Around Town: Parent Teacher Conferences, Saturday Market, The Catch

Delightful artwork by a Mt. Eccles Elementary School student brightens the walls of the Cordova Post Office. (Feb. 17, 2021) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Spring break
Cordova Schools will resume classes Monday, March 22.

Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, April 1 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, April 2 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cordova Saturday Market
The Cordova Saturday Market will be held at the Masonic Hall April 3 from noon-4 p.m. Masking and social distancing protocols will be observed.

The Catch calls for submissions
The Catch, a new electronic quarterly, is calling for submissions in poetry, short fiction, essay, photography and art, to be submitted at Submissions are due by June 15 and should not exceed 1 mb in size.

Cordova Gardeners Start Swap
The Cordova Greenhouse Initiative is hosting a spring seed swap from 6-8 p.m. on May 28 at the Red Dragon. Start your seeds when you normally start, then bring extras to the swap. The minimum number of plant-starts is 24. Add your name, the type of seeds you wish to bring, and any other notes to the signup sheet at Visit for more info, gardening tips, and events to come.


After-school Club
Mt. Eccles students are invited to NVE’s weekly After-school Club from 11 a.m.-noon on Fridays via Zoom. Grades will rotate. When it’s your grades’ week, stop by Mt. Eccles’ front desk on Thursday to pick up supplies and Zoom link info. Contact Jessica Weaver for more info at or call 907-424-2246.

COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up
All Cordovans who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are asked to register at or call 907-424-3045. If registered, you will receive a call to set up an appointment as soon as you are eligible and the vaccine is available.

Local COVID testing
CCMC: 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the ambulance bay. Call 907-424-8000 with questions. ICHC: drive-through and walk-up testing 2-3 p.m. on Monday and Friday and by appointment. Call 907-424-3622 to pre-register.

Flu shots
Flu shots are available at both local clinics. Call CCMC at 907-424-8200 and ICHC at 907-424-3622 to schedule an appointment.

Musical Instruments and Curriculum
Call Kim Menster 907-253-5223 or Belle Mickelson at 907-424-5143 if you would like to borrow an instrument and tuner. Cordova 4H curriculum also available. Visit for more info.

6-8 p.m. every Wednesday in the Education Room at the Cordova Center for ages 13 and up. Email if you wish to attend. Drop-ins welcome.

Salvation Army Food Pantry
A food pantry is located at 514 1st St. If you need food assistance and pantry is not open, please call Steve at 907-429-6262.

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.

Moms, Pops & Tots Storytime
4 p.m. Thursdays via Zoom. Register in advance to receive the Zoom invite by contacting Jessica at or calling 907-424-7738.

Health & Hope
5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays via Zoom. Anyone wishing to join can obtain login info by calling 907-424-8300. Meetings of the Help & Hope support group will be facilitated by licensed clinical social worker Ruby Vincent.

AA Group Meeting
7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Due to possible changes, please call 907-244-9406 or 907-347-2286 for additional details on location and time.

ICHC Wellness & Recovery Support
7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Masonic Lodge. If you or someone you know are interested in breaking free from alcohol or substance use or abuse, call John Yakanak at 907-424-3622 for more info.

Cordova Public Library
Cordova Public Library is open by appointment and curbside delivery. For appointments, please call 907-424-6667. Curbside delivery is available until 6 p.m. Email requests to

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 with your full name or send a message on Facebook at

CORDOVID tournament
6:30 p.m. daily at Tournament code: 1982-0695-3003. Don’t forget to join the voice chat during the race.

Skeet and trap
1 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Thursdays at Cordova Public Shooting Range out Sheridan Glacier Road. Cancelations may occur. Visit or email for more info.

Knit & Lit Book Club
Join others for book discussions, knitting and other handicrafts via Zoom at 6 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Anna Hernandez at

Pajama Read Along
7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on Instagram @cordovapubliclibraryreads. Content is geared towards ages 10 and up. For more info, email

Storytime for Little Ones
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. To participate, follow “cordovapubliclibraryreads” on Instagram. For more info, email

Poetry Showcase
6 p.m. on the last Friday of each month on Zoom. Contact Jillian Gold for more info at

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

Visit our event calendar at Have an upcoming event? Email