Toys for Tots Thanksgiving Weekend Steam Up, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Saturday, Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St. Free train rides to anyone bringing a new, unwrapped toy donation for Toys for Tots. The museum will give one free train ride for each toy donated. Call 687-6953.
Pinkerton presents “The Nutcracker,” 7 p.m., Today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. Call for tickets, information. Call 882-2916.
Demonstration of Coin Press No. 1, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. Also from 1-3 p.m., by volunteers Ken and Karen Hopple in Historic Mint Building. Regular museum fees apply. Call 687-4810, ext. 237.
Bobby Kittle and the Chix C Dicks, 1 p.m., Washoe Club, 112 S. C St., Virginia City. Call 847-7210.
Mike Garson Trio, 8 p.m. at Piper’s Opera House, Virginia City. World-class Jazz Trio. Tickets are $35 in advance; $40 at the door. Call 847-0433.
Christmas Commitment, Second Half, 1-4 p.m., Q’s Barbecue Restaurant, 230 Fairview Drive. Features “Spike,” the first-ever fan (Raiders) inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame for pictures/autographs, also live and silent auctions, raffle, collection of toys for Toys for Tots, and food for Advocates to End Domestic Violence. Game live on TV. Proceeds used to adopt homebound seniors for Christmas. Call 232-9700.
Kindermusik, 10 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St. The world’s leading music and movement classes for children. Call 775-265-2191.
Carson City Recreation Talent Show tryouts, 6-9 p.m., Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. Call Carol Petersen for information. Call 887-2290 ext. 116.
Ladies Night @ Dick’s Roadhouse, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 10051 Highway 50 E. Features live DJs spinning the best in Top-40 and dance music. Ladies free before 11 p.m.; drink specials all night long. Call 246-4477.
Lyon County Commissioners special meeting, 2 p.m., 27 S. Main St. Yerington. Call (775) 463-6531.
Square and round dancing, 7-9:30 p.m., Dayton Silver Squares Dance Club, Dayton High School. Lessons for ages 12-99. Call 246-0318.
Flashback Thursdays @ Dick’s Roadhouse, 8 p.m., 10051 Highway 50 E. Listen, lounge and party to the classics from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s with the area’s best DJs. No cover charge. For information, Call 246-4477.
Food Closet, 1-3 p.m., Community Chest, 991 S. C St. in Virginia City. Barter for food or items in our New Beginnings thrift store. First visit to food closet is free. Proceeds from thrift store benefit local community programs. Call 847-9311.