You’ll find higher stakes at this year’s Meridian Lion’s Club Rodeo. This is the first year the event is aligned with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. It will attract a larger, stronger roster of riders from around the Northwest as they try to qualify for national and regional championships. You’ll see saddle and bareback bronc and bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing — and help Lions Club community programs.
2 p.m. Sept. 26-27 (prerodeo events at 1 p.m.), northeast corner of McDermott Road and Cherry Lane, Meridian. Proceeds benefit Lions Club community programs.