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ARTS Historical Sites & Attractions As an active Oklahoma Main Street community, Enid presents an exciting menu of cultural activities and related at- tractions including “First Fridays Down- town” where many stores stay open late and have live music during the first Friday of each month. You might even be surprised at discovering what there is to do and see right here in Enid. So, if you joined the military seeking some adventure, start in your own backyard— adventures do await. The Arts The Enid Symphony Orchestra Music director Douglas Newell leads this semi-professional orchestra comprised of musicians from within a 120-mile radius. The ESO performs an annual subscription concert series, Christmas at Pops, and a patriotic Fourth of July concert. The ESO fea- tures classical and popular guest artists of regional, national and international stature. Performances are given in the newly restored Enid Symphony Cen- ter located at 301 W. Broadway. The center includes the Symphony Hall, the Jane Champlin Art Gallery, the Elea- nor Hornbaker Banquet Hall, and the Theater Ballroom. For ticket or facility rental information, please call 580-237- 9646. Jane Champlin Art Gallery and Edu- cational Classroom Visit the contemporary art gallery located on the fifth floor of the Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway. For more information please call 580- 237-9646. The Gaslight Theatre Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this live theatre troupe regularly presents stage productions on a refurbished vaudeville stage just one block north of the downtown square at 221 N 54 Independence. There are 10 shows presented annually, including children's theatre, a summer musical, and a teen production. A comedy dinner theatre and free Shakespeare in the Park are presented off-site. Aside from the main stage, Gaslight's smaller stage, The Turpin, is home for more eclectic arts, acoustic music, poetry evenings and avant-garde plays. From "Taming of the Shrew" to "Rent, the Musical", the Gaslight Theatre has a varied and excit- ing program. Call 580-234-2307 for more information on auditions, perfor- mances and building rental availability. The NOC Enid Community Band This music community has two en- sembles, a jazz band and a concert band. They are directed by Dr. Michael Moore & assisted by Dr. Joe Bryant and meet on the campus of NOC—Enid in the Art Building. All interested musicians can apply. Call Northern Oklahoma Col- lege at 580-242-6300. Historic Treasures Enid’s turn of the century prominence and its heady days during the oil boom of the 1910s & 1920s gave way to stunning architecture. Wealthy citi- zens embellished the area’s homes and buildings with beautiful architectural elements. Wide front porches, stained- glass windows, original hardwood floors and claw-foot tubs are still found in the homes of the city’s two historic dis- tricts—Kenwood and Waverley. Kenwood and Waverley Historic Districts The Kenwood Historic Preserva- tion District is a ten-block area located just northwest of downtown Enid. It includes approximately 50 homes and a few businesses that were built between 1895 and 1932. The Waverley Historic