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

Wednesday, Sept. 9. Kvinnor Kan Book Club.
We’re reading The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward. It’s an anthology about race in America and “the truths that plague our country.” In October they are reading Married to a Bedouin by Marguerite van Geldermalsen. 5 p.m. We’ll meet in person in the bar and by Zoom. For a link or info: 206-283-1090 or e-mail

Friday, Sept. 11. Happy Hour & Meatballs to Go!
Outdoor dinner & libations with Seattle’s best view. Order (to eat at the Club or to go) online or at 206-283-1090 by Wednesday evening. Pick up to-go meatballs at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Almost live entertainment this evening by individual members of Skandia Kapell.

Tuesdays, Sept. 15–Oct. 13. 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. Limited number of students due to pandemic. Call the Club AT 206-283-1090 and prepay to reserve your space.

Wednesday, Sept. 16. Book Club.
A Drop of Midnight by Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité. Readers travel through his family’s history from South Carolina slavery to 21st-century Sweden. In October and November, they are reading Deep River by Karl Marlantes. This book club meets only by Zoom. 5:30 p.m. For info, contact or call 206-715-4869.

Wednesday, Sept. 16. Annual Meeting.
We’ll elect new Board Members and announce the Swede(s) of the Year! Plus a standout menu by Chef Christine: lemon-crusted cod, asparagus, potatoes, pickled beets and for dessert, chocolate cake with white buttercream frosting. We need 50 members, so our Board is holding a raffle. One lucky member who attends in person will walk out with a crisp $100 bill! Our dinner will be outside, under tents if necessary. $22. Dinner 6:30, meeting around 7:30. To attend and vote by Zoom, contact for a link.

Friday, Sept. 18. Jon Persson at Happy Hour.
Outdoor libations with Seattle’s best view. Dinner on our patio! Order your meal (to eat at the Club or to go) online or at 206-283-1090 by Wednesday evening. Pick up to-go meatballs at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Jon Persson tickles the ivories indoors; we’ll watch a video feed.

Friday, Sept. 25. Skandia Kapell: Almost Live!
It’s Final Friday Folk music of the virtual kind: Skandia Kapell plays live indoors while we watch a video feed. Music around 5:30 p.m. Order your meal (to eat in-house or to go) online or at 206-283-1090 by Wednesday evening. Pick up to-go meatballs at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

Wednesday, Sept. 30. Parking Lot Bingo.
“Have takers, will continue.” We’ll give socially distanced parking lot bingo a try on the last Wednesday of September. Caller Mary McCann will return. Purchase pea soup or a meat or cheese board, plus drinks and bingo cards just inside the entrance. Sit outside, six feet apart. Food and drink at 5 p.m., bingo at 6. Bring cash for your bingo cards.

Friday, Oct. 2. Happy Hour with Monty Banks.
Come out this evening for a Swedish swingin’ Rat Pack cocktail extravaganza! Monty spends most of the year performing in New Orleans, but summer finds him in Seattle to offer us Rat Pack–era swing, traditional jazz and New Orleans R&B. In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, Monty plays indoors while our diners watch a live video feed on the patio. Free, but we’ll collect tips. Order your meal (to eat at the Club or to go) online or at 206-283-1090 by Wednesday evening. Pick up to-go meatballs at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

Monday, Oct. 5. Classes Resume.
Check the schedule and sign up. All levels of Swedish language classes, plus a class on the Vikings. All classes by Zoom; enrollment is limited.

Friday, Oct. 9. Viking Feast for Leif Erikson Day.
This authentic Viking meal always sells out! We’ll have outdoor dining (hey, we’re hardy Vikings, aren’t we?) as well as indoor dining and takeout. Chef James Bushell gives his talk on Viking cuisine to diners on the patio. (In case of rain, we plan for a sea of pop-up tents.) $30 for blue card members. $35 for guests.

Sunday, Oct. 11. Annual Auction and Dinner.
More information soon about our biggest fundraiser of the year. This is a new date, so mark your calendars!

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