The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 24, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area

Enid News & Eagle


Today and Saturday at Gaslight Theatre

Did you miss the first four performances of Gaslight Theatre’s “Dracula”? No problem! You can still catch two performances of the classic tale today and Saturday at the theater, located at 221 N. Independence.

Both showings are at 8 p.m. each day. Tickets cost $7, $11 or $15 and may be purchased at the link at

For more information, visit the website or call (580) 234-2307.


Family Farm Day

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

Experience a variety of farming activities Saturday at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, including wheat planting, fall gardening, pumpkin decorating and more.

Other events include pie auction at 1 p.m., and beans and corn bread lunch, available by donation.

Admission to Family Farm Day is free with entrance fee to the museum.

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


Halloween schedule

What: Chicken and Noodle Dinner and Fall Food Fest

Where: Christ United Methodist Church, Cleveland and Randolph

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Cost: $5 for adults, kids 6-12 $2.50, under 5 free

Details: Homemade chicken and noodles and all the trimmings, plus homemade desserts and baked goods available. Also view the handmade fall quilt to be raffled. $1 donation per ticket, or six tickets for $5 donation.

What: Trunk or Treat

Where: Oakwood Bowl, west parking lot

When: 5-7 p.m. Saturday

Cost: $5 for participants (those who decorate their car and pass out candy)

Details: Winner of best decorated trunk wins free office party at Oakwood Bowl. Each $5 entry will go directly to the Grand Prix Youth Scholarship Fund.

Contact: (580) 402-9719

What: Kiwanis Spook Train

Where: Meadowlake Park

When: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, weather permitting

Cost: $2 per person; free for children under 12 months

Details: Costumes are encouraged, and candy will be provided to all children who attend. Bongo the Gorilla will be driving the train.

Contact: (580) 213-1700

What: Trunk or Treat

Where: Central Christian Church, 1111 W. Broadway

When: 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday

Cost: Free hot dogs for the first 400 people, free soda and free popcorn.

Contact: (580) 233-1214

What: Fall Festival

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Ames Baptist Church

Details: For children in grades 5 and under. Includes dinner, storytime, crafts, games, animal petting area and candy.

What: Trunk or Treat

Where: Christ United Methodist Church, Cleveland and Randolph

When: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday

Details: Well-lit, safe and fun trick or treating environment at the pumpkin patch.

Contact: (580) 237-3938.

What: Fall Festival

Where: Willow View United Methodist Church, 3525 W. Purdue.

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday

Details: There will be games, candy, prizes and a cake walk.

What: Trunk or Treat

Where: Moose Lodge, 302 E. Purdue, west parking lot

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday

Details: Safe and fun trick-or-treating environment for all ages. Bumblebee from the “Transformers” movies will make an appearance.

What: Family Fun Night

Where: Calvary Assembly of God, 2929 N. Emerson

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday

Details: Free food, prizes, cake walk, games and candy.

Following events at SkateTown, 905 Overland Trail

What: CRaZy Contest Night

When: 7-11 p.m. tonight

Cost: $8; $1.50 rental for skates, $3 for blades

Details: Pie eating contest, sack races, noodle races, hillbilly races and more.

What: Costumes on Parade

When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, during beginners session

Cost: $3 if in costume

Details: Free face painting and treats for the kids.

What: Matinee Skate

When: 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Cost: $5.50 plus skates

Details: All skaters who come in costume will get a treat bag with goodies. There also will be a costume contest.

What: Spooktacular Fright Night

When: 7-11 p.m. Saturday

Cost: $8 7-11 p.m.; $5.50 7-9 p.m. Skates extra.

Details: Games including eyeball and worms eating contest and barf bag downing contest. Also a costume contest and games and prizes all night long.


What: Trick or Treating Alternative

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday

Cost: Free; skate rental extra.

Details: A Christian alternative to trick or treating will be held. Christian music will be played.


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Oct. 25-31

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

Waverley Historic District Haunted Tours, 7 p.m. Friday and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 1102 W. Oklahoma. Two tours each night beginning at the aforementioned times. Tickets are $10. For more information, call (580) 484-2549.

EVENT [Friday]

Carnival, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Emmanuel Christian School, 2505 W. Garriott. Before carnival five tickets cost $1; at the carnival, four tickets for $1. Tickets can be purchased at the school. For more information, call (580) 237-0032.

MOVIE [Saturday]

‘It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!’, 7:30 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, Cleveland and Randolph. Bring lawn chairs or blanket. Popcorn and apple cider provided; admission is free. For more information, call (580) 237-3938.


Nov. 1-7

EVENT [Friday]

First Friday, 6-9 p.m., downtown Enid. Downtown businesses will be open extra late hours and have a variety of specials and events, and local musicians will play at various locations. For more information, go to

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

Mennonite Relief Sale, 5 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday, Chisholm Trail Pavilion, 111 W. Purdue. Handmade quilts, homemade food and crafts will be available for viewing or purchase during annual event. For more information, call (405) 773-9800.

EVENT [Saturday]

SPCA Wine & Food Festival, 7-10 p.m., Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. An elegant evening with fine wines and food provided by local businesses. Cost for special invitations is $30. For more information, call Enid SPCA at (580) 233-1325.


Nov. 8-14

EVENT [Saturday]

Holiday Marketplace, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. Free pictures with Santa 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit Officers’ Spouses’ Club. For more information, email

EVENT [Saturday]

Taste of St. Joe’s, 6 p.m., Enid Convention Hall. Includes gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions and entertainment by comedic magician Dewey Joe Beene. Tickets are $50. For more information, call (580) 237-7174. Tickets sold at Lippard Auctioneers, 1102 W. Broadway.


Daily Activities

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

702 N. Washington

(580) 233-3051

Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays and all major holidays and adverse weather. Admission: Suggested donation of $3.

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

507 S. 4th St.

(580) 237-1907

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, New Years’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. For more information, go to

Simpson’s Old Time Museum

228 E. Randolph Ave.

(580) 234-4998

Hours: 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory

Northern Oklahoma College Enid campus at the corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges

(580) 548-2399

Hours: Beginning at dusk Thursday. (Note observatory no longer is open Wednesday evenings.) To schedule a large group, call the number above.

Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center & Museum

616 Leona Mitchell Blvd.

(580) 237-6989 or 402-2524

Midgley Museum (the Rock House)

1001 Sequoyah

(580) 234-7421

Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday and all major holidays. Not open Nov. 1 through March 31.

Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse

200 E. Maple

(580) 233-2787

Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; Twilight Time is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Admission: All-day pass, $7, children under 2 are free. Groups of 12 or more is $5. Memberships available.