The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 21, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area


Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Weddings with Elegance

1-5 p.m. Sunday

Convention Hall, 301 S. Independence

Couples-to-be can meet with wedding professionals and get advice about the big day at Sunday’s Weddings with Elegance at Convention Hall.

Attendees will have the opportunity to view and sample the latest trends on everything from cakes to wedding attire during the upscale event.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at Enid Event Center and Convention Hall, 301 S. Independence, (580) 616-7362; Eagle Marketing, 227 W. Broadway, (580) 548-8186; or Enid Welcome Center, 123 W. Maine, (580) 234-7017. For more information, go to enidnews.com and find a link on the homepage for the event.

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Feastin’ & Fiddlin’

7-11 Tonight

Oakwood Mall

Barbecue and music will fill the old Sugar Rush location in Oakwood Mall tonight at Enid Arts Council’s Feastin’ & Fiddlin’.

Oklahoma’s own Byron Berline and his band will begin playing at 7, while a barbecue spread with all the fixings will be provided.

Seven Oklahoma artists have designed seven fiddles, which will be auctioned off throughout the evening. Artists that have designed fiddles include Harold Holden, Dan Long, Byron Test, J.J. Lee, Laura Humphrey, Eldon Ames and Ron Licklider.

Tickets to Feastin’ and Fiddlin’ are $50 and may be purchased at Enid Welcome Center, 123 W. Maine, or at enidarts.org. For more information, call 237-4779 or 540-4989.

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Focus: First Friday and Free Art Friday

6-9 p.m. March 1

Throughout downtown Enid

First Friday returns March 1 in downtown Enid, with businesses open late hours and musical acts performing in downtown establishments.

Events and music include: live music by JT and The Breeze in the downtown breezeway; live music by Steven Harwood and Amy Swanner at the gazebo on the courthouse lawn, 6:30-8; grand reopening of The Felt Bird at 124 S. Independence, complete with live music by Heath DeAngelo Nieves and refreshments; live music by Those Guys and cupcakes from The Queen of Cakes at Soapweeds & Cactus, 122 N. Independence; live music by Greg Stong and a display of Jena Kodesh’s art at Creative Arts Enid, 217 N. Washington; mashed potato bar, complete with gravies, meats and toppings, and a soup bar with breads and crackers at Angel Delight Bakery and Eatery, 417 S. Washington; open house for Return Engagement on their new location on Grand; and Mad Hatter tea at Lola’s Boutique, 224 W. Randolph, where you can dress as your favorite character and enjoy cupcakes made by The Queen of Cakes.

Also, March 1 is Free Art Friday, presented by Art Lab Enid, 2091⁄2 S. Independence. Local artists have designed small panels of wood as paintings, jewelry displays and other items. They will be placed around downtown Enid on First Friday, and the first person to find the artwork will be able to take it home for free. A gallery of the pieces can be found at artlabenid.com, and they currently are on display at Enid Welcome Center, 123 W. Maine.

For more information, call Main Street Enid at (580) 234-1052.

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Feb. 22-28

EVENT [Saturday]

Sweetheart Banquet, 6-8 p.m., Waukomis Masonic Lodge #161. Menu will be steak, baked potatoes, vegetables, rolls, dessert and drinks. Funds will go toward the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls and their expenses toward their grand assembly. Cost is $15 for one person or $25 for two people.

EVENT [Monday]

Girl Scout Cookie Creations, 5:30-7 p.m., Convention Hall, 301 S. Independence. Chefs from Enid restaurants will prepare desserts using Girl Scout cookies. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at Enid Welcome Center, 123 W. Maine, or at the door on Monday night. For more information, call (580) 234-6400.

EVENT [Thursday-March 2]

Garfield County Spring Livestock Show, beginning at 8 a.m., Garfield County Fairgrounds. For more information, call Karen Schimon at (580) 237-0238.

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March 1-7

THEATER [Friday-Saturday]

“Distracted,” 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. The theater presents a play that examines today’s 24/7 info-rich society and the quest for what’s really important. Tickets can be purchased at gaslighttheatre.org or by calling (580) 234-2307.

EVENT [Friday-Sunday]

Spring Coin, Token and Collectibles Show, 12-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Garfield County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 111 W. Purdue. Sponsored by Enid Coin Club. Admission is free. For more information, call Clifford Cooper at (580) 233-0007 or (580) 478-5709.

MOVIE [Saturday]

Veggie Tales’ “The Little House that Stood,” 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Ruth’s Christian Bookstore, Oakwood Mall. Free prizes and popcorn will be available. Children also may get a free photo with Bob and Larry.

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March 8-14

THEATER [Friday-Saturday]

“Distracted,” 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. The theater presents a play that examines today’s 24/7 info-rich society and the quest for what’s really important. Tickets can be purchased at gaslighttheatre.org or by calling (580) 234-2307.

EVENT [Saturday]

Whiskey Myers Concert, 8 p.m., Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. Concert presented by National Wild Turkey Federation. Tickets for the general public cost $20. Tickets for NWTF and NRA members are $15. Doors open at 7. Proceeds benefit the NWTF’s Wounded Warrior program. For more information, call the Expo Center at (580) 237-0238.

EVENT [Wednesday-Thursday]

Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory, dusk, corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges. The public can view stars, planets and other objects through the telescope, weather permitting. For more information or to schedule a group, call Bob Killam at (580) 548-2399.