The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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May 9, 2013

What's 2 do

Farmers Market

8-11 a.m. Saturday

Corner of Grand and Garriott

Warmer weather and the middle of spring is upon northwest Oklahoma, and that means it’s time for Enid Farmers Market to open.

The Farmers Market, open Saturday morning at the corner of Grand and Garriott, gives local growers and producers the opportunity to share the fruits of their labor with the community.

Fruits and vegetables, as well as items such as baked goods and crafts, will be available for purchase, depending on what is in season.

Events on this year’s schedule include GreEnid, June 22; Dog Days of Summer, Aug. 3; and Hometown Heroes, Sept. 7.

For more information, you can find Enid Farmers Market on Facebook, or you can go to and check out a list of vendors as well as other information.

NOC Enid Observatory

8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday

Randolph and Michael Hedges

Warmer and longer days also presents an opportunity to go out at night long after the sun has set and view the many astronomical objects the night sky has to offer.

Northern Oklahoma College Enid’s observatory is open to the public every Wednesday and Thursday evening at dusk. Once the sun sets, the telescope will point to various objects, including planets, stars and nebulae. There is no admission fee to attend.

Large groups are asked to schedule an appointment with the observatory by calling (580) 548-2399 and speaking with Bob Killam.

Buzz Run Saturday at EHS track

The Be Fit Kids Buzz Run will be Saturday on the Enid High School track behind the high school.

Walk-up registration will be 9:30 a.m., with races starting at 10 a.m. The fee is $10 and includes a T-shirt, runner’s number, drawstring bag, medal and activities in the infield at the Health  Fitness Festival.

FOCUS: Beyond Bell Ringing

If you’re all for raising money for a good cause, make sure you attend Beyond Bell Ringing, an annual event presented by Enid Salvation Army.

Beyond Bell Ringing is a dinner, concert and auction designed to raise money for the Salvation Army’s shelter and soup kitchen. This year, Kyle Dillingham will perform.

The event will be 6:30 p.m. May 17 at the Hoover Building.

Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at KOFM or by calling (580) 234-4230.

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