The Native Village of Eyak, in partnership with the Cordova School District, is hosting Mt. Eccles Culture Week from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 at Mt. Eccles Elementary School. Classes are Monday through Thursday with an exhibition and traditional foods potluck on Friday. This year’s theme is design, carving and storytelling.
“We just want to take people on a magical unicorn ride through their imaginations, using all the beautiful music traditions from all over the world that we’ve encountered and we’ve let influence us," says Che Apalache frontman Joe Troop.
A four-man string band based in Buenos Aires, with members from Argentina, Mexico and the U.S. will play at the North Star Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 25. This and more events coming up in Cordova.
"I think volunteering in a community is the best way to maintain physical, mental and emotional health," says Mazie VanDenBroek. "It creates ownership of my life and what I do with my time."
“We have so much work to do,” ecologist Kate Mohatt said. “It’s a continent-wide project aiming to identify every species of mushroom-producing fungi in North America, because, believe it or not, we’re not even close to having done that yet.”
"To me, mushrooms are interesting because there’s always more," said Gabriel Wingard, the 12-year-old co-president of the Turnagain Arm Mycological Society. "No one knows how many there are, because there will always be places where we haven’t looked."