Around Town: Shorebird Festival, Pie Social, Mother’s Day

The Copper River Delta is the last stop many birds will make before reaching their nesting grounds. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service

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The Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival will take place Thursday, May 6 through Sunday, May 9. This year’s hybrid event features in-person and virtual events including birding, photography classes, guided excursions, presentations, free kids’ activities, and art classes. Festival details, schedule and registration are available at coppershorebird.com.

Blessing of the Fleet
This year’s Blessing of the Fleet will take place at 10 a.m. on May 8 at the Fisherman’s Memorial.

Saturday Market
The next Cordova Saturday Market will be from noon to 4 p.m. at the Masonic Hall.

Pioneer Pie Social
The Pioneer Igloo’s Pie Social will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 8 at the Cordova Center upper parking lot. A variety of sweet or savory whole pies will be available for a suggested donation of $30.

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9

Lil Kickers
Cordova’s new youth soccer program is looking for interested parents and volunteers. For details, visit facebook.com/CDVLILKICKERS.

Volunteers needed
The Cordova Trap and Gun club is seeking volunteers to help complete the club’s new archery range starting at 5 p.m. both Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 11 near the CTGC clubhouse. The grill will be lit. Contact Danielle Verna with questions at cdvtrapgun@gmail.com.

Bike Giveaway
Cordova Gear is hosting a bike giveaway. Stop by their shop during business hours at 104 W. Davis Ave. to fill out an entry form now through May 17. The winner will be announced Saturday, May 22.

Cordova Gardeners Start Swap
The Cordova Greenhouse Initiative is hosting a spring seed swap from 6-8 p.m. on May 28 at the Red Dragon. Visit cdv.tiny.us/garden for more info and gardening tips.

Call for submissions
The Catch, a new electronic quarterly, is calling for submissions in poetry, short fiction, essay, photography and art, to be submitted at jillian.cordovapubliclibrary@gmail.com. Submissions are due by June 15 and should not exceed 1 MB in size.

Ongoing

Live Gospel Music
Join Belle Mickleson from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays to play live gospel music for Cordova Community Medical Center residents. Open to those who are fully vaccinated. Masks required.

Kindergarten pre-registration
Those with children 5 years old before Sept. 1, 2021 may pick up a kindergarten registration packet at the Mt. Eccles office between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. now through May 13. Fillable forms are also available at https://bit.ly/32RtYNG. Email completed forms with copies of child’s birth certificate or passport, school entry physical (within 6 months prior to school start) and current immunizations record to ecclesregistration@cordovasd.org.

Little League registration
Cordova Little League registration is open now until 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13. Teams will be drafted May 14. Games begin Saturday, May 29, with season finale set for Saturday, June 26. Visit www.CordovaLL.com to sign up. Contact League President, David Reggiani at 907-268-9023 or email cordovalittleleague@gmail.com for more info.

Federal Tax Deadline
The Treasury Department and the IRS announced that the 2020 individual federal income tax filing due date will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS is not extending the estimated tax payment which will still be due by April 15. Details on this extension are in Notice 2021-21, posted on IRS.gov.

Local Recycling
Fishing web, free of non-nylon materials (cork and lead line), can be dropped off at the Cordova City Baler in the fishing web recycling container. Lead acid battery recycling is located behind the NVE building on Nicholoff Way. Small batteries can be recycled at the Post Office. The City of Cordova recycles paper/cardboard, aluminum cans and glass at the lot behind AC. Join the Recycling Action Team by calling Shae Bowman at 907-424-3334 or emailing shae@copperriver.org.

Food Drive
Help Cordovans in need by donating your canned goods, non-perishable, and frozen items. The Native Village of Eyak is a food pantry for the Food Bank of Alaska at 110 Nicholoff Way. Call them at 907-424-7738 in the case of food emergencies. The Salvation Army has reopened their food bank at 514 1st St. on Main Street. Call Pastor Steve at 907-429-6262 to donate or receive food.

Salmon Raffle
The Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a Copper River Salmon raffle. Tickets are $5 each. First prize wins a 20-pound (or greater) Copper River king salmon, and second prize is two Copper River sockeyes. Fish provided by local fishermen and available as soon as possible once the season opens. Fish will be delivered whole, unless won outside of Cordova. The Auxiliary will cover shipping costs. Tickets available at CCMC Clinic and retail pharmacy, Moose Lodge, The Powder House, The Little Cordova Bakery and from Auxiliary members. Questions? Contact Vivian Knop at 907-424-8272 or Heidi Voss at 907-424-8253.

After-school Club
Mt. Eccles students are invited to NVE’s weekly After-school Club from 11 a.m.-noon on Fridays via Zoom. Grades will rotate. When it’s your grades’ week, stop by Mt. Eccles’ front desk on Thursday to pick up supplies and Zoom link info. Contact Jessica Weaver for more info at nveyouth@eyak-nsn.gov or call 907-424-2246.

COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up
All Cordovans who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are asked to register at CDVCMC.com or call 907-424-3045. If registered, you will receive a call to set up an appointment as soon as you are eligible, and the vaccine is available.

Local COVID testing
Ilanka Community Health Center offers testing from 2 to 3 p.m. on Monday and Fridays downstairs across from the Episcopal Church. Call 907-424-3622 to pre-register. The Cordova Community Medical Center offers testing as needed at the ambulance bay. Call 907-424-8000 to pre-register.

Flu shots
Flu shots are available at both local clinics. Call CCMC at 907-424-8200 and ICHC at 907-424-3622 to schedule an appointment.

TEEN/YA Art
6-8 p.m. every Wednesday in the Education Room at the Cordova Center for ages 13 and up. Email paula@cordovalibrary.org if you wish to attend. Drop-ins welcome.

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

Moms, Pops & Tots Storytime
4 p.m. Thursdays via Zoom. Register in advance to receive the Zoom invite by contacting Jessica at nvefamillies@eyak-nsn.gov or calling 907-424-7738.

Health & Hope
5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays via Zoom. Anyone wishing to join can obtain login info by calling 907-424-8300. Meetings of the Help & Hope support group will be facilitated by licensed clinical social worker Ruby Vincent.

AA Group Meeting
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.

ICHC Wellness & Recovery Support
7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ilanka Clinic Wellness Center. If you or someone you know are interested in breaking free from alcohol or substance use or abuse, call John Yakanak at 907-424-3622 for more info.

Cordova Public Library
Cordova Public Library is open by appointment and curbside delivery. Call 907-424-6667 or email requests to curbsidedelivery@cordovalibrary.org.

Free online books
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 a message on Facebook at facebook.com/CordovaPublicLibrary.

CORDOVID tournament
6:30 p.m. daily at cdv.to/867a5. Tournament code: 1982-0695-3003. Don’t forget to join the voice chat during the race.

Skeet and trap
1 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Thursdays at Cordova Public Shooting Range out Sheridan Glacier Road. Cancelations may occur. Visit facebook.com/groups/CDVTrapGun or email CDVTrapGun@gmail.com for more info.

Knit & Lit Book Club
Join others for book discussions, knitting and other handicrafts via Zoom at 6 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Anna Hernandez at anna@cordovalibrary.org.

Pajama Read Along
7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Geared towards ages 10 and up. To participate, follow “cordovapubliclibraryreads” on Instagram. For more info, email anna@cordovalibrary.org.

Storytime for Little Ones
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. To participate, follow “cordovapubliclibraryreads” on Instagram. For more info, email anna@cordovalibrary.org.

Poetry Showcase
6 p.m. on the last Friday of each month on Zoom. Contact Jillian Gold for more info at jgold@cityofcordova.net.

Regular City Council meetings
7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Visit cityofcordova.net for more info. Watch council meetings on YouTube at youtube.com/user/cathyrhs.

Visit our event calendar at thecordovatimes.com/events. Have an upcoming event? Email share@thecordovatimes.com.