Today: Downtown Carson Street unveiled; Museum celebrates 75 years; Saturday: Nevada Day

Brandy Beveridge, down on all fours detailing a sidewalk plaque in front of the Legislature.

Brandy Beveridge, down on all fours detailing a sidewalk plaque in front of the Legislature.

Downtown celebration planned today

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Nevada State Museum 75th Anniversary Celebration

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: KOZZ Live Broadcast at Arlington Plaza

Noon: Ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the Capitol Building

Noon to 4 p.m.: Family Fun Center on Proctor Street

Noon to 6 p.m.: Art Projects with the Brewery Arts Center and Food for Thought — Brewery Building on Proctor Street

Noon to 7 p.m.: Beer Garden at Arlington Plaza

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Guided Westside Bike Ride starts from Bike Smith

1-4 p.m.: Band: Escalade — Arlington Plaza

1:30-2:30 p.m.: High School MTB Team Show and Games at The Bike Smith

2-5 p.m.: Band: Picket Line at the Bike Smith

2:30-3:30 p.m.: Bike Games with Muscle Powered and Fitness for 10 at The Bike Smith

3-7 p.m.: Band: Deception — McFadden Plaza

3:30-4 p.m.: Slow Race Bike Competition at The Bike Smith

4-6 p.m.: The X Live Broadcast — McFadden Plaza

4-5 p.m.: Adult Tricycle Races — The Bike Smith

4-7 p.m.: Band: Trippin’ King Snakes — Arlington Plaza

5:30-6 p.m.: Raffle Drawings for Grand Prize — Arlington Plaza

6:30 p.m.: Blinky Man Halloween Bike Ride — McFadden Plaza

8 p.m.: Rocky Horror Picture Show — The Brewery Arts Center.

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The public is invited to the 75th birthday bash of Nevada State Museum today.

This day of honor is filled with special events from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

8:30 a.m.: Museum Opens – Free all day

9-9:45 a.m.: Behind-the-scenes tour #1 – sign up at entry table

10 a.m. to noon: Medallion minting – ongoing, Coin Press Room

10:30-11 a.m.: Opening remarks – museum concourse stage McAvoy Lane; elected officials; Guild, Russell, Calhoun Family representatives

11 a.m.: Cake Cutting – Carson High School Culinary & Animation/Graphics Departments

11:15 a.m.: McAvoy Lane & Mayor Bob Crowell press medallion

11:30 a.m. to-1 p.m.: Joe Guild book sale and signing

1-3 p.m.: Medallion minting– ongoing, Coin Press Room

1:30-2:15 p.m.: Behind-the-scenes tour #2

2-4 p.m.: Zephyrus Brass Quintet play

3-3:45 p.m.: Behind-the-scenes tour #3

4:30 p.m.: Museum closes for the day


A costume contest and Halloween karaoke from 7 to 11 p.m. today at Carson Lanes’ Eleventh Frame Lounge, 4600 Snyder Ave.

Old-fashioned Halloween fun is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Fort Churchill State Historic Park in Silver Springs. The family-friendly event will feature activities including harvest games on the museum lawn, a scavenger hunt around the fort ruins and pumpkin carving and scarecrow building contest. Bring your own pumpkin carving tools and clothing to dress your scarecrow. Pumpkin carving and scarecrow building will be available starting at 4 and judging will take place at 6 p.m. All other activities will be available from 4 to 7 p.m. while supplies last. Contact Kristin Sanderson, 775-577-4880,

Virginia City is the site of a monthlong “Hauntober” celebration, a ghostly celebration culminating on Oct. 31. Events include Ghost Walk Tours by Bats in the Belfry 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27-30 at locations around Virginia City. For more information, go to

Costumed goblins will march down Virginia City’s C Street at 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Entry is free and sign-ups begin at 3 p.m. at the Virginia City Jerky Company, 204 S. C St. Following the Goblin Parade, safe trick-or-treating will take place until 8 p.m. A costume contest also is planned at 4:30 p.m. at the Virginia City Jerky Company; sign up at 3 p.m. at the same place.

A night walk of the Silver Terrace Cemetery in Virginia City is planned from 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 31. The cemetery opens after dark only once a year, on Halloween night, for a walk among the graves on the spookiest night of the year.

Carson City Library will be offering spooky crafts, games and a costume contest from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today in the Digitorium, 900 N. Roop St. The library will be open to trick-or-treaters from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Halloween.

Carson Tahoe Health’s annual Spooktacular celebration from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 offers trick-or-treating, a bounce house, booths, and displays of fire trucks, ambulances and a CareFlight helicopter. The free event takes place in the north parking lot at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.

The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada’s Safe Halloween Celebration is from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30. The event, at 813 N. Carson St., includes trick-or-treating and Halloween crafts for $5 per child. Call 775-884-2226 for more information.

A free Halloween party to benefit veterans in need from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 at Veterans Healing Camp, 1775 E. Highway 50, Silver Springs. The event includes games, hayrides, a costume contest, live music by Randy Ide and food and drinks. Bring a carved pumpkin to enter into the pumpkin contest, and dress up for the costume contest. For more information, call Shahla Fadaie at 775-781-2394.

Trick-or-treating in Carson City is on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31.

Nevada day events


8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Free admission to Nevada State Museum

10 a.m.: Tour of historic east side starts at Capitol steps

Noon-9 p.m.: RSVP Nevada Day Fair at Mills Park

1:30 p.m.: 90-minute walking tour of historic west side departs from the Nevada State Museum

7 p.m.: Nevada Day Pow Wow at Carson Colony Gym


6-11 a.m.: Carson Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons Pancake Breakfast at 113 E. Washington St.

7-9:30 a.m.: Republican Women’s Pancake Breakfast at Governor’s Mansion

8 a.m.: REMAX sponsored Hot Air Balloon Launch

8 a.m.: Nevada Day Classic Run/Walk

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Free admission to Nevada State Museum

10 a.m.: Flyover of Military Aircraft

10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Nevada Day Parade

11 a.m.-3 p.m.: 42nd Annual Nevada Day World Championship Single Jack Drilling Contest

Noon-2 p.m.: Annual Chili Feed at the Carson Nugget

Noon-9 p.m.: RSVP Nevada Day Fair at Mills Park

2 p.m.: Nevada Day Beard Contest (following parade)

2 p.m.: Nevada Day Pow Wow at Carson Colony Gym

2 p.m.: Capital City Community Band’s free Nevada Day concert at Capitol Amphitheater

2-4 p.m.: Governor’s Mansion Tour

3-6 p.m.: Telegraph Square Block Party


Noon-8 p.m.: RSVP Nevada Day Fair at Mills Park

Noon: Nevada Day Pow Wow at Carson Colony Gym

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