Around Town: Fourth of July, virtual photo show, Cordova Rocks

4TH of July Festivities by the Cordova Chamber of Commerce

10 a.m. Independence Bike Parade

Meet at the Cordova Community Medical Center Parking lot solo, with your household or trusted bubble for a dress-up bike/walk/stroll event. Prize awarded for best group costume.

11 a.m. Socially Distanced Activities at Hollis Henrichs Park

Presentation of colors by US Coast Guard Fir and the singing of the National Anthem by Annalee Ladd. Social distancing circles will be marked on the field 10-feet apart for you and your trusted bubble to set up a comfortable spot to play fun games provided by the Chamber.

12 p.m. BYO Picnic

Bring camp chairs, blankets and your own picnic lunch to enjoy at Hollis Henrichs Park.

Unable to attend in person?

Tune into the Chamber’s Facebook page at facebook.com/CordovaChamber to live stream the event.


ONGOING

‘Independence’ Virtual Photo Show

A “independence” themed photo show will be available to view online starting July 4 and remain up through July. Contact the Cordova Library via email at librarian@cordovalibrary.org for details.

Kids’ Art Show & Coloring Contest

Contact the Cordova Library via email at librarian@cordovalibrary.org for details.

Cordova Rocks

Add your art to the community and have fun painting patriotic rocks to hide around town. Look for others’ rocks and share pictures to the Cordova Rocks Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/1395001083890793/

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.

Curbside book delivery

The Cordova Public Library offers curbside delivery from 8-10:30 a.m. and 4-6:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday outside the library by the drop box near the rear door. Go to cordovalibrary.org to find their catalog and email your book requests to curbsidedelivery@cordovalibrary.org or call 907-424-6667 and leave a voice message. Staff will bag your items and give you a call to schedule a pickup time. Items can be returned in the drop box.

Free online books

The Cordova Public Library has a huge variety of books and audio books available in digital format through the Alaska Digital Library which can be accessed on any electronic device. Borrow, read & return books in digital format for free. Go to adl.overdrive.com and click “Sign in”. Select Cordova Public Library from drop-down list and enter your library card number. The PIN is 99574. Need help or your card number? Email librarian@cordovalibrary.org with your full name, or send them a message on Facebook at facebook.com/CordovaPublicLibrary.

Community COVID-19 update schedule

The city of Cordova COVID-19 Public Information Team will be hosting a new livestreamed Community Update at 4 p.m. every Tuesday. 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.

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

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.

Skeet and trap

Join the Cordova Trap & Gun Club Sundays from 1-3 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m. for skeet and trap at the Cordova Public Shooting Range out Sheridan Glacier Road. Cancelations may occur. For the most up-to-date information and announcements, follow their Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/CDVTrapGun or email CDVTrapGun@gmail.com.

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.

Summer Reading Program

Dig deeper: read, investigate discover every Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Cordova Public Libarary’s Summer Reading Program. Live weekly programming available via Facebook at Facebook.com/CordovaPublicLibrary. Email librarian@cordovalibrary.org for details.

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.

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.