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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.

 
Summer Fika Print

Fika is the social institution of a coffee break. Fika can be just a cup of coffee, but most often includes a coffee cake or an assortment of cookies.

Join us on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM for a Summer Fika at Saengerbund Haus, 3410 Austin St (adjacent to First Evangelical Lutheran Church — where we held our Lucia celebration the last four years).  We will be having strawberry cake and rhubarb crisps (depending on the availability of rhubarb).  The cost is $10 for members, $15 for guests and $5 for youth 12 and under.

Click here by Thursday August 15 to let us know you will be coming!

 
Movie Night Print

The Swedish Club of Houston's first Movie Night of 2019 will be on Friday, September 20th at Penny Whistle Pub, 1625 Richmond Avenue, Houston TX 77006 (in the TV room).

We will be showing Becoming Astrid, a 2018 biopic of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren (the author of numerous children's books and creator of Pippi Longstocking), in Swedish with English subtitles.

Penny Whistle does not serve food; because of this, they always allow guests to bring in outside food (snacks or meals); Revelry on Richmond and Oui Banh Mi are conveniently located right next door, or you can bring your own food! Come early for socializing and order a beer/wine/cocktail 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!

 
Dues Notice for 2019 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!

 
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!

 
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!