Meetings & Events

Lodge meetings are usually on the 3rd Friday or Saturday of the month from September through June, with picnics in July and August. Meetings are open to all with an interest in Norway. 

Each meeting features a cultural/educational program, often with a guest speaker. Most meetings have a potluck dinner, or a lighter "finger foods" or dessert-only potluck.

Lodge meetings and events listed below are held at Norway House unless otherwise specified. Directions to Norway House

Manassas Viking Festival
Saturday, May 11, 10 AM to 5 PM, The Harris Pavilion, Manassas, VA. Join our lodge at this family friendly event featuring Viking reenactors, dancers, musicians, other local Scandinavian groups,and lots of vendors. Visit

Syttende Mai Family Picnic
Friday, May 17, 5 PM, Carderock Park in Maryland. Unfortunately, a Saturday or Sunday time slot was not available at our usual location (Carderock Park). The planning group, made up of the Norwegian Embassy, SON, and other organizations, decided to hold the picnic on Constitution Day this year so we could still use Carderock Park. The picnic area is reserved for the whole day, so arrive early to avoid traffic. Detailswill be in the next newsletter. Tickets are not required but will help in estimating a headcount. 

Register for FREE tickets here: Picnic ticketsDirections:  (click the “getting here”tab).

2019 — The Year of Cultural Skills

Bill DeRoche, our Program and Cultural Director,has declared 2019 the “Year of Cultural Skills.” 

Other Lodge Events

Reading Circle

The Reading Circle will meet on June 18 to discuss The Boy at the Door by Alex Dahl, who is half Norwegian and half American. For the location and time of the meeting, contact Christine Meloni at

Norwegian Language & Conversation
Meets every Wednesday
Beginner 6 PM, Interm. 7 PM, Adv. 8 PM