We hope this doesn't come as a shock. On Friday, Nov. 23, the Swedish Club is closed all day for the Thanksgiving holiday. No Friday Kafé, Happy Hour or dinner.
They're talking about our monthly pancake breakfasts from coast to coast. In The Washington Post, Rebekah Denn looked at classic Scandinavian cuisine in Seattle—and of course no one can discuss that topic credibly without sampling our pancakes. Then a few days later, Megan Burbank profiled our pancakes in The Seattle Times. Naturally, this boosted attendance at our Nov. 4 breakfast to more than a thousand people. No problem! We hope they'll come back in December—our pancakes are delicious whether they're in the paper or not.
In addition to pancakes, of course, we serve up ham, coffee, juice, and live entertainment. Stop by on the first Sunday of the month, from August to June, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., and you'll see what's making the headlines. $11 guests, $9 Club members, $5 children 5–12 (sales tax included).
Help us buy new chairs for the Swedish Club's Stockholm Hall. You can donate any amount—but if you give $300 or more, we’ll add a small plaque to the back of a chair with your message on it. Give online or call 206-283-1090.
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, Nov. 28. Decorate the Christmas Trees. Everyone’s welcome to decorate trees on each floor. Food at 5 p.m., trees at 6. Enjoy an inaugural cup of the season’s first batch of glögg.
Friday, Nov. 30. Billy Joe Huels at Happy Hour. He packed the house last time, so we’re happy to bring him back. Billy Joe is an amazing trumpet player, guitarist and front man. If you like to dance, you’ll be up and grooving to his music! No cover charge, but tips welcome. 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2. Scandinavian Sweater Snag. We want your clean, used Scandinavian sweaters! Maybe you have one you just don’t wear because either it or you has gotten too big or too small? Donate it to the Club for our sale—we need it by Saturday, Dec. 1. Then return on Sunday and find one that fits! Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., concurrent with our monthly Swedish pancake breakfast. Proceeds benefit the Club.
Sunday, Dec. 2. Swedish Christmas Crafts. Sign up to make any of the following: a 10-inch painted wooden Dala horse; woven hearts or baskets; a wreath; and mostly for youngsters, Swedish wrapping paper. Each craft costs $5, except for the horse, which costs $10. Quantities are limited, so signups are mandatory. Call the office to register: 206-283-1090. Starts at 1 p.m.
Fridays, Dec. 7 & 14. Julbord. You betcha, it's a real julbord with all the authentic food! Check out the menus for dinner Dec. 7, lunch Dec. 14 and dinner Dec. 14. 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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Sunday, Dec. 9. Luciafest. Enjoy our annual St. Lucia's Day observation. This year, the youngsters of the community provide the entertainment, with fiddle tunes from Lilla Spelmanslag and dancing from Barneleikkarringen. 3 p.m. to start, but stay afterward for dancing around the tree. $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and younger.
Friday, Dec. 21. Let There Be Lutfisk. Enjoy a traditional Scandinavian lutfisk and meatball dinner during Happy Hour. Enjoy your lutfisk both ways: Swedish style, with white sauce and hand-ground mustard, or Norwegian style, with bacon and peas. Includes a cup of glögg. 6:30 p.m. $30 ($35 after 12/18).
Monday, Dec. 31. Nyårsfest at the Club. Music and dancing throughout the Club from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. We're importing a pair of chefs from Sweden to serve you an elegant Swedish dinner. Includes party favors, a glass of champagne and a fantastic view of the fireworks.
Reserve your tickets today.
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.
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.