• The Pratt Optimist Club is putting on a pancake dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. tonight at the Pratt Community College Cafeteria. Tickets are $4 at the door for "all you can eat" pancakes, sausage and drinks or contact an Optimist member for a book of 10 tickets for $35.
• The thriller-drama, "Patriots Day" is scheduled to play at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28 and 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Twilight Theatre.
The film is about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt. "Patriot's Day" is the powerful story of a community's courage in the face of terror. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston. Directed by Peter Berg and written by Berg, Matt Cook and Joshua Zetumer, the film is based on the book Boston Strong by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge.
Kiowa County EMS is sponsoring the film.
• The Blythe Family Fitness Center in Pratt is hosting a Women's Self Defense Seminar from 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 28. The cost is $45 per person or $33 per person with families of three or more ages 21 and younger.
• A Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Pratt County 4-H Building at the Pratt County Fair Grounds. Check in is scheduled for 6 p.m. Buy in is $30 per player with $10 rebuys. All proceeds go to local youth sports teams. Raffle prizes, 50/50 payback and food and drinks are available for purchase. Call Larry at (785) 608-5997 to sign up. Walk-ins are welcome.