Save the date

** Explore Dark Skies at Oregon Caves National Monument and PreserveExploring Your Universe – Friday, June 7, 2024 from 9:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Evening Hike on Cliff Nature Trail – Saturday, June 22 from 8 p.m. arrival to 10 p.m.
Telescope viewing with the Grants Pass Astronomy Club – Saturday, July 6, 2024, 9-11 p.m.
Watch a Meteor Shower! The Perseids, Saturday, Aug. 10, 9 – 11p.m. at the Siskiyou Field Institute.
All events are weather permitting. Call ahead if you have accessibility questions. Wear appropriate clothing and good footwear. Bring a source of light, water, and snacks. You’re welcome to bring personal binoculars, cameras, and chairs. There is no lodging in the park. Cave Creek Campground is first come, first served.
The park is located at 21000 Caves Highway, Cave Junction, OR 97523. For more information call 541-592-5125 between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information about this and other park activities visit: www.nps.gov/orca

June 4
Annual General Meeting for Illinois Valley Youth Soccer at Wild River June 4 at 5:30

June 5 & 6
Health & Healing Seminar by Carin & Ron Lynch, Directors of LIGHT (Lay Institute for Global Health Training) As Seen on TV. Healthy cooking & immune boosting. Free Class Wed: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Plant based whole food cooking class Thu: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Massage & hydrotherapy. Location: Cave Junction Seventh Day Adventist Church 265 S. Old Stage Rd, Cave Junction pre-register 541-425-0636, 541-592-9836

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.

June 11
**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. For more information, please attend our meeting or visit our website Illinois Valley Amateur Radio Club (IVARC.org) or email: IVARC.org@proton.me

June 22
**Hathkapasuta Illinois River Celebration Parade of Puppets, all ages invited to join in! Illinois River Forks State Park 11a.m. -6 p.m. Free event. Playful arts and nature experiences for the whole family, hands-on history and nature exhibits, fun games & crafts, live music Clan Dyken & For the Next Step, food vendors, free craft booth for kids of all ages by IRVAC, Recycled Raft Race at 3:30pm. This is an alcohol and drug free event brought to you by CEEN. For more information call Tim 541-291-8860

June 22
** Recycled Raft Race – Homemade rafts race down the Illinois River 125 yards during Hathkapasuta River Celebration at Illinois River Forks State Park.
2 Divisions: Adults – 16 & over, Youth – 10-15. Catagories: most unique, funniest, fastest etc. For both divisions. This even is about ingenuity, creativity and most of all FUN!
Rules: Rafts must be handmade. Floats can be small inner tubes, water jugs, capped PVC pipes, barrels ect. Use your imagination! No large inner tubes, tahitis etc. 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 3:30pm to the left of the pavilion. Free & open to the public. Call Jim Talise at 541-415-6699 for questions. Hathkapasuta is a sponsor-funded event hosted by the Cultural & Ecological Enhancement Network (CEEN)

** 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 & Wednesday 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.

** 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.