March 2024 dances, tool sharpening, 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 health precautions.

Mark your calendars with these popular sponsored events (see below for more info).

  • Saturday March 9th - DIY Tool Maintenance Clinic
  • Sunday March 10th - Second Sunday Social Dance with Jonathan Doyle & Friends
  • Tuesday March 12th - Beginning Country Two Step with Cheri & Doug
  • Wednesdays March 13, 20, and 27- Balkan Dancing (all but first Weds of the month).


Saturday March 9th - DIY Tool Maintenance Clinic •  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Co-Sponsored by Quimper Grange and Food Bank Growers

Dust off the dirt, sharpen your shovels, and lubricate your loppers in preparation for the Spring 2024 growing season! Learn to maintain your own tools from seasoned helpers at this hands-on workshop on Saturday, March 9th from 10:00-1:00 at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Ave, in Port Townsend. This event is co-sponsored by Food Bank Growers and Quimper Grange and is open to the public.

You bring: work gloves, your garden tools (labeled with your name), and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. We provide: files, whetstones, oils, rags, wire brushes, and best of all, mentorship so that you can learn how to maintain your own tools at home. The Quimper Grange and partner Food Bank Garden will be open for tours, for help with veggie questions, and to answer questions about how to volunteer.

Entrance is free. Visit for more information.

Sunday March 10th - Second Sunday Social Dance with Jonathan Doyle & Friends!

Great tunes to dance or listen to! 6:30-8:30 p.m. Entrance is free although donations are appreciated. Masking is optional. Presented by Cheri & Doug Partner Dancing.

FULL - Tuesday March 12th - Beginning Country Two-Step with Cheri & Doug

Learn to dance this traveling two-step with a partner. Registration is required - email Lessons are free, but donations gladly accepted. Masks are required for all our lessons, as we change partners frequently.  Presented by Cheri & Doug Partner Dancing. Class is full. To learn about upcoming classes, email Doug.

Wednesdays March 13, 20, and 27 - Balkan Dance  7 pm, $5 entry. 

Richard & Susi Watson host. Evenings start mellow and progress to intermediate.

Early Music at the Grange Presents...
Flûtes-en-Bois - A Baroque Flute Ensemble

Saturday, March 30th

Directed by Janet See, Flûtes-en-Bois is a truly unique ensemble, possibly the only one of its kind in the country. The ensemble was established in 2010 as a result of a large and enthusiastic gathering of local baroque flutists at the renowned Seattle Baroque Flute Workshop, held each summer at Seattle Pacific University.

The members of the ensemble are Nayoung Ham, Liz Hunter, Carla Tachau Lawrence, Miguel Rodé, Marty Ronish, and Molly Warner on baroque flute; and Lee Inman on cello.

The flautists perform on wooden, one-keyed baroque flutes, which is the type of instrument for which all 18th century flute music was written. The sound is particularly sweet, warm, and expressive. They are supported by Lee’s sonorous cello on the bass lines.

Flûtes-en-Bois performs music of the 18th century and also carefully selected works of 19th and 20th century repertoire, expertly transcribed for the group by current members Miguel Rodé, Douglass Hjelm, and with a former member Charles Cooper.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m., concert begins at 2:00 p.m. $20 admission.



Sunday April 28th 7pm Kalos Celtic Roots Music with Energy & Pulse 

Ryan McKasson, Eric McDonald and Jeremiah McLane are masters of tradition who create a sound compelling enough to transcend boundaries and appeal to music lovers of all stripes. KPTZ co-presents!

Saturday May 11th 7pm Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Chris Newman Irish Harp & Guitar 

Maire Ni Chathasaigh, considered one of Ireland’s most important and influential traditional musicians, and Chris Newman, “one of the UK’s greatest guitarists” (BBC RADIO 2), have toured in twenty-three countries with their distinctive mix of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque - and striking new compositions. KPTZ co-presents!


Our garden team is busy with many tasks this month! Weeding and mulching our paths are unending jobs, but keeping the weeds at bay is so important.

You can plant snap and shelling peas directly into your garden (assemble your trellis first!), but we prefer to start them indoors. We use toilet paper tubes and put 2-3 peas in each one. They like climbing together, so we don't break them apart, we just plant the whole tube. That causes the least root disturbance possible. Then, when they're about 6" inches tall, we plant them outside. The birds don't peck them to pieces that way. One final pea tip - they're likely to be healthier if you coat your seeds with pea inoculant. You can buy it locally or order it online.

You can also get new strawberries snugged into their beds - or clear out the dead leaves in your existing beds. Leave about 18" inches around each plant to provide an uncrowded, airy, and accommodating bed for those luscious beauties!

Our microgreens have been a big hit at the Quilcene Food Bank. We've used everything from egg cartons to sanitized take-out containers to donate nutrient-rich greens into our community. 

ALL the produce grown at this garden is donated to food banks and other similar entities to enhance food security in our area. Contact to volunteer at this garden or one near you.

Left to right: Volunteers Barbara Tusting, Mary Beth Haralovich, Mary Paxton, and Louise Huntingford with Feb. 27th bounty bound for the Quilcene Food Bank. Included are microgreens, pac choi, bags of salad greens, turnips, turnip greens and radishes.

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 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 and arrange for an orientation. Check the Calendar of Events on our website, for available dates and more info or leave a message at 360-531-0326.

Donations Your support keeps the Grange hall open to offer music, dance, community events, and private rentals. Checks made out to “Quimper Grange #720” can be mailed to 1219 Corona Ave., Port Townsend WA 98368.

See you soon!