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The Laurel Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild America will hold it next monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 3.

Sandy Washington, the chapter’s vice-president, will be teaching two Swedish stitches used in several small projects. There is no fee for the class.

The meeting will be held at Cummings United Methodist Church, 3 Banner Farm Road in Etowah/Horse Shoe. Registration is 9:30 to 10 a.m., followed by a short business meeting and the program until noon.

If interested, contact Carol Foster (828) 686-8298 or Janet Stewart (828) 575-9195.


Art Guild

J.C. Chapman was chosen Artist of the Month at the August meeting of the Transylvania Art Guild. Second place went to Linda Richardson.

The Transylvania Art Guild is an association of persons interested in painting which meets the first Thursday of each month at the Transylvania Parks and Recreation Center on Ecusta Road in Pisgah Forest.

Chapman’s work will be on display in the reading room of the Transylvania County Public Library until Sept. 3.

The Artist of the Month event is a friendly competition among members of the Art Guild at their monthly meetings. Members bring their paintings, usually on a theme announced in advance, and then vote on these paintings. The theme for August was “The Sea.” Meetings start at 1 p.m. and each meeting features a program presented by an experienced painter on some aspect of painting. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, phone 885-2573.

WNC Knitters

And Crocheters

The WNC Knitters and Crocheters for Others will meet Monday, Sept. 14, at New Hope Presbyterian Church located at 3070 Sweeten Creek Road in Asheville.

The group has been making handmade items for eight years, donating their creations to 18-20 local charities. We make a variety of items such as afghans, men and women’s hats, scarves, baby hats and booties, mittens, knitted dolls, sweaters, and dishcloths. All skill levels are welcome.

The meeting is from 7-9 p.m.

If interested, contact Janet Stewart at (828) 575-9195.

Rotary Club Of

Pisgah Forest

The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s featured speaker for the Aug. 19 breakfast will be photographer Jack Christfield, member and program chair of Land of Waterfalls Camera Club. He will discuss the growth of their club and membership programs. He will also share a collection of images including those depicting community involvements.

For the month of August 2015 the speaker chair is Joan VanOrman, and Rotary International theme for the month is “membership and extension.”

The public is always welcome to attend the breakfast meetings, listen to the guest speakers, and share a friendly buffet breakfast at the Pisgah Fish Camp every Wednesday at 8 a.m.

For information on Rotary service, contact Don Mozley at or (828) 877-5820 or visit http://www.pisgah

Project Linus

The local chapter of Project Linus, a national nonprofit organization which donates handmade blankets to children in crisis, is seeking volunteers to create blankets. The new “blanketeers” can contribute knitted, crocheted, quilted, no-sew fleece or flannel blankets.

The chapter has distributed more than 54,000 blankets during the past 16 years and there is still a need for additional blankets.

If interested contact, Ellen Knoefel, chapter coordinator, at (828) 645-8800.


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