Tuesday, September 18, 2018

October 2018 Quimper Grange News: Old Time Jam, Evie Ladin and Keith Terry Concert, Square Dance, Walkling Biking and Motoring in Port Townsend, Composting Workshop,Cooperatives Program, Randal Bays and John Coyne Irish Concert


October 3, (Wed) Old Time Jam
Led by Dave Thielk

This month’s jam will be led by Quimper Grange’s square dance organizer, Dave Thielk. He will be accompanied by Chris Cooper on guitar and will start off by teaching Jim Shank (AEAE tuning on fiddles). He will also slowdown a couple of other tunes but not teach them in detail: Railroad Runs Through Georgia and Free State Hornpipe. It will be an odd set of tunes overall, ones that are not commonly played in Port Townsend. Some a little crooked but none of them too mysterious. Tunes will be in the keys of A and G.
Suggested donation of $1 or $2 helps cover the cost of using the hall. Doors open at 6:45




October 11, (Thurs) 7:00   Evie Ladin and Keith Terry
   Quimper Grange House Concert


Evie Ladin and Keith Terry will be performing at the Quimper Grange in Port Townsend on Thursday, October 11th.  The doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7pm.  Suggested donation $15 - $20.

Innovative musicians/dancers with a quirky neo-trad soul, Oakland, California-based Evie Ladin and Keith Terry throw down original folk songs and deep interpretations of old songs, with the kinetic thrill of percussive dance.
A prolific singer-songwriter, percussive dancer and square dance caller, the polyrhythmic heat of Evie’s clawhammer banjo has been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.
Trained as a jazz drummer, Keith Terry brings tonal percussion to stand-up bass, is a renowned percussionist/rhythm dancer, the founder of the International Body Music Festival, and a collaborator with a host of inventive performers from Bobby McFerrin, Tex Williams and Robin Williams, to Turtle Island Quartet, Charles “Honi” Coles and Bill Irwin.

October 13th, 8:00 Square Dance 

Caller Gabe Strand
The October Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social is scheduled for October 13 at 8 PM at Quimper Grange.  Gabe Strand (one of my favorites) from Lopez Island will be calling.  Joe Fulton, Charles Espey and friends will be rocking out the dance tunes.

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 $5 if you arrive on bike or foot or bring a non disposable water bottle; $7 for car drivers; 16 and under is free. Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe. Come at 7 and jam with the band. For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

Oct 15, (Monday) 7-8:30 Walking, Biking and Motoring in Port Townsend:
Water Street and Beyond: Panel discussion


Are you confused about the new striping on Water Street? Would you like to know more about the rights and responsibilities of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists? Do you have questions about design features on Water Street and other locations? Do you want to hear about ”Best Practices“ from a cyclist? Then consider attending our forum!


We will have a city engineer, a police officer, and a pedestrian/cyclist present to provide information and answer questions. More details coming.
? Contact Dave Thielk 360-602-1270


Oct 16th, 6:00 Composting Workshop
To Register go to Brown Paper Tickets : https:www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3620914
Questions? Ltucker@co.jefferson.wa.us call 360-379-4491

Oct 20th, 7:30 Contra Dance 

October 22nd (Mon) 7:00 
“Secure Your Business Future: Convert to a Cooperative”
As they approach retirement, Baby Boomers-born 1946 to 1964- may have a hard time finding a buyer or family member to carry on their business, especially in rural areas. Cooperative conversion is one answer.

 Converting a business to a worker cooperative can help Baby 
Boomers retire, employees keep jobs, and the community retain valuable services. “Secure Your Business Future: Convert to a Cooperative” features Deborah Craig, Cooperative Development Specialist of the Northwest Cooperative Development Center, Olympia, WA, talking about planning, financing options, and training for worker buyouts of existing businesses. 

This National Cooperative Month program is open to business owners, employees, advisors, and anyone interested in a strong environment for local business: Monday, October 22, 7PM, at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., Port Townsend. Sponsored by Quimper Grange and the Olympic Cooperative Network. Admission by donation. For information, call Deb Wiese, 360-385-1928.


Oct 30, (Tues), 7:00 Randall Bays and John Coyne 
Renowned Irish Musicians in Concert!




Randal Bays and John Coyne bring power and passion to the traditional music of Ireland. Fiddle tunes – the reels and jigs that are the hallmark of the Irish tradition, plus a great selection of songs, a few stories, occasionally a guest musician or dancer jumping in… all of this delivered with the heartfelt wish to share the wild beauty of Irish music with their audience.
      Randal currently lives in Olympia, with a frequent touring and teaching schedule that makes a local concert a rare treat. He has been seriously obsessed with Irish fiddle for… let’s just say a very long time. He’s performed and recorded with a number of notable musicians including James Kelly, James Keane, Daithi Sproule, Martin Hayes and many more. As Fiddler Magazine says, “Randal Bays is one of the finest Irish fiddlers one could ever hope to hear”.
     John Coyne hails from Limerick, Ireland, and has been resident in Boston for some years. His excellent bouzouki playing and fine singing have made him the “first call” accompanist for many great traditional musicians, including Mary MacNamara, Mickey Dunne and Frankie Gavin.

$15-20 suggested donation. Doors open at 6:30

Kudos to Quimper Grange Food Bank Gardeners!


The food bank garden is  harvesting 200 pounds of produce a week. Congratulation gardeners!

Food Bank Farm and Gardens of Jefferson is always looking for volunteers at their various locations. If you would like to help grow nutritious food for the the food bank email: ptfoodbankgarden@gmail.com

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