CFRC shopping day, NVE Fair and community concerts

Exhibit opening

“The History of Entertainment in Cordova” exhibit opening will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 8 at the Copper River Gallery in the Cordova Center.

Movie night

Tony Harrington’s film, “Emocean”, will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8 at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center. The film is about a surfer’s connection to the ocean. Admission is free, however, small donations raised from this event will go to a community charity. A film trailer is online at

CHS basketball playoffs

The 2A Interior Conference playoffs, hosted at the Cordova Jr./Sr. High School, began March 7 with the last scheduled game at 3 p.m. March 9.

SNYO practices

Senior Native Youth Olympics practice started Feb. 28 and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday until April 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mt. Eccles Elementary School gym. Kids grades 7-12 are welcome to participate. The competition will be held at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage April 25-27. For more information, contact NVE family program coordinator Jessica Weaver at 907-424-7738.

“Get Ready with Me” shopping day

The B.I.O.N.I.C. (Believe It Or Not I Care) peer mentoring group is hosting their first “Get Ready with Me” shopping day from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the Cordova Family Resource Center. Stop by to reserve prom attire (dresses, shirts and accessories). Everyone that reserves free clothing will be invited to B.I.O.N.I.C.’s “Get Ready with Me” Pre-Prom party on April 27. For more information, call 907-424-5674.

Tuesday Night Talks

Join the Prince William Sound Science Center for their Tuesday Night Talks program at 7 p.m. March 12 about zooplankton by Caitlin McKinstry on the third floor of the U.S. Forest Service Building.


CFRC Annual Dinner

Join the Cordova Family Resource Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15 at the Cordova Center for their annual dinner catered by Fork & Spoon. CFRC is celebrating 26 years of service in Cordova. The dinner is free for members, $18 for adults, $9 for children 6-16 and free for children five and younger. To reserve a plate in advance, call 907-424-5674.

NVE Info Fair

The Native Village of Eyak is hosting their biennial info fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at their main office, 110 Nicholoff Way. The free informational event is open to all community members and will feature games, snacks and prizes.


The Cordova Arts & Pageants presents, “World Premier Artists Collaboration Concert”, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at North Star Theatre.

Movie night

The Cordova Arts and Pageants presents the movie, “Vice”, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22 at North Star Theatre.

Hand-me-down clothing drive for kids

“Wear it – Love it – Share it” is a non-profit clothing drive for kids. The event is held once per month and is free to any and all families and kids. The next clothing drive will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Masonic Lodge. Donations are accepted thru Ashley Fox and The Bidarki Recreation Center during business hours only. For questions, email [email protected] or call 907-429-0779.

Knit & Lit Book Club

Join the Cordova Public Library’s book club at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 by the fireplace nook to discuss “The Amber Spyglass” by Philip Pullman and “The Miniaturist” by Jessie Burton.

Irish concert

The Cordova Arts & Pageants presents, “JigJam”, a Celtgrass and Americana music trio from Ireland, live in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at North Star Theatre. 


Moms, Pops and Tots!

A play group for children from infants to 4 years old is open from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Masonic Lodge. The group focuses on exploring developmental issues and building on each child’s strengths through large-motor and small-motor skills play, pretend play and sensory play. For more information contact Katie Goodale, Tribal Family Services Director, at 907-424-7738.

Al-Anon in Cordova

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


Diabetes Self-Management Class

A five-week Diabetes Self-Management program for those diagnosed with diabetes, and their caregivers, will be held Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning March 5, at the Ilanka Wellness Center (old DMV). This program is open to tribal and community members. Seating is limited. For more information, or to register, contact Native Village of Eyak Tribal Family Services Director Katie Goodale at 907-424-7738.

Healthcare series online seminars

The 2019 Winter Geriatric Healthcare Series, Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, online via the University of Washington, began Jan. 8 and will continue through March 12 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Each session costs $10 per person or $60 for the entire series. Retirees, students and volunteers who do not need credits or certificates do not need to register and can attend for free. Register online at The March 12 session will be “Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia Prevention” by Emily Trittschuh, PhD Associate Professor, Medicine/Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Gospel sing-along

Join members of the St. George Episcopal Church on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. at the Cordova Community Medical Center for their Tuesday gospel sing-along, started in honor of Frances Mallory, and led by Christina Vican and Rev. Belle Mickelson. Anyone who wants to sing or play gospel songs is welcome to join to bring smiles to the long-term residents and hospital staff. For more information contact Belle on 907-424-5143.


Little Ones at Storytime

Little Ones at Storytime, with youth services librarian Anna Hernandez, is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the Cordova Public Library. Join Anna for stories, songs, and finger plays, geared toward preschool ages.

Teen Art

Teen Art with Paula Payne will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays in the Education Room at the Cordova Center.

Open studio life drawing

An open studio life drawing class Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m., begins Jan. 30 at the Cordova Center education room. A model fee donation of $5-10 is suggested and drop-ins are welcome. For more information call Paula Payne at 907-424-6667.


Morning Music

Morning music is back from 8:05 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays at the Mt. Eccles Elementary School music room for kindergarten through sixth grade students. Learn to sing and play fiddles, guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo and mandolin. Older students and parents are needed as helpers. Pre-schoolers are welcome to come with their care givers. For more information call Belle Mickelson at 907-424-5143.

After School Art

After School Art with Debbie Carlson will be held 3-4 p.m. Fridays in the Education Room at the Cordova Center. This program is geared towards grades 1-4.

Patch the Pirate Kids Club

Patch the Pirate Kids Club will be held 3-5 p.m. Fridays at the MorningStar Independent Baptist Church, at their new location at the old troopers building, for children grades first through sixth.


AC gift card distribution

The Salvation Army will distribute AC gift cards the third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon at the AC store for February, March and April. The gift cards are $25 each. Eligibility is based on income and number of people in the household. For more information, contact Larry Goodale at 907-401-1463 or Katie Goodale at 907-965-5909.


Movies with Alec

Join librarian Alec for Sunday Movies from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Education Room in the Cordova Center. Free popcorn is provided. Choose from the movie selection at the library. First come, first serve. The event is free for the public.

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