November 2019 Quimper Grange News

Getting Ready for 100!

In 2020 Quimper Grange will turn 100, and we are planning several events to celebrate! 
Stay tuned!

   We've been fixing up the building and grounds: new paint in the kitchen and hall ceiling; painted the floors of the kitchen and large bathroom; reorganized, remodeled and painted the storage closet, installed a new locking mailbox; and changed the layout of the garden. A big thanks to all our volunteers!  Barbara, Bill, Doug, Ed, Farren, Kathy, Michael, Sam, Sheila, and Tracy.

 We will be painting the inside of the hall in November.  Send us an email ( if you'd like to lend a hand!

November Quimper Grange Events

11/1 7pm i-Pod Shuffle 
couple dancing     no partner needed
by donation

11/4 6pm Howard Rains art show
            The art show runs before and during the concert!

        7pm Spencer and Rains  Texas and Kansas fiddling 

Spencer & Rains are known for their twin fiddle harmony, which is a product of the influence of midwestern Scandinavian fiddlers Tricia heard as a child.  At the same time,  Howard’s distinct repertoire reintroduces listeners to the pre-contest styles of Texas fiddling. That same sense of harmony is in their vocals, as well, which they pull from all manner of American folk music. Both multi-instrumentalists, they are steeped in tradition and are dedicated to the preservation, performance, and teaching of old time music. $15-$25 sliding scale  
If you have any questions call Marla at (360)385-6924

11/5 1pm Spencer and Rains Fiddle Workshop
$15-$25 sliding scale 

11/6 1:30pm Emergency Preparation: Camping in your House.
Put on by the L2020 NPREP group and co-sponsored by Quimper Grange, Free, but donations gratefully accepted. Part of a series - come to one, some, or all!

11/8 7pm Balkan Dance Party 
Dances taught.  Bring a snack to share if you wish. $5-$20

11/10 1pm Old Time Jam         
Andy Olney will be teaching the first hour! Bring a snack to share if you wish. $3-$5.

11/14 7pm Ruthie Dornfeld and Morten Alfred Høirup    
Lovely music from all over 
Roots music is a wellspring for Copenhagen guitarist Morten Alfred Høirup and Seattle fiddler Ruthie Dornfeld. The group they founded in the mid-‘80s, The American Café Orchestra, was an international trio serving up a mix of swinging dance tunes, reimagined traditional melodies, and striking, outside originals. This duo concert will feature Morten and Ruthie’s original music that draws inspiration from the traditions of America, Scandinavia, the Middle Ages, and beyond.  $15-$25

11/16 7:30pm Contra Dance
A new live band every month. All dances taught.  $6.

 Heliotrope - Michael Hobart on guitar, Robin Brown on fiddle, Paul Englesberg on flutes, whistle, & concertina, and Greg Sherman on bass.  They play tunes from the New England, French Canadian, and Celtic traditions, interspersed with some Bach, Mozart, Klezmer, swing, and jazz.


Amy Carroll, caller - Amy has been calling since 1987. Given people, 5 minutes, and a few dozen square feet, Amy can create a dance!

11/17 1pm-3pm  Traditional Song Circle and Jam 
Bring 10 copies of words (with chords if possible) to share. Snacks welcome as well.  $3-$5.

11/17 3:30pm Folk Dance Music Jam   
Bring your music stand!  $3-$5 

11/20 1:30pm Emergency Preparation: Food Storage and Sanitation
Put on by the L2020 NPREP group and co-sponsored by Quimper Grange, Free, but donations gratefully accepted. Part of a series - come to one, some, or all!

11/22 7pm Balfolk 
International partner and line dances. 

This month first hour is Balkan dances.  Live music!  Dances taught.$5-$20