December 2022 Jam, dances, wrap-up

December 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!

December 14th 7pm    Old Time Jam
This month is an open jam. Please bring some tune ideas! $5, proof of vaccination +/or test before you come, masks optional.

2nd Friday 7pm Balkan Dance Party $5
4th Friday 7pm Balfolk International Dance with local band. $5+
- for both, some instruction included, proof of vaccination and/or test beforehand required.

Comedy Night coming soon!
Mary Beth Haralovich is putting together an evening presenting Stand Up Women - women in comedy. Please send links to your favorite comediennes to and put comedy in the subject line

2022 Year End Wrap-up

Dear Quimper Grange Friends,

What a whirlwind of a year this has been! Keeping the Grange Hall open during a pandemic has had its set of challenges along with the rewards of serving our community. Our Merv-13 air filtration system, installed last year, helped us to determine the safe opening of the space for renters early in 2022. And, the Boeing Bluebills came and replaced a rotting ramp for easier disabled access.

KPTZ ran an interview about us on October 21. You can go hear it at

As most of you know, our Grange focuses on the needs of our community. In addition to supporting agriculture by way of the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden located behind the hall, we have also supported community events such as sponsoring concerts, lectures, dances, and music jams. Here is a rundown of the events that you helped us sponsor this year:

• March – Keltoi: Scottish & Irish dance concert.
• April – Monthly Balkan Dance Party resumed; new flooring installed; Gerry O’Connor & Richard Mandel concert; Co-Housing lecture.
• May – Michael Palzewiscz Trio concert.
• June – True Life Trio concert.
• July – New ramp & porch upgrade.
• August – Growing Groceries: Winter Gardening lecture.
• September – John O’Connor poetry and music; Grange Open House & Ice Cream Social.
• October – Fireworks in Film & TV Storytelling series
• November – Monthly Old Time Jam resumed; Elizabeth LaPrelle & Brian Dolphin concert; Monthly Balfolk dance resumes.
• And, more fun in 2023: see our tab Grange Events List to see upcoming events!

We are grateful to each of you for helping us provide these, and future offerings. They help us keep our selves and our community healthy and vibrant. We look forward to your continued membership to keep us going, and keep us growing! Our monthly meetings are happening now in person, the 3rd Sunday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. at the Grange Hall. Please come to a meeting or two if you are able and help us plan the future.

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

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.

Volunteers are always welcome at the Grange or the Garden. Winter maintenance will include weeding, and mulching, turning compost, tool repair, and other maintenance. If you can share any time, please contact

As donations continue to arrive, improvements to the hall can continue. You can see the improvements just in the last few 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.