What’s happening in Cordova

In such a small town, sometimes it seems that word travels by itself. In Cordova, that can be true. But it never hurts to have a point of reference. That’s why I love the Cordova Community Calendar.  You can access this through Cordova Telephone Cooperative‘s free Community pages.

If you’re new to town, CordovaClassifieds.com, available through www.ctcak.net, are invaluable.  You can browse items for sale, housing for rent and for sale, job openings, and community announcements for Cordova.  You can also check out Cordova Classifieds on facebook at www.facebook.com/Cordova4Sale for the most up-to-date listings.  The City of Cordova offices also give some good information about Cordova on their website.

This Summer, we had some great events in Cordova, like:

Lisa Murkowski presenting an award to Steve Moffitt at PWSCC's annual Copper River Nouveau

Lisa Murkowski at Copper River Nouveau 2011

  • Copper River Nouveau – June 11th, put on by the Prince William Sound Science Center
  • Fiesta Latina – June 18th.  It was a fun night of Latin cooking and dancing classes put on by Cordova Family Resource Center.
  • Independence Day Festivities – This was an old towne mainstreet affair complete with community cookout/potluck, team log-sawing competitions, dunk tank, pie social and the famous Kelp Box Derby.  July 4th, 2011.
  • 4H Music Camp – July 11-15th.  A Cordova Classic.  Many talented musicians have come out of this camp, including Alaska’s well-known pickers “Bearfoot Bluegrass” now known simply as “Bearfoot“.
  • Classic Car Caravan & Car Show – This classic car group from Fairbanks cruised through Cordova and showed off their sweet rides on July 16th.
  • Highliner Dinner

    Photo courtesy of CR&PWS Marketing Assoc.

    Highliner Dinner – July 22nd.  My favorite time to dress up in Cordova (until “Dressed to Kill” aka D2K comes along this winter).  This great dinner put on by the Copper River/PWS Marketing Association brought in gourmet food writers and bloggers from around the country and raised thousands of dollars to keep on promoting Cordova’s favorite natural resource, Wild Copper River Salmon!

  • Salmon Jam – July 27th-30th.  So much fun!  Live music, kids events, Alaska Salmon Runs!  So great, I wrote a whole post about it.  Read more here.

For Fall 2011, here are the events I’m looking forward to:

  • Cordova Fungus FestivalCordova Fungus Festival – Sept 1st thru 4th.  “There are old mushroomers and there are bold mushroomers, but there are no old, bold mushroomers.”  Learn more about the mysterious art of fungus foraging or just find out how to dye your favorite fiber medium with the stuff.  Either way, a romping good time (especially because they always throw in a potluck for good measure).
  • Cordova Wild Berry & Film Festival – Sept 17th @ The Pioneer Igloo on 2nd Street.  Sponsored by Copper River Watershed Project.  Wild Berry cook-off (drinks are also eligible) paired perfectly with a Film Festival by local and regional film makers.
  • Yoga & Dance Classes – start @ Current Rhythms the week of Sept 19th.  Get ready to get your Chi on!
  • Halloween – I don’t see any events listed on the community calendar, but I’m sure I’ll end up at a Costume Party Potluck somewhere (already got my costume picked out!)
  • NVE Sobriety Festival – November 11-13th.  Tribal members from all over the state come to show off their dance moves and celebrate the history of Alaska’s Native People.  Contact Native Village of Eyak for more info.

This time of the year, events start to slow down a little bit, but have no fear, it is also when the Potluck Season really ramps up.  I can’t wait!


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