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June 27, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area

Shakespeare in the Park

8 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday

Government Springs Park

Summertime means the return of Shakespeare in the Park, and you can catch it all this weekend out at Government Springs Park.

This year’s performance is “Much Ado About Nothing.” The plot centers on two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice (played by Monte Hunter and Mary Aiaka Coleman) and Claudio and Hero (Jonathan Suttmiller and Leslie Newell). Each pair is influenced by various deceptions perpetrated by others in order to complicate their relationships.

The play is set in the 1940s. Music from the 1940s will be performed at 7:45 by Steven Harwood, Amy Kelly and Dave Abbott.

Patrons are invited to bring food, a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a free night of music and theater.

For more information, call Gaslight Theatre at (580) 234-2307.

Fourth of July Events

If you’re looking for some Fourth of July fun, there are several events that will be going on around the area.

• Enid will host its Independence Day Celebration Thursday, July 4, at Meadowlake Park, Van Buren and Rupe. Enid Symphony Orchestra will perform patriotic music at 8:30, and fireworks will begin at about 9:45.

• Also that day, Enid’s Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse will hold its 11th annual Hometown Celebration. Cost is $3 for members and $6 for non-members. Brats and hamburgers will be provided to the first 400 people. Activities will include turtle races, gunny sack races and face painting, and door prizes will be handed out. For more information, call (580) 233-2787.

• The 4th of July Celebration of Freedom will be held at Covington City Park, Covington. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. Food will include hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, chips, tea, water and dessert. Cost of the meal is by donation. Free watermelon also will be provided. A fireworks display will be held later in the evening.

• Cherokee and Kingfisher also will hold Fourth of July events. Cherokee’s Family Fourth of July will include horseshoe tournaments, egg tosses, sack races and other old-fashioned games. Other events will include turtle races, a carp catch and homemade ice cream. Fireworks will be provided in the evening. In Kingfisher, the city’s Independence Day Celebration will begin with a parade at 10 a.m. and follow with family activities all day long. A free concert will occur later in the day at 7 p.m.

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