October 2023 Music items sale, dances, 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)!

Sun Oct 8 - Second Sunday Social Dance with Tony and the Roundabouts
Tues Oct 10 - Partner Dance series starts - NightClub Two-Step
Wed Oct 11, 18, 25 - Balkan Dancing Wednesdays (all but first Weds)
Sat Sept 16th - Food Bank Garden 10 year Anniversary and Open House
Fridays Oct 13 and 27 - Balkan Dance Party

Special Events


Reserve space now to sell those musical items that you're ready to pass on to others. Items can include instruments, equipment, stands, records & CDs, books, sheet music, etc. Space is limited, reserve your area now by dropping a $10 check or cash into the Quimper Grange mailbox. Please put Sale on the bottom corner of the envelope.

Each vendor will receive a 6' table space with space around it for floor items. Set-up is 11-1. The sale is Saturday, October 21, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Ave, Port Townsend. Jpeg images are encouraged for advertising purposes; send those to quimpergrange@gmail.com, subject line: "Music Sale".

Interested in starting on or continuing on your musical adventures? Come peruse the lovely instruments and items at this special sale. Admission is free. Family Friendly!

Co-Sponsored by Crossroads Music and the Quimper Grange


Regular Events

Sun Oct 8 - Second Sunday Social Dance with Tony + the Roundabouts!
Entry is by donation; masking optional. 6:30-8:30

Tuesdays, Oct 10, 17, 24, Nov 14 and 21 - Partner Dance with Doug and Cheri - Introduction to NightClub Two-Step! 6:30-8:30.
By donation. Contact douglasgroenig@gmail.com to register. Masking required.

Weds Oct 11, 18, and 25 - Balkan Dance Wednesdays - NEW! 7 pm
Richard and Susi Watson host. By donation. Evenings start mellow and progress to intermediate.

Fri Oct 13 and Fri Oct 27 - Balkan Dance Party 7pm $5
Sheila Long and Ed Boring host. All dances taught – no experience necessary


Food Bank Garden News

Fall has definitely arrived in the Garden. The sunflowers are now feeding the birds, the winter squash vines are drying up, and the last of the summer vegetables are being collected.

However… we still have lots of work to do this month. The Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden is one of the few gardens that grows crops throughout the winter for our local food banks. How can we do that? With the help of hardy volunteers, donations of supplies and funds, and our donated hoop houses which keep things a lot warmer inside than out.

Our tasks this month are to plant the seedlings that we grew, and to sow new seeds to include radish, spinach, turnips (for greens and root), beets (ditto), Asian greens, mache, and more hearty veggies. We also need to clean out old beds, plant cover crops (they keep the soil healthy and ready to plant next spring) and clean up our tools.

We work even in the depths of winter. Join the team any time Tues or Fri afternoons, 1:00-3:00 to have fun, learn about growing food, support your community, and share in a worthwhile experience. ALL the produce grown at this garden is donated to food banks and other similar entities to enhance food security in our area. 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 7:00 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 (from www.quimpergrange.com membership tab and scroll down) 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 Calendar of Events on our website, quimpergrange.com for available dates and 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!