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! CANCELED. Rehearsals are suspended  for now. 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

Saturday, June 6. Swedish Car Show.

Sunday, June 7. Swedish Pancakes.
Music and dancing, plus authentic Swedish pancakes, ham, lingonberries, coffee and orange juice. Music by Lyle Schaefer, Seattle Skandia Spelmanslag and Karusellen. Guests $11; blue card Club members $9; children 5–12 $5. 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Wednesday, June 17. Members & Friends Dinner.
Peter Curtis, M.D., offers a program based on Pavel’s War, the final volume of his historical fiction trilogy. It’s the story of what he and his parents and grandparents went through because of their tragic dislocation during World War II. Chef Christine makes us Tuscan beef stew with red wine and aromatics, roasted root vegetable mash, orange slices and cherry cheese strudel for dessert. RSVP by Tuesday noon. $22. Late RSVPs and walk-ins $25. Social hour 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. Program around 7:30 p.m.

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

Sunday, Aug. 2. Loppis—Flea market in the Club parking lot.

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

Friday, Oct. 16. Viking Disco 2020.

Sunday, Oct 18. Two international chefs, Norwegian Gerd Kvalsund and Icelandic Jon Palsson, will make your dinner for our Annual Gala and Auction.

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