Community ‘parade’ to celebrate 2020 graduating class

Galt Joint Union High School District is asking the community to help celebrate this year’s graduating class by participating in a parade and by decorating their own yards. The community is encouraged to decorate their yards with congratulatory messages for the 2020 graduates.

On Tuesday, June 2, the community is encouraged to drive around Acampo, Galt, Herald, Thornton and Wilton to wave at the district’s graduates who will be in their front yards waving at passing cars. Community members can make signs, have balloons, toss confetti, anything that would show the kids you are proud of their accomplishments.

The district will soon release a map of areas where graduates will be.

Real Life Church offers help for seniors

Volunteers at Real Life Church are willing and able to take on shopping responsibilities for seniors in the community who may not be able to venture out on their own. The volunteers will pick up the shopping list and funds and deliver the needed items back to the home. If you are in need of a shopping trip, contact Ashley at 310-709-4078.

Fireworks applications

The city of Galt will be accepting applications for organizations that wish to sell fireworks on city property. Applications for fireworks permits are available in the City Clerk’s Office, 380 Civic Drive, or the city’s website, www.ca.galt.ca.us. All applications and required attachments must be completed and received by the City Clerk’s Office no later than 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28.

Applicants must be a community-based, resident 501(c) (3), (4), (6) or (7) nonprofit organization promoting and providing services to residents and/or businesses.

The lottery will be held the first Monday of June in the City Clerk’s office and will determine the rank order for placement at the bottom of the master list for those eligible nonprofit organizations not already included in the master list.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Galt Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday through Friday at noon and at 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. The group meets at 217 Lincoln Way in Galt. 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.

AA 24-hour hotline

For those who would like information on meeting times and locations or need help with an alcohol related problem, please call the local Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour hotline at 209-745-1525.

Senior Resource Center temporary closure

In the interest of the health of volunteers and the public that comes to visit, the Galt Senior Resource Center (GSRC) at the Chabolla Center will be closed, effective through April 30 or until further notice. The center will reopen when mandates are lifted.

Seniors interested in contacting the GSRC during this time may do so by leaving a message on the new GSRC phone, (209) 294-3308 or by leaving a comment on the GSRC email, galtseniorresctr@gmail.com. Messages will be replied to by the end of next business day.

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.

L’Chayim volunteers

In order to continue helping the community, L’Chayim of Galt needs volunteers. If you can fold, measure, sort, count, cut, tag, sew, knit, crochet, visit, drink coffee or would just like to get out of the house a few hours a week, then this women’s drop-in center would love to see you.

Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shop is located on Fourth Street in Suite 160 between D and E streets. For more information, call 209-744-1143.

L’Chayim Boutique and Gift Shop

L’Chayim of Galt helps make rag quilts for the needy in our community. Kits are available for home seamstresses to complete on their own time, or teachers are available Wednesdays to help with the quilts and have knowledge of rag quilt construction. Machines are available to use at L’Chayim.

L’Chayim received a wonderful donation of flannel, child-themed prints and other prints at affordable prices. A limited supply of corduroy and upholstery fabric will be $1 a yard.

L’Chayim is located at 400 D Street, Suite 160 (entrance on Fourth Street). Visit the boutique Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Diamond Dancers Square Dance Club

Come join the Diamond Dancers Square Dance Club for friendship, fun and dancing every Monday evening from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Valley Oaks Grange, 347 Fifth Street in Galt. Families of all ages are welcome. For questions, contact Sue at 209-748-2529.

GALEP riding program

The Galt (Horse) Assisted Learning Enrichment Program’s therapeutic riding and Horsemastership Club session meets Wednesdays at the GALEP arena behind McCaffrey Middle School (997 Park Terrace Drive) in Galt.

GALEP is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) with certified program instructors.

For more information, contact Karen Schauer at 209-744-4545, ext. 308 or kschauer@galt.k12.ca.us.