Around Town: Fisher Poets, Mini Cheer Camp, CFRC Dinner

Fishing vessels docked in Cordova Harbor. (Jan. 2, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Cordova Republican Party Monthly Meeting
The Cordova Republican Party monthly meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Kayak Café. Topic of discussion will include information from the District Convention. All are welcome.

FisherPoets Gathering
This year’s Fisherpoets Gathering is Feb. 28-March 1 in Astoria, Oregon. For times, locations, and full event info, visit

Mini Cheer Camp!
Registration for Mini Cheer Camp is open for grades K-6. Practices are scheduled from 3:45 to 5 p.m., March 2-5 at the Mt. Eccles Gym. Camp participants will perform Saturday, March 7 during the basketball games (TBA). Register with Carmen 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon-Fri. at Mt. Eccles’ office.

The Lorax
In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, the Native Village of Eyak is showing The Lorax at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 2 at the North Star Theatre. Donations go towards NVE Tribal Youth Council efforts to decrease vaping in schools. For more information, contact NVE’s Family Program Coordinator at 424-7738.

Local Election 2020
The Cordova Regular Election is set for Tuesday, March 3. Voting hours will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cordova Center Community Room A.

CFRC’s Celebrates 27 years
The Cordova Family Resource Center board is hosting their annual dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 at the Cordova Center. Prime Rib and Turkey Dinner is free to members, $18 plate for adults, $9 for children ages 6 and up and free for children 5 and under. To reserve a plate in advance, call 907-424-5674.



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. 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.

Morning Music
Elementary school children are welcome to come and sing and play guitar, fiddle, ukulele, bass, mandolin, and banjo from 8:05 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays at the elementary school music room. Older kids, parents and community members are welcome and needed as helpers. Pre-schoolers can come with their parents or caregivers.


President’s Day
The Cordova Times will be closed Monday, February 17 in observance of President’s Day.

Moms, Pops & Tots
A play group for children, infants to age 4, is 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Masonic Lodge throughout the school year. The group is free to attend. For more information contact NVE Tribal Family Services director Katie Goodale at 907-424-7738.


Al-Anon in Cordova
Al-Anon for friends and family of alcoholics meets at noon on Tuesdays at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. For more information, contact Amber at 907-440-7347.

Life Hacks for Kids
Life Hacks for Kids is a free weekly after-school program at Cordova Public Library for students grades four through six. Students will learn useful life skills such as using common household tools, restaurant etiquette and ordering, grocery shopping, laundry, camping, first aid and fire safety, and basic sewing. Stop by the library from 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays to participate. For questions, call the library at 907-424-6667.

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 to bring smiles to the long-term residents and hospital staff. For more information contact Belle at 907-424-5143.

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.

Tuesday Night Talks
The Prince William Sound Science Center hosts weekly science lectures September through April. Stay up-to-date on upcoming lecture topics, times and locations and watch past lectures online at


An art class is open to all Cordova teens from 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Cordova Center Education Room. For more info, call Paula Payne at 907-424-6665.

Open Studio Life Drawing
An opportunity for aspiring artists to practice drawing from a model. Beginning Jan. 29, classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Cordova Center Education Room. $5-10 is the suggested model fee donation. For more info, call Paula Payne at 907-424-6665.

Regular City Council Meetings
Regular meetings are scheduled at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Cordova Center Community Rooms A & B. The agenda is established on the Friday prior to each meeting date and posted at the post office, library, city hall lobby, the Cordova Center entrance bulletin board and on the city website at Watch council meetings on YouTube at

A children’s story time activity will be held at the Cordova Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. 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
Free art activities for first graders and up will be held weekly at 3:30 p.m. Fridays at the Cordova Education Room. No school no art.


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

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