Events & Calendar
Every Friday. Swedish Kafé & Happy Hour!
Smörgås sandwiches, Swedish meatballs and homemade pastries. Kafé starts at noon with Chefs Ann-Margret Lightle and Malin Jonsson. Happy Hour 5–10:30 p.m., with Chef Christine Lea's evening meal starting at 6. Different entrees each week. Always a fantastic view. 1920 Dexter Ave. N.

Every Tuesday. Sing with Us! The Swedish Singers of Seattle rehearse at the Club from August to June. Both women and men sing together from 7 to 9 p.m. Singing together is verrrry Swedish. No auditions, always fresh coffee, everyone welcome. Information:

Every Wednesday (except 2nd). Lilla Fredag. Our bar is open for Swedish pea soup, homemade limpa bread and libations. 5 p.m. First Wednesday of the month: Trivia Night. Second Wednesday: Crafts. Last Wednesday of the month: Bingo!

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.

Every Friday: Matinee.
Scandinavian films with English subtitles. $5 donation. 2 p.m. Come early for a delicious lunch in our Friday Kafé. Standing Committee Meetings: Blue card Club members, volunteers and new members welcome. More info: contact

Wednesday, Jan. 15. Book Club.
We are reading The Winter War by Finnish author Philip Teir. On the surface, the Paul family are living the liberal middle-class Nordic dream. Then it starts to unravel…. Information: 206-715-4869 or Grab a drink in the bar and meet in the lobby or library. 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 15. Members & Friends Dinner CANCELED.
Stay home and let it snow. We'll reschedule this event soon.

Wednesday, Jan. 22. Kafferep.
Monthly Swedish-style coffee party with homemade goodies from our best baking members. Not just fika: “It’s like a dinner party with desserts only!” 2 p.m. You’re very welcome.

Wednesday, Jan. 22. Kvinnor Kan Book Club.
This book club was formed to read books with female protagonists. This month we’re reading Becoming, by Michelle Obama. Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance whose story inspires us to defy expectations. Grab a drink and meet in the lobby. For info: 206-283-1090 or e-mail

Wednesday, Jan. 22. Trivia. What with Christmas and New Year's Day both being on Wednesdays, and the recent winter weather, the Club's regular Wednesday programming has taken a hit. Fortunately, Odin (it's his day, after all) gave us an extra Wednesday in January—and we're going to spend it playing Trivia! (In February we'll be back to Trivia on the first Wednesday.)

Join us in the bar on Wednesday, Jan. 22, to match wits with fellow Swedes. Members and guests are welcome. Enjoy pea soup, homemade limpa bread, and meat or cheese plates. Food at 5 p.m., Trivia at 7.

Wednesday, Jan. 22. Finnish Film.
Tavarataivas (My Stuff). Thought-provoking documentary about a man who put all his stuff in storage and took out one item per day. 80 min. $5 donation. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 25. Guild Meeting.
Be part of the fund-raising, fun-raising mission of the Club! 10 a.m.

Sunday, Jan. 26. Musicians from Sweden: Fru Skaggerak.
A pan-Scandinavian female fiddle trio will play for us: from slow airs to lively polkas, and everything in between. The concert is free, but we’re selling reserved seating for $10. Bar opens at 4 with small plates for purchase; concert at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 29. Swedish Bingo.
Members and guests welcome. Enjoy pea soup and homemade limpa bread, or meat and cheese plates. Bring cash; bingo cards can be sold only for cash. (First card $10, additional cards $5). Food at 5, bingo at 7.

Friday, Jan. 31. Casey MacGill Plays at Happy Hour!
Casey MacGill has been playing boogie-woogie, swing and stride piano in Seattle for decades. Sporting his signature pencil-thin mustache, he’s a throwback to a bygone era of charm and style. Around 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 31. Final Friday Folkdancing.
Recreate the magic of really fun folkdancing to live music once a month! Skandia Kapell plays the music. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 1 & 2. Women’s “One More Time” Clothing Sale.
Donate gently used clothing now (by Jan. 31) and return to buy fashionable attire donated by our members. Only the ladies are invited. Hors d’oeuvres, etc., will be available on Saturday. Bring your friends and make it a party. Or, if you want, avail yourself of the company of our Swedish Club Guild women, who will help you select comfortable and stylish attire. Sale: 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. both days.

Sunday, Feb. 2. Swedish Pancakes.
Music and dancing, plus authentic Swedish pancakes, ham, lingonberries, coffee and orange juice. Music by Skandia Kapell, Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag and Tinn Felen. Guests $11; blue card Club members $9; children 5–12 $5. 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 5. Trivia.
Members and guests are welcome. Every first Wednesday of the month, come enjoy Trivia. Enjoy pea soup, homemade limpa bread, and meat or cheese plates. Food at 5 p.m., Trivia at 7.

Mark Your Calendars
The following are events we’re often asked about by members who are planning far ahead.

Friday, Feb. 21. Overton Berry at Happy Hour.

Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 29 & Mar. 1. Great Finds Sale.

Friday, Mar. 27. ABBA Night 2020.

Saturday, May 16. Annual Auction!

Saturday, June 6. Swedish Car Show.

Friday, Oct. 9. Viking Feast with Chef James Bushell.

Friday, Oct. 16. Viking Disco 2020.

RSVP for any of these events at or 206-283-1090.

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