The Stanislaus Arts Council is offering a limited number of half-price tickets for its 12th annual Excellence in Arts awards dinner Saturday at the West Side Theatre in Newman.
Eight awards will be distributed to winners Colleen Bare (lifetime achievement), Bob and Shirley McCutcheon (music), Nancy East (dance), Gini Vyborney (theater), Bob and Shirley McConnell (volunteers), Carol David (visual arts), John Black (community outreach) and Carmen Sabatino (community treasure).
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a no-host bar and social hour. Regular price tickets are $75. To get the half-price tickets, call the arts council office at 558-8628.