June 2023: concert, dances, jam, dance lessons

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.

Mark your calendars with these popular upcoming events (see below for more info)!

Fri June 9 - Balkan Dance Party
Sun June 11 - Second Sunday Social Dance
Tues June 13 - Partner Dance series starts
Wed June 14 - Old Time Jam
Fri June 23 - International Folk Dancing
Sat June 24 - Varelse Concert

Saturday June 24th , 7:00 pm Varelse featuring Amy Hakanson Scandinavian and More

Varelse (Amy Hakanson, Collin Stackhouse, Joe Pomianek, and Steven Skolnik) is a unique combination of various traditions, instruments, and histories. Nyckelharpa, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and various world percussion instruments come together to create a sound that is simultaneously old and new. Weaving together Scandinavian folk tradition, North American fiddle tunes, and Western European melodies, along with African and Middle Eastern rhythmic traditions, Varelse is pushing the boundaries of folk fusion.

$20 Doors open at 6:30pm Please wear a mask Co-sponsored by KPTZ

You may make reservations by sending a check to:

Quimper Grange, attn: Concert
1219 Corona St, Port Townsend WA 98368

www.QuimperGrange.com . www.varelsemusic.com . www.kptz.org


Regular Events

Fri June 9 - Balkan Dance Party - 7pm $5 Dances taught

Sun June 11 - Second Sunday Social Dance with Jim Nyby and the F Street Band! Entry is by donation; masking optional . 6:30-8:30

Wed June 14 - Old Time Jam - 7 pm $5 - Round-robin – bring tune suggestions!

Fri June 23 - Balfolk International Folk Dancing - 7 pm $5 - Dances taught, Live band!

June 13, 20, 27 - Partner Dance with Doug & Cheri. Introduction to Zydeco! 3 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30. Registration is open. Contact douglasgroenig@gmail.com. Masking required. By donation.


Food Bank Garden News

Many supporters of the Quimper Grange are unaware that this Grange supports a 7,000 sq ft food bank garden directly behind the Grange hall which is now one of twelve (!) gardens belonging to the Food Bank Growers network. The Grange provides the land, water and electricity to keep this garden vibrant and growing - ALL the produce grown here is donated to the food banks and other similar entities to enhance food security in our area.

Quimper Grange FB Garden has donated produce and starts of vegetables and herbs to our South County neighbors in Brinnon, Coyle and Quilcene. One food bank customer said, “When these starts produce more than my family can eat, I’ll bring the veggies back to the food bank to share!”. A wonderful testament to the power of community working together.

Surprise! Although the summer crops are just now starting to come in, it’s already time for us to plan what we’ll grow in the fall and through the winter. This is a committed and productive garden even in the depths of winter. Come join the team any time Tues or Fri afternoons, 1:00-4:00 to have fun, learn about gardening, support your community, and share in a worthwhile experience. Contact FoodBankGrowers@gmail.com to volunteer at this, or any of the other 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 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 excellent air filtration system and a beautiful interior. Contact Doug at quimpergrange@gmail.com and arrange for an orientation. Check the website for more info or leave a message at 360-531-0326.

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

See you soon!