November 2018 Quimper Grange News: Old Time Jam, Del Rey Concert, Fundraiser Instrument Sale, Contra Dance, Square Dance, Driveway Gravel

November 7th, 7:00 Old Time Jam with David Margolin
playing New Mexico jam favorites

We are fortunate to have David Margolin back to lead the jam bringing his unique sense of humor and eclectic mix of tunes.  David lives in New Mexico half of the year and will be playing "New Mexico favorites". 
The Quimper Grange jam is a friendly affair with musicians playing everything from fiddle to concertina; guitars, mandolins  banjos and the occasional ukelele. You are welcome to join us.
This month we'll be playing tunes in the friendly keys of D and G starting off with Earl Collins version of "Yellow Cat". A couple of the tunes we''ll be playing, Indian Nation and Flatwoods are in GDAD tuning on fiddles.  $1-2 suggested donation to help cover costs of using the hall.  Cookies to share are always appreciated. Doors open at 6:45

Nov 8th (Thurs) 7:00 Del Rey House Concert
Guitar  ~ Ukulele

Del Rey started playing guitar when she was four years old. At thirteen, she was immersed in the world of folk music, via the San Diego Folk Festival. She has tried to get a whole band onto her solo instrument from the beginning. This gives her music an interesting complexity, especially when applied to the ukulele.

Del Rey has taught and played all over the world, and brings her distinctive finger-style approach to guitar and ukulele. Rags, blues and tunes of the early 20th century are her specialty, even as she writes new music to add to the tradition.  Del Rey also has fashion sense that would make Minnie Pearl smile.
Doors open at 6:30
Suggested donation $15–$25

Nov 10th (Sat) 1:00-4:00 Instrument Sale Fundraiser

New and used instrument sale for buyers and sellers.  Cash only.

Instrument makers and those with new and used instruments welcome.

Sellers will be allotted table space with 10% of all sales going to the Grange. The Grange will act as cashier.  Owner presence to sell is preferred but a Grange member will be on site to manage your sales for an additional 10% fee.

Check in to sell   Noon – 12:45pm
Questions? Please contact Sheila

All sales are as-is, and the Grange takes no responsibility for condition of instruments.

Nov 17th (Sat) 7:30 -11 Contra Dance 
Sherry Nevins calling

Dance to the music of a great local band  "Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals". The band members are Becky Evasick and Quenn Charrier on fiddle, Phil Andrus on guitar, and Carol Sword on banjo. 
Sherry brings years of experience calling contra dances and calls with calm and clarity. She makes dancing an art and joy. 

Come early if you're new to contra dance and learn the basics. Sherry will teach a 1/2 hour lesson at 7:30
Admission $6
16 and under free!
questions call tinker @ (360) 379 2882

November 24 Square Dance with Dave  Thielk calling and Turkey Sandwich Club on the strings!

Caller Dave Thielk
Turkey Sandwich Club
The November 24 (8 PM) Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social brings local musicians and callers together for a post-Thanksgiving gathering at Quimper Grange.  Dave Thielk calls squares and related sets as far away as Juneau, AK and Westby, WI, and for all ages and abilities. Turkey Sandwich Club features Bobbi Nikles on fiddle, Jack Dwyer on mandolin, and Jere Canote on guitar. The November square dance is one of my favorites each year because it falls on Thanksgiving weekend, and is always local folks!  What a great way to extend the holiday celebrations into the weekend. 

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.

Driveway Gets Gravel
We're getting ready for the rainy season by graveling the driveway for mud prevention. The less mud that gets tracked into the hall the better it is for  our dance floor.