October 1 & 8: Beginner Knitting

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Learn how to knit starting with the absolute basics! We will start with how to begin a project by casting on and will learn the two stitches that you need to know for any project! Please bring your own needles and yarn- the less fuzzy the yarn the easier it will be to learn! Click here for more information.

October 1 - November 19: Pottery with Ron Jones

Tuesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Instruction will introduce basic to advanced wheel-throwing techniques. Beginners will start with centering the clay and throwing cylinders and bowls. Returning students will continue to refine their personal style, learn advanced techniques and focus on individual projects. Glaze application and decoration will be explored as a group. We hope you come and join this creative ceramic community! Click here for more information.

October 1: Stillwater Ukulele Association Meeting

6:00 - 7:30 pm, Daddy O's Music Co., 115 N. Main St. The Stillwater Ukulele Association is a group of ukulele players who enjoy playing music together. We are an informal and supportive group whose goal is to jam and learn and have fun. We usually meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. We learn new songs and jam with old songs. Our meetings provide a friendly and encouraging environment, whether you're just getting started or have been playing for years.

October 1: Screenprinted Ceramic Pumpkins

6:00 - 9:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Create three gloriously decorated ceramic pumpkin forms to enjoy this fall! Instructor Kim Bryant will teach you how to apply screenprinted underglaze transfers and how to create a watercolor effect with brush-on glaze. You will be provided with two small slip caste pumpkin forms, and one large one. The transfers will also be provided and will include the themes of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and autumn. Beginners welcome! Click here for more information.

October 2: 1 Million Cups

9:00 – 10:00 am, Riata Center 619 S. Main St. Million Cups is the platform for our community to engage, inspire and empower our entrepreneurs. You will hear from company founders and their successes and challenges along the way. 6 minute presentation with 20 minute Q&A for each speaker. Get more information on the 1 Million Cups Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/1MCStillwater. 1MC is open to the public for anyone to attend. No membership or rsvp required.

October 3 – 6: OSU Theatre Dept. presents “Steel Magnolias”

Thur – Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, Vivia Nail Locke Theatre, Seretean Center for Performing Arts, OSU Campus. By Robert Harling. Directed by Natalie Ambrose  Steel Magnolias looks through the lens of a rural community in northern Louisiana, where life moves at its own pace and characters pop in unapologetically to grace the theater with their presence then flitter out in a plume of hairspray and Southern flourish.  A show that will have you laughing through tears, Steel Magnolias seeks to understand small town culture through the mother-daughter relationship of M’Lynn and Shelby.  As made famous through the iconic movie in the late 1980s, this play guarantees to offer audiences abundant moments of endearing dialogue, a chance to examine hard questions through empathetic eyes, and is sure to deliver the most fun night out in the theater you’ve had all year! $12 General Admission, $8 Seniors-65+, $7 Students  Tickets available 2 weeks before the show. Click here for more information.

October 3 & 17: Pumpkin Ceramic Rattle

6:00 - 8:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. No experience necessary! Using handbuilding techniques, you will make ceramic pumpkin rattles. We will build the rattles the first week, then come back the 2nd week and glaze or paint them in your own choice of colors. Click here for more information.

October 3 - 24: Intro to Pottery

Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Instruction will include students’ skills in the areas of general properties of clay, hand building, throwing on the wheel and glazing. The objective is not make pieces to take home, rather allowing you to get your hands dirty and feel what it's like! Pottery is a very physical and hands on art form that many have yet to fall in love with. (prerequisite for instructional open studio). Click here for more information.

October 3: Artful Pumpkin Painting

6:30 - 8:30 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Kicking off our Artful Pumpkin Patch with all the love in this festive pumpkin painting by Mark Crow. Mark will walk you step by step through the process of painting your own pumpkin love.  Everything will be provided. Click here for more information.

October 4 – 5: Annual Coaches Clinic

All day event, Gallagher-Iba Arena, OSU Campus.  Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith and members of the Cowboy wrestling staff are set to host this year's annual fall coaches clinic.  The two-day clinic includes seminars and technique sessions under the direction of Smith, a five-time NCAA champion coach.  Joining him as instructors are NCAA champion Zack Esposito, two-time NCAA champion Chris Perry, three-time NCAA Champion Alex Dieringer, four-time All-American Tyler Caldwell, 2019 All-American Derek White and former Cowboy Mike Magaldo.  Seminar topics range from speed, strength and conditioning and health and safety to NCAA academics and eligibility.  The cost per coach is $150 and $100 for each additional coach through Sept. 27.  After that, the first coach costs $175 with additional coaches at $125.  Fees include two meals and clinic materials.  Registration forms can be found here.  For more information, contact the OSU wrestling office at (405) 744-4541 or osu.wrestling@okstate.edu.

October 4: Using the Email App Class

9:30 – 11:30 am, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Email is a critical part of communication in today’s world. In this 2-hour session, you will connect your email account with the Windows 10 Mail App. Through guided-exploration, you will send, receive, open, read and delete your emails. You will also discover how to send photos, open attachments, and search for existing emails. You will need to bring your email logon name and password to class. This class costs $15. Register online at: https://tinyurl.com/MeridianSPLClasses. Each lesson is taught from the same book. You will be charged a 1-time fee of $17 for the book. Any fees listed for classes are in addition to the 1-time only book charge. (The library will have a few copies of the book available for checkout in certain circumstances.) This class is part of a series designed to get you comfortable using your Windows 10 computer. For the best experience, bring your Windows 10 laptop to class, otherwise, you can use a computer provided for you. For an overall understanding of Windows 10 and the features, it is recommended that you attend as many sessions as possible. However, you may also pick and choose the lessons that of most interest to you.

October 4: Prairie Arts Center 3rd Annual Open House

4:00 – 7:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. We will have fun for all ages with live art demonstrations, ceramic pumpkin painting, screen printing, free refreshments and a community art project. "An Artful Pumpkin Patch" will be open in the lobby of the Arts Center so you can shop for the Fall season. Proceeds from each pumpkin purchased go to support programming at the Prairie Arts Center. Click here for more information.

October 4: First Friday Fun

6:00 – 10:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Take the night off, we got the kids! First Friday Fun is parents' night out WONDERtorium style. Available from 6-10pm for children ages 3-12 (child must be potty trained). Dinner is included.  our children will enjoy a themed evening with a mix of planned activities and free play.  The cost is $15 (plus tax) per child for museum members and $20 (plus tax) for non-members. Pre-registration is required. The registration deadline is the Thursday prior at noon. If registration is closed, please email shannon.tovar@okwondertorium.org to be put on the waiting list. Click here for more information.

October 4: Mummy and Son Dance

7:00 - 8:30 pm, Stillwater Community Center, 315 W. 8th Ave. Come out for the carnival! Preschoolers and above are welcome to accompany their mothers to the dance. Couples are encouraged to dress as their favorite Halloween character. The Community Center will be decorated for a carnival theme as attendees enjoy a fun-filled night of dancing and refreshments. Tickets are required and are available starting Sept. 1 until Oct. 3. They are $25 per couple and $10 for each additional son. Tickets are not available at the door the day of the event. You may purchase tickets online or at the Community Center. To purchase tickets for the dance online, go to tickets.stillwater.org. For more information, contact Stephanie Kinder at 405.533.8433 or email skinder@stillwater.org.

October 4: Mike Ryan with Wynn Williams – Live

8:00 pm, Tumbleweed Dancehall, 5212 W. Lakeview Rd.  Doors open at 8, event begins at 9:30.  Must be 18 to enter, 21+ to drink. Click here for tickets.

October 5: Stillwater K-Life Golf Tournament

7:00 am – 1:00 pm, Lakeside Memorial Golf Course, 5201 N. Washington St.  Join Stillwater KLIFE for a round of golf at Lakeside Memorial Golf Course, benefitting the ministry of KLIFE.  KLIFE is funded by the generosity of families, businesses, and foundations in Stillwater.  With each donation, students are being discipled and impacted by the Good News of Jesus Christ.  The tournament is set as a four-person scramble.  Throughout the tournament, there will be opportunities to enter in additional competitions (longest drive, putting, and closest to the hole).  Range balls and cart are provided.  Take part in the hole-in-one contest to win $1,000,000 plus other opportunities to win clubs, cash, and trips!  7:00 am - Registration & Check In.  8:00 am - Shotgun Start

October 5: Cowboy Country Farm Toy Show

9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Payne County Expo Center, 4518 Expo Center East. Cowboy Country Farm Toy Show is for collectors and toy enthusiast related to the hobby of collecting and selling memorabilia and farm toys.

October 5: GardenFest, Mum Sale, and Pumpkin Palooza

9:00 am - 2:00 pm, OSU Botanic Garden, 3300 W. 6th St.. Join us in the garden for an educational and festive day of presentations, over 30 vendors, bird watching tours, children’s activities, Monarch tagging, food and music. Bring the children for the pony rides sponsored by B&L. GardenFest also kicks off our famous Mum sale!  Mums are $15 each along with small pumpkins at $5 and larger pumpkins for $10. Please join the Oklahoma Horticultural Society (OHS) at their annual meeting with speaker Douglas Needham from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Visit our website for a full schedule of events.

October 5: First United Methodist Church Fall Festival

9:00 am – 12:00 noon, Stillwater First United Methodist Church, 400 7th Ave South parking lot.  Come celebrate Fall with us!  Games, face painting, balloon animals, bake sale, family photos, and decorated pumpkins for the whole family!  All proceeds benefit local missions.

October 5: Reflections

10:00 - 11:30 am and 1:00 - 2:30 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Do you enjoy painting, drawing, sculpting/modeling, singing or making music, dancing, making home movies, taking photos and/or writing poems and short stories? Then, you can participate in the 2019-2020 Oklahoma PTA Reflections program by imagining and creating your own masterpiece! Come and learn about the various art categories, get advice from creative professionals, and jumpstart the process of starting/completing your Reflections submission. Click here for more information.

October 5: OSU Native American Student Association Pow Wow

12:00 noon – 11:00 pm, Payne County Expo Center.  

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October 6: Stilly Half Marathon & 5K

7:30 am, West side of Boone Pickens Stadium, OSU Campus.  A New Way to Experience Stillwater  What better way to get a tour of the OSU campus and the rest of Stillwater, than by running it on foot!  Join the Stilly Half and 5K and get your chance to enjoy the scenery with others who share your passion.  2019 will mark the first year for what we hope will become one of the premier events hosted in Stillwater.   This year’s race proceeds will go to benefit the OSU Track & Field and Cross Country program, helping OSU student-athletes have the best facilities and equipment to compete at the Big 12 and the national level. Click here for details and registration.

October 7: Habitat for Humanity Charity Golf Tournament

Lunch 11:30 am, Shotgun start 12:30 pm, Stillwater Country Club, 5215 Country Club Dr.  Golfers can register at Habitat for Humanity office.  For more information on sponsorships, please contact Camaron Dearinger at 405-762-9966 or camarond@deringers.com

October 7: Wag and Walk

4:00 - 5:30 pm, OSU Botanic Garden, 3300 W. 6th St. All ages are welcome. Come learn more about the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and do a scavenger hunt through The Botanic Garden. Water will be provided, and don’t forget to bring your furry friends on a leash!

October 8: Shake for a Cause Fundraiser

7:00 am - 9:00 pm, One Life Nutrition, 526 W. 6th Ave and Cornerstone Nutrition, 102 S. Main St. Support your favorite sorority’s philanthropy. The sorority with the most people to sign in on October 8th will receive 20% of the profits that day toward their philanthropy.

October 8: Lunchtime Learning Series: “Free to Focus: Incorporating Paper Planning in Your Digital Life”

11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Meridian Technology Center, 1213 S. Sangre Rd. In the whirlwind of busyness, it can be easy to get swept up in technology and lose sight of our major goals and priorities. It gets tough to filter the important from the merely urgent, and soon weeks feel crammed with no real achievement to show for your effort. If this sounds like you, the last thing you need is another mobile app or desktop program to help keep your life on track. Incorporating paper planning into your healthiest digital routines can create a hybrid system that will help you focus on your most important roles and goals.  On October 8, as part of the new Lunchtime Learning series co-sponsored by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and Meridian Technology Center, Marcy Luter will present, “Free to Focus: Incorporating Paper Planning in Your Digital Life.” During this session, Luter will discuss why switching to paper might be a solution, what you need a planner to do, how to choose one that exceeds your expectations and ways to incorporate it into your real life. She will also offer tips on how to transition strategically to a new set of powerful habits, so you can continue to successfully use your new tool. Samples of several popular planners will be available so you can review them in person. Registration is $15 per session and includes lunch. For more information or to register for the upcoming Lunchtime Learning series visit meridiantech.edu/lunchtime or contact Marcy Luter at marcyl@meridiantech.edu, (405) 377-3333 ext. 297 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.

October 9 - 30: Pallet Knife Painting

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Learn valuable pallet knife painting skills and have fun working with bright fall colors with local artist Mark Crow. This class is perfect for beginners or anyone wanting to try a new technique. Click here for more information.

October 9: Figure Drawing Group

6:30 - 8:30 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. This guided drawing group will meet the second and fourth Wednesday of the month to draw a live model. It is open to our members only, but feel free to sign up for our year long membership. Simply pay per session, and you can always call ahead to reserve your spot. This course is designed for artists with previous experience in figure drawing, as it will not be a lecture styled class. There will be a rotation of nude and clothed model depending on the week. Click here for more information.

October 10 - 12: Cowboy Stampede Rodeo

7:00 pm, Payne County Expo Center, Highway 51 and Fairgrounds Rd. The OSU Rodeo Team and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University are proud to announce our annual Cowboy Stampede rodeo, Oct. 10-12. The Cowboy Stampede is sanctioned by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. The NIRA includes 11 national regions, and OSU participates in the Central Plains Region, which features 28 colleges and universities from Kansas and Oklahoma, totaling more than 500 regional competitors. Each evening’s performance will feature 9 events. The students will be competing as individuals and as a team. Championship buckles will be presented to event and all-around winners at Saturday night’s championship performance. Tickets are $10 each and children five years and younger are free. Discounted tickets ($5) are available with an OSU ID, school ID or OSU Alumni Association membership. Tickets for the event are also available for purchase at Cavender’s in Stillwater, and will be sold during specified times on the OSU-Stillwater campus. Tickets for the event will be sold during specified times on the OSU-Stillwater campus and will be sold at the gate (while supplies last) prior to each performance. Gates open at 5:00 pm. Click here for more information.

October 10 - 13: OSU Theatre Council presents “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, Jerry L Davis Studio Theatre, 203 Gunderson, OSU Campus. A play by Simon Stevens based on the novel by Mark Haddon. Directed by Dillon Bertholf. Ticket prices: $7 for students, $10 for adults.

October 10 & 24: Pumpkin Ceramic Rattle

6:00 - 8:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. No experience necessary! Using handbuilding techniques, you will make ceramic pumpkin rattles. We will build the rattles the first week, then come back the 2nd week and glaze or paint them in your own choice of colors. Click here for more information.

October 10: Free Chili and/or Beans & Cornbread Dinner Fundraiser

5:00 – 7:00 pm, Granny’s Kitchen, 701 S. Main St.  Come out to Granny’s Kitchen for this free Chili and/or Beans and Cornbread Supper and Bake Sale!  Donations will support “Wreaths Across American” at Fairlawn Cemetery on December 14th. For more information contact Lou@WesWatkins.com or susiesss21@yahoo.com 

October 10: Kids Writing Group

6:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Join the OSU Writing Center at the Stillwater Public Library with fun sessions that encourages literacy through various writing and reading activities. The theme this year revolves around The Jungle Book, which will be our main reading for the program, therefore our writing activities will reflect this theme. The writing activities everyone will be doing are age appropriate and can challenge multiple learning styles and literacy levels. Ages 8-12. Held on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 6pm. No registration necessary but you can sign up here to get reminder emails. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIA9MvGIy9vvytQSi6d6upt7G3HOb_MEw3ohZHeTyUCX13_w/viewform 

October 10: Stillwater Medical Foundation Annual Gala –“Viva L’Italia”

6:00 – 9:30 pm, Sparrow Beginnings, 5317 S. Hartford St.  Join us for a fun evening with active community members and business leaders.  Your participation will benefit Stillwater Medical's Heart and Vascular Institute. Click here for registration.

October 10: Stillwater Birth Connections Meeting

7:00 - 9:00 pm, Lee Glass Company, 1002 S. Lewis St. Topic: Natural Remedies. A presentation by Amy Townsend for Little Ways Herbs. Andrea Peters from Green Triangle Farms and Jon McQuillen from Eko Wellness on the basics of using herbs for health. Meetings are free to attend.

October 10: The Payne County Revival with Giakob Lee & Isaac McClung

7:00 – 9:30 pm, Iron Monk, 519 S. Husband St.  Join Singer-songwriters Giakob Lee and Isaac McClung, with the support of the Stillwater Arts Council, District Bicycles, Tidewater Winery, KUSH Radio, and the Iron Monk, invite you to join us in the taproom, once a month,  as we come together, over a beer, as a community, to celebrate music and the artists who make it.  This is the Payne County Revival.

October 11: Using the Internet Class

9:30 - 11:30 am, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. The internet brings the entire world to you through your computer. In this 2-hour session, you will explore the internet using the Windows 10 Edge browser. You will navigate a site, use tabs, prepare to print a webpage, create shortcuts to favorites places, and find desired content using various Search Engines. Finally, we will wrap up with safe online shopping tips. This class costs $15. Register online at: https://tinyurl.com/MeridianSPLClasses. Each lesson is taught from the same book. You will be charged a 1-time fee of $17 for the book. Any fees listed for classes are in addition to the 1-time only book charge. (The library will have a few copies of the book available for checkout in certain circumstances.) This class is part of a series designed to get you comfortable using your Windows 10 computer. For the best experience, bring your Windows 10 laptop to class, otherwise, you can use a computer provided for you. For an overall understanding of Windows 10 and the features, it is recommended that you attend as many sessions as possible. However, you may also pick and choose the lessons that of most interest to you.

October 11: 2019-2020 McKnight Center Opening Gala

6:00 pm, McKnight Center, 705 W. University Ave. On October 11, the very first notes will ring out in The McKnight Center as we open our Inaugural Season with the esteemed New York Philharmonic. This black-tie concert event is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We open our season with perhaps the most recognizable symphonic work ever composed, Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, along with vocal selections from Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara. Click here for more information and tickets. If you weren't able to snag a seat to one of the sold out October performances we have great news for you! All of our artists scheduled to perform in October have graciously agreed to allow their performances to be broadcast live to The McKnight Center's outdoor plaza. Bring a blanket or a small chair and enjoy the show from our 32-foot state-of-the-art LED wall and surround sound-speaker system. Plaza simulcasts are completely free to attend and are a great way for students and families with young children to explore the performing arts. 

October 11: Survivors’ Walk - Domestic Violence Awareness Event

6:00 pm Walk, 8:00 pm Candlelight Vigil, Boomer Lake Pier. Please come out to help support and raise awareness. Bring friends and family. Purple attire is appreciated. Contact info@sdvs.org or 405-372-9922 for more information.

October 11: “Soli Deo Gloria” Music

7:30 – 8:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church, corner of 6th and Duck St.  Stillwater First Presbyterian Church presents organist Dr. Michael Bedford in recital.  Admission is free, donations to the FPC Joy Smith Music Endowment appreciated.  Reception following the performance.

October 12, 16, 20, 24, 25: Paint Party October

Various Times, StillyArts LLC, 1207 S. Main St. Looking for a fun, stress-free alternative to socialize with your friends, or need some time for yourself to recharge? A paint master artist will provide step by step instructions for creating your own masterpiece. Wine will be available for purchase but you are welcome to bring your own beverages and snacks. Visit the Facebook event page for painting selections and registration.

October 12 & November 9: Let’s Face It, Drawing Class with Jude Tolar

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. A drawing class in which we’ll learn to draw faces. The focus is on drawing the facial form, not necessarily a portrait. We’ll work from life, with a live model. The first session will use graphite on white drawing paper. The second session will use Conte crayon on Canson Mi-Tientes paper. Click here for more information.

October 12: 32nd Annual Juke Joint Jog

9:30 am Fun Run, 10:00 am 5K Race, Eskimo Joe’s. Folks of all ages and abilities are invited to join the 32nd annual Juke Joint Jog, a lively and fun 5K and one-mile Fun Run with a path through the scenic campus of Oklahoma State University. All 5K finishers get a coordinated finisher’s medal and all who register for the 5K or Fun Run get a minty green, super soft shirt with this year’s special design. This event benefits the United Way of Payne County. Click here for more information and registration.

October 12: Starting Your Business

10:00 am – 12:00 noon, Room 202, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Starting Your Business is a free class that covers the essentials that you need to get your business up and running. Topics covered include general business advice, getting started with your idea, marketing, finance, raising money, taxes/legal issues, etc. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. The class is presented in partnership with the Meridian Technology’s Center for Business Development (CBD). The class is taught by Brad Rickelman, Assistant Director at the CBD. Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/MeridianBusinessFall2019

October 12: Stillwater Antique and Classic Car Club’s 24th Annual Car Show

10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Sunnybrook Christian Church, Perkins Rd and Richmond Rd. Award trophies to 20 Best of Show, Mayor’s Choice, People’s Choice, and MOPH Choice. Door prizes and $100 Club participation. T-shirts to the first 100. Visit https://thesaccc.com for registration and more information.

October 12: Take and Take - Pumpkin Face Garland

10: 30 am - 3:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Come and join us as we make all kinds of funny (pumpkin) faces! Once they are made, we will string our characters together to make a special Halloween garland to greet your trick-or-treaters at the front door. Click here for more information.

October 12: 2nd Saturday at the OSU Museum of Art

11:00 am – 3:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St.  2nd Saturday provides free, hands-on art activities for visitors of all ages and abilities.  It occurs on the second Saturday of every month from 11 am to 3 pm and offers a variety of projects connected to the exhibitions on view.  Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.

October 12: Dream Bigger: Intro to Filmmaking

1:00 - 2:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Featuring Luke Cheatwood, award-winning Stillwater filmmaker. Do you love taking home movies? Have you always wanted to learn how to make your own film? Come learn about the creative process in filmmaking and submit your original film/video for the 2019-2020 PTA Reflections Arts in Education program. This year’s Reflections theme: Look Within. Entries due to school front office no later than October 31st, 2019. Open to the public and all ages. Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScS2NVXQvrPKTz9TADRR_NdXfSt2ixZUZGEc5HsmQ4rU8WXmQ/viewform  

October 12: Main Street I Spy

1:00 - 4:00 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan St. Explore Stillwater’s Main Street with our family friendly guide. Begin your adventure at the museum and make your own cup-in-ball game. The first fifteen families to participate will receive a gift card to Blue Spruce.

October 12: Screenprinted Ceramic Pumpkins

1:00 - 4:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Create three gloriously decorated ceramic pumpkin forms to enjoy this fall! Instructor Kim Bryant will teach you how to apply screenprinted underglaze transfers and how to create a watercolor effect with brush-on glaze. You will be provided with two small slip caste pumpkin forms, and one large one. The transfers will also be provided and will include the themes of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and autumn. Beginners welcome! Click here for more information.

October 12: Jack-O-Lantern Jog

2:10 pm – 4:00 pm, The Botanic Gardens at OSU, 3300 W. 6th St.  The Jack-O-Lantern jog is a family-friendly fun run/walk/jog (1 mile) event held in the beautiful Botanic Garden.  Upon completion of the 1-mile event, all participants can paint a pumpkin and participate in lots of other exciting activities!  Come dressed in costume for your chance to win one of the giveaways from the raffle (for children only).  Registration is available the day of the event – although t-shirts will not be ordered for those registering after Monday, September 30.  For more information, contact Kim Beard 405-744-6907. Click here for registration and additional information.  Sponsored by the Department of Wellness.

October 12: New York Philharmonic: A Fantastique Introduction

7:30 pm, The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, 705 W. University Ave. The first public performance will include Hector Berlioz’s dream-like work Symphonie fantastique. Additionally, the Philharmonic will perform Jean Sibelius’ abstract Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 47, featuring the super-virtuoso playing of soloist Frank Huang, concertmaster. If you weren't able to snag a seat to one of the sold out October performances we have great news for you! All of the artists scheduled to perform in October have graciously agreed to allow their performances to be broadcast live to The McKnight Center's outdoor plaza. Bring a blanket or a small chair and enjoy the show from our 32-foot state-of-the-art LED wall and surround sound-speaker system. Plaza simulcasts are completely free to attend and are a great way for students and families with young children to explore the performing arts. 

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October 13: How to Get Published in the Newspaper

1:30 - 3:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. A workshop will be held at the Stillwater Public Library on Sunday, October 13 to provide attendees tips from local newspaper reporters and editors on how to get published in the newspaper. The free workshop will provide attendees insight about the history of newspapers, the role of newspapers, and the impact a local newspaper has on a community. Discussion will take place in regard to how the public and newspapers can work together, and why it is important to understand the anatomy of a newspaper to do so. How to create good articles, news stories, and press releases will be covered, along with the use of AP Style, use of quotations, headlines, news, and photographs. There will also be a panel discussion to enable attendees to interact directly with members of the local media. For more information go to library.stillwater.org. Registration is required to help facilitate seating and refreshments. Sign-up for the workshop at tinyurl.com/getinthepaper.  

October 13: New York Philharmonic: How Legends Begin

2:00 pm, The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, 705 W. University Ave. Joining the Philharmonic on stage to sing her favorite selections from Bernstein is Tony award-winning soprano Kelli O’Hara. Also on the program is the overture to the humorous operetta Candide and Prokofiev’s vivid and exuberant score for Shakespeare’s most often adapted work. If you weren't able to snag a seat to one of the sold out October performances we have great news for you! All of the artists scheduled to perform in October have graciously agreed to allow their performances to be broadcast live to The McKnight Center's outdoor plaza. Bring a blanket or a small chair and enjoy the show from our 32-foot state-of-the-art LED wall and surround sound-speaker system. Plaza simulcasts are completely free to attend and are a great way for students and families with young children to explore the performing arts. 

October 13: Orange Fountain Dyeing

5:30 pm, Edmon Low Library Fountain, OSU Campus.  Homecoming week begins with the dyeing of the Edmon Low Library fountain.  Members of the Homecoming Executive Team pour the first cups of orange dye for Orange Fountain to prepare it for a week filled with orange spirit. 

October 14: Columbus Day

October 14: “Americans at War” Speaker Series

6:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  This year, Stillwater Public Library and Oklahoma State University Department of History are collaborating to offer a six-part speaker series designed to engage the community in conversations about “Americans at War.” The series runs from Sept. 9, 2019-April 13, 2020.  Distinguished scholars with expertise in military themes ranging from the experiences of soldiers and veterans to the impact that war has on society at home, will give hour-long presentations followed by question and answer sessions.  All six programs take place on Monday nights starting at 6 p.m.  October’s series will feature “Whispers in the Monkey House: An Unnatural History of Zoos in World War II” presented by Dr. John Kinder, OSU  All community members are welcome to attend one or all six programs.  Registration is requested to help facilitate seating, light snacks and other accommodations.  Please sign-up to on the library’s website at http://library.stillwater.org.  This series is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit the Stillwater Public Library’s website, call (405) 372-3633, or email askalibrarian@stillwater.org.

October 15 & 22: Intermediate Knitting

6:30 - 8:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. If you know how to knit but want to continue learning new skills, in this class we will learn more basics of knitting including casting off, more beginner stitches and also how to read a basic pattern. Please bring your own needles and yarn to the class! Click here for more information.

October 15: WONDERtorium 8th Birthday Party

10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln.  Oklahoma WONDERtorium is turning eight!  We are celebrating our birthday with a day filled with special activities. Explore party crafts and fun-filled play from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and stop in for a special Happy Birthday Story Time at 11:00 am.  All of the festivities are included with your regular museum admission or membership.  Thank you for celebrating with us!  As we celebrate eight years as a museum, we would like to give a special "Thank you!" to everyone who has dreamed with us through support, volunteering, and play. The future holds great excitement for Oklahoma WONDERtorium and our community.  Hurray for eight wonderful years...and many more!

October 15: Stillwater Ukulele Association Meeting

6:00 - 7:30 pm, Daddy O's Music Co., 115 N. Main St. The Stillwater Ukulele Association is a group of ukulele players who enjoy playing music together. We are an informal and supportive group whose goal is to jam and learn and have fun. We usually meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. We learn new songs and jam with old songs. Our meetings provide a friendly and encouraging environment, whether you're just getting started or have been playing for years.

October 15: Harvest Carnival and Chili Cook-Off

6:00 – 8:00 pm, Payne County Expo Center, 4518 Expo Circle East.  Come see first-hand the tradition that began Homecoming.  The Harvest Carnival, created just for kids, is put on every year by the OSU student body, including Greek houses, residential halls and student organizations. It includes games, prizes, music and a wide variety of other activities.  Admission is one canned good donation per person; however, as part of the Harvest II food drive, additional canned good donations are encouraged. No tickets will be needed to play games. Held in conjunction with the Harvest Carnival, the Chili Cook-Off is Homecoming’s tastiest tradition.  Residential life, student organizations and community organizations can compete in this hot and tasty competition.

October 15: SHS Pioneer Chorale and Concert Choirs present “Oklahoma Rising!”

7:00 pm, Stillwater High School Performing Arts Center. Don’t miss this free, family-friendly concert featuring the music of Dr. Brant Adams, Dr. Z. Randall Stroope, the Pentatonix, ABBA, Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, and more.

October 15: Stillwater Brewer’s League Monthly Meeting

7:00 – 9:00 pm, Iron Monk Brewery, 519 S. Husband St.  Homebrewers of Stillwater, Oklahoma is a small, friendly group of beer and mead enthusiasts, spanning the range from novices to professional brewers.  Learn how to brew, participate in our regular homebrew competitions, and become a certified beer judge at Iron Monk Brewery. Visit http://stillwaterhomebrew.wixsite.com/stwbrew for more information.

October 16 – 19: Heart of America Expo Southwestern National Brown Swiss Show

All day event, Payne County Expo Center, 4518 Expo Circle East.  

October 16: Making the Most of Retirement

1:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Making the Most of Retirement is a special interest group co-sponsored by the Oklahoma State University Emeriti Association and the Stillwater Public Library. Its meetings are one-hour long. Each speaker presentation pertains to one of the following five broad topics: Finances, daily living and accommodations, security, volunteering opportunities, and personal fulfillment and hobbies. The month speaker, Joni O’Neil, affiliated with Total Health, will make a presentation entitled “Total Health and Seniors:  A Perfect Fit.”

October 16: Hester Street Painting

5:00 – 7:00 pm, Hester Street, OSU Campus.  Each year, Cowboy family members paint encouraging messages for the Cowboy Football team and coaches to read on Hester Street during the Spirit Walk on game day. The OSU Alumni Association will provide supplies, and fans of all ages are encouraged to attend. Families are encouraged to arrive and begin painting at 5:00 pm. Students may begin arriving at 6:00 pm.

October 16: Fashion Show featuring Laurel DeWitt

8:00 pm, Student Union Theater, OSU Campus.  Free for OSU Students | $5 student guest ticket (limit 1)  $10 for OSU Staff/Faculty/Alumni | $15 General Admission  OSU Allied Arts makes inspiration easy.  Be a part of experiencing high-quality art, learning new things, supporting your community and having fun with your family and friends.  OSU Allied Arts is bringing top-notch talent to the Oklahoma State University campus once again.  This year, OSU Allied Arts has focused on making the arts accessible to all and relevant to all ages for its 2019-2020 Season.  Past Allied Arts patrons and OSU students, faculty, and staff are able to pre-order tickets through the Office of Arts, Culture, & Entertainment.  All types of tickets will be available for purchase online beginning September 1, 2019 at http://tickets.okstate.edu.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Office of Arts, Culture, & Entertainment at (405) 744-5213 or allied.arts@okstate.edu.

October 17 - 18: Fall Break Art Camp “Mapmaking Meets Art: An Exploration”

10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. During this two-day workshop, we will explore maps and mapmaking from the vantage point of the artist. What do maps do for us and what can be mapped other than land? We will look to old maps, aerial maps, topographical maps, and maps of the unseen and the imaginary for our inspiration and material. Mediums will include printmaking, painting, collage, and drawing. Click here for more information.

October 17 – 18: Safe Sitter Classes

Thur Noon – 5:15 pm, Fri 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Oklahoma WONDERtorium has partnered with Stillwater Medical to offer the nationally recognized Safe Sitter babysitting training for youth. Safe Sitter is a two day course that educates and enables youth to provide safe and nurturing childcare. These same skills promote a safe environment for youth who stay home alone after school or in the summer months. Course content includes: Safety Skills, Child Care Skills, First Aid and Rescue Skills, and Life and Business Skills. Click here for more information.

October 17: Main Street I Spy

2:00 - 4:00 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan St. Explore Stillwater’s Main Street with our family friendly guide. Begin your adventure at the museum and make your own cup-in-ball game. The first fifteen families to participate will receive a gift card to Blue Spruce.

October 18: Homecoming Walkaround

5:30 – 9:00 pm, Greek Neighborhoods of Oklahoma State University.  Many Cowboys describe "America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration" with one word: Walkaround. Don’t miss Homecoming’s biggest and best tradition the Friday evening before the Homecoming football game. Students from the Greek community volunteer hundreds of hours to build magnificent house decorations for the OSU family to enjoy. Bring your family and friends (pets are not allowed) to celebrate America’s greatest Homecoming tradition! Be sure to stop by the Homecoming Hub on the South end of Library Lawn to pick up a Homecoming Publication, button and Koozies while supplies last! The Walkaround map will be available for download Homecoming week. OSU Transit Services will be providing free shuttle between Walkaround and Stillwater hotels beginning at 6:00 pm. The bus schedule will be available for download Homecoming week.

October 18: Homecoming & Hoops

9:00 pm – 12:00 midnight, Gallagher-Iba Arena, OSU Campus. The Homecoming Spirit Rally and annual Basketball Bash events have combined into the Homecoming & Hoops event held annually after Walkaround to showcase "America's Greatest Homecoming Celebration" and the upcoming Cowboy and Cowgirl basketball seasons.  Several of Homecoming's awards are announced throughout the evening at Homecoming & Hoops and fans also have the opportunity to hear from OSU coaches and players.

October 18: Chad Sullins & 10W30 with 51 Junction - Live

8:00 pm, Tumbleweed Dancehall, 5212 W. Lakeview Rd.  Doors open at 8, event begins at 9:30.  Must be 18 to enter, 21+ to drink. Click here for tickets.

October 19: The Botanic Garden Open House and Train Garden

9:00 am – 3:00 pm, OSU Botanic Garden, 3300 W. 6th Ave. Come explore the new and exciting additions to the garden. Ambassadors will be in the garden to welcome you and answer your gardening questions. The West Virginia Avenue entrance will be open for additional parking. This event is open to the public. Admission is free but donations are always gratefully accepted. Located west of the sensory garden, the TBG train garden is a popular feature with the young and the young at heart. Two G-scale Model Trains travel through the garden on two different loops. Bring the kids out to enjoy this fun and unique garden. The train will run from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, weather permitting.

October 19: Sea of Orange Parade

9:00 – 11:00 am, Main Street, Downtown Stillwater.  Thousands of OSU alumni, family and friends pack Main Street in Downtown Stillwater to see the Sea of Orange Parade the morning of Homecoming.  The parade consists of more than 140 entries by OSU Greek houses, residential halls, student organizations, alumni and the Stillwater community. The parade will begin at 9:00 amm. at 9th and Main Street and travel north on Main to Hall of Fame Avenue.

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October 21: Fairlawn Cemetery Preservation Society Meeting

1:oo pm, Fairlawn office, 1123 E. 6th Street. Please come if you are interested in early Stillwater history, OSU or OSU Athletics history, genealogy, honoring veterans, landscaping or design, fundraising, long-range planning, grant writing, community service, or working with a great group of friends!

October 21: Talk on Light Sensitivity

4:30 pm, Aquarian Healing Arts, 2003 W. 6th Ave. Learn how light sensitivity (Irlen Syndrome) is related to print distortions, reading difficulties, headaches, lack of depth perception, and other health issues. Presented by Susanne Lavery, Ph.D. Certified Irlen screener. Visit stillwaterokssi.com or contact susilavery@gmail.com or 405-762-0355 for more information.

October 21: OSU Research on Tap

5:30 pm, Iron Monk Taproom, 519 S. Husband St.  We hope you will join us the third Monday of each month to enjoy some of Stillwater’s own local brew while chatting about some of the impactful and interesting research happening here on the OSU campus.  Each session will be approximately 20 minutes of open dialogue between Dr. Kenneth Sewell and the researcher, followed by questions and discussion from the audience.  October’s researcher will be Dr. Liesel Ritchie, Associate Professor, Sociology to discuss “Resilience Matters.”  For more information go to fb.me/OSUResearchonTap or https://research.okstate.edu/rot

October 22 & 26: Kitchen Skills and Create Your Own Casserole Workshop for Young Chefs

Tues 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Sat 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Calling all young chefs! Come learn with the pros! TS Fork's head chef Dustin Charter is teaming up with local chef and educator Jacqui Savage to bring this two day workshop to life. During the first session, Dustin will teach students valuable knife skills, how to measure ingredients, and even give kids the inside scoop on professional kitchen talk. Together they will make a chef salad and vinaigrette. The second session of the workshop will be led by Jacqui and will give students an opportunity to create their very own casserole recipe. They will pick their veggies, protein, starch, and seasoning to make an original dish to take home to the family! Click here for more information.

October 22 - December 3: Art Academy Tuesdays (6-9 Years)

3:30 - 5:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. This after-school art class is designed for students to develop his or her artistic aptitude. Throughout the course, students will build a foundation of drawing skills and art history knowledge, as well as be exposed to many new mediums in both the 2D and 3D arts. Open to all skill levels, this art class is intended for long-term growth in the visual arts. Students will receive expert hands-on art instruction, develop critical thinking skills and have lots of fun! Click here for more information.

October 23 – 25: 2019 International Mechatronics Conference and Exhibition

All day event, OSU Campus.  This conference is intended to bring together academic professionals and industry in mechatronics, robotics, and other electromechanical/electrohydraulic fields to provide the participants an opportunity to stay up to date with the incredible dynamic growth in the Mechatronics field.  Keynotes from academia and specialized industry professionals, technical sessions, and the post-conference workshops are designed to benefit a wide range of participants including educators teaching mechatronics, robotics, dynamics, and control courses, graduate and undergraduate students seeking academic careers in mechatronics and robotics, and industry professionals desiring to shape the future workforce.  Nevertheless, the conference will provide an excellent opportunity for the participants to develop relationships with peers from academia and industry and network with product distributors and manufacturers.  Coupled with this conference there will be several workshops for hands-on learning opportunities in the field of mechatronics.  Early registration is encouraged to take advantage of workshops.  Conference seating is limited.  Register HERE  Visit https://mechatronics.okstate.edu/ for a complete schedule of events. 

October 23 - December 4: Art Academy Wednesdays (6-9 Years)

3:30 - 5:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. This after-school art class is designed for students to develop his or her artistic aptitude. Throughout the course, students will build a foundation of drawing skills and art history knowledge, as well as be exposed to many new mediums in both the 2D and 3D arts. Open to all skill levels, this art class is intended for long-term growth in the visual arts. Students will receive expert hands-on art instruction, develop critical thinking skills and have lots of fun! Click here for more information.

October 23: Figure Drawing Group

6:30 - 8:30 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. This guided drawing group will meet the second and fourth Wednesday of the month to draw a live model. It is open to our members only, but feel free to sign up for our year long membership. Simply pay per session, and you can always call ahead to reserve your spot. This course is designed for artists with previous experience in figure drawing, as it will not be a lecture styled class. There will be a rotation of nude and clothed model depending on the week. Click here for more information.

October 24 - December 5: Art Academy Thursdays (10-12 Years)

4:30 - 6:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. This after-school art class is designed for students to develop his or her artistic aptitude. Throughout the course, students will build a foundation of drawing skills and art history knowledge, as well as be exposed to many new mediums in both the 2D and 3D arts. Open to all skill levels, this art class is intended for long-term growth in the visual arts. Students will receive expert hands-on art instruction, develop critical thinking skills and have lots of fun! Click here for more information.

October 24: Kids Writing Group

6:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Join the OSU Writing Center at the Stillwater Public Library with fun sessions that encourages literacy through various writing and reading activities. The theme this year revolves around The Jungle Book, which will be our main reading for the program, therefore our writing activities will reflect this theme. The writing activities everyone will be doing are age appropriate and can challenge multiple learning styles and literacy levels. Ages 8-12. Held on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 6pm. No registration necessary but you can sign up here to get reminder emails. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIA9MvGIy9vvytQSi6d6upt7G3HOb_MEw3ohZHeTyUCX13_w/viewform 

October 24: Friends of the OSU Library present Jodi Picoult

6:00 pm, Sparrow Beginnings, 5317 S. Hartford. Join the Friends of the OSU Library for dinner and an evening with speaker Jodi Picoult.  Jodi is the #1 bestselling author of 25 novels including "My Sister's Keeper," "Nineteen Minutes," "The Storyteller," "Leaving Time," the acclaimed #1 bestseller, "Small Great Things," which explored the issues of power, privilege and race, and has sold more than 1.5 million copies. Click here for more information and tickets.

October 24: Flatland Cavalry – Live

8:00 pm, Tumbleweed Dancehall, 5212 W. Lakeview Rd.  Doors open at 8, event begins at 9:30.  Must be 18 to enter, 21+ to drink. Click here for tickets.

October 24: Fierce and Feminine: A Celebration of Women Composers

7:30 - 9:00 pm, McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, 705 W. University Ave. Come enjoy this great concert by the OSU Symphony Orchestra! Dr. Thomas Dickey, conductor. Sarah King, assistant conductor. Dr. Erin Murphy, flute, featured guest artist. Music by Emma Lou Diemer, Lita Grier, and Alice Mary Smith. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

October 25 - 26: How to Start, How to Finish with Jude Tolar

9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. We’ll focus the first day on backgrounds: choosing color(s), value(s), and other options to complement your subject. The second day will focus on how to finish a pastel painting. I’ll bring a nearly-finished painting and show how I finish it. I’ll also work with each artist on one of his/her nearly-finished paintings to fine-tune it. Click here for more information.

October 25: Lunchtime Learning Series: “Listen Up: Learning to Listen in a Noisy World”

11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Meridian Technology Center. The art of listening is a critical component of communication, but we rarely receive targeted training on the topic. The strength of your skillset can make or break your career, and improving your ability to hear what others are saying will enable you to be a more effective leader, coach and colleague. On October 25, as part of the new Lunchtime Learning series co-sponsored by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and Meridian Technology Center, Dr. Ron Duggins will present, “Listen Up: Learning to Listen in a Noisy World.” During this session, Duggins will explore the vital skill of listening – why it’s so critical, strategies to overcome common distractions in meetings, presentations and other scenarios, and how to reflect what you hear to strengthen relationships. Registration is $15 per session and includes lunch. For more information or to register for the upcoming Lunchtime Learning series visit meridiantech.edu/lunchtime or contact Marcy Luter at marcyl@meridiantech.edu, (405) 377-3333 ext. 297 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.

October 25: Pianist Jonathan Biss Concert

7:30 pm, The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, 705 W. University Ave. Jonathan Biss continues to expand his reputation as a teacher, musical thinker, and one of the great Beethoven interpreters of our time. He was recently named Co-artistic Director alongside Mitsuko Uchida at the Marlboro Music Festival, where he has spent twelve summers. In addition, he has written extensively about his relationships with the composers with whom he shares a stage. A member of the faculty of his alma mater the Curtis Institute of Music since 2010, Biss led the first massive open online course (MOOC) offered by a classical music conservatory,  Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, which has reached more than 150,000 people in 185 countries. Click here for more information. If you weren't able to snag a seat to one of the sold out October performances we have great news for you! All of the artists scheduled to perform in October have graciously agreed to allow their performances to be broadcast live to The McKnight Center's outdoor plaza. Bring a blanket or a small chair and enjoy the show from our 32-foot state-of-the-art LED wall and surround sound-speaker system. Plaza simulcasts are completely free to attend and are a great way for students and families with young children to explore the performing arts. 

October 26: Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Stillwater Convenience Collection Center, 807 S. Perkins Road. During this event, residents are encouraged to drop off household pollutants free of charge, including oil-based paints, pesticides, herbicides, household cleaning products, pool chemicals, craft and hobby supplies, mixed fuels and fertilizer. In conjunction with this event, the Convenience Collection Center will receive tires, oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries and rechargeable batteries, scrap metal, latex paint, fluorescent bulbs, and other everyday recyclables, though a fee may apply for some services. The event is also accepting unwanted pharmaceuticals again this year, although these products can be dropped off year-round at the Stillwater Police Department. The center will not accept yard waste during the event's hours (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.), but will start accepting it again from 1 to 4 p.m. after the special collection event concludes. These events help residents reduce the amount of household pollutants in their homes while ensuring these pollutants are disposed of properly. The City is also using this opportunity to bring awareness to residents about the recycling opportunities the center offers. For additional information on the event, contact Franks at 405.533.8482 or email cfranks@stillwater.org.

October 26: Stillwater Cars & Coffee

9:00 am – Noon, 4300 W. 6th Ave.  Come join the team and community at Stillwater Honda Cars for a good old fashioned car meet.  All cars, bikes, and trucks are welcome to join us at this local monthly gathering of car enthusiasts.  It is completely free to exhibit or attend.  Tell your friends about it and help to spread the word by sharing the event!  In order to create a fun event for all ages and to maintain good relations with local businesses we ask the following of you: no burnouts, no racing, obey traffic laws, drive safely, and most importantly, have fun!

October 26: Sterling Silver Ring with a Stone Class

10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. This introductory course is perfect for those who have always wanted to learn jewelry making, but never had the time or opportunity! During this one day course, you will learn to create a beautiful sterling silver ring with a unique semi precious cabochon stone that you can wear home, or give as a special gift. In the creation of this ring, you will learn to saw, solder,  texture, and set a stone. Click here for more information.

October 26: Frankenstein Fun – Members Only Event

5:30 – 7:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln.  Put on your favorite costume for an evening full of family play! Frankenstein Fun is our sugar-free, educational, spooktacular, members-only event. This event is free for Oklahoma WONDERtorium members. Not yet a member?  Now is the perfect time to purchase a money-saving membership.  Enjoy unlimited family admission, exclusive events, discounted camps and more! Click here for more information.

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October 27: 2nd Annual Stillwater FFA Cans for Community 5K Race

7:00 am Registration, 8:00 am Run, Boomer Lake Shelter #2. Cost is 20 canned good items which will benefit the Stillwater Salvation Army. For questions email rbranscum@stillwaterschools.com. Click here for registration. Register by October 1st to guarantee a race t-shirt.

October 27: Quilts of Valor

2:00 - 3:00 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan. Join us at the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar to learn about Quilts of Valor.  The mission of this foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Sarah Wheatley will share stories of veterans, quilts, and Stillwater’s role in this program created to honor our veterans.

October 27: Pianist Jonathan Biss Concert

3:00 pm, The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, 705 W. University Ave. World-renowned pianist Jonathan Biss embarked on a 9-year project of recording the complete cycle of Beethoven’s piano sonatas. These works are among the most expressive and challenging piano works the world has ever heard. Over the course of seven solo concerts throughout the season, you’ll hear each of the 32 sonatas in the intimacy of our 217 seat Recital Hall. Click here for more information. If you weren't able to snag a seat to one of the sold out October performances we have great news for you! All of the artists scheduled to perform in October have graciously agreed to allow their performances to be broadcast live to The McKnight Center's outdoor plaza. Bring a blanket or a small chair and enjoy the show from our 32-foot state-of-the-art LED wall and surround sound-speaker system. Plaza simulcasts are completely free to attend and are a great way for students and families with young children to explore the performing arts. 

October 27: Stillwater Church of Christ Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat

4:00 – 6:00 pm, 821 N. Duck St.

October 29: Halloween Carnival at Roxie Weber

4:00 - 6:30 pm, Roxie Weber, 807 S. Lowry St. Come enjoy games snacks and crafts. There will also be a costume contest at 4:30 pm.

October 29: Stillwater Halloween Festival

5:00 – 8:00 pm, Main Street between 7th & 10th Avenues. The festival will include trick-or-treating with area businesses, restaurants and organizations. Enjoy some of your favorite local food trucks and great music. Ghosts and goblins will enjoy free inflatables and carnival games hosted by Oklahoma State University recreation management and recreational therapy students. For more information, contact Kinder at 405.533.8435 or email skinder@stillwater.org.

October 30: Halloween Sensory Play and Special Storytime

4:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Dancing, playing, singing, "Boo!" It's Story Time for me and you. Will Sensory Play have goopy goo? It's Halloween fun and learning too! You're invited to our Halloween Sensory Play and Special Story Time on Wed, Oct 30 at 4pm. Costumes are welcome! Plus, admission is half price from 3-5pm! Enjoy all the special activities and play time in the museum for only $3.50 per visitor. 

October 31: Halloween

Enjoy neighborhood trick-or-treating!

October 31: The Phantom of the Opera: Silent Film

7:30 pm, The McKnight Performing Arts Center, 705 W. University Ave. Celebrate Halloween with the classic Lon Chaney film about the hideously disfigured composer dwelling in the sewers beneath the Paris Opera House. With accompaniment by virtuoso organist Peter Krasinski, this cinematic treasure is a fun night out for the entire family. Click here for more information and tickets.

October 31: Nightmare in Stilly

7:00 pm, Tumbleweed Dancehall, 5212 W. Lakeview Rd.  Featuring Waka Flocka Flame with Billie Band$, DJ Ekon and DJ Crispy.  Doors open at 7, event begins at 8.  Must be 18 to enter, 21+ to drink. Click here for tickets.

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All Month Long:

Pumpkin Patch at Highland Park

Mon-Fri 1:00 – 7:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sun Noon – 6:00 pm, Highland Park United Methodist Church, 524 N. Stallard St.  Sponsored by the Stillwater Noon Lions Club for Service Projects & Highland Park United Methodist Church for Missions. Pumpkins, Gourds and Straw Bales sold daily. Visit highlwndparkumc.org or call 405-372-8001 for more information.

Little Nemo’s Progress: Animation and Contemporary Art

Tues – Sat 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St.  Little Nemo’s Progress: Animation and Contemporary Art highlights the processes (and creative possibilities) involved in crafting animated spatial environments, and illuminates a broad range of innovative animation-based processes, including video game design.  The exhibition features a selection of works by contemporary artists, including works drawn from the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation Digital Art collection.  It will feature digital, interactive and stop-motion animation by LaTurbo Avedon, Lyndon J. Barrois, Andrea Crespo, Daniel Canogar, Daniel Rozin, Jennifer Steinkamp and Gabrielle Tesfaye.  This exhibition will have a particular focus on recent innovation in digital animation while also highlighting historically-significant animated works such as Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo (1911) as well as transformative moments in video game design.

Still Pioneering

Tues-Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sat-Sun 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan St. This exhibit will will show visitors the rich history of Stillwater’s post-WWII economic growth. It details various businesses that either began in Stillwater, or chose to grow here, thanks to dedicated community effort. This exhibit will be on display until February 2020.

Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma in Stillwater Exhibit

Tues-Fri 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat & Sun 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan St.  This exhibit will look at the history of music at OSU, in Stillwater, and the history of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.  It also includes a QR code to link to a map that will take visitors to visit many Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma significant sites right here in Stillwater. This exhibit was put together by Rachel Cox, one the museum’s History students.  Rachel is also a member of the OSU Marching Band and choose this topic to tie to the 2019 Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma National Convention, which will be held in Stillwater this July.  The exhibit will be on display until January 2020.

Instructional Open Studio in Pottery

Times and Days vary, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. The goal of Instructional Open Studio is for students to work freely within a flexible schedule while an instructor is present. Instructional Open Studio is open to students that have taken the Introduction to Pottery and with beginner to advanced pottery knowledge. During these hours students may come in and work, this is not a led class, but more of a working studio where questions can be addressed to instructors and peers. We hope to create an environment where students can experiment and get creative while having a community of support! Click here for more information.

Yoga in the Garden

Wednesdays, 5:45 - 6:30 pm, OSU Botanic Garden, 3300 W. 6th Ave. Bring your mat and join Carol Bender, yoga therapist, to stretch away the worries of the day and welcome nature’s energy into your body, mind, and spirit. Check out our Facebook page for cancellations. This event is free and open to the public.

Community Drum Dance Circle

Fridays 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Modella Gallery, 721 S. Main St.  Everyone Welcome!  Come be a part of this new and exciting community arts experience!  An inter-generational and interactive music and dance experience.  All levels of movers welcome!  $10 suggested donation

Museum School

Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln.  Hands-on science classes for kids who WONDER why! Fall 2019 Session 1: Oklahoma Energy!  Ages 6-8 years old. Oklahoma Energy will engage young scientists in hands-on exploration of fossil fuels and how they are used in our daily lives. Children will learn the difference between potential and kinetic energy. We will dig deep to find out about the formation and properties of oil. We will explore the porosity of rocks and even discover how to identify rocks using sound waves! Engineering skills will be developed as we work together in teams to build a derrick. Museum School science classes will also include time to play and explore in the museum. Click here to register.

Tot Time

Tuesdays, 10:30 am, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Enjoy quality time with your little one as we sing songs, read stories, and interact with movement in the Little WONDERs Exhibit. Tot time is a great way to bond with your little one, since interacting with your child one-on-one encourages development of language skills, muscle control, and more! Interacting with others also aids in building social skills along with emotional skills for your child. Most of all, it is so much fun! Please join us at the start time for the best learning experience. Recommended age is 0-24 months. This program is included with your museum admission or membership!

Story Time

Tuesdays 11:00 am, Wednesdays 4:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Enjoy an interactive experience as literacy comes to life through books, music, and movement. Story Time is a great way to have fun with your child while also encouraging the development of skills and imagination. Please join us at the start time for the best learning experience. Story Time is designed for all ages from the young to the young at heart. This program is included with your museum admission or membership!

After School Play

Tuesdays - Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:45 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Discover the power of After School Play as the WONDERtorium introduces three unique programs designed to speak your language of learning. On Tuesdays, “Word Up” includes literacy activities. Design and create fun at “Makeropolis” on Wednesdays. The wonder of science, technology, engineering, art and math all come together during “STEAM Power” on Thursdays. Admission is also half price on Tuesday - Friday from 3:00 - 4:45 pm.

Monday Storytime (2-5 Years)

Mondays, 9:30 - 10:30 am or 10:30 - 11:30 am, Stillwater Public Library, 1007 S. Duck St. Monday Storytime activities include: weekly themed stories, songs, finger plays and action rhymes, filmstrip, and a craft. Supervising adults are requested to accompany their children, geared towards preschool ages (2-5 years). Story time programs are free and open to the public. Visit the Facebook event page for more details.

Monday Evening Storytime

6:30 - 7:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Evening Family Storytime is held each Monday at 6:30 p.m. Family Storytime includes weekly themed stories, songs, a film, and a craft. It is free and open to families with kids of all ages, geared toward ages 6 and younger. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Healthier Choices, Healthier You

Wednesdays, 12:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. This free class, brought to you by the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, is designed to equip participants with the tools to manage the symptoms that stem from any on-going health condition. Learn skills that help manage pain, fatigue, sleeplessness, stress and much more. Each session of this 6-week series empowers you with tools that can put you back in control of your health. This class is designed for individuals and caregivers who are managing an on-going health condition such as but not limited to arthritis, diabetes, anxiety, hypertension, COPD, physical limitations, vision or hearing loss. Light lunch will be provided by the Stillwater Medical Center. You must be registered to attend. Space is limited. To register, please call 405-271-6424 or Brandi Bishop at 405-742-5791. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Fribrary

Fridays 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, Room 119, 1107 S. Duck St. For teens grades 6-12. Events report once months as follows:

First Friday: Teen Advisory Committee (TAC). If you're interested in helping decide which programs and activities the library will have for teens, then join the advisory committee! TAC meets from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. You'll need to fill out the application and drop it off at the library or email it to abell@stillwater.org. TAC members are invited to stay afterward and hang out from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

 Second Friday: Anime Club. Enjoy anime & Asian snacks. Email abell@stillwater.org with your full name and grade to sign up for email reminders, or send suggestions for what you want to watch (PG-13/TV-14 and under, please)!

 Third Friday: Makerspace. Makerspace runs September through April. We are currently working on a hydroponic garden. Email abell@stillwater.org to sign up for email reminders.

 Fourth Friday: Fandom Friday. Fandom Fridays are held the fourth Friday of every month, excluding June & July. Join us in January for Tabletop Games, in February for Doctor Who, in March for Video Game (5th Friday, 3/29, to avoid Spring Break), and in April for Star Wars.

Chess Club

Fridays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Play games against other chess players to improve your game and perfect your strategies. Best for grades 4th and older, knowledge basic chess moves greatly preferred. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

WW Classes

Tuesdays at 10:00 am and 12:15 pm, Thursdays at 5:30 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am (weigh-in begins a half-hour prior), Wyndham Garden Hotel, 600 E. McElroy Rd. Learn about the new Freestyle program that gives people more freedom, flexibility, and better results.  More than 200 foods have been added to the zero Points list.  Contact Debbie Pestridge for more information at 405-269-3388.

 

Stillwater Depression, Bi-Polar Support Alliance Group Meeting

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 524 S. Duncan. Meeting together is essential to recovery. One of the most helpful things one person can say to (or hear from) another is "I've been there." Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA has many ways to help connect you with others who have been there as well. Contact Karen 405-624-1518 for more information.

 

Celebrate Recovery

Sundays 6:30 pm, Eagle Heights Baptist Church, 2617 N. Jardot Road. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12 step program for anyone struggling with any type of hurt, habit, or hangup. Childcare is available upon request.

Yoga at the Taproom

Saturdays, 10:30 am, Iron Monk Brewery, 519 S. Husband St. Come for the yoga, stay for the beer!  $10 pay at the door  Please arrive 15 minutes early to get checked-in and set-up.  All levels welcome! Taproom will be open for yoga only during this time. Beverages will be available for purchase after class.

Trivia Live in the Iron Monk Tap Room

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Iron Monk Tap Room, 519 S. Husband St.  Form a team and make it a weekly outing to look forward to while you enjoy craft beer and PurdyQ BBQ.  You will battle for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize giveaways!

 

Louie's Trivia Night

Tuesdays, 8:30 pm, Louie's Grill and Bar, 720 S. Main St.

 

Louie's Bingo Night

Wedesdays, 8:30 pm, Louie's Grill and Bar, 720 S. Main St.

Mexico Joe’s Bingo Night

Wednesdays, 8:00 pm, Mexico Joe’s, 311 E. Hall of Fame Ave.

Mexico Joe’s Travia Night

Thursdays, 8:00 pm, Mexico Joe’s, 311 E. Hall of Fame Ave.

Eskimo Joe’s Acoustic Music and Wheel O Beer

Wednesdays, 10:00 pm, Eskimo Joe’s, 501 W. Elm.

The Garage Bingo Night

Thursdays, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm, The Garage, 520 W. Elm Ave.

StillyArts Open Studio

Fridays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, StillyArts, 1207 S. Main St. Open Studio every Friday offers 7 different activities/ stations for kids to explore and create their own masterpiece.  Activities include Free Style Painting, Play dough Station, Chalk Station, Henna tattoos, Ceramic Painting, Bounce house Fun and Toy Station.  Studio fee is $7 for kids 2 and older (Free for Stillyarts Arts and Drama Students).  Our Art instructors are available during this time to guide you, if needed.

Zumba Classes

Mondays at 5:30 pm, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, and Saturdays at 10:00 am, StillyArts, 1207 S. Main St. StillyArts is about exploring your creativity through art and dance. We offer art and dance classes for all ages and Zumba fitness for adults. You can view artwork, dance routine, friday night dance socials, events and other fun stuff happening at studio at https://www.facebook.com/stillyarts

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Oklahoma State University Athletics



Football

October 19:  Cowboys vs Baylor, 3:00 pm


Cowgirl Soccer

October 3:  Cowgirls vs Kansas, 7:00 pm

October 6:  Cowgirls vs Kansas State, 1:00 pm

October 25:  Cowgirls vs University of Oklahoma, 7:00 pm

October 31:  Cowgirls vs Baylor, 7:00 pm


Softball

October 4:  Cowgirls vs University of Tulsa, 6:00 pm

October 9:  Cowgirls vs USAO, 5:30pm

October 13:  Cowgirls vs Midwestern State Texas, 2:00 pm

October 16:  Cowgirls vs Cowley County Community College, 5:30 pm

October 23:  Cowgirls vs Seminole State College, 5:30 pm

October 30:  Cowgirls vs Butler Community College, 5:30 pm


Equestrian

October 18:  Cowboys/Cowgirls vs Baylor, 1:00 pm


Cowgirl Basketball

October 27:  Cowgirls vs Emporia State, 2:00 pm



Stillwater Pioneer Athletics


Football

October 11:  Pioneers vs Choctaw, 7:00 pm

October 17:  Pioneers vs Lawton, 7:00 pm

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Coming Soon:

November 9: Walk to End Alzheimer's - Stillwater

8:30 am Registration, 10:00 am Walk, Engineering South Lawn, OSU Campus. This is the first Walk to End Alzheimer's in Stillwater, and it will raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The route is one mile long. To register, donate, and find more information, please visit: stillwaterwalk.org

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