Saturday, July 4. Fourth of July at the Club.
Absolutely the best spot in Seattle for watching fireworks. Barbecue dinner. Fun for all ages. Bring your friends. Free parking opens at 5:30; doors open at 6:30; dinner at 7 p.m. Volunteers needed. Let us know now if you’d like to help out that evening and enjoy the fireworks.
Swedish in Seattle
UW student Sierra Mason featured the Swedish Club in this video she made for a class project. Enjoy...and see if you can spot yourself in the crowd!
Jane Isakson LeaScholarship Winners Announced
The Swedish Club is sad to announce that Jane Isakson Lea passed away on May 21, 2015. If you would like to send condolences to her family, please e-mail Executive Director
Jane was a generous and loyal supporter of the Swedish Club over many years. Donations in her honor may be made to The Jane Isakson Lea Foundation, at 2442 NW Market St., PMB #295, Seattle, WA 98107.
The Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships announces the following award winners for the 2015 scholarship competition:
Bert Hagg Award #1 ($3,500)
Pearl Woo, Kentridge High School
Bert Hagg Award #2 ($3,500)
Claire Devine, Shorewood High School
Erik Strand Award #1 ($3,500)
Neona Lowe, Garfield High School
Erik Strand Award #2 ($3,500)
Anna Hoang, Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Fern and Sven Halgren Award ($3,500)
Tin Vo, West Seattle High School
Josef Oscarsson Award ($1,500)
Griffin Paulson, Sammamish High School
Erik Gest Award ($1,500)
Mai Chi Nguyen, Roosevelt High School
Want to learn more Swedish, a little at a time? How about five words a day? Visit Daily Swedish to help build your Swedish vocabulary.
Enjoy a free digital issue of the revamped Swedish Press, the only monthly magazine in North America for all things Swedish. Stay up to date on Swedish news, culture, lifestyle, business and traditions all in full color. Check it out today—and if you like what you see, subscribe!
Are You in the Book?
Our new Membership Directory is here! With names and phone numbers of all current members, plus business listings, it's the perfect way to get in touch with those nice folks you saw at the pancake breakfast, or find the right bakery for Swedish goodies. Copies available, to members only, for $5 if you pick them up at the Club. If you want it mailed (add $4 for postage), please call the office at (206) 283-1090.
Donate to our scholarship fund and support a student studying Swedish language and culture in the UW Scandinavian Studies department. Invest in the future of Swedish-American cultural exchange.
The worst thing about summer in Seattle: No pancake breakfasts at the Swedish Club. One of our members was so desperate, she downloaded our recipe and had a go at making her own. Here's the result. We have to admit it looks pretty good, although with no lingonberries on hand, she had to use black grape jam.
Absence of lingonberries is not a problem at our pancake breakfasts, which resume Aug. 2. Until then, feel free to send us more photos.
Wednesday, July 8. Members & Friends Dinner. It’s our annual pizza and potluck dinner, plus a program on the history of our beautiful building. RSVP by Monday evening $10, after Monday evening $15. Or, in lieu of payment, you can bring a salad or dessert. Social hour 5:30, dinner 6:30.
Friday–Saturday, July 11–12. Seafood Sandwiches! Tumble Swede, Seattle's gourmet Scandinavian popup restaurant, makes its next appearance at the Ballard Seafood Fest, serving three delectable sandwiches: Swedish shrimp, Danish herring and Norwegian salmon. Catch yourself a bite at the Fest—or keep an eye out for the next Tumble Swede.
Sunday, July 19. Väsen! The Swedish neo-traditional acoustic supergroup returns to Seattle, performing at the Seattle Latvian Cultural Center, 11710 Third Ave. NE. First set: Sit and listen. Second set: Get up and dance! If you don't know much about Väsen, check them out—they've got our highest recommendation. 7 p.m. Suggested donation $15.
Friday, July 24. Happy Hour with the Spyrographs. Five-piece band plays the best spy, pop and surf hits of the 1960s. Around 7:30 p.m.
Founded in Seattle in 1892, the Swedish Club has grown to become a center of Scandinavian activities in the Pacific Northwest. Our members are not only Swedes and other Scandinavians, but people of many cultural backgrounds. Learn more about membership.
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Smörgås, now on board at the Friday Kafé.
Our smörgås (sandwiches) are prepared with fresh bakery-style bread, homemade lox and other tempting toppings. Meanwhile, Ann-Margret serves up amazing Swedish entrees and desserts during Happy Hour. Come by the Club for lunch (starting at 12 noon) or dinner!
Speak Like a Swede
Our Swedish language classes meet weekly. Several levels of instruction; expert teachers. Print out your registration form and mail it in. Most classes are $99 ($79 for members).
Tired of marking your calendar for Swedish Club events? Now you don't have to! Just visit our new Calendar page for another convenient way to keep up on what's happening. You can still visit our Events page for details on any upcoming event. If you know of something we should add,
It seems that every time the Swedish Club is mentioned in local media, it has something to do with food and drink. Not that we're complaining. Seattle Metropolitan lauded us for offering the city's best Swedish happy hour, and the the Ballard News-Tribune liked it too. Zagat placed our smörgås sandwiches among Seattle's top nine. The Seattle Weekly also found some nice things to say about our smörgås and gave a blow-by-blow account of our pea soup challenge, while the P-I reported on our Swedish meatball cook-off. And of course, our pancake breakfasts have gotten so much attention, they're practically a PR campaign unto themselves.
Are You Needin' News from Sweden?
Hit The Swedish Wire any time you want to catch up on events between the border and the Baltic. And for a weekly report on Swedish business, economy, politics and other news, you can subscribe to The Swedish Wire’s newsletter.
If you'd rather listen to your news, try Radio Sweden. And if you're missing your Swedish TV, it's online at SVT Play, or you can get a free set-top box from SVT.