The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

July 4, 2013

What's 2 do in Enid, area

Enid News and Eagle

First Friday

6-9 p.m. today

Downtown Enid

Downtown Enid will once again come alive with music, entertainment and special events, and you can join in the fun.

Here are a list of happenings for this month’s First Friday:

• Five80 Coffeehouse will hold its grand opening, complete with block party. The coffeehouse will be open 6-10 p.m.

• B Hip Kids will have music by DJ 3D Soundz, as well as free popsicles.

• For You! Boutique will have refreshments, a sale and live music by Billy Beck.

• Broadway Exchange will have drinks and live music by Scott Carson.

• Cafe Garcia will have live music by Back Stage Pass.

• Soapweeds & Cactus will have specials and live music by Back Home Again.

• Gaslight Theatre will hold its First Friday Cabaret, a preview of their upcoming musical, “Hairspray.”

• Angel Delight will hold a grand opening of its new courtyard area. Free watermelon will be available.

• 2nd Story Downtown will have specials and the opportunity to win prizes, including ice cream and gift cards.

• Downside will perform live in the Breezeway, and PaneVino will provide a cash bar.

• Lola’s Boutique will have sales and refreshments.

• Wheat Capitol Running Co. will stay open until 8 p.m.

• One Page at a Time/Photo Op will host a Scrapbook Crop, photobooth and $5 hot dog meal deal.

• Brand Name Exchange will stay open late.

• Retro Theater will be on the Square providing snacks and drinks, as well as limited-edition T-shirts.

• Laney’s Cupcakes & Gourmet Sandwiches will have live music by Gary Bangs, drinks and ice cream sandwiches.

• Grindhouse Tattoo Parlor will have beverages, as well as live tattooing by Drifter Ballard and Santos Figueroa.

• Est. 1977 will have 30 percent off everything storewide.

• Sweets 4 You will have a 20 percent off gifts sale.

• Return Engagement will be open late.

• Grand Avenue Lighting will have a storwide lamp sale and lemonade.

Baseball and Fireworks

Starting at 9 a.m. today

David Allen Memorial Ballpark

Support your favorite area baseball team and watch fireworks at the ballpark tonight at the Red Dirt AABC State Tournament.

Enid, Alva, Leedey, Chisholm, Weatherford, Laverne, Woodward, Vici and Pond Creek will be competing in the nine-team tournament. The first game starts at 9 this morning, and the last game is scheduled to to start at 10 tonight.

Fireworks will follow the 8 p.m. game.

For more information, call the ballpark at (580) 548-0396.


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This Week July 5-11

EVENT [Saturday]

Family Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Come learn about some of the skills pioneers used in the early days. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

EVENT [Wednesday]

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn, noon to 1 p.m., Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Bring your own lunch and learn about some of the history behind Enid. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

Next Week July 12-18

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

Running of the Rats, beginning 10 a.m. Friday at the Frisco Bar, 408 N. Independence. Annual poker run benefits the Kyle “RatBoy” Traynor Memorial Scholarship Fund. Course is 100 miles. For more information, call (800) 749-5054.

EVENT [Saturday]

Santa’s Showcase in July Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hoover Building, 318 E. Oxford. Chisholm Trail Junior Civitans will provide lunch. For more information, call (580) 542-4627.

EVENT [Saturday]

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

In Two Weeks July 19-25

THEATER [Friday-Sunday]

‘Hairspray,’ 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $7, $11 and $14 and can be purchased at or by calling (580) 234-2307.

EVENT [Saturday]

Historic Downtown Walking Tour, 10 a.m., Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Reservations must be made in advance. Call (580) 242-2233 for reservations or more information.

EVENT [Saturday]

Enid Roller Girls Bout, 7 p.m., SkateTown, 905 Overland Trail. The Enid Roller Girls will take on North Texas. For more information, go to

Museum list

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.

Midgley Museum (the Rock House)

1001 Sequoyah

(580) 234-7421

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

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

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

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

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