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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  January 18, 2017
2017 Sparta Magazine

The new 2017 Sparta Magazine is now available for pick up at the Chamber of Commerce. Be sure to stop by and pick your copy up today! 
Northwestern Regional Library Photography Contest

This contest is open to all library members of Alleghany, Stokes, Surry or Yadkin Counties. Contest includes juvenile,
teen, and adult categories. Entries accepted through 
   March 17, 2017.

Nikola's Restaurant 

Nikola's Restaurant will be hosting a wine pairing dinner on Saturday, January 21, at 6:30 pm
The dinner will consist of a 4 course meal that will be paired with a wine.
Please call for reservations (336) 363-6060

Sparta Lions Club

The Sparta Lions Club will be sponsoring the Red Cross Blood drive on January 23, at the Sparta United Methodist Church from 9:30 AM until 2. 
To make appointments, please call Faye Reeves at 336-372-8469. 
Alleghany Writers Group

Local writers have organized a creative writing group. If you are a writer, or someone who would like to write, join us! 
The Alleghany Writers Group meets monthly on the third Thursday. 
Next meeting:
Thursday, January 19, 4 pm - 5:30 pm
Studio Redwood, 16 S. Main - Lower Level
Meetings include exercises, readings, and shared information. We'll talk fiction, non-fiction, poetry, blogging, writing contests, and how to get published in print and online. Lots of creative energy! 

Murphy's Mercantile 

Tired of the traditional roses in a vase for Valentine's? 
Murphy's is offering a European style of  fresh flowers hand wrapped and lovingly framed in a bed of burlap.  This will be our first Valentine's as a florist so not sure what to expect.  We strive to be different and add our special touch to each design we are blessed to create. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: 10% off any orders placed before February 1st.

Studio Redwood

Studio Redwood has a presence on Main Street again! We are at 18 S. Main, inside Murphy's Mercantile, with items for sale. We appreciate being able to rent a booth inside one of our beautiful Sparta businesses! Chrysty continues to move forward, improving her business each day, to serve our county better. Our classroom and gallery remain at 16 S. Main, Sparta, NC.
Arriving SOON at my Studio Redwood Booth inside Murphy's Mercantile- Armed with Truth merchandise. Armed with Truth Temporary Scripture Tattoos. Safe & Non-Toxic. Made in USA. Last 3-5 days. I am expecting these items to arrive today or tomorrow and may be purchased at Murphy's Mercantile very soon.
Thank you for your continued support of Studio Redwood, and for our uptown Sparta and Alleghany County! Looking forward, believing 2017 will be a wonderful year for all. 
Alleghany County Library

The Alleghany County Library will be providing FREE V olunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for the public,  by reservatio n only . Households making less than $54,000 during 2016 are eligible for this service.  Certified volunteers will be at the Alleghany County Library on Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm and on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

VITA will be available at the Alleghany County Library from January 25 - April 12.  The Alleghany County Library is at its new location at 115 Atwood Street, next to the Wilkes Community College campus.  To schedule an appointment, contact the Alleghany County Library by phone at 336-372-5573 or by email at dbrewer@nwrl.org.
Studio Redwood Valentine's Painting Class 

Register NOW!!!
Two Valentine Painting Classes
Monday Feb. 6th & Thursday Feb. 9th,
6 pm-8 pm
Limited to 10 students each class. Adult Class.
Class sample to be posted soon!
10" X 10" Canvas. Textures & Mixed Media.
Your home portrait, your church portrait, your school portrait, any building that ='s LOVE to you.
For Beginner or Advanced. $35.
For more info please call 336-372-7111.
Studio Redwood, 16 S. Main, Lower Level, Sparta, NC
Baywood Boy's BBQ & Catering

Opening Sundays Starting Jan. 15 from 8 am-2 pm
Thursday's Hosting a Bluegrass Jam from 6 pm-8 pm starting Jan. 12 through Feb. 23 in the upper dining room. 
A Valentine's Dinner will be held from  4 pm-9 pm on Feb. 11. Following will be a  Sweetheart Party starting at 7 pm.   
Downstairs DJ Willie G - Drink Specials

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. 

Jan. 19 - Donny McCall, Blue Ridge Relay
Jan. 26 - Jimmy Broach, Regional VP of Food Lion
Feb. 2 - Citizenship awards to AHS students
Feb. 9 - Club Assembly
Feb. 16 - Lisa Edwards, AMH Pulmonary Function Testing machine
Feb. 23 - Joel McMillan, Carolina West

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.

January Schedule:

Saturday, Jan 21: Crooked Road Ramblers
Saturday, Jan 28: Five Mile Mountain Road

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. 

Alleghany High School
Alleghany High School will be hosting the I-A Regional Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturd ay February 10th and 11th . There
 wil l be 28 to 3 2 high school wrestling
teams participating in this tourname nt. These wrestlers are competing to m ove on to the NC State Championship.  
Sparta will be booming on Feb. 10th and 11th with lots of parents and family members. This means they will be looking to eat and shop in our downtown area!