Homecoming Weekend Activities – October 2009

When most Americans hear the word “homecoming”, we often think of high school or college days when alumni are invited back in the autumn, to participate in a series of school-based activities (which nearly always include a big football game).

The American Club of Sweden is happy to announce its own version of homecoming, with an offering of exciting events spread over four days!

October 15th – American Club and Fulbright Commission join forces at monthly Third Thursday Mingle

October 16th – Kids Playdate with The American Club at Högalids Hedgehogs English playgroup

October 17th – Consensus Gospel Brunch to raise money for Cancer Research at HardRock Cafe Stockholm

October 18th – Walking Tour of Gamla Stan with The American Club

Thursday, October 15th, 17:30 – 19:30

US Embassy Sweden logo

Third Thursday networking evening, this month in cooperation with U.S. Embassy Sweden and the Swedish office of The Fulbright Commission

Come join us for our monthly Third Thursday and mingle with the Fulbright community, US Embassy representatives and our usual healthy crowd (over 50 last month!) of members and guests.

At October’s mingle, we will welcome recently-landed Americans, Swedes who have just returned from US studies, as well as Swedes who are just entering the Fulbright Program for departure to the US next year.

Unfortunately, Ambassador Matthew Barzun has been called away last-minute on other business so will be unable to join us Thursday, as earlier promoted. We look forward to meeting him at another event soon. 

Two beverages and appetizers, 150 SEK for members and guests, all welcome, please arrive early, registration details here.

Friday, October 16th, 14:00 – 17:00

Playdate for kids and parents at Högalids Hedgehogs

Hogalids Hedgehogs logo

This is a weekly English Speaking playgroup on Stockholm’s Södermalm. We will be meeting to enjoy other American Club member families and usual playgroup attendees.

Entrance is 30SEK (the normal fee for the playgroup). Please register interest by emailing with the subject ACS Homecoming Playdate October to events@americanclub.se.

We look forward to seeing member families at this event!

Saturday, October 17th, 12:00 – 14:30

Consensus Gospel Choir for a Pinktober Breast Cancer Fundraiser Brunch

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation logo

Consensus Gospel Choir to benefit

Breast Cancer Research Foundation as part of HardRock’s Pinktober month of fundraising.

This HardRock Cafe Stockholm event is a great combination of food, culture and charity! Come join other Club members, guests and the crowd at HardRock Cafe!

Entrance is FREE, brunch is 189SEK per adult, 89SEK per child. Please see registration details here.

Gamla Stan Stockholm, Stortorget, Creative Commons photo

Sunday, October 18th, 12:00 – 15:00

Walking Tour of Gamla Stan

Note: The tour itself starts at 13:30. Those who wish to join us for brunch are welcome at 12:00.

Historical walking tour of the Old Town guided by Lena Dworén, authorized Stockholm Guide!

With the option to start with brunch and/or finish with tea, this event is sure to be great for people who are visiting, just moved or even been living in Stockholm for many years. Come explore!

Entrance is FREE, but registration is required. We are limited to 40 participants (including children), each club member may bring up to three guests, registration details here.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to join us for any, or all, of the activities planned for ACS’ HOMECOMING WEEKEND OCTOBER 2009! As usual, register early to assure your space at these events. Remember, too, to check the Club website for the latest details and registration information.

Walking Tour of Gamla Stan (Old Town) – 18 October 2009

Stockholm Gamla Stan map from 1910

Lena Dworén, wife of American Club director Martin Dworén, has generously agreed to donate her services on this professionally guided tour. 

DATE: Sunday, 18th October 2009, Starts 12:00

Meet at Grill Ruby, Österlånggatan 14 at 12:00 for brunch or 13:30 for the walking tour.


Free for American Club members and guests

INQUIRIES: Reach Martin Dworén via email: martin.dworen@fryshuset.se or call the Club voicemail at +46 8-559 21 709

E-mail with the subject ‘ACS Walking Tour of Gamla Stan on 18 October 2009’ to events@americanclub.se
Cancellations must be made no later than one week prior to the event.

PAYMENT: Although this is a free event, space is limited – please book as soon as possible!

Gamla Stan Stockholm, Stortorget, Creative Commons photo

Club Update – September 2009

Happy Labor Day!

This is a long holiday weekend in the US and even though
you may not have today off, we hope you have a moment to
catch up on the latest notes from the Club.

  • Third Thursday, our monthly networking evening, is scheduled for September 17th at Hilton Stockholm Slussen.  Apart from being a networking event, remember that this is also intended as an opportunity for non-members to get acquainted with The American Club.  And plan already now on attending events on October 15th, November 19th and December 17th.   Come join us!
  • American related sporting events coming up include:
    • US-Sweden Polo match on September 10th and 11th, more details here.
    • American Football playoff game (Swedish Super Series) in Stockholm this weekend
    • Baseball World Cup in Sundbyberg this week and weekend
  • Your Board of Directors had a very productive strategy and planning session on August 30th and 31st.  Expect to receive more information in the near future about exciting plans for our Club’s growth and development.
  • Work has started for the next Club News Bulletin, so please let us know if you have an idea, article or other content you would like considered for inclusion.  Send your suggestions or content to newsletter@americanclub.se.

On behalf of your Board of Directors,
best Labor Day wishes!