The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

September 13, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this weekend

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Myriad activities on tap for Cherokee Strip Celebration

Enid’s annual Cherokee Strip Celebration returns this weekend, with lots of events for Enid residents to chose from. The event has been expanded this year to three days, today through Sunday, in downtown Enid.

Today’s events include Western movies 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Public Library of Enid and Garfield County; Cherokee Strip Lunch Rush, including food by Marv’s Cornerstone Grill, live music and entertainment and vendor booths, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Courthouse Lawn; quilt show and cookbooks sale 6-9 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church; Frontier Festival Lantern Tours, 7 p.m. at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center; and square dance street party, 7 p.m. downtown.

Saturday’s events include the Great Land Run at 7:30 a.m., Enid Farmers Market at 8 a.m. downtown followed by the Be Fit Kids Fun Run at 9 a.m. At 9:30, the Enid Walk of Fame induction ceremony will commence at Cherokee Strip Conference Center plaza, and the OSU Cowboy watch party starts on the courthouse lawn at 9:30 as well.

The Cherokee Strip Celebration Parade will start at 10:30 a.m., followed by entertainment lasting all day long downtown. Afternoon events include the Frontier Festival 1-5 p.m. at the heritage center, a block party 6-8 p.m. at David Allen Memorial Ballpark, a concert by Enid Symphony Orchestra at 6:30 p.m. at the ballpark, and, finally, movie night at the ballpark, “The Lorax,” starting at 8 p.m.

Sunday’s schedule includes St. Matthew’s breakfast and church service at 9:30 a.m. at the heritage center, followed by the “Run to Leonardo’s” family fun festival 2-4 p.m. at Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse.


‘Til Beth Do Us Part’

8 p.m. today and Saturday

Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence

Gaslight Theatre is back with another full season of productions, starting with this weekend’s showing of “Til Beth Do Us Part.”

“Til Beth Do Us Part” is a family-friendly comedy directed by Larry King. Cast members include Justin Werner as Gibby Hayden, Tammy Wilson as Suzanna Hayden and Nikki Nixon as Beth Bailey.

Other cast members include Penny Dowell as Margo James, Debbie Kretchmar as Celia Carmichael and Xander Singleton as Hank James.

In addition to this weekend’s showings, there will be three additional showings Sept. 21-23.

Tickets are $7, $11 or $14 and can be purchased by going to and following the link to purchase tickets.

For more information on the play or any other upcoming production, go to the website, or call (580) 234-2307.


Caboose Train to Drummond

9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday

Splash Zone, 1122 Trails West

Hop on a train and take a ride to Drummond on Saturday.

Participants have an opportunity to choose between three trips: 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fares are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 1-12. There is no charge for children under 1 year of age.

Each train will depart from Splash Zone, 1122 Trails West.

Tickets can be purchased at Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, 702 N. Washington.

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


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Sept. 14-20


The Brander’s Band, 7 p.m., Angel Delight Catering and Tearoom, 417 S. Washington. Food will be served. All proceeds go to American Legion. For more information, call (580) 233-3354.


Riding for Hope Poker Run/Rally, 9 a.m., Crosslin Park Pavilion 1. Door prizes, 50/50 pot and food. Prizes for high hand and low hand. All proceeds go to Hope Outreach. For more information, call (580) 883-5915.


Enid Farmers Market, 8-11 a.m., downtown on Broadway between Garfield County Court House and the post office. For more information, call (580) 977-4420.


Enid Gem & Mineral Show, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oakwood Mall. Gems, minerals, crystals and fossils will be on display. Other activities and displays include gems that look like food and touch and feel table. For more information, call (580) 237-1177.


Sept. 21-27


‘Til Beth Do Us Part,’ 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $7, $11 or $14 and can be purchased at, or call (580) 234-2307.


Chisholm Trail Coalition Historic Downtown Walking Tour, 10 a.m., Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. For reservations, call (580) 242-2233.


Woodring Airport 4th Annual Poker Run, Enid Woodring Regional Airport. Registration is $20. In order to get a T-shirt, register by Sept. 13. All proceeds will benefit Vietnam Memorial Wall Project. For more information, call (800) 259-5476.


Walk/Run 4RKids, 8 a.m., David Allen Memorial Ballpark. Registration for the 5K is at 8 a.m., run begins at 9. Walk begins at 10. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Free food, carnival rides, games and prizes. For more information, go to


Sept. 28-Oct. 4


Fling at the Springs, 3-11 p.m., Government Springs Park. Free music festival. Also, vendors and merchandise booths will be on hand. For more information, call (580) 234-1052.


American Kitefliers Association Convention, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, location TBA. Join kite enthusiasts from across the world as they take their kites to the skies. For more information, go to


NOC Mackie Planetarium, 7 p.m., corner of Michael Hedges and Randolph. A program typically is selected for each month, and visitors are given tours of Enid’s night sky. For more information, call (580) 548-2399.


NOC Observatory, dusk, corner of Michael Hedges and Randolph. See stars, planets, nebulae and other objects through Northern Oklahoma College Enid’s large telescope. Large groups should call ahead at (580) 548-2399. For more information, call the number above.