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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.

 
Celebration of Sweden's National Day Print

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 11, 2017
Time: 3pm – 6pm
Location: Southside Place Clubhouse, 3743 Garnet St, Houston, TX 77005
Fee: $25.00 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

 
Movie Night Print

The Swedish Club of Houston's first Movie Night of 2017 will be on Friday, May 26th at Jake's Sports Bar, 2944 Chimney Rock Rd, Houston, TX 77056.

We will be showing Love and Lemons, a 2013 romantic comedy directed by Teresa Fabik, in Swedish with English subtitles. From IMDb: “LOVE AND LEMONS is a romantic comedy about love, friendship and the courage it takes to follow your dreams. The movie is based on the successful novel with the same title by author Kajsa Ingemarsson. Agnes is a chef and she loves cooking. She has a good job, a boyfriend who loves her and a best friend who is always there for her. One day she is both fired from the luxurious restaurant and dumped by her boyfriend. Therefore she has nothing left to loose when a friend asks Agnes if she would like to be part owner in and open up a new restaurant. At the same time she manages to fall in love with the one person who cannot know who she really is.”

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!

 
Europe Day Celebration May 11 Print

Please join the European Union's Chambers of Commerce in Houston, the Greater Houston Partnership, and the City of Houston for the Day of European Union Celebration to be held on Thursday, May 11 6:00-10:00 pm at the GHP Tower, 701 Avenida De Las Americas #900.  This year's focus is on the 60th anniversary of the European Union.

Registration deadline is April 30.  More details will be posted on the SACC website as they become available.

 
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: Saturday, 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.

Click here by Friday April 28 to let us know you're coming (there's no charge for this event; this is just for planning purposes)!


 
SACC Pea Soup Thursday April 27 Print

Join the Swedish- and Finnish-American Chambers of Commerce for a night of networking and traditional Swedish/Finnish food on Thursday April 27, 5:00pm - 8:00pm, together with friends from other Nordic and European Chambers of Commerce in Houston.

A traditional meal with pea soup and Swedish pancakes, beer, wine and punch, will be served at Chef Søren's Kitchen. We will also have the opportunity to listen to Jordan Frisby, Economic Analyst at the Port of Houston Authority. Jordan will tell us about the Houston Port and how important it is as a national HUB for US.

Please also save the date May 25, when Dr. Jörgen Thaung from Sweden will come to the Nordic pea soup and speak about the sun's effect on the eye and the importance to have correct sunshades. Something to think about in sunny Houston.

The attendance fee of $15 includes valet parking and is to be paid at the door (cash or check).

Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM CDT
Website: http://www.sacctx.com
Location: Chef Søren's Kitchen
2314 Dunlavy St.
Houston, TX 77006
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Fees/Admission: $15 attendance fee


 
Dues Notice for 2017 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.

 
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!