Sunday, Sept. 11. Pancakes Come to Those Who Wait.
Once a year, we serve our famous pancake breakfast on the second
Sunday of the month, not the first. That month is September, when like everyone else,
we'll be out savoring summer's last rays of sunshine on Labor Day weekend.
We'll postpone the breakfast for a week, then go at it with a vengeance on the 11th.
Authentic Swedish pancakes, ham, lingonberries,
and all the right fixin’s. Live music for dancing.
$9 guests, $7 blue card Club members, children
5–12 $5. 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
P.S. In the event that you can't join us for pancakes, you can always try our
for yourself at home. Oh, and
it took us a while to catch on, but apparently blogging about our pancakes is
something of a local obsession. Believe us, these are great pancakes—but if
believe us, perhaps you'll believe
the Seattle Weekly
, or eight out of nine reviewers at
Swedish Stuff Survey
UW student Karl Bloomberg is researching Nordic decorative arts
and their role in forming Scandinavian-American identities.
If you have keepsakes from "the old country," Karl invites
you to take his online survey
He’s interested in all of it—rosemåling,
horses and other items.
One Number to Ring Them All
So you want to talk to someone in Sweden, but you
don't know who. Why should that stop you?
The Swedish Number
(46.771.793.336) is the brainchild of a Swedish tourism agency. Dial it and be connected
to a random Swedish volunteer, anywhere in the country. Like a wrong number, only better.
If you try it, tell us how it goes!
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Past scholarship recipients Brittany Lewis, Emilia Sternberg and Stephen Swanson.
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and support a student
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Friday, Sept. 9. Swedish Duo.
From Stockholm, flutist Matilda Blomqvist and pianist Sebastian Bergström offer Swedish music, from
old folk songs to classical pieces and jazz. 7:30 in the Three Crowns Dining Room. Free (tips appreciated).
Tuesday, Sept. 13. Beginning Weaving Classes.
From yarn to finished cloth.
Learn from experienced weaver and instructor Lois Gaylord. Series of four two-hour classes:
9/13; 9/20; 9/27; 10/4. $89 Blue Card members; $112 nonmembers. 6:30 p.m.
and bring it to the first class with your payment.
Wednesday, Sept. 14. Members & Friends Dinner.
Speaker: Jill Morelli on what you can learn from genealogy. Chef Ann-Margret will make mango and leek chicken with new potatoes, vegetables and salad. For dessert: apple cake and vanilla sauce.
$20. RSVPs after Monday, Sept. 12, pay $25.
Saturday, Sept. 24. Crazy for Crayfish!
Summer's lease hath all too short a date, but
our fall events will give you something to look forward to. Case in point: our
Kräftskiva crayfish party.
Co-sponsored by SWEA. Eat locally caught crayfish and a traditional buffet, drink
snaps, sing snapsvisa, and dance the night away. 6 p.m. $60.
Must RSVP by Sept. 14 to
and then send a check, payable to SWEA, to Anna-Karin Salander, 722 N. 82nd St., Seattle, WA 98103.
Sunday, Sept. 25. Genealogy with SwedGen.
how to find your Swedish roots
and research Swedish records. SwedGen
a team of genealogists based in Sweden, will lead a research day
with presentations and demos of online resources.
Attend the 6-hour seminar (2:30–8:30 p.m.); you can also
reserve a half-hour one-on-one session if you apply before Sept. 1.
Advance registration required. It's free for blue card Club members;
call 206-283-1090 or e-mail
Social members and general public pay $20; click below.
Wednesdays, Oct. 26–Nov. 9: Genealogy 101 Class.
Polish your research skills in this new genealogy class from Swedish Club member Jill Morelli.
Learn to trace your Swedish ancestry, even if you don't speak
Swedish. Blue card Club members $10 per session; non-members $20. Or take the whole series
for $25 (members) or $40 (non-members). 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7. Viking Disco.
Love ABBA Night? Get your groove on again, Viking style. Music by cover band 80s
Invasion. Costumes encouraged. 8 p.m. “Disco + Vikings = a natural fit,” according to The Stranger.
Come find out!
There are several ticketing options. Here's how it breaks down:
Blue card members: $20 admission, call 206-283-1090.
Guests: $25 via Brown Paper Tickets.
- Join the Club: Choose an option below to get a Club membership and a pancake breakfast with your admission.
Founded in Seattle
in 1892, the Swedish
Club has grown to
become a center
activities in the
Our members are
not only Swedes
and other Scandinavians,
but people of many
The Swedish Club is a 501(c)(3) registered charity.
Would you like to
receive e-mail about
at the Swedish Club?
and we’ll add you
to our e-mail list.
at the Club?
now on board at the Friday Kafé.
prepared with fresh
homemade lox and
other tempting toppings.
serves up amazing
and desserts during
Happy Hour. Come
by the Club for
at 12 noon) or dinner!
levels of instruction;
Print out your
and mail it in.
Most classes are
$112 ($89 for members).
Tired of marking
your calendar for
Swedish Club events?
Now you don't have
to! Just visit our
for another convenient
way to keep up on
You can still visit
for details on any
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
lauded us for offering
best Swedish happy
, and the
liked it too. Zagat placed our
among Seattle's top nine.
found some nice
things to say about
and gave a blow-by-blow
account of our
pea soup challenge
while the P-I
of course, our
have gotten so much
practically a PR
campaign unto themselves.
Are You Needin'
News from Sweden?
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
politics and other
news, you can
The Swedish Wire’s
If you'd rather
listen to your news,
And if you're missing
your Swedish TV,
, or you can get a free