Rancho Cordova Events: August 1 - 14, 2018

Wednesday, August 1-3, 1:00 - 2:30 PM: Lunch @ the Library
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
While school is out for the summer, join us at the library for a free nutritious lunch. Open to all youth 18 and under. No paperwork required. Learn more

Wednesday, August 1, 3:30 - 5:30 PM: Minecraft
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Minecraft is an open world, building, and adventure game. 12 spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The event is free to participate.  Learn more

Wednesday, August 1, 5:30 - 8:30 PM: Soil Born Farms - Basics of Herbal Medicine
Soil Born Farms American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive
Learn how to bring medical plants into your everyday life to promote overall wellness and address minor illnesses and injuries. $25 to attend. Registration required. 

Thursday, August 2, 3:00 - 5:00 PM: VINS Meeting
Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive
Volunteers in Neighborhood Services (VINS) meets on a monthly basis to discuss volunteer activities. Learn more

Thursday, August 2, 5:00 - 6:00 PM: Live Encaustic Demo
MACC, 10191 Mills Station Road
Come, relax, and learn about the ancient art form of Encaustic painting during the Luminous Layers free art event at the MACC. Learn more

Friday, August 3, 7:00 PM, Food trucks open at 6:30 PM: Friday Night Concerts
Village Green Park, 3141 Bridgeway Drive
The Cordova Community Council will hold a free Friday night concerts for the entire month of August, beginning with the band Auto Reverse. Learn more

Saturday, August 4, 9:00 - 11:30 AM: Soil Born Farms - Fun on the Farm with Pollinators
Soil Born Farms American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive
Kids will explore the youth garden and American River Ranch learning about what pollinators are and how they help us grow food. Suggested ages 3-9. $15 to attend. Registration required. Learn more

Saturday, August 4, 3:00 - 4:30 PM: Water Wise Tree Care
Soil Born Farms Schoolhouse, 2140 Chase Drive
Join the City of Rancho Cordova and the Sacramento Tree Foundation to learn about caring for your trees using low water landscaping techniques. This free class will also discuss the magic of mulching, slow-watering strategies, and more. Registration required. Learn more

Monday, August 6-11, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: FREE SAT Prep Class
George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science, 10101 Systems Parkway
A FREE SAT prep class is available to all Rancho Cordova residents who are rising seniors or recent high school graduates. To sign up, email ranchocollege@gmail.com.

Monday, August 6, 4:00 - 10:00 PM: City Council Special Meeting/Study Session (4:00 PM) City Council Regular Meeting (5:30 PM)
Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive
The next City Council Special Meeting and Study Session will commence on August 6. Learn more

Tuesday, August 7, All Day: National Night Out with RCPD
Multiple Rancho Cordova locations
Join the Rancho Cordova Police Department (RCPD) for an evening of food, neighbors meeting neighbors, and fun. Learn more

Tuesday, August 7, 5:30 - 8:30 PM: Soil Born Farms - Wild Edibles 
Soil Born Farms American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive
Learn how to forage and cook with wild edible foods. This hands-on class focuses on how to make acorns into a tasty flour and how to make elderberry berries into a versatile, delicious and healthful syrup. $30 to attend. Learn more

Wednesday, August 8, 5:30 - 8:30 PM: Soil Born Farms - Building Soil Fertility
Soil Born Farms American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive
In this hands-on class, you will asses which nutrients and amendments healthy soils need and find resourceful ways to create flourishing crops for your home garden or family farm. $25 to attend. Registration required. Learn more

Thursday, August 9, 4:00 - 5:00 PM: Garden Lab for Kids
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Hang out in the library's garden to learn about growing food, battling bugs, and building planters. Learn more

Friday, August 10, 4:00 - 5:00 PM: Wild Things 
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Join us as Gabe from Wild Things shows us animals from around the world! 

Friday, August 10, 7:00 PM, Food trucks open at 6:30 PM: Friday Night Concerts
Village Green Park, 3141 Bridgeway Drive
The second free Friday Night Concert features Cherry Bomb, a John Mellencamp Tribute Band.  Learn more

Saturday, August 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Women Veterans Writing Workshop
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
This free workshop is open to women veterans and women with family members who are veterans. Registration is required. Learn more

Saturday, August 11, 1:00 - 2:30 PM: English Conversation Group
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Practice speaking English in a friendly, small group led by a trained facilitator. 

Tuesday, August 14, 3:30 - 4:30 PM: Read to a Dog
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Bring your own book or read one from the library to a furry pal from the Lend-A-Heart Association. Learn more

Tuesday, August 14, 5:30 - 9:00 PM: City Council Special Meeting/Work Session
Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive
A City Council Special Meeting/Work Session will commence on August 14. Learn more


These events and more may be found on the City's online Events Calendar .


Ongoing Events 

Tuesdays - Saturdays: Veterans Resource Station 
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Trained volunteers are available to help connect veterans to their benefits at various times between Tuesday and Saturday each week. 

Wednesdays, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: VA Mather Farmers' Market
Sacramento VA Medical Center, 10535 Hospital Way
The VA Mather Farmers' Market occurs year-round every Wednesday and offers special deals for veterans. 

Saturdays, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Sunrise Station Farmers' Market
Sunrise Light Rail Station Parking Lot, Sunrise at Folsom Boulevard
The Sunrise Station Farmers' Market occurs year-round every Saturday.

Saturdays, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Soil Born Farms Farmstand
Soil Born Farms American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive 
The Soil Born Farms Farmstand will be open every Saturday (except September 15) from May 26 through November 17.

Fridays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM: SactoMoFo Food Truck Friday
3180 Kilgore Road
Choose from a range of food trucks serving unique street food options every Friday near the intersection of White Rock and Kilgore Roads. Also, check out some lunchtime events during the week and food truck news. Learn more

These events and more may be found on the City's online Events Calendar.


Save These Dates! 

Thursday, August 16, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Business to Community Expo
Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive
Join us at the 8th Annual Business Expo, enjoy a free lunch and visit nearly 100 vendors, including local restaurants and caterers, non-profits, service organizations, and so much more. The event is free to attend. Vendor registration required. 

Saturday, August 25, 2:00 - 6:00 PM: Brushes & Brews
Ol' Republic Brewery, 11151 Trade Center Drive, #104
The Cordova Community Council presents the 5th Annual Brushes & Brews, featuring a day of great local art and beer. The event will also include food trucks and live music by the Rancho Cordova Swing Band. Free admission. Learn more
 
 
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