Governor’s Nevada Day Banquet: At 6 p.m. Oct. 24, the third annual Governor’s Banquet will take place at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. The banquet cost is $50 per person, and it is open to ages 14 and older. For more information, go to http://nevadaday.com/pages/governorsbanquet.php.
Minting of the Nevada 150 commemorative medallions: The first minting of the 1-ounce silver medallions will take place 10:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Nevada State Museum. The medallions will not be sold that weekend. While the first minting has sold out, pre-orders for the second minting are being taken through the Nevada Legislative Gift Shop at 401 S. Carson St., or at www.leg.state.nv.us/app/lcbstore/a/default.aspx, for $100.50. Admission to the Nevada State Museum is $8 for adults and free for ages 17 and younger.
La Ka Lel Be Pow Wow: The 32nd annual La Ka Lel Be Pow Wow will take place Oct. 25-27 in Carson City. The powwow has been a Nevada Day tradition for more than 30 years. La Ka Lel Be in Washoe translates to “the people gathering in Washoe.” For more information, go to http://nevadaday.com/pages/powwow.php.
Free admission to all Nevada state museums: All Nevada State museums will offer free admission Oct. 26 to celebrate Nevada 150. For more information, go to http://museums.nevadaculture.org/.
75th annual Nevada Day Parade: The theme for this year’s Nevada Day Parade, set for Oct. 26, is “Honoring Nevada’s Past and Building Nevada’s Future.” Festivities will kick off at 8 a.m. with a hot-air balloon launch, followed by a flyover. The street parade will start at 10 a.m. in downtown Carson City, featuring a Nevada 150 float among many others. More than 200 entries are expected this year. For a full listing of Nevada Day activities or for more information, visit http://nevadaday.com/pages/parade.php.
Beard Contest: The contest is open to anyone with a beard with no entry fee. It is held immediately following the parade in the ampitheatre, just south of the Capitol steps. Plaques are awarded for longest, fullest, reddest, whitest, blackest, best salt and pepper, best groomed, scruffiest and most bearded community.
Carson City Republican Women annual pancake breakfast: Gov. Brian Sandoval will host a pancake breakfast Oct. 26 at the Governor’s Mansion. Tickets cost $6, or $3 for children younger than 10. Breakfast will be served from 7-9 a.m. at the Governor’s Mansion, 606 N. Mountain St. For more information, contact Mary Burgoon or Kaye Keeton at 775-884-3011, or go to http://nevadaday.com/pages/bawn.php.
Annual chili feed: Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki will host the annual chili feed at the Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St. The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 26. For more information, go to http://nevadaday.com/pages/chilifeed.php.
Nevada State Society Sesquicentennial Celebration in Washington, D.C.: The Nevada State Society will kick off Nevada’s Sesquicentennial Celebration in the Nation’s capital Oct. 29. The celebration also will recognize Nevada’s congressional delegation. For more information, go to http://nevadastatesociety.org/.