Around Town: Veterans Day, Bob Ross month, Health & Hope

Wendy Ranney plants flags at Cordova Cemetery on Veterans Day. (Nov. 11, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times
Wendy Ranney plants flags at Cordova Cemetery on Veterans Day. (Nov. 11, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is November 11, in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 that marked the end of World War I. The holiday commemorates veterans of all wars. History.com reports that in 2017, the top three states with the highest percentage of Veterans were Alaska, Maine and Montana, respectively.

Bob Ross month

November is “Have a Happy Little” Bob Ross month at the Cordova Museum. Happenings include a Bob Ross quilt display from Cherrywood Fabrics, a “Happy Little” Bob Ross paint-along with Copper River Canvas, door prizes, an original Bob Ross-inspired dance performance by Current Rhythms and an art exhibit by local artists. For more information, call 907-424-6665.

TEEN/YA Art

Ages 13 and up are welcome to participate in teen and young adult art from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday in the Education Room at the Cordova Center. Email paula@cordovalibrary.org if you wish to attend. Drop-ins welcome.

Salvation Army Food Pantry

The Salvation Army continues to serve the community of Cordova through its Service Extension Ministry. A food pantry is located at 514 1st St. If you need food assistance and pantry is not open, please call Steve at 907-429-6262.

Pen Pal Program

Write to Cordova Hospital Residents with their Pen Pal Program.The address is Pen Pals for Residents Program, Cordova Community Medical Center, P.O. Box 160, Cordova, AK 99574.

Call for artists

Copper River Art Gallery welcomes Cordova artists, 18 and up, working in all mediums to submit “Quarantine Dreams” themed art for an upcoming show. No limit on pieces as long as they were created in the time of COVID 2020. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 22. Email paula@cordovalibrary.org or call 907-424-6665 for info.

Moms, Pops & Tots Storytime

Native Village of Eyak hosts story time each week at 4 p.m. Thursdays via Zoom. Register in advance to receive the Zoom invite where you and your child can listen to a story and then share your favorite story with the group. Contact Jessica at nvefamillies@eyak-nsn.gov or call 907-424-7738 for more info.

Health & Hope

Cordova Community Medical Center’s Sound Alternatives clinic offers a free online support group for friends and family of individuals with addiction. Meetings of the Help & Hope support group will be facilitated by licensed clinical social worker Ruby Vincent. The group will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays via Zoom. Anyone wishing to join can obtain login info by calling 424-8300.

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.

Wellness and Recovery

Ilanka Community Wellness & Recovery Support Circle meetings are 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Masonic Lodge. If you or someone you know are interested in breaking free from alcohol or substance use or abuse, these free meetings can help you grow and develop skills to do so. Call John at 907-424-3622 for more information.

Cordova Public Library

Cordova Public Library is open by appointment and curbside delivery. Space is limited to allow proper social distancing and cleaning procedures. Closing between appointments for cleaning Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday noon-5 p.m. For appointments, please call 424-6667. Curbside delivery is available until 6 p.m. Please email requests to curbsidedelivery@cordovalibrary.org.

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.

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. 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 hosts a virtual handcraft gathering at noon on Wednesdays. 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. 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 anna@cordovalibrary.org.

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 anna@cordovalibrary.org 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 anna@cordovalibrary.org.

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 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.


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