Around Town: Volleyball, 3D showing of ‘Dune’, rock ballet and more

4th quarter begins

Cordova School District’s fourth quarter begins Monday, March 21.


City league volleyball will be 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, March 21-April 27, at the Cordova Jr. Sr. High gymnasium. Teams of six or more must sign up by March 20 by calling or texting Toni at 907-429-8664 or Grace Lee at 218-340-9758. Cost is $25 per player. Must have clean, non-marking gym shoes.

Food Pantry

The next food distribution will from 4-6 p.m. Monday, March 21, at the Salvation Army food pantry at 514 First St. Primary distribution is the third Monday of each month. If you need food assistance or are interested in volunteering, please contact Katherine Mead at 907-429-7177. Non-perishable food donations can be dropped in the donation box at AC Value Center.

Pizza and 3D movie night

The Cordova Arts and Pageants is showing “DUNE – It Begins” in 3D at 7 p.m. Friday, March 25, at the North Start Theater. Admission by donation. Pizza by the Little Cordova Bakery will be for sale (free for teens) between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. before the movie begins.

State holiday

Seward’s Day is Monday, March 28.

Tiny Dancers

Join Current Rhythms for their first all-studio performance in two years, presenting Tiny Dancers, a Rock Ballet at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the North Star Theater. Tickets are on sale now at The Net Loft and will be available at the door as well a viewing option via live stream. Babies in arms are free. Masks optional. Special guest alumni appearances, dessert auction fundraiser and cake by Diane Ujioka to celebrate 25 years of dance and yoga classes in Cordova.


Intro to American Sign Language

The class is FREE from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 7 at the City Center’s Community Room A. Email [email protected] for more info.

Student Art Show

Cordova Museum’s Copper River Gallery presents a Student Art Show by Mt. Eccles Elementary School from April 1-30. Opening reception is 5-6 p.m. Friday, April 1, followed by the movie “Encanto” at 6 p.m. in the North Star Theater.

Small Glories live concert

Canadian folk singer-songwriter duo, The Small Glories, will play live 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the North Star Theater. Visit the band page at

Copper River Royal

Cordova’s high-fashion gala, Dressed to Kill, is back this year with the theme Copper River Royal. Funds raised will go towards Alaska Adventure Learning, a Cordova summer camp program. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, at The Reluctant Fisherman with ladies only from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and gentlemen welcome after 11 p.m. Tickets now available for purchase at The Reluctant.


March Book Madness

The Cordova School District is hosting a free book giveaway. New books for all ages are available now through March downstairs at Mt. Eccles Elementary School district office on Second Street, left of the bus loading zone. Stop by during regular office hours before spring break and load up on great reading materials. Donations accepted.

Art show

Friends of the Sound, a display of original artworks by Skyler Lewis is on display now through March 26 at the Copper River Gallery.

Monthly Poetry Showcase

Cordova Public Library’s Monthly Poetry Showcase meets the last Friday of each month at 6 p.m. via Zoom. At the start of each month a theme is announced. At the meeting, share a piece of writing that plays towards the theme. For adults only. For inquiries and login information, contact Jillian Gold at [email protected].

Support Group

CCMC is looking to start a support group for individuals identifying within the LGBTQ community and/or parents of those identifying within the LGBTQ community. If you have any interest, please complete the survey at so that group planning can occur to ensure appropriate group identification and privacy. Interest will drive dates and times.

Sugt’stun for Beginners

Learn Sugt’stun (Alutiiq) with Shyla from 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday via Zoom. Email [email protected] for more info.

Pajama Read Along

Cordova Public Library’s Pajama Read Along takes place 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on Instagram at cordovapubliclibraryreads.

Storytime for Little Ones

Cordova Public Library’s Storytime for Little Ones takes place at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. To participate, follow “cordovapubliclibraryreads” on Instagram. For more information, contact Anna Hernandez at [email protected].

Open Studio Life Drawing

Drawing and painting for fun and relaxation is available 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday at the Cordova Center Education Room. Drop-ins welcome. Masks required. $5-10 suggested model fee donation. This class will also encompass Beginning Oil Painting if there is interest. For more info, contact Paula at 907-424-6665 or email [email protected].

Moms, Pops & Tots Storytime

Storytime is 9:30 a.m. Thursdays via Teams. Register in advance to receive the Zoom invite by contacting Jessica at [email protected] or calling 907-424-2246.

Morning Music

Join local musicians for Morning Music from 8-8:40 a.m. Fridays at Mt. Eccles Elementary School. Download free song videos, songbooks, and fiddle tabs at Cordova 4H has ukuleles, tuners and soft padded ukulele cases available for purchase. Call Karen Swartzbart at 907-253-3421 to borrow an instrument.

After School Art

After School Art is geared for ages 8 and up from 1:30 to 3:30 Fridays in the Education Room of the Cordova Center. Please bring a mask. For more info, call 907-424-6662 or email [email protected].

Pen Pal Program

Write to Cordova Hospital Residents with their Pen Pal Program. Mail Pen Pals for Residents Program, Cordova Community Medical Center, P.O. Box 160, Cordova, AK 99574.

Cordova Public Library

Cordova Public Library is open to the public and for curbside delivery from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 907-424-6667 or email requests to [email protected].

Free online books

Go to and click “Sign in.” Select Cordova Public Library from drop-down list and enter your library card number. The PIN is 99574. Need help or your card number? Email [email protected] or call 907-424-6667.

Knit & Lit Book Club

Book discussions, knitting and other handicrafts via Zoom at 6 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month. Meeting ID and password posted the day of the meeting. For more info, email Anna Hernandez at [email protected].

Regular City Council meetings

City Council meets 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month. Visit for more info. Watch Council meetings on YouTube at

Local COVID-19 testing, vaccines and boosters

To schedule a free COVID-19 test, vaccination or booster, contact Ilanka Community Health Center at 907-424-3622 or Cordova Community Medical Center at 907-424-8200.


Health & Hope

A safe place for family and friends of those dealing with addiction to get support and information from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Ilanka Community Health Center (across from the Episcopal Church). Contact Elizabeth King (Sound Alternatives) at 907-424-8300 or John Yakanak (ICHC) at 907-424-3622 for more info.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meet from 7-8 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Pastor Steve’s home. Call 907-244-9406 or 907-347-2286 for additional details.

NVE Recovery Circle

A safe environment where you and your anonymity are honored. Meet 7-8:30 pm. Tuesdays at Ilanka Wellness Center (old DMV space across from the Episcopal Church). Contact John Yakanak at 907-424-3622 for more info.

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