Around Town: Christmas Concert, Moonlight Madness and poetry reading

Kindergarteners at Mt. Eccles Elementary School sang and danced for family and friends during the Christmas holiday performance, Dec. 8, 2016. (Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times)

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:

Moonlight Madness

Businesses throughout Cordova are staying open late on Friday nights leading up to Christmas, offering sales, specials, activities and treats. The 2018 Moonlight Madness nights are Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21.

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.

Christmas Concert

Attend the Mt. Eccles Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the elementary school.

Yukon poet and novelist tours Alaska

Joanna Lilley, a Yukon poet and novelist, is touring Alaska and will stop in Cordova on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Brought to you by 49 Writers, a statewide literary organization, Lilley will do a free poetry reading and reception at 6 p.m. at the fireplace in the Cordova Public Library. Attend her writing workshop afterwards, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., open to all experience levels. To register for the workshop visit For more information, contact Amy O’Neill Houck at or call at 907-988-8000.

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.

Little Shop of Horrors

Stage of the Tide presents Little Shop of Horrors at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8 at North Star Theatre located in the Cordova Center. Tickets are available at the Cordova Museum and at the door and cost $10.

Kid Storytime at CHS 

Storytime is back from 11-11:30 a.m. 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.

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.

Cordova Christmas Bird Count

Cordova’s 47th annual Christmas Bird Count will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Cordova Center’s education room by the library (to get your route assignment). Beginner birders are welcome! There will be a pot luck Saturday evening at 6 p.m. to compile results. If you have a feeder and want to record birds during count day, or for more information, call Milo Burcham at 907-429-5878.

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.

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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