Save the date

July 4-6
IVHS Alumni Weekend is Thursday, July 4 – Saturday, July 6. BIG CHANGE:
“All You Can Eat” breakfast at the Senior Center at 520 E River St. along with the Scholarship fundraiser silent auction. It is Saturday, July 6 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Adults $9 children under 12 will be $4.

July 6
**Explore Dark Skies at Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve Exploring Your Universe –
Telescope viewing with the Grants Pass Astronomy Club – Saturday, July 6th, 2024, 9-11 p.m.
Watch a Meteor Shower! The Perseids, Saturday, August 10th, 9 p.m.- 11 p.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 at SFI. 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 pm. For more information abo.ut this and other park activities visit: www.nps.gov/orca

July 8
**C. J. Aglow Lighthouse guest speaker for July 8 is Grace Auzenne. She is cherished by both young and old, Grace brings deep compassion and a heartfelt testimony that resonates with all. Prepare to be inspired, energized, and filled with hope as she shares practical wisdom and spiritual truths that will empower your journey. Mark Solares is back leading worship. Welcome back Mark. Come and be blessed. Bridgeview Church, 5181 Holland Loop Rd, Cave Junction

July 9
**Tuesday, July 9, Illinois Valley Amateur Radio Club (IVARC) will be having our monthly meeting @ 6pm at Wild River Pizza in CJ. Chris Hall, executive director and co-founder of Water League, will be providing an overview of Oregon’s 1955 law against domestic well users watering their 1/2 acre Victory Garden, what the law was before 1955, what it is today, and why the state recently began enforcement. For more information, please attend our meeting or visit our website Illinois Valley Amateur Radio Club (IVARC.org), or email: IVARC.org@proton.me

July 20
**Third annual SOAPBOX DERBY Saturday, July 20, at Schumacher Hill at noon!

** 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 available 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, CJ
** 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.