The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 8, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this weekend


Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Holiday Marketplace 2012

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue

Get into the holiday spirit this weekend and attend Holiday Marketplace 2012, presented by Officers’ Spouses’ Club at Vance Air Force Base.

Area residents will have the opportunity to find gifts for everyone on their list. Products sold at Holiday Marketplace include crafts, jewelry, candles, children and adult accessories, artwork, photography and more.

Also, Santa will take some time out of his busy schedule to come and visit. Photos can be taken with him from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Admission, as well as a photo with Santa, is free. All proceeds from the sale of items will benefit the Officers’ Spouses’ Club.

For more information, email, holidaymarketplaceenid@yahoo.com.

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Taste of St. Joe’s

7-10 p.m. Saturday

Cherokee Strip Conference

Center, 123 W. Maine

Get out and support St. Joseph Catholic School this weekend at the school’s annual live-and-silent-auction fundraiser.

Items and packages to be bid on include a Disney condo package, car detailing package, American girl doll and accessories, and getaways to Wichita, Dallas/Fort Worth, Branson and Arbuckle Country.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Enid Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For more information, call (580) 242-4449.

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Christmas in the Country

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Log home 8 miles east of U.S. 81

on Dover-Crescent Road

Stock up on Christmas gifts in a fun, festive atmosphere this Saturday at the 17th annual Christmas in the Country Craft Show.

Lots of food, including breakfast burritos, brisket, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, cookies and cider will be provided. Also, parking will be free.

To get to the log home, follow the instructions above, or drive 91⁄2 miles west of 74C out of Crescent.

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Focus: Welcome back, Convention Hall

Convention Hall is reopening next week, and the city has planned several activities to welcome the building back to use.

The Enid Convention Hall luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 to 1 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $25. A table of 10 costs $200. The event will include a commemorative scissors set for the building’s ribbon-cutting.

On Friday, Enid Arts Council will hold a fundraiser. The event includes cocktail hour starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and entertainment at 7:30. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. Cost includes the dinner, a live performance by “A Hard Night’s Day, a Beatles tribute band, and commemorative wine glass.

The city’s Veterans Day parade will start at 1:30 p.m. and end at Convention Hall. Following the parade will be a community open house 2-5 p.m.

Living history performances, free food and drink and activities for the entire family all will be part of the Sunday event. Also, a commemorative poster will be given out to to the first 1,000 people in attendance.

For more information, go to EnidEventCenter.com, or call (580) 616-7632. Tickets to the events are available by calling the number above, or at the welcome center, 123 W. Maine.

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Nov. 9-15

EVENT [SATURDAY]

Sumner Winter Roundup, 8 p.m., Fairgrounds Pavilion Arena. Cowboys will compete in different bull riding events. Admission is $5. For more information, call Aronda Hajek at (405) 853-0176.

EVENT [SATURDAY]

Enid Intertribal Indian Club Pow Wow, 2 p.m., Hoover Building, 305 E. Oxford. Evening meal will be served at 6, with the evening dance taking place shortly after. Admission to the events is free.

EVENT [THURSDAY]

Third Thursday, 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Residents will play live acoustic music at the Turpin Room inside the theater. For more information, call Main Street Enid at (580) 234-1052.

ACTIVITY [SATURDAY-SUNDAY]

Daze in a Maze, open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. to dusk Sunday, 11 miles south of Covington on Oklahoma 74. Includes walk-through mazes, petting zoo and play areas. For more information, call (580) 234-6293.

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Nov. 16-22

EVENT [SATURDAY-SUNDAY]

Enid Homebuilders Show, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Chisholm Trail Expo Center Coliseum. Event includes home and garden show as well as gift and craft show. For more information, call (580) 237-0238.

EVENT [SATURDAY]

Santa’s Showcase Craft Show, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hoover Building, 305 E. Oxford. The show will feature crafters from a four-state region. Food also will be available. For more information, or to get an application to participate, call Brenda Bingham at (580) 747-4553.

EVENT [TUESDAY]

Circus, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Garfield County Fairgrounds. For more information, call (580) 237-0238.

EXHIBIT [DAILY]

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 4th and Garriott. Learn the history the Cherokee Strip and how Enid was settled. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

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Nov. 23-29

EVENT [FRIDAY]

Enid Lights up the Plains, 6 p.m., downtown Enid. Live entertainment, hot food and drinks and fireworks will combine with the lighting up of the city’s downtown for the holidays. The event also will include horse-drawn carriage rides and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. For more information, call Main Street Enid at (580) 234-1052.

MUSIC [FRIDAY-SUNDAY]

Enid Symphony Orchestra’s White Christmas, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway. For tickets or more information, call the box office at (580) 237-9646.

ACTIVITY [FRIDAY-DEC. 24]

Santa at Oakwood Mall, regular mall hours. Come take a picture with Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas. For more information, call (580) 237-9339.

EXHIBIT [DAILY]

Simpson’s Old Time Museum, 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call (580) 234-4998 or (580) 541-6605.

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Play is Nov. 15-16



Enid High School’s all-school play, “The Dining Room,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16 at the high school auditorium. Adults are $5, students are $3 and children 5 and under are free.

“The Dining Room” explores the dynamic relationships in family life. Fourteen cast members will play 50 different characters in 18 different scenes.



VFW banquet is Saturday



VFW post 2270 Membership Veterans Banquet is 7 p.m. Saturday at 621 N. Independence. A spouse or friend may attend.