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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 April 5, 2017
Business After Hours

There will be a Business After Hours at Baywood Boys BBQ on Thursday, April 6 from 5 pm until 7 pm. There will be refreshments and snacks. 
Located at 41 N Main Street Sparta, NC 28675
Everyone is welcome!
Tickets Available at the Chamber of Commerce 

Tickets for the 8th Annual Empty Bowls on April 10, 2017 are available for sale now at the Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $30 each and all proceeds go to the Children's Feeding Program. 
Upcoming WCC- Alleghany Center Classes 
  • Gunsmithing II: starting on Monday, March 6th- May 1st 2017. Classes are Monday evenings from 5:30-8:30 pm.  The cost of the class is $70.
  • Spanish in the Workplace: starting on Wednesday March 22nd-May 10th 2017.  Classes are Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 pm.  The cost of the class is $70.
  • Photoshop: starts on Tuesday, March 14th-May 2nd 2017.  Classes are each Tuesday night from 6:00-9:00 pm.  The cost of the class is $70.
  • Spanish in the Workplace class: starting March 22-May 10th on Wednesday nights from 5:30-8:30 pm. The cost is $70.
  • Escort Driving Initial class: on Thursday, March 30th from 8-4 pm. The cost is $70.

For more information or to register for a class, please contact Talina Pipes at WCC- Alleghany Center at 336-903-3143 or by email: tlpipes811@wilkescc.edu

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. 

April 6: Ed Farr, former sup't. of Stone Mtn. State Park
April 13: Mike Walker and Ashley Cannon, Polio Plus!
April 20: Richard Doughton, changes in the court system
April 27: Travis Vance, District 7680 Membership Chair
May 13: Draw Down 6pm-9pm

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

Community Knitting

The Alleghany County Library invites knitters of all experience levels to enjoy knitting together at the library. Join us on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm for knitting and fellowship! For additional information, call 336-372-5573 or email dbrewer@nwrl.org.

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, April 8: Mountain Park Old Time
Tuesday, April 11: April birthday party with Rise and Shine
Saturday, April 15: Earl White Old Time String Band
Saturday, April 22: Buckstankle Boys Old Time
Saturday, April 29: Mountain Park
Saturday, May 6: Buck Mountain Band
Tuesday, May 9: May birthday party with Rise and Shine
Saturday, May 13: Mountain Park
Saturday, May 20: Crooked Road Ramblers
Saturday, May 27: Whitetop 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) 200-4560. Recorded schedule information: (336) 200-4949. 

New Business Hours

Nikola's Restaurant is now open Tuesday
through Saturday!
This Friday, April 7th, Noon-6 p.
at the former Murphy's Mercantile Location, 16 S. Main, Sparta, NC
Studio Redwood had a booth in Murphy's Mercantile.
Gift, home decor and seasonal items.
Most everything left is 40% OFF!
Other items, Priced as Marked.
Hope to see you there!

Republican Party Meeting 

The Alleghany County Republican Party will hold its monthly meeting starting at 6 pm at the VFW Post 7034. Our guest speaker will be N.C. House of Representatives Jeffrey Elmore.
 Meals are $10 each & reservations may be made by calling Susan at 336-657-1887 or Diana at 336-363-9598.

Open House

JOIN US! in celebrating our new library. You are invited to an open house next Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. We are now located at 115 Atwood Street (next to the WCC campus)

Thursday, April 13th and Thursday April 27th, from  6 p.-8 p. Paint Couture! Painted Tray Class. Located at Studio Redwood, 16 S. Main, Lower Level, Sparta. 
All supplies and dessert furnished. $35. Bring your own beverage. Ages 14-Adult.  
Please call 336.372.7111 to register
Many stencils, paint colors and glaze colors to choose from.  
Alleghany Sparta Trail Association Meeting 

Please join us for our monthly meeting this coming Wednesday, April 5th at 5:15pm. This time we meet at Tex Mex Riverside Cafe,1046 US Highway 21 S, Sparta
When you leave town on 21 towards Elkin, cross the Littlle River and it will be on your right.
See you there!

Books 'N Friends Spring Fling

Books 'N Friends are having a store-wide half price sale on April 7 & 8. Plan now for a wide selection at low prices! Proceeds go to support Alleghany County Library.
For more information please call 336-372-5155
Store Hours:
Monday and Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Tuesday thru Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Located at 35 N Main Street Sparta, NC 28675

100 Mile Challenge

Need to add a few miles to your log? Join a State Ranger on Thursday, April 13 at 2 PM at the visitor center off of HWY 221 in the New River State Park for a 2.4-mile hike.
Located at 358 New River State Park Rd, Laurel Springs, NC 28644
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 

Bring your kids and family out to Baywood Boys BBQ on Saturday, April 15 from 8 am until 11 am to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny .
Adults is $6.00 and children $4.00.

Formation of Stone Mountain 

Come celebrate the North Carolina Science Festival by going on a .5 mile moderate hike to the south face of Stone Mountain on April 15 from 2 pm until 6 pm. There, a ranger will discuss the formation of Stone Mountain. Bring shoes suitable for hiking.
Located at Stone Mountain State Park
3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring Gap , NC 28668