Upcoming Event:

6th Annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge
March 25th; 11:30 AM
Lake Louise in Roaring Gap

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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 Local in 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.

 The Chamber of Commerce offers gift certificates for sale year round for holiday gifts and other occasions.
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 February 14, 2018
Happy Valentine's Day!

The Alleghany Chamber of Commerce would like to wish you and yours a Happy Valentine's Day!
Flag Ceremony: Parkdale Mills

We would like to extend the invitation to our local community groups of Sparta to attend our flag ceremony hosted by the VFW on Friday at 2:30pm.

We are a US manufacturing company that is proud to live here in Sparta, our flag has not been up for almost a year and we are honored to have the VFW preform this duty.

The ceremony will only last a few minutes at the flag poles located in the front lawn of the building. We will meet around the poles at 2:30pm.
Alleghany Democratic Meeting

The Alleghany Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 21st, in the Town Hall conference room.  A social time will be held at 6:00 pm with the meeting beginning at 6:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Main Street Pizzeria & Taphouse
Music on Main Winter Series: Urban Soil
FREE Music on Main Winter Series event featuring 
Urban Soil! You won't want to miss their energetic blend of Americana, rock, and soul. Robby Danison & Scott Mays will be kicking things off at 6:30.

Beer, wine, and food will be available.

Thank you to our sponsors: Carolina West Wireless & 21 Wireless, Inc., Sparta NC

Greenfield Acres Cookie & Candy Drive
February 15 - Alleghany Writers Creative Writing Group.
Meetings include exercises, readings, and discussion. Writers of all skill levels are invited. We meet every 3rd Thursday at  4pm, Alleghany Library. Meetings adjourn at  5pm. For more information or group newsletter:  ALLWRITE2017@gmail.com.

Empty Bowls

Date: April 9 from 11-2p
Place: Sparta United Methodist Church
Cost: $30 per ticket
Four varieties of soup with vegan and gluten free offered  (kinds of soup to be determined)
Tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce and another location (not yet determined)

Studio Redwood, Inc. February Classes!

Feb. 22nd, 6p-8p. Heart Collage Class.
Mixed Media using Acrylic paint, various papers, stencils & paint, ink & stamps, German Glitter Glass.
Follow class example or branch out and create your own design.
Bring beverage, all supplies & dessert furnished. $35.
Deadline to register Feb. 18th. Register at redwood@skybest.com or 336/372-7111

Tuition cannot be refunded if student withdraws less than two weeks prior to class.
Studio Redwood reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment, severe weather, illness or other reasons.
If SRI cancels a class, payment is fully refundable.
Advance payment must be received in order to reserve a class space.
redwood@skybest.com    336/372-7111
16 S. Main, Lower Level, Sparta, NC 28675

Upcoming WCC- Alleghany Center Classes 

Classes starting in Feburary:                                       

Alleghany County Library Programs:

The Alleghany County Library is looking for youth 12 years old and older to participate in Game Day (note attachment).  Game Day will be held on Mondays from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.  Youth must be picked up by a parent by 5:30 pm and a permission sheet must be signed by the parent, which will also include foods that the youth might be allergic to.  Light refreshments will be served at the beginning of each session. 

VAYA Series Feb. 27th 12:00-1:00 PM: What is Mental Health

LNL Feb.15th @ 12:00 PM: "Walking on Holy Ground" presented by Pratt Davis

LNL Feb. 22nd @ 12:00-1:00 PM: Learn about Mood Boosting foods with Allison Hemrick.

For more information or to sign your young person up, contact the Alleghany County Library at 336-372-5573

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. 

February 15- Tony League - Veterans Memorial Brick Program
February 22- Mayor Wes Brinegar

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. 17 - New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters
Saturday, Feb. 24 - Back Step
Saturday, March 3 - Bogtrotters  
Tuesday, March 13 - March birthday party with Rise and Shine
Saturday, March 10 - Mountain Park
Saturday, March 17 - Cabin Creek Boys
Saturday, March 24 - Karlie Keepfer and Smoky  
                   Hollow Old Time Band
Saturday, March 31 - Mountain Park

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.