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Crawfish Party POSTPONED Print

Due to the most recent coronavirus guidance, the Crawfish Party originally scheduled for April 4th has been postponed until further notice.  Stay safe, everyone!

 
Sofia Talvik Print

Sofia Talvik, who played for us at our Crayfish party back in March 2012, will soon be back in Houston! Her Spring 2020 USA tour will take her from New Mexico to Texas and Louisiana and all the way to Florida; she will be at the Mucky Duck on Thursday, March 19, 2020 -- and hopes to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones.

Her most recent album, Paws of a Bear (released in September 2019), debuted at no. 16 on the Euro Americana chart and was listed on Roots Music Report's Top 50 Folk Albums chart; her single “Take Me Home” debuted in the top ten on the U.S. Folk Radio chart. And to close out 2019, the readers over at Americana Highways voted her album as no. 3 on the Top 100 Americana albums.

Click here to purchase your tickets; you won't want to miss this!

 
Christmas Traditions Print

Christmas Traditions
Please join us in celebrating
The Swedish Club Annual Christmas Traditions
featuring Lucia and her Procession
on Saturday December 12, 2020
at First 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 attendants / Star boys arrive
4:00 PM - Doors open to the public; Lucia Procession closes
4:30 PM - Lucia Procession
5:00 PM - Reception, Raffle, Children's Craft, Music
     - Dances around the Christmas tree, Jultomten
     - Scandinavian Folk Dancers
     - Raffle Winners Announced

Traditional refreshments and music will also be part of the festivities.

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!

 
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 15, 2020 at Saengerbund Haus, 3410 Austin St (adjacent to First Evangelical Lutheran Church), from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM (or come and go whenever).  The cost is $5 for members, $10 for guests and free for youth 12 and under.

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!  Click here by Thursday November 12 to let us know you will be coming!

 
Smörgåsbord Print

When: Friday, October 23, 7:45 PM (cash bar opens 6:45 PM) (TENTATIVE)

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 20 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

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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 15, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM for a Summer Fika at Saengerbund Haus, 3410 Austin St (adjacent to First Lutheran Church — where we held our Lucia celebration the last five 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 12 to let us know you will be coming!

 
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 meatballs, herring, knäckebröd (crisp bread), potatoes, lemonade, wine and beer, strawberry cake and coffee.

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2020 (TENTATIVE)
Time: 3pm – 6pm
Location: Southside Place Clubhouse, 3743 Garnet St, Houston, TX 77005
Price: $25 per adult, $1 per child 16 and below (to keep count).  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, June 3 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

 
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 25 May 2. 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 25 May 2 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 24 May 1 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).


 
Crawfish Party - Kräftskiva Print

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 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, March 31 to submit your reservation online (do it now, before you forget!)

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Semla Day 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. On Semmeldagen Swedes get to indulge a little extra!

Join us on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM as we celebrate Semmeldagen at Saengerbund Haus, 3410 Austin St (adjacent to First Lutheran Church — where we held our Lucia celebration the last five years.  The cost is $10 for members, $15 for guests and $5 for youth 12 and under.

Click here by Thursday February 20 to let us know you will be coming!

 
Annual Meeting Print

Pea Soup, Pancakes, and Punsch
at the

Annual Meeting
Saturday, Jan. 25 2020, 6:30 PM
Chef Soren Pedersen
2314 Dunlavy St, Houston

$20 Members
$25 Non-members
$10 Youth (12 and under

Prices include valet parking!

Click here by close of business Wednesday January 22 to submit your reservation online.

Only those members who have paid their 2020 dues will be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.

 
Dues Notice for 2020 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.