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Make quilts with Project Linus this week

Project Linus is a group of sewers and non-sewers who enjoy making quilts and other items for children and adults at Mission Hospital and in the community. It focuses on children’s quilts, which are given out by the regional Project Linus group to children in crisis in the local area.

Project Linus meets next on Friday, Jan. 26 from 1-3 p.m. on the lower level of the Lakeview Center at Lake Tomahawk in Black Mountain. It will be pinning quilts, cutting and stuffing pillows for Hospice and learning to sew magazine holders for Mission Hospital.

No experience is necessary. Fabric has been donated and experienced quilters are available to teach and help out. There is no charge. A sewing machine is not needed unless you want to sew some pillowcases. Projects can be taken home to be finished. Call Sara Hill at 664-0974 for more information.

Free SCORE seminar helps get business started

Are you ready to start a small business? That's the name of the free seminar SCORE is putting on from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 27 at AB Tech's Enka campus, 1459 Sand Hill Road

Best for those considering starting a business, the seminar in room 2046 of the Small Business Center is designed to highlight the critical requirements for starting a business. Included are topics such as how to test the viability of your concept, identifying and reaching customers, and funding your business for growth and difficult times.  It will also challenge you to consider the qualities required of successful business owners like leadership, persistence, and resilience.  

The instructor is Eddie Dorf, an entrepreneur with more than 40 years experience in manufacturing, production and importing. To register, go to

And coming up ...

Get tickets to the MLK breakfast Feb. 10

Tickets are available for the 28th Annual Swannanoa Valley Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Prayer Breakfast, held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at Camp Dorothy Walls on Cragmont Road. Pastor George Logan, a native of Black Mountain, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets - $15 adults and $6 children 3-12 – are available at Money raised will go to outstanding Swannanoa Valley High School students for the 2018-19 school year.