The weekend is fast approaching and it could not come soon enough! See or quick lists for what's on tap locally.

1. Come out for a gh'oul time Friday, Oct. 20 at the Ottawa County Boys & Girls Club, 830 D St SE in Miami for a screening of the movie Hocus Pocus. The fun starts at 6 p.m., and the movie begins at dark. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy hot dogs, smores, drinks, and a bonfire. There will also be rounds of volleyball and gaga ball. The event is free and open to the community. For more information call 918-542-6325.

2. Welch Harvest Days runs all day Saturday, Oct. 21 with events kicking off at 9 a.m. on Main Street. Activities include a bakers auction, decorated pumpkin contest, Boo-Ha-Ha Parade, pet show, car/motorcycle/tractor Show, crafts, vendors and door prizes! Lunch will be served by the Welch Fire Department and the street dance begins and 8 p.m. For more information visit or call Viki Davis at 918-961-0661 or Brandon Webster at 918-440-5435.

3. The G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami hosts the 8th Annual British Flyers Remembrance Ceremony Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10:30 a.m. This year’s honored guest is Jill Davies, daughter of British Pilot Officer, Edward Owen “Ted” Hawkes. Local veterans from the American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America, and the Marine Corps League will participate in this year’s remembrance ceremony as will the City of Tulsa Pipes and Drums who will perform a musical tribute to honor the British flyers. Representatives of the Royal Air Force, Royal British Legion, and the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology also plan to attend the ceremony this year. For more information contact the City of Miami G.A.R. Cemetery at 918-541-2288 or visit

4. Halloween is a little over a week away, making this the prime time to finish up on decorations, costumes and planning out seasonal activities. There is plenty of spooky and autumn themed fun to be had, beginning Friday. Check out our list of activities in our Fall Fun Roundup on page 4 of the Oct. 20 weekend edition of the Miami News-Record.

5. There are a number of new movies out this week: “Wonderstruck” rated PG and adapted from the best-selling 2011 children’s novel about a young boy in the Midwest and a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection; “The Snowman” an R-rated crime-thriller about a detective (Michael Fassbender) investigating the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman; “Only the Brave” the true story of a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire; and ” Geostorm” a PG-13 sci-fi film about a race against the clock to stop a network of satellites (designed to control the global climate) from attacking Earth.


Bordertown Casino & Arena

Oct. 20

Lickitty Split

Oct. 21

Running on Empty

Buffalo Run


Cherokee Casino Grove

Oct. 20

Women of Rock

Oct. 21

Pumpkin Hollow Band

Downstream Casino

Oct. 20


Oct. 21

Mark Chapman

Grand Lake Casino

Oct. 20

George Brothers

Indigo Sky Casino

Oct. 20

Mayday by Midnight

Oct. 21


River Bend Casino (formerly Wyandotte Casino)

Oct. 20

Lucas Gates

Stables Casino

Oct. 20-21

Michael Joiner with special guest Paul May at the Looney Saloon