Around Town: What’s happening in Cordova

David Little photography exhibit 

David Little’s exhibition, “24-7-12: The Photography of David Little,” opens 5 p.m., Friday, July 7 in the Copper River Gallery, at the Cordova Historical Museum. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition will last through July.

‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ 

The Cordova Center team will screen the movie “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” 7 p.m. Friday, July 7 at the North Star Theatre. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Library’s Trick-or-Treat for Books program.

The Future of Ferry Service in Prince William Sound

Share your vision for sustainable ferry service for Cordova, the Prince William Sound region and the state of Alaska from 5-7 p.m. July 11 at the Cordova Center auditorium. Citizens, business owners, school groups and anyone who uses the ferry are encouraged to attend. Prince William Sound Economic Development District, City of Cordova, Cordova Chamber or Commerce and Southeast Conference host the event. For more information, email [email protected] or visit


Copper River Salmon Jam 

The 15th Annual Copper River Salmon Jam kicks on Friday, July 14. Events include live music, Taste of Cordova Wild Food Cook-Off, Alaska Salmon Runs road races, Small Fry kids activities, musician workshop, a salmon barbecue, and basket burning art project. See the full schedule on Page 4. Find out more at

Tony Hoover’s art on display 

Robert A. “Tony” Hoover’s artwork is on display at the Ilanka Cultural Center. The show will remain featured in the gallery until further notice. Ilanka Cultural Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and located at 110 Nicholoff Way Cordova.

Bidarki gymnasium temporarily closed

Bidarki Recreation Center gymnasium remains closed until July 18 to add additional protective coats to the gym floor.

Cordova 4H Music Camp 

Classes for ages 6+ will be from July 17 through July 21. Hawaiian camp classes are for ages 6 to 8. Bluegrass (and more) camp is for ages 9 to 18. Adult camp is for those 18 and up. Take advantage of early bird registration; find out more about the program and how to volunteer at

Summer food service program

Free healthy meals for kids 18 and younger are provided weekdays at Mt. Eccles Elementary School. Breakfast is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and hot or cold lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food must be consumed on site and adults are welcome to purchase meals. Free cold lunches for kids are also available for pickup at Children’s Pallas, Bidarki and Coast Guard housing from 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Stop by Mt. Eccles Elementary School for a monthly menu.

Summer reading program 

Summer reading at the Cordova Public Library is 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Weekly summer reading themes are: “Marvelous Modes of Transportation” on July 12, “2, 4, 6, 8! How Do We Communicate?” on July 19, and “End of Summer Reading Party!” July 26.

Plastics recycling 

Copper River Watershed Project is looking for building supplies to develop a plastic recycling drop-off center in Cordova. Supplies needed include 2x4s, plywood, siding and roofing material. Contact Shae Bowman at 907-424-3334 or [email protected] to donate or for more information.

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