The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

May 16, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area

Enid News & Eagle

Walking Tours of Historical Downtown Enid

10 a.m. Saturday

Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine

Join Cactus Jack and other characters as they bring Enid’s history to life Saturday in downtown Enid.

Cactus Jack will guide the tour, which will take people around various sites downtown. At each stop, a character from Enid’s past will explain why the site is historically significant.

In order to attend, reservations must be made in advance by calling (580) 242-2233. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

If you miss this month’s tour, don’t worry: Tours are given the third Saturday of each month through September.

For more information, call the number above, or go to


Movie Sing-along: ‘The Sound of Music’

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

Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence

Budding singers — or those just looking for some fun — are invited to join together at Gaslight Theatre on Saturday and Sunday for a fun sing-along to the movie, “The Sound of Music.”

The sing-along is an interactive show suitable for all ages. Attendees will be able to join in the choruses of “My Favorite Things,” participate in a costume party, hiss at the Baroness, boo whenever the Nazis show up and bark at Rolf.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. The show is a fundraiser for Gaslight Kids Drama Camp Scholarship fund.

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


Beyond Bell Ringing

6:30 p.m. today

Hoover Building, 312 E. Oxford

Enid Salvation Army’s annual fundraiser, Beyond Bell Ringing, will be tonight at the Hoover Building. The event is a dinner, concert and auction that raises money for Salvation Army’s shelter and soup kitchen.

Enid native Kyle Dillingham is scheduled to perform at the event.

Tickets are $50. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (580) 234-4230.


Enid Farmers Market

8-11 a.m. Saturday

Corner of Grand and Garriott

Fresh, local produce and other goodies once again will be available for purchase Saturday morning at Enid Farmers Market.

For more information, go to


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May 17-23

EVENT [Saturday]

Enid Car, Truck and Bike Show, all day, Government Springs Park. An array of classic and modern vehicles will be on display. Participants can win prizes, and awards will be handed out. For more information, call (580) 231-2085.

EVENT [Saturday]

Garfield County Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, 200 E. Maple. Mental health officials will be on hand to answer questions. Free admission to Leonardo’s for the first 200 attendees. Free lunch while supplies last. For more information, call (580) 233-2787.

ACTIVITY [Saturday]

Hands-On Living History, 1-3 p.m., Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Children will be able to spend an afternoon at Turkey Creek School making crafts and playing historical games. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.


May 24-30


Turkey Creek School Open Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Students get to spend the day with the schoolmarm and do a variety of early-1900s activities and games. Cost is $5 per student, and class photos are available for $7. Educators or parents should call (580) 237-1907 ext. 227 to reserve a spot in the day’s events.

MUSIC [Sunday]

African Children’s Choir, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Willow View United Methodist Church. For more information, call (580) 234-4899.

EVENT [Monday]

WWII Bomber Rides, noon to 3 p.m., Enid Woodring Regional Airport. Take a ride in the A26 Lady Liberty. There are four seats per flight: $400 for aft bomb bay seats and $450 for cockpit area seats. For more information, go to, or go to the airport office.


May 31-June 6

EVENT [Saturday]

Cimarron Council (Boy Scouts) Car Show, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Chisholm Trail Expo Center. Registration is $15 before May 27 and $20 after. Organized by PeeWee and Bobbie Pritchett. For more information, call (580) 540-4024.

EVENT [Saturday]

Heer’s Country, 7-10 p.m., Longdale Community Gym, Longdale. Country music artists will perform. Admission is $5. For more information, call (580) 886-5141.


Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 702 N. Washington. Admission is suggested minimum donation of $3. For more information, call (580) 233-3051.

ACTIVITY [Wed.-Thur.]

Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory, dusk, corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges. For more information, call (580) 548-2399.