Saturday, May 7. Auction: Sounds of Sweden.
"Sounds of Sweden: From Accordions to ABBA" is the theme for our annual fundraising auction, coming up on May 7 at 5 p.m. Bid on fantastic items: a $500 Icelandair gift certificate, an Erik Friberg signed soccer ball, dining at Row House Café and Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, passes to EMP and Pacific Science Center, theatre tickets and more. Make your reservation today! To volunteer, donate an item or help in any other way, call the Club at 206-283-1090.
UPDATE: The GiveBIG Web site is having technical problems. You can still give directly to the Swedish Club by clicking "Donate."
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Tuesday, May 3. Give Big Day.
Join the biggest community giving day of the year and give to the Swedish Club! This one-day, online charitable giving event inspires people to give generously to nonprofit organizations that make our region a healthier and more vital place to live. Thanks for your generosity to the Club!
One Number to Ring Them All
So you want to talk to someone in Sweden, but you don't know who. Why should that stop you? The Swedish Number (46.771.793.336) is the brainchild of a Swedish tourism agency. Dial it and be connected to a random Swedish volunteer, anywhere in the country. Like a wrong number, only better. If you try it, tell us how it goes!
Job Notices
Ever wish you could get paid for just being Scandinavian? Maybe you can.

Blueprint Consulting Services in Bellevue, WA, seeks Swedish-speaking gaming support agents. Blueprint is looking for experienced customer service professionals to support its client's games and gaming platform. Fluency in Swedish, both written and verbal, is required. Resolve customer issues with customer accounts (billing, security, privacy and recovery) as well as enhance the customer experience with games, infrastructure and platform. See more details.
Posted 4/1/16

Occasionally we're asked for help translating old letters. It just requires a basic understanding of Swedish, usually Swedish of some decades ago. if you’d like to earn some pocket change while helping people make sense of their family heirlooms.

Piano for Sale
For sale: Piano by Horning & Mřler, a Danish piano maker in business from 1827 until 1972. According to an Internet report from Denmark, “They are often seen in ballrooms, schools, etc., because they are said to be very strong and reliable.” The keyboard is in good condition, but the cabinet shows wear. The piano is 52.5 inches long, 16 inches deep and 36 inches tall. We don’t know how long the Swedish Club has owned this piano, but we’re offering it for sale because it’s redundant and we need the space. To make an offer on this beautiful little piano, please call the Club at 206-283-1090 or contact

Past scholarship recipients Brittany Lewis, Emilia Sternberg and Stephen Swanson.
Support a Scholarship
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.


Wednesday, May 11. Members & Friends Dinner.
Speaker: Dr. Jerker Liljestrand of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation speaking on “Saving More Mothers & Newborns.” Ann-Margret’s menu: salmon. Cost of dinner $20 ($25 if you RSVP after Monday, May 9). Social hour 5:30, dinner 6:30.

Friday, May 13. Happy Hour Music. The BD Brass Band combines blues, New Orleans and classic rock with a full brass line. New songs and old, superior musicians, high spirits and high energy! 7:30.

Saturday, May 14. Eurovision 2016. We’re watching Europe’s annual song competition almost live in our bar. Sweden hosts the show this year! Watch the video clip to see us wish "Lycka till" to Frans, this year's Swedish contestant. We'll have dinner available for purchase, and DJ Jonasson will spin music. 7 p.m. to 12 midnight. Free.

Saturday, June 4. Classic Car Show. Our annual celebration of Sweden’s Nationaldagen has become a Seattle tradition. Enjoy classic Swedish and American cars in our parking lot, and Swedish food and drink in our lounge. Club members: To enter your pre-1986 car in the show, contact Gary Ramstad at or 206-365-6913.

Every Friday. Viking Film Series. "Vikings to Volvos" is a nine-month film series curated by history buff and Swedish Club Board Member Larry Johnson. Every Friday we watch a documentary covering an aspect of Viking origins, history and culture, from 50,000 years ago to the present. 5:45 p.m. Find out more about this week's film.

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.

The Swedish Club is a 501(c)(3) registered charity. Learn more about membership.

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Smörgĺs, now on board at the Friday Kafé.
What’s Cooking at the Club?
Our smörgĺs (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 $112 ($89 for members).

It's Happening Here
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,
Culinary Kudos
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 smörgĺs (sandwiches) among Seattle's top nine. The Seattle Weekly also found some nice things to say about our smörgĺs 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.