Gala Countdown: 24 Days
The Gallo Center for the Arts, shown from above on 10th and I streets in Modesto, holds its grand opening gala Sept. 27. The center has two theaters: the 1,252-seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater and the 444-seat Foster Family Theater. www.galloarts.org, 338-2100.
Labor Day closures
Many business and government agencies will be closed today, Labor Day. Among those closed will be all federal, state and county offices, post offices (there also will be no mail delivery), courts, schools, banks and libraries. Many stores will be open, and Vintage Faire Mall will observe normal business hours.