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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  February 8, 2017
Events Calend ar Information

Members Please Read

The Chamber is trying to update and keep the events calendar up-to-date and available. If your business has any upcoming events, please email us information such as event, time, date, and location so we can advertise your events! 
Event information can be emailed to 
If you have any further questions please call 336-372-5473.

The Alleghany County Republican Party

The Alleghany County Republican Party will hold its monthly meeting at 6 PM at the Bruce Wayne Osborne VFW Post No. 7034. Meals will be $10 each. 
Reservations may be made by calling Susan at 336-657-1887 or Diana at 336-363-9598.
We will hear from the local elected officials & will also discuss the March county convention in which we will be electing officers for the county and precincts.
Alleghany Rotary Club

Come to our
Soup'r Bowl Party! Combine a fun afternoon of bowling for free with donations of canned soup (or any non-perishable foods) and or/cash to the Solid Rock Food Closet. Book your date with dinning at 21 Tavern for either lunch or dinner. Saturday February 11 from 2:00 to 5:00, after that "other" SuperBowl! 
Sponsored by Alleghany Rotary Club and Sparta Fun Company.

Northwestern Regional Library Photography Contest

This contest is open to all library members of Alleghany, Stokes, Surry or Yadkin Counties. Contest includes juvenile,
teen, and adult categories. Entries accepted through 
   March 17, 2017.

Murphy's Mercantile 

Tired of the traditional roses in a vase for Valentine's? 
Murphy's is offering a European style of  fresh flowers hand wrapped and lovingly framed in a bed of burlap.  This will be our first Valentine's as a florist so not sure what to expect.  We strive to be different and add our special touch to each design we are blessed to create. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: 10% off any orders placed before February 1st.

Alleghany County Library

The Alleghany County Library will be providing FREE V olunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for the public,  by reservatio n only . Households making less than $54,000 during 2016 are eligible for this service.  Certified volunteers will be at the Alleghany County Library on Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm and on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

VITA will be available at the Alleghany County Library from January 25 - April 12.  The Alleghany County Library is at its new location at 115 Atwood Street, next to the Wilkes Community College campus.  To schedule an appointment, contact the Alleghany County Library by phone at 336-372-5573 or by email at dbrewer@nwrl.org.
Nikola's Restaurant

Nikola's will be holding a wine pairing dinner with Chateau Morrisette on February 10th at 6:30. Please be sure and call to make reservations. 

February 11th and February 14th starting at 5:30, they will be holding a 4 course dinner with live music,
complimentary glass of champagne. Call to make reservations.
Located at High Meadows Inn Motel, 10498 HWY 21 South, Glade Valley, NC 28627
For more info please call 336-363-6060
Baywood Boy's BBQ & Catering

Opening Sundays Starting Jan. 15 from 8 am-2 pm
Thursday's Hosting a Bluegrass Jam from 6 pm-8 pm starting Jan. 12 through Feb. 23 in the upper dining room. 
A Valentine's Dinner will be held from  4 pm-9 pm on Feb. 11. Following will be a  Sweetheart Party starting at 7 pm.   
Downstairs DJ Willie G - Drink Specials

Alleghany Writers Put Pen to Paper

The Alleghany Writer's are moving their monthly meeting to the new Alleghany Library starting on the February 16th meeting from 4 PM to 5:30 PM
There will be readings from the January prompt, some news on upcoming workshops and critique groups, and discussion on ways to submit stories for publication.
All are invited. There is no pressure to read. Just lots of creative energy! 
For more information contact Ginger Collins at coppertopcollins@gmail.com or call 336-372-5473. 
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. 

Feb. 9 - Club Assembly
February 16 - Joel McMillan, Carolina West
February 23 - Lisa Edwards, AMH Pulmonary Function Testing machine

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.

Feb. 4- Bogtrotters
Feb. 11- Mountain Park Old Time
Feb. 18th- Open
Feb. 25- Tune Town
Mar. 4- Bogtrotters
Mar. 11- Mountain Park Old Time
Mar. 18- Crooked Road Ramblers
Mar. 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. 

Alleghany High School
Alleghany High School will be hosting the I-A Regional Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturd ay February 10th and 11th . There
 wil l be 28 to 3 2 high school wrestling
teams participating in this tourname nt. These wrestlers are competing to m ove on to the NC State Championship.  
Sparta will be booming on Feb. 10th and 11th with lots of parents and family members. This means they will be looking to eat and shop in our downtown area!
Diabetes Today
Be Heart Smart

Join us Monday, Feb. 20 from 12 PM until 1 PM at the Alleghany Wellness Center for free food samples, delicious recipes, and information about eating healthy for a healthy heart.
Please RSVP to Alleghany Cooperative Extension 336-372-5597.
Located at 508 Collins Road, Sparta, NC 28675

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. This bird is perfectly camouflaged and rarely heard. The exception occurs in late winter and early Spring when the male birds perform dizzying courtship displays. 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 6 PM on February 25, 2017. 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
This is for the Birds!!!

Bring your binoculars and join a Ranger to see what we can see on this short, and easy hike along the river on Feb. 17. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes, dress according to the weather for the day and bring water. 
Black Bears

Learn about Black Bears! Join a Park Ranger to learn about this often feared creature on Feb. 18, 2017. Black bears can be found throughout a large portion of NC. They often make the news when they pass through a populated area. This program will separate the facts and myths about black bears. Please meet at the 221 Access, Visitor Center located at New River State Park
358 New River State Park Road
Laurel Springs, NC 28644.

Winter Hike 
Meet at the US Hwy 221 Visitor Center for a nature hike on Feb. 19, discussing various aspects about nature in winter. This hike will be about 2 miles long and will take place on trail that are easy to moderate for the average person. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes, dress according to the weather for the day and bring water. 
Located at New River State Park
358 New River State Park Road
Laurel Springs, NC 28644.
For more info or directions please call 
(336) 982-2587.
100 Mile Challenge

 Need to add a few miles to your log? Join a St
ate Ranger at the visitor center off of Highway 221 I the New River State Park for a 2.4 mile hike on Feb. 24. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes, dress according to the weather for the day and bring water.
Located at New River State Park
358 New River State Park Road
Laurel Springs, NC 28644.
Project WILD Workshop

Project WILD workshops are for adults interested in teaching young people about wildlife. Participants receive the Project WILD K-12 educator guide along with materials specifically about North Carolina wildlife. The educator guide contains more than 150 hands-on activities that focus on wildlife and natural resources. Please come dressed for the weather as the entire workshop will be held outdoors on March 22, 2017.  The six hour workshop can can count towards Criteria I, II or Continuing Education credit for the NC EE Certification Program. Prior registration is required; please contact Ranger Jeff Jones at jeffrey.jones@ncparks.gov or 336-957-8185 to register. 
Quiz Bowl Competition 

Our local Quiz Bowl team will be going to the Quiz Bowl competition that will be held at the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mount Airy, NC, on 
Saturday, March 18, at 8:30 am. Please come out and support our local team!  
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. 
Formation of Stone Mountain

Come celebrate the North Carolina Science Festival by going on a .5 mile moderate hike to the south face of Stone Mountain on April 15. There, a ranger will discuss the formation of Stone Mountain. Bring shoes suitable for hiking.
Located at Stone Mountain State Park
3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring Gap , NC 28668