GALEP training Sept. 25

Volunteers are needed for the GALEP Therapeutic Riding Program for children after school, with no horse experience required.

Volunteer training is scheduled on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 12:30 p.m., at the GALEP arena behind McCaffrey Middle School (997 Park Terrace Drive) for new or experienced volunteers.

The first summer therapeutic riding and Horsemastership Club session starts Oct. 9 at 12:30 p.m.

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

For more information or to RSVP, contact Karen Schauer at 209-744-4545, ext. 308 or

Fall Family Food Drive entire month of September

Please consider making a food or cash donation through September where your donation will stay here to food local families. Drop-off locations are Save Mart and Banner Bank. A shopping list of high-demand items includes peanut butter & jelly, cereal & cereal grain bars, canned fruit & individual fruit packs, canned vegetables & beans, canned chicken or tuna, soup, stews & chili, rice & pasta, pasta sauce, boxed crackers.

Teen Center design workshop

Members of the Galt Teen Center are hosting a design workshop and have invited the community to share its ideas and thoughts about the teen center. As an essential part of the Galt community, your voice is important as the workshop is designed to serve all teens of Galt. Annette Kunze will lead the workshop in partnership with Galt Teen Center team members. The workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 23 at the Chabolla Community Center, 600 Chabolla Avenue in Galt.

GriefShare sessions

GriefShare provides help and encouragement after the death of a family member or friend. A weekly grief support group is planned for area family members and runs for 13 weeks at a cost of $15, which includes a workbook.

Classes meet on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Real Life Church, 550 Industrial Drive, Suite 100 in Galt. For more information, call Sherri Sumstine at 209-610-5077 or email

GHS alumni all-class reunion Oct. 12

The Galt High Alumni Association’s 29th annual All-Class Reunion is happening Saturday, Oct. 12 from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Littleton Center in Galt. The reunion features classmates gathering to visit and get reacquainted. The class of 1969 is celebrating their 50th, the class of 1959 is celebrating their 60th, and the class of 1964 is celebrating their 55th reunion. Other classes will be celebrating their 10, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 70th-year reunions.

There will be a tri-tip and teriyaki chicken buffet by Johnson’s Catering, with DJ music. Reunion and buffet are $40 per guest. We encourage alumni interested in sharing a table to get your friends and families to register together. Classmates registered on the website will receive the reunion reservation information via email, and the reunion reservation form and information will also be posted on the website and on Facebook.

Volunteers needed

The Commission on Aging is looking for more volunteers to staff the Galt Senior Resource Center, located at the Chabolla Community Center, 600 Chabolla Avenue. Center hours are Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., excluding holidays.

Volunteers who are willing to provide information over the phone, are able to operate a computer and answer questions from seniors who may stop by or call in. Volunteers will be trained and will have the ability to contact members of the commission if questions arise.

If you are interested in helping at the Resource Center, please call (209) 366 7180.

Galt Senior Resource Center

The Galt Senior Resource Center is now open. Regular business hours are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday (excluding holidays). The resource center is located at the Chabolla Community Center, 610 Chabolla Avenue. For information, call 745-7332 during regular business hours or leave a message for a return call.

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.

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.

Weekday senior lunches

Meals on Wheels, in coordination with the city of Galt, offers free lunches Monday through Friday for seniors 60 years and over at the Chabolla Community Center, 600 Chabolla Avenue. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.; however, doors open at 9 a.m. for coffee and visiting with friends. Meals are free; however, donations are welcome. For questions, call Crystal Pruitt at 209-745-7332.

For those unable to attend lunch at the Chabolla Center, meals can be delivered to your home. For home delivery, call the Asian Community Center at 916-444-9533.

Volunteers needed to deliver meals

The Asian Community Center (ACC) is in need of volunteer drivers to help with its Meals on Wheels program. If you would like to help enrich a senior’s life and have time to volunteer, contact the ACC at 916-444-9533.

Community music sessions

Musicians, fans and members of the community are invited to attend “jam sessions” at First Baptist Church on the corner of A Street and Palin Avenue in Galt on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Musicians from all genres and all ages are invited to participate, and those who wish to just listen to their fellow neighbors are welcome to attend. Sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. and end as the musicians tire. For more information, contact Jim Parkinson at 209-327-0406.

Senior Club

The Senior Club in Galt welcomes seniors 55+ to join the club, which meets at the Chabolla Community Center, located at 600 Chabolla Ave., in Galt. Member business meetings are the first Monday of every month at 1 p.m. Bingo is held most Mondays starting at 1 p.m., and most Thursdays starting at 12:30 p.m. Fun Days and potlucks are held the second and third Mondays at 12:30 p.m. Game Days are every Friday starting at 12:30 p.m., with many games offered. Various other events are held throughout the year. Contact Pat McCormick at 206-963-1230, Darlene Aguilar at 209-857-0198 or the office at 209-366-7180 and join the fun for only $10 per year (

Super Snazzy Sidewalk Sale

A super snazzy sidewalk sale will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at the L’Chayim of Galt Women’s Center on Fourth Street, between D and E streets, from 10 a.m. to 2 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.

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 and clothing closet that helps provide for local residents. Collections of canned food and dry good items, as well as gently used and new clothing, are received at Horizon Community Church, 446 Fairway Drive in Galt on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (209-745-0700) and at United Methodist Church, 471 C Street in Galt on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon (209-200-2628).

The clothes closet is open on the second Thursday from 9:30-11 a.m., and is located on the Fairsite campus, 902 Caroline Avenue in Galt, in the last portable classroom off the back parking lot.

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 Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 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 Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.