The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

August 15, 2013

What's 2 do in Enid and the area


Enid News and Eagle

Tour de Trykes/Twilight Criterium

Saturday

Downtown Enid


Don’t miss out on all the cycling action Saturday in downtown Enid.

Tour de Trykes, an annual event that raises money for local AMBUCS projects, begins at 7:30 a.m. at David Allen Memorial Ballpark. Routes consist of distances of 14, 26 and 42 miles, as well as a two-mile family ride and a 100-kilometer race.

Later that day, bikes will fly through the middle of downtown during the Twilight Criterium. The criterium is a short race around a closed course at high rates of speed.

Other events include the OneSource Monster BMX Jam, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Enid Event Center; Asphalt Apes vintage bike show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 200 block of North Independence; and Main Street spoked art show, 5-8 p.m., same location.

For more information on any of the weekend’s events or to register, go to tourdetrykes.com.

Historic Downtown Walking Tour

9 a.m. Saturday

Cherokee Strip Conference Center


Learn all about the history of Enid through a variety of colorful, historical characters Saturday downtown.

The Chisholm Trail Coalition’s Historic Downtown Walking Tours take place every third Saturday of the month, beginning at Cherokee Strip Confernce Center, 123 W. Maine. Cactus Jack takes tourists around the Square as characters from Enid’s past share their stories.

Reservations must be made in advance. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children. For reservations or more information, call (580) 242-2233.

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This Week Aug. 16-22

EVENT [Saturday]

Enid Farmers Market, 8-11 a.m., corner of Grand and Garriott. Stop by the farmers market each Saturday morning for fresh local goodies and other products. For more information, go to enidfarmersmarket.org.

EVENT [Saturday]

Super Bowlin’ Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Oakwood Bowl, 4709 W. Garriott. Registration at 12:30 p.m. costs $5 per child. For more information or reservations, call (580) 233-8712.

EVENT [Tuesday]

Summer Wine: ‘The Enid Writers’ Club — A Harvest of Words,’ 7 p.m., Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway. Admission is free. For more information, call (580) 237-9646.



Next Week Aug. 23-28

EVENT [Friday-Sunday]

UTSRC Team Roping, starts 9 a.m. daily, Chisholm Trail Expo Center Pavilion Arena, 3721 N. Washington. Admission is free. For more information, call (580) 237-0238.

EVENT [Saturday-Sunday]

Greater Oklahoma Sportsman’s and Outdoor Expo, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. For more information, go to www.knid.com.

EVENT [Saturday]

Enid Mack Motor Mania, 10 a.m. to noon, Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, 200 E. Maple. Kids can get up close and personal with big vehicles. For more information, call (580) 237-2787.



In Two Weeks Aug. 29-Sept. 5

EVENT [Saturday]

Enid Farmers Market, 8-11 a.m., corner of Grand and Garriott. Sample fresh products from a variety of local vendors. For more information, go to enidfarmersmarket.org.

EXHIBIT [Beg. Sunday]

‘Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb,’ exhibit runs through Oct. 20, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Temporary exhibit explores the atomic bomb threat through history. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

EVENT [Beg. Thursday]

Garfield County Fair, open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Sept. 9, Garfield County Fairgrounds, 4th and Oxford. For a complete schedule of events, pick up a fair guide at the News & Eagle office, 227 W. Broadway.

Museum list

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

702 N. Washington

(580) 233-3051

railroadmuseumofoklahoma.org

Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays and all major holidays and adverse weather.

Midgley Museum (the Rock House)

1001 Sequoyah

(580) 234-7421

midgleymuseum.org

Hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday and all major holidays. Not open Nov. 1 through March 31.

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

507 S. 4th St.

(580) 237-1907

csrhc.org

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, New Years’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. For more admission info, go to the website.

Simpson's Old Time Museum

228 E. Randolph Ave.

(580) 234-4998

http://www.skeletoncreekproductions.com/m-museum.html

Hours: 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Admission is free.

Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse & Adventure Quest

200 E. Maple

(580) 233-2787

leonardos.org

Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; Twilight Time is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Admission: All-day pass, $7, children under 2 are free. Groups of 12 or more is $5. Memberships available.

Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center & Museum

616 Leona Mitchell Blvd.

(580) 237-6989 or 402-2524

http://www.leonamitchellsouthernheightsindianmuseum.org/

NOC Observatory

Northern Oklahoma College campus at Randolph and Michael Hedges

(580) 548-2399

Hours begin at dusk Wednesday and Thursday. To schedule a large group, call the number above.

Splash Zone Water Park

1122 The Trails West Loop

Hours: noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, May through August. Admission: $12 for adults and seniors and children under 45 inches are $8.

Splash Pads

Hoover Park and Champion Park

Hoover Park location: Between Cleveland and Hoover on Oklahoma

Champion Park location: 10th and Chestnut

Admission is free.

Enid Kiwanitrain

Meadowlake Park

Hours: 6-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday

Admission: $2

enidkiwanis.com