Scottish Appreciation Day Reception, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Nevada State Legislature Building, Room 330, 301 S. Carson St. Features live music for Tartan Day with Scottish heritage displays, traditionally attired members of the Nevada Society of Scottish Clans, Scottish and other Celtic music on traditional instruments by Gairin Celtic Music 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Scottish shortbread, teas and coffee. Bill Glen and Pat Keough of the Scottish Clans as hosts. Call 996-7185.
Author Sam Bauman book discussion, 6-7 p.m., Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St. Bauman, discusses his new book, "Then God is Forgiven." Copies will be available. Call 887-2244.
West Coast swing dancing, 6:30-9 p.m., El Charro Avitia Restaurant, 4389 S. Carson St. Free; no partner necessary. Visit www.highsierrasdc.org. Call 629-9369.
Tuesday Night Lecture Series, 7:30-9 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill. Features David Toll on Stories from the Gold Hill News, 1974-1980. Dinner buffet (5-7 p.m.) and lecture is $15; lecture only is $5. Call 847-0111.