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

Blueprint Consulting Services (BPCS) in Bellevue seeks a native Swedish speaker/writer to work as a localization and translation specialist. Must have visa and employment authorization/green card, but BPCS can help with relocation to the Seattle area. Your Swedish written/translation skills will be tested. More information here.

Posted 8/15/17

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.

Photo: Zachary D. Lyons
Feats of Herring
In June, the Swedish Club signed up for the first time with Alaska Herring Week, an annual promotion that seeks to get sustainable Pacific herring onto local menus. The forgotten fish was a natural fit for our midsommar smörgåsbord—and things couldn't have gone better, as this Herring Week blog post attests.

If you missed it, don't fret—we have a feeling there will be more chances to enjoy herring at the Club in the near future.
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.

 


Base Case Imaging / Amy
Friday, Aug. 25. Happy Hour with Redshift.
Redshift uses the classic jazz piano trio format for an eclectic mix of standards, bossa novas and originals, with a sound that always leaves audiences wanting more. 7:30 p.m. Free, but you know the drill: Tips welcome!

Friday, Aug. 25. Crayfish with Old Ballard Liquor Co.! Can't make it to the Club for crayfish on Sept. 9? Or you just really love crayfish? Join Old Ballard Liquor Co.'s party on Aug. 25!

Meal tickets ($75): All-you-can-eat fennel poached crayfish and shrimp, cheese and chanterelle pie, baby potatoes with dill, flatbread, cheeses, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert. Drink tickets ($8 apiece): Beer, aquavit shots or aquavit cocktails. Must purchase in advance.

Location: Outdoors at the Seattle Maritime Academy, 4455 Shilshole Ave NW. Friday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m.


Did Ann-Margret teach Elvis any Swedish?
Friday, Oct. 6. Fall Swedish Language and History Classes Are Coming! It's back to school time, and never too late to start learning Swedish. We offer Swedish language classes at all levels, from beginning to advanced—plus our popular conversation and drop-in classes. Fall session starts the second full week of October. Prepare for your next trip to Sweden, or brush up on what you've already learned. Check out the schedule and sign up.

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.

Would you like to receive e-mail about upcoming events at the Swedish Club? and we’ll add you to our e-mail list.
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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,
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 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 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.