CHS graduation, library book sale, and “Black Panther”

Books on table


Library book sale

The Cordova Public Library and Friends of the Library are having a spring book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 15 through Friday, May 18. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library and support library programs and events.

Kid’s Night Out: “Peter Rabbit”

Join the Cordova Coast Guard Spouses Association for the movie “Peter Rabbit”, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 18 at Mt. Eccles Elementary School. They will be selling hot dogs, chips, popcorn and sweets at their concession table.

Cordova High School graduation

The Cordova High School graduation will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at the high school.

Knit & Lit book club

Bring your knitting and join the Knit & Lit book club at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 by the fireplace at the Cordova Public Library. They are currently reading “Little Fires Everywhere”, a novel by Celeste Ng.

Annual gillnet member meeting  

The Copper River Prince William Sound Marketing Association will host its annual meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at the Cordova Center. This is a chance for gillnet permit holders to get updates about the organization’s work.


Movie night: “Black Panther”

The Cordova Arts & Pageants presents “Black Panther” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25 at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center.

Movie night: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

The Cordova Public Library presents, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, with showings at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., on Saturday, May 26 at North Star Theatre, in celebration of the end of the school year.

Summer night skeet and trap shoots

The Cordova Trap & Gun Club is adding summer night skeet and trap shoots again, every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cordova Public Shooting Range clubhouse. Members and non-members of all skill levels welcome. Bring something for the grill or to share. Find more  information at, email [email protected] or call 907-424-7468.

Bird-in-Hand and The Painted Bird at Copper River Gallery

The gallery features more than 130 hand-knit birds and the walls are lined with art created by Cordovans, other Alaskans, and more, on exhibit through May. All works of art are for sale and a portion of sales benefit the museum exhibits and galleries. The Cordova Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Moms, Pops and Tots!

This play group is open for children newborn to 4 years old and will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays (throughout the school year) at the Masonic Lodge. The group focuses on exploring developmental issues and building on each child’s strengths through large-motor skills play, small-motor skills play, pretend play and sensory play. For more information contact Katie Goodale at 907-424-2232 or Cheryl Eleshansky at 907-424-2238.

Al-Anon returns to Cordova

Al-Anon for friends and family of alcoholics meets Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Wellness Center (old DMV office). For more information, contact Katie at 907-965-5909.

Food pantry services

The Little Chapel is administering Salvation Army extension food pantry services. People needing assistance can pick up food on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Little Chapel. In an emergency at other times, call the Little Chapel at 907-424-3629. Native Village of Eyak administers food distribution on behalf of the Food Bank of Alaska. For more information on the program, contact Rebecca Calfina at NVE’s office 907-424-7738.

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