Around Town: Student fundraisers, language classes and movie nights are back

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is Monday, February 14.

Close Up Presidents’ Day Dinner and Silent Auction

Support CHS students traveling to New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., with this year’s Close Up Presidents’ Day Dinner and Silent Auction. Dungeness Crab (smaller portions for kids) donated by Seafood Sales, rice, coleslaw, garlic bread, homemade desserts and lemonade. Pre-sale only tickets are $35 for adults and $12 for kids under 12. Available for take-out only from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at Mt. Eccles Commons. Contact Debra Adams for more info.

CHS Music Silent Auction

Help CHS music students get to the Worldstrides Music Festival by participating in their online silent auction at tinyurl.com/CHSBandAuction. Auction closes Saturday, Feb. 12.

Salvation Army Sale

The Salvation Army on First Street is having a big rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. on Saturday, Feb. 12. Items may be dropped off until 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11. Please do not leave anything outside of the building.

Pizza and a Movie Night

This event is back on and will take place starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 at the North Star Theater. Pizza by the Little Cordova Bakery is free for teens between 5:30 and 6:30 with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings starting at 7 p.m. Admission by donation and masks required.

ONGOING

Food Pantry

The Salvation Army food pantry is located at 514 First St. Primary distribution is 4-6 p.m. the third Monday of each month. If you need food assistance or are interested in volunteering, please contact Katherine Mead at 907-429-7177. Non-perishable food donations can be dropped in the donation box at AC Value Center.

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Sugt’stun for Beginners

Learn Sugt’stun (Alutiiq) with Shyla from 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday via Zoom. Email [email protected] for more info.

Intro to American Sign Language

The class is FREE from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 17 through April 7, at City Hall Community Room A. To register, please email your name and phone number to [email protected] with Intro to ASL in the subject line.

Pajama Read Along

Cordova Public Library’s Pajama Read Along takes place 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on Instagram at cordovapubliclibraryreads.

Storytime for Little Ones

Cordova Public Library’s Storytime for Little Ones takes place at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. To participate, follow “cordovapubliclibraryreads” on Instagram. For more information, contact Anna Hernandez at [email protected].

Open Studio Life Drawing

Drawing and painting for fun and relaxation is available 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday at the Cordova Center Education Room. Drop-ins welcome. Masks required. $5-10 suggested model fee donation. This class will also encompass Beginning Oil Painting if there is interest. For more info, contact Paula at 907-424-6665 or email [email protected].

Moms, Pops & Tots Storytime

Storytime is 9:30 a.m. Thursdays via Teams. Register in advance to receive the Zoom invite by contacting Jessica at [email protected] or calling 907-424-2246.

Morning Music

Join local musicians for Morning Music from 8-8:40 a.m. Fridays at Mt. Eccles Elementary School. Download free song videos, songbooks, and fiddle tabs at cordovamusiccamp.org. Cordova 4H has ukuleles, tuners and soft padded ukulele cases available for purchase. Call Karen Swartzbart at 907-253-3421 to borrow an instrument.

After School Art (is back on!)

After School Art is geared for ages 8 and up from 1:30 to 3:30 Fridays in the Education Room of the Cordova Center. Please bring a mask. For more info, call 907-424-6662 or email [email protected].

Pen Pal Program

Write to Cordova Hospital Residents with their Pen Pal Program. Mail Pen Pals for Residents Program, Cordova Community Medical Center, P.O. Box 160, Cordova, AK 99574.

Cordova Public Library

Cordova Public Library is open to the public and for curbside delivery from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 907-424-6667 or email requests to [email protected].

Free online books

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] or call 907-424-6667.

Knit & Lit Book Club

Book discussions, knitting and other handicrafts via Zoom at 6 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month. Meeting ID and password posted the day of the meeting. For more info, email Anna Hernandez at [email protected].

Regular City Council meetings

City Council meets 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month. Visit cityofcordova.net for more info. Watch Council meetings on YouTube at youtube.com/user/cathyrhs.

Local COVID-19 testing, vaccines and boosters

To schedule a free COVID-19 test, vaccination or booster, contact Ilanka Community Health Center at 907-424-3622 or Cordova Community Medical Center at 907-424-8200.

RECOVERY MEETINGS

Health & Hope

A safe place for family and friends of those dealing with addiction to get support and information from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Ilanka Community Health Center (across from the Episcopal Church). Contact Elizabeth King (Sound Alternatives) at 907-424-8300 or John Yakanak (ICHC) at 907-424-3622 for more info.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meet from 7-8 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Pastor Steve’s home. Call 907-244-9406 or 907-347-2286 for additional details.

NVE Recovery Circle

A safe environment where you and your anonymity are honored. Meet 7-8:30 pm. Tuesdays at Ilanka Wellness Center (old DMV space across from the Episcopal Church). Contact John Yakanak at 907-424-3622 for more info.

Visit our event calendar at thecordovatimes.com/events. Have an upcoming event? Email [email protected].

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