This Weekend in Stanly CountyBy Bridget Huckabee
Thunder in February—snow within ten days? Don’t you believe it. Stanly County is counting on some mild weather coming up soon to get out into our beautiful countryside for a little hiking, biking, running or just sitting in the sun. Meanwhile, take in a jewelry show, enjoy a cruise-in and indulge in a concert of good old country music. And next week, just in time for all those household and garden projects you’ve been planning all winter, we have a home improvement show in store for all you handy men and women.
Begin your weekend on Thursday with a jewelry show. Every year at this time Falling Rivers Gallery on West Main Street in downtown Albemarle welcomes artisans into the Gallery to provide visitors with an outstanding selection of jewelry, scarves, purses and accessories. This year, the “From the Heart Jewelry & Accessories” Show, which was scheduled to end February 22, has been extended to March 1. Because the unfortunate weather caused the Gallery to be closed the week of Valentine’s Day, it was decided to give shoppers a little more time to visit the show and find something wonderful for a gift – or a special treat for themselves. All the items are reasonably priced, one-of-a-kind items designed and made by local artisans. Don’t miss the last days of this unique show.
It’s the fourth Friday of the month and time for the Oakboro Cruise-in. Come and mingle with the crowd as they stroll Oakboro’s main street to admire the beautifully preserved unique cars and trucks on display. The event begins at 5 pm and there is no admission.
Saturday, Stanly County Concert Association presents Jason Petty’s Country Royalty. The show begins at 7:30 pm at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center. Jason’s new show joins Texas native and Nashville resident Carolyn Martin with Jason in a tribute to legendary artists Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Walking After Midnight, I Saw the Light, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams, Crazy, Hey Good Lookin’, Your Cheatin’ Heart are just a few of the hits in the show.
Coming next week: The Home Improvement Show takes place at Stanly County Commons from 9 am to 6 pm on Friday, March 7 and 9 am until 4 pm on Saturday, March 8. Admission is free and there is a $500 cash giveaway each day. This is the place for all your home improvement and landscaping needs.
Also next week: The Stanly County Heritage Workshop will take place on Saturday, March 8 from 8:30 am until 3 pm at the First Baptist Church on 2nd Street in downtown Albemarle. This is a free workshop for all those interested in knowing about their Stanly County Heritage. Lunch will be served and donations are accepted.
Enjoy your Stanly County weekend.