Calendar of events
— Christmas Caroles, presented by Carson Performing Arts and the Brewery Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the BAC, 449 W. King St. Tickets $7 general, $6 students, seniors and BAC members, $5 children and student body card holders. Call 883-1976.
— The Palmore Brothers perform at 9 p.m. at the Pi-on Plaza, no cover. Call 885-9000.
— George Pickard performs at the Carson Valley Inn Cabaret Lounge, Minden. Call 782-9711.
— Carson Hot Springs Resort hosts a toy drive for Toys for Tots, 7-11 a.m. at the hot springs, 1500 Hot Springs Road. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and pool admission is free. Call 885-8844.
— Greenhouse Garden Center open house, features Carson High School Jazz Band, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
— Bingo afternoon at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 5335 Snyder Ave., begins at noon, hosted by the Saint Benedict Society. Includes cash prizes and a raffle; concession stand available, free popcorn and coffee. Must be 21 to play. Call 882-1967.
— St. Teresa of Avila school’s annual Christmas benefit, “Old Fashioned Christmas,” at the Carson Nugget. Doors open at 11 a.m., features luncheon, revue and silent auction. Reserved tickets $30; call 882-2079.
— The V&T Lives! fund-raiser, 7-9 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel, 801 S. Carson St. Features silent auction, raffle, items for sale, champagne and more. Call 885-6833.
— Parade of Lights with floats, marching bands and a surprise guest, Minden-Gardnerville. Call 782-8144.
— Nutcracker Ballet is performed at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Piper’s Opera House, Virginia City. Features students from Carson Valley and Reno areas, also, Squeek Lavake on piano at intermission of 2:30 performance. Tickets $25 reserved, $15 general and $8 children 12-younger. Call 847-0433.
— Sparks 16th annual Hometowne Christmas, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Victorian Square. Features food, dancing, music, and a parade at 1 p.m. with special floats, classic cars, international dance troupes and marching bands. Call 353-2376.