New Year's Eve party, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., with favors and champagne toast at midnight and music by Wild Card. Buckaroos is at 1435 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, 782-9693.
Carson Valley Inn
Shake, Rattle 'n' Roll plays in the Carson Valley Inn Cabaret Lounge starting at 7:30 p.m. New Year's Eve. Shake, Rattle 'n' Roll recreates rock 'n' roll of the '50s, '60s and '70s with a song list of more than 500 classic hits. The band is Steve Baldwin on vocals, Andy Highhouse on guitar, Michael Tucker on bass, Alan Zucker on drums and Bill Crane on keyboards.
Carson Valley Inn offers New Year's Eve dinner specials in Fiona's Bar & Grill and Katie's Country Kitchen. Make eservations for Fiona's at 783-6650. Carson Valley Inn is on Highway 395 in Minden. Information, 782-9711 or cvinn.com
Centerfield Sports Bar & Grill, 1328 Highway 395, Gardnerville, hosts a New Year's Eve party with music by DJ Red. Information, 782-1902.
The Carson Valley County Club Restaurant & Bar, 1029 Riverview Drive, Gardnerville, hosts a New Year's Eve party with music by Ten Dollar Pony at 9 p.m. Thursday.
Larry Nair and Beth Oliveto of Ten Dollar Pony play original rock, Latin and blues-inspired music. They will be joined by Bill Quimby on bass and Don Piletic on drums.
The Country Club offers food and drink specials. Information, carsonvalleycountryclub.com or 265-3715.
Genoa Bar happenings
Party like it's 1899 with no electric lights, no juke box, no slot machines at Genoa Bar's Unplugged New Year's Eve party, beginning with music by Foothill Road at 8 p.m. Champagne toast at midnight, party favors. Genoa Bar, Nevada's Oldest Thirst Parlor, is at 2282 Main St., Genoa. Information, 782-3870.
The Town of Genoa Recreation Events Committee hosts a New Year's Eve party, 8:30 p.m. in the Genoa Town Hall. Cost of $25 per person includes party favors, entertainment, dancing, two drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Event catered by Genoa Country Store owner Ron Benedetti. Music by Time Warp DJ Chuck Baldauskas. Suggested attire is formal or historic Western costume. Tickets at the town offices, 2289 Main St. Information, 782-8696.
Jethro's ring in the New Year with your dinner choice of prime rib, crab legs or shrimp scampi dinner specials Their party gets underway at 10 p.m., with Sierra Storm Entertainment rocking the DJ booth to get you dancing. Champagne toast at midnight. Jethro's Oven & Grill is at 1281 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos.
The Break Even band plays classic rock covers, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Thursday, at
Jimmy G's Smokin' Hot Cigar Bar. The band plays favorites from Beatles, Pat Benatar, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Heart, Starship, Stevie Ray Vaughan and ZZ Top.
Jimmy G's is at 1595 Highway 395, Minden. Information, 783-4873.
Celebrate New Year's in roaring '20s style with music by Lucky Diamond and the Gents O' Jive, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. New Year's Eve, at Sharkey's Casino, 1440 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres in the casino at 10 p.m. with a $500 balloon drop at midnight. Information, 782-3133.
Silver Strike Lanes
Silver Strike Lanes hosts a New Year's Eve party with music by Little Robby and the Wound Ups in the lounge at 9 p.m. Dancing, champagne toast at midnight and party favors. Black light bowling is $3.75 per person per game. Shoe rentals are $2.
Silver Strike Lanes is at 1281 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Information, 265-5454.
New Year's Eve party at Topaz Lodge, 1979 Highway 395 South, Gardnerville, includes an Alaskan king crab buffet at 5-10 p.m. with music with Rush Hour beginning at 8 p.m.
Lodging specials available at 266-3338 or (800) 962-0732.