Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, a yearlong celebration, will kick off with a series of statewide events.
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.
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/.