1. District 4A-1 is shaping up to be a close battle to the finish in fastpitch softball. 

Another key matchup to determine positioning is on tap for 5 p.m. today when Plainview visits Glenn Wendt Field for a matchup with Lone Grove. The game is a rematch of a regional tournament semifinal from a year ago. Plainview rallied in the seventh inning to end Lone Grove’s season.

Also, Dickson visits Pauls Valley, while Sulphur is at Ada.

 

2. Billed as, “The best of British theater,” East Central University Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science and Legal Studies, Dr. Christine Pappas will give a talk on the death penalty in Oklahoma entitled “Oklahoma’s Legacy of Tinkering with the Machinery of Death” at 6:30 p.m., Monday.

A screening of the National Theatre Live production of “Hangmen” will follow at 7:30 p.m. The  production is the winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Play and Best Set Design. The event is open to the public and will take place in the Estep Multimedia Center of Bill S. Cole University Center on the ECU campus in Ada. The talk is free and open to the public. The screening is $5 for ECU students with ID and $10 general admission.

 

3. Johnston County Library kicks off the Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma series at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien. 

The book features a platoon of American soldiers in the Vietnam War and is based upon O’Brien’s experiences as a soldier in the 23rd Infantry Division. Scholar Ken Hada will lead discussion during the series. 

Other books in the War, Not-War and Peace series are “Empire of the Summer Moon” by S.C. Gwynne (September 20); “Maus” by Art Spiegelman (October 18); “Neon Vernacular” by Yusef Komunyakaa (November 8) and “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr (December 6).

This program is free and open to the public.  Copies of the books are available at the library at 116 W. Main St. in Tishomingo.

 

4. The Heart-to-Heart Fall Consignment Bazaar opens Thursday and continues through Saturday in the Stephens Country Fair and Expo Center. Described as a, “Great place to find great deals,” the event features clothing, furniture and toys and offers plenty of space for vendors.

Thursday and Friday the bazaar is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.

The expo center is located at 2002 S 13th St. in Duncan.

 

5. “Raiders of the Lost Ark” is this week’s feature at Family Films on Thursday Night at the McSwain Theatre. 

The special showing starts at 7 p.m. when  adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before others. The film stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, and Paul Freeman and is rated PG. Tickets are available at the door — $3 general admission, $2 senior citizens and children 12 and under, or movie deals for $5 which includes popcorn and a drink.

The historic theatre is located at 130 W. Main in Ada.