Mt. Eyak Torchlight Parade
The annual torchlight parade and firework show will begin 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Mt. Eyak Ski Area, weather permitting. Come ring in the New Year with Cordova’s family-friendly celebration. Enjoy the rope-tow, a bonfire and warming hut will be open. Follow Mt. Eyak Ski Area’s Facebook page at facebook.com/MtEyak.
Open to community-recognized members of tribal nations within the United States and its trust territories. Two winners of the James Welch Prize, an award for indigenous poets, will be awarded for outstanding poems, each winning $1,000, publication in Poetry Northwest Magazine, and an all-paid trip to read with the judges in Seattle. Submissions due Jan. 31. No fee to enter. For info, rules and to submit poems, visit poetrynw.org/james-welch-prize.
‘Show Us Your Ice’
The Cordova Museum’s annual Holiday Art Show opened Dec. 3 and will remain up through Jan. 29. For more info, call 907-424-6665.
Bring your loved ones out to build a snowman behind the Cordova Community Medical Center then take a photo and tag the hospital on Facebook or email your photo to Faith at email@example.com. One winner will be selected at the beginning of each month to receive a prize.
Pajama Read Along
Cordova Public Library’s Pajama Read Along takes place 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on Instagram at cordovapubliclibraryreads.
Join local musicians for Morning Music every Friday from 8-8:40 a.m. at Mt. Eccles Elementary School. The 4H music curriculum with song videos, songbook and fiddle tab is available as a free download at 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.
Storytime for Little Ones
Cordova Public Library’s Storytime for Little Ones takes place at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays each week. To participate, follow “cordovapubliclibraryreads” on Instagram. For more information, contact Anna Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moms, Pops & Tots Storytime
Storytime is 9:30 a.m. Thursdays via Teams. Register in advance to receive the Zoom invite by contacting Jessica at email@example.com 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.
The Salvation Army food pantry is located at 514 First St. Primary distribution is 4-6 p.m. the third Monday of each month. 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. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 907-424-6667 or email requests to firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or call 907-424-6667.
Knit & Lit Book Club
Book discussions, knitting and other handicrafts via Zoom at 6 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month. Meeting ID and password posted the day of the meeting. For more info, email Anna Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regular City Council meetings
COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up
Register to receive a COVID-19 at cdvcmc.com or call 907-424-3045. Registrants will receive a call to set up an appointment as soon as they are eligible, and the vaccine is available.
Local COVID-19 testing
To schedule a free COVID-19 test, contact Ilanka Community Health Center at 907-424-3622 or Cordova Community Medical Center at 907-424-8200. Patients are asked to bring insurance information so the clinics can get reimbursed.
CORDOVA RECOVERY MEETINGS
Health & Hope
A safe place for family and friends of those dealing with addiction to get support and information from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Ilanka Community Health Center (across from the Episcopal Church). Contact Elizabeth King (Sound Alternatives) at 907-424-8300 or John Yakanak (ICHC) at 907-424-3622 for more info.
Meet from 7-8 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Pastor Steve’s home. Call 907-244-9406 or 907-347-2286 for additional details.
NVE Recovery Circle
A safe environment where you and your anonymity are honored. Meet 7-8:30 pm. Tuesdays at Ilanka Wellness Center (old DMV space across from the Episcopal Church). Contact John Yakanak at 907-424-3622 for more info.
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