Graduation, Cordova Cleanup Day, used book sale

A young volunteer armed with gloves and a trash bag provided by the Cordova Chamber of Commerce helps to clean up around town. Cordova Chamber of Commerce photo

Veterinary Services

Dr. Ken Hill of Waterways Veterinary Clinic will be available in Cordova through May. For spay and neuter services, health certificates, vaccinations and wellness exams, contact the Petersburg clinic at 907-772-3191 to schedule an appointment or email to be added to the call list.

Rummage Sale

A rummage sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday until May 18 at the Salvation Army on Main Street. For more information call Steve Leppert at 907-429-6262. 

Fishing Web Recycling Event

Copper River Watershed Project and Alaskan Brewing Co.’s Coastal CODE program are teaming up to host a one-day only Fishing Web Recycling Event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Bring your old fishing nets to the recycling container behind the Cordova Harbormaster Lot or contact CRWP to arrange drop-off prior to the event. Volunteers will be on hand to assist fishermen in stripping the nets and removing any non-nylon material. To volunteer to help strip nets for recycling, email or call (907) 424-3334. 

Grand Opening

The Cordova Alaska Chamber of Commerce invites the community to a grand opening of Cordova’s newest café. Stop by for espresso, baked goods, soups and a shared community space at Kayak Cafe starting at noon on Saturday, May 18 at 524 2nd Street.


Bruce Campbell and Joni Post invite you to join in the celebration of their marriage from 1:45 – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Cordova Community Baptist Church. A potluck style reception will follow the wedding and photo session. For more information and to RSVP, visit their Facebook event post at

Cordova High School graduation

The Cordova High School graduation will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the high school gymnasium.

Used book sale

The Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a used book sale between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. until May 23 in the basement of the hospital. Hardbacks are $1; paperbacks 50 cents. There are also puzzles and DVDs for sale by donation. Proceeds will go to the Hospital Auxiliary.

Membership Drive and Annual Meeting

Cordova District Fishermen United is hosting a membership drive and annual meeting on Friday, May 24 at the Pioneer Igloo. Doors open at 1 p.m. for membership renewals and the Annual Meeting will begin at 2 p.m. For more information, stop by CDFU’s main office at 509 1st Street or call 907-424-3447.

Cordova Cleanup Day

The Cordova Chamber of Commerce is hosting Cordova Cleanup Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25. Meet at the Cordova Center at 10 a.m. to get bags, gloves and location assignments. Participants meet at noon at the Cordova Center for a barbeque lunch, free for all volunteers. Volunteers will also receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win door prizes.

Become a HAM

Cordova Amateur Radio Club (CARC) is hosting HAM radio exam courses. To study for the Technician, General, and/or Extra level exams, visit Tests will be taken at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, June 3 at the Fire Department Training room. There is a fee of $15 and pre-registration is required. Contact Dick Groff at 907-424-5542 for more information.

Fisheries Achievement Award reception

Prince William Sound Science Center invites everyone to attend their annual Fisheries Achievement Award reception at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at the Prince William Sound Science Center. This event honors an individual or group for making a significant contribution toward the sustainable use of fishery resources in Prince William Sound or the Copper River regions.


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.

Men’s Bible study

A men’s Bible study, led by Matt Rush, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Red Dragon.

Knit & Lit Book Club

Bring your knitting and join the Knit & Lit Book Club at 7 p.m. at the fireplace in the Cordova Public Library, the last Tuesday of every month.


Story Time

The last Story Time for little ones with youth services librarian Anna Hernandez will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22 in the Cordova Public Library. Join Anna one last time before summer season kicks off for stories, songs, and finger plays, geared toward preschool ages. Summer Reading will start in June. Date to be announced.

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.


Skeet and Trap

Join the Cordova Trap & Gun Club every Thursday evening starting at 6 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


After School Art

The last After School Art session for the season for grades 1-4 will be from 3-4 p.m. Friday, May 17 in the Education Room at the Cordova Center.

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.



Homeport Coffee Shop is open from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday nights. Enter at the side door, below the Cordova Community Baptist Church, and enjoy coffee, desserts, free Wi-Fi and board games.


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

Movies with Alec

Join librarian Alec for Sunday Movies from 1-4 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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