Calendar for Thu. Nov. 13, 2019

  • The Senior Wellness Center is having Senior lunch at noon – on the menu: Beef Enchiladas. Seniors 60 and older eat for free, 59 and under are $5 and youth under 13 are $3 at the Senior Wellness Center.
  • There is an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting today at noon at the counseling center and Narcotics Anonymous meeting at 6pm at the Shaker Church.
  • Warm Springs K thru 8 events: K thru 8 Boys Basketball is on the road to Obsidian middle school game at 3:30, K thru 8 Parent Teacher conferences from 4pm-7pm, Madras High School conferences will take place at the Warm Springs K thru 8 from 4:30-6:30pm in the gym. The Annual Fall book fair at the Warm Springs K thru 8 continues today and will end tomorrow. It will be open from 7:45am-7pm tonight and tomorrow during parent/teacher conferences.
  • Family University presents a Free Personal Financial Course, where professionals in the field of banking will provide an introduction series of classes to help you manage your money and provide answers to money questions. This course will take place at the Jefferson County Middle School in Madras today and also on November 21st from 6:15pm-7:15pm. To register you can call 541-460-2824

Friday 11/15

  • The Central Oregon Skilled Trades Fair is taking place tomorrow from 8:30am-2pm at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond. Vocational Rehabilitation and WIOA is helping get Warm Springs Youth with transportation. If you are interested in crafts like construction, engineering, plumbers Welders and many other careers, give VOC Rehab a call at 541 553-4952. They will be taking interested youth from the Education building to the fair.
  • The Early Childhood Education Mini Powwow is taking place tomorrow at the Agency Longhouse starting at 10am.
  • A Free Microsoft Excel Workshop series will begin tomorrow at 1:30pm and will be a two part series. Tomorrow is an introductory level class covering Navigation as well as creating basic spreadsheets. The 2nd Class will be held on Friday Nov 22nd at 1:30pm. The classes are free, should last 2 hours, must be over 18 and you must attend the 1st class in order to take the 2nd To reserve your spot or for more information you can call Deanna at 541-777-0286.

The Warm Springs Recreation Department is providing a Yarn Belt Making Classes on November 18th & 19th from 5:30pm-7pm. It will take place in the Warm Springs Community Center Social Hall. For More Information call Carol Sahme @ 541-553-3243

The Warm Springs Community Action team is hosting a three day Financial Education Opportunity today thru Friday, 9am – 4pm each day at the Agency Longhouse.  They will offer the entire Financial Skills for Families class over the three days.  The class is a requirement for Oregon IDA initiative clients.  If you need to make up part of the series – this is a great chance to do that.  There will also be a chance to participate in the Vital Tribal Economies Survey.   Call 541-553-3148 if you have any questions.

There is a Food Handler’s Class on Thursday Nov 21st from 10AM-12pm in the Health & Wellness Center Atrium at IHS. If you have any questions contact 541-553-1196.

Are you an artist? If so, you can become a member of Tananawit and have access to some workshops and mentoring, as well as updates about activities and can turn in your art work for promotional contests for free as an introductory member. If you become a basic Member, there is a fee of $25 with more benefits. For questions or more information you can call 541-553-3148 or email

In the spirit of the Holidays, full time tribal employees who are present and normally scheduled for a full day of work on Wednesday November 27th, Tuesday December 24th and Tuesday Dec 31st, are authorized for early shutdown starting at 12pm. The Tribe will be off work for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday and Friday Nov 28th & 29th, the Christmas Holiday on Wed Dec 25th and the New Year’s Holiday on Wed Jan 1st. Employees with kids at ECE are required to pick them up no later than 12:30pm on each of the early shutdown dates. Early shutdown does not apply to the following departments.; Tribal Police, Corrections, Police dispatch, Fire & Safety Emergency Medical Technicians, Tribal Group Home and Public Utilities Personnel.

Thu The 2020 Census begins April 1st.   The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.  You can learn more by calling 1-855-JOB-2020

You can make an appointment for the Warm Springs I.H.S. Podiatry Clinic by calling 541-553-2610. If you need to be seen right away you can also opt for a Podiatry Nurse Assessment by coming in to the I.H.S. clinic before 3pm

If you have unused or expired medications you need to get rid of, the Warm Springs Health & Wellness Center now has a MedSafe drop box to dispose of old meds. Bring them to large blue box located in the pharmacy waiting area to safely dispose of unneeded medications.

Become a SMART Reader.  SMART stands for “start making a reader today” and is a volunteer program that pairs readers with 1st grade students in Warm Springs.  On Thursdays from 4-5pm they get together at the Warm Springs K-8 Academy afterschool 21st Century Learning Program.  If you are interested – call 541-797-7726.

Cascades East Transit provides transportation around Warm Springs and to Madras with Connections to other Central Oregon Towns. You can see their schedule for “Route 20” at, click on the community tab and choose transit from the Drop down menu.