— Nevada’s Junior Miss Scholarship program, 2 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., featuring contestants vying for the title of Nevada’s Junior Miss 2000. Winner goes on to compete for America’s Junior Miss in Alabama in June. Tickets, $10 general; call 883-1976.
— Big Band dance, 3-6 p.m. at the Ormsby House Hotel/Casino, featuring music by Brian Farnon and the Tahoe Dance Band, $5 per person at the door.
— Sierra Nevada Republican Women’s third annual St. Patrick’s Day fund-raiser dinner, 5 p.m. social, 6 p.m. dinner at CVIC Hall in Minden. Tickets $20 per person, casual dress, menu is homemade corn beef and cabbage. Call 782-8719 or 782-2334.
— Merle Haggard performs at 8 p.m. at the Peppermill Tahoe Garnd Showroom, Reno. Call 826-2121.
— Giant Pacific Bell Park Pitch Relay and FanFest, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Idlewild Park, Field No. 3, Reno; cost for Pitch Relay, $50, to benefit Reno Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services. Call (877) TO-PITCH.