Around Town: Breakfast with Santa, Tacos for Toys and the Christmas Bird Count

Saint Ann Sisterhood Bazaar

Annual Bazaar with homemade items, cookie trays and baked goods will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Indian tacos will be for sale. Stop by and have lunch or shop for a homemade item. Contact Darrel Olsen at 907-253-5757 for more information.


Tacos for Toys

Tacos for Toys, a fundraising dinner for local families in need on Christmas will be held at 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 10 at the Reluctant Fisherman Inn. Food includes carne asada and fish tacos with all the fixings. The evening’s events include an appearance by Santa Claus, silent and live auctions, and a toys and canned food drive. Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for kids. Proceeds go to the Salvation Army Chapter in Cordova. For more information or to donate, contact Jessica Thomas at 907-885-1592.


Christmas Bird Count

The 46th annual Christmas Bird Count will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Cordova Center’s education room by the library to get a route assignment. There will be a potluck that evening. Beginner birders are welcome! In preparation for the bird count there will also be a review of winter birds 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Forest Service, 3rd floor conference room. For more information, call Milo Burcham at 907-429-GOAT.


Breakfast with Santa

The Cordova Coast Guard Spouses Association invites you to enjoy a warm breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at Mt. Eccles Elementary School. Kids of all ages are welcome to get a free photo with Santa. Breakfast tickets can be purchased in advance from Ashley Sloan (814) 599-9545 or Jennifer Christensen (254) 681-1533. Cost is $15 for adults, $8 for children and $40 for a family of four. All proceeds go to CCGSA’s senior scholarship fund.


Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic

Rally Alaska presents the 3rd annual Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic Dec. 27-30 at Dimond High School in Anchorage. High School Basketball teams to participate are Girls: Bristol Bay, Chugiak JV, Cordova, Craig, Lumen Christi, Unalakleet, Unalaska and West JV. Boys: Bristol Bay, Cordova, Craig, Haines, Hooper Bay, Lumen Christi, Unalakleet and Unalaska. Rally the Regions is designed to unite villages from across the state in a unique basketball and cultural celebration. For more information, visit


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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