The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 20, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this weekend


Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Hometown Christmas with Kyle Dillingham

6 p.m. Sunday

Enid First Assembly, 905 N. Oakwood

Come celebrate Christmas with violinist Kyle Dillingham Sunday at Enid First Assembly.

Dillingham, of Oklahoma City, has performed for the king of Malaysia and princess of Thailand, and at Singapore’s National Day Celebration and Beijing Central Conservatory.

In Oklahoma, he has performed with Enid Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the UCO Orchestra, among others.

Dillingham will perform a variety of selections from his new Christmas CD, “A Very Kyle Christmas.”

Everyone is welcome to attend; there is no admission fee.

For more information, call Enid First Assembly at (580) 233-1742.

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A Gaslight Merry Christmas

8 tonight

Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence

The public is invited to join Gaslight Theatre tonight for an evening of holiday favorites.

Christmas music new and old will be performed by the familiar faces of Gaslight Theatre. There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted. Doors open at 7.

For more information, call the theater at (580) 234-2307.

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Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

Open daily

4th and Garriott

Explore the rich history of Enid and northwest Oklahoma at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, located just east and south of downtown Enid.

Learn all about how Enid was settled through the land run, and discover information about the Cherokee Strip and other events in the area’s history.

Additionally, Christmas tours of Humphrey Heritage Village will be available for one more day today.

Normal museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. It is closed Monday.

For more information on the Christmas tours or the museum itself, call (580) 237-1907.

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Focus: Agrifest returns in January

KNID Agrifest is sold out for 2013, which means there will be plenty of vendors and exhibits for residents of northwest Oklahoma to explore.

KNID Agrifest is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 11 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 12 at Chisholm Trail Expo Center in Enid.

According to www.knid.com, more than 300 vendors will be in town for the show to display and offer farm equipment, products and services.

Craft booths, home products and community service vendors also will be present for Agrifest.

For more information, go to knid.com, or call the Expo Center at (580) 237-0238.

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Dec. 21-27

EVENT [SUNDAY]

Christmas Stable at St. Matthew’s, 3-5:30 p.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 518 W. Randolph. Donkey Bill, Alexander Sheep, Conner’s Calf and a herd of goats will be on hand for petting and feeding. Stable snacks will be served at 4, and kids can take a journey to the manger at 5. For more information, call Paula Nightengale at (580) 402-0868.

EVENT [DAILY]

Kingfisher in Lights, 6-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Kingfisher Park. Millions of lights adorn the park in different displays. Admission is free; train rides through the park are $2 per person. For more information, call (405) 375-4445.

EXHIBIT [DAILY]

Simpsons Old Time Museum, 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 228 E. Randolph. Discover Enid history and relics of the Old West at the museum. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call (580) 234-4998 or (580) 541-6605.

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Dec. 28-Jan. 3

EVENT [MONDAY]

Noon Year’s Eve, 10 a.m. to noon, Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, 200 E. Maple. Kids can count down to the “noon” year with games, cake walk, lunch, bubble-wrap fireworks and playtime at the museum. Cost is $3 for members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call (580) 233-2787.

EXHIBIT [DAILY]

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 4th and Garriott. Humphrey Heritage Village is open when museum is open. For more information, go to csrhc.org, or call (580) 237-1907.

EXHIBIT [DAILY]

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 702 N. Washington. The museum has several collections of railroad memorabilia and other items. Admission is by a suggested donation of $3 per person. Museum open weather-permitting. For more information, go to railroadmuseumofoklahoma.org, or call (580) 233-3051.

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Jan. 4-10

EVENT [WEDNESDAY]

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn, noon, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center Village Church, 4th and Garriott. Topic of the month is “Significant Weather Events in the Cherokee Strip.” The talk will be given by Mike Honigsberg, certified emergency management director of Enid and Garfield County. For more information, go to csrhc.org.

ACTIVITY [WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY]

Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory, dusk, corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges. The observatory is open every Wednesday and Thursday evening, weather permitting. For more information, or to schedule a large group, call (580) 548-2399.

EXHIBIT [DAILY]

Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse and Adventure Quest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Leonardo’s is a hands-on arts and sciences museum where children can imagine, play and discover. All-day admission is $7; children under two are free. For more information, go to leonardos.org, or call (580) 233-2787.

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Glaze to read book

Enid artist J.E. Glaze will hold a public reading of his new book, “The Song of the Banded Tree Snail and Other Tales of Space Travel — Stories and Poems,” at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at Davinci’s Coffehouse, 2315 W. Willow.

Questions and discussion will be incorporated during the reading.

This is Glaze’s second book. His first book, “A Year in the Life of Empty,” was published last year.

Both of the books are available at Blurb.com; “The Song of the Banded Tree Snail” is being sold at Davinci’s.