August 2023- dances, classes, concert

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)!

NO Old Time Jam this month - taking a break
Tues August 8th - Partner Dance series starts - Intro to Salsa
Fri August 11th - Balkan Dance Party
Sun August 13th - Second Sunday Social Dance with Jack Dwyer and Friends
Fri August 25th - International Folk Dancing
Sat August 26th - Early Music Series concert #1 _______________________________________________________________________

Sat August 26th "Early Music at the Grange" Concert

Music From Frederick the Great

We are pleased to announce a series of three remarkable chamber music concerts at the Quimper Grange starting early this Fall: “Early Music at the Grange.” Each of these concerts will present a different aspect of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music, played on instruments appropriate to the period.

In the first concert, on Saturday, August 26 at 3:00 pm, the ensemble Schola Galante focuses on music from the court of Frederick the Great, ruler of Prussia from 1740 to 1786. The so-called “Berlin School” of which he was a generous patron, attracted over 25 of the finest European composers and performers whose creations – chamber and orchestral music, as well as operas -- epitomized the latest evolution of musical styles. Most of his brilliant musicians have since faded into obscurity, but their influence on subsequent generations of composers (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven) was profound. Frederick was also a talented amateur flutist, thus most of the music written under his sponsorship brilliantly demonstrates the capabilities of the Baroque flute.

Ensemble Schola Galante members are (L to R) Dahti Blanchard, Lee Inman, Miguel Rodé and Douglass Hjelm.
Doors open at 2:30pm, tickets are $20.  Co-Sponsored by KPTZ.  Please mask to protect the performers!


Regular Events

NO Old Time jam this month only - taking a break

Tuesdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29 - Partner Dance with Doug & Cheri - Introduction to Salsa! 6:30-8:30. By donation. Pre-registration required, contact Masking required.

Fri August 11 - Balkan Dance Party- 7pm $5 Dances taught, no experience necessary, masking optional

Sun August 13 - Second Sunday Social Dance with Jack Dwyer and Friends. Entry is by donation; masking optional. 6:30-8:30

Fri August 25- International Folk Dancing- 7 pm $5 - Dances taught, no experience necessary, masking optional. Live band!


Food Bank Garden News

The Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden just passed it's 1,000 pound mark for produce donated to our area's food banks in 2023! Not only that, but the Garden has grown and donated 1200 plant starts to food bank clients with more to follow. Giving a vegetable start to a food bank client to grow for themselves gives everybody more options!

This week we'll be planting fall snap and shelling peas, many more onion sets, and transplanting a bunch of kale starts to prepare for the fall & winter harvests. We're currently harvesting beans, beets, carrots, basil, radishes and cabbage. With volunteer summer vacations looming, we can always use an extra pair of hands to fill in gaps - see if you like it by trying it once or twice. No experience needed, we're all learning 'on the job'! Contact Barbara at to help in the Grange Food Bank Garden.

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 7:00 pm 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 and arrange for an orientation. Check the Calendar of Events on our website, for available dates & 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!