The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 7, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area

Enid News & Eagle

Winter Chautauqua

10:30 a.m. Saturday

Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid

The Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro will come to NWOSU-Enid Saturday during Enid’s annual Winter Chautauqua event.

The day will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a workshop, “If Only I Had Been Born an Inca.” That will follow with another workshop at noon, “Peru Today.”

Attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch as they learn.

Evening events will start at 7, beginning with the winner of the local Student Chautauquan competition. After that, Hank Fincken will take to the stage as Pizarro for the main character presentation.

For more information, call John or Laurel Provine at 551-9792.


Trappings of the Cherokee Strip

Tuesdays through Sundays in March

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

Fine art and custom cowboy gear will be on display through the end of March at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center for the museum’s Trappings of the Cherokee Strip exhibit.

The exhibit will feature items from a group of Oklahoma artists and craftsmen.

It is open museum hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is located at 507 S. 4th in Enid.

For more information, call (580) 237-1907.


Whiskey Myers Concert

8 p.m. Saturday

Chisholm Trail Expo Center

National Wild Turkey Federation will present a special concert this weekend at Chisholm Trail Expo Center.

Country red dirt band Whiskey Myers will be in concert Saturday at the Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue.

Tickets are $15 for NWTF and NRA members and $20 for the general public. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit NWTF’s Wounded Warrior Program, which helps take wounded soldiers on outings as a way to say thank you.

Doors will open at 7, with the opening act, The Chance Anderson Band, performing at 8. The concert is for all ages.

For tickets or more information, call the Expo Center at (580) 237-0238.


Hankerin' 4 Hank

7 p.m. Friday
Briggs Auditorium, Maine & Hedges

Band performs music of Hank Williams and the Drifting Cowboys! Tickets are $10 in advance at KOFM, 1710 W Willow, or at ACB Bank in Garber, or $15 at the door.


Easter Bunny Arrival

Noon Saturday

Oakwood Mall

Oakwood Mall invites children to gather at Oakwood Mall Saturday and welcome the Easter Bunny as he makes his first appearance.

Free goody bags will be given out while supplies last. The Easter Bunny also will be handing out Easter eggs that may have a special winning ticket inside for bicycles and other prizes.

After Saturday, the Easter Bunny’s Oakwood Mall schedule will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday through the end of the month.

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


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March 8-14

THEATER [Friday-Saturday]

“Distracted,” 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. The theater presents a play that examines today’s 24/7 info-rich society and the quest for what’s really important. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 234-2307.

EVENT [Saturday]

Dueling Pianos Show with Michael and Amy, 6 p.m., Enid Convention Hall, 301 S. Independence. Cost is $60 per person. Sponsorships start at $600 per table. To get tickets, come by the office at 1023 W. Elm, call (580) 237-5994, or  go to

EVENT [Saturday]

Hennessey Hometown Hootenanny, 7 p.m., Hennessey Public Library auditorium, 525 S. Main. Open mic begins at 6:30 with Jimmy Bernkenbile as emcee. Admission is $4 for adults and $1 for children. Proceeds go to Hennessey United. For more information, go to


March 15-21

EVENT [Saturday]

Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down, 8 p.m., Enid American Legion, corner of Oak and Independence. Tickets are $15; $12 for seniors and the military. Kids 10 and under get in free. They may be purchased at The Basket Kase, Buck’s Party Shop, Enid Welcome Center, the ITT office at Vance Air Force Base or the American Legion. For more information, call (580) 747-0536.


Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 507 S. 4th. For more information, go to

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. Residents can see planets, nebulae and other objects through the telescope. For more information or to schedule a group, call 548-2399.


March 22-28

EVENT [Saturday]

“Gardening During a Drought” Workshop, 8 a.m. to noon, OSU Extension Center, 316 E. Oxford. Registration is $35 at the door. For more information, call Toni DeKock at 233-3788.

EVENT [Saturday]

Weather and Disaster Preparedness Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oakwood Mall. Event will include weather safety class and weather radio and mall gift card giveaways. Residents also can meet local emergency personnel noon to 2 p.m., and informational booths will be set up. For more information, call Oakwood Mall at 237-9339.


Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Saturday, 205 p.m. Sunday, 702 N. Washington. Admission is by suggested donation of $3 per person. For more information, call (580) 233-3051, or go to