The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 7, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area


Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Sumner Winter Roundup

8 p.m. Saturday

Fairgrounds Pavilion Arena

The Sumner Winter Roundup returns to Enid this weekend with lots of events: open bull riding, novice bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and ranch bronc riding.

Doors open at 6, and the event starts at 8. Admission is $5.

For more information, call Aronda Hajek at (405) 853-0176.

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‘The Vagina Monologues’

8 p.m. Thursday

Turpin Theater at Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence

This performance for mature audiences only is based on interviews conducted with women around the world in a witty, poignant and thought-provoking nature.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling the theater at (580) 234-2307 or by going to gaslighttheatre.org.

Box office hours for the theater are 2-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

For those who miss the Thursday performance, there will be two additional performances at the same time Feb. 15-16.

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Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory

Dusk Wednesdays and Thursdays

Corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges

If you have a fascination about astronomy — whether it be the moon, planets, or even nebulae — stop by Northern Oklahoma College Enid’s observatory on a clear Wednesday or Thursday night.

On those evenings at dusk, weather permitting, the college opens its telescope up to the public. Depending on the season, you can see the moon, Saturn, the Orion Nebula, clusters of stars, and perhaps even a galaxy or two.

To get to the observatory, head east on Randolph until you get to Michael Hedges. The observatory will be on your right.

For more information, or to schedule a large group for a visit, contact Bob Killam at (580) 548-2399.

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Feb. 8-14

EVENT [Saturday]

Hennessey Hootenanny, 7 p.m., Hennessey Public Library Auditorium, 525 S. Main. Open mic begins at 6:30, with Sherri Bush Wall and Larry Darnell. Admission is $4 for adults and $1 for children ages 6-12. Proceeds will benefit Hennessey United. For more information, go to hennesseyhometownhootenanny.com, or call Cathy Howard at (405) 853-6212.

EVENT [Wednesday]

“Cowboy Culture — Art and the Contemporary Cowboy,” noon, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center Village Church. February’s Brown Bag Lunch & Learn will be presented by Don Reeves, curator of cowboy culture at National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. For more information, go to csrhc.org, or call (580) 237-1907.

EVENT [Thursday]

Sweetheart Supper and Dance, 7 p.m., American Legion, 121 W. Oak. Cost is $5 for pulled pork meal. Cover charge is $5. The Branders will perform, and everyone is welcome to come. For more information, call (580) 540-8920.

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Feb. 15-21

THEATER [Friday-Saturday]

“Vagina Monologues,” 8 p.m. each day, Turpin Theater inside of Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. For mature audiences only. Tickets are $5. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the theater at (580) 234-2307, or go online to gaslighttheatre.org.

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

Glenn Miller Orchestra, 8 p.m. each night, Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway. Program will feature original charts by Glenn Miller and others from the Big Band era. Tickets are $30 per person and are available by calling (580) 237-9646 or going to enidsymphony.org.

EVENT [Saturday]

Trot 4 Trykes 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m., Convention Hall, 301 S. Independence. Sponsored by AMBUCS clubs of District 5B. Event raises money for AmTryke therapeutic tricycles. Early signup is $25 for adults and $15 for children. To register, go to getmeregistered.com/trot4trykes.

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Feb. 22-28

EVENT [Friday]

Feastin and Fiddlin, 7-11 p.m., Oakwood Mall, former Sugar Rush location. Enid Arts Council will present the Byron Berline Band from Guthrie. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at Enid Convention and Visitors Bureau or at enidarts.org. For more information, call (580) 540-4989 or (580) 237-4779.

EXHIBIT [Daily]

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 507 S. 4th. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and $3 for students with an ID. For more information, go to csrhc.org, or call (580) 237-1907.

EXHIBIT [Daily]

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 702 N. Washington. Museum contains collections of railroad memorabilia. Admission is suggested donation of $3. For more information, call (580) 233-3051.