Around Town: Youth registrations, Shorebird Festival, seed swap

Cordova Jr./Sr. High School students and graduates proceed down Second Street during the Masquerade Fun Walk event organized to celebrate homecoming. (April 24, 2021) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Kindergarten pre-registration
Those with children 5 years old before Sept. 1, 2021 may pick up a kindergarten registration packet at the Mt. Eccles office between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. now through May 13. Fillable forms are also available at Email completed forms with copies of child’s birth certificate or passport, school entry physical (within 6 months prior to school start) and current immunizations record to

Tee Ball registration
Cordova Little League registration is open now until 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13. Teams will be drafted May 14. Games begin Saturday, May 29, with season finale set for Saturday, June 26. Visit to sign up. Contact League President, David Reggiani at 907-268-9023 or email for more info.

Shorebird Festival
The 30th Annual Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival will take place May 6-9 in Cordova. Visit the festival’s website at for full details.

Federal Tax Deadline
The Treasury Department and the IRS announced that the 2020 individual federal income tax filing due date will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS is not extending the estimated tax payment which will still be due by April 15. Details on this extension are in Notice 2021-21, posted on

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.


Local Recycling
Fishing web, free of non-nylon materials (cork and lead line), can be dropped off at the Cordova City Baler in the fishing web recycling container. Lead acid battery recycling is located behind the NVE building on Nicholoff Way. Small batteries can be recycled at the Post Office. The City of Cordova recycles paper/cardboard, aluminum cans and glass at the lot behind AC. Join the Recycling Action Team by calling Shae Bowman at 907-424-3334 or emailing

Food Drive
Help Cordovans in need by donating your canned goods, non-perishable, and frozen items. The Native Village of Eyak is a food pantry for the Food Bank of Alaska at 110 Nicholoff Way. Call them at 907-424-7738 in the case of food emergencies. The Salvation Army has reopened their food bank at 514 1st St. on Main Street. Call Pastor Steve at 907-429-6262 to donate or receive food.

Saturday Soup
The next Saturday Soup event will begin at noon on Saturday, May 1. They are planned to be held every other week at the Salvation Army building. All are welcome and soup is free. Contact Pastor Steve Leppert if you wish to donate to future events.

Morning Music
Morning Music is meeting virtually from 10-11 a.m. every Friday in April. Call Belle at 907-424-5143 or Kim at 907-253-5143 to get the link or borrow an instrument. New 4H song videos, songbook, and fiddle tabs are available at and more curriculum from the village music program at

Salmon Raffle
The Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a Copper River Salmon raffle. Tickets are $5 each. First prize wins a 20-pound (or greater) Copper River king salmon, and second prize is two Copper River sockeyes. Fish provided by local fishermen and available as soon as possible once the season opens. Fish will be delivered whole, unless won outside of Cordova. The Auxiliary will cover shipping costs. Tickets available at CCMC Clinic and retail pharmacy, Moose Lodge, The Powder House, The Little Cordova Bakery and from Auxiliary members. Questions? Contact Vivian Knop at 907-424-8272 or Heidi Voss at 907-424-8253.

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
Ilanka Community Health Center offers testing from 2 to 3 p.m. on Monday and Fridays downstairs across from the Episcopal Church. Call 907-424-3622 to pre-register. The Cordova Community Medical Center offers testing as needed at the ambulance bay. Call 907-424-8000 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.

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.

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
7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ilanka Clinic Wellness Center. 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