Monday, Dec. 31. Nyårsfest at the Club.
Music and dancing on all three floors from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Top floor, 8–10: Maria Mannisto (jazz). Lobby floor, 8–10: Skandia Kapell (Scandinavian folk). Bottom floor, 9 p.m.: Purple Passion Swing Band. Top floor, 10:30 p.m.: Gigantor (old-school ska) and the Moonspinners (soul, girl-group, punk, garage). Elegant Swedish dinner served 8–10 p.m. Includes party favors, champagne and a fantastic view of the fireworks.
Annual Appeal: Give to the Swedish Club
Members like you have always been our most valuable resource. At this time of year, we invite you to remember what the Club does all year long: great programs, great community and a wonderful meeting place. Join the ranks of members who have sustained the Club—and kept our Viking values strong—for nearly 125 years.
Give the Gift of Membership
You know how great it is to be a member of the Swedish Club. But do your friends and relatives know? Why not give them a gift membership? It benefits them and helps the Club. After you make your purchase, we can wait till Christmas to notify the new member, or give you a certificate to wrap up—just call 206-283-1090 and let us know.
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High School Seniors: Apply for Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships
Apply by Mar. 31! Six college scholarship awards, totaling $15,500, are available for high school seniors in King County. Swedish ancestry is not required. Download an application today!
Every Friday. The Vikings. Starting Nov. 11, we're watching Season 4 of The History Channel's "Vikings" drama series. Then we'll resume the nine-month "Vikings to Volvos" series curated by Club Board member Larry Johnson. 5:45 p.m.
Swedish Stuff Survey
UW student Karl Bloomberg is researching Nordic decorative arts and their role in forming Scandinavian-American identities. If you have keepsakes from "the old country," Karl invites you to take his online survey. He’s interested in all of it—rosemåling, kurbits, dala horses and other items.
Swedish School Gets Noticed
The Seattle Swedish School, which meets in our building, received a very nice writeup in Swedish magazine SMUL. Follow the link and you'll find the article on page 37—in Swedish!
One Number to Ring Them All
So you want to talk to someone in Sweden, but you don't know who. Why should that stop you? The Swedish Number (46.771.793.336) is the brainchild of a Swedish tourism agency. Dial it and be connected to a random Swedish volunteer, anywhere in the country. Like a wrong number, only better. If you try it, tell us how it goes!
Past scholarship recipients Brittany Lewis, Emilia Sternberg and Stephen Swanson.
Support a Scholarship
Donate to our scholarship fund and support a student studying Swedish language and culture in the UW Scandinavian Studies department. Invest in the future of Swedish-American cultural exchange.


Friday, Dec. 9. Julbord. You betcha, it's a real julbord with all the authentic food! Seatings for lunch and dinner. Special dinner guest: Anna-Kärstin Wallgren of Grums, Sweden, as Lucia.

Call 206-283-1090 to RSVP, or use the form below.
Choose your meal:

Sunday, Dec. 11. Lucia Festival. Students studying Swedish at the UW will combine with the Swedish Women’s Chorus, the Svea Male Chorus and the best bakers of the Swedish Club to make a Lucia event for the whole family. 3 p.m. to start, but stay afterward for dancing around the tree. $5 entrance for adults, $3 for children 12 and younger.

Wednesday, Dec. 14. Members & Friends Dinner. Minecraft, developed in Sweden, is the bestselling video game of all time. Two Microsoft employees who work on Minecraft—Peter Zetterberg, who is from Sweden, and Deirdre Quarnstrom—will tell us about the game.

Chef Christine will serve baked cod, rice pilaf, Caesar salad, bread. Dessert: honey butter baked pears and whipped cream with a hint of Frangelico liqueur. Social hour 5:30, dinner 6:30. Brief business meeting after dinner. $20. RSVPs after Monday, Dec. 12, pay $25.

Friday, Dec. 16. Let There Be Lutfisk. Enjoy a traditional Scandinavian lutfisk and meatball dinner during Happy Hour. Icelander Jens Eysteinsson and Norwegian Leif Eie will be our chefs. Enjoy your lutfisk both ways: Swedish style, with white sauce and hand-ground mustard, or Norwegian style, with bacon and peas. Includes a cup of glögg. Live music. 6:30. $30 if you buy your ticket by Tuesday, Dec. 13; $35 for late RSVPs or at the door.

Wednesday, Dec. 21. Finnish Film. Set in ancient Lapland and sumptuously photographed, Joulutarina (The Christmas Story) is a delightful retelling of the Santa Claus legend. This film took Finland by storm in 2007. Come find out why. Screens Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m. $5 donation.

Founded in Seattle in 1892, the Swedish Club has grown to become a center of Scandinavian activities in the Pacific Northwest. Our members are not only Swedes and other Scandinavians, but people of many cultural backgrounds.

The Swedish Club is a 501(c)(3) registered charity. Learn more about membership.

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Smörgås, now on board at the Friday Kafé.
What’s Cooking at the Club?
Our smörgås (sandwiches) are prepared with fresh bakery-style bread, homemade lox and other tempting toppings. Meanwhile, Ann-Margret serves up amazing Swedish entrees and desserts during Happy Hour. Come by the Club for lunch (starting at 12 noon) or dinner!

Speak Like a Swede
Our Swedish language classes meet weekly. Several levels of instruction; expert teachers. Print out your registration form and mail it in. Most classes are $112 ($89 for members).

It's Happening Here
Tired of marking your calendar for Swedish Club events? Now you don't have to! Just visit our new Calendar page for another convenient way to keep up on what's happening. You can still visit our Events page for details on any upcoming event. If you know of something we should add,
Culinary Kudos
It seems that every time the Swedish Club is mentioned in local media, it has something to do with food and drink. Not that we're complaining. Seattle Metropolitan lauded us for offering the city's best Swedish happy hour, and the Ballard News-Tribune liked it too. Zagat placed our smörgås (sandwiches) among Seattle's top nine. The Seattle Weekly also found some nice things to say about our smörgås and gave a blow-by-blow account of our pea soup challenge, while the P-I reported on our Swedish meatball cook-off. And of course, our pancake breakfasts have gotten so much attention, they're practically a PR campaign unto themselves.

Are You Needin' News from Sweden?
Hit The Swedish Wire any time you want to catch up on events between the border and the Baltic. And for a weekly report on Swedish business, economy, politics and other news, you can subscribe to The Swedish Wire’s newsletter.

If you'd rather listen to your news, try Radio Sweden. And if you're missing your Swedish TV, it's online at SVT Play, or you can get a free set-top box from SVT.