Did Ann-Margret teach Elvis any Swedish?
Monday, Oct. 6. Fall Swedish Language Classes Are Coming!
The Swedish Club offers Swedish
at all levels, from beginning to advanced—plus
our popular conversation and drop-in classes. Fall session starts
in early October. Prepare for your next trip to Sweden, or brush up on what
you've already learned. Check out the
Friday, Oct. 31. Happy Hour: Marcus Visits Seattle!
No tricks, just a treat!
At long last, award-winning Swedish chef and cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson
visits the Swedish Club to meet and mingle. (Back in spring, we sent him an
invitation he apparently couldn't ignore.) He'll discuss his latest book, Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home.
Enjoy drinks and Swedish canapés,
get a signed copy of the book, and enjoy the stunning view of Seattle and Lake Union.
6 to 8 p.m.
Buy your tickets
now—this one will sell out! $75 singles; $115 for couples (book included).
sandwiches have hit the big time: They're #8 on a recent
of "Seattle's 9 Most Spectacular Sandwiches" (and the most affordable
of the bunch). So now that we're famous, you might want to show up a little earlier
to beat the crowds.
High School Seniors: Apply for Seattle Swedish Community
Apply by Mar. 31!
Seven college scholarship awards, totaling $20,500, are available
for high school seniors in King County. Swedish ancestry is not
required. Download an
Freedom of the Press
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.
Support a Scholarship
Past scholarship recipients Brittany Lewis, Emilia Sternberg and Stephen Swanson.
Donate to our
and support a student
language and culture
in the UW Scandinavian
Invest in the future
Wednesdays, Oct. 1–22. Weaving Class.
Learn to weave a sample warp, on your loom or one of ours.
Cost $80; $60 for Club members. All materials provided.
Download the registration form
and bring it to the first class with your payment. 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3. Gigantor at Happy Hour. Dancey, sunny old-school ska and rock steady, Seattle style! 7:30 p.m.
Swedish Films: Millennium Trilogy.
Noomi Rapace stars in the Millennium Trilogy.
Based on Stieg Larsson’s popular crime novels, this
contemporary film noir trio features Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist. Catch all
three films on Fridays in October at the Club: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Oct. 10; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
In Swedish with English subtitles.
$5 donation. 2 p.m.
We can't always guarantee that there will be a fully restored, shiny classic
Volvo in our parking lot, but we can guarantee that if you visit the Swedish
Club on the first Sunday of the month, from September to June, between
8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., you'll encounter the best
this side of Stockholm—and
Bengt will be there to open the door for you. 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
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
believe us, perhaps you'll believe
the Seattle Weekly
or eight out of nine reviewers at
Wednesday, Oct. 8. Members & Friends Dinner.
Lars Nordstrom from Oregon speaking on his book Swedish Roots, Oregon Lives.
Lars was a very entertaining speaker when he visited the Club several years ago.
Social hour 5:30, dinner 6:30 and program around 7:30. $20. Please register by noon
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 1–2. Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar.
Three floors of Scandinavian crafts, gifts, baked goods, music,
entertainment, and fun! Smörgås,
pea soup, waffles and meatballs
on Saturday, Swedish pancakes on Sunday. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. both days.
to host a vendor table. Or attend to get an early start on holiday
shopping, enjoy a great Swedish meal and greet old friends. $1 admission.
Friday, Dec. 19. Living Large with Lutfisk.
Enjoy a traditional Scandinavian lutfisk and meatball dinner during Happy Hour.
Our Norwegian pal, Bjarne Varnes, will be the guest chef.
Enjoy your lutfisk
both ways: Swedish style, with
white sauce and hand-ground mustard, or Norwegian style, with bacon
and peas. Social hour 6 p.m., dinner 6:30.
$25 if you buy your ticket before Wednesday,
Dec. 17; $30 for late RSVPs or at the door.
Founded in Seattle
in 1892, the Swedish
Club has grown to
become a center
activities in the
Our members are
not only Swedes
and other Scandinavians,
but people of many
Would you like to
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at the Club?
sandwiches, now on board at the Friday Kafé.
prepared with fresh
homemade lox and
other tempting toppings.
serves up amazing
and desserts during
Happy Hour. Come
by the Club for
at 12 noon) or dinner!
levels of instruction;
Print out your
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
for another convenient
way to keep up on
You can still visit
for details on any
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
lauded us for offering
best Swedish happy
, and the
liked it too. Zagat placed our
among Seattle's top nine.
found some nice
things to say about
and gave a blow-by-blow
account of our
pea soup challenge
while the P-I
of course, our
have gotten so much
practically a PR
campaign unto themselves.
Are You Needin'
News from Sweden?
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
politics and other
news, you can
The Swedish Wire’s
If you'd rather
listen to your news,
And if you're missing
your Swedish TV,
, or you can get a free