Utah Basque Bryan Osoro Reaches Summit of Everest
The Basque Club of Utah shared news of their member and friend, Bryan Osoro's ascent of Everest. Bryan, who has been a club member all his life, also danced with the Utah'ko Triskalariak. Read the exclusive interview with him on EuskalKultura.com.
Ontario, Oregon Mus Tournament
The Ontario Basque Club will hold a "Last Chance Mus Tournament" on Saturday, May 28th at 8am at the Ontario Basque Center. Cost to play is $25, payable at the door, and includes lunch. You must be a club member to participate and so membership applications will also be provided. Please RVSP to email@example.com Winners will represent the club at the 2016 NABO Mus Finals in Rocklin, California on June 11, 2016.
Reno Zazpiak Bat Dantzariak Team Up with Reno Aces
The Reno Zazpiak Bat Basque Dancers once again participated in the Reno Aces Fundraising program. This year, the dancers sold 360 tickets profiting $2,160.00 from their endeavors. Besides a handsome check, the dancers also got to perform mid-field at the Aces game on May 19th, and Zoe Thomsen got the honor of throwing the first pitch for having sold the most tickets in the group; 62 in all. The event is always anticipated by the dancers, and besides being a great fund raiser, it is also a lot of fun! Please enjoy some pictures from the evening, compliments of TJ Valencia.
Gernikako Arbola Sapling Planted in Reno
On May 20, 2016, a sapling from the Tree of Gernika was planted on the UNR Campus. The sapling, which was kept healthy until it was strong enough to live outside by UNR's Arboretum, is the culmination of many years of attempting to plant a sapling at the University of Nevada, Reno. Click on the Center's blog to view some photos of the event, and to read more about the significance of the tree, and the genesis of this particular sapling, here is an article in the UNR Arboretum's newsletter, The Arborist.
Smithsonian Lead-Up Activity to Explore Asier ETA Biok
This week's lead up activity to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival is "Basque Journeys: Stories in Film, Part Two." On May 28th, from 2-4:30 the film Aiser ETA Biok (Asier and Me) will be shown at the Warner Bros. Theater in the National Museum of American History. The film is a documentary-drama that tells the story of two childhood friends from the Basque Country who follow very different paths. After the film, Mark Bieter will lead a discussion with guest scholars and artists. The event is free and open to the public. For complete information, click here.