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May 6, 2013

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Events in and around Stillwater

Tuesday

Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Re-opens, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 702 S. Duncan St. For more information, call 405-377-0359,

Conversational American Sign Language, 6-7:15 p.m., Stillwater Public Library. Registration: 405-744-8459.

Middle School Choir Concert, 6:30 -7:30 p.m., Stillwater High School Performing Arts Center.

Tuesday Morning Walk ‘N Talk Series, 7-7:45 a.m., The Botanic Gardens at OSU. Stroll with Volunteer/Education Coordinator Laura Payne.

Bike Night, 6 p.m., Downtown Stillwater. Motorcycle survival program, live music from “Against the Grain,” more than $1,000 in prizes.

Buzzworthy Bistro, 6-7:30 p.m., Stillwater Public Library, 1007 S. Duck. Scott Freeman leads discussion on latest books.

Managing Arthritis in the Aging Pet, 7 p.m., OSU McElroy Hall Auditorium.

Junior High School Choir Concert, 8- 9 p.m., Stillwater High School Performing Arts Center.

Wednesday

Stillwater Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Strickland Park, 309 N. Main.

The Future of Small Business Health Care, 10 a.m., Best Western Plus Cimarron Hotel, 315 N. Husband St. Kevin Kuhlman, NFIB Manager of Legislative Affairs.

Workshop Wednesday - Leveraging Technology, noon, Stillwater Public Library Room 214. Community Benefit Discussion Series.

Robert Sommers Welcome Reception. 5-6:30 p.m., Meridian Technology Center. Stillwater Chamber of Commerce welcomes new State Director for Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

Relay for Life Fundraiser Rib Crib Barbecue and Grill, 5-10 p.m. 103 S. Perkins Rd.. Tell server you are supporting Stillwater Survivors Team with 10% of all proceeds benefiting American Cancer Society.

Pure Excitement, 6-8 p.m., Sunnybrook Christian Church Gym. High-energy event for teens challenging choices about love, dating and sex for ages 12 to 16. Tickets $7 at door or $5 from www.pureexcitmentministries.wordpress.com.

Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies, 6:30 p.m. pre-show and 7:30 p.m. parade of athletes. OSU Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Thursday

44th Annual Special Olympics Summer Games, OSU and community venues all day.

Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History Exhibit Grand Opening Reception, 5 p.m., 702 S. Duncan. www.sheerarmuseum.org.

Conversational American Sign Language, 6-7:15 p.m., Stillwater Public Library. Registration: 405-744-8459.

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

Friday

Chick-fil-A Leadercast, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Meridian Technology Center. Information: 405-377-3333 ext. 297.

National Public Garden Day Celebration, 4-7:30 p.m., The Botanic Garden at OSU. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. Butterfly scouting, bird watching, kids crafts. Information: laura.payne@okstate.edu or 405-744-4531.

Dancing, 6:30 p.m. lessons, 7- 9 p.m. dance. Absolute Nutrition Health Bar, 211 N. Perkins Rd., Suite 26. No partner needed. No charges but donations accepted. Refreshments available from Absolute Nutrition Health Bar. Wear comfortable shoes for dancing on concrete floor. Information: 405-338-5758.

Saturday

Stamp Out Hunger: United States Postal Service Letter Carriers’ Food Drive — leave non-perishable food items by mail box for collection by letter carriers to donate to local food pantries.

Stillwater Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Strickland Park, 309 N. Main.

OSU Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, Family Resource Center, corner of McElroy and N. Walnut Street between OSU Laundry and FRC near OSU Parking Lot 51a.

Just Fiction: A novel building workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. New York Times bestselling author, William Bernhardt, teaching six-part writing series. Contact: 405-744-84459.

Green Cottage Tour, 10-11 a.m., The Botanic Garden at OSU. Extension Specialist Kim Toscano discusses sustainable practices.

 Ripley Pioneer Day Celebration, 10:30 a.m. parade, all-day fun in the park, 6:30 p.m. Alumni Banquet followed by Downtown Ripley free street dance at 9 p.m.

Hilarious Hillbilly Massacre Murder Mystery, 6 p.m., Payne County Expo Center. Barbecue dinner with auction following. Best Detective and Best Dressed  (wear hillbilly or western attire) prizes. Tickets $20 before May 6 - call 405-850-7412. At the door $25. Benefits Payne County GOP - no speeches, just entertainment.

Gospel with a Purpose, 6-8 p.m., Highland Park United Methodist Church, 524 N. Stallard St. Benefiting Salvation Army. View www.forhispurpose.net for a list of current needs.

Dancing, 7 p.m. potluck meal and 7:30 p.m. country/western and line dances. Tetik’s Country Barn, 9251 Frontier Rd., Perry. No alcohol or tobacco. Bring food for potluck and $5 entry.

Sunday

Oklahoma Museums Week Celebration

Mothers Day in the Garden,  2-4 p.m., The Botanic Garden at OSU. Make a mother’s day card while mom strolls in the garden. Enjoy tea and tea cakes. Registration deadline May 1 at 405-744-4531 or laura.payne@okstate.edu.

Monday

Oklahoma Museums Week Celebration

Ride Your Bike to Work Week - register at Coopers Bicycle Center, 220 S. Main for free Red Dirt Pedalers t-shirt.

Grief Support Group, noon, United Way Volunteer Office, 109 E. Ninth. Bring brown bag lunch. Judith Karman Hospice  providing drinks and desserts.

Stillwater Farmers Market, 2-5:30 p.m., Stillwater Medical Center, 600 S. Adams.

Relay for Life Fundraiser El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant, 5:30- 9:30 p.m. 5020 W. Sixth Ave. Tell server you are supporting Stillwater Survivors Team with 15% of all proceeds benefiting American Cancer Society.

Lahoma Club, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stillwater Medical Center West Conference Room. Reservations by May 8 for $13 meal. Information: 405-377-8832.

Writing Successful Grant Proposals, 6-8 p.m., Stillwater Public Library. Review of databases in Nonprofit Resource Center.

Tuesday, May 14

Oklahoma Museums Week Celebration

Tuesday Morning Walk ‘N Talk Series, 7-7:45 a.m.,, The Botanic Gardens at OSU. Stroll with Volunteer/Education Coordinator Laura Payne.

Ride Your Bike to Work Week - register at Coopers Bicycle Center, 220 S. Main for free Red Dirt Pedalers t-shirt.

Retaining Top Talent, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meridian Technology Center. Contact Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, 405-372-5573.

Tuesday Gardener Series, 6 p.m., Payne County Expo Center.

Conversational American Sign Language, 6-7:15 p.m., Stillwater Public Library. Registration: 405-744-8459.

Middle School/Junior High School Band Concert, 7-8 p.m., Stillwater High School Performing Arts Center.

Wednesday, May 15

Oklahoma Museums Week Celebration

Stillwater Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Strickland Park, 309 N. Main.

Ride Your Bike to Work Week - register at Coopers Bicycle Center, 220 S. Main for free Red Dirt Pedalers t-shirt.

Food Labeling Workshop, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., OSU Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center Room 201. Registration: 405-744-6277.

Making the Most of Retirement, 1:30-2:20 p.m., Stillwater Public Library. Kay Stewart and Pat Darlington will discuss Stillwater’s Oakcreek Community. Information: retiredinstillwater.wordpress.com.

An Evening of Codes, Symbols and Secrets, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Stillwater Public Library. Lives stream of bestselling author Dan Brown discussing new book, “Inferno.”

Ride of Silence, 6:45 p.m., Stillwater Municipal Building. Stillwater Bicycle Club (www.reddirtpedalers.org) honoring bicyclists killed or injured by vehicle traffic. Riders must wear helmets. Information: 405-372-2525 or www.rideofsilence.org.

Thursday, May 16

Oklahoma Museums Week Celebration

Ride Your Bike to Work Week - register at Coopers Bicycle Center, 220 S. Main for free Red Dirt Pedalers t-shirt.

Food Labeling Workshop, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., OSU Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center Room 201. Registration: 405-744-6277.

Sheerar Museum New Exhibit Opens, 4:30-5 p.m., 702 S. Duncan.

Run Oklahoma State University, 5:30 p.m. OSU Seretean Wellness Center. Running group from beginners to serious runners for 5K/10K training.

Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Networking Night, 5:30-7 p.m., Frontier Lanes, 3524 N. Washington. Night of bowling.

Middle School/Junior High School Orchestra Concert, 7-8:30 p.m., Stillwater High School Performing Arts Center.

Friday, May 17

Oklahoma Museums Week Celebration

Stillwater’s Three Amigo’s United Way Golf Classic, Dinner and Auction, all day. Dinner at OSU Wes Watkins Center. Contact: 405-377--2161.

Ride Your Bike to Work Day, 7:30 a.m. Babcock Park at 19th and Western St. and Stillwater Municipal Building or ride on your own to the east parking lot of Stillwater Medical Center for 8 a.m. photo and raffle drawing. Information: Red Dirt Pedalers 405-372-2525.

2013 Lahoma Wheat Tour Friday, 8:40 a.m., North Central Oklahoma Research Station, west of Lahoma on State Highway 412.

Third Friday Forum, 8-9 a.m., Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, 409 S. Main. Sen. Jim Halligan, Reps. Cory Williams, Lee Denney and Dennis Casey.

Safe Sitter Training, 4 to 8 p.m., Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin. Register: 405-533-3333.

Indian Territory Maps: The Early Years, 8 a.m., OSU Edmon Low Library, Texas Map Society meeting registration www.texasmapsociety.org/events.html or john.phillips@okstate.edu or info@summerlee.org. Call 405-744-6546 or 214-363-9000.

Stillwater Children’s Theatre “Little Shop of Horrors,” 7:30 p.m., OSU Seretean Center Vivian Locke Theatre. Tickets available at the door.

Spring 2013 Red Dirt Contradance/A Contra Affair, 7:45 p.m., Stillwater Community Center.

Saturday, May 18

Oklahoma Museums Week Celebration

Stillwater Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Strickland Park, 309 N. Main.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Convenience Collection Center, 807 S. Perkins Rd. Check stillwater.org for accepted items.

Indian Territory Maps: The Early Years, 8 a.m. OSU Edmon Low Library. Texas Map Society meeting registration www.texasmapsociety.org/events.html or john.phillips@okstate.edu or info@summerlee.org. Call 405-744-6546 or 214-363-9000.

Stillwater Stampede American Miniature Horse Show, Payne County Expo Center. Horse drawing and silent auction. Information: 918-576-1452 or www.OMHCI.org.

Birding for Fun, 9-11 a.m., The Botanic Garden at OSU. Join Payne County Audubon President Tim O’Connell for bird fauna tour.

The Botanic Garden at OSU Open House, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3300 W. Sixth St. Information: botanicgarden@okstate.edu or 405-744-5404.

Basketball Camp, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stillwater Armory Recreation Center, 315 E. 9th Ave. Information: 918-916-2282.

Saturday OSU Campus Tour, 9:30-10 a.m., OSU Student Union Little Theatre.

Mr. McGregor’s Vegetable Garden, 10 a.m. The Botanic Garden at OSU. Prepare and plant a vegetable garden. Ages 6 to 12. Cost $5 for materials.

Third Annual Car Show, 1-4 p.m., Jim Thorpe Park on State Highway 51 in Yale. Carnival, helicopter rides, pony rides, rock climbing wall and characters.

Stillwater Children’s Theatre “Little Shop of Horrors,” 7:30 p.m., OSU Seretean Center Vivian Locke Theatre. Tickets available at the door.

Spring 2013 Red Dirt Contradance/A Contra Affair, 8-11 p.m., Stillwater Community Center. Introductory lesson: 7:45 p.m. Cost: $5 or $4 for students.

Sunday, May 19

Stillwater Stampede American Miniature Horse Show, Payne County Expo Center. Horse drawing and silent auction. Information: 918-576-1452 or www.OMHCI.org.

Stillwater Children’s Theatre “Little Shop of Horrors,” 2 p.m., OSU Seretean Center Vivian Locke Theatre. Tickets available at the door.

Monday, May 20

Ride Your Bike to Work Week - register at Coopers Bicycle Center, 220 S. Main for free Red Dirt Pedalers t-shirt.

Stillwater Farmers Market, 2 -5:30 p.m., Stillwater Medical Center, 600 S. Adams.

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

Tuesday, May 21

Tuesday Morning Walk ‘N Talk Series, 7-7:45 a.m.,, The Botanic Gardens at OSU.

Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Quality Water Services, 2223 N. Boomer Rd. 405-377-0808.

High School Orchestra Concert, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Stillwater High School Performing Arts Center.

Wednesday, May 22

Stillwater Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Strickland Park, 309 N.

Main.

Thursday, May 23

Smart Energy Source Symposium, 4 to 7 p.m., 3304 S. Boomer Rd. Open house with product showcases.

Friday, May 24

Stillwater High School Graduation, 8 p.m., OSU Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Project Graduation, 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., OSU Colvin Recreation Center following Stillwater High School’s graduation ceremonies.

Saturday, May 25

Stillwater Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Strickland Park, 309 N. Main.

“Stillwater NewsPress” Ben Ferchau Memorial Tuition Scholarship Yard Sale, 8 to 2 p.m., 226 S. Benjamin. Call Evelyn, 405-880-0865 if interested in donating.

15th Annual Wood Bat Memorial Day Stillwater Youth Baseball Tournament. Information: stillwateryouthbaseball.com.

Monday, May 27

Free Admission Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Be on TV with us until 9:45 a.m.

Scholastic Book Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through May 31, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin.

Stillwater Farmers Market, 2 -5:30 p.m., Stillwater Medical Center, 600 S. Adams.

Tuesday, May 28

Tuesday Morning Walk ‘N Talk Series, 7-7:45 a.m., The Botanic Gardens at OSU.

The Connection, 7:45 -9 a.m., Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites. Stillwater Chamber of Commerce breakfast developing relationships.

Meridian Technology Center Summer Camp: Go Girls, 1312 S. Sangre Rd. Information: 405-377-3333.

Scholastic Book Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin. First five families get free book fair coupons.

Getting the most out of your digital camera, 12-1 p.m., Payne County Administration Building. Free or $8 for lunch payable at the door if RSVP before noon Monday. Call 405-747-8320 or email suzette.barta@okstate.edu.

Wednesday, May 29

Stillwater Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Strickland Park, 309 N. Main.

Scholastic Book Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin. First five families get free book fair coupons.

Thursday, May 30

Scholastic Book Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin. First five families get free book fair coupons.

Cimarron Breeze Concert Series, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. concert featuring The Red Dirt Rangers. Oklahoma Territorial Plaza Old Church Center, 780 N. Main. Information: 405-547-2411 or www.okterritory.org.

Friday, May 31

Payne County Youth Services 9th Annual Golf Classic, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lakeside Golf Course, 5201 N. Washington. Pre-registration deadline May 24 with lindap@pcys.org.

Payne County Pasture and Livestock Tour, 8 a.m. Preregistration Payne County Extension office, 405-747-8320.

Scholastic Book Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin. First five families get free book fair coupons.

Saturday, June 1

Stillwater Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Strickland Park, 309 N. Main.

The Botanic Garden at OSU Open House, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3300 W. Sixth St. Information: botanicgarden@okstate.edu or 405-744-5404.

Baking a Successful Flower Garden, 10 a.m., Ages 6 to 12. Cost $5 for materials. Pot one shade and one sun plant to take home. Information: 405-744-4531.

Sunday, June 2

Summer Reading Event Kickoff, 2 -4 p.m., Stillwater Public Library. Crafts and story telling to dig into summer reading.

Family Quake FX 2013, 4-8 p.m., Sunnybrook Christian Church, 421 E. Richmond Rd. Water play games, inflatables, free dinner, prizes.

Monday, June 3

Youth Fitness Zone 2013 Summer Camp: Amazing Race, 4609 Territory Lane, Ages 5 to 12. Information: 405-533-4033.

Stillwater Farmers Market, 2-5:30 p.m., Stillwater Medical Center, 600 S. Adams.

Tuesday, June 4

Bike Night, 6 p.m., 8th Avenue and Main Street Downtown Stillwater. Women Rider’s Night with poker walk prizes and restaurant specials.

Meridian Technology Center Summer Camp: Tech Trek, 8:30 a.m., 1312 S. Sangre Rd. Contact: 405-377-3333.

Young Entrepreneur Expo, 5 p.m., Payne County Expo Center. Contact: 405-747-8320.

Friday, June 7

OSU Veterinary Medicine Summer Seminar, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., OSU McElroy Hall. Contact: 405-744-7672.

Monday, June 10

Stillwater Farmers Market, 2 -5:30 p.m., Stillwater Medical Center, 600 S. Adams.

Cimarron Breeze Concert Series, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. concert featuring The Claire Lynch Band. Oklahoma Territorial Plaza Old Church Center, 780 N. Main. Information: 405-547-2411 or www.okterritory.org.

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