The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 13, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this weekend


Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — ‘A Seussified Christmas Carol’

8 p.m. today and Saturday

Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence

Charles Dickens’ classic tale takes on a bit of a twist in this re-telling of the story of how visits by three ghosts help a town curmudgeon change his selfish ways.

The whimsical reinvention of the tale is told in rhymed couplets and may sound like what “A Christmas Carol” might have if Dr. Seuss ever had his way with the story.

Main characters include Jonathan Suttmiller as The Scrooge, Frank Baker as Jacob Marley and Tim Johnson and Daniel Johnson as narrators one and two, respectively.

Both showtimes are 8 p.m. today and Saturday. To purchase tickets, call Gaslight Theatre at (580) 234-2307 between 2-5 p.m. today, or go online at gaslighttheatre.org.

For more information and full cast list, go to the website, or find Gaslight Theatre on Facebook

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Oak Ridge Boys Concert

7:30 p.m. Saturday

Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue

Tickets still are available for Chisholm Trail Expo Center’s annual Christmas concert.

This Saturday, the Oak Ridge Boys are coming to town to play some of their classics as well as some Christmas favorites.

For the first half of the concert, the band will play their past hits. For the second half, the group will turn the Expo Center into a winter wonderland with some old-fashioned Christmas tunes.

Tickets are $30 or $40 and can be purchased by calling the Expo Center at (580) 237-0238, or by visiting the box office at 111 W. Purdue.

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Candy Cane Cash Drawing

9 a.m. Saturday

Garfield County Court House Lawn

If you’ve been saving up those tickets, now’s the time to get them organized for Saturday’s Candy Cane Cash money drawing.

This year’s drawing will give residents the opportunity to win $5,000, $2,000, $1,000 or $500 just by shopping locally.

The drawing will begin at 9 a.m. on the courthouse lawn.

Prior to the drawing will be the Candy Cane Dash, a special 5K walk/run beginning at 8 a.m. downtown. To register, or for more information, go to getmeregistered.com.

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Focus: Gallery to feature weather events

Major weather events in Enid and northwest Oklahoma will be featured as the 2013 theme at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center.

The museum will display photographs of the weather events inside the photo gallery.

In conjunction with the display, January’s Brown Bag Lunch & Learn will be presented by Mike Honigsberg, certified emergency management director of Enid and Garfield County. He will give a talk on “Significant Weather Events in the Cherokee Strip” at noon on Jan. 9 inside the Village Church.

For more information on Brown Bag Lunch & Learn or the museum itself, go to csrhc.org.

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Dec. 14-20

EVENT [FRIDAY-SUNDAY]

Living Drive-through Nativity, 6:30-9 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 324 S. Cleveland. Relive the Christmas story through live scenes, actors, animals and music. For more information, call (580) 234-4781.

EVENT [SUNDAY-MONDAY]

Living Christmas Tree, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 16 and 7 p.m. Dec. 17, Oakwood Christian Church, 401 N. Oakwood. A choir of more than 50 people will sing from a Christmas tree covered in lights. The performances are free to the public. For more information, call Erica Stephan at (580) 233-1225.

EVENT [THURSDAY]

Third Thursday and Turpin Tunes, 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Every third Thursday of the month, local musicians can bring their acoustic instruments to jam along with other people at the Turpin Room in Gaslight Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call Main Street Enid at (580) 234-1052.

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Dec. 21-27

EVENT [FRIDAY]

A Gaslight Merry Christmas, 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Join your favorite Gaslight performers for an evening of holiday favorites. Admission is free; donations are accepted. For more information, call (580) 234-2307.

MUSIC [SUNDAY]

Hometown Christmas with Kyle Dillingham, 6 p.m., Enid First Assembly, 905 N. Oakwood. Enid residents are invited to come celebrate the Christmas season with Kyle Dillingham as he performs a variety of selections from his new Christmas CD, “A Very Kyle Christmas.” Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (580) 233-1742.

EVENT [DAILY]

Kingfisher in Lights, 6-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Kingfisher Park. Millions of lights adorn the park in different displays. Admission is free; train rides through the park are $2 per person. For more information, call (405) 375-4445.

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Dec. 28-Jan. 3

EVENT [MONDAY]

Noon Year’s Eve, 10 a.m. to noon, Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, 200 E. Maple. Kids can count down to the “noon” year with games, cake walk, lunch, bubble-wrap fireworks and playtime at the museum. Cost is $3 for members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call (580) 233-2787.

MUSEUM [DAILY]

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 csrhc.org, or call (580) 237-1907.

MUSEUM [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. The museum has several collections of railroad memorabilia and other items. Admission is by a suggested donation of $3 per person. Museum open weather-permitting. For more information, go to railroadmuseumofoklahoma.org, or call (580) 233-3051.

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Home features Christmas lights synced to music

Enid residents can watch Christmas lights flash in sync to music at 5701 Pheasant Run.

The display is on every weeknight 5:30-10 p.m. and every weekend 5:30-11 p.m.

Viewers are invited to tune their radios to 99.9 FM to watch the holiday display. The show encompasses 10 songs, or about 35 minutes.