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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 12, 2017

  Please consider supporting the
2017 BB&T AMH Foundation Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 1st at Roaring Gap Club.

Gold Team Sponsor- $2500  
Silver Team Sponsors- $1250
Individual Players- $300
Hole Sponsors- $100

For more information please contact Helen Ruth Almond at Halmond@amhsparta.org
or 336-372-3281
To register online: www.amhsparta.org
Sparta Presbyterian Church

A Good Friday service will be held at noon on Friday, April 14. It will be a service of scripture reading, singing hymns, prayer, and reflection. All are invited to come together for this midday service. Sparta Presbyterian is located at 160 South Main Street Sparta, NC 28675.
Earth Day Litter Clean Up

Want to do something wonderful for Earth Day 2017 (Sat, April 22nd)? Join us for an Alleghany Litter Clean Up, meeting at Miles Companies (565 Main St), at 9 am. 
We'll divide into teams, and tackle litter on our highways and byways. Spend a few hours, to remove ugly litter, to pick up recyclables and take small steps to help the planet. 
For more information, call Colette Nester at 336-372-5646. If you're part of an "Adopt a Highway" in your neighborhood, stop by to pick up trash bags, gloves and safety vests. 
Be the Change you want to see! Please share this message with others!

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

SBC Spring Seminars

April 25: Marketing Your Business on Facebook
Alleghany Center 

There is NO cost to attend SBC seminars. Preregistration is required.
To preregister, call Alleghany Center at 336-372-5061 ext.3
For more info on SBC seminars visit www.wilkescc.edu/SBC/
Or contact Laurie Brintle-Jarvis at 336-838-6166
17th Annual Professional Women's Seminar
Time Managment for Businesses:
The 90-Day Focus

Presented by Lady Bizness on April 20 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm and lunch will be provided. The seminar will be located at Blue Ridge Energy Hwy 163 West Jefferson, NC.
The registration deadline is April 13. Please contact Laurie Brintle-Jarvis at lsbrintle336@wilkescc.edu or 336-838-6166.
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 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 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!
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.


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.  
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
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship will be have a SONrise service on Sunday, April 16 at 7 AM. There will also be a breakfast offered at 8 AM and a Celebration Service at 9 AM.
An Easter egg hunt will take place after the service for kids. Everyone is welcome! 
Located at 1276 Grandview Dr. Sparta, NC 28675

The 3rd Annual Blue Ridge Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 28th. The tournament will begin at 8 AM and 1:30 PM. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided as well as lots of great gifts and goody bags. There will be multiple sponsorship opportunities available. The Blue Ridge Springs Gala dinner will follow on Saturday Night. Proceeds to benefit Blue Ridge Christian School. Visit the school's website for more info and registration forms.

Come celebrate the North Carolina Science Festival by going on a .5 mile moderate hike to the south face of Stone Mountain. There, a ranger will discuss the formation of Stone Mountain. Bring shoes suitable for hiking.

Alleghany Writers will be holding their next meeting on Thursday, April 20, from 4 pm until 5:30 pm at the Alleghany County Library. Alleghany Writers creative writing group welcomes all writers, experienced and beginners. Program includes exercises, readings, and discussion on craft. Workshops coming in May! Writing retreat in June. Lots of creative energy! No pressure to participate. 
Blue Ridge Spring Gala Dinner

The Blue Ridge Christian School presents the Blue Ridge Spring Gala Dinner on Saturday, April 29th,at 6 PM. This will be a great family event featuring an inspirational speaker, gourmet meal, music, and a silent auction. The dinner is $20 a person and tickets can be purchased at the Alleghany Chamber of Commerce. 

This is a great opportunity for high school students to get the volunteer hours needed for graduation and those that love to help out your state parks. Come and join a ranger on Saturday, April 29 at 9 AM and learn how to maintain the trails here at the 221 access. Bring plenty of water and wear sturdy shoes. Dress for the weather. 
Located at New River State Park
358 New River State Park Road
Laurel Springs, NC 28644
Leave it to Beavers

Join a park ranger to learn about natures "dam builders"...the good...the hazards...and their role in the eco-system of our forests and waterways. There will be a short hike to look for beaver signs on Sunday, April 30 at 2 PM.