The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

August 8, 2013

What's 2 do in Enid, area


Enid News and Eagle

Summer Wine

Poet Sharon Frye and Friends

7 p.m. Tuesday

Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway


Poetic words and wine will be offered up to interested patrons this Tuesday at Enid Symphony Center.

The symphony association’s second Summer Wine event will feature Poet Sharon Frye and Friends. Frye’s poetry appears in “the first cut” issues 6 and 7 “Between Earth and Sky,” recently released by Silver Bow Publishing.

Her poem “Risen Heroes” will be inscribed on a sculpture for first responders. It will be commissioned by Dean Thompson of Dallas.

Wine will be provided by Park Avenue Thrift.

Shiver Me Timbers Pirate Bash

6 p.m. Saturday

Oakwood Country Club

The adults-only evening will be “come and go” and will feature a live auction, photo booth, DJ music and prime rib buffet. Guests can dress casual or turn out in pirate attire.

Funds from, will be used for youth arts scholarships and family programs. For information, click HERE.



FOCUS

Tour de Trykes

Saturday, Aug. 17

Enid


Join bicycle enthusiasts from around the region and raise money for a good cause next Saturday, Aug. 17, in downtown Enid.

Tour de Trykes is an annual Enid event that raises money for AMBUCS, an organization that assists the developmentally disabled. One of AMBCUS’ programs, AmTrykes, increases mobility for people for whom it is difficult.

People participating in Tour de Trykes can bike two miles, 14 miles, 26 miles, 42 miles or 62 miles. The race will start at 7:30 a.m. that Saturday, with pre-registration the day of the race at 6 a.m.

The Twilight Criterium once again will be part of this year’s event festivities. The criterium is a bike race only 0.08 miles long with riders reaching more than 30 miles per hour. It is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Aug. 17. Registration the day of will start at 4 p.m.

To pre-register for Tour de Trykes or the Twilight Criterium, go to tourdetrykes.com and follow the links.

This Week 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.



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.



EVENT [Thursday]

Turpin Tunes, 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Enjoy live music every third Thursday at the Turpin Theater, inside the Gaslight. For more information, call (580) 233-1052.

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Next Week Aug. 16-22



EVENT [Saturday]

Monster Energy Drink BMX Jam, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Enid Event Center. Admission is free. Event held in conjunction with Tour de Trykes. For more information, call (580) 616-7362.



EVENT [Saturday]

Historic Downtown Walking Tour, 10 a.m., Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine. Visit historical sites in Enid with characters from Enid’s past. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For reservations, call (580) 242-2233.



EVENT [Tuesday]

Summer Wine: ‘The Enid Writers’ Club — A Harvest of Words,’ 7 p.m., Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway. Admission is free. For more information, call (580) 237-9646.



In Two Weeks Aug. 23-28



EVENT [Friday-Sunday]

UTSRC Team Roping, starts 9 a.m. daily, Chisholm Trail Expo Center Pavilion Arena, 3721 N. Washington. Admission is free. For more information, call (580) 237-0238.



EVENT [Saturday-Sunday]

Greater Oklahoma Sportsman’s and Outdoor Expo, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. For more information, go to www.knid.com.



EVENT [Saturday]

Enid Mack Motor Mania, 10 a.m. to noon, Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, 200 E. Maple. Kids can get up close and personal with big vehicles. For more information, call (580) 237-2787.

Museum list

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