Ever wish you could get paid for just being Scandinavian? Maybe you can.
Isoftstone is looking for native Swedish speakers to provide speech samples to help improve a transcription device. You’ll need to read a text in Swedish and have it recorded. Must be 18 or older. Pays $70 per 90-minute session, which can be recorded either remotely or at Isoftstone’s Bellevue office. Contact if you’re interested. Posted 10/26/19.
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.
Sweden's hottest restaurant is ... a rustic campsite with no electricty, deep in the forest? Evidently so! At Stedsans in the Woods, you can unplug from everything, take a sauna on a lake—and still enjoy a gourmet dinner every night. Who says you can't have it all?
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.
Tuesdays, Nov. 12–Dec. 3. Weaving Classes. “From yarn to finished cloth.” No prior experience necessary. Learn from experienced weaver/instructor Lois Gaylord. Series of four two-hour classes, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Use the Club’s looms. Blue card members $109; nonmembers $132. OK to start a week late. Download the registration form and bring it to the first class with your payment.
Thursday, Nov. 14. Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. If you’ve been a volunteer at the Swedish Club in the past year, we invite you to a dinner in your honor. Turnabout is fair play! Tonight, we say tack så mycket and make you a delicious dinner. Social hour 6, dinner 6:30 p.m. If you volunteered even once this year, please tell us you’ll be here for the dinner. If you bring a guest, we respectfully ask you to pay for their dinner. Reserve your seats by Monday, Nov. 11.
Wednesday, Nov. 20. Members & Friends Dinner. Woodland Park Zoo is providing our program. Peter Zahler, vice president of conservation initiatives, will describe the Zoo’s global mission to save species from extinction. He will also talk about “Cohabiting with Carnivores” in urban Seattle. We’ll vote on bylaws, and we need our members to come! Chef Christine’s menu for the evening is seafood lasagna, Caesar salad and lingonberry coffee cake. (Vegan and/or gluten-free options may be ordered two days in advance.) $22. Late RSVPs and walk-ins charged $25. Dinner 6:30, meeting 7:30 p.m.
Fridays, Dec. 6 & 13. Julbord. You betcha, it's a real julbord with all the authentic food! Survival tip: start with glögg, move on to the fish, continue with cold meat and warm dishes, and finish with rice pudding and sweets.
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Living Large with Lutfisk. Craving the cod? Find yourself a fisk-feed by consulting one of the most remarkable documents of our age: the Lutfisk List! Get the details on every supper, smorgasbord, bazaar, festival and other opportunity to enjoy this Scandinavian delicacy in the Pacific Northwest. Remember, a weekend without lutfisk is just a weekend.
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,
If you need anything Nordic in Seattle—housewares, gifts, apparel, books, souvenirs, foodstuffs or something off the wall—Bjorn Ruud and the crew at Scandinavian Specialties either have it already or can get it for you. The Swedish Club supports this local business and you should too. Check it out!
Are You Needin' News from Sweden?
Umgås is the online news destination for Swedish-Americans. 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.
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.