The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

July 25, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid and the area


Enid News and Eagle

Paws 4 the Cause Dachshund Dash

10 a.m. Saturday

Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue


Paws will fly at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center Saturday as dachshunds compete for a spot in a national dog racing competition.

Enid Paws 4 the Cause Dachshund Dash will pit the dogs in three divisions: 4 months to 1 year, 1 year to 8 years, and 8 years and older.

Also, there will be a mixed breed race.

The grand champion and reserve grand champion will advance to the National Foundation races held in September in Findlay, Ohio.

Admission to the races is $2 for adults, $1 for children and $1 for non-racing dogs. Non-racing dogs must be kept on a leash.

Proceeds from the event will help Enid Police Department purchase a new K-9 in the fall.



Celebration of Dance

11 a.m. Saturday

Oakwood Bowl


Enid residents are encouraged to get up on their feet and dance this Saturday at Oakwood Bowl.

As part of Dizzy Feet Foundation’s Celebration of Dance, Enid will host a fun dance-learning session. At the mall, a big screen will be set up to help residents learn an easy dance routine.

Dance events will occur across the country on Saturday, and a winning video may be displayed on the “So You Think You Can Dance” TV show.

For more information on the Dizzy Feet Foundation, go to dizzyfeetfoundation.org.

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Enid Symphony Association: Summer Wine


Enid Symphony Association will present Summer Wine, a series of four Tuesday evening events throughout the month of August, at Enid Symphony Center.

Enid Symphony Center is located at 301 W. Broadway, on the fourth floor. All events begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free, with wine being provided by Park Avenue Thrift.

The series is as follows:

• “The Maestro, the Misus and the Minister present ‘Always!’” on Aug. 6. A concert of classic American songs of romance by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and others, featuring Douglas and Lawana Newell accompanied by Andrew Long on piano.

• “Poet Sharon Frye and Friends” on Aug. 13. Frye will collaborate with Irish native artist Eabha Rose in spoken word and audio productions.

• “The Enid Writers’ Club — A Harvest of Words” on Aug. 20. Oklahoma’s oldest writing club will “hypnotize” the audience with the subtle art of storytelling.

• “Joe Lamerton: ‘The Art of Hand Carved Furniture” on Aug. 27. Attendees will be able to meet Lamerton and view his creations.

This Week July 26-Aug. 1

THEATER [Friday-Saturday]

‘Hairspray,’ 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $7, $11 and $14 and can be purchased at gaslighttheatre.org. or by calling (580) 234-2307.

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

Fairview Wrangler Rodeo, various events throughout the two days in Fairview. Rodeo performance is at 8 p.m. Friday, followed by a parade at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and more rodeo contests at 8 p.m. that day. For more information, call (580) 227-2120.

MOVIE [Saturday]

Veggie Tales: McLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle, 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Ruth’s Christian Bookstore in Oakwood Mall. Showings include free popcorn and prizes for children. For more information, call (580) 233-4226.



Next Week Aug. 2-8

EVENT [Friday-Sunday]

Fall Coin, Token & Collectibles Show, noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Garfield County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 111 W. Purdue. For more information, call (580) 23-0007 or (580) 478-5709.

EVENT [Friday]

First Friday, 6-9 p.m., downtown Enid. Local restaurants will host musicians, and businesses downtown will stay open late, for more information, go to mainstreetenid.org.

EVENT [Saturday]

Family Day at the Circus, 1-3 p.m., Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. The day’s events will include musical entertainment and make-and-take crafts. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.



In Two Weeks Aug. 9-15

MUSIC [Saturday]

Heer’s Country, 6-11 p.m., Longdale Community Gym, Longdale. Buck Goucher and Jarod Cross will perform; Bobby Bennett and The Borrowed Bandits six-piece band also will be on hand. Admission is $5. For more information, call (580) 886-5141.

EXHIBIT [Friday-Sunday]

‘Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top,’ regular museum hours at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Temporary exhibit features the 1890-1965 era of the traveling circus. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

EVENT [Saturday]

Enid Farmers Market, 8-11 a.m, corner of Grand and Garriott. Fresh produce and other local products will be available for sale. For more information, go to enidfarmersmarket.org.

ATTRACTIONS

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

702 N. Washington

(580) 233-3051

railroadmuseumofoklahoma.org

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.

Midgley Museum (the Rock House)

1001 Sequoyah

(580) 234-7421

midgleymuseum.org

Hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday and all major holidays. Not open Nov. 1 through March 31.

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

507 S. 4th St.

(580) 237-1907

csrhc.org

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 admission info, go to the website.

Simpson's Old Time Museum

228 E. Randolph Ave.

(580) 234-4998

http://www.skeletoncreekproductions.com/m-museum.html

Hours: 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Admission is free.

Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse & Adventure Quest

200 E. Maple

(580) 233-2787

leonardos.org

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.

Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center & Museum

616 Leona Mitchell Blvd.

(580) 237-6989 or 402-2524

http://www.leonamitchellsouthernheightsindianmuseum.org/

NOC Observatory

Northern Oklahoma College campus at Randolph and Michael Hedges

(580) 548-2399

Hours begin at dusk Wednesday and Thursday. To schedule a large group, call the number above.

Splash Zone Water Park

1122 The Trails West Loop

Hours: noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, May through August. Admission: $12 for adults and seniors and children under 45 inches are $8.

Splash Pads

Hoover Park and Champion Park

Hoover Park location: Between Cleveland and Hoover on Oklahoma

Champion Park location: 10th and Chestnut

Admission is free.

Enid Kiwanitrain

Meadowlake Park

Hours: 6-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday

Admission: $2

enidkiwanis.com