Monday, July 4. Fourth of July at the Club.
Absolutely the best spot in Seattle for watching fireworks. Barbecue dinner. Fun for all ages. Bring your friends. Free parking opens at 5:30; doors open at 6:30; dinner at 7 p.m. Volunteers needed. Let us know now if you’d like to help out that evening and enjoy the fireworks.
Ever wish you could get paid for just being Scandinavian? Maybe you can.
adaQuest, a Bellevue-based service provider for software companies, is seeking to fill the following positions:
Norwegian Localization Tester
Swedish Localization Tester
Danish Localization Tester
For more information, contact Noel Bourke, technical recruiter manager, at 425-284-7832 or email NoelB@adaquest.com.
Occasionally we're asked for help translating old letters. It just requires a basic understanding of Swedish, usually Swedish of some decades ago. if you’d like to earn some pocket change while helping people make sense of their family heirlooms.
Scholarship Winners Announced
The Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships announces the following award winners for the 2016 scholarship competition:
Bert Hagg Award #1 ($3,500)
Michelle Boyer, Todd Beamer High School
Bert Hagg Award #2 ($3,500)
Grace Sales, Enumclaw High School
Erik Strand Award #1 ($3,500)
Andrew Iverson, Kentridge High School
Erik Strand Award #2 ($3,500)
Carlyn Schmidgall, Liberty High School
Fern and Sven Halgren Award ($3,500)
Richard Nguyen, Hazen High School
Josef Oscarsson Award ($1,500)
Emily Nunn, Juanita High School
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!
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.
The worst thing about July in Seattle: No pancake breakfasts at the Swedish Club. One of our members was so desperate, she downloaded our recipe and had a go at making her own. Here's the result. We have to admit it looks pretty good, although with no lingonberries on hand, she had to use black grape jam.
Absence of lingonberries is not a problem at our pancake breakfasts, which resume Aug. 7. Until then, feel free to send us more photos.
Wednesday, July 13. Members & Friends Dinner.
Musical program by Semmy Stahlhammer, first concertmaster at the Stockholm Royal Opera, faculty member at the Stockholm Royal College of Music and solo artist on 20 recordings. He'll also discuss his book, Codename Barber. It’s also our annual “Pizza and Potluck” evening. Byron Strange buys the Pizza Hut pizza, and you bring salads or desserts. ($10 if you don’t bring something for the table.) RSVPs after Monday, July 11, will also be charged $10. Social hour 5:30, dinner 6:30, business meeting 7:15. Music at 7:30.
Did Ann-Margret teach Elvis any Swedish?
Monday, June 20. Summer Swedish Language Classes Are Coming! Remember summer school? Come spend those sunny evenings cooling off 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. Summer session starts the last full week of June. Prepare for your next trip to Sweden, or brush up on what you've already learned. Check out the schedule and sign up.
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.
Would you like to receive e-mail about upcoming events at the Swedish Club? and we’ll add you to our e-mail list.
Smörgĺs, now on board at the Friday Kafé.
Our smörgĺs (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).
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 Ballard News-Tribune liked it too. Zagat placed our smörgĺs (sandwiches) among Seattle's top nine. The Seattle Weekly also found some nice things to say about our smörgĺs 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.