Friday, Dec. 17:
— Final sign-ups for the Junior Ski/Snowboard Program at the Recreation Office, 851 E. William St. until 5 p.m. Call 887-2290 ext. 101.
— Free seminar on organic gardening at Nevada Department of Agriculture, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Call 688-1182 ext. 243.
— Opening night of new show “Passion 2000” at Harveys Casino Resort, South Lake Tahoe. Showtime: Tuesday-Sunday, closed Monday, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Adults only. Admission: $19.95 per person (includes one drink).
— Grass Valley’s Cornish Christmas street fair celebration, 5-9 p.m. Admission free. Call (530)272-8315.
— Carson Valley Christian Center presents “Home for the Holidays” 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday, features 60 children, a live band and surprises. Call 267-0151.
— Peter Mulvey performs adult acoustic rock at the Garage Nightclub, inside the Reno Hilton at 10 p.m. tonight and Saturday; Friday night ladies’ night, women drink free. Call 789-2565.
— Little Charlie and the Nightcats perform at Brew Brothers inside the Eldorado Hotel at 9:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday. No cover charge. Call 786-5700.
— Linda Ronstadt performs at Caesars Tahoe, 9:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday. Tickets: $45 and $55. Call (800) 648-3353.
— “Godspell,” presented by Carson Performing Arts International Thespian Society Troupe 5180 and Renaissance Projects, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, at Carson City Community Center. Directed by Karen Chandler; vocal direction Stewart Peebles, choreography Gina Kaskie, produced by Mary Bennett, plus pre-show concert by The Hyde Street Swing Section. Call 885-6331.
— Reno Little Theater performs “A Christmas Carol” at the Reno Elks Lodge, 597 Kumle Lane, Reno, Friday/Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 students/seniors. Call 331-1877.
— The Garfin Gathering performs at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe through Sunday.
— The Nevada Festival Ballet performs “The Nutcracker Ballet” at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. Evening performances are 8 p.m., two matinees on Dec. 18 and 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $52, $47, $37, $27, $22 and $12. Call the NFB office 785-7915 or the Pioneer Center through Monday.
Saturday, Dec. 18:
— Local artist David Piel performs a special reading of “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., 813 N. Carson St. 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. Volunteers needed. Food, games, entertainment and Santa will be available. Call 857-1815.
— Nevada Festival Ballet performs “The Nutcracker” 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. Snow shoe 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.