Calendar of Events
— Annual Christmas Commitment fund-raiser, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Joe Bob’s Hot Springs Road House, 1510 Hot Springs Road, hosted by the Carson City Raiders Booster Club. Features live auction of autographed sports memorabilia and more, raffle and items for sale. Food collection for Advocates to End Domestic Violence; battery collection for Eagle Valley Children’s Home and new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots campaign. Proceeds benefit local senior citizens. Call 720-4333 or 450-7128.
— Carson City Historical Society 2002 Victorian Christmas Tour, noon to 5 p.m., features 12 locations, entertainment, music and refreshments. Tickets $12 adults, $10 seniors 65+ and students 13-18, children 5-12 $3, available at the Roberts House Museum.
— Bethany Circle of Women in Mission annual Advent Tea, 2 p.m. in Luther Hall, 1837 Mountain St. (behind church). Features original skit, cookies, tea and coffee. Call 882-7057.
— ‘Tis the Season 2002 featuring Sierra Nevada Ballet’s “Peanutcracker, the Story in a Nutshell,” at 4 and 5:30 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall on King Street. Call 883-1976.
— The Compassionate Friends worldwide candle lighting ceremony, 5 p.m. at the Nevada State Library and Archives, for families grieving the loss of a child. Call Kathy Schultz at 883-3132.
— Silver Knights Motorcycle Club meets at 7 p.m. at Round Table Pizza in Eagle Station Shopping Center (near Raley’s). Call 265-6998 from noon-3 p.m.
— Joyful Noise Christmas concert at Unity Church of Today, 7 p.m. at CVIC Hall in Minden. Features Cherie and John Shipley, Steve Hayes, Jim Finnin, Howard Coleman and more. Call 782-4429.
— 2002 Holiday Home Tour, 1-4 p.m. at seven homes in the Carson Valley. Wine and hor d’ oeuvres reception after the tour. Tickets $20 per person. Call 782-8144 or 885-4596.
— Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center Holiday Open House, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1477 Highway 395 in Gardnerville. Features decorated trees, cookie walk, unique items for sale and more. Call 782-2555.
— Genoa Christmas Faire, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days in Genoa Town Hall, Genoa. Call 782-8696.
— “The Nutcracker” is performed at 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at Caesars Tahoe Circus Maximus Showroom. Tickets $25 adults, $20 children. Call (800) 648-3353.
— White Wing performs at the Carson Nugget Show Lounge. Call 882-1626.
— The Beach Toys perform a tribute to The Beach Boys at the Carson Valley Inn Cabaret Lounge, Minden. Call 782-9711.
— Feast of Chanukah, 8 and 10:30 a.m. at New Beginnings Christian Church, 145 Esmeralda Dr., Washoe Valley. Features guest speaker Richard Hill of CJF Ministries. Call 849-2830.
— Reno Chamber Orchestra will present its annual performance of George Frederic Handel’s “Messiah” at 2 p.m. Sunday Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at Nightingale Concert Hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
— 20th annual Handel’s Messiah Sing-along presented by the Reno Pops Orchestra, 2 p.m. at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, free admission. Call 673-1234.
— Robert Dubac’s “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?”, in the Eldorado Showroom, Reno. Tickets, showtime information, call 786-5700 or visit http://www.eldoradoreno.com.