Upcoming Events

Hampton Roads Lodge 2024 Schedule

Remainder of the year

Please check carefully for updated information

*Events in green are with our Satellite lodge: Norge Norsemen in Williamsburg

January 2024

January 4 Board Meeting (Zoom) at 7 pm

January 18 Membership Lodge Meeting at Bayside Presbyterian Church, 7:30, Solhaug: “The Legacy of the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics”

January 20 Norge Norsemen New Member Breakfast: 10:00 AM, James City County Library 7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188

January 22 Norge Norsemen Lodge meeting, Viking Hall, 6:30. Steve Dartt, “Norge Train Depot”

February 2024

February 1 Board meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

February 3 HR Lodge New Member Breakfast, Bayside Presbyterian Church, 10:00 AM (all new members welcome!)

February 15 Membership Lodge Meeting at Bayside Presbyterian Church, 7:30 Jules Murphy, “Deployment to Norway as a Pilot on the USS Gerald R Ford”

February 26 Norge Norsemen Lodge meeting, Viking Hall, 6:30. Robin Sabo, “Selected Oslo Architecture”

March 2024

March 7 Board meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

March 9 Fellowship Luncheon, Bahama Breeze 11:00 AM

March 21 Membership Lodge Meeting at Bayside Presbyterian Church, 7:30. Mike Solhaug and Ralph Peterson, “The 99 th Infantry Battalion and The ‘NORSO’ Group of the OSS, Norwegian-Americans in World War II”

March 25 Norge Norsemen Lodge meeting, Viking Hall, 6:30. Elizabeth Kahl, “Norwegian Merchant Mariners”

April 2024

April 4 Board meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

April 7 Norwegian Lady Ceremony Virginia Beach Boardwalk 25th St. at 1:30 pm. More info here.

April 18 Membership Lodge Meeting at Bayside Presbyterian Church, 7:30. Program Elizabeth Kahl, “Norwegian Merchant Mariners”

April 20 Norfolk NATO Parade of Nations 10 AM. You can watch the parade in downtown Norfolk. Or you can walk with the Norway float (meet at the Norfolk Tides Stadium @9:00/9:00 AM). The International Village will take place after the parade at 11:30 AM in Town Point Park. More info here.

April 22 Norge Norsemen Lodge meeting, Viking Hall, 6:30. Kristin Eittreim, “Norwegian Vegetation & Medicinal Uses”

May 2024

May 2 Board meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

May 16 Membership Lodge Meeting at Bayside Presbyterian Church, 7:30. Program “The Swedish Path to NATO” by Old Dominion Professor, and previous Swedish Ambassador, Crister Persson.

May 17 Syttende Mai 2024, no formal event planned for this day. Celebrate with friends/family. We will celebrate together as a lodge the 18th.

May 18 Lay Flowers at Forest Lawn Cemetery 10:30 am. Location of Norwegian Sailor graves here. History of Norwegian Sailors here. POSTPONED due to rain.

May 20 Norge Norsemen Lodge meeting, Viking Hall, 6:30. Marta Seger “History of Constitution Day – Syttende Mai/17th of May”

June – August 2024

June 1 Hampton Roads Sons of Norway Midsummer Picnic. The Kahl’s Home. 12-4 PM.

June 7-9 Sons of Norway 3rd District Convention in Washington D.C. 6 delegates will attend and represent our lodge. More info here.

June 14 Bazaar Co-Coordinator Bob Longworth will have a brief bazaar planning meeting at his home at 4 p.m. Please contact him if you’d like to help/volunteer for the bazaars.

June 20 Board Meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

June 22 Norge Norsemen Satellite Lodge Midsummer Piknik. Bring main dish or side to share! Celebrating St. Hans and Summer Solstice. The Dannon’s Home. Time TBD.

July 18 Board Meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

July/August Fellowship Lunch Date, Time and Place TBD.

August 17 Board Meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

August 19 Norge Norsemen Satellite Lodge fellowship lunch. Time and Date TBD.

September 2024

September 7 Board Meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

September 16 Fellowship Luncheon, 12:00 PM. Location TBD.

September ? Membership Lodge meeting Bayside Presbyterian Church with potluck dinner at 5pm. Program TBD.

September 23 Norge Norsemen Satellite Lodge meeting at Viking Hall at 6:30. Program by Mike Solhaug and Ralph Peterson, “The 99th Infantry Battalion and The ‘NORSO’ Group of the OSS, Norwegian-Americans in World War II”

October 2024

October 5 Board Meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

October 14 Leif Erikson Day Celebration, Mariner’s Museum in Newport News at noon, followed by Fellowship Lunch.

October 19 Membership Lodge Meeting Bayside Presbyterian Church at 7:30 PM. Program “Norwegian Artists in the 1800’s” by Adrianna Murphy.

October 28 Norge Norsemen Satellite Lodge meeting at Viking Hall at 6:30. Program “The Viking Dublin Connection” by Luther Hansen.

November 2024

November 1 Set up for Virginia Beach Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar – Francis Asbury United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 3-5 PM.

November 2 Virginia Beach Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar – Francis Asbury United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. 9 am-3 PM. See more info on the flyer.

November 7 Board Meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

November 9 Set up Norge Norsemen Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar- King of Glory Lutheran Church. 5-8 pm. 

November 10 Norge Norsemen Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar – King of Glory Lutheran Church. 9 AM–3 PM. See more info on the flyer.

November 21 Membership Lodge Meeting Bayside Presbyterian Church at 7:30 PM. Program TBD.

December 2024

December ? Hampton Roads SON Julebord (Christmas Party), The Holiday Inn Virginia Beach. Time and Date TBD.

December 5 Board Meeting Bayside Presbyterian Church Room 506 at 7 PM or on Zoom.

December ? Norge Norsemen Julefest. Time, Date, Location TBD.

Check back often. Upcoming events, programs and activities will be added/updated upon approval of the board.

Past 2023 Events

January 2023

January 5      Board Meeting via Zoom at 7:00 PM

January 7      HR SON Lodge Meeting in-person potluck at Bayside Presbyterian Church fellowship room. 1400 Ewell Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Program – Installation of new lodge officers. Potluck starts at 5 PM. Please bring a side dish/dessert to share. Lodge will provide chicken and drinks.

January 23   Norge Norsemen Lodge Meeting. 6:30 PM. Viking Hall (Norge Community Hall), 7402 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Program “Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund” by John Dannon. Snacks provided.

January 28      Fellowship Lunch on Saturday January 28 12:00 noon at Plaza Azteca – Providence Square  5209 Providence Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464RSVP by Thursday, January 26 to Vivian Zingarelli

February 2023

February 2      Board Meeting via Zoom at 7:00 PM

February 16 Membership Lodge Meeting at Bayside Presbyterian Church. 7:30 PM. Program “Sámi: The Indigenous People of the Norway” by Elizabeth Kahl

February 25 New Member Breakfast on Saturday February 25 9:00 AM at Bayside Presbyterian Church.  The food will be catered by Egg Bistro.  President Mike Solhaug will give a presentation about Sons of Norway.  Existing members pay $5, and new members are free!  RSVP to Vivian Zingarelli:  vzingarelli@verizon.net, 757-589-7676

February 27 Norge Norsemen Satellite Lodge Meeting 6:30 PM at Viking Hall (Norge Community Hall), 7402 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Program, “All About Trolls!” Christy Gardner. Also, potluck soup: bring a favorite soup to share and crackers, bread, if you wish!

March 2023

March 2 Board Meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

March 16 Membership Lodge Meeting at Bayside Presbyterian Church, back room of the church at 7:30 PM. Program “Norwegian Spinning & Weaving” by Ingrid Cross.

March 18  New Member Brunch. JCC Library, 7770 Croaker Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23188 from 10am-1pm. Sons of Norway presentation by Mike Solhaug. Previous members may bring brunch to share with our new members (egg/sausage casserole, deviled eggs, fruit, etc.)

March 26 Norwegian Lady Ceremony Virginia Beach Boardwalk 25th St. at 1 pm. More info here.

March 27 Norge Norsemen Satellite Lodge meeting at Viking Hall at 6:30. Program “Norwegian Staved Vessels” by Marshall Sheetz. Light refreshments served.

April 2023

April 6 Board Meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

April 20 Membership Lodge meeting Bayside Presbyterian Church, back room of the church at 7:30 PM. Program “Norwegian Communities and Culture in South Africa” by Ken Reynolds.

April ? Fellowship Lunch time, and place TBD.

April 22 Norfolk NATO Parade of Nations 10 AM. You can watch the parade in downtown Norfolk. Or you can walk with the Norway float (meet at the Norfolk Tides Stadium @9:00/9:00 AM). The International Village will take place after the parade at 11:30 AM in Town Point Park. More info here.

April 24 Norge Norsemen Satellite Lodge meeting at Viking Hall at 6:30. Program “Sami: The Indigenous People of Norway” by Elizabeth Kahl. Light refreshments served.

May 2023

May 4 Board Meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

May 17 Lay Flowers at Forest Lawn Cemetery 10:30 am, Fellowship lunch 12:01 PM location Zinnia Cafe inside Chrysler Museum of Art. History of Norwegian Sailors here.

May 22 Norge Norsemen Satellite Lodge meeting at Viking Hall at 6:30. Program “The Traditional Norwegian Bunad” by John Dannon Celebrating 17th of Mai, enjoy ice cream & toppings!

May 25 Membership Lodge Meeting Bayside Presbyterian Church 7:30 PM. Program ” The History and Culture of Norwegian Bunads” by Adrianna Murphy.

June – August 2023

June 10 Midsummers Picnic 12-4 PM.

June 15 Board Meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

June 24 Norge Norsemen Satellite Lodge Midsummer Piknik. Bring main dish or side to share! Celebrating St. Hans and Summer Solstice! 

July 22 Norge Norsemen Satellite Lodge fellowship lunch at Opus 9. 12:00 PM.

July 20 Board Meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

July/August Fellowship Lunch Date, Time and Place TBD.

August 17 Board Meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

August 19 Norge Norsemen Satellite Lodge fellowship lunch at Blue Talon. 12:00 PM.

September 2023

September 7 Board Meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

September 16 Fellowship Luncheon, 12:00 PM at Blue Pete’s 1400 N. Muddy Creek Rd in Pungo. RSVP to Vivian Zingarelli or Peggy Carnes.

September 23 Walkt to End Alzheimer’s – Chesapeake, VA. More info here.

September 24 Membership Lodge meeting Bayside Presbyterian Church with potluck dinner at 5pm. Program: President Mike Solhaug

September 25 Norge Norsemen Satellite Lodge meeting at Viking Hall at 6:30. Program TBD.

September 30 District 3 Leadership Training Session. 12:00 via Zoom

October 2023

October 5 Board Meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

October 9 Leif Erikson Day Celebration, Mariner’s Museum in Newport News at noon, followed by Fellowship Lunch.

October 19 Membership Lodge Meeting Bayside Presbyterian Church at 7:30 PM. Program “A Presentation on Staved Vessels” by Marshall Sheetz.

October 23 Norge Norsemen Satellite Lodge meeting at Viking Hall at 6:30. Program ‘Kåre Loftheim: “The Mästermyr Find”, Viking Age Tool Chest’

November 2023

November 2 Board Meeting (Zoom) at 7 PM.

November 3 Set up for Virginia Beach Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar – Francis Asbury United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 3-5 PM.

November 4 Virginia Beach Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar – Francis Asbury United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. 9 am-3 PM. See more info on the flyer here.

November 10 Set up Norge Norsemen Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar- King of Glory Lutheran Church. 5-8 pm. 

November 11 Norge Norsemen Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar – King of Glory Lutheran Church. 9 AM–3 PM. See more info on the flyer here.

November 16 Membership Lodge Meeting Bayside Presbyterian Church at 7:30 PM. Program “A Presentation Centered around Norwegian Storytelling and Symbols” by Helene Katarina Dick Henriksen

December 2023

December 3 Hampton Roads SON Julebord (Christmas Party), The Holiday Inn Virginia Beach 5:30 PM. $50 adult. $15 children. Reservation and payment to Peggy Carnes by November 25th.

December 7 Board Meeting Bayside Presbyterian Church Room 506 at 7 PM or on Zoom.

December 11 Norge Norsemen Julefest at Viking Hall 5-8:00 pm. (Visit by St. Lucia & the Julenisse) Dinner, meat provided, please bring a side and or dessert.