Featured Events:

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 August 16, 2017
Welcome New Members!

Please join the Chamber in welcoming two new members,
Mountain Top Farms and Blue Ridge Fiber Fest.
Mountain Top Farms is a family farm raising heritage and rare breed rabbits for pedigreed breeding stock and for meat. We also have eggs from our pastured chickens available.
Blue Ridge Fiber Fest is a non-profit hosting the Fiber Festival June 2-3, 2018.
Main Street Pizzeria & Taphouse
Fashion Show

Mud Sling

The mudsling will be held at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 19th beginning at 6:00 PM. 
Totality on the New: Eclipse View

August 21, 2017 at Riverside Canoe paddle along the New River and watch the eclipse. Return to Riverside for a BBQ. Holden Bare will be providing music from 5:00-7:00 and reservations are required.
$60.00 per person. Includes boat, food, safety glasses, commemorative T-shirt and entertainment.
For more information call 336-982-9439.
Democratic Party Meeting

The Alleghany County Democrat Party will meet
Thursday, August 24th 6:00 at Kanpai. Meals are dutch style. 

Mountain Soul 

The Mullins Sisters (Gospel, Bluegrass, and Country) Gloucester, Virginia will be performing on
August 27th beginning at 6:00 PM.
The Mountain Soul Music Festival will be held on every last Sunday of the month starting in April until December at
Christ Episcopal Church 2543 US-21 Sparta
NC 28675.
Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Alleghany County Library Programming Events

Friday, September 8 - Time TBD - 'Civil War Veterans from Alleghany County' with Greg Cheek

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

Upcoming WCC- Alleghany Center Classes 
Classes starting in August:                                            

Pharmacy Tech: Tues/Wed- 8/22-12/13/17   5:30-8:30pm

Strategic Games: Thurs  8/24-10/12/17  6-8pm 
Basic Drone Operation: Tues  8/29-10/17/17  6-8pm 

Nurse Aid I: 9/5- 12/14/17 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM 
Cost- $198.20 

Studio Redwood Upcoming Classes

Aug. 19th 9:00-12:30:       
Ages 18-Adult  Beginning  Furn. Finishes $95. Bring own Beverage ASF.
Aug.  24th 6:00 PM -8:00 PM:
Ages 18-Adult  Beginning Watercolor $35.Bring own Beverage.

Aug. 31st 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM:
Ages 14-Adult  Acrylics/Kandinsky & Tangle Art $35. Bring own Beverage 

ASF=All Supplies Furnished

Please register by email: redwood@skybest.com

New River State Park Upcoming Activities

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. 

August 24th: 
Club Assembly
August 31st: 
Michelle Tompkins-New Vet Clinic

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, Aug. 19 A Swing and a Miss Stringband
Saturday, Aug. 26: Tune Town
Saturday, Sept. 2: Buck Mountain Band
Saturday, Sept. 9: Mountain Park
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.