Volunteers sought for senior resource center

The Commission on Aging is looking for volunteers to staff the Galt Senior Resource Center, which opened its doors in April. The commission is looking for people who can operate a computer, and are willing to answer questions from seniors in person, over the phone, on social media or by email.

Volunteer slots are available in two-hour increments for up to four hours, Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., excluding holidays. Volunteers will be trained and will have the ability to contact members of the commission if questions arise.

The resource center is located at the Chabolla Community Center, 600 Chabolla Ave. If you are interested in helping, please call 209-294-3308 and leave a message. Or, once the resource center is open, inquire in person.

GTC in search of volunteers

The Galt Teen Center is looking for volunteers to help with various events, fundraising and supervising at the center. “There are so many ways to volunteer,” GTC says. “Help us build a better place for our teens!” For more information, email galtteencenter@gmail.com.

Cosumnes DAR chapter accepting new members

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently started their Rio Cosumnes Chapter in the Elk Grove/Galt community, and they are accepting new members.

DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. Members are all lineal descendants of those who supported the cause of independence in the Revolutionary War.

For more information on the Rio Cosumnes Chapter’s monthly meetings or membership, contact Registrar Paula Schroeder at egdarregistrar@gmail.com.

City after-hours assistance

After-hours assistance is on offer at the Galt Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments. For Public Works concerns, call the Galt Police Department nonemergency line at 209-366-7000. The Parks Maintenance Division is available for scheduled field or facility use assistance only, from Monday to Friday, 4-10 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 209-810-0293.

Library offers older adults computer time

In cooperation with the Galt Commission on Aging, the Galt-Marian O. Lawrence Library will schedule a set time for older adults to use its computers, upon request. Those 65 and older who wish to request computer time can call the library at 916-264-2920. Staff will help set up the computer or tablet. The library is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is located at 1000 Caroline Ave.

Free COVID testing Thursday – Saturday

Free COVID-19 testing is available every Thursday from 7 a.m. to noon, Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chabolla Community Center, 600 Chabolla Ave. in Galt. Thursday testing accepts walk-ins, but due to high demand, the line may be closed before noon. Friday and Saturday testing is by appointment only. For more information, call 209-366-7180 or email galtpandr@cityofgalt.org.

For other testing locations in the Sacramento Region, please visit https://www.saccounty.net/COVID-19.

Recycle household batteries

Galt residents can recycle their household batteries in the green recycle bin located at the front entrance to the Galt Police Department. The green bin is for dry cell household batteries only.

For additional information, contact the Public Works Department at 209-366-7260.

Square dance classes on Mondays

The Diamond Dancers Square Dance Club is hosting social square dancing classes in Galt. The classes are open to all ages and are held on Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Valley Oaks Grange Hall. The classes are formatted for flexibility, and students can learn numerous square dance calls in about three months. The Valley Oaks Grange Hall is located at 347 Fifth Street. For more information, call Sue Regadanz at 209-748-2529.

First Thursdays with the City Manager

Galt City Manager Lorenzo Hines is opening his office hours to meet one-on-one with residents of Galt. The first Thursday of each month, citizens will have the opportunity to privately discuss their concerns, ask questions and gather feedback directly from the city manager. Meetings will be held via Zoom and will be limited to 20 minutes each meeting. Call the city of Galt offices to schedule your appointment at 209-366-7130.

Nominate your neighbor

The Galt Beautification Committee is asking you to “nominate your neighbor.” Has your neighbor recently completed a yard project? Does your neighbor have the best flowers in town or the best looking yard? The Galt Beautification Committee wants to know. Send an email with pictures and why you are nominating your neighbor to planningdivision@cityofgalt.org. The best submissions will be included in future newsletters and City Manager Updates.

AA 24-hour hotline

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

Nar-Anon family group meetings

Narcotics Anonymous (Nar-Anon) family group meetings for friends and family members who are dealing with drug addiction are held locally on a weekly basis, Saturdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the Galt United Methodist Church, 571 C Street in Galt.

Sunshine Food Pantry donation sites

Sunshine Food Pantry 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, 571 C Street in Galt; call to make an appointment for donations, 209-745-4133.

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

L’Chayim seeks volunteers

L’Chayim of Galt, 400 Fourth Street, Suite 160, seeks volunteers. Special help is needed Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for its weekly sidewalk sale; however, volunteers for all shifts are needed.

L’Chayim is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; the first three Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and some Friday nights from 5-8 p.m. Call 209-744-1143 for more information. The L’Chayim Boutique and Gift Shop is located at 400 D Street, Suite 160 (entrance on Fourth Street). Contact information is 209-744-1143.