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March 10 – 25
**Illinois Valley Community Emergency Response Team “Free Basic Disaster Training” class.
Friday evenings 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 10, 17, 24 and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 11, 18, 25 at I.V. Fire Station One, 681 Caves Hwy., CJ
Sign up at the Admin Office or call 541-592-2225 Ext. 0. Office hours are Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m .

March 11
Spiral Living Center presents our Annual Seed Swap & Scion Exchange in collaboration with Agrarian Sharing Network! This FREE community event will be held outdoors under the Jubilee Park Pavilion on Saturday, March 11 from 12-4 p.m.. Agrarian Sharing Network (ASN) will be sharing a selection of scion cuttings, rootstock, and a grafting demo. We will be offering for free or by donation: seeds, planting guides, and organic plant starts. NEW 2023 Seed Planting Station with free soil and multi-pots donated by Wheels A’Turnin Garden Supply! To learn more about this event, call 541-450-9886 or visit us online at www.spiralliving.org.

**Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m. – noon at the I.V. Senior Center. FREE Coffee & Quail Event. Enjoy a presentation from the Klamath Bird Observatory speaking about our local quail and birds in general. Attendees will learn about resources for wildfire resiliency and native restoration. Sponsored by Coffee Heaven and the I.V. FROG. Call 541-592-3731 for details.
**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.

March 12
**Illinois Valley Historic Laurel Cemetery board meeting will be Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 1 p m. in the cemetery chapel. All are welcome.

March 13 & 20
Aglow 2nd and 3rd. Monday March 13 Skip Tyler is our guest speaker. March 20 our guest speaker is Tony Armida
Come hear God’s word and fellowship at: Bridgeview Church 5181 Holland Loop Rd. Cave Junction.

March 14
**Tuesday, March 14, Illinois Valley Amateur Radio Club (IVARC) will be having our monthly meeting @ 6pm at Wild River Pizza in CJ. Kelpie Wilson from Wilson Biochar Associates, will introduce biochar and discuss how & when to add it to your garden. As well as our meeting at Wild River Pizza every second Tuesday, every Monday at 7pm we have a weekly net check-in on IVARC’S GMRS repeater and Simplex FRS 3 and MURS 3. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend our meetings. For more information, please visit our website Illinois Valley Amateur Radio Club (Ivarc.org) or email: IVARC.org@proton.me

April 1 & 2
Two free local events on the weekend of April 1 and 2, 2023 will focus on Illinois Valley news and newspapers. It’s all about the news you can read, and hear in the Illinois Valley – why it’s important and who makes it happen.
Meet and greet the folks that manage the news in the Illinois Valley on Saturday April 1, 2023 from 2 pm. – 3 p.m. at the Illinois Valley Branch of Josephine Community Libraries. Dan Mancuso, editor and publisher of the Illinois Valley News, and Phillip Allison, Station Manager of KXCJ Community Radio will be on hand to talk about why news making and reporting keeps our community together. On Sunday, April 2, 2023, the Kerbyville Museum will host an open house from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. showcasing two historic newspaper presses. Author and raconteur Paul Fattig will serve as moderator for both events, which are free with refreshments.
These two Illinois Valley news-focused events are brought to you by the Southern Oregon Newspaper Project with the support of Southern Oregon University. The Southern Oregon Newspaper Project promotes the availability of our historic newspapers in the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP), https://oregonnews.uoregon.edu . For more information, contact Maureen Flanagan Battistella at battistem@sou.edu or 541-552-0743.

**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

**Josephine County Weekly Business session.
First Wednesday of the month is at 6 p.m.
All others 9 a.m. in the Ann Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass.

**Public Health Wednesdays: Weather permitting, Vaccinations, STD prevention testing, food, warm weather gear, wound care supplies and more. I.V. Family Coalition, 535 E. River St., 12 – 1 p.m. & Jubilee Park 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Sponsored by JoCo Public Health and HIV Alliance. Call or text Laura with I.V. Wellness Resources for info at 541-592-9781 or email ivwellnessresources@gmail.com.

**AWANA 6:15 – 8 p.m. 3 years to sixth 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.

** 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.