Save the date

Oct. 3
**JoCo Public Health/OHA COVID vax public clinic: 11-1 in Jubilee Park, Cave Junction then 3-6pm at Clear Creek Family in Selma. All Covid 19 vaccines available: primary, pediatric and bivalent boosters. No appointments, all welcome. No seasonal flu shots. Siskiyou Community Health Center in Cave Junction. Every Thursday at SCHC in CJ. Vaccines not limited to established patients. All COVID-19 vaccines as above. Additionally, seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccines available.  Call 541-592-4111 for appointment

Oct. 11
**WeThePeopleUnited of Josephine County will be having our monthly meeting @ 6pm at Wild River in CJ. We are currently running a GMRS Radio net on Monday’s @ 7pm, starting a Ham Radio Group for the Illinois Valley, and hosting meetings at Wild River in Cave Junction every second Tuesday of the month, from 6-8pm. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information please email: wethepeopleunitedjoco@protonmail.com
Oct. 12
**Please join us at 10:00 a.m. and learn about Asante Hospice services including the wonderful opportunity to become a volunteer in the Illinois Valley. Kay Nielson will be presenting this educational opportunity and the value of hospice volunteers, ordinary people doing extraordinary work. Mark your calendars for Oct. 12th, 10:00 a.m. at the IV Senior Center.

Oct. 14
**Mark your calendar now! The CJ Farmers’ Market and Southern Oregon Guild presents the 7th Annual Upcycle Art and Furniture Contest with Trash Fashion show! First place $500 plus more cash prizes for all ages! Reuse and repurpose found objects to make a piece of art, sturdy piece of furniture or clothing item! Bring your finished piece to display at the Cave Junction Farmers’ Market Friday, Oct. 14 at 3:30 p.m.. Judging and awards will be given at 5 p.m. Questions? Contact cjfarmersmarketinfo@gmail.com

Oct. 22
**Acorn Festival: Kerby Belt Building, 24353 Redwood Hwy. Kerby, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Hands on acorn processing, basket demonstrations and nature tables, Scarecrow contest – $100 prize, entries by 11 a.m., winner at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. potluck. Call Suzanne Vautier for more info at 541-659-7407
Nov. 3
**SAVE THE DATE for the Four Way Community Foundation’s 16th annual Celebration of Community Spirit Dinner and the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award to Brenda Patton, Thursday, November 3, 5:30-8 PM at Evergreen Bank’s Bear Hotel. Featuring a keynote speech by Michelle Wilde Anderson, author of The Fight to Save the Town: Reimagining Discarded America Tickets available here

Mondays & Fridays
**Line dancing 10-11:30am Mondays & Fridays at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints 541-287-0088.

**Food Pantry Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cave Junction Adventist/Community Services Food Distribution, 265 S. Old Stage Rd. Volunteers are needed to help stock, date check, sort food, pack boxes and handout food boxes, etc. to volunteer please email cavejunctionacs@gmail.com.
Contributions can by made out to the CJ Seventh-day Adventist Church and identify that they are in support of the Community Service by writing “CJACS” in the memo section of your check. Mail to: Cave Junction Seventh-day Adventist Church PO Box 330, Cave Junction, OR 97523

**Take your bottles and cans to IVCanDo’s Cans for Kids behind the Chevron Station 10 – 2.

**Saturdays: Story and Craft time at your public library. Join us every week from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for fun themed crafts and stories. Registration is not required and a library card is not needed to participate.

Volunteer Opportunities
**Adopt-A-Senior Volunteers wanted to assist senior and disabled residents in their home with light duty activities and /or socialization and to drive residents to doctor or grocery store. Gift cards are provided for volunteers. Background check and references required call 541-592-9781 or email ivwellnessresources@gmail.com.

** HIV Alliance offers services in Cave Junction every Tuesday from noon – 3 p.m. at Immanuel United Methodist Church (across from Shop Smart). Services include: Free and confidential HIV and Hep C testing. Needle Exchange and drop box (all syringes welcome), and overdose response and Naloxone training.