Fourth of July festivities, flag placing, weekly shooting events

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard perform a presentation of the colors in Cordova on July 4, 2018. (Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times)

Register for the 2019 Kelp Box Derby Race

Registration is now open for the 2019 Kelp Box Derby Race, held during the Cordova Old Time Downtown Fourth of July celebration. Racers of all ages can register at cordovachamber.com/driver. Kelp boxes are available. All racers must have steering and brakes. For more info, contact the Chamber at 907-424-7260.

Fourth of July Flag Placement

The community is invited to join Cordova’s Veterans of Foreign Wars for a special flag placing event to celebrate Independence Day at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 4 at the Cemetery on the Copper River Highway. Cordova’s VFW will also have a Poppy Table on main street in front of the Prince William Sound Aquaculture building during the Old Time Downtown 4th of July celebration where you can pick up a flag and poppy.

Old Time Downtown Fourth of July

The Cordova Chamber of Commerce invites you to Cordova’s Old Time Downtown Fourth of July celebration on Thursday, July 4 on First Street. The festivities being with the Kelp Box Derby check-in at 9:30 a.m. near the Masonic Hall on First Street followed by an afternoon of games, activities, community BBQ & potluck, and square dancing. The event is free and open to the entire community. To donate a side dish or dessert, to volunteer or become a sponsor, contact the Chamber at 424-7260 or email [email protected].

Disc Golf 4th of July FUN-draiser

Cordovans for Disc Golf is launching a new street game at this year’s Old Time Downtown 4th of July celebration on First Street. All ages are welcome to participate in Putting for Raffle Tickets to earn chances to win a new kayak. Stay up-to-date on upcoming disc golf events, news and information by following Cordovans For Disc Golf at facebook.com/groups/325096594220059/.

Disc Golf Doubles Tournament

An 18-whole, doubles disc golf tournament will take place noon Saturday, July 8 at Cordova’s disc golf course at Meals Reservoir located at 1.5-mile Whitshed Road, weather permitting. Teams will be chosen by drawing. For more information about the tournament or how to become a member of the Cordova Disc Golf Club, email Micah Renfeldt at [email protected].

Free Business Classes

Ilanka Cultural Center is offering free summer business classes in Basic Bookkeeping, LLC’s in Alaska, Starting a Business, Creating Financial Projections and Business Insurance for Small Businesses. Classes are taken online, from your own computer and at your own pace. Native Village of Eyak will pay for class fees and the program is open to the public. Call 907-424-7903 or email Brooke at [email protected] for more info and to sign up.

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Bidarki Adult Volleyball

Adults 18 and older are welcome to play open league volleyball 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Bidarki Rec Center. For information on drop-in and membership rates, contact the Bidarki at 907-424-7282 or stop by the facility at 103 Council Ave., Cordova.

Tot Time

The Bidarki Rec Center opens the upstairs gym for little ones 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Toys, mats and other items are provided so tots and their caregivers can enjoy some free, inside play-time, rain or shine. There is no fee to attend.

Bidarki Adult Basketball

Adults 18 and older are welcome to play open league basketball 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Bidarki Rec Center. For information on drop-in and membership rates, contact the Bidarki at 907-424-7282 or stop by the facility at 103 Council Ave., Cordova.

Summer Food Service Program

Free healthy meals for kids 18 and younger are provided weekdays through August 9 at the following times and locations: Mt. Eccles Elementary School and Children’s Pallas provide breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Bidarki Rec Center and the Cordova Family Resource Center provide lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A hot meal option is available at Mt. Eccles Elementary School only and all other locations offer cold meals. All meals must be consumed on site.


MONDAYS

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.


TUESDAYS

Gospel sing-along

Join members of St. George’s Episcopal Church on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. at the Cordova Community Medical Center for a gospel sing-along, started in honor of Frances Mallory, and led by Christina Vican and Rev. Belle Mickelson. Anyone who wants to sing or play gospel songs is welcome to join to bring smiles to the long-term residents and hospital staff. For more information contact Belle at 907-424-5143.

Men’s Bible study

A men’s Bible study, led by Matt Rush, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Red Dragon.

Knit & Lit Book Club

Bring your knitting and join the Knit & Lit Book Club at 7 p.m. at the fireplacein the Cordova Public Library, the last Tuesday of every month.


WEDNESDAYS

Hurts, Habits, or Hang-ups

A Christian program to help overcome issues with substance use, abuse, divorce, fear, anxiety, food, gambling, and other hurts, habits, and hang-ups is every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene’s Christian Education Building on Adams Avenue. Childcare is provided. For more information, contact Alan Roemhildt at 907-429-7667 or Amber Wasson at 907-440-7347.


THURSDAYS

Skeet and Trap

Join the Cordova Trap & Gun Club every Thursday evening starting at 6 p.m. for skeet and trap shooting at the Cordova Public Shooting Range out Sheridan Glacier Road. For more information, follow their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/CDVTrapGun or email [email protected].


FRIDAYS

Patch the Pirate Kids Club

Patch the Pirate Kids Club will be held 3-5 p.m. Fridays at the MorningStar Independent Baptist Church, at their new location at the old troopers building, for children grades first through sixth.


SATURDAYS

Homeport

Homeport Coffee Shop is open from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday nights. Enter at the side door, below the Cordova Community Baptist Church, and enjoy coffee, desserts, free Wi-Fi and board games.


SUNDAYS

Skeet and Trap

Join the Cordova Trap & Gun Club every Sunday from 1-3 p.m. for skeet and trap shooting at the Cordova Public Shooting Range out Sheridan Glacier Road. For more information, follow their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/CDVTrapGun or email [email protected].

Movies with Alec

Join librarian Alec for Sunday Movies from 1-4 p.m. Sundays at the Education Room in the Cordova Center. Free popcorn is provided. Choose from the movie selection at the library. First come, first serve. The event is free for the public.

Youth gathering

Attend youth gatherings Sunday nights at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene Education Building. Students grades 7-12 are welcome. Call Pastor Steve Leppert at 907-429-6262 for more details.

Visit our event calendar at thecordovatimes.com/events. Have an upcoming event? Submit it at thecordovatimes.com/submit-your-event or email suggestions for Around Town to [email protected].

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