COVID test, vaccine event Sept. 9

SETA Head Start will host a COVID-19 testing and vaccination event on Sept. 9 at the Galt Head Start Early Learning Center, 615 Second Street. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coronavirus tests, as well as Moderna, Pfizer and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines, will be offered at no cost to all adults and to children at least six months old. Participants are encouraged to preregister on the My Turn website at (case sensitive).

Downtown walk audit Sept. 10

Members of the public are invited to participate in a walk audit of F and E streets on Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will gather at the intersection of F and Fourth streets. Conducted in partnership with Sacramento nonprofit Civic Thread, the audit will document barriers to traveling by foot, bicycle or mobility device. Attendees of all ages and abilities are welcome, and Spanish interpretation will be provided. For more information, email Gilbert Valencia at or David Moore at

Auto swap meet, car show Sept. 11

The Galt Auto Swap Meet and Car Show will be held at the Galt Market grounds on Sept. 11, running from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a flea market for classic car parts. Admission costs $12 at the door, and children under 12 get in free. For more information, call 209-513-8651, or check the San Joaquin Valley Swap Meets & Car Shows Facebook or Instagram pages.

Lodi Parkinson’s support group meeting Sept. 12

A Parkinson’s disease support group meeting for patients and caregivers will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 12, at the north end of GracePoint Church, 801 S. Lower Sacramento Road, in Lodi. Enter at the Tokay Street gate. For more information, call Robin Bray at 209-269-1080 or Maureen Olsen at 209-329-1185.

Monthly street cleanup Sept. 17

The Galt Beautification Committee and Youth Commission host a regular street cleanup on the Saturday after the third Thursday of the month. The next cleanup is scheduled for Sept. 17 at 8 a.m. Check the city of Galt Facebook page as the day approaches for the meeting location.

RiverCity Church grand opening Sept. 18

RiverCity Church Galt, the local campus of RiverCity Church, will host a grand opening celebration on Sept. 18. The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a dedication service, followed by a barbecue, live music and kids activities at 6 p.m. RiverCity Church Galt is located at 200 New Hope Road. For more information, visit

GAHS Sip & Snack Sept. 24

The Galt Area Historical Society will host its 11th annual Sip & Snack at the MAC fundraiser on Sept. 24. The event will run 6-10 p.m. at the McFarland Living History Ranch, and it will feature samples from local wineries, breweries, restaurants and caterers. Tastings will continue through 9 p.m., and the band Phil ‘n da Pinots will provide live music. There will also be a raffle. Proceeds will fund restoration and preservation of the history of Galt and the surrounding area.

Admission costs $40 per person in advance and $50 at the door. Tickets are available on, or at L’Chayim or Barsetti Vineyards on Fourth Street. McFarland Living History Ranch is located at 8899 Orr Road.

Bingo fundraiser for Galt teen Sept. 25

Galt Lions Club is sponsoring a bingo fundraiser on Sept. 25 at Back Alley Brewery to benefit a local youth. Westin Haven is a senior at Liberty Ranch High School who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment for a brain tumor known as germinoma. The proceeds from the fundraiser will help cover medical bills and unforeseen costs.

Memorial golf tourney seeks players for Oct. 8

An area scholarship organization is seeking entrants for the 13th annual Eric Leeworthy Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament on Oct. 8. Eric Leeworthy, a 2007 Galt High School graduate, died in a car crash in 2008. Because of Leeworthy’s accomplishments in golf and out of a desire to repay the community’s kindness, his family started the scholarship foundation. It has given 67 high school graduates a total of $52,650 since its inception.

The tournament will happen Oct. 8 at Castle Oaks Golf Course in Ione, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. It will be a four-person scramble, costing $100 per player. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. A luncheon and raffle will follow the tournament. For any questions, call 209-329-0161 or email