Around Town: Your guide to what’s cancelled, postposed and still happening

A memorable piece of art by Mt. Eccles Elementary School student Isla Haisman. (March 13, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

CORDOVID Tournament
If you have a Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8, a new daily Mario Kart activity allows you to socialize from your couch. Join the CORDOVID tournament, starting at 6:30 p.m. each day (at least while school is out). Learn how to join the tournament by visiting online. Tournament code: 1982-0695-3003. Don’t forget to join the voice chat during the race.

Saturday Market
The next Cordova Saturday Market was scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. Adjustments are being made to ensure the market complies with the most up to date health and safety recommendations. For the most current info, follow the Cordova Saturday Market Facebook page at

Net Loft Virtual Handcrafting
The Net Loft is hosting a virtual handcraft gathering at their usual in-person meeting time of noon on Wednesday. Follow the link, Meeting ID: 342 228 580 and sign in on Zoom to join the group from your home computer or phone. All are welcome. If it goes well, they will continue to meet online until in-person meetings can resume. For questions, call Amy at 907-988-8000.

‘Water Dances’, postponed
Current Rhythms’ original spring dance performance “Water Dances” set for Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28 at the Cordova Center’s North Star Theatre, featuring local dancers ages 3 to adult, is postponed until further notice.

CEC Annual Meeting, canceled
CEC’s Annual Meeting set for March 23 is canceled. See their ad inside for full details.

CTC Annual Meeting, postponed
The March 27 Annual Membership Meeting is postponed at this time. For more information, see their ad on page 3.


Wild Food Feast and Film Festivals, postponed
The Copper River Watershed Project is postponing their Wild Food Feast and Film Festivals set for April 4 at the Pioneer Igloo in Cordova and on April 25 in Glennallen until further notice. For updates and more info, contact Shae Bowman at the CRWP at 907-424-3334.


All Bidarki and Swimming Pool access is closed until March 30
This includes: Open gym for Cordova’s youth, Bidarki adult volleyball and basketball, Tot Time and all swimming events. For more information, contact the Bidarki at 907-424-7282.

All City Library and education room events are postponed until further notice
This includes: Life Hacks for Kids, TEEN art, Knit & Lit Book Club, Open Studio Life Drawing, Storytime,and After-school art. For questions, call the library at 907-424-6667.

Morning Music
Arrangements are being made for Morning Music to continue from home after spring break and until school resumes. Belle Mickelson and Kim Menster are coordinating to make sheet music and instruments available to students. For more information, contact Belle at 907-424-5143.


Moms, Pops & Tots, postponed
A play group for children, infants to age 4, is 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Masonic Lodge throughout the school year is postponed until further notice. When it resumes, the group is free to attend. For more information contact NVE Tribal Family Services director Katie Goodale at 907-424-7738.


Gospel sing-along, postponed
St. George’s Episcopal Church is postponing sing-alongs on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. at the Cordova Community Medical Center at this time. Arrangements are being made to possibly resume the activity digitally via Zoom. For more information contact Belle at 907-424-5143.

Ilanka community wellness and recovery support circle, postponed
A wellness and recovery support circle that meets Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the Ilanka Wellness Center will suspend meetings until further notice. For more information, call John at 907-424-3622.

Tuesday Night Talks, canceled
The Prince William Sound Science Center’s weekly science lectures are canceled for the remainder of the season and are set to resume in September. Watch past lectures online at


Regular City Council Meetings
Regular meetings are scheduled at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Cordova Center Community Rooms A & B. The agenda is established on the Friday prior to each meeting date and posted at the post office, library, city hall lobby, the Cordova Center entrance bulletin board and on the city website at Watch council meetings on YouTube at

Celebrate Recovery
The Christian program that was held each Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene is no longer meeting.


Skeet and trap
Join the Cordova Trap & Gun Club every Thursday around 6:30 p.m. for skeet shooting at the Cordova Public Shooting Range out Sheridan Glacier Road. For more information, follow their Facebook page at or email [email protected].


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 711 1st street the old troopers building, for children grades first through sixth.


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Skeet and trap
Join the Cordova Trap & Gun Club every Sunday from 1-3 p.m. for skeet and trap shooting at the Cordova Public Shooting Range out Sheridan Glacier Road. For more information, follow their Facebook page at or email [email protected].

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
The church will remain open for personal prayer only. All other regular scheduled events and gatherings are canceled until further notice. Visitors are asked to use the provided hand sanitizer when entering the building. Visitors can monitor postings on the entry door or visit their Facebook page at for the most recent information.

MorningStar Independent Baptist Church
Regular weekly services will continue as follows: Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., regular Sunday morning service at 11 a.m., Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. and Wednesday evening service 7 p.m. For the most up-to-date information, contact Pastor Leslie Bourdess at 907-424-3501.

St. George’s Episcopal Church
Is planning to continue regular church services Sundays at 10:30 a.m., with the adjustment of having them outdoors around the campfire between the Red Dragon and the church. The church is open for individual prayer Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. or by appointment. Call 907-424-5143 for more information.

Nazarene Church
The regular weekly 11 a.m. Sunday service will continue at this time, limited to the first 50 people to attend. Participants are asked to stay home if they or anyone in their household is sick, elderly or have any health concerns. All other Nazarene Church activities are postponed until further notice. Call Pastor Steve Leppert at 907-429-6262 for the most up-to-date information.

Little Chapel
Church services will continue as normal, until further notice. Young at Hearts, Senior Ministries is postponed at this time and food gatherings and potlucks are canceled. For more information, visit their Facebook page at or call 907-424-3629.

Contact information for other local churches can be found in the yellow pages in the local phonebook.

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