Senior Tea, Down Home Cordova Benefit Concert and scholarship dinner

Plastic Recycling Event

Join the Copper River Watershed Project and AC Value Center as they team up to host another Plastic Recycling Event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 29 at the AC parking lot. Save your #1 PETE and #2 HDPE plastic bottles only. Remove caps and make sure they are clean. To volunteer, contact Shae Bowman at 907-424-3334 or email [email protected].

B.I.O.N.I.C.’s Teen Night

The B.I.O.N.I.C. (Believe It Or Not I Care) peer mentoring group will be hosting a teen movie and game night at 3 p.m. Friday, March 29 at the Cordova Family Resource Center’s youth center. The movie, “Hop”, will be showing and switch games will be available (if you have a controller you are welcome to bring it). There will also be spring-themed snacks. For questions, call 907-424-5673.

Juneau Public Health Nurse Services

Juneau Public Health Nurse Services will be in Cordova March 29 offering well child exams, health education, Narcan kits, sexually transmitted infection screens and immunizations. To schedule an appointment, contact Susan Pridgen-Webb RN, PHN at 907-424-4547 or 907-465-1245.

Senior Tea

This month’s Senior Tea will start at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30 in the lower sanctuary of The Little Chapel for those ages 60 and up. There will be hymns, tea, coffee, snacks, short devotional and time to fellowship with others in the community and a time for seniors from other churches to come together.

Dessert donations

The 4-H Music Camp Fundraiser Concert is looking for dessert donations. Drop off desserts at the Cordova Center between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Message Grace Lee for more information about donations.

Down Home Cordova Benefit Concert

Cordova 4H Music Camp presents the Down Home Cordova Benefit Concert and Silent Auction featuring local musicians and artists at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at North Star Theatre. Proceeds benefit Music Camp scholarships and help more kids attend camp.


‘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 last “Get Ready with Me” shopping day from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 at the Cordova Family Resource Center (youth 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.

PTA Noel Pallas Scholarship Dinner

Attend the PTA Noel Pallas Scholarship Dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at Mt. Eccles Elementary School for vegetarian or meat lasagna, salad, bread and dessert. The fundraiser costs $12 per person or $40 per family of four ($10 for each additional family member). Eat in or take out. People are encouraged to bring their own take-out containers to promote less waste.

Rummage sale

A rummage sale will take place from 9 am. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 at the Masonic Lodge. Dolly Manley will be collecting items.

Healthy Cooking Class

Join the Native Village of Eyak for a healthy cooking class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at St. Joseph’s Fellowship Hall. The class is open to diabetics and their caregivers, tribal and community members, but has limited seats. To register early call Katie Goodale at 907-424-7738.

Movie night

The Friends of the Library presents, “Mary Poppins Returns” at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, April 12 at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center.

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, April 13 at the Masonic Lodge. Donations are accepted thru Ashley Fox and The Bidarki Recreation Center during business hours only. For more information email [email protected] or call 907-429-0779.

Dressed to Kill

Cordova’s “Dressed to Kill” will be from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at The Reluctant Fisherman Inn. This year’s theme is “Beyond the Breakwater”. The event is open to ladies only until 11 p.m., with proceeds going to the Cordova Parks and Recreation Department.

Bunny Breakfast

Enjoy pancakes, eggs, bacon and more and take photos with the Easter Bunny at the Bunny Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20 at The Pioneer Igloo.

Free electronics recycling event

The Native Village of Eyak, Alaska Marine Lines and the city of Cordova will host a free electronics recycling event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 22-29. Bring unwanted electronics to the city lot on Harbor Loop Road, next to the aluminum and cardboards recycling. Acceptable items include items that plug into something or take a battery such as televisions, computers, monitors, printers, digital camera, stereos, A/V equipment, cell phones, telephones, wall chargers, microwaves, speakers, vacuum cleaners (emptied), VCR’s, and DVD and CD players. Not accepting dishwashers, washing machine/dryer, refrigerators, freezers, exit signs, PCB ballasts and smoke detectors. For more information, call NVE at 907-424-7738.

SNYO practices

Senior Native Youth Olympics practice will be held 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.

Movie night

Cordova Arts & Pageants presents the movie, “Vice”, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26 at North Star Theatre.

The Rice Brothers

Hosted by the Cordova Arts & Pageants, The Rice Brothers, Johnny and Chris, who play the cello and piano will be coming to Cordova for a concert Sunday, April 28 at North Star Theatre. They have performed extensively in the United States, including their 2014 Carnegie Hall debut, and have won gold medals at an international Chopin piano competition. They feature a blend of classical, Gospel, jazz, ragtime and Boogie Woogie.


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 the community. Seating is limited. For more information, or to register, contact Native Village of Eyak Tribal Family Services Director Katie Goodale at 907-424-7738.

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., began 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 caregivers. 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 distributes 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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