The Copper River Gallery and Cordova Arts & Pageants presents COVID “Artist Relief” Grants Recipients Exhibit. In 2020, Cordova’s local Arts Council, Cordova Arts & Pageants distributed COVID Artist Relief grants to 31 Cordova artist and art groups. Opening reception is from 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 10 at the Cordova Center. Refreshments will be served.
Emergency response training
The Cordova Volunteer Fire Department and the Department of Homeland Security and Environmental Management is partnering to offer a Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT) for the City of Cordova. The course will educate community members who are interested in volunteering in an emergency, including fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. The CERT team members will continue to meet once a month for volunteer training. The course will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12, 13 and 14. Call (907)424-6117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
4H Music Camps
Camps will run July 11-15. Students 9-18 can sign up for an all-day Bluegrass Camp. The Hawaiian Camp for ages 6-8 is full but there is a waiting list. There will also be some adult camp classes. Learn more and sign up at cordovamusiccamp.org. Call Karen Swartzbart at 907-253-3421 to borrow an instrument. Cordova 4H has ukuleles for sale for $55, tuners for $15 and soft padded ukulele cases for $25.
The Catch – Wonder
Cordova Public Library has a call for writing and art submissions to be featured in Cordova’s Literary and Arts Quarterly, The Catch. This quarter’s summer theme is Wonder with submissions due June 15 to email@example.com or stop by the library’s circulation desk. All ages, all mediums and multiple submissions welcome.
This year’s Salmon Jam Festival is scheduled for July 15-16 in Cordova. For details, visit salmonjam.org.
CFRC Summer Camp (Grades 4-6)
Cordova Family Resource Center is hosting a free summer camp for grades 4-6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from June 28-July 1. Visit surveymonkey.com/r/TV6D9XB to learn more and to register. For questions, contact Jessica Wray at 907-424-5674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CFRC Summer Camp (Grades 1-3)
Cordova Family Resource Center is hosting a free summer camp for grades 1-3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from July 19-22. Visit surveymonkey.com/r/TV6D9XB to learn more and to register. For questions, contact Jessica Wray at 907-424-5674 or email email@example.com.
Girls on the Run (Grades 3-6)
Cordova Family Resource Center is hosting their Girls on the Run camp for grades 3-6 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 14-17 at the CFRC youth center. Cost is $50 with full and half-scholarships available. Register at surveymonkey.com/r/RXR8GM3. For questions, contact Jessica Wray at 907-424-5674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let Me Run (Grades 4-6)
Cordova Family Resource Center is hosting their Let Me Run camp at the end of summer. The camp will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during August 2-5 and is offered to 4th-6th grade boys. Cost is $50 with full and half-scholarships available. Register at surveymonkey.com/r/FWK525S. For questions, contact Jessica Wray at 907-424-5674 or email email@example.com.
Free Lunch Art Program
Cordova Family Resource Center will host a free Lunch Art program from June 1 through Aug. 12. Toddler to first grade art session is from 11 a.m. to noon and must have a parent or guardian present during the session. Second grade and up art session is from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. No registration needed. Free lunch will be distributed after each art session at CFRC. For more information, contact Jessica Wray at 907-424-5674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Summer Meal Program
Starting June 1 through Aug. 5, all kids ages 0-18 are welcome to free meals at Mt. Eccles Elementary School cafeteria. Breakfast is available 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Summer Reading Program
Signup now for the Cordova Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for ages K-6 starting June 8 through July 27. All youth may participate in Summer Reading and attending Wednesday programs from 1-2:30 p.m. is not required. For more information, call 907-424-6667.
Group bike rides
Monday evenings 5:30 p.m. Meet at Cordova Gear. Call 907-424-5590 for more information.
Gospel Music Jams
Vaccinated and masked singers and musicians are invited to join in and play music for the hospital residents 3:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays. Call Belle Mickelson for more info at 907-388-3347.
The Cordova Fire Department is recruiting volunteers, ambulance drivers, etc. Call 907-424-6117 for more information and to sign up.
Call for musicians
Vaccinated and masked singers and musicians are invited to the Cordova Community Center from 3:30-4:30 p.m. every Monday to perform live gospel music for hospital residents. For more information, contact Rev. Belle Mickelson at 907-388-4447.
Monthly Poetry Showcase
Cordova Public Library’s Monthly Poetry Showcase meets the last Friday of each month at 6 p.m. via Zoom. At the start of each month a theme is announced. At the meeting, share a piece of writing that plays towards the theme. For adults only. For inquiries and login information, contact Jillian Gold at email@example.com.
Sugt’stun for Beginners
Learn Sugt’stun (Alutiiq) with Shyla from 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday via Zoom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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.
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
Local COVID-19 testing, vaccines and boosters
To schedule a COVID-19 test, vaccination or booster, contact Ilanka Community Health Center at 907-424-3622 or Cordova Community Medical Center at 907-424-8200. At-home test kits available.
Free at-home COVID tests
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a third round of free at-home tests. Each order includes eight rapid-antigen COVID-19 tests. Visit covidtests.gov to order.
Health & Hope
A safe place for family and friends of those dealing with addiction to get support and information from 7-8 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.