March 17, 2018

Hi everyone!
What a great sunny ski day! The free lessons are this morning–and the Big Hill opens at 1 pm! Yeah! Last week’s went so well–that we are having another one today!

Free ski/snowboard lessons for Grades K-5 from 10:30 am-11:30 am and Grades 6-12 from 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Bring $5 to rent gear and have a signed parent permission form (or bring a parent to sign)–plus wear warm clothes and gloves/mittens. Lots of volunteers needed! For more info–call our new Youth Ski/Snowboard Club Co-Presidents Grace and Jason Lee at 218-340-9758 or Vice President Amanda Wiese 429-7700. We want to do more to support the Ski Hill staff and board–and get more kids skiing and snowboarding!

CORDOVA 4H DOWN HOME CONCERT ON Saturday MARCH 17TH at 7 pm at the Cordova Center with different musical groups from Morning Music to Sloughgrass to raise money for the 4H music camp–including a scholarship fund in memory of Frances Mallory. Call Malani Towle 253-6455 to let her know about silent auction items. We will also need baked goods and healthy snacks. Call/text Darcy Saiget 541-806-3099 if you can contribute. We’re excited as we will have some surprise out of town musicians joining our local ones! Poster attached at the end of this email. Chelsea Haisman designed it…

and afterwards at 10 pm at the Reluctant
One of Cordova’s most popular bands from the past is getting together for some great music! Rion Schmidt, Mike Mickelson, Aaron Lang, and Rob Collins will be playing Saturday night at the end of the Cordova 4H Down Home Concert at the Cordova Center which starts at 7 pm–and afterwards at the Reluctant Fisherman at 10 pm.

BLUEGRASS SUNDAY with our out-of-town musicians at St. George’s–church starts at 10:30 am. It will be all gospel music except for the gospel reading John 12:20-33, a short children’s sermon about St. Patrick–and Holy Communion.
Check out our web pages at and We also have a village music ministry–and we’ve now have been to 45 villages!!

ST. GEORGE’S WILL BE HAVING A RUMMAGE AND PLANT SALE in April. So get some plants started–and also save your treasures! We have also had a request for gardening tips. There are Cordovans who want to grow vegetables this summer…. Anyone want to help? We want to raise money for a new church roof! Our church will be 100 years old next year–so it’s time for a new roof to preserve this beautiful building designed by the Rev. Eustace Ziegler, our first priest–and one of Alaska’s most famous artists!

RAFFLE ITEMS NEEDED for the St. Georgian Year of the Roof! Kris Kokborg is donating a quilt–and we need more items to put a new roof on our church–for a summertime raffle….

Thanks for your prayers for Carl Allen, Jr. who is struggling with cancer and for Neva’s mother Bonnie.

Call Jonathan Morehouse 424-7470.

The Sunday night HEALTHIER YOU PROGRAM at the Red Dragon has been switched to an “on your own” program. We learned a lot in the 3 weeks we met–but are now checking in individually rather than meeting as a group.

YOUTH GROUP WILL BE MEETING on Monday from 5:30-7 pm at the Red Dragon with leaders Matt and Kristel Rush

Call Matt Rush at 423-284-3347 for info–or if you can provide dinner any week.

MONDAYS is a MOMS, POPS, AND TOTS PLAY GROUP meeting at the Masonic from 10 am to noon during the school year. Explore developmental issues while playing with your kids. Call Katie Goodale 424-2232 or Cheryl Eleshansky 424-2238 for more info.

On Tuesdays, we’ve started a Gospel SING ALONG for Hospital Residents and Staff from 4-5 pm. Come and sing with us. Bring your instruments if you would like to…

TUESDAYS 7 PM SCIENCE CENTER LECTURE at the 3rd floor Forest Service Bldg.

WEDNESDAY 7 PM COMMUNITY PRAYER TIME! Set your alarm….and wherever you are stop for a minute or more and send your prayers to help friends and families–and everyone here and around the world. Pray for love, joy, peace–and joining together so that everyone can feel safe and loved with adequate food, housing, meaningful work, and a sense of belonging and working together for the common good…

DEVOTIONS 7 pm Wednesday nights at 7 pm at St. George’s. Come and sit quietly by candlelight for 20 minutes and then share… NEXT WEEK WE’LL JUST BE PRAYING FROM A DISTANCE.
HOMEPORT is open on Sat. nights from 7-10 pm with great cups of coffee, desserts, free wi-fi, board games!! Enter at the side door below the Cordova Community Baptist Church.

Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. – meeting starts at 7:00

Free childcare will be provided by the Future Problem Solvers team

Join your Board of Directors and Staff for a brief and informative meeting including:

Dinner – Member Gifts – Drawings for Prizes

Members will be voting to fill three Director seats and complete a survey.

Bring your packets and come enjoy the evening with us!

KCHU FUNDRAISER Sat. Mar. 24th at Homeport with 2 bands Kinda Celtic and Cabin Cruisers plus Malani Towle!

AL-ANON is returning to Cordova! It’s for friends and families of alcoholics. Meetings are Monday nights at 7 pm at the Wellness Center (old DMV office). For more info, contact Katie at 907-965-5909.

Help Cordovans in need by donating your canned goods, non-perishable and frozen items!

Drop food off at the Little Chapel’s upstairs entrance on Lake Avenue or at the Native Village of Eyak’s office in the New Harbor.

The Native Village of Eyak (424-7738) is a food pantry for the Food Bank of Alaska and the Little Chapel (424-3629) is part of the Salvation Army Extension Service with food available from 10 am-2 pm the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Call them in the case of food emergencies between those times. .

Recycle your Fishing Web

Fishing web can be dropped off at the Cordova City Baler in the fishing web recycling container.

Please remove any non-nylon material (remove cork and lead line).

TO JOIN THE Recycling Action TEAM Call Shae Bowman 424-3334 or email


LEAD ACID BATTERY RECYCLING behind NVE building. Small batteries can be recycled at the PO–along with aluminum cans.

ILANKA Health Center offers 2 free appointments for those ready to do something about their addictions to drugs and/or alcohol. Call 424-3622.

ALSO A REMINDER THAT IT’S TIME TO RENEW MEDIVAC INSURANCE–$125 for a household. or call 888-457-1711

GET IN SHAPE at Bidarki, our saltwater pool (now open at 7 am Tues. and Thurs. for lap swim or exercise–and 8 am MWF) or at the Masonic Temple weight room which is open 24 hours (check out the key from the police department). Bidarki also has longer hours for those with passes.

There are some Tai Chi classes on Tues., Thurs, and Sat. at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall from 1 to 1:30 pm.

CURRENT RHYTHMS teaches Yoga and Dance Classes. THEY ARE CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF TEACHING DANCE IN CORDOVA! Call 424-3632 to sign up for classes–or just come!

Bryan and Bree Mills have adopted a little girl!! And Bryan is offering his services as a computer expert in return for donations to help with their adoption costs… Email Bryan at <>

The City of Cordova has an email newsletter, The CORDOVA CONVERSATION. The Conversation is published every Monday, and is designed to be a short, informative digest of issues relevant to most Cordovans. To sign up for this free publication, simply go to the city’s home page at, scroll down to the “Bulletin Board” and click on the “Stay up on News from City Hall.” That will take you to the sign- up sheet.

Love and blessings,

424-5143 home
907-388-3347 cell

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