Around Town: Movie night, CCMC basket auction and plastic recycling event

CCMC Basket Auction

Stop by the Cordova Community Medical Center and bid daily from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on baskets up for auction in front of the pharmacy. Proceeds from the auction go towards the long-term care vehicle fund. Bidding will end the day of Dec. 21. People are encouraged to donate baskets to the auction as well.

Movie night

The Cordova Arts & Pageants presents “Crazy Rich Asians” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 at the North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center.

Christmas tree decorating

Take part in helping decorate a live tree, inside the entryway of the Church of the Nazarene, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24. Everyone is welcome to help decorate. There will be hot chocolate and baked goods.

Tuesday Night Talk

Come learn about Prince William Sound Science Center summer camps for children ages 8-18 with PWSSC education coordinator Lauren Bien at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 on the third floor of the USFS building.

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, but participants must sign up. For more information contact the Cordova Chamber of Commerce at 907-424-7260 or email cathy@cordovachamber.com.

Knit Lit Book Club

Join the Knit Lit Book Club at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 by the fireplace at the Cordova Public Library. Relax, knit and discuss their latest book, “Next Year in Havana” by Chanel Cleeton.

Kid Storytime at CHS 

Storytime is back from 11-11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 14 at the Cordova Jr./Sr. High School, room eight. High school students will read stories and facilitate a simple craft for children ages four and under.

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: https://doodle.com/poll/z4z6tkdsy9zez8a6?fbclid=IwAR1YOK0sQm1uTGC2dLT4fqYub_2SmmeSrHZr62-3xwrV4R1hSd8x23ueWIs

Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Kick-off

Join the Cordova Chamber of Commerce for their Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Kick-off from 5-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at their office, 404 1st Street. They will be serving hot chocolate and cookies and singing carols with the student choir.

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.

Ikumat Dance Group holiday pie fundraiser

The Cordova Ikumat Dance Group is holding their holiday pie fundraiser. Order by Monday, Dec. 3 and receive your Costco pie by Dec. 16. Pie choices include pumpkin, apple and pecan. Call Brooke Johnson at 907-253-7100 or find an Ikumat Dancer to place your order.

Holiday Art Show

The Cordova Museum’s Annual Holiday Art Show reception will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Cordova Museum and Gallery in the Cordova Center. The museum is currently accepting artwork from artists 18 years or older until Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. There is a limit of four pieces per artist. For more information, contact the museum at 907-424-6665.

CRPWSMA Holiday Potluck

The Copper River/Prince William Sound Marketing Association will be hosting a holiday potluck from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at the Union Hall, on Main Street.

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.


MONDAYS

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.


WEDNESDAYS

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.


FRIDAYS

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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