The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

July 26, 2013

Dachshund Dash, dancing highlight many possibilities for entertainment in Enid

ENID, Okla. — We hear it all the time. We’ve never really believed it, but this weekend there is no way anyone can say, “There’s nothing to do in Enid.”

If anything, there’s almost too much going on today.

Consider the entertainment possibilities:

• The fourth annual Enid Paws 4 the Cause Dachshund Dash will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chisholm Trail Expo Center.

Dachshunds will compete in three divisions: 4 months to 1 year; 1 year to 8 years; and 8 years and older. There also will be a race for mixed-breed dogs.

Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children and $1 for non-racing dogs. Money will go to help buy a new K-9 for Enid Police Department.

The event has been a huge success so far, and we expect this year’s event to be as much fun as always.

• Dancing at Oakwood Bowl at 11 a.m. The event is part of the national Dizzy Feet Foundation’s Celebration of Dance.

Those attending and participating will learn an easy dance routine.

Similar events will be going on across the country, and the winning video may be shown on the “So You Think You Can Dance” television show.

• It’s late July, so that means its Crazy Days time in Enid. Merchants across town will have hot summer deals.

It also means the annual One Grand Crazy Summer Giveaway. One lucky shopper will win $1,000.

Eighteen retailers are participating in the fourth annual giveaway.

The drawing will be 6 p.m. in the JCPenney court at Oakwood Mall.

After the drawing, stick around for Play It Forward, the theme for the fourth annual Oakfest.

Live music from local artists, home business vendors, a clown and bounce houses will be part of the fun. Oakfest will run until 9 p.m.

• Gaslight Theatre is presenting “Hairspray” at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7, $11 and $14.

There’s nothing to do in Enid? Only if you choose not to participate in the fun.

Get out and enjoy.

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