The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 10, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area

Enid News & Eagle

Pumpkin Patch

noon to 8 p.m. Sunday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

Christ United Methodist Church, Cleveland and Randolph

Take a walk through a field of giant, orange pumpkins and pick out your favorite one at Christ United Methodist Church.

The church’s pumpkin patch now is open, and it presents an opportunity for residents to get their family photos taken or just relax in the cool autumn air.

See the calendar on A10 for activities related to the pumpkin patch. For more information, call (580) 237-3938.


Nightmare Warehouse

Open 7-11 tonight; other select days

Goldspot, 424 W. Walnut

Ghouls, goblins and other grotesque creatures have returned to haunt the Goldspot building at 424 W. Walnut in Enid.

With Halloween merely a few weeks away, the Nightmare Warehouse has reopened to the public. Patrons will be able to visit 7-11 p.m. today and Saturday as well as: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 17, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31, and 7-11 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26.

Tickets are $13, and $10 for those 12 and younger.

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Coming next week ...

Gaslight Theatre presents 'Dracula'

Mystery and suspense shrouds London, as the city’s residents try to figure out how to avoiding succumbing to Dracula.

So goes the new adaption of the classic, being presented Oct. 18-20 and 24-26 by Gaslight Theatre.

This version is adapted by Steven Dietz from the novel by Bram Stoker. The show is directed by Carmen Ball.

Prices for Thursday and Sunday performances are $10 per adult and $7 per student. Tickets for all other shows are $7, $11 or $15.

Showtime is 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Oct. 11-17

EVENT [Friday-Sunday]

Sooner State Kennel Club Dog Show, 10 a.m. Friday through 3 p.m. Sunday, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. More than 1,000 dogs will compete. For more information, call (641) 423-3811.

EVENT [Saturday]

Fall Festival & Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., New Hope United Methodist Church, 614 N. Garland. Lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

EVENT [Saturday]

Heer’s Country, 6-11 p.m., Longdale Community Gym, Longdale. Buck Goucher and Jardo Cross will perform. Event also includes Bobby Bennett and the Borrowed Bandits, and a surprise guest. Admission is $5. For more information, call (580) 886-5141.

EVENT [Monday]

Fall Lecture Series: Exploration and the Cattle Driver 1865-1893, 7-8:30 p.m., NOC Gantz Center, 2200 E. Maine. Admission is free. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.


Oct. 18-24

THEATER [Saturday-Sunday]

‘Dracula,’ 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Cost is $7, $11 or $15 Saturday, and $7 or $10 Sunday. For more information, call (580) 234-2307. For tickets, go to gaslightthe

EVENT [Saturday]

Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to noon, Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, 200 E. Maple. For more information, call (580) 233-2787.

EVENT [Saturday]

Imagination Playground Play Day, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, Randolph and Cleveland. Kids ages 2-12 are invited to check out the play area next to the pumpkin patch. For more information, call (580) 237-3938.


Oct. 25-31

EVENT [Friday]

Carnival, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Emmanuel Christian School, 2505 W. Garriott. Before carnival five tickets cost $1; at the carnival, four tickets for $1. Tickets can be purchased at the school. For more information, call (580) 237-0032.

EVENT [Saturday]

Chicken and Noodle Dinner and Fall Food Fest, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, Cleveland and Randolph. Features homemade noodles, fall desserts and baked goods. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 6-12 and free for children under 5. For more information, call (580) 237-3938.

MOVIE [Saturday]

‘It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!’, 7:30 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, Cleveland and Randolph. Bring lawn chairs or blanket. Popcorn and apple cider provided; admission is free. For more information, call (580) 237-3938.


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. (Note observatory no longer is open Wednesday evenings.) To schedule a large group, call the number above.

Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center & Museum

616 Leona Mitchell Blvd.

(580) 237-6989 or 402-2524

Midgley Museum (the Rock House)

1001 Sequoyah

(580) 234-7421

Hours: 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.

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.


Halloween/Fall Events

Trunk or Treat

Where: Oakwood Bowl, west parking lot

When: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26

Cost: $5 for participants (those who decorate their car and pass out candy)

Details: Winner of best decorated trunk wins free office party at Oakwood Bowl. Each $5 entry will go directly to the Grand Prix Youth Scholarship Fund.

Contact: (580) 402-9719

Kiwanis Spook Train

Where: Meadowlake Park

When: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 27, weather permitting

Cost: $2 per person; free for children under 12 months

Details: Costumes are encouraged, and candy will be provided to all children who attend. Bongo the Gorilla will be driving the train.

Contact: (580) 213-1700

Trunk of Treat

Where: Central Christian Church, 1111 W. Broadway

When: 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 27

Cost: Free hot dogs for the first 400 people, free soda and free popcorn.

Contact: (580) 233-1214

Trunk or Treat

Where: Christ United Methodist Church, Cleveland and Randolph

When: 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 31

Details: Well-lit, safe and fun trick or treating environment at the pumpkin patch.

Contact: (580) 237-3938.

Events at SkateTown, 905 Overland Trail

What: FUNdraiser for McKinley and Coolidge elementary schools

When: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24

Cost: $5 plus skates

Details: Schools get money back off each admission, and if kids dress up in their costumes, they will get a free Glo-Stick.


What: CRaZy Contest Night

When: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 25

Cost: $8; $1.50 rental for skates, $3 for blades

Details: Pie eating contest, sack races, noodle races, hillbilly races and more.

What: Costumes on Parade

When: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 26, during beginners session

Cost: $3 if in costume

Details: Free face painting and treats for the kids.

What: Matinee Skate

When: 2-5 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27

Cost: $5.50 plus skates

Details: All skaters who come in costume will get a treat bag with goodies. There also will be a costume contest.

What: Spooktacular Fright Night

When: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 26

Cost: $8 7-11 p.m.; $5.50 7-9 p.m. Skates extra.

Details: Games including eyeball- and worms-eating contest and barf bag downing contest. Also a costume contest, and games and prizes all night long.


What: Trick or Treating Alternative

When: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31

Cost: Free; skate rental extra.

Details: A Christian alternative to trick or treating will be held. Christian music will be played.

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