Around Town: Cordova Pounders Wrestling Fundraiser, Ham Shoot, and ‘The Greatest Showman’

Kid’s Night Out

“Paddington 2” will be shown from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Friday, April 27 at Mt. Eccles Elementary School, hosted by the Cordova Coast Guard Spouse’s Association. Admission is free. They will be selling hot dogs, chips, drinks, popcorn and sweets at the concession table.

Cordova Cleanup Day

Cordova Cleanup Day is 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 28. Pick up garbage bags and plastic gloves at the Cordova Cleanup table at the Cordova Center and check the deployment map to see where help is needed. The free volunteer picnic at the Cordova Center is at noon. The event is organized by the Cordova Chamber of Commerce, with a committee representing the city of Cordova, Native Village of Eyak, Chugach National Forest – Cordova Ranger District, and Copper River Watershed Project. To volunteer or donate to Cordova Cleanup Day, contact the chamber at 907-424-7260, or email The cleanup will continue from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the public shooting range on Sheridan Glacier Road.

Movie night: ‘The Greatest Showman’

Hosted by the Cordova Arts & Pageants, “The Greatest Showman” will be shown at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center. Pizza will be available between shows as a piano fundraiser.

Cordova Pounders Wrestling Fundraiser

A lasagna fundraiser dinner will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 at the Powder House with meat and vegetable options available. To-go orders are welcome. Tickets are $15 per person or $40 for a family. To purchase tickets, contact a Cordova Pounder wrestler, coach Ron or April Horton.

CT&GC Annual Ham Shoot

The Cordova Trap & Gun Club’s Annual Ham Shoot will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at the Sheridan Glacier Shooting Range. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and shooting games begin at noon. All ages, skill levels, members, non-members, spectators and participants are welcome. Hearing and eye protection will be provided. Shotgun ammo will be available for purchase. Enjoy a BBQ, friendly competition and earn prizes.

Free Electronics Recycling

The Native Village of Eyak, Alaska Marine Lines and the city of Cordova are hosting free electronics recycling from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April 23-30. Bring unwanted electronics to the city lot on Harbor Loop Road, next to the aluminum and cardboard recycling. Electronics will only be accepted during the day and locked during the evening. Televisions, computers, monitors, printers, digital cameras, stereos, microwaves, emptied vacuum cleaners and wall chargers are acceptable. Not accepting dishwashers, clothes washers /dryers, refrigerators, freezers, exit signs, PCB ballasts and smoke detectors. For more information, call NVE at 907-424-7731.

Mt. Eccles student art at Copper River Gallery

Gallery show “-ISH” featuring Mt. Eccles student artwork continues from April 6-28 at The Copper River Gallery in the Cordova Center. The Cordova Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Pioneer’s Pie Social

The Pioneer Pie Social will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at the Pioneer Igloo. Everyone welcome.

Moms, Pops and Tots!

This play group is open for children 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 information contact Katie Goodale at 907-424-2232 or Cheryl Eleshansky at 907-424-2238.

Al-Anon returns to Cordova

Al-Anon for friends and family of alcoholics meets 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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