Town hall, athletic awards night and clothing drive for kids

Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, met with area residents on March 11, 2017 at the Cordova Legislative Information Office. From left, Scot Mitchell, chief executive officer of Cordova Community Medical Center, David Otness, Stutes, Mike Smith and Jim Aguiar. Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

Town hall

Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes, both R-Kodiak, are hosting a town hall from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, to discuss the operating budget, in the community rooms at the lower level of the Cordova Center.

Alaska Shield 2019

Alaska Shield, a statewide disaster preparedness drill, will take place in Cordova from April 7-12. As many as 150 people will be coming in from out of town to participate.

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.

Movie night

“The Little Mermaid”, will be showing at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center.

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.


CHS Athletic Awards Night

The Cordova Jr./Sr. High School Athletic Awards Night at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at the CHS gymnasium will celebrate the 2018-2019 junior high and high school athletic programs.

Bunny basket full of books

Win a bunny basket full of books from the Cordova Public Library. Enter your name every time you checkout a book for a chance to win one of six baskets. Limit of one entry per day. Names will be drawn at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at the library. You must be present to win.

Cirque De Pluie

The Current Rhythms spring dance show, Cirque De Pluie, will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center. General admission is $10 and $5 for children 5 years and under. Tickets will be available at the door.

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. Kids eat for free. Adults can eat too for a suggested donation. Call Heather Richardson at 907-429-3063 if you would like to help set up or clean up for this event and as well if there are any food allergies.

CFRC Annual Basket Auction

During the Cordova Family Resource Center’s basket auction fundraiser, discover a wide variety of spring baskets furnished by local businesses and community members from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at Mt. Eccles Elementary School. Baskets for all ages are available.

Celebration of Life

A Celebration of Life for Zenas Edward “Ed” Zeine will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Cordova Center. Friends are invited to bring a favorite dish and a fond memory to share.

Cordova Town Easter Service

An Easter Sunday morning service will be held at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 21 at the Community Baptist Church, located at the corner of Adams and Second Avenue. Pastor Brandon Dyer from the Little Chapel will deliver the message, Shannon Mallory will lead in worship and the Easter Love Offering will go to the Salvation Army.

Cordova Community Easter Egg Hunt

For children five years and younger, the egg hunt will be on the bunny hill and the basin of the first incline at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at Ski Hill. Ages 6-12 will be up the hill and will start at 2:15 p.m. There will be 58 Easter baskets for those who find special eggs and two lucky golden egg winners. Wear play clothes, boots and jackets. Hot chocolate and snacks are available in the snack shack. Volunteers are needed at 10 a.m. to help hide the eggs, at 2 p.m. to stand at the perimeter and at 3 p.m. to help with cleanup. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Heather Richardson at 907-429-3063.

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.

Chamber Health Plan Info Luncheon

Join the Cordova Chamber of Commerce from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at The Reluctant Fisherman Inn for their Health Plan Information Luncheon. The Chamber will soon be offering coverage through the Alaska Chamber Health Plan. If you have between 2-50 employees, you probably qualify. Lunch will be available for purchase. RSVP at

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.

Family and friends game night

The public is invited to a free family and friends game night from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at the Masonic Lodge. For more information, contact NVE family program coordinator Jessica Weaver at 907-424-7738 or email [email protected].

Community bonfire

Celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day by joining a bonfire and spring cleanup from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the newly remodeled One-Eyed Pond Recreation Site (18.2 mile of the Copper River Highway) in the Chugach National Forest. Compete to win prizes for trash collected. Learn about the site from subject matter expert Ken Hodges. Campfire and marshmallows provided, rain or shine.

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.

Net Loft Shorebird Workshops

The Net Loft will be offering Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival handcraft workshops featuring paper and wood artist Zack Mclaughlin from April 30 to May 6. Create a paper and wood sandpiper or owl. Register online at or message Dotty Widmann for help registering. For more information on the workshops, contact The Net Loft at 907-424-7337.


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.


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.

Knit & Lit Book Club

Bring your knitting and join the Knit & Lit Book Club at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at the fireplace in the Cordova Public Library. The meetings are the last Tuesdays of every month. This month’s books are “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin and “The Book of Dust” by Philip Pullman. May’s book will be “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead and June’s book will be “Noughts & Crosses” by Malorie Blackman.


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.

Youth gathering

Attend youth gatherings Sunday nights at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene Education Building. Students grades 7-12 are welcome. Call Pastor Steve Leppert at 907-429-6262 for more details.

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