Friday, Oct. 6. Viking Disco. Get your groove on, Viking style. Live music by Prom Date Mixtape! Spins by DJ Jonasson! Dinner is sold out, but there's plenty of room on the dance floor. Costumes encouraged. 8 p.m.

Blue card members: $20; call 206-283-1090
Guests: $25; reserve at Brown Paper Tickets
Female Vikings? Not Just on TV
DNA testing has confirmed that the remains of a Viking warrior found in Sweden in 1880 are female. Not only that, she was a high-ranking leader, say researchers.
Millionair Club, Real Change: Different Eras, Same Address
It's always good to see Seattle's Millionair Club Charity in the news. The organization was founded in 1890 by a Swede, Martin Johansen, and we treat Millionair Club workers to a lunch of Swedish meatballs once a year.
Job Notices
Ever wish you could get paid for just being Scandinavian? Maybe you can.

Blueprint Consulting Services (BPCS) in Bellevue seeks a native Swedish speaker/writer to work as a localization and translation specialist. Must have visa and employment authorization/green card, but BPCS can help with relocation to the Seattle area. Your Swedish written/translation skills will be tested. More information here.

Posted 8/15/17

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.

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.
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.


Friday, Sept. 29. Wine Tasting. Meet Kevin and Julie Cedergreen and taste the delicious wines from Cedergreen Cellars. Our dinner selections will be paired with their wines for the evening! 5 to 7 p.m. for wine tasting. In addition to tastes, you can also buy a glass and/or a bottle of wine.

Friday, Oct. 6. The Vikings. Original Hollywood classic with Kirk Douglas. A slave and a Viking prince fight for the love of a beautiful captive princess. Co-starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. In English (1958). 5 p.m. $5 suggested donation.

Did Ann-Margret teach Elvis any Swedish?
Friday, Oct. 6. Fall Swedish Language and History Classes Are Coming! It's back to school time, and never too late to start learning Swedish. We offer Swedish language classes at all levels, from beginning to advanced—plus our popular conversation and drop-in classes. Fall session starts the second full week of October. Prepare for your next trip to Sweden, or brush up on what you've already learned. Check out the schedule and sign up.

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.
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.