our fiscal year. The new scholarship policy will be effective as of July 1st, 2019. Please see policy guidelines here if you plan to apply in the new fiscal year, and look for the official scholarship application here on 7/1/19.

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, youth, 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 community center be all that you want it to be and support locals while sharing your passion!