High School Seniors: Apply for Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships
Apply by Mar. 31! Seven college scholarship awards, totaling $19,000, are available for high school seniors in King County. Swedish ancestry is not required. Download an application today!
Day campers from Queen Anne Community Center stopped by the Club for a meatball lunch and posed for a photo with our new entrance sign. Their four senior counselors even became Social members of the Club! Congratulations to our Guild for getting the sign paid for and mounted in record time.
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, Dec. 4 & 11. Julbord. You betcha—it's a real julbord with all the authentic food! Three seatings: dinner on Dec. 4 (music by Ruby Bishop); lunch and dinner on Dec. 11 (appearance by St. Lucia, music by Katie Malik). Call 206-283-1090 or RSVP below.
Sunday, Dec. 6. No Wheat? Let's Eat! It's been some time in coming, but the Swedish Club is now on the bandwagon. This Sunday, for the first time, we're offering gluten-free pancakes (along with our regular ones) for anyone with a wheat sensitivity.
Our gluten-free pancakes are prepared separately and with utmost care. But there's still a chance they will pick up trace amounts of wheat from other items in the kitchen.
All pancakes come with ham, lingonberries or strawberries and all the right fixin’s. Live music for dancing. $9 guests, $7 Club members, children 5–12 $5. 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
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, Findwell, Culinary Fool, or eight out of nine reviewers at Yelp.
Friday, Dec. 18. Let There Be Lutfisk. Enjoy a traditional Scandinavian lutfisk and meatball dinner during Happy Hour. Icelander Jens Eysteinsson and Norwegian Leif Eie will be our chefs. 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. 16; $30 for late RSVPs or at the door.
Friday & Saturday, Dec. 18–19. Nordic Nosh. Tumble Swede, Seattle's gourmet Scandinavian popup restaurant, next appears at the Ballard Bridge Café, 4609 14th Ave. NW #108 in Seattle. Chef Larkin Young (Canlis, Tilth, Willows Inn) will collaborate on the five-course menu (to be announced in December). Seatings at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $80 per person; includes meal and gratuity (beverages extra).
Did Ann-Margret teach Elvis any Swedish?
Monday, Jan. 4. Winter Swedish Language Classes Are Coming! Make a resolution to learn Swedish—then follow through with a class at the Club. We offer Swedish language classes at all levels, from beginning to advanced—plus our popular conversation and drop-in classes. Winter session starts the first full week of January. Prepare for your next trip to Sweden, or brush up on what you've already learned. Check out the schedule and sign up.
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.