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Udaleku 2018 Sign-ups Today

UdalekuNABO's children's Basque culture camp, or Udaleku, arguably one of NABO's most important initiatives, provides the opportunity every year, for children between the ages of 10 and 15 to not only become more acquainted with their Basque heritage, but also to make life-long friendships, while getting to know more about the neighboring Basque communities that host them. Today, March 1st, is the day for any interested children whose parents are members of a NABO club, to sign up to attend this year's camp hosted by the Zazpiak Bat Basque Club in Reno, NV. Camp dates are July 8th-20th, and tuition for the two-week camp is at $400. Financial aid is also available through NABO's Aita Tillous Fund. Intent to participate forms will be available here at 6pm PST. For more information regarding camp, financial aid, or how to apply, visit the NABO website, or email: udaleku@nabasque.eus.

 

Sagardo Eguna in New York

Sagar EgunaThe Eusko Etxea of New York would like to invite everyone to join them this Saturday, March 3rd for its Cider House Style Dinner, Sagardo Eguna. The event begins at 6pm at the clubhouse (307 Eckford Street, NY 11222) with dinner served at 7pm. Cost of the meal is $40 and March 1st, today, is the last day to RSVP by emailing: nyeuzkoetxea2013@gmail.com. This is an opportunity to taste the club's first cider complete with a traditional sagardotegi menu. Txotx!

 

Mus and Pintxos in Denver

Denver MusThe Colorado Euskal Etxea would like to invite everyone to join them on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:30am for its first-ever NABO Mus Tournament. The tournament will take place at the home of Chris and Nicole Lecumberry (10241 Deerfield Street) in Firestone CO. Tournament fee is $30, which includes snacks and lunch, and you must be a club member to participate. Please bring a beverage to share. If you would like to join them for lunch only, the cost is $20. Why not make a weekend out of it and stay for the CEE's annual pintxo party and membership meeting on March 11th. This will take place at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church from 1-5pm with beverages available for purchase. This is a great opportunity to show off your pintxo culinary skills, while enjoying an afternoon among friends. Please RSVP by March 7th by email: mpetracek@comcast.net.

 

Basque Mural Available for Loan

Igoa MuralWe were contacted by Pierre Igoa, renowned Basque artist from the Kern County Basque Club, regarding the mural that he painted at the Chateau Basque. This mural was commissioned in 1985, by Yvonne Etcheveste, who operated this well-known Basque restaurant, the Chateau Basque. She had wanted a mural to cover the wall in their largest banquet room. According to Pierre, "After much research and consultation with Yvonne and other scholars of the Basque culture, I set out to create my largest painting to date." The mural entitled "Gure Sor Lekuaren Orhoitzapenetan" (Memories of our homeland) aims to reflect the "Basque way of life in several vignettes, images you might see in our local festivals, dances, sports, music, capturing the story of our people and culture." As Yvonne recently passed away, her family would like to commemorate her life, and this work, by lending it to a Basque center that is capable of displaying it. The mural measures 5.5 feet x 26 feet and can be enjoyed through this link. If your club is interested in giving this beautiful work a new home, please email Pierre.

3/1/2018

 

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