December 2016, Old Time Jam, Square Dance, Contra Dance, Food Bank Garden, Grange Elections

Dec 7th (WED) 7:00- 9:00 OLD TIME JAM
with Bertram Levy

This month's Quimper Grange Old Time Jam will be led by Bertram Levy. He will be playing tunes in the keys of G and D. As usual the first tune will be taught, broken down for easy learning. That tune will be the Henry Reed's “Shoes and Stockings”. 

Bertram Levy was one of the original members of the North Carolina based Hollow Rock String Band of the 60’s. Lead by fiddler Alan Jabbour, they played music learned directly from oldtime fiddlers in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia and their 1968 album is credited with launching the traditional American fiddle music revival.  In 1977 Bertram created Centrum's "Festival of American Fiddle Tunes" which has inspired untold numbers of musicians and created an amazing traditional music community. It continues on today as "Fiddle Tunes". 

Bertram has 5 Old Time CDs and will have some available at the jam.
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

December 10th, 8 pm Square Dance - Portland Caller Caroline Oakley and the Old-Time Highway
Caller Caroline Oakley
If you danced the December 2015 Quimper Grange Square Dance, you will remember what a great dance it was, with Caroline Oakley calling from behind a guitar!   If you were not at that dance, well, you might just need to come down to the December 2016 Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social, because Caroline Oakley and the Old-Time Highway is coming back.

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.  Cost is $6 for adults; 16 and under are free.  1219 Corona.  Bring a personal water bottle and snacks to share if inclined! See you there!

For more info, call Dave at 360-602-1270

December 17th, 7:30 to 11:00 Last Contra Dance of 2016

Kate Powers and David Miller from Sequim will be the musicians for the last contra dance of the year. In 2010 Kate, age 10, won a scholarship from the Washington Old Time Fiddlers, now at age 16 she is a first rate fiddler and violinist, playing, writing and arranging all types of music from classical to Cape Breton to Jazz.  She plays with incredible feeling and amazing dynamics adding great spirit to the dance. she is joined by David Miller on guitar bringing the extra drive to keep our feet moving. 

Lindsey Dono will be calling. Lindsey, originally from Massachusetts, brings an easy , calm approach to contra dances and it will be a pleasure to have here here in Port Townsend calling our December dance. From 7:30-8PM there will be a lesson.

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

Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden 2016
A Ton of Work, A Ton of Produce!

Thirty-one generous volunteers logged in 1,069.5 hours of work at the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden by mid-November of this year. At last tally 2,257 pounds of fresh organic produce had been donated to the Jefferson County Food Bank: carrots and beets, eggplant and garlic, over 50 crops were harvested. Russian kale, broccoli and chard are planted and will continue to produce until spring.

The latest additions: a new gate and entry door
Volunteers did much more than planting, weeding and harvesting this year there was also a focus on making the whole operation work better so it will be more productive in years to come. Highlights in improvements are: the building a functional deer fence,  adding a second hoop house, installing an irrigation system and building a covered vegetable washing station.

If you are casting about looking for ways to make a contribution in this world consider joining others growing healthy food for the hungry  people right here in Port Townsend. For more information call Jo at 360-385-0456

More about Food Bank Farm and Gardens of Jefferson County:

Quimper Grange Elections, No Big Surprises

The officers that were elected at our November Grange meeting are:

President: Marla Streator
Vice President: Farren
Secretary: Kathy Ryan Co- secretary: Deb Wiese
Treasurer: Rob Harbour
Executive Committee through 2019: Tony Mauhar