This Weekend in Stanly County
By Bridget Huckabee
One word can describe February weather here in our region: variety. That word also describes February events here in Stanly County. We have jewelry and bridal shows, a running event, basketball games, and dance competitions.
If you haven’t already checked out the jewelry show From the Heart, at Falling Rivers Gallery, now is the time. The show lasts through Saturday so you can still catch it. It is an event not to be missed with booths and tables filled with one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry designed and made by local artists. And check out the rest of the Gallery with its displays of painting, sculpture and pottery, all by local artists. Falling Rivers Gallery is situated on West Main Street next door to Starnes Jewelers.
On Saturday, two basketball games take place at Pfeiffer University. The Pfeiffer Women’s Basketball team takes on King at 5:30 pm in the Pfeiffer gymnasium followed by the Pfeiffer Men’s Basketball team as they take on King at 7:30 pm.
At the Agri-Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday, another type of competition takes place. Star Systems Regional Dance Competition comes to town with 36 categories and 10 age divisions of dance competition. Dances feature styles from tap and jazz, to modern and ballet, and a variety of styles in between. The competition is open to ages 3 to 25.
More competition takes place on Sunday, this time in downtown Albemarle. The event is the Run for Their Lives 5k and the purpose is to raise awareness and pay tribute to fallen police officers. All proceeds for this event will go to the Charlotte’s Finest Legacy Foundation. Runners can register online, at Vac and Dash or on the day of the race.
Sunday is also the Time for Brides. Dennis Vineyards is hosting a bridal show—yes, it’s called A Time for Brides—that will feature over 40 different vendors from throughout the area showcasing everything from the Cake to the DJ, with caterers, photographers, cake decorators and florists all showing off their special talents. The show takes place at the vineyard’s beautiful event facility, “A Place in the Vineyard” from 1pm to 5 pm. Admission is free. There’s always a great turn out for this show so if you’re planning a wedding this is the place to be.
If some of the variety in our weather conditions doesn’t please you, the variety of events Stanly County has to offer surely will.