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 30, 2017
Welcome New Member!

Please join the Chamber in welcoming new mem ber Twin Oaks Veterinary Hospital  located at 2970 US HWY 21 N. Sparta, NC 28675.
Twin Oaks Veterinary Hospital offers services for all your small or large animals. They have a team of 5 doctors that offer very affordable and compassionate care. They also offer emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can be contacted at 336-372-8744.
Please Notice Music on Main Cancelled 

Music on Main that was scheduled for Friday, September 1st has been CANCELLED due to the expected bad weather.

The next Music on Main will be Friday, October 6th.

No Changes in Latitude...
... Or attitudes, but Sparta Presbyterian Church is experiencing a change in its leadership.  Longtime minister, Reverend Bruce Benton retired last month and a new minister will soon be hired to lead and continue the ministry of the church.  In a Presbyterian church, Ruling Elders (Session) and Teaching Elders (Pastor) together are responsible for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships.  Therefore, during this period of transition, Session members are responsible for all church-related issues and activities in the community.  If you have a question &/or need assistance, please call the church office at 336-372-5045.   The Church Secretary, Norma Whitfield is available during regular office hours (9:00 am - 12 noon, Monday - Wednesday).  If you call during this time, she will convey your message to the appropriate person as quickly as possible.  If you call after hours, please leave a detailed message; the church voicemail is checked daily.

Celebration of Acquisition
Main Street Pizzeria & Taphouse

September Diabetes Today Class

The Diabetes Today class will be held on September 5, 12:00 noon at the Wellness Center
The topic is " Build a Better Breakfast". We will be learning about the many health benefits of a healthy breakfast and sampling breakfast recipes.  
Please call the Extension office to register at 336-372-5597. There is no cost to attend.
Diabetes Today classes are a partnership between Cooperative Extension, App Health Care, Alleghany Cares and Alleghany Wellness Center

Books 'N Friends

GIGANTIC Fall sale! All books will be half price on September 15th & 16th, 2017. 
There's something for everyone! 

Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Monday 10 AM until 4:00 PM

Located at 35 N. Main Street. Sparta, NC 28675
Alleghany County Library Programming Events

Tuesday, September 5 @ 4:00 pm - Sheriff's Senior Citizens Academy
A beginning series for Senior Citizens and Those Who Love Them.  Pre-registration is required for this event since a light meal will be served at this kick-off event.

Friday, September 8 - 4:00 PM - 'Civil War Veterans from Alleghany County' with Greg Cheek

Tuesday, September 12 - 4:00 pm - Sheriff's Senior Citizens Academy
Second in a series for Senior Citizens and Those Who Love Them.

Saturday, September 16 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm - Astronomy Event 
Echo Ridge Astronomical Society. This Astronomy group will be set up at on Main Street of Sparta during the Heritage Festival. Check with the Library for more information and exact location. Don't miss it!

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

September 11th, 6p.-8p:
Annual Painted Pumpkins Class!  Perfect for Autumn D├ęcor.  
Paint Couture! TM Paint, Glaze and German Glitter Glass.  Beautiful!  Several colors to choose from. $35 per student. Class size limited.

ASF=All Supplies Furnished

Please register by email: redwood@skybest.com

New River State Park Upcoming Activities

New River State Park: River Run / Hickory Trail
October 7, 2017, 02:00 pm- Approx. 03:00 pm:
Join a Ranger at the Highway 221 visitor center, and learn what makes the New River one of the oldest in the world.  The hike will take us on a moderate trail winding through pine forest that lead to the river's edge, and then travels back to the visitor center with oaks and hickories overhead.

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 31st: 
Michelle Tompkins-New Vet Clinic
September 7th:  Wrenn Kilmartin, Subject:  Guatemala Stove and Water Purifier Project
September 14th:  Terry Edwards & Heather Andrews,  Subject: Blue Ridge Developmental Day School
September 21st: Scarlett Dowdy & Tres Fordham,  Subject:  Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference and Retreat Center

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, 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.