Saturday, May 9. Auction: Gold Rush.
Our Swedish ancestors came through Seattle on their way to the Klondike Gold Rush—and we're ready to do the same. "Gold Rush" is the theme for our annual fundraising auction, coming up on May 9. Bid on fantastic prizes: a stay in a Swedish vacation cottage, a Holland America cruise, a trip to Chicago; a meal with a local celebrity, a night on the town; or VIP treatment at ABBA Night, with champagne and a reserved table. Make your reservation today! To volunteer, donate an item or help in any other way, call the Club at 206-283-1090.
Aug. 17–22. Trollbacken.
Time to sign up for summer camp! Trollbacken is a Swedish language and culture camp for kids ages 7–13, held in Corbett, Oregon. Great way for the kids to spend a week if you want them to know more about their heritage, or you want to get them ready for a trip. Registration deadline is May 18.
Freedom of the Press
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.
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, May 1. Happy Hour with Paundy. Internationally acclaimed seven-piece instrumental band. Come on down! It’s the birthday party for the guy who gets the music for us, and he’s saved the best for his bash. 7:30 p.m.

We can't always guarantee that there will be a fully restored, shiny classic Volvo in our parking lot, but we can guarantee that if you visit the Swedish Club on the first Sunday of the month, from September to June, between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., you'll encounter the best Swedish pancakes this side of Stockholm—and Bengt will be there to open the door for you. Live music and dancing, lingonberries, the works. $9 guests, $7 Club members, $5 children 5–12.

P.S. In the event that you can't join us for pancakes, you can always try our recipe for yourself at home. Oh, and it took us a while to catch on, but apparently blogging about our pancakes is something of a local obsession. Believe us, these are great pancakes—but if you don't believe us, perhaps you'll believe Joey Veltkamp, the Seattle Times and Seattle P-I, KCTS 9, Seattle magazine, the Seattle Weekly (not once but twice), FlavBlog, Culinary Fool, Findwell, or eight out of nine reviewers at Yelp.

photo: Jerry Gay
Friday, May 15. Stan Boreson Turns 90. Mucho crockus, hallabalooza bub, the ol’ Norwegian is allowing the Swedish Club to celebrate his birthday. Of course, we’re holding the party on the weekend of Norwegian Constitution Day, May 17. If you love Stan, come to the party. He’ll sing and perform, and Steve Wilson of “Almost Live!” fame will MC the event. Non-member tickets are $50 at Brown Paper Tickets, while members can get tickets through the Swedish Club for $45. Includes dinner with Stan’s favorite meal: meatloaf! But your tickets now. We know this will sell out, and we don’t want our members to be disappointed. Social hour 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m.

Every Friday. Viking Film Series. "Vikings to Volvos" is a nine-month film series curated by history buff and SC Board member Larry Johnson. Every Friday we watch a documentary covering an aspect of Viking origins, history and culture, from 50,000 years ago to the present. 5:45 p.m. Find out more about this week's film.

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 sandwiches, 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 $99 ($79 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 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.