Meet the Candidates

Galt City Council will hold a Meet the Candidates forum on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Horizon Community Church, 446 Fairway Drive in Galt. Doors open at 5 p.m. to allow time for symptom screening and to meet the candidates and ask questions before the forum begins at 6:30 p.m. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided. Elementary and high school district Board candidates will give a brief introduction at 6 p.m. The Galt Chamber of Commerce and The Galt Herald are hosting this event.

E-waste Collection Saturday, Oct. 3

An electronic waste drive-through drop-off fundraiser to help United Way and save the environment will be held at the Farmers & Merchants parking lot at 10330 Twin Cities Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. Participants may stay in their vehicle, pop the trunk or open the door, and your items will be unloaded for you.

Acceptable items include monitors, TVs, desktop and notebook PCs, VCRs, stereo equipment, CDs, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, digital cameras, zip drives, telephones, cell phones, network equipment, microwaves, electric music instruments, video game consoles and games, electric power tools, small appliances (blenders, toasters and mixers) and misc. wires.

Non-acceptable items include large household appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc.), furniture, hazardous household waste (batteries, car batteries, paint, pesticides, used oil, cleaning supplies, fluorescent light bulbs, water heaters, tires, vacuum cleaners, copiers, fax machines, printers, treadmills, gas powered equipment and lamps).

For more information, contact Vikki Clark at 209-339-2531.

2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Oct. 17. Due to the pandemic, participants will be asked to walk in their own neighborhoods. Everyone registering, as well as raising funds or donating $100 by Sept. 17 will earn and receive the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s shirt. With this year’s walk being very unique, the website continues to provide event updates. Information about The Walk is available on

Dine at Home Sacramento comes to Galt

Seniors in Galt can have free meals delivered to their homes 2-3 times a week thanks to Sacramento County’s Dine at Home Sacramento program. The meal delivery program, presented by the county’s Agency on Aging/Area 4, is available for residents 60 years old and older.

The county funds the program through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

To sign up for Dine at Home Sacramento, dial 211 from a 916 area code or 800-500-4931 from a 209 area code, or call Galt Parks and Recreation at (209) 366-7180 for more information.

AA 24-hour hotline

For help with an alcohol-related problem, call the Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour hotline at 209-745-1525.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Galt Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 217 Lincoln Way Monday through Friday at noon and 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. The Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour hotline is 209-745-1525.

Nar-Anon Family Group Meetings

Nar-Anon Family Group Meetings is an anonymous program for friends and family members who are dealing with drug addiction. Local meetings are held weekly on Saturdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the Galt United Methodist Church, 571 C Street in Galt.

Sunshine Closet donation sites

Sunshine Closet is a food closet that helps provide for local residents. Collections of canned food and dry good, nonperishable items, are received at United Methodist Church, 471 C Street in Galt, call to make an appointment for donations, 209-745-4133

The food closet is open on the second Thursday of each month from 8-10 a.m., and on the fourth Thursday from 8-9 a.m., at the United Methodist Church.