Friday, Aug 24. Finnish Your Dinner. Celebrate summer and Finland by joining diners around the
world who are eating outside tonight! Dinner in our front plaza, with white tablecloths and a delicious
meal with a Finnish theme. 6 p.m. $38. Reserve your place by Tuesday, 8/21.

Menu: Chilled Finnish blueberry soup with dark seeded malted bread & butter • Pickled herring with orange roe, blackcurrant mustard and sour cream sauce • Karelian pie with egg butter and pickled cucumber • Beet salad • Cabbage rolls with little boiled potatoes topped with sour cream and fresh lingonberry • Little Runeberg cakes with whipped cream • Coffee service
Nov. 3–4: Be a Vendor at Our Holiday Bazaar
Our annual Scandinavian-themed holiday sale takes place Nov. 3–4. Sell your stuff and have a fantastic time. Download the application to host a vendor table. Or attend to get an early start on holiday shopping, enjoy a great Swedish meal and greet old friends.

"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.


Bjorn Ruud
Wednesday, Aug. 15. Members & Friends Dinner. Our program is by Bjorn Ruud, the owner of Scandinavian Specialties. He’ll tell us a little of the history of the store and describe the challenges and rewards of running a very special shop for the Nordic-American community. Chef Christine will serve chicken Marbella, Caesar salad, and cookies and ice cream for dessert. Social hour 5:30, dinner 6:30. $22. Reservations after Monday, Aug. 13, are charged $25.

Friday, Sept. 7. Jazz by a Seattle Treasure. At 81, pianist Overton Berry is a member of the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame. He'll offer an evening of elegance at our Happy Hour, with the incomparable Jeff Davies on bass. $5–10 suggested donation. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 8. 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 annual Kräftskiva crayfish party, complete with paper lanterns and co-sponsored by SWEA and Save Their Smiles, which you can support through a silent auction.

Eat locally caught crayfish, drink snaps, sing snapsvisa and dance the night away. Doesn’t get any more traditional than that! (There’s more than crayfish on the menu, though. All sorts of Swedish goodies.) One Bad Hat will play classic hits from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

6 p.m. $75. Must RSVP by Sept. 1 to or send a check to Borgstrom Catering, 4342 239th Place SE, Issaquah, WA 98029.

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.