The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

May 31, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid this weekend

Enid News and Eagle

Relay for Life

Beginning 7 tonight

Garfield County Court House lawn

Join cancer survivors and those remembering their loved ones tonight at Relay for Life of Garfield County.

The event will start at 7 p.m. tonight and continue through 7 a.m. Saturday morning. Tonight, survivors will be honored, and there will be music, games, an auction and food for sale.

Many participants are organized in teams. The goal is for one member of each team to be walking around the track at all times. Later, a ceremony will occur, which will honor all those who have lost their lives to cancer.

For more information on the event, call Teresa Coleman, event chair, at 541-1765, or Julie Nelson at 234-2273.


'Children of Eden'

Central Christian Church will present a children’s musical to raise funds to send church youth to church-sponsored events.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. June 1-2 and 3 p.m. June 3.

Read more about it HERE



Champlin Pool

Opening 1 p.m. Tuesday

400 W. Cherokee

The kids are out of school and summer is fast approaching, which means it must be time for Champlin pool to open.

The pool will open at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Regular hours for the summer are 1-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $2.50. It is free for children 5 and under.

Season passes are available through the city clerk’s office. Private parties can be booked through Terry Boling in the pool manager’s office.

For more information, call 237-7530.


First Friday

6 tonight

Downtown Enid

Bask in the sounds of music and have some fun tonight during First Friday in downtown Enid.

The event, hosted by Main Street Enid, is scheduled for the first Friday of every month. Throughout the evening, local musicians perform at downtown restaurants, and some businesses are open late to accommodate extra shoppers.

Tonight’s entertainment includes live music at Blue Jay’s Barber Shop & Beauty Bar, The Felt Bird, For You! Boutique and Angel Delight Bakery and Eatery.

Cafe Garcia also will have live music, and Blissful Bows Boutique will celebrate its grand opening.

Public Library of Enid and Garfield County will be open until 8 p.m., and Creative Arts Enid will have a knitting demonstration as well as live music.

For more information on First Friday, call Main Street Enid at 234-1052.


NOC Enid Mackie Planetarium

7 p.m. Thursday

Randolph and Michael Hedges

Looking for something educational the entire family can enjoy? Head out to Northern Oklahoma College Enid’s Mackie Planetarium Thursday and learn about how the solar system was formed. Planetarium Director Bob Killam also will answer questions about the night sky and, if skies are clear, show planets, nebulae and other objects through the college’s domed telescope.

Admission to the planetarium show is free, but a donation of a canned good, which will be taken to Horn of Plenty, is appreciated.

The observatory will be open at dusk Wednesday and Thursday, weather permitting. For more information, or to schedule a group for a show, call 548-2399.



Various hours during the week

Meadowlake Park

After a summer of repair, children can once again hop on board the Kiwanitrain at Meadowlake Park.

Enid Kiwanis Club’s Kiwanitrain runs 6-9 p.m. weekdays and 3:30-9 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets to ride the train are $1. The other rides at the park aren’t operational due to construction and repair.

For more information and up-to-date schedules, go to, or find Enid Kiwanis Club on Facebook.


June 1-7


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.


Kruz’n the Plains Shrine Club Poker Run, 10 a.m., Rainbow Sports, 2610 W. Garriott. Cost is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. First bike out is at 10 a.m.; poker run concludes at Scooters. Addictions Mistress will perform at Scooters following the poker run. For more information, call Jack at (580) 242-2541 or Kelly at (580) 977-4069.


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. For more information, call (580) 233-3051.


Midgley Museum, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Museum contains memorabilia from the late 1800s and early 1900s. For more information, call (580) 234-7421.


June 8-14


Garden Tours of Enid, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, various locations in Enid. For locations of the tour, more information and tickets, call OSU extension office at (580) 237-1228.


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.


Special Olympic Picnic, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., south side of Meadowlake Park. Event is sponsored by Chisholm Trail 412 ABATE. Bring the family for an afternoon of free food, drinks and motorcycle ride. Following the picnic, there will be an auction to help raise money. No beer or liquor is allowed at the event. For more information, call (580) 541-3149.


Chautauqua Under the Tent, 6:30 p.m., Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. Workshops will be 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (580) 551-9792.


June 15-21


Chisholm Trail Coalition Downtown Walking Tour, 10 a.m., downtown Enid. Cactus Jack guides attendees to different stops downtown where characters will tell stories about the history of Enid. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. For more information or to reserve a spot in the tour, call Errol Wofford at (580) 242-2233.


Miracle League Mud Volleyball, 9 a.m., Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. Tournament is a fundraiser for Miracle League. Cost is $250 per team, $350 per VIP team. Registration deadline is Saturday, June 2. Only co-ed teams may sign up; $50 is due at sign-up time. For more information, call Valerie Nelson at (402) 366-8276. To register, go to


Dad Fest, 10:30 a.m., Enid First Assembly, 905 N. Oakwood. Event includes car and motorcycle show, Hottest Dad contest, food and more. The event is free. For more information, call (580) 233-1742.