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Featured Art

Bronze Lions on Watering Trough

Bronze Lions on Watering Trough Enid

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. 

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Featured Events this week in Enid

Enid Outlaws Home Opener

Enid Outlaws TBL

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.

Breaking Legs

First Friday Enid

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

Weekends on Maine Enid

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

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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!

Weekends on Maine Enid

Matthew West

Christian music singer/songwriter Matthew West will be performing an acoustic concert at the Stride Bank Center on Thursday, April 22 at 7 pm. Matthew West is a five-time GRAMMY® nominee, a multiple ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and a 2018 Dove Award Songwriter of the Year (Artist) recipient and has RIAA Gold certified and RIAA Platinum certified singles. Tickets for the show are $79, $55, $39, and $25, available at StrideBankCenter.com, Stride Bank Center box office or at 855-TIX-ENID. This is a reserved seating show and all seating will be socially distanced.

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Chisholm Trail Cattle Drive

Relive the Old West on horseback! Take part in the 2021 Chisholm Trail Cattle Drive May 3-8 beginning in Pond Creek and heading north 30 miles to Caldwell, Kansas. You can be a day rider or a guest drover for one day or the entire five day, six night cattle drive, just like the cowboys did on the original Chisholm Trail. The drive is part of Caldwell's 150th anniversary. Enjoy authentic chuckwagon food, sleep under the stars and experience history!

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