• Fireflight Balloon Fest: The FireLake FireFlight Balloon Fest began Friday and continues all day Saturday at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation powwow grounds. The event includes live performers, family-friendly activities, giant kites, a display of 30 hot air balloons and more. Admission to the event is free, and it is open to the public. For event schedules, vendor information, directions and more, visit FirelakeBalloonFest.com.

• Check out the Outdoor Nation Expo: The Outdoor Nation Expo will take place at FireLake Arena in Shawnee throughout the weekend. The expo includes a turkey calling competition, a free youth archery tournament, hunting and fishing seminars and demonstrations, a youth fishing tournament, a vendor market and more. Admission is free with over 150 hunting and fishing vendors and attractions. Visit outdoornationexpo.com for more information.

• Get involved: The monthly meeting of Indivisible Shawnee will be at the Shawnee Public Library at 1 p.m. This will be a working meeting to determine the role the group will play in the upcoming mid-term elections. All are welcome to attend: bring energy and ideas. Indivisible Shawnee is a non-partisan group dedicated to helping citizens become educated and engaged in the political process.