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Arts & Craft Show
December 2, 2017

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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 October 11, 2017
Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail is seeking proposals from communities along the trail route that are interested in hosting our three-day member meeting - known as the Gathering of Friends - in February or March of 2019 and 2020.

Deadline to submit proposals: Friday, November 3, 2017 by 5:00 pm.
Please reach out to Betsy Brown, 919 518 1713, bbrown@mountainstoseatrail.org with any questions.  Thank you for considering being a host to the Gathering of  Friends. 

2017 READ

The 2017 READ Committee will have tickets on sale
Wednesday, October 11th for the
'Dimestore Luncheon with Lee Smith'. A limited number of tickets will be sold at
Books n Friends beginning at 10 am. Each ticket costs
$20 and
only cash can be accepted. The Luncheon will be held November 11th at the Mustard Seed café.

Democratic Party Meeting

The Democratic Party will hold their monthly meeting, October 12, 2017 at Kanpai Restaurant. Meet and great will begin at 6:00 pm. You may order dinner (optional - Dutch Treat) and the meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.

Sunshine Walk

Alleghany Lives will hold its Sunshine Walk on 
Saturday, Oct. 14, from the Prayer Garden at Sparta United Methodist Church to Crouse Park in support of
suicide prevention beginning at  10 a.m.

At Crouse Park, psychologist Charles Rudy will make some brief remarks. There will be a group activity and refreshments. Participants are encouraged to wear yellow and purple, the colors chosen for the suicide prevention effort. 
The walk is to raise awareness, offer support for those who have lost loved ones and encourage everyone to seek help if they are contemplating suicide. For more information, call
Julia Simmons, 336-971-0098, or Bob Bamberg, 336-200-2468.

Suicide Intervention Training

Training for ordinary citizens to learn how to confront individuals they believe may be considering suicide is being offered  Oct. 18 at the Alleghany Public Library at 12 noon.

QPR - Question, Persuade, Refer - training is an hour-long program that requires no prior experience or training. There is no charge for this training, but seating is limited. Bring a bag lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided. 
Contact Kathi Linehan with questions or to register at 336-830-9001 or katstargazer54@gmail.com. Sponsored by Alleghany Lives.

23rd Annual Hillbilly Comedy & Variety Show

The 23rd Annual Hillbilly Comedy & Variety Show will be held on
Saturday, October 21st at 7 p.m. in the
Alleghany Community Auditorium.  
Tickets will be on sale at the door for $10 adults, $3 for children 6-12 years and children under 6 years old will be admitted FREE.  Advanced tickets for adults may be purchased for $8.00. Please call 336-372-7284 to purchase ticket(s) Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or for more information.
All proceeds go to assist low income families with emergency heating and electric, the Head Start Lending Library Program and scholarships for high school seniors.  

Studio Redwood

"Dime Store Memories" Mon Oct 23, 6-8 pm. $35- 
Paint a treasure you might have found in a dime store when you were a child.
11" X 14" Acrylic on Canvas.
Examples and All supplies furnished.
For beginning or advanced students.

Adult Chair Caning Class w/Mike Dees 
Sat., Oct. 28th, 9:30 a.-3 p.-
Centered Diamond Pattern  $60. 
Call for Supply List
Class size limited to 7 & fills quickly!

For information and registration please send an e-mail to  redwood@skybest.com
Alleghany County Library Programming Events

Thursday, October 12 - 6:30 pm - 'A Lee Smith Patchwork' with Barbara Bates Smith and Jeff Sebens

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:                                          

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 21
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.

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. 
October 12th: Ricky Brown; AMH Capital Campaign.

October 19th : Rudy McKnight-Financial Planner
October 26th : Alleghany PSI, Beta Club and Student Council-Elementary School Projects

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, 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.