All-American and All-Big Ten award recipient Steph Chapek is coming to Cordova to host a volleyball clinic in collaboration with Cordova High School coach Janelle Greenwood and Junior High School coach Elizabeth Collins. The clinic is open to anyone in grades 6 through 12 and will take place from Aug. 6 through Aug. 9 at the Cordova Jr/Sr High School. Out of town guests are welcome to participate. Registration is $20. To sign up or request more information, email email@example.com with the name and grade of the player that is interested.
The next Cordova Saturday Market will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on August 17 at the Masonic Lodge.
CAYAC/NVE Elite Basketball Camp with David Evans and assistant coach Paul Peterson will be held Aug. 19-22 at the CHS gymnasium. The camp is open to grades 2-12. For more information and to print a registration form, visit cordovabasketball.com.
Free Business Classes
Ilanka Cultural Center is offering free summer business classes. Classes are taken online, from your own computer and at your own pace. Native Village of Eyak will pay for class fees and the program is open to the public. Call 907-424-7903 or email Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to sign up.
Open gym for Cordova’s youth
The Bidarki Rec Center has reserved open gym time for Cordova’s youth. Ages 12 to 18 are welcome to enjoy the gym for free from 1:30 to 4:30, Monday through Saturday. For more information, contact the Bidarki at 907-424-7282 or stop by the facility at 103 Council Ave., Cordova.
Bidarki Adult Volleyball
Adults 18 and older are welcome to play open league volleyball 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Bidarki Rec Center. For information on drop-in and membership rates, contact the Bidarki at 907-424-7282 or stop by the facility at 103 Council Ave., Cordova.
The Bidarki Rec Center opens the upstairs gym for little ones 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Toys, mats and other items are provided so tots and their caregivers can enjoy some free, inside play-time, rain or shine. There is no fee to attend.
Bidarki Adult Basketball
Adults 18 and older are welcome to play open league basketball 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Bidarki Rec Center. For information on drop-in and membership rates, contact the Bidarki at 907-424-7282 or stop by the facility at 103 Council Ave., Cordova.
Summer Food Service Program
Free healthy meals for kids 18 and younger are provided weekdays through August 9 at the following times and locations: Mt. Eccles Elementary School and Children’s Pallas provide breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Bidarki Rec Center and the Cordova Family Resource Center provide lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A hot meal option is available at Mt. Eccles Elementary School only and all other locations offer cold meals. All meals must be consumed on site.
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.
Join members of St. George’s Episcopal Church on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. at the Cordova Community Medical Center for a 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 at 907-424-5143.
Men’s Bible study
A men’s Bible study, led by Matt Rush, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Red Dragon.
Knit & Lit Book Club
Bring your knitting and join the Knit & Lit Book Club at 7 p.m. at the fireplacein the Cordova Public Library, the last Tuesday of every month.
Ilanka community wellness & recovery support circle
A wellness and recovery support circle will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ilanka Wellness Center located at the old DMV office across from St. George’s Episcopal Church. The group is for those wanting to develop skills to live a substances-free life in a safe environment. For more information, call John at 907-424-3622.
A Christian program to help overcome issues with substance use, abuse, divorce, fear, anxiety, food, gambling, and other hurts, habits, and hang-ups is every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene’s Christian Education Building on Adams Avenue. Childcare is provided. For more information, contact Alan Roemhildt at 907-429-7667 or Amber Wasson at 907-440-7347.
Skeet and Trap
Join the Cordova Trap & Gun Club every Thursday evening starting at 6 p.m. for skeet and trap shooting at the Cordova Public Shooting Range out Sheridan Glacier Road. For more information, follow their Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/CDVTrapGun or email CDVTrapGun@gmail.com.
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.
Homeport Coffee Shop is open from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday nights. Enter at the side door, below the Cordova Community Baptist Church, and enjoy coffee, desserts, free Wi-Fi and board games.
Skeet and Trap
Join the Cordova Trap & Gun Club every Sunday from 1-3 p.m. for skeet and trap shooting at the Cordova Public Shooting Range out Sheridan Glacier Road. For more information, follow their Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/CDVTrapGun or email CDVTrapGun@gmail.com.
Cordova Disc Golf Club league play
Join the Cordova Disc Golf Club on Sundays at 4 p.m. at the base of the Meals Reservoir on Whitshed Road for weekly league play, weather permitting. For more information, follow the club’s Facebook page at facebook.com/CordovaDiscGolfClub or email Micah Renfeldt at email@example.com.
Movies with Alec
Join librarian Alec for Sunday Movies from 1-4 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.
Attend youth gatherings Sunday nights at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene Education Building. Students grades 7-12 are welcome. Call Pastor Steve Leppert at 907-429-6262 for more details.
Visit our event calendar at thecordovatimes.com/events. Have an upcoming event? Submit it at thecordovatimes.com/submit-your-event or email suggestions for Around Town to firstname.lastname@example.org.