Around Town: Dive into fall with harbor clean-up, music and kids’ events

Fall Cordova Harbor clean-up

Cordova District Fishermen United and Native Village of Eyak are partnering on an initiative to clean up the south harbor 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29. Snacks will be provided. Meet in front of the Fishermen’s Memorial at 3 p.m. For more information call Jocelyn at 907-424-3447.

Cordova Center movie night

Cordova Arts and Pageants presents “Wonder Woman,” 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the North Star Theater in the Cordova Center.

Indian taco dinner and silent auction

St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church will hold an Indian Taco Dinner/Silent Auction fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 30 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church’s meeting hall. Fry bread, taco ingredients, beverage and dessert will be served. Proceeds will go toward building improvements. For more information contact Darrel Olsen at 907-253-5757 or Altana Hamilton at 907-424-3982. Adults $12; kids $8.

Kids’ scavenger hunt and potluck anniversary celebration

The Everyday Explorers Early Learning Center invites the community to their three-year business anniversary scavenger hunt and potluck at Skater’s on Cabin Sept. 30. The Crater Lake Trail scavenger hunt with prizes donated by local merchants for children will be 4-5 p.m.; potluck dinner will be 5-7 p.m. The event is free. Please bring a small sweet or savory side dish to accompany food from Harborside Pizza, Meat Freaks and The Little Cordova Bakery. For more information call Sarah Phillips at 907-351-7487.

Cordova Schools’ music program fundraisers

Cordova Schools’ music program produce drive orders are due Oct. 6. A variety of fruits and vegetables are available to order by the case. To order online, visit cordovasd.revtrak.net/fundraisers/Music-Program-Produce-Fundraiser. Orders are also being taken for the school music calendar. For more information call 907-424-3265. No late orders, please.

Call for artists

The Cordova Historical Museum is looking for artists who would like to show their work in the Copper River Gallery. An open call for artists for Harry Potter-related art or props to display with the “Harry Potter World” exhibit, and an all-media themed show titled, “Winter White,” is now open. For more information contact Paula Payne at 907-424-6665. 

End of fishing season food drive

Help Cordovans in need of food by donating canned goods, non-perishable and frozen food items to Native Village of Eyak and the Little Chapel Church during the “End of Fishing Season Food Drive.” Drop off food at the Little Chapel’s upstairs entrance on Lake Avenue or at the Native Village of Eyak’s offices in the new harbor. Call NVE at 907-424-7738, or the Little Chapel at 907-424-3629 for more information.

Photography exhibition at Reluctant Fisherman

An exhibition of Cordova photographer David Little’s recent work is on display at the Reluctant Fisherman Inn’s heART wall, in the dining room, through the end of the month.

Rosenthal Art Exhibition

David Rosenthal’s “Art and Science on the Katmai Coast,” is featured in the Copper River Gallery, in the Cordova Historical Museum. Oils, watercolors and studies from Rosenthal’s 10-day artist-in-residence program in Katmai National Park in July 2015 are on display, as well as images and background to the scientific surveys. The exhibit continues through Oct. 21. The Cordova Historical Museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Library youth programs

Youth programs at the Cordova Public Library began the week of Sept. 12. Pokémon Club is on Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Storytime for Little Ones with Miss Anna takes place every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by caregivers. Teen Art Club with artist Paula Payne is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Afterschool Art with Miss Debbie is on Fridays 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. For information call 907-424-6667. The Cordova Public Library is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Food pantry services

The Little Chapel is administering Salvation Army extension food pantry services. People needing assistance can pick up food on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Little Chapel. In an emergency at other times, call the Little Chapel at 907-424-3629. Native Village of Eyak administers food distribution on behalf of the Food Bank of Alaska. For more information on the program, contact Rebecca Calfina at NVE’s office, 907-424-7738.

Recycle your fishing web

Fishing web can be dropped off at the Cordova City Baler in the fishing web recycling container. Please remove any non-nylon material such as cork and lead line.

Alaska Souvenirs opening

Cordova artist Karl Becker’s watercolor exhibit “Alaskan Souvenirs” is showing at the Conoco-Philips Gallery at Alaska Pacific University’s Grant Hall in Anchorage. For more information contact Karl Becker at k.becker.watercolors@gmail.com.

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