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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 8, 2017
Welcome New Member!

Please help the Chamber in welcoming new member Alleghany High Country Realty, LLC. 
Tickets Available at the Chamber of Commerce 

Tickets for the 8th Annual Empty Bowls are available for sale now at the Chamber of Commerce. Each ticket is $30 a piece and all proceeds go to the Children's Feeding Program. 
Ofelia's on Main Grand Opening Celebration!

Ofelia's on Main will be holding a Grand Opening
Celebration on Saturday, March 11, from 10 AM until 2 PM. There will be drinks and snacks available. Everyone is welcome! 
Located at 4 S Main St, Sparta, NC 28675
Teen Tech Week 

The Alleghany County Library is sending out a call to all teens to help us celebrate Teen Tech Week! 
Get Connected during Teen Tech Week 2017 with Alleghany County Library's first ever Digital Scavenger Hunt.  Here's your opportunity to explore and discover all of the digital resources our library has to offer!
Here's how it works:

Beginning Monday, March 6th, pick up a Digital Scavenger Hunt form at the Circulation Desk.
Find every item on the list. Be sure to record your answers on the form.
Turn in your completed Digital Scavenger Hunt by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31st, 2017 to be entered into a drawing for a FREE gift card.

Upcoming WCC- Alleghany Center Classes 
  • 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 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, 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. 
Blood Drive 

The Sparta Lions Club will be sponsoring a Red Cross Blood drive on Monday, March 27, from 9:30 AM until 2:00 PM. The blood drive will be l ocated at the Sparta United Methodist Church.
This is for the Birds!
Bring you binoculars and join a Ranger to see what we can on this short, and easy hike along the river on Wednesday, March 15, at 2 PM. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes, dress according to the weather for the day and bring water.
Located at 221 Access Lower Parking Lot.

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. 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 7:00 pm. 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
100 Mile Challenge 

Need to add a few miles to your log? Join
 a State
Ranger at the visitor center off of Highway 221 in the New River State Park for a 2.4 mile hike. It is recommended to where sturdy shoes, and bring a water bottle.
Located at New River State Park
358 New River State Park Road
Laurel Springs, NC 28644