Around Town: Eyak Culture Camp, Copper River Gallery opening, Women on Target

Eloise Burnett holds the .357-revolver she practiced with during the class, cylinder open and her finger off the trigger, as she listens to instruction during the afternoon range practice session. Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

Eyak Culture Camp

Everyone is invited to participate in the 5th annual Eyak Culture Camp from July 27-29 at Orca Cannery. This year’s camp is dedicated to “Honoring Those That Walked Before Us.” Activities begin Friday with a meet-and-greet. Saturday and Sunday activities feature Eyak language lessons with linguist Michael Krauss and his assistant from France, Guillaume Leduey, a self-taught Eyak speaker. There are workshops for children and a special field trip to identify and gather traditional medicinal plants. All sessions are free. Register online at For a detailed agenda, email, [email protected].

Copper River Gallery opening: ‘Bloodlines’

An opening reception for Rachel Hoover’s mixed media art exhibit “Bloodlines” will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 27 at the Copper River Gallery in the Cordova Museum 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.

Movie night: ‘Ready Player One’

The Cordova Arts & Pageants presents the movie “Ready Player One” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 27 at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center.

Net Loft Summer Artist Workshop

Artist and Instructor Andie Thrams will be hosting two watercolor workshops from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cordova Center. Workshop 1: Watercolor Field Studies “The Colors of Cordova” will be held Aug. 4-5. Workshop 2: Wild Watercolors Intensive is for more experienced artists and will be held Aug. 10-12. To register, visit For more information, call Dotty Widmann at 907-317-2819.

Neighborhood Bible Time

All children and teens are welcome for Neighborhood Bible Time from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 23-27 at the MorningStar Independent Baptist Church. Children not potty trained must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 907-424-3501.

Fisher-Friends Kid’s Club

Kindergarten through sixth graders can attend the Fisher-Friends Kid’s Club for games, crafts, stories of the sea, and snacks from 9 a.m. to noon July 23-27 at the Multi Use Field by Odiak Camper Park. If raining, go to HomePort by the Net Loft. For more information, call 907-429-4399 or 907-424-3465.


Juneau Public Health Nurse Services

Juneau Public Health Nurse Services will be in Cordova July 23-27 for back-to-school immunizations, well child exams, health education, Narcan kits, and sexually transmitted infection screens at the clinic across from the Ilanka Cultural Center located at 110 Nicholoff Way. To book an appointment call 907-424-4547 or 907-465-1245. Walk-ins are welcomed, limited evenings, on a space available basis.

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

Hunter orientation

An optional hunter orientation meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6 at the Cordova Ranger District office in the old courtroom on the 3rd floor of the U.S. Forest Service building. For those whose names were drawn, permits will be available at the front desk of the U.S. Forest Service building, 612 2nd St., after Aug. 6. Those 16 and older should bring their hunting license to pick up permits. For more information, contact Milo Burcham at 907-424-4759.

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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