Weekly Briefing | February 21, 2018
Your Monthly News & Updates
Ongoing Events and Entertainment
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
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. 
Welcome New Members!

Please join the Chamber in welcoming new members, Horizon Bistro and A Touch of Grace!
Located at 38 S Main St, Sparta, NC 28675
Town Survey
The Town of Sparta will hold a meeting open to the public on March 6, 2018 in Sparta Town Hall (304 S. Main Street) at 7 p.m. to discuss and obtain public comment on a proposed Parks and Recreation Trust Fund project for improvements at Crouse Park. Town residents are encouraged to attend and complete an online parks and recreation survey. The survey can be accessed by visiting 

Please complete the survey by March 6, 2018.

Main Street Pizzeria & Taphouse
Quilt of Valor Workday
Join the 
Alleghany Quilters' Guild for a workday once a month!
March 2, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM at the Sparta Presbyterian Church.
The quilts are made for persons affected by war. 
For more information  276-773-9554 .

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.

Greenfield Acres Cookie & Candy Drive
Support our Troops!
February 12-21
Donations can be dropped off at Food Lion
GOMR Informational Meeting
Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:oo PM - 7:00 PM
Pugh Outreach Center
Sparta United Methodist Church

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)

Monthly/Weekly Events & Activities
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
Alleghany County Library Programs
***AGES 12 and OLDER***

PHOTOGRAPHY  with Crystal Smith  FEB 24th 11 AM

GRAPHIC DESIGN  with Kate Irwin  MAR 3rd 11 AM

STOP GAP ANIMATION  with Ben Erlandson  MAR 10th 11 AM

RECYCLED WEARABLES  with Julia Simmons  MAR 17th 11 AM

JEWELRY  with Sherry Clodfelter  MAR 24th 11 AM

COLLAGES  with Shelly Williams  MAR 31st 11 AM

TYPOGRAPHY  with Lisa Underwood  APR 14th 11 AM

ELECTRONICS  with Lee Choate  APR 21st 11 AM

For more information or to sign your young person up, contact the Alleghany County Library at 336-372-5573
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 22 - Mayor Wes Brinegar
March 1  - Michele Tompkins/Glade Valley Animal Hospital
March 8  - Pratt Davis/Walking on Holy Ground
March 15  -Marty McCarthy/The Elizabeth Program
March 22  - Gary Greene/Boys & Girls Homes of NC
March 29  - Club Assembly
April 5  - Graham Wilson/Ethiopia WASH Project

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. 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. 

WCC- Alleghany Center Classes March 2018
For more information or to register for a class, please contact  Email
For more information please contact Laurie Brintle-Jarvis, Small Business Center Director
336-838-6166 Office
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.
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 | 58 S. Main St | (336) 372-5473| info@sparta-nc.com| sparta-nc.com