The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 6, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this weekend


Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — ‘The Nutcracker’

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sat., 2 pm. Sun.

NOC Enid Briggs Auditorium

Get out this weekend and enjoy the classic holiday tale, “The Nutcracker.”

Dance Works of Enid will present the play at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Northern Oklahoma College’s Briggs Auditorium. General admission is $14, while reserved seating is $24.

Tickets can be purchased at Dancer’s Nook, 209 N. Washington. General admission tickets can be purchased at Enid Welcome Center, 123 W. Maine. For more information, call (580) 242-2622.

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‘A Seussified Christmas Carol’

8 p.m. today and Saturday

Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence

Gaslight Theatre will present a twist on Charles Dickens’ Christmas play with “A Seussified Christmas Carol” today and Saturday.

The play is something Dr. Seuss may have created if he were allowed to have his way with the story.

For more information, or to buy tickets, go to gaslighttheatre.org.

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Holiday Celebration

6-8 p.m. today

Public Library of Enid and Garfield County

Public Library of Enid and Garfield County will kick off the holiday season today with Christmas carols, hot cocoa and more.

The library’s Holiday Celebration will be 6-8 p.m. and include craft vendors, Christmas movies and a visit from Santa and one of his elves. The library also will pass out reindeer food to children for Christmas Eve.

For more information, call (580) 234-0400.

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Dec. 7-13

EVENT [FRIDAY-SATURDAY]

Waverley Holiday Home Tours, 5-8 p.m. Friday and 12-5 p.m. Saturday. Friday’s tour will take the form of an old-fashioned holiday to include Saint Nick, carolers and Santa pictures. Saturday’s festivities will include hot cocoa, cookies and holiday house stories. For more information or tickets, go to enidwaverley.com, or call Maggie Laws at (580) 395-0453.

EVENT [SATURDAY]

Photo Display and Christmas Card Signing, 2-4 p.m., Non-Profit Center, 114 S. Independence. Winning photos for the Enid Lights Up the Plains contest will be displayed, and Tom Boepple will be on hand to sign the Main Street Enid Christmas Cards. For more information, call Main Street Enid at (580) 234-1052.

ACTIVITY [THURSDAY]

Planetarium Show, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Northern Oklahoma College Mackie Planetarium, Randolph and Michael Hedges. Admission is free, but donation of a canned good or non-perishable food item to Horn of Plenty is appreciated. For more information, call (580) 548-2399.

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Dec. 14-20

EVENT [SATURDAY]

Candy Cane Cash Drawing, 9 a.m., Garfield County Court House lawn. Local shoppers will have a chance to win $5,000, $2,000, $1,000 or $500. Tickets can be received with purchases at local retailers. For more information, call Eagle Marketing at (580) 548-8194.

EVENT [SUNDAY-MONDAY]

Living Christmas Tree, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 16 and 7 p.m. Dec. 17, Oakwood Christian Church, 401 N. Oakwood. A choir of more than 50 people will sing from a Christmas tree covered in lights. The performances are free to the public. For more information, call Erica Stephan at (580) 233-1225.

EVENT [THURSDAY]

Third Thursday and Turpin Tunes, 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Every third Thursday of the month, local musicians can bring their acoustic instruments to jam along with other people at the Turpin Room in Gaslight Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call Main Street Enid at (580) 234-1052.

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Dec. 21-27

EVENT [FRIDAY]

A Gaslight Merry Christmas, 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Join your favorite Gaslight performers for an evening of holiday favorites. Admission is free; donations are accepted. For more information, call (580) 234-2307.

MUSIC [SUNDAY]

Hometown Christmas with Kyle Dillingham, 6 p.m., Enid First Assembly, 905 N. Oakwood. Enid residents are invited to come celebrate the Christmas season with Kyle Dillingham as he performs a variety of selections from his new Christmas CD, “A Very Kyle Christmas.” Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (580) 233-1742.

EVENT [DAILY]

Kingfisher in Lights, 6-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Kingfisher Park. Millions of lights adorn the park in different displays. Admission is free; train rides through the park are $2 per person. For more information, call (405) 375-4445.

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Author to hold book signing on Sunday



Marsha Kay Oldham, Enid native and Enid High graduate, will hold a signing for her book “My Loves” 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Hastings at Cleveland and Garriott.

“My Loves” is a compilation of 121 poems, some of which have been published.



Church to host Living Nativity



First Church of the Nazarene, 324 N. Cleveland, will hold its Living Drive-Through Nativity 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 14-16.

Enid residents are invited to relive the Christmas story through live scenes, actors, animals and music.(58) 234-7481.



Stewart family holiday concert set for today



The Stewart family will hold a concert to raise money for the less fortunate at 7:30 p.m. today at Grace World Outreach, 2502 W. Elm.

The concert, “Messengers of Christmas,” will include handchimes, piano, strings and vocal selections.

There is no entrance fee, but donations will be accepted, which will go toward Baby Haven, an orphan’s home.