The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

June 28, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this week


Enid News and Eagle

ENID — ‘The Pulse of Liberty’

8:30 p.m. Wednesday

Meadowlake Park

Join Enid Symphony Orchestra and thousands of Enid and area residents to celebrate Independence Day at Meadowlake Park.

This year’s annual concert by Enid Symphony Orchestra is called “The Pulse of Liberty.” During the concert, fireworks will engulf the evening sky over Enid.

The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. with the national anthem, followed by “Liberty Fanfare” by John Williams. Other pieces include, in order: “Strike Up the Band,” George Gershwin; “76 Trombones,” Meredith Wilson; “Suite from Far and Away,” The Fighting Donnely, Joseph and Shannon, Blowing Off Steam, Finale; “Overture to Fiddler on the Roof,” Fred Bock; “Cole Porter Suite,” Cole Porter, arr. John Whitney; “Another Opening, Another Show, In the Still of the Night, Anything Goes, Night and Day: Tribute to Irving Berlin,” Irving Berlin, arr. Bruce Healy; “There’s No Business Like Show Business, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Always, Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better, How Deep is the Ocean, How High is the Sky, Puttin’ on the Ritz: White Christmas,” Berlin, arr. Bruce Chase; and “Hymn to the Fallen,” Williams.

Pieces to be played during the fireworks include: “Liberty Fanfare,” “Armed Forces Salute,” “Oklahoma!” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”

The concert is sponsored by Liberty Federal Savings Bank and Oklahoma Arts Council, with assistance from National Endowment for the Arts.

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Meadowlake Fishing Derby

6 a.m. to noon Wednesday

Meadowlake Park

The annual Fourth of July fishing derby will be held Wednesday morning at Meadowlake Park.

There is no cost to enter the derby, which will begin at 6 a.m. There will be cash prizes for tagged fish, $20 prizes for the first five runners up and $100 for the largest catfish.

The lake will be stocked with 450 pounds of catfish, and perch is stocked as well.

Some refreshments will be provided.

People of any age may enter the derby.

For more information, call Doug Parker’s office at Liberty Federal Savings Bank at 249-8203.

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Leonardo’s Hometown Celebration

10 a.m. to noon Wednesday

Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, 200 E. Maple

Looking for something fun for the little ones to do on the Fourth of July? Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse and Adventure Quest will be holding its 10th annual Hometown Celebration 10 a.m. to noon on the Fourth. Leonardo’s will have all sorts of games, including turtle races, door prizes, games on the lawn, face painting and a bounce house. Also, the first 100 children get a coupon for CherryBerry.

Cost is $3 for members and $6 for non-members.

For more information, call Leonardo’s at 233-2787.

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Mackie Planetarium

7 p.m. Thursday

Randolph and Michael Hedges

Explore the Universe Thursday at Northern Oklahoma College Enid.

NOC Enid’s Mackie Planetarium will be open for a public show 7 p.m. Thursday near the corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges.

During recent shows, attendees have been able to watch a movie about how our solar system was formed. Tours of the night sky also sometimes are given by Bob Killam, planetarium and observatory director.

Admission to planetarium shows is free, but a donation of a canned good is accepted. Canned goods are donated to Horn of Plenty.

Also, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, NOC Enid’s observatory will be open for public viewing. Attendees can see stars, planets and other objects through the telescope, weather permitting.

For more information, or to schedule a group for an appointment, call Killam at 548-2399.

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June 29-July 5

EVENT [SATURDAY]

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.

EXHIBIT [DAILY]

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 4th and Garriott. Museum shows the history of Enid through a variety of exhibits. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

ACTIVITY [DAILY]

Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 200 E. Maple. Leonardo’s has a number of activities and exhibits for children to enjoy. Children also can play outside at Adventure Quest, located next to Leonardo’s. For more information, call (580) 233-2787.

ACTIVITY [DAILY]

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

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July 6-12

EVENT [FRIDAY]

First Friday, 6 p.m., downtown Enid. Musicians will perform at local restaurants, and some businesses will be open extra late hours. For more information, call Main Street Enid at (580) 234-1052.

EVENT [SATURDAY]

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.

EXHIBIT [DAILY]

Midgley Museum, 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday, 1001 Sequoyah Drive. The museum is home to late-1800s and early-1900s memorabilia. Admission is by donation. For more information, call (580) 234-7421.

EXHIBIT [DAILY]

Simpson’s Old Time Museum, 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 228 E. Randolph. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call (580) 234-4998 or (580) 541-6605.

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July 13-19

EVENT [SATURDAY]

Running of the Rats, 10 a.m., Frisco, 608 N. Independence. Event is an annual poker run in Enid. Pre-run party is Friday evening at Q-Spot, 221 W. Cherokee. Vendors, food and bike games follow the event on Saturday. For more information, call (800) 749-5054.

EVENT [SATURDAY]

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.

EVENT [THURSDAY]

Enid Main Street Third Thursday, 8 p.m., Turpin Room at Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. It will be open mic night, and any musician will be allowed to bring their guitar and perform. Admission is free. For more information, call (580) 234-2307.

ACTIVITY [DAILY]

Kiwanitrain, 6-9 p.m. weekdays, 3:30-9 p.m. weekends, Meadowlake Park. Cost is $1. For more information, go to enidkiwanis.com.