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 resume rehearsals at the Club on Aug. 6! 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. 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.

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: 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

Friday, Aug. 23. The Big Kräftskiva 2019 Crayfish Party.
Eat crayfish, drink snaps, sing snapsvisa, and dance the night away. (There’s more than crayfish on the menu. All sorts of Swedish goodies, such as pork loin.) Social hour 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., dancing 8 p.m. $65. No regular Swedish Club dinner that evening.


Saturday, Aug. 24. No Guild Meeting.
You’re invited to the next meeting, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 28. Kafferep.
Monthly Swedish-style coffee party with homemade goodies from our best baking members. 2 p.m. You’re very welcome.

Wednesday, Aug. 28. Swedish Bingo.
Members and guests welcome. Enjoy pea soup and homemade limpa bread, or meat and cheese plates. Bring cash for your bingo cards. (First card $10, additional cards $5). Food at 5, bingo at 7.

Friday, Aug. 30. Every Final Friday Folkdancing.
Recreate the magic of folkdancing to live music once a month! Music by Skandia Kapell. 7:30 p.m. Free.

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

Tuesday, Sept. 10. Weaving classes resume.

Friday, Sept. 13. Overton Berry at the Club.

Wednesday, Sept. 18. Members & Friends Dinner: Swedish Finn foresters discuss immigrant logging in the Northwest.

Saturday, Sept. 21. Cruise on the M/V Golden Eagle II.

Friday, Oct. 4. Viking Disco & Dinner by James Bushell and Pamela Hartner.

Monday, Oct. 7. Fall Swedish classes begin.

Tuesday, Oct. 8. Kvinnor Kan Dinner honors Azita Emami, dean of UW’s Nursing School.

Thursday, Nov. 14. Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.

Friday, Dec. 6. Julbord Dinner.

Friday, Dec. 13. Julbord Lunch and Dinner.

Friday, Dec. 20. Lutfisk Dinner.


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