**IVHLC is having a clean-up day Saturday May 13, 2023, starting at 9 a.m. We need help to get the cemetery ready for Memorial Day weekend. If you have family and/or friends here at the Illinois Valley Historic Laurel Cemetery we need your time in this endeavor. This does not get done on its own. As always everyone’s help is greatly appreciated. Bring rakes, gloves, shovels, any kind of yard implement you like to use. Any questions please call 541-592-5028.
**Illinois Valley Garden Club Plant Sale, Saturday May 13 9 a.m. till sell out, (come early!) True Value Parking lot 232 Redwood Hwy, CJ Proceeds go to IVHS Student Scholarships. Go to Facebook.com/ivgardenclub.
**Get ready for your summer bounty & harvest season! This spring, join Spiral Living Center for a series of donation-based Food Preservation Workshops led by OSU Master Gardener & Food Preserver, Tracey Riggi! This Saturday May 13, from 2 – 4 p.m .learn Water-Bath Canning, Dehydrating, & Freezing Methods. On Saturday June 17, from 2-4 p.m. learn about Pressure Canning & Fermenting! Suggested attendance donation of $5-$10 is appreciated, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Both classes will be held at the Kerby Belt Building at 24353 Redwood Hwy. Kerby, OR 97531. For more class information, visit www.spiralliving.org or call 541-450-9886.
**We Love Our Parks, May 13 10 a.m. -2 p.m. at Illinois River State Park. There will be a educational presentation about “Leave No Trace” principles for all you outdoorsy folk, invasive species removal to keep our park ecosystem healthy, equestrian demonstrations, and more!
**Aglow lighthouse worship and Bible study 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 15.
Bridgeview Church 5181 Holland Loop Rd, Cave Junction, OR 97523
**Memorial Day – Ol’ Timers Picnic Saturday May 27, 2023
Events for the day:
The gate will be opened at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. the day of the picnic.
10 a.m. – Flag Burning/Disposal Ceremony with American Legion Post #70. Anyone wishing to retire an old, worn American flag is welcome to bring them.
11 a.m. – Civil War, Union & Confederate Surrender Ceremony.
12 noon – Potluck at the cemetery chapel. Please RSVP and bring a favorite dish to share. Cold, hot or a dessert. We will have plug-ins for crock pots. For potluck information call Charley Mickey 541-415-2166. For any other information call Ed Webb 541-592-5028.
Join us for the 11th annual Otis Memorial Bike Ride. Meet at the lower lot of the Dome School. Ride states at 10 a.m. 18-mile loop, rest stop at Coffee Heaven. Free event.
**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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, cold 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 by I.V. Living Solutions. Sponsored by JoCo Public Health and HIV Alliance. Call or text Laura Mancuso with I.V. Wellness Resources for info at 541-592-9781 or email email@example.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!
**Kerby Food Pantry change: The Pop up pantry in Selma has moved. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
** 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.