Around Town: Settle in to fall with new art, smoked seafood and winter gear giveaway

Halloween Autumn

Photography exhibition at Reluctant Fisherman

An exhibition of Cordova commercial fisherman and photographer Loren Banks’ recent work is on display in the dining room at the Reluctant Fisherman Inn’s heART wall through the end of the month. Banks is donating 25 percent of sales to the Cordova Arts program.

Great Alaska ShakeOut Drill

The Great Alaska ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is at 10:19 a.m. Oct. 19. Please register on the Great Alaska Shakeout website, then practice drop, cover and hold on, with peers and family. Sign up for the event at:

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. 19-20, 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.


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.

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.

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.

Girls on the Run Costume 5K

Cordova Family Resource Center is hosting their third annual Girls on the Run 5k event. The race begins at 10 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Masonic Hall. Free Halloween games and activities to follow. For more info, call CFRC at 907-424-5674.

Monster Mash

The city Parks and Recreation Department, Current Rhythms’ Dancers and the U.S. Coast Guard Spouses’ Association invite all 6-12th grade students to a haunted dance party Oct. 28 at Bidarki Rec Center. There will be a costume contest, prizes and a food court, with random hauntings and other surprises. The entry fee is $3. Doors open from 7-9 p.m. for 6-8th graders; and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. for 9-12th graders. For more information, contact Bidarki Rec. Center staff, 907-424-7282.

Trick or treat for books

Friends of the Cordova Public Library invite youngsters to Trick or Treat for Books, Oct. 31, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the education room at the Cordova Center. Trick or treaters who visit the library in costume will receive a free book.

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.

Annual Membership Meeting and Turkey Shoot

The Cordova Trap and Gun Club is hosting their annual meeting, barbecue and turkey shoot Sunday, Nov. 5 at the public shooting range on Sheridan Glacier Road. Clubhouse doors open at 11:30 a.m. All ages, members and non-members are all welcome to attend. For more information, contact the CT&GC at 907-424-SHOT, Facebook at or email [email protected].

24th annual sobriety celebration and memorial potlatch

The Native Village of Eyak’s 24th Annual Sobriety Celebration and Memorial Potlatch, “Riding the Quailiq (Wave) of Sobriety” is Nov. 10- 12 in Cordova. Contact Belen Cook for more information at 907-424-7738.

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