Support the Club
Sunday, Mar. 8. Kvinnor Kan.
Kvinnor kan means “women can,” and in Sweden it signifies equality between women and men. At the Swedish Club, an eclectic group of Nordic women will observe International Women’s Day (Mar. 8) with a dinner to honor a local leader for women's rights.

Alene Moris, an Icelandic American, has worked for more than 45 years on behalf of women and their career and leadership issues. She’ll give a talk on “Nordic Women Are on Top,” discussing how important women in Nordic history have helped their countries become the most women-friendly in the world. 6 p.m. $30.       Or RSVP by mail.
Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 28–Mar. 1. Antiques & Great Finds Sale. Come to buy beautiful antiques or old treasures—or if you have some treasures of your own, particularly Scandinavian ones, you can rent a table to sell your stuff. 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.

Job Notices
Ever wish you could get paid for just being Scandinavian? Maybe you can.

RAF Technology, Inc., a software firm in Redmond, Wash., seeks a temporary, part-time Swedish-language data entry specialist. Send your résumé to Sharon Mattax at
Posted 12/12/14

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.
Who's More Swedish?
Are you a Swedish American with a longing for the homeland—and 15 minutes of fame? Swedish TV producers are conducting a nationwide casting search for fun, outgoing Americans with Swedish ancestry to participate in Season 5 of "Allt för Sverige," a reality show to be filmed in Sweden. Contestants will journey throughout Sweden, partaking in extreme cultural challenges to discover their land, roots, and cultural heritage. Grand prize: Meet your Swedish relatives!
High School Seniors: Apply for Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships
Apply by Mar. 31! Seven college scholarship awards, totaling $20,500, are available for high school seniors in King County. Swedish ancestry is not required. Download an application today!
Freedom of the Press
Enjoy a free digital issue of the revamped Swedish Press, the only monthly magazine in North America for all things Swedish. Stay up to date on Swedish news, culture, lifestyle, business and traditions all in full color. Check it out today—and if you like what you see, subscribe!
Are You in the Book?
Our new Membership Directory is here! With names and phone numbers of all current members, plus business listings, it's the perfect way to get in touch with those nice folks you saw at the pancake breakfast, or find the right bakery for Swedish goodies. Copies available, to members only, for $5 if you pick them up at the Club. If you want it mailed (add $4 for postage), please call the office at (206) 283-1090.
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.


Photo: Martin Ng.
Where can you find the best Swedish pancakes this side of Stockholm, plus coffee, juice, and live entertainment—
for nine bucks or less? Nowhere but the Swedish Club. Stop by on the first Sunday of the month, from September to June, between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and you'll see what makes everyone want to dance. $9 guests, $7 Club members, $5 children 5–12.

P.S. In the event that you can't join us for pancakes, you can always try our recipe 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 you don't believe us, perhaps you'll believe Joey Veltkamp, the Seattle Times and Seattle P-I, KCTS 9, the Seattle Weekly (not once but twice), FlavBlog, Culinary Fool, Findwell, or eight out of nine reviewers at Yelp.
Friday, Mar. 6. First Friday Jazz. Redshift plays Happy Hour. Dave Bristow (piano), Kurt Bischoff (drums) and Neil Conaty (bass) share a lifetime of professional musical experience. Their repertoire spans a variety of styles: standards, bossa novas and originals. 7:30 p.m.

Every Friday. Viking Film Series. "Vikings to Volvos" is a nine-month film series curated by history buff and SC Board member Larry Johnson. Every Friday we watch a documentary covering an aspect of Viking origins, history and culture, from 50,000 years ago to the present. 5:45 p.m. Find out more about this week's film.

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. Learn more about membership.

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Smörgås sandwiches, 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 serves 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 $99 ($79 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 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.