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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.

 
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:

Sponsorship Level


 
Swedish Language School Print

The Swedish Club of Houston has maintained a Swedish Language School for many years. It is the only source of Swedish language instruction in southeast Texas. Unfortunately the school was forced to suspend operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, but it is currently in the process of starting back up.

As student enrollment demands, the school offers classes at several levels. Instruction is by native speakers of Swedish, and the approach emphasizes a conversational approach since most persons wishing to learn Swedish want to be able to speak it when visiting Sweden.

Classes meet one evening a week, Monday or Tuesday (depending on level), from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The cost is modest, and varies according to the cost of materials, which come from Sweden. The school operates on a 15-week semester basis, with the first semester running from October to January, and the second from January to May. It is not possible to start as a beginner in January, but other levels will accommodate.  Click here to let us know of your interest!

 
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!

 
Christmas Traditions Print

Christmas Traditions
Please join us in celebrating
The Swedish Club Annual Christmas Traditions
featuring Lucia and her Procession
on Saturday December 14, 2019
at First Evangelical 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
5:20 PM - Dances around the Christmas tree
5:40 PM - Scandinavian Folk Dancers
6:00 PM - Raffle Winners Announced, Jultomten

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!

 
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!

 

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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!