Friday, Apr. 5. ABBA Night. These boots were made for dancing! It's our annual ABBA Night, and you won't soon forget it. Dance, or just check out the fab threads from the ’70s! Costume contest and food. From 8 p.m. till midnight, the Club is all yours!

Blue card members: $30; call 206-283-1090,
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Guests: Tickets go on sale Mar. 1!
Saturday & Sunday, Mar. 2–3. Be an Antique Dealer!
Got some antiques, collectibles, other secondhand stuff to sell? Here's your chance: Rent a table at the Swedish Club's Great Finds Sale! It's ideal if your stuff is Scandinavian, but fine if it's not. Our pancake breakfasts are drawing big crowds lately, so you'll see lots of foot traffic.

Download the application form now, or contact Executive Director for more details. Not enough items or energy to do your own table? We also need used items for the Club’s table, with proceeds to go to the Club.

Annual Appeal: Give to the Club
Members like you have always been our most valuable resource. At this time of year, we invite you to remember what the Club does all year long: great programs, great community and a wonderful meeting place. Join the ranks of members who have sustained the Club—and kept our Viking values
strong—for nearly 125 years.
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 ($6) from now until Easter. (If you want extra semlor to take home, they must be ordered by Wednesday each week.)

Chair
Nordic Notices
Local journalism legend Knute Berger discusses Seattle's Nordic heritage—by way of his own Norwegian roots—with an assist from Club Executive Director Kristine Leander, in an article from Seattle Magazine. In the same issue, Steve Scher profiles the Club's neighborhood, with the inevitable stop at our Kafé for meatballs.

High School Seniors: Apply for Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships
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!
"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!
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.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 20. Members & Friends Dinner. Danish actress Asta Nielsen was the first international film superstar. Our guest, Kristian Naesby, Danish lecturer at University of Washington, will explain how that happened, and how Denmark got to be infamous for scandalous silent films in the 1910s. His talk concerns censorship and how to get around it, early 20th-century erotica, and one of the most influential divas Scandinavia has ever seen. Social hour 5:30, dinner 6:30. $22. Reservations after Monday, Feb. 18, are charged $25.


Friday, Feb. 22. “Winter Scenes” Evening Film Series: Force Majeure. Relationship drama about a Swedish family. When an avalanche threatens his family during a ski vacation, Tomas makes a fateful decision. Hard to watch and impossible to ignore. 7 p.m. $5 donation. 120 min. Shown again Mar. 8, 2 p.m.
Tuesdays, Feb. 26–Mar. 19. Weaving Classes. “From yarn to finished cloth.” No prior experience necessary. Learn from experienced weaver/instructor Lois Gaylord. Series of four two-hour classes: Feb. 26–Mar. 19. 6:30–8:30 p.m. Use the Club’s looms. Blue card members $109; nonmembers $132. OK to start a week late. Download the registration form and bring it to the first class with your payment.

Friday, Feb. 22. “Winter Scenes” Evening Film Series: Force Majeure. Relationship drama about a Swedish family. When an avalanche threatens his family during a ski vacation, Tomas makes a fateful decision. Hard to watch and impossible to ignore. 7 p.m. $5 donation. 120 min. Shown again Mar. 8, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 27. Swedish Film. Iris. An 8-year-old from Stockholm spends the summer on the Åland Islands. Charming film, splendidly photographed. 7:30 p.m. 81 min. $5 donation. Shown again Friday, Mar. 1, at 2 p.m.
Kvinnor Kan
Wednesday, Mar. 13. Kvinnor Kan! Dinner. Every year the Swedish Club honors a woman in the community. This year it’s Azita Emami, dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Washington. 6 p.m.
Every Friday. The Vikings. Starting Jan. 4, we're watching Season 5 of The History Channel's "The Vikings" drama series. 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays, Jan. 10–Mar. 14. The Magic Lantern of Ingmar Bergman. Nine classics by the great Swedish director. $78 for the series; $71 for Swedish Club members. 7:30 p.m. at Seattle Art Museum. 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.
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,
please
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.