The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


November 8, 2011

This Weekend in Stanly County November 10

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 — Hikers, bikers, golfers and walkers throughout Stanly County are enjoying these crisp autumn days.  And the county’s wineries, antique shops and galleries provide plenty of places indoors if the weather turns chilly. The local college athletic teams are in high gear and looking for supporting fans. And this weekend is when we turn out to show our support for those who have served in the military.

On Thursday and Friday, the Stanly Community College Men’s Baseball team takes on the Iron Man Challenge. The game starts at 1pm on both days and will be played at the Don Montgomery Park. Come on out and support the Eagles.

On Friday there’s a full day of fun events to be had at the Fork Farm and Stables in Norwood. The Red Shoe Shootout Sporting Clays Tournament benefits the new Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte on Morehead Street which will serve families of young patients at the Presbyterian Hemby Children’s Hospital and the Levine Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center. Come on out for a great day in a beautiful setting and support a worthy cause.

The Stanly County Veterans Day Parade starts at 11 am on Saturday in downtown Albemarle.  Go a little early and take the kids to have their faces painted at the Courthouse Square Park by Vicki Galloway. Then line the parade route to cheer on the marchers and show your support for those who have served.  

At 1 pm head off to the Pfeiffer University campus and cheer on the Pfeiffer Swimming team as they take on Lenoir-Rhyne/Converse.

From 2 pm to 5 pm the Four-Legged Freedom 5K takes place at Don Montgomery Park in Albemarle. This is a great fundraiser for the Stanly County Humane Society. Bring your dog or dogs and your friends to show support for our four-legged friends.

This fall weekend, with plenty of color still left in the woods, it’s a good time to visit Rocky River Vineyards. Situated just off Highway 24/27 on the Charlotte side of Locust, the vineyard sits on the banks of Big Meadow Creek where it flows into the Rocky River. The first grapes were planted in 2003. Today the vineyard boasts wine tastings, a gift shop and a variety of wines to choose from. Wildlife abounds around the grape vines with geese, wild turkeys and deer grazing in the pastures. Ride out and enjoy this unique venue where you can soak in the peace and quiet of the countryside, and enjoy a glass of wine within the sound of a gurgling creek.

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