Saturday, Oct. 11. Fundraising Dinner: To the Nines.
Time to check your closets and make sure your formal wear is ready for a special occasion. Then maybe sign up for a volunteer job, donate an auction item and join your friends at To the Nines, the Swedish Club’s Oct. 11 fundraising dinner. Enjoy canapés, aquavit and our famous Swedish pancakes—and bid in our auction—all to support the Club. Reservations are $99 per person; call us at 206-283-1090 for details. To volunteer, donate an item or help in any other way, contact

Did Ann-Margret teach Elvis any Swedish?
Monday, Oct. 6. Fall Swedish Language Classes Are Coming! The Swedish Club offers Swedish language classes 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 schedule and sign up.
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).

Sandwich Acclaim
Our smörgås sandwiches have hit the big time: They're #8 on a recent Zagat list 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 for our Kafé to beat the crowds.
High School Seniors: Apply for Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships
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 application today!
Freedom of the Press
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.
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.


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.

Noomi Rapace stars in the Millennium Trilogy.
Swedish Films: 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 Oct. 3; The Girl Who Played with Fire Oct. 10; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest Oct. 31. 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 Swedish pancakes 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 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, the Seattle Weekly (not once but twice), FlavBlog, Culinary Fool, Findwell, or eight out of nine reviewers at Yelp.
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 Tuesday.

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. Download the application 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 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 sandwiches, 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 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).

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 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.