The nugget. (Sisters, Or.) 1994-current, May 27, 2015, Page 11, Image 11

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    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
Sisters Folk Festival celebrates youth success
On Friday, May 29, the stu-
dents of the Sisters Americana
Project, the educational out-
reach program of Sisters Folk
Festival (SFF), are releasing
its 12th full-length record, all
songs written and recorded
by students of Sisters High
School. The concert will be
held at 7 p.m. at The Belfry.
The album was engineered
by Brent Alan, with support
from Sisters High School
senior Dakota Wagner. Dakota
coordinated the Tuesday-
evening recording sessions,
mostly solo guitar and vocals.
She is also creating the cover
artwork, and has illustrations
of each student at the record-
ing sessions, which she plans
to use in the graphic design.
“Each year an advanced
student in the program takes
on the responsibility of coor-
dinating the sessions and
releasing the record,” said
Brad Tisdel, creative director
of Sisters Folk Festival and
co-founder of the Americana
Project. “Besides being a
songwriter and musician on
the recording, Dakota is also
an accomplished visual artist
who can conceive of the entire
project and see it to comple-
tion. The sketches will be a
nice complement to the record-
ing, bringing the performing
arts and visual arts together
to represent a lot of hard
work by all of the students.”
This year’s Americana
Project CD has been under-
written by the Dottie and Eli
Ashley Fund of the Oregon
Community Foundation.
Tickets to the CD release con-
cert are $15 for adults ($20
at the door) or $10 for youth
18 and under (advance or at
the door). The ticket price
includes a CD. Tickets can be
purchased at www.sistersfolk or by call-
ing the festival office.
On Tuesday, June 9, the
Americana Luthier Program
is celebrating the completion
of 35 guitars and nine hand-
made ukuleles. The show-
case will be held at 6 p.m. at
The Belfry and is free to the
public. The luthier program,
which has been running for
the past eight years at Sisters
High School, teaches students
the age-old craft of building
musical instruments.
The process takes the stu-
dents 24 weeks, starting their
instruments in the fall and fin-
ishing them in the spring. The
program is led by Tony Cosby,
the engineering/woodwork-
ing instructor at Sisters High
School, and Bill MacDonald
of Kona Breeze Ukuleles. It is
a collaboration between SFF,
Sisters School District, and
Breedlove Guitars, and funded
primarily through SFF.
SFF board member Kerry
Bott, David Perkins, and
Fri., May 29 – Thurs., June 4
mloha (PG-13)
June 6th / Sat.
Pigs on the
Tribute to Pink FLoyd
Era inspired show
8 PM • $13 online
June 11th / 12th / 13th
Thurs. / Fri. / Sat.
Fri 5:15, 7:45
Sat 2:45, 5:15, 7:45
Sun 2:15, 4:30, 6:45
Mon-Thurs 6:30
Tomorrowland (PG)
Fri 4:30, 7:15
Sat 2:00, 4:30, 7:15
Sun 1:30, 4:00, 6:30
Mon-Thurs 6:00
Far From the
Madding Crowd
Fri 4:45, 7:15
Sat 2:15, 4:45, 7:15
Sun 1:30, 4:00, 6:30
Mon-Thurs 6:15
An Extraordinary
3-day event of f Th ne
Ju 11th is
Rock Blues
Local’s Night!
★★★★★ ★ ★
Kick up your boots
and tighten your buckle
Pitch Perfect 2
Fri 5:00, 7:30
Sat 2:30, 5:00, 7:30
Sun 1:45, 4:15, 6:45
Mon-Thurs 6:30
8 PM • $5 online
Call for Details
Movie times and titles are
subject to change. Visit we
or call
many volunteers provide engi-
neering insight and mentoring
each day to help the students
complete beautiful heirloom-
quality instruments.
“The students are chal-
lenged to figure out the sci-
ence behind what makes a
guitar sound great, the art and
craft of building the instru-
ment, and the engineering and
woodworking skills of devel-
oping their own headstock
design, working with CNC
machinery, and the patience to
stay with it to see the instru-
ment completed,” said Tisdel.
“This kind of integration of
science and the arts is what
makes the program so spe-
cial, and they get to keep the
instrument for life.”
“The reason this is possible
is because of the collabora-
tion and community support.
Between all the partners,
including Jayson Bowerman,
who originally helped start
the program and continues
to volunteer his time and
donate materials, Sisters Folk
Festival, all the volunteers, it
is the perfect place to make it
happen. The instruments get
better every year and we are
grateful for the opportunity,”
said instructor Tony Cosby.
On June 9, the students
will present their completed
instruments, and there will be
a short concert by young art-
ists in the Americana Project
performing on the instruments
built by fellow students.
For more information on
the upcoming CD release con-
cert and Americana Luthier
Showcase, and all 2015 SFF
events, or to purchase tickets,
visit www.sistersfolkfestival.
org or call the festival office at
BOTTLES: Check for
redemption eligibility
on bottles
Continued from page 9
but the unwanted bottles and
jugs make the dirty job more
difficult,” said Furry Friends
Director Kiki Dolson.
To be redeemable for 5¢
the bottle or can must be
printed with the 5¢ OR mark.
Most carbonated bever-
ages including beer and the
small plastic water bottles
sold in Oregon carry that
mark. Milk jugs, one- or
five-gallon water jugs, wine
bottles and coffee drinks do
Furry Friends Foundation
helps families in Sisters with
a pet food bank and sponsors
spay and neuter surgeries.
For more information visit
Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery
Kids’ Free Fishing
g Day!
9 u.m. to noon. For udditionul
Faith Hope
p & Charity y
informution cull 541-595-6611.
Live Music with
Sisters Cow Camp Saddle Up
Lindy y Gravelle 6 to 9 p.m. $5
for St. Jude’s 9 u.m. 9-mile
cover. Info: 541-526-5075 or
Monday~June 1
ride, lust rider out ut noon.
Donute ut registrution. For St.
The Open
p Door Live Music
Jude’s Children’s Reseurch
Friday~May 29
with Heather & Tom 7 to
Hospitul. Food booth on site.
Three Creeks Brewery y
Info: Brendu, 541-388-3655.
Production Facility Grand
g 5 to 8 p.m. at 265 E. or call 541-549-6076.
Sunday~June 7
Barclay Dr. For 21-and-over
Sisters Cow Camp Poker Ride
only. Tastihgs, tours & live
for OET 9 u.m. 8-mile poker
music with Greg Botsford!
The Belfry
y Music & Mentors
ride, $5 per hund to benefi t
RSVP if attehdihg to celebrate@ with Steve Seskin 7 p.m.
Oregon Equestriun Truils,
Presented by Sisters Folk
Centrul Oregon Chupter. Prizes
The Belfry
y CD Release
For info or tickets call 541-588- for best hund und food booth
Concert for the Americana
on site! Brendu, 541-388-3655.
6445 or 541-549-4979.
Project 7 p.m. Presehted by
Sisters Folk Festival. For more
Faith Hope
p & Charity y
Monday~June 8
ihformatioh call 541-549-4979
Live Music
or go to
with Cassia 6 to 9 p.m. $5
The Open
p Door Live Music
cover. Info: 541-526-5075 or
Faith Hope
p & Charity y
with Butterfl y Breakdown 7 to 9 p.m. No cover! For info
Live Music with
go to or
Jeff Jackson 6 to 9 p.m. $5
Friday~June 5
cull 541-549-6076.
cover. Info: 541-526-5075 or
Sisters Community
y Church
Tuesday~June 9
Stuff ” Sale! 9 a.m. to
Saturday~May 30 “Good
The Belfry
y Americana Project
3 p.m. A fundraiser for Sisters
of the Heart Ugandan women’s Luthier Showcase 6 p.m.
Takoda’s Fundraising
Presented by Sisters Folk
Breakfast for Cub Scouts 8 to ministry. Info: 541-549-1201.
11:30 a.m. Portion of proceeds Barclay
y Park Sisters Farmers Festivul. For info: 541-549-4979
or go to
go to Sisters Cub Scout Pack
Market 2 to 5 p.m. First of the
139. Learn about the pack, join season! For info: 541-719-8030
Wed.~June 10
the pack! For boys ages 1st
grade thru age 7. For info call
Sisters Rodeo Grounds
Faith Hope
p & Charity y
pack leader Craig Ansell at
Xtreme Bulls 6:30 p.m. For
Live Music with
541-549-9459 / 503-510-5713. Vineyards
Pear Tree Lane 6 to 9 p.m. $5 tickets und informution cull
Harmony y Farm Sanctuary y
541-549-0121, 800-827-7522
cover. Info: 541-526-5075 or
Fundraising “Open Barn” or go to
Day y 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 16054
Perit Huntington Rd. Enjoy the
Thursday~June 11
Saturday~June 6
petting zoo, live music, garage
Rodeo Grounds
The Belfry
y Live Music with
sale, chair massage, silent
Slack 8 u.m. Free udmission!
Pigs on the Wing 8 p.m.
auction from 10 a.m. to noon!
For more informution: 541-549-
Tribute to Pink Floyd’s Dark-
For more info: 541-390-2769.
0121 or
Ranch Family Outdoor
online at 541- The Belfry
y Live Music with
Day y 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at
68395 Cloverdale Rd. Archery, 815-9122 or Hobbs the Band 8 p.m. $5
online ut 541-
Sisters Elementary School
shooting, outdoor survival,
815-9122 or
Garden Fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
GPS & more, with OR Hunters
Assoc. 541-388-7337, 541-480- Flowers, baskets, herbs,
Faith Hope
p & Charity y
silent auction, cake walk,
7323 or
Live Music with
entertainment, face painting,
Heather & Tom 6 to 9 p.m. $5
Sisters High
g School Spring
BBQ & more! 541-549-7805.
cover. Info: 541-526-5075 or
Dance Recital 6:30 p.m.
Sisters Community
y Church
Sisters Dance Academy
“Good Stuff ” Sale! 9 u.m. to
presents “Journeys.” $10 for
Deadline to submit items for
3 p.m. A fundruiser for Sisters
adults, $5 ages 12 and under
calendar is 5 p.m. Fridays
at the door. 541-280-7159 or
ministry. Info: 541-549-1201.
Thursday~May 28
McKenzie Pass Ride for Two
Rivers Bike tour for Metolius
River & Whychus Creek.
Register at
or call 503-241-0467 for info.