Around Town: Art exhibitions, Maudie, pizza fundraiser, Girls on the Run 5K event and more!

Harry Potter
"Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine" art show is just one of the many things happening this week around Cordova.

Cordova Center movie night

Friends of the Cordova Center present the movie “Maudie” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in the North Star Theater. Donations accepted.

Ikumat dance group pizza fundraiser

The Cordova Ikumat Dance Group is holding a fundraiser featuring Papa Murphy’s Take ’N Bake Pizzas. There are 10 pizza varieties, family-sized for $25 each. Contact any Ikumat dance group member, or call Brooke Johnson at 907-424-7903 or the Native Village of Eyak at 907-424-7738 to order before Oct. 27. Pizzas will be delivered the beginning of November.

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 are available. Call Ivy Patton at 907-424-2231 for more information.


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.

Dr. Gary VanWinkle’s farewell/retirement party

The Native Village of Eyak and Ilanka Community Health Center invite the community to a retirement and farewell celebration for Dr. Gary VanWinkle at 6- 8 p.m. Oct. 27, at St. Joseph’s fellowship hall. For more info, call Miriam Dunbar at 907-424-3622.

Harry Potter family fun weekend

Art show “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine” opens at the Cordova Center. The opening reception will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 27. Enjoy food, butterbeer, wand duels and hair glitter by the Sparkle Sisters. Costumes are encouraged. A Harry Potter movie marathon will be Oct. 27 to Oct. 29. Donations are accepted or purchase Hogwarts’ Express Ticket for admission to all movies and a chance to win prizes. $40 for Muggles (adults), $30 for Young Wizards (school students).

The movie times are: Sorcerer’s Stone at 7 p.m. Oct. 27; Chamber of Secrets at 11 a.m. Oct. 28; Prisoner of Azkaban at 2 p.m. Oct. 28; Goblet of Fire at 5 p.m. Oct. 28; Order of the Phoenix at 8 p.m. Oct. 28; Half Blood Prince at noon Oct. 29; Deathly Hallows Part 1 at 3 p.m. Oct. 29; Deathly Hallows Part 2 at 6 p.m. Oct. 29. Proceeds will support Cordova Public Library, Cordova Volunteer Fire Department, Cordova High School Music Department, Cordova Community Medical Center and Auxiliary.

Hidden Treasures buy, sell, swap, giveaway

The Hidden Treasures buy, sell, swap or giveaway sponsored by the Cordova Community Baptist Church is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct 28 at the Homeport. Thirteen tables are available, call 907-424-7294 to reserve a table. All leftover items must be removed by 2:30 p.m. following the event. Tables are free.

Girls on the Run Costume 5K

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

Monster Mash

The Cordova Parks and Recreation Department, Current Rhythms’ Dancers and the U.S. Coast Guard Spouses’ Association invite 5th-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 5th-8th graders; and 10 p.m. midnight for 9th-12th graders. For more information, contact Bidarki Recreation Center staff, 907-424-7282.

Trick or treat for books

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

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.

Annual Membership Meeting and Turkey Shoot

The Cordova Trap and Gun Club is holding its 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 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.

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.

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