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Lucia crownApplications for the Swedish Club of Houston's 2017 Lucia are now being accepted. Our 2017 Lucia will be presented at the Swedish Christmas Traditions and Lucia Procession.

Candidates must be young women between the ages of 16 and 24, and they must be members of the Club. In addition, they must be able to attend the Swedish Christmas Traditions program.

 
Welcome! Print

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's second Movie Night of 2017 will be on Friday, August 18th at Jake's Sports Bar, 2944 Chimney Rock Rd, Houston, TX 77056.

We will be showing My So-Called Father, a 2014 comedy/drama directed by Ulf Malmros, in Swedish with English subtitles. Film critic Torbjörn Ingvarsson calls it “det här 2014’s bästa dramakomedi från Sverige” (this is 2014’s best drama/comedy from Sweden). It is quite funny at times but its focus lies more in the drama. A young school teacher, Malin (played by Vera Vitali) who is about to become a single mother goes looking for her father (played by the late Michael Nyqvist) to find out why he abandoned her as a child. Vitali was nominated for a Guldbagge award as best female actor for her role in this movie. Michael Nyquist has starred in and appeared in countless movies and TV series, among others Beck and Mission Impossible.

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!

 
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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