on Sunday, Sept. 13, and shop for for new reads at great prices! Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., concurrent with our monthly Swedish pancake breakfast. Proceeds benefit the
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!
Ever wish you could get paid for just being Scandinavian? Maybe you can.
XtraMath.org, an education nonprofit based in Seattle, is creating a Swedish version of its video series, which teaches basic math skills to children. A native Swedish speaker is needed to portray a teacher in the new series. Must be an adult male or female with a standard Swedish accent, and comfortable in front of the camera, with the poise of a friendly, experienced teacher. No teaching experience or math proficiency required. XtraMath will pay $300 or donate $500 to the charity of your choice. Visit the Web site to see the program in English.
To apply, please send a short introduction to Attach a photo of yourself.
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.
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.
Friday, July 31. Singles Night. The fun starts when you and your friends arrive! Everyone is welcome. Couples too, but bring your single friends. Games, prizes and food. DJ Superdave will be on hand with some super spins. 7:30 p.m.
If you eat pancakes at the Swedish Club, you know Bengt Hag, our erstwhile volunteer doorman, who's as much of a Seattle icon as the Space Needle. And we have the T-shirts to prove it. This Sunday is the perfect time to pick up the new Bengt T-shirt, bearing the immortal slogan "What Happens at the Club Stays at the Club." Shirts are $25, and pancakes are served from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Live music and dancing, lingonberries, the works. $9 guests, $7 Club members, $5 children 5–12.
P.S. In the event that you can't join us for pancakes, you can always try our recipe for yourself at home. Oh, and it took us a while to catch on, but apparently blogging about our pancakes is something of a local obsession. Believe us, these are great pancakes—but if you don't believe us, perhaps you'll believe Joey Veltkamp, the Seattle Times and Seattle P-I, KCTS 9, Seattle magazine, the Seattle Weekly (not once but twice), FlavBlog, Culinary Fool, Findwell, or eight out of nine reviewers at Yelp.
UW Press Book Sale. The University of Washington Press is having a "Whale of a Sale" on books ($5 paperbacks, $10 hardcovers), including several popular titles on film and the arts from the Scandinavian Studies department. Download the sale catalog, check out page 23 and get your books while they're hot!
Wednesday, Aug. 12. Members & Friends Dinner.
Seattle City Councilmember Jean Godden is our guest, and her talk will be titled “Report from City Hall.” $20. Chef Ann-Margret Lightle is making the food this evening! RSVPs after Monday evening $25. Social hour 5:30, dinner 6:30.
Friday, Aug. 21. Bushwick Book Club.
Blue Swedish for Nowruz is a short-story collection by three Iranian writers living in Sweden. Read the book in English (call us at 206-283-1090 for a $10 copy), then come to the Swedish Club to hear an evening of songs inspired by the book—presented by Seattle's Bushwick Book Club, a literary songwriters' collective. Thomas Teller and Kristian Carlsson (pictured) from the Book Club's Malmö chapter will join us for this special evening. 7 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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Smörgĺs, now on board at the Friday Kafé.
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 $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 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.