The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

June 7, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this weekend

published June 8, 2012

Enid News and Eagle

ENID — Chautauqua in the Park

Tuesday through June 16

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center and Humphrey Heritage Village

Find it on Facebook

ENE archives: Chautauqua in the Park Slated for June

Come see your favorite historical characters and participate in workshops during this year’s Chautauqua in the Park, beginning Tuesday at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center and Humphrey Heritage Village.

This year’s theme is “Behind the Screen: Hollywood’s Impact on American Culture.”

Tuesday’s schedule starts at 10:30 a.m. with a presentation on Hollywood’s Faulkner films, followed by an exploration on the pursuit of happiness. The Gaslight Kids will perform later in the day at 6:30, followed by a talk at 7:30 by Jack Warner, portrayed by Doug Mishler.

Other characters being portrayed during the five-day event include: Ethel Waters, portrayed by Ilene Evens, Wednesday; Bob Hope, portrayed by Bill Worley, Thursday; William Faulkner, portrayed by John Anderson, Friday; and Gordon Parks, portrayed by Charles Pace, Saturday.

Workshops are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and noon each day.

Concessions will be available 6-7:25 p.m. every day, and entertainment will be under the big tent at 6:30 p.m.

Chautauqua in the Park is sponsored by Chautauqua Council of Enid, Inc.

For a full schedule of the week’s events, find Chautauqua in the Park on Facebook, or call Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center at (580) 237-1907.

Humphrey Heritage Village is located adjacent to the Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th.


Garden Tours of Enid

6:30-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

Various locations in Enid

ENE Archives: Garden Tours of Enid set ...

This year’s Master Gardener tour will take enthusiasts to six locations: OSU Extension Center, 316 E. Oxford; Home of Rita and Tom Smith, 2401 Kelly; Home of Dixie and Phil McKinney, 1129 Briar Ridge; Home of Carol Asplund, 1209 W. Cherokee; Home of Vicki Coffman, 1807 W. Cherokee; and Home of Susie and Phil Edwards, 1608 Vinita. Additionally, OSU Extension Center will hold its Master Gardener Plant Sale during tour times.

Cost for the tour is $10 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.

For more information and tickets, call (580) 237-1228.



Enid Intertribal Club picnic

2 p.m. Sunday at Crosslin Park

Enid Intertribal Club is hosting a picnic for American Indian children on Sunday.

The picnic will be held at the large pavilion at Crosslin Park, starting at 2 p.m.

All Enid American Indian children are welcome to attend the picnic in honor of school being out for the summer. There is no cost, and children do not need to bring anything.

For more information, call Marie Childs at (580) 402-4914.


June 8-14


Hoover Park Splash Pad, 9 a.m. to dusk, one block east of Hoover on Oklahoma. For more information, call (580) 234-0400.


Enid Farmers Market, 8-11 a.m., Garriott and Grand. A variety of vendors will have fresh produce and other items. For more information, call (580) 977-4420.


Special Olympic Picnic, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., south side of Meadowlake Park. Event is sponsored by Chisholm Trail 412 ABATE. Bring the family for an afternoon of free food, drinks and a motorcycle ride. Following the picnic, there will be an auction to help raise money. No beer or liquor is allowed at the event. For more information, call (580) 541-3149.


A Special Olympics Bikers Run is scheduled to start at 11:15 a.m. June 16.

Participants can pre-register at The Barn, 909 W. Oak, or by calling (580) 603-1654. Registration the day of the run is at 10 a.m.

Cost is $10 for singles and $15 for couples.


The Saints On the Go! 5K/1-mile Run/Walk will be June 16 at St. Joseph Catholic School, 110 N. Madison.

The 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by awards and a 1-mile fun walk.

Cost is $25 for the 5K, $20 for the 1-mile run/walk for adults and $10 for the 1 mile/5K for children 13 and under. Event-day registration is $30.

To pre-register, go to, or contact the church at


Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory, dusk, Randolph and Michael Hedges. Come see planets, stars and other astronomical objects through the college’s large telescope. For more information or to schedule a group, call (580) 548-2399.


June 15-21


Van Buren Cruisers cruise, 7-11:30 p.m., Van Buren Street. Cars new and old will cruise up and down Van Buren. For more information, call Darla Robbins at (918) 810-9640.


Chisholm Trail Coalition Downtown Walking Tour, 10 a.m., downtown Enid. Cactus Jack guides attendees to different stops downtown where characters will tell stories about the history of Enid. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. For more information or to reserve a spot in the tour, call Errol Wofford at (580) 242-2233.


Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 4th and Garriott. The museum has exhibits explaining how Enid came to be Enid, in addition to other exhibits that mark events in the city’s history. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and children 5 and under are free. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.


June 22-28


GreEnid at Enid Farmers Market, 9-11 a.m., corner of Garriott and Grand. Produce and other items will be for sale, and the city of Enid will be handing out recyclable bags. For more information, call (580) 977-4420.


Champlin Pool, 1-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, 400 W. Cherokee. Admission is $2.50; free for children 5 and under. Season passes are available through the city clerk’s office. For more information, call (580) 237-7530.


Kiwanitrain, 6-9 p.m. weekdays, 3:30-9 p.m. weekends, Meadowlake Park. Cost is $1. For more information, go to enidki For more information and up-to-date schedules, go to, or find Enid Kiwanis Club on Facebook.


C.H.R.O.M.E. Poker Run, 10:30 a.m.,. Q-Spot, 221 W. Cherokee. Cost is $25 for riders and $15 for playing passengers. People who register by June 9 receive a free T-shirt. Includes 50/50 drawing and high and low hand payouts. For more information, call (580) 242-7127.


WHAT'S 2 DO Focus: A dog-gone good time awaits

Dogs and their human friends will gather June 16 at Crosslin Park to have some fun and raise money for Enid Animal Shelter.

This year’s Bark in the Park will be 9-11 a.m. at Enid Dog Park, located at Crosslin Park on West Purdue just west of Van Buren.

For a list of Enid parks and maps, go HERE

There will be several contests for dogs and their owners to participate in, including best pet costume, best pet trick and pet/owner look-alike. The cost to enter any of the contests are by donation. Proceeds will go toward the animal shelter.

The event will begin with a pet parade at 9 a.m. Dog owners are invited to bring their pooch and parade them around the park.

Also, there will be a presentation of new trees and bushes for the dog park that were purchased through donations. Proceeds were from the 2nd annual Paws for the Cause Dachshund Dash, and Harris Foundation also helped with the donations.

Bark in the Park attendees are invited to bring a food donation for Enid Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which will help restock SPCA shelves.

For information, call Enid SPCA at (580) 233-1325.