The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 31, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area


Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — ‘Becky’s New Car’

7 p.m. Today and Saturday

Enid Symphony Center

Take a wild ride at Enid Symphony Center this weekend, as you experience all the twists and turns life has to offer with Becky in “Becky’s New Car.”

Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and a middling marriage, until a grief-struck millionaire comes to the car dealership where she works and offers her nothing short of a new life.

The comedy is Gaslight Theatre’s annual dinner theater. Tickets are $40, which includes dinner catered by Copper Pot. Doors open at 6:30 at the Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway. Dinner will be served at 7, and the play will start at 8.

Tickets may be purchased by going to gaslighttheatre.org, or by calling the box office at (580) 234-2307. There will be additional shows Feb. 8-9.

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‘We the People’

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday

Waller Middle School

Waller Middle School will present its musical, “We the People,” Saturday at the school, 2604 W. Randolph.

The play is about a town, the residents of which decide to put on a patriotic show. The townspeople form a committee to decide what goes into the show, and the audience gets to see what the committee envisions.

Tickets are $5. Students with an ID, children 10 and under, and veterans and current military members all are free.

Showtimes are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. inside the auditorium.

For more information, contact Susan G. Vineyard at sgvineyard@enidk12.org.

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Planetarium Show

6:30 p.m. Thursday

Northern Oklahoma College Enid

Head to the NOC Enid Mackie Planetarium Thursday, and take a trip to Saturn without even leaving Earth.

The planetarium that evening will be presenting a program about the famed ringed planet and some of its moons. The program will be followed by a virtual tour of Enid’s night sky inside the domed structure.

Following the planetarium show, and weather-permitting, the observatory will be open so the public can view planets, nebulae, star clusters and other objects through the large telescope.

The observatory also is scheduled to be open Wednesday evening.

The planetarium and observatory are located near the intersection of Randolph and Michael Hedges.

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

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Feb. 1-7

EVENT [SATURDAY]

5K Warm Your Heart Run and 1-mile Fun Run, 9 a.m., Return Engagement, 121 N. Grand. Course circles through downtown area. To register before the race, go to earlysignup.com/warmyourheartrun. Late registration is 8 a.m. the morning of the race. For more information, call (580) 234-0624.

THEATER [TUESDAY]

‘Totally RED!’, 2:15 p.m. and 7 p.m., Timberlake High School auditorium, Helena. “Totally RED!” is a fun re-telling of the tale of “Little Red Riding Hood” performed by the Timberlake senior class. Admission for adults is $3; students are $1. A chicken-and-noodle dinner will be served before the late performance at 5 p.m. For more information, call (580) 852-3281.

EXHIBIT [DAILY]

Simpson’s Old Time Museum, 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 228 E. Randolph. Take a step back in time and visit the Old West at Simpsons Old Time Museum, located in downtown Enid. For more information, go to skeletoncreekproductions.com/m-museum.html.

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Feb. 8-14

THEATER [FRIDAY-SATURDAY]

‘Becky’s New Car,’ 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Becky Foster is caught in a middling life, but one day, when a millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where she works, everything changes. For information or tickets, call (580) 234-2307, or go to gaslighttheatre.org.

ACTIVITY [SATURDAY]

Big Band Dance, 7-10 p.m., Moose Lodge, 302 E. Purdue. Dance the night away and socialize with other Enid couples. Hors d'oeuvres provided, and there is a cash bar. Cost is $35 per person. Membership for Big Band Dance Club is $225. Music will be provided by the Ron Maxey Band. RSVP by Monday. For more information, call (580) 233-6160.

ACTIVITY [WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY]

NOC Enid Observatory, open at dusk, corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges. Every Wednesday and Thursday evening of the month, weather permitting, Northern Oklahoma College Enid opens its observatory to the public. See the moon, planets, nebulae and other objects through the telescope. For more information or to schedule a large group, call Bob Killam at (580) 548-2399.

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Feb. 15-21

EVENT [SATURDAY]

Trot 4 Trykes 5K Walk/Run, 9 a.m., Convention Hall, 301 S. Independence. Event is sponsored by AMBUCS District 5B clubs. Proceeds will help purchase AmTryke therapeutic tricycles. Early sign-up is $25 for adults and $15 for children. Pre-registered runners will receive a long-sleeve shirt with logo. For more information, or to register, go to getmeregistered.com/trot4trykes.

MUSIC [FRIDAY-SATURDAY]

Glenn Miller Orchestra, 8 p.m., Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway. Tickets are $30 for either the Friday night or Saturday night show. For tickets, visit the box office 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (580) 237-9646.

EVENT [SUNDAY]

Autry Technology Center Open House, 2-4 p.m., 1201 W. Willow. Attendees can tour the classrooms, participate in hands-on activities, meet the instructors, view interactive demonstrations and participate in program activities. For more information, go to autrytech.edu, or call (580) 242-2750.