Monday, August 31, 2020

 September 2020

Greetings All,

Hope this sort-of summer has been treating you well.

At the Grange it has been very quiet, but we are still making things happen! Our Safety Committee is about to install hand sanitizer dispensers, writing up cleaning protocols, and researching ventilation options. We hope to be ready when people can finally get together again!

The Grange costs about $40 a day to keep running. We have no income these days, so those expenses plus the expenses for the hopefully soon addition of required ventilation are looming. We have been able to build up our savings over the last couple years, but things will be tight until we can open up again. Any donations will be gratefully accepted! We are a 501c(8) organization. We have a locking mailbox, so your checks will be safe.

In August the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden donated just over 540 pounds to the Jefferson Food Bank! Look for the Virtual Farm Tour and see some photos of our and other gardens September 19 and 20 at www.getonthefarm.org The Garden needs some improvements as well: expand the roof line to shelter workers from sun and rain, and build some indoor and outdoor cabinets for more efficient food production and protection of equipment and supplies. The Food Bank volunteers are looking into grant and other funding options to help keep the Garden going, and donations for these projects are most welcome as well!

Food Bank Garden help needed: Volunteers for seeding,weeding, and harvesting, and work parties for spreading heavy mulch. This fall - erecting a third hoop house! COVID protocols are in place. Contact
foodbankfarmandgardensjc@gmail.com to volunteer.

Stay well, and hope to see you all playing, dancing, singing, and painting again!

Sheila Long
Quimper Grange President

Friday, July 31, 2020

August 2020


Hope you are all well and ok! In these new times it's been great to see people out in their yards and gardens, all the house projects, walking, kayaking and helping neighbors. We are so lucky to be in a relatively safe and very beautiful place!

I miss the concerts, classes, dances, and jam sessions at the Grange, but at least we have a few things going on here!

We have a new swale barrier courtesy of George Yount and Doug Groenig, with holes drilled by Chet Boutilier.


Barbara Tusting has been keeping the weeds at bay.

Volunteers are most welcome! Just let us know via  quimpergrange@gmail.com

Our Food Bank Garden produced 218 pounds that went to the PT Food Bank, with 116 hours of volunteer work.

And finally our Safety Committee is working on procedures and researching ventilation for when we do reopen!

'Til we meet in person again,
Sheila Long
Quimper Grange President

Thursday, June 4, 2020

June 2020

Hello All,

How did it get to be June so fast!


All events cancelled, however our Food Bank Garden is in full swing!  Please contact  Rachel Smith rdsmith491@gmail.com   if you would like to help! (bring your own tools, masks, gloves, ...)


The Grange could also use some help maintaining the grounds (weeding, mowing). Write to quimpergrange@gmail.com if interested.

Looking forward to seeing you all again!

Sheila Long
Quimper Grange President

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

May 2020 Quimper Grange

Hello All,

Same as last month - stay (mostly) home, stay safe!


However, our Food Bank Garden is in full swing!  Please contact  Rachel Smith rdsmith491@gmail.com   if you would like to help! (bring your own tools, masks, gloves, ...)

Looking forward to seeing you all again!

Sheila Long
Quimper Grange President

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April 2020 No Events

Hello All,

The Quimper Grange Hall will continue to be closed until the authorities declare it is safe to congregate again.

In the meantime walk, talk to friends (with distance or on phones, social media, email), garden, dance in your kitchen, learn a new skill, ...  Take care of yourself and others.  Wash your hands!  Wear a mask (bandanas work just fine).

Looking forward to seeing you all again!

Sheila Long
Quimper Grange President

Saturday, February 29, 2020

March 2020 Quimper Grange Events

3/16
Last night, Governor Inslee announced that there will be a statewide ban on all bars, restaurants and recreational facilities. 

Accordingly, we've decided to make the hard decision to close down all Quimper Grange events; both those sponsored by us and those sponsored by others in order to keep this pandemic at bay here in our community.

There will likely be more updates to our operations as things continue to unfold. Rest assured that we will keep you informed as changes occur. Check www.quimpergrange.com for updates!

Thank you again for your forbearance and ongoing support. 

Stay well,

The Quimper Grange Board




3/13 - we are cancelling all Grange events for the rest of March.  This does not include rentals/rental classes. Please talk to them directly.

Stay safe everyone!  Wash hands, read books!
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As of 3/7 we will be cancelling Balkan Dance Party, the Contra dance, and the Todalo Shakers concert (hope to reschedule in October).  Our jam sessions are small and no immediate contact, so will have them unless things change.  We will have the Instrument sale on April 4th Noon - 2. We are waiting 2 weeks before deciding about the Balfolk dance.  Make sure to wash your hands, and do stay home if you are not feeling well. Stay safe!

Hello all!
In addition to our Instrument Sale on March 14th, we are ramping up for celebrating our 100th in April.  Save the date for our open House April 25th 1-4pm.
Side note - the Plant and Seed exchange is changing venue - they have their own place now.  Check bareboards for March 22nd for details.

Feb 29th 7pm Canote Brothers Concert!  


March 2020 Events


3/6  CANCELLED 7pm iPod Shuffle Community Dance
 Jack Dwyer, Jonathon Doyle, David Conklin and Tomoki Sage
All are welcome. Free, donations accepted. PLEASE, No Scents!

3/8 1pm Old Time Jam
Bring a snack to share if you wish. $3-$5.


3/13 7pm Balkan Dance Party
Dances taught. Bring a snack to share if you wish. $5-$20.

3/14 Noon-2 Instrument Sale. Come sell or buy instruments or other musical items.  Instrument makers welcome too!  Free admission to the event. Seller tables 6' $20, 3' $10, no other fees.  Set up starts at 11:30.  Questions? Write to sheila quimpergrange@gmail.com
 

3/14 7:30pm Contra Dance

 








 The Possum Carvers will keep your feet moving! Jeanie Murphy on banjo, Scott Marckx on fiddle, Chris Cooper on guitar, with Marlin Prowell calling. 
There's a free half-hour lesson at 7:30 so come early if you are new or would just like a refresher. All dances taught. $6.


3/15 1pm-3pm Song Circle and Jam
Bring 10 copies of words (with chords if possible) to share. Snacks welcome as well. $3-$5.

3/15 3:30pm Folk Dance Music Jam
Bring your music stand! $3-$5.

3/26 7pm The Todalo Shakers



The Todalo Shakers (Eric & Suzy Thompson, Matt Weiner, WB Reid, Frannie Leopold) specialize in vintage jug band party, blues, rags and stomps which sound like they are lifted right out of 1928 in Memphis, Tennessee. Complex and soulful vocal arrangements create rich and funky harmonies.
ericandsuzy.com/todalo-shakers.html

Co-sponsor KPTZ 91.9  
Doors open at 6:30pm. Sliding scale $15-$25.

3/27 7pm Balfolk International Dancing
This month first set is Italian music by The Nines, dances taught by Diane Thompson, Linda Natali, and Lisa Flores. After that polkas, schottishes, bourees, waltzes, zwiefacher, troikas, and more, all to live music! Dances taught. $5-$20

Saturday, January 25, 2020

February 2020 Quimper Grange Events

February 2020 Events

Save the date! March 14th Instrument Sale. Come sell or buy instruments or other musical items.  Instrument makers welcome too!  Free admission to the event. Seller tables 6' $20, 3' $10, no other fees.  Questions? Write to sheila quimpergrange@gmail.com
 

2/7 7pm iPod Shuffle Community Dance
Abakis and Friends 
(Abakis, Angie Tabor, David Conklin, and Jack Dwyer)

All are welcome. Free, donations accepted. PLEASE, No Scents!

2/9 1pm Old Time Jam
Bring a snack to share if you wish. $3-$5.


2/14 7pm Balkan Dance Party
Special Band - Folkvoice from Seattle!

Dances taught. Bring a snack to share if you wish. $5-$20.

2/15 7:30pm Contra Dance

The Whistlebees play cherished old-time tunes that will buzz you into bliss. You’ll want to dance with your honey or at least tap your foot and grin! Famed duo The Beckster and Quenn Charrier blaze away on the fiddles, Carol Hardy rocks the guitar, Jeanie Murphy gallops on the banjo, and Tracy Grisman pumps and thumps the bass, all of it catching you up in listening and dancing joy.


with fabulous caller LauraMe Smith!

There's a free half-hour lesson at 7:30 so come early if you are new or would just like a refresher. All dances taught. $6.

2/16 1pm-3pm Song Circle and Jam
Bring 10 copies of words (with chords if possible) to share. Snacks welcome as well. $3-$5.

2/16 3:30pm Folk Dance Music Jam
Bring your music stand! $3-$5.

2/28 7pm Balfolk International Dancing
This month first hour is Balkan and other line and circle dances followed by polkas, schottishes, bourees, waltzes, zwiefacher, troikas, and more, all to live music! Dances taught. $5-$10.

2/29 1-3pm The Canote Brothers Workshop
Old Time fiddle, guitar, and uke! $20

 
2/29 7pm The Canote Brothers Concert


Old Time Tunes, Twin Brother Harmonies! 
Join Jere and Greg Canote as they continue the early country music tradition with rousing fiddle tunes, wacky novelty songs, and spirited musicianship. The Canote brothers have been playing in the Northwest for dances, events and their own radio show for over four decades. Their personal and musical enthusiasm, energy and humor knows no bounds!
Doors open at 6:30pm.  Sliding scale $15-$25.