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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  March 1, 2017
Welcome New Member!

Please join the Chamber in welcoming new member, Get Outside Mountain Relay. 
Weather Cam Issue is Getting 

Our weather cam for the county has been down for the last few weeks. This is due to some technical difficulties and Ray's Weather is in the process of getting the issue resolved! Thank you for your patience.
Make It and Take It!!

Create your very own Fairy Friendly Lantern at the Alleghany County Public Library! Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am for a brand new Make It & Take It Craft! All supplies are provided. $5 registration fee; pre-registration by February 27 is required. For ages 18 and up. For more information call 336-372-5573 or email dbrewer@nwrl.org
Community Knitters

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.
Sparta Presbyterian Church 

Sparta Presbyterian Church will have an Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, March 1 at Noon.  Th e service will include the imposition of ashes and communion along with scripture readings and music.  All are invited to attend.    
Located at 160 S Main St, Sparta, NC 28675

Sparta United Methodist Church Women's Conference 

The United Methodist Church will be offering a Women's Conference on Saturday, May 6th, from 8:30 AM until 3:30 PM. All women of all ages are welcome!
For more information please call 336-372-4848.
Located at 190 N. Main Street.

The Alleghany County Republican Party 

The Alleghany County Republican Party will hold its combined county/precinct convention at the Bruce Wayne Osborne VFW Post 7034 on Thursday, March 2, beginning at 6 pm. We will be electing new county and precinct officers as well as executive committee members. We welcome all registered Alleghany Republicans, food will be provided.
Call Susan Murphy at 336-657-1887 or Diana Hubbard at 336-363-9598 if you plan to attend.

Upcoming WCC- Alleghany Center Classes 
  • Excel Spreadsheet: Saturday, March 4th, March 11th, March 18th 2017 from 8:30 to noon.  The cost of the class is $75.
  • 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.
  • Independent Auto Dealer Recertification: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 from 9:00-4:00 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.

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. 

March 2:
Beth Rowell, Care Packages for Soldiers 
March 9
Glenn Church and Cindy Bailey, LuRay Textiles
March 16:
Rudy McKnight, financial adviser

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, Feb. 25: Tune Town
Saturday, March 4: New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters
Saturday, March 11: Mountain Park
Tuesday, March. 14: March birthday party with Rise and Shine
Saturday, March 18: Crooked Road Ramblers
Saturday, March 25: Cabin Creek Old Time

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. 

Studio Redwood

Want to create a rustic, french-manor looking furniture finish for furniture & accessories? Then this is the class for you! Offering paint, glaze, age, silver leaf, antique & seal with all supplies furnished. The class size is limited

The class will be held on Thursday, March 9th, from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Located at 16 S. Main, Lower Level, Sparta, NC 28675
For more information please call 336-372-7111 or email at redwood@skybest.com

Baywood Boy's BBQ & Catering 

Baywood Boy's will be celebrating their one year anniversary of business on Saturday, March 11th. There will be a live bluegrass band performing from 7 PM until midnight. There is no cover charge.
Everyone is welcome! 

Special Olympics- Alleghany 5th Annual Polar Plunge

Save the Date for the 5th Annual Polar Plunge will take place on March 25th at Lake Louise- Roaring Gap Club.  Laurelwood Cir, Roaring Gap, NC 28668
For more information, please call 336-306-4555.