The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 13, 2014

What's 2 Do in Enid, area

Enid News & Eagle

Valentine at Pops with Helen Welch

8 p.m. today and Saturday

Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway

Enid Symphony Center will welcome British vocalist Helen Welch in two special performances tonight and Saturday night.

Welch performs a wide variety of songs, ranging from the Swing era to the present. Her career has taken her from Broadway to London and across the United States.

Showtimes are 8 p.m. both tonight and Saturday night at 301 W. Broadway. Tickets can be purchased by going to and clicking on the “Buy Tickets Now” link next to “Valentine at Pops with Helen Welch.”

For more information on Enid Symphony Orchestra, call (580) 237-9646.


Trot 4 Trykes

9 a.m. Saturday

The Non-Profit Center, 114 S. Independence

You can help support AMBUCS District 5B by participating in Trot 4 Trykes, happening Saturday morning at The Non-Profit Center, 114 S. Independence.

Trot 4 Trykes is a 5K run that helps AMBUCS in its mission: to help create independence and mobility for people with disabilities.

Registration cost is $25 for adults or $15 for children under 12 and can be completed 7-8:30 a.m. tomorrow before the race begins.

Long-sleeve T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register before the race; others will be given out as supplies last. Awards will be given to men and women in age division and overall.

For more information, go to the website listed above, or email


Fast Forward: '39 Steps'

Feb. 27, 28 and March 1

Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence

Gaslight Theatre will host a dinner theater, “39 Steps,” the final weekend of February.

There also are performances scheduled for Feb. 21 and 22, but those are sold out.

To get your tickets for the show, go online to


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Feb. 14-20

EVENT [Friday]

Kids and Teens Valentine Party, 4 p.m., Public Library of Enid and Garfield County. Play chocolate bingo, win chocolate prizes and make a bracelet for you or your valentine. For more information, call (580) 616-7182.

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.

EVENT [Saturday]

Daddy Daughter Dance, 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Oakwood Mall. White Rose Dance at 3, Red Rose Dance at 6:30. Tickets are $30 per couple. For more information, call (580) 478-2685.

Feb. 21-27

MUSIC [Saturday]

American Red Cross presents Dueling Pianos with Noel and Dan, 6 p.m., Convention Hall, 301 S. Independence. Annual fundraiser for Cimarron Valley Chapter of American Red Cross. For more information, call (580) 237-5994.

THEATER [Thursday]

Gaslight Dinner Theatre: ‘The 39 Steps,’ 7 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Dinner served at 7, performance starts at 8. Tickets can be purchased at For more information, call (580) 234-2307.

Feb. 28-Mar. 6

EVENT [Friday-Sunday]

Enid’s Spring Coin, Token and Collectibles Show, noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Garfield County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 111 W. Purdue. For more information, call (580) 233-0007 or 478-5709.

EVENT [Friday]

Winter Chautauqua, 7 p.m., Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid, 2929 E. Broadway. Debra Conner will portray Dr. Mary Edwards Walker from the Civil War. Admission is free. For more information, call (580) 551-9792.

EVENT [Saturday]

Mardi Gras, 6:30 p.m., Hiland Tower ballroom, 205 W. Maple. Presented by Enid Arts Council. Tickets are $75 each. For more information, go to, or call (580) 540-4989.


Activities and Museums

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. Closed Sundays, 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: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. 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

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for children