The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 14, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area

Enid News & Eagle

Enid PBR Challenge

7:30 p.m. today and Saturday

Enid Event Center

Tickets still are available for the 2013 Enid PBR Challenge, beginning at 7:30 tonight at Enid Event Center.

The dirt has been poured and both the bulls and riders are ready to go as Enid hosts its first-ever Professional Bull Riders event.

To purchase tickets, call 855-TIX-ENID, or go to


PBR Challenge After Party

Begins after last buck out

Q-Spot, 221 W. Cherokee

Q-Spot will be host to the official PBR Challenge After Party following the last buck out both tonight and Saturday night.

Country musician Jake Gill will perform. There will be a cover charge, which has not yet been determined. The band will donate a portion of their merchandise sales to the 4RKids Foundation.


Father-Son Bedlam Bash

6:30-9 p.m. Saturday

Denny Price Family YMCA

Enid’s YMCA will offer a community-wide event for dads and their sons Saturday night at 415 W. Cherokee.

The Father-Son Bedlam Bash will include dodge ball, ping pong, climbing wall and late-night pizza. All are encouraged to wear OU and OSU gear.

Also, Tyler Zander will speak.

Admission is free.


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Nov. 15-21

EVENT [Saturday]

Christmas Junction Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Chisholm Trail Pavilion, 111 W. Purdue. For more information, call (580) 484-1393.

THEATER [Monday-Tuesday]

‘Death by Chocolate,’ 7:30 p.m., Enid High School Auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. For more information, call (580) 234-2404.

EVENT [Thursday]

Turpin Tunes/Third Thursday, 8-10 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Event is free to the public. For more information, call (580) 233-1052.

Nov. 22-28

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

Phoenix Quest Harry Potter Convention, beginning 9 a.m. Friday at Adventure Quest, 200 E. Maple. A variety of events in the theme of Harry Potter will occur, including a Yule Ball for ages 12 and over, a “real” Quidditch game and screening of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.” For more information or tickets, go to

EVENT [Monday]

Circus Spectacular, 7 p.m., Enid Event Center. General admission tickets are $19. For more information, go to, or call 855-TIX-ENID.

EVENT [Thursday]

Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m., 2100 W. Willow. Certified course with chip timing. Includes prizes and giveaways, costume contest and live band. For more info or to register, go to, or drop by Finer Physiques, 2127 W. Willow.

Nov. 29-Dec. 5

EVENT [Friday]

Enid Lights up the Plains and Christmas Lights Parade, beginning at 6 p.m., downtown Enid. Other activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, Santa Claus visit, entertainment and vendors. For more information, call (580) 234-1052.

MUSIC [Saturday-Sunday]

Christmas at Pops with Tom Wopat, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway. Ticket prices start at $20. To buy tickets, or for more information, go to

EVENT [Thursday]

‘The Star of Bethlehem,’ 6:30-8 p.m., NOC Mackie Planetarium, Randolph and Michael Hedges. Admission is free. For more information, call (580) 548-2399.


Craft shows scheduled

Two craft shows are scheduled during the next few weeks in the area.

Santa’s Showcase Holiday Arts and Craft Show will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Hoover Building, 111 W. Purdue, Enid. Food will be provided by Junior Civitans. Admission is free.

Another craft show will be in Fairview on Nov. 30. Home for the Holidays Craft Show is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day at the Major County Fairgrounds. More than 25 vendors will be on hand, with concessions available, as well. Admission is free.


Weekly Activities

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. Admission: Suggested donation of $3.

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

507 S. 4th St.

(580) 237-1907

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, New Years’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.

For more information, go to

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.

Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory

Northern Oklahoma College Enid campus at the corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges

(580) 548-2399

Hours: Beginning at dusk Thursday. To schedule a large group for an appointment, call the number listed above.

Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center & Museum

616 Leona Mitchell Blvd.

(580) 237-6989 or 402-2524

Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse

200 E. Maple

(580) 233-2787

Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; Twilight Time is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Admission: All-day pass, $7, children under 2 are free. Groups of 12 or more is $5. Memberships available.