Stillwater Events

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February 1 – 12: Christy Georg Twenty Years, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Gardiner Art Gallery, 108 Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts.  Inspired by travel and research in varied landscapes, the American West, the Eastern Seaboard, and the Norwegian Arctic, Georg reflects on the history and importance of discovery, voyaging, and striking out into the unknown.  The focused endurance of flora and fauna in harsh climates, likewise, the endurance of hardy and curious explorers traversing such lands, inspires a true willfulness of existence which compels the subject of her work.  Free and open to the public.

 

February 1:  Monday Writers, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library 1107 S. Duck St.  A new satellite group of Stillwater Writers meets the first Monday of each month (except if library is closed, then will not meet until next month) at 6:30pm at the Stillwater Library (check info board in lobby for room number). This groups’ focus is on the Art & Craft of Writing: writing well, finding markets, resources, etc.  For additional information, contact Judith Sexton at 405-743-1965, or email Sherrill Lewis at: thebeadranch@aol.com.

 

February 2:  Cimarron Valley Quilter’s Guild, 10:00 am & 6:00 pm, First Church of the Nazarene, 1023 E. Will Rogers.  The program will be presented by the Knotty Girls.  This group meets regularly to work on handwork techniques.  They will share their projects and thoughts at the morning and evening meetings.

 

February 2: Tot Time10:30 – 11:00 am, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join them for an interactive time of movement and song in the Little WONDERs Exhibit. (Suggested for 2 and under) Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 2: Story Time11:00 – 11:30 am or 4:00 – 4:30 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Enjoy quality time with your little one as you sing songs, play games, and read a different book each week with our story-teller. This week’s book is Roaring Rockets. Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 2: Stillwater Ukulele Association Meeting and Jam, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Daddy O’s Music Co, 115 N. Main. Meet with a group of ukulele players who enjoy playing music together. An informal and supportive group whose goal is to jam, learn, and have fun. It’s free and music is provided.

 

February 2:  Acting Basics Class, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Room 119, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Acting Basics is brought to you in partnership through Oklahoma State University College of Arts & Sciences Outreach, and the Stillwater Public Library.  Ages 14 and up are accepted.  Registration is for all six sessions from Feb. 2 – March 8. The February 2 session is Nuts and Bolts: learn basic stage and acting terms, suspending the audience’s belief and using imagination when reading a script. The course is taught by theater veteran Shane O’Mealey.  Registration by Jan. 26 is $89.00.  Registration after Jan. 26 is $109.00.  Book is not included.  Register online at bit.ly/1gUmDBO, or by calling 405-744-8459.

 

February 2:  Film”Trimpin: The Sound of Invention”, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, OSU Student Union Theater, OSU Campus.  In conjunction with Red Hot Orange on view in the Student Union, join us to watch a documentary about the artist. “Trimpin: The Sound of Invention” will be shown in the Student Union Theater.  The event is free and open to the public.  No RSVP required.

 

February 3 & 4:  OSU Career Fair, 12:30 – 4:30 pm, Gallagher-Iba Arena, OSU Campus.  For the spring 2016 career fair we have made some changes!  Our spring career fair has grown tremendously over the past few years and to better serve and accommodate students and employers we have decided to have a two-day career fair.  Day 1 – Wednesday, February 3, 2016  If you are seeking students from any non-STEM major to fill full-time or internships.  Students attending this fair will be from a variety of majors, seeking careers such as: Liberal Arts, Business, Social Sciences, Design, & Communication  Day 2 – Thursday, February 4, 2016  If you are seeking students from any STEM-related major to fill full-time jobs or internships.  Students attending this fair will be from a variety of majors, but primarily those seeking careers in fields related to: Science, Technology. Engineering, Mathematics

 

February 3:  HACCP Verification and Validation Workshop, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Room 120, Food & Agricultural Products Center, OSU Campus.  FAPC will offer a HACCP Verification and Validation Workshop.  This workshop will cover the following areas.  •HACCP and Preventive Controls Overview  •Verification of PRP’s/GMP’s/FSMA Preventive Controls  •Process Validation  •Microbial Validation  •Validation (FSIS) of HACCP and Food Safety Plans  •Verification and Validation to Meet GFSI Schemes  Registration:  Cost: $300 per person for large companies (greater than 10 employees); $200 per person for small Oklahoma-based companies (10 or less employees).  A $25 fee will be billed to those who fail to cancel or attend.  The registration fees cover lunch, refreshments and workshop material costs.  Register (Visa, MasterCard, Cash or Checks Accepted), or call Karen Smith at 405-744-6277 to pay by phone.

 

February 3:  LEGO® Club, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Do you like to build with LEGOs®?  Build your own LEGO® creations using our challenge idea or your imagination.  Share your great ideas!  LEGOs® are provided by the library.  This program is best suited for children in elementary school.  Registration is required, please call 405-372-3633 ext. 8108 or email Children’s Services.  Note children age 5 or younger must have an adult in the room, children age 6-8 need an adult in the building during the program.  Register Here

 

February 3: Exploration Station3:30 – 5:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. We will be exploring moon sand, creating craters and playing with flashlights and shadows! Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 3:  LEGO® Club @ Night, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Do you like to build with LEGOs®? Build your own LEGO® creations using our challenge idea or your imagination. LEGOs® are provided by the library.  This program is best suited for children in elementary school. Registration is required. Note children age 5 or younger must have an adult in the room, children age 6-8 need an adult in the building during the program.  Register Here

 

February 3:  Science Fiction Movie Club, 6:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Science Fiction Film series that features a different classic science fiction film every 1st Wednesday.  Free popcorn, free soda, and free post-screening discussion are provided.

 

February 3: Trivia Live in the Iron Monk Tap Room7:00 – 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.

 

February 4:  Reading, Exploration & Discovery, 2:00 -3:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Reading, Explorations, and Discovery= R.E.A.D!  A homeschooling program for K-5th graders to help explore the wide world of literature.  Each month a different literary genre will be explored.  It is a two-part program each month, with the first session introducing the theme and the second session providing time to share a special book project.  Register Here

 

February 4: STEAM Time3:30 – 5:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join Oklahoma WONDERtorium as they explore Shadows.  Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 4:  City of Stillwater Budget Fair, 5:30 – 7:00pm Stillwater Community Center, 315 W. 8th Ave.  The City of Stillwater encourages residents to attend its budget fair to review and discuss the draft budget plan for fiscal year 2017.  The budget fair takes place in the Lowry Activity Center at the Stillwater Community Center. Stillwater city councilors and city staff will be present to answer questions and discuss the draft plan.  For more information, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 405-742-8362 or email news@stillwater.org.

 

February 5: Exploration Station3:30 – 5:00 pm,  Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. We will be exploring moon sand, creating craters and playing with flashlights and shadows! Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 5:  Cezanne Quartet in Oklahoma!  7:00 – 9:00 pm, Stillwater High School Performing Arts Center.  Cezanne Quartet will play Webern’s dramatic Langsamer Satz and Bartok’s tenacious Quartet No. 1.  Free and open to the public. Visit www.cezannequartet.com for more information.

 

February 5:  RoundUP Stillwater Valentine’s Party, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Room 121, Stillwater Community Center, 315 W. 8th Ave. The City of Stillwater is hosting a free valentines party for adults with developmental disabilities, where participants can play games, enjoy makes and dance the night away. For more information about the party, call 405-533-8509 or email bbliss@stillwater.org.

 

February 5:  Live Music at The Tumbleweed, 8:00 pm, Tumbleweed Dancehall and Concert Venue, Lakeview & Country Club Rd.   Wade Bowen w/ special guest Judson Cole Band  18 and older to enter  Tickets are $12  Doors open at 8:00pm and music starts at 9:30pm

 

February 6 & 7:  Legacy Weekend, all day event, OSU Campus.  The OSU Student Alumni Board is hosting its annual Legacy Weekend February 6-7 for high school-age legacies of OSU Alumni Association members.  Events will include a campus tour, OSU men’s basketball game, traditions activities, college and admissions panels, and a guest speaker.  The cost to attend is $65 per attendee ($75 after January 16), which includes a T-shirt, game ticket, all means and conference materials.  Discounted lodging is available at the Holiday Inn until January 16. Registration for this event closes January 27.

 

February 6:  National Quilts of Valor Sew Day at Quilting Post, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Quilting Post, 717 S. Main St.  The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

 

February 6:  2016 Stillwater Polar Plunge, 10:00 am, Boomer Lake.  A Polar Plunge is a fundraising challenge made to an individual or group challenging them to dive into a cold body of water in order to raise money for Special Olympics.  Each participant collects pledges from family, friends and businesses in the hopes of raising lots of money for Special Olympics.  The Polar Plunge is coordinated by the Law Enforcement Torch Run which is an international charity made up of law enforcement personnel who raise money and awareness for Special Olympics.  A minimum of $75 in donations is required for an individual to be allowed to plunge; a liability waiver also needs to be signed by all plungers.  Those meeting the minimum are presented with a commemorative Polar Plunge t-shirt.  Registration at 10am  Plunge at 11am  This year’s goal is to get 150 plungers and raise $25,000.

 

February 6:  Cooking Class-Space Pudding, 11:00 am – Noon, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln.  Eat like an astronaut!  We’ll make astronaut pudding and explore some of the challenges of eating in outer space and how they are handled.  Pre-registration required.  Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 6: Valentine You’re Mine11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Multi Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Make your own vintage Valentine cards for a friend, sweetheart, or family! Come alone or bring your family.

 

February 6:  11th Annual Dancing with Daddy, Stillwater Community Center, 315 W. 8th Ave.  The Pink Rose Dance, 2:30 – 4:00 pm, is open to all ages.  The Purple Rose Dance, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, is open to all ages.  The Red Rose Dance, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm is open to all ages.  Space is limited, so purchase advanced tickets early.  Advanced tickets available online until Feb. 4th at tickets.stillwater.org or at the Community Center for $25 per couple and $10 for each additional daughter.  Tickets purchased on Feb. 5 and Feb. 6 will be $35 per couple and $15 for each additional daughter.  The dance will feature free carriage rides, crafts, refreshments and a professional photographer provided by Genesee Photo.  This event is organized and presented by City of Stillwater Parks and Recreation.  For more information, call 405-533-8433 or email communitycenter@stillwater.org

 

February 6:  Payne County Youth Services presents An Evening to Remember, 6:00 pm, Wes Watkins Center, OSU Campus. Don’t miss a casual night out with friends, colleagues, or your sweetie. Enjoy dinner, music, dancing, and fun – all while supporting Payne County Youth Services. Meal catered by Texas Roadhouse and entertainment by The Jumpshots. Individual ticket $75, Friendship sponsor $500, Table sponsor $1000, Event sponsor $1500, and Event presenter $3000. Call Nicole Sharp at 405-377-3380 or email nicoles@pcys.org to secure your reservation or make a donation for the silent and live auctions.

 

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February 8: Opening Reception for “Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St. Come enjoy an engaging discussion between the artist, Richard Tuttle, and the exhibition curator, Christina von Rotenhan, which will begin at 6 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

 

February 8:  Monday Night Golf League Night, 6:00 – 10:00 pm, White Barn Estates, 2020 E. Lakeview Dr.  $10/man (cart is additional fee).  2-man scramble paying 1st, 2nd, 3rd cash.  No handicap  Live Music  Give-a-ways  For more information call 877-594-4827

 

February 9: Tot Time10:30 – 11:00 am, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join them for an interactive time of movement and song in the Little WONDERs Exhibit. (Suggested for 2 and under) Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 9: Story Time11:00 – 11:30 am or 4:00 – 4:30 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Enjoy quality time with your little one as you sing songs, play games, and read a different book each week with our story-teller. This week’s book is On the Launch Pad. Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 9:  Tuesday Evening Gardening Series, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Join us the second Tuesday of each month for a variety of gardening programs.  Pruning and Vegetable Varieties for Oklahoma are the topics for the evening.  The program is free and open to all.  Please call or email the Payne County Extension Office or Keith Reed in advance if you plan to attend, so they can be adequately prepared.

 

February 9:  Iron Monk Brewing Company Pint & Palette, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, Iron Monk Brewing Company, 519 S. Husband St.  Check out Stillwater’s oldest craft brewery, their creations, and create your own work of art!  Includes painting class (11×14 wrapped canvas), brewery tour, Iron Monk pint glass, and a complimentary flight of beer! Food truck on site!  Must be 21.  Discount coupons not valid.  Cost $50/person  Must pre-register, click HERE to register.

 

February 9:  Acting Basics Class, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Room 119, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Acting Basics is brought to you in partnership through Oklahoma State University College of Arts & Sciences Outreach, and the Stillwater Public Library.  Ages 14 and up are accepted.  Registration is for all six sessions from Feb. 2 – March 8. The February 9 session is Prepare to Act: learn warm-up techniques, projecting on stage, listening and relating to fellow performers, memorizing lines, bad habits to avoid and staying in character. The course is taught by theater veteran Shane O’Mealey.  Registration by Jan. 26 is $89.00.  Registration after Jan. 26 is $109.00.  Book is not included.  Register online at bit.ly/1gUmDBO, or by calling 405-744-8459.

 

February 10:  Internal Auditor Course, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Room 120, Food & Agricultural Products Center, OSU Campus.  A comprehensive audit system is fundamental to a company’s food safety and product quality.  It provides confirmation that systems and procedures are operating effectively.  The audit identifies areas that require improvement.  The one-day Internal Auditor Course will teach you how to conduct internal audits in your facility against GFSI standards.  The following topics are to be covered:  Audit scopes, Development of audits through risk assessment, Identification of auditors, Establishment of timelines for the correction of non-conformities, Communication methods of audit findings and correction, Audit checklist preparation, Audit timing, Objective evidence collection, Non-conformity classifications. Presented by:  Jason Young, Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center GFSI Specialist.  Registration:  Cost: $200 per person.  Register (Visa, MasterCard, Cash or Checks Accepted), or call Karen Smith at 405-744-6277 to pay by phone.  Registration Deadline: Jan. 27 for Feb. training, June 15 for June training and Sep. 21 for October training. Hotel Accommodations  A block of rooms is reserved at Best Western Plus Cimarron Hotel & Suites – Stillwater. Call 405-372-2878 and mention block Internal Audit to get the $83 plus taxes special rate.

 

February 10: Exploration Station3:30 – 5:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. We will be exploring moon sand, creating craters and playing with flashlights and shadows! Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 10: Trivia Live in the Iron Monk Tap Room7:00 – 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.

 

February 11 – 14:  Town & Gown Theatre presents Always a Bridesmaid, Th-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, Town & Gown Theatre, 3524 S. Perkins Rd.  A Jones Hope Wooten Comedy.  Four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom:  to be in each others’ weddings…no matter what.  Thirty years later, they are still making “the long walk”, determined to honor that vow.  Hop on this marriage-go-round for a laugh-out-loud journey with these beleaguered bridesmaids as they navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony.  Comedy.  Community theatre favorite, ages 14 and older.

 

February 11:  LEGO® Club, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Do you like to build with LEGOs®?  Build your own LEGO® creations using our challenge idea or your imagination.  Share your great ideas!  LEGOs® are provided by the library.  This program is best suited for children in elementary school.  Registration is required, please call 405-372-3633 ext. 8108 or email Children’s Services.  Note children age 5 or younger must have an adult in the room, children age 6-8 need an adult in the building during the program.  Register Here

 

February 11: STEAM Time3:30 – 5:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join Oklahoma WONDERtorium as they explore Phases of the Moon.  Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 11:  Minecraft, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Minecraft will be played on the Library’s Computer Lab desktops.  The children signed up will be able to play in the same world as the other kids in the room.  This is a time to learn Minecraft tricks & tips from peers and to experience cooperative play in the Minecraft world.  Some Minecraft experience is preferred.  Participants must be 8 years or older.  Registrations will open closer to the session date.

 

February 11: Pie Five Fundraiser for Distinguished Young Women of Payne County5:00 – 9:00 pm, Pie Five Restaurant, 611 N. Perkins Rd. Help raise funding to produce the March 5, 2016 program, which features eight outstanding high school junior young women from Cushing, Stillwater, Home School, Yale and Perkins in the categories of talent, interview, fitness, self expression, and scholastic achievement. You must tell the cashier you are eating for the Distinguished Young Women of Payne County.

 

February 11:  Distinguished Chef Series, 6:00 pm, Taylor’s Dining Room, OSU Campus.  Featuring Rocky Durham  Executive Chef and Co-founder, Santa Fe Culinary Academy, Culinary Anthropologist, Santa Fe, New Mexico.  For more information call 405-744-7651

 

February 11:  Read, Write, RePete, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  The OSU Writing Center will host a twice monthly workshop for kids, 8-12 years, with a variety of writing activities.  Drop ins & parents are welcome.  For more information contact Children’s Services, or call 405-372-3633

 

February 12 – 13:  LOL Valentines Comedy Jam, 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. Visit http://www.stillwatercomedy.com for more information.

 

February 12: Exploration Station3:30 – 5:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. We will be exploring moon sand, creating craters and playing with flashlights and shadows! Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 12:  Teen Video Game Design Club, 4:30 – 5:45 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Covers multiple elements – graphics and character design for the more artistically inclined; programming for those interested in math and coding; and story development for those interested in writing.  Contact Allen Jenkins to register: 405-372-3633 ext 8127, ajenkins@stillwater.org

 

February 12:  Johnny Cooper Live at White Barn Estates, 2020 E. Lakeview Rd.  Call 405-780-0328 for more information.

 

February 12:  OSU Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center, OSU Campus.  The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association is adding five more members to the prestigious OSU Hall of Fame.  Anne and Michael Greenwood, David Kyle, Neal Patterson, and Vaughn Vennerberg will be inducted at a ceremony Friday, February 12, at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.  Induction into the OSU Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by Oklahoma State University.  It recognizes alumni and former students with outstanding lifetime achievements in society and professional life.  Tickets to the event are $100 for Alumni Association members and $150 for nonmembers.  A reserved table for ten (10) can be purchased for $1,500.  The deadline to purchase individual tickets is February 1.

 

February 12:  Allied Arts presents Blind Boy Paxton & Frank Fairfield, 8:00 pm, Seretean Center, OSU Campus.  Iconic folk musicians, Frank Fairfield and Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, fiddled their way into the hearts of many after appearing on the three-part historical series “American Epic” this fall.  These men and their music embody a “cultural revolution that ultimately united a nation” said Robert Redford when discussing his documentary on American Folk music.  Now, Fairfield and Paxton are strumming their way to Stillwater together to perform a special concert.  Tickets for Blind Boy Paxton and Frank Fairfield are $22 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.  Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.okstate.edu or by phone at 405-744-7509.  Tickets will be available at the OSU Seretean Center Concert Hall the evening of the performance beginning at 6:30.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  For more information call the Allied Arts office at 405-744-7509.

 

February 13:  Stillwater Soccer Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction, 7:30 -11:30 am, Stillwater High School.  Admission $5

 

February 13:  Brain Boogie, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln.  Join them for 30 minutes of music, dancing and more of Space Jam fun!  Through movement children (and grown-ups) will have a chance to refresh, recharge, refocus and reenergize. Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 13:  How to Start a Business Class, 10:00 am – Noon, Stillwater Public Library , 1107 S. Duck St.  Brad Rickelman, Assistant Director of the Center for Business Development at Meridian Technology Center, will be teaching “How to Start a Business.”  The free class teaches potential business owners the essential details necessary to begin a start-up.  Students attending the class will learn how to create a focus for their business, research financial requirements, determine the revenues needed to offset expenses, hiring the right team, handling marketing and advertising, searching competition and reviewing the requirements for a business loan application. The classis free and open to the public. Registration is required, but will be taken up to the day before the class.  To sign-up, go to the library’s website at http://library.stillwater.org, email askalibrarian@stillwater.org or call 405-372-3633 x 8106.

 

February 13: Valentine You’re Mine11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Multi Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St. Make your own vintage Valentine cards for a friend, sweetheart, or family! Come alone or bring your family.

 

February 13:  OSU 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 from 11 am to 3 pm and offers a variety of projects connected to the exhibitions on view.

 

February 13:  Big Brothers Big Sisters-The Big Night, 6:30 pm, OSU ConocoPhillips Alumni Center, OSU Campus.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma is ready for a memorable night of music, dining and fundraising as we celebrate a legacy of giving in support of one-to-one mentoring.  The support of this annual fundraiser impacts at-risk children in Stillwater by matching them to a caring adult mentor for the period of at least a year to help them develop their potential and achieve their goals.  Key members of the OSU and Stillwater community will join us on February 13th, at OSU’s ConocoPhillips Alumni Center, with silent auction and live music beginning at 6:30 pm, followed by a live auction and some special recognitions.  We will recognize our 2015 Bigs of the Year, who go above and beyond in in the mentoring relationship with their Little, and in their advocacy and support of Big Brothers Big Sisters .

 

February 13:  Gospel with a Purpose, 5:30 pm, Crosspointe Church, 1807 N. Jardot.  Returning to Gospel With A Purpose, and a favorite to many, The Downing Family.  With fresh melodies, tight harmonies and inspiring acapellas, their joyful message is always an encouraging one.  Be prepared to grin and tap your toes!  Also featured is Cowboy Jim Garling, Guthrie, OK.  Boots tap, hands clap and grins grow like new spring grass when this native Oklahoman begins to play. Jim’s incredible vocal style, his remarkable and long proven guitar skills are enjoyed by audiences young and old. Jim has sung at numerous bluegrass and music festivals, events and churches.  Linda Parks, Sheryl Beeler and Bob Duke will each take the stage as well to welcome in the New Year.  We are going to “Pound the Pantries” in 2016!  Let’s join together to help stock Payne County food pantries. Each GWAP singing, bring with you a non-perishable item such as: Canned foods, Canned meat, Rice, Pastas, Crackers, Canned Soups, Boxed Complete Meals, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Coffee, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Cereals Cornmeal, Sugar, Flour, Salt, Pepper, Toilet Papers, Paper Towels and Napkins.  Other items beyond this are appreciated as well!  A love offering will be taken.  We certainly thank Crosspointe for hosting Gospel With A Purpose this year.  Doors open at 5:30.  In case of inclement weather, please feel free to call Linda at (405) 714-2521 or Sheryl at (405) 762-1124. Bring a friend and let’s pack the house!  Keep informed of upcoming events at http://gospelwithapurpose.com

 

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February 15 & 16:  Research Symposium, 8:30 am – 1:45 pm, 2nd Floor Atrium, Food & Agricultural Products Center, OSU Campus.  The FAPC and the Institute of Food Technologists-Oklahoma section are pleased to hold its annual Research Symposium during OSU Research Week.  The symposium will include oral and poster presentations of research conducted at the FAPC and OSU and a keynote address featuring topics pertinent to the food and agricultural industries.  Registration Cost: This event is free of charge  Deadline: Register by February 5

 

February 15: 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!

 

February 15:  Monday Night Golf League Night, 6:00 – 10:00 pm, White Barn Estates, 2020 E. Lakeview Dr.  $10/man (cart is additional fee).  2-man scramble paying 1st, 2nd, 3rd cash.  No handicap  Live Music  Give-a-ways  For more information call 877-594-4827

 

February 16: Tot Time10:30 – 11:00 am, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join them for an interactive time of movement and song in the Little WONDERs Exhibit. (Suggested for 2 and under) Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 16: Story Time11:00 – 11:30 am or 4:00 – 4:30 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Enjoy quality time with your little one as you sing songs, play games, and read a different book each week with our story-teller. This week’s book is I Want to Be an Astronaut. Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 16: Stillwater Ukulele Association Meeting and Jam, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Daddy O’s Music Co, 115 N. Main. Meet with a group of ukulele players who enjoy playing music together. An informal and supportive group whose goal is to jam, learn, and have fun. It’s free and music is provided.

 

February 16:  Mexico Joe’s Patron & Palette, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Mexico Joe’s, 311 E. Hall of Fame Ave.  Try one of Mexico Joe’s many yummy margaritas and paint a masterpiece!  Cost $35/person, must pre-register.  Visit http://wineandpalette.com/Class_Detail.asp?CalID=5125 to register.

 

February 16:  Acting Basics Class, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Room 119, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Acting Basics is brought to you in partnership through Oklahoma State University College of Arts & Sciences Outreach, and the Stillwater Public Library.  Ages 14 and up are accepted.  Registration is for all six sessions from Feb. 2 – March 8. The February 16 session is What’s My Motivation: learn to define a character’s traits and emotions. The course is taught by theater veteran Shane O’Mealey.  Registration by Jan. 26 is $89.00.  Registration after Jan. 26 is $109.00.  Book is not included.  Register online at bit.ly/1gUmDBO, or by calling 405-744-8459.

 

February 17 – 29:  Kimberly Schaefer Incorporeal, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Gardiner Art Gallery, 108 Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts, 720 S. Husband St.  The work of Kimberly Schaefer features colorful abstractions inter-layered with human figures.  By representing the human form in this manner, Schaefer is able to investigate some of the larger ideas embodied in our humanity, exploding identity, relationships, and the play between the tangible and intangible.  Inspired by the miraculous spectacle of the natural world, Schaefer focuses her work on the marvelous and energizing as well as the sometimes dangerous and harmful consequences of our emotions.  Free and Open to the public

 

February 17:  Making the Most of Retirement, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Douglas B. Aichele and Kathryn Castle Aichele – Sled Dog Tales . . . It’s All About the Dogs  The OSU Emeriti Association meets the third Wednedsday of each month at 1:30 p.m. for presentations and learning opportunities of special interest to retired community members.  Classes include presentations on topics such as investing, volunteer opportunities, genealogy, health and more.  “Making the Most of Retirement” is free and open to all retirees.  The group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Stillwater Public Library.  For more information

 

February 17: Exploration Station3:30 – 5:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. We will be exploring moon sand, creating craters and playing with flashlights and shadows! Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 17: Trivia Live in the Iron Monk Tap Room7:00 – 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.

 

February 18 – 21:  Town & Gown Theatre presents Always a Bridesmaid, Th-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, Town & Gown Theatre, 3524 S. Perkins Rd.  A Jones Hope Wooten Comedy.  Four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom:  to be in each others’ weddings…no matter what.  Thirty years later, they are still making “the long walk”, determined to honor that vow.  Hop on this marriage-go-round for a laugh-out-loud journey with these beleaguered bridesmaids as they navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony.  Comedy.  Community theatre favorite, ages 14 and older.

 

February 18 – 21:  OSU Theatre Department presents Almost Maine, Th-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm, Vivia Locke Theatre, Seretean Center, OSU Campus. In the play, the residents of remote and frigid Almost, Maine come face to face with the ups, downs, and dizzying nature of love and heartbreak in surprising and spectacular ways. Directed by Bailey Robert.  Tickets are $10 for general admission, and $7 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be reserved by calling 405-744-6094 or visiting http://theatre.okstate.edu/box-office.

 

February 18:  Basic Training, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Room 148, Food & Agricultural Products Center, OSU Campus.  The FAPC offers a Basic Training workshop for food business entrepreneurs that helps participants address issues through business planning assistance, market identification, strategies and an explanation of food processing regulations.  Small-group exchanges and guest speakers from government and industry assist in relaying information in each area.  Basic training participants also will learn about technical assistance available to individual companies from the FAPC, including product testing and evaluation, process scale-up, pilot processing, engineering and analytical services.  Cost: $175  (Please note a $25 fee will be billed to those who fail to cancel or attend.)  Registration fee includes workshop materials and lunch costs.  Register (Visa, MasterCard, Cash or Checks Accepted), or call Karen Smith at 405-744-6277 to pay by phone.  Basic Training Brochure

 

February 18: Reading, Exploration & Discovery, 2:00 -3:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Reading, Explorations, and Discovery= R.E.A.D!  A homeschooling program for K-5th graders to help explore the wide world of literature.  Each month a different literary genre will be explored.  It is a two-part program each month, with the first session introducing the theme and the second session providing time to share a special book project.  Register Here

 

February 18: STEAM Time3:30 – 5:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join Oklahoma WONDERtorium as they explore Space Explorers.  Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 18:  Kimberly Schaefer Incorporeal Reception, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Gardiner Art Gallery, 108 Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts.  The work of Kimberly Schaefer features colorful abstractions inter-layered with human figures.  By representing the human form in this manner, Schaefer is able to investigate some of the larger ideas embodied in our humanity, exploding identity, relationships, and the play between the tangible and intangible.  Inspired by the miraculous spectacle of the natural world, Schaefer focuses her work on the marvelous and energizing as well as the sometimes dangerous and harmful consequences of our emotions.  Free and Open to the public

 

February 18:  Payne County Historical Society, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month in room 138.  For more information contact Adult Services, 405-372-3633 ext 8106.

 

February 18:  Payne County Genealogy Society, 7:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  The Payne County Genealogical Society meets once a month to provide instruction, discussion and genealogy support.  If you are a beginning genealogist or if you need expert assistance, we encourage you to attend one of the meetings held each third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in Room 313 of the Stillwater Public Library.  The group does not meet in June, July or December.

 

February 19:  Workshop with Kimberly Schaefer, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Multi Arts Center, 1001 S. Duck St.  Artist Kimberly Schaefer will conduct a workshop that addresses the challenges faced when the human form is contrasted with abstraction.  Working from a live model, the artist will lead participants through the various methods of drawing from life and how to achieve an accurate depiction of the human body.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore these ideas and techniques personally with the artist.  This workshop is free and open to both the public and students.

 

February 19: Exploration Station3:30 – 5:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. We will be exploring moon sand, creating craters and playing with flashlights and shadows! Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 19:  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.

 

February 20:  Makers Class, 11;00 am – Noon, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Create a smartphone sound amplifier.  Kids will get the chance to explore how sound waves behave and what designs, shapes and materials resonate the best and make the best sound. Using found objects and household materials, let your budding engineer learn the basics of sound projection. Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 20:  3rd Annual Police vs Firefighters Charity Basketball Game, 11:30 am, Stillwater High School Gym.  Doors open at 11:30am, tip-off at 1:00pm  All ages event.   Free Admission (Donations welcomed)  Kids Shoot Around (Kids Invited to shoot around with the players from 12:00-12:30)  Silent Auction (Start at Tip-Off and will conclude during the 4th quarter)  Concessions (Pizza, candy, Gatorade and water available for purchase)  Special Guest – Pistol Pete, Deputy Dogs and members of the Payne County Mounted Patrol

 

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February 21:  Chili-Bike, 9:00 am 4:00 pm, Lake McMurtry.  Chili-Bike is a mountain bike event celebrating 20 years of multipurpose trails at Lake McMurtry in Stillwater.  All riders are welcome for our event, novice or expert at Lake McMurtry.  The 2016 Chili-Bike T shirt will be blue.  NEW for this year, the green trail was just completed, connecting the SE trail to the SW trail.  This 5th trail allows riders to complete the Challenge route around the lake with 5 trails and no road!  Challenge riders who complete the 35 miles between 10am & 4 pm will receive a black master of the trails T shirt.  Chili-Bike has a day of the event entry fee of $35 with all profits going to the trails at Lake McMurtry.  Registration is on the west side from 9-10 on Feb 21st.  Pre-registration is open online at www.reddirtpedalers.com.  All entries receive a free T shirt, no matter if you ride a little or a lot!  Make plans to enjoy the free lunch served from 11 to 1 on the west side.  This includes homemade chili & venison stew & cornbread & cookies provided by the Red Dirt Pedaler bicycle club members.  You can just come out and enjoy lunch for a $10 fee.  Please support the trail system at Lake McMurtry.  Thanks to our sponsors, Red Dirt Pedalers bicycle club in Stillwater, OK, Cooper’s Bicycle Center located at 220 S Main Street in Stillwater and The Bike Shop at 202 West Randolf in Enid OK.

 

February 22:  Bookworms, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Seniors in assisted living facilities, retirement homes or those who may be homebound are invited to attend.  Bookworms explores one topic each month with interesting stories and fascinating facts using props, visual materials, sounds and items with different textures to stimulate participants’ senses.  Attendees are encouraged to share personal stories and experiences on the topics to help stimulate memory.

 

February 22:  Minecraft, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Minecraft will be played on the Library’s Computer Lab desktops.  The children signed up will be able to play in the same world as the other kids in the room.  This is a time to learn Minecraft tricks & tips from peers and to experience cooperative play in the Minecraft world.  Some Minecraft experience is preferred.  Participants must be 8 years or older.  Registrations will open closer to the session date.

 

February 22: Monday Night Golf League Night, 6:00 – 10:00 pm, White Barn Estates, 2020 E. Lakeview Dr.  $10/man (cart is additional fee).  2-man scramble paying 1st, 2nd, 3rd cash.  No handicap  Live Music  Give-a-ways  For more information call 877-594-4827

 

February 22:  Sewing Circle, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library , 1107 S. Duck St.  Rescheduled for today due to library closing for holiday on Feb 15.  On the Third Monday of each month from 6:30-8:30 pm, work on your current needlework project as you enjoy readings presented by a library employee or volunteer and the companionship of fellow participants.

 

February 23: Tot Time10:30 – 11:00 am, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join them for an interactive time of movement and song in the Little WONDERs Exhibit. (Suggested for 2 and under) Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 23: Story Time11:00 – 11:30 am or 4:00 – 4:30 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Enjoy quality time with your little one as you sing songs, play games, and read a different book each week with our story-teller. This week’s book is Big Silver Space Shuttle. Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 23:  O Speaker Series presents-Ann Compton, 5:00 – 6:15 pm, Wes Watkins Center, OSU Campus.  Doors open at 4:15 pm.  Free admission for OSU Students, Faculty and Staff.  (Must present OSU ID at the door)  Public tickets $10.  Purchase tickets at iso.okstate.edu before February 15 or at the door.

 

February 23:  Brooklyn’s Restaurant Wine and Palette, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Brooklyn’s Restaurant, 701 S. Main St.  Please go to brooklynsrestaurant.com to make reservations for dinner before the class or to see their Menus!  Cost  $35/person, must pre-register.  Visit http://wineandpalette.com/Class_Detail.asp?CalID=5148 to register.

 

February 23:  Acting Basics Class, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Room 119, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Acting Basics is brought to you in partnership through Oklahoma State University College of Arts & Sciences Outreach, and the Stillwater Public Library.  Ages 14 and up are accepted.  Registration is for all six sessions from Feb. 2 – March 8. The February 23 session is Deep Thought: learn modern acting techniques and how to analyze what is behind the lines . The course is taught by theater veteran Shane O’Mealey.  Registration by Jan. 26 is $89.00.  Registration after Jan. 26 is $109.00.  Book is not included.  Register online at bit.ly/1gUmDBO, or by calling 405-744-8459.

 

February 24:  BRC Workshop-Conversion from Issue 6 to 7, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Room 120 Food & Agricultural Products Center, OSU Campus.  Key Learning Objectives: •Understand the reasons for changes to the Standard, including industry developments  •Be able to explain how the changes will benefit retailers, manufacturers, auditor and consumers  •Understand the changes to existing requirements  •Recognize the changes to the protocol of the Standard  •Know how the audit process should now be carried out and reported  •Delegates should have read a copy of the new BRC Global Standard Food Safety Issue 7 before attending this course  •Who should attend:  Technical staff from manufacturers, Technical and quality managers, Consultants.  Presented by: Jason Young, FAPC GFSI Specialist, BRC Approved Training Provider   Registration: $250 per person  Registration Deadline – Feb. 10.  Register (Visa, Mastercard, Cash or Checks Accepted), or call Karen Smith at 405-744-6277 to pay by phone  Lunch, snacks and workshop material included in registration

 

February 24:  Picking up STEAM, 3:30 – 4:30 pm or 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  STEAM= Science, Technology Engineering, Arts & Mathematics. Our program for K-3 encourages young elementary students & their parents to wonder, experiment, and create at our monthly workshops. “Energy” is the focus of spring 2016. Registration (and adult participation) is required.  Register Here

 

February 24: Exploration Station3:30 – 5:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. We will be exploring moon sand, creating craters and playing with flashlights and shadows! Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 24: Trivia Live in the Iron Monk Tap Room7:00 – 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.

 

February 25: STEAM Time3:30 – 5:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. Join Oklahoma WONDERtorium as they explore Planetary Landscapes.  Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 25: drawingLAB6:00 – 7:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St. Come join in an evening of making art and conversation with community artists of all ages and abilities. Artists will introduce questions, problems, and challenges to engage participants in traditional and experimental art-making methods and processes. Each drawingLAB event will be led by a different local artist. All you need is some paper and a pencil. Each event is free and open to the public. Visit  http://museum.okstate.edu/calendar/drawinglab for more information.

 

February 25:  Organic Lawn & Garden Care, 6:00 – 8:00, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Learn about the basics of organic lawn and garden care: how to keep your yard pesticide and fungicide free, tips for flowers and locally grown vegetables, and information about commonly used chemicals and why one might choose to go organic.

 

February 25:  Read, Write, RePete, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  The OSU Writing Center will host a twice monthly workshop for kids, 8-12 years, with a variety of writing activities.  Drop ins & parents are welcome.  For more information contact Children’s Services, or call 405-372-3633

 

February 26: Exploration Station3:30 – 5:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. We will be exploring moon sand, creating craters and playing with flashlights and shadows! Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 26:  Teen Video Game Design Club, 4:30 – 5:45 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Covers multiple elements – graphics and character design for the more artistically inclined; programming for those interested in math and coding; and story development for those interested in writing.  Contact Allen Jenkins to register: 405-372-3633 ext 8127, ajenkins@stillwater.org

 

February 26:  Live Music at Tumbleweed, 8:00 pm, Tumbleweed Dancehall & Concert venue, Lakeview & Country Club Rd.  Turnpike Troubadours  18 to enter  Tickets are $25.00  Doors open at 8:00pm and music starts at 9:30pm

 

February 27:  Film Canister Rockets, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln. 3-2-1 Blast Off!  We’ll learn the science behind film canister rockets as we build and shoot them off. Call 405-533-3333 for more information.

 

February 27:  Drawing and Collage Workshop-Angie Piehl, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St.  Explore aesthetic relationships between the organic/natural and the synthetic/unnatural in this process-oriented drawing workshop.  Create a drawing sourcing a combination of collaged images and natural objects focusing on composition, texture and value.  Participants will use white media on black paper as well as traditional graphite on white paper and may bring source images and objects to incorporate into their work.  Workshop is free, but online registration is required. Register here: http://museum.okstate.edu/calendar/workshop-angela-piehl

 

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February 29:  Monday Night Golf League Night, 6:00 – 10:00 pm, White Barn Estates, 2020 E. Lakeview Dr.  $10/man (cart is additional fee).  2-man scramble paying 1st, 2nd, 3rd cash.  No handicap  Live Music  Give-a-ways  For more information call 877-594-4827

 

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ALL MONTH LONG:

AARP Tax Aide Help, Mondays – Thursdays, 9:30 am – Noon, Stillwater Senior Center, 1015 E. 12th Ave.  For community members who need help preparing tax forms, AARP tax aide volunteers will be on-hand to help people prepare and electronically file their returns at the Stillwater Senior Center beginning Feb. 1.  Taxpayers should bring the following documents with them for AARP Tax Aide help: Social Security Cards for the taxpayer, spouse, and dependents; Photo identification such as a driver’s license; A copy of TY 2014 Federal and State income tax returns; All forms indicating federal income tax paid; All 1099 forms of any kind (1099-MISC, INT, DIV, B, R); All wage and earning statements (Forms W-2, W-2G); Unemployment compensation statements; Bank Routing Numbers and Account Numbers for Direct Deposit; Total amount paid for Day Care and Provider’s identifying number and statement; All receipts and canceled checks if itemizing deductions.  The taxpayer must be present at the Tax-Aide site to receive assistance.  If filing “Married Filing Jointly,” then both spouses are required to sign the tax returns before filing.  The preparation service is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. No appointment is needed.  For more information, about tax services at the library, visit http://library.stillwater.org/, call (405) 372-3633 or e-mail at askalibrarian@stillwater.org.

 

AARP Tax Aide Help, Tuesdays – Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1207 s. Duck St..  For community members who need help preparing tax forms, AARP tax aide volunteers will be on-hand to help people prepare and electronically file their returns at the Stillwater Public Library beginning Feb. 2.  Taxpayers should bring the following documents with them for AARP Tax Aide help: Social Security Cards for the taxpayer, spouse, and dependents; Photo identification such as a driver’s license; A copy of TY 2014 Federal and State income tax returns; All forms indicating federal income tax paid; All 1099 forms of any kind (1099-MISC, INT, DIV, B, R); All wage and earning statements (Forms W-2, W-2G); Unemployment compensation statements; Bank Routing Numbers and Account Numbers for Direct Deposit; Total amount paid for Day Care and Provider’s identifying number and statement; All receipts and canceled checks if itemizing deductions.  The taxpayer must be present at the Tax-Aide site to receive assistance.  If filing “Married Filing Jointly,” then both spouses are required to sign the tax returns before filing.  The preparation service is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. No appointment is needed.  For more information, about tax services at the library, visit http://library.stillwater.org/, call (405) 372-3633 or e-mail at askalibrarian@stillwater.org.

 

Angie Piehl-Feral Beauty and Opulent Decay, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St.  Luxury. Accumulation. Alienation from nature. These topics, considered from a gendered perspective, are what artist and OSU Associate Professor Angela Piehl invites us to explore through paintings and drawings featured in this exhibition.  Using a wide range of sources, Piehl employs images and photographs of both designed and natural beauty as a starting point for abstracting and re-combining elaborately decorative, even at times grotesque, elements.  References to organic materials such as flesh, hair, tentacles, eggs, fat, bone, muscle, crystalline structures, and wood appear alongside her choices of color, pattern, and textural artifice to produce what Piehl calls “feral bouquets.”  At once engaging and seductive, while also repellent and abject, these biomorphic abstractions address multiple layers of the human condition through their allegorical and narrative allusions.  This exhibition is on view Nov. 9, 2015 – March 12, 2016.  It is curated by Mary Mikel Stump, Director/Curator, The University Galleries at Texas State University, Austin.  Admission is free.

 

Red Hot Orange, Student Union, OSU Campus.  A collaboration between the OSU Museum of Art and the OSU Student Union will bring internationally-known artist Trimpin, along with his visitor-activated art piece titled Red Hot Orange, to OSU this year.  Red Hot Orange is a red-painted baby grand piano with reconfigured strings that are altered to produce a variety of sounds. The instrument will be installed on the first floor of the Student Union, at the Bookstore entrance, through March 11. It will then move to the OSU Museum of Art until July. For more information about the OSU Museum of Art, visit museum.okstate.edu or call 405-744-2780.

 

Richard Tuttle-A Print Retrospective, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St.  As the first comprehensive survey of Richard Tuttle’s prints, this exhibition reveals the artist’s profound interest in the ambiguous and transitional nature of this art form. Since the 1960s, Richard Tuttle has created poetic, often ephemeral, works which – resolutely material and arranged with seemingly minimal interventions – address at closer inspection profound issues of material and illusion, of what we see and what we understand.  Prints with their unusual ability to render visible also hidden information of process and change offer for Tuttle’s artistic research a vital field of experimentation and cognition.  Since the 1970s, he has created a diverse printed oeuvre collaborating with renowned printers and publishers across the country.  Tuttle’s prints with often subtle and complex surfaces, lure us into careful and attentive looking and contemplation on the relationship between the material and the illusional.  This exhibition is the second in our New York Project, a series of exhibitions exploring key New York artists of the past 50 years.  Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective is curated by independent curator Christina von Rotenhan and organized by the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art in collaboration with the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine.  Free and open to the public from February 8 – May 7, 2016.

 

Stillwater Library Winter Reading Program, Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St.  Sign up for one of the Library’s winter reading programs for kids, teens, and adults. Each program provides incentives for reading and turning in reading logs.  This year, online logs will be provided through the library’s new tracking system, Wandoo.  Readers can show how much they have read, complete challenges and find out which prizes they have won. The Children’s program, “Knights’ Tales and Dragon’s Reads,” encourages daily reading.  Participants will earn a free book for recording 20 days of reading. The Teen program for students in 6-12 Grades, “A Cold Winter’s Knight,” includes prizes for the top three readers each month.  In addition, every participant will get to log their time reading for a chance to win the grand prize, a BB-8 Droid, straight from the new film, “Star Wars:The Force Awakens.”  Participants will earn one chance in the drawing for every 30 minutes they read. The adult challenge is to read their way around the world this winter in “Around the World in 80 Days,” participants will read at least one book either set in or written by an author from each of the seven different continents of the world.  Lists of authors and books for each continent are available at the library help desk or online.  The challenge must be completed within the 80 days between December 7 & Feb 25.  Participants will pick up or download a “passport” to begin reading around the world.  For each continent completed, the reader will receive a special candy from different countries.  Everyone who completes the entire challenge will be entered into a drawing for a basket of literary-themed prizes.

 

Clubhouse KaraokeSundays 1:00 – 6:00 pm, Stone Gate Apartments, Clubhouse behind Building L, 1815 N. Boomer Road. Don’t miss this family-friendly free karaoke show every week where anyone can participate. No alcohol is permitted, and no profanity or suggestive singing. Vocal ability doesn’t matter at this fun event, only fun. You do not have to sing to attend. Visit https://www.facebook.com/KSEshow for updates.

 

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Peak Performance Athletic Center Events

Oklahoma State University Department of Music February 2016 Events

Oklahoma WONDERtorium Calendar of Events

Stillwater Multi Arts Calendar

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Oklahoma State University Athletics

 Cowboy Tennis

February 2:  Cowboys vs. North Carolina, 3:30 pm

February 19:  Cowboys vs. Georgia State, 5:00 pm

Cowgirl Tennis

February 20:  Cowgirls vs. Washington, 1:00 pm

Wrestling

February 5:  Cowboys vs. Oklahoma, 7:00 pm

February 12:  Cowboys vs. Army, 7:00 pm

February 14:  Cowboys vs. Stanford, 2:00 pm

February 19:  Cowboys vs. North Carolina, 7:00 pm

Equestrian

February 6:  Cowboys/Cowgirls vs. Kansas State, 10:00 am

Cowboy Basketball

February 6:  Cowboys vs. Iowa State, 1:00 pm

February 13:  Cowboys vs. Kansas State, Noon

February 20:  Cowboys vs. Texas Tech, 8:30 pm

February 27:  Cowboys vs. West Virginia, 5:00 pm

Cowgirl Basketball

February 7:  Cowgirls vs. Texas Tech, 1:00 pm

February 13:  Cowgirls vs. West Virginia, 5:00 pm

February 24:  Cowgirls vs. Kansas, 7:00 pm

February 29:  Cowgirls vs. Kansas State, 8:00 pm

Stillwater High School Athletics

 Pioneer/Lady Pioneer Basketball

February 9:  Pioneers/Lady Pioneers vs. Yukon, 3:30/4:45/6:00/7:30

February 12:  Pioneers/Lady Pioneers vs. Edmond Santa Fe (Senior Night), 3:30/4:45/6:00/7:30

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