October 2022

October Greetings from Quimper Grange
With our Merv-13 filtration system, we feel confident having our events.
Please stay home if you are not feeling well or may have been exposed!

UPDATE - Leaders have cancelled
This will be an open jam, donations at the door for the hall.

Old Time Jams are back! Second Wednesdays, 7-9pm.
October 12th will be lead by Becky Evasick and Dave Lewicki teaching/playing tunes in Calico tuning (AEAC#). $5, proof of vaccination, masks optional.

We are continuing to have our 2nd Friday Balkan Dance Party and our 4th Friday Balfolk International Dance with live band.
Starts 7pm, $5. Some instruction, sometimes 2nd Friday with live music and a $20 cover charge! Proof of current vaccination required.

Special Events
Fireworks in Film & TV Storytelling
Fireworks are used in storytelling in many ways. They signify the spark of romance and attraction. They are slapstick comedy when pyrotechnics run amok. Fireworks underscore patriotism and community. In experimental and avant-garde works, fireworks are playful. These two programs use clips from films and tv shows to explore the cultural presence and diverse meanings of fireworks.

suggested donation $5 helps support the Grange.
Proof of current vaccination required

7-8:30pm October 20 - Painting in the Sky with Light
fireworks as art; fireworks and community
optical poetry, animation and Upturned Faces, Titanic, LOTR, Harry Potter, zombies and more

DATE CHANGE 7-8:30pm November 3rd- Romance & Comedy
Let’s Make Fireworks … or Not - attraction, rejection, love
To Catch a Thief, The Simpsons, Sleepless in Seattle and more
Don’t Try This at Home - slapstick comedy - once fireworks starts, it doesn' t stop, with Jackie Chan, Jacques Tati, South Park and more

Mary Beth Haralovich is Professor Emerita, University of Arizona in Tucson where she taught film and television history in the UA’s School of Theater, Film & Television. She was a longtime member of a professional woman-operated fireworks crew in Northern Wisconsin. Mary Beth is a member of Quimper Grange, Secretary of Food Bank Growers, and happy volunteer at Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden.

October News from the Quimper Grange
Fall has arrived in our area, but no rain yet. We’re sure looking forward to rain someday soon to perk up the grounds and assist new plantings in the garden. September’s Open House was a great event. People came and listened to the music jam, asked about the Grange and about hall rentals, and toured the food bank garden with their ice cream cones. We gained new members and volunteers in this rousing success. We vowed to hold another ice cream social soon, if Covid numbers keep dropping.

Grange Membership
Interested in becoming a member? Our doors open at 6:30 prior to our meetings, the third Sunday of the month, at 7:00 p.m. at the Quimper Grange hall. Meet some active members and learn about activities and concerts and new projects we’re considering. Or, download and print our brochure
and mail to 1219 Corona Ave, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Curious about the hall or grounds? Contact Doug at quimpergrange@gmail.com and arrange a time to be shown around.

Food Bank Garden Notes
The largest Grange Garden haul ever, nearly 110 pounds of organically grown produce, was harvested last week for the local Food Bank. Now that the beans are done, and the tomatoes and cukes are on their way out, everything will temporarily slow down. But not for long! Spinach, Tatsoi, Turnip, Scallion, and Pak Choi starts are all being planted both inside and outside the hoop houses for fall & winter harvests. We are also proud to announce a new partnership with the Recovery Café as one of the recipients of the produce. They prepare three beautiful meals per week for the clients and volunteers at the Café, located at 939 Kearney St.

Building Rentals
Rent our Grange Hall for your event or meeting. We have an efficient air filtration system and a beautiful interior. Check the website for more info or leave a contact/question message at 360-531-0326

. Volunteering
Volunteers are always welcome at the Grange or the Garden. Winter maintenance will include weeding, and mulching, turning compost, and tool repair & other maintenance. If you can spare any time, please contact barbaratusting97@gmail.com.

As donations continue to arrive, improvements to the hall can continue. You can see vast improvements just in the last two months, thanks to donors (and members) like you. Your donations help keep the Grange hall accessible to the community. Checks made out to “Quimper Grange #720” can be mailed to 1219 Corona Ave., Port Townsend WA 98368.