Cow County Ball fundraiser for VARN, 6 p.m., Fuji Park Exhibit Hall, 601 Old Clear Creek Road. Tickets $60 at the door; casual/Western wear encouraged. Live music by Judge Michael R. Griffin and Red Dugan’s Ramblers, hosted bar, dinner, dancing, silent auction, raffle. 883-8278.
Improv Kids Workshop, 4 p.m., Brewery Arts Center, 449 W King St. Gerry Orton explores improvisational theater. Beginners and intermediates ages 10-older held from 4-6 p.m. today. Cost is $30 per participant. Call 775-887-0438.
Grimes Castle, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Old Wal-Mart, 4209 S. Carson St. Carson City’s only haunted house will feature carnival games, free entertainment, food by Grand Central Pizza, the Gore Store. Cost is $11 per person. Call 882-TOMB.
“I’m Sorry The Bridge Is Out, You’ll Have To Spend The Night” musical, 7:30 p.m., Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. Capitol Stars presents. Tickets are $7 for children and students; $8 for senior citizens, $9 for general admission. Tickets at the door. Call 775-884-0580.
Teen Halloween Dance, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St. Cost $5 per person, or $3 if you come in costume. For ages 13-18. Call 775-884-2226.
Tales of the American West, Brewery Arts Center, 511 W. King St. in Carson City. Cowboy Poets Larry Maurice and John Tyson perform.
Dayton Democrats meeting, 10 a.m., Dayton Valley Golf Club clubhouse, 101 Palmer Dr. Elections, voting to be discussed. Call 246-0762.
“Duke for Sheriff” spaghetti feed, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Gold Canyon Steak House, 160 Main St., Dayton. Cost $10 adults; $5 children. Call 246-7331.
Meet and Greet Allen Veil, candidate for Lyon County sheriff, 2-4 p.m., Dayton Valley Golf Club ballroom, 101 Palmer Drive. Complimentary ice cream social. Call 246-5088.
Organic Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Custom Gardens Farm, 3701 Elm St., Silver Springs. Market honors coupons from State Purchasing Division Food Distribution (senior coupons).