Sunday, Dec. 31. Nordic New Year’s Fest at the Club.
Three floors of dancing with live bands, a chef direct from Sweden and stunning views! Bands: Rat City Brass, Butt Dial Party Band, Disco Cowboys, our own Skandia Kapell and DJ Jonasson. Doors open at 8 p.m.
We've Got Class
Our winter Swedish language classes start the week of Jan. 8. Average class size is eight to 12 students. Several levels of instruction; expert teachers. One of them, Laura Wideburg, literally wrote the book for once-a-week language students—actually, she's written six books and counting! Print a registration form and and bring it to your first class.

Keep an Eye on the Gävle Goat
When the Hindenburg burst into flames, that was unexpected. In Gävle, Sweden, on the other hand, people more or less expect that pranksters will try to set fire to the world's largest julbock, or straw goat, which is displayed every year during Advent at Gävle's Castle Square. To find out whether the goat survives until Christmas (there's a 36 percent chance, based on history), check its Webcam ... or follow the official blog.

High School Seniors: Apply for Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships
Apply by Mar. 31! Five college scholarship awards, totaling $14,500, are available for high school seniors in King County. Swedish ancestry is not required. Download an application today!
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, Dec. 15. Let There Be Lutfisk. Enjoy a traditional Scandinavian lutfisk and meatball dinner during Happy Hour. Icelander Jens Eysteinsson and Norwegian Leif Eie will be our chefs. 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. Live music by Folk Voice Duo. 6:30. $35.

Thursdays, Jan. 11–Mar. 15. Winter Light: The Films 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. No film Feb. 15. 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 $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 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.