July 1: storyLAB

2:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St. Join us in the galleries for an art-inspired story time!

July 2: Red Dirt Pedalers 22nd Annual Tour of Payne

6:30 am, Payne County Expo Center, 4518 Expo Center East.  All routes are paved roads with rolling hills.  There are routes for everyone.  On Saturday, July 2, you may choose from 16, 38, 62, or 100 mile routes!  A mass start will begin July 2 at 7:30 a.m. from the Payne County Expo Center with rest-stops along the way.  SAG vehicle support will be provided from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  A free lunch will be served at the Payne County Expo Center from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Showers will be available after the ride.  Be sure to bring your own towel and soap.  Friday evening July 1st at the Payne County Expo Center you may register or pick up you pre-registered packet from 5 – 7pm.  There will be free pasta dinner served as well and live music by Terry Raymond.  Camping is also available at the Payne County Expo Center by calling 405-377-1275.  Tent camping is $5 and RV camping is $15.  Only pre-registrations by June 21st will receive a t-shirt.  Obey all traffic laws and helmets are mandatory!  You may donate to the United Way on behalf of this event by clicking here!

 

July 2: Stillwater Farmer’s Market

8:00 am – 1:00 pm, Strickland Park, 309 N. Main St.  Enjoy Saturdays at Stillwater’s Farmers’ Market.  Support local farmers, learn about seasonal produce and discover new recipes at this family friendly event.  They have fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, jams and jellies, baked goods and so much more!  Visit their Facebook page or Website for more information.

 

July 2: Open House at The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University

 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 3300 W. 6th Ave.  Why not grab your family, friends or come out on your own and head out to The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University?  Every first and third Saturdays of each month, our gardens are open for you to enjoy the beauty and the bounty that nature offers.  Our friendly Botanic Garden Ambassadors will be available to greet guests, to help answer your own gardening and plant questions and to give you information about our gardens.  Free and open to the public.

 

July 2: ModernBlox Open House

10:30 am – 6:00 pm, Meridian Technology Center, Construction Trades Building J, 1312 S. Sangre Rd. The makers of ModernBlox have spent the last few years building their business block by block, and now they’re ready to show it off. On July 2 the public is invited to get inside the box and tour a prototype of a model home that the ModernBlox team has converted. Company co-founders Ben Loh, Swapneed Deshpande, Lee Easton and Askari Addison founded ModernBlox with the idea that they could provide a cost-effective home or business solution using metal shipping containers. Their creations are able to withstand winds up to 150 miles-per-hour, making them a safer alternative to traditional mobile homes. They began building their business on a rural farm in Payne county and recently moved their company headquarters into the Meridian Technology Center for Business Development. ModernBlox’s offices are located within the Center, and they have a model container located near the Construction Trades area of the school, behind Building J. The Open House will be held in the converted shipping container. Attendees should use Meridian entrance two and follow it to back of the school. Building J is on the left. For more information on the Open House contact ModernBlox at lee@modernblox.com or 405.673.6215.

 

July 4: 19th Annual Family Fishing Tournament

5:30 – 11:00 am, Boomer Lake Park, (corner of Washington and Lakeview) South Boat Ramp.  It’s time to get ready for the 19th Annual Family Fishing Tournament to be held on Monday, July 4 from 6–11 a.m. and includes categories for boating and non-boating teams.  Registration begins at 5:30 a.m. at Boomer Lake’s south boat ramp at the corner of Washington Street and Lakeview Road.  Teams are allowed to start competing as soon as they are registered.  There is a $15 entry fee for each team of four family members.  Adults participating in the tournament should carry their fishing licenses on them during the event.  Boats should also be properly registered and all participants should follow state boating laws while competing.  There should be one wearable, U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket for each person in a boat, according to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.  Children 12 years or younger should always wear a life jacket while on a boat.  Weigh in begins at 11 a.m. and prizes will be awarded to winning participants in both categories.  Hot dogs and drinks will also be available for registered families and inflatables will be on location.  It is recommended to buy tackle and other fishing supplies before the day of the competition because of the tournament’s early start time.

 

July 4: Monday Night Golf League Night

6:00 – 10:00 pm, White Barn Estates, 2020 E. Lakeview Dr.  $10/player (cart is additional fee).  2-player scramble paying 1st, 2nd & 3rd cash.  No handicapLive MusicGive-a-waysFor more information call 877-594-4827

 

July 4: Chickasaw Boomer Blast Fireworks Show

UPDATE: The fireworks have been cancelled for July 4 and 5. The make-up date will be announced soon.

 

July 5 – 8: Yarn Fun!

1:00 – 4:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. What can you do with yarn? Weaving, knitting, games and more will be part of the fun at Discovery Diner!

 

July 5: Cimarron Valley Quilters’ Guild Sew Day

9:00 am – 7:30 pm, The Quilting Post, 717 S. Main St. Join us for the annual Sew Day! Those attending will be making quilt tops for the Quilts of Kindness projects and pillow cases for the Children’s Hospital. This event is come and go. If you are unable to stay and sew there will be quilt top kits and pillow case kits to take home and sew. Those attending will be treated to a demonstration of machine binding.

 

July 5: Children’s Summer Reading Program

10:00 am, 1:30 pm, & 3:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Hill’s Irish Dancers will be back to showcase traditional and modern Irish dancing and music. Performers will be area students.

 

July 5: Tot Time

10:30 – 11:00 am, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join us for an interactive time of movement and song for our youngest visitors in the Little WONDERs Exhibit.

 

July 5: Story Time

11:00 – 11:30 am, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join us for an exciting time of story and imagination. Learn about fire safety with Sparky and the Stillwater Fire Department. (And check out a firetruck!)

 

July 5: Stillwater Ukulele Association Meeting and Jam

6:00 – 7:30 pm, Daddy O’s, 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 meet the first and third Tuesdays of each month.  We learn new songs and jam with old songs.  Our meetings provide a friendly and encouraging environment, whether you are just getting started or have been playing for years.

 

July 5: Stillwater Depression, Bi-Polar Support Alliance Group Meeting

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.

 

July 6: Stillwater Farmer’s Market

8:00 am – 1:00 pm, Strickland Park, 309 N. Main St.  Enjoy Wednesdays at Stillwater’s Farmers’ Market.  Support local farmers, learn about seasonal produce and discover new recipes at this family friendly event.  They have fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, jams and jellies, baked goods and so much more!  Visit their Facebook page or Website for more information.

 

July 6: Use the Force-Jedi Boot Camp Teen Summer Reading Program

2:30 – 4:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Padawans will make a lightsaber, get meditation tips from a Jedi Master and more!

 

July 6: DivorceCare Support Group

6:30 – 8:00 pm, First United Methodist Church, 400 W. 7th St. DivorceCare is a weekly seminar/support group that will help you heal from the hurt of divorce/separation whether you are experiencing divorce currently or in the past. This group is a nondenominational program which features practical information and biblical teaching for people recovering from divorce or separation. It offers a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through. Gain hope for your future! There is a $15 registration fee for materials. Childcare is available upon request. For further information, contact Pastor Mike Chaffin at 405 372-5854. To register in advance, please call FUMC office or register online at www.fumcstw.org/divorcecare.

 

July 6: Trivia Live in the Iron Monk Tap Room

7:00 – 9:00 pm, The Iron Monk, 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. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize giveaways. No cover charge.

 

July 7: Summer Cinema @ the Library

10:00 am & 1:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  “Summer Cinema @ the Library” returns again in the Stillwater Public Library Auditorium with two free shows at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.mPlease bring a water bottle and we will provide the popcorn!

 

July 8 – 9: Safe Sitter Course

1:00 – 5:30 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. This 2-day course specializes in training new babysitters in the world of babysitting. Is babysitting a business? What can you expect from a toddler? Do you know CPR, choking rescue, and first aid? These questions and MANY more will be answered in two sessions jam-packed with information! Every sitter should be a safe sitter. Follow the link to download the registration form.

 

July 8: Smoothie Soiree

1:00 – 2:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Your resident foodie librarian, Emily States, will show you how to make healthy and tasty smoothies, and then you get to sample!

 

July 8: storyLAB

2:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St. Join us in the galleries for an art-inspired story time!

 

July 8: Teen Anime Club

6:30 – 8:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Anime club will meet the third Friday of the month.  The monthly meetings include viewing new anime productions, practicing Manga drawing skills and learning about Japanese culture.

 

July 8: 10th Season of Cool Classics Summer Concert Series

7:30 – 9:00 pm, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History, 702 S. Duncan St.  The Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History presents the 10th season of its Cool Classics Summer Concert Series featuring Appassionata Viola & Harp Duo.  The duo consists of Tulsa Symphony Orchestra’s principal violist Jeff Cowen and principal harpist Jill Wiebe performing their rendition of Beethoven’s remarkable work related to the distinct blend of sound produced by these instruments.  Visit http://www.candlelightconcertseries.com/ for more information about these performers.  Concert admission is free and there will be a reception to follow provided by Oscher Lifelong Learning Institute at Oklahoma State University.

 

July 8: Mark Chamberlain Band

8:00 – 11:00 pm, Willie’s Saloon, 323 S. Washington St. Come enjoy the sounds of the Mark Chamberlain Band at Willie’s Saloon!

 

July 9: Stillwater Farmer’s Market

8:00 am – 1:00 pm, Strickland Park, 309 N. Main St.  Enjoy Saturdays at Stillwater’s Farmers’ Market.  Support local farmers, learn about seasonal produce and discover new recipes at this family friendly event.  They have fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, jams and jellies, baked goods and so much more!  Visit their Facebook page or Website for more information.

 

July 9: Oklahoma State University Museum of Art Family Day

11:00 am – 3:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St.  Family Day provides free, hands-on art activities for visitors of all ages and abilities.  It occurs on the second Saturday of every month and offers a variety of projects connected to the exhibitions on view.

July 10: Blood Appeal! American Red Cross Blood Drive

8:00 am – 1:00 pm, First Christian Church, 411 W. Matthews Ave.  American Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE in Stillwater!  Drop-INS are welcome but it would be best to schedule appointments at 1-800-733-2767, press one for blood.  Or, you may go online to www.redcrossblood.org, put in your ZIP code and it will take you to all the local blood drives near you…then you click on the blood drive date that works for your schedule and choose a time!  Your blood donation matters!

 

July 10: Mountain Bike Race

Lake Carl Blackwell, 11000 W. HWY 51.  Sponsored by “Stillwater Trail Crew” For Information contact Dennis Mayberry at dennis@mayberryonline.net  This is an Open Event

 

July 11: Monday Night Golf League Night

6:00 – 10:00 pm, White Barn Estates, 2020 E. Lakeview Dr.  $10/player (cart is additional fee).  2-player scramble paying 1st, 2nd & 3rd cash.  No handicapLive MusicGive-a-waysFor more information call 877-594-4827

 

July 12 – 15: Cardboard Challenge

1:00 – 4:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join the Oklahoma WONDERtorium for our Cardboard Challenge! What can you make with a cardboard box, tape and your imagination? Our Celebration Room will be packed with boxes and other found objects just waiting for young engineers and designers.

 

July 12: Children’s Summer Reading Program

10:00 am, 1:30 pm, & 3:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Stillwater’s own children musician, Monty Harper, gives an energetic performance of original songs that will have you moving and grooving in celebration of books and reading!

 

July 12: Tot Time

10:30 – 11:00 am, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join us for an interactive time of movement and song for our youngest visitors in the Little WONDERs Exhibit.

 

July 12: Story Time

11:00 – 11:30 am, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join us for an exciting time of story and imagination. Stillwater’s Mayor Gina Noble will share one of her favorite children’s books and tell us about what it is like to be mayor.

 

July 12: Master Gardener 2016 Tuesday Evening Gardening Series

6:00 – 7:30 pm, The Botanic Gardens Educational Building, 3300 W. 6th Ave.  Join us at the garden the second Tuesday of each month for a variety of gardening.  Firewise Landscaping and Composting/Mulching Flower Beds are the topics for the evening.  Master Gardener and Meteorologist Diane Cooper will talk about ways to reduce wildfire hazards near homes along with different types of mulches and the proper applicationThe program is free and open to all. Please call 405-747-8320 or email Keith Reed the Payne County Extension Office in advance if you plan to attend, so they can be adequately prepared.

 

July 12: Water Here, Water There, But Not a Drop of Water to Spare!

6:00 – 7:30 pm, The Botanic Garden Educational Center, 3300 W. 6th Ave.  This free program is open to first grade and older youth in the community.  Parents or guardians are to remain on the grounds during the program.  Pre-registration is required so please call 405-747-8320 or email Keith (keith.reed@okstate.edu) at the Payne County Extension office to register!

 

July 12: Stillwater Depression, Bi-Polar Support Alliance Group Meeting

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.

 

July 12: Book Club Basics

7:00 – 8:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Librarians and local book club leaders will show you how to start and maintain a vibrant and rewarding book club.  Learn about all of the free resources and tools available to book clubs and maybe even join a book club at the event!

 

July 13: Stillwater Farmer’s Market

8:00 am – 1:00 pm, Strickland Park, 309 N. Main St.  Enjoy Wednesdays at Stillwater’s Farmers’ Market.  Support local farmers, learn about seasonal produce and discover new recipes at this family friendly event.  They have fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, jams and jellies, baked goods and so much more!  Visit their Facebook page or Website for more information.

 

July 13: DEEP-Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

10:00 am, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Each session will take you through activities and training that provide you with the tools to manage your blood sugar.  Learn how eating, exercise, stress management and medication management help you prevent or delay the complications that stem from uncontrolled blood sugar.  You can learn to live well with diabetes!· Every Wednesday at 10 am, July 13th – August 17th  You MUST register for this program.  Contact Adult Services or call 405-372-3633 ext 8106

 

July 13: Karate Chop-Ninja Academy Teen Summer Reading Program

2:30 – 3:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Teens learn about different types of martial arts and practice some moves with Elite Combat Systems.

 

July 13: DivorceCare Support Group

6:30 – 8:00 pm, First United Methodist Church, 400 W. 7th St. DivorceCare is a weekly seminar/support group that will help you heal from the hurt of divorce/separation whether you are experiencing divorce currently or in the past. This group is a nondenominational program which features practical information and biblical teaching for people recovering from divorce or separation. It offers a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through. Gain hope for your future! There is a $15 registration fee for materials. Childcare is available upon request. For further information, contact Pastor Mike Chaffin at 405 372-5854. To register in advance, please call FUMC office or register online at www.fumcstw.org/divorcecare.

 

July 13: Trivia Live in the Iron Monk Tap Room

7:00 – 9:00 pm, The Iron Monk, 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. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize giveaways. No cover charge.

 

July 14: Concussion Facts for Parents

10:00 – 11:30 am, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Dr. Steve Nedbalek, from the OK State Dept. of Health’s Injury Prevention Service will explain how to keep children safe from concussions in sports, in play and at home.  Parents are welcome to take their children up to the “Summer Cinema” during the program.

 

July 14: Summer Cinema @ the Library

10:00 am & 1:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  “Summer Cinema @ the Library” returns again in the Stillwater Public Library Auditorium with two free shows at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.mPlease bring a water bottle and we will provide the popcorn!

 

July 15: storyLAB

2:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St. Join us in the galleries for an art-inspired story time!

 

July 15: Fridays, Food Trucks, and Tunes

7:00 - 11:00 pm, Downtown Stillwater, 8th and HusbandGet ready for a winter wonderland experience at this month's edition of Friday Food Trucks and Tunes while you enjoy Downtown Stillwater, food truck cuisine and live music. Bring your family and lawn chair!  The entertainment lineup: 6:00-7:30pm - Val Gladden Band, 8:00-9:30pm - Smilin Vick & the Soul Monkeys. 

 

July 15: 10th Season of Cool Classics Summer Concert Series

7:30 – 9:00 pm, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History, 702 S. Duncan St.  Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History presents the 10th season of the Cool Classics Summer Concert Series featuring Arabesque.  Visit http://www.arts.ok.gov/Oklahoma_Performing_Artists/Arabesque.html for more information about these performers.  Concert admission is free and there will be a reception to follow provided by Daughters of the American Revolution.

 

July 16: Stillwater Farmer’s Market

8:00 am – 1:00 pm, Strickland Park, 309 N. Main St.  Enjoy Saturdays at Stillwater’s Farmers’ Market.  Support local farmers, learn about seasonal produce and discover new recipes at this family friendly event.  They have fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, jams and jellies, baked goods and so much more!  Visit their Facebook page or Website for more information.

 

July 16: Open House at The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University

9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 3300 W. 6th Ave.  Why not grab your family, friends or come out on your own and head out to The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University?  Every first and third Saturdays of each month, our gardens are open for you to enjoy the beauty and the bounty that nature offers.  Our friendly Botanic Garden Ambassadors will be available to greet guests, to help answer your own gardening and plant questions and to give you information about our gardens.  Free and open to the public.

 

July 16: Stillwater Writers Group

1:00 – 2:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  The writing club meets on the third Saturday of the month, except December, at 1:00 pm in Room 214 of the Stillwater Public Library. The group has periodic speakers on writing topics.

July 18 – 24: Eskimo Joe’s Anniversary Celebrations

Eskimo Joe’s, 501 W. Elm St.  Visit http://www.eskimojoes.com/nightlife/anniversary for a calendar of events.

 

July 18: Blood Appeal! American Red Cross Blood Drive

Noon – 6:00 pm, Stillwater Community Center, 315 W. 8th Ave.  American Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE in Stillwater!  Drop-INS are welcome but it would be best to schedule appointments at 1(800)733-2767, press one for blood.  Or, you may go online to www.redcrossblood.org, put in your ZIP code and it will take you to all the local blood drives near you…then you click on the blood drive date that works for your schedule and choose a time!  Your blood donation matters!

 

July 18: 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!

 

July 18: Monday Night Golf League Night

6:00 – 10:00 pm, White Barn Estates, 2020 E. Lakeview Dr.  $10/player (cart is additional fee).  2-player scramble paying 1st, 2nd & 3rd cash.  No handicapLive MusicGive-a-waysFor more information call 877-594-4827

 

July 18: Sewing Circle

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Work on your current needlework project as you enjoy readings presented by a library employee or volunteer and the companionship of fellow participants.

 

July 19 – 21: Oklahoma State University “Big 3” Field Days

OSU Animal Science Arena.  The “Big 3” Field Days dates back to the 1960s!  Now the event hosts 1400 youth each day for three days.  These field days teach life skills that last beyond high school.  Work ethic, teamwork skills, decision-making skills, and communication skills are just part of what goes into the judging skills gained during the “Big 3” Field Days.  To register, click here!  The OSU Animal Science Field Days will be held July 19-21, 2016 at the OSU Animal Science Arena.  We will keep the traditional “Big 3” day order with the Sheep Field Day being held on Tuesday, the Beef Field Day on Wednesday, and the Swine Field Day on Thursday.  We will use the same scoring process as last year and will officially score every participant each day.  You will not be required to post scores on the first two days.  We will be using www.judgingcard.com for scantron tabulation.  Oklahoma Farm Bureau will again be sponsoring this year’s plaques and trophies.  For more information visit http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/uploaded_files/forms/2016_Big3

 

July 19 – 22: Puppet Palooza

1:00 – 4:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join the Oklahoma WONDERtorium for Puppet Palooza! What do you need to make a puppet? Chances are we will have it as part of our week of puppet making. Whether you want to glue, sew or string we’ll have what you need.

 

July 19: Children’s Summer Reading Program

10:00 am, 1:30 pm, & 3:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Magician Kevin Wade is back with his bag of magic tricks and love of reading.

 

July 19: Car Seat Checkup Event

10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Stillwater Fire Department Headquarters, 1506 S. Main St. Nationally certified technicians will be demonstrating how to correctly install a car seat or booster seat and check those which have already been installed. All children in the state of Oklahoma under the age of eight must be in a child restraint system. There are a limited number of car seats available for $10 to those who receive government assistance. To purchase one of these, you must provide proof of the government assistance and the child must be present or the expecting mother must be within two months of delivery. There is a limit of one seat per child and two seats per family. For more information, contact the Stillwater Fire Department Administration Office at 405-742-8308.

 

July 19: Tot Time

10:30 – 11:00 am, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join us for an interactive time of movement and song for our youngest visitors in the Little WONDERs Exhibit.

 

July 19: Story Time

11:00 – 11:30 am, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join us for an exciting time of story and imagination. A CREC Lineman from CREC will bring the Tiny Town interactive model to help all of us learn about how to be safe around electricity.

 

July 19: Stillwater Christian School Open House

5:30 – 7:00 pm, Stillwater Christian School, 421 E. Richmond Rd. Open to all prospective families. Visit www.stillwaterchristian.org for call 405-377-3748 for more information.

 

July 19: Stillwater Ukulele Association Meeting and Jam

6:00 – 7:30 pm, Daddy O’s, 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 meet the first and third Tuesdays of each month.  We learn new songs and jam with old songs.  Our meetings provide a friendly and encouraging environment, whether you are just getting started or have been playing for years.

 

July 19: Stillwater Depression, Bi-Polar Support Alliance Group Meeting

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.

 

July 20:  Stillwater Farmer’s Market

8:00 am – 1:00 pm, Strickland Park, 309 N. Main St.  Enjoy Wednesdays at Stillwater’s Farmers’ Market.  Support local farmers, learn about seasonal produce and discover new recipes at this family friendly event.  They have fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, jams and jellies, baked goods and so much more!  Visit their Facebook page or Website for more information.

 

July 20: DEEP-Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

10:00 am, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Each session will take you through activities and training that provide you with the tools to manage your blood sugar.  Learn how eating, exercise, stress management and medication management help you prevent or delay the complications that stem from uncontrolled blood sugar.  You can learn to live well with diabetes!· Every Wednesday at 10 am, July 13th – August 17th  You MUST register for this program.  Contact Adult Services or call 405-372-3633 ext 8106

 

July 20: Making the Most of Retirement

1:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  The July meeting of the Making the Most of Retirement special interest group, co-sponsored by the OSU Emeriti Association and the Stillwater Public Library, will be held on July 20, beginning at 1:30.  All Stillwater-area retirees are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held in the 3rd Floor Reception Area at the Stillwater Public Library.  The speakers, Arletta and Jim Webster, both members of the OSU Emeriti Association, will present a program that is part of the armchair traveler series.  The title of their presentation is “Iceland, Land of Ice and Fire, and Much, Much More.”

 

July 20: Cutthroat Kitchen Teen Summer Reading Program

2:30 – 4:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Who has what it takes for Cutthroat Kitchen?  Join the healthy cooking contest with Payne County Extension.

 

July 20: DivorceCare Support Group

6:30 – 8:00 pm, First United Methodist Church, 400 W. 7th St. DivorceCare is a weekly seminar/support group that will help you heal from the hurt of divorce/separation whether you are experiencing divorce currently or in the past. This group is a nondenominational program which features practical information and biblical teaching for people recovering from divorce or separation. It offers a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through. Gain hope for your future! There is a $15 registration fee for materials. Childcare is available upon request. For further information, contact Pastor Mike Chaffin at 405 372-5854. To register in advance, please call FUMC office or register online at www.fumcstw.org/divorcecare.

 

July 20: Trivia Live in the Iron Monk Tap Room

7:00 – 9:00 pm, The Iron Monk, 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. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize giveaways. No cover charge.

 

July 20: Krazy Daze Late Hours

5:00 – 9:00 pm, Downtown Stillwater. Visit Downtown Stillwater for extended shopping hours and music on Wednesday evening to kick off the annual Krazy Days sale event!

 

July 21 – 23: Krazy Daze 2016

all day city wide event.  Find your retail therapy at Stillwater Krazy Daze!  Four days of retail sales, entertainment, and fun throughout the city.  This city-wide event helps customers find great deals by shopping Krazy Daze’s special offers and sidewalk sales.

 

July 21 – 23:  2016 Sooner State Dairy Show

8:00 am – Noon, Payne County Fair Grounds, 4518 Expo Center East.  The Chamber’s Agribusiness Committee invites businesses to register judging teams of 3 to 4 people to compete in the Sooner State Dairy Show Business Person Dairy Judging Contest.  The contest is just for fun, but teams can win bragging rights, milk and cookies for the office and a free meal at a local restaurant.  The highest scoring individual and team will be honored at the show’s banquet.  Click here for the form.

 

July 21: Business for Breakfast

7:30 - 9:00 am, Meridian Technology Center, Center for Business Development, Room 104 North. If you’ve got the talent to make handmade goods, maybe you’ve thought about selling your items online. Whether you’re thinking of using Amazon Handmade, Etsy, Ebay, or another online storefront, there are advantages and disadvantages to consider when venturing into the e-commerce world. For additional insight, join the featured speaker Brittany Pillars on July 21 at the Business for Breakfast series hosted at the Meridian Technology Center for Business Development. Pillars, who’s made her mark on the online retail industry, is a local entrepreneur and owner of Holy Cow Couture. She will share the story of her business and lessons learned from her online retail experience. To attend the event, please contact Diane Maddox at dianem@meridiantech.edu or call (405) 377-2220 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509. An RSVP is strongly encouraged.

 

July 21: Summer Cinema @ the Library

10:00 am & 1:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  “Summer Cinema @ the Library” returns again in the Stillwater Public Library Auditorium with two free shows at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.mPlease bring a water bottle and we will provide the popcorn!

 

July 22: Home Remedies

1:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Naturopathic Doctor, Julia Fetter, will show you how to make natural remedies to feel better and live healthier.

 

July 22: storyLAB

2:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St. Join us in the galleries for an art-inspired story time!

 

July 22: Tequila Pairing Dinner

5:30 – 8:00 pm, The Ranchers Club, H103 Student Union, OSU Campus.  For the ultimate in Stillwater dining experiences, enjoy a five course dinner with tequila pairings prepared by chefs at The Ranchers Club.  After a wonderful dining experience, enjoy “Music and Moves” on the patio.  The complete pairing menu can be found here.  $105/person all inclusive.  Seating is limited so call Glo at 405-744-5220 or email gloria.lorenzi@okstate.edu to make your reservations in advance.

 

July 22: 10th Season of Cool Classics Summer Concert Series

7:30 – 9:00 pm, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History, 702 S. Duncan St.  The Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History presents the 10th season of its Cool Classics Summer Concert Series featuring Grice Duo with Mahlon Halleck with reception following provided by Payne County Historical Society.  Free Admission.

 

July 23-24: Town and Gown Auditions for "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940"

2:00 - 5:00 pm (or by appointment), Town and Gown Theatre, 3524 S. Perkins Rd. We Need 6 Men/5 Women – All ages welcome to audition. For specific character breakdown, go to the auditions event pagePerformance Dates: September 15-18 and 22-25. Rehearsals will be held on Saturdays and Sundays beginning August 13, with evening rehearsals during tech week September 12-14. For Audition Sides or any questions, email the director Charlotte at charlamlrose@gmail.com with characters you are interested in reading for.

 

July 23: Stillwater Farmer’s Market

8:00 am – 1:00 pm, Strickland Park, 309 N. Main St.  Enjoy Saturdays at Stillwater’s Farmers’ Market.  Support local farmers, learn about seasonal produce and discover new recipes at this family friendly event.  They have fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, jams and jellies, baked goods and so much more!  Visit their Facebook page or Website for more information.

July 25 - August 5: Storm Debris Cleanup Days

The City of Stillwater will collect tree and plant debris from the recent thunderstorms for two weeks. Collection crews will serve customers based on their area’s regular waste and recycling collection days. The City will divide each area into two sections and serve one section the first week and the second section the following week. This schedule is to ensure crews have enough time to safely remove all customers’ debris. Residents are asked to cut down their tree and plant debris to 10 feet long or shorter in length and to bring all items as close to the curb as possible for easy pickup. Click here to see the map and pick up dates.  For questions about the cleanup service, contact Customer Service at 405-742-8245 or email CustomerService@stillwater.org.

 

July 25: Monday Night Golf League Night

6:00 – 10:00 pm, White Barn Estates, 2020 E. Lakeview Dr.  $10/player (cart is additional fee).  2-player scramble paying 1st, 2nd & 3rd cash.  No handicapLive MusicGive-a-waysFor more information call 877-594-4827

 

July 26 – 29: Mobile Mania

1:00 – 4:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join the Oklahoma WONDERtorium for Mobile Mania! Science meets art in our Mobile Making studio. Explore balance as you design your one-of-a-kind mobile. Jewels, shells and keys are just a few of the objects waiting for you.

 

July 26: Tot Time

10:30 – 11:00 am, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join us for an interactive time of movement and song for our youngest visitors in the Little WONDERs Exhibit.

 

July 26: Story Time

11:00 – 11:30 am, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join us for an exciting time of story and imagination. The WONDERtorium’s very own Executive Director, Clayton Moore, will take over the Wonder Theater stage. Clayton will draw on his performance background to share a story that’s sure to entertain children of all ages.

 

July 26: Stillwater Depression, Bi-Polar Support Alliance Group Meeting

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.

 

July 27 – 30: Oklahoma Community Theatre Association Play Festival

4:00 – 11:00 pm, 132 Seretean Center, OSU Campus.  The Oklahoma Community Theatre Association Festival (OCTAfest) is a state-wide biennial play festival that is the organization’s signature event.  In accordance with OCTA’s mission to encourage excellence in theatre arts, the festival provides an opportunity for theatres to present their best artistic productions to the state, be adjudicated by nationally known theatre experts, and for audiences to see the best of community theatre performances.  It is the first step in the national American Association of Community Theatre’s festival, in which the winners are invited to perform internationally.  Two advancing plays are chosen during OCTAfest to advance to the regional festival, where one of those will be chosen to advance to the national festival.  OCTA leads the nation with the most first and second place awards at regional and national festivals.  In addition to all the fun with the performances and adjudicating, there is a Marketing Contest (lots of categories) for ANY member theatre, a Silent Auction of great theatre items, and a PARTY to announce winners and those advancing to Regionals.  Tax-deductible contributions can be made to the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association’s designated fund in the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.  Interest earned on contributed funds designated in memory of Lil Williams is presented as a travel stipend to competing theatres in OCTA’s play festivals.  Register here!

 

July 27: Stillwater Farmer’s Market

8:00 am – 1:00 pm, Strickland Park, 309 N. Main St.  Enjoy Wednesdays at family friendly event.  They have fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, jams and jellies, baked goods and so much more!  Visit their Facebook page or Website for more information.

 

July 27: DEEP-Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

10:00 am, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Each session will take you through activities and training that provide you with the tools to manage your blood sugar.  Learn how eating, exercise, stress management and medication management help you prevent or delay the complications that stem from uncontrolled blood sugar.  You can learn to live well with diabetes!· Every Wednesday at 10 am, July 13th – August 17th  You MUST register for this program.  Contact Adult Services or call 405-372-3633 ext 8106

 

July 27: Teen Finale-Roller Dome Teen Summer Reading Program

2:30 – 4:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Teen finale at the Roller Dome for skating, frozen yogurt from Orange Leaf, and laser tag!

 

July 27: DivorceCare Support Group

6:30 – 8:00 pm, First United Methodist Church, 400 W. 7th St. DivorceCare is a weekly seminar/support group that will help you heal from the hurt of divorce/separation whether you are experiencing divorce currently or in the past. This group is a nondenominational program which features practical information and biblical teaching for people recovering from divorce or separation. It offers a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through. Gain hope for your future! There is a $15 registration fee for materials. Childcare is available upon request. For further information, contact Pastor Mike Chaffin at 405 372-5854. To register in advance, please call FUMC office or register online at www.fumcstw.org/divorcecare.

 

July 27: Trivia Live in the Iron Monk Tap Room

7:00 – 9:00 pm, The Iron Monk, 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. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize giveaways. No cover charge.

 

July 28:  drawingLab

6:00 – 7:00 pm, The Botanic Garden at OSU. drawingLAB is an evening of art making and conversation led by a community artist. It is welcoming to visitors of all ages and abilities. Join us the the Botanic Garden for an evening of en plain air art making, inspired by Vision of Impressionism, on view at the OSU Museum of Art. Explore techniques for observing and capturing the world around you. This event is free and open to the public. All you need is some paper, a pencil, and an open mind. Please use the north entrance, located on W. Virginia St. between Sangre and Wester. drawingLAB is a monthly event at the OSU Museum of Art.  Interested in leading a drawingLAB?  Contact Carrie.Kim@okstate.edu.

 

July 28: Antiques and More Live Auction

6:00 pm, Highway 51 Auction, 2817 E. 6th Ave. This special auction event will feature hundreds of quality consignment and estate items to be sold at no reserve. This sale will have some emphasis on antiques but will also contain many quality furniture pieces, vintage items, rustics, collectables and oddities. This sale will also feature a 2006 Sunnybrook 34 ft camper, Ford 1600 Tractor, 1974 Ford 4500 Backhoe, tractor attachments, some vehicles and more. Also included are the contents from a picture framing business including tools and supplies. It’s our goal to have a little something for everyone. Comfy seating is provided and clean restrooms. The Hungry Duckling will be selling delicious comfort food onsite during the auction. Come hungry for some good food and great deals! Details can be found at http://www.highway51auction.com/ or call 405-762-6400.

 

July 29 – 30: Tyrone Davis at LOL Comedy Club

Showtimes at 7:00 and 9:30 pm, Holiday Inn, 715 S. Country Club Road. LOL Comedy Club is your one-stop destination for food, drinks, and tons of laughs. This is a comedy entertainment night club with a rotating roster of hilarious comedians. Featuring razor-sharp wit fit for the adult crowd, the performers are sure to show you a night full of hooting and hollering. Tickets are $15.00 at the door. Visit http://www.stillwaterlol.com for more information.

 

July 29: Mobile Fab Lab

9:00 am - 12:00 pm students in 4th-9th grades, 1:30 - 4:30 pm all ages, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  A special maker space program will take place when families can come and visit the “Flight Night Mobile Fab Lab.” The mobile fab lab is a state-of-the-art, high-tech trailer that is equipped with the most exciting pieces of digital fabrication equipment, including, laser cutters, a 3-axis mill, 3D printers and electronics soldering irons. From 9:00 am-12:00 pm, students in 4-9 grades who register for the program will experience hands-on learning of digital fabrication subjects. Space is limited and registration is required at http://www.fablabtulsa.com/education/summer-programs-2016. All ages are invited to drop by the Fab Lab from 1:30-4:30 pm to explore the world of digital fabrication. For more information, visit the Stillwater Public Library web site at library.stillwater.org, call 405-372-3633, or email askalibrarian@stillwater.org.

 

July 29: Cowboy Football 101 for Women

9:00 am – 5:00 pm, OSU Campus.  Spend the day with Cowboy Football!  Limited capacity event.  No walk-up registration available. Registration closes Monday July 18.  You may register here.  Wear comfortable shoes and dress casual!  On-field and classroom instruction from OSU coaches.  Lunch at the Cowboy training table.  Commenmorative football, t-shirt and door prizes.  Bring your camera and get autographs and photographs!  No age restrictions!

 

July 29: Inspire Me Lecture Series

10:00 – 11:00 am, Botanic Gardens at OSU, 3300 W. 6th Ave.  A new event that The Botanic Garden at OSU is proud to offer the public is a lecture series focusing on a variety of gardening/landscape/food topics.  July’s topic is Food Preserving.  Preserving food can extend the freshness and availability of seasonal produce, cut down on wasted food, and save money.  Barbara Brown, Food Specialist for the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, will demonstrate several food preservation techniques.  Lecture will be held in The Botanic Garden at OSU Education Building.  Come and join us as we learn more about gardening and more about the world around us!!

 

July 29: storyLAB

2:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St. Join us in the galleries for an art-inspired story time!

 

July 29: Last Friday Hwy 51 Classic Car Cruise In

6:00 – 9:00 pm, Highway 51 Auction parking lot, 2817 E. 6th Ave. Join us for our Last Friday of the month Highway 51 Classic Car Cruise-In hosted by Diamond Autobody and Highway 51 Auction. We love classics and have plenty of parking in our lots so cruise onion and enjoy the evening listening to classic tunes, grabbing some grub and talking cars with other enthusiasts. Complimentary hot dogs and cold bottled water will be provided to cruisers while they last. Classic of all kinds are invited. If you don’t have a classic but enjoy them, we encourage you to come on out and check out the cool rides and stir up some fond memories. While at the cruise in, you will have a chance to meet the friendly staff at Diamond Autobody and ask them any questions you may have.

 

July 29: 10th Season of Cool Classics Summer Concert Series

7:30 – 9:00 pm, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History, 702 S. Duncan St.  The Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History presents the 10th season of its Cool Classics Summer Concert Series featuring Trio Aleszky which consists of Allyson Eskitch, piano; Paulo Eskitch, violin, and Lou Lynch, cello.  All three are professional musicians who regularly perform with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.  Trio Aleszky has been performing in Cool Classics since it began in 2007.  Reception following provided by League of Women Voters at Oklahoma State University.  Free Admission.

 

July 30: Stillwater Farmer’s Market

8:00 am – 1:00 pm, Strickland Park, 309 N. Main St.  Enjoy Saturdays at Stillwater’s Farmers’ Market.  Support local farmers, learn about seasonal produce and discover new recipes at this family friendly event.  They have fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, jams and jellies, baked goods and so much more!  Visit their Facebook page or Website for more information.

All Month Long:

Martha of Taos-Broomstick Skirts, Concho Belts, and the History of Southwestern Fashion

11:00 am – 4:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St.  With her distinctive sense of style, Martha Reed was a key figure in the creation and promotion of Southwestern fashion from the 1950s-1990s.  This exhibition places Martha’s designs within the larger framework of American style and draws attention to the Native American roots of Southwestern fashion.  This exhibition is on view at the OSU Museum of Art, open 11 am to 4 pm on Tuesday through Saturday.

 

Leon Polk Smith-Back to Oklahoma

11:00 – 5:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St.  This exhibition is drawn from a recent gift of works on paper to the museum form the Leon Polk Smith Foundation.  Leon Polk Smith pioneered a style of geometric abstraction that laid the foundation for minimalism in the 1960s.  This exhibition will be accompanied by a selection of paintings.  Free and open to the public.

 

Vision of Impressionism-Paintings from the Oklahoma Society of Impressionists

11:00 am – 4:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art 720 S. Husband St.  This exhibition showcases highlights of recent works by artists from the Oklahoma Society of Impressionists (OSI).  The OSI began in 1987 when a group of artists met in Taos, New Mexico, at a plein aire workshop.  The group was formed to represent and support Oklahoma artists painting in the impressionist style, to raise public appreciation for plein aire, and to promote excellence in representational art.  “Vision of Impressionism” is on view from June 20 through Aug. 6.

 

Intrigue and Impressions-25 Years of Printmaking

9:00 am – 5:00 pm, 107 Bartlett Center.  In recognition of the longstanding tradition of excellence in printmaking at Oklahoma State University, Intrigue and Impressions: 25 Years of Printmaking is a graduate student curated exhibition drawn from the collection of Mark Sisson, professor of printmaking at OSU, and will explore printmaking techniques, portfolios, and networks.

 

Zumba Classes

Mondays at 5:30 pm, Wednesdays at 5:00 pm, and Saturdays at 5:00 pm, 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

 

Kids Bowl Free

11:00 am Sunday thru Friday, Frontier Lanes Bowling Alley, 3524 N. Washington St.  Kids Bowl Free is a program that allows you to sign your child up to receive coupons for free games of bowling during the summer.  Shoe rental rates do apply which are $3.50 per person. Go to https://www.kidsbowlfree.com/frontier and select the Stillwater location. Fill out the form to create an account. Receive an email that has a link to your coupons and print the coupons and bring them in or bring in a mobile device which has access to the email used as well. Times for Kids Bowl Free: (some dates are blacked out, they are listed on the sign-up page at kidsbowlfree.com) Monday thru Thursday – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; Friday – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm; Sunday – 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

 

Extended Hours at the Oklahoma WONDERtorium

10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. On Tuesdays, the WONDERtorium is open late through the end of July.

 

Jump Start for Kids at the Oklahoma WONDERtorium

7:45 – 9:45 am Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays in July, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln.  The Oklahoma WONDERtorium is offering a series of themed daily mini-camps this summer called JUMP START for kids ages 3 (potty-trained) and up.  Jump Start provides a safe and fun learning experience where children may participate in a fun fitness activity that will get their blood flowing and brains energized, as well as enjoy the museums interactive exhibits!  Jump Start is offered every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning from 7:45-9:45 a.m. throughout June and July.  $7.00 Member Rate (per child); $10.00 Non-member Rate (1st child); $7.00 for each additional child.  Pre-registration and payment are required 24 hours in advance.  To download the one-time registration form, click here!

Coming Soon:

August 6: Grown-Up Fun: A Night of Laughs Fundraiser hosted by Oklahoma WONDERtorium

6:00 - 7:30 pm or 8:30 - 10:00 pm. BDF Comedy and Oklahoma WONDERtorium have partnered for a 21-and-up event featuring five of Oklahoma’s best comedians. The evening offers two performances to choose from. Tickets are $55/person, including complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine, as well as craft beer from Stillwater’s Iron Monk. Now in it's second year, this event helps to fund the operation costs, programming expenses and scholarship initiatives of Oklahoma WONDERtorium. Tickets now available online at https://okwondertorium.yapsody.com/event/index/43917/grown-up-fun-2016

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