The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

September 20, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this weekend

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Walk/Run 4RKids

8 a.m. Saturday

David Allen Memorial Ballpark

Walk/Run 4RKids, an annual fundraiser for the 4RKids Foundation, is set for Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m., at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

The foundation helps developmentally disabled children and adults in the community with vocational and educational needs.

The Saturday event will start with 8 a.m. registration for the 5K run. The run will start an hour later, at 9 a.m.

Registration for the walk starts at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m. The walk consists of individuals or teams making three-lap walks around the ballpark.

Following both the walk and run, free food will be provided. Carnival rides and games will be included, and prizes also will be given away.

Admission to the events following the walk and run is free, but donations will be accepted.

Walk/run participants can pre-register today by going to and searching for the event. Cost is $25 for either event and $15 with a student ID.

Registration the day of the event is $30.

For more information, go to, or call (580) 237-7890.


Historical Walking Tour

10 a.m. Saturday

Downtown Enid

Chisholm Trail Coalition presents on Saturday its final historical walking tour of the season in downtown Enid.

Cactus Jack takes the tour group to various landmarks downtown, where characters from Enid’s past give presentations about historical events.

The group gathers at 10 a.m. at Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine. Reservations must be secured ahead of time by calling (580) 242-2233. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.


‘Til Beth Do Us Part’

8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence

Gaslight Theatre will present a second round of showings of “Til Beth Do Us Part” today through Sunday.

The play is a comedy for people of all marital statuses, whether single, married or divorced.

Cast list includes: Tammy Wilson as Suzannah Hayden, Justin Werner as Gibby Hayden, Penny Dowell as Margo James, Nikki Nixon as Beth Bailey, Xander Singleton as Hank Russell and Debbie Kretchmar as Celia Carmichael. The play is directed by Larry King.

For tickets and more information, go to


Focus: Kite convention arrives in Oct.

American Kitefliers Association is holding their 2012 convention Oct. 1-6 right here in Enid.

On Oct. 1, the convention will begin with a showing of an Indian kite movie at 2:30 p.m. at Autry Technology Center.

The next day, kites will take to the skies behind Autry. A variety of workshops, competitions and challenges will be held through Oct. 6.

Additionally, giant-sized kites, including ones more than 100 feet long, will fill the sky, and kitefliers will perform choreographed to music.

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Sept. 21-27


Enid Pride Festival: A Better World, noon, Government Springs Park, 7th and Garriott. Sponsored by Enid LGBT coalition. Event includes music, food and entertainment. For more information, go to


Enid Farmers Market, 8 a.m., corner of Grand and Garriott. Farm-fresh produce and other products will be available for purchase. For more information, call (580) 977-4420.


Woodring Airport 4th Annual Poker Run, 8 a.m., Enid Woodring Regional Airport. Registration is $20. All proceeds will benefit Vietnam Memorial Wall Project. For more information, call (800) 259-5476.


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. Museum holds a variety of collections of railroad memorabilia. Admission is by suggested donation of $3 per person. For more information, call (580) 233-3051.


Sept. 28-Oct. 4


Fling at the Springs, 3-11 p.m., Government Springs Park. Free music festival. Also, vendors and merchandise booths will be on hand. For more information, call (580) 234-1052.


American Kitefliers Association Convention, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, location TBA. Join kite enthusiasts from across the world as they take their kites to the skies. For more information, go to


NOC Mackie Planetarium, 7 p.m., corner of Michael Hedges and Randolph. A program typically is selected for each month, and visitors are given tours of Enid’s night sky. For more information, call (580) 548-2399.


NOC Observatory, dusk, corner of Michael Hedges and Randolph. See stars, planets, nebulae and other objects through Northern Oklahoma College Enid’s large telescope. Large groups should call ahead at (580) 548-2399. For more information, call the number above.


Oct. 5-11


Oktoberfest, 7 p.m., downtown Enid. There will be a polka band, music, food and activities. For more information, contact Kelly Tompkins at (580) 747-9548.


Metcalf Gun Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Chisholm Trail Expo Center Pavilion, 111 W. Purdue. A variety of guns will be on display. For more information, call (918) 272-1119.


Enid Antique Power Gas Engine & Tractor Show, 9 a.m., Garfield County Fairgrounds. Admission is free. Exhibitors will include Ford Model-T Club, AACA Club and Cushman Scooters. For more information, call (580) 237-1756.


The Great Pumpkin Party, 5 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 2418 W. Randolph. Event will celebrate the church’s pumpkin patch being open for 20 years. Event includes food, entertainment and activities for kids. For more information, call (580) 237-3938.


Karaoke, music on tap

Beer by Liz, located inside Sue’s Cafe on Broadway, 226 W. Broadway, is hosting live music by J.J. Taylor starting at 8:30 p.m. today. Also, karaoke is schedule for Saturday.

Theater to present performance

Garber Community Theater will present “Mischief in the Magnolias,” or “Weed ’Em and Reap,” Nov. 1-3 and 8-10. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and dinner will start at 7 p.m. Dinner will be provided by Cindy’s Catering of Ames.

Tickets are on sale now. To buy, call Sandy Foraker at (580) 548-4861.

YMCA to host family fun day

YMCA’s annual family fun day, Sundae in the Park, will be 2-4:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Government Springs Park.

The event will include ice cream sundaes, popcorn, family games, moon walk and music.

For more information, call Denny Price Family YMCA at (580) 237-4645.

Christ United selling pumpkins

Christ United Methodist Church, 2418 W. Randolph, will once again be opening its community pumpkin patch Oct. 1. It will be open through Halloween.

This year, people who want to purchase pumpkins will be able to pay using their debit or credit card. Additionally, a quilt raffle will be held, and homemade desserts will be offered every Saturday.