Day campers from Queen Anne Community Center stopped by the Club for a meatball lunch and posed for a photo with our new entrance sign. Their four senior counselors even became Social members of the Club! Congraulations to our Guild for getting the sign paid for and mounted in record time.
Our fall Swedish language classes start the week of Oct. 5. Average class size is eight to 12 students. Several levels of instruction; expert teachers. One of them, Laura Wideburg, literally wrote the book for once-a-week language students—
Swedish: The Basics (now in its new 5th edition). Print a registration form and and bring it to your first class.
Enjoy a free digital issue of the revamped Swedish Press, the only monthly magazine in North America for all things Swedish. Stay up to date on Swedish news, culture, lifestyle, business and traditions all in full color. Check it out today—and if you like what you see, subscribe!
Are You in the Book?
Our new Membership Directory is here! With names and phone numbers of all current members, plus business listings, it's the perfect way to get in touch with those nice folks you saw at the pancake breakfast, or find the right bakery for Swedish goodies. Copies available, to members only, for $5 if you pick them up at the Club. If you want it mailed (add $4 for postage), please call the office at (206) 283-1090.
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.
Did Ann-Margret teach Elvis any Swedish?
Monday, Oct. 5. Fall Swedish Language Classes Are Coming! It's back to school time, and never too late to start learning Swedish. We offer Swedish language classes at all levels, from beginning to advanced—plus our popular conversation and drop-in classes. Fall session starts the last full week of October. Prepare for your next trip to Sweden, or brush up on what you've already learned. Check out the schedule and sign up.
Friday, Oct. 9. Happy Hour: Viking Disco. Viking costumes encouraged! Live music from Lushy and classic disco spins from DJ Jonasson. Members: $15, call 206-283-1090. Non-members: $25 (includes Social membership); call or visit Brown Paper Tickets. 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 14. Book Club.
This month we’re reading The People of Hemsö (Hemsöborna). Written by August Strindberg to combat homesickness while living abroad. Read in Swedish or English and join us to discuss. 5:30 p.m. at the Club.
Wednesday, Oct. 14. Members & Friends Dinner. Program: “Historic Landmark Status in Seattle” with Eugenia Woo, director of preservation services with Historic Seattle. $20. Chef Ann-Margret makes meatballs for us. RSVPs after Monday evening $25. Social hour 5:30, dinner 6:30 p.m.
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. Learn more about membership.
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Smörgås, now on board at the Friday Kafé.
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 $99 ($79 for members).
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,
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 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.