Wednesday, September 20, 2017

October 2017, Old Time Jam, Square Dance, Bruce Molsky Fiddle Workshop and House Concert, Contra Dance

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 - 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.  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 calling. 
Admission $6, Under 16 free. 

News:
Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden
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. Kudos to all who make this possible!

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.



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 


Sunday, April 23, 2017

May 2017: Old Time Jam with Brendan Hohmann, Square Dance, Contra Dance, Madrone Stump Removal, Food Bank Garden

May 3rd (Wed) 7:00 Old Time Jam led by Brendan Hohmann

This will be our next to the last jam before taking a summer break and a good opportunity to get in some tunes before festival season is in full swing.
Brendan will be starting off the jam by breaking down Isham Monday's "Fire on the Mountain" (AEAE tuning on the fiddle). We'll probably be playing some tunes in the key of C but will just have to see what evolves.

Our jams are participatory and focus on old time string band music, so come with your instrument and join the fun! You are encouraged to bring cookies or other snacks to share and a couple of bucks for using the Grange hall. Doors open at 6:45. If you have any questions call Marla at 360-385-6924



May  13 (Sat)  8:00-11 Square Dance - Suzanne Girardot and the Barn Owls

The last spring square dance is coming up fast. Seattle caller Suzanne Girardot is a veteran caller with
The Barn Owls
photo credit Jessica C. Levine

Caller Suzanne Girardot
a very big dance repertoire, This is the first time she will grace Quimper Grange hall with her wonderful calling. The Barn Owls are an old-timey, country trio from Seattle. One late summer evening, Brittany Newell, Hanna Traynham and Kate Lichtenstein spent hours trading tunes around the woodstove. By the end of the night, they were a band. The Barn Owls bring an intuitive and inventive bent to the old-time and early country music tradition, mixing high energy dance tunes with tight three-part harmonies on traditional and original songs. Morgan John will be joining them on bass for this dance.

All dances are taught. All ages and experience levels are welcome. This a family friendly event.  Please bring your own personal water container. And, if inclined, bring some light snacks to share.

Dancing starts at 8 PM, but you can come at 7 PM and jam with the band. Adults $6. 16 and under free.  For more info, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

May 20 (Sat) 7:30-11 Contra Dance
Music by Countercurrents, Michael Karcher calling
Lesson 7:30 to 8:00
Brian Lindsey and Alex Sturnbaum met in college in Ohio where
they both played in the band "Gallimaufry". Later they formed "Countercurrent ", a contra dance and folk music band with driving guitar, foot percussion, lyrical fiddle, and vocal harmonies. The passion and creativity they infuse into their music is contagious and dancers can't help but to get into the groove.


Michael Karcher
Michael Karcher is a PhD student in statistics at UW and has been calling dances in the area for 2 years. His diverse repertoire makes dances enjoyable and accessible to all levels of dancers. This will be the first time he has called in Port Townsend and the first time for Countercurrents to play for our dance as well! Lets welcome them with a full house of dancers. 
Admission $6 Under 16 free.



Madrone Tree to Madrone Stump to Sawdust: 
Next Step? Wait and See




A big pile of sawdust on the north side of the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden marks the place where a big old Madrone tree used to be. Like many of these trees in Port Townsend the one that used to stand here was dying and had to be taken down. Brett’s Stump Grinding did an excellent job of stump removal. Keep tuned to see what evolves in this area next…

What's Happening in the Food Bank Garden?

During the month of April Quimper Grange Food Bank Gardeners prepped beds for spring planting. Cover crops were turned over and many of the beds have already been planted. In the greenhouses even more crops are being started.

Although it has been cold and wet most of April, the garden still had kale, collards, carrots, salad mix, chard, spring onions and perennial herbs such as chives, rosemary and parsley to deliver to the food bank. 

Volunteers are always needed, so if you would like to roll up your sleeves and help out contact Emily Stewart:  517-231-1332 or email  evagts13@gmail.com





Tuesday, March 21, 2017

April 2017: Grange Month, Donate to Plant Berms, Old Time Jam, "Three Traditions House Concert", Square Dance, Contra Dance

April is Grange Month- Help us plant the Berms!
DONATE NOW at Henery's Garden Center
In honor of Grange Month Quimper Grange will start developing the wood chip planting berms around our hall. The idea is to increase square footage of garden space for food growing and for beautification. At present the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden donates over 2,000 pounds of produce annually to the Jefferson County Food Bank; our Grange Month Project aims to increase the harvest!


Rhubarb! Super volunteer Farren plants the first edibles.
You can help by donating to the Quimper Grange Garden account that has been set up at Henery’s Garden Center for this project. Your donation will go toward the purchase of plant materials and supplies and will include a mix of deer resistant landscaping and edible plants. Henery’s Garden Center is located at 406 Benedict St, Port Townsend WA 98368 Phone: 385-3354

April 5th, 7-9 Old Time Jam, Led by Tony Goldenberg
Tony will start the jam teaching “Little Gal’ll Fool Ya”, a Roan Mountain Hilltoppers tune in the key of D and switching to the key of A and may play something in G. For those of us familiar with Tony’s excellent southern fiddling style this will be a real treat; rhythm, tone, cool tunes. What more could you ask for?
Tony and friends at Sept 2016 Old TimeJam
The Quimper Grange Old Time Jam is always held on the first Wednesday of the month and focuses on string band music with all tunes chosen by the leader. The first tune of the evening is broken down for easy learning and tunes are played at a moderate pace.  Players of all levels are welcome. $1 -$2 donation to help pay for heat. Bringing snacks to share is encouraged. Doors open at  6:45.      Questions? Call Marla at 360-385-6924

April 8th, (Sat) 7:00pm “Three Traditions” House Concert

On April 8th at 7:00pm Quimper Grange will host a house concert featuring three fiddlers from three traditions.
Kristian Bugge, Ruthie Dornfeld, and Jamie Fox will come together for an evening of music that combines the textures of their three distinct traditional styles creating a complex and multilayered performance.

Bugge (Denmark) is widely considered a master of traditional Danish music while Dornfeld (Oregon) is regarded as an expert of old-time American tunes, as well as styles ranging from Celtic to Scandinavian folk. Lastly, Fox (Montana) is one of the most well-known young players of Metis fiddle music which is a tradition crossing ties of Celtic, French and Native American music cultures.  All three of these fine players are well known to participants at Centrum’s Festival of American Fiddle Tunes having been on staff there many times.

The Quimper Grange Hall is located at 1219 Corona St. in Port Townsend.  Doors will open around 6:45 and admission is by a suggested donation of $15-$25.  For more information go to www.3fiddlers3traditions.com

April 15th, Saturday 7:30 to 11:00 - Contra Dance

1/2 hour lesson 7:30 to 8:00 !

Local wonders Kristin and Otto Smith and their band "The Boathouse Band" with Lori Bernstein on bass and others joining in to add to their incredible melodic and diverse music, will be playing for the dance 

Jay Finkelstein, a popular caller in the Seattle- Olympia contra dance community, is also a musician and avid dancer. His appreciation of the relationship between the music and the dances brings a clarity and ease to his calling... a good match to the smooth and flowing music of the the "Boathouse Band"  Admission $6, under 16 free


April 22nd, Saturday - Square Dance and Social with Amy Hofer, and Anticipation 


Caller Amy Hofer 
April showers bring - Earth day and more dance fun! Portland caller Amy Hofer, along with the the one night stand band, The Anticipations, are coming to Quimper Grange on April 22nd at 8 PM.  This is Amy's third visit to Quimper Grange. If you haven't danced squares with Amy, you haven't danced.  The Anticipations include Bruce Reid (fiddle), Bonnie Zahnow (guitar), from Seattle, and the vivacious and energetic Port Townsender Jeanie Murphy (banjo).  Rumor has it that other musicians may join the band during the evening. 

All dances are taught. All ages and experience levels are welcome. This a family friendly event.
Bruce Reid and Bonnie Zahnow
 Dancers are advised to bring their own personal water container. And, if inclined, they can bring some light snacks to share. 
Jeanie Murphy
Dancing starts at 8 PM, but you can come at 7 PM and jam with the band. Adults $6. 16 and under free.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

March 2017 - Old Time Jam; Square Dance; Contra Dance; Plant and Seed Exchange

March 1st (Wednesday) 7:00-9 Old Time Jam

with Eva Leach
This month's Old Time Jam will be led by Eva Leach who grew up surrounded by music. Her family lived next to the sheep field
Eva holding forth at the Centralia Old Time Campout
which is the site of the Centralia Old Time Campout, started by her fiddling parents almost 15 years ago and Eva has been a participant at Centrum's Fiddle Tunes Festival for almost as long.


The tune Eva plans to teach at the jam is Newt Payne's Great Big Taters in the key of G (standard tuning on fiddles). We will also be playing in the key of A. All levels of players are welcome however the jam is geared toward an intermediate skill level. A donation of $1or $2 is requested to help pay to heat the hall. Snacks to share are encouraged.
Any questions about the jam? call Marla 360-385-6924



March 11(Saturday) 8:00-11 Square Dance

Caller Jenny Monfore

March is the month of change. Peas go in the ground. Other garden work, also. Daylight savings begins, which means we all go crazy on March 12. Spring starts on March 21. So much to think about. Better get on over to the Quimper Grange and get on an even keel! Jenny Monfore is calling this month.  Jenny is a recent transplant to Port Townsend who plays hot fiddle, as well as calling cool dances. This may be your one and only chance to dance for her as she is attending the Woodworking school for just a few months.  The band is Ratrap. Ratrap is Dave Thielk, Chris Cooper, Terry Weiner and Nancy Katz.  They are still kicking out square dance tunes after all these years!   Check 'em out.  

All dances are taught.  All ages and experience levels are welcome. This a family friendly event.  Dancers are advised to bring their own personal water container.  And, if inclined, they can bring some light snacks to share. Dancing starts at 8 PM, but you can come at 7 PM and jam with the band.  Adults $6.  16 and under free. 

March 18 (Saturday) 7:30-11 Contra Dance: Greg and Jere Canote, LauraMe Smith Calling


For our upcoming contra dance we are blessed to have the famous Canote Brothers, Greg and Jere, playing their incredibly fun and driving music.  With over 40 years of playing together their music brings us all together as one big dancing family.


LauraMe Smith will be calling.  She too has been on the dance scene for many years, and seems to have an infinite amount of dances up her sleeve. Best of all she brings amazing humor to the dance floor.
admission $6,  under 16 free



March 19, (Sunday) 11:00-3
6th Annual Plant and Seed Exchange

Bring your over abundant seeds, plant starts, divisions, bulbs and any other plants that need a new home to thrive in and take home some new seeds and plants!

This well attended community event is the brainchild of Ashley Kehl and Jennimae Hilliard and helps launch the spring planting season. There will be gardening reference books to peruse and you’ll find that neighborly gardening advice abounds.

Refreshments provided~ donations gratefully accepted to help cover the cost of the event. Co-sponsored by the Quimper Grange.
Questions? treehugger@yahoo.com