The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

May 23, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area

Enid News and Eagle

Red Dirt Run of Honor

7 a.m. Saturday

Enid Woodring Regional Airport

Put on your running shoes and join people from across the region as they run to remember those who have given their lives for our country.

The Red Dirt Run of Honor is a 5K/half-marathon held at Enid Woodring Regional Airport, located east of Enid. The airport also is the location of the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park. The wall is a tribute to past, present and future veterans of the United States military. A section of the wall honors Oklahoma’s fallen heroes.

This Saturday’s run will be held at 7 a.m. Participants may run either a 5K, which is about 3.1 miles, or a half-marathon, about 13.1 miles.

Online registration is closed, but you can still register at Wheat Capitol Running Co., 102 W. Randolph, or at Woodring, the morning of the race. Cost is $30 for the 5K and $75 for the half-marathon. Registration the morning of the race will begin at 6 a.m.

Awards will be handed out at the end of the race, and a breakfast/brunch will be available following the race, as well.

Money raised from the event will go toward the Woodring Wall of Honor Vietnam Memorial Wall and Educational Center.

For more information, go to, or call Glenn McDaniel, race coordinator, at (580) 747-4414.

Splash Pads

9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily

Hoover Park and Champion Park

As temperatures climb, it’s time to start thinking about some water fun for the kids. What better way to cool off than at one of the two local splash pads?

One is located at Hoover Park, between Cleveland and Hoover on Oklahoma, and the other is at Champion Park, at the corner of 10th and Chestnut.

For more information, contact the city of Enid at (580) 234-0400.


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FOCUS: Garden Tour

Check out some neat gardens next weekend at the Master Gardener Garden Tours of Enid, hosted by the OSU Extension Office.

The tours will be 6:30-9 p.m. May 31 and 9 a.m. to noon June 1.

This year’s tour locations are: home of Diane and Jon Ford, 3619 Willow Lake Lane; home of Sandy and Truman Landwehr, 3805 Willow Lake Lane; home of Phyllis and Charles Coup, 3809 Willow Lake Lane; home of Linda and Ron Licklider, 905 Compound; Alvarado Ranch, 3226 N. Washington; and OSU Extension Center, 316 E. Oxford.

The Master Gardener Plant Sale also will occur during the tour at the Extension Center.

Tickets can be purchased at any of the six locations during the tour. Tickets are $10 for adults, and children 12 and under are free. They also can be purchased in advance at the OSU Extension Office.

Proceeds will benefit the OSU Horticulture Scholarship Fund.

For more information, call (580) 237-1228.

This Week May 24-30

EVENT [Saturday]

Enid Farmers Market, 8-11 a.m., corner of Grand and Garriott. Fresh produce and other local goods will be available for purchase. For more information, call (580) 977-4420.

MUSIC [Sunday]

African Children’s Choir, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Willow View United Methodist Church. For more information, call (580) 234-4899.

EVENT [Monday]

WWII Bomber Rides, noon to 3 p.m., Enid Woodring Regional Airport. Take a ride in the A26 Lady Liberty. There are four seats per flight: $400 for aft bomb bay seats and $450 for cockpit area seats. For more information, go to, or go to the airport office.


Midgley Museum, open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 2-4 p.m. Saturday, 1001 Sequoyah. Museum holds memorabilia from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. For more information, go to

Next Week May 31-June 6

EVENT [Saturday]

Cimarron Council (Boy Scouts) Car Show, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Chisholm Trail Expo Center. Registration is $15 before May 27 and $20 after. Organized by PeeWee and Bobbie Pritchett. For more information, call (580) 540-4024.

EVENT [Saturday]

Heer’s Country, 7-10 p.m., Longdale Community Gym, Longdale. Country music artists will perform. Admission is $5. For more information, call (580) 886-5141.


Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 702 N. Washington. Admission is suggested minimum donation of $3. For more information, call (580) 233-3051.

In Two Weeks June 7-13

EVENT [Friday]

First Friday, 6-9 p.m., downtown Enid. Local businesses will be open extra hours, and local musicians will perform at restaurants. Other special activities will be scheduled. For more information, find First Friday Enid on Facebook.

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

Relay for Life, 7 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday, downtown Enid. Join others around Garfield County and join in an annual effort to stop cancer. For more information or to register, call Teresa Coleman at (580) 541-1765.

EVENT [Saturday-Sunday]

Words and Music with Rodgers and Hammerstein, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $10. For tickets, call (580) 540-8888 or (580) 747-9495.