Check out this very pink baby shower, held in November 2016–we are happy to host family events like this!
An intrepid crew of painters began painting the main Hall on August 4th.
Organized by Alison Forrest (who took the pictures so she doesn’t show up in them), a group of volunteer Grange members and friends began painting the trim and walls. The Stage-end wall is the first to get a new color; the other 3 walls will also be painted–in a lighter color, FYI. Keep watching to see the new colors–or better yet, help out! Contact Alison at: email@example.com to find out when the next painting session takes place.
Joe has also been scraping paint from the exterior walls, and priming the bare spots–he’d like to have others to work with as well. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
In the pictures, Marisa, Joe, and Hap are painting; other volunteers have already removed all the pictures, quilts, bulletin boards, notices and other items from the walls, and washed them too! Lots of work goes into a project like this, but with a crew of people sharing it, it’s impressive how much gets done.
Do you know about the OPEN HOUSE at the Capital City Grange Hall on Rte 12 in Berlin this Saturday, May 7 3-6 pm? There will be DISPLAYS about on-going activities at the Hall (clothing exchange + bulk buyers club + outdoor fun, etc), plus DEMONSTRATIONS by some of the entertaining regular renters (traditional music + a quick drum lesson + barbershop quartet, etc). Also PIZZA SAMPLES for the kiddies, a SING-ALONG and a POTLUCK at 5 pm. A “taste of the Grange,” literally & figuratively, with something for everyone. And it is FREE!
On the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 9:30 to 11:30, the basement of the Capital City Grange is host to a clothing-share event for kids from infant to size 10. Organizer Erin Barry and volunteers lay out clothes on the tables and families can donate their clean, un-ripped, but too-small clothes, and pick up new ones that fit the growing kids better. And there is a table with toys and books, and other kids to play with! Sometimes there is running around on the dance floor upstairs. Here are a few pictures to show you what it looks like! Cost is just $3 per family, to cover operating costs–this is an all-volunteer event!