Around Town: Back-to-school movie night, FNRA banquet, and Fungus Festival

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Movie night: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

The Cordova Public Library will host a back-to-school movie night featuring “Avengers: Infinity War” at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center. All proceeds will be used for library book purchases.

‘Portraits of Nature’ at Copper River Gallery

Kristin Link’s artwork, “Portraits of Nature”, is on display at the Cordova Museum’s Copper River Gallery located within the Cordova Center. Link is a naturalist and painter currently living near McCarthy. She has had her illustrations and field sketches exhibited at the Alaska State Museum. An opening reception will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30.

Cordova Fungus Festival

The Cordova Fungus Festival is happening Aug. 31-Sept. 2, hosted at the Cordova Center, with excursions throughout the surrounding Chugach National Forest. The 12th annual event features workshops, the Wild Harvest Feast, guided forays, speakers, kids’ activities, a wine and cheese mixer, and more. For more information, visit

Smoke n’ Guns

The Cordova Chapter of Friends of NRA’s fundraising pre-event, Smoke n’ Guns, will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the Powder House. The event is free and is open to the public. For more information or to purchase raffle tickets, stop by or call the Powder House at 907-424-3529. Event proceeds help support local shooting sports, educational programs and shooting range development.

Cordova Chapter FNRA Annual Banquet

Cordova’s annual Friends of NRA main banquet will be at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31 at the Powder House. Banquet tickets are on sale now at the Powder House, located at 1.5 Mile Copper River Highway. Proceeds support shooting sports, educational programs and range improvements.

Wild Harvest Feast

Copper River Watershed Project will celebrate the harvest with a wild foods dinner featuring fall coho salmon and locally sourced ingredients, plus desserts and a silent auction from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Copper River Watershed Project on Main Street. Purchase tickets at $65 per person by calling 907-424-3334.

Girls on the Run

A new season of Girls on the Run is back. Registration is open and filling fast. The first team meeting was held on Aug. 16 at the Cordova Family Resource Center’s new location on Main Street. Girls on the Run focuses on empowering girls to be independent thinkers, enhance their problem-solving skills and make decisions using an experience-based curriculum that integrates running. The program runs through Oct. 27, every Tuesday and Thursday, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. for grades 3-6. The cost is $100 per participant. Full scholarships are available. For more information, visit or contact Tania Carson at 907-424-5674.

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 11 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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