March 2023 Concerts, dances, jam and more

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 March 23rd
John "Greyhound" Maxwell
Classic and original blues/ragtime guitar

photo by Crystal Craig

John “Greyhound” Maxwell brings his singular approach to slide guitar and mandolin, paying homage to the craft and tradition of the masters, while infusing the music with fresh energy. David Lindley is quoted as saying, “John is the best bottleneck player I’ve heard in a long time.” In recent years John has opened for Taj Mahal and KebMo at Saint Michelle Winery, David Lindley, Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, Ruthie Foster and more.
7:00 pm, Doors open at 6:30 $20 Masks required.
You may make reservations by mailing a check made out to Quimper Grange
Thanks to KPTZ for co-sponsoring! 

Future concerts:

5/25 7pm House of Hamill
Sophisticated Indie Irish Folk

6/24 7pm Varelsa Scandinavian and Old Time with a Twist


March 8 - Old Time Jam
led by George Yount
7pm. $5 Bring tune choices. Vax or test or mask

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

Mar 11 - 1 to 4 pm - Garden Tool Maintenance Workshop

Dust off the dirt, sharpen your shovels, and lubricate your loppers in preparation for the Spring 2023 growing season! Learn to maintain your own tools from seasoned helpers at this hands-on workshop on Saturday, March 11th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Quimper Grange in Port Townsend. This event is co-sponsored by Food Bank Growers and Quimper Grange and is open to the public.

You bring: work gloves, your garden tools (labeled with your name), and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. We provide: files, whetstones, oils, rags, wire brushes, and best of all, mentorship so that you can learn how to maintain your own tools at home.

The Quimper Grange and partner Food Bank Garden will be open for tours, for help with veggie questions, and to answer questions about how to volunteer. This workshop is free; donations are gratefully accepted.

Mar 12 - 6:30 Second Sunday Social Dance
Dance to recorded music until 8:30pm. Live music next month. Masking per health dept recommendations. By donation.

Mar 14 - Beginners Dance Class.
Country 2 Step series. Registration Required- sorry, class full. Masks required. By donation.

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

Mar 30 - 6:30-8:30 pm - PartnerDance with Doug & Cheri: West Coast Swing series.
Registration and previous dance experience required. Contact Masking required. By donation.

Food Bank Garden News
The Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden donated over 200# veggies to the PT Food Bank and Recovery Cafe in January & February, when fresh greens were hard to be found. Much appreciation to the sturdy Northwest volunteers! Right now, you can plant fava (broad) beans, snap peas, and some Asian greens (covered) in the ground. March is also the time that you can start tomatoes and peppers if you can keep them warm. Also, we need help for pot-washing, no experience necessary! Many supplies from last year need to be sanitized for our new crops of spring veggie starts. Come join the team, on Tues or Fri afternoons, 1:00-3:00 to have fun and learn about growing. Have more fun in a garden than you ever thought possible! Contact to volunteer in this, or any of the other 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 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

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.