34th annual V&T; Nevada State Railroad Symposium through Sunday, starts 10 a.m., Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St. Call 687-6953.
Brick- and board-breaking competition, 5:30 p.m., Chi Kwan Tae Kwon Do, 3198 N. Deer Run Rd. Youth ages 5-17 will break bricks with their hands and boards with their feet. Call 783-6604.
13th annual Ghost Walk, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. Supernatural encounters, paranormal activity part of guided-historic building tours of Carson City's historic homes and mansions. "Season of the Witch" touts two guided 1800s-style home tours, Superstition Walk and Spell Walk. Costumed guides and docents lead one-mile, 90-minute walk along the Kit Carson Trail with stops at numerous historical buildings and haunted Victorian homes. Call (800) NEVADA-1.
Make Your Own Scarecrow workshop, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St. - Bring jeans, long-sleeved shirts, pantyhose, Free with paid admission to museum. Also "Operation Home Delivery" featuring products of seven home businesses. Call 884-2226.
Lyon County Horsemen's Association Poker Ride, 10 a.m., Lake Lahontan. Members $10 plus salad or dessert; day riders $20. To enter park, $4 fee. Call 629-0713.
"A Celebration of Horses," 4 p.m., Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.
"Country Meets Classics" with featured guest soloist Lacy J. Dalton. Tickets $20 general; $15 seniors, students and symphony association members. Reception at 3:15 p.m. $15 additional. Call 883-4154.
Celtic/American Jam Session, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel, Gold Hill. Call 847-0111.
Tuesday Night Lecture with Carolyn Loftis, 7:30 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel - "The Genteel Disrobe - Unlayering the Victorian Woman." Call 847-0111.
"Jack of All Trades" chautauqua presentation by Anita Watson, Ph.D., 7:30 p.m., Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Nevada St. - Free Frances Humphrey Lecture Series. Call 687-4810, ext. 239.
Wednesday Youth Night, 6:30-9 p.m., Soul'd Out Youth Night, 8755 Cimarron Trail - All middle and high school chool youth invited for free dinner, Bible study and games. Play pool, ping-pong, cards, video games and more. Call 577-4585.
Autumn Art Exhibit by Norma Carder opens, 10 a.m., Western Nevada Community College Bristlecone Galle, 2201 W. College Parkway - Artist reception 4:30-6 p.m. opening night. Call 445-4294.
Open auditions for "Cheaters," 7 p.m., Funtime Theater, 1803 N. Carson St. - Needed are three female and three male actors. Call 240-5762.
"The Diamond Pendant," 8 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel - A story of indiscretion and trickery presented by the Gold Hill Theater Troupe. Call 847-0111.
"Betty Jean," 8 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel. A comedy by Paul Sweetwood; directed by Perry Arnn, presented by the Gold Hill Theater Troupe. Call 847-0111.
Behind-the-scenes tours, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. Call 687-4810, ext. 237.
Demonstration of Coin Press No. 1, 10:30 a.m. - noon., Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. Also from 1-3 p.m. by volunteers Ken and Karen Hopple in historic Mint Building. Call 687-4810, ext 239.
RSVP Nevada Days Celebration, noon, Mills Park, East William Street. Hours of operation: Thursday from 4 p.m. to midnight. Friday and Saturday noon to midnight; Sunday noon to 10 p.m. All-day ride passes $18. Call 687-4680.
Nevada Day Festivities, start at 8 a.m., Carson City downtown, other areas:
Nevada Day Pancake Breakfast, 6:30- 9:30 a.m., Governor's Mansion, Nevada Room, 606 N. Mountain St. Hosted by Carson City Republican Women. Menu includes pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee. Adults $6, 9-younger $3.
Nevada Day Classic Run/Walk, 8:15- 10 a.m., Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St. Registration fee $25; benefits Special Olympics.
Carson Street parade, 10 a.m.
Beard Contest after parade at Capitol.
Rock-Drilling Contest, 11:05 a.m., at Carson Nugget west parking lot; free admission.
Tours of Governor's Mansion, 2-4 p.m., 600 N. Mountain St., 687-3000.
Chili feed, noon-2 p.m. at Carson Nugget, upstairs; free.
Silver State Rumble (boxing), 3 p.m. at Stewart Gym, 5500 Snyder Ave. Adults $8, seniors $5, kids 11-younger free; 888-6806.
Music and Heritage Festival, 4-9 p.m. at Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., free; 883-1976.
1864 Governor's Ball, 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Piper's Opera House, 12 N. B St., Virginia City. Formal or 1864-period dress. Tickets $50, call 847-0433. Call 882-2600.