September 2023 Master Storyteller (Cancelled) , dances, Open House and celebration, changes in regular events

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 Sept 8th - Balkan Dance Party
Sun Sept 10th - Second Sunday Social Dance with Chicago Bob and Friends
Tues Sept 12th - Partner Dance series starts - Cha-cha
NO! Fri Sept 15th - Joe McHugh - Master Storyteller CANCELLED
Sat Sept 16th - Food Bank Garden 10 year Anniversary and Open House
Fri Sept 22nd - Balkan Dance Party

Friday Sept 15th 7pm Joe McHugh -
The Wheel of Fortunate Stories with a Master Storyteller

Alas, cancelled due to health issues. We wish him the best.


Quimper Grange - Open House and Food Bank Garden 10 Year Anniversary!
Saturday Sept 16th 1:00-3:00

Help celebrate 104 years of community service by the Quimper Grange with live music, free ice cream and dancing on the grass! Not only has the Grange been serving our community since 1919, but it has supported an essential community resource, the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden. We are celebrating ten years of the garden’s operations under Quimper Grange’s sponsorship and the Food Bank Growers.

Come enjoy ice cream while you listen or dance to live music; experience some of the community programs the Grange sponsors; tour the food bank garden; and take home a fall vegetable start or two.

Regular Events

Fri Sept 8th - Balkan Dance Party 7pm $5 Dances taught, no experience necessary, masking optional. Dances from the Balkans and beyond!

Sun Sept 10th - Second Sunday Social Dance with Chicago Bob and Friends. 6:30-8:30 Entry is by donation; masking optional.

Tuesdays, Sept 12, 19, 26 - Partner Dance with Doug and Cheri - Cha-cha 6:30-8:30. By donation. Pre-registration required, contact Masking required.

Fri Sept 22nd - Balkan Dance Party 7 pm $5 Dances taught, no experience necessary, masking optional. Dances from the Balkans and beyond!



The Old Time jam is gone for now; however starting in October there will be Balkan Dancing on all Wednesdays (but the first), lead by Richard and Susi Watson! 7-9pm, $5.
Starting with mellow and progressing to intermediate, fast-paced and fun!

The 4th Friday International dance is now a second Balkan Dance Party, both lead by Sheila Long. All dances taught - no experience necessary. 7-9pm, $5


Food Bank Garden News

Barbara is away, but the Garden is still producing. A report will happen next month when she returns.
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!