Save the Date

OCT. 23 – Nov. 16
**Illinois Valley Community Emergency Response Team (IVCERT) is holding an 8 evening CERT training class on consecutive Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 pm beginning October 23 and ending November 16. This class is free and is an opportunity to learn disaster survival skills. 541-415-9102 for info.

OCT. 23 – Nov. 16
**Illinois Valley Senior Center Holiday Bazaar to be held on Nov. 10 & 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spaces still available to rent!

Nov. 18 & 19
Lady B’s Holiday Bazaar: Lorna Byrne Middle School, Nov. 18 & 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Handmade gifts, 25 vendors, food and drinks, support your local artisans, Come visit the I.V. High School senior class of 2024 booth. We will have bags, wreaths, ornaments and much more!

Nov. 19
OSU Extension Service, Wilson Biochar and The Understory Initiative offer a FREE pile-burning workshop Sunday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn how to convert burn piles into native plant habitat. For questions contact Chris Adlam at 971-318-0350.Register at https://beav.es/TDq.

Nov. 20
**Aglow’s C.J. Lighthouse guest speaker, H. R.”Skip” Tyler; having ministered on six continents in 31 countries, brings a message of current importance: “False Teachers”, be aware of them. Bridgeview Church, 5181 Holland Loop Rd.C. J. Oregon 97523

Nov. 23
**Thankful Hearts Community Meal Nov. 23, 12 – 3 p.m. at Jubilee Park Pavilion. Food, activities and music. Volunteers and food dishes needed! To volunteer for serving food, activities, baking a turkey, dessert or side call 541-630-4556 or email thankfulheartsmeal@gmail.com. If you would like to be a volunteer driver to deliver meals to homebound folks or those unable to come to the park – call or text Laura at 971-415-0281 or email ivlivingsol@gmail.com. Sponsored by Journey Home Support Services, Redwood Service Center, Yeti’s Ice Cream & Treats and I.V. Living Solutions.

DEC. 1 & 2
** Please join us for the 24th annual Grants Pass Community Nativity Festival hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 1969 Williams Hwy, Grants Pass Friday, Dec 1, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec 2, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hundreds of Nativities from around the world, Artwork, live musical performences and children’s activities. FREE admission and open to the public. www.gpcommunitynativityfestival.org for mor info.

Dec 9 & 10
Artisans’ Holiday Faire: Illinois River Valley Arts Council’s 11th Annual Celebration at Lorna Byrne Middle School Gym, 102 S. Junction Ave, Cave Junction. Saturday: 10 to 5 p.m., Sunday: 10 to 3 p.m. Free Admission! Over 2 dozen vendors of hand-crafted ornaments, knitted hats & scarves, herbal healthcare, clothing, pottery, baked goods, award-winning jams and jellies, leather goods and more! Live Music, Kids Art Activities, soups, stews, chili, baked goods & beverages available for purchase. Vendor application deadline: Dec. 1. Call 541-218-8501 or cjartwalk@gmail.com for information.

**Food Pantry 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.

**Al-Anon “Just For Today”, Thursday 12:00-1:00 p.m., Illinois Valley Family Resource Center, Cedar Room, 535 East River Street, Cave Junction, Oregon

**Public Health Wednesdays: Pop Up Parks Outreach Program -STD prevention materials & HIV testing, Max’s Mission for Narcan, JoCo Food pantry, bottled water, wound care supplies, camping gear as avaialble and more. Jubilee Park noon- 2 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.