Around Town: Fundraisers, net recycling, book delivery

A newly installed sign at the Cordova Center announcing Cordova’s inclusion as a Coast Guard city. (Aug. 5, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Online Auction for Charmaine Allen and Family
An online auction for Charmaine Allen and family is taking place on Facebook until 9 p.m., Aug. 9. For details about the auction, to make a donation and/or bid, visit tinyurl.com/y2svpwvr.

Net recycling
The Copper River Watershed Project is re-launching their fishing web recycling program. Volunteers are needed Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8 to help clean up the pile of nets near the harbormaster. To volunteer for a two-hour shift, visit forms.gle/5dv9STqd3vT7YVWM8.

Mills Family Adoption Online Auction
An online auction for the Mills family is taking place on Facebook through Aug. 15. For details about the auction, to make a donation and/or bid, visit tinyurl.com/y5z6xvjy.

Ongoing

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 Library’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