The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

June 13, 2013

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Enid News and Eagle

“Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top”

Saturday through Aug. 11

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th

Visit Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center Saturday to relive the days when colorful characters of all shapes and sizes would traverse the United States and bring cheer to millions of people.

“Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top” is a new temporary exhibit at the museum and will be on display through Aug. 11.

The exhibit explores the circus era between 1890 and 1965 and takes them behind the scenes of one of America’s oldest theatrical traditions.

Visitors to the museum will receive $1 off admission by showing their admission or ticket stubs to Cirque Musica, which is coming to Enid Event Center on June 27. Regular admission is $5 — $3 for seniors and students. Active duty military and veterans are free.

For more information, go to

Downtown Historical Tour

10 a.m. Saturday

Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine

Learn all about Enid’s past this Saturday with Cactus Jack and other historical figures.

The monthly Downtown Historical Tours are presented by Chisholm Trail Coalition. Tourists are guided around different points on the Square and downtown, where characters will give presentations.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and they must be purchased in advance by calling (580) 242-2233.

For more information, call the number above.

Dad Fest

Sunday morning

Enid First Assembly, 905 N. Oakwood

Bring dad to Enid First Assembly Sunday for a morning of fun and worship.

Events at this year’s Dad Fest include a car show, motorcycles, music, free food, games and more.

Every dad that attends either the 9:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. service will receive a free gift.

For more information, call (580) 233-1742.



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Gary Allan Concert

Country music star Gary Allan will perform with special guest Logan Mize, 7 p.m. June 23 for the first concert hosted by Enid Event Center, 302 S. Grand.

Allan has sold more than 7 million albums and released five platinum and gold albums in a row. He has had five No. 1 hits, including “Every Storm (Runs out of Rain)” and “Watching Airplanes.”

Mize is from Clearwater, Kan., and his second album, “Nobody in Nashville,” reached No. 49 on the Billboard Country Albums list. He has shared the stage with bands such as Lady Antebellum, Eric Church and The Band Perry.

Tickets are $32 and $42. A limited number of VIP tickets are on sale for $77. For more information or to buy tickets, call 855-TIX-ENID, or go to

This Week June 14-20

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

Van Buren Cruise, 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Van Buren. Van Buren Cruisers of Enid will hold its cruise Friday and Saturday, and a car show also will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Registration is $15. For more information, call Dale at (918) 249-0799.

MOVIE [Friday-Saturday]

Retro Movie Theater: “Casablanca,” 3 p.m. Friday; “An Affair to Remember,” 6:30 p.m. Friday; “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” 9 p.m. Friday; “Mary Poppins,” 3 p.m. Saturday; “Sleepless in Seattle,” 6:30 p.m. Saturday; and “Jaws,” 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and military and $5 for children 4-12. For more information, go to

EVENT [Saturday]

Race 4 Jace, 8 a.m., Crosslin Park, 1520 W. Oxford. Event is a 5K run/walk or one-mile walk to help find a cure for galactosemia. For more information, call Jessy Dershem at (580) 541-1309. Sign up at

Next Week June 21-27

EVENT [Friday]

Outdoor Arena Summer Playday, all day, Chisholm Trail Expo Center Outdoor Arena, 111 W. Purdue. Area residents asre invited to bring their horse and compete in various events. For more information, call Terri Haws at (580) 541-1967.

EVENT [Saturday]

Enid Woodring Regional Airport Monthly Fly-in and Spot Landing Contest, 8-10 a.m., 1026 S. 66th. Everyone — pilots and residents — are welcome to attend. Breakfast will be available at Barnstormers Restaurant for $7. For more information, call (580) 234-5476.

EVENT [Thursday]

Cirque Musica, 7:30 p.m., Enid Event Center, 302 S. Grand. Cirque Musica is a concert experience that combines acrobatic performers with music to create a circus-style atmosphere. To buy tickets, call 855-TIX-ENID, or go to

In Two Weeks June 28-July 4

THEATER [Friday-Sunday]

Shakespeare in the Park: “Much Ado About Nothing,” 8 p.m. each day, Government Springs Park. Gaslight Theatre’s annual Shakespeare in the Park tradition continues. Admission is free. Audience members are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

EVENT [Saturday]

Enid Roller Girls Bout vs. River Valley, time TBA, SkateTown, 905 Overland Trail. For more information, email, or go to

EVENT [Thursday]

City of Enid Independence Day Celebration, 6 p.m., Meadowlake Park. Enid Symphony Orchestra will perform patriotic music at 8:30 p.m., and fireworks display begins at about 9:45 p.m. For more information, call the city at (580) 234-0400.