Saturday, Dec. 18:
— Artist David Piel performs a special reading of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada at 1 p.m. Call 884-2226.
— Santa Claus visits the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 2-4 p.m. Call 884-2226.
— Filipina singer Carina Afable performs at a special Christmas Holiday dinner and concert at the Peppermill Hotel Casino, 6 p.m. Tickets $27 include dinner and concert. Call 885-2179 or 720-7466.
— ACES Christmas party, 2-4 p.m. at Nevada State Project Office, 1195 Corporate Blvd., Reno. Food, games, entertainment and Santa will be available. Call 857-1815.
— Nevada Festival Ballet performs “The Nutcracker” ballet at the Pioneer Center for Performing Arts today and Sunday. Call 686-6600.
— Jonny Moseley Invitational at Squaw Valley USA. Twelve of the world’s hottest freeskiers in a head-to-head skiercross competition and big air competition today and Sunday. Call (775) 588-2412.
Sunday, Dec. 19:
— Snowshoe Expedition will begin with breakfast at 9:30 a.m. with departure at 10:15 a.m. from the Sporting Rage, 4338 S. Carson St. Snowshoe rentals available or bring your own. Dogs welcome. Cost $19.95 includes breakfast, lunch and guide. Trip will be about 4 hours. Return at 3 p.m. Call 885-7773.
— Christmas Cantata, 10:50 a.m. at Capital Baptist Church, 4555 S. Edmonds Dr. Call 885-0880.
— Young at Heart Bingo at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville 1 p.m. Call 782-0223 or 265-7074.
— Author Dwayne Kling will sign copies of “The Rise of the Biggest Little City: An Encyclopedic History of Reno Gaming, 1931-81,” at Sundance Bookstore, 1155 W. Fourth St., Reno 1-3 p.m. Call 786-1188.
Monday, Dec. 20:
— Shake, Rattle n’ Roll performs at the Carson Valley Inn Cabaret Lounge. Call 782-9711.