Around Town: Holiday festivities kick off with Nutcracker ballet

The Nutcracker

Performances of the Nutcracker Ballet are at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24 and Nov. 25 at the North Star Theater in the Cordova Center. Purchase presale tickets from 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the theater: $10 adults; $5 students/senior; or $30 family. For more information contact Current Rhythms Dance Studio at 907-424-3632.


Call for artists

The Copper River Gallery is hosting a “Winter White” themed group art show open to artists age 17 and older, and open to all media. Limit three entries per artist. Drop off framed, ready to hang art at Cordova Museum by Nov. 25. The opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Nov. 30. For information contact the Cordova Museum at 907-424-6665.



Photography exhibition at Reluctant Fisherman

An exhibition of photographer Mark Hoover’s work will be on display in the dining room at the Reluctant Fisherman Inn’s heART wall through the end of the month.


Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Kickoff

The Cordova Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Kickoff event 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1, in front of the chamber’s office on Main Street. Celebrate the start of the season and see Santa light the Cordova holiday tree, enjoy hot chocolate, and sing Christmas carols with family, friends and neighbors.


2017 Holiday Bazaar

The City of Cordova Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to attend the annual Holiday Bazaar from 6-10 p.m. Dec. 1, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at Mt. Eccles Elementary School. More than 30 local vendors will showcase handcrafted artisanal goods, fine art, photography and more. There will be a food court and pictures with Santa. For more information call Bidarki Rec Center at 907-424-7282.


City Council vacancy

The mayor and Cordova City Council are soliciting letters of interest for City Council Seat E, which has recently been vacated. The term of Council Seat E expires March 2018. Interested parties should email letters of interest addressed to Mayor Clay Koplin and the City Council
of the City of Cordova at Or drop off letters City Hall

City Clerk’s Office or Front Desk. Call 424-6248 or email with questions or

Submit letters by noon on Nov. 29.

Council will nominate and elect to fill this vacancy at the Dec. 6 regular City Council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in Community Rooms A & B.


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.


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