Today-SundayRSVP Nevada Day Fair, Mills Park: Carnival Hours: 4-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Rides: $1 each or all-day pass for $20. $5 Super Carnival Discount Coupons online at www.nevadaruralrsvp.org (click on RSVP Fairs). Information: 775-687-4680, ext. 7; 28th annual carnival features carnival rides for adults and kids, food and crafters. Proceeds benefit RSVP programs such as Home Companion Program. Battle Born Days: Mills Park. Hours are the same as the RSVP Carnival except: USO Dance: 6 p.m. Friday at Carson Nugget; Bomber Girl Pin-Up Pageant: 6 p.m. Saturday at Carson Nugget. Free except for Gun Show, Dance and Pageant. Information: Call 775-240-7958, or visit www.battleborndays.com. TodayGovernor's Banquet: 6 p.m. no-host bar; 7 p.m. dinner. Grand Sierra Resort, Reno. Tickets: $45 per person; table of 8: $320. Contact Rich Crombie, 775-846-1130. Banquet features special guest speakers, live entertainment, raffle, silent auction, semi-formal attire. Proceeds benefit Gold Star Families of Nevada and Blue Star Mothers, honoring our veterans, fallen soldiers, and active duty military personnel.
Friday and SaturdayCarson Colony will host the annual La Ka Lel Be Pow Wow. This event begins at 5 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. Free. The Carson Colony is located at 2900 S. Curry St.FridayFirst Tee Golf Tournament: 12:30 p.m. shotgun start Silver Oak Golf Course Cost: $400 per 4-person team. Contact: 775-851-233; www.tftnn.org. The First Tee of Northern Nevada third annual Nevada Day Tournament benefits The First Tee Golf & Life Skills programs in the Carson City region. The First Tee National School Program and regional In-School Outreach programs. SaturdayReMax/Nevada Day Balloon Launch: Set-up starts at 7 a.m.; launch at 8 a.m., weather permitting. Launches from the area of Stewart and South Carson streets. Contact: Stephen Lincoln at 775-841-1000. Republican Women's Pancake Breakfast: 7-9:30 a.m., Governor's Mansion; $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10. Information: Mary Burgoon or Kaye Keeton at 775-884-3011 or www.ccrwclub.com. Pancakes, eggs and ham and orange juice. Proceeds go toward a scholarship for two deserving students from Carson High and Dayton High. The price remains the same as it has for the past 12 years. The Builders Association of Western Nevada Pancake Breakfast: 7-10 a.m. In front of Red's Old 395. $6; Children 5 and younger are free. Information: 775-885-4353. Funds from this traditional pancake breakfast go toward the Helping Hands program and Western Nevada College Scholarships Fund. Classic Run/Walk: 8K Run at 8:15 a.m.; 2-mile Walk at 8:25 a.m.; and 2-Mile Fun Run at 8:25 a.m. Starts at Telegraph & Curry streets and goes through the historic district. Information: tahoemtnmilers.org, or call Tom Wion: 775-882-0410. More than 400 runners and walkers of all shapes and sizes — and even attire — hit the streets of Carson City for this benefit for the Special Olympics. Train Steam Up Nevada State Railroad Museum: McKeen Motor Car, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City. Tickets: Adults 12-up, $10; children 4-11, $5; 3 and younger, free. Call: 775-687-6953. Commemoration of the last run of the McKeen Motor Car, No. 22, on the V&T line, Nevada Day, 1945. Purchase tickets at the Wabuska Depot at the Museum. Nevada Day Pinewood Derby: Main hall in the Carson Mall. Registration: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Race: 1 p.m., after the Nevada Day Parade. Free entry; car kits $4. Open to kids ages 6 and older, through old geezers. Download rules and regulations at: www.nevadaday.com/pages/derby.php. Car kits are at American Family Insurance locations, Bobby Bean Agency, 2085 Highway 50 East (William St.), 775-885-9542; and The Kathy McClintock Agency, 300 S. Curry St., Suite 6, 775-885-8110. Visit Les Schwab's Pit Crew at any Carson City location to have the specs checked on your car. Nevada Day Parade: 10 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m., along Carson Street from William Street to Stewart Street; 2012 Theme: “Honoring Our Military & Families — Past, Present, Future.” Information: 866-683-2948. The parade kicks off with a 10 a.m. flyover of military craft from the Naval Air Station Fallon and the Nevada Air Guard. Parade awards in many categories are given including best float, best band, best mounted equestrian group, and best historical entry. World Championship Single Jack Drilling Contest: 11:05 a.m., Carson Nugget west parking lot. Entry fee: $50. Spectators free. Application and rules at nevadaday.com (click Rock Drilling Contest). Information: 775-882-2600; 866-683-2948; email email@example.com. Come view the old-world contest of strength, skill, and Sierra White Granite grit. Contestants use 41⁄2 pound hammers and as many as 11 bits of graduated steel to drill a 3⁄4 inch hole in a 4,320 pound piece of Sierra White Granite. The contestants have 10 minutes to pound the drills into the solid stone. The deepest hole wins. Total purse of up to $5,500. The contest goes back to the Comstock mining skills of earlier times, when blast holes for dynamite were punched into ore bodies by hand. Annual Chili Feed: Noon to 2 p.m., Carson Nugget; free. Information: 775-684-1921. Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki hosts the annual chili feed featuring free chili with all the fixin's and a blue grass band. Beard Contest: Immediately follows the Nevada Day Parade, about 1 p.m. Amphitheater just south of the Capitol steps. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 775-882-2600. Open to anyone with a beard. No entry fee, and no admission to watch the proceedings. Plaques are awarded to the longest; fullest; reddest; whitest; blackest; best salt-and-pepper; best groomed; scruffiest; and most bearded community. Governor's Mansion Tour: 2-4 p.m. 606 North Mountain St., Carson City. Call: 775-687-3000. Governor's Ball: 7-11 p.m. Piper's Opera House, 12 North B St., Virginia City Tickets: $25 advance; $30 at the door (adults only). Call: Rae Maeder at 775-847-7173. Dance to Victorian-era music. Attire is Victorian, Edwardian, Civil War and/or Formal Western Attire. Appetizers and desserts served. No-host beer/wine/soft drink bar in the auditorium, and Piper's Corner Bar will be open downstairs. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours: 8 p.m. Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall 511 W. King St. Carson City Tickets: $35 reserved floor seating; $28 reserved main level seating; $23 balcony seating Contact: 775-883-1976 or www.breweryarts.org. Antsy and the Troubs return for a rollicking night of music, humor and celebration.