The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 27, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this weekend

Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Noon Year’s Eve

10 a.m. to noon Monday

Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, 200 E. Maple

Before adults celebrate when the clock hits midnight on Tuesday, Enid kids can ring in the “noon” year at Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse.

Leonardo’s is holding its annual Noon Year’s Eve on Monday, a time where children can participate in all sorts of fun activities and a countdown to the “noon” year.

Events and activities include games, coke walk, lunch, bubble-wrap fireworks and playtime in the museum.

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

For more information on Noon Year’s Eve or Leonardo’s, call (580) 233-2787, or go to


Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

Open daily

702 N. Washington

Check out collections of books, railroad china and other memorabilia at Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, located at 702 N. Washington in Enid.

The museum is open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is a suggested donation of $3 per person.

For more information, call (580) 233-3051, or go to


Simpsons Old Time Museum

Open daily

228 E. Randolph

Take a visit back to the wild West while not even having to leave Enid.

Simpsons Old Time Museum, located in downtown Enid, has an 1880’s saloon, jail, hotel lobby and hotel room.

The museum and its Skeleton Creek Productions movie sets also are available for parties or other gatherings.

For more information, go to

The museum is open 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


Focus: Music, theater offered in Jan., Feb.

A variety of theatrical and musical acts will mark the months of January and February 2013 in Enid.

One musical act, the George Brothers, will perform Jan. 18 and 19 in Enid. The group’s style is described as classic country meets southern rock, with a little bit of blues on top. Tickets are $12 each or $20 per couple and can be purchased at Enid Welcome Center, 123 W. Maine.

On Feb. 15 and 16, Enid Symphony Orchestra will present The Glenn Miller Orchestra at Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway. Tickets are $30 and available at the symphony box office 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In January, Gaslight Theatre will present “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.” The performance is a Monty Python-esque retelling of the classic story of the green-clad hero. Performances are scheduled for Jan. 18-20.

On Feb. 1-2 and 8-9, the theater will present “Becky’s New Car,” a story about a woman caught in middle age, middle management and a middling marriage, who meets a millionaire that offers her a change of life.

For more information on Gaslight Theatre or any of its events, go to, visit the theater at 221 N. Independence, or call (580) 234-2307.

Tickets may be purchased online or at the box office.


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Dec. 28-Jan. 3


J.E. Glaze Book Reading, 6:30 p.m., Davinci’s Coffeehouse, 2315 W. Willow. Glaze will read his book, “The Song of the Banded Tree Snail and Other Tales of Space Travel.” Questions and discussions will be involved throughout. For more information, call Davinci’s at (580) 234-2080.


Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory, dusk, corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges. The observatory is open every Wednesday and Thursday evening, weather permitting. The public will be able to view the moon, planets and other objects in the sky through the college’s large telescope. For more information, or to schedule a large group, call (580) 548-2399.


Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 4th and Garriott. Humphrey Heritage Village is open when museum is open. For more information, go to, or call (580) 237-1907.


Jan. 4-10


Brown Bag Lunch & Learn, noon, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center Village Church, 4th and Garriott. Topic of the month is “Significant Weather Events in the Cherokee Strip.” The talk will be given by Mike Honigsberg, certified emergency management director of Enid and Garfield County. For more information, go to


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. Admission is by a suggested donation of $3 per person. Museum open weather-permitting. For more information, call (580) 233-3051.


Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse and Adventure Quest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Leonardo’s is a hands-on arts and sciences museum where children can imagine, play and discover. All-day admission is $7; children under two are free. For more information, go to, or call (580) 233-2787.


Jan. 11-17


KNID Agrifest, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. More than 300 vendors will be in town to display and offer farm equipment, products and services. For more information, call the Expo Center at (580) 237-0238.


Main Street Enid Third Thursday, 8 p.m., Turpin Room at Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. The public is invited to bring their own instrument and participate in a jam session with other musicians. Admission is free but seating is limited. For more information, call (580) 234-1052.


Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center and Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 616 Leona Mitchell. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Explore the history of ethnic American Indians at the museum, located east of downtown. For more information, call (580) 237-6989.