Community Events for October 15-21, 2012

October 15, 2012

October 15:  Wellness Talk, 6:30pm at Sunrise Health Institute. Dr Matt Allen and Dr Jesse Wenninger will be talking about Health Mastery. Please RSVP to 405-707-3050 as space is limited.


October 15-19:  National Brown Swiss Show, Payne County Expo Center.  The Oklahoma Brown Swill Association is proud to host the Southwestern National Brown Swill Show in conjunction with the Heart of America Expo and Sale.  For more information, email:


October 15-November 2:  The Veil-Visible and Invisible Spaces, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Bartlett Art Gallery, OSU Campus.  This exhibition features 29 artists including videographers, filmmakers, and new media artists, as well as painters, sculptors, performance and installation artists.  Each examines and redefines the veil in its numerous manifestations and interpretations, and put the veil and veiling into context.  This exhibition intends to engage received wisdom, particularly current clichés and stereotypes about Islamic practices, and to reflect on the great ubiquity, importance and profundity of the veil throughout human history and imagination.  Curated by Jennifer Heath, this exhibition is a visual companion to Heath’s edited volume “The Veil: Women Writers on its History, Lore, and Politics” (University of California Press).  The Veil is funded in part by Boulder Arts Commission, the Puffin Foundation, Ltd., Firyal Alsalabi and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.


October 15:  Mike Gundy Radio Show Live from Rib Crib, 6:00-7:00 pm.

October 16:  Walk-n-Talk Series, 7:15-7:45 am, Botanic Garden at OSU.  Free to the public. A wonderful opportunity to walk in The Botanic Gardens, get some exercise and enjoy what’s blooming in the gardens.  Cancelled if weather is inclement.

October 16:  Homecoming-Harvest Carnival, 6:00-8:00 pm, Payne County Expo Center.  The OSU Alumni Association’s presentation of Homecoming 2012:  ‘The Life, The Legend, The Legacy’ continues with the harvest Carnival & Chili Cook-Off.  Come see firsthand the tradition that began Homecoming.  This carnival, created just for kids, is put on every year by the OSU student body, including Greek Houses, Residential Halls and Student Organizations.  Harvest Carnival includes games, prizes, music and a wide variety of other activities.  Admission is one canned good per person.  Additional canned good donations can be used to purchase game tickets.  One canned good donation equals two game tickets.  For more information about “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration,” visit

October 16-19 & 21:  The Yellow Boat, 7:30-9:30 pm (16th-19th) & 2:30 pm (21st), Jerry L. David Theatre, OSU Campus.  The Yellow Boat, by David Saar and directed by Sally Sparks, is a glorious affirmation of a child’s life and the strength and courage of all children.  The Yellow Boat is a true story of the playwright’s son, Benjamin, who was born with congenital hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications.  A gifted visual artist, Benjamin transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings.  Through his darkest moments and his most colorful, Benjamin relives the beauty of his own life.  The Yellow Boat is a play that brings courage and hope to people of all ages and continues to inspire around the world.  There will be a talkback following each performance.


October 16:  Allied Arts Presents – Capitol Steps, 8:00-10:00 pm, Seretean Center Concert Hall, OSU Campus.  Season tickets available through the Allied Arts Office, 405-744-7509.  Individual show tickets available at the University Store 405-744-7400 approximately two weeks prior to each performance.

October 16:  Live Music at Zannotti’s featuring Jim Barnes, 8:00-10:00 pm, Zannotti’s Wine Bar.


October 17:  2nd Annual Craft and Trade Show, Payne County Fairgrounds, Heritage Hall.  Open to the Public!  Show is being held in conjunction with the Heart of America Expo/Southwestern National Brown Swill Show.  Times:  Wednesday Noon-8:00 pm   Thursday 9:00 am-8:00 pm   Friday 9:00 am-8:00 pm


October 17:  Art History Faculty Roundtable Series, Noon-1:00 pm, 104 Bartlett Center, OSU Campus.  Dr. Louise Siddons, American Art.  Students and the public have the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of topics from each faculty member’s current research and publication projects.  Free and open to the public.

October 17:  Homecoming-Hester Street Painting, Noon, Hester Street on OSU Campus.  The OSU Alumni Association’s presentation of Homecoming 2012:  ‘The Life, The Legend, The Legacy’ continues with Hester Street Painting.  Each year, OSU family members paint encouraging messages for the Cowboy Football team and coaches to read on Hester Street during the Spirit Walk on game day.  The OSU Alumni Association will provide supplies and fans of all ages are encouraged to attend.  For more information about “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration,” visit


October 17:  Senior Recital-Chuck Stewart, Horn, 2:30-3:30 pm, Seretean Center Concert Hall, OSU Campus.  This event is free and open to the public.


October 17:  “High Ground” documentary, 7:30 pm, Student Union Theatre, OSU Campus.  See the pre-release screening of the new film “High Ground”!  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and parking is free in the Student Union garage for those who attend.  Sponsored by the Student Union, The screening is a way of honoring local veterans and raising awareness of support opportunities.  High Ground is a documentary about eleven veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who join an expedition to climb the 20,000 foot Himalayan giant Mount Lobuche. With blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and a team of Everest summiters as their guides, they set out on an emotional and gripping climb to reach the top in an attempt to heal the emotional and physical wounds of the longest war in U.S. history.  Representing nearly every branch of the military, the veterans, and the Gold Star Mom who joins their trek, bring humor and deep emotion to this hero’s journey all captured with breathtaking, vertigo-inducing cinematography by three-time Emmy winner, director Michael Brown.  Brown himself will be on the Stillwater campus and will participate in a question-and-answer session after the screening. Also, a veteran featured in the film, Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Nicolette “Nico” Maroulis, will also be present. The OSU Student Union has made it possible for film goers to attend for free.


October 18:  Noon Concert Series, Noon-1:00 pm, Edmon Low Library, OSU Campus.  This event is free and open to the public. 

October 18:  The Veil-Visible and Invisible Spaces, Bartlett Art Gallery, OSU Campus. Gallery Talk, 12:30-1:30 pm.  Join Jennifer Heath, curator of The Veil:  Visible and Invisible Spaces exhibition, for a gallery talk to learn more about the works on view in this exhibition.  ::Reception for The Veil-Visible and Invisible Spaces, 5:00-6:00 pm.  ::Discussion, 6:00-7:00 pm, Join a roundtable discussion led by faculty members from History, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Art to examine the exhibition and the issues it raises about Islamic culture, gender and visual arts.  All events are free and open to the public.


October 18:  Intro to Excel 2010, 6:30-8:00 pm, Stillwater Public, room 119.  Excel is a useful program for keeping budgets and making basic databases (like inventories or other lists) with information fields that need to be individually sorted or calculated.  In this introduction, you will learn how to create a spreadsheet, how to navigate and enter information into cells, how to format text and cells, how to add and remove rows and columns, how to use autofill, and how to perform very basic calculations.  Prerequisites:  Attendees must know how to use a mouse, how to scroll, how to use the left and right clicks on the mouse and must be generally familiar with a keyboard


October 18:  OSU Percussion Ensembles Performance, 8:00-9:00 pm, Seretean Center, OSU Campus.  This event is free and open to the public.


October 19:  Ribbon Cutting-Cavender’s Western Outfitters, 11:30 am-Noon, across from Olive Garden.

October 19:  Homecoming-Walkaround, 5:30-9:00 pm, Greek Row.  The OSU Alumni Association’s presentation of Homecoming 2012:  ‘The Life, The Legend, The Legacy’ continues with Walkaround. Many Cowboys describe “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration” with one word; “Walkaround”.  Students from the Greek community volunteer hundreds of hours to build magnificent house decorations for the OSU family to enjoy.  The streets of the Greek neighborhood will be closed off at 5:30 p.m. and overflowing with excitement!  Bring your family and friends (pets are not allowed) to celebrate America’s greatest Homecoming tradition!  For more information about “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration,” visit

October 19:  Homecoming & Hoops, 9:00-11:00 pm, Gallagher-Iba Arena.  The OSU Alumni Association’s presentation of Homecoming 2012:  ‘The Life, The Legend, The Legacy’ continues with the Homecoming & Hoops.  The Homecoming Spirit Rally and annual Basketball Bash events have combined into the Homecoming & Hoops event held annually after Walkaround to showcase “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration” and the upcoming Cowboy and Cowgirl basketball seasons.  Several of Homecoming’s awards are announced throughout the evening at Homecoming & Hoops and fans also have the opportunity to hear from OSU coaches and players.  This year’s Homecoming & Hoops will begin at 9:00 pm inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. Doors will open at 8:00 pm. For more information about “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration,” visit


October 19:  Fall Contra Dance, 7:30-10:00 pm, Stillwater Community Center.  Are you looking for a fun, social dance with live music, where everything is taught but you hardly need a lesson to join in?  Contra dancing is traditional American social dance, where everyone dances with everyone else.  The music is lively, with roots in Irish jigs and reels, Appalachian folk, and American swing.  It’s family-friendly:  we have dancers from 8 to 80!  The beginner lesson begins at 7:30 pm and the dance starts at 8:00 pm.  Admission is $5; $4 for students, and all you need is a clean pair of shoes to dance in!  Louise Siddons will call this dance with band Random Notes.  For more information, find us on Facebook under “A Contra Affair”.


October 19:  Senior Recital-Sean McKinney, Trumpet, 8:00-9:00 pm, Seretean Center Concert Hall, OSU Campus.  This event is free and open to the public.

October 19:  Reckless Kelly at The Tumbleweed, All-Day event.  For ticket information:  405-372-1614 or


October 19&20:  Joe State Tailgate.  Two Day, All Age, Outdoor Event On Friday, October 19, there will be live music from Chad Sullivans and the Last Call Coalition, Gooding and Ryan Reid, Jake Moffat and many more!  Saturday, Gooding will be performing three hours before kickoff and DJ Fishr Pryce will be live inside Joe’s at 10:00 pm

October 20:  Homecoming-Sea of Orange Parade, 8:00 am, Main Street, Downtown Stillwater.  The OSU Alumni Association’s presentation of Homecoming 2012:  ‘The Life, The Legend, The Legacy’ begins/continues with the Sea of Orange Parade.  Thousands of OSU alumni, family and friends pack Main Street in Downtown Stillwater to see the Sea of Orange Parade the morning of Homecoming.  The parade consists of more than 100 entries by OSU Greek Houses, Residential Halls, student organizations, alumni and the Stillwater community.  The parade is broadcasted live by students of the OSU School of Media and Strategic Communications and broadcast in Stillwater on Suddenlink cable channel 16.  The students’ broadcast is also streamed online by the OSU Alumni Association.  For more information about “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration,” visit


October 20:  Hall of Fame Block Party, Hall of Fame Avenue.  Join other cowboy fans in the Hall of Fame Block Party three hours prior to kickoff on the north side of the stadium for carnival concessions, Nike tent, inflatable games, music and college football on the GoVision.  In addition, special events and guests throughout the season, the north side of Boone Pickens Stadium will feature several vendors offering “Made in Oklahoma” merchandise.  And don’t forget about “The Walk” 2 hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff!  Cowboy football isn’t just a game.  It’s an event.  Live Orange!

October 20:  Cowboy Corral-America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration, ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.  Join the OSU Alumni Association for the ultimate game day experience at the Cowboy Corral!  This week’s Corral honors “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration,” that draws more than 70,000 people into Stillwater, OK!  Doors open three-and-a-half hours prior to kickoff at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center, and all OSU alumni, family and friends are welcome.  Food and beverage options include Hideaway pizza, Freddie Paul’s burgers and brats, The Daily Grind coffee, drinks, and adult beverages. OSU Alumni Association members will enjoy a variety of giveaways and coupons throughout the season including foam pistols, hand fans and coupons to Stillwater merchants.  A pep rally with Pistol Pete, the OSU Spirit Squad and the Cowboy Marching Band will be held two-and-a-half hours prior to kickoff, which is followed by The Walk on Hester Street.  Weather permitting, pictures with Bullet will take place one-and-a-half hour prior to kickoff.  Other college football games will be shown throughout the day on our two 15-foot big screens.  Single game and season parking passes are available for those interested at the corner of University and Hester streets.  Alumni Association members also have access to discounted game day child care options through the YMCA and discounted RV parking options through the Stillwater Elk’s Lodge.  For more information on the Cowboy Corral, visit

October 20:  Botanic Garden at OSU Open House, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Botanic Garden at OSU.  This event is open to the public and free. Offers the community an opportunity to come out and tour the gardens either on their own or with the help of a Botanic Garden Ambassador.

October 20:  Pickens Auctions – Cushing Residential Real Estate Auction, 10:00 am, 1102 E. 5th Cushing, OK.  Offering a beautiful, well maintained 3 bed, 2 bath home with so much to offer! The location is excellent and the home would be a great starter or investment opportunity.  PLUS  A full line of personal property.  The personal property auction will start as soon as the Real Estate Auction is complete.  There is something at the auction for everyone…  Join us for a preview:  October 12th or 19th, 1:00-3:00 pm.  For more information and photos, visit:


GameDay at the Union:  GameDay at the Union (GDAU) begins three hours prior to kick off on OSU home football game days.  Located on the northeast corner of the Student Union just off of Hester Street, GDAU is a family-friendly event featuring free activities such as a bounce house, OSU tattoos, a poster making station and giveaways.  It’s the perfect way to kick off game day on the OSU campus!

WONDERtorium Game Day Camps for Kids – The Oklahoma WONDERtorium announces Game Day Camps for Kids to be held on all OSU “home” football Saturdays.  The WONDERtorium is Oklahoma’s newest children’s museum, located in Stillwater at 308 W. Franklin Lane, just north of the Stillwater High School football stadium.  Continuing with the Iowa State game on October 20th and for every home game, Game Day Camps for Kids will begin 1 hour prior to kickoff** and continue for a maximum of 6 hours.  Activities include interactive play with the museum’s 14 exhibits, crafts, snacks and more.  Only 15 children will be registered per camp.  Camps will be conducted by museum staff with a 1 adult to 5 children ratio.  Cost of each game day camp is $60 plus tax and pre-registration is required.


All Month Long:

Pat Evans Fall Art Show, Stillwater Community Center, 8th and Duck.  Visual Arts viewable to the public during normal business hours.

Making Sense of the American Civil War, 6:30 pm, Stillwater Public Library, 1007 S. Duck.  Stillwater Public Library will host a free five-part reading and discussion series called “Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War.” The group discussion events will be held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. on October 1, 15, & 29 and November 12.  Dr. James Huston will lead each of the discussions. Huston, Regents Professor in OSU’s Department of History, received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois in 1980, specializing in nineteenth century economic and political history.  To register for the discussion series, please stop by the Stillwater Public Library’s Help Desk, call (405) 372-3633, ext. 106 or email .


Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Gardiner Art Gallery, OSU Campus.  This exhibition surveys recent works from all current and emeritus faculty in the Department of Art.  The compelling display features works over a diverse range of themes and media, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, metalwork, and digital design.  This exhibition offers a rare opportunity for students and the community to view the talents of our faculty artists who challenge and inspire them on a daily basis.

The Bible Looking Glass:  Manifold Reflections of History, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater.  This exhibit was produced by the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History and includes bibles from its collection and the community.  The exhibit was created in support of the traveling exhibit “Manifold Greatness:  The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible” hosted by the OSU Library in August and September. Museum admission is free!  Donations fund Museum operations. Museum  Find us on Facebook and Foursquare!


Stillwater Pioneers Football

October 18:  Pioneers vs. Sand Springs, 7:30 pm


Oklahoma State University Sports

OSU Football

October 20:  Cowboys vs. Iowa State, TBA

October 27:  Cowboys vs. TCU, TBA


Step4ward Fitness Training – Group Schedule

Click here to view calendar with times and locations.

You are welcome to come to any and all classes.
Come try Shelley’s classes for a week….FREE!
Contact Shelley at: or 405-334-3707

Stay update on the latest fitness tips and fun videos on her Facebook Page

Stillwater K-Life

Klub: Junior High- 5:45 to 7:pm and High School: 7:30  to 8:45pm
Super K: 4th and 5th grades-second and forth Tuesday of the month at 4pm
Krazy K: 7 year olds to 3rd grade- third Tuesday of the month at 4pm
For more info:

For more upcoming fun happenings at Stillwater K-Life, visit out Facebook page.


Stillwater Family YMCA

Join the Y!! Check out membership details here

Questions?  Call the Y at 372.5833

Stay up to date on all of the latest specials and community events. Become a fan at

If you have any additional information on an event or any events not listed, please leave a comment.

Previous post:

Next post: