The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 3, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area

Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — NOC Enid Basketball

6 p.m. Monday

Mabee Center, NOC Enid campus

With local businesses getting back in their post-holiday routines, why not take some time to go see a few basketball games?

Northern Oklahoma College Enid’s men and women will face  NOC Tonkawa on Monday, a set of rivalry games between the two schools. The women’s game is set for 6 p.m., and the men’s game will start at about 8, or whenever the women are finished playing.

NOC Enid’s women are riding a five-game winning streak, having beaten Bethel JV, Southeast Nebraska, NEO, Seminole and Cowley in recent weeks.

The men are 11-3 and will face Rhema Bible College on Saturday in an away game.

For more information on NOC Enid athletics, go to


Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

noon Wednesday

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center Village Church, 4th and Garriott

Learn all about the significant weather events in Enid’s history this Wednesday at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center.

Mike Honigsberg, director of Enid and Garfield County Emergency Management, will hold a talk titled “Significant Weather Events in the Cherokee Strip.”

For more information, go to, or call (580) 237-1907.


Live Music

8 p.m. tonight

Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence

It might not officially be First Friday, but come to downtown Enid tonight to hear some live music by local artists.

Christopher Sneed, Brett Wilenzick and Cathy Nulph will perform inside the Turpin Theatre at Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence.

Admission is free.


Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse

Open Daily

200 E. Maple

Are your children bored? Get them out of the winter doldrums and take them to Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Leonardo’s is a hands-on arts and sciences museum where children can imagine, play and discover.

All-day admission is $7; children under 2 are free.

For more information, go to


Focus: Trot 4 Trykes is Feb. 16

Break out your winter exercise clothes and get ready to run for Feb. 16th’s 5th annual Trot 4 Trykes 5K run/walk.

The 5K will begin at 9 a.m. at Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine. The course is USATF certified.

Pre-registered runners will receive a high quality long-sleeve shirt with race logo on the day of the race. Race day registrants will receive a shirt as supplies last.

To register early, go to Early registration will be open before midnight on Feb. 12. Cost is $25 for adults and $15 per child.


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Jan. 4-10


Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 4th and Garriott. Humphrey Heritage Village is open when museum is open. For more information, go to, or call (580) 237-1907.


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


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. Residents can experience what Enid may have been like back in the good ol’ days, and they can see some Old West memorabilia. For more information, go to


Jan. 11-17


KNID Agrifest, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. More than 300 vendors will be in town to display and offer farm equipment, products and services. For more information, call the Expo Center at (580) 237-0238.


Main Street Enid Third Thursday, 8 p.m., Turpin Room at Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. The public is invited to bring their own instrument and participate in a jam session with other musicians. Admission is free but seating is limited. For more information, call (580) 234-1052.


Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center and Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 616 Leona Mitchell. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Explore the history of ethnic American Indians at the museum, located east of downtown. For more information, call (580) 237-6989.


Jan. 18-24


The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Performed by Gaslight Teens. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students. For more information or to buy tickets, go to, or call (580) 234-2307 2-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.


George Brothers Concert, 7 p.m., American Legion, 121 W. Oak. Music is described as the sound of classic country meets southern rock, with a little blues on top. Tickets are $12 each or two for $20 and can be purchased at Enid Welcome Center, 123 W. Maine. The band also will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at Scooter’s Bar, 3630 N. Van Buren. For more information, call (580) 233-5447. 21 and older only.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, all day, Convention Hall, 301 S. Independence. This year’s theme is “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work.” Event includes march, program, awards and dinner. It is free to the public. Call (580) 234-0400.


Basketball event upcoming

Knights of Columbus’ Free Throw Championship for boys and girls ages 10-14 is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 19.

The contest will be at the St. Francis Catholic Church gym.

For entry form and registry information, call Paul Reherman at (580) 554-1415.

Deadline for contest approaching

The deadline for entries for the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day poster and essay contest is Jan. 14.

The contest is open to all students in pre-K through 12th grade. All posters must reflect this year’s theme: “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work.” Posters must be no larger than 18 by 24 inches and no smaller than 8 by 11 inches.

Essay submissions should reflect the same theme and not exceed 500 words.

All entries must include the student’s full name, school, teacher or sponsor and grade on the back.

Entries must be submitted by 2 p.m. to the city administration building, 401 W. Garriott, on the 14th.

For more information, call Stephanie Carr at (580) 616-7211 or email

Richelle to perform Saturday

Jenny Richelle, a Kingfisher-based country and folk music artist, will hold a concert on Saturday at Hastings, located at Cleveland and Garriott.

The concert will be 1-3 p.m.

For more information on Richelle, go to