Fishing derby, classical concert, medical fundraiser

Tommy Rawlins, left, watches his nephew, Keagan Wisroth, 12, fish during the Kids Fishing Derby on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. (Photo by Vivian Kennedy/The Cordova Times)

Community comedy outreach

A stand-up show featuring pastor/comedian Brett Hollis will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6 at The Little Chapel. There is no mandatory admission fee, although donations are accepted.

Ed Zeine Kids’ Fishing Derby

The annual kids’ fishing derby will be Sept. 7 at Fleming Spit. Children ages 2-15 are encouraged to arrive anytime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Registration will take place on the day of the event. For more information, contact Vivian Knop at 907-424-3128.

Classical concert

Cellist Zuill Bailey will perform with piano accompaniment from Alfredo Oyaguez at the North Star Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 9. Tickets available at the door.

Business loans Q&A

The Alaska Division of Economic Development will be in Cordova from Sept. 9-11 at the CDFU Union Hall to meet and speak with community members about small business loans, commercial vessel loans and permit loan options. For more information, contact DED Loan Officer Sandee Holst at 907-465-LOAN (2510).

St. George’s Church centennial celebration

A party to celebrate St. George’s Episcopal Church’s 100th birthday will be held at the church on Sept. 15. A Historic Church Service will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m., followed by cake, refreshments and children’s activities. For details, contact the Rev. Belle Mickelson at 907-424-5143.

Che Apalache concert

Buenos Aires-based string band Che Appalache will play the North Star Theatre at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25. Tickets available at the door.


Medical fundraiser

An ongoing fundraiser is being conducted for Shawn Stimson, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo branch.

Open gym for Cordova’s youth

The Bidarki Rec Center has reserved open gym time for Cordova’s youth. Ages 12 to 18 are welcome to enjoy the gym for free from 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, contact the Bidarki at 907-424-7282 or stop by the facility at 103 Council Ave.

Skeet and trap

Join the Cordova Trap & Gun Club every Sunday from 1-3 p.m. and Thursdays 6-8 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 or email [email protected].

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.

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 playtime, 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.


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.


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.

Ilanka community wellness and recovery support circle

A wellness and recovery support circle will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Ilanka Wellness Center located at the old DMV office across from St. George’s Episcopal Church. The group is for those wanting to develop skills to live a substances-free life in a safe environment. For more information, call John at 907-424-3622.



A children’s story time activity will be held at the Cordova Public Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Caregivers must attend.

Celebrate Recovery

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 7-8 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.


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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.

After-school art

Art activities for first graders and older will be held at the Cordova Public Library on Fridays at 3:45 p.m., commencing Sept. 6.



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.


Cordova Disc Golf Club league play

Join the Cordova Disc Golf Club on Sundays at 4 p.m. at the base of the Meals Reservoir on Whitshed Road for weekly league play, weather permitting. For more information, follow the club’s Facebook page at or email Micah Renfeldt at [email protected].

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.

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