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Friday, Jan. 20
**Illinois Valley Garden Club Program will be “Soils and Fertilizers for our Gardens,” presented by Daniel from Wheels A Turnin. 12:30 – 3 p.m. at Immanuel Methodist Church, 200 W. Watkins, Cave Junction.

Saturday, Jan.21
**“How to Write Short Stories and Get Them Published” Writing Workshop. Your public library is hosting a free workshop with local author Nancy Lane. Learn how to engage readers, character development and how to prepare submission packages for publishing. Registration or library card NOT need to participate. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. break from 1-2 p.m., Snacks and refreshments provided. IV Library, 209 W Palmer St, CJ. For more info call 541-592-4778.
March 11
GIRLS ROCK! A fun filed day of events for girls ages 9-13, with a parent or another adult, participate in activities that foster communication and explore the fields of science, engineering, math, and technology. Workshops include a variety of choices that demonstrate how STEM is used in everyday life. The girls build, take apart, put together and test their handiwork while learning in a fun, non-judgmental setting. Workshops this year include Designing Your Dream Bedroom, Construct a Whitewater Raft, Computer Programming, Microbots, Scienceworks, Worms in Soil Science and Where do Pearls Come From. The event is free and includes a light breakfast and sack lunch. Sponsored by Zonta Club of Grants Pass, AAUW Grants Pass, and Soroptimist International of River Valley.
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grants Pass High School
Register NOW at www.girlsrockgrantspass.org.

**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

**AWANA 6:15 – 8 p.m. 3 Years to 6th Grade. 113 So. Caves Ave.
**Take your bottles and cans to IVCanDo’s Cans for Kids behind the Chevron Station 10 – 2.

**Drop-in Storytime at Josephine County Library in Cave Junction, 11 a.m. ​- 2 p.m., with stories read aloud by Deborah every half hour and a themed craft available all day. For families on a tight time schedule, craft kits are available to take home!

**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.

** Volunteers needed! Compassionate Presence Project – Folks residing in Illinois Valley will have the opportunity to participate in a pilot project that offers support to older adults (60+) and adults with physical disabilities, living with life-limiting illness and who are experiencing loneliness and other emotional distress. This project will train community members as “companions,” providing respite and support. If successful, this will be replicated and offered for free throughout the state of Oregon. If you are interested in learning how to support your community at end-of-life and how to be a compassionate presence to others, please consider volunteering. The training will happen Feb 2. For more information or to request an application, please contact Angela Franklin: email afranklin@optionsonline.org or call 541-450-2036. Background check required. for all volunteers.

** 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.