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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. 
(336)407-2603.

 
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

GREAT ACTIVITIES TO DO ANYTIME
  
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
336-372-5473
Email: 
Info@Sparta-NC.com 
Weekly Chamber Brief
Alleghany Chamber of Commerce  February 15, 2017
Business After Hours 

Blue Ridge Christian School will be having a Business After Hours on February 23, from 5 PM until 7 PM. 
Located at 122 Glade Valley Church Rd, Glade Valley, NC 28627
For more information please call 336-372-5473
Murphy's Mercantile

There are new items at Murphy's Mercantile to check out! Items for home, office, gift giving, furniture, accessories, and gifts for Easter or any occasion are also available! Be sure to go by and take a look!
Located at 16 S. Main, Sparta, NC 28675

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.


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.
Alleghany Writers Put Pen to Paper

The Alleghany Writer's are moving their monthly meeting to the new Alleghany Library starting on the February 16th meeting from 4 PM to 5:30 PM
There will be readings from the January prompt, some news on upcoming workshops and critique groups, and discussion on ways to submit stories for publication.
All are invited. There is no pressure to read. Just lots of creative energy! 
For more information contact Ginger Collins at coppertopcollins@gmail.com or call 336-372-5473. 
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. 

February 16 - Joel McMillan, Carolina West
February 23 - Lisa Edwards, AMH Pulmonary Function Testing machine

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. 18: Mountain Park Old Time Band
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. 

Diabetes Today
Be Heart Smart

Join us Monday, Feb. 20 from 12 PM until 1 PM at the Alleghany Wellness Center for free food samples, delicious recipes, and information about eating healthy for a healthy heart.
Please RSVP to Alleghany Cooperative Extension 336-372-5597.
Located at 508 Collins Road, Sparta, NC 28675


Flight of the American Woodcock

Witness the amazing courtship flight of the American Woodcock. Also learn about its life history, and some cool facts about this unique woodland shore bird that is rarely seen. This bird is perfectly camouflaged and rarely heard. The exception occurs in late winter and early Spring when the male birds perform dizzying courtship displays. Meet at New River State Park's Visitor Center at Hwy 221 access for a short slide show and then the main attraction. Program starts at 6 PM on February 25, 2017. Be prepared to spend at least 20 minutes outside in the cold air and dark skies. 
Located at New River State Park 358 New River State Park Road
Laurel Springs, NC 28644
This is for the Birds!!!

Bring your binoculars and join a Ranger to see what we can see on this short, and easy hike along the river on Feb. 17. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes, dress according to the weather for the day and bring water. 
Black Bears

Learn about Black Bears! Join a Park Ranger to learn about this often feared creature on Feb. 18, 2017. Black bears can be found throughout a large portion of NC. They often make the news when they pass through a populated area. This program will separate the facts and myths about black bears. Please meet at the 221 Access, Visitor Center located at New River State Park
358 New River State Park Road
Laurel Springs, NC 28644.

Winter Hike 
Meet at the US Hwy 221 Visitor Center for a nature hike on Feb. 19, discussing various aspects about nature in winter. This hike will be about 2 miles long and will take place on trail that are easy to moderate for the average person. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes, dress according to the weather for the day and bring water. 
Located at New River State Park
358 New River State Park Road
Laurel Springs, NC 28644.
For more info or directions please call 
(336) 982-2587.
100 Mile Challenge

 Need to add a few miles to your log? Join a St
ate Ranger at the visitor center off of Highway 221 I the New River State Park for a 2.4 mile hike on Feb. 24. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes, dress according to the weather for the day and bring water.
Located at New River State Park
358 New River State Park Road
Laurel Springs, NC 28644.
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


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.