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, Feb. 10. Kvinnor Kan Book Club.
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. In Depression-era Kentucky, five women deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library. 5 p.m. March’s book is Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. Drop-ins welcome. For a link, contact

Friday, Feb. 12. Wonderful Winter Magic Film Series.
The Polar Bear King. Family film about a polar bear who sets out to find a wife who loves him. 5:30 p.m. $5 donation. Order a takeout dinner and eat while you watch!

Friday, Feb. 12. Valentine To-Go Dinner.
For Valentine’s Day, it’s baby lamb chops with chutney, potato-leek gratin, cabbage salad and dark seeded bread ($28) or meatballs ($20) and semlor ($6). Purchase by Thursday noon or call us at 206-283-1090. Pickup is 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday. During takeout, enjoy an outdoor bar and music by Jon Persson.

Tuesdays, Feb. 16–Mar. 16. Beginning 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 enrollment due to the pandemic. Call the Club and prepay.

Wednesday, Feb. 17. Members & Friends Dinner.
Ken Workman, a descendant of Chief Seattle, will tell us about the seven hills of Seattle and how the Duwamish people have lived here for 10,000 years. We’ll meet indoors, socially distanced, per Phase 2 guidelines. Chef Christine will make cabbage rolls, potatoes, pickled beets and dressed greens, and pumpkin roll with whipped cream for dessert. $22. Late RSVPs and walk-ins $25. Dinner 6:30, program around 7:30 p.m.

Can't make it? You can still join us on Zoom to hear Ken's talk.

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Friday, Feb. 19. Wonderful Winter Magic Film Series.
Frozen II. Family film will keep you spellbound with music and animation. 5:30 p.m. $5 donation. Order a takeout dinner and eat while you watch!

Friday, Feb. 19. To-Go Dinner.
Tonight it’s meatballs or crab cakes with Louie sauce, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and garlic bread. Dinners are $20 for each entrée and $6 for semlor. Purchase by Thursday noon or call us at 206-283-1090. Pickup is 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday. During takeout, enjoy an outdoor bar and music by Folk Voice Band. If you can, please bring your own bag to take home your meal.

Friday, Feb. 26. Wonderful Winter Magic Film Series.
Sissel: Northern Lights. A concert by Norway’s finest songbird, Sissel Kyrkjebø, and opera star José Carreras, filmed in the historical and beautiful city of Røros. 5:30 p.m. $5 donation. Order a takeout dinner and eat while you watch!

Friday, Mar. 5. To-Go Dinner.
Enjoy meatballs or a seafood plate with smoked salmon, a herring shot, smoked whitefish and jumbo shrimp, along with little boiled potatoes, pickled beets, cucumber and limpa bread. $20 for each entrée and $6 for semlor. Purchase by Thursday noon or call us at 206-283-1090. Pickup is 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday. During takeout, enjoy an outdoor bar and music by Skandia Kapell. If you can, please bring your own bag to take home your meal.
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Friday, Mar. 5. "Identity and Independence: Stories of Swedish Women" Film Series. The Girl King. A portrayal of the brief 17th-century reign of Sweden's Queen Kristina, a brilliant but enigmatic figure who inherited the throne at age 6. 106 min.

5:30 p.m. $5 donation. Shown indoors in our dining room (at 25 percent capacity seating); you can have a meal and watch the film if you order your food in advance.

Sunday, Mar. 7. Pancakes to Go.
We’re getting back into serving Swedish pancakes on the first Sunday of the month at the Club. 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Prepaid only: $11, includes sales tax. Coffee and beverages are extra, and you can pay for them when you pick up your pancakes. If you can, please bring your own bag to take home your meal.

Meals include real Swedish pancakes and ham, real whipped cream and real lingonberries. They will be boxed, warm and ready to eat. If you can, please bring your own bag for your pancake boxes. Live outdoor music by Soelje Sisters and Bonnie Birch. In good weather, we'll have tables outside for dining, but if it's raining, be prepared to take your authentic Swedish pancakes home.

Donate to our food drive! Drop off canned or other unperishable food when you pick up your pancakes, and receive $1 in Viking Bucks—which you can spend at the Club on meals, drinks, membership payments, etc.

Wednesday, Mar. 10. Kvinnor Kan Book Club.
Transcendent Kingdom by Jojo Moyes. An immigrant family from Ghana fights the effects of addiction and racism. Next month’s book is Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. 5 p.m. You don’t have to be a regular member to drop in for a book! For a link, contact

Friday, Mar. 12. Takeout Dinner.
Chef Christine makes meatballs and onion-braised corned beef (both $20). Live music during takeout by Jon Persson. Bar, music and dinner pickup from 5 to 6 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 12. "Identity and Independence: Stories of Swedish Women" Film Series. Women with Cows (Kokvinnorna). Documentary about two sisters with opposing views on the usefulness of cows. When authorities threaten their farm, the story takes an unexpected turn. 93 min.

5:30 p.m. $5 donation. Shown indoors in our dining room (at 25 percent capacity seating); you can have a meal and watch the film if you order your food in advance.

Wednesday, Mar. 17. Book Club.
This month’s selection is Warren G. Magnuson and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century America by Shelby Scates. The astonishing accomplishments of Washington’s six-term Norwegian-American senator. The book for Apr. 21 is The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg. 5:30 p.m. For info, contact or call 206-715-4869.

Wednesday, Mar. 17. Members & Friends Dinner.
Maria Männistö, a talented singer, musician and conductor, will describe the technical boundaries she’s crossed to produce video concerts. You will sit socially distanced! Chef Christine will make chicken piccata in lemon and caper sauce, rice pilaf, Caesar salad and for dessert, white cake with raspberry filling. RSVP by noon Tuesday, Mar. 16. $22. Late RSVPs and walk-ins $25. Dinner 6:30, program around 7:30 p.m. This program will not be streamed online.

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Friday, Mar. 19. Celebrate Vårdagjämning (Spring Equinox) with Takeout Dinner.
Chef Christine makes meatballs ($20) and crab cakes with Louie sauce, mashed potatoes and farro salad ($28). Live music during takeout by Sprida Ut. Bar, music and dinner pickup from 5 to 6 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 19. "Identity and Independence: Stories of Swedish Women" Film Series. Women with Cows (Kokvinnorna). Documentary about two sisters with opposing views on the usefulness of cows. When authorities threaten their farm, the story takes an unexpected turn. 93 min.

5:30 p.m. $5 donation. Shown indoors in our dining room (at 25 percent capacity seating); you can have a meal and watch the film if you order your food in advance.

Friday, Mar. 26. Takeout Dinner.
Chef Carina makes meatballs ($20) and Chef Christine makes salmon burgers with potato salad or leek-potato gratin ($20). Live music during takeout by Skandia Kapell. Bar, music and dinner pickup from 5 to 6 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 26. "Identity and Independence: Stories of Swedish Women" Film Series. Pure. The tale of a young woman whose life is changed forever after she witnesses a performance of Mozart's Requiem. 98 min.

5:30 p.m. $5 donation. Shown indoors in our dining room (at 25 percent capacity seating); you can have a meal and watch the film if you order your food in advance.

Saturday & Sunday, Apr. 10 & 11. Loppis (Swedish Flea Market).
For many of us, spending more time at home means cleaning—and tossing items that have just been sitting around the house too long! Come for a Swedish-inspired loppis (flea market) to see what others are getting rid of. We’ll practice social distancing while we hunt bargains. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Vendors welcome. Call or e-mail the Club for an application. Swedish pancakes available to pre-order for Sunday.

Wednesday, May 19. Annual Meeting.
We’ll learn who the new Swede of the Year is, hear a report on the previous year and elect new Board Members and officers. Chef Christine will serve a delicious dinner! Dinner 6:30, meeting 7:30 p.m. RSVP by Tuesday noon. $22.

Saturday, June 5. Swedish Car Show.
Open to all pre-1991 show-class Volvo and Saab cars. Also open to members’ classic American and foreign cars. For information and application, contact Gary Ramstad at 206-365-6913 or

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