Alumni basketball game and ‘Wonders of Wonder’ holiday concert

People walk around the Copper River Gallery during the opening reception of the Cordova Museum’s annual Holiday Art Show on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times)

JNYO practice

Junior Native Youth Olympics practices will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Dec. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge. All youths, grades 1-6, are welcome to participate. Nick Tiedeman will be coaching. The competition will be in Anchorage Feb. 22-24. For more information, contact Jessica Weaver at 907-424-7738 or email [email protected].

Holiday Concert

Cordova Arts & Pageants presents the “Wonders of Wonder” Holiday Concert featuring The Dan Mac Band & John Pypes Teamer at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 at North Star Theatre.

Alumni basketball game

The Cordova Jr./Sr. High School alumni basketball games will be held Saturday, Dec. 29 at the CHS gymnasium. The girls game will be at 5:30 p.m. and the boys game will be at 7 p.m. For more information contact Bert Adams and Brad Sjostedt.

JH volleyball parent/player meeting

The Junior High volleyball parent/player meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Cordova Jr./Sr. High School library/media center. Students should be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Practice will begin Thursday, Jan. 10 from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. at Mt. Eccles Elementary School.

Holiday Art Show

The Cordova Museum’s annual Holiday Art Show is open at the Copper River Gallery in the Cordova Museum at the Cordova Center. The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 

Food pantry services

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 at 907-424-7738.



Moms, Pops and Tots!

A play group for children from infants to 4 years old is open from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Masonic Lodge. The group focuses on exploring developmental issues and building on each child’s strengths through large-motor and small-motor skills play, pretend play and sensory play. For more information contact Katie Goodale, Tribal Family Services Director, at 907-424-7738.

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.


Little Ones at Storytime

Little Ones at Storytime, with youth services librarian Anna Hernandez, is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the Cordova Public Library. Join Anna for stories, songs, and finger plays, geared toward preschool ages. There will be no Storytime Dec. 23-30.

Teen Art

Teen Art with Paula Payne will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays in the Education Room at the Cordova Center. There will be no Teen Art Dec. 23-30.


Morning Music

Morning music is back from 8:05 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays at the Mt. Eccles Elementary School music room for kindergarten through sixth grade students. Learn to sing and play fiddles, guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo and mandolin. Older students and parents are needed as helpers. Pre-schoolers are welcome to come with their care givers. For more information call Belle Mickelson at 907-424-5143.

After School Art

After School Art with Debbie Carlson will be held 3-4 p.m. Fridays in the Education Room at the Cordova Center. This program is geared towards grades 1-4. There will be no After School Art Dec. 23-30.

Patch the Pirate Kids Club

Patch the Pirate Kids Club will be held 3-5 p.m. Fridays at the MorningStar Independent Baptist Church, 412 First St., for children grades first through sixth.

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