Around Town: CPR/First Aid class, learn to embroider, and register for Kelp Box Derby

CPR/First Aid class

A CPR/First Aid class will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 at the Cordova Volunteer Fire Department. Cost is $100. For more information, contact Kara Johnson at 907-429-3711 for email [email protected].

Learn to embroider with Alena & Dotty

Create an embroidered dishtowel from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 9 for ages 12 and up, during the Net Loft Handcraft Workshop. Preregister at the Net Loft. The class costs $10 and includes all materials. 

Eyak Lake Cleanup Day

Help the Copper River Watershed Project clean up tires, pressure-treated wood, Styrofoam and anything harmful to salmon habitat during Eyak Lake Cleanup Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Register for the 2018 Kelp Box Derby Race

Registration is now open for the 2018 Kelp Box Derby Race, held during the Cordova Old Time Downtown Fourth of July celebration. Racers of all ages can register at Build your own downhill racers, they must have steering and brakes, and bring it to the Fourth of July celebration.

Summer night skeet and trap shoots

The Cordova Trap & Gun Club is adding summer night skeet and trap shoots again, Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cordova Public Shooting Range clubhouse. Members and non-members of all skill levels welcome. Bring something for the grill or to share. Cancelations may occur due to extreme weather. For more information, visit email [email protected] or call 907-424-7468.

Bird-in-Hand and The Painted Bird at Copper River Gallery

The gallery features more than 130 hand-knit birds and the walls are lined with art created by Cordovans, other Alaskans, and more, on exhibit until June 15. All works of art are for sale and a portion of sales benefit the museum exhibits and galleries. The Cordova Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 


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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