Summer (June, July, August) 2016 Quimper Grange News

Summer at Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden 
Volunteers Always Welcome!
Last year there were three food bank gardens: one at Port Townsend HighSchool, one at Mountain View Commons, and one at Quimper Grange; this year, however, there will be just one: the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden.

Fall 2015 - UGN "Day of Caring" work party
The garden has come along way since 2013!
Volunteers have been working hard to make this one garden produce as much food as possible. The next big projects will be dismantling and reassembling the Mountain View Commons hoop house, creating a service yard, and adding a much needed covered vegetable cleaning area. There is also a need to finish spreading wet cardboard and chips along the outside of the fence to keep weeds from encroaching; and, on a weekly basis; planting, hand watering seedlings, weeding, harvesting and delivering.

If you have some time you can dedicate toward helping with one of the upcoming projects or want to help out on an ongoing basis please Call Jo (774-6618) or Emily (517-231-1332)

June 1st 7:00 Old Time Jam
(Last Jam 'til Sept)

The last Quimper Grange Old Time Jam of the season will be led by Brendan Hohmann whose band, Conway West played for a square dance described this way: ”These ain’t the squares with frills and ruffles or the ones you learned in PE, these are old time traditional southern squares”. Brendan plays both square dance music and crooked-y tunes. He will be teaching Little Rose in the key of C. As usual at our jams he will break it down for easy learning. Most of the tunes we will play are in C and G. We might play some in D or A too.
Our jams are participatory so come with an instrument and join the fun! We encourage bringing cookies or other snacks to share and to kick in a couple of bucks to help pay to heat the hall. Any questions? Call Marla at 360-385-6924

Two Composting Workshops in June:

June 4th (Sat)10:30- Noon
June 4th (Sat)1:00-2:30 

Quimper Grange and Jefferson County Public Health will be co-sponsoring two composting workshops on (Sat)June 4th. These workshops fill up fast and require pre-registration so register online go to:; search Port Townsend 
More info? email: or Call: 360-379-4491

Community Game Night Summer Schedule: 
First Mondays 7:00 PMJune 6th and August 1st 

Quimper Grange's Community Game Night is fun for all ages. Join us on first Mondays this summer, June 6 and August 1, 7-9PM, for Farkel, Pinochle, Mexican Train Dominoes, Trouble, Sequence or any game you’d like to bring. Suggested donation per person to help maintain the hall is $1-$5. No one turned away. Please bring snacks to share, if you like. Childcare is provided for game-playing-age kids as long as their parents or guardians are on site. There is no Game Night on July 4. Call Barbara at 360-774-1794 for more information. And get ready to share the laughter at Quimper Grange Game Night!

Square Dances on Summer Break, will return in September

Contra Dance Summer Schedule:
June 18th, 7:30 
Come and join the fun on Saturday, June 18, as Marsha Wiener and the Hot Dogs play the tunes, while Nan Evans calls the dance. The dance will start at 7:30 and end about 10:30. $6.00 fee, $3.00 for those 18 to 3 years, free for under 3. 
Marsha Wiener and the Hot Dogs : Libby Schnick - fiddle, Ken Thompson - percussion, Fred Obee - guitar and Marsha Wiener - keyboard

July 16th, 7:30 Band and caller to be announced 
August 20th, 7:30 Band and callers to be announced 
For contradance information call Jo: 385-0456

Water Color Art Classes With John Adams All Summer...
There will be water color art classes offered all summer as a series or on a drop in basis. Sound interesting? Call John 206-842-3099 or email

In addition to Grange sponsored events our hall is rented for everything from birthday parties to dance classes. There have been political gatherings, baby showers, a bar mitzvah and even a weaving workshop replete with 10 or more sewing machines! John Adam's art classes are another example. Check the calendar tab on our website to see what is happening or if the hall is available to rent. If you would like to rent the hall call Jo at 385-0456 or email