Holiday Activities at the Grange

December continues to be a busy month at the Grange.

Tuesday, December 4 brought the Tillamook High School choir to the Grange for a special holiday concert.  It was lovely to hear all those young voices bringing holiday cheer.

Friday, December 16 will entice the artist in you to experience a paint night, where you will work under an art teacher to create your very own acrylic painting, and enjoy homemade pie.  “Paint and Pie Night” is a fund raiser for the Tillamook Serenity Club.  All the supplies are provided; just bring your artistic talent.

The Grange will be decorated for the holidays, with live trees, lights, and a Christmas village.

There’s still time to book your Christmas party and other events!

Celebrating November Open Mic



It was a great evening, judging by all comments and participation of the Open Mic crowd at the Fairview Grange.


Our bellies were full of delicious soups and salad, prepared by our cooks and kitchen staff, Michelle Bradley, Karen Keltz, Eric Sappington, and myself.  The Grange was abuzz as Eric kicked off Open Mic with some great guitar music, and many poets shared their writings.


A soft drizzle and then more came down from the sky, but we were having such a great time, we didn’t notice.


A young high school artist displayed her amazing watercolor paintings, and enticed me to take one home with me, a beautiful portrait of a young woman.  We want to see more of her work, as well as the work of other young artists in our community.


The conversations continued, and we were blessed with the piano playing talent of Noreen Flynn, who closed the evening with her magic.


Yes, we all agreed.  This needs to be a monthly event.  So, count on it, folks.  The first Saturday of each month.  Some food, some great music and writing, and a lot of camaraderie and community fun.


And, mark your calendars for our “Reopening the Grange” event Saturday, November 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.  We’ll have snacks and coffee, and will be offering tours of our refurbished grange hall. Learn what we have planned next and how the Grange can be the perfect venue for your next event.  See you then, neighbor!


–Neal Lemery