04-06-2023 Around Town

Event:  The Salvation Army is looking for Bell Ringers! Please contact Darrel Olsen at 907-253-5756 with interest or questions. All funds collected support the local community.

Event: SPRING DANCE SHOWCASE April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the North Star Theatre by Grades 7-9 Current Rhythms students.  $12 general admission; $45 family.  Livestream tickets too.  Tickets at the door, the studio and the Netloft.

Event: April 13 – 15. Cordova Chamber’s Business Empowerment Summit. April 13, 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Healthcare for Small Businesses class. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Top Do’s & Don’ts. Marketing strategies for any size business. April 14, 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Employment recruitment and retention strategies, Alaska style. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Workshop – Creating content calendars for your social media. April 15, 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Quickbooks 102. 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Cordova Cruise Ship profiles for 2023.

Event: Cordova’s Health Fair is scheduled for April 29. If anyone is interested in a table or has questions please contact [email protected]

Event: May 16. PWS Stewardship Foundation’s 5th Annual Natural History Symposium. Call 1-800-587-6887 to book and reference the Natural History Symposium.

Event: May 20. Whittier Head of the Bay Clean-Up Day. Visit princewilliamsound.org to volunteer.



May 29 – June 2 for rising 2nd and 3rd graders 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

June 5 – June 9 for rising 3rd and 4th  graders 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sign up at this link https://form.jotform.com/230795208076157 for camp registration

Or use QR code on posters around town. Call or text Gabby 907-280-8400 with questions.

Event: Morning Music is from 8:00 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. at the Mt. Eccles Music Room. It’s a great opportunity to sing and learn fiddle, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, bass and banjo. We start tuning and setting up at 7:30 a.m. — and helpers are needed — it’s lots of fun! 


  1. Mini Movers: A parent/caregiver-led casual play session designed for preschoolers to explore

their physical capabilities at their own pace in a fun, safe environment. Tuesday and Thursday

from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost is $2.50 per child.

  1. TaiChi exercise is held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the St. Joseph’s Parish hall.
  2. Community bike rides, starting at Cordova Gear. Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Call 907-424-

5590 for more information or to rent a bike.

  1. After School Art starting Sept. 16. Fridays 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the education room of the Cordova Center. Ages 8+. Call #6667, stop by the library or email [email protected] for more information.
  2. COVID-19 testing is by appointment now. Call Ilanka at 907-424-3622 or Cordova Community

Medical Center at 907-424-8200 to pre-register.

  1. Current Rhythms is hosting multiple ongoing yoga classes. “Rise & Shine” on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. –  7:30 p.m. “Sculpt with Mandy” on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. “Stretch and Tone” on Wednesdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. “Yoga Sanctuary” on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Call 907-424-3632 for more information.
  2. Cordova Gear is hosting community bike rides. Mondays at 5:30 p.m. Call 907-424-5590 for more information or to rent a bike.
  3. The Salvation Army is hosting rummage sales at 514 First St. Food distribution is 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.
  4. Sugt’stun for Beginners Class. Learn Sugt’stun (Alutiiq) with Shyla from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. every Tuesday via Zoom. Email [email protected] for more info.
  5. Cordova Archery Club. Every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the 13-mile shooting range. Learn more by visiting https://www.facebook.com/groups/cdvarchery or by contacting [email protected].
  6. Monthly Poetry Showcase (for an adult audience). The last Friday of each month at 6 p.m. (for now, via ZOOM); A relaxed and intimate group designed for sharing original works of poetry.  A theme is announced each month for inspiration.  For login and other information please contact Jillian Gold: <[email protected]>.
  7.  HELP AND HOPE is a new free Ilanka Community Health Center and Sound Alternatives group which meets Thursdays 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Ilanka Wellness Center across from the Episcopal Church—the old DMV office to provide support, education, and the opportunity to work towards healing for friends and family members/friends who have loved ones who suffer from addiction. Call John Yakanak 424-3622 or Elizabeth King 424-8300 for more info. 
  8. NVE RECOVERY CIRCLE. A safe environment where you and your anonymity are honored. Meet 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Ilanka Wellness Center, old DMV space across from the Episcopal Church. Contact John Yakanak at 907-424-3622 for more info.
  9. Regular City Council meetings at  7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Visit cityofcordova.net for more info. Watch council meetings on YouTube at youtube.com/user/cathyrhs.
  10. There are GOSPEL MUSIC JAMS for the hospital residents on Fridays 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. for vaccinated and masked singers and musicians. Come join in on the fun! Call me for more info at 907-388-3347.
  11. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. Call 907-244-9406 or 907-347-2286 for more info. They’ve been meeting Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. downstairs at the Nazarene Church Education Building.
  12. Knit & Lit Book Club. Join others for book discussions, knitting and other handicrafts via Zoom at 6 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Anna Hernandez at [email protected].
  13. Weight Watchers is on Mondays at the Nazarene Church Education Building at 7 p.m.
  14. THE NETLOFT has a virtual handcrafting gathering at Wednesday at noon. Follow the link  us04web.zoom.us/j/342228580, Meeting ID 342 228 580 and sign in on Zoom to join from your computer or phone.  For questions call Amy at 907-988-8000.
  15. Moms, Pops & Tots Storytime. Native Village of Eyak hosts story time each week at 4 p.m. on Thursdays via Zoom. Register in advance to receive the Zoom invite where you and your child can listen to a story and then share your favorite story with the group. Contact Jessica at [email protected] or call 907-424-7738 for more info.
  16. Simply Yoga, Yoga Simply. Classes are on Saturdays, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  17. The Lunch Break: 30 minute Core & Calisthenics. Classes are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Classes began on Oct. 24. Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  18. The Lunch Break: Six Pack Attack. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  19. Family Fit: Dance Cardio. Classes are on Saturdays, from 3 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  20. 30 Minute Circuit Boot Camp. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  21. Old School Step Aerobics. Classes are on Saturdays, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  22. Adult Volleyball & Basketball. Oct. 24 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Entry is $6, or free for members. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  23. There is a community choir practicing on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. at the Cordova Center.  Ruth Fastenau is the director; Anita Smyke is on the piano.  Arrive a few minutes before 7 p.m. as the door is locked then.
  24. Barbara Solomon, licensed nutritionist has free nutrition talks the 2nd Thursday of every month from noon – 1:00 p.m. at the old DMV office across from St. George’s  Episcopal Church.
  25. Tuesday Night Talks – Whales and porpoises in the PWS with Raven Cunningham. Every Tuesday from 7p.m. – 8 p.m. to hear different speakers from the community.
  26. Let’s Get Brave Together! Questions? (LGBTQ) Support Group meets the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the CCMC Rehabilitation Gym pharmacy entrance. This group is for anyone in the community who identifies as LGBTQ, or for anyone who wants to learn more about this specific community to better support their children, peers, co-workers, etc. *This is a safe space and absolutely NO discrimination or harassment will be tolerated*
  27. There is a Heart Healthy Swim Class Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in February at the pool. Call Jessica Jones at 907-429-7997 for more info.