News & Notes

Gallo Center for the Arts

The public is invited to Monday night's free ribbon-cutting and dedication celebration. The 6 p.m. program will feature performances by local entertainers, speeches, tours, and free food and beverages from 20 downtown restaurants. "It's the people's dedication," said Patty Hill Thomas, Stanislaus County's chief operations officer. Those who attend will receive a surprise memento while supplies last. I Street will be closed between 10th and 11th streets. Free parking will be available at the county garage on 12th and I streets.

The Gallo Center for the Arts, at 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.

Today's 'Peter Pan' show is canceled

The actor playing Peter Pan in Modesto Peforming Arts' production of the popular play suffered an injury that will force the cancellation of today's opening show, according to director Paul Tischer. The show now will debut Saturday, and continue with scheduled shows Sept. 16 and Sept. 21-22. Tickets can be exchanged for future shows or refunds at the group's box office at Warden's Office Supply at 1401 J. St.