The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

May 9, 2013

What's 2 do

Enid News and Eagle

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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This Week May 10-16

EVENT [Saturday]

Four Person Golf Scramble, 9 a.m., Meadowlake Golf Course. Sponsored by American Red Cross and Enid Fire Department. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Cost is $60 per person and $240 for a team of four. For more information, call Joe Jackson at (580) 234-0541.

EVENT [Saturday]

Tony Trammell Memorial Poker Run & Concert, 10 a.m., The Frisco, 608 N. Independence. Registration starts at 9:30. All bikes and cars welcome. To register, go to 2210 W. Randolph, or call Tony Thomas at (580) 484-9731.

EVENT [Saturday]

Garden Tractor Pull, 2-5 p.m., Enid Speedway, 302 E. Oxford. Sponsored by Oklahoma Garden Tractor Pulling Association. Competitors will be pulling a weighted sled to see who has the toughest garden tractor. Admission is free. For more information, call (580) 554-1137.

Next Week 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]

Historic Downtown Walking Tour, 10 a.m., Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine. Join Cactus Jack for a tour of downtown Enid with real living characters from Enid’s past. Important events in Enid’s history will be explained. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Reservations are required. For reservations or more information, call (580) 242-2233.

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.

In Two Weeks 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.


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.


Midgley Museum, open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 2-4 p.m. Saturday, 1001 Sequoyah. For more information, go to