Host a Scandinavian Exchange Student
AFS-USA is a nonprofit that facilitates study-abroad programs for high school students. They're looking to place kids like Maans, from Sweden, and Kinga and Njaal, from Norway, with American host families for the 2018–19 school year. Have you considered hosting? Perhaps you should!
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.


Wednesday, July 18. Book Club. We’re reading Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life by Niki Brantmark. Lagom is the Swedish philosophy for enjoying balance in every aspect of life—from work and leisure to family and food, and everything in between. Grab a drink and meet in lobby. 5:30 p.m. For info, contact or call 206-715-4869.

Wednesday, July 18. Members & Friends: Annual Pizza & Potluck Dinner. Our July meeting is always a treat. First, our menu is pizza and potluck! Second, Seattle has some of the finest folk musicians anywhere, and tonight, Skandia Kapell entertains us with songs and stories. Third, the Guild will be here selling used costume jewelry for a “Bling Benefit” for the Club. Social hour 5:30, dinner 6:30. $10 if you bring something for the potluck, $15 if you don’t. RSVPs after Monday pay $25.

Friday, July 20. Scandinavian Film Series: The Immigrant Experience.
Nybyggarna (The New Land). The saga of a Swedish immigrant family from Småland struggling to establish a new life for themselves in the forest of Minnesota in the mid-19th century. Starring Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann as Karl-Oskar and Kristina. Based on Vilhelm Moberg’s classic emigrant novel series. (1973) 5:30 p.m. $5 donation.
Friday, July 20. Happy Hour with Jon Persson. An in-demand entertainer on the many cruise ships that launch from Seattle's harbor, Jon Persson likes to make time for the Swedish Club whenever he's in town. Take a sentimental journey with Jon during Happy Hour—without leaving dry land. (If enough of us ask, he might even break out the accordion!) 7:30 p.m.

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.