July 2023 Fire prevention, dances, classes, jam, dessert auction

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)!

Sun July 9 - Second Sunday Social Dance with Jonathan Doyle
Tues July 11 - Partner Dance series starts - Cajun Two-Step
Wed July 12 - Old Time Jam
Fri July 14 - Balkan Dance Party
Fri July 28 - International Folk Dancing

Thursday July 13th – 6:30 pm Fire Prevention workshop given by EJFR. Free.
Professionals from the Fire Department and Emergency Services will talk about steps you can take in the event of a fire, and steps to take beforehand to minimize problems. There will also be information on how to prepare for other emergency situations!

Saturday July 15th – 1pm until all items are gone! All-Peninsula Granges Dessert Auction.
Auctioned items provide funding for all participating Granges. Held at Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim WA 98382. Email us at quimpergrange@gmail.com if you want more information, or just donate money without buying anything!

Regular Events

Sun July 9 - Second Sunday Social Dance with Jonathan Doyle Entry is by donation; masking optional . 6:30-8:30

Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25 - Partner Dance with Doug & Cheri - Introduction to Cajun Two-Step! 6:30-8:30. By donation. Contact douglasgroenig@gmail.com to register. Masking required.

Wed July 12 - Old Time Jam - 7 pm $5 - Round-robin – bring tune suggestions!

Fri July 14 - Balkan Dance Party- 7pm $5 Dances taught, no experience necessary

Fri July 28 - International Folk Dancing- 7 pm $5 - Dances taught, no experience necessary. Live band!


Food Bank Garden News

Did you know that the Quimper Grange supports a 7,000 sq ft food bank garden? The Grange’s garden is 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 at this garden is donated to food banks and other similar entities to enhance food security in our area.

July 1st is Carrot Day! Plant (and cover) carrot seeds on this day to supply your family with fresh carrots well into the winter.

Although our summer crops are slow to come in this year, many other Food Bank Growers’ gardens are taking advantage of the amazing greenhouse setup at the Grange’s garden to seed kale, cabbage, kohlrabi, broccoli and other vegetables. We all share the starts that will produce fresh vegetables through the winter. The Grange and FBG are committed to support as much winter produce as possible for our community.

This is a 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 growing food, support your community, and share in a worthwhile experience. Contact FoodBankGrowers@gmail.com to volunteer at this garden or one in your area.

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!