Save the date

April 11
** Lorna Byrne Spring Conferences will be held Thursday, April 11 from 5 to 7 p.m.. and Friday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday is Family Night and food will be served 5:30 to 7 p.m. Come check out “The Neon Garden” located in the Art Room Office. All are welcome.

April 14
** April 14 Ignite Field Day Exercise April 14 ODF Medford Office. Offered by the Rogue Valley Prescribed Burn Association.
For: anyone interested in learning the basic tools and skills involved in wildland firefighting or getting certified for employment as a wildland firefighter. Some of the training stations will include: hand tools, their use and maintenance, ignition devices, fire engines and hose lays, and radio communication. In conjunction with free online S130/S190 course work, this class will allow participants to complete the requirements to become a National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) Fire Fighter Type 2 (FFT2/basic fire fighter). For individuals seeking FFT2 certification, the necessary fire shelter deployment and arduous pack test will also be offered.
Its free so registure at http://tinyurl.com/4tnd94tj>>

**Illinois Valley Historic Laurel Cemetery Association monthly meeting will be Sunday, April 14, 2024, at 1pm in the cemetery chapel. Lots of things coming up like clean up days, Ol’Timers Picnic (Memorial Day weekend), and even maybe a bake sale. Everyone is welcome.

April 15
**CJ Aglow Lighthouse next meeting Monday, April 15. Mark Solares will be leading worship, so glorious. Come and be blessed Bridgeview Church, 5181 Holland Loop Rd., Cave Junction, OR

April 19
** BOOK FAIRE 2024 Calling all readers! Spring is just around the corner and so is our local authors’ event, A Book Faire to Remember, Friday, April 19th, from 5-8 p.m., at the Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 SW G St. Our authors represent a wide variety of genres: fiction, non-fiction, mystery, crime, western, romance, nature, self-help, health, spirituality, wildlife, children’s books, and poetry. Enjoy this opportunity to purchase signed copies of their books. We look forward to seeing you!
For more about your host, AIM, go to the Authors Innovative Marketing website, www.aimforwriters.com, where you can learn about our authors and their books.

April 20
** Rough & Ready Wildflower Hike is Saturday, April 20, 2024 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 the 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 on plant identification might be.
This is a short hike on rocky, but relatively level ground, with lots of beautiful wildflowers to see, many of them are rare or of limited range.
A portion of the hike will be along a wheel-chair accessible path so folks of limited mobility can come out and enjoy the wildflowers too.
Be Prepared Bring water, dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes. Bring lunch if you like, there’s a picnic table overlooking Rough & Ready Creek.
For More Information Call Suzanne or Tim at 541-291- 8860
Sponsored by: Cultural & Ecological Enhancement Network (CEEN) and the Native Plant Society

April 23
The Illinois Valley Community Choir invites you to an evening of choral music at their Spring Concert, Tuesday, April 23 from 7-8 p.m. at the Immanuel United Methodist Church in Cave Junction. This one-time public performance features songs ranging from Gregorian chants to Irish laments to John Denver, with a whole lot of variety in between. The choir is directed by Kate Campbell, who will be joined by professional instrumentalists from our community, including B. Wishes! Audience participation is encouraged. Families & children of all ages are welcome! A reception will follow the performance with food and light refreshments available. Admission is FREE, though donations will gladly be accepted at the door to cover costs of the rehearsal and performance space. The church is located at 200 W. Watkins St. across from Shop Smart.

**The Elder Tree is a weekly senior connections group for elders (60+) in the I.V. Explore new interests, and share in group conversations and activities. There is no fee, and materials will be provided. Mondays 10:30-12 at Journey Home Support Services 140 S Redwood Hwy Cave Junction. Call 541-592-9170.

**Every Monday 3:30-5 p.m. is a Living with Loss grief support group at Journey Home Support Services 140 S Redwood Hwy 541-592-9170

**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.

**Public Health Wednesdays: Pop Up Parks Outreach Program Jubilee Park noon- 2 p.m.- JoCo Food pantry, bottled water, wound care supplies, STD prevention materials & HIV testing, Max’s Mission for Narcan, camping gear as avaialble and more. and lunch served by I.V. Living Solutions. Sponsored by JoCo Public Health, I.V. Living Solutions and HIV Alliance. Call or text Laura Mancuso with I.V. Wellness Resources for info at 541-592-9781 or email ivwellnessresources@gmail.com.

**Every Wednesday 3:30 – 5 p.m. is a Living with Loss Grief Group (subjects such as overdose loss and suicide are shared) Journey Home Support Services 140 S Redwood Hwy 541-592-9170

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

**Thursdays Food Pantry at Bridgeview Church 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at 5181 Holland Loop Rd. 541-592-3923

**Journey Home Support Services: Every Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Advance Care Planning support available. Call to make an appt. call 458-592-0006

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

**Illinois Valley Soil & Water Conservation District will meet the fourth Thursday of the month January through October at 6 p.m. at their office- 331 E Cottage Park Drive suite 1B November and December meetings will be held the third Thursday.

**Illinois Valley Watershed Council will meet on the second Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. at the office at 331 E Cottage park Dr Suite 1B.

**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.

**Volunteers wanted for Illinois Valley Wellness Resources 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.