The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 17, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this weekend


Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — ‘The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood’

Today, Saturday and Sunday

Gaslight Theatre

Being Robin Hood is pretty hard — at least according to “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood,” which will be presented this weekend by Gaslight Teens.

The play, directed by Lesa Bradford, will hold performances at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at 221 N. Independence.

Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children.

Tickets may be purchased online at gaslighttheatre.org, or call the box office 2-5 p.m. today.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

4 p.m. Sunday

Downtown Enid

All are invited to the city of Enid’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration this Sunday.

Events begin at 4 p.m. with a march around the downtown Square. Speeches will then be given by local notaries, and awards will be presented to this year’s essay and poster contest winners.

The celebration will conclude with a reception presented by Enid Inter-Racial Women’s Club, featuring food donated by KFC and Jumbo Foods.

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Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center and Museum

Open Daily

616 Leona Mitchell

Explore ethnic American Indian culture at Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center and Museum, located east of downtown Enid.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (580) 237-6989.

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Focus: NOC Observatory open once again

Every Wednesday and Thursday night at 6:30 p.m., Northern Oklahoma College’s observatory at Randolph and Michael Hedges will open its door to the public, weather permitting.

Astronomy enthusiasts and the general public can view a variety of astronomical objects through the large telescope, located in a dome next to the Mackie Planetarium.

Objects the public may be able to view include planets, the moon, galaxies, star clusters and nebulae.

There is no admission fee for the observatory.

The first Tuesday of each month, NOC Enid also opens the planetarium for shows and views of how Enid’s night sky would look if there were no light pollution.

For more information, contact Bob Killam at (580) 548-2399. Those who want to schedule a large group to visit the observatory or planetarium also should call the above number to set up an appointment.

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Jan. 18-24

MUSIC [FRIDAY]

George Brothers Concert, 7 p.m., American Legion, 121 W. Oak. Music is described as the sound of classic country meets Southern rock, with a little blues on top. Tickets are $12 each or two for $20 and can be purchased at Enid Welcome Center, 123 W. Maine. The band also will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at Scooter’s Bar, 3630 N. Van Buren. For more information, call (580) 233-5447. 21 and older only.

EVENT [SATURDAY]

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Shooting Contest, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church gym, 528 W. Broadway. Event is for boys and girls ages 10-14. For registration form and other information, call Paul Reherman at (580) 554-1415.

EXHIBIT [DAILY]

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday 507 S. 4th. Explore Enid and northwest Oklahoma’s rich history at the museum, located east of downtown Enid. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

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Jan. 25-31

EVENT [FRIDAY-SUNDAY]

Weekend Scrapbook Retreat, 6 p.m. Friday through 4 p.m. Sunday, One Page At A Time, 112 N. Independence. Get together with fellow local scrapbookers and share ideas. Cost is $35. For more information, call (580) 242-2767.

EVENT [MONDAY]

Harlem Globetrotters’ ‘You Write the Rules’ Tour, 7 p.m., Chisholm Trail Expo Center Coliseum, 111 W. Purdue. The clown princes of basketball will take to the court inside the Expo Center Coliseum, but this time, fans get to choose a new rule they want implemented in the game. Tickets can be purchased at the Coliseum office, or by calling (580) 237-0238 or (866) 443-8849.

EXHIBIT [DAILY]

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.

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Feb. 1-7

EVENT [FRIDAY-SATURDAY]

‘Becky’s New Car,’ 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Becky Foster is caught in a middling life, but one day, when a millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where she works, everything changes. For information or tickets, call (580) 234-2307, or go to gaslighttheatre.org.

EVENT [SUNDAY]

5K Warm Your Heart Run and 1-mile Fun Run, 9 a.m., Return Engagement, 121 N. Grand. Course circles through downtown area. To register before the race, go to earlysignup.com/warmyourheartrun. Late registration is 8 a.m. the morning of the race. For more information, call (580) 234-0624.

EXHIBIT [DAILY]

Simpson’s Old Time Museum, 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 228 E. Randolph. Take a step back in time and visit the Old West at Simpsons Old Time Museum, located in downtown Enid. For more information, go to skeletoncreekproductions.com/m-museum.html.