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Arts & Craft Show
December 2, 2017

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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 October 4, 2017
Merchant Meeting

The town and Chamber would like to invite downtown merchants to a communication campaign meeting about the streetscape this  Thursday at 5:30pm at the
Alleghany Jubilee . There will be a Q& A session afterwards as well. Hope to see you there  Oct 5 at 5:30
Free Design Request

The Sparta Revitalization Committee offers a
free Design Request for any Merchants on Main Street. This service shows what your building could look like if it was remodeled back to its historic setting.
If anyone is interested in this service, please call or email Sarah Dalton at srcsparta@gmail.com or 336-200-1108
Main Street Pizzeria & Taphouse
Candlelight Vigil

D.A.N.A will be holding a candlelight vigil on the Court House lawn on October 5th from 5:00 PM until 7:30 PM.
Music on Main
Alleghany County Rescue Squad 

Food sales will begin at  9 AM until 1 PM on
October 7th at 61 Trojan Avenue Sparta  NC 28675 , including chopped pork BBQ with sauce, 1/2 lb. and 1 lb. cups, sandwiches, BBQ chicken 1/2 or whole, cole slaw will be sold with the chopped pork BBQ.

Republican Party Meeting

The Alleghany Co. Republican Party will hold its monthly meeting at 6 pm on October 5th at the VFW Post 7034, Hwy 21 S., Sparta. Our guest speaker will be Kenneth Vaught, the Veterans Service Officer for Alleghany Co. Also, Jeffrey Elmore, N.C. House of Representative will be present to answer questions concerning Legislature activities and the redistricting.
The catered meals will be $10 each. Please respond to this email if you wish to attend. Or call Susan Murphy @ 336-657-1887 or Diana Hubbard @ 336-363-9598
2017 READ

The 2017 READ Committee will have tickets on sale
Wednesday, October 11th for the
'Dimestore Luncheon with Lee Smith'. A limited number of tickets will be sold at
Books n Friends beginning at 10 am. Each ticket costs
$20 and
only cash can be accepted. The Luncheon will be held November 11th at the Mustard Seed café.

Democratic Party Meeting

The Democratic Party will hold their monthly meeting, October 12, 2017 at Kanpai Restaurant. Meet and great will begin at 6:00 pm. You may order dinner (optional - Dutch Treat) and the meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.

Studio Redwood

"Dime Store Memories" Mon Oct 23, 6-8 pm. $35- 
Paint a treasure you might have found in a dime store when you were a child.
11" X 14" Acrylic on Canvas.
Examples and All supplies furnished.
For beginning or advanced students.

Adult Chair Caning Class w/Mike Dees 
Sat., Oct. 28th, 9:30 a.-3 p.-
Centered Diamond Pattern  $60. 
Call for Supply List
Class size limited to 7 & fills quickly!

For information and registration please send an e-mail to  redwood@skybest.com
Alleghany County Library Programming Events

Thursday, October 5 - 6:00 pm - Astro Photography Program - (Presented by Dave Collings representing Echo Ridge Astronomical Society.  Dave's Astro Photo of 'The Sunflower Galaxy' has recently been published in Sky and Telescope Magazine  for October 2017.  This magazine has over 100,000 subscriptions sold.)  

Saturday, October 7 - Multicultural Day, Hispanic Event - A collaborative effort between the library, Wilkes Community College, and the Business Development Center. F ree flu shots will be given by WalGreens for the Hispanic farm workers who have no insurance.

Tuesday, October 10 - 4:00 pm - Sheriff's Senior Citizens Academy (Next program in a series for Senior Citizens and Those Who Love Them.  

Thursday, October 12 - 6:30 pm - 'A Lee Smith Patchwork' with Barbara Bates Smith and Jeff Sebens

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

Upcoming WCC- Alleghany Center Classes 

Classes starting in October:                                          

Mac iOS: October 26- December 14
Thursdays from 6 PM until 8 PM. Cost is $75. Space is limited. 

Smart House: October 2- November 20
Mondays from 6 PM until 8 PM. Cost is $50.

Welding II: October 5- November 30
Thursdays from 6 PM until 9 PM. Cost is $70 PLUS insurance.

CPR for the Community: October 21
Saturday from 8 AM until 12 PM. Cost is $35.

Self Defense: October 24- December 12
Tuesday from 6 PM until 8 PM. Cost is $40.

Appalachian Music Course: October 10-December 12
Tuesdays from 6 PM until 8 PM. Cost is $50.

Wilkes CC Small Business Center- Alleghany Center

New River State Park Upcoming Activities

New River State Park: River Run / Hickory Trail
October 7, 2017, 02:00 pm- Approx. 03:00 pm:
Join a Ranger at the Highway 221 visitor center, and learn what makes the New River one of the oldest in the world.  The hike will take us on a moderate trail winding through pine forest that lead to the river's edge, and then travels back to the visitor center with oaks and hickories overhead.

Fall Wildflower Hike: Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 1:00pm, Wagoner Access - Contact Station:
Join Master Gardener Laurie on a 1-mile hike to view the last of the fall wildflowers of New River State Park.  It is recommended to dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

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. 

October 5th: Jo Ellen Carson; Blue Ridge Read.
October 12th: Ricky Brown; AMH Capital Campaign.

October 19th : Rudy McKnight-Financial Planner
October 26th : Alleghany PSI, Beta Club and Student Council-Elementary School Projects

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, 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.