Around Town: Snow White, shorebird art show deadline, car seat checks

Western Sandpipers ignore social distancing mandates on the intertidal mudflats of the Copper River Delta. These birds often roost in dense ‘mats’, as shown here, to conserve heat. (May 3, 2020) Photo courtesy of Milo Burcham

Drama Club performance

Mt. Eccles’ 4th and 5th grade Drama Club will perform the play “Snow White and Rose Red”, a short family fun play by Emma Selle at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29 at the North Star Theater. General admission is $5. Tickets available at the door. Masks optional.

Deadline reminder

Drop off Bird Art to the Cordova Museum by Saturday, April 30 to be included in The Cordova Historical Society’s “Avian Art” show, a group bird art show featuring works by local Cordova artists and “Birds by Hand”. Open to all artists over 18, all media, all birds. Opening reception is Thursday, May 5. Contact the museum at 907-424-6665 for details.

Electronics Recycling event

The Native Village of Eyak and Alaska Marine Lines are partnering to offer free electronics recycling from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 1. Bring unwanted electronics to the parking lot behind NVE at 110 Nicholoff Way. Acceptable items include TVs, computers, monitors, printers, digital cameras, stereos, A/V equipment, cell phones, telephones, wall chargers, microwaves, speakers, cords, emptied vacuum cleaners, VCRs, DVDs and CD players. Large, approved items must fit on a pallet to be shipped. If you have questions, contact 907-424-7738.

Copper River Royale

Cordova’s high-fashion gala, Dressed to Kill, is back this year with a James Bond theme, Copper River Royale. 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.

Copper River Delta Shorebird Hybrid Festival

This year’s in-person and virtual festival is set for May 5-8. Registration is now open. Visit for details.

Folded Feathers

Visiting artist Kassandra Mirosh presents “FOLDED Feathers”, an art workshop from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. Each participant will create a 10”x8” raven ornament, wall hanging, magnet out of cardboard, recycled and specialty paper. Kassandra encourages you to bring paper that is special to you like cards or photographs that you might like to incorporate into your creation, but it’s not required. Ages 13 and up are welcome. $25 workshop fee includes all materials. Space is limited. Sign up at the Cordova Museum or call 907-424-6665.


Bay to Bay in May

Run 9.1 miles or bike 6.1 then run 3 miles from Hartney Bay to Orca Bay on May 7. Customizable Copper River Fleece jackets go to the most average male and female times. All ages welcome to this free, timed event. Contact the Cordova Community Medical Center Primary Care for details at 907-424-8200.


Pianist and comedian Sarah Hagan will be performing on Tuesday, May 10 at the North Star Theater. Tickets available at the door.

Car seat check

Native Village of Eyak is hosting a car seat check event between 6 and 7 p.m. on May 13 and again from 8 to 11 a.m. on May 14 in the NVE back parking lot at 110 Nicholoff Way. A car seat technician will be available to check your seat. Limited number of car seats and booster seats available at no cost. Reservations requested. Contact 907-424-2246 or email to reserve your time slot.


Vounteers wanted

The Cordova Fire Department is recruiting volunteers, ambulance drivers, etc. Call 907-424-6117 for more information and to sign up.

Used book sale

The Hospital Auxiliary used book sale is through May 9 in the basement of the hospital. There are lots of books as well as puzzles, videos and music that are looking for a new home.

Student Art Show

Cordova Museum’s Copper River Gallery presents a Student Art Show by Mt. Eccles Elementary School through April 30. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Hunter Education

Learn to hunt safely and responsibly at your own pace online. The certificate meets the requirements of hunter education in all 50 states where required. The cost is $19.95. In addition to the online course, the completion of the mandatory field day and shooting is also required. Field day date TBD. Call the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at 907-424-3215 if you are interested and for more info.

Call for musicians

Vaccinated and masked singers and musicians are invited to the Cordova Community Center from 3:30-4:30 p.m. every Monday to perform live gospel music for hospital residents. For more information, contact Rev. Belle Mickelson at 907-388-4447.

Free Tai Chi class

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall.

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

Sugt’stun for Beginners

Learn Sugt’stun (Alutiiq) with Shyla from 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday via Zoom. Email 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

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 or calling 907-424-2246.

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

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

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 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

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 COVID-19 test, vaccination or booster, contact Ilanka Community Health Center at 907-424-3622 or Cordova Community Medical Center at 907-424-8200. At-home test kits available.


Health & Hope

A safe place for family and friends of those dealing with addiction to get support and information from 7-8 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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