Sunday, November 19, 2017

December 2017 - Old Time Jam with Jeanie Murphy; Square Dance with Tony Mates and the Possum Carvers; Contra Dance with Countercurrents, Jesse Partridge calling; Quimper Grange Elections, Food Bank Garden

Dec 6th 7:00 Old Time Jam with Jeanie Murphy

The last Old Time Jam of the year will be led by Jeanie Murphy who has just learned a bunch of tunes from West Virginia fiddler, Dave Bing, at Augusta Old-Time Week in October. She is going to teach one of them, “Bucking Mule”.  We'll be playing tunes in the keys of G and A (in standard tuning on fiddle). Jeanie is well known for her banjo playing but will be leading the jam on fiddle.
As usual snacks are appreciated and a $1-2 donation is requested to help pay for heating the hall.
Doors open at 6:45

December 9th, Square Dance and Social
Caller Tony Mates
Come on up to the Grange on Saturday, December 9th at 8 PM for a pre solstice square dance with Seattle caller Tony Mates and the infamous Port Townsend Possum Carvers. Tony has been calling squares for a lifetime and is widely known throughout the region as one of the best. The Possum Carvers have played our dances for four years, but individually have a 100 plus years of playing, dancing and calling experience.

All dances are taught. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged.
The Possum Carvers
This is a family friendly event (no alcohol). Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona in Port Townsend. Admission is $6; 16 and under is free. Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe and be prepared to rock out on this holiday weekend. Please bring a personal water bottle and some snacks to share (optional). Come at 7 and jam with the band.
For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.



December 16th, (Sat) 7:30 to 11:00 Quimper Grange Contra Dance 
With Countercurrents!  
Alex Sturbaum on guitar and Brian Lindsey on fiddle return to play for this Holiday Contra dance. Countercurrents embraces the dynamic, living tradition of contra dance incorporating the new and the old. Drawing from a wealth of traditional influences and modern rock and pop they create a unique and very danceable sound not to be missed.

Jesse Partridge a great fiddler as well as caller brings his calm,
clear, and well timed instructions to the dance.  Jesse is a music teacher from Olympia and though this is the first time for him to call one of our dances he is familiar to many of us as a fiddler in the bands RiffRaff and Waxwings.
Lesson 7:30 to 8:00
All ages welcome, no need for a partner
Bring your friends, no experience necessary
$6 admission
under16 free 

Quimper Grange Elections
Every fall Quimper Grange elects officers who take on responsibilities that make it possible to continue pursuing our mission and goals: building community through music, dance, educational programs, and food bank garden participation; as well as maintaining our historically significant Grange hall and grounds. 
Officers elected at our Nov. 13th Grange meeting are:
President- Marla Streator
Vice President - Sheila Long
Co-Secretaries -  Janeann Twelker and Deb Wiese
Treasurer - Rob Harbour
Executive Committee - ED Farren who will serve through 2020.

Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden


The season is winding down in the food bank garden however beets, carrots, turnips, garlic and onions are in the ground and kales and chard continue to prosper in the cold. 
Crops harvested to date (November 5th report) amount to a whopping 2,745 pounds! Kudos to the Food Bank Gardeners!

Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones Quimper Grange House Concert  on Jan 9th! Details in January Quimper Grange News. Heads up!
                                

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

November 2017: Old Time Jam, Wheel of Fortunate Stories, Contra Dance, Square Dance, Grange hall trim painted, year end donations

November 1, (Wed) 7:00 Old Time Jam 
with Becky Evasick

It's time to get out your instruments and come up to the Grange hall for the first Wednesday Old Time Jam. This month Becky Evasick, (AKA The Beckster), will start out by teaching Newport Breakdown, a G tune she learned from the playing of Joseph Decosimo. We will stay in the familiar key of G until the break and then Becky is going to play tunes with fiddles in ADAD tuning which will be a new experience for most of us.
The Quimper Grange Old Time Jam is a friendly monthly gathering of folks who like learning new tunes and playing Old Time music with others.

A donation of $1 or $2 is requested to help pay for heating the hall.Cookies or other such snacks are always appreciated.                           
Doors open at 6:45


November 14, (Tuesday) 7:00 pm The Wheel of Fortunate Stories with Storyteller Joe McHugh


We all love chance, the unexpected delight, the serendipity that sparks our sense of wonder. Come
join master storyteller Joe McHugh for a unique storytelling and music experience that calls upon the mysterious forces of fate to weave its spell. Forty-eight enchanting stories, some embellished with an old-time fiddle tune, ballad, or poem, grace the Wheel—but only those spun by audience members come to life. Every show is different, as are the changing moments of our lives. Come be part of the magic.

About the Artist:

Joe McHugh is a storyteller and author who has regaled audiences with his lively tales for over forty years throughout the United States and Europe. He is also a traditional musician and award-winning public radio journalist whose work has been featured on syndicated public radio programs such as Morning Edition, Inside Appalachia, and Voice of America. In 1970, after traveling the country in a converted school bus/leather shop, he purchased an eighty-acre farm in Gilmer County, West Virginia, where he raised goats, chickens, and draft horses. It was there that he fell in love with the traditional music and storytelling style of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Many of the tales told on The Wheel of Fortunate Stories comes from these early experiences.

Doors open at 6:30.
The Quimper Grange Hall is located at 1219 Corona St. in Port Townsend and admission is by a suggested donation of $15 at the door.

PT Cruisers play this month's contra dance

Quimper Grange Contra Dance
Saturday November 18th
7:30 to 11:00PM
With the
PT Cruisers
Dan Post fiddle, Ken Thompson percussion, Lib Schnick fiddle, Lori Bernstein bass, Michael LaDonna piano
     This local band draws from many sources including New England, Celtic, Quebecois, Swing and old timey. using any tune that makes a good contradance, the more unusual the better. Their strong rhythm creates a driving and interesting sound so fun to dance to.
Calling by Nan Evans
Nan is a veteran caller and brings  ease and joy to the dance. Shell teach a
Lesson 7:30 to 8:00
Admission $6
under 16 free
1219 Corona Ave.
question? call tinker (360) 379 2882 

November 25th, Square Dance and Social
Caller Dave Thielk
Note:   The Monthly Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social will occur on the 4th Saturday in November, which is the 25th.

Come on up to the Grange on Saturday, November 25th for a Thanksgiving weekend square dance with local caller Dave Thielk and The Pumpkin Ramblers.  Dave will be calling a nice mixture of squares, circles, mixers and a reel or two.  The Pumpkin Ramblers are an auspicious local ensemble that have come together just for this event, and include Becky Evasick (who also led the jam this month) on fiddle, Katya Kirsch on banjo and Sheila Long on guitar.  Becky is known for her hard driving rock an roll dance tunes.  Katya and Sheila will be laying down the back up.  Collectively, these three have close to 100 years of dance tune experience!

All dances are taught. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged.
The Pumpkin Ramblers
This is a family friendly event (no alcohol). Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona in Port Townsend. Admission is $6; 16 and under is free. Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe and be prepared to rock out on this holiday weekend. Please bring a personal water bottle and some snacks to share (optional).  Come at 7 and jam with the band. For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.


 
Grange Hall Trim Repaired and Painted!


Our old Grange hall needs continual maintenance in order to serve the community. Towards this effort long overdo work has been  done on window trim, with plans to finish painting the rest of the exterior next year. We were fortunate to have enough one of our Quimper Grange Old Time Jam regulars, Bill Dwyer, volunteer to repair rotten  trim on one of our windows so all of our trim could be painted at the same time. We hired the services of Roger Smith to re-caulk and paint the trim before nasty weather sets in. He did an excellent job! Check it out.
In order to do repairs and upgrade our hall we depend on your generous donations hall rentals. These are the only sources of income we have to keep Quimper Grange going. Keeping that in mind if you would like to make a year end donation to Quimper Grange that will be used for maintenance and improvements. You can do so by making a check payable to Quimper Grange and sending it to to:

Quimper Grange
PO Box 1844
Port Townsend, Wa 98368


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

October 2017, Old Time Jam, Square Dance, Bruce Molsky Fiddle Workshop and House Concert, Contra Dance, Cooperative Program, Food Bank Garden Video, Surprise Guest, Union Wharf Dance


Upcoming Events:

October 4, 7:00 Old Time Jam

Concertina player, Len Feldman will be leading this month's Old Time Jam accompanied by Jere Canote on guitar. As is customary the first tune of the evening will be broken down for easy learning; that tune will be Gilsaw in the key of D. The first half of the evening tunes will stay in D and the second half in a key that is yet to be determined.


If you have not participated in the jam before the focus of our jams is string band music, all of the tunes are selected by the person leading the jam and we usually play in two keys so the banjo players don't have to retune a bunch of times. Newcomers are welcome.

Snacks to share are appreciated. Suggested donation is $1-$2 to help cover costs of using the hall. (Doors open at 6:45)

October 14, 8:00-11 Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social


Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals
Chimacum Valley’s own Joanne Pontrello will calling squares on October 14th and Quimper Grange.  Dancin starts at 8PM and goes till 11PM.  Joanne is bringing her friends and neighbors, Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals, also Chimacum Valley residents, to rock out the 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
Caller Joanne Pontrello
and contras around Jefferson County.  The October dance represents a delightful opportunity to hear and dance to a 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 $6; 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.  




Monday October 16, 7:00 pm  
Molsky's Mountain Drifters House Concert and

3:30- 5pm  Band workshop led by all the members of Molsky's Mountain Drifters. Participants will have the opportunity to play as a whole group then split off into fiddle, banjo and guitar sessions.


Port Townsend’s Quimper Grange hosts master fiddler and Grammy nominee Bruce Molsky and Molsky’s Mountain Drifters for a workshop and concert on Monday October 16. There is nothing to compare to an acoustic house concert experience at the Grange. Join your friends and enjoy the spirit of a traditional music community. The workshop will begin at 3:30 in the afternoon and the concert follows at 7:00pm.  Molsky will be joined by well known claw-hammered banjo player Allison DeGroot and guitarist Stash Wyslouch of the Deadly Gentlemen.

"Bruce Molsky is one of those great players who "gets it": has all the links to the past but is happy not to be chained to it"- Mark Knopfler
Suggested donation for the concert is $15-20 at the door. 
Suggested donation for  the band workshop is $25.
Doors open a half hour before each event.


The Quimper Grange Hall is located at 1219 Corona St. in Port Townsend and For more information and videos go to brucemolsky.com

Oct 21st, 7:30 Contra Dance

This month dance to the music of the Chim Chums, Isaac Banner
The Chim Chums
calling. 

Admission $6, Under 16 free. 






Oct 30th, 7:00-8:30 
A Cooperative Business “Ecosystem”:
How Do We Get There?


Diane Gasaway
What is a cooperative business “ecosystem” and how can it foster worker-owned and affordable-housing cooperatives? A panel of cooperative business activists, featuring Diane Gasaway, executive director for the Northwest Cooperative Development Center (NWCDC) in Olympia, and representatives from local cooperatives, will discuss the topic on Monday, October 30, in celebration of National Cooperative Month.



Additional panelists are Kippi Waters, administrator of the two-year-old Peninsula Homecare Cooperative in Port Townsend; and Marcia Adams, Kingston, of Twisted Strait Fibers, a group seeking to establish a cooperatively owned fiber processing mill on the Olympic
Kippi Waters
Peninsula.


Panelists will provide inspiration for starting new cooperatives, as well as revealing the help that NWCDC can provide to start-up cooperative businesses. The program is set for Monday, October 30, 7-8:30PM at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Street, PT. The suggested donation for this Grange-sponsored event is $5-10. For more information, call Deb Wiese, 360-385-1928.

The Grange is a national organization promoting agriculture and thriving rural communities. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Granges established consumer cooperatives and continue to promote cooperative businesses. NWCDC is a nonprofit organization devoted to assisting new and existing cooperative businesses, from daycare centers to credit unions, in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Hawaii.


News: 
Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden Video


Jo Yount harvesting 
It has been a busy and productive summer in the food bank garden. As of September the garden has harvested 1,690 pounds of organic food to donate and is on schedule to produce at least as much as last year, 2,500 pounds.
This past month Rob Greenfield, AKA "Dude Making a Difference", made a video about the the garden that you can watch here:  https://www.facebook.com/RobGreenfield/videos/1320112258115849/

 

Surprise Guest at Laurie Lewis Concert

The well attended Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands concert had quite a few unexpected twists and turns among them, a surprise appearance of David Grisman playing mandolin.





Union Wharf Square Dance Lots of Fun!


September’s Square Dance was held on on Union Wharf this year. Quimper Grange's square dance organizer, Dave Thielk, decided that since not enough people show up for dances Wooden Boat weekend at Grange hall dances he'd bring the dance where the people are. It worked! 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

September 2017 - Old Time Jam, Square Dance on Union Wharf, Contra Dance, Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands: Workshop and Concert


September 6, 7:00 Quimper Grange Old Time Jam

David Margolin will be kicking off Quimper Grange jamming season on September 6 by serving up a variety of weird and quirky tunes in the keys of A modal and D. He'll start off by teaching "Sally Comin' through the Rye", an A modal tune he learned from Jimmy Tripplett.

If you have not participated in the jam before the focus of our jams is string band music, all of the tunes are selected by the person leading the jam and we usually play in two keys so the banjo players don't have to retune a bunch of times.  Newcomers are welcome.

Snacks to share are appreciated. Suggested donation is $1-$2 to help cover costs of using the hall. (Doors open at 6:45)
If you have any questions call Marla 360-385-6924


September 9th - Wharf Square Dance with Gabe Strand and The Dry Hoppers

Wharf Dance caller Gabe Strand 
Seattle caller, Gabe Strand and The Dry Hoppers will be hosting the monthly Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social in September.  And, just for fun, and just because it's Wooden Boat weekend in Port Townsend, we are going to dance on Union Wharf, at the foot of Taylor Street in downtown Port Townsend. The dance is on Saturday, September 9th, at 8 PM.  Gabe will be calling squares, circles and reels to live music.  Music will be served up by Seattle's The Dry Hoppers.  Partners and experience are not necessary.  All dances taught.  All ages welcome.  Square dancing on deck during calm seas has been part of the sailor's tradition for hundreds of years. Celebrate this year's festival with a square dance under the stars on Union Wharf.. From 8 PM to 11 PM.  Free.

This dance is sponsored by Quimper Grange and ptcommunitydance.com
For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

September 16, 7:30-10:30 Contra Dance with Au Contraire



Au Contraire will play for the Quimper Grange Contra Dance on Saturday September 16th, 7:30 to10:30.

Not your ordinary band, Au Contraire includes master ukulele picker Dick Hinshaw; Steven Urbanc on bass; “Chicago Bob” Longmire on harmonica and guitar; George Yount on harmonica and ukulele. 

Abigail Hobart from Bellingham will be calling.
Lesson 7:30 to 8:00 
Admission $6 under 16 free



September 19th, 7:00  LAURIE LEWIS AND THE RIGHT HANDS HOUSE CONCERT

Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands
(left to right)  Patrick Sauber, Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, Tatiana Hargroves, and Todd Phillips.
At the Quimper Grange concert Sam Grisman will play fiddle and Brandon Godman bass

Don't miss this powerhouse group in the intimate setting of our very own Grange hall. We are really proud to host this wonderful concert and hope that you will join us. Laurie's voice and playing are legendary.

“I heard Laurie sing last night, first time in twenty years Singing songs she had written, near brought me to tears She sang straight to the heart like all great singers do.”
— David Bromberg

“Her voice is a rare combination of grit and grace, strength and delicacy. Her stories are always true.”
— Linda Ronstadt

The Quimper Grange Hall is located at 1219 Corona St. in Port Townsend and admission is by a suggested donation of $15-20 at the door. (doors open at 6:30) For more information go to laurielewis.com


Thursday, July 27, 2017

August 2017: Contra Dance, Summer in Food Bank Garden

August 19th 7:30-11:00 Contra Dance to Riffraff!


Lindon Tony and Jesse Partridge on fiddles...



For our August Contra dance we will have the band Riffraff from Olympia with Lindon Tony on fiddle, Jesse Partridge on fiddle and Alex Sturbaum on guitar.  Jesse and Lindon have been playing together for years and Alex and 
  ,,,,special guest Alex Sturbaum of Countercurrents on guitar  
Jesse are two-thirds of the contra dance band "Waxwings".  



Calling for us will be Emma Anderson from Seattle.  

Admission is $6 under 16 free.







Summer in the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden
Jo Yount preparing a bed for planting
During the summer Quimper Grange takes a two-month break from most activities but the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden continues on, producing healthy organic food for our local food bank. Many volunteers help out in the garden but often Quimper Grange member Jo Yount is the only person you will see working in the garden. 
If you would like to help grow organic food for our local food bank now is a good time to lend a hand. To volunteer in the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden contact Jo: 360-385-0456 or Emily: 517-231-1332


Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden is thriving and looking good!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

July 2017 Quimper Grange News: Contra Dance, Food Bank Garden Tour, Floor Project, Bike Rack, Bow Weevils

SUMMER BREAK:
QUIMPER GRANGE WILL NOT MEET IN JULY AND AUGUST NEXT MEMBERSHIP MEETING WILL BE SEPTEMBER 11TH

July 15th 7:30 -11 Contra Dance

Montana Shorty and the Furheads
For our July Contra dance, the band will be Montana Shorty and the Furheads with Terry Weiner on mandolin, Jay Finkelstein, guitar and Sono Hashisaki on fiddle. The band specializes in Metis music from Canada, a mix of Native and Scottish fiddle music. Come hear and dance to a different style of music played by masters! 

Calling for the dance is Abigail Hobart.. Abigail hails from Bellingham, WA though considers parts of New England to be home as well. A beginning caller, Abigail has been a dancer, fiddle player, and an organizer of sorts since childhood, and brings a deep love of the tradition, personal warmth, and joie de vivre to her calling and interactions both on and off the dance floor.

Admission $6, under 16 free


A Lot is Going on in the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden! 
Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden  

At the beginning of June Quimper Grange was one of the stops on a Jefferson County food bank gardens tour.  One of the things folks on the tour learned about was the gardening practices used in all of the food bank gardens. They are things you can learn by doing as a food bank garden volunteer: techniques for growing organic food; advantages of companion planting( like planting alliums with peas to keep pests away and lettuce to take advantage of shade made by kale); and benefits of crop rotation. You can also learn what crops produce the most in the shortest time and which ones keep well. 
Jo Yount preparing lettuce  for the food bank


There are many ways volunteers support the food bank gardens in apart form growing food that range from beekeeping, to fence building, to building knowledge of what grows best in a specific garden. If you would like to be a volunteer in the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden contact Jo: 360-385-0456 or Emily: 517-231-1332





Saved Again! Our Precious Dance Floor 
A new finish on our old fir floor 
The old Grange hall floor has been sanded down to the nails and cannot be sanded down to bare wood again, so in order to save the floor it needs to be refinished about once a year. This year old metal registers around the perimeter of the floor have been replaced with wood covers that have been stained and blend in with the rest of the floor. Three coats of finish cover the center of the floor that gets the most use, and two coats around the edges. Ready for another year of dancing!
Here's a big Quimper Grange "thank you!" to all who helped with this project. We would also like to thank Edensaw for a generous discount on refinishing supplies, and Michael Morrow for technical advice.

Bike Rack Dream Come True

Reduce your carbon footprint, ride your bike to Grange events

Cyclists will be happy to see there is now a bike rack at the hall thanks to the efforts of Dave Theilk. Dave is a long time advocate of non-motorized transportation and would like to to see more people riding bikes. Thanks Dave



Bow Weevils Win Hearts 

Bow Weevils at KPTZ with "Tossed Salad" host Phil Andres
The stars aligned when the Bow Weevils came to Port Townsend from Olympia. be on Phil Andres' radio show, "Tossed Salad" and play a combination concert and dance at the Quimper Grange hall. 
It was a very special couple of days for the entire entourage of kids in the band, their parents, their hosts and of course the people who got to hear great music from these young musicians. 
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

June 2017: Composting Workshops, Food Bank Garden Tour, Old Time Jam with the Possum Carvers, Bow Weevils Concert and Square Dance, Contra Dance, Food Bank Garden Tour



June 3rd, (Sat ) 10:30- Noon and 1:00 -2:30
Composting Workshops

Once again Quimper Grange, Jefferson County Public Health and Jefferson County Public Works are co-sponsoring two composting workshops. The cost is $25. Pre-registration required. You will receive a $125 Earth Machine backyard composter and instructions on how to use it. Additional family members and/or friends may attend at no charge with one paid registration.



Turn food waste into treasure! Join your fellow Jefferson County citizens for an engaging hands-on workshop with instruction on how to create and maintain a healthy compost system with food and yard waste. Create compost to amend your soil, retain moisture, provide essential nutrients for your plants and MORE!

To register go to Brown Paper Tickets: "Backyard Composting Workshop 1" for the  10:30 workshop and" Backyard Composting Workshop 2" for the 1:00 workshop.
Questions? Email: Ltucker@co.jefferson.wa.us or call 360-379-4491

June 3, 1:00-3:00 (Sat) Food Bank Garden Tour
The tour will showcase four different production gardens which are currently in use to provide fresh organic produce to Jefferson County Food Banks including the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden.

The tour will start promptly at 1 p.m. at the Port Townsend High School Garden, located behind the school district offices in the Gael Stuart Building at 1610 Blaine Street and will continue with visits to the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden, a new large garden site on Hancock Street and a new Food Bank Garden in development in the county at Woodland Hills. Maps and directions to the other gardens will be provided at the first site as well as car pooling or caravanning to the other sites. 
For more information call 360-301-0982.
June 7th, (Wed ) 7:00 Old Time Jam 

led by Scott Marckx and Jeannie Murphy

The June Quimper Grange Old Time Jam will hosted by members of The Possum Carvers, a local dance band. The musicians are Scott Marckx, Jeannie Murphy and Chris Cooper. Scott will start the jam by teaching a G tune called "Walking Around the Room" that he learned from his grandmother.  Tunes this month will be in the keys of G and C. This will be our last Old Time Jam before taking a summer break and a good opportunity to get warmed up for the summer music festival season. Snacks to share are encouraged and a $1-2 donation is requested.
Doors open at 6:45
Questions? call Marla 385-6924

June 10, (Sat ) 7:00 
Bow Weevils  Concert and Square Dance!


The Bow Weevils are Olympia WA kids who play both traditional and original compositions with various ever changing combinations of fiddle, guitar, banjo, ukulele, bass and their voices. Band members are: Rizley Cox, Hatcher Cox, Ellie Davis, Annie Davis, and Ruby Neatherlin. With their ripe old ages ranging from 11-15 they've already appeared at multiple festivals and workshops including the Mud City Old Time Social, Oly Old Time Festival, Dare-to-be-Square West and the Portland Old Time Gathering.

The Bow Weevils love camping at music festivals together, playing for dances, and busking. They are part of an entourage of Olympia musicians including parents, friends and music mentors who are regulars at Centrum's Fiddle Tunes Festival. Ruby has been coming to Fiddle Tunes since she was a babe in arms and has been participating for 8 or 9 years, Annie and Ellie have participated for about 8 years and Hatcher and Risley have participated for about 7 years.

The June 10th event at Quimper Grange will start with a concert at 7:00. At the break chairs will be pushed aside for square dancing; Bow Weevils playing, Dave Thielk calling. 
On Friday June 9th at 2:45 you can tune in to KPTZ 90.7 FM to hear the Bow Weevils on Phil Andres' radio show,"Tossed Salad". You can also visit the Bow Weevil's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thebowweevils/ 
Admission to the concert and dance suggested donation $5-10. No one turned away. 
Quimper Grange is located at1219 Corona Street in Port Townsend. Doors open at 6:45 
Questions? Call Marla 360-385-6924

June 17th 7:30-11:00 Contra Dance
For the upcoming Contra dance on June 17th we'll have Jay Finkelstein with Susan Burke.  Jay has been to the Grange as a caller many times over the years.  He'll be playing the guitar with fiddler Susan Burke.  They are 2 of the 3 members of Au Contraire, a contra dance band that has been playing for dances around the Puget Sound for years.  

Gwen Rousseu will be calling.  She said this is one of her favorite bands to call for. 

Admission is $6

under 16 free