May 2016 : Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden Potluck and Work Party, Game Night, Old Time Jam, Composting Workshops, Squares and Contras, Scandinavian Music Workshop

Quimper Grange Potluck and Food Bank Garden Work Party
Thanks to everyone who made our Grange Month potluck and work party a success! Seventeen volunteers weeded and moved many wheelbarrowsful of woodchips from a woodchip mountain to cover wetted cardboard in the walkways. Many hands make light work. If you would like to volunteer to help grow fresh and healthy food for the Jefferson County  Food Bank contact Jo at 360-385-0456
or Emily at 517-231-1332.

And thanks to the businesses who not only have helped supply food and beverages for this occasion but have supported many Grange events: Port Townsend Food Coop, Pane d' Amore Bakery and Sunrise Coffee.

May 2nd (Mon) 7:00-8:30 pm: Community Game Night

Grange Community Game Night is fun for the whole family. Join in on Monday May 2, 7-8:30 PM for Farkel, Pinochle, Mexican Train Dominoes, Trouble, Sequence or any game you’d like to bring.  Please bring snacks to share, if you would like. 

Suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children helps heat the hall.  Childcare will be provided for game playing age kids.

May 4th, 7:00: pm Old Time Jam

This month's Old Time Jam will be led by Seattleites, WB Reid and Bonnie Zahnow, who have graced the stage on many occasions at Centrum's Festival of American Fiddle Tunes and were stars of a Quimper Grange "House Concert" and workshop in March of last year. WB will teach Illinois Rickett's Hornpipe and has made a regular speed and a slow recording. If you want to preview them they are here:
They will have CDs available in case you are interested in taking some of their fine music home. Our jams are participatory so bring an instrument and prepare to have fun! Players of all ages and abilities are welcome.
There is a suggested donation of $1or $2 to help pay for heating the hall. You are encouraged to bring cookies or other snacks to share. Any questions? Call Marla at 360-385-6924

May 10th and 12th 7-8:30pm Composting Workshops Are Back!
Once again Quimper Grange and Jefferson County Public Health will be co-sponsoring composting workshops in the months of May and June. These popular workshops fill up fast and require pre-registration: email: or Call: 360-379-4491

May 14 - Square Dance: 800 - Amy Carroll calls for the Last Chance Stringband Jam with the band at 7:00

Caller Amy Carroll
Come on out to the last dance of the spring/summer.  Seattle's Amy Carroll calls all over the PNW and is known for family friendly fun.  Amy always brings an exuberance to her events.  The Last Chance Stringband hails from Port Townsend and includes long time dance fiddler Gary Pasco,
Last Chance Stringband
along with Carol Hardy, Roger Pick and Dave Thielk.   Round up a partner or 3 and head on up to the Grange on Saturday, May 14.  Dancing starts at 8 PM, but you can come early and jam with the band at 7.   Partners are not necessary, come as you are!  These dances are family friendly.  All dances are taught; no experience is necessary.  Admission $6, 16 and under free. For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-385-3308

May 21st, 7:30: Contra Dance

Please join us on Saturday May 21 as we dance to the tunes of Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals.  AND as special treat, we have guest caller, Laura Mé Smith.  Come one, come all and have a great time! The dance will start at 7:30 and end about 10:30. $6.00 fee, free for under 18. The Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona St., in Port Townsend.

PS  At 6:45 the band welcomes other players for a short jam before the dance starts.

Sunshine and Scandinavian Dance Music With Jeff and Jane Anderson

 Sunshine and music, a perfect combination! Accordions played outside while fiddles learned melodies indoors.