Cheshire Antiques is accepting nonperishable food items for the Carson Valley Food Closet 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at 1423 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Bring cameras for pictures with Santa. Information, 782-9117.
Carson Valley Christmas Kickoff 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Park. Information, 782-7134.
Minden Gazebo and tree lighting 6 p.m. Dec. 2. Live music and special visitor. Information, Roxanne Stangle. 782-2444.
Elks annual spaghetti feed and Christmas tree bingo is 5 p.m. Dec. 2 in the CVIC Hall.
Christmas in Genoa is Dec. 2. Tree lighting 6 p.m., Santa visit and refreshments. Information, 782-8696.
Theatre of Arts Discipline's "Children of Eden" opens 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School. Other performances are 7 p.m. Dec. 3, 9, and 10, and 2 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11. Tickets, $10 adults, $8 students and seniors. Information, (775) 219-3577, or www.toad.vpweb.com.
German Christmas Marketplace is 4-8 p.m. Dec. 2-3 on Esmeralda Ave., Minden. Information, Roxanne Stangle, 782-2444.
Breakfast with Santa is 8:30-11 a.m. Dec. 3 in the Genoa Town Hall. Information, 782-8696.
Dangberg Home Ranch holiday toy exhibit is Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11. The ranch is located at 1450 Highway 88, Minden. Information, 783-9417, or dangberghomeranch.org.
Douglas High School 30th annual Christmas Craft Faire 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the high school. Cost, $2 or two canned food items. Information, 392-1512, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Gala Gallery of Trees and Cookie Walk is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Information, 782-2555.
Lights Parade. 16th annual Parade of Lights is Dec. 3, Highway 395 from Gardnerville to Minden. Information, 782-8144.