Around Town: Monthly history program, special election and movie night

Voters cast their ballots during Cordova's regular city election on March 6, 2018 at the Cordova Center. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times

Movie night: ‘Wonder’

The Cordova Public Library presents “Wonder”, a film based on the New York Times bestseller “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, May 11 at the North Star Theatre. All proceeds benefit the library and will be dedicated to additions of books for all ages on social interaction, social skills and social justice.

Monthly History Program

The Cordova Historical Society’s monthly history program will be “The Story of Fishing in Cordova”, 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, at the Copper River Gallery. Refreshments available.

Cordova Special Election

The Cordova Special Election will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 at the Cordova Center in Community Room A.

Annual gillnet member meeting

The Copper River Prince William Sound Marketing Association will host its annual meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at the Cordova Center. This is a chance for gillnet permit holders to get updates about the organization’s work.

Summer night skeet and trap shoots

The Cordova Trap & Gun Club is adding summer night skeet and trap shoots again, every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cordova Public Shooting Range clubhouse. Members and non-members of all skill levels welcome. Bring something for the grill or to share. Find more information at or email or call 907-424-7468.

Bird-in-Hand and The Painted Bird at Copper River Gallery

This gallery features more than 130 hand-knit birds and the walls are lined with art created by Alaskans, Cordovans, and more, on exhibit through May. All works of art are for sale and a proceed of the sale benefits the museum exhibits and galleries. The Cordova Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

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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