Around Town: After School Art, Community Resilience Awareness Course, and Salmon Harvest Task Force

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 also be a raffle for all active Coast Guard members.

After School Art

After School Art with Debbie Carlson will begin again on Friday, Sept. 14 from 3-4 p.m. in the Education Room at the Cordova Center. This program is geared towards grades 1-4.

Juneau Public Health Nurse Services

Juneau Public Health Nurse Services will be in Cordova Sept. 17-21 for immunizations, well child exams, health education, pregnancy screens, Narcan kits, and sexually transmitted infection screens. To book an appointment call 907-424-4547 or 907-465-1245. Walk-ins are welcomed, limited evenings, on a space available basis.

Community Resilience Awareness Course

The City of Cordova Emergency Management is hosting a Community Resilience Awareness Course from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 in the Education Room at the Cordova Center. Representatives from the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, at the University of Hawai’i, will teach the course, focusing on coastal community preparedness. To register, contact Stephanie Belgarde at 503-550-9795, Heather Brannon at 907-253-3790 or email

‘Alaska Goes to Hollywood’

The Cordova Historical Society and Museum presents “Alaska Goes to Hollywood” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 at the Copper River Gallery in the Cordova Center. The presentation, open to the public, will have refreshments and will be about early movies filmed in Alaska, some even in Cordova, and a look at various theatres.

Salmon Harvest Task Force

Salmon Harvest Task Force, facilitated by Cordova District Fishermen United, will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 in Community Rooms A&B at the Cordova Center. Public comment is limited to three minutes per person and held at the end of the meeting. Questions and concerns can be submitted at

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 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Mt. Eccles Elementary School commons.  

Knit Lit Book Club

The Knit Lit Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Cordova Public Library’s fireplace. Bring your knitting and join in the discussions of books read and chosen by the group.

Vehicle Disposal Day

A free Vehicle Disposal Day will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at the 17 Mile Landfill. A Refuse Department employee must inspect the vehicle prior to its arrival at the landfill. Vehicles must be drained of all fluids, have interiors clear of any garbage/hazardous materials, and the battery must be removed. The department will not pick up any vehicles. A checklist is available at the Baler or City Hall. For questions, or to schedule an inspection, call the Refuse Department at 907-424-5600 or 907-253-5601.

Patch the Pirate Kids Club

Patch the Pirate Kids Club will be held 3-5 p.m. Fridays at the MorningStar Independent Baptist Church, 412 First St., for children grades first through sixth.

Teen Art

Teen Art with Paula Payne will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays in the Education Room at the Cordova Center.

Moms, Pops and Tots!

A play group for children from infants to 4 years old will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Masonic Lodge. The group focuses on exploring developmental issues and building on each child’s strengths through large-motor and small-motor skills play, pretend play and sensory play. For more information contact Katie Goodale, Tribal Family Services Director, at 907-424-7738.

‘Portraits of Nature’ at Copper River Gallery

Kristin Link’s art show, “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. Her illustrations and field sketches have been 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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