Smörgås sandwiches, Swedish meatballs, and homemade Swedish pastries. Kafé from 12 noon on. Evening food by Chef Ann-Margret varies weekly. Food starts at 6 p.m. Always a fantastic view. 5-10:30 p.m. 1920 Dexter Ave. N.
Every week. Swedish Language Classes.
We offer several different levels of instruction: Beginners 1 & 2, Intermediate, Advanced and Conversational Swedish. Conversational Swedish is Friday at lunchtime, and other classes meet on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Call 206-283-1090 for more information and to register. Most classes are $70 for SCC members, $95 non-members.
Every Friday. Library & Genealogy.
Our Friday librarian and genealogist, Alan McCool, will guide your genealogy or help you find a book. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to make an appointment or ask questions ahead of time.
Every Friday. Friday Volunteers.
Every Friday morning, you bring the elbow grease and we’ll provide the task list plus lunch. Volunteers who come at 10 a.m. and stay to lend a hand with cleaning, building maintenance, painting, gardening, etc., will get a lunch of Ann-Margret’s meatballs at 1 p.m. Please RSVP or call 206-283-1090 by Wednesday so that we have the tools and tasks ready for you!
Every Friday. “The Bridge.”
Join us to watch the Swedish-Danish TV crime series “The Bridge.” It’s currently popular in Europe. 7:30 p.m. Free. Every week for 10 weeks.
Every Friday. Viking Series.
The Viking influence on history, culture, language and the arts can still be felt today, both in Scandinavia and further abroad. Whether you've delved deep into the sagas or have never studied the Vikings before, you're sure to enjoy our weekly Viking presentations, every Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Swedish Cultural Center. Currently we're watching a film series hosted by Board Member Larry Johnson. Free.
Every Friday. Matinee.
Scandinavian films with English subtitles. $5 donation. 2 p.m. Come early for a delicious lunch in our Friday Kafé.
- May 10. Swedish film: Solstorm. Thriller/drama from 2007. 103 min.
- May 17. Swedish film: Sofie. Drama. 1992. 145 min.
- May 24. Swedish film: The Swimsuit Issue. Cute comedy mixing slapstick with psychology. 100 min.
- May 31. Danish & Italian film: Italian for Beginners. Romantic comedy from 2000. 97 min.
Donate gently used clothing ahead of time (and get paid in mad Viking dollars!) and then come to the sale for the fun of trying on clothes, a manicure (and perhaps a martini too?). Only the ladies are invited. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 11. Viking Boat Tour.
Swedish Club member Erik Ronning is inviting members to travel with him to Anacortes to see the Viking boat being built there. Share in the cost of the van or bus, around $25 to $30 each. Pick up and return to the Swedish Club parking lot. Call the club or to get more information from Erik.
Monday, May 13. Accordion Social.
Sponsored by the Northwest Accordion Society. Visitors welcome! Come for dancing or listening. $5. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 15. Swedish Film.
Sofie. Directed by Liv Ullmann. Celebrates a young Jewish woman’s life in an arranged marriage. 7:30 p.m. $5 donation. 145 min.
Thursday, May 16–June 9. SIFF 2013.
Seattle International Film Festival with four new Swedish films: The Last Sentence, Belleville Baby, Flicker and Bitch Hug.
Saturday, May 18. Eurovision 2013.
Europe’s annual song contest will be broadcast this year from Malmö because last year’s winner was Swedish. We’re watching it almost live in our bar. It actually takes place during the day, Seattle time, but we’ll watch in the evening. DJ Jonasson will spin music between the 39 official entry songs. Light food available for sale. 7 p.m. to 12 midnight.
Monday, May 20. "Northern Lights" Concert.
Did you know Microsoft has its own orchestra? Yep, and their next concert is all Scandinavian, with works by Franz Berwald (Sweden), Carl Nielsen (Denmark), Robert Kajanus (Finland) and Ole Olsen (Norway). 7:30 p.m. at Microsoft Building 34 in Bellevue.
Wednesday, May 22. Kafferep.
We’re switching to the fourth Wednesday of the month for our monthly Swedish-style coffee party with homemade goodies from our best bakers. 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Friday, May 31. Happy Hour Author Event.
Award-winning author/translator Barbara Sjoholm will read and sign copies of her translation of With the Lapps in the High Mountains. This fascinating true story describes a dramatic over-the-mountain reindeer migration in 1907, with vivid details of daily life, women’s work, children’s play, and the care of reindeer herds in Lapland a century ago. 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 1. Seattle-Bergen Sister City Seven Hills Walk.
This guided walk includes a number of Swedish-related historical sites along the way. Meet at 9 a.m. at Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill. For info, e-mail or call 206-782-5374.
Sunday, June 2. Swedish Pancakes.
Music and dancing, plus authentic Swedish pancakes, lingonberries, ham and all the right fixin’s. Music and dancing by Metro Gnomes, Folk Voice Band and Skolkis. $9 guests, $7 SCC members, $5 children 5–12. 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Stay afterward for genealogy help.
Sunday, June 2. Weaving Class.
For any weaver or weaver wanna-be, from beginners to “know a little” and beyond. Come and help from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, June 7. The Moonspinners 3 at Happy Hour.
Like our building, the Moonspinners have their roots firmly in the '60s. Girl-group, soul, Europop and lounge music—it all comes naturally for this band. Enjoy a hot meal in our Friday Kafé, starting at 6 p.m., and stick around for some cool tunes.
Saturday, June 8. National Day and Swedish Car Show.
A Swedish car show on the Saturday around Sweden’s Nationaldagen has become a Seattle tradition. Check out the cars from noon to 4 p.m. Our bar will be open for sandwiches. In the evening, we’ll have a Swedish dinner from Archipelago Catering of Bainbridge Island, plus a musical program and the announcement of the Swede of the Year.
Wednesday, June 12. Members & Friends Dinner.
Our evening’s program will be provided by our own Swedish Women’s Chorus and their incredibly talented director, Maria Mannisto. Our menu will be “Pizza & Potluck.” Club member Byron Strange will provide Pizza Hut pizzas and dinner guests will bring potluck salads and desserts. RSVP deadline is 12 noon on Tuesday, June 11. Bring potluck for the table or pay $7 to help cover wait staff, linens, etc. Social hour 5:30, dinner 6:30, meeting 7:30 p.m.
Save the Date
Friday, June 14.
Finnish Sattuma plays Happy Hour.
- Friday, June 21.
Midsommar at the Club! Full summer smörgåsbord with strawberry cake, $25.
- Thursday, July 4. Celebrate the Fourth at the Club!
- Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Members & Friends Dinner. Chef Ann-Margret will do a cooking lesson.
- Friday, Sept. 13.
Happy Hour music with Simon Lynge.
- Saturday, Sept. 14. Crayfish Dinner.
- Friday, Oct. 18.
Happy Hour music with Pekka and Perttu.
- Sunday, Oct. 27.
- Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 & 3. Holiday Bazaar.
- Thursday, Nov. 21. Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.
- Sunday, Dec. 1.
Holiday Crafts. Learn how to make a woven star for your Christmas tree or window, or potato sausage for your dinner.
- Friday, Dec. 6.
- Sunday, Dec. 8.
Lucia Fest with UW.
- Saturday, Dec. 14.
- Friday, Dec. 20.
We are happy to accept donations of household items and women’s clothing for our Women’s Clothing Swap on May 11, and our auction later in the fall. You bring it in and we’ll decide which fundraiser will be the best place to sell or auction your items and make some money for the Club.
We always need volunteers for events. It’s a great way to meet other members and enjoy the activity at the same time. Nearly every event at the club, from Friday night dinners to pancake breakfasts to fundraisers, is supported by volunteers who lend a hand. Whatever your skills, we’ll find a place for you!
Finally, here’s a simple way to help the club: by RSVP’ing early for dinners and other events. So many of you RSVP at the last moment, and meanwhile, we’ve had to guess if you’re coming. Sometimes we guess too optimistically about how many will show, and we have to pay for those meals. Tell us early that you’re coming and you’ll help us save money—which is just as good as volunteering!
For more information, or to lend a hand on volunteer projects, or call 206-283-1090.
Genealogy help. Free to Swedish Cultural Center members. Genealogist/librarian Alan McCool is available Fridays, 1:30–3:30 p.m., to help you find a book or look up your family on our online genealogy resources. or just drop by.