Ever wish you could get paid for just being Scandinavian? Maybe you can.
Parker Staffing Services seeks candidates for entry-level work at a new call center in Bellevue. Requires bilingual fluency in written and spoken English and Swedish.
Portland, Oregon’s nonprofit Scandinavian Heritage Foundation is raising funds to build a cultural center, and is looking for an Executive Director to run the show. Be in charge of planning and organizational development, financial and business plans, volunteer support, human resources, legal compliance and communications. And help raise funds. It’s all in a day’s work. Requires three years of leadership experience, preferably with a nonprofit. To apply, e-mail your résumé and cover letter to
Andovar, a Thailand-based translation company, needs freelance Swedish translators for a two-month assignment working on video game content. (Don't worry, you can work from home.) with your résumé, your availability and your expected rate per word.
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.
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 from now until Easter.
High School Seniors: Apply for Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships
Six college scholarship awards, totaling $19,000, are available for high school seniors in King County. Swedish ancestry is not required. Download an application today!
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. 12. Members & Friends Dinner.
To prepare for more fun at future Members & Friends Dinners, we’ll devote the evening to learning authentic Scandinavian drinking songs. Our song leader is Jon Pfaff. $20. RSVP by noon on Tuesday, Mar. 11. Cost of dinner $20. Social hour 5:30, dinner 6:30, meeting 7:30 p.m. Program follows meeting.
Friday, Mar. 21. Johnny Astro at Happy Hour. Lounge, surf, ’60s spy and film soundtrack music from popular local quartet Johnny Astro. Long live retro! 7:30 p.m.
Did Ann-Margret teach Elvis any Swedish?
Spring Swedish Language Classes Are Coming! The Swedish Club offers Swedish language classes at all levels, from beginning to advanced—plus our popular conversation and drop-in classes. Prepare for your next trip to Sweden, or brush up on what you've already learned. Check out the schedule and sign up.
Friday, Apr. 4. First Friday Jazz. At 77, pianist Overton Berry is a member of the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame. He'll team up with bassist Jeff Davies for an evening of elegance at our Happy Hour. During dinner, Kurt Armbruster, author of Before Seattle Rocked: A City and Its Music, will fill us in on the contributions of Swedes, Norwegians and Danes to Seattle's musical history. 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. Learn more about membership.
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Smörgås sandwiches, 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 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).
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 the Ballard News-Tribune liked it too. The Seattle Weekly found some nice things to say about our smörgås sandwiches 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.