"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.
Semlor at the Kafé
Centuries ago, semlor was a Shrove Tuesday tradition in Sweden: the last sweet thing you ate before embarking on your Lenten fast. Modern attitudes are more relaxed, and Swedes now enjoy these cardamom-spiced wheat buns, stuffed with almond paste and whipped cream, on weekends throughout Lent. Stop by our Friday Kafé for your own semla ($6) from now until Easter. (If you want extra semlor to take home, they must be ordered by Wednesday each week.)

High School Seniors: Apply for Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships
Apply by Mar. 31! Five college scholarship awards, totaling $14,500, are available for high school seniors in King County. Swedish ancestry is not required. Download an application today!
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.


Saturday, Apr. 22. Auction: Back to Our Roots. Bid on fabulous items in our live and silent auctions, and enjoy a gourmet meal by award-winning chef John Sundstrom of Lark Restaurant. It's all coming up on Apr. 22. 5 to 9 p.m. $95 per person or $700 for a table of eight. Make your reservation today!

To volunteer, donate an item or help in any other way, call the Club at 206-283-1090.

Wednesday, Mar. 21. Learn About Hurtigruten Cruises. Hurtigruten is an adventure cruise line specializing in trips to Norway. A Hurtigruten representative will give a short presentation, and AAA Washington travel agents and counselors will be on hand to help you with any travel needs. Plus, save 15 percent on AAA travel merchandise. You don't need to be a AAA member. 10:30 a.m. Seattle AAA Cruise & Travel, 1523 15th Ave. W. RSVP: 206-216-4205.

Friday, Mar. 23. Billy Joe Dance Party. Local swing dancers will join us, along with trumpeter/guitarist Billy Joe and his amazing band. No cover charge, but tips welcome. 7:30 p.m.
Choose Your Plates

Friday, Mar. 23. Knut Hamsun Film Series. Tonight: Sult (Hunger) (1966). Swedish actor Per Oscarsson plays the leading role, based loosely on Hamsun’s early days as a struggling writer. This black-and-white film portrays the book’s social realism and stream-of-consciousness narrative. 5:30 p.m. $5 donation.
Friday, Mar. 30. Knut Hamsun Film Series. Victoria (2013). The story of the love between the daughter of a landowner and the son of a miller. A feast for the eyes and ears, with stunningly beautiful young actors, bucolic Norwegian scenes and an original musical score. 5:30 p.m. $5 donation.

Did Ann-Margret teach Elvis any Swedish?
Monday, Apr. 2. Spring Swedish Language and History Classes Are Coming! No fooling—it's time to learn Swedish with a class at the Club. We offer Swedish language classes at all levels, from beginning to advanced—plus our popular conversation and drop-in classes. Spring session starts the first full week of April. 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.

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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.