Around Town: Saturday Market, Winter Gear Swap, The Catch

Barclay Kopchak, director for Stage of the Tide’s production of “Guys and Dolls,” receives congratulations from cast and audience on the musical’s closing night. (Nov. 6, 2021) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Open Mic Night

The Alaskan Bar is hosting an open mic night for ages 21+. Sign up at 8:30 p.m. with performances beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19.

Saturday Market

The next Cordova Saturday Market will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the Masonic Lodge.

Hot Turkey Dinners

The Church of the Nazarene and Salvation Army are providing free hot turkey dinners on Saturday, Nov. 20, starting at 11:30 a.m. until gone at the Salvation Army on First Street.

Sea Squirts: Light & Shadow

PWSSC educators are hosting some hands-on science exploration for ages 3-5 from 11 a.m. to noon on Nov. 22 at the Cordova Center’s education room. Caregivers must attend. Contact Lauren Bien at lbien@pwssc.org or call 907-424-5800 for more info.

Music fundraiser

The Cordova High School music program is taking orders for Costco Christmas Wreaths.

Contact a music student to order by Monday, Nov. 29.

Winter Gear Swap

The Powder House is hosting their annual winter gear swap starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27. Free table space, markers and masking tape provided. Barter, swap or sell your old winter gear. Bring cash/check if you’re looking. Open to the public, no door fee, all ages welcome. View the full event listing at https://tinyurl.com/PHgearswap.

Call for artists

The Cordova Museum is preparing for their annual Holiday Art Show. Drop off art submissions in the theme of “Sheridan Glacier” by Tuesday, Nov. 30. Show will open Dec. 3 and will remain up through Jan. 29. For more info, call 907-424-6665.

The Catch

The Catch, Cordova’s emerging literary and arts publication, is accepting submissions for its winter issue until Dec. 15. The theme is “tracks.” Submissions are open to all ages and may be made in any medium. Contact jillian.cordovapubliclibrary@gmail.com.

ONGOING

Pajama Read Along

Cordova Public Library’s Pajama Read Along takes place 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on Instagram at cordovapubliclibraryreads.

Morning music

Join local musicians every Friday from 8 to 8:40 a.m. at Mt. Eccles Elementary School for Morning Music. The new 4H music curriculum with song videos, songbook and fiddle tab is available as a free download at www.cordovamusiccamp.org. Cordova 4H also has ukuleles, tuners and soft padded ukulele cases available for purchase. If you’d like to borrow an instrument, contact Karen Swartzbart at 907-253-3421.

Weir survey

The Copper River Watershed is welcoming feedback and thoughts on future repair and use of the Eyak Lake weir. To participate in the survey, visit www.cdv.tiny.us/weir.

Storytime for Little Ones
Cordova Public Library’s Storytime for Little Ones takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays each week. To participate, follow “cordovapubliclibraryreads” on Instagram. For more information, contact Anna Hernandez at anna@cordovalibrary.org.

Moms, Pops & Tots Storytime

9:30 a.m. Thursdays via Teams. Register in advance to receive the Zoom invite by contacting Jessica at nvefamilies@eyak-nsn.gov or calling 907-424-2246.

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.

Food Pantry

The Salvation Army food pantry is located at 514 First St. Primary distribution is the third Monday of each month from 4-6 p.m. If you need food assistance or are interested in volunteering, please contact Katherine Mead at 907-429-7177. Non-perishable food donations can be dropped in the donation box at AC Value Center.

Cordova Public Library

Cordova Public Library is open to the public and for curbside delivery from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. 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.

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 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 Wednesdays. 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

Ilanka Community Health Center and Sound Alternatives are working together to provide a safe place for family and friends of those dealing with addiction to get support and information each Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at ICHC’s Wellness Center (across from the Episcopal Church). For more info, contact Elizabeth King at 907-424-8300 or John Yakanak at 907-424-3622.

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.

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