By Bridget Huckabee for the SNAP
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 —
From an exhibit on the gentle art of quilting to the excitement of clay shooting, and from a courtroom to a vineyard, this weekend in Stanly County offers plenty of variety. You can even take an imaginary trip to Tuscany for a worthy cause.
From Thursday, November 1 through November 25, 2012, Norwood Museum hosts a unique exhibit, Antique Quilts and King Cotton, with selections from the Farmer/James Quilt Collection of the Gregg Museum of Art and Design at NC State University. Admission is free.
On Friday, the beautiful venue of the Fork Farm and Stables in Norwood hosts the 2nd Annual Ronald McDonald Red Shoe Shootout. This event is shooting clays for kids. Join the fun for the 2nd Annual charity shoot to benefit the RMH of Charlotte. Participants will enjoy 12 challenging stations with additional contests. Breakfast and lunch provided. The event begins at 7:30 am and ends at 10:30 am.
Now for an exciting courtroom drama: Uwharrie Players present the play, Twelve Angry Men. Directed by Rod Almond, performances are at the Agri-Civic Center from November 2 through 4, and November 9 through 11, 2012. Evening performances are at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm. You won’t want to miss this exciting drama performed by the talented cast of Stanly County’s own Uwharrie Players.
On Saturday, Rocky River Vineyards puts on its Fall Festival. From 11 am until 6 pm you’ll find local artists, music, wine, food and more at this lovely venue in the western corner of Stanly County. Admission is free. Come and celebrate the fall harvest.
Just in time for your holiday shopping, make plans to attend “A Toast to Tuscany”, a gala auction to support the initiatives of GHA Autism Supports. Presented by Tim Marburger Honda, the event is scheduled for 6 pm on Saturday, November 3rd at the Stanly Regional Family & Education Center and will include over 175 items up for bid including fine jewelry, trips, art, sports memorabilia, electronics and more. A complete list of items can be viewed at
Make a difference for the individuals with autism that GHA supports and enjoy wonderful Italian cuisine prepared by Chef Tim and the Special Events Staff at Stanly Regional. All ticket holders will be automatically entered in a drawing for $1,000 cash. The drawing will take place at the conclusion of the live auction and you must be present to win.
Come enjoy the many varied events of a Stanly County weekend.