Current bid: $300. Send your offer to Highest bid by Sunday, Jan. 20, wins—and counts as a donation to the Club!
Saturday & Sunday, Mar. 2–3. Great Finds Sale.
Come to buy beautiful antiques or old treasures—or if you have some treasures of your own, particularly Scandinavian ones, you can rent a table to sell your stuff. Download the application form now, or contact Executive Director for more details. Not enough items or energy to do your own table? We also need used items for the Club’s table, with proceeds to go to the 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.
Semlor at the Kafé
Centuries ago, semlor was a Shrove Tuesday tradition in Sweden: the last sweet thing you ate before embarking on your Lenten fast. Modern attitudes are more relaxed, and Swedes now enjoy these cardamom-spiced wheat buns, stuffed with almond paste and whipped cream, on weekends throughout Lent. Stop by our Friday Kafé for your own semla ($6) from now until Easter. (If you want extra semlor to take home, they must be ordered by Wednesday each week.)
Local journalism legend Knute Berger discusses Seattle's Nordic heritage—by way of his own Norwegian roots—with an assist from Club Executive Director Kristine Leander, in an article from Seattle Magazine. In the same issue, Steve Scher profiles the Club's neighborhood, with the inevitable stop at our Kafé for meatballs.
Help us buy new chairs for the Swedish Club's Stockholm Hall. You can donate any amount—but if you give $300 or more, we’ll add a small plaque to the back of a chair with your message on it. Give online or call 206-283-1090.
Apply by Mar. 31! Five college scholarship awards, totaling $13,500, are available for high school seniors in King County. Swedish ancestry is not required. Download an application today!
Eater's Sheldon Simeon stops by the Swedish Club for lutfisk and meatballs. Ever wonder what goes on in our kitchen? You might be surprised.
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!
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, Jan. 25. Happy Hour with the Del Rey Trio. Blues, ragtime, swing and novelty—it all comes naturally to Del Rey. A world-class talent on guitar and ukulele, she’s one of Seattle’s musical treasures. “Rey is one of the greatest modern players…she always provides a very entertaining show, full of variety, drama and humor.” Around 7:30. Free, but tips strongly encouraged.
Did Ann-Margret teach Elvis any Swedish?
Monday, Jan. 7. Winter Swedish Language Classes Are Coming! Make a resolution to learn Swedish—then follow through with a class at the Club. We offer Swedish language classes at all levels, from beginning to advanced—plus our popular conversation and drop-in classes. Winter session starts the first full week of January. Prepare for your next trip to Sweden, or brush up on what you've already learned. Check out the schedule and sign up.
Tuesdays, Jan. 15–Feb. 5. Weaving Classes. “From yarn to finished cloth.” No prior experience necessary. Learn from experienced weaver/instructor Lois Gaylord. Series of four two-hour classes: Jan. 15–Feb. 5. 6:30–8:30 p.m. Use the Club’s looms. Blue card members $109; nonmembers $132. OK to start a week late. Download the registration form and bring it to the first class with your payment.
Reserve your tickets today.
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.
Our smörgås (sandwiches) are prepared with fresh bakery-style bread, homemade lox and other tempting toppings. Meanwhile, Ann-Margret, Malin and Christine serve 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 $116 ($94 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 reviewed our julbord and 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, 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.
Umgås is the online news destination for Swedish-Americans—not just in the Pacific Northwest, but everywhere. Check it out!
Are You Needin' News from Sweden?
Hit Radio Sweden any time you want to catch up on events between the border and the Baltic. And if you're missing your Swedish TV, it's online at SVT Play.