Around Town – 12-23-22

Science Center Pajama Party

Come to the Science Center for a pajama party movie night on Dec. 29 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. for a kids nature documentary screening. Bring your sleeping bags, pillows and stuffies. The Science Center will provide the popcorn. Free. All ages.

New Year Family Hike

Is your New Year’s resolution to spend more time outside with your family? Get a jump start on this with a guided hike with Esa on Jan. 5 from 1 – 2 p.m. Esa will lead you down a local trail while facilitating trail games and pointing out neat things in nature. Free. Open to the public. Trail TBD. Stay tuned to the Science Center Facebook page or call the Science Center at 424-5800 in January. 

Fun Friday: Whales

Explore whale adaptations through games, stories and crafts on Jan. 6 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Science Center. Free. Geared towards kids in grades K — 4th.

Bell ringers needed

The Salvation Army is looking for Bell Ringers! Please contact Darrel Olsen at 907-253-5756 with interest or questions. All funds collected support the local community.

“Lets Get Brave Together! Questions?”

A group to encourage personal identity, explore acceptance, and develop further understanding. Contact Erin Brennan at 907-424-8283 or

Holiday Art Show & Sale

Drop off your wares to the Cordova Museum by Saturday, November 26. Displays will be on show December 2 – January 27. The last Moonlight Madness is Dec. 23, from 5 – 7 p.m.

An Afternoon of Treats and Toys!

Dec. 23, from 4 – 7 p.m. on Main Street. Come join us for Pam’s Doughnuts, homemade local treats and assorted gifts for children aged 11 and under!


  1. Mini Movers: A parent/caregiver-led casual play session designed for preschoolers to explore

their physical capabilities at their own pace in a fun, safe environment. Tuesday and Thursday

from 10 – 11 a.m. Cost is $2.50 per child.

  1. TaiChi exercise is held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the St. Joseph’s Parish hall.
  2. Community bike rides, starting at Cordova Gear. Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Call 907-424-

5590 for more information or to rent a bike.

  1. After School Art starting Sept. 16. Fridays 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the education room of the Cordova

Center. Ages 8+. Call #6667, stop by the library or email for more


  1. COVID-19 testing is by appointment now. Call Ilanka at 907-424-3622 or Cordova Community

Medical Center at 907-424-8200 to pre-register.

  1. Current Rhythms is hosting multiple ongoing yoga classes. “Rise & Shine” on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 –  7:30 p.m. “Sculpt with Mandy”  on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10- 10:30 a.m. “Stretch and Tone” on Wednesdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. “Yoga Sanctuary” on Saturdays from 10 – 11 a.m. Call 907-424-3632 for more information.
  1. Cordova Gear is hosting community bike rides. Mondays at 5:30 p.m. Call 907-424-5590 for more information or to rent a bike.
  2. The Salvation Army is hosting rummage sales at 514 First St. Food distribution is 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.
  3. Sugt’stun for Beginners Class.  Learn Sugt’stun (Alutiiq) with Shyla from 6 – 7 p.m. every Tuesday via Zoom. Email for more info
  4. Cordova Archery Club. Every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the 13-mile shooting range. Learn more by visiting or by contacting
  5. Monthly Poetry Showcase [for an adult audience] – The last Friday of each month at 6 p.m. (for now, via ZOOM); A relaxed and intimate group designed for sharing original works of poetry.  A theme is announced each month for inspiration.  For login and other information please contact Jillian Gold: <>
  6. HELP AND HOPE is a free Ilanka Community Health Center and Sound Alternatives group which meets Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Ilanka Wellness Center (across from the Episcopal Church—the old DMV office) to provide support, education, and the opportunity to work towards healing for friends and family members/friends who have loved ones who suffer from addiction. Call John Yakanak 424-3622 or Elizabeth King 424-8300 for more info. 
  7. NVE RECOVERY CIRCLE. A safe environment where you and your anonymity are honored. Meet 7 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Ilanka Wellness Center (old DMV space across from the Episcopal Church). Contact John Yakanak at 907-424-3622 for more info.
  8. Regular City Council meetings at  7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Visit for more info. Watch council meetings on YouTube at
  9. There are GOSPEL MUSIC JAMS for the hospital residents on Fridays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. for vaccinated and masked singers and musicians.  Come join in on the fun!  Call me for more info at 907-388-3347.
  10. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS  Call 907-244-9406 or 907-347-2286 for more info.  They’ve been meeting Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. downstairs at the Nazarene Church Education Building.
  11. Knit & Lit Book Club.  Join others for book discussions, knitting and other handicrafts via Zoom at 6 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Anna Hernandez at
  12. Weight Watchers is on Mondays at the Nazarene Church Education Building at 7 p.m.
  13. THE NETLOFT has a virtual handcrafting gathering on Wednesdays at 12 p.m.  Follow the link, Meeting ID 342 228 580 and sign in on Zoom to join from your computer or phone.  For questions call Amy at 907-988-8000.
  14. Moms, Pops & Tots Storytime. Native Village of Eyak hosts story time each week at 4 p.m. on Thursdays via Zoom. Register in advance to receive the Zoom invite where you and your child can listen to a story and then share your favorite story with the group. Contact Jessica at or call 907-424-7738 for more info.
  15. Simply Yoga, Yoga Simply. Classes are on Saturdays, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  16. The Lunch Break: 30 minute Core & Calisthenics. Classes are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  17. The Lunch Break: Six Pack Attack. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.  Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  18. Family Fit: Dance Cardio. Classes are on Saturdays, from 3 – 3:40 p.m. Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  19. 30 Minute Circuit Boot Camp. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30 – 6 p.m. Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.
  20. Old School Step Aerobics. Classes are on Saturdays, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Ages 13+, drop-in only. Located at Bidarki Recreation Center.