February 2018 - Jam, Square Dance, Contra Dance, Start a Co-op, Tax Equity, "Gangspil" Danish Concert, Workshop, Plant and Seed Exchange

February 7th, 7:00  Old Time Jam with Brendan Hohmann

The Quimper Grange Old Time Jam is held on the first Wed of the month and welcomes players of all skill levels. As is customary, the first tune will be broken down to make it easier to learn. 

This month Brendan Hohmann will lead the jam starting with the A tune," Fine Times at Our House"(played out of ADAE) tuning on fiddles. He plans to play D tunes for the first hour, then we'll take a social break followed by playing in another key  for the remainder of the evening.

Snacks to share at the break are appreciated. There is a suggested donation of $1 or $2

February 10, 8:00 Square Dance : Susan Michaels calls for the Canote Brothers and their Happy Pals, Nancy Katz and Jack Dwyer
(come early and jam with the band starting at 7:00)

The Canote Brothers
Susan Michaels from Seattle will be calling squares and related on February 10, starting at 8 PM at Quimper Grange.  The band is none other than the fabulous Canote Brothers.  Adding to the mix will be bassist Nancy Katz and banjoist Jack Dwyer.

Susan Michaels was the featured caller at the 2016 Dare to be Square West in Seattle.  She calls  . . . everything . . and does it with style and energy.  She is hailed as one of the top callers on the west coast. The February square dance is guaranteed to be most excellent.  And, as if Susan isn't enough to get you all to the dance, the Canote Brothers and Their Happy Pals will laying down the beats for you all.  The Canotes have been playing in the Northwest for dances, events and their own radio show for over 4 decades. Their personal and musical enthusiasm, energy and humor knows no bounds.  Nancy Katz is an exceptional musician, with decades of playing bass, guitar and banjo.  She will be laying down the bass beats for this dance. Jack Dwyer, a well known mandolinist and banjoist is also joining the group.
Caller Susan Michaels

All dances are taught. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged.

This is a family friendly event (no alcohol). Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona in Port Townsend. Admission is $7; 16 and under is free. For anyone bringing their own personal water bottle, or arriving on foot or bicycle, admission is $5.  Let's reduce our impact!  Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe and be prepared to rock out on this holiday weekend.  Come at 7 and jam with the band. For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

February 17,  7:30-11 Contra Dance

Quimper Grange Contra Dance
Saturday, February 17th
7:30 to 11:00PM 
Airstream Travelers
Carol Hardy on Guitar, Roger Pick concertina, Gary Pascoe fiddle,
and Tracy Grisman on bass 
Tinker Cavallaro 
Lesson 7:30 to 8:00pm
come early if youre new or for a refresher
no partner needed!
Admission $6
under 16 free
bring your own water bottle for $1 off admission 
Where: at the Quimper Grange
1219 Corona, Port Townsend 
? call Tinker @ 360 379 2882

February 22, 7:00 Start a Coop Intro

Find out how to start a local co-op.  Learn about the many types of co-ops and how they benefit workers, farmers, producers and those seeking fair housing. Create a sustainable economy and own your future! The event features staff from the Northwest Cooperative Development Center (NWCDC) and is sponsored by the Food Co-op, NWCDC, Olympic Cooperative Network, Chimacum Grange, and Quimper Grange. Thursday, February 22, 7pm at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St. Port Townsend; and Wednesday, February 28, 7PM at Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Dr, Chimacum. For more information call Robert at 360-385-5648. Suggested donation goes to support the hall.

February 26, 6:30-8:00  Local Taxes and YOU: Creating an Economy that Works for All

Ever wonder how much money you spend in sales tax per year, or why property taxes keep rising? Come learn how our state’s tax code hurts middle and working class families while giving the wealthy a special deal-- and what we can do locally to change this.  Join Tax Equity PT and founder of the Economic Opportunity Institute John Burbank, for an informative evening on the history and impacts of WA’s tax code and group discussion on local needs.
Then, learn how Port Townsend can join the fight for a just tax structure.

February 27, 2:00 Danish Dance Workshop (information below)

                      7:00 "Gangspil" Danish Music Concert

Quimper Grange House Concerts is pleased to be hosting Denmark’s Gangspil on February 27th. There will be a dance workshop from 2-4pm (suggested donation $15 - $20), and a concert starting 7pm (suggested donation $15 - $20). Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona St. in Port Townsend

Sonnich Lydom (accordion, harmonica), Kristian Bugge (fiddle) and Vidar Skrede (guitar) will guarantee you an entertaining and variated journey through the traditions of Danish folk music.
This lively trio performs old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country. From rural islands like Læsø to the metropol Copenhagen, including a few of their own
compositions. Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes, fiery reels and happy hopsas, plus the exotic “Sønderhoning” dance tunes from the famous Island of Fanø, and long forgotten songs from all over the country. An unforgettable live experience spiced up with humor and stories from their many years on the road.

7th Annual Plant and Seed Exchange coming in March!
Heads Up!  Now is the time to start preparing for the 7th Annual Plant and Seed Exchange which will be held on March 25th this year. If you are starting to plant seeds plant a little extra, or keep an eye out for volunteer plants that you might like to pop into containers to share. 

Details will be in the March Quimper Grange News.