Save the Date

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.

**Illinois Valley Garden Club – This Friday April 19 at Bridgeview Community Church, 5181 Holland Loop Road, Cave Junction, OR 97523, 12 noon to 3:00 (Finger Food Lunch), Program: Native Plants-Presenter: Cathy Huges with additional Member input, Guest welcome

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 22
**Open Acoustic Jam night Monday, April 22 from 6-8 pm at Wild River Pizza Cave Junction back room. Bluegrass, country, folk, western and blues musicians invited!
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.

April 27
**3rd Annual Spring Art Show & Sale
Saturday, April 27 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Healthy U, 535 E. River St., Cave Junction. Art with Ariana presents student work created at LBMS this year. This free event features live music and a bake sale to help fund “Learning Through Arts” (LTA), a free program sponsored by Illinois River Valley Arts Council in I.V. public schools. The public is also invited to come learn about Healthy U’s new program: “All Around Kids Community Preschool.” Call 541-592-4444 for more information.

May 14
**Illinois Valley Amateur Radio Club (IVARC) will be having our monthly meeting @ 6pm at Wild River Pizza in CJ. Come get free two-way radio training, pick up a pre-programmed radio or get free updates on your existing Baofeng radio. We have (3) weekly net check-ins on Mondays @ 7pm, starting on IVARC’S GMRS repeater, followed by unlicensed Simplex FRS 3 and MURS 3. 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

** 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

** 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

** East River Street Gardens is open to the public Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for work party, subject to change due to summer weather conditions. Children’s activities from noon to 2 p.m.. Free for everyone, all ages welcome.

** 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.