Around Town: Jazz concert, Serenity Garden spruce up, and hunter orientation

The City of Cordova as seen on Monday, June 4, 2018. (Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times)

Serenity Garden Spruce Up

In dedication to Alice Reilly, the Serenity Garden located behind Cordova Electric Cooperative will be getting a spruce up from 1-3 p.m. Friday, August 3. Helpers are asked to bring garden tools and flower bulbs if they have any to share.

Jazz concert

Cordova Arts & Pageants presents the Alaska Jazz Workshop Faculty Jazz Quintet concert featuring John Damberg, Bob Andrews, Cameron Cartland, Amina Figarova, and Bart Platteau, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for students and seniors, and $45 for a family.

Net Loft Summer Artist Workshop

Artist and instructor Andie Thrams will be hosting two watercolor workshops from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cordova Center. Workshop 1: Watercolor Field Studies “The Colors of Cordova” will be held Aug. 4-5. Workshop 2: Wild Watercolors Intensive is for more experienced artists and will be held Aug. 10-12. To register, visit For more information, call Dotty Widmann at 907-317-2819.

CHS swim practice

Cordova High School swim practice begins Monday, Aug. 6 for grades 9-12. A sports physical is required before the first practice. For more information, contact the Cordova School District Office at 907-424-3265 or the Cordova High School at 907-424-3266.

Hunter orientation

An optional hunter orientation meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6 at the Cordova Ranger District office in the old courtroom on the 3rd floor of the U.S. Forest Service building. For those whose names were drawn, permits will be available at the front desk of the U.S. Forest Service building, 612 2nd St., after Aug. 6. Those 16 and older should bring their hunting license to pick up permits. For more information, contact Milo Burcham at 907-424-4759.

St. Joseph’s Rummage Sale

A rummage sale will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11. Donations of gently used clothing, housewares, toys, and books are being accepted, but no electronics. Drop off items downstairs at St. Joseph’s by Friday, Aug. 10.

Cordova Itinerate Public Health Nurse visit

The Cordova Itinerate Public Health Nurse will be in Cordova from Aug. 13-17 for back-to-school immunizations, well child/developmental screens, STD screens, and will have Narcan kits available. To schedule an appointment, call Sue Webb at 907-424-4547 or 907-465-1245.

‘Bloodline’ at Copper River Gallery

Rachel Hoover’s mixed media art exhibit “Bloodline” will be in the Copper River Gallery in the Cordova Museum until Aug. 25, located within 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.

Summer Lunch Art Program

The Cordova Family Resource Center is offering a free Summer Lunch Art Program Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to noon for ages 2 to 7 and noon to 1 p.m. for ages 8 to 13. Join them at the CFRC/BIONIC Youth Center on Main Street for art projects and a bag lunch.

Summer Reading Program

Cordova’s Summer Reading Program is at 1 p.m. every Wednesday at The Cordova Public Library. Sign up at the library to enjoy workshops for ages 5 and up.

Al-Anon in Cordova

Al-Anon for friends and family of alcoholics meets 7 p.m. Mondays 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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