Featured Events:

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

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

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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 2, 2017
40 Years of Business! 

Gill's Jeans & Things is celebrating 40 years of business today!!
The business began on August 2, 1977

Come by today for Back to School shopping. Gill's offers custom fitting for suits, and apparel for the whole family!

Congratulations to Gill's Jeans & Things on this milestone.
Recognition Ceremony

Please join us in recognizing the service of
Mayor John H. Miller to the Town of Sparta.  In honor of his many years as Mayor of Sparta,
the Town Hall will be renamed the John H. Miller Municipal Building
Our recognition event begins at
4:30pm with the unveiling of a
new Town Hall sign at 5:15pm
Please join us to wish Mayor Miller well in his much deserved retirement.  Please
RSVP by August 1, 2017 to Bryan Edwards spartamgr@skybest.com or Peggy Choate pchoate@townofsparta.org

Alleghany Republican Party Picnic
The A lleghany County Republican Party will hold
its annual picnic at the 
Lions Club Pavilion 
(behind the high school) at 6 pm on 6pm on 
 August 3rd.  There will
hot dogs, hamburgers with side dishes and desserts.soda & tea. Elected officials will be available to discuss updates and various issues. 336-363-9598.
Moonlight Paddle
At 9 PM on August 4, there will be a moonlight paddle at New River State Park. Space is limited. To register please call

VFW Car Show
The VFW Car Show will be held on
August 5. There will be trophies awarded around 1 PM for Best of Show, People's Choice, and Best of Show Top 30. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, Disc, Jockey, food vendors, door prizes.
$5 for admission.

Alleghany County Rescue Squad
Food sales will begin at
9 AM until 1 PM on
August 5, including chopped pork BBQ with sauce, 1/2 lb. and 1 lb. cups, sandwiches, BBQ chicken 1/2 or whole, cole slaw will be sold with the chopped pork BBQ.

JAM Golf Tournament
Alleghany JAM will be holding a golf tournament at
High Meadows Country Club on
August 8. Double shotgun begins at
8 AM and 1 PM.
$100 per person includes lunch. Benefits will go to Alleghany Junior Appalachian Music program for elementary school children.

Alleghany Opportunity Fund 

Join us at
Olde Beau Resort 
&Golf Club with  Jones Von Drehle Winery,  for a beautiful evening of  wine, dinner, and fellowship on  Friday, August 11th.
Gathering at 6:00 pm / Dinner at 6:30 pm. T icket Price $75.00/person.
Funds being raised on behalf of the Alleghany Opportunity Fund,  a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation, will remain in Alleghany County.
For tickets, please call:
Debbie Bare - (336) 657-0895
Kay Choplin - (336) 657-2052 

Alleghany County Library Programming Events

Thursday, August 3rd @ 6:30 PM
Anna and Wrenn Kilmartin will share a slide show and talk about their mission trip to Guatemala, last October. They will also have some items to display from their trip. This program will be interactive and questions from the audience are welcomed.

Tuesday, August 8th @ 1:30 PM
Smart Board training will be taught by Leigh Ann Dixon.  There is no charge for this training but pre-registration is requested.

Thursday, August 10 @ 6:00 PM: 
Kathy Murphy and Hanna Hodges will present a program on Essential Oils.  Participants will make and take home an all-natural sugar scrub.
A light meal will be served but pre-registration is required by contacting the Alleghany County Library by phone 336-372-5573 or by email at dbrewer@nwrl.org.

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  

Studio Redwood Upcoming Classes

Aug. 3rd- 10-Noon
6-14 Acrylics/Kandinsky & Tangle Art  $32.50. All Supplies Furnished (ASF)

Aug. 3rd 6:00 PM-8:30 PM. Adult Acrylics/Paint Sunflowers! $35. Bring own Beverage ASF

Aug. 5th 9:30am-3:00pm Chair Caning Class by Mike Dees $60. Register by Wednesday, 7-26-17.

To register please contact
Chris Davis at 336-372-7111
Located at 
Studio Redwood, Inc. 16 S. Main, Lower Level 
Sparta, NC 28675

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. 

July 27:
Theresa March, Empty Bowls project
August 3rd: 
Angie Wagoner and Chad Worrick-Alleghany Wrestling Club
August 10th: 
Karen Saintsing-Animal Sanctuary
WEDNESDAY August 16th, 6pm at Becca's Backwoods Bean: 
Rep. Jeffrey Elmore
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. 5: Buck Mountain Band
Saturday, Aug. 12: closed for Galax Fiddlers Convention
Saturday, Aug. 19: Five Mile Mountain Road
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.