Rancho Cordova Events: November 30 - December 14, 2018
 
November 30 - December 2 and December 7 - December 9, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM: 5th Annual Pop-Up Gallery
Mills Station Arts and Culture Center, 10191 Mills Station Road
The Cordova Community Council is hosting the 5th Annual Holiday Pop-Up Gallery, featuring masterpieces, live music and more! Free admission. Learn more

Friday, November 30, 7:30-10:00 PM: Symphony d'Oro Rancho Cordova Holiday Concert
Cordova High Performing Arts Center, 2239 Chase Drive
Symphony d'Oro Rancho Cordova invites you to their FREE annual holiday concert to sing along to your seasonal favorites! Doors open at 6:45 PM. Learn more

Saturday, December 1, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM: 6th Annual Pancakes with Santa
Cordova Church of Christ, 10577 Coloma Road
Bring the family for a hearty breakfast, visit with Santa Claus, enjoy a hot air balloon ride, and stay for a holiday concert by the Rancho Cordova City Concert Band! Learn more and purchase tickets  

Saturday, December 1, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Coffee, Tea, and Conversation for Seniors
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Have friendly conversation with seniors from the community and enjoy FREE coffee, tea, light refreshments and games. Ages 55+ program. Learn more
 
Saturday, December 1, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Autism-Friendly Family Movie
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Enjoy a FREE movie presentation designed especially for kids with developmental disorders and their families, but all preschoolers are also welcome. Fidget toys and closed captioning will be available. This month's movie is Captain Underpants. All ages program. Learn more

Sunday, December 2, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: ExplorABILITY
Sacramento Children's Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Drive
This FREE bi-monthly play-based program facilitated by a rotation of Sacramento area therapists offers children on the autism spectrum, ages 2 to 10, an opportunity to play in a safe setting, explore sensory equipment, and work on social skills. Register and learn more
 
Sunday, December 2, 3:00 PM: Holiday Traditions Concert
Koreana Plaza, 10971 Olson Drive
Enjoy a FREE holiday concert by the Rancho Cordova City Concert Band! Learn more  
 
Monday, December 3, 4:00 PM - 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 meeting will occur on December 3. Learn more
 
Wednesday, December 5, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Women's Round Table for Women in Business
Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Suite 117
Join the Chamber for a ninety-minute exchange of ideas, solutions, and energetic brain-storming for business women. Learn more 
 
Wednesday, December 5, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Play Minecraft
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Play Minecraft, an open world-building adventure game for FREE! Ages 6 - 19 are welcome, at any level of experience. Limited spots available.  Learn more
 
Thursday, December 6, 3:00 PM - 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, December 6, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM: Garden Lab for Kids
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Hang out in the garden after school and learn how to grow food, battle bugs and build planters. This program incorporates STEM education in a garden setting and is best for kids ages 7-14. Learn more
 
Thursday, December 6, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Member's Only Holiday Party
Sacramento Children's Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Drive.
The Sacramento Children's Museum invites all members to its annual Members' Holiday Party, featuring photos with Santa, holiday activities, and museum play. Not a member? Sign up and learn more
 
Friday, December 7, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Adult Garden Party
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Learn more about gardening and what you can grow this season! This program features guest speakers and local field trips. Learn more
 
Friday, December 7, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Hawks, Honkers & Hoots
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Learn about the natural history and interesting facts about the birds of prey living in and around the Pacific Flyway. All ages program. Learn more
 
Friday, December 7, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Starry Night for Families
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Bring your family for a stargazing event with stories, snacks, and activities for all ages! Learn more

Saturday, December 8, 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Rancho Cordova Police Activities League 5th Annual Holiday Run 
Village Green Park, 3141 Bridgeway Drive
Join us as we run to celebrate the season and remember fallen RCPD Officer Mark Stasyuk. The 1.2 mile family walk/run, 5K or 10K adult run, or 5K or 10K youth run includes a toy drive that supports Rancho Cordova's Christmas in Cordova event. Learn more and register

Saturday, December 8, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Craft Fair
Neil Orchard Senior Activities Center, 3480 Routier Road
Bring the whole family for pancakes, sausage, coffee and cocoa! Stop by the holiday craft fair for unique Christmas shopping. Bring the kids to visit Santa Claus, to share Christmas wishes and take a picture in our festive photo booth. Learn more and purchase tickets

Saturday, December 8, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Christmas in Cordova Car Show and Toy Drive 
Wake Audio, 11417 White Rock Road
Join Wake Audio for its 2nd annual Christmas in Cordova Toy Drive and Car Show! Enjoy show cars, a live DJ, food trucks, and take a picture with an authentic replica 1966 Batmobile. Free admission with a new, unwrapped toy for Rancho Cordova's Christmas in Cordova event. Learn more  
 
Saturday, December 8, 5:30 PM: Rancho Cordova Holiday Light Parade
International Drive between Kilgore Road and Bridgeway Drive 
Experience the magic of the holidays at the Holiday Light Parade, featuring Santa, The Grinch, illuminated floats, dancing elves and more. RCPD will be participating in the parade, so make sure to wave hello! And the City will provide free hot cocoa, while supplies last!  Learn more

Saturday, December 8, 7:00 PM: Holiday Traditions Concert
Cordova Performing Arts Center, 2239 Chase Drive
Enjoy a FREE holiday concert by the Rancho Cordova City Concert Band! Learn more
 
Tuesday, December 11, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: The Great Richy Bee Holiday Juggling Show
Sacramento Children's Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Drive
The Great Richy Bee will perform his holiday juggling extravaganza, juggling holiday objects like candy canes and presents, performing balancing tricks, and much more! Learn more
 
Tuesday, December 11, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Library Insiders
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
This program offers adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and spectrum disorders an opportunity to feel comfortable and familiar with library resources, facilities, and staff. Learn more
 
Tuesday, December 11, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Read to a Dog
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Read a book to a furry pal from the Lend-A-Heart Association. Lend-A-Heart members bring a variety of friendly dogs to hear children read. Learn more

Tuesday, December 11, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM: City Council Special Meeting/Work Session
Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive
Attend the City Council work session on December 11 to learn more about plans for the new Civic Center. Learn more
 
Wednesday, December 12, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Garden Fun for Families
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Kids get their hands dirty gardening, as well as learning about growing food and healthy eating. Learn more
 
Wednesday, December 12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: STEM Smarts for Kids
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Improve grades by transforming science, tech, engineering, and math into games. These programs are great for ages 7-12. Learn more

Wednesday, December 12, 6:30 PM: "It Takes a Lincoln Village" Christmas Parade and Cocoa & Cookies with Santa
A.M. Winn Elementary School, 3351 Explorer Drive
Celebrate the holidays in Lincoln Village with an array of decorated floats caravanning throughout the Lincoln Village neighborhood. Learn more
 
Thursday, December 13, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Sensory Storytime Explorers
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Enjoy a special story time for kids with sensory disorders or on the autism spectrum. This program will feature books, music, crafts, and more! Learn more
 
Thursday, December 13, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Dan Skoglund Memorial Toy Drive
McDonald's, 2400 Sunrise Boulevard
Bring a new, unwrapped toy and receive a coupon for a free McCafe coffee, hot chocolate or dessert! Learn more

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


Ongoing Events 
 
October 29 - January 26, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Fall Show Art Exhibit
Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive
Enjoy the FREE Fall Show Art Exhibit highlighting the art of local Rancho Cordova artists. Learn more

Tuesdays, 10:00 AM: Story Time for Children
Sacramento Children's Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Drive
Get ready to read! Story time features a different book each week

Tuesdays, 3:00 PM: Mystery Lovers Book Club
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
This adult library book club is for lovers of mysteries. Stop by for lively discussions every third Tuesday of each month. This month, we are meeting to discuss The Silence of the Sea.

Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 PM: Homework Zone
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd
Students in grades 1 - 8 can stop by the library for free, in-person homework help from trained Homework Zone coaches. School age program. 
 
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 PM: Chess Club
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd
Drop by for free, informal, fun chess playing every first and last Tuesday of the month. Ages 7+ program. 
 
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. 
 
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM: Baby Bloomers Story Time
Sacramento Children's Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Drive
This interactive weekly program is specifically tailored for infants and toddlers. Adults are encouraged to join their little ones as we read stories and sing songs. 
 
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM: Yoga Play
Sacramento Children's Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Drive
This class on Wednesday afternoons uses games, stories, and play to explore posture, balance, and breath. Yoga Play is designed for ages 4 and up, but all ages are welcome!
 
Thursdays, 10:30 AM: Cultural Connections
Sacramento Children's Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Drive
Cultural Connections is a weekly class exploring cultures from all over the world! In December, we are "traveling" to Germany!
 
Fridays, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Music and Movement
Sacramento Children's Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Drive
This class is the perfect opportunity to get up and dance to music with museum staff every Friday morning!

Fridays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM: SactoMoFo Food Truck Friday
3180 Kilgore Road
Every Friday, choose from a range of food trucks serving unique street food options near the intersection of White Rock and Kilgore Roads. Also, check out some lunchtime events during the week and food truck news. (Will be closed on November 23)

Fridays, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Creative Art Class for Kids
Sacramento Children's Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Drive
Bring your children for a fun and creative art class! All ages program. (Will be closed on November 23)
 
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  
Taste fresh-from-the-field produce, enjoy organic coffee and delicious baked goods from Magpie Café, and indulge in some organic sourdough bread from Grindstone Bakery! The Farmstand will be open every Saturday (except November 24) through December 15.

Saturdays 10:00 AM: Sound Explorers
Sacramento Children's Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Drive
Explore instruments, sounds, and music-making during this weekly program. 

Sundays, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Sakuramento Anime Society
Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Boulevard
Make anime music videos, play the CCG card game, watch old and new anime videos, and practice your art skills for FREE! Adult program. Learn more

Sundays: Science Sunday
Sacramento Children's Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Drive
This all-day program offers hands-on opportunities for children to conduct their own science experiments. 

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


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Thursday, December 20, 4:30 - 7:30 PM: Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce Holiday Open House
Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive
Join us as we say "thank you" to our Chamber members. Food and drinks will be provided. All are welcome. Learn more
 
Monday, December 31, 9:00 PM - 12:15 AM: New Year's Eve Party
Sacramento Children's Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Drive
The Sacramento Children's Museum is hosting its annual New Year's Eve Party, featuring dancing, noise maker-making, bubble stomps, light refreshments and museum play. Tickets are $5 for members and $7.50 for non-members. Learn more
 
 
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