Tuesday, July 4. Fourth of July at the Club. Absolutely the best spot in Seattle for watching fireworks! Barbecue dinner and fun for all ages. Bring your friends! Parking for first 100 cars available at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m., dinner starts at 7:30 p.m.

Dinner & inside seating: Blue card members $41, non-members $46, kids $23.
Dinner & outside seating: Blue card members $51, non-members $56, kids $28.

Photo: Zachary D. Lyons
Feats of Herring
In June, the Swedish Club signed up for the first time with Alaska Herring Week, an annual promotion that seeks to get sustainable Pacific herring onto local menus. The forgotten fish was a natural fit for our midsommar smörgåsbord—and things couldn't have gone better, as this Herring Week blog post attests.

If you missed it, don't fret—we have a feeling there will be more chances to enjoy herring at the Club in the near future.
Bengt Hag
In Memoriam: Bengt Hag
The Swedish Club is sad to announce the passing of Bengt Hag, our unofficial Club ambassador, on May 16. We’ll miss him immensely.

Please donate to the Club in honor of Bengt. Your gift will be used to renovate the doorways where, for decades, he welcomed the public to our monthly pancake breakfasts.
Give in honor of Bengt

Join the Seattle Landmarks Board
Interested in keeping old Seattle around? The City of Seattle seeks a new at-large member to serve on its Landmarks Preservation Board, which recommends landmark designations to the City Council and reviews any changes to city landmarks.
Scholarship Winners Announced
The Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships announces the following award winners for the 2017 scholarship competition:

Bert Hagg Award #1 ($3,500)
Dhamanpreet Kaur, Liberty High School

Bert Hagg Award #2 ($3,500)
Elaine Park, Skyline High School

SSCS Program Award ($3,500)
Hannah Cheung, Shorecrest High School

Fern and Sven Halgren Award ($3,500)
Mariam Mayanja, Bothell High School

Josef Oscarsson Award ($1,500)
Aina Swartz, Mercer Island High School
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!
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.


Washboard Cutups
Friday, June 30. Happy Hour with the Washboard Cutups! Old-timey ’20s and ’30s songs from a band you might have heard in a speakeasy during Prohibition. Music starts around 7:30. Free, but tips welcome.
Pancake Withdrawal
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. 6. Until then, feel free to send us more photos.
Wednesday, July 12. Members & Friends Dinner. Our program is about Swedish artist Gunnar Widforss, famous for his paintings of the West. Presented by Alan Petersen, curator of fine art at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Our menu is our usual July fare: pizza and potluck! Social hour 5:30, dinner 6:30. $10 if you bring something for the potluck, $15 if you don’t. RSVPs after Monday pay $25.

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.
Give to our General Fund

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, 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 $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.