Save the date

May 10 & 12
**Madrone Adventist Elementary School is having a fundraising event on Friday, 5/10/24 and Sunday, 5/12/2024. The school will be having a flower sale, bake sale and Flea market in downtown Cave Junction, in the parking lot at 131 N. Redwood Hwy, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please come by to see all our goodies and treasures and help support our awesome students at Madrone School. We will have beautiful Mother’s Day bouquets available, arranged by our talented students, for purchase.

MAY 11
**Illinois Valley Garden Club, Spring Plant Sale this Saturday May 11 (Day before Mother’s Day).
9 a.m. till 2 p.m., True Value parking lot., 232 Redwood Hwy, CJ
**April Showers Bring May Flowers BIPOC Tea Party and Kids Fashion Show, Saturday, May 11 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at I.V. High School Tickets will be available in advance and at the door, $10 for children and $15 for adults. Come enjoy tea sandwiches, scones and tea will be served. Family Friendly Event Brought to you by AllCare Health, I.V. Family Coalition and Healing Hearts & Hooves. There will be a silent auction and a live dessert auction, For more information call 541-592-6139.

May 13
**C. J. Aglow Lighthouse guest speakers for May 13. Randy and Teri Town on “To The Ends of the Earth.” Mark Solares will be leading worship. Come and be blessed. Bridgeview Church, 5181 Holland Loop Rd, Cave Junction.

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
May 19
**May is Wildfire Preparedness Month. Do you know what to do and where to go the next time a wildfire happens? Join fire ecologists and wildfire professionals on Sunday, May 19th at 2pm at the Dome School in Takilma to discover the ways our community can become more Firewise. A film-screening of “ELEMENTAL- Reimagine Wildfire” will kick-off this event sponsored by the Takilma Community Association, IVFROG and the Firebrand Resiliency Collective. Admission is free.

June 8
**Spiral Living Center presents our 18th Anniversary Celebration June Skillshare Saturday June 8.
Classes start at 1 p.m. Dinner & Dancing start at 6 p.m.
Hosted by Frog Farm at 9044 Takilma Road, Cave Junction
Come join us in creating an inclusive and accessible learning platform. This event will be free to the public, and will support our continued mission to promote sustainability within the Illinois Valley. We are seeking teachers, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, performers and vendors.
Want to get involved? Email spiral@spiralliving.org for an event participation application!
Please apply by May 17 for review by the committee for classes and booths and by May 20 as a sponsor to be listed on promotional materials.

** 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.