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Ingmar Bergman 100 years Print

The Swedish institute and the Swedish Film institute will celebrate the Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman, who was born 100 years ago.  Ingmar Bergman screenings will be held August 24 through September 23 at Rice Cinema and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  For a complete list of screenings, visit

On Friday, September 7 at Rice Cinema there will be a reception, a talk by Jan Holmberg, (CEO of Ingmar Bergman Foundation, Sweden) and a screening of Bergman Island. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required (please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 713-953-1417).

Ingmar Bergman Centennial

Swedish-Norwegian Genealogy Print

Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 10:30 AM – 12 PM
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Get started with the basics of Scandinavian genealogy and learn how to explore parish records and censuses from the ‘Old Country’. This course will focus on the historical development of the region, the types of records available for beginning research, patronymic naming conventions, and an overview of the Digital Archives of Sweden and Norway. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600.

Dues Notice for 2018 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.

Crawfish Party - Kräftskiva Print

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 6:00 PM

at the
Monument Inn
4406 Independence Pkwy S (Texas 134), La Porte
(near the San Jacinto Monument)

$25 Members
$30 Non-members
$10 Youth (12 and under)

Seating is limited, and reservations are required.

Click here by Tuesday, April 3 to submit your reservation online (do it now, before you forget!)

Valborgsmässoafton Print

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 29. 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: Sunday, April 29 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.  Also, don't forget to bring your own lawn chairs and beverages!

Click here by Friday April 27 to let us know you're coming (there's no charge for this event; this is just for planning purposes).  Finally, be sure to check the web site / Facebook / email before you leave, in case the event has to be cancelled (due to inclement weather or the like).

Celebration of Sweden's National Day Print

The Consulate General of Sweden, SACC, SWEA, and the Swedish Club of Houston, along with IKEA and Valhalla Premium Aquavit, are co-sponsoring a celebration of Sweden's National Day.  There will be meatballs, herring, knäckebröd (crisp bread), potatoes, lemonade, wine and beer, strawberry cake and coffee.

Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018
Time: 3pm – 6pm
Location: Southside Place Clubhouse, 3743 Garnet St, Houston, TX 77005
Price: $25 per adult (children 16 and below free).  If space available, a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door for $30
Registration: Please RVSP and advance payment no later than Wednesday, May 30 via this link

Parking: Curbside parking available throughout the neighborhood

Questions: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone: 713-953-1417

Traditional Christmas Craft Workshop and Fika Print

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 Sunday, November ??, 2018 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 a dessert to share for our Swedish Coffee Table.  Optionally, bring craft material to teach others to do a Swedish Christmas craft or to learn how to do it together with others.  A pair of good scissors is also recommended!  RSVP to Marie at 978-239-4843 (call or text) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Support Sweden in the World Cup Soccer Quarterfinal Print

Join us on Saturday, July 7 between 8:45 AM and 12:45 PM CDT to cheer Sweden on!

Mo's Irish Pub-Katy
23511 Katy Fwy, Katy, Texas 77494

Annual Meeting Print

Pea Soup, Pancakes, and Punsch
at the

Annual Meeting,
Saturday, Jan. 27 2018, 6:30 PM
Chef Soren Pedersen
2314 Dunlavy St, Houston

$15 Members
$20 Non-members
$5 Youth (12 and under)

Prices include valet parking!

Click here by close of business Wednesday January 24 to submit your reservation online.

Only those members who have paid their 2018 dues will be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.

SACC Pea Soup Thursday April 26 Print

Join SACC TX - Houston and friends from other Nordic and European Chambers of Commerce in Houston for a night of networking and traditional Swedish food!

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Open house from 5 pm - 8 pm

A Swedish traditional meal of Pea-soup, Pancakes, Punch, Beer, Wine and the addition of Champagne will be served at:

Chef Søren's Kitchen

2314 Dunlavy St.
Houston, TX 77006

The Speaker for April is Michael Griffin, an (almost) native Texan raised in Houston and residing in Katy. He leads a double life: by day he is the owner of a financial planning and asset management company called Silver Oak Financial Group, and in his off hours he and his wife are the producers of Valhalla Premium Aquavit. Come join us as Mike tells the story of Valhalla, how it came to be, the challenges of getting a spirits brands off the ground, and the fun that he and his wife have had sharing their enthusiasm for a Texas born-and-bred aquavit. SKÅL!

Movie Night Print

The Swedish Club of Houston's first Movie Night of 2018 will be on Friday, May 25th at Jake's Sports Bar, 2944 Chimney Rock Rd, Houston, TX 77056.

We will be showing Force Majeure, a 2014 drama directed by Ruben Östlund, in Swedish with English subtitles. From IMDb: “A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba calls for her husband Tomas as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life... The anticipated disaster failed to occur, and yet the family's world has been shaken to its core, a question mark hanging over their father in particular. Tomas and Ebba's marriage now hangs in the balance as Tomas struggles desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch.”

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.  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!

Smörgåsbord Print

When: Friday, October 26 November 2, 7:45 PM (cash bar opens 6:45 PM)

Where: Brae-Burn Country Club, 8101 Bissonnet St, Houston

How much: $30 members, $35 nonmembers, $15 youth 12 and under, cash bar

Seating is limited, and reservations are required.

Click here by Tuesday October 23 30 to submit your reservation online (do it now, before you forget!)

For more info contact John Stavinoha

Make check payable to: The Swedish Club of Houston

Mail to:
The Swedish Club of Houston - Smörgåsbord
c/o Erich Wolz
4526 Waynesboro Dr
Houston, TX 77035

Christmas Traditions Print

Christmas Traditions
Please join us in celebrating
The Swedish Club Annual Christmas Traditions
featuring Lucia and her Procession
on Saturday December 15, 2018
at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman St, Houston (same venue as last year!)

Church parking is limited and street parking is metered until 6 p.m (the meter fee can be paid with cash or credit card);  but we are allowed to park in the Houston Community College lots on Holman and Francis streets.

3:30 PM - Lucia attendands / Star boys arrive
4:00 PM - Doors open to the public
4:30 PM - Lucia Procession
5:00 PM - Reception and Raffle

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

CALLING ALL ATTENDANTS AND STAR BOYS! Young people are always needed to be part of the program: boys (5-15) to be star boys, and girls (5-20) to be Lucia attendants.  Let us know if your child(ren) will participate!

God Jul och Gott Nytt År!