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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 December 13, 2017

If you are a merchant owner and a Chamber member, please be sure to come by the Chamber of Commerce to pick up your FREE wreath!
Looking for a Great Christmas Gift?

Don't forget the Chamber of Commerce offers gift certificates for purchase to help keep money local in the County! They make a great Christmas gift! Come by today to get yours
Studio Redwood

Chris Davis & Studio Redwood send out a big thank you to all customers and art students during 2017!  Merry Christmas along with wishes for a Happy & Blessed New Year.  
Studio Redwood paintings and gift items are at Touch of Grace, 38 S. Main, Sparta and Art Classroom is at 16 S. Main, Lower Level, Sparta.  Art Classes will resume in Feb. 2018.  redwood@skybest.com

Village Emporium

Village Emporium will have Santa Claus on Wednesday, December 13th .  5pm to 7pm  Heather Resendiz will be on site doing Christmas photos with Santa.
Also, we will have extended store hours starting on the 13th.  Village Emporium will be open Wed - Friday until 7 pm.  Saturday open until 5 pm.
Extended hours will also include December 18th -22rd with hours 10 am to 7 pm.  Stop by today and let us help you find that perfect gift.

Main Street Pizzeria & Taphouse

Friday, December 15
Love Feast 

On Sunday evening,  December 17 , Sparta Presbyterian Church joins with friends of The Mountain Laurel Moravian Fellowship for our annual Lovefeast. We will be led in the beautiful lovefeast tradition of singing carols, reading the scripture, partaking of coffee and buns as we enjoy the music of The Araniska Winds. The service will be at Sparta Presbyterian Church, 160 S. Main Street, at 6:00 pm on December 17. All are welcome.

Alleghany County Library Programs

Saturday, December 16 @ 11:00 am - 'Celebrate Happy Holly Days with Araniska Winds'   Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, December 21 - 7:00 pm-8:30 pm -'Open Mic Night'  (Writers are invited to share their original writing with those attending.)

Upcoming WCC- Alleghany Center Classes 

Classes starting in January:                                       

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. 

December 14 - Brian Edwards, Manager Town of Sparta,  re:  streetscape 
December 21  ---    Gary York, with Christmas program
December 28 - no meeting, holiday observance

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, Dec. 16: Christmas Party with Cabin Creek Boys
Saturday, Dec. 23: Closed for Christmas
Saturday, Dec. 30: Pre-New Year's Eve Party
Saturday, Jan. 6 - New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters
Tuesday, Jan. 9: January birthday party with Rise and Shine
Saturday, Jan. 13 - Mountain Park
Saturday, Jan. 20 - to be announced
Saturday, Jan. 27 - Back-Step Old Time 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.