Scholarship Winners Announced
The Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships announces the following award winners for the 201 scholarship competition:

Bert Hagg Award #1 ($3,500)
Cindy Lee, Thomas Jefferson High School

Bert Hagg Award #2 ($3,500)
Keenan Ganz, Redmond High School

SSCS Program Award ($2,500)
Ben Sorochuk, Decatur High School

Fern and Sven Halgren Award ($3,500)
Rowan Hough, Juanita High School

Josef Oscarsson Award ($1,500)
Jessica Nguyen, Oliver M. Hazen High School
We've Got Class
Our summer Swedish language classes start the week of June 18. Average class size is eight to 12 students. Several levels of instruction; expert teachers. One of them, Laura Wideburg, literally wrote the book for once-a-week language students—actually, she's written six books and counting! Print a registration form and and bring it to your first class.

"Cooking in America" at the Club
Eater's Sheldon Simeon stops by the Swedish Club for lutfisk and meatballs. Ever wonder what goes on in our kitchen? You might be surprised.
Midsummer with Bengt
Here's some home-movie footage of Bengt Hag, the Club's late unofficial ambassador, celebrating Midsommar with his relatives back home in Fornby, Sweden, in 1989. Closer to home, we're keeping many of these same traditions at the Club. Hope to see you at Midsommar this year!
Swedish School Gets Noticed
The Seattle Swedish School, which meets in our building, received a very nice writeup in Swedish magazine SMUL. Follow the link and you'll find the article on page 37—in Swedish!
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, June 20. Members & Friends Dinner. Our program is by Don Rauf; his newest book, Schwinn: The Best Present Ever, is about the history of one of America’s most popular two-wheelers. Chef Malin makes crepes filled with chicken curry (or mushrooms), dinner rolls and salad with apples, celery and blue cheese. For dessert, rhubarb and strawberry crisp served with vanilla custard. Social hour 5:30, dinner 6:30. $22. Reservations after Monday, June 18, are charged $25.

Photo: Martin Ng
Midsommar Madness. Who says there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues? Here are some opportunities for Swedes in the Seattle area to join a good old-fashioned Scandinavian midsommar celebration:

Friday, June 22. Midsommar Food & Dance at the Swedish Club! Chefs Malin & Christine will make typical Swedish midsommar food! We’ll dance around the midsommar pole. Come at 4 p.m. and help us decorate it. Bring flowers from your garden too! A traditional Swedish summer smörgåsbord at 6 p.m. $30.

Then, at 7:30, one of the most talented Scandinavian music groups in the Northwest, Skandia Kapell, will play music for dancing with lots of mixers for fun on the lobby floor.

Sunday, June 24. Skandia Midsommarfest. Sponsored by Skandia Folkdance Society. This is the most colorful and best musical event of the year! Held at St. Edwards State Park in Kenmore. The Club will need volunteers to staff our booth. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dancers, musicians, vendors, food, etc. A wonderful event! Let the office know if you can help staff the Swedish Club booth.
Washboard Cutups
Friday, June 29. Happy Hour with the Washboard Cutups! Old-timey ’20s and ’30s songs from a band you might have heard in a speakeasy during Prohibition. Music starts around 7:30. Free, but tips welcome.
Wednesday, July 4. Fourth of July at the Club. Absolutely the best spot in Seattle for watching fireworks. Barbecue dinner by Smokin’ Pete’s BBQ in Ballard. Folk dancing! Fun for all ages. Bring your friends. Free parking starts and doors open at 7; dinner at 7:30 p.m. Member prices: $41 inside, $51 outside. Members Non-members: Buy your tickets below.

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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Smörgås, now on board at the Friday Kafé.
What’s Cooking at the Club?
Our smörgås (sandwiches) are prepared with fresh bakery-style bread, homemade lox and other tempting toppings. Meanwhile, Ann-Margret, Malin and Christine serve 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 reviewed our julbord and lauded us for offering the city's best Swedish happy hour, and 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, 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 Radio Sweden any time you want to catch up on events between the border and the Baltic. And if you're missing your Swedish TV, it's online at SVT Play.