Weekly Briefing | May 2, 2018
Your Weekly News & Updates
Welcome New Members!
Please join the Chamber in welcoming new member Scercy's Painting Company. Scercy's Painting will do power wash, exterior & interior painting, and covers seven counties with 32 years of experience!

Please join the Chamber in welcoming new member Muddy Creek Cafe ! Located at 60 S. Main Street Sparta, NC 28675
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!
Newcomer Welcome Basket
This community service will supply home buyers relocating to our area with information, coupons and gift certificates from all participating merchants. If you would like to introduce yourself to new potential customers and would like your business represented in this gift basket, please drop off your material to Aimee Greenfield at 1635 US Hwy 21 S, Sparta. For any questions, please call 336-223-3771. 
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.
Main Street Pizzeria & Taphouse
Live music Friday, May 4th, 2018

7:30 PM

Cinco De Mayo Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Alleghany County Rescue Squad
The Alleghany County Rescue Squad will have barbecue pork and chicken available at 9 am on Saturday, May 5th . Pork barbecue can be purchased by the half pound or by the pound served with slaw. Barbecue chicken will be available in half chicken or wholes at the Alleghany Co. Rescue Squad building on Trojan Ave. in Sparta.  All proceeds will go to support the Alleghany Co. Volunteer Rescue Squad.336-372-5043
Horizon Bistro Welcomes Award-Winning Author S.E. Smith
S.E. 'Susan' Smith, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, will appear on stage at the Horizon Bistro,Saturday, May 5th, at 3 PM. The Bistro is located at 38 S. Main Street, Sparta, NC, in the historic Smithey Building.

Smith's appearance in Sparta was organized by Alleghany Writers and is part of the new schedule of first Saturday performances on the Horizon Bistro stage.

3 PM- Writers At the Bistro- Local talent, regional names, national best sellers.

8 PM- Acting up at the Bistro- Trojan Playmakers take the stage for short plays, monologues, and improv.

Food and beverage service will be available. No cover. For more informaton: ALLWRITE2017@gmail.com
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
JUNE 19, 2018

Tournament starts at 12pm with lunch for golfers at 11am.
You can play a round of golf, join us for dinner and enjoy a great concert featuring Wayne Henderson & Friends, The Harris Brothers,
and Alleghany JAM Students.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to register for the tournament, visit www.AlleghanyJAM.org
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
Wildflower Hike
Saturday, May 5th @ 2:00 p.m.; Wagoner Access – Ranger Station
Join a ranger for a short hike along the New River and a mountain cove habitat in search of May wildflowers, ferns, and trees. Wear good walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. Feel free to bring your camera as well, to capture the beauty, and leave it for others to enjoy. Don't forget to log your hike, if you are working towards you 100 miles in the 100 -mile challenge. For more information about the 100 -mile challenge please go to www.nc100mile.org. It is recommended to where sturdy shoes, dress for the weather and bring a water bottle.

Tips and Tactics of Fishing the New River
Sunday, May 6th @ 1:00 p.m.; Wagoner Access – Ranger Station
Meet a Ranger at Wagoner Access Area at 1pm for a program on Fishing the New River. Discussion topics include Gear and bait choices, boating / river safety, fish species, and licensing requirements.

100 Mile Challenge Hike
Saturday, May 12th @ 10:00 a.m.; 221 Access - Visitor Center
Need to add a few miles to your log? Join a State Ranger at the visitor center off of Highway 221 in the New River State Park for a 2.4-mile hike. It is recommended to where sturdy shoes, dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. Don't forget to log your hike, if you are working towards you 100 miles in the 100 -mile challenge. For more information about the 100 -mile challenge please go to www.nc100mile.org

Leave It to Beavers
Saturday, May 12th @ 2:00 p.m.; Meet at the 221 Lower Parking Lot
Join a park ranger to learn about natures "dam builders"...the good...the hazards…
and their role in the eco-system of our forests and waterways. There will be a short hike to look for beaver signs.
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.

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. 

May 3rd Drawdown Meeting 
May 10th Mike James 
May 17th Bryan Edwards 
May 24th Gideons International 
May 31st Alleghany in Motion

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.

May 5 – Gap Civil
May 12 – Mountain Park
May 19 – Buck Mountain 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