The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 17, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area


Enid News & Eagle

‘Dracula’

8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence

The retelling of Bram Stoker’s frightful tale, “Dracula,” will take center stage this weekend at Gaslight Theatre in Enid.

The cast includes Monte Hunter as Dracula, Leslie Newell and Rebecca Ralstin as Mina and Lucy, Tim Johnson as Jonathan Harker, Peter Roller as Dr. Seward and Frank Baker as Van Helsing.

Cost for today’s and Saturday’s showings is $7, $11 or $15, while Sunday’s ticket prices are $10 or $7.

The performances, directed by Carmen Ball, are rated PG, as some material may not be suitable for certain audiences.

To buy tickets, go to gaslighttheatre.org. For more information, call (580) 234-2307.

If you miss “Dracula” this weekend, don’t worry — more performances are scheduled Oct. 24-26.

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Oktoberfest Craft Show

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Garfield County Fairgrounds

Lots of vendors and crafters will be on hand Saturday for the first Oktoberfest Craft Show at Garfield County Fairgrounds, 315 E. Oxford.

Shoppers will have the opportunity to choose from a number of different items at the Hoover Building.

For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/619114228113588/.

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COMING SOON ...

Justin Moore, with Randy Houser and special guest Josh Thompson

Justin Moore’s Off the Beaten Path Tour is coming to Enid, and you can hear the country music star perform his hit song, “Point At You,” as well as other favorites, by getting your tickets now.

Moore, Randy Houser and special guest Josh Thompson all will perform 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Enid Event Center downtown.

Tickets are priced at $39.75 and are available for purchase by calling 855-TIX-ENID or going to EnidEventCenter.com.

For more information, call (580) 234-1919.

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Oct. 18-24

EVENT [Today]

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.

EVENT [Friday-Sunday]

Crescent Valley Custom Train Lines Lego Layout, during museum hours, Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, 702 N. Washington. Museum is open 1-1 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (580) 233-3051.

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Oct. 25-31

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

Waverley Historic District Haunted Tours, 7 p.m. Friday and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 1102 W. Oklahoma. Two tours each night beginning at the aforementioned times. Tickets are $10. For more information, call (580) 484-2549.

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.

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.

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Nov. 1-7

EVENT [Friday]

First Friday, 6-9 p.m., downtown Enid. Downtown businesses will be open extra late hours and have a variety of specials and events, and local musicians will play at various locations. For more information, go to mainstreetenid.org.

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

Mennonite Relief Sale, 5 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday, Chisholm Trail Pavilion, 111 W. Purdue. Handmade quilts, homemade food and crafts will be available for viewing or purchase during annual event. For more information, call (405) 773-9800.

EVENT [Saturday]

SPCA Wine & Food Festival, 7-10 p.m., Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. An elegant evening with fine wines and food provided by local businesses. Cost for special invitations is $30. For more information, call Enid SPCA at (580) 233-1325.

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Halloween/Fall Events

Chicken and Noodle Dinner and Fall Food Fest

Where: Christ United Methodist Church, Cleveland and Randolph

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26

Cost: $5 for adults, kids 6-12 $2.50, under 5 free

Details: Homemade chicken and noodles and all the trimmings, plus homemade desserts and baked goods available. Also view the handmade fall quilt to be raffled. $1 donation per ticket, or six tickets for $5 donation.



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 or 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



Fall Festival

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

Where: Ames Baptist Church

Details: For children in grades 5 and under. Includes dinner, storytime, crafts, games, animal petting area and candy.



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.



For inclusion in the Halloween events list, please email your information to jmalan@enidnews.com.

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Weekly Activities

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. Admission: Suggested donation of $3.



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 information, go to csrhc.org.



Simpson’s Old Time Museum



228 E. Randolph Ave.

(580) 234-4998

www.skeletoncreekproductions.com/m-museum.html

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

www.leonamitchellsouthernheightsindianmuseum.org



Midgley Museum (the Rock House)



1001 Sequoyah

(580) 234-7421

midgleymuseum.org

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

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.�