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Arts & Craft Show
December 2, 2017

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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 September 20, 2017
Welcome New Member!

Please join the Chamber in welcoming new member,
Clara Chastain LMBT 9465 Massage Therapist. Clara offers massage therapy including, signature massage, Swedish, deep tissue, sinus drainage, lymphatic drainage, reflexology, and also body wraps and scrubs. Her office is located at 115 Atwood Street, Room 412 in Sparta, NC.
Alleghany Writers

Alleghany Writers   creative writing group is calling all writers!
We will meet at 4pm, on September 21st in the Alleghany Library. Meetings include exercises, critique, and discussion. Writers of all skill levels are invited to participate. Meetings adjourn at 5:30pm.  

Open Mic Night  
On  Thursday, September 21, "Voices of Alleghany" (VOA) will hold a Spoken Word Open Mic Night in the Duncan Meeting Room from 7  PM to 8:30 PM.
The VOA welcomes all writers from age 12 and up to come and share their poems and short stories with the public.
Main Street Pizzeria & Taphouse

Mountain Soul Music Festival

Jonah Riddle and the Carolina Express (Bluegrass/Gospel) Burnsville, NC will be performing Sunday, September 24th. The Mountain Soul Music Festival will be held on every last Sunday of the month starting in April until December.
Admission is free but donations are appreciated! Located at Christ Episcopal Church in Sparta, NC. 


The Sparta Lions Club is sponsoring a  Blood Drive on
Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Sparta Methodist Church from 9:30 AM to 2 PM. 
Walk-ins are welcome but if you would like to make an appointment, please call Faye Reeves at 336-372-8469.
Studio Redwood

Paint Party! Thurs., Sept. 28th, 6p.-8p. 
Paint an Acrylic Painting  Pumpkins, Crow, Harvest Moon, for Autumn D├ęcor or Gift Giving.  Bring a friend! Beginner or Advanced.  $30. All supplies and dessert furnished.  Bring own beverage.

Alleghany County Library Programming Events

Tuesday, September 26 @ 12 noon - 'Alleghany Memories'  (Part of showing of DVD series of interviews done of local residents.  This program will focus on former Alleghany County Librarians, Mildred Torney and Pauline Jolly.)

To pre-register, or for more information, contact the Alleghany County Library at the above information.

Upcoming WCC- Alleghany Center Classes 

Classes starting in October:                                          

Cake Decorating: October 3-November 21
Tuesdays from 6 PM until 8 PM. Cost is $50. Space is limited.

Mac iOS: October 26- December 14
Thursdays from 6 PM until 8 PM. Cost is $75. Space is limited. 

Smart House: October 2- November 20
Mondays from 6 PM until 8 PM. Cost is $50.

Welding II: October 5- November 30
Thursdays from 6 PM until 9 PM. Cost is $70 PLUS insurance.

CPR for the Community: October 14
Saturday from 8 AM until 12 PM. Cost is $35.

Self Defense: October 24- December 12
Tuesday from 6 PM until 8 PM. Cost is $40.

Appalachian Music Course: October 10-December 12
Tuesdays from 6 PM until 8 PM. Cost is $50.

Wilkes CC Small Business Center- Alleghany Center
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. 
September 21st: Scarlett Dowdy & Tres Fordham,  Subject:  Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference and Retreat Center

September 28th: Lauren Carpenter and Garrett Wishon; Rotary Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders.
October 5th: Jo Ellen Carson; Blue Ridge Read.
October 12th: Ricky Brown; AMH Capital Campaign.

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. 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.