Upcoming and weekend events

• Aug. 9  Backpack and school supplies giveaway by Protectors Motorcycle Association, 9 a.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.— Heavener Rodeo, 7:30 p.m., Cecil Rodeo Grounds.— Concert Under the Stars, Dead Snake Road, 8 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.• Aug. 12  Public dinner and informational meeting concerning proposed sales tax for Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center. Speaker, EOMC COE Mike Carter. 6 p.m., Stapp-Zoe Community Center.— Teachers meeting concerning proposed sales tax for Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, 10 a.m., Talihina Public Schools.— Public meeting concerning proposed sales tax for Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, 7 p.m., Heavener Library.— Blood drive, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rubin White Health Clinic.— Blood drive, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Choctaw Nation Healthcare, Talihina.— Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary, potluck 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., DAV building U.S. 59 Highway north, Poteau.