Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 5–6. Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar. Two floors of Scandinavian crafts, gifts, baked goods, music, entertainment and fun! Swedish meatballs, pea soup, and pastries on Saturday, Swedish pancakes on Sunday. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. both days. Bar open both days. Download the application to host a vendor table. Or attend to get an early start on holiday shopping, enjoy a great Swedish meal and greet old friends.
The Shirt That Can
Want one of our Kvinnor Kan shirts? Let us know your size and we’ll get one for you. They are women’s sizes, and they run small, so order accordingly. We intend to get little girls’ sizes in time for Christmas presents.

Your shirt will be $25 if you pick it up at the Club, or $30 if we mail it to you. Call 206-283-1090 with your credit card number to buy a shirt and tell the world that kvinnor kan (women can)!

Nov. 5–6: Be a Vendor at Our Holiday Bazaar
Our annual Scandinavian-themed holiday sale takes place Nov. 5–6. Sell your stuff and have a fantastic time. Download the application to host a vendor table. Or attend to get an early start on holiday shopping, enjoy a great Swedish meal and greet old friends.

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.
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, Oct. 21. Happy Hour: Scary Stories and Kids' Film. Seattle storyteller Larry Hohm tells tales with an edge—dark humor in time for Halloween. (Nothing obscene, but not kid stuff.) 7:30 p.m. Free. Meanwhile, the youngsters can watch Zootropolis—the Swedish version of Zootopia—starting at 6:30. It'll be a busy night, so reserve your dinner now!

Wednesdays, Oct. 26–Nov. 9: Genealogy 101 Class. Polish your research skills in this new genealogy class from Swedish Club member Jill Morelli. Learn to trace your Swedish ancestry, even if you don't speak Swedish. Blue card Club members $10 per session; non-members $20. Or take the whole series for $25 (members) or $40 (non-members). 6 p.m. Sign up today.
Members and guests are welcome. Every last Wednesday of the month, come play bingo! Enjoy pea soup and homemade limpa bread. (Hint: the limpa bread alone is worth coming for.) Food at around 6, bingo at 7 p.m. Bring cash for your bingo cards!

Every Friday. Mad Men. We love the style, confidence and optimism of the mid-century—values that are reflected in our classic 1961 clubhouse. So when a TV series comes along that celebrates those values, we embrace it—even if it does poke into some of the era's darker corners. Join us in the Board Room every Friday for the final season of "Mad Men." Ends Nov. 4. 5:30 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.

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.