The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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April 17, 2014

What's 2 Do in Enid, area

Railfest 2014

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Garfield County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 111 W. Purdue

Cherokee Strip Model Railroad Association will hold Railfest 2014, a model train show and sale, Saturday at Garfield County Fairgrounds Trade Show Pavilion in Enid.

All sizes of model trains will be available for sale or trade. Door prizes will be given out once an hour.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for those 12 and under. Children under 5 are free with paying adult.

For dealers, cost of setting up a table is $15 before Saturday and $17 on Saturday.

For more information on the show, call Randy Lutz at (580) 478-2631.

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Civil War Family Saturday

1-3 p.m.

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center once again has prepared a Saturday afternoon full of fun activities for families.

During this month’s Family Saturday, families will be able to experience some of the history behind the Civil War.

On Saturday, the museum will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with special events including army drills and gun displays.

The Family Saturday is being held in conjunction with the museum’s special exhibit: “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.” The exhibit is on display at the museum through May 16.

Winning artwork from the Red Dirt BBQ Student Art Show also will be on display at the same time.

Admission to Family Saturday events is free with a paid admission to the museum.

For more information, go to csrhc.org, or call ((580) 237-1907.

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Homemade: A Native Son Returns — Poems, Stories and Conversation’

7 p.m. Thursday

Gaslight Theatre Turpin Room, 221 N. Independence

Poet/Author Quraysh Ali Lansana will present his work Thursday at the Gaslight Theatre’s Turpin Room in downtown Enid.

Lansana, formerly Ron Myles, is a native of Enid. He is an author of eight poetry books, three textbooks and a children’s book, and currently is associate professor of English/creative writing at Chicago State University.

For more information, call (580) 233-7027.

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