Wilton Rose Garden pruning slated Sunday

It’s that time of year again. The roses at the Wilton Memorial Rose Garden are once again in need of community volunteers to help get them in shape for spring blooming. Pruning day will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, beginning at 8 a.m. There are over 500 roses that need pruning. The roses, along with the annual Memorial Day Program and the Commemorative Bricks, rely entirely on volunteers and donations. If you can spare a few hours helping with this year’s pruning, grab your pruning shears, gloves, garden shoes and come on out and lend a hand. We will also be in need of a trailer or two to haul away pruning debris. The garden is located next to the Wilton Post Office at 11090 Jeff Brian Lane. For more information, call Susan Maggy at 916-687-7569.

Annual ceremony at Tonn Memorial Jan. 15

The Galt Police Department Honor Guard will post a wreath during the annual memorial ceremony at the Kevin Tonn Memorial on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 12 noon at City Hall.

Before the wreath posting ceremony, police officers, family and friends will gather at 11:25 a.m. at the corner of F and Third streets, the location where Officer Tonn was killed in the line of duty, for a moment of silence at 11:37 a.m., the time of his death.

The public is invited to attend both events.

IT’s A lunch (formerly Galt Gentlemen’s Club)

Welcome Men & Women to lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Galt Grange Hall, 347 Fifth Street at D Street. The menu includes New York steak, Dees’ sausage, chicken, baked potato with sour cream, butter, etc., hearty salad plus Velvet Creamery ice cream. Doors open at 11 a.m., with lunch at 12 and a raffle at 12:45 p.m. Cost is $25 per person for ages 21 and older only. Raffle prizes are welcomed early or can be picked up by Carl. All community supporters are invited to come and bring a guest. For more information, call Carl Bonar at 209-747-2125.

Real Men’s Club Crab Feed

The Real Men’s Club seventh annual Crab Feed, a nonprofit benefit, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at Littleton Community Center, 420 Civic Drive in Galt. The menu includes crab, clam chowder, pasta, salad, refreshments and Velvet Creamery ice cream. A no host bar will begin at 4:30 p.m., with dinner being served at 6 p.m. An auction and raffle will begin at 7:30 p.m., with dancing at 9 p.m. No outside alcohol is allowed, and no tickets will be sold at the door. The “Travelers” will provide music. Door prizes are $150 and $100 cash. A donation of $50 per person is required for persons age 21 and above only. For tickets, call Robert at 209-251-5787, James at 209-663-0268 or George at 775-830-3081.

Wine, Beer & Food event

Galt District Chamber of Commerce is hosting the second annual Wine, Beer & Food event in conjunction with the Winter Bird Festival Friday, Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chabolla Community Center, 610 Chabolla Avenue. This adult-only event will feature wine, beer and food tasting with live music by Travis Vega. Tickets are only $20 before the event, or $25 at the door. Contact Galt District Chamber of Commerce for tickets at 209-745-2529, or purchase tickets on Eventbrite.com.

Winter Bird Festival Feb. 2

The 12th annual Winter Bird Festival will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Chabolla Community Center, 610 Chabolla Avenue in Galt.

Admission is free and features children’s activities all day, arts and crafts vendors, tours to various local preserves, specialty tours, wild animal presentation, and guest speakers. Space is limited, so sign up for tours at www.ci.galt.ca.us/WBF for more information or call 209-366-7180.

Cosumnes Firefighters Crab Feed Feb. 2 in Elk Grove

Cosumnes Firefighters Community Support Foundation will hold its Crab Feed fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Elk Grove SES Hall, 10427 E. Stockton Blvd. There will be a no-host bar at 6 p.m., and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets fore $50 per person, payable by cash, check or charge. The menu includes crab, pasta, salad, French bread and dessert. Music, dancing, craft beer and raffles will be available. No large bags, coolers, outside food, outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. Those appearing intoxicated will not be served alcohol.

For tickets or more information, contact Chris Schamber at 209-327-1118 or Valerie Erwin at 916-217-2499; or ValerieErwin@rocketmail.com; or visit the website at www.firefoundation.net.