Thursday, April 26, 2018

May 2018, Old Time Jam, Harmony Singing by Ear, Square Dance, Contra Dance, Call for Volunteers, Big Changes in the Kitchen


May 2nd, 7:00 Old Time Jam 
with Channing Showalter

It’s wonderful to have Channing back in Port Townsend after her several
year sojourn to the East Coast where she and her musical partner Annie started performing as West of Roan. To start off the jam Channing will break down Edden Hammon’s Cumberland Gap in the key of G (standard tuning on fiddles). We'll be playing in G until the break then shift into the key of D.  So get out your fiddles, banjos and guitars and ? and join us for tunes at Quimper Grange.There is a suggested donation of $1 or $2 to help pay for hall use. Snacks to share are appreciated.

May 12th, 1-3 Workshop Benefit for Quimper Grange
Taught by Sue Thompson
Sing Harmony by Ear – the Natural Way 

Do you wish you could sing harmony by ear? Join Sue for a high-energy afternoon of singing, and learn her proven method for harmonizing naturally and intuitively. No note reading, no bogging down in music theory and no need for someone else to teach you your part! You’ll learn how to find harmonies for old time, country, Americana, bluegrass, worship, and many other styles of music. To get the most out of this workshop, you should already be able to sing a melody reasonably in tune. You’re welcome to bring your singing buddies so you can learn and practice together.

Note: if you’re comfortable playing a chording instrument (guitar, ukulele, etc.) while you sing, please bring it with you, as it will be helpful and fun in our breakout sessions!

Bio: 
Sue Thompson is a noted bluegrass and roots-Americana vocalist, and a dedicated teacher whose Sing Harmony Now! method has won praise on three continents. Sue performs and teaches at festivals and workshops in Europe as well as in the US, Canada, and Japan. “Singing harmony by ear, on-the-fly, is one of the greatest joys of making music,” she says. “It’s rewarding to see my students sharing that joy.” 

She has released two harmony singing instruction CDs, "How to Sing Harmony the Natural Way" and "Switch on Your Harmony Autopilot"

Space is limited to 18 people so please sign up in advance by emailing quimpergrange@gmail.com  Please put “Fundraiser” in the subject line. The cost will be a sliding scale of $15-$25 paid at the door.  Sue is donating all proceeds to Quimper Grange. If you sign up in advance and arrive by 12:45 you will be assured of admission.
This workshop will fill up fast so please let us know if you would like to be on the mailing list for future singing classes.
Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona Street.

The Harmony Singing by Ear workshop is now full. If you would like to be on the mailing list for future singing classes send your contact information to quimpergrange@gmail.com and put "singing signup" in the subject line


May 12th, 8:00 Square Dance and Social
(come early and jam with the band at 7:00)

Port Townsend's Ferry Hoppers have just returned to Port Townsend from a Lopez Island square dance adventure and are scheduled to rock Quimper Grange on May 12.  The band includes

Caller Colin Sterling
 Channing Showalter, along with Chimacum favorites Joanne Pontrello , Paul Denison, and Annie Schermer.  The caller is Colin Sterling from Olympia. Colin has called square dances from way up in Conway all they way down to Olympia. I have been wrangling to get Colin to call one of our dances for several years and he is finally on the schedule.  This is the last dance of the season; don't be left out!  Dancing starts at 8PM (dancers can come early and jam with band
at 7 PM) and goes till 11PM.

All dances are taught. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged. This is a family friendly event (no alcohol). Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona in Port Townsend. Admission is $5 if you arrive on bike or foot or bring a non disposable water bottle; $7 for car drivers; 16 and under is free. Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe. Come at 7 and jam with the band. For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

Tinker Cavallaro 
May 19th, 7:30-11 Contra Dance

Music: "Barrel of Monkeys" Terry Weiner, mandolin, Becky Evasick, fiddle, and Nancy Katz, bass. Calling: Tinker Cavallaro
This newly formed contra dance band has some of the most experienced local musicians around. With over 100 years of playing combined, they invite you to come and join in their fun and love of music by dancing to their tunes!
Lesson 7:30 to 8:00
Come early for the free lesson if you're a beginner or want a refresher.
Admission $6
16 and under free
No need for a partner. Come alone or bring your friends!
Location: 1219 Corona, Port Townsend,


Call for Volunteers
We are aiming to get some big projects done in the next couple of months so if you are willing to put in some time helping out you can email us at quimpergrange@gmail.com 
Some examples of help we'll need: We could use help prepping the dance floor for refinishing, moving topsoil onto the berms, and we're looking for someone who has expertise working with marmoleum that can help lay it in the small bathroom.  


Big Changes In The Kitchen Are On The Way!
We're moving forward on hall upgrades inside and out! Bids and estimates are rolling in for replacing our plumbing and old kitchen appliances and we're gearing up for refinishing the floor, and having the exterior of the Grange hall painted. To start with we've been sorting through cupboards and our storage room, getting rid of unneeded items and assessing what we are lacking. The first two noticeable things that have been done are removing the big yellow double ovens and reconfiguring the awkward passover counter. 
All of the these improvements are going to cost Quimper Grange a lot of money, more than $9,000. So when you get our "Be a Quimper Grange Hero" donor appeal please give generously. If you are not on our email list you can still donate by sending a check to: Quimper Grange
PO Box 1844
Port Townsend, WA98368



Thank you Len Feldman for volunteering to cut back the passover counter top and doing a great job. Now, it's just the way we like it!


















Monday, March 26, 2018

April 2018, Grange Month, Old Time Jam, Bobbi Shearn Nikles, The Press Gang Celtic Concert, Square Dance, 2 Contra Dances, Bathroom Remodel, Plant and Seed Exchange, Ducks in the Garden


APRIL IS GRANGE MONTH 
We who keep the doors open at Quimper Grange are all volunteers. Every event that you see in our monthly newsletter came into being due to volunteer effort: our dances, our educational programs, our "House Concerts", and workshops. In addition Quimper Grange has promoted community service through collaborative efforts such as with Food Bank Farm and Gardens of Jefferson County and the organizers of the annual Plant and Seed Exchange. Volunteers too maintain our community hall and grounds as well as hall rental management. It's April, don't forget to thank a hard working Quimper Granger!   Marla Streator, Quimper Grange president

April 4, 7:00 Old Time Jam 
Due to unforeseen circumstances Pam Johnston and Jim Ketterman will not be able to lead this month's Old Time Jam.
Fortunately for us a fine bay area fiddler, Bobbi Shearn Nikles has just moved to Port Townsend and will be able to fill in for Pam and Jim. She will start by teaching the G tune, Josie Girl, in standard tuning on fiddles and plans to play Old Yeller Dog and go from there.

Suggested donation is $1-$2 
Doors open at 6:45



April 10th 7:00 The Press Gang "House Concert" 
Traditional Irish and Celtic Music from Portland Maine


 "One of those rare bands that are ingenious, driving, thoughtful and yet have great respect for the tradition.”  John Doyle

The Press Gang, a traditional Irish and Celtic four-piece based in Portland, Maine, will be playing a concert at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., on Tuesday, April 10 from 7 to 9 pm.
The band features Hanz Araki on flute and vocals, Chris “Junior” Stevens on accordion and concertina, Owen Marshall on guitar and bouzouki, Alden Robinson on fiddle.
Award-winning singer and flute player Hanz Araki has been a prominent figure in the Irish music community for more than two decades. He has released 11 albums, and toured internationally. Christian “Junior” Stevens is an influential member of the Irish Traditional Music community, and is an in-demand performer and teacher on concertina and button accordion. Alden Robinson learned the fiddle growing up in coastal Maine, and furthered his education in traditional music at University College, Co. Cork in Ireland. Bouzouki and guitar player Owen Marshall is one of the most highly sought-after accompanist in Irish and Old-Time genres. 
Doors open at 6:30  
Suggested donation at the door is $15 to $20.

More information about the Press Gang, including sound and video clips, is on their website at www.pressgangmusic.com.



                 

April 14, 8-11 Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social with Joanne Pontrello and Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals


Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals
Caller Joanne Pontrello
Chimacum Valley’s own Joanne Pontrello will calling squares on April 14th at Quimper Grange. Dancing starts at 8PM (dancers can come early and jam with band at 7 PM) and goes till 11PM. Joanne is bringing her friends and neighbors, Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals, also Chimacum Valley residents, to rock out dance tunes. Wild Phil includes Becky Evasick, Quenn Charrier, Phil Andrus, Carol Sword and Tom Fenollosa. I don’t think I need to remind all you dancers that these guys have a track record, having played for countless squares and contras around Jefferson County. The October dance represents a delightful opportunity to hear and dance to a fantastic local caller and band.

All dances are taught. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged. This is a family friendly event (no alcohol). Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona in Port Townsend. Admission is $5 if you arrive on bike or foot or bring a non disposable water bottle; $7 for car drivers; 16 and under is free. Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe. Come at 7 and jam with the band. For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

April 21, Contra Dance 7:30
Sonya Kaufman calling
Music by Countercurrents,  Alex Sturbaum and Brian Lindsey 

Alex plays a driving guitar and Brian a lyrical fiddle adding foot percussion as well.  Together they surprise you with singing tunes and harmonizing. They played for us last year and we're so happy they are returning again! The passion they infuse in the music is contagious and dancers can’t help but get into their groove.
Sonya Kaufman calling
Sonya is an energetic young caller who has been contra dancing for as long as she can remember. Her energy, grace, and warmth shine through in all that she does, and her clear directions will guide you through the trickiest of dances.

Come early for a free lesson 7:30 to 8:00pm
Admission $6
16  and under free
1219 Corona, Port Townsend    ? call Tinker 360-379-2882


April 28, New England Barn Dance 7:30 with Dudley Laufman!


Dudley Laufman renowned  contra dance caller and National Heritage Fellow

There will be a second contra dance in April!  
Special quest caller and musician, Dudley Laufman will be at the Quimper Grange on Saturday, April 28th 7:30 to 10:30. Dudley, a 2009 National Heritage Fellow, poet, caller and musician has been calling for over 60 years and is known throughout New England for his traditional contra dance calling. The band will feature local musicians coming together to bring tunes and rhythms that inspire us to dance. So come on out for a traditional New Hampshire style contra dance!
Admission $6-15 sliding scale
16 and under free 
Experience not necessary and no need to bring a partner!
1219 Corona
Port Townsend, WA
? call Tinker @ (360) 379 2882

Grange Hall Bathroom Remodel

Sheila  painting the remodeled bathroom hallway
Quimper Grange has had plans to remodel the south end of our hall for years and deal with old plumbing and an awkward kitchen. But our Building Maintenance Committee Chair, and vice-president Sheila Long is starting to move ahead in this direction. (Almost all of our active Grange members serve in multiple capacities.) The first "south end" project has been the bathrooms. It is amazing how much can move forward with just one more "can do" volunteer on the Quimper Grange team!



Plant and Seed Exchange, a Big Success!


This year's 7th Annual Plant and Seed Exchange had the biggest turnout ever! Seven years ago this event started out with two tables of seeds and a few plants but has grown to having many tables filled with seeds and gardening reference books inside the hall, and a 20 foot canopy full of potted plants, tubers, seedlings, plant divisions, and you name it, outside the hall. Thanks Ashley Kehl and Jennimae Hilliard for keeping this community sharing event going!

Ducks in the Food Bank Garden - Quack! Quack!


Just ducky
The  Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden has decided to try a new form of slug control, ducks. Through the generosity of Scott Marckx the garden has inherited not only ducks but a duck house! In one afternoon a group of volunteers cleared a space in the garden and moved the duck house to it's present location.
Scott Marckx moving ducks 





As planting season gets rolling the food bank garden is looking for more volunteers. If you would like to contribute to this effort contact Jo Yount: joyount@olypen.com or Emily Stewart: evagts13@gmail.com







Tuesday, February 27, 2018

March 2018, Old Time Jam, Contra Dance, Square Dance, Plant and Seed Exchange, REDS Band "House Concert" ( Pan-Celtic Music)


Oly Old Time stairwell jam
  March 7th, 7:00 Old Time Jam with Joel Brown
The Quimper Grange Old Time Jam is held on the first Wed of the month and welcomes players of all skill levels.

This month we are fortunate to have Joel Brown leading the jam. He’s a heck of a fine fiddler and plays tunes you just might want to catch. He’ll start by teaching “Laurel Lonesome” (AEAE tuning on fiddles). We’ll play in A for the first half of the evening then, after a social break we’ll play G tunes until time runs out.

To get a taste of Joel’s excellent fiddling you can listen to Cameron DeWhitt’s podcast interview with Joel: http://www.camerondewhitt.com/getupinthecool/joelbrown

Snacks to share at the break are appreciated. There is a suggested donation of $1 or $2 to cover costs of hall use.


March 10 , 8 PM Square Dance - Dave Thielk, Gabe Strand, Alex Macleod, and Johnny Fitzpatrick 

(come early and jam with the band at 7:00


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Gabe Strand
Come on up to the Grange on March 10th at 8 PM and square dance with Dave Thielk and friends.  Dave Thielk, Gabe Strand, Alex Macleod and Johnny Fitzpatrick will be swapping mics and instruments while playing and calling traditional dances from Appalachia and beyond. Dave lives in Port Townsend and is the organizer/producer of the Quimper Grange Square dance. Gabe, Alex, and Johnny, members of the Seattle Subversive Squaredance Society, have been playing and calling in the PNW for many years.  Gabe currently is living on Lopez Island.
Alex Macleod

All dances are taught. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged. Come alone, with a friend, as a family, or bring the whole tribe.  Experience is not necessary.

Johnny Fitzpatrick
This is a family friendly event (no alcohol). Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona in Port Townsend. Admission is $7; 16 and under is free. For anyone bringing their own personal water bottle, or arriving on foot or bicycle, admission is $5.  Let's reduce our impact!  Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe and be prepared to rock out on this holiday weekend.

For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.


March 17, 7:30 to 11:00 Contra Dance
with The Luddite Ramblers, Abigail Hobart calling
Lesson 7:30 to 8:00

The ramblers are Laurel Stone (fiddle), Craig Shaw (flute, fife, whistle) and Jay Finkelstein (guitar).
They magically weave together an infectious dance rhythm, enchanting melody, and rich harmony. “Who would have thought that guitar, flute, and fiddle together could sound like a single propulsive and lyrical dance instrument? The Luddite Ramblers do it.”

We’re happy Abigail Hobart from Bellingham is returning again to call for us again. A relatively new caller, Abigail brings a deep love of the tradition, personal warmth, and joie de vivre to calling and interactions both on and off the dance floor.

Admission $6              16 and under free

questions? call Tinker (360) 379-2882


March 25th, 11-3 Plant and Seed Exchange



The 7th Annual Plant and Seed Exchange will take place March 25th, (Sun) 11-3. This popular event will be held outdoors under canopies and in the Quimper Grange hall. Bring your extra seeds, plant divisions, spare potted plants, trees, bare roots, bulbs, and whatever else needs a new garden to thrive in and take away the plants and seeds you’d like to grow. Books will be on hand to help answer plant and seed questions and Mountain Spirit Herbals will be providing hot tea. Donations help defray costs of the organizers and help maintain and improve the Quimper Grange Hall. For more information call: Ashley Kehl at 360-821-2092


March 31st 7:00 The REDS Band: Celtic Music and then some!

“A performance by the REDS is not to be missed! Tight, focused playing with subtle virtuosity provides great lift and energy, rising from a solid traditional base which makes this band a true rising star in the pan-Celtic scene.”- Cameron Stahl


The REDS, a teen folk band from Olympia, are well on their way toward being among the master musicians of tomorrow. They have already shared the stage with some of their musician heroes: Darol Anger and Rushad Eggleston; Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas; and most recently We Banjo 3. The REDS play a variety of fiddle music genres from Scottish, Irish, Cape Breton, Scandinavian, old time and bluegrass. In case you are wondering, their band name is an acronym for their first names. They are made up of two sets of brothers (Dante and Eros – River and Sage) all are multi-instrumentalists. They play a combination of traditional tunes, originals  and popular fiddle compositions and have been featured performers at Oly Old Time, and Bellingham Folk Festivals as well being Young Adult Teachers in Training (YATTs) at Wintergrass. In addition River made a CD at the age of 12 called River's Edge; Dante and Eros released their first CD Beirt, the Gaelic for "twosome" last year.

For a preview of their music visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theredsbandoly/

Suggested donation $5- 15
Doors open at 6:30

Be sure to catch them on Phil Andres’ KPTZ radio show ”Tossed Salad” on Friday March 30th, 1:00-2:00





Friday, January 26, 2018

February 2018 - Jam, Square Dance, Contra Dance, Start a Co-op, Tax Equity, "Gangspil" Danish Concert, Workshop, Plant and Seed Exchange

February 7th, 7:00  Old Time Jam with Brendan Hohmann


The Quimper Grange Old Time Jam is held on the first Wed of the month and welcomes players of all skill levels. As is customary, the first tune will be broken down to make it easier to learn. 

This month Brendan Hohmann will lead the jam starting with the A tune," Fine Times at Our House"(played out of ADAE) tuning on fiddles. He plans to play D tunes for the first hour, then we'll take a social break followed by playing in another key  for the remainder of the evening.

Snacks to share at the break are appreciated. There is a suggested donation of $1 or $2


February 10, 8:00 Square Dance : Susan Michaels calls for the Canote Brothers and their Happy Pals, Nancy Katz and Jack Dwyer
(come early and jam with the band starting at 7:00)

The Canote Brothers
Susan Michaels from Seattle will be calling squares and related on February 10, starting at 8 PM at Quimper Grange.  The band is none other than the fabulous Canote Brothers.  Adding to the mix will be bassist Nancy Katz and banjoist Jack Dwyer.

Susan Michaels was the featured caller at the 2016 Dare to be Square West in Seattle.  She calls  . . . everything . . and does it with style and energy.  She is hailed as one of the top callers on the west coast. The February square dance is guaranteed to be most excellent.  And, as if Susan isn't enough to get you all to the dance, the Canote Brothers and Their Happy Pals will laying down the beats for you all.  The Canotes have been playing in the Northwest for dances, events and their own radio show for over 4 decades. Their personal and musical enthusiasm, energy and humor knows no bounds.  Nancy Katz is an exceptional musician, with decades of playing bass, guitar and banjo.  She will be laying down the bass beats for this dance. Jack Dwyer, a well known mandolinist and banjoist is also joining the group.
Caller Susan Michaels

All dances are taught. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged.

This is a family friendly event (no alcohol). Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona in Port Townsend. Admission is $7; 16 and under is free. For anyone bringing their own personal water bottle, or arriving on foot or bicycle, admission is $5.  Let's reduce our impact!  Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe and be prepared to rock out on this holiday weekend.  Come at 7 and jam with the band. For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

February 17,  7:30-11 Contra Dance


Quimper Grange Contra Dance
Saturday, February 17th
7:30 to 11:00PM 
 with
Airstream Travelers
Carol Hardy on Guitar, Roger Pick concertina, Gary Pascoe fiddle,
and Tracy Grisman on bass 
calling
Tinker Cavallaro 
Lesson 7:30 to 8:00pm
come early if youre new or for a refresher
no partner needed!
Admission $6
under 16 free
bring your own water bottle for $1 off admission 
Where: at the Quimper Grange
1219 Corona, Port Townsend 
? call Tinker @ 360 379 2882


February 22, 7:00 Start a Coop Intro



Find out how to start a local co-op.  Learn about the many types of co-ops and how they benefit workers, farmers, producers and those seeking fair housing. Create a sustainable economy and own your future! The event features staff from the Northwest Cooperative Development Center (NWCDC) and is sponsored by the Food Co-op, NWCDC, Olympic Cooperative Network, Chimacum Grange, and Quimper Grange. Thursday, February 22, 7pm at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St. Port Townsend; and Wednesday, February 28, 7PM at Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Dr, Chimacum. For more information call Robert at 360-385-5648. Suggested donation goes to support the hall.


February 26, 6:30-8:00  Local Taxes and YOU: Creating an Economy that Works for All


Ever wonder how much money you spend in sales tax per year, or why property taxes keep rising? Come learn how our state’s tax code hurts middle and working class families while giving the wealthy a special deal-- and what we can do locally to change this.  Join Tax Equity PT and founder of the Economic Opportunity Institute John Burbank, for an informative evening on the history and impacts of WA’s tax code and group discussion on local needs.
Then, learn how Port Townsend can join the fight for a just tax structure.

February 27, 2:00 Danish Dance Workshop (information below)

                      7:00 "Gangspil" Danish Music Concert


   
Quimper Grange House Concerts is pleased to be hosting Denmark’s Gangspil on February 27th. There will be a dance workshop from 2-4pm (suggested donation $15 - $20), and a concert starting 7pm (suggested donation $15 - $20). Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona St. in Port Townsend



Sonnich Lydom (accordion, harmonica), Kristian Bugge (fiddle) and Vidar Skrede (guitar) will guarantee you an entertaining and variated journey through the traditions of Danish folk music.
This lively trio performs old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country. From rural islands like Læsø to the metropol Copenhagen, including a few of their own
compositions. Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes, fiery reels and happy hopsas, plus the exotic “Sønderhoning” dance tunes from the famous Island of Fanø, and long forgotten songs from all over the country. An unforgettable live experience spiced up with humor and stories from their many years on the road.


7th Annual Plant and Seed Exchange coming in March!
Heads Up!  Now is the time to start preparing for the 7th Annual Plant and Seed Exchange which will be held on March 25th this year. If you are starting to plant seeds plant a little extra, or keep an eye out for volunteer plants that you might like to pop into containers to share. 

Details will be in the March Quimper Grange News.



Monday, December 18, 2017

January 2018, Old Time Jam, Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones House Concert, Contra Dance, Square Dance

Jan 3rd, Wed, 7:00 Old Time Jam 
with Joanne Pontrello
Is your new years resolution to learn how to play the instrument you have tucked away in a closet? Well get it out and come on over to the Quimper Grange Old Time Jam. Beginners as well as folks who have been playing for years are welcome.

The first Old Time Jam of the year will be led by Joanne Pontrello who plans to play a mix of tunes including some from JP Fraley. Joanne will start with Fraley's "Sally Ann" in the key of A (standard tuning). As is customary at our Old Time Jam the first tune will be broken down for easy learning and then we'll play at a moderate pace for the rest of the jam.

Snacks to share are appreciated and a $1-2 donation is requested to help pay for heating the hall.

Doors open at 6:45

Jan. 9, Tues, at 7:00 pm
Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones 
Old Time Musicians 


“Smokey and sweet - like the finest aged whiskey - that’s what Carl and Erynn’s singing and playing brings to brings to mind.  A lovely touch in their playing and a beautiful melding of melancholy and cheerfulness which is exactly what I love to hear. “  - John Doyle



Doors open at 6:30

Concert Donation $15-$20

Check out Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones' YouTube videos and their website: http://dittyville.com/
                        


Saturday, January 20th Contra Dance
7:30 to 11:00 (Lesson 7:30 to 8:00)
Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals, LauraMe Smith calling


Phil Andrus on guitar, Becky Evasick on fiddle, Quenn Charrier on fiddle, Carol Sword on banjo and Nancy Katz on bass.





LauraMe Smith is one of the best callers in the Northwest! Beginners welcome (come early for a free lesson) No need for a partner.
Admission $6
16 and under free


questions? call Tinker at (360) 379-2882 


Jan 27, 8:00 Square Dance
Because of the Portland Old Time Gathering, the January Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social
Caller Dave Thielk
will be pushed back until Saturday, January 27th.  Hope you all can hold on!  The best part, though, is that you all can get down to the Portland Gathering and come to the Quimper Grange dance.

Local caller, Dave Thielk will be giving dancers a great ride with new dances from last November's Dare to Be Square.  He calls, a fine mixture of squares, circles, mixers, and reels.  The Mad Hattons are a fusion of Port Townsend's Scott Marckx/Jeanie Murphy and John Hatton. John Hatton hails from . . .all over!   Well, he will be hailing from Port Townsend on Januuary 27.

All dances are taught. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged.

This is a family friendly event (no alcohol). Quimper Grange is located at360-602-1270.
1219 Corona in Port Townsend. Admission is $7; 16 and under is free. For anyone bringing their own personal water bottle, or arriving on foot or bicycle, admission is $5.  Let's reduce our impact!  Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe and be prepared to rock out on this holiday weekend.  Come at 7 and jam with the band. For more information, call Dave Thielk at

Quimper Grange Hall in the Snow