The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

July 11, 2013

What's 2 do in Enid, area

Enid News and Eagle

Retro Theater Movies

Today and Saturday

NOC Gantz Center

See the movies you remember growing up with as a kid as Enid Retro Theater hosts special showings of four classic movies both today and Saturday.

Pre-sale ticket prices are $5 for adults and $4 for children, seniors and the military. Pre-sale prices for Saturday matinees are $3.

Ticket prices at the door are $6 for adults and $5 for children, seniors and the military. For Saturday matinees, all tickets are $4.

This schedule for today and Saturday is:


• 6:30 p.m.: Princess Bride

• 9 p.m.: Rocky


• 10 a.m.: McLintock! (senior adult matinee)

• 2:30 p.m.: Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang (family matinee)

• 6:30 p.m.: Princess Bride

• 9 p.m.: Rocky

For more information, email Rebekah McClellan at Pre-sale tickets are available at

Santa’s Showcase in July Craft Show

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Hoover Building, 318 E. Oxford

Santa’s Showcase in July Craft Show features crafters from around the region. Shoppers can beat the intense July heat by browsing through crafts in a cool, climate-controlled atmosphere.

Chisholm Trail Junior Civitans will provide lunch.

For more information, call (580) 542-4627.


Dachshund Dash

Watch your favorite dachshunds dash to the finish line again this year at the 2013 Paws 4 the Cause Dachshund Dash 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27 at Chisholm Trail Expo Center.

This year, there will be three racer age brackets: 4 months to 1 year, 1 year to 8 years, and 8 years and older. The grand champion and reserve grand champion will qualify to represent Enid at the National Dachshund Foundation races in September in Finley, Ohio.

Funds raised will go toward the purchase of a new dog for Enid Police Department’s K-9 unit.


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This Week July 12-18

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

Running of the Rats, beginning 10 a.m. Friday at the Frisco Bar, 408 N. Independence. Annual poker run benefits the Kyle “RatBoy” Traynor Memorial Scholarship Fund. Course is 100 miles. For more information, call (800) 749-5054.

EVENT [Saturday]

Heer’s Country, 7-10 p.m., Longdale Community Gym, Longdale. Country music artists including Buck Goucher and Jarod Cross will perform. Admission is $5. For more information call (580) 886-5141.

MUSIC [Thursday]

Turpin Tunes, 8-10 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Enjoy live, local music every third Thursday of the month in the Turpin Room at the Gaslight Theatre downtown. The event is free to the public. For more information, call (580) 234-1052.

Next Week July 19-25

THEATER [Friday-Sunday, Thursday]

‘Hairspray,’ 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Thursday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $7, $11 and $14 and can be purchased at or by calling (580) 234-2307.

EVENT [Saturday]

Historic Downtown Walking Tour, 10 a.m., Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Reservations must be made in advance. Call (580) 242-2233 for reservations or more information.

EVENT [Saturday]

Enid Roller Girls Bout, 7 p.m., SkateTown, 905 Overland Trail. The Enid Roller Girls will take on North Texas. For more information, go to

In Two Weeks July 26-Aug. 1

THEATER [Friday-Saturday]

‘Hairspray,’ 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $7, $11 and $14 and can be purchased at or by calling (580) 234-2307.

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

Annual Iris Sale, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Oakwood Mall. For more information, call (405) 375-3715.

EVENT [Saturday]

Enid Farmers Market, 8-11 a.m., corner of Grand and Garriott. A variety of local products and fresh fruits and vegetables will be available for purchase. For more information, go to

Museum list

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

702 N. Washington

(580) 233-3051

Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays and all major holidays and adverse weather.

Midgley Museum (the Rock House)

1001 Sequoyah

(580) 234-7421

Hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday and all major holidays. Not open Nov. 1 through March 31.

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

507 S. 4th St.

(580) 237-1907

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, New Years’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. For more admission info, go to the website.

Simpson's Old Time Museum

228 E. Randolph Ave.

(580) 234-4998

Hours: 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Admission is free.

Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse & Adventure Quest

200 E. Maple

(580) 233-2787

Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; Twilight Time is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Admission: All-day pass, $7, children under 2 are free. Groups of 12 or more is $5. Memberships available.

Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center & Museum

616 Leona Mitchell Blvd.

(580) 237-6989 or 402-2524

NOC Observatory

Northern Oklahoma College campus at Randolph and Michael Hedges

(580) 548-2399

Hours begin at dusk Wednesday and Thursday. To schedule a large group, call the number above.

Splash Zone Water Park

1122 The Trails West Loop

Hours: noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, May through August. Admission: $12 for adults and seniors and children under 45 inches are $8.

Splash Pads

Hoover Park and Champion Park

Hoover Park location: Between Cleveland and Hoover on Oklahoma

Champion Park location: 10th and Chestnut

Admission is free.

Enid Kiwanitrain

Meadowlake Park

Hours: 6-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday

Admission: $2