TO DO THIS WEEKEND: Street races to raise money for Hartshorne

File photoRacers will again compete in the H-Town Throwdown street races this Saturday in Hartshorne .


1. Admission to the street races will go toward helping the city of Hartshorne build things for the community.

2. Racers will bring a variety of vehicles and compete in several classes, including Trick Turbo Tail Gate, Naturally Aspirated, Big Tire, Small Tire, True Street, and Daily Driver. Call-Outs/Grudge Class races will take place throughout the day.

3. Drivers in the daily and true street classes will cruise the streets of Hartshorne at the 4 p.m. drivers’ meeting.


Racemaster Mike Angeli said the event will help raise money for the city of Hartshorne.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: H-Town Throw Down Facebook page at

Things to do


Casino Night, 6:30 p.m. at Expo Center, 4500 West Highway 270. Casino night fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club in McAlester. Tickets are $50 for dinner and $1,000 in gambling money, available at 305 East Chadick in McAlester, by visiting the event page on Facebook, and at the door.


Splash Bash, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Downtown McAlester. Unlimited water sliding for $10. Food trucks, water slides, shopping and more.

Pooch Plunge, 10 a.m. to noon at Jeff Lee Pool at Third Street and Fillmore Avenue in McAlester. Partners for Animal Welfare Society and the city of McAlester host free event for people and their dogs to swim. All dogs must have proof of current vaccinations and be spayed or neutered.

Family Fun Fest, from noon to dusk, Chadick Park in McAlester. Free community event with inflatables, games, prizes, food, activities, fire trucks, a Movie in the Park and more. Everyone is welcome.

H-Town Throw Down, racer registration from noon-3 p.m., races at 5 p.m. at 300 Jupiter St. Family-friendly racing event that raises money for city of Hartshorne community funds.

Commercial electronics collection, scheduled times at the former National Guard Armory, Pride in McAlester will accept and properly dispose of electronics from pre-registered businesses, organizations and churches.