BSA Christmas tree lot open

Hunting for the perfect Christmas tree and want to help a local nonprofit at the same time? Head on down to the Boy Scouts of America Troop 1119 tree lot at 226 Market Street in Galt. The stand is open 5 – 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Troop members will help you find the perfect tree for you and your family. The tree lot has a variety of trees, including noble, grand and Nordmann firs, and those elusive silver tips.

Lap blanket, sock drive

The city of Galt Commission on Aging is having a new lap blanket and cozy sock drive for seniors at Dycora, formerly known as Golden Living Center. Drop off a new lap blanket and cozy socks to bring a little Christmas cheer to those who are rehabilitating away from their friends and loved ones. Donation boxes are located at Raley’s, 10430 Twin Cities Road; The Coffee Shop Bakery, 239 Fourth Street; and Galt Parks & Rec office, 610 Chabolla Avenue. Please use drop off donations before Dec. 20. For questions or more information, contact the Galt Senior Resource Center at (209) 294-3308.

First Baptist seeks Christmas donations

First Baptist Church in Galt is seeking donations to help local families have a Merry Christmas. Asking the community to “come together as one”, church officials are asking for new toys, new clothes (in all sizes), canned goods, turkeys, hams and fixings be dropped off at the church, 653 A Street. Donations are being accepted through Dec. 20. For more information, call 209-745-4665.

Sunrise Rotary seeks donations for food boxes

Galt Sunrise Rotary, in partnership with the Sunshine Food Pantry is hosting its annual Christmas Dinner Box program and is seeking community donations to help fill the food boxes for fellow community members that may be in need this holiday season. The club is accepting monetary donations, as well as donations of mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans and cranberry sauce. Donation bins are located at Save Mart, Raley’s and Walmart. Monetary donations can be submitted at

Christmas Dinner Box program seeks recipients

In keeping with its love and concern for families in the Galt area, Galt Sunrise Rotary will continue its tradition of providing a holiday meal. Families in Galt are invited to receive a Christmas Dinner Box filled with a turkey and all the trimmings to cook that holiday meal. The boxes will be distributed at the Sunshine Food Pantry, 571 C Street, on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 9-11 a.m. Recipients must sign up to reserve a box. To sign up for a box, please email, text 916-662-6915, or visit in person at the Sunshine Food Pantry on Thursday, Dec. 9. For more information, or to request a box or volunteer, text or call Rotary President Mark King at 916-662-6915.

Business License Renewals

Current business licenses expire Dec. 31. Individual renewal notices will be mailed this month. If you do not receive a renewal notice by Dec. 15, contact the city of Galt Finance Department at 209-366-7150. Business license renewals for Galt Market vendors are being processed at the Galt Market office.

Free COVID testing Thursday – Saturday

Free COVID-19 testing is available every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., 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 Avenue in Galt. Testing is offered on a walk-in basis, no appointment needed; however, pre-registration is recommended. For more information, call 209-366-7180 or email

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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

L’Chayim of Galt

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.