Weekly Briefing | April 25, 2018
Your Weekly News & Updates
Joint Town Council/County Commissioners Meeting
The joint Town Council/County Commissioner meeting will be Monday, April 30th at 7 PM at the Town Council meeting room.
Chamber Gift Certificates Available ALL Year!
Don't forget that the Chamber has gift certificates available all year round! Amounts can be purchased in $10 and $25 denominations.

These gift certificates help our local businesses and puts money back into our local economy! Come in today to purchase yours and for a complete list of available businesses who accept them!
The inaugural issue of  Here! Magazine  has been a big success.If you haven't seen a copy of it yet you can view it online at  issuu.com/kateink/docs/spring_issuu

Printing 5,000 copies: 3,000+ are mailed directly to residents in Ashe, Alleghany and Grayson counties. The remaining 2,000 are distributed in high traffic areas - visitor centers, chambers of commerce, medical office waiting rooms, etc. The online version has been viewed nearly 400 times and we have a growing subscription base that extends into Georgia, Ohio, and South Carolina.

To guarantee home delivery subscribe on line at heremagazine.pub/subscribe.

For advertising information and deadlines  email  or 276-235-0445.
4th Annual Blue Ridge Golf Tournament
Friday April 27th at Roaring Gap Club

Proceeds to benefit the Blue Ridge Christian School
Main Street Pizzeria & Taphouse
Live music Friday, April 27, 2018

7 PM
Mountain Soul Music Festival
We’re kicking off 2018 with Jonah Riddle and the Carolina Express! As always, this event is FREE! So bring a friend!
Sunday, April 29, 2018
6:00 PM
Christ Episcopal Church
Memorial Day Window Decorating Contest!
Memorial Day window decorating contest!

Winner will receive a FREE ad in the Alleghany News

For more information please call 336-372-5473
Save the Date
Calling all Artists and Craftspeople!  

Our 2018 application for "Art in the Park" in beautiful Crouse Park, Sparta is now available! Set the date> Saturday, July 21st. Tag an Artist! Applying is easy.
Friday, June 22, 2018 at New River Country Club
(Rain date - June 29th)
4-Man Captain’s Choice
Entry fee includes breakfast/lunch, beverages, goodie bag and more!
Sponsorships levels available
For more information, please contact
Alleghany Wellness Center - 336/372-2944 or
Kay Choplin - 336/657-2052

An affiliate of North Carolina Community Foundation

Please join the Alleghany County Community Foundation for a night (or two) of great food, wine and fellowship.
Friday, August 3rd and/or
Saturday, August 18 th
at Olde Beau Golf Club
Featuring wines from Jones von Drehle Vineyards & Winery
Tickets - $85 per person
Sponsorship levels are available
For ticket information, please contact
Debbie Bare at 336-657-0895 or Kay Choplin at 336-657-3387
This event is our annual fundraiser to support the Alleghany Opportunity Endowment Fund and provide grant dollars for other non-profit organizations within Alleghany County. 

Our goal is to serve local needs through local leadership,
local resources and local grantmaking.
Piney Creek Dirty Fingers Garden Club
The Piney Creek Dirty Fingers Garden Club will present an English Tea at the Meeting House in Piney Creek, NC at 1:00 on the following dates:

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tickets are $20.00 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Kathy Mock 336-469-9387 or Penny Moore 336-359-2141
Monthly/Weekly Events & Activities
Open Mic Night
Writers are invited to share their original writing with those attending. This event takes place the third Thursday night of each month 7:00 PM-8:30 PM at the Alleghany County Library
115 Atwood Street
Sparta, NC 28675
Alleghany Writer's Club
The Alleghany Writer's Club meets each third Thursday of each month from 4:00 – 5:30 pm at the Alleghany County Library.
New River State Park Programs

Tree Identification Hike:Saturday April 28, 2018 – 2:00pm; Wagoner Access
Join Park staff in learning how to identify common trees of New River State Park. The leaves will finally be "leafing out" along the one mile Fern Nature trail at the Wagoner Access of New River State Park. Meet at the Park office at 2 pm. Bring binoculars for spotting leaves and Spring tree dwellers. For more information call 226-982-2587.
Alleghany County Broker's Tour
Greenfield Acres Realty is very excited to start our monthly County Broker's Tour! This will be held every third Thursday morning of the month from 8:30 -11ish.  
The KICK-OFF will begin at my office at 8:30. We will have coffee and morning treats and visit until 8:45 and begin the first home tour at 9:00. 
There will be a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Bed Bath and Beyond for all Brokers who participate!

Call 336-223-3771.
Studio Redwood, Inc. April Classes!
May Classes!
Studio Redwood, Inc.

     Tray Painting Class!
Many colors and designs to choose from!
May 3, 5:30-7:30, Studio Redwood, 16 S. Main, Lower Level, Sparta, NC
All supplies and dessert ...furnished. $49.
Register by April 27, by reply to: redwood@skybest.com

Withdrawal/Cancellation policy: In case of student withdrawal, tuition less 20% is refundable up to two weeks prior to class.
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.

Lunch N' Learn
Alleghany County Library

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @12:00 pm – ‘ Substance Abuse and Opioid Crisis’  Brought to you by Alleghany County Library in partnership with Vaya Health’s Geriatric & Adult Mental Health Specialty Team.

The May Diabetes Today class will be on Tuesday, May 1, 12:00 noon at the Alleghany Wellness Center .. The topic is "Med not Meds" in celebration of National  Mediterranean Diet Month .  There is no cost for the program but please call the Extension office to register at  336-372-5597 . This event is sponsored by the Alleghany Center of NC Cooperative Extension, Alleghany CARES, Alleghany Health and Wellness Center and Appalachian Health Care.  
Alleghany County Library Programs
***AGES 12 and OLDER***

Storytime is presented each Monday at 10:30 am for Preschoolers, except for the month of August and the month of February.

Game day every Monday 3:30pm - 5:30pm FOR YOUTH 10 YEARS AND OLDER!

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. 

April 26 Susan Nilo, Wilkes Community College

Questions? Call Matt Kovacich at 
336-200-2215.  Learn more about the Alleghany Rotary Club at  sparta-nc.com/rotary.
Alleghany Jubilee Happenings!
Every Tuesday night: The Rise and Shine Band, 7 p.m.
Every Monday night: Line dancing lessons, 6 p.m.

April 28 – Tune Town
May 5 – Gap Civil
May 8 – Birthday party with Rise and Shine
May 12 – Mountain Park
May 19 – Buck Mtn. Band
May 26 – Fisher Peak Timber Rattlers
Dances are 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 on Tuesday nights and $6 on Saturday nights. Age 12 and under free.
The Alleghany Jubilee is at 25 North Main Street in Sparta, NC. Doors open at 6 p.m. For information call (336) 657-1441 or (336) 407-2603. Recorded schedule information: (336) 200-4949.

WCC- Alleghany Center Classes April 2018
For more information or to register for a class, please contact  Email
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. 
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.
New River Country Club Schedule:
611 Golf Course Rd. Sparta, NC 28675
  • April 21, 2018- Mike Caudill Memorial
  • May 19, 2018- Baywood Ruritan Cub
  • June 2, 2018- AHS Volleyball
  • June 9, 2018- Independence VFW
  • June 23, 2018- NRCC Member Guest
  • June 28, 2018- NRCC Ladies Invitational

Olde Beau Country Club
729 Olde Beau BLVD. Roaring Gap, NC 28668

Roaring Gap Club
2663 Roaring Gap Dr, Roaring Gap, NC 28668
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