The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

August 9, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this week

Enid News and Eagle

ENID — Red, White and Tuna

Thursday, Aug. 16  through Sunday, Aug. 19

Gaslight Theatre

221 N. Independence

Join in the laughter and fun starting Thursday at Gaslight Theatre during four showings of “Red, White and Tuna.”

“Red, White and Tuna” is set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas. Tension builds during the Reunion Queen Contest as Vera Carp, leader of the Smut Snatcher’s Prayer Posse, has her sights set on winning. But Didi Snavely and Pearl Burras have a trick or two up their sleeves.

Meanwhile, R.R. Snavley returns from a U.F.O. abduction and Petey Fisk’s protest of Tuna Pest Fest by enclosing himself in a tank of 50 live scorpions is addressed.

As the story unfolds, Stanley Bumiller is set to unveil one of his art sculptures as a gift to Tuna right before the Fourth of July fireworks, and Bertha Bumiller and Arles Struvie are about to get married.

Tickets to the show are $7, $11 or $14 and can be purchased at or by going to the box office at 221 N. Independence.

Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday through Aug. 18, and 2 p.m. Aug. 19.

For more information, call (580) 234-2307.


Third Thursday/Turpin Tunes

8 p.m. Thursday

Location to be announced, 221 N. Independence

On every third Thursday of the month, Main Street Enid hosts Turpin Tunes. The event normally is at Gaslight Theatre, but since the theater is booked with the play “Red, White and Tuna,” organizers are again looking at the breezeway area on Randolph between Washington and Independence.

It’s open mike night, which means any budding musician in Enid can bring their instrument and perform.

Admission is free, but musicians are encouraged to arrive before 8 p.m.

For more information, call Main Street Enid at (580) 234-1052.


Focus: Gem and mineral show upcoming

Rockhounds and gem enthusiasts will unite in September in Enid for Enid Gem & Mineral Society’s annual show and sale.

The show will be Sept. 14, 15 and 16 in Oakwood Mall, next to JCPenney.

Items that will be displayed include gems, minerals, crystals and fossils. Also available will be an educational display, touch and feel table, jewelry and beads and lapidary work.

There will be a special educational area for children to learn about rocks and gems, as well as a special display — rocks that look like food.

Enid Gem & Mineral Society is a member of Oklahoma State Council of Mineralogical Societies and is an affiliate of American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.

The purpose of the organization is to promote interest in geology, mineralogy, paleontology, lapidary and other related subjects; to encourage mineral and rock collecting and lapidary workmanship as hobbies; and to conduct meetings, educational programs, field trips and other related activities.

Membership is $5 for adults and $2 for junior members. Meetings are held 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the west room of the Hoover Building, Garfield County Fairgrounds, 300 E. Oxford.

For more information, call Mary Walters at (580) 237-1177.


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Aug. 10-16


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.


Lunch & Learn with Peter Shankman, 11:30 a.m., Autry Technology Center, 1201 W. Willow. For more information, call (580) 242-2750.


Midgley Museum, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, 1001 Sequoyah. Take a trip through through the late-1800s and early-1900s and see memorabilia from that era. For more information, call (580) 234-7265.


Simpson’s Old Time Museum, 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Take a step back in time to the old West and see a variety of collections and artifacts. Also, pay a visit to Skeleton Creek Productions’ movie studio. Admission is free; donations accepted. Call (580) 234-4998.


Aug. 17-23


Tour de Trykes, tour at 7:30 a.m. and criterium race at 6:30 p.m., downtown Enid. Downtown streets will close at 3 p.m. for the criterium. Tour includes two-mile family ride, plus distances of 10, 20, 38, 58 and 100 miles for tour riders. Register online at Registration also available day of events.


Ghostlahoma, 8:30 a.m., Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine. A number of speakers will talk about the paranormal. Tickets are $25. For more information, go to


Chisholm Trail Coalition Walking Tour, 10 a.m., 123 W. Maine. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. Call (580) 242-2233 to buy tickets.


Paws 4 the Cause Dachshund Dash, 10 a.m., Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. A nationally sanctioned event where dachshunds will compete for a chance to head to the national event in Ohio. Proceeds will benefit city of Enid Dog Facility. For more information, go to


Aug. 24-30


Greater Oklahoma Sportsman’s and Outdoor Expo, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. List of vendors include a variety of outdoor gaming, sporting and leisure businesses. For more information, call (580) 237-0238.


United States Team Roping Championships, Chisholm Trail Expo Center Pavilion, 111 W. Purdue. For more information, call (580) 237-0238.


Enid Mack Motor Mania, 10 a.m., Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, 200 E. Maple. Children can get up close and personal with vehicles they might see working around town. Cost is $3 for members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call (580) 233-2787.


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


Other upcoming events:

Bookstore to show VeggieTales

Ruth’s Christian Bookstore, in Oakwood Mall, will hold a free showing of VeggieTales’ “The Penniless Princess” at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

There will be a prize wheel and free prizes for kids.

Book signing is today

Chase Williams will sign copies of his book, “The Tale of the Beaver,” 12:30-3 p.m. today at Hastings, Cleveland and Garriott.

The book is about overcoming self-doubt and seeing the way you were created.

Williams is a native of Enid.

Charlie Awards upcoming

Gaslight Theatre will host its annual Charlie Awards 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25.

Social hour will begin at 6:30, with the awards ceremony following at 7:30.

The ceremony will recognize all members of production during Gaslight’s past season.

Tickets are $5. Children 12 and under are free.

A cash bar and appetizers will be provided by Panevino.