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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.

 
Dues Notice for 2016

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.

 
Valborgsmässoafton

Welcome spring back to Texas with Swedish flair. Join us for the Valborg Bonfire and BBQ at Dr. Margit Winstrom’s ranch in Brenham.

The festivities begin at 3:00 PM on April 30 May 28. There will be games, singing, grilling, and more during our annual Valborg celebration.

Who: Swedish Club Members and their guests
What: Valborg Bonfire and BBQ to welcome spring
When: Saturday, April 30 May 28 at 3:00 PM
Where: 3383 Peters Lane, Brenham, TX

Please bring one item to grill, such as hot dogs or hamburgers for each member of your family, plus one side dish (Swedish, if possible) to share with everyone.

Click here by Friday April 29 May 27 to let us know you're coming (there's no charge for this event; this is just for planning purposes)!

 
Movie Night

The Swedish Club of Houston will be hosting another Movie Night on Friday, May 20th at Jake's Sports Bar, 2944 Chimney Rock Rd, Houston, TX 77056.

We will be showing Ego, a 2013 romantic comedy directed by Lisa James-Larsson, in Swedish with English subtitles. From IMDb: “For 25-year-old Sebastian it is all about surface and appearance. Life is full of party, money and one-night stands. He has never challenged himself, whether it be his dream of a music career or maybe, especially true love. When everything is at its best in his superficial life he has an accident that leads to him becoming blind. A whole world closes, or rather opens up. When he sees everything in black, he meets Mia, a personal assistant. A girl he normally would not pay any attention to. She becomes the first to successfully open his eyes to what is important in life. But when Sebastian discovers that Mia is not who he expected superficiality gets an entirely different meaning.”

Jake's Sports Bar 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 7:00.  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!

 
Celebration of Sweden's National Day

The Consulate General of Sweden, SACC, SWEA, and the Swedish Club of Houston, along with IKEA, are co-sponsoring a celebration of Sweden's National Day.  There will be music, herring, meatballs, potatoes, wine, beer, strawberry cake and coffee.

Date: Sunday, June 12, 2016
Time: 3pm – 6pm
Location: Southside Place Clubhouse, 3743 Garnet St, Houston, TX 77005
Fee: $20.00 per adult (kids free)
Registration: Please RVSP and advance payment no later than June 8 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Subject: Celebration) or phone: 713-953-1417
Parking: Curbside parking available throughout the neighborhood

Please make your check payable to Consulate General of Sweden and mail it to:

Consulate General of Sweden
Attn: Lovisa Larsson
3730 Kirby Dr, Suite 805
Houston, TX, 77098

 
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


 

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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!