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Friends of Lucia 2015

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1 Nov 2015


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Consulate General of Sweden



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.

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions
Please join us in celebrating
The Swedish Club Annual Christmas Traditions
featuring Lucia and her Procession
on Saturday December 12, 2015
at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman St, Houston (new venue!)

Church parking is limited, but we are allowed to park in the Houston Community College lot on Holman.

4:00 PM - Doors open
4:30 PM - Lucia Procession
5:00 PM - Reception and Bazaar in Parish Hall

Childrens dances around the Christmas tree will also be part of the festivities, as well as some traditional refreshments and music.

This year's Lucia is Claire Anderson.

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CALLING ALL ATTENDANTS AND STARBOYS! Young people are always needed to be part of the program: boys (5-15) to be starboys, and girls (5-20) to be Lucia attendants.

God Jul och Gott Nytt År!

Swedish Fika and Pyssel Christmas Craft Workshop

Every year, SCH members get together to make candy-filled Christmas tree decorations called julgranskarameller.  Some will hang on the Christmas tree at our Lucia celebration, and later the jultomte will give the rest out to all the children.  This year, we will include other traditional Christmas crafts to decorate with as well for our venue.  Bring the supplies for a craft you would like to share with others.

This year's workshop will be on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the home of Marie Teahen, 23114 San Salvador Pl (Katy), from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM (or come and go whenever!).

Please bring either a dessert to share for our Swedish Coffee Table, or materials for a Swedish Christmas craft.  RSVP to Marie at 978-239-4843 (call or text).

Cards & Flowers Committee

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

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

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

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:

Sponsorship Level


News Flash

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.


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