Around Town: Chenega Day, Seward’s Day, Holy Week Liturgies

Artwork by Mt. Eccles Elementary School students adorns the walls of the Cordova Post Office. (March 19, 2021) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Chenega Day is Friday, March 26

Holy Week Liturgies
St. Joseph’s Church will celebrate Holy Week with the following services: Palm Sunday, March 28 at 10 a.m.; Holy Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m.; Good Friday, April 2 at 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil, April 3 at 7 p.m.; and Easter Sunday, April 4 at 10 a.m. Attendance will be limited, and reservations should be made through the church’s Facebook page. All services will be livestreamed on Facebook.

Seward’s Day is Monday, March 29

Parent Teacher Conferences
Mt. Eccles Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, April 1-Friday, April 2. Call the front office at 907-424-3236 to schedule.

April Fool’s Day is April 1

Win Books!
The Cordova Public Library is giving away six Bunny Baskets Full of Books. Enter your name every time you check out a book for your chance to win. One entry per day. Winners will be announced live at 4 p.m. on April 1, on the Cordova Public Library’s Facebook page.

Good Friday is April 2

Easter Basket Auction
The Cordova Family Resource Center is hosting their annual Easter Basket Fundraiser on Saturday, April 3 from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Cordova Center. Limited baskets for all ages are available with a set price. Contact CFRC’s office at 907-424-5674 for more info.

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.

Easter Sunday is April 4

Birds in Art
The Cordova Historical Museum & Copper River Gallery present an Alaska state-wide art show devoted to birds. Call for Artists: Open to all media from any Alaskan artist over age 18. Deadline is April 27. For more info, contact or call 907-424-6665.

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. Visit for more info and gardening tips.

Call 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.


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. Call 907-424-6667 or 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. Geared towards ages 10 and up. To participate, follow “cordovapubliclibraryreads” on Instagram. 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