Around Town: Senior Salmon Day, gardeners wanted, summer lunch program

Prince William Sound Science Center volunteers hang fresh fish prints on clotheslines to dry. The event was one of many stations at Salmon Jam’s 2017 Small Fry activities. Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

Senior Salmon Day

Free salmon for local elders will be handed out between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, July 6 outside the union hall on Main Street. If you are 60 or older and a Cordova resident, stop by for fresh Prince William Sound red salmon donated by Cordova’s commercial fishing fleet and local processors. If you are unable to pickup, a family member may pick up on your behalf. Call Cordova District Fishermen United at 907-424-3447 for more information.

Small Fry Activities

Stop by the base of Mt. Eyak Ski Area from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 for free educational activities for the young and young at heart. Highlights include fish printing, casting practice, fillet demonstration, face painting, games and other activities. Arts and crafts vendors will be open, and food will be available in the Snack Shack. Take a look inside The Cordova Times’ special Salmon Jam coverage for full details!

Serenity Garden Spruce Up

In dedication to Alice Reilly, the Serenity Garden located behind Cordova Electric Cooperative will be getting a spruce up from 1-3 p.m. Friday, August 3. Helpers are asked to bring garden tools, flower bulbs if you have any to share or donate and your joyous spirit.

Summer Lunch Art Program

The Cordova Family Resource Center is offering a free Summer Lunch Art Program Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to noon for ages 2 to 7 and noon to 1 p.m. for ages 8 to 13. Join them at the CFRC/BIONIC Youth Center, on Main Street, for art projects and a bag lunch.

Skeet and Trap

The Cordova Trap & Gun Club hosts weekly skeet and trap shoots Sundays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cordova Public Shooting Range out Sheridan Glacier Road. Everyone is welcome. Cancelations may occur due to poor weather. For the most up-to-date information, visit, email [email protected] or call 907-424-7468.

Al-Anon in 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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