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June 24
**Hathkapasuta Illinois River Celebration. Parade of Puppets, all ages invited to join. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. At Illinois River State Park Free event 1/4 mile south of Cave Junction. Playful arts and nature experiences for the whole family, hands-on history and nature exhibits, fun games and crafts, Live music by Frankie Hernandez Band, Sunrise and the Starseed Experience. Food vendors included, free craft booth by IRVAC, Wildlife Images bus, Recycled raft race at 3:30 p.m. This is an alcohol and drug-free event. Brought to you by CEEN. For more information call Tim 541-291-8860.

**Recycled Raft Race – Homemade Rafts race down the Illinois River 125 yards during Hathkapasuta River Celebration at Illinois River State Park. 2 Divisions Adults – 16 & over Youth – 10-15. Categories: most unique, funniest, fastest etc. for both divisions. This event is about ingenuity, creativity and most of all FUN!! RULES: Rafts must be hand-made. Floats can be small inner tubes, water jugs, capped PVC pipes, barrels etc. No larger inner tubes or Tahiti-style rafts. Paddles and oars only. 1 or 2 riders allowed; torso must be above water & life jackets must be worn. Sign up and line up at 3:30 p.m. to the left of the pavilion. Free & opento the public Call Jill Talise at 541-415-6699 Hathkapasuta is a sponsor-funded event hosted by the Cultural & Ecological Enhancement Network (CEEN)

June 28
*“Cave Junction Seventh-day Adventist church will be presenting Pets Unleashed” Vacation Bible School June 28 – 30, at Madrone Adventist Elementary School. Pets Unleashed VBS will show kids Jesus’ loving care through relatable, pet-inspired adventure! There will be Projects-with-a-purpose, team-building games, and songs, along with a mid-morning snack. The fun will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12 p.m. Parents, Grandparents, and friends are invited to joins us at the school for a Celebration of what the children have accomplished on Saturday, July 1st from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., followed by a potluck luncheon.
For more information please contact Shellie McDowell at 541-287-0009 or Chris Harwood at 408-813-7053. VBS is open for children ages 3 y/o through middle school and is free to all participants. To register your child for this Faith-filled, Fun adventure, send an email to cjsdavbs@gmail.com.”

June 30, July 1 and 2
**IVHS Alumni Weekend: No Newsletter this year. Please visit: ttps://www.facebook.com/IVHSAlumni. There will be at least 4 classes having reunions: 1973, 1978, 2003 and 2008. This year the Illinois Valley Country Club will be hosting a Golf Tournament over Reunion Weekend. For more information please contact: Illinois Valley Country Club 541-592-3151.

July 1
**Cave Junction Soap Box Derby. More details to come!

July 11
**Tuesday, July 11, Illinois Valley Amateur Radio Club (IVARC) will be having our monthly meeting @ 6pm at Wild River Pizza in CJ. Come to our meeting to learn about IVARC and get free two-way radio training and assistance. Pre-programmed radios with 86 local fire, police, and other frequencies are available or get free updates on your existing Baofeng radio programming. Every Monday at 7pm we have a weekly net check-in starting on IVARC’S GMRS repeater, followed by Simplex FRS 3 and MURS 3, allowing unlicensed operators an opportunity to participate. New members are welcome and encouraged to join our net and attend our meetings. For more information, please visit our website Illinois Valley Amateur Radio Club (IVARC.org) or email: IVARC.org@proton.me

**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, bottled water, 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 ivwellnessresources@gmail.com.

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

**Volunteers Wanted
Josephine County Sheriff’s Office is seeking volunteers for the following; Staffing the Merlin and Cave Junction Substations; Patrol including providing vacation home checks, checking parks & boat ramps, locating and tagging abandoned vehicles. And providing court safety.

**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 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.

**Tobacco Cessation Workshop by AllCare HealthTobacco Cessation Workshop – Open to all community members! ix, 1 hour Sessions September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27 12 to 1 p.m. at Illinois Valley Family Coalition, 535 East River St, Cave Junction. Call Julie, 541-471-4106, ext 8276