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.