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One of the objectives and goals of the Swedish Club of Houston is to locate and join together people interested in Swedish heritage (Swedes, Swedish descendants, and others) in the Houston area, primarily through informal events and get-togethers, social as well as cultural.

The Club currently counts just under 120 members who meet at various events throughout the year, such as the annual Pea Soup and Pancakes supper, Kräftskiva (Crayfish Party), Valborgsmässoafton (Bonfire), Smörgåsbord, and Christmas Traditions/Lucia program, as well as special events centered around cultural happenings.

To become a member, click here to fill out an online membership form.

 
Movie Night #2 Print

The Swedish Club of Houston will be hosting another Movie Night on Friday, August 26th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Champps Kitchen+Bar, 1121 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

We will be showing Simple Simon, a 2010 comedy, in Swedish with English subtitles. From IMDb: “When Sam's girlfriend breaks up with him he becomes depressed. To cheer him up, and get things back to normal, his socially awkward brother Simon (Skarsgård) decides to set out on a quest to find Sam a new, perfect, girlfriend. Struggling with his own Asperger Syndrome, the quest is more difficult than Simon first expected.”

Champps has plenty of good food. Come early for socializing and order dinner or just a snack and a beer to enjoy during the movie. We will start the movie at about 7:30. A discussion of the film will follow.  Click here to let us know you're coming (there's no charge for this event; this is just for planning purposes)!  See you there!

 
Reconnecting with our seafaring roots Print

Many Swedes (indeed, many Scandinavians in general) have deep seafaring roots.  What better way to reconnect with your seafaring roots than by joining the Swedish Club of Houston for a three-hour sail aboard the Blue Marlin, a 38' sailboat berthed in Kemah, on Saturday September 24!

Two time slots are available; either 2-5 pm or 5:30-8:30 pm.  Times will be confirmed as the date gets closer).  The price is $35 per person, and there is a limit of 12 persons per cruise -- so if one time slot fills up faster than the other, some folks will be asked to switch time slots.

Click here to reserve your spot online (reservations are not confirmed until payment is received in full)!

 
Dues Notice for 2016 Print

Please don't delay, send in your renewal check today!!

Family $35
Individual $25
Student / Au pair $10 (fall-spring)

Make check payable to: The Swedish Club of Houston

Click here to fill out an online renewal form.

 
Cultural Exchange: Sweden Print

Join the Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department on Wednesday, September 7 at 2:00 pm for a special cultural presentation about Sweden! The presentation will be led by our own Christopher Westerlund and will feature holidays, celebrations, work life, school, the healthcare system and vacations! Traditional Swedish food, including pickled herring and creamed smoked roe will be available for sampling. If you plan to attend, please RSVP at the Rec & Tennis Center or by calling 281-403-8637.

 
Cards & Flowers Committee Print

Are you aware of any "life" events that a member or friend of the Club may be experiencing (i.e. illness, birth, marriage, death, etc.)? If so, be sure to send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it so that we can send an acknowledgement!

 
Sweden and America Magazine Print

Sweden & America is a joint quarterly publication of The Swedish American Center in Karlstad, Sweden, and the Swedish Council of America in Minneapolis, MN.  Since we are an SCA affiliate, our members can receive a one-year subscription to Sweden & America for only $10 – half the normal subscription price.  If you are interested, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Test your Knowledge of Literature Print

Question: What do the following all have in common?

  • I Was Prepared, by Justin Case
  • The Numbers Game, by Cal Q. Later
  • Deep in Debt, by Owen A. Lott
  • Favorite Swedish Recipes, by the Swedish Club of Houston

Answer: They are all books that were never written! Of course, there is ample reason why the first three were never written... but there's only one reason why the last one wasn't: we don't have enough of your favorite Swedish recipes!

Send your favorites to Karen Wolz
(be sure to substitute "@" for " (at) " and "." for " (dot) " before sending)!

 
Friends of Lucia Print

As everyone knows, Continental Airlines is no more (and, as a result, we have lost our sponsor of Lucia's airfare from Houston to Sweden). Thus, it becomes incumbent upon the members of the Club to step up and donate to support the long-standing tradition of the Club of sending its Lucia to Sweden. A number of sponsorship levels are available:

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From here, click on the Sweden Today  link to sign up for a free weekly email newsletter based on Sweden Today  resources, xoxosweden and Nordstjernan - the Swedish Newspaper of America.

 

Be sure to add the e-mail address "Swedish Club of Houston" <web@swedishclub.org> to your address book, to ensure that you receive all communications sent directly from the web site!