NVE Info Fair, Saturday Market and Linée Perkins fundraiser

Tyler Calfina stopped by the photo booth at the NVE Fair March 11, where he tried on various disguises before having his photo taken. Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

CFRC Annual Dinner

Join the Cordova Family Resource Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15 at the Cordova Center for their annual dinner catered by Fork & Spoon. CFRC is celebrating 26 years of service in Cordova. The dinner is free for members, $18 for adults, $9 for children 6-16 and free for children five and younger. To reserve a plate in advance, call 907-424-5674.

NVE Info Fair

The Native Village of Eyak is hosting their biennial informational fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at their main office, 110 Nicholoff Way. The free event is open to all and will feature games, snacks and prizes.

Saturday Market

This month’s Saturday Market will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 at the Masonic Lodge and will feature multiple vendors and a photo booth.

Movie night

The Native Village of Eyak presents Disney Pixar’s, “Brave”, at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center.

Tuesday Night Talks

Join the Prince William Sound Science Center for their Tuesday Night Talks program at 7 p.m. March 19 for Marc Carrel’s talk, “Marine Life of the Indo-Pacific Coral Triangle”, on the third floor of the U.S. Forest Service Building.

Concert

The Cordova Arts & Pageants presents, “World Premier Artists Collaboration Concert”, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at North Star Theatre.

Movie night

The Cordova Arts and Pageants presents the movie, “A Star is Born”, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22 at North Star Theatre.

Hand-me-down clothing drive for kids

“Wear it – Love it – Share it” is a non-profit clothing drive for kids. The event is held once per month and is free to any and all families and kids. The next clothing drive will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Masonic Lodge. Donations are accepted thru Ashley Fox and The Bidarki Recreation Center during business hours only. For questions, email cdvak907@gmail.com or call 907-429-0779.

Eat Sorbet, Help Linée

Come support Linée Perkins with her challenge to manage Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a chronic hereditary condition that affects her connective tissues causing pain, fatigue, and cerebrospinal fluid leaks. Enjoy desserts, quilts and a silent auction from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Mt. Eccles Elementary School commons. She is accepting cash/check donations and would like you to choose a quilt, etc. for you to take home as your own. If you want to assist by pledging to walk the Perkins’ dog, a sign-up sheet will be available. The suggested donation is $5. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards the cost of medical expenses not covered by insurance. Call or text Cathy Pegau at 907-253-7785 if you’d like to volunteer for this event.

Knit & Lit Book Club

Join the Cordova Public Library’s book club at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 by the fireplace nook to discuss “The Amber Spyglass” by Philip Pullman and “The Miniaturist” by Jessie Burton.

Irish concert

The Cordova Arts & Pageants presents, “JigJam”, a Celtgrass and Americana music trio from Ireland, live in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at North Star Theatre.

Free electronics recycling event

The Native Village of Eyak, Alaska Marine Lines and the city of Cordova will host a free electronics recycling event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 22-29. Bring unwanted electronics to the city lot on Harbor Loop Road, next to the aluminum and cardboards recycling. Acceptable items include items that plug into something or take a battery such as televisions, computers, monitors, printers, digital camera, stereos, A/V equipment, cell phones, telephones, wall chargers, microwaves, speakers, vacuum cleaners (emptied), VCR’s, and DVD and CD players. Not accepting dishwashers, washing machine/dryer, refrigerators, freezers, exit signs, PCB ballasts and smoke detectors. For more information, call NVE at 907-424-7738.

SNYO practices

Senior Native Youth Olympics practice will be held every Tuesday and Thursday until April 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mt. Eccles Elementary School gym. Kids grades 7-12 are welcome to participate. The competition will be held at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage April 25-27. For more information, contact NVE family program coordinator Jessica Weaver 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.


TUESDAYS

Diabetes Self-Management Class

A five-week Diabetes Self-Management program for those diagnosed with diabetes, and their caregivers, will be held Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning March 5, at the Ilanka Wellness Center (old DMV). This program is open to tribal and community members. Seating is limited. For more information, or to register, contact Native Village of Eyak Tribal Family Services Director Katie Goodale at 907-424-7738.

Gospel sing-along

Join members of the St. George Episcopal Church on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. at the Cordova Community Medical Center for their Tuesday gospel sing-along, started in honor of Frances Mallory, and led by Christina Vican and Rev. Belle Mickelson. Anyone who wants to sing or play gospel songs is welcome to join to bring smiles to the long-term residents and hospital staff. For more information contact Belle on 907-424-5143.


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.

Open studio life drawing

An open studio life drawing class Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m., begins Jan. 30 at the Cordova Center education room. A model fee donation of $5-10 is suggested and drop-ins are welcome. For more information call Paula Payne at 907-424-6667.


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, at their new location at the old troopers building, for children grades first through sixth.


SATURDAYS

AC gift card distribution

The Salvation Army will distribute AC gift cards the third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon at the AC store for February, March and April. The gift cards are $25 each. Eligibility is based on income and number of people in the household. For more information, contact Larry Goodale at 907-401-1463 or Katie Goodale at 907-965-5909.


SUNDAYS

Movies with Alec

Join librarian Alec for Sunday Movies from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Education Room in the Cordova Center. Free popcorn is provided. Choose from the movie selection at the library. First come, first serve. The event is free for the public.

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