The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

September 5, 2013

What's 2 do in Enid and the area

Enid News and Eagle

‘Is He Dead?’

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Thursday

Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence

While you’re out enjoying First Friday, or perhaps later in the weekend, check out Gaslight Theatre’s newest production, ‘Is He Dead?’.

The play runs today through Sunday, as well as Sept. 12-14 at the theater, located at 221 N. Independence.

Tickets for the performance this evening and Saturday cost $7, $11 or $15; special matinee prices for Sunday and this coming Thursday are $7 and $10.

"Is He Dead?" is a comedy created by Mark Twain about a young painter, Jean-Francois Millet, who is in love with a woman but indebted to a villainous dealer. When the dealer forecloses on Millet and threatens to throw him in prison unless his love marries him, Millet fakes his own death in order to achieve fame and fortune, all while posing as his own sister and trying to prevent the dealer from marrying his beloved.

For more information or tickets, go to, or call (580) 234-2307.

First Friday

6-9 p.m. tonight

Downtown Enid

Live music, local shopping — it’s that time again. It’s the first Friday of the month, which means it’s time for Main Street Enid’s First Friday downtown.

Perfomers include Logan Watkins, at 2nd Story Downtown; Back Home Again, at Soapweeds & Cactus; and Backstage Pass, at Cafe Garcia.

Several businesses will have specials, door prizes and refreshments.

For a complete listing of tonight’s events, go to


Cherokee Strip Celebration Schedule

Friday, Sept. 13

• 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Western movies at Public Library of Enid and Garfield County

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Cherokee Strip Lunch Rush — Indian taco lunch, courthouse lawn

• 6 p.m.: Lanter tours, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

• 6 p.m.: Music on the Square — The Cory Keller Band, courthouse Llwn

• 8 p.m.: Movie and Meal on the Square, courthouse lawn

• 10:30 p.m.: Friday the 13th secret movie — Retro Theatre, courthouse awn

Saturday, Sept. 14

• 7:30 a.m.: Hiland Partners Great Land Run, downtown

• 8 a.m.: Enid Farmers Market, downtown

• 9 a.m.: Be Fit Kids Fun Run, downtown

• 9 a.m.: Enid Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony, Convention Hall

• 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Cherokee Strip Festival, courthouse lawn — Activities include trick roping show, 12:30 p.m.; Old West gunfight, 1 and 1:45 p.m.; music, food, inflatables and more.

• 10:30 a.m.: Cherokee Strip Parade and Kids Bicycle Parade, downtown

• 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Western movies, library

• 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Quilt airing and sale, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church

• 7 p.m.: Rodney Atkins Concert, Enid Event Center.

Sunday, Sept. 15

• 2-4 p.m.: Run to Leonardo’s — family fun festival, Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse.


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This Week Sept. 6-12

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

Garfield County Fair, beginning 8 a.m. each day, Garfield Coundy Fairgrounds, 111 W. Purdue. Friday events include pie-baking contest, 10 a.m., and cupcake contest, 7 p.m. Saturday’s events include horse show, 9 a.m.; fresh salsa contest, 10:30 a.m.; frog and turtle races, 4 p.m.; and ice cream crank-off, 6 p.m. Carnival rides also will be up and running.

EVENT [Saturday]

Hometown Heroes Celebration at Enid Farmers Market, 8-11 a.m., Grand and Garriott. Event will honor local people who keep the community safe. Event includes dunk tank, live music and visit by Sparky the Firedog. For more information, go to

Next Week Sept. 13-19

EVENT [Saturday]

Remembering Our Heroes Poker Run, 9 a.m., Cycle Ward, 319 N. Independence. Proceeds will be donated to Woodring Wall of Honor. Pre-register at For more information, call Brice Quigley at (580) 548-3157 or Phil Gammon at (580) 603-0736.

MUSIC [Friday]

Rodney Atkins, 7 p.m., Enid Event Center. Tickets $25 and $29 and are on sale at or by calling 855-TIX-ENID.

EVENT [Friday]

Lantern Tours in Humphrey Heritage Village, 7 p.m., Humphrey Heritage Village. Tickets are $10 and are on sale at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

EVENT [Friday]

Heer’s Country, 6-11 p.m., Longdale Community Gym, Longdale. Admission is $5. For more information, call (580) 886-5141.

In Two Weeks Sept. 20-26

EVENT [Saturday]

Enid Pride, all day, Government Springs Park. Family-friendly event hosted by Enid LGBT Coalition. Music, speakers and vendors will be on hand. For more information, call (580) 541-6810.

EVENT [Saturday]

4RKids Walk/Run, 7:30 a.m., David Allen Memorial Ballpark. Registration begins at 7:30 with run starting at 8:30. Free rides, carnival games, food and fun. For more information, call (580) 237-7890.

EVENT [Saturday]

Family Saturday — Atomic Age, 1 p.m., Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Activities include 1950s civil defense training, films and activities. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

Museum list

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

702 N. Washington

(580) 233-3051

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

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

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

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

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. **Note: Leonardo's is closed for maintenance through Sept. 13.

Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center & Museum

616 Leona Mitchell Blvd.

(580) 237-6989 or 402-2524

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.