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List of Interesting Events in Rancho Cordova this August

Seniors day at Rancho Cordova this August 2021

List of Interesting Events in Rancho Cordova this August

We list some of the most exciting local events in Rancho Cordova this August. Ranging from gardening and arts and craft to senior activities and youth boot camps, we hope that our list can help you make this month productive, fulfilling, and above all, fun. 


1. Carnivorous Plants Workshop (free) 

 As we spend more time at home, it is not surprising that gardening has bloomed around the country during the pandemic. But instead of the usual orchids and other conventionally pretty flora, why not try your hand at growing carnivorous plants? 


In line with the COVID-19 safety protocols, the organizers will limit the free workshop to 25 attendees on August 18, although they will “Livestream” it on Zoom for anyone who wants to join the event. 



Exotic Plants Ltd

1525 Fulton Ave

Sacramento, CA 95825


Date and time: 


Wed, August 18, 2021   /   6 pm – 7 pm (pdt)


2. DIY Garden Planter Boxes 

This hands-on workshop, which is ideal for gardeners and amateur woodworkers, will help attendees assemble and decorate their planter box using pre-cut salvaged lumber from a redwood tree.


The workshop organizers will provide attendees with tools and supplies, although they can also bring their own. 


The workshop is held by Urban Wood Rescue, a program under the Sacramento Tree Foundation that aims to give fallen trees a “second life” by keeping them out of landfill. 




Urban Wood Rescue 

6045 Midway Street

Sacrament, CA 95828


Date and Time: 


Sat, August 21, 2021   /   9 am – 12 noon 


Sun, August 29, 2021   / 9 am – 12 noon 


(Note: Tickets start at $100)


3. Burpees 4 Tomorrow GoFundMe

 The Bootcamp, which is hosted by Rancho Cordova PAL and Rancho Cordova Fit Body Boot Camp, aims to raise $25,000 to support the fitness programs under the Youth Center. 


As of this writing, the Youth Center is still in the design phase and is slated to open its doors next year. 




Rancho Cordova Fit Body Boot Camp

3039 Kilgore Rd.

#140, Rancho Cordova, CA


Date and time: 


Sat, August 21, 2021   /   8 am – 11 am 


4. Fall Gardening Clinic & Organic Plant Sale (free)

 This workshop will cover the following topics: gardening with native plants, preparing a fall garden, fall fruit tree planting and care, and raising backyard chickens. 


In line with the COVID-19 safety protocols, all classes will be conducted outdoors and include a farm tour around the “pollinator garden” and Cordova Creek. 


After the event, you may also want to check out their wide selection of cool-weather crops, garden supplies, seedlings, and organic herbs for sale, or perhaps visit Phoebe’s Tea and Snack Bar, which serves organic coffee and homemade baked goods. 


Location: American River Ranch (Schoolhouse)

2140 Chase Drive 

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670


Date and time: 


Sat, August 28, 2021   / 8 am – 1 pm 


5. Senior Citizen’s Day 

This special event is open to anyone aged 50 years and above and will be held on August 18, between 11:30 and 1 p.m., in the NOSAC multi-purpose room. 





Neil Orchard Senior Activites Ctr. 


Date and time: 

Wed, August 18, 2021


(Note: $6 fee for members and $8 for non-members)

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