February 2023 Concerts, Dances & Events!

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! See each event for COVID precautions.

Thurs Feb 16

Sonnich Lydom & Kristian Bugge, “Rigspillemænd* of Denmark”
Two of Denmark’s leading folk musicians take you along on a tour around the music traditions of their home country!

Sonnich Lydom and Kristian Bugge will guarantee you an entertaining and varied journey through the traditions of Danish folk music. This lively group performs old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country. From rural islands like Læsø to the metropol Copenhagen, including a few of their own compositions. Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes, fiery reels and happy hopsas,, plus the exotic “Sønderhoning” dance tunes from the famous Island of Fanø, and long forgotten songs from all over the country. An unforgettable live experience spiced up with humor and stories from their many years on the road. (*The title of Rigspillemændis a generally recognized badge of mastery for Swedish folk musicians. It is an honor bestowed upon bearers of the silver or gold Zorn Badge, awarded annually by the Zorn Jury, a panel of experts under the auspices of Svenska Folkdansringen.)

7:00 pm, Doors open at 6:30 $20 Masks required.
Thanks to KPTZ for co-sponsoring!


Sun, Feb 5 - International Concertina Day - 3:30-7:30 pm - $5 suggested Donation
Concertina Performances. Local performers. New music and old. Concertina band. Anglo, English, Irish…

February 8 - Old Time Jam led by Andy Olney!
7pm. $5 Bring tune choices. Vax or test or mask

Feb 10 7pm Balkan Dance Party - $5 lessons included. Vax or test, masks optional.

Feb 24 7pm Balfolk International Dancing - recorded music this time $5 lessons included.
Vax or test, masks optional.

Food Bank Garden News
Hardy souls show up at the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden throughout the winter. Our winter produce is performing beautifully, due to the hoop houses donated over the years, and some hearty overwintering vegetables planted last fall. Maintaining our commitment to supply the Food Bank with organically grown produce, we continue to serve the community every week. We are especially proud of our winter offerings this year, including: celeriac, turnip greens, carrots, pac choi, tatsoi, baby kale, arugula, herbs, kale, chard, salad mix and spinach. Come join the team and have more fun in a winter garden than you ever thought possible! Contact FoodBankGrowers@gmail.com to volunteer in this, or another of our 12 food bank gardens!

Grange Membership
Support your local Grange! Become a member! Keep the doors open to our community! Meetings occur the third Sunday of the month, at 7:00pm at the Quimper Grange hall. Come at 6:30 and meet some of the group, and learn about activities, concerts and new projects we’re considering. Download and print our brochure from our membership tab on our website and mail to: Quimper Grange 1219 Corona Ave, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

Building Rentals
Rent our Grange Hall for your event or meeting. We have an efficient air filtration system and a beautiful interior. Contact Doug at quimpergrange@gmail.com and arrange a time to be shown around. 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. Year-long maintenance includes weeding and mulching, turning compost, tool repair, and other tasks. If you can share any time, please contact barbaratusting97@gmail.com.

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 open. Checks made out to “Quimper Grange #720” can be mailed to 1219 Corona Ave., Port Townsend WA 98368.