Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January 2013 - Refining the Dream - Quimper Grange Potluck and Other Events


“Refining the Dream”

 The Quimper Grange has a venerable history. The core of this Grange is the charming little building up on Sheridan, known as the community dance hall with a terrific dance floor for tripping the light fantastic. There are monthly Contra and Square dances, Cajun/Zydeco, Tango and Swing and it is available to the community for programs, meetings, parties, and workshops.

But there is more to the Quimper Grange than the hall. The annual potluck coming up January 27 is when we join together to gather up ideas for Grange activities for the coming year.

The Quimper Grange has sponsored numerous programs over the years focused on local and small agriculture: building soil with local inputs; growing food from cane fruit to mushrooms; husbanding animals from fowl to milkers; oiling and sharpening tools; and preserving wildlife habitat.
Quimper Grange members have been actively involved in our local history for several generations. Now we are engaged in developing programs and services with a focus toward the future in and around Port Townsend:  We want to expand offerings for young families, foster new kinds of programs and plan for some remodeling. The community hall has the potential for a commercial kitchen; the garden grows abundant food. The possibilities are endless.

The Grange organization is active in promoting legislation at the state and federal level. Issues such as GMO labeling, local rights vs. corporate privilege, and the fledging concept of a State Banking system have got our attention.  What else?

Come to the potluck supper to share your ideas, wants and needs: workshops, practical information, and fun events. You are invited to become a member of the Quimper Grange. Join with friends and neighbors on January 27 to talk about programs and projects for the coming year.

“Refining the Dream” Potluck on January 27th, 1219 Corona St. Doors open 5:30, potluck 6:00, dreaming 7:00. Call Marla 385-6924 for more information.

Also - On January 19th, Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals play for squares, with Laura Me Smith calling. All dances taught. All ages and experience levels welcome. Come with or without a partner. Family friendly. Beginners tutorial at 7:30. Dancing commences at 8:00. Be there, be aware, be square, play fair, and dance, if you dare! Adults $5.00; 16/under free. Dancers encouraged to bring snacks to share. Work trades available if arranged in advanced. For more details, contact Dave T. at 360-385-3308



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