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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 7p. Admission  is $5 on Tuesday and $6 on Saturday. Line Dancing classes are also offered on Monday nights beginning at 6p. 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 6p. Come and play or just listen. No charge, but a donation is appreciated. 336-372-5473

Shop Downtown 
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 downtown 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, 10a to 5p. 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 just for veterans every Wednesday from 8:30-11a. Click to learn more.
The VFW Military Museum is open to the public, 10a-2p, 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  April 6, 2016
Taco Lunch Fundraiser
The Alleghany Wellness Center will be holding a Taco Lunch Fundraiser on Thursday, April 7th from 11 am until 2 pm. The meal includes Tacos, Black Bean Salad with Citrus Dressing, Dessert and a drink. Cost $8 ($1 from each sale goes to Relay For Life). Purchase your tickets in advance at the Wellness Center and then stop by on the 7th to pick up your meal to go! 508 Collins Road, Sparta. 336-372-2944
James & the Giant Peach
The University of North Carolina-Greensboro Theatre for Young People will be performing the play, James and the Giant Peach, on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 1p in the Sparta School Auditorium. Students in grades 2nd-5th will be attending from all schools in the county. There is also an evening performance at 7p, Adults $5, under 12 FREE. No unaccompanied children, please. For more information, call Missey Weaver at 336-372-4345.
Business After Hours: Priser Theater
Join us in Sparta for a magical & musical Business After Hours at the Priser Theater, 22 South Main Street, on Thursday, April 7th from 5-7p. Music by Changing Lanes, a few tricks by Magician Ken Pulliam, and some laughs & Kettle Corn from Hillbilly Wes. Refreshments provided. 
Old Time Square Dance
This fundraiser for the Alleghany JAM will be located at the Sparta VFW on April 8th, from 7-10 pm. BBQ will be served starting at 6 pm, and at 8:30 pm there will be a Cakewalk and Alleghany JAM dancers exhibition. Music provided by Ricky Johnson. Please call in advance to reserve your BBQ plate. Admission is $5 and the BBQ plates are $8. PLEASE: No taps on shoes, per request of VFW. 336-572-5266
Family Fun Night
A night of free food, fun, and games for community parents and their children. This is an opportunity to spend quality time with your children in a "family-friendly" environment, while learning about all the services in our community geared towards supporting families. At the Emerson Black Building, April 8th from 5:30-8p. Sponsored by Partnership for Children. For more info, call 336-372-2846.
Ebay Your Way to Success: The Basics of Selling on Ebay
Make eBay your primary business tool. Learn best practices for setting up an account, listing items to sale, taking payments, and shipping. Topics include eBay appraisals, research, registering on eBay, starting a seller's account, choosing formats and categories, writing descriptions that sell, submitting photos, feedback, starting up and using a PayPal account, shipping tips, and pricing philosophies to become an eBay Top Rated Seller! Wilkes Community College Small Business Center, April 12th from 6-9p. Call 336-372-5061 for more information.
Mountain Soul Music
FREE concert featuring Eliza Gilkyson at Christ Episcopal Church2543 US Hwy 21 South, Sparta. At 6:30p on April 15th.

Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports
A FREE workshop for parents and families of children of all ages, children with special needs, teachers, and other professionals. All materials (on CD) and a light supper will be provided at no cost. Join us at Sparta United Methodist Church on Tuesday, April 19th at 5:30p for a light supper followed by the workshop from 6-8p. For information, to register please call Stacy Hawks at 336-372-7284 or Melinda Kupner at 336-657-3313.
Grants Offered to Fund Projects for Local Non-Profits
The Alleghany County Community Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for project funding. Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving charitable needs in Alleghany County. Visit nccommunityfoundation.org for information about applying. The deadline for submitting applications is noon April 19. For further information contact Colby Martin at 828-358-0030, or email cmartin@nccommunityfoundation.org or visit the website.
Weekly Rotary Program
The Club meets every Thursday at 7 a.m. in the Alleghany Memorial Hospital Solarium for a buffet breakfast and program. Visitors are welcome. 

April 7th: Rabbi Sam Lethcoe - History of banking and Lethcoe Tax.

April 14th: Gary Medley from Jewelweed Studio - demonstration on working with glass and making glass stars.

April 21st: Ineke Wilson, District 7680 Governor, Update on District accomplishments and District Conference May 13th-15th in Asheville.

Questions? Call Matt Kovacich at 336-200-2215. Learn more about the Alleghany Rotary Club at sparta-nc.com/rotary.
Studio Redwood Classes
Cutting Tangles, Webs or Vines - With Deb Donaldson. A technique of cutting with an exact-o knife a tangle, web or vine shape by removing the negative space and layering it over another sheet. Choose either several small cards or begin a large piece of artwork. Saturday, April 9th 10a-noon. Age 16-Adult. Cost: $30, all supplies furnished.

Class sizes are limited. Please pre-register for any class at least one week prior to the scheduled class. SRI reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any class.

Studio Redwood, Inc., 16 S. Main, Lower Level, Sparta, NC 28675 336.372.7111
Alleghany Jubilee Happenings!
Join us for the Hillbilly Hoedown with Rise and Shine Band every Tuesday night. On Tuesday, April 12, we will have our April birthday celebration. Cake, ice cream and finger foods will be served. No alcohol. Admission $5 on Tuesday, $6 on Saturday, under 12 years old free. Hours are 7-10p with all ages welcome, unless otherwise noted.

Schedule for April:

Saturday, April 9 - Mountain Park
Saturday, April 16 - Back Water
Saturday, April 23 - Buck Mountain Band
Saturday, April 30 - Mountain Park

Line dance lessons on Monday nights from 6-7:30p, $3 per person per lesson.
For information call Agnes Joines (336) 657-1441, or for recorded schedule call (336) 200- 4949, or visit their website here.
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Saturday, April 9

Waking from Winter - Join a Ranger at New River State Park, Wagoner Access Area, for a 1 mile hike in search of early signs of spring.  We will look for both plants and animals waking up after a long winter. Meet at 2 pm and wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle