COOS BAY — Coos Bay Eagles Bingo is held Thursdays starting at 6 p.m. Members and guests 18 and older are welcome to play. The kitchen will be open at 5 p.m. for meals so plan to arrive a little early to get situated.
Single line Bingo begins at 4 p.m. Saturdays. The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Coos Bay lodge 538, is located at 568 S Second Ave.
Eagles have been "Helping People, Help People" for more than 119 years. The F.O.E. was founded in February, 1898 by six theatre owners gathered in a Seattle shipyard to discuss a musician's strike. After addressing the matter, they agreed to "bury the hatchet" and form "The Order of Good Things." As numbers grew, members selected the Bald Eagle as the official emblem and changed the name to "The Fraternal Order of Eagles." The women's auxiliary traces its roots to 1927. The Fraternal Order of Eagles includes nearly 800,000 members and more than 1,500 locations across the United States and Canada.
For more information about the Coos Bay Eagles, call 541-267-6613. To find out more about the national organization, visit www.foe.com.