The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 21, 2013

What's 2 Do in Enid, area

Enid News & Eagle

Phoenix Quest

Convention begins 10 a.m. Saturday, Yule Ball is 7:30-10:30 p.m. tonight

Leonardo’s Children’s Museum and Adventure Quest

Enid will host its first-ever Harry Potter-themed convention today and Saturday at Leonardo’s Children’s Museum and Adventure Quest, 200 E. Maple.

Opening up the series of events is the Yule Ball tonight from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Leonardo’s. Cost is $10, with refreshments also available for purchase. Into the Pensieve, a wizard rock band, will perform at the Yule Ball.

Registration for Saturday events begins at 9 a.m., with the convention kicking off at 10 a.m.

Saturday’s schedule of events is as follows:

• 10:15-11 a.m. — Working on a Harry Potter film with Mark Marshall, rarely seen footage

• 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Trivia challenge

• 11 a.m. — Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey, behind Adventure Quest

• 11 a.m. — Mythical Monsters with Ken Gerhard, upstairs at Leonardo’s

• 1 p.m. — Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey

• 2 p.m. — Magician

• 3 p.m. — Costume contest

• 3:30 p.m. — OSU vs OBU Quidditch Match, around the corner from Leonardo’s

• 5 p.m. — TriWizard Challenge, AdventureQuest. Competitors will race through AdventureQuest castle for the title of TriWizard Champion.

• 8 p.m. — Showing of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.” Movie costs $10.

Cost of the convention is $25 for adults, $15 for kids 6-12 and $20 with student ID. If you would like to attend the convention, Yule Ball and the movie, cost is $40 for adults, $30 for kids 6-12 and $35 with a student ID.

Tickets are available at


Circus Spectacular

7 p.m. Monday

Enid Event Center

Elephants, tigers and clowns will be only a few of the many things to experience Monday night at Enid Event Center as the Circus Spectacular rolls into town.

Special attractions include Giancarlo’s Tigers; Broadway Bo, the world’s largest performing elephant; Priceless Pachyderms, trained by Larry Carden; Johnny the clown and his sidekick Baby Pach; Guiming Meng, performing balancing acts; and Extreme Circus Riders.

Tickets are $19 for general admission, with special reserved seats available at $26. Ringmaster VIP seats are $35. Children who have not reached their third birthday are free, but must sit in a parent’s lap.

For tickets, go to


FOCUS: Enid Lights Up the Plains

Enid Lights Up the Plains and the Christmas Lights Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 in downtown Enid. Activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, Santa Claus visit, entertainment and vendors. For more information, call (580) 234-1052.


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Nov. 22-28

EVENT [Saturday]

Santa’s Showcase Holiday Arts and Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hoover Building, 312 E. Oxford. Food provided by Junior Civitans. Admission is free. For more information, call (580) 542-4627.

EVENT [Saturday-Sunday]

Home for the Holidays Home Show, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. Admission is $3. For more information, call (580) 237-0238.

EVENT [Thursday]

Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m., 2100 W. Willow. Certified course with chip timing. Includes prizes and giveaways, costume contest and live band. For more info or to register, go to, or drop by Finer Physiques, 2127 W. Willow.


Nov. 29-Dec. 5

EVENT [Saturday]

Home for the Holidays Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Major County Fairgrounds in Fairview. More than 25 vendors will be on hand. For more information, call (580) 227-7002.

MUSIC [Saturday-Sunday]

Christmas at Pops with Tom Wopat, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway. Ticket prices start at $20. To buy tickets, or for more information, go to

EVENT [Thursday]

‘The Star of Bethlehem,’ 6:30-8 p.m., NOC Mackie Planetarium, Randolph and Michael Hedges. Admission is free. For more information, call (580) 548-2399.


Dec. 6-13

EVENT [Friday]

Christmas in the Village, 5-8 p.m., Humphrey Heritage Village at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the heritage center. Admission is free for all members. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

THEATER [Friday-Sunday, Thursday]

‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,’ 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Thursday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $7, $11 or $15 Friday and Saturday and $10 or $7 Sunday and Thursday. To buy tickets, go to


Daily 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. To schedule a large group for an appointment, call the number listed above.

Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center & Museum

616 Leona Mitchell Blvd.

(580) 237-6989 or 402-2524

Leonardo’s Children's Museum

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.