April 2023 dances, jam, classes, Lost&Found, help wanted

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.

Future concerts:
5/25 7pm House of Hamill Sophisticated Indie Irish Folk
6/24 7pm Varelsa featuring Amy Hakanson Scandinavian and Old Time with a Twist


Apr Thursdays - 6:30 pm - Partner Dance with Doug & Cheri: West Coast Swing series. Previous dance experience was required. Registration closed. Contact douglasgroenig@gmail.com Masking required. By donation.

Apr 9 - 6:30 pm - Second Sunday Social Dance. Dance to Tony Petrillo & the Roundabouts until 8:30 pm. Masking recommended, but not required. By donation.

Weds Apr 12 - 7 pm - Old Time Jam Round-robin - bring tune suggestions. $5 Vax or test or mask

Friday Apr 14 - 7 pm - Balkan Dance Party - $5 lessons included. Vax or Negative test. Masks optional.

Friday Apr 28 - 7 pm - Balfolk International Dancing - Live band $5 lessons included. Vax or negative test. Masks optional.

Starts May 9 - 4 Tuesdays - Partner Dance with Doug & Cheri: Learn to Waltz! May 9, 16, 23, 30. Registration is open. Contact douglasgroenig@gmail.com. Masking required (so far). By donation.


Lost & Found a prescription pair of glasses have been left here.

Help wanted! Seeking a volunteer to prep our newsletter in Mailchimp and blog on Blogger. Content provided. Some html knowledge helpful, but will train how to use both system. About 2 hours a month on the last few days of each month. Please email quimpergrange at gmail.com if you can do this! Thank you!


Food Bank Garden News
Since Jan 2023, the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden has donated almost 400 pounds of fresh, organically grown veggies to the PT & Tri-Areas Food Banks and the Recovery Cafe. Over 175 pounds of that was grown inside the three hoop houses which the Grange Garden is very fortunate to have. Fresh greens are still hard to find at the Food Banks, who express their appreciation to our sturdy Northwest growing team over and over! The produce grown at this garden is ALL due to membership, volunteerism and other support you give to the Quimper Grange.

Seed starting is going strong inside our “greenhouse”, but in mid-to-late April you can direct sow many veggies, including arugula, beets, carrots, Asian greens, brassicas, onions, swiss chard, and many more. Keep in mind that we’re at least a couple of weeks behind the spring warming trend, so later is likely better. Come join the grow team on Tues or Fri, 1:00-3:00 to have fun and share growing secrets. Contact FoodBankGrowers@gmail.com 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 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.