Calendar

Oct
3
Tue
Sheriff’s Senior Citizens Academy @ Alleghany County Library
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 

Next program in a series for Senior Citizens and Those Who Love Them.

Oct
5
Thu
Candlelight Vigil @ Alleghany Court House Lawn
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

D.A.N.A will be holding a candlelight vigil on the Court House lawn on October 5th from 5:00 PM until 7:30 PM.

Astro Photography Program @ Alleghany County Library
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Presented by Dave Collings representing Echo Ridge Astronomical Society.  Dave’s Astro Photo of ‘The Sunflower Galaxy’ has recently been published in Sky and Telescope Magazine  for October 2017.  This magazine has over 100,000 subscriptions sold.

Oct
6
Fri
Music on Main @ Main Street
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm


Music on Main comes back for summer 2017 on the first Friday of each month, June through October. Music starts at 6 pm; stores and restaurants open at 5 pm. Downtown Sparta’s merchants, restaurants, and attractions welcome visitors with music in 6 or more venues. Check each month’s list of performers at our Blue Ridge Music Trail site (blueridgemusicnc.com- Music on Main in Sparta). Music on Main is free. We are a family and kid friendly event.

Oct
7
Sat
Alleghany County Rescue Squad @ Alleghany County Rescue Squad
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Food sales will begin at 9 AM until 1 PM, including chopped pork BBQ with sauce, 1/2 lb. and 1 lb. cups, sandwiches, BBQ chicken 1/2 or whole, cole slaw will be sold with the chopped pork BBQ.

Fall Wildflower Hike @ New River State Park
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Master Gardener Laurie on a 1-mile hike to view the last of the fall wildflowers of New River State Park.  It is recommended to dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

New River State Park: River Run / Hickory Trail @ New River State Park
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a Ranger at the Highway 221 visitor center, and learn what makes the New River one of the oldest in the world.  The hike will take us on a moderate trail winding through pine forest that lead to the river’s edge, and then travels back to the visitor center with oaks and hickories overhead.

Oct
10
Tue
Community Knitters @ Alleghany County Library
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm


The Alleghany County Library invites knitters of all experience levels to enjoy knitting together at the library. Join us on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm for knitting and fellowship! For additional information, call 336-372-5573 or email dbrewer@nwrl.org.

Oct
12
Thu
Democratic Party Meeting @ Kanpai Restaurant
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Democratic Party will hold their monthly meeting, October 12, 2017 at Kanpai RestaurantMeet and great will begin at 6:00 pm. You may order dinner (optional – Dutch Treat) and the meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.
Oct
17
Tue
Community Knitters @ Alleghany County Library
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm


The Alleghany County Library invites knitters of all experience levels to enjoy knitting together at the library. Join us on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm for knitting and fellowship! For additional information, call 336-372-5573 or email dbrewer@nwrl.org.

Oct
20
Fri
NC Mountain Arts Adventure @ Alleghany County, NC
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tapas Night: Becca’s Backwoods Bean @ Becca's Backwoods Bean
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Still some seats left for Tapas Night, October 20th starting at 6ish. Four half glasses of wine and accompanying tapas…should be fun! Featuring a professional wine taster to offer expertise discussion.

Oct
21
Sat
NC Mountain Arts Adventure @ Alleghany County, NC
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
23rd Annual Hillbilly Comedy & Variety Show @ Alleghany Community Auditorium
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Come for some fun entertainment in the Alleghany Community Auditorium on the campus of Sparta Elementary School.

Oct
22
Sun
NC Mountain Arts Adventure @ Alleghany County, NC
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Oct
23
Mon
“Dime Store Memories” @ Studio Redwood
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Paint a treasure you might have found in a dime store when you were a child.
11″ X 14″ Acrylic on Canvas.
Examples and All supplies furnished.

For beginning or advanced students.

Oct
24
Tue
Community Knitters @ Alleghany County Library
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm


The Alleghany County Library invites knitters of all experience levels to enjoy knitting together at the library. Join us on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm for knitting and fellowship! For additional information, call 336-372-5573 or email dbrewer@nwrl.org.

Scavenger Hunt for Kids
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Bring your kids to the Visitors Center of Stone Mountain State Park for an ecological scavenger hunt, weather permitting, on Saturday, October 28 at 2:00 pm.

Oct
27
Fri
Still Hike @ Stone Mountain State Park
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Still Hike @ Stone Mountain State Park

Join a park ranger at Stone Mountain State Park for a .5 mile moderate hike to one of Stone Mountain’s largest liquor stills that was demolished during prohibition on Friday, October 27 at 2:00 pm at the Visitor Center.

Oct
28
Sat
Adult Chair Caning Class w/Mike Dees @ Studio Redwood
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Centered Diamond Pattern  $60.
Call for Supply List

Class size limited to 7 & fills quickly!

Scavenger Hunt for Kids @ Stone Mountain State Park
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Scavenger Hunt for Kids @ Stone Mountain State Park

Bring your kids to the Visitors Center of Stone Mountain State Park for an ecological scavenger hunt, weather permitting on Saturday, October 28 at 2:00 pm.

Oktoberfest @ VFW Post
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunset Hike @ Stone Mountain State Park
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oct
29
Sun
Mountain Soul Music Festival @ Christ Episcopal Church
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm


John McCutcheon (Ballads/American Folk Music) Wisconsin will be performing. The Mountain Soul Music Festival will be held on every last Sunday of the month starting in April until December. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Oct
31
Tue
Community Knitters @ Alleghany County Library
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm


The Alleghany County Library invites knitters of all experience levels to enjoy knitting together at the library. Join us on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm for knitting and fellowship! For additional information, call 336-372-5573 or email dbrewer@nwrl.org.

Trunk or Treat @ Crouse Park
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Celebrate Halloween at Trunk or Treat in Crouse Park. Decorate your vehicle for young ones to get treats from your trunk, under your hatch, or pickup bed. Costume contest at 6 PM. Prizes for best costume and best vehicle decoration. Concessions will be available.

Nov
7
Tue
Community Knitters @ Alleghany County Library
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm


The Alleghany County Library invites knitters of all experience levels to enjoy knitting together at the library. Join us on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm for knitting and fellowship! For additional information, call 336-372-5573 or email dbrewer@nwrl.org.

Nov
12
Sun
BLUEGRASS SUNDAY! @ Cornerstone Christian Fellowship
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH:  BLUEGRASS SUNDAY – FEATURING PRIORITY BLUE

IN CONCERT FOR ENTIRE CELEBRATION SERVICE

 

SERVICE STARTS AT 10:00 AM

ALL ARE WELCOMED TO THESE SPECIAL EVENTS

Nov
14
Tue
Community Knitters @ Alleghany County Library
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm


The Alleghany County Library invites knitters of all experience levels to enjoy knitting together at the library. Join us on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm for knitting and fellowship! For additional information, call 336-372-5573 or email dbrewer@nwrl.org.

Nov
16
Thu
Alleghany Writers @ Alleghany County Library
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Alleghany Writers creative writing group. We meet at 4pm,  Alleghany Library. Meetings include exercises, critique, and discussion. Writers of all skill levels are invited to participate. Meetings adjourn at 5:30pm. For more information contact allwrite2017@gmail.com

Annual Gingerbread House Painting Class @ Studio Redwood
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come out to Studio Redwood to celebrate the Holidays and paint a gingerbread house! The class begins at 6 PM and all supplies will be provided. $30.

Nov
21
Tue
Community Knitters @ Alleghany County Library
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm


The Alleghany County Library invites knitters of all experience levels to enjoy knitting together at the library. Join us on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm for knitting and fellowship! For additional information, call 336-372-5573 or email dbrewer@nwrl.org.

Nov
25
Sat
Shop Small Saturday! @ Sparta, NC Main Street
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come out to Sparta, NC’s Main Street to join the Shop Small Saturday and support our local Merchants!! There will be surprises in every store!

Santa is Coming to Town!! @ Ofelia's on Main
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for this FREE event at Ofelia’s on Main in downtown Sparta. Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus, enjoy some delicious hot apple cider, and leave with a fun goodie bag!

NC Author Libby Bagby @ Touch of Grace
Nov 25 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
NC author Libby Bagby will be at  Touch of Grace on
Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 11:30 until 3:00 signing her books about North Carolina’s state breed, the Plott hound. Bagby’s books share the heart-warming rescue of her Plott Lucky.
Christmas Parade @ Main Street
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm


Floats will wind down Sparta’s Main Street, beginning at 2 PM on Saturday, November 25th! Please plan to join us to get the Christmas spirit started!

Nov
26
Sun
Mountain Soul Music Festival @ Christ Episcopal Church
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm


Glen Shelton (Country/Gospel) Madison Heights, Virginia will be performing. The Mountain Soul Music Festival will be held on every last Sunday of the month starting in April until December. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Nov
28
Tue
Community Knitters @ Alleghany County Library
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm


The Alleghany County Library invites knitters of all experience levels to enjoy knitting together at the library. Join us on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm for knitting and fellowship! For additional information, call 336-372-5573 or email dbrewer@nwrl.org.

Dec
1
Fri
NC Author Libby Bagby @ Touch of Grace
Dec 1 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
NC author Libby Bagby will be at Touch of Grace on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 11:30 until 2:00 signing her books about North Carolina’s state breed, the Plott hound. Bagby’s books share the heart-warming rescue of her Plott Lucky.
The Singing Christmas Tree Presents: Were you There on That Christmas Night? @ First Baptist Church
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tickets are available at FBC Church Office. The event is free, but you need a ticket to reserve a seat.

The Highland Camerata presents A Girl Called Mary
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Magnificat by Pergolesi

Ave Marias by Victoria, Rachmaninoff, Biebl

And other seasonal songs

Dec
2
Sat
Choose & Cut!
Dec 2 all-day

Sparta Tree Farms will be opening up for the Choose and Cut weekend! Come up to the mountains to pick out your one of a kind tree and enjoy the holiday spirit with us here in Sparta, NC!

Grand Opening! An Open House for the Community
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Grand Opening!

An open house for the community. Refreshments will be provided

The Singing Christmas Tree Presents: Were you There on That Christmas Night? @ First Baptist Church
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tickets are available at FBC Church Office. The event is free, but you need a ticket to reserve a seat.

Dec
3
Sun
The Singing Christmas Tree Presents: Were you There on That Christmas Night? @ First Baptist Church
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tickets are available at FBC Church Office. The event is free, but you need a ticket to reserve a seat.

The Highland Camerata presents A Girl Called Mary
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Magnificat by Pergolesi

Ave Marias by Victoria, Rachmaninoff, Biebl

And other seasonal songs

Dec
5
Tue
Community Knitters @ Alleghany County Library
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm


The Alleghany County Library invites knitters of all experience levels to enjoy knitting together at the library. Join us on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm for knitting and fellowship! For additional information, call 336-372-5573 or email dbrewer@nwrl.org.

The Highland Camerata presents A Girl Called Mary
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Magnificat by Pergolesi

Ave Marias by Victoria, Rachmaninoff, Biebl

And other seasonal songs

Dec
10
Sun
Cornerstone Christmas Coffee House @ Cornerstone Christian Church
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sunday, December 10th. Doors open at 5:00 PM with the program at 6:00 PM. Appetizers will be served.

Mountain Soul Music Festival @ Christ Episcopal Church
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm


Puddingstone Christmas Concert (Celtic and Folk) Hickory, NC will be performing. The Mountain Soul Music Festival will be held on every last Sunday of the month starting in April until December. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.