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! Svea Male Chorus meets at 6:45 and the Swedish Women's Chorus at 7:30. Singing together is verrrry Swedish. No auditions, always fresh coffee, everyone welcome.

Every Wednesday (except 2nd). Lilla Fredag. Our bar is open for Swedish pea soup, homemade limpa bread and libations. 5:30 p.m. First Wednesday of the month: Trivia Night. 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 $79 for Club members, $99 for non-members.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: Genealogy Research.
The Swedish-Finn Historical Society, which rents office space from the Club, will provide genealogy research for our members on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 12:30, on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. and on pancake Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m.

Every Friday. Friday Volunteers.
Every Friday morning, you bring the elbow grease and we'll provide the task list plus lunch. Volunteers who come at 10 a.m. and stay to lend a hand with cleaning, building maintenance, painting, gardening, etc., will get a lunch of Ann-Margret's meatballs at 1 p.m. RSVP or call 206-283-1090 by Wednesday so that we have the tools and tasks ready for you!

Every Friday. Matinee.
Scandinavian films with English subtitles. $5 donation. 2 p.m. Come early for a delicious lunch in our Friday Kafé. Every Friday. The Vikings.
We're watching Season 4 of The History Channel's "Vikings" drama series. Then we'll resume the nine-month "Vikings to Volvos" series curated by Club Board member Larry Johnson. 5:45 p.m. Starting Nov. 11, we're watching Season 4 of The History Channel's "Vikings" drama series. Then we'll resume the nine-month "Vikings to Volvos" series curated by Club Board member Larry Johnson. 5:45 p.m.

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

Friday, Feb. 3. Happy Hour with Overton Berry.
Come to the Club to enjoy one of our favorite performers. Overton is an amazing piano player and a Seattle legend to boot! 7:30 p.m.

Fridays, Feb. 3–24. Love, War & Betrayal Film Series.
Four films dealing with World War II and its aftermath in Norway. Co-sponsored by the Swedish Club and the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association. 5 p.m. in the Board Room. Suggested donation $5. In Norwegian with English subtitles. Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 4–5. Women’s Second Chance Clothing Sale.
Sponsored by the Swedish Club Guild. Donate gently used clothing now (by Feb. 2) and return to buy fashionable attire donated by our members. Only the ladies are invited. Bring cash or checks for clothing purchases. The bar will be open on Saturday for manicures. Sale: 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday, Feb. 5. Swedish Pancakes.
Music and dancing, plus authentic Swedish pancakes, ham, lingonberries et al. Music by Skolkis, Folk Voice Band and Bjarne Jacobsen. Guests $9; blue card Club members $7; children 5–12 $5. 8 a.m.– 1 p.m. Stay afterward for genealogy in our lobby.

Tuesdays, Feb. 7–28. Beginning Weaving Classes.
Learn the basics of working on a loom, from yarn to finished cloth. Taught by experienced weaver/instructor Lois Gaylord. Series of four classes, 2–4 p.m. Use the Club’s looms. Blue card members $89; non-members $112. Download the registration form or call the Club.

Tuesdays, Feb. 7–28. Basic Tapestry and Two-Harness Weaving Classes.
No experience necessary. Taught by experienced weaver/instructor Lois Gaylord. Series of four classes, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Use the Club’s looms, or bring your own tapestry or rigid heddle loom. Blue card members $89; non-members $112. Download the registration form or call the Club.

Wednesday, Feb. 8. Book Club.
Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All (Mordar Anders och hans vanner) by Jonas Jonasson. A delightful comic adventure that reminds us it’s never too late to start over. Grab a drink first and meet in the lobby or library. 5:30 p.m. Free. For info, contact

Wednesday, Feb. 8. Members & Friends Dinner.
Our program is a Valentine concert by the SnoQueen Ensemble. Social hour 5:30, dinner 6:30. Chef Christine’s menu: baked cod, rice pilaf, Caesar salad and bread, with a dessert of honey-butter baked pears and whipped cream with a hint of Frangelico liqueur. $20. RSVPs after Monday, Feb. 6, pay $25.

Friday, Feb. 10. Love, War & Betrayal Film Series.
Max Manus. 5 p.m. $5 donation.

Friday, Feb. 10. Scandinavian Folkdance.
Dance to live music by Kris, Sarah and Steve from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Partner not required! Dance: $8 members, $10 guests. Lesson at 7:30 to review basic dances. For information, contact

Wednesday, Feb. 15. Club Board Meeting.
Members are welcome to attend as guests. Public comment period at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting.

Wednesday, Feb. 15. Swedish Film.
Force Majeure. Swedish dark comedy. Every man for himself! Forget the wife and kids. 7:30 p.m. 119 min. $5 donation.

Friday, Feb. 17. Love, War & Betrayal Film Series.
Iskyss (Ice Kiss). 5 p.m. $5 donation.

Friday, Feb. 17. Triangular Jazztet.
This Seattle band applies jazz sensibilities to standard, blues, gospel, bop, Latin, pop and original tunes. Last time they were here, they were very popular with our crowd! 7:30 p.m. Free, but we’ll collect tips.

Friday, Feb. 24. Bill Conger’s Karaoke.
The first time we did a Friday evening of karaoke, many members said afterward that it was one of the best evenings they’d ever had at the Club. We welcome back host Bill Conger of Jigsaw Productions. This evening attracts some of the best karaoke singers from around the city. Join us! 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 22. Swedish Bingo.
Members and guests welcome. Every last Wednesday of the month, Mary McCann leads us in bingo! Enjoy pea soup and homemade limpa bread. Food at around 5 p.m., bingo at 7. Bring cash to pay for your bingo cards!

Wednesday, Feb. 22. Kafferep.
Monthly Swedish-style coffee party with homemade goodies from our best baking members. 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 22. Finnish Film.
Aleksis Kiven elämä (The Life of Aleksis Kivi). The life story of one of Finland’s greatest national literary figures. 101 min. 7:30 p.m. $5 donation.

Friday, Feb. 24. Love, War & Betrayal Film Series.
To liv (Two Lives). 5 p.m. $5 donation.

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

Saturday & Sunday, Mar. 4–5. Antiques & Great Finds Sale.
Come to buy beautiful antiques or old treasures—or if you have some treasures of your own, particularly Scandinavian ones, you can rent a table to sell your stuff. Download the application form now, or contact Executive Director Kristine Leander for more details. Not enough items or energy to do your own table? We also need used items for the Club’s table, with proceeds to go to the Club.

Mark Your Calendars
The following events are outside our usual routine of films, classes, programs, etc.—or are events we’re often asked about by members who are planning way ahead.

Friday, Apr. 7, 2017. ABBA Night.

Saturday, May 13, 2017. Annual Auction.

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