The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

June 14, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this weekend

Enid News and Eagle

ENID — Summer Chautauqua

Today and Saturday

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center and Humphrey Heritage Village

Find it on Facebook

ENE archives: Chautauqua in the Park Slated for June

Summer Chautauqua continues today and Saturday at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center and Humphrey Heritage Village with music, food and talks by historical characters.

At 10:30 a.m. today, Humphrey Heritage Village will host a workshop called “My Harlem: The Harlem Renaissance Through the Eyes of its Poets.” The second workshop of the day at noon will be “Bob ‘Tinker Army Air Base’ Hope!”

Later in the day, at 6:30, Gaslight Theatre will perform selections from their performance of “Fiddler on the Roof.” At 7:30, John Anderson will take the stage to give a performance of William Faulkner.

Festivities continue on Saturday with a workshop at noon titled “The Stars and Wars of Jack L. Warner.” Another workshop, at noon, will be “Faulkner, Film and Race: Intruder in the Dust.”

More entertainment will be provided at 6:30, and Summer Chautauqua will wrap up at 7:30 with a performance by Charles Pace playing Gordon Parks.

For more information on Summer Chautauqua, find Chautauqua in the Park on Facebook, or call (580) 237-1907.


Historical Walking Tour

10 a.m. Saturday

Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine

Want to learn more about the history of Enid? Grab your walking shoes and join Cactus Jack as he takes you on a historical tour of downtown Enid — and gives you the chance to meet some colorful characters along the way.

Chisholm Trail Coalition’s Historical Walking Tours are scheduled for the third Saturday of each month April through September.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children and must be reserved by calling (580) 242-2233.

For more information, call the number above, or go to


Thunder in the Outfield Watch Party

6 p.m. Sunday

David Allen Memorial Ballpark

Cheer on the Thunder while trying to “beat the heat” Sunday evening at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

The ballpark will be showing Game 3 of the NBA Finals on its big screen. Gates will open at 6 p.m., and food and drink will be available for purchase.

For questions regarding the watch party, call Becky Hodgen at city of Enid at (580) 616-7212 or email




Saints on the Go! 5K

7:30 a.m. Saturday

St. Joseph Catholic School

Support St. Joseph Catholic School this weekend and get some exercise in at the same time.

The Saints on the Go! 5K run will start at 7:30 a.m. from the school, 110 N. Madison. A 1-mile walk will follow the run.

After the run, there will be a buffet-style breakfast for participants and volunteers.

Race-day registration is $30 cash or check.

For more information, call (580) 242-1714.


Dad Fest

9:15 a.m. Sunday

Enid First Assembly

Enid First Assembly, 905 N. Oakwood, will be hosting its annual Dad Fest event following their 10:30 a.m. service.

Activities will include a car show, motorcycles and tractors, a hottest dad contest, food, prizes and more.

There is no cost for the event.

Cars and trucks participating in the show must arrive at the church by 8:30 a.m.

For more information, call Laura Schonlau at (580) 233-1742.


June 15-21


Bark in the Park, 9-11 a.m., Enid Dog Park at Crosslin Park, Purdue and Van Buren. Event will include several contests, a pet parade and a dedication of trees and shrubs for the dog park. Entry to the contests is by donation. All proceeds go to Enid Animal Shelter. For more information, call (580) 233-1325.


Juneteenth, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Government Springs Park North. Event is free to the public and will include food, music and a magician performance. For more information, call Sonny of Enid Super Bowl Brothers at (580) 234-4249.


Van Buren Cruisers Father’s Day Cruise Reunion, 7-11:30 p.m., Van Buren Street. For more information, go to


Miracle League Mud Volleyball, all day, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. The event is a fundraiser for Enid Miracle League. For more information, go to


June 22-28


GreEnid at Enid Farmers Market, 9-11 a.m., corner of Garriott and Grand. Produce and other items will be for sale, and the city of Enid will be handing out recyclable bags. For more information, call (580) 977-4420.


Champlin Pool, 1-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, 400 W. Cherokee. Admission is $2.50; free for children 5 and under. Season passes are available through the city clerk’s office. For more information, call (580) 237-7530.


Kiwanitrain, 6-9 p.m. weekdays, 3:30-9 p.m. weekends, Meadowlake Park. Cost is $1. For more information, go to, or find Enid Kiwanis Club on Facebook.


C.H.R.O.M.E. Poker Run, 10:30 a.m.,. Q-Spot, 221 W. Cherokee. Cost is $25 for riders and $15 for playing passengers. People who register by June 9 receive a free T-shirt. Includes 50/50 drawing and high and low hand payouts. For more information, call (580) 242-7127.


June 29-July 5


Enid Farmers Market, 8-11 a.m., Garriott and Grand. A variety of vendors will have fresh produce and other items. For more information, call (580) 977-4420.


Northern Oklahoma College Enid Mackie Planetarium, 7 p.m., Randolph and Michael Hedges. Admission is free, but a donation of a canned good for Horn of Plenty is accepted. For more information, call (580) 548-2399.


Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory, dusk, Randolph and Michael Hedges. The NOC Enid observatory offers views of planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and other objects through its large telescope. Large groups should call ahead to (580) 548-2399. For more information, call the number above.


Hoover Park Splash Pad, 9 a.m. to dusk, one block east of Hoover on Oklahoma. For more information, call (580) 234-0400.