Saturday Market, 50th anniversary celebrations, basketball camp

Saturday Market

The next Cordova Saturday Market will be from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Masonic Lodge.

Happy 50th anniversary

Merle and Barbara Hanson are celebrating 50 years of marriage. Join friends and family from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, August 17 at the Hanson’s home at 5-mile Copper River Highway.

Celebrating 50 years

Marv and Mazie Van Den Broek invite the community to join in the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, August 17 at the Pioneer Igloo. Attendees are welcome to bring a side dish. No gifts.

Basketball camp

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

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 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 – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, contact the Bidarki at 907-424-7282 or stop by the facility at 103 Council Ave.

Skeet and trap

Join the Cordova Trap & Gun Club every Sunday from 1-3 p.m. and Thursdays 6-8 for skeet and trap shooting at the Cordova Public Shooting Range out Sheridan Glacier Road. For more information, follow their Facebook page at or email

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.

Tot Time

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 playtime, 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.

Summer food service program

Free healthy meals for kids 18 and younger are provided weekdays through Aug. 9 at the following times and locations: Mt. Eccles Elementary School and Children’s Pallas provide breakfast from 8 – 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.


Gospel sing-along

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 and recovery support circle

A wellness and recovery support circle will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7 – 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.


Celebrate Recovery

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 – 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.


Around Town!

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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.


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 or email Micah Renfeldt at

Youth gathering

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.

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