Save the date

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– 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.

April 1
**Join the Spiral Living Center on Saturday April 1 from 2-4 p.m. at the Kerby Belt Building for a FREE “Introduction to Gardening” Workshop led by OSU Master Gardener & Food Preserver, Tracey Riggi. This workshop is open to all skill levels and is a wonderful starting point for beginners or those who would like to transition to organic practices. Organic Seeds, Soil, and Pots will be available–walk away with planted seeds to fill your greenhouse! FREE 2023 Gardening Calendars in English and Spanish will be available courtesy of the Food Hero Program from OSU Extension Service. Donations are always appreciated, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Call 541-450-9886 or visit www.spiralliving.org to find out more and register to save your spot.

April 11
**Tuesday, April 11, Illinois Valley Amateur Radio Club (IVARC) will be having our monthly meeting @ 6pm at Wild River Pizza in CJ. IVARC Board meets from 5-6pm. Monday at 7pm we have a weekly net check-in starting on IVARC’S GMRS repeater, followed by Simplex FRS 3 and MURS 3. Simplex allows unlicensed operators an opportunity to participate. 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 15
Rough & Ready Wildflower Hike Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. Meet at the parking area at Rough & Ready Botanical Wayside, south of Cave Junction on Hwy 199 at mile marker 34.
The walk through Rough and Ready Wayside is geared for Plant enthusiasts and novices alike. This is a great opportunity for folks to come out and enjoy the spring wildflowers no matter what your skill level is on plant identification. This is a short hike on rocky, but level ground, with lots of beautiful wildflowers to see. A portion of the hike will be along a wheelchair accessible path. Be prepared – bring water, dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes. For more information call Suzanne or Tim at 541-291-8860. Sponsored by CEEN and the Native Plant Society.

May 6
**Come see us at the Illinois Valley Children’s Fair & Pet Parade May 6, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. Jubilee Park.
Beading, Face Painting, Seed Planting, Children’s Books, Hands-on Science, Activities, Child Id, Art Activities, Bike Helmets, Free Activities, Resources, Hot Dogs, Snacks, Drinks, & Prizes. Win A Free Bike Or Kindle.
For more information contact Jacque at 541-659-8148
Dress up your pet. Don’t forget your leash. Small pets only.

**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: Pop Up Parks Outreach Program -Weather permitting, COVID-19 vaccinations, STD prevention & HIV testing, JoCo Food Bank 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. and lunch served. 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!
**Selma Food Pantry change: The Pop up pantry in Selma has moved. Beginning Thursday, March 16 it will be the same time at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., but will be in Kerby in the parking lot where the Farmers’ Market happens. 21400 Redwood Highway, Kerby. Questions call 541-479-5556.

**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.