Around Town: Science workshop, range cleanup, local art installation

Science Workshop

The Bureau of Land Management — Alaska, Campbell Creek Science Center is hosting a free virtual program beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. Explore how you can help scientists and your public lands by participating in community science projects in your neighborhood and around the world. Register at blm.zoomgov.com/…/reg…/WN_dcMljCiWRaij2WxNyg5VIQ.

Shooting Range Cleanup Day

Help clean up Cordova’s shooting range at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 on Sheridan Glacier Road. Free BBQ lunch provided for helpers. Email [email protected] for more info.

Project Appleseed

The rifle ranges on Sheridan Glacier Road will closed to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11 for a shooting class by Project Appleseed. If you are interested in signing up or want to know more about the program, follow the Cordova Trap & Gun Club on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/CDVTrapGun.

Alaska Federation of Natives

AFN’s annual convention will be Oct. 15-16. The all-virtual event will take place on TV, radio and livestream. Visit nativefederation.org for full details.


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The Art of the Vintage Salmon Label

Cordova Historical Society presents “The Art of the Vintage Salmon Label”, an art installation at the Copper River Gallery. The metal wall art and hand knit gansey salmon exhibit can be viewed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 25 at the gallery within the Cordova Museum.

Business status updates

Visit bit.ly/covidbizlist to see the status of local businesses, a service provided by the Cordova Chamber of Commerce. If you wish to be included or wish to update your current listing, please contact Jessicca Morningstar at 907-424-7260 or email p[email protected].

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Curbside book delivery

The Cordova Public Library offers curbside delivery from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday outside the library by the drop box near the rear door. Go to cordovalibrary.org to find their catalog and email your book requests to [email protected] or call 907-424-6667 and leave a voice message. Staff will bag your items and give you a call to schedule a pickup time. Items can be returned in the drop box.

Free online books

The Cordova Public Library has a huge variety of books and audio books available in digital format through the Alaska Digital Library which can be accessed on any electronic device. Borrow, read & return books in digital format for free. Go to adl.overdrive.com and click “Sign in”. Select Cordova Public Library from drop-down list and enter your library card number. The PIN is 99574. Need help or your card number? Email [email protected] with your full name, or send them a message on Facebook at facebook.com/CordovaPublicLibrary.

Community COVID-19 update

The city of Cordova COVID-19 Public Information Team will be hosting a new livestreamed Community Update at 4 p.m. every Tuesday. The broadcast featuring reports and guest commentary from community and business partners, industry and medical professionals and response collaborators will be streamed live to the city’s YouTube channel and will be shared on Facebook via Facebook.com/groups/CordovaPrepared.

CORDOVID tournament

If you have a Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8, a daily Mario Kart activity allows you to socialize remotely. Learn how to join the Cordova Mario Kart CORDOVID tournament at 6:30 p.m. daily by visiting cdv.to/867a5 online. Tournament code: 1982-0695-3003. Don’t forget to join the voice chat during the race.

Morning Music

Belle Mickelson and Kim Menster are coordinating to make sheet music and instruments available to students. For more information, contact Belle at 907-424-5143.

Skeet and trap

Join the Cordova Trap & Gun Club Sundays from 1-3 p.m. for skeet and trap at the Cordova Public Shooting Range out Sheridan Glacier Road. Cancelations may occur. For the most up-to-date information and announcements, follow their Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/CDVTrapGun or email [email protected].

Net Loft virtual handcrafting

The Net Loft hosts a virtual handcraft gathering at noon on Wednesdays. Follow the link us04web.zoom.us/j/342228580, Meeting ID: 342 228 580 and sign in on Zoom to join the group from your home computer or phone. All are welcome. For questions, call Amy at 907-988-8000.

Knit & Lit Book Club

Join others for book discussions, knitting and other handicrafts via Zoom at 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Anna Hernandez at [email protected].

Pajama Read Long

The Cordova Public Library hosts a digital “read along” with Anna Hernandez starting at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays each week on Instagram @cordovapubliclibraryreads. Content is geared towards ages 10 and up. Email [email protected] for more information.

Storytime for Little Ones

Cordova Public Library’s Storytime for Little Ones takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays each week. To participate, follow “cordovapubliclibraryreads” on Instagram. For more information, contact Anna Hernandez at [email protected].

Poetry Showcase

A reading of poetry composed by community members will take place via Zoom at 6 p.m. on the last Friday of each month. For more information, contact Jillian Gold [email protected].

Regular City Council meetings

Regular meetings are scheduled at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month. 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 cityofcordova.net. Watch council meetings on YouTube at youtube.com/user/cathyrhs.

Visit our event calendar at thecordovatimes.com/events. Have an upcoming event? Fill out our online form at thecordovatimes.com/submit-your-event or email [email protected].

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