Around Town: Weir survey, Alaska WILD, Salmon Jam

Pablo Simon, 11, participates in the U.S. Forest Service’s cross-cutting competition. (July 4, 2021) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Eyak Lake weir survey
The Copper River Watershed project wants to hear your thoughts on the Eyak Lake weir. Participate in the survey at cdv.tiny.us/weir.

Alaska WILD
The Copper River Gallery’s next show, “Alaska WILD,” will feature works by Alaska Society of Nature Photographers, with opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, July 9 at the Copper River Gallery. The show will remain up through August 28. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Call 907-424-6665 for more info.

Photography workshop
The Alaska Society of Nature Photographers is hosting Creative Close-Up with nature and close-up photographer Margaret Gaines from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, July 10. Registration is $20. For more information and to register, contact the Cordova Museum at 907-424-6665.

Copper River Salmon Jam
Salmon Jam is right around the corner, with activities kicking off Monday, July 12 and ending with live music Friday and Saturday, July 16-17. Have friends and family visiting from out of town? Use Discount Code ECMD672 when booking with Alaska Airlines for discounted travel between July 9-July 21. For more details on Salmon Jam, visit salmonjam.org.

Sound technician training
Cordova Arts is hosting a free training seminar for anyone interested in becoming a sound technician from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 16-17. Individuals must attend both days of training and be interested in running the sound equipment at performances and events at the North Star Theater. For more information and to sign up, call 907-424-6665 or email mbriggs@cordovamuseum.org.

Fundraiser
A GoFundMe page has been created in memory of Zak Jacobs to help support Zak’s family and partner with travel expenses, burial costs, loss of income, and medical fees. Go to https://gofund.me/2d610b56 for full details, to donate, leave a message for his family, and/or share the page.

Volunteers needed
Contact Chris Iannazzone at 954-540-5720 to help build garden boxes for the community.

Mini Cordova 4-H Music Camp
A free mini music camp for Cordova locals with lessons in band, art, and science will take place July 19-23 outdoors at Mt. Eyak Ski Area. Local campers, ages 6-8, will meet from 10 a.m.-noon; ages 9-18 from 2-4 p.m. plus fun activities like the end of camp squirt gun fight. There will be teen activities and adult evening classes. Registration is open at www.cordovamusiccamp.org with an occupancy limit of 30 younger kids and 30 older kids on a first come, first served basis. Vaccinated musicians, artists, adults, and counselors are needed. Email cordovabluegrass@gmail.com to volunteer.

Ongoing

Ultimate frisbee
Adult ultimate frisbee is at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the grassy field. Free and open to attend. Just show up.

Bidarki adult volleyball
Adult volleyball is back open from 6 to 8 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Bidarki Rec Center. Non-member drop-ins are $5. Participants are asked to stay home if feeling ill. For more info, contact the Bidarki at 907-424-7282.

Local recycling
Fishing web, free of cork and lead line, can be dropped off in the fishing web recycling container at the Cordova City Baler. 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Cordova Public Library
Cordova Public Library is open to the public during regular business hours. Curbside delivery is also available. 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 or call 907-424-6667.

Knit & Lit Book Club
Book discussions, knitting and other handicrafts via Zoom at 6 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. Meeting ID and password posted the day of the meeting. For more info, email 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 through May. To participate, follow “cordovapubliclibraryreads” on Instagram. For more info, email anna@cordovalibrary.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.