Around Town: Small Fry activities, Women on Target and gardeners wanted

Local processors send their fastest, most efficient filleters to demonstrate filleting techniques during the Small Fry family activities at Copper River Salmon Jam. Fish printing (or gyotaku), salmon preserving and curing demonstrations, and other activities are also offered during the family-focused event. Photo Courtesy Copper River Wild! Salmon Jam/For The Cordova Times

Small Fry Activities

Stop by the base of Mt. Eyak Ski Area from 1 to 3 p.m. 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!

Cordova Historical Society and Museum monthly program

Join the Cordova Historical Society and Museum at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 16 at the education room in the Cordova Center for their monthly program, on Lt. Henry Allen’s 1880 expedition up the Copper River and beyond. Hear a fascinating story, talk history and enjoy refreshments.

City of Cordova 2018 Police Auction

Sealed bid forms can be picked up at the Cordova Police Department or City Hall Office and are due at the front desk of City Hall by 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 19. A minimum bid of $25 is required unless otherwise noted. Bidding results will be opened at 9:15 a.m. July 19. Vehicles and other auction items are available for viewing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays by appointment. Contact Natalie Webb at the CPD at 907-424-6100 for more information. Visit the city of Cordova newsletter to view full list of available items.

Nuuciq Spirit Camp

Children and elders of the Chugach people will gather at Nuuciq Island to learn about their history and culture. Camp Session 1 is July 15-22, Session 2 is July 22-29 and Visitor Day is scheduled for Thursday, July 26. Activities include gathering and preparing subsistence foods, language lessons, woodcarving, beading, traditional singing and dancing. For more information, visit and click on the events tab, contact The Chugach Heritage Foundation at 907-261-0300 or email [email protected].

Dam Safety Public Forum

A dam safety meeting regarding the Crater Lake project will be held for the public at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 at the North Star Theatre. Charles Cobb, dam safety engineer for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, will give a presentation, followed by a question and answer session.

Women on Target

The Cordova Trap & Gun Club is hosting an all-women rifle safety and fundamentals class during the last weekend of July. There will be two all-day class dates to choose from: Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. Only 10 spaces available for each day. For more information and to sign up, join the Facebook group, or email [email protected].


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. on Friday, August 3. Helpers are asked to bring garden tools and flower bulbs if they have any to share.

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.

Summer Reading Program

Cordova’s Summer Reading Program is at 1 p.m. every Wednesday at The Cordova Public Library. Sign up at the library to enjoy workshops for ages 5 and up.

Al-Anon in Cordova

Al-Anon for friends and family of alcoholics meets 7 p.m. Mondays 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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