Nevada 150 hosts events to celebrate Nevada, raise awareness

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & -- Celebratory events to commemorate Nevada's 150th year of statehood continue throughout the Silver State during the month of March. A few local events are highlighted below. Visit for a full list and more information.

The 23rd Annual Executive Kidnap will be held on March 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at a "secret" location in Sparks, Nev. This event has been held for over 20 years, raising money for C*A*R*E* Chest's medical resource programs. This year's event will celebrate Nevada's Sesquicentennial with a historical western theme. Local business and community leaders are contacted in advance to be "kidnapped" and held until their individual "ransom" has been raised. For comments, suggestions, or to participate in the event, contact Patti Meals, executive director at 775-829-2273 ext. 101. For more information, click here.

The St. Patrick's Day Dinner & Show will take place on March 8 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Siena Hotel Spa Casino located in Reno, Nev. The 45th Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Show will honor "The Irish Person of the Year" and celebrate the Irish in Nevada's History. Entertainment will be provided by Whisky Before Breakfast, Sierra Silver Strings, the Truckee River Dance Company and the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band. Ticket prices are $40 for adults and $20 for children. For additional information and to reserve tickets, click here or call 775-378-0931.

On March 15 at 11:00 a.m. the History Tea: Celebrating 150 Years of Nevada Women will be held at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City, Nev. This event invites everyone to come and hear the history of Nevada women. Costume attire from the time period of 1864 to present time is highly encouraged. For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, contact Margaret Mello at 775-883-1082.

The 23rd Annual Virginia City Mountain Oyster Festival will be an all day event on March 15 on C Street in Virginia City, Nev. This event honors Nevada's rich Basque history and includes tasty and eclectic recipes. Please visit the website or call 775-847-7500 for more information about the event.

On March 21 at 11:00 a.m. the Battle Born Birthday Cake Celebration will take place at Carson-Tahoe Hospital Cafeteria. The event celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Nevada State Constitution being approved by Congress with an attempt to recreate a piece of Nevada history. For more information, contact Heidi Enlgund at 775-240-1085 or at

The all day event, Nevada's Constitution Day, will take place on March 21 at 1864 Tavern, located at 290 California Ave. in Reno, Nev. Drink specials and finger foods will be provided in order to celebrate the state of Nevada's 150 years of existence. Additional information can be found here or by calling 775-329-1864.

Women in History; 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage will take place on March 22 at Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville, Nev. For more information, call Douglas County Historical Society at 775-782-2555, email or visit their website.

The 4th Annual Social Gathering, held on March 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8955 Mission Rd., Fallon, will feature free craft making, games, cultural entertainment, informational resource tables, a pie eating contest, dessert walk, raffle with great prizes and more. The event was created with the sole purpose of building better futures for our children by providing families access to the resources they need. For more information, call 775-423-6351.