Stillwater News Press

November 1, 2012

What's Happening

Events in and around Stillwater

By Elizabeth Keys
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — Thursday

"Whirligigs and Such," dawn to dusk, The Botanic Gardens at Oklahoma State University, Formal Garden area north entrance on W. Virginia St., a 1/4 mile off Sixth St. Outdoor art exhibit. Free and open to the public.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Voices of Today Youth Art, Poetry and Photography Contest deadline Dec. 7, Payne County Youth Services, www.pcys.org.

 

Senior Studio Capstone Exhibition, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., OSU Gardiner Art Gallery, 108 Bartlett Center for Visual Arts. Free.

Stillwater Art Guild Fall Art Exhibit Show and Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 17 during open lobby operating times, Stillwater Community Center, 8th and Duck. Free.

Multi Arts Center Holiday Gift Gallery, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 1001 S. Duck. Local artists display original creations with special holiday items.

Operation: Hope — Collection for Mission of Hope Shelter for the Homeless, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Freddie Paul’s Steakhouse, 1707 E. 6th Ave. Bring one item: new blankets/quilts, pillow, sweatshirts/hoodies and mens/womens houseshoes and receive free appetizer with meal.

Lewis Moses art exhibit through December, BancFirst, West 8th Avenue and Main Streets, during regular banking hours. Free and open to the public.

Jeanette Johnson art display through December, Stillwater National Bank, West 6th Avenue and Main Street, during regular banking hours. Free.

PTA Reflections Artwork Display during open lobby hours of Stillwater High School Performing Arts Center through Dec. 13.

 

Wonder Crafts, 1:30-4:30 p.m. three sessions available, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin across from Stillwater High School. Ages three-and-up create five gifts for family and friends. $20 nonmembers. Pre-registration recommended. Call 405-533-3333.

Visit Santa at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.., 714 S Main, Stillwater.

Level I ADSAC (10 hour) Alcohol Drug Substance Abuse Course, 5-8:30 p.m., Gateway to Prevention and Recovery, 801 S. Main, Suite 5. Call 405-372-0198.

Stars Quilt Exhibit and Holiday Open House, 5 to 7 p.m., Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History, 702 S. Duncan. Free.

Downtown Christmas Lighting Debut, 6:30 p.m., Chris Salmon Plaza, West 9th Avenue and Main Street.

Christmas Parade of Lights, 7 to 8 p.m., downtown Stillwater.

Junior High Choir Concert, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Stillwater High School Performing Arts Center.

Audubon Society Meeting, 7 p.m., Stillwater Public Library Room 119. Organizing for Christmas bird counts Dec. 15 in Stillwater and Dec. 21 at Sooner Lake. Information: Jim Cowley, 405-269-1929.

“Plaid Tidings,” 7:30 p.m., Town and Gown Theatre. Ticket reservations: 405-372-9122 or purchase at the door if available.

Laura Talbott Violin Faculty Recital, 8 to 9 p.m., OSU Seretean Center Concert Hall. Violin with Dr. Michael Kirkendoll, piano. Free.



Friday

Teens and Tweens Holiday Fusing, 1 to 3 p.m. or 4:15 to 6:15 p.m., Multi Arts Center. Ages 9 to 16 and parents welcome to come with child. $12 plus $12 supply fee.

Level I ADSAC (10 hour) Alcohol Drug Substance Abuse Course, 5-8:30 p.m., Gateway to Prevention and Recovery, 801 S. Main, Suite 5. Call 405-372-0198.

Judyta Murzyn Saxophone Graduate Recital, 6 to 7 p.m., OSU Seretean Center Concert Hall. Free.

Judith Karman Hospice Tree of Life Lighting, 6 to 7 p.m., 819 S. Main, Karman Korner Resale Shop.

 

Ballroom Dancing, 7-9 p.m., 211 N. Perkins, Suite 36. No charge. Refreshments for purchase. No partner needed to participate.                                                                              “Plaid Tidings,” 7:30 p.m., Town and Gown Theatre. Ticket reservations: 405-372-9122 or purchase at the door if available.

Fall Contra Dance, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Stillwater Community Center. Family-friendly with lessons at 7:30 p.m. and dance at 8 p.m. Admission $5. Students $4. Louise Siddons will call dance with band Blue Moon.



 Saturday

Friends of Skyline Heather Corbett Wellness Applebee’s Flapjack Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., 317 N. Perkins, Tickets sold at the door for $7 each.

Altrusa International of Stillwater, Inc. Brunch and Fashion Show, 10 a.m., Meditations. Live and silent auction to benefit local charities. Tickets $20. Call Carol Mireles, 405-747-5406 before Dec. 4.

Multi Arts Center Holiday Workshop 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1001 S. Duck., Crafts and art projects. Call 405-747-8048 for registration.

Stillwater League of Women Voters Holiday Brunch, 10 a.m. to noon, Unitarian Church. Potluck brunch. State positions discussion. Information: Kirsten Tautfest, 405-612-8558 or ww.lwvstillwater.org.

Stillwater Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northern Oklahoma College, Hall of Fame Avenue and Monroe Street.

Meet Santa at the NewsPress, 10 a.m. to noon, 211 W. Ninth. Bring letters to Santa and have photos taken. Letters/photos publish Dec. 19.

 

Pawnee Bill Ranch Historical Santa Tour and Association annual meeting, 11:30 a.m. in museum conference room and 1-3 p.m. Santa tour in mansion. Free and open to the public.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cupcakes with Mrs. Claus, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oklahoma WONDERtorium. One hour sections of story, craft and cupcakes for ages 2-and-up and one grownup. Pre-registration required. Call 405-533-3333 or  visit www.okwondertorium.org.

Living Nativity, 5 to 8 p.m., First Free Will Baptist, 1148 E. Main St., Cushing. Drive through to view scenes in your car while listening to stories leading up to the birth of the Savior. Free hot chocolate and cookies.

Art Auction, 5-7 p.m., OSU Gardiner Art Gallery, B.J. Smith Endowed Scholarship fund benefit. Pre-bid online http://okstateartdeptbjsmith.blogspot.com

“Nutcracker Dream Ballet,” 7 p.m., Oklahoma State University Seretean Center Theater. Featuring local dancers for studios throughout the area. Purchase tickets $5 at the door or the Art of Dance, Stillwater or Dance Star Productions, Cushing.                                                                                                                                                                       Country/Western and Line Dance, 7 p.m., Tetiks Country Barn, 9251 Frontier Road, Perry. Bring food for pot luck meal. Cost $5.                                                                        

 

“Plaid Tidings,” 7:30 p.m., Town and Gown Theatre. Ticket reservations: 405-372-9122 or purchase at the door if available.

Funnies Comedy Club, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Quality Inn Hotel, 2515 W. 6th Ave. Hosted by Rob Neville with headliner Barry Friedman. Information: www.myticketscene.com.



Sunday

Meet the Artists, 1-4 p.m., Multi Arts Center,  1001 S. Duck.  Jack Allred, Gary Jones, Christine Miller, Dot Turman will answer questions about creative pieces.

Wonder Crafts, 1:30-4:30 p.m. three sessions available, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin across from Stillwater High School. Ages three-and-up create five gifts for family and friends. $20 nonmembers. Preregistration recommended. Call 405-533-3333.

“Plaid Tidings,” 2:30 p.m., Town and Gown Theatre. Ticket reservations: 405-372-9122 or purchase at the door, if available.

Living Nativity, 5-8 p.m., First Free Will Baptist, 1148 E. Main St., Cushing. Drive through to view scenes in your car while listening to stories leading up to the birth of the Savior. Free hot chocolate and cookies.

Celebration of Carols, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 701 S. Duncan. Featuring First United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church and other area church singers with OSU Symphony Orchestra members. Free and open to the public.

Monday

Living Nativity, 6 to 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Youth, 524 S. Duncan. Hot cider, hot chocolate, live animals and shopping in Fair Trade store.

Protecting Your Computer, 6-9 p.m., Stillwater Public Library, Room 119. Virus and spyware protection class. Call 405-372-3633 or email askalibrarian@stillwater.org.

Tuesday

Cowboys with Compassion Food Distribution, 5 p.m. registration and chili dinner with a Christmas program and winter coat selections available, Hillcrest Baptist Church, 902 N. Washington St.

Santa Claus Visits Mexico Joe’s, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 311 E. Hall of Fame. Take pictures with Santa Claus.

Family Film Night, 6:30 p.m., Stillwater Public Library Auditorium, 12th and Duck St. Popcorn and PG-rated movie. Children welcome to wear pajamas with shoes and bring a pillow. Free and open to all ages.

Polar Express Reading, 6:30 p.m., Cushing Public Library. Parents can take photographs when their child arrives at the North Pole. Enjoy hot chocolate, games and a craft. Seating is limited. Call 918-225-4188.

OSU String Academy Concert, 8-9 p.m., OSU Seretean Center Concert Hall. Free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, December 12

The Buzz, 12-1 p.m., Stillwater Public Library, 12th and Duck St. Librarian Scott Freeman highights just released books and titles publishing soon.



Thursday, December 13

Wonder Crafts, 1:30-4:30 p.m. three sessions available, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin across from Stillwater High School. Ages three-and-up create five gifts for family and friends. $20 nonmembers. Preregistration recommended. Call 405-533-3333.

Visit Santa at Furniture Showcase, 4:30-6:30 p.m., 424 S Main St., Downtown Stillwater.

Perkins Old Fashioned Country Christmas, 5 p.m. Chili Supper Perkins Lions Den, 6 p.m., carolers, hayride, crafts and live nativity, evening parade with Santa Claus.

Teen Holiday Party, 6-8 p.m., Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck, Giant game of Stingy Santa, refreshments and games. Contribute gift valued less than $5. Register 405-372-3622, askalibrarian@stillwater.org or http://library.stillwater.org.

Carriage Rides, 6-9 p.m., Chris Salmon Plaza, 9th and Main St., Downtown Stillwater.

Santa Claus at Eskimo Joe’s, 6-8 p.m., 501 W. Elm St. Take pictures with your family.

Stillwater High School Band Concert, 7:30-9 p.m., Stillwater High School Performing Arts Center.

Stillwater Community Singers, 7:30 p.m., Winfrey Houston Theater, Stillwater Community Center, 8th and Duck St. Free. Donations accepted.



Friday, December 14

Alpha Gamma Rho Winter Bonanza, Payne County Expo Center. Sanctioned livestock show. Proceeds benefit nonprofits.

Life Skills and Anger Resolution Training, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gateway to Prevention and Recovery, 801 S. Main, Suite 5. Call 405-372-0198.

Oklahoma State University Graduate College Commencement Ceremony, 6:40-9:45 p.m., Gallagher-Iba Arena. Reception immediately following on second floor of Gallagher-Iba Arena.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Stillwater Honor Choir Winter Concert, 7 p.m., OSU Seretean Center Concert Hall. Free and open to the public.

 

Stillwater Community Band Holiday Concert, 7:30-9 p.m., Stillwater Community Center. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served after performance.



Saturday, December 15

Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count, Teams organized to cover a 15 mile diameter area throughout Stillwater and Lake Carl Blackwell.  Information: Jim Crowley, 405-269-1929. Tally-Rally at Hideaway following the count.

Jingle Bell Sweepstakes Drawings, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Stillwater High School Pioneer Stadium.

Cupcakes with Mrs. Claus, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oklahoma WONDERtorium. One hour sections of story, craft and cupcakes for ages 2-and-up and one grownup. Preregistration required. Call 405-533-3333 or  visit www.okwondertorium.org.

Fall 2012 OSU Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Meet Santa at the NewsPress, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 211 W. Ninth. Bring letters to Santa and have photos taken. Letters/photos publish Dec. 19.

Masonic Lodge Officers Installation, 2:30 p.m., Frontier Masonic Lodge No. 48, Miller and Duck St., Free.

Carriage Rides, 3-6 p.m., Chris Salmon Plaza, 9th and Main St., Downtown Stillwater.

DeMolay Chapter Chili Competition, 3:30 p.m., Frontier Masonic Lodge No. 48. Miller and Duck St. Fundraiser for charities.

Williams Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., Christian Church of Perkins, 121 E. Stumbo. Information: 405-547-2004.



Sunday, December 16

Wonder Crafts, 1:30-4:30 p.m. three sessions available, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin across from Stillwater High School. Ages three-and-up create five gifts for family and friends. $20 nonmembers. Preregistration recommended. Call 405-533-3333.



Monday, December 17

Stillwater Singers Caroling, 1:30-2 p.m., Stillwater Public Library north lobby. Singing, cocoa, treats. Information: 405-372-3622 or email askalibrarian@stillwater.org.

Gifts of Genealogy, 6 p.m., Edmond Historical Museum, 431 S. Boulevard, Edmond. Genealogist ideas, tips and resources for family history research. More information: https://www.facebook.com/#!/EdmondGenSoc?fref=ts.

Sewing Circle, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Stillwater Public Library, 12th and Duck. Work on current needlework projects and enjoy readings presented by staff.



Tuesday, December 18

OSU String Academy Concert, 7-8 p.m., OSU Seretean Center Concert Hall. Free and open to the public.

High School Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m.., Stillwater High School Performing Arts Center.



Thursday, December 20

Carriage Rides, 6-9 p.m., Chris Salmon Plaza, 9th & Main. Downtown Stillwater.



Friday, December 21

Stillwater Community Singers, 12-1 p.m., Caroling at BancFirst Holiday Open House, 808 S. Main. Apple cider and cookies.

Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count, 7 a.m. meet at Bill’s Corner Convenience Store, north of Stillwater at intersection of Highway 177 and 64 for Sooner Lake count. Information: Jim Cowley, 405-269-1929

Living Nativity, 5:30-8 p.m., Perry First Christian Church, 701 Holly, viewed from 7th Street in Perry. Biblical costumes and live animals.

Wade Tower Martinis and Mistletoe Holiday Show, 7 p.m. doors open, 7:30 show. Stillwater Community Center, 8th and Duck. Tickets $10. Call 405-533-8433 or www.tickets.stillwater.org.



Saturday, December 22

Carriage Rides, 3-6 p.m., Chris Salmon Plaza, 9th and Main St., Downtown Stillwater.

Living Nativity, 5:30-8 p.m., Perry First Christian Church, 701 Holly, viewed from 7th Street in Perry. Biblical costumes and live animals.



 Sunday, December 23

Shop Downtown Stillwater, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Main Street. Open Sunday for last minute gift shopping.

Living Nativity, 5:30-8 p.m., Perry First Christian Church, 701 Holly, viewed from 7th Street in Perry. Biblical costumes and live animals.



Monday, December 24

Living Nativity, 5:30-7 p.m., Perry First Christian Church, 701 Holly viewed from 7th Street in Perry. Biblical costumes and live animals.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Services. For times and places call area churches.



Tuesday, December 25

Merry Christmas!



Saturday, December 29

Tweens and Teens Holiday Break Fusing Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon, or 1-3 p.m., Multi Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck. Ages 9-16. Class fee $12 plus $12 supply fee.



Monday, December 31

Noon Year’s Eve, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oklahoma WONDERtorium. Make party hats, noise makers and more with admission price. Big countdown at noon.

 

Wells-Kime Dance Studio New Year's Eve Party, 8-10 p.m. Call for directions or additional information, 405-334-2081.

Funnies Comedy Club, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Quality Inn Hotel, 2515 W. 6th Ave. Hosted by Rob Neville with Matt Golightly and Liem Nguyen. Information: www.myticketscene.com.



Tuesday, January 1

Happy New Year!

Heart of Dallas Bowl on ESPNU, 11 a.m., Oklahoma State University vs Purdue, Cotton Bowl Stadium. GO POKES!



Monday, January 7

Level II ADSAC (24 hour) Alcohol Drug Substance Abuse Course, 5:30-7:30 p.m. through Feb. 12, Gateway to Prevention and Recovery, 801 S. Main, Suite 5. Call 405-372-0198.



Monday, January 28

Jo Lynch Watercolors Demonstration, 7 p.m., Sheerar Center, West Seventh Avenue and Duncan Street. Stillwater Art Guild.  Refreshments provided.

Email activity information for What’s Happening to events@stwnewspress.com.