"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.
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 to 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 to 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.