The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 1, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this weekend

Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Oklahoma Mennonite Relief Sale

Today and Saturday

Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue

Lots of crafts and food will be available for purchase this weekend during the annual Oklahoma Mennonite Relief Sale.

Events start today with a $10 dinner 5-7 p.m. At 6:30, there will be a musical program, followed at 7:30 by an auction.

Booths will be open throughout the evening, and quilt and craft items to be auctioned Saturday also will be on display.

Food booths will serve sausages, cookies, bierocks, Russian pancakes, kettle corn, Indian tacos and other items. Other booths will include Fair Trade Market, Babyland, Holiday Gifts, Quilter’s Corner and Linens n Things.

On Saturday, a $6 pancake and sausage breakfast will begin the day at 7:30 a.m., with sale booths opening a half hour later.

Starting at 9 a.m., crafts and other items will be auctioned, and the Loaf of Bread sale will begin.

At 11:30 a.m., the quilt auction will be held, and then at noon, the people’s choice quilt will be auctioned.

For more information, go to


First Friday

6 p.m. today

Downtown Enid

Local businesses will stay open extra late hours and host a variety of musical acts during First Friday, an event held the first Friday of each month in downtown Enid.

Today, music and events include: live music by Gary Bangs at Soapweeds & Cactus, 122 N. Independence; live music by Billy Beck and refreshments at For You! Boutique, 212 W. Randolph; live music by Riley Jantzen and the Spirits, as well as cookies and hot apple cider at The Felt Bird, 124 E. Broadway; and late hours and pumpkin pie at B Hip Kids, 207 N. Independence.

For more information and First Friday happenings, find First Friday Enid on Facebook.


Sumner Winter Roundup

8 p.m. Saturday

Fairgrounds Pavilion Arena

The Sumner Winter Roundup is back for its 21st season in Enid.

The winter bull riding series features open bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and novice bull riding. Bull riders compete for prizes at the end of the series.

In addition to this Saturday, the bull riders will vie for top prizes Nov. 10 and 24.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $5.

For more information, call Aronda Hajek, Sumner Rodeo secretary, at (405) 853-0176.


Enid SPCA Food & Wine Festival

7 p.m. Saturday

Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine

Support Enid SPCA this weekend by attending its 13th annual Food & Wine Festival.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Buck’s Party Shop, The Cat Clinic or SPCA.

For more information, go to, or call (580) 233-1325.


Focus: Native American week is set

Enid Intertribal Indian Club is hosting a week of American Indian activities for everyone to enjoy.

The first event, an American Indian crafts showcase, will be 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday at Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, 200 E. Maple. Activities will include finger weaving, basket weaving, dream catcher making, fringing, Indian dye making and Indian hand games.

At 4:30 p.m. Monday, Public Library of Enid and Garfield County will host a book reading of “How Great Thou Art.” The book will be read by Osage tribe member LeAnn Shiplet. The book is written by Linda Bolen, a Cherokee tribe member and Enid resident. In addition, the library will have a display of American Indian crafts.

On Tuesday, the club will hold its traditional “tasting party.” A large selection of American Indian foods will be available for the public to come taste.

On Nov. 10, the club will holds its Gourd Dance, when dancers from around the state gather in Enid. The dance will begin at 2 p.m., and an evening meal will be served at 6 p.m. Following the meal, the Grand Entry will lead the event, followed by the evening dance.

The Gourd Dance will be held at the Hoover Building, located at 305 E. Oxford.


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Nov. 2-8


Enid Hamfest, 8 a.m., Hoover Building, 305 E. Oxford. Admission is $2, kids 12 and under are free. Sponsored by Enid Amateur Radio Club. For more information, go to


Miss Enid Wheat Capital Pageant, 7 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $10 at the door. The pageant is a local preliminary for Miss Oklahoma. For more information, go to


Daze in a Maze, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. to dusk Sunday, 11 miles south of Covington on Oklahoma 74. Attraction includes walk-through mazes, petting zoo and play areas. Admission is $8. For more information, call (580) 234-6293.


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


Nov. 9-15


Holiday Marketplace 2012, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. Free admission. Santa will be present 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit Officers’ Spouses’ Club scholarship and charitable donations fund. For more information, email


Christmas in the Country Craft Show, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 8 miles east of U.S. 81 on Dover-Crescent Road at the log home. For more information, call (580) 358-2272.


A Taste of St. Joe’s, 7-10 p.m., Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine. Live and silent auctions will help raise money for St. Joseph Catholic School. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Enid Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information, call (580) 242-4449.


Third Thursday, 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Residents will play live acoustic music at the Turpin Room inside the theater. For more information, call Main Street Enid at (580) 234-1052.


Nov. 16-22


Enid Homebuilders Show, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Chisholm Trail Expo Center Coliseum. Event includes home and garden show as well as gift and craft show. For more information, call (580) 237-0238.


Veterans Day Parade and Conventional Hall Grand Reopening, 1:30 p.m., downtown Enid. Parade will end at Convention Hall. It will be followed by a community open house 2-5 p.m. Living history performances and activities will be included, as well as food and drink.


Circus, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Garfield County Fairgrounds. For more information, call (580) 237-0238.


Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 4th and Garriott. Learn the history the Cherokee Strip and how Enid was settled. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.


Theater performances this weekend

Garber Community Theater will present “Mischief in the Magnolias,” a melodrama and dinner theater, Friday and Saturday, as well as Nov. 8-10. Doors open at 6:30 and dinner will be served at 7. Reservations are required. For reservations, call Sandy at 548-4861.

Craft show is Saturday

The second annual Girlfriends Craft Show will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Breckinridge at the Community Center.

If attendees bring a canned good for Horn of Plenty, they will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

For more information, call Martina Haley at (580) 554-8038.