Around Town: What’s Happening in Cordova

Author Tricia Brown book talk and reading

The Cordova Public Library is pleased to present Alaskan author Tricia Brown during a book reading 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Oct. 6, at the Cordova Center, in the education room. Brown has authored nearly 30 books for children and adults on Alaska’s natural history and Native cultures, which reflect her love of the Far North. Brown continues to write children’s stories, and books about travel, history and animals of Alaska.


Cordova Schools’ music program fundraisers

Cordova Schools’ music program produce drive orders are due today, Oct. 6. A variety of fruits and vegetables are available to order by the case. To order online, visit Orders are also being taken for the school music calendar. For more information call 907-424-3265. No late orders, please.



Public meeting: Navy presents recap of Northern Edge ’17 training exercises

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. John Korka will visit Cordova for an after-action report regarding Northern Edge ’17 during a public meeting 6 p.m. Oct. 11, in the Cordova Center’s community rooms. A short presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.


Sea Grant smoked seafood workshop

Alaska Sea Grant is sponsoring a smoked seafood two-day workshop for home-pack fish-smoking enthusiasts who are interested in seafood smoking, processing and safety, Oct. 19 – Oct. 20, at the Cordova Center and Trident South Plant. Pre-registration is a must; maximum 15 people, and the class fee is $50. Contact [email protected] or call 907-424-7542 to register by Oct. 16.


Great Alaska ShakeOut Drill

The Great Alaska ShakeOut Earthquake Drill event is at 10:19 a.m. Oct. 19. The Great Alaska Shakeout is the perfect time to practice what to do in case of an earthquake. Please register on the Great Alaska Shakeout website, then practice dropping, covering, and holding on, along with peers and family. Sign up for the event at:


Winter clothing giveaway

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is having a free winter clothing and gear giveaway at 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 21 at the church.


Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response class

A free HAZWOPER class, sponsored by the Native Village of Eyak, is scheduled for Oct. 24 through Oct. 26. This is a 40-hour class condensed into three days, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and open to all community members. Ten spots available. Call Ivy at 907-424-2231 for more information.


Call for artists

The Cordova Historical Museum is looking for artists who would like to show their work in the Copper River Gallery. An open call for artists for Harry Potter-related art or props to display with the “Harry Potter World” exhibit, and an all-media themed show titled, “Winter White,” is now open. For more information contact Paula Payne at 907-424-6665.


End of fishing season food drive

Help Cordovans in need of food by donating canned goods, non-perishable and frozen food items to Native Village of Eyak and the Little Chapel Church during the “End of Fishing Season Food Drive.” Drop off food at the Little Chapel’s upstairs entrance on Lake Avenue or at the Native Village of Eyak’s offices in the new harbor. Call NVE at 907-424-7738, or the Little Chapel at 907-424-3629 for more information.


Photography exhibition at Reluctant Fisherman

An exhibition of Cordova photographer David Little’s recent work is on display at the Reluctant Fisherman Inn’s heART wall, in the dining room, through the end of the month.


Rosenthal Art Exhibition

David Rosenthal’s “Art and Science on the Katmai Coast,” is featured in the Copper River Gallery, in the Cordova Historical Museum. Oils, watercolors and studies from Rosenthal’s 10-day artist-in-residence program in Katmai National Park in July 2015 are on display, as well as images and background to the scientific surveys. The exhibit continues through Oct. 21. The Cordova Historical Museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.


Library youth programs

Youth programs at the Cordova Public Library began the week of Sept. 12. Pokémon Club is on Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Storytime for Little Ones with Miss Anna takes place every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by caregivers. Teen Art Club with artist Paula Payne is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Afterschool Art with Miss Debbie is on Fridays 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. For information call 907-424-6667. The Cordova Public Library is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Food pantry services

The Little Chapel is administering Salvation Army extension food pantry services. People needing assistance can pick up food on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Little Chapel. In an emergency at other times, call the Little Chapel at 907-424-3629. Native Village of Eyak administers food distribution on behalf of the Food Bank of Alaska. For more information on the program, contact Rebecca Calfina at NVE’s office, 907-424-7738.


Recycle your fishing web

Fishing web can be dropped off at the Cordova City Baler in the fishing web recycling container. Please remove any non-nylon material such as cork and lead line.


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