By Bridget Huckabee for the SNAP
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 —
It’s time to get out in the crisp autumn air for an end-of-season picnic or an easy hike in one of Stanly County’s many parks. There are fish waiting to be caught in our beautiful lakes, pickin’ on the porch of a country inn to enjoy, wineries, antique shops and galleries to visit.
Begin your weekend on Thursday with a visit to Norwood Museum to view a special exhibit called Antique Quilts and King Cotton. The ten quilts are on loan from the Gregg Museum of Art and Design at NC State University. The exhibit includes black and white photography of early cotton farming, an old steam whistle and a skein reel used for winding cotton. The exhibit runs through November 25, 2012.
On Thursday, in recognition of our veterans, The Historical Society of Stanly County and the Stanly County Museum present “Trauma: Unseen Wounds to the Soul.” The program is presented by Army Chaplain and author, Retired Lieutenant Colonel James D. Johnson. The program begins at 7 pm at the DAV Chapter 12, 1540 Hwy 24/27 West, Albemarle (near Burleson Square). The program is free and open to the public. However, due to limited seating, reservations are necessary.
On Friday through Sunday, the Uwharrie Players present the courtroom drama, Twelve Angry Men. Directed by Rod Almond, the performances take place at the Agri-Civic Center. Evening performances begin at 7:30 pm and the matinee is at 2:30 pm. Don’t miss this exciting drama by our very talented local theater group.
Saturday brings us the Stanly County Veterans Day Parade beginning at 11 am at the Albemarle YMCA. Come out and cheer, bring a flag to wave and show support for our veterans as they march proudly through town. For more information please call Commander Gene Starnes at the American Legion Post 520, 704-983-3293.
Now here’s a chance to begin your Christmas shopping. The 31st Annual Stanfield Arts and Craft Show will be held at Stanfield Elementary School, 101 Montgomery Avenue, Stanfield. The event is from 8 am until 5 pm on Saturday and from Noon until 4:30 pm on Sunday. There’ll be hamburgers, hot dogs, Santa pictures, Rock Store Bar-B-Q and over 100 crafters. This is the place to find unique gifts of all kinds.
Also on Saturday, from 10 am until 6 pm, Uwharrie Vineyards presents its Local Artist and Holiday Party. Lantern Hill Pottery from Seagrove will be there as will author, Harvey Burgess, Lou Ann Ingram with her beautiful carved gourds, Gran Nanny’s Goat Milk Soap, J. K. Stained Glass and Guitar Artist, Bob Redding and many more. There’ll be Fresh Chicken and Turkey Wraps available for purchase along with cheeses, crackers, salsa, chocolate and sausage and, of course, juice, water and drinks. .
And throughout the day, what better way to get ready for the 2012 Holiday Season than to stock up on wines. The Vineyard will be running “Buy One – Get One for Free” Specials throughout the day on such wines as their Chardonnay, Carlos, White Syrah, Noble, Muscat, Magnolia, Red Velvet, Strawberry, Autumn Blush, and Frost Velvet just to name a few. The Gift Shop will be filled with New Holiday Season items. It will be a great time to enjoy the Local NC Arts and Artist, relax either inside in the Vineyard’s banquet hall while listening to great live music, or outside on the large patio. It’s a great way to celebrate the start to the Holiday Season.
Now here’s a unique way to get supper on this Saturday evening: drive in or fly in to the Albemarle-Stanly County Airport for an Oyster Roast and Fish Fry. This fundraiser for the Uwharrie Eagles Flying Club starts at 5 pm and ends at 8 pm. There’ll be door prizes and a “50/50” cash pot drawing. Tickets are sold only in advance so to buy yours call 704-791-8324 or visit www.uwharrieeagles.org, and check out the delicious-sounding menu.
Enjoy this autumn weekend and the many fun events that Stanly County has to offer.