Around Town: Virtual Poetry Slam, Lip Sync Battle and Pajama Read Along

Participants in the 2019 Summer Reading Program have the chance to purchase livestock for families in countries such as the Philippines. Reading groups meet at the Cordova Public Library, seen here on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times
Participants in the 2019 Summer Reading Program have the chance to purchase livestock for families in countries such as the Philippines. Reading groups meet at the Cordova Public Library, seen here on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Business status updates

Visit bit.ly/covidbizlist to see the current status of local businesses, a service provided by the Cordova Chamber of Commerce. If you wish to be included or wish to update your current listing, please contact Jessicca Morningstar at 907-424-7260 or email programs@cordovachamber.com.

Virtual Poetry Slam

The Cordova Public Library in partnership with Alaska’s Online with Libraries (OWL) is hosting Cordova’s first Virtual Poetry Slam via Zoom from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 27. Visit facebook.com/CordovaPublicLibrary for full event details, including how to sign up.

Lip Sync Battle

Cordova’s High School choir is battling in a Lip Sync Battle Tournament. Watch videos each week and vote for your favorite “singer” to advance them to the next round. Voting closes Monday at 9 a.m. Videos will be posted in the discussion section of the event page at facebook.com/events/1288175841392981.

2020 PDF deadline — extended

The deadline for filing for the 2020 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend has been extended to April 30. Mailed in 2020 PFD applications must be postmarked by April 30 in order to be considered timely. Visit pfd.alaska.gov for more information and to file online.


ONGOING

Pajama read along

The Cordova Public Library is hosting a digital “read along” with Anna Hernandez on an Instagram live feed starting at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays each week. Content is geared towards ages 10 and up. Follow and read along @cordovapubliclibraryreads. Participants must have an Instagram account. Email anna@cordovalibrary.org for more information.

Community COVID-19 update schedule

For the next few weeks, the City of Cordova COVID-19 Public Information Team will be hosting a new live streamed Community Update at 4 p.m. every Tuesday in addition to its Weekly Press Briefing at 4 p.m. on Fridays. The broadcast featuring reports and guest commentary from community and business partners, industry and medical professionals and response collaborators will be streamed live to the City’s YouTube channel and will be shared on Facebook via Facebook.com/groups/CordovaPrepared.

Children’s Bible story

The Little Chapel will post a new 10 to 15-minute children’s Bible story each weekday at 1 p.m. on their Facebook page. The videos will stay on their page if you weren’t able to tune in live.

CORDOVID tournament

If you have a Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8, a daily Mario Kart activity allows you to socialize remotely. Learn how to join the Cordova Mario Kart CORDOVID tournament at 6:30 p.m. daily by visiting cdv.to/867a5 online. Tournament code: 1982-0695-3003. Don’t forget to join the voice chat during the race.

Morning Music

Due to schools being closed to student access at this time, Belle Mickelson and Kim Menster are coordinating to make sheet music and instruments available to students. For more information, contact Belle at 907-424-5143.


WEDNESDAYS

Net Loft virtual handcrafting

The Net Loft is hosting a virtual handcraft gathering at their usual in-person meeting time of noon on Wednesday. Follow the link us04web.zoom.us/j/342228580, Meeting ID: 342 228 580 and sign in on Zoom to join the group from your home computer or phone. All are welcome. If it goes well, they will continue to meet online until in-person meetings can resume. For questions, call Amy at 907-988-8000.

Regular City Council meetings

Regular meetings are scheduled at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month. The agenda is established on the Friday prior to each meeting date and posted at the post office, library, city hall lobby, the Cordova Center entrance bulletin board and on the city website at cityofcordova.net. Watch council meetings on YouTube at youtube.com/user/cathyrhs.


THURSDAYS

Skeet and trap

Join the Cordova Trap & Gun Club every Thursday around 6:30 p.m. for skeet 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.


SUNDAYS

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.

Visit our event calendar at thecordovatimes.com/events. Have an upcoming event? Fill out our online form at thecordovatimes.com/submit-your-event or email share@thecordovatimes.com.