November 2016 - Old Time Jam with Joanne Pontrello, Contra Dance with PT Cruisers, Square Dance, Last month's Music Events, Food Bank Garden and Grange Grounds

Nov 2nd (WED) 7:00- 9:00 OLD TIME JAM

November marks one year anniversary of the Old Time Jam at Quimper Grange so here's is a big thank to players and jam leaders who have made it such a success!

This month Joanne Pontrello will lead the Quimper Grange Old Time Jam; she's planning to play several waltzes including
the first tune of the evening, Leland Waltz, which will be broken down for people to learn. The two keys we will be playing in are A and D.

Joanne plays for square dances and is a charismatic and popular caller. Last year she instigated the non-stop square dance that was the Quimper Grange entry in the Rhododendron Festival parade.

Doors will open at 6:45 and as usual a $1-$2 donation is requested to help pay for lights and heat. Snacks to share (like cookies) are appreciated.
Questions? call Marla-360-385-692

Nov 19th (Sat) 7:30-11:00 Contra Dance
With PT Cruisers, Nan Evans Calling
PT Cruisers

Nan has been calling dances for over 20 years.
She brings grace and creativity to Contra dancing
Free lesson 7:30 to 8:00 PM

Come join the fun dancing to live music. Admission is $6 16 and under free.
Any questions? call Tinker 360-379-2882

Nov 26th (Sat) 8:00- 11:00 Square Dance
The November Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social has been moved to the 4th Saturday, November 26!  Mark your calendars.
Caller Anne Marie Schaefer

This month, the effervescent Anne Marie Schaefer will be calling squares and related sets for dancers of all ages and experience levels.   Live music will be graciously and enthusiastically played by locals Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals.  What a wonderful way to celebrate the long weekend that follows Thanksgiving day.

Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals
Dancing starts at 8 PM but you can come at 7 and jam with the band!   All dances are taught.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Our caller, Anne Marie Schaefer, will get you on the dance floor moving and shaking.  Wild Phil will be hitting the old timey rock and roll for your dancing pleasure.   Cost is $6 for adults; 16 and under are free.  1219 Corona.  Bring a personal water bottle.  See you there!

Building Community With Live Music

October got off to an exciting start with a concert by multi-instrumentalist Bruce Molsky. Earlier in the day Bruce taught a fiddle workshop. Then only two days later Frank Blade presented an Old Time guitar backup workshop and then led the regularly scheduled Old Time jam in the evening.

Frank Blade teaches guitar

These events along with live music played at the square and contra dances made October one of the most musical months ever at the Quimper Grange hall.
Concerts, dances, music workshops and the Old Time jam are ways that Quimper Grange  helps create a vibrant live music and dance community.

Fall in the Food Bank Garden Garden 
and Grounds Update
The food bank garden at Quimper  Grange is still producing healthy vegetables for the Jefferson County Food Bank and the past few weeks dedicated volunteers have devoted most of their time to end of season tidying and it's looking good!

In addition to garden beautification the grounds have been given special attention too. Grange members have moved wood chips to form a berm around the perimeter of the parking lot. The plan is to plant into the berm in the spring.