Featured Events:

Tunes from the 'Toons: Looney & Otherwise
Western Piedmont Symphony

Thursday, September 14th
7 PM
Tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce

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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 August 9, 2017
Safety Announcement
Watch for Cyclists

Alleghany roads to take care on, 
watching for cyclists , on
Saturday August 12th, the day of the  Blue Ridge Brutal Bike Ride.
In Alleghany County, the riders take the following route, approximate times for riders will be between 9.30AM and 1.00PM:
  1. HWY 18 from Blue Ridge Parkway to HWY 113 North.

  2. HWY 113 North to Garvey Road.

  3. Garvey Road between HWY 113 North and HWY 93.

  4. HWY 93 West from Garvey Road to intersection with HWY 113 South.

  5. HWY 113 South to Piney Creek School Road.

  6. Piney Creek School Road, to South Fork Church Road to Kings Creek Road.

  7.  Kings Creek Road from South Fork Church Road to the New River at Kings Creek access.

Recognition Ceremony

Please join us in recognizing the service of
Mayor John H. Miller to the Town of Sparta.  In honor of his many years as Mayor of Sparta,
the Town Hall will be renamed the John H. Miller Municipal Building
Our recognition event begins at
4:30pm with the unveiling of a
new Town Hall sign at 5:15pm
Please join us to wish Mayor Miller well in his much deserved retirement.  Please
RSVP by August 1, 2017 to Bryan Edwards spartamgr@skybest.com or Peggy Choate pchoate@townofsparta.org

Alleghany Opportunity Fund 

Join us at
Olde Beau Resort 
&Golf Club with  Jones Von Drehle Winery,  for a beautiful evening of  wine, dinner, and fellowship on  Friday, August 11th.
Gathering at 6:00 pm / Dinner at 6:30 pm. T icket Price $75.00/person.
Funds being raised on behalf of the Alleghany Opportunity Fund,  a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation, will remain in Alleghany County.
For tickets, please call:
Debbie Bare - (336) 657-0895
Kay Choplin - (336) 657-2052 

Demolition Derby & Figure 8 Racing  
Demolition Derby and Figure 8 racing will take place at Alleghany County Fairgrounds. Smash-up race to the last car running, food vendors, activities for kids. Admission is $10 adults, children 12 and under free with adult. This is a fundraiser for Sparta-Alleghany Volunteer Fire Department.

Fashion Show

Alleghany County Library Programming Events

Thursday, August 10 @ 6:00 PM: Make it & Take it 
Kathy Murphy and Hanna Hodges will present a program on Essential Oils.  Participants will make and take home an all-natural sugar scrub.
A light meal will be served but pre-registration is required by contacting the Alleghany County Library by phone 336-372-5573 or by email at dbrewer@nwrl.org.

Friday, September 8 - Time TBD - 'Civil War Veterans from Alleghany County' with Greg Cheek

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

Upcoming WCC- Alleghany Center Classes 
Classes starting in August:                                            

Pharmacy Tech: Tues/Wed- 8/22-12/13/17   5:30-8:30pm

Strategic Games: Thurs  8/24-10/12/17  6-8pm 
Basic Drone Operation: Tues  8/29-10/17/17  6-8pm  

Studio Redwood Upcoming Classes

Aug. 19th 9:00-12:30:       
Ages 18-Adult  Beginning  Furn. Finishes $95. Bring own Beverage ASF.
Aug.  24th 6:00 PM -8:00 PM:
Ages 18-Adult  Beginning Watercolor $35.Bring own Beverage.

Aug. 31st 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM:
Ages 14-Adult  Acrylics/Kandinsky & Tangle Art $35. Bring own Beverage 

ASF=All Supplies Furnished

Please register by emai: redwood@skybest.com

New River State Park Upcoming Activities
Leave it to Beavers- Sat, Aug. 12th - 10:00am @  Wagoner Access
Join a park ranger to learn about natures "dam builders"...the good...the hazards...and their role in the eco-system of our forests and waterways. There will be a short hike to look at beaver signs. Please bring water, and dress for the weather.

Fly Fishing Demo Promo- Saturday, Aug. 12th - 10:00am
Meet at Wagoner Contact Station
Join Tom Kellner, New River State Park Camp Host and Fly Fishing Guru for a casting demonstration. Learn the basic set up and use of a fly rod verses a casting rod. Borrow a rod from the park or bring your own. After learning basics: practice, practice practice and you may land a smallie or red eye bass.  Good luck and have some Fun at the Park.

Aug. 12th - 2:00pm-  Hwy 221 Access Visitor Center
Join a State Ranger at the visitor center off Highway 221 for a 2.4-mile hike to learn more about the trees in the New River State Park. It is recommended to where sturdy shoes, dress for the weather and bring a water bottle.

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. 

August 10th: 
Karen Saintsing-Animal Sanctuary
WEDNESDAY August 16th, 6pm at Becca's Backwoods Bean: 
Rep. Jeffrey Elmore
August 24th: 
Club Assembly
August 31st: 
Michelle Tompkins-New Vet Clinic

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, Aug. 12: closed for Galax Fiddlers Convention
Saturday, Aug. 19: Five Mile Mountain Road
Saturday, Aug. 26: Tune Town
Saturday, Sept. 2: Buck Mountain Band
Saturday, Sept. 9: Mountain Park
Saturday, Sept. 16: Crooked Road Ramblers
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.