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Tunes from the 'Toons: Looney & Otherwise
Western Piedmont Symphony

Thursday, September 14th
7 PM
Tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce

Mountain Heritage Festival
Saturday, September 16th

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Ongoing Events and Entertainment
Come just to listen or to dance to the blue grass and old time musicians who play every  Tuesday and Saturday beginning at 7pm. Admission  is $5 on Tuesday and $6 on Saturday. Line Dancing classes are also offered on Monday nights beginning at 6pm. The Jubilee is located on North Main Street, across from the Courthouse. 

Local blue grass and old time musicians jam each Monday, 2 blocks north of the Courthouse at the Crouse House in Crouse Park, beginning at 6pm. Come and play or just listen. No charge, but a donation is appreciated. 336-372-5473

Shop Sparta 
The town of Sparta offers a variety of art galleries, apparel and accessory stores, gift shops, restaurants and even an old fashioned hardware store. Click here to learn more about the merchants in Sparta. 
Barn Quilt Trails 

Barns and other buildings around the county display squares illustrating quilt patterns and add interest to a driving tour of the countryside. Drop by Alleghany Chamber of Commerce and Visitors' Center for a brochure. We are in the rock building with the green awning (58 South Main Street, Sparta). Our foyer is always open and a brochure is always available.

Driving Loops
Brochures for three driving loops of the Alleghany country-side are available at the Alleghany Chamber of Commerce and Visitors' Center. Each loop is about a leisurely hour's drive and includes information on historic points along the way. The Chamber office is in the rock building with the green awning (58 South Main Street, Sparta). Our foyer is always open and a brochure is always available.
Be sure to visit when planning a trip this Spring or Summer. Open Thursday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm. There's never an admission charge. Stop by to experience local history and to see the new displays, 7 North Main Street, Sparta.

Veterans' Morning Coffee & Breakfast
 at the VFW
The VFW hosts an informal full breakfast including, biscuits, gravy, eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, and coffee every Wednesday from 8:30-11am. All veterans are invited to attend.  Click to learn more .
The VFW Military Museum is open to the public, 10am-2pm, every Wednesday and Saturday in the basement of the VFW Post 7034, 1193 US Highway 21 S, Sparta, NC. Admission is free. 

Alleghany Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 800-372-5473
Weekly Chamber Brief
Alleghany Chamber of Commerce September 13, 2017
Welcome New Member!

Please join the Chamber in welcoming new member, Glade Creek Animal Hospital, PLLC
Mountain Heritage Festival

The 23rd Annual Mountain Heritage Festival will be on
Saturday, September 16th from
10 AM until 4:30 PM. The whole Main Street of Sparta will be shut down and lined with craft vendors as well as live bands and food! Be sure to come out and celebrate our Mountain Heritage! 
Western Piedmont Symphony
Old Fashioned Day at Stone Mountain State Park

Old fashioned day at Stone Mountain State Park will begin at 11 AM until 4 PM on Saturday, September 16th. There will be live music, displays of quilting, blacksmithing, looming, fishing lure tying, bee keeping, basket weaving, pottery, and much more! 
For more information please call   (336) 957-8185.

Books 'N Friends

GIGANTIC Fall sale! All books will be half price on
September 15th & 16th, 2017. 
There's something for everyone! 

Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Monday 10 AM until 4:00 PM

Located at 35 N. Main Street. Sparta, NC 28675
Alleghany Writers

Alleghany Writers   creative writing group is calling all writers!
We will meet at 4pm, on September 21st in the Alleghany Library. Meetings include exercises, critique, and discussion. Writers of all skill levels are invited to participate. Meetings adjourn at 5:30pm.  

Mountain Soul Music Festival

Jonah Riddle and the Carolina Express (Bluegrass/Gospel) Burnsville, NC will be performing Sunday, September 24th. The Mountain Soul Music Festival will be held on every last Sunday of the month starting in April until December.
Admission is free but donations are appreciated! Located at Christ Episcopal Church in Sparta, NC. 

Alleghany County Library Programming Events

Saturday, September 16 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm - Astronomy Event 
Echo Ridge Astronomical Society. This Astronomy group will be set up at on Main Street of Sparta during the Heritage Festival. Check with the Library for more information and exact location. Don't miss it!

Tuesday, September 26 @ 12 noon - 'Alleghany Memories'  (Part of showing of DVD series of interviews done of local residents.  This program will focus on former Alleghany County Librarians, Mildred Torney and Pauline Jolly.)

To pre-register, or for more information, contact the Alleghany County Library at the above information.

Upcoming WCC- Alleghany Center Classes 

Classes starting in October:                                          

Cake Decorating: October 3-November 21
Tuesdays from 6 PM until 8 PM. Cost is $50. Space is limited.

Mac iOS: October 26- December 14
Thursdays from 6 PM until 8 PM. Cost is $75. Space is limited. 

Smart House: October 2- November 20
Mondays from 6 PM until 8 PM. Cost is $50.

Welding II: October 5- November 30
Thursdays from 6 PM until 9 PM. Cost is $70 PLUS insurance.

CPR for the Community: October 14
Saturday from 8 AM until 12 PM. Cost is $35.

Self Defense: October 24- December 12
Tuesday from 6 PM until 8 PM. Cost is $40.

Appalachian Music Course: October 10-December 12
Tuesdays from 6 PM until 8 PM. Cost is $50.

Wilkes CC Small Business Center- Alleghany Center
New River State Park Upcoming Activities

New River State Park: River Run / Hickory Trail
October 7, 2017, 02:00 pm- Approx. 03:00 pm:
Join a Ranger at the Highway 221 visitor center, and learn what makes the New River one of the oldest in the world.  The hike will take us on a moderate trail winding through pine forest that lead to the river's edge, and then travels back to the visitor center with oaks and hickories overhead.

Needle Workers

The Alleghany County Library invites needle workers of all experience levels to meet together at the Alleghany County Library on
Wednesdays at 10 AM for needle work and fellowship! For additional information, call
336-372-5573 or email
Weekly Rotary Program

The Club meets every 
Thursday at 7 am  in the 
Alleghany Memorial Hospital Solarium for a buffet breakfast and program. Visitors are welcome. 

September 7th:  Wrenn Kilmartin, Subject:  Guatemala Stove and Water Purifier Project
September 14th:  Terry Edwards & Heather Andrews,  Subject: Blue Ridge Developmental Day School
September 21st: Scarlett Dowdy & Tres Fordham,  Subject:  Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference and Retreat Center

Questions? Call Matt Kovacich at  336-200-2215. Learn more about the Alleghany Rotary Club at  sparta-nc.com/rotary.

Alleghany Jubilee Happenings!
Join us for the 
Hillbilly Hoedown  with 
Rise and Shine Band  every Tuesday night. Admission $5 on Tuesday, $6 on Saturday, age 12 and under free.
Hours are 7-10 pm unless otherwise noted. All ages welcome.

Saturday, Sept. 16: Crooked Road Ramblers
Saturday, Sept. 23: Burnt Mountain Band
Saturday, Oct. 7: Appalachian Mountain Girls
Saturday, Oct. 14: Mountain Park
Saturday, Oct. 21: closed for Hillbilly Comedy and Variety Show
Saturday, Oct. 28: Buck Mountain Band

Line Dance lessons on Monday nights from 6-7:30 pm, $3 per person 
per lesson.
The Alleghany Jubilee is at 25 North Main Street in Sparta, NC. Doors open at 6 p.m. For information call (336) 407-2603 or (336) 657-1441. Recorded schedule information: (336) 200-4949.