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call the Club at 206-283-1090.
Seattle's Landmarks Preservation Board has an opening for a structural engineer. Work for a three-year term as a volunteer with the mayor and City Council to designate landmarks and review changes to existing properties.
Furthermore, both the Landmarks Preservation Board and the Pioneer Square Preservation Board are seeking a "Get Engaged!" member (age 18–29) for a one-year term.
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.)
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.
Wednesday, Mar. 20. Members & Friends Dinner. Lori Ann Reinhall, president of the Seattle-Bergen Sister City organization, presents a program on Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. Soprano Laura Loge and pianist Steven Luksan will perform some of Grieg’s music. Chef Christine makes us baked salmon with lemon-dill sauce, red potatoes, green salad, bread and blueberry gingerbread for dessert. Social hour 5:30, dinner 6:30. $25.
Friday, Mar. 22. Våffeldagen. Every year on Mar. 25, Swedes eat waffles because the religious holiday for the day, vårfrudagen, sounds like våffeldagen (waffle day). We’ll serve waffles in the bar from noon to 2 p.m.—not for sale, but for a donation to the Club!
Every Friday night, the Swedish Club serves up delicious Scandinavian entrees by Chef Christine Lea in a convivial supper club atmosphere. Get to know fellow Club members and enjoy a terrific meal—be it familiar, like meatballs, or a little on the wild side, like toasted fish pudding. Check out the and reserve your meal online—or take your chances and just come! 6 p.m.
Friday, Mar. 29. Nordic Exchange: A Taste of the Swedish Club! Members of the Leif Erikson Lodge of Sons of Norway are our guests for the evening, as we show them how much fun it is at the Swedish Club. We’ll treat them to a dinner of Swedish pancakes, followed by brief games of Trivia and bingo. The evening concludes with a folkdancing lesson and live music by some of our pancake musicians. Sons of Norway are free, members of both clubs pay half price and our members pay $9 for dinner. Leif Erikson Lodge members RSVP to the Lodge at 206-783-1274. Club members: make your reservation with the Club.
Sunday, Mar. 31. Påskris och Semlor (Feather Bouquets).
Annual Easter decoration-making party of påskris (feathers and twigs) and semlor (Easter buns). $6 per person ($7 if you reserve after Mar. 27). 1 to 2:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Svenska Skolföreningen (Swedish School).
Did Ann-Margret teach Elvis any Swedish?
Monday, Apr. 1. Spring Swedish Language and History Classes Are Coming! No fooling—it's time to learn Swedish 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. Spring session starts the first full week of April. Prepare for your next trip to Sweden, or brush up on what you've already learned. Check out the schedule and sign up.
Sunday, Apr. 14. Väsen! The Swedish neo-traditional acoustic supergroup returns to Seattle, performing at the Triple Door, 216 Union St. If you don't know much about Väsen, check them out! 7:30 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.
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.