Clubs & Interests: History, Genealogy, Lodges, Senior Games

ROOTS

Heritage groups: The League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations, at www.snocoheritage.org, includes links to about two dozen genealogical and historical societies across Snohomish County. The group, based in Marysville, also coordinates regional projects. More info: info@snocoheritage.org.

Genealogy, Snohomish: The Genealogy Workgroup meets 10 a.m. third Saturdays at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave.

Genealogy, Whidbey: Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers meets 1-3 p.m. second Tuesdays (except July and August) at Fire Station 25, 2720 Heller Road, Oak Harbor. More info: Ruth Hancock, 360-675-4086.

Genealogy, South Whidbey: The Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island meets 12:45 p.m. second Mondays, September to June, at Trinity Lutheran Chapel, 18341 Highway 525, Freeland. Programs are open to the public. Guests can attend first two meetings free. More info: www.gsswi.org.

LODGES

Daughters of Norway: A sisterhood aimed at preserving Nordic heritage. Thelma Lodge 26 in Everett meets 10 a.m. third Saturdays (no meetings June through August, and earlier date for December holiday meeting) at Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes Ave. Ingeborg Lodge 43 in Stanwood meets 10 a.m. second Saturdays (except July and August) at Sons of Norway Hall, 9910 270th St. NE. More info: www.daughtersofnorway.org.

Elks: A fraternal order focused on charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity with an emphasis on patriotism and belief in God. Lodge 479 in Everett meets 7 p.m. first and third Thursdays at 2802 Hoyt Ave. Lodge 2171 in Lynnwood meets 7:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays at 6620 196th St. SW. More info: www.elks.org, 425-252-4179 (Everett), 425-776-2171 (Lynnwood).

Fraternal Order of Eagles: “People Helping People” in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice and equality. Local Aeries are in Everett, Snohomish, Lynnwood, Granite Falls, Stanwood and Sultan. More info: www.waeagles.org.

Freemasons: The Masonic Fraternity claims to be the oldest Fraternity in the world and seeks men (Masons) wishing to become better men through service and self-improvement. Local Lodges are in Arlington, Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Marysville, Monroe, Snohomish and Stanwood. More info: freemason-wa.org.

Grange: A community-based, fraternal organization with an interest in representing rural residents and the agriculture community. More than a dozen Grange groups are in Snohomish County. More info: www.wa-grange.com.

Knights of Columbus: A Catholic fraternal benefit society. There are Councils in Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek and Snohomish, as well as Assemblies in Everett and Lynnwood. More info: www.kofc.org.

IORM: IORM Pilchuck Lodge 42 meets 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays at 6814 Washington Ave. Dinner, scholarships, raffles, activities. More info: agnes9138@gmail.com, 425-361-8659.

Shriners: Fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. The local temple is Nile Shriners, 6601 244th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace. More info: 425-774-9611, www.nileshrine.org.

Sons of Italy: The Mille Cugini Lodge meets 7-9 p.m. third Wednesdays at the Red Barn in Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville. Meetings conclude with a pasta dinner and raffle. More info: riccivilla@hotmail.com, www.glnw.org/millecugini.htm.

Sons of Norway: A fraternal group focused on preserving Norwegian heritage. Lodges are in Bothell, Edmonds, Everett and Stanwood. More info: www.sofn.com.

SENIOR GAMES

Bingo, Arlington: 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 7 p.m. Fridays at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. Ages 10 and up. Prizes, large pots available. Pull tabs, food. More info: 360-653-4551.

Bingo, Everett: 12:30-3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. Cost is $2 for three-on. Daubers available for purchase. Age 50 and older. More info: 425-257-8780.

Bingo, Edmonds: 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Cost is 25 cents per card with prizes available. More info: 425-774-5555.

Bingo, Granite Falls: 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays ($6 buy-in) and 50-cent sessions 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Granite Falls Senior Center, 302 S Granite Ave. Also, penny bingo follows Thursday lunches (lunch is $3). More info: 360-691-7177.

Bingo, Lake Stevens: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Fridays at the Lake Stevens Senior Center, 2302 Soper Hill Road. Free coffee and desserts. More info: 425-335-0345.

Bingo, Snohomish: 5:30 p.m. first Saturdays at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Doors open at 4 p.m.; early-bird session is 5:15 p.m. Regular games and $500 for blackout in 55 numbers. Cafe open. More info: 360-568-0934.

Bridge, Arlington: The Arlington Bridge Club meets 12-4 p.m. Thursdays at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18218 Smokey Point Blvd. More info: 360-653-4551 or 360-652-0463.

Bridge, Edmonds: The Friends of the Edmonds Library bridge group meets 10 a.m. first Mondays in the plaza room at the library, 650 Main St. Cost is $15 for the year. Play 20 hands. Prizes awarded in May. All ages. More info: Kyleene Perry, 208-440-5982.

Bridge, Everett: The Unsanctioned Duplicate Bridge Club plays 12 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. Party bridge is 12:30 p.m. Fridays, 8:45 a.m. Tuesdays. Age 50 and older. Cost is $1. More info: 425-257-8780.

Bridge, Mukilteo: Party Bridge at 10 a.m. second and fourth Mondays, with practice bridge with limited lessons at 9 a.m., at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave. All ages. More info: Mamta at 425-789-1106 or Patti at 425-280-4940.

Scrabble, Everett: Plays 12:15 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Age 50 and older. More info: 425-334-2878.

Scrabble, Snohomish: Plays 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. All ages welcome.

Table tennis: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, 12:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Five tables with paddles and balls provided. Cost is $2 per session. For ages 50 and older. More info: 425-257-8780.

Other interest groups are listed throughout the month. Send calendar items to newstips@heraldnet.com.

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