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Christmas Traditions Print

Christmas Traditions
Please join us in celebrating
The Swedish Club Annual Christmas Traditions
featuring Lucia and her Procession
on Saturday December 11, 2021
at Bellaire United Methodist Church, 4417 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire
(new venue for this year!)

Bellaire UMC is located inside the loop on the corner of Bellaire and Newcastle. The North and West Parking Lots are most convenient to the sanctuary, and you’ll find plenty of parking there.

This event is free and open to the public, but of course all who are interested in Sweden/Swedes/Swedish descendants/Swedish heritage/etc. are welcome to join us!

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.

This year's Lucia is Katarina Teahen.

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 13, 2022 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 .

 
Smörgåsbord Print

When: Friday, October 21, 7:45 PM (cash bar opens 6:45 PM)

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

How much: $35 members, $40 nonmembers, $15 youth 12 and under, cash bar

Seating is limited, and reservations are required.

Click here by Tuesday October 18 to submit your reservation online (do it now, before you forget!)

Make check payable to: The Swedish Club of Houston

Mail to:
The Swedish Club of Houston - Crawfish
c/o Louis Bosse
720 East 13th St
Houston, TX 77008

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Reconnecting with our seafaring roots Print

Many Swedes (indeed, many Scandinavians in general) have deep seafaring roots.  What better way to reconnect with your seafaring roots than by joining the Swedish Club of Houston for a three-hour sail aboard the Blue Marlin, a 38' sailboat berthed in Kemah, on Saturday <TBD>!

Only one time slot is available: 1:00-4:00 pm.  The price is $35 per person, and there is a limit of 12 persons per cruise -- so click here to reserve your spot online (reservations are not confirmed until payment is received in full)!

 
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 Sunday August 14 (TENTATIVE) from 1:00 – 3:00 PM for a Summer Fika at First Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004.  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 11 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 are co-sponsoring a celebration of Sweden's National Day.  Bring your picnic and blankets or chairs.  Cake and champagne will be served.

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Location: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard Houston, Texas 77005
Price: $10 per adult (18 and up), $5 per child (5-17).  Kids under 5 years free.
Registration: Please RVSP and advance payment via this link

Parking: Click here for parking information

Questions: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone: 713-304-0052

Nationaldagen 2022

 
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 30. 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 30 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 29 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 2, 2022, 6:00 PM

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

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

Seating is limited, and reservations are required.


Click here by Tuesday, March 29 to submit your reservation online. Do it now, before you forget!

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Annual Meeting 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. A semla (or semlor if more than one) is a sweet dessert bun filled with almond paste and whipped cream, and topped with powdered sugar; it is sometimes eaten with warm milk. This tasty dessert is served during winter and especially on Fat Tuesday (Fettisdagen).

Join us on Saturday, January 22, 2022 beginning at 2:00 PM for our Annual Meeting and Semlor Fika (at which we will elect our directors and approve our budget for the coming year).  It will be held in the Fellowship Hall of First Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman St (Houston); the cost is $5 for members.  We hope to see you there!

Click here by Thursday January 20 to submit your reservation online.

Only those members who have paid their 2022 dues will be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.

 
Dues Notice for 2022 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.