Red House
June 7–July 31. Home Sweet Home: Photo Exhibit Comes to the Club. “The Red House in the Forest: Color in the Swedish Cultural Landscape,” an exhibit by photographer Robert Steelquist, appears at the Club this summer. Opening reception Friday, June 7, 6 p.m. Don’t miss these spectacular photos of typical Swedish houses. Prints will be for sale.
Dues Go Up July 1.
Individual dues go to $100 and Household dues to $130. Renew your membership by June 30 and keep your current rates for up to three years. (This offer is good no matter when you are due to renew. It will be added to your current membership.) Call the Club at 206-283-1090 to renew, download a membership form or renew online. It’s still the best deal in town.
Leif Eie
Leif Eieʼs 90th Birthday
Join us Saturday, July 13, for dinner and music to celebrate Leif Eie! A pillar in Seattle's Nordic-American community, Leif has seen it all and done it all—but now what he'd like to see is your face at his 90th birthday party. Reserve your ticket today ($48 per person).

Retreat to Eat
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?
"Cooking in America" at the Club
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!
Scholarship Winners Announced
Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships announces its 2019 scholarship winners:
  • Bert Hagg Award #1 ($3,500): Arne Grette, Liberty High School
  • Bert Hagg Award #2 ($3,500): Vy Ta, Chief Sealth International High School
  • Fern and Sven Halgren Award ($3,500): Fiona Okech, Federal Way High School
  • SSCS Program Award ($1,500): Brian Xie, Inglemoor High School
  • Josef Oscarsson Award ($1,500): Daniel Kassaye, Garfield High School
These scholarships are awarded yearly to high school seniors in King County. Swedish heritage is not required. Information on next year's scholarships will be published in the fall.
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.


Did Ann-Margret teach Elvis any Swedish?
Monday, June 17. 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 third 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.
Saturday, June 29. Gavlekören in Concert. There's more to Gävle, Sweden, than the world's largest straw goat at Christmastime. Gavlekören, a community chorale from the town, is coming to Portland for the American Union of Swedish Singers convention—but they'll stop off in Seattle long enough to perform at the Club! Start off your summer with some Swedish singing in our Three Crowns dining room. Free. 4 p.m.

Photo: Martin Ng
Sunday, June 30. Skandia Midsommarfest. Sponsored by Skandia Folkdance Society. This is the most colorful and best musical event of the year! Held at St. Edwards State Park in Kenmore. The Club will need volunteers to staff our booth. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dancers, musicians, vendors, food, etc. A wonderful event! if you can help staff the Swedish Club booth.
Wednesday, July 4. Fourth of July at the Club. Absolutely the best spot in Seattle for watching fireworks. Barbecue dinner by Smokin’ Pete’s BBQ. Kids' program and film. Folkdancing! Trivia! Fun for all ages. Bring your friends. Free parking starts and doors open at 7; dinner at 7:30 p.m. Member prices: $41 inside, $51 outside. Non-members: $46 inside, $56 outside. Kids: $23 inside, $28 outside. Non-members: Call the Club or use the form below.

July 12–14. Lumberjacks and Logrollers: Icons of Finnish Cinema. They're lumberjacks and they're OK! Four films from the golden age of Finland's movie industry, celebrating men with big axes and the women who loved them. Live music accompanies one film, the silent The Lumberjack's Bride. At Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. on Capitol Hill.

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.

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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 $116 ($94 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 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.

The Dish on Swedish (American Style)
Umgås is the online news destination for Swedish-Americans—not just in the Pacific Northwest, but everywhere. Check it out!
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.