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One hundred quilts will be showcased during the Airing of the Quilts, June 24-25 at the Jackson County Public Library and Historic Courthouse.

The "Library Quilt" above will be officially presented to library officials Friday at noon. It will hang permanently in the new library in the restored historic courthouse in Sylva. It was created by Tuesday Quilters, a Sylva guild.

Saturday's highlight is a fashion show and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the courthouse.

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The Overlook Theatre Company will present the musical comedy “Guys and Dolls” June 23-26 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

Sponsored in part by Teen Challenge of the Smokies, tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for students.

Pictured are Steve Crabtree, Samuel Crabtree, Timothy Crabtree, Doug Egge, David Spivey, Everett Wright, TJ Hanson, Kathi Graham (Miss Adelaide), and Fred Berger (Nathan Detroit).

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The Friends of the Rickman Store will be hosting a forum for the presentation of music and poetry this summer.

With performers such as Steve Brady, organizer and songwriter, Angela Faye Martin and many more, the public is encouraged to come out to the store, dust off that flat-top or bring out some of that stowed poetry to share among neighbors, songwriters, poets and local talents.

Short stories are welcome, too. The time of each presentation will be kept to around 15 minutes so that everyone gets a chance to present. To sign up ahead of time or ask any questions, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or arrive at the store at 7 p.m. where a first come, first serve sign-up sheet will be provided.

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A dulcimer-building course will be offered during Western Carolina University’s 12th Annual Mountain Dulcimer Week in July.

The course will be held all day Monday through Friday, July 18-22, and will be taught by Bob Magowan, a Luthier who has been constructing dulcimers at his home in Memphis, Tenn., for the past 11 years. Magowan has built more than 100 musical instruments, mostly mountain dulcimers, and has acted as the “dulcimer doctor” at dulcimer festivals.

Fees for the course are $325 to register and $200 for materials and supplies. The course is limited to the first 10 students to enroll.

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published: 10/18/2013
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