Around Town: PTA Carnival, CFRC Open House and Girl Scout Day

Cordova Girl Scout Troop 825, led by Anita Smyke, hiked the Chilkoot Trail July 29-August 3, 2016. Photo by Lynette DeCook/For The Cordova Times

PTA Carnival Fundraiser

The Cordova PTA is hosting its annual carnival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 13 at Mt. Eccles Elementary School. Booths include balloon darts, rope climb, toilet paper toss, tic-tac-toe, bowling and more. Each booth cost $1 per punch with $5 and $10 punch cards available at the door. Earn tickets to trade for prizes. This “fun”draiser is for PTA senior scholarships. Volunteers are needed. Attention high school students: Earn all 10 hours of community service time by volunteering. Find out more and sign up to volunteer at Mt. Eccles Elementary School or talk to PTA officers Rebecca Ronkar, Denise Hamberger, Julie Reynolds or Arissa Pearson.

CFRC celebrates 25-years

The board of directors and staff of the Cordova Family Resource Center invite the community to attend their 25-year anniversary and open house celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 13. Their new office is located in the lower level of the CDFU building at 509 First Street. Opening remarks will start at 11 a.m. with lunch, door prizes and networking to follow. For more information, contact CFRC at 907-424-HELP (4357).

Girl Scout Day

Grades K through 5 who are interested in Girl Scouts are invited to attend an open house on Saturday Oct. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Skater’s Cabin. Play with friends, enjoy snacks, share ideas for activities and sign-up.

Hunting history

The Cordova Historical Society is hosting its annual dinner and volunteer awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Pioneer Lodge. The theme is “Beyond Camo – Hunting History of Cordova.” Attendees are encouraged to dress in camouflage. Tickets are $38 and include membership with the Cordova Historical Society. Tickets may be purchased at the museum.

Cordova Saturday Market

The next Cordova Saturday Market is set for Oct. 20 from 2-6 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge. Stop by 400 First Street to see what local artisans have for sale and partake in a spooky photo booth. For those interested in becoming a vendor, contact Jessicca Morningstar at 907-429-7997.

‘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.

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.


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.

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.


Little Ones at Storytime

Little Ones at Storytime, with youth services librarian Anna Hernandez, is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the Cordova Public Library. Join Anna for stories, songs, and finger plays, geared toward preschool ages.

Teen Art

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


After School Art

After School Art with Debbie Carlson will be held 3-4 p.m. Fridays in the Education Room at the Cordova Center. This program is geared towards grades 1-4.

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.

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