Around Town: FNRA annual banquet, Immigration Clinic, and Coast Guard Appreciation Luncheon

Table decorations at the Fungus Festival Wild Harvest Feast on Sept. 2. The card reads, “It takes a watershed to raise a salmon.” Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

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. Tickets are on sale at the Powder House, 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 apiece by calling 907-424-3334.

Cordova Fungus Festival

The Cordova Fungus Festival is set for Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 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

Knit & Lit Book Club

Join the Knit & Lit Book Club at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4 by the fireplace at the Cordova Public Library. Remember to bring your knitting!

Coast Guard Appreciation Luncheon

The Native Village of Eyak is hosting a U.S. Coast Guard appreciation luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Little Chapel. The event is open to the community to show support for the Coast Guard and thank them for their contributions to Cordova. There will be food. There will also be a raffle for all active Coast Guard members.

Immigration Clinic

The Alaska Immigration Justice Project, in partnership with the Cordova School District, will provide a free clinic to update the public about changes to the immigration laws and an overview of how these changes are affecting Alaskans. The clinic will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Mt. Eccles Elementary School commons.  

Moms, Pops and Tots!

This play group for children from infants to 4 years old will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, starting Sept. 10, 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 Arissa Pearson at 907-424-2227.

Same great newspaper, new location

The Cordova Times newspaper office has moved to the Masonic Lodge on Main Street. Our contact information has not changed. Reach the newspaper team at and 907 424-2236.

‘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.

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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