Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 4–5. Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar. Two floors of Nordic and handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods and fun! Smörgås, pea soup, waffles and meatballs on Saturday, Swedish pancakes on Sunday. Raffle prizes! The bar is open both days. Download the application to host a vendor table. Or get an early start on holiday shopping, enjoy a great Swedish meal and greet old friends. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.
Female Vikings? Not Just on TV
DNA testing has confirmed that the remains of a Viking warrior found in Sweden in 1880 are female. Not only that, she was a high-ranking leader, say researchers.
Millionair Club, Real Change: Different Eras, Same Address
It's always good to see Seattle's Millionair Club Charity in the news. The organization was founded in 1890 by a Swede, Martin Johansen, and we treat Millionair Club workers to a lunch of Swedish meatballs once a year.

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.


Friday, Oct. 27. Savoy Night Owls. Take a trip back in time with Savoy Night Owls and their vintage songs. This Seattle-based quintet features vocal jazz standards from an earlier era. Maybe before you were born? 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 27. Gåten Ragnarøk (Ragnarok). A true modern Viking family adventure. A Norwegian archaeologist uncovers mysterious runes describing Ragnarøk, the Viking legend of the end of the world, and accidentally awakens a giant monster. In Norwegian and Swedish with English subtitles (2013). 5 p.m. $5 suggested donation.

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 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.