Around Town: culture week, wellness fair, fisheries meeting

Kindergarten students don masks they made during Culture Week, an annual program held through a joint community partnership with the Native Village of Eyak and the Cordova School District Oct. 2 though Oct. 5. Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

Mt. Eccles Culture Week
The Native Village of Eyak, in partnership with the Cordova School District, is hosting Mt. Eccles Culture Week from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 at Mt. Eccles Elementary School. Classes are Monday through Thursday with an exhibition and traditional foods potluck on Friday. This year’s theme is design, carving and storytelling.

Child and family wellness fair
Cordova Family Resource Center and Cordova Community Medical Center are hosting a community fair devoted to child and family wellness from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Cordova Center. Contact Barb Jewell at 907-424-8249 for more information.

Free car seat checkup
The Native Village of Eyak is sponsoring a free car seat checkup from 8 a.m. to noon at the Cordova Center during the Child & Family Wellness Fair on Saturday, Oc.t 5.

Movie showing
The Friends of the Library are showing “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the North Star Theatre. The documentary examines the life of Fred Rogers, host of the popular children’s television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” that aired from 1968 to 2001.

Salmon Harvest Task Force meeting
The Copper River/Prince William Sound Salmon Harvest Task Force is having their bi-annual meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 11 at the Cordova Center. The purpose of the meeting is to develop and make recommendations to the Department of Fish & Game regarding fisheries management. For more information, contact Chelsea Haisman at chelsea@cdfu.org.

PTA Carnival
The Cordova Parent Teacher Association is hosting their Fall Carnival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Mt. Eccles Elementary School. There will be tickets for games available for purchase, a cupcake walk and concessions for food. If you wish to volunteer, contact Kristie Beckett at beckettcdv@gmail.com or Denise Hamberger at denise.hamberger@gmail.com.

Sobriety Celebration
Save the date! This year’s Sobriety Celebration, hosted by Native Village of Eyak, will be Friday and Saturday Nov. 15-16 at the Cordova Center. 

Ongoing

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 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.

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.

Mondays

Moms, Pops & Tots
A play group for children, infants to age 4, is 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Masonic Lodge throughout the school year. The group is free to attend. For more information contact NVE Tribal Family Services director Katie Goodale 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

Life Hacks for Kids
Life Hacks for Kids is a free weekly after-school program at Cordova Public Library for students grades four through six. Students will learn useful life skills such as using common household tools, restaurant etiquette and ordering, grocery shopping, laundry, camping, first aid and fire safety, and basic sewing. Stop by the library from 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays to participate. For questions, call the library at 907-424-6667.

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 to bring smiles to the long-term residents and hospital staff. For more information contact Belle at 907-424-5143.

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.

Tuesday Night Talks
The Prince William Sound Science Center hosts weekly science lectures September through April. Stay up-to-date on upcoming lecture topics, times and locations and watch past lectures online at pwssc.org/education/Tuesday-night-talks.

Wednesdays

Storytime
A children’s story time activity will be held at the Cordova Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Caregivers must attend.

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.

Thursdays

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Fridays

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.

After-school art
Free art activities for first graders and up will be held weekly at 3:30 p.m. Fridays at the Cordova Education Room. No school no art.

Saturdays

Homeport
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.

Sundays

Cordova Disc Golf Club league play
Join the Cordova Disc Golf Club at 4 p.m. Sundays 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 micahrenfeldt@gmail.com.

Youth gathering
Attend youth gatherings at 6 p.m. Sunday nights 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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