TO DO THIS WEEKEND: Pro Rodeo and Valentine's date night events

Rodeo

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

1. The is the largest winter Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeo in Oklahoma.

2. Top cowboys and cowgirls from across the country will compete for over $30,000 in prize money.

3.Friday night is family night with discounted tickets for children under 12. Saturday night features live music and dance following the rodeo.

WHY ATTEND?

"The two-night event produced by Hi Lo ProRodeo and the McAlester Area Chamber of Commerce is a full Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo and will feature Whiplash the Cowboys Monkey and bullfighting Saturday night followed by an old-fashioned dance and an after-party," said Krystal Bess, CEO of the McAlester Area Chamber of Commerce.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Chamber at 918-423-2550.

Things to do

Thursday

Creative Crafts for Adults from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McAlester Public Library, 401 N. Second St. in McAlester. 

Teen Mixed Up Art from 3:30-5 p.m. at the McAlester Public Library, 401 N. Second St. in McAlester. 

McAlester Skywarn Storm Spotter Training from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 705 EOC Dr. in McAlester. The training is free, requires no preregistration and is open to the public.

Friday

Small Business Tax and Business Startup Workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kiamichi Technology Center, 301 Kiamichi Dr. in McAlester.

Hartshorne's Liberty Theatre Valentine's Dinner and Show from 6:30-10 p.m. at 826 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hartshorne. Come out to Hartshorne's Liberty Theatre for a wonderful meal and amazing talent. Tickets are $25 per person, $40 per couple. Contact 918-297-3651 for more info.

"'Til Beth Do Us Part" Dinner Theatre hosted by McAlester Community Theatre at The Meeting Place, 104 E. Choctaw Ave. in McAlester from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Reserved seating tickets available at The Meeting Place. 

Valentines Date Night from 7-9 p.m. at the art spot OK, 210 E. Choctaw Ave in McAlester. $60 per couple. Register at www.theartspot.com to reserve a spot.

Big V Feeds PRO Rodeo Presented by Sam Wampler's Freedom Ford from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the McAlester Expo Center, 4500 W. U.S. Hwy. 270 in McAlester. Friday Night is family night with a discounted kids ticket and featuring "Whiplash" the Cowboy Monkey. Kids ages 2-12 $12, Adults $17, chute tickets $22.

Saturday

"'Til Beth Do Us Part" Dinner Theatre hosted by McAlester Community Theatre at The Meeting Place, 104 E. Choctaw Ave. in McAlester from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Reserved seating tickets available at The Meeting Place. 

Casino Night hosted by Vision Eufaula at Legacy on Main St., 224 N. Main in Eufaula from 7-10 p.m. $50 includes food and $1,000 casino cash. Proceeds benefit Vision Eufaula. 

The Heartbreaker, Championship Team Roping at Lightning C Arena, 210 Lightning C Arena Rd. in McAlester. Books open at 8 a.m. and close at 9 a.m. 

Big V Feeds PRO Rodeo Presented by Sam Wampler's Freedom Ford from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the McAlester Expo Center, 4500 W. U.S. Hwy. 270 in McAlester. Saturday night features freestyle bullfights with live music from the Bo Posey Band and dancing following the rodeo. 

Sunday

The Heartbreaker, Championship Team Roping at Lightning C Arena, 210 Lightning C Arena Rd. in McAlester. Books open at 8 a.m. and close at 9 a.m.

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