Wanna have a house dance????

Wanna have a house dance or a dance part with friends? All you need is 8 dancers and a little space. We can organize a band and caller for any event big or small. Dave Thielk 360-385-3308.

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December 2017 - Square Dance with Tony Mates and the Possum Carvers on December 9

December 9th, Square Dance and Social
Caller Tony Mates
Come on up to the Grange on Saturday, December 9th at 8 PM for a pre solstice square dance with Seattle caller Tony Mates and the infamous Port Townsend Possum Carvers.  Tony has been calling squares for a lifetime and is widely known throughout the region as one of the best.  The Possum Carvers have played our dances for four years, but individually have a 100 plus years of playing, dancing and calling experience.

All dances are taught. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged.
The Possum Carvers

This is a family friendly event (no alcohol). Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona in Port Townsend. Admission is $6; 16 and under is free. Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe and be prepared to rock out on this holiday weekend. Please bring a personal water bottle and some snacks to share (optional).  Come at 7 and jam with the band. For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.



November 2017 - Square Dance with Dave Thielk and the Pumpkin Ramblers

Note - The November Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social is on the 4th Saturday (Thanksgiving weekend) this month!

November 25th, Square Dance and Social
Caller Dave Thielk
Come on up to the Grange on Saturday, November 25th at 8 PM for a Thanksgiving weekend square dance with local caller Dave Thielk and The Pumpkin Ramblers.  Dave will be calling a nice mixture of squares, circles, mixers and a reel or two.  The Pumpkin Ramblers are an auspicious local ensemble that have come together just for this event, and include Becky Evasick (who also led the jam this month) on fiddle, Katya Kirsch on banjo and Sheila Long on guitar.  Becky is known for her hard driving rock an roll dance tunes.  Katya and Sheila will be laying down the back up.  Collectively, these three have close to 100 years of dance tune experience!

All dances are taught. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged.
The Pumpkin Ramblers
This is a family friendly event (no alcohol). Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona in Port Townsend. Admission is $6; 16 and under is free. Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe and be prepared to rock out on this holiday weekend. Please bring a personal water bottle and some snacks to share (optional).  Come at 7 and jam with the band. For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.


October 2017 - Square Dance with Joanne Pontrello and Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals; House Concert with Bruce Molsky's Mountain Drifters

October 14 - Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social


Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals
Chimacum Valley’s own Joanne Pontrello will calling squares on October 14th and Quimper Grange.  Dancin starts at 8PM and goes till 11PM.  Joanne is bringing her friends and neighbors, Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals, also Chimacum Valley residents, to rock out the tunes.  Wild Phil includes Becky Evasick, Quenn Charrier, Phil Andrus, Carol Sword and Tom Fenollosa.  I don’t think I need to remind all you dancers that these guys have a track record, having played for countless squares
Caller Joanne Pontrello
and contras around Jefferson County.  The October dance represents a delightful opportunity to hear and dance to a fantastic local caller and band.

All dances are taught.  All experience levels are welcome and encouraged.  This is a family friendly event (no alcohol).  Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona in Port Townsend.  Admission is $6; 16 and under is free. Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe. Come at 7 and jam with the band. For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.  




Monday October 16, 7:00 pm Molsky's Mountain Drifters House Concert and 3:30- 5pm  Band workshop 

. . .led by all the members of Molsky's Mountain Drifters. Participants will have the opportunity to play as a whole group then split off into fiddle, banjo and guitar sessions.


Port Townsend’s Quimper Grange hosts master fiddler and Grammy nominee Bruce Molsky and Molsky’s Mountain Drifters for a workshop and concert on Monday October 16. There is nothing to compare to an acoustic house concert experience at the Grange. Join your friends and enjoy the spirit of a traditional music community. The workshop will begin at 3:30 in the afternoon and the concert follows at 7:00pm.  Molsky will be joined by well known claw-hammered banjo player Allison DeGroot and guitarist Stash Wyslouch of the Deadly Gentlemen.

"Bruce Molsky is one of those great players who "gets it": has all the links to the past but is happy not to be chained to it"- Mark Knopfler

Suggested donation for the concert is $15-20 at the door. 
Suggested donation for  the band workshop is $25.
Doors open a half hour before each event.

October 21 - Contra Dance with Isaac Banner and the Chim Chums


Get on down to the Grange for the 3rd Saturday Quimper Grange Contra Dance featuring Seattle caller Isaac Banner with local band The Chim Chums. A long-time contra dancer, Isaac started calling contra dances in the Pacific Northwest in early 2016. He strives to bring moments of magic into the lives of newcomers and veteran dancers alike. 

The Chim Chums play southern tunes with a contra attitude. 

Dancing starts at 7:30.  All dances are taught.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  Come as a single, double, family, or bring the whole tribe.  The Quimper Grange Hall is located at 1219 Corona St. in Port Townsend.  Call if you need additional information.  360-602-1270.