— St. Patrick’s Day parade and celebration, begins at noon in Virginia City with a parade down C Street in memory of Bill Marks. Call 847-0311 for information.
— Carson City Preservation Coalition fund-raiser commemorating the Corbett-Fitzsimmons prize fight 7 p.m. at Brewery Arts Center. Donation $15, includes a corned beef sandwich, chips and soda. Green beer available for $1.50. Call 882-0916.
— Middle School Dance Club, 7-10 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., sponsored by “Stand Tall, Don’t Fall.” Cost is $5 per person, all tickets must be purchase in advance at the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada. Call Travis or Lori at 882-8820.
— Proscenium Players Inc. presents “Just Kidding, A Nite of Improv,” 8 p.m. Through Saturday at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. Tickets, information: 883-1976.
— Carson City Republican Women’s Club dinner at Ormsby House. Cocktail hour 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $15. Call 884-3011.
— St. Patrick’s Day celebration 6-10 p.m. in Genoa Town Hall, co-sponsored by Genoa Events Committee and Make-A-Wish Foundation. Call (800) 525-9474.
— Margaret Craig entertains dinner guests with Irish tunes at Villa Gigli Trattoria in Markleeville. Reservations, information: (530) 694-2253.
— Vinyl with special guest Culture performs at Lily’s Beach Club in the Horizon, South Lake Tahoe, 9:30 p.m., opening act is TempleYard. Call 746-8134.
— “Real Green” St. Patrick’s Day party at Nero’s 2000, at Caesar’s Tahoe, party begins at 9 p.m., tickets $5. Call 586-2000.
— Activated Storytellers perform at 4 p.m. at the Sparks Main Library, 1125 12th St., Sparks. Call 352-5107.
— WC Karaoke Show at the DC Bar and Grille, 1150 Airport Road, Minden, 8 p.m. to midnight, hosted by Carla and Wayne Wilson. Call 783-9121.
— Frankie Avalon performs at the Atlantis Casino Resort in the Grand Ballroom, 8 p.m. Through Saturday, 21 and older only. Call 825-4700.
— St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Fitzgerald’s, Reno, includes live music, Irish food, arts and crafts fair, and a Ceilidh. Through Sunday. Call 785-3300.
— Lazy Eights performs at the Brew Brothers, Eldorado Hotel/Casino, 10 p.m. Through Sunday. Call 786-5700.
— Annual Spring Awakening Festival at Stewart Indian School Museum, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. day, features Native American dancing, drummers, singers and artisans, plus demonstrations of basket weaving, cedar bark work, pine needle baskets, beading and tule work, plus food and refreshments. Free admission and open to the public; donations accepted at museum. Call 882-6929.
— “All About Families,” a family tree research seminar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1331 McKay Dr., Carson City; free and open to the public. Seminar will teach how to trace your ancestors, Internet access and journal writing. Refreshments and entertainment provided. Call 885-6891.
— St. Patrick’s Day dinner and raffle, 6 p.m. at the Ormsby House Hotel/Casino, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus from St. Teresa’s Parish. Dinner features corned beef/cabbage buffet for $10 per person, advance reservations required. Call Jerry at 882-9095.
— Douglas County Recreation “Teen Night Out,” bowling and pizza. Cost: $18 includes transportation, admission fees and supervision. Call 782-9828.
— Indoor Bocce Ball games, 7 p.m. at Genoa Fire Bay. Information, Les Kynett at 782-0407.
— Vinyl performs funk and groove at the Cal-Neva Resort, Frank Sinatra Theater, 9 p.m., Crystal Bay. Call 746-8134.
— 4th annual Spring Fling dance party features Mumbo Gumbo at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, 9 p.m. Tickets at Java Joe’s, Carson City, http://www.ticketweb.com, or call (510) 601-TWEB.
— “Purim in Paradise” a Purim luau, carnival and party sponsored by Temple Bat Yam on Pioneer Trail in South Lake Tahoe. Call (775) 588-9042.
— Map and Compass Skills on Snowpack, 9 a.m. to noon at Galena Creek Park, free and open to the public. Call 849-2511.
— Activated Storytellers perform at 2 p.m. at the Reno Main Library, 301 S. Center St., Reno. Call 785-4009.
— Jimmie Heuga’s Snow Express for MS at Squaw Valley Ski Resort. Through Sunday. Call (970) 926-1275.
— Psychic and Creative Arts Fair, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Through Sunday. Call 324-2872 or LPeppard01@aol.com.
–The Capitol City Community Band will feature student musicians at their annual “Children’s Concert” at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday March 19 in the Boldrick Theater in the Carson Community Center.
— Young at Heart Bingo party, 1 p.m. at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, free coffee and popcorn. Call 782-0223 or 265-7074.
— Genoa Sesquicentennial Committee presents the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra, 4 p.m. at Genoa Town Hall to kick off 16 months of events in celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial June 2001. Call 782-2893, 782-2486.
— Full Moon Tour at Hope Valley Outdoor/Cross Country Ski Center. Cost: $25 includes equipment rental, $15 w/o equipment. Call (530) 694-2266.
— Sierra Club Leader’s Choice Winter Hike, about 8 miles. Call 747-1759, 747-5013.