Iceworm Festival kicks off, Round Up at the Register

The familiar Iceworm float rides on top of a Cordova Volunteer Fire Department truck occupied by Fire Chief Paul Trumblee and driven by firefighter Jesse Poplin. Firefighters Jayleene Garrett, Devin Nice and Joanne Poplin were positioned inside the float. (Feb. 6, 2021) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Iceworm Festival

This year’s Iceworm Festival “Ahoy Iceworm”, will begin Saturday, Jan. 29, and end with a firework display at 8 p.m. Feb. 5. For details, see the special Iceworm Gazette inside this week’s editon on pages 7-14.

Round Up at the Register

For the month of January at AC Value Center, customers who round up their purchases will support the Cordova Volunteer Fire Department. The amount you give to the CVFD during Round up at the Register will be printed on your receipt as a donation. AC will match dollar for dollar up to $5,000 and 100% of the proceeds will help with the purchase of a water apparatus, flotation devices, dry suits, and other items to be used for emergency water rescues.


ONGOING

‘Show Us Your Ice’

The Cordova Museum’s annual Holiday Art Show will remain up through Jan. 29. For more info, call 907-424-6665.

Poetry Competition

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.

Snowman Competition

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 faithwj@cdvcmc.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.

Morning Music

Join local musicians for Morning Music from 8-8:40 a.m. Fridays at Mt. Eccles Elementary School. Download free song videos, songbooks, and fiddle tabs at cordovamusiccamp.org. Cordova 4H has ukuleles, tuners and soft padded ukulele cases available for purchase. Call Karen Swartzbart at 907-253-3421 to borrow an instrument.

Storytime for Little Ones

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

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

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.


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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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.

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