The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 14, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area

Enid News & Eagle

Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Saturday

American Legion, Oak and Independence

P. Nutt and the gang are returning to Enid this Saturday for the Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down, and you can join in the fun.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, and kids 10 and under are admitted free. They can be purchased at Basket Kase, 2211 W. Willow; Buck’s Party Shop, 1320 S. Van Buren; Enid Welcome Center, 123 W. Maine; the ITT office at Vance Air Force Base; or the American Legion, at the corner of Oak and Independence.

The Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down is a concert-style performance that features the musical performances of the George Brothers and Leslie Wright, who play modern and red dirt country. The music compliments the comedy antics of their alter-egos, P. Nutt, Ponytail and Girl.

The George Brothers’ CD, “Brothers, Friends & Outlaws” includes hits such as “When You Had Mine,” “Tonight,” “Harley,” “Still in America” and “Walking Down a Country Road.”

Doors at the American Legion will open at 6:30, with the pre-show beginning at 7 and the main show beginning at 8. The show is for the entire family.

For more information, call (580) 747-0536, or go to



Open 11 a.m. today

Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, 200 E. Maple

Leonardo’s new permanent exhibit, “Tinkering,” will open at 11 a.m. Friday.

The exhibit will include a carpentry shop with real tools, a magnetic ball wall, a wind tube, various types of building blocks, sewing machines, a take-apart section, an electric circuit table and a Lite-Brite, as well as hundreds of available repurposed materials.

For more information on Leonardo’s or other exhibits, call (580) 237-0009, or 542-2105, or go to


Easter Bunny Visits

Various hours throughout the week

Oakwood Mall

Parents are invited to bring their children to Oakwood Mall through the end of March to get their photo taken with the Easter Bunny.

The Easter Bunny’s schedule is: 4-8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call Oakwood Mall at (580) 237-9339.


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March 15-21

EVENT [Saturday]

Enid Mustache March, 2 p.m., Government Springs Park. Enid residents have been growing their mustaches throughout the winter, and the final judging will take place Saturday. Other fun events also are scheduled. Women are urged to wear fancy hats. For more information, go to


‘Trappings of the Cherokee Strip,’ 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Exhibit features a collection of fine art and custom cowboy gear by Oklahoma artists and craftsmen. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.


Midgley Museum, open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 2-4 p.m. Saturday, 1001 Sequoyah. The museum contains items and artifacts from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. For more information, call (580) 234-7421.


March 22-28

EVENT [Saturday]

Gardening During a Drought Workshop, 8 a.m. to noon, OSU Extension Center, 316 E. Oxford. Registration is $35 at the door. For more information, call Judy Huhman at 242-0418.

EVENT [Saturday]

Weather and Disaster Preparedness Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oakwood Mall. Event will include weather safety class and weather radio and mall gift card giveaways. Residents also can meet local emergency personnel noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call Oakwood Mall at 237-9339.

EVENT [Saturday]

Oklahoma Token and Indian Artifacts Display, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tri-County Senior Citizens, 301 W. Main, Covington. The Covington Historical Society will have Indian artifacts and arrowheads on display. It also will have a plant sale, bake sale and raffle. For more information, call (580) 864-7760 or (580) 402-0816.


March 29-April 4

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

Easter Youth Party and Easter Egg Hunt, 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, respectively, Carmen Library and Carmen City Park. For more information, call the library at (580) 987-2301.

MUSIC [Tuesday]

Northern Oklahoma College Spring Band Concert, 7 p.m., Briggs Auditorium, NOC Enid. “Star Dreams and Disney Themes” will pay tribute to the music of Walt Disney. Admission is free. For more information, call (580) 628-6444.

ACTIVITY [Wednesday-Thursday]

NOC Enid Observatory, open at about 7 p.m., corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges. The Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory will open every Wednesday and Thursday evenings at dusk, weather permitting. Residents can see planets, nebulae and other objects through the telescope. For more information or to schedule a group, call 548-2399.


GetOut briefs

Museum offering things to do for spring break

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is offering Enid residents young and old plenty of things to do for spring break.

From March 19-22, special activities have been scheduled at the museum, located at 507 S. 4th, to coincide with spring break. The special activities are planned 1-3 p.m. Between those hours, everyone can get into the museum at the children’s admission price of $3.

Activities will include:

• March 19: Join a survey crew and file your claim in the 1893 U.S. Land Office.

• March 20: Learn the finer points of housekeeping, Victorian style. Chores include doing laundry with a scrub board, churning butter and more.

• March 21: Take part in a cattle drive and experience cowboy life on the Chisholm Trail.

• March 22: Join the Turkey Creek Schoolmarm and have fun playing historic games.

For more information on these or other programs at the museum, call (580) 237-1907, or go to

Garber Dinner Theater to hold an event in April and May

Garber Dinner Theater will present “DK Molar: The Devious Dentist” at a dinner theater April 25-27 and May 2-4.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The dinner starts at 7, and the play starts at 8.

Tickets are on sale now. Cost is $20 per person. Reservations are required. To buy tickets, call Sandy at (580) 548-4861.