January 1 – 5: Zoe Friedman, A Place in Time

Thurs – Sun, Modella Art Gallery, 721 S. Main St.  Featuring artwork by artist Zoe Friedman.

January 2 - 4: Winter Break Art Camp - Roy Lichtenstein

9:30 am - 3:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. We are learning about Pop Art and focusing on the work of Roy Lichtenstein over this Winter Break Art Camp! Students will explore a variety of artistic media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, and mixed media. We will also be using our writing and storytelling skills as we create our own comics in a fun Pop Art style. Thanks to support funded by the Oklahoma Arts Council the cost of this camp and our Spring Break Camp are lowered. After care is available from 3:00 - 5:00 pm for an additional fee.

January 3 – 4: Safe Sitter Training

Thurs Noon – 5:15pm, Fri 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln.  Oklahoma WONDERtorium has partnered with Stillwater Medical Center to offer the nationally recognized Safe Sitter babysitting training for youth.  Course content includes:  Safety Skills: Indoor safety, outdoor safety, online safety, and personal safety.  Child Care Skills: Child development, child care routines (including diapering practice), and behavior management.  First Aid & Rescue Skills: Injury prevention, injury management, and choking rescue. CPR is an optional component.  Life & Business Skills: Screening jobs, setting fees, and greeting employers.  Cost $40 (+ tax)  Participants must be 11 years old by the first day of class.  Register HERE.

January 3: National Alliance on Mental Illness Meeting

7:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 524 S. Duncan. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) North-Central Affiliate, meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month. NAMI is a national organization that provides education, advocacy, and support for family members of people who have been diagnosed with a brain-based mental illness. Call Dianne (533-5365) or Lou Ann (742-2650) for more information.

January 4: First Friday @ Oklahoma WONDERtorium

6:00 – 10:00 pm, 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. Your 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. Click here to register and for more information.

January 4: Payne County Democrats Potluck Social

6:00 – 8:00 pm, Payne County Democrats HQ, 1324 S. Main St.  Everyone is welcome.  If you would like, bring a dish/drink to share.  Check our Facebook page for updates.

January 5: MORGAN - Live

7:30 pm, Iron Monk Taproom, 519 S. Husband St.  No cover, must be 21 to enter.

January 5: Mark Porter Band - Live

9:00 pm – 2:00 am, Tombstone Saloon & Café, 704 S. Main St.  $5 cover, must be 21 to enter

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January 8 - February 12: Art Academy Tuesdays

Tuesdays, 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! For ages 6-9.

January 8 - February 12: Youth Pottery Tuesdays

Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. For our young clay enthusiasts, this class is a fun and thorough introduction to the hand building basics of pottery! Students will learn about various techniques with clay, the firing process, and glazing. Students can be at any skill level to participate, and by the end of the course will take home unique projects. For ages 10-12.

January 8 - February 26: 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!

January 8: HR Matters Series: “Decisive - How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work”

11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Meridian Technology Center. Research suggests that our decisions are disrupted by an array of irrationalities and biases: We are overconfident. We seek out information that supports us and downplay information that doesn’t. We get distracted by short-term emotions. Unfortunately, being aware of these shortcomings doesn’t fix the problem, so we have to learn how to do better. On January 8 as part of the ongoing HR Matters series co-sponsored by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and Meridian Technology Center, Marcy Luter will present Decisive – How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work. During this session, Luter will provide attendees with a helpful framework to use when making decisions. Attendees will learn a step-by-step method to widen their options, reality test their assumptions, attain some distance and prepare to be wrong. Participants will also brainstorm and discuss practical solutions to common decisions that need to be made on a daily and weekly basis. Registration is $15 per session and includes lunch. For more information or to register for the upcoming HR Matters series visit meridiantech.edu/HRMatters or contact Marcy Luter at marcyl@meridiantech.edu, (405) 377-3333 ext. 297 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.

January 8: MORGAN - Live

7:00 pm, Tombstone Saloon & Cafe, 704 S. Main St.  

January 9 - February 13: Art Academy Wednesdays

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! For ages 6-9.

January 9: “Gojira” Film Screening

6:30 - 9:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Science Fiction Film Night is bringing some of the greatest beasts of sci fi to the Stillwater Public Library. Come out on Wednesday, January 9 to see Gojira, the 1954 Japanese classic. Fresh popcorn, soft drinks, and open discussion are all part of the fun! This event is free and open to the public. 

January 10 - 31: Introduction to Pottery Thursdays

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 Adult Pottery and ceramics open studio)

January 10 - February 14: Youth Pottery Thursdays

Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. For our young clay enthusiasts, this class is a fun and thorough introduction to the hand building basics of pottery! Students will learn about various techniques with clay, the firing process, and glazing. Students can be at any skill level to participate, and by the end of the course will take home unique projects. For ages 6-9.

January 10 - February 14: Art Academy Thursdays

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! For ages 10-12.

January 10: Meet your Legislators

5:00 – 7:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. The 2019 Legislators’ Reception is sponsored by the library, League of Women Voters and Friends of the Stillwater Public Library. Senator Tom Dugger, Representatives Trish Ranson, Ty Burns and John Talley and city and county officials have been invited to the event. The Legislators’ Reception is a free, come and go event open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit the library’s website at http://library.stillwater.org, or email askalibrarian@stillwater.org or call the Help Desk at (405) 372-3633 x8106.

January 11: Classic Cinema @ the Center-“My Man Godfrey”

6:00 pm, Stillwater Community Center, 315 w 8th Ave.  Classic Cinema at the Center is provided through a partnership between the Friends of the SCC and the City of Stillwater Community Center.  Classic movies will be presented each month and selected by the Friends’ Movie Committee from classics that fit a variety of themes and subjects.  “My Man Godfrey” (1936)  In this screwball comedy the wealthy Bullock family rescues a “forgotten man” by hiring him as a butler.  As financial and romantic problems threaten to sink the socialite clan, Godfrey saves them.  Directed by Gregory La Cava.  Starring William  Powell and Carole Lombard with Alice Brady, Gail  Patrick and Eugene Pallette.

January 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.

January 12: 2nd Saturday at the Stillwater History Museum

1:00 - 4:00 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan St. 2nd Saturday Children Exploration Series at the Stillwater History Museum was created to help make history fun and engaging for kids.  Each month's program is unique and provides an opportunity to explore a different historical theme.  All of the exploration programs are hands-on and are filled with new experiences that connect the past to the present in interactive ways!  Programs are best for kid's between 6-12 years old and admission is always free. Come see how a basket is made and check out all the handmade pieces on display as part of the Basket Quilt exhibit. A children’s basket weaving activity will also be available.

January 12: Cale Lester - Live

9:00 pm – 2:00 am, Tombstone Saloon & Café, 704 S. Main St.  $5 cover, must be 21 to enter.

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January 14: OSU Research on Tap

5:30 pm, Iron Monk Taproom, 519 S. Husband. 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. January’s researcher will be Dr. Shannon Spaulding, Assistant Professor in Philosophy. “How we understand others.” For more information go to fb.me/OSUResearchonTap or https://research.okstate.edu/rot.

January 15 – February 22: Tunde Darvay - Whisperings

Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Gardiner Gallery of Art, Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts, OSU Campus.  Tünde Darvay’s paintings are inspired by the unique rural landscapes of Transylvania, Romania where she was born, mythological stories, interpersonal relationships, the relationship between the human and the animal world, and personal stories shared by friends.  “My aesthetic worldview is profoundly mythical – it depicts a world in which color breathes life into inanimate things in order to create playful, suggestive associations along a broad spectrum of themes and forms.”

January 15: River Cruising 101

6:00 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan St. Come learn about the fastest growing travel destinations on the rivers of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Please RSVP to Mindi Cook at 316-409-0174 or email trvlgirl71@gmail.com

January 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.

January 15: Stillwater Brewers’ League Monthly Meeting and Mystery Brew Tasting

7:00 – 9:30 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.  

January 15: MORGAN - Live

7:00 pm, Tombstone Saloon & Cafe, 704 S. Main St.  No cover, must be 21 to enter.

January 16 - 18: Kindermusik Classes Begin

Various Times, 112 E. 8th Ave. For more information, visit www.kindermusik.com/kindermusikwithjudy; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kindermusikstillwater/; or email kindermusikstillwater@gmail.com

January 16: Making the Most of Retirement

1:30 – 2:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  The January meeting of Making the Most of Retirement special interest group will feature a new programming component offered for the second time:  The moderated discussion group.  The title of this session is “Tax Planning for Retirees,” and the session will be moderated by Dennis Bertholf, a retired mathematics professor who is currently a counselor in the AARP Taxaide program.  Attendees will have an opportunity to share their knowledge about various topics, to become more knowledgeable about various topics, and to ask questions about various topics related to tax planning for retirees.  Attendees will learn why tax planning for retirees is different from tax planning before retirement.  Also being covered is what is new that needs to be considered in filing one’s 2018 income tax return, as well as some strategies for reducing taxes in tax year 2019 and beyond.  The meeting, which will be held in the 3rd Floor Reception Area of the Stillwater Public Library.  For individuals who wish to do some related reading prior to the session, here are three Internet-based resources:  https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/retirement/T045-S003-required-minimum-distribution-rmd-tips-cut-taxes/index.html; https://www.kiplinger.com/article/taxes/T055-C032-S014-6-smart-ways-to-save-money-on-your-tax-bill.html; https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/19/two-strategies-to-simplify-your-taxes-in-retirement.html 

January 17: Tax Changes for Small Businesses and their Owners Information Session

11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Meridian Technology Center for Business Development. On January 17, Jim Denton will present “Tax Changes for Small Businesses and Their Owners,” an informational session offered through the Meridian Technology Center for Business Development.  During the session, Denton will review the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and answer questions to help business owners better understand their financial obligations and changes they can expect with the new regulations. To attend the session, please contact Diane Maddox at dianem@meridiantech.edu or call (405) 377-2220 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509. The event is free, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged.

January 17: Lunch & Learn with Louise Siddons

Noon – 1:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St.Centering Modernsim: J. Jay McVicker and Postwar American Art curator Louise Siddons will discuss her research, curatorial processes and journey of implementing this exhibition through an informal lunch + learn event.  Bring your own lunch.

January 17: 3rd Thursday at the Stillwater History Museum

2:00 – 4:00 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan St. Interactive children’s exploration series, great for children ages 6 to 12 years of age. Admission is free. This month: a fun cup weaving workshop will be available.

January 18: Get Assistance with Google Home Class

9:30 - 11:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. This class costs $49 and includes a Google Home Mini for you to keep. Are you interested in having your own home smart device such as a Google Home? If you have a Google Home already, contact us about a reduced class price. You can then use this Google assistant to help you find recipes, do unit conversions, control your other smart devices, search the internet, play games, make phone calls and much, much more. You will learn how to use the Google Home app on your smart phone to connect and control your Google Home Mini. Join us in this fun filled, information packed session as we discover the usefulness and fun of a Google Home. A Google account is required. Please bring your account login information with you to this class.Registration is required to attend “Meridian @ Your Library.” To register, visit the library’s website at http://library.stillwater.org/computer_classes.php and use the “Register Here” link, email askalibrarian@stillwater.org or call the Help Desk at 405-372-3633 x8106.

January 18: Payne County Democrats Potluck Social

6:00 – 8:00 pm, Payne County Democrats HQ, 1324 S. Main St.  Everyone is welcome.  If you would like, bring a dish/drink to share.  Check our Facebook page for updates.

January 18: Mike Ryan w/JD Brower Band - Live

8:00 pm, Tumbleweed Dancehall, 5212 W. Lakeview Rd.  Doors open at 8:00 pm, event begins at 9:30 pm.  Must be 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink.  Advance Tickets available HERE

January 19 – 20: OSU Block & Bridle Winter Bonanza

Various Times, Payne County Expo Center, 4518 Expo Circle East. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

January 19: Woodburning Workshop

1:30 - 3:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Learn basic wood burning techniques in this afternoon workshop. Bring in any natural wood item you would like to customize and we will help make it happen! Additionally, bring in printed images of your designs as we will use carbon paper to transfer our images onto the wood. Scrap wood will be provided to practice on, and wood cutting boards will be available for purchase. Otherwise, bring in wood items of your choice, this way everyone can make something special! 

January 19: Read Southall & Chance Anderson Band - Live

8:00 pm, Tumbleweed Dancehall, 5212 W. Lakeview Rd.  Doors open at 8:00 pm, event begins at 9:30pm,.  Must be 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink.  Advance Tickets HERE

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January 20: Film Screening - “Black Panther”

2:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  As part of Stillwater's community-wide celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., there will be a showing of Marvel's 2018 blockbuster hit film.  After the movie there will be a conversation about the themes of the film.  Popcorn and soft drinks will be provided.

January 20: Open Crochet Studio

2:00 - 4:00 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan. This studio is an open class structure to help participants of all abilities grow their crochet skills. Experienced crocheters will be on hand to answer questions and teach stitches. You may bring your own project for purchase a kit at the class. No registration is required.

January 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!

January 21: United-Looking Back, Moving Forward: Stillwater’s MLK Day Commemoration

6:30 – 9:00 pm, Stillwater Community Center, 315 W. 8th Ave.  The public is invited to come and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Stillwater's annual community commemoration.  The program will begin at 7:00 pm at the Community Center with performances by a community choir, speakers Aundrea Jackson, Kay Stewart, and Dr. Earl Mitchell, and a cake and punch reception.  The theme for the evening is United: Looking Back, Moving Forward and speakers will share some of Stillwater's lesser known history as well as their hopes for the future.  At 6:30 pm, there will be a Unity March from the parking lot of the Stillwater Public Library proceeding to the community center for the program.  Everyone is invited to come out and march in unity with friends and neighbors in a show of support, remembering our shared past but also moving forward together. The event is sponsored by Stillwater Community United, the City of Stillwater, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, OSU Division of Institutional Diversity, and the Stillwater Public Library. Many other local civic and religious organizations are supporters of the event as well. Questions from the public can be directed to stillwatercommunityunited@gmail.com. All MLK Jr. Day events and related activities are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Library’s webpage at http://library.stillwater.org.

January 22: Resumes with Microsoft Word Class

6:00 - 8:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1007 S. Duck St. In this FREE class you will utilize Microsoft Word resume templates plus discover tips for style and content to create your customized resume to ensure you make a great first impression. Bring your work history plus any other information typically found on a resume to class. With a focused approach, your resume will be ready for print at the end of this session. Registration is required to attend “Meridian @ Your Library.” To register, visit the library’s website at http://library.stillwater.org/computer_classes.php and use the “Register Here” link, email askalibrarian@stillwater.org or call the Help Desk at 405-372-3633 x8106.

January 22: MORGAN - Live

7:00 pm, Tombstone Saloon & Cafe, 704 S. Main St.  Must be 21+ to enter.

January 24: ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center Open House

4:00 – 6:30 pm, ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center, OSU Campus.  Experience the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center at our open house!  Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeurvres while exploring the building, meeting the new staff, seeing room upgrades and imagining your next event!  Attendees will be entered for a chance to win 50% off of a Click Hall / Wedding package or a FREE package on any other room!  The winner must use the discount on a 2019 event.  Register to join us at this come and go event, and learn how we can make your next event memorable for everyone in attendance.

January 25: Elevate Leadership: “The Coaching Leader: How to Use Coaching Principles to Empower Your Team”

11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Meridian Technology Center, 1312 S. Sangre Rd. If you’ve ever had the benefit of a great coach in sports or other areas, then you know how meaningful that relationship can be. Leaders know, though, that it can sometimes be challenging to coach the people on your own team. On January 25, during the Elevate Leadership series co-sponsored by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and Meridian Technology Center, Dr. Ron Duggins will lead “The Coaching Leader: How to Use Coaching Principles to Empower Your Team.” This session will emphasize how to integrate core coaching principles to empower and energize those you work with, so that together, you can produce the bottom-line results you want and need. Registration is $15 per session and includes lunch. For more information or to register for the upcoming Elevate Leadership series visit www.meridiantech.edu/ElevateLeadership or contact Marcy Luter at marcyl@meridiantech.edu or (405) 377-3333 ext. 297 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.

January 25: PCYS 11th Annual ‘An Evening to Remember’ Gala

6:00 pm, Student Union Ballroom, OSU Campus. Join us under the big top as we watch in awe at the amazing circus entertainment of Oklahoma’s very own Inspyral Entertainment with their stilt walking and glow show and enjoy the musical soiree from the talented students with Stillwater High School orchestra and choir.  You will hear moving testimonies and learn of PCYS new and continuing programs and find out how you can help as we continue to serve the youth of our community.  Secure your sponsorship and reservations today by contacting Britney Hardin at britneyh@pcys.org or 405-377-3380.  We look forward to spending a wonderful evening with you!

January 25: Flatland Cavalry with Grant Gilbert - Live

8:00 pm, Tumbleweed Dancehall, 5212 W. Lakeview Rd.  Doors open at 8:00pm, event begins at 9:30 pm.  Must be 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink.  Advance Tickets HERE

January 26: Drive Thru Shred

9:00 – 11:00 am, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Do you need to declutter for the new year? It’s almost time for the library’s annual drive-thru shred event! It's a great opportunity for community members to securely dispose of their sensitive documents. Participants may bring up to two copy paper sized boxes of material. Paperclips and staples do not need to be removed. The event is held in the library parking lot. Cars drive through the lot to the truck where material is unloaded by volunteers shredded on-site. The secure shredding service is provided by Shred-Away Shredding. They use a multiple cutting method to ensure the safe disposal of your material.  The event is free and open to the public, but donations are gratefully accepted to help offset the cost of the shredding service.

January 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!

January 26: Stillwater Bridal Showcase

10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Stillwater Community Center, 315 W. 8th Ave. The Bridal Gown & Tuxedo Style Show begins at 2:00 p.m. Exhibitors who are experts in wedding planning will be there as a one-stop shop to plan your wedding. They range from Wedding Gown and Bridesmaid Dress Boutiques, Bridal Photographers, Videographers, Caterers, Florists, Make-up Specialists, Wedding Venues, Honeymoon Travel Agents, to Wedding Cake Designers. Bridal Show is $5 at the door. Contact Julie Strain at the Stillwater News Press for more information: 405-372-5000 ext. 263

January 26: Ice Cream Explorers

1:00 - 3:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Explore the arctic landscape of ice cream on Saturday, Jan 26 from 1-3pm! Learners will light up like the aurora borealis as we discover classic and creative ways to make this sweet treat. This tasty adventure is included with your museum admission or membership!

January 26: Stacey Sanders - Live

7:00 – 9:00 pm, Iron Monk Brewing Company, 519 S. Husband St.  No cover, must be 21+ to enter. 

January 26: JD Brower Band - Live

8:00 pm, Tombstone Saloon & Café, 704 S. Main St.  $5 cover, all ages welcome!

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January 27: Payne County Historical Society presents: The Women’s Hour

2:00 – 3:00 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan St.  Join PCHS at The Sheerar Center for a presentation by Velda Lorenz on the Women’s Suffrage Movement titled, The Women’s Hour.

January 29: MORGAN - Live

7:00 pm, Tombstone Cafe, 704 S. Main St.  

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All Month Long:

Game On! Winter Reading Program

The Stillwater Public Library provides winter programs for children, teens, and adults with age-appropriate activities, reading suggestions, and prizes. Register online or at the library starting December 1. Pick up your Reading Bingo game card and get started. Click here for more information on how to participate and prizes.

Centering Modernism

Tues-Fri 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat & Sun 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan St. This exhibition recovers the artistry of Jesse Jay McVicker (1911-2004), a mid-twentieth-century painter, printmaker, and sculptor on faculty at Oklahoma State University. Over six decades, McVicker exhibited internationally, creating work in a wide range of modernist styles. But as New York and Los Angeles increasingly claimed the avant-garde in the 1950s and 1960s, McVicker — and many of his colleagues — all but disappeared from history. Centering Modernism fills this gap in reintroducing McVicker's contributions to international modernism. Curated by Louise Siddons, OSU Associate Professor of Art History. This exhibition is on view at the OSU Museum of Art from Sept. 25, 2018 - Jan. 19, 2019.

Stillwater and World War I

Tues-Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sat-Sun 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan St. The Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar is pleased to present its newest exhibit “Stillwater and World War I” which is now open and will remain on display until next summer. The exhibit highlights Stillwater’s role in supporting the war efforts including the creation of the Payne County Council of Defense which helped with publicity, conservation of food and fuel, military preparedness, and the promotion of Liberty Bonds, war savings stamps, and Red Cross campaigns. The exhibit talks about several of these programs and features items from Stillwater’s residents who served in the Great War including Oscar David Houston, Myatt W. Myatt and James E. Berry. The exhibit also includes an interactive for visitors to learn a little about the trench combat that dominated World War I. Admission is always free. The Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar is a non-profit museum administered by the Stillwater Museum Association board of trustees. To learn more about our current exhibit and upcoming programs go to sheerarmuseum.org or find us on Facebook.

The Study of 19th Century Basket Quilts

Tues-Fri 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat & Sun 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Stillwater History Museum, 702 S. Duncan St.  This exhibit features 25 quilts inspired by historic basket quilts.  Each quilt is made by members of the American Quilt Study Group.  This exhibit will also include a variety of handcrafted baskets from Stillwater residents: Judy Mahle, Cathy Southwich and Debby Strickland.  The exhibit will be on display until February 10, 2019.

Washed Up

Tues 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Wed – Thur 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, Fri – Sat 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St.  Washed Up explores the environmental challenges of water insecurity and climate change to human life and biodiversity through the lens of art.  The multimedia installation by Kansas artist Marguerite Perret incorporates photographs and porcelain casts of aquatic specimens.  These components represent what might have washed up on shores 250 million years ago and what is washing up on shores today.  The first of a three-part exhibition series, Washed Up invites visitors to think about the impact of water events — regionally and globally — on geographies, cultures, and economies.  This exhibit is on display January 8 – March 9, 2019.

Instructional Open Studio in Pottery

January - February. Times and Days vary. 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! 

 

Stillwater Farmer’s Market

Saturdays, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Prairie Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Come see the wide variety of delicious and freshly baked breads, locally harvested honey, asparagus, potatoes, and farm and pasture raised pork, beef, and chicken. In addition, there is also a great selection of fresh fruits and vegetables. Visit the Stillwater Farmers' Market Facebook page or Website for more information.

Tot Time

Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:00 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 child since interacting with your child one-on-one encourages development of language skills and muscle control. Interacting with others also aids in building social skills along with emotional skills for your child. Please join us at the start time for the best learning experience. Recommended age is 0-24 months. Free with admission.

 

Story Time

Tuesdays, 11:00 - 11:30 am, 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. Story Time is designed for all ages from the young to the young at heart. Please join us at the start time for the best learning experience. Free with admission. 

 

Exploration Station

Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:15 - 4:45 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join us as we explore creativity with things that fly. All of these are drop-in activities. Free with admission. Drop in at any point during the posted time frame to participate in these activities.

STEAM Time

Thursdays, 3:15 - 4:45 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Future engineers, scientists, and inventors: join us for experiments and activities that identify with exploration, creativity, and natural inquisitiveness. This is a drop-in activity designed for all ages.

 

Babytime Storytime

Tuesdays, 9:30 am, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Baby time is a program designed for babies, birth to 15 months old. Babies will discover books, songs and rhymes led by the librarian for the first 15 minutes followed by stay and play time.

 

Toddler Storytime

Thursdays, 9:30 am and 10:30 am, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Children 1 to 2 years will interact with stories, songs and movement activities for the first 15-20 minutes followed by stay and play time. Story time programs are free and open to the public.

3+ Storytime

Fridays, 10:00 am and 11:00 am, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Children 3to 4 years will interact with shorter books, songs, and a simple craft. Story time programs are free and open to the public.

 

Preschool Storytime

Mondays, 9:30 am and 10:30 am, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Preschool 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 ages 2-5 years. Story time programs are free and open to the public.

 

Evening Family Storytime

Mondays, 6:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. 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.

Try-It Tuesdays

Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1007 S. Duck St. This program features a project, science activity or craft on a new topic each week. Parents can find out about upcoming program topics by checking the library’s Facebook events or by picking up a monthly children’s calendar.

January 8: Lego Challenge (repeats the first Tuesday of each month)

January 15: OSU Insect Adventure

January 22: Space

January 29: Sense of Taste

February 5: Lego Challenge (repeats the first Tuesday of each month)

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.

 

Builders Club

Wednesdays 3:30 and 6:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St. Builders Club is for Kindergarten - 5th grade. Lego blocks and KNEX will be provided by the library on alternating weeks.

 

Stillwater Roller Derby Practices

Sundays and Wednesdays, 8:00 - 10:00 pm, Stillwater Rollerdome, 1519 Cimarron Plaza. For women 18+, men 18+, and juniors 9-17. No experience necessary. 2017 teams are now forming. Email stilllwaterrollerderby@gmail.com, visit their Facebook page for more information or call 405-334-8108.

Weight Watchers 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.

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.

Mexico Joe’s Acoustic Music and Wheel O Beer

Wednesdays, 10:00 pm, Mexico Joe’s, 311 E. Hall of Fame Ave. January 16: Ben McKenzie, January 23: Brothers Moore, January 30: Charlie Redd.

 

Karaoke with Jared and Friends

Fridays, 9:00 pm - 1:00 am, Tombstone Cafe, 704 S. Main St. Enjoy great drinks, food and various pub games in a non-smoking environment.

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


Cowgirl Basketball

January 6:  Cowgirls vs TCU, 1:00 pm

January 12:  Cowgirls vs Texas Tech, 3:00 pm

January 26:  Cowgirls vs Iowa State, 5:00 pm

January 30:  Cowgirls vs Baylor, 7:00 pm


Cowboy Basketball

January 2:  Cowboys vs Iowa State, 8:00 pm

January 8:  Cowboys vs Texas, 6:00 pm

January 14:  Cowboys vs Baylor, 8:00 pm

January 23:  Cowboys vs Oklahoma, 8:00 pm

January 26:  Cowboys vs South Carolina, 1:00 pm


Wrestling

January 27:  Cowboys vs Iowa State, 2:00 pm


Cowboy Tennis

January 19:  Cowboys vs Omaha, Noon

January 19:  Cowboys vs Creighton, 5:00 pm

January 21:  Cowboys vs Arkansas, 1:00 pm


Cowgirl Tennis

January 20:  Cowgirls vs Wyoming, 1:00 pm

January 25:  Cowgirls vs Virginia, 4:00 pm

January 26:  Cowgirls vs Illinois OR Kansas, 10:00 am OR 1:00 pm



Stillwater High School Athletics


Lady Pioneer/Pioneer Basketball

January 8:  Lady Pioneers/Pioneers vs Westmoore, 6:00 pm/7:30 pm

January 18:  Lady Pioneers/Pioneers vs Yukon, 6:00 pm/7:30 pm

January 22:  Lady Pioneers/Pioneers vs Southmoore, 6:00 pm/7:30 pm


Wrestling

January 3:  Pioneers vs Blackwell, 7:00 pm

January 17:  Pioneers vs Cushing, 7:00 pm

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