Pro Hoops, Theatre & Maine Weekends
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Bronze Lions on Watering Trough
These fountains located on the southwest corner of Maine and Grand in downtown Enid, are the legacy of Hermon Lee Ensign. Before his death in 1899, Ensign made his fortune in publishing and advertising. He was the founder of the Humane Alliance, a group dedicated to improving the lives of horses and other beasts of burden. When Ensign died, a large portion of his estate went to the Humane Alliance's drinking fountain program.
The group donated at least 130 fountains to municipalities in 44 states, including Enid, Shawnee and Chickasha in Oklahoma. They were of various designs. Notice there are two places the water came out. The upper bowl was for horses while the lower bowls were for dogs. Most were made of polished Maine granite and trimmed in bronze.
Enid's fountain was built in 1910 and was first located on the east side of Grand Street and in the center of Maine Street. During the 1930s, the fountain was struck by an automobile and was knocked from its pedestal resulting in a large chip in the bowl. The fountain laid broken in the street for quite some time and there were talks of disposing of it, but due to the efforts of the Daughters of the American Revolution, it was moved to Government Springs Park North, where it remained until it was relocated to this site across the street from its original location (and on the sidewalk to keep it safe from vehicles) on September 29, 1989, by a group of concerned citizens.
Click here to learn more about Enid's Public Art
Enid Outlaws Home Opener
The Enid Outlaws are a new professional basketball team, part of The Basketball League (TBL). Don't miss the Outlaws' home opener Sunday afternoon against the Lewisville Leopards at the Stride Bank Center.
The Outlaws won their season opener last Friday night, defeating the Omaha Finest 118-115. Several players with Oklahoma roots are on the Outlaws' roster, including former OSU stars Lindy Waters and Curtis Jones, Watonga native and former NOC-Enid Jet Wayne Runnels, and former Division I players Kevin Young (Kansas) and Chance Comanche (Arizona).
Tipoff Sunday is 4 pm. Season tickets (12 games) begin at $96 and single-game tickets range from $8 to $25. Tickets are available at StrideBankCenter.com, 855.TIX.ENID or at the door.
Murder and menace are served up with plenty of pasta and laughter as the final weekend of Gaslight Theatre's "Breaking Legs," is Friday & Saturday nights.
The action occurs in an Italian restaurant owned by a successful mobster and managed by his beautiful, unmarried daughter. When the daughter hits up her wise guy “uncles” for financial backing for a play that her college professor has written about a murder, the fun begins.
Showtimes are 7:30 each night. Tickets Friday and Saturday are $18 for adults, $15 for military and $9 for students. Tickets are available at GaslightTheatre.org or at the Gaslight box office.
Seating will be at half capacity to allow for social distancing. Masks are required to enter the theatre.
Weekends on Maine
The inaugural Weekends on Maine event in March was a big success. Saturday is the second Weekends on Maine, and the vendor list has doubled.
Come out to the corner of Maine and Independence and enjoy live music, food from Enid Brewing Co. & Eatery and many vendors offering art, jewelry, clothing, food and more.
Weekends on Maine happens the third Saturday of each month March-September. Go to their Facebook page to see this month's complete list of vendors
Also this week:
Monster Trucks Saturday at Chisholm Trail Expo Center
Spring Sale at Red Bird Farm
History Alive! at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
Click on this week's calendar to see all of this week's events, and where live music, trivia and karaoke nights are happening. Stake your claim for fun in Enid!