Around Town: Give Thanks, Eyak Foundation silent auction and sobriety celebration

Call for thank you letters

‘Tis the season to give thanks! Show your appreciation by submitting a thank you letter for publication in The Cordova Times. Email letters up to 150 words max to Please include full name, city and daytime phone number. Phone number will not be published. Deadline for Thanksgiving weekend edition is Friday, Nov. 16. Selected letters will appear in our Nov. 23 gift guide edition and online.

The Eyak Foundation silent auction

Stop by the Cordova Center from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 to bid on silent auction items, including locally-made artwork, smoked salmon and some items from out of town. All proceeds from the auction will be given to The Eyak Foundation for higher education scholarships.

Sobriety Celebration

Native Village of Eyak’s 25th Annual Sobriety Celebration & Memorial Potlatch will be Nov. 9-11 in Cordova. Contact Belen Cook at 907-424-7738 for more information or visit

Movie night

The Iceworm Festival Committee presents “Incredibles 2” at 3 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center.

2018 Neighborhood Campaign

Join Cordova Prepared for the 2018 Neighborhood Campaign from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Cordova Volunteer Fire Department. The class is free and will provide information on how to cooperate, plan and communicate as a family and with neighbors in the event of an emergency of disaster. For questions call Stephanie Belgarde at 503-550-9795 or email

ASAA Regional Volleyball Tournament

The ASAA Regional Volleyball Tournament is slated for Nov. 15-17 at the Cordova Jr./Sr. High School.

Business training

The Cordova Chamber of Commerce will be offering its first training through the Alaska Small Business Development Center at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the Education Room at the Cordova Center. The class is free and open to all but participants must sign up. For more information contact the Cordova Chamber of Commerce at 907-424-7260 or email

Plastic Recycling Event

The Copper River Watershed Project is hosting the next Cordova Plastic Recycling event from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at AC Value Center. Remember to rinse, drain and dry your plastics and remove caps. Only #1 and #2 plastics will be accepted. Sign up to volunteer at the event at:

2018 Holiday Bazaar

The 2018 City of Cordova Parks and Recreation Department Holiday Bazaar is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 and from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Mt. Eccles Elementary School.

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 in 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

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 at 907-424-7738.


Moms, Pops and Tots!

A play group for children from infants to 4 years old is open 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.


Morning Music

Morning music is back from 8:05 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays at the Mt. Eccles Elementary School music room for kindergarten through sixth grade students. Learn to sing and play fiddles, guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo and mandolin. Older students and parents are needed as helpers. Pre-schoolers are welcome to come with their care givers. For more information call Belle Mickelson at 907-424-5143.

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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