Around Town: Electronics recycling, drive-thru BBQ fundraiser, salmon derby

Yellow Amanita muscaria mushrooms. Photo courtesy of Kate Mohatt

Electronics Recycling Drive
A recycling drive accepting TVs, DVD players, digital cameras, microwaves and other electronics is taking place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8-13 at the back parking lot of the Native Village of Eyak office.

Kotsina Cleanup BBQ Fundraiser
A drive-thru barbecue fundraiser to help remove abandoned vehicles from the Kotsina River Delta will take place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at the AC Value Center parking lot. Bring $10 for your choice of hamburger or two hotdogs with all the fixings, beverage, chips and cookie.

Ed Zeine Kids Silver Salmon Derby
A kids’ fishing derby will take place 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. Registration will begin 7 a.m. at Fleming Spit. For more details, contact Vivian Knop at 907-414-3128 or 907-424-8272.

Ongoing

Business status updates
Visit bit.ly/covidbizlist to see the 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.

Knit & Lit Book Club
Join others for book discussions and knitting and other handicrafts via Zoom at 7 p.m. on the final Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Anna Hernandez at anna@cordovalibrary.org.

Pajama Read Long
Cordova Public Library’s Pajama Read Along will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To participate, follow “cordovapubliclibraryreads” on Instagram. For more information, contact Anna Hernandez at anna@cordovalibrary.org.

Poetry Showcase
A reading of poetry composed by community members will take place via Zoom at 6 p.m. on the final Friday of the month. For more information, contact Jillian Gold jgold@cityofcordova.net.

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.