Weekly Briefing | March 28, 2018
Your Weekly News & Updates
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.
Save the Date!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

For more information please contact Helen Ruth Almond 336-372-3281
JAM Golf Tournament & Concert
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

High Meadows Country Club
Sparta Presbyterian Church
Sparta Presbyterian Church will have a Maundy Thursday Service, with Communion, at 6:00 pm on March 29 . All are welcome.
Studio Redwood
Looking for a perfect Easter Gift? Spring Gift? Filler for Easter Basket? Home decor?
Candles, artwork, small gift items, tablecloths, runners, napkins, Easter decor,
clocks, art supplies, furniture, cabinet & accessory paint, and more!
Please visit Studio Redwood Space in Touch of Grace, 38 S. Main, Sparta, NC 28675
Main Street Pizzeria & Taphouse
March 30th
Please call for more information
Whitehead Community Building: Spring Fundraiser
Whitehead Community Building in Whitehead will be having their Annual Spring Fundraiser on Friday, March 30th starting at 5 PM . There will be hot dogs, hanburgers, chips, drinks & desserts available for purchase. At 6 PM there will be Bluegrass music, auction & cake walk. At 8 PM there will be a quilt raffle.
All proceeds will go to the Alleghany County Rescue Squad.

Books N' Friends: Spring Sale!
Alleghany Books 'N Friends are having a GIGANTIC Spring sale!
All books are half price.

April 6-7th, 2018

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM until 5 PM.
Alleghany County Library: Kay Bodeen
April 5th, 2018
4:00 PM
Alleghany County Library

115 Atwood Street
Sparta, NC 2875

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)

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Monthly/Weekly Events & Activities
Christ Episcopal Church
Sunday March 25  10:30 AM
- ​ Palm Sunday
​ - 
Holy Eucharist with Procession of the Palms and Passion Gospel    

​ March 28​  10:00 AM
​ - ​Holy Eucharist with shared reflections

​ March 29​  6:00PM
​ - ​Maundy Thursday - ​
Agape Feast, Washing of Feet, and Stripping of the Altar

​March 30 Noon
​ - Good Friday - ​
Solemn Service and Passion Gospel

​March 31​ 6:30PM
​ - ​Holy Saturday ​- 
Great Vigil with New Fire, Sacred Stories,and Eucharist

​April 1st 10:30AM
​ - ​Easter Day ​- 
Festival Eucharist with Baptism

Christ Episcopal Church
2543 US Highway 21 South
Sparta, NC 28675
Office 336.372.7983

Studio Redwood, Inc. April Classes!
April Classes!
Studio Redwood, Inc.

Water Color Class!
Landscape, Soft Washes, Negative Painting.
Thurs., April 5, 6p.-8p.
All Supplies and Dessert Furnished $35.
Deadline to Register, April 2

Water Color Class!
Beautiful for any décor. Wet-on-wet and dry brush.
Peach branch, sky, branches, leaves.
Thurs., April 19, 6p.-8p.
All Supplies and Dessert Furnished $35.
Deadline to Register, April 16

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 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – ‘Being Mortal’   Free Film Screening & Discussion. Join us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary ‘ Being Mortal’.  This film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors and nurses who care for them. (Presented by Medi Home Health and Hospice)

Thursday, April 19 @ 12:00 – 2:00 pm – ‘Darkness to Light’  (More information will be presented soon.)

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.
Alleghany County Library Programs
***AGES 12 and OLDER***

COLLAGES  with Shelly Williams  MAR 31st 11 AM

TYPOGRAPHY  with Lisa Underwood  APR 14th 11 AM

ELECTRONICS  with Lee Choate  APR 21st 11 AM

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. 

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!
Every Tuesday night: The Rise and Shine Band, 7 p.m.
Every Monday night: Line dancing lessons, 6 p.m.
March 31 – Mountain Park
April 7 – Gap Civil
April 10 – Birthday party with Rise and Shine
April 14 – Mountain Park
April 21 – New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters
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
For more information please contact Laurie Brintle-Jarvis, Small Business Center Director
336-838-6166 Office
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
Alleghany Chamber of Commerce | 58 S. Main St | (336) 372-5473| info@sparta-nc.com| sparta-nc.com