Around Town: PWSSC Tuesday Night Talks, benefit concert and food pantry services

Pasta fundraiser

The Native Village of Eyak’s Tribal Youth Council invites everyone to their pasta fundraiser and cake walk from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at the Masonic Hall. NVE is raising money to go to Egg Islands with their elders this spring. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door, or from a tribal youth council member. If you would like to pick up your tickets in advance, please contact youth coordinator Jessica Weaver at or 907-201-1545.


PTA Noel Pallas Scholarship Dinner

A scholarship dinner will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at Mt. Eccles Elementary School. The dinner includes vegetarian or meat lasagna, salad, bread and dessert. The cost is $12 per person or $40 for a family of four ($10 for each additional family member). You can eat in or take out. Bring your own take-out containers to promote less waste.





Diabetes Self-Management Class

The Native Village of Eyak is offering a Diabetes Self-Management Class for six weeks from Feb. 7 through March 14, at the Wellness Center (old Department of Motor Vehicles office). Participants will learn how to manage their diabetes, create action plans and communicate with their health care professionals. The class is open to diabetics and their caregivers, and tribal and non-tribal members who are currently patients at Ilanka Medical Clinic. Participants will receive fresh produce every week they attend and if they attend all six classes will receive a monthly Full Circle box for one year. To register, or for more information, call Katie Goodale at 907-424-7738.


PWSSC Tuesday Night Talks

Ed Page, Marine Exchange of Alaska, will be talking about technical application of marine safety during the Prince William Sound Science Center’s Tuesday Night Talks program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 in the U.S. Forest Service building. In his 29 years in the Coast Guard, Ed Page served as the Chief of Marine Safety and Environmental Protection for the Coast Guard Pacific Area. After retirement in 2001 he founded the Marine Exchange of Alaska in Juneau. Captain Page will be giving the public an update on the technical application of the Marine Exchange to marine safety, such as vessel tracking and weather stations in Prince William Sound.


Sloughgrass reunion concerts

Join Mike Mickelson, Aaron Lang, Rob Collins and Rion Schmidt of Sloughgrass as they kick off their reunion concerts with a family show at the Powder House at 8 p.m. on March 16.


Down Home Cordova benefit concert

The music camp benefit concert will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at the Northstar Theatre in the Cordova Center. The concert will feature different musical groups to raise money for the 4-H music camp, including a scholarship fund for young musicians in memory of Frances Mallory. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Contact Malani Towle at 907-253-6455 to let her know about silent auction items. They also are in need of baked goods and healthy snacks.  Call or text Darcy Saiget at 541-806-3099 if you can contribute. 


Show at the Reluctant

Join Mike Mickelson, Aaron Lang, Rob Collins and Rion Schmidt of Sloughgrass at 10 p.m. on March 17 at the Reluctant Fisherman for a show after the benefit concert.


Moms, Pops and Tots!

This play group is open for children from newborn to 4 years old and will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays (throughout the school year) at the Masonic Lodge. The group focuses on exploring developmental issues and building on each child’s strengths through large-motor skills play, small-motor skills play, pretend play and sensory play. For more details contact Katie Goodale at 907-424-2232 or Cheryl Eleshansky at 907-424-2238.


Al-Anon returns to Cordova

Al-Anon meetings for friends and family of alcoholics will meet Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Wellness Center (old DMV office). For more information, contact Katie at 907-965-5909.


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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