Around Town: AFN, Alaska Day, opinion survey

Snow has begun to dust the peaks around Cordova, heralding the arrival of winter. (Oct. 12, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Alaska Federation of Natives
AFN’s annual convention will be Oct. 15-16. The all-virtual event will take place on TV, radio and livestream. Visit for full details.

The Jungle Book LIVE
Our Neighbors Children’s Theatre presents a live performance of Rudyard Kipling’s classic, The Jungle Book from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 via Zoom. Go to to join. This live play will be best seen on a computer in gallery view so you can see all 20 kids at once. For more information, visit or contact Sister Annette Janka at

Alaska Day
Sunday, Oct. 18 with public holiday observed Monday, Oct. 19.

Religion opinion survey
Visiting Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionaries are conducting an online survey of community members’ opinions on religious topics, ending Tuesday, Oct. 20. The survey can be found at

Birds Gone Virtually Wild
Cordova Parks and Recreation Department announces Dressed to Kill 2020, Oct. 23-31. Details to come.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s next Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 24. The event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. For more information and to find a collection site and time near you, visit

Voting Day
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cordova Center. Early in-person voting will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Oct. 19 through Election Day at the Cordova Center. For more information about voting, polling places and the election visit


National Domestic Violence and Bullying Awareness Month
Every October, schools and organizations across the country work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying to put an end to hatred and racism by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of all forms of bullying on all children of all ages. Visit for more information on how you can participate.

Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is held each October as a way to unite advocates across the nation in their efforts to end domestic violence, acknowledge domestic violence survivors and be a voice for its victims. Visit for more information on how you can identify abuse and for access to confidential help for you or a loved one. Native Village of Eyak and the Cordova Family Resource Center offers confidential assistance. For NVE, call 907-424-2232 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and for CFRC’s 24-hour Help Line, call 907-424-HELP (4357) or text CFRC 1-860-407-8001 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. for local assistance.

AA Group Meeting
Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting at 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Due to possible changes, please call 907-244-9406 or 907-347-2286 for additional details on location and time.

Curbside book delivery
The Cordova Public Library offers curbside delivery from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday outside the library by the drop box near the rear door. Go to to find their catalog and email your book requests to 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 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 with your full name, or send them a message on Facebook at

Community COVID-19 update
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

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 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. 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 or email

Net Loft virtual handcrafting
The Net Loft hosts a virtual handcraft gathering at noon on Wednesdays. Follow the link, Meeting ID: 342 228 580 and sign in on Zoom to join the group from your home computer or phone. All are welcome. For questions, call Amy at 907-988-8000.

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

Pajama Read Along
The Cordova Public Library hosts a digital “read along” with Anna Hernandez starting at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays each week on Instagram @cordovapubliclibraryreads. Content is geared towards ages 10 and up. Email for more information.

Storytime for Little Ones
Cordova Public Library’s Storytime for Little Ones takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays each week. To participate, follow “cordovapubliclibraryreads” on Instagram. For more information, contact Anna Hernandez at

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

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 Watch council meetings on YouTube at

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