The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 30, 2014

What's 2 Do in Enid, Area

Enid News & Eagle

JWL Warm Your Heart 5k/1-mile Road Run

9 a.m. Saturday

Return Engagement, 123 N. Grand

The Junior Welfare League of Enid will hold its 5k and 1-mile run Saturday morning in downtown Enid.

All runners are encouraged to sign up for the run, which takes participants on a loop through downtown Enid.

For those who already have signed up, packet pickup is 4-7:30 p.m. today at Return Engagement, 123 N. Grand. Those who have not yet registered may also do so at this time.

Race-day registration on Saturday begins at 8 a.m., with the run beginning at 9 a.m.

Fees are: 5k, $25 for ages 13 and older, $15 for ages 12 and under; 5k for couples, $45; fun run, $15; sleepwalker (don’t run, want T-shirt), $20 per individual or $40 per couple; and naked runner (doesn’t want to run but wants to donate), $20. Race-day registration, add $5 to each fee.

An awards ceremony will follow the event, and refreshments will be available for participants.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Junior Welfare League of Enid and American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.

To register, go to For more information, email


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Jan. 31-Feb. 6

THEATER [Friday-Saturday]

‘Godspell,’ 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Presented by Gaslight Teens, directed by Janet Jones. Tickets $10 adults and $5 students. For more information or tickets, go to

EVENT [Monday]

Basketball: NOC Enid vs. NOC Tonkawa, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Mabee Center, 2401 E. Maine. Women play first, men second. For more information on NOC Enid athletics, go to


Feb. 7-13

EVENT [Friday]

First Friday, 6-9 p.m., downtown Enid. Downtown businesses will be open late hours and have specials, and musicians will perform at establishments. For more information, call (580) 234-1052.

EVENT [Thursday]

Tipsy Artist, 6-9 p.m., Enid Event Center, 302 S. Grand. Tickets are $40 and include food. They can be purchased at Cash bar will be available. For more information, go to


Feb. 14-20

MUSIC [Friday-Saturday]

Valentine at Pops with Helen Welch, 8 p.m., Enid Symphony Hall, 301 W. Broadway. Tickets are priced $15 to $70 and may be purchased at For more information, call (580) 237-9646.

EVENT [Friday]

Valentine’s Day Gala, 6 p.m., Leonardo’s Children’s Museum, 200 E. Maple. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple. Proceeds benefit Youth and Family Services Emergency Youth Shelter. For more information, call (580) 233-7220.


Museums and Daily Activities

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.

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.

Leonardo’s Children’s Museum

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.

Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory

Northern Oklahoma College Enid campus at the corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges

(580) 548-2399

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

Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center & Museum

616 Leona Mitchell Blvd.

(580) 237-6989 or 402-2524

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