The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 11, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area

Enid News and Eagle

Walk This Way

1 p.m. Saturday

Enid Trails Cleveland Trail Head, 1321 S. Cleveland

Want to get exercise, but haven’t had any motivation? Join people all across Enid Saturday and begin a six-week campaign to get in — or stay in — shape.

Walk This Way 2013 kicks off at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Enid Trails Trail Head on Cleveland. The event was created as a way for Enid residents to get in shape for the summer, while having fun.

During the April 13-May 25 contest, participants will record the amount of time they walk each day or week. Participants are eligible for a grand prize drawing if they walk at least 1,100 minutes.

The kickoff Saturday will include T-shirts for the first 500 who register, other giveaways, music and fun activities for kids.

For more information, or to register, go to

Railroad Appreciation Day

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Railroad Musem of Oklahoma, 702 N. Washington

Caboose rides and model trains will be just a few of the things area residents can experience Saturday during Railroad Appreciation Day at Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, 702 N. Washington.

Beginning at 9 a.m., the museum will hold an open house. Caboose rides are available for a donation of $2.

Regular admission is by a suggested minimum donation of $3. Normal hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call (580) 233-3051.

Northwestern Oklahoma Medieval and Renaissance Faire

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva

Medieval food, merchants and crafts await you today in Alva at the Northwestern Oklahoma Medieval and Renaissance Faire.

The event starts at 10 in the morning and lasts until 7.

Along with the arts, crafts and food, entertainment also will be provided.

For more information, find the faire on Facebook, or go to

FOCUS: Smokin Red Dirt BBQ

If you like barbecue, make sure you check out the 8th annual Roberts Ranch Smokin Red Dirt BBQ April 19 and 20 in downtown Enid.

Barbecue experts — and novices — from all over the region will compete for top prizes during the event.

On April 19, the public will be able to get themselves a free pulled-pork barbecue sandwich, as well as enjoy vendors and live music. Also on that day will be a brand new event, the Pelagic Tank LLC Kids-Q, where teams of children can compete in a barbecuing contest of their own.

The Red Dirt BBQ will continue on Saturday with pony rides, a magician, live music and awards ceremony.

Deadline to register for both the Kids-Q and regular barbecue cook-off is Monday. For more information, go to

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This Week April 12-18

EVENT [Thursday]

Third Thursday, 8 p.m., Turpin Room at Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. A variety of musical acts will perform, and the public is invited to come listen. Seating is free, but limited. Call (580) 234-2307.

EVENT [Thursday]

2013 Little Miss Red Dirt Pageant, 4:30 p.m., Convention Hall. Event is a fundraiser for March of Dimes and is open to single, young ladies between the ages of 0 and 12. Must be a resident of northwest Oklahoma and U.S. citizen. For more information, call (580) 278-2921.


Midgley Museum, open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 2-4 p.m. Saturday, 1001 Sequoyah. Museum is operated by local volunteers and contains relics from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. For more information, email

Next Week April 19-25


MUSIC [Friday]

Dr. Joe Bryant & Jazz Orchestra feat. Kyle Dillingham, 7 p.m., Convention Hall, 301 S. Independence. Dance to the big band sounds of Dr. Joe Bryant, trumpet player, his jazz orchestra, and special guest Kyle Dillingham. For more information, call (580) 548-8146.

EVENT [Saturday]

Walking Tours of Historical Downtown Enid, 10 a.m., downtown Enid. Residents can visit historical sites around downtown Enid, where real live characters will give presentations about their characters’ history. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children, and reservations must be made in advance. For reservations, call (580) 242-2233.

THEATER [Saturday-Sunday]

‘Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp,’ 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Children theater pricing is in effect: 12 and over are $4, 2-12 are $2 and under 2 are free. For more information, call (580) 234-2307.

In Two Weeks April 26-May 2

THEATER [April 25 and Friday]

‘The Wiz,’ 7:30 p.m., Enid High School, 611 W. Wabash. Enid High students will bring the retelling of the “Wizard of Oz” story to life in the school’s newly remodeled auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students. For more information, call (580) 234-2404.

EVENT [Friday-Sunday]

Enid Home Show, 2-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. Admission is $3 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Vendors presenting products and services will be on hand, as well as trade experts. For more information, call (580) 234-3549.

THEATER [Saturday-Sunday]

‘Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp,’ 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Children theater pricing is in effect: 12 and over are $4, 2-12 are $2 and under 2 are free. For more information, call (580) 234-2307.