Weekly Briefing | April 11, 2018
Your Weekly News & Updates
Board of Education Candidates Forum
Thursday, April 12 th – 6:00 pm – Board of Education Candidates Forum. (Sponsored by the Friends of the Library)

115 Atwood Street Sparta, NC 28675
Alleghany 4-H Plant Sale
We are now accepting orders for the 2018 Alleghany 4-H Plant Sale...

Here is the link for the description and order form...

If you would like a copy mailed to you, just let me know and I would be happy to do so.
If there is a different herb, vegetable or flower that you would like to order and we do not have it listed, please let me know and I will see if we get it for you....

Don't forget that ALL proceeds are used for scholarships for Alleghany youth to attend 4-H Camp and other 4-H programming...
Alleghany Democratic Meeting
The Alleghany Democratic monthly meeting will be held, Wednesday, April 18 , in the Town Hall conference room (downstairs). Meet and greet with light refreshments at 6:00 with the meeting beginning at 6:30 pm. All welcome!!
Winter Series Music on Main

Fireside Collective

6:30 PM

Mustard Seed Cafe

4th Annual Blue Ridge Golf Tournament
Friday April 27th at Roaring Gap Club

Proceeds to benefit the Blue Ridge Christian School
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.
Sparta Presbyterian Church
April 14th at 7:00 PM
Suzanne Zak, a pianist and music educator, will present a concert on Saturday, April 14, at
7:00 pm at Sparta Presbyterian Church. Suzanne received her doctorate in Music and Music Education at Columbia University in 2015. As an educator, Suzanne specializes in higher education, music e-learning, teaching online music at Adelphi University in New York and Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania. The concert will feature works of Sergei Rachmaninoff and George Gershwin.

The concert is free but donations will be accepted to benefit a community organization. Everyone is welcome.


Friday, April 13, 2018

Jim Mayberry
Main Street Pizzeria & Taphouse

Please call for more information
Earth Day 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

9 AM

Miles Realty on Main Street
Save the Date
Mountain Soul Concert
We're kicking off 2018 with Jonah Riddle and the Carolina Express!

Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 6 PM
Christ Episcopal Church

As always, this event is FREE! Bring a friend!
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.
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!
April Classes!
Studio Redwood, Inc.

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***

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. 

April 12 – Mike James, County Manager

April 19 – Chrysty Murphy and Sarah Dalton – Chamber of Commerce

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 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
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