Events & Calendar

Every week. Swedish Language Classes.
We offer several different levels of instruction: Beginners 1 & 2, Intermediate, Advanced and Conversational Swedish. Conversational Swedish is Friday at lunchtime, and other classes meet on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Call 206-283-1090 for more information and to register. Most classes are $89 for Club members, $112 for non-members.

Standing Committee Meetings: Blue card Club members, volunteers and new members welcome. More info: contact

Friday, Apr. 30. Takeout Dinner & Film.
Chef Christine makes meatballs ($20) and seafood lasagna ($28). Chef Carina makes shrimp or salmon smörgås ($15). Live music by Skandia Kapell. Watch Kitchen Stories (95 min.) upstairs ($5 donation). Bar, music and dinner pickup is from 5 to 6 p.m. Film starts at 5:30 p.m. Order dinner ahead from our takeout menu and eat while you watch the film!

Friday, Apr. 30. Walpurgis Concert.
Join our virtual Valborgsmässobrasa (Walpurgis bonfire) with music from our Swedish Singers and a choir from Gävle, Sweden. Watch here.

Sunday, May 2. Swedish Pancakes to Go.
We’re getting back into serving Swedish pancakes on the first Sunday of the month at the Club. 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Prepaid only: $11, includes sales tax. Coffee and beverages are extra, and you can pay for them when you pick up your pancakes. If you can, please bring your own bag to take home your meal.

Meals include real Swedish pancakes and ham, real whipped cream and real lingonberries. They will be boxed, warm and ready to eat. If you can, please bring your own bag for your pancake boxes. Live music by Lilla Spelmanslag, Bjarne Jacobsen and Liten Hästar. Take your pancakes and find a table in our dining room or lobby to enjoy your breakfast!

Donate to our food drive! Drop off canned or other unperishable food when you pick up your pancakes, and receive $1 in Viking Bucks—which you can spend at the Club on meals, drinks, membership payments, etc.

Friday, May 7. Takeout Dinner & Film.
Chef Christine makes Swiss chard tart with bacon or vegetarian style with potato salad ($20). Carina makes meatballs ($20) and open-faced shrimp Skagen or salmon sandwich ($15). For dessert, it's rhubarb crumble ($6). Music by Soelje Sisters. Watch Max Manus: Man of War (113 min.) in the lobby ($5 donation). Bar, music and dinner pickup from 5 to 6 p.m. Film starts at 5:30 p.m. Order dinner ahead and eat while you watch the film! Upstairs dining and deck closed until May 21.

Wednesday, May 12. Kvinnor Kan Book Club.
All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung. About her struggles as a Korean adoptee. Next month’s book is Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen. 5 p.m. Meet at the Club or online. You don’t have to be a regular member to drop in for a book! For the Zoom link, contact

Friday, May 14. Takeout Dinner & Film.
Chef Christine makes meatball dinner ($20) or chicken piccata, rice and salad ($20) and kladdkaka with lemon crèma for dessert ($6). Chef Carina makes open-faced shrimp Skagen or salmon sandwich ($15). Music by Folk Voice Band. Bar, music and dinner pickup from 5 to 6 p.m. Watch documentary Crown Princess Märtha: The American Story (52 min.) in the lobby ($5 donation). (Note: not connected to PBS series Atlantic Crossing. ) Film starts at 5:30 p.m. Order dinner ahead and eat while you watch the film!

Wednesday, May 19. Book Club.
This month’s book is The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb by Neal Bascomb. It’s the riveting story of the Norwegian operation to sabotage the Vemork heavy water plant during World War II, preventing Germany from making a nuclear bomb. For June 16 it’s Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg. 5:30 p.m. For info, contact or call 206-715-4869. This club meets only online.

Wednesday, May 19. Annual Meeting.
Always an important meeting! We’ll hear a report on the previous year, and we’ll also meet and elect new Board Members and officers. Chef Christine will make pork rib roast with wine sauce, potatoes, farro salad and for dessert, lemon cake with strawberry rhubarb compote. (Vegetarian option may be ordered in advance.) Dinner 6:30, meeting 7:30 p.m. RSVP by Tuesday noon. $22; late RSVPs $25.

Friday, May 21. Back to the Bar Party & Dinner.
Chef Carina makes dinner salad with fruit, salmon & seafood chowder and croque monsieur. For dessert, chocolate torte. Music by Lyle Schaefer. Party is $50 prepaid only, which includes dinner, dessert, prizes and gifts to welcome everyone back to the bar! Limited number of guests due to pandemic rules.

Friday, May 21. Takeout Dinner & Film.
Takeout food options: meatball dinner ($20); open-face sandwiches ($15); and chocolate torte ($6). Watch Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (115 min.) in the lobby ($5 donation). Takeout: 5 to 6 p.m.; Film: 5:30 p.m.; Served dinners: 6 to 8 p.m.

Tuesdays, May 25–June 22. Beginning Weaving Class.
“From yarn to finished cloth.” Learn from experienced instructor Lois Gaylord. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Five sessions $136 for blue card members and $165 for non-members. A new class starts nearly every month. Call 206-283-1090 and prepay.

Friday, May 28. Dining Room Dinner & Film.
Enjoy a served dinner from Chef Christine of meatballs ($20) or rice bowl with salmon, roasted vegetables, etc. ($20). For dessert, it’s panna cotta with strawberry-rhubarb compote ($6). Chef Carina makes open-faced shrimp Skagen or salmon sandwich ($15). Takeout options are meatball dinner or open face sand-wiches. Music by Skandia Kapell. Watch Mother of Mine (105 min.) in the lobby ($5 donation). Takeout: 5 to 6 p.m.; Film: 5:30 p.m.; Served dinners: 6 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 5. Swedish Car Show.
Open to all pre-1992 show-class Volvos and Saabs, as well as members’ classic American and foreign cars. For information and application, contact Gary Ramstad at 206-365-6913 or

Sunday, June 6. National Day Dinner.
Nationaldagen at the Club has become a Seattle tradition! Flags will abound! Chefs Carina and Malin will prepare a wonderful Swedish meal of “the Ambassador’s Salmon,” salad with pear and gorgonzola cheese and princess torte for dessert. We’ll announce the Swedes of the Year.

Helping the Club?
We always need volunteers for events. It's a great way to meet other members and enjoy the activity at the same time. Nearly every event at the Club, from Friday night dinners to pancake breakfasts to fundraisers, is supported by volunteers who lend a hand. Whatever your skills, we'll find a place for you!

Our “Sure, we’ll take your books!” policy has resulted in too many books at this point for our two volunteer librarians, Berit Lehner and Peppe Enfield, to handle. We are putting a moratorium on accepting any books until Oct. 1. When we start accepting your used books again, our policy will continue to be no Bibles. We’ve learned the hard way: you don’t want to risk inadvertently giving away a priceless family heirloom.

Bring your membership cards to events. It speeds up lines and make it easier for volunteers selling tickets or checking you in.

Finally, here's a simple way to help the Club: by RSVP'ing early for dinners and other events. So many of you RSVP at the last moment, and meanwhile, we've had to guess if you're coming. Sometimes we guess too optimistically about how many will show, and we have to pay for those meals. Tell us early that you're coming and you'll help us save money—which is just as good as volunteering!

For more information, or to lend a hand on volunteer projects, or call 206-283-1090.

Wish List. Do you have any of the following? If you are not sure whether what you have to donate to the Club will be useful, call the staff and ask.
  • If you have extra frequent flyer miles, consider donating them to the Club. We can add them to trips being raffled off or auctioned, to help us raise funds.
  • “Classy” items to auction or raffle off