The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 21, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area


Enid News & Eagle

‘Gardening in a Drought’

8 a.m. Saturday

OSU Extension Office, 316 E. Oxford

Learn all about how to keep your plants healthy during drought at a special workshop this Saturday at the OSU Extension Office.

Sessions will provide information on how to use the Mesonet to decide how much water you need; how to use plasticulture; and the methods of watering and their pros and cons, including rain barrels, sprinklers, soaker hoses and drip irrigation systems.

During a tour of the Master Gardener Arboretum, uses of mulch will be explained. There also will be a tour of the Oklahoma Proven Garden — a plant evaluation and marketing program designed to assist in selecting the best plants for Oklahoma’s weather.

Cost of the workshop is $35, which includes an information packet. Proceeds will go toward Garfield County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden and Arboretum.

For more information, call Judy Huhman at 242-0418.

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Weather and Disaster Preparedness Day

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Oakwood Mall

Paying attention to when severe weather might strike is important in Oklahoma. With that in mind, local emergency authorities will converge at Oakwood Mall Saturday for Weather and Disaster Preparedness Day.

Organizations that will attend include Enid and Garfield County Emergency Management, as well as emergency management groups in Alfalfa, Kingfisher, Major and Woods counties; Vance Air Force Base Emergency Management; and state of Oklahoma emergency management.

Enid Fire Department will be on hand, as well as Life EMS, Enid Police Department and Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.

National Weather Service Norman’s Rick Smith will speak at 1 p.m. near Dillard’s, on the west end of the mall. Enid Amateur Radio Club also will be on hand, showing off hardware and programming weather radios.

For more information, call Oakwood Mall at (580) 237-9339.

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Mega Monster Truck Tour

7:30 p.m. Saturday

Chisholm Trail Coliseum

Monster trucks and their drivers will compete for bragging rights this weekend at Chisholm Trail Coliseum.

Jackson’s of Enid presents the Mega Monster Truck Tour, which will feature trucks like Bounty Hunter, Big Dawg, Tailgator and Iron Outlaw.

There are other events scheduled, too. A Tuff Trucks competition will feature local drivers as they try to make their way through an obstacle course. During the Hot Rod Lawn Mowers competition, local drivers can tune up their lawn mowers and race for bragging rights. There also will be ATV Quad races.

VIP tickets are $27 for adults and $15 for children ages 3-12. VIP ticket includes prime seating, meet-and-greet with monster trucks 6:45-7:15, box of popcorn and drink.

General admission tickets for adults are $18 in advance and $20 the day of the show. For youth, the prices are $13 and $15, respectively. Advance pricing ends at 5 p.m. today.

Tickets for military members are $13 in advance and $15 the day of the show. They are available at the ITT office building.

Tickets may be purchased at the Chisholm Trail box office, 111 W. Purdue, at chisholmtrailexpo.com, or by phone at (866) 433-8849 or (580) 237-0238.

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March 22-28

EVENT [Saturday]

Oklahoma Token and Indian Artifacts Display, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tri-County Senior Citizens, 301 W. Main, Covington. The Covington Historical Society will have Indian artifacts and arrowheads on display. It also will have a plant sale, bake sale and raffle. For more information, call (580) 864-7760 or (580) 402-0816.

EXHIBIT [Daily]

‘Trappings of the Cherokee Strip,’ 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Exhibit features a collection of fine art and custom cowboy gear by Oklahoma artists and craftsmen. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

EVENT [Daily]

Easter Bunny Visits, 4-8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oakwood Mall. For more information, call Oakwood Mall at (580) 237-9339.

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Mar. 29-Apr. 4

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

Easter Youth Party and Easter Egg Hunt, 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, respectively, Carmen Library and Carmen City Park. For more information, call the library at (580) 987-2301.

EVENT [Saturday]

Cindy Riggs Memorial Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m., Sandbox Learning Center, 411 E. Illinois. For more information, call (580) 242-8687.

MUSIC [Tuesday]

Northern Oklahoma College Spring Band Concert, 7 p.m., Briggs Auditorium, NOC Enid. “Star Dreams and Disney Themes” will pay tribute to the music of Walt Disney. Admission is free. For more information, call (580) 628-6444.

ACTIVITY [Wednesday-Thursday]

NOC Enid Observatory, open at about 7 p.m., corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges. The Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory will open every Wednesday and Thursday evenings at dusk, weather permitting. For more information, call (580) 548-2399.

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April 5-11

EVENT [Friday]

First Friday, 6 p.m., downtown Enid. Local shops will be open extra late hours and host special activities, and local music artists will perform in various locations downtown. For more information, call Main Street Enid at (580) 234-1052.

EVENT [Saturday]

Corvette Expo XXI, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. For more information, call (580) 237-0238.

EXHIBIT [Daily]

Midgley Museum, open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 2-4 p.m. Saturday, 1001 Sequoyah. Museum gives residents a walk through the late-1800s and early-1900s. For more information, call (580) 234-7421.

EXHIBIT [Daily]

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is a minimum $3 donation. For more information, call (580) 233-3051, or go to railroadmuseumofoklahoma.org.