Around Town: St. Michael’s dinner, ‘The Shape of Water’, and Harbor Cleanup Day

The Cordova Boat Harbor basks in sunshine in mid-June Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church chicken Parmesan fundraiser

A fundraiser dinner, featuring Parmesan chicken with noodles, salad and bread, will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. A chicken tender kids meal will be offered for children 10 years and under for $8. The adult meal costs $18 and take-out is available. There will also be a silent auction. All funds raised will be used for building maintenance. For tickets, call Darrel Olsen at 907-253-5757 or Altana Hamilton at 907-424-3982.

Sheridan Ski Club annual meeting

The annual meeting for the Sheridan Ski Club is at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13 at the Pioneer. There will be pizza, door prizes and the election of board members. To run for one of five open board seats call or email Heath Kocan at 907-429-7798 or [email protected].

The Cordova Amateur Radio Club presents, ‘The Wave’

The Cordova Amateur Radio Club presents, “The Wave” at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 13 at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center.

Harbor Cleanup Day

Join the Native Village of Eyak and Cordova District Fishermen United for Harbor Cleanup Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Meet at the Fisherman’s Memorial. Volunteers will form groups to pick up trash from the floats, break wall and from the water’s edge to the parking area. Bags and gloves will be provided.

Ilanka Cultural Center Basic Fur Sewing class

Learn the basics of fur sewing and make a 12-inch pillow from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 16, 17, 18 and 25 at the Ilanka Cultural Center. The class costs $50 and you must bring fabric and fur of choice. The fur must be stretched before class. If you need help finding fur or help with stretching fur, contact Brooke Johnson at 907-424-7903 or email [email protected].

Cordova Historical Society and Museum presentation

The Cordova Historical Society and Museum presents “The History of the Naval Radio Stations in Cordova” 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16 at the Copper River Gallery in the Cordova Museum.


Movie night: ‘The Shape of Water’

Hosted by the Cordova Arts & Pageants, “The Shape of Water” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center.

2018 Cordova Health Fair

The 2018 Cordova Health Fair runs from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 21 at the Cordova High School gym. The fair will feature low cost blood tests administered by the Cordova Community Medical Center, interactive exhibits, free health screenings, circle of hope at 11 a.m., and prize drawings including two kids’ bikes. For more information, call Miriam or Victoria at the Ilanka Community Health Center at 907-424-3622.

Free Electronics Recycling

The Native Village of Eyak, Alaska Marine Lines and the city of Cordova are hosting free electronics recycling from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April 23-30. Bring your unwanted electronics to the city lot on Harbor Loop Road, next to the aluminum and cardboard recycling. Electronics will only be accepted during the day and locked during the evening. Televisions, computers, monitors, printers, digital cameras, stereos, microwaves, emptied vacuum cleaners and wall chargers are acceptable. Not accepting dishwashers, clothes washers /dryers, refrigerators, freezers, exit signs, PCB ballasts and smoke detectors. For more information, call NVE at 907-424-7731.

Kid’s Night Out

“Paddington 2” will be shown for free from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Friday, April 27 at Mt. Eccles Elementary School, hosted by the Cordova Coast Guard Spouse’s Association. They will be selling hot dogs, chips, drinks, popcorn and sweets at the concession table.

Cordova Cleanup Day

Cordova Cleanup Day is 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 28. Volunteers should pick up garbage bags and plastic gloves at the Cordova Cleanup table at the Cordova Center and also check the deployment map to see which areas need clean up. There will be a free picnic lunch for all volunteers at the Cordova Center at noon. Cordova Cleanup Day is organized by the Cordova Chamber of Commerce, with a committee representing the city of Cordova, Native Village of Eyak, Chugach National Forest – Cordova Ranger District, and Copper River Watershed Project. For information on volunteering or donating to Cordova Cleanup Day, contact the Cordova Chamber of Commerce at 907-424-7260, or email [email protected].

Movie night: ‘The Greatest Showman’

Hosted by the Cordova Arts & Pageants, “The Greatest Showman” will be shown at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center. Pizza will be available between shows as a piano fundraiser.

Mt. Eccles student art at Copper River Gallery

Gallery show “-ISH” featuring Mt. Eccles student artwork continues from April 6-28 at The Copper River Gallery in the Cordova Center. The Cordova Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Moms, Pops and Tots!

This play group is open for children newborn to 4 years old and will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays (throughout the school year) at the Masonic Lodge. The group focuses on exploring developmental issues and building on each child’s strengths through large-motor skills play, small-motor skills play, pretend play and sensory play. For more information contact Katie Goodale at 907-424-2232 or Cheryl Eleshansky at 907-424-2238.

Al-Anon returns to Cordova

Al-Anon for friends and family of alcoholics meets Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Wellness Center (old DMV office). For more information, contact Katie at 907-965-5909.

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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