— Republican congresswoman Helen Chenoweth-Hage is the guest speaker at the Central Lyon County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner.
A no-host cocktail hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. Call 246 5783.
— First Presbyterian Church Women’s annual Spring Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Family Life Center of the church, at the corner of Division and West Musser streets. Call 882-1032.
— “Magic of Mardi Gras,” a fund-raiser for the Western Nevada Community College’s Center for the Arts, 6:30 p.m. at the Ormsby House Hotel/Casino, features tap dancers, fortune teller, live music and dancing and authentic New Orleans style buffet; $50 per person. Tickets, information: 445-3240.
— Mardi Gras Kids Carnival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Child Development Center on the campus of Western Nevada Community College. Call 887-4118 for information.
— United Methodist Church “Shrove Tuesday,” 5 p.m. at the church, at 412 W. Musser St.; features best bean dish or soup, games and music. Donations accepted at door. Call 882-1436.
— Blue Palm, dance theater duo of Jackie Planeix and Tom Crocker, perform Millennium Stories at 7:30 p.m. at Turtle Rock Park Community Building on Highway 89 north of Markleeville. Call (530) 694-2787.
— Kid Stuff Saturday at the National Automobile Museum, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., provides children a learning experience about our nation’s automotive history through a variety of events; admission $1 ages 6-18, under 5 free. Call 333-9300.
— Willson and McKee, who specialize in traditional Celtic and comtemporary acoustic music, perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School. Tickets are $5 per person, $8 for families and are available at the door.
— Remedy Corporation Celebrity Winterfest at Kirkwood Ski Resort. Teams comprised of a special Olympic athlete, a celebrity, a race coach and corporate racers compete. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics. Call (775) 558-2412.
— Glen Plake’s Wild, Wild Hot Dog Tour at Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort. Amateur event that includes skiing with world renown extreme skier Glen Plake and learning his tricks. Call (775) 588-2412.
— The Velveteen Rabbit, a children’s theater company production, performs 1 p.m and 4 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center. Call 883-1976.
— Ecumenical Choir Festival featuring choirs from 14 Northern Nevada churches, 3 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1070 Plumb Lane, Reno. Call 885-8842, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Sierra Club Leader’s Choice showshoe, a moderate 4-6 mile route, OK for beginners in good shape. Call 747-4824 or 746-8274.
— Sierra Club Great Ski Race and Tour, a fund-raiser for Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, entry is $25, ski Tahoe to Truckee. Call 747-1413.
— Diamond Peak’s Family Fun Day, all-day adult lift ticket $15, available to residents of Carson City, Minden and Gardnerville as a fund-raiser for the Carson City Junior Ski/Snowboard program. Bring picture ID and proof of residency to Diamond Peak’s Guest Services window. Call 887-2290.